|This time every year, we find ourselves counting our many blessings. The self-publishing industry is experiencing many exciting changes, and we at Outskirts Press never forget how fortunate we are to be at the leading edge of those changes.
Our authors are an important part of leading that change. As you go about the frenzied business of readying for the holiday festivities, take a moment or two to give thanks. Take a breath and think about the many blessings that come with striking out on your own as a self-publishing author today:
These are indeed exciting times in which we live (and publish) – and for that, we are most grateful!
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The Amazon Extreme marketing package from Outskirts Press offers self-publishing authors a headstart on book marketing by taking triple advantage of the immense audience of Amazon, the largest online retailer in the United States. This package includes: An Amazon Kindle edition of your book, Amazon’s Search Inside the Book feature and the Amazon Cover Enhancement. These valuable, popular options are free for authors who start publishing in November.
Start today with the valid promotion code when you choose to publish with our industry-leading Diamond publishing service or our full-color Pearl publishing service to receive the FREE Amazon Extreme Marketing Package. Enter the promotion code FreeAENov13 when checking out of your shopping cart by November 30, 2013.
In addition to receiving the Free Amazon Extreme package, you’ll also receive the following with your Diamond package:
All in all, you’re looking at over $800 of free stuff in November!
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|“I have used Outskirts Press for both books I have published. I plan to use Outskirts Press for the sequel when it is ready. I will use them for all subsequent books I will publish. I have found their services to be excellent and very professional. They deliver what they promise, are easy to work with, and their publishing prices are very reasonable. On a scale of one to ten, with ten being the best, I would rate Outskirts Press as ONE HUNDRED. They are that good! They are the best in the business and getting better each year.”
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Happy (early) Thanksgiving from Outskirts Press! To get you into the holiday spirit, today we’re announcing the “Give Thanks” social media event for self-publishing authors.
Publishing a book allows you to share your story. Now, Outskirts Press authors can grab their video cameras or video-enabled smartphones and expand upon their artistic creativity this Thanksgiving by recording a 1-3 minute video that “gives thanks” for being a published author.
Why are you thankful for being published? How has it helped your life, career, family, or the lives of others? Or, alternatively, who do YOU want to thank for being published? Maybe your parents, or a college professor? Maybe your spouse or children? Maybe your author representative or publisher? Whoever you wish to thank (sure, thank more than one), now is the time to record your thanks, show off your beautiful book, and share your 1-3 minute Thank You video with fellow writers.
If you are published with Outskirts Press, or currently in the publishing process with Outskirts Press, here is all it takes for your chance to win a free Apple iPad Mini:
1. Record a brief video – between 1 – 3 minutes in length – that creatively shows why you are thankful for publishing with Outskirts Press or who you wish to thank for being a published author. Creativity really counts here – so don’t hold back. Watch some samples below from our “Show us the Love” contest last Valentine’s Day.
2. Email your video file as an attachment to email@example.com before midnight on Friday, November 23rd***.
3. We will share the best videos on one or more of our social media channels like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, furthering exposure for you and your book (so don’t forget to say who you are in the video and what the title of your book is. Video is a visual medium. Show your book, too! Just one video submission per author, please.
The sooner you submit your video, the more exposure you’ll receive. You are encouraged to share your video yourself on your social media channels like Facebook and Twitter, too.
What do you win?
Every video submission will receive a free e-book pdf of Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson’s Amazon bestseller, Sell Your Book on Amazon.
Among all the entries received, Outskirts Press will highlight select videos on one or more of our social media channels, increasing exposure of your book.
From among all the entries, Outskirts Press will also choose three finalists based in part on the number of comments and/or “likes” each video receives on our Facebook page.
The three finalists will be showcased on this blog on Monday, November 26th*** where everyone will be able to vote for their favorite.
The finalist receiving the most votes before the voting period ends will receive free Apple iPad Mini. We will announce the winner on November 30th***.
Here are some examples from our “Show Us Your Love” contest earlier this year:
We can’t wait to see yours! So get started — record your video thanks, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, upload it on YouTube, and share it. It’s REALLY that simple.
*Authors who submit videos are giving Outskirts Press permission to post said videos to our YouTube channel, on our website, and other social media platforms for promotional purposes. Video entries must be new; videos for past contests are not eligible. Only one video submission per author wh is actively published or publishing with Outskirts Press. Void where prohibited.
***These dates have been changed since the original announcement.
In Remembrance of September 11 …
On this, the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Outskirts Press commemorates the date with a cross-section of books about that fateful day, as well as a selection of patriotic, historic and distinctly American-themed self-published books. In alphabetical order, they are:
We wish all our authors and blog readers a solemn, thoughtful Sept. 11.
Have a story on your heart?
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Outskirts Press!
Post a comment about what you are thankful for today.
Outskirts Press, the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company, today announced its top ten fiction books for Thanksgiving Weekend 2010. Readers can enjoy the paperback format while relaxing at home over the holiday weekend or the Kindle Edition while waiting in lines on Black Friday.
In alphabetical order, the top ten fiction books for Thanksgiving weekend are:
All these books, and other Outskirts Press titles, are available from all major online retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Books A Million, and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%. Kindle Editions are also available for all of the books above and that format can be purchased directly through Amazon’s Kindle Store.
Not yet a published author?
In celebration, Outskirts Press is pleased to announce the Top 10 self-published books that are perfect for Thanksgiving. In alphabetical order, they are:
To all our current and upcoming authors, we wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
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Want to send out a Thanksgiving mailing to promote your book? Outskirts Press now offers personal and customized Thanksgiving Greeting Cards, featuring your published book!
Greeting cards are 4.25”x 6” on Premium 14 pt. gloss cover stock. These cards are full color, front and back, and scored for easy folding. The front of the card recognizes the occasion. The inside-left of the card highlights your single book, along with the title, the author name, the cover image, and the webpage address. The inside-right of the card is blank so that you can personalize each card with a handwritten message before folding and mailing them in the included white envelopes.
Greeting cards come in quantities of 250. Outskirts Press authors can also order Custom US First Class Postal Stamps to send out these promotional mailings. Both of these optional marketing products can easily and conveniently be added from the Marketing Options screen of their author’s center.
*Production, printing and shipping can take up to 3-4weeks. Order now to allow plenty of time to receive your cards for a timely holiday promotional mailing.
** The interior image in the example features “Sell Your Book on Amazon.” Details and cover image will be replaced by the details and cover image for your book.
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