November 10, 2009 – Denver, CO – Outskirts Press, the fastest growing self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced it is offering a Custom T-shirt option so authors can wear their books, literally. Each high-quality T-shirt displays the front and back covers of the author’s book in order to promote the publication. This option is now available so that the shirts can be ordered and shipped in time for the upcoming holiday season.
“Some authors are known to wear their emotions on their sleeves,” stated Outskirts Director of Author Support Kelly Schuknecht. “And now they can wear their book on their back, and promote it at the same time, perfect for author events, or an ice breaker for any occasion.”
Ever since Marlon Brando and James Dean popularized the T-shirt in the 1950’s, Americans have been using them to communicate all manner of things to each other. Today 91 percent of Americans profess to owning a “favorite” T-shirt and more than 60 percent claim to own more than ten T-shirts.
Outskirts Press has tapped into this popular American custom to help its authors promote and market their books. Their new Custom T-shirt option now flanks other recent promotional options like Custom Greeting Cards and Celebrity Endorsements options, among the other innovative marketing services available through the self-publishing company.
The front cover of the book is printed on the front of the white T-shirt while an image of the back cover is displayed on the back of the shirt. Each short-sleeved T-shirt is heavyweight, pre-shrunk 100% cotton. The shirts can be ordered by Outskirts Press authors in time to give as gifts for the 2009 holiday season or simply to wear themselves as a fun, and unique way to promote their books.
Outskirts Press’ continued attention to post-publication marketing for their authors has kept them at the vanguard of the today’s self-publishing industry and has earned them the accolade of being named among the “Best of the Best” from Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500 in the October issue.
About Outskirts Press, Inc,: Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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