Win a 15.6 Inch HP Laptop When You “Show Us Your Love!”

We want you to want us. And we’d love you to love us! Now, what if you could love us AND win a free laptop computer with Windows 8.1? What’s not to love about that? Share the love and get a chance to win technology you’ll absolutely adore in our 4th Annual “Show Us Your Love” social media event and video contest. One talented author will be the lucky winner of a brand new HP 2000-2d80nr 15.6-Inch* laptop computer – perfect for getting inspired to write! Here’s how it works:

  • Grab your video camera, smartphone or iPad and record your own artistic 1- to 3-minute video creatively demonstrating your deep and abiding love for your book – and your love for Outskirts Press.
  • Email your video file to by midnight on Saturday, February 21, 2015.
  • We’ll share your video on our Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and Twitter Feed, increasing exposure for you and your book (Authors who submit videos are giving Outskirts Press permission to post videos to our YouTube channel, on our website and other social media platforms for promotional purposes).
  • The three finalists receiving the most “likes” on our Facebook page from among all the posted entries will be selected for a public vote on this blog to determine the winner from February 23-26.
  • The winner of the free HP laptop computer with Windows 8.1 will be announced on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Get your splendored thing submitted right away: The sooner you submit your video, the more exposure you’ll receive. Have all your friends and family visit our Facebook page at to “like” your video, and don’t neglect to share it on your own social media channels, too!

*Computer Specs (approximate): HP – 2000-2d80nr 15.6″ Laptop Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system preinstalled 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM 500GB hard drive (5400 rpm) Power – 65W AC adapter – 6-cell 47WHr 2.2 Ah lithium-ion battery Video Graphics – Intel© HD graphics 4000 with up to 1696MB total graphics memory Multimedia Drive – SuperMulti DVD burner Network Card – 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector) Wireless Option – 1×1 802.11b/g/n WLAN Digital Media – Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards Weighs 5.4 lbs. and measures just 1.4″ thin Height: 1.4 inches Width: 14.8 inches Depth: 9.7 inches

That’s it! Happy recording, and good luck! Get a look at some of the creative displays of self-publishing love on our YouTube channel by clicking here.

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