Writer’s Digest Magazine Partners with Outskirts Press Custom Publishing for 2005 Compilation

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F & W Publications, Inc. and Outskirts Press, Inc. today jointly announced a 1-year partnership focusing on WriterÂ?s DigestÂ?s most established writing competition. Specifically, the 74th Annual Writing Competition Compilation will be published by Outskirts Press and made available for retail and wholesale distribution in November of 2005.

“Writer’s Digest magazine sponsors one of the oldest, most prestigious annual writing competitions in the country,” says Writer’s Digest publisher Colleen Cannon. “Winning this competition can help launch a writer’s career.”

Ms. Cannon believes the magazine’s partnership with Outskirts Press will help Writer’s Digest and its competition winners gain even more recognition. “The 2005 Compilation published by Outskirts Press will showcase our competition winners in a more significant way than ever before,” she says. “Broader distribution opportunities and aggressive marketing of the compilation will increase visibility of the Writer’s Digest brand in the publishing community.”

“Outskirts Press is excited to be publishing the 2005 compilation,” states Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson. “Not only is Writer’s Digest the premier writing magazine, but the 2005 publication enables us to demonstrate the advantages of custom publishing to our target audience – writers.”

Such advantages as single ISBN assignment and distribution via Ingram, Amazon, and elsewhere may target individual authors, but this 1-year partnership also demonstrates custom publishing’s business-to-business applicability. In addition to the 2005 publication and year-long promotion and marketing commitments via print and web, the deal also includes the retroactive publishing of Writer’s Digest’s 2004 compilation.

States Mr. Sampson: “By utilizing Outskirts Press services for previous contests, F & W Publications can re-open additional revenue streams and promotional opportunities. The republication of archived annual compilations requires no warehouse space, no inventory management, and zero fulfillment services. It’s a win for Writer’s Digest, plus previous contest winners will never be out of print again.”

About Writer’s Digest

Writer’s Digest, the world’s leading magazine for writers, is published by F+W Publications, Inc., one of the world’s largest publishers of books and magazines for enthusiasts. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, F+W employs approximately 1,000 associates worldwide and operates offices in Devon (England), Boston, Denver, New York City, Savannah, Herndon (Virginia) and Iola (Wisconsin). The Company’s publications target hobbyists and enthusiasts in categories such as writing, fine art, equestrian, genealogy, crafts, antiques, various collectibles, coins and the outdoors.

About Outskirts Press

Located in Parker, Colorado, and online at http://www.outskirtspress.com Outskirts Press publishes high quality paperback and hardback books for individual writers as well as businesses. Through its turn-key, customized book publishing services, Outskirts Press offers unprecedented power to the author, including creative control, pricing authority, and quantity influence.


Jeanine Sampson

Outskirts Press, Inc.

10940 S. Parker Rd. – 515

Parker, CO 80134

888-672-6657, ext. 704

jeanine @ outskirtspress.com


Tara Blom

F & W Publications, Inc.

4700 East Galbraith Road

Cincinnati, OH 45236

513-531-2690, ext. 1748

tara.blom @ fwpubs.com


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