Imagine Your Book in the New York Times!

It’s a fact that there are ads and then there are ads that change lives, and I’m not overstating things in the context of a co-op advertisement in the New York Times Book Review Holiday Issue, which is well and truly a Big Deal.

With a circulation of well over a million readers, the New York Times has the largest circulation of any metropolitan paper in the United States—more than USA Today and the Los Angeles Times—and has taken home more Pulitzer Prizes than any news organization. It is, quite simply, the best of the best.

And now, all authors have the chance to see their book grace its illustrious pages—during the holiday season, no less, when the book-buying spirit is at its peak! The Holiday Issue is published in early December, right when literary enthusiasts are looking for the greatest books to gift to their loved ones—or coworkers, or general acquaintances—and who often can’t resist picking out a few books for their own Amazon wish list, as well.

But as you can imagine, ad space in such a prominent newspaper is not cheap.  This article, from 2014, details a cost of $104,000, for instance. As an independent author, that’s the kind of overhead expense that can be difficult to defend, despite the far-reaching benefits of buying in.

Luckily for everyone, there’s a better way to do things: a cooperative way, to be precise. And Outskirts Press, trailblazers that we are, has built a reputation for success with our co-op advertising bundles—including our much-lauded New York Times Holiday bundle.

This advertising & marketing bundle allows you the benefit of a participating in a beautiful full-page black & white advertisement along with other select Outskirts Press titles (the co-operative element of the bundle) that we have managed to negotiate at a special rate, thereby costing you far less than any other offer on the market.

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The best part is, participation is simple. All you need to do is:

  1. Reserve your space by ordering today. The deadline to purchase this service is October 31st, but often we run out of available spots well before then since we can only accept the first 12 authors who select this option.
  2. Once all positions are filled, our media designers will create the advertisement by incorporating a book cover image and brief summary for each participating author.
  3. We submit the finished ad to the New York Times editorial department, and
  4. We send you a digital PDF copy of the ad before it runs in December for your use in any number of promotional opportunities. And if you run out of ideas, check in with your Personal Marketing Assistant for more holiday inspiration.

It’s tough to decide what expenses are going to pay off over time, but there’s nothing unknown about the benefits of advertising to over a million people in the New York Times Book Review Holiday Issue. These are a million or more highly-motivated readers who can take your book out of the quagmire and launch it into the sales stratosphere.

NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Dr. Darlene Pearce’s ‘Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup’

For twelve Outskirts Press self-publishing authors, this is proving to be an exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post).

Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Dr. Darlene Pearce’s book of inspiration, Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup.

Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen's Tea CupPearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup

Pearls of Wisdom in the Queen’s Tea Cup strings threads of wisdom that poured out of my heart for me to write this book to inspire Ladies and Little Ladies to know that they are precious Pearls of Christ. He has revealed through his Spiritual wisdom to me that his daughters are rare gems like as purity pearl with essence of innocence of beauty, which will turn her into a valued virtuous woman as she grows patient in grace with integrity, dignity, and poise to know she is a Beloved Pearl as a Lady in waiting for her betrothal. So ladies drink up on a cup of this Tea Love book, full of wisdom, one page at a time and you will find it will be a fulfilling time for you. Then after enjoying reading with Tea Time past it on to a sister friend as an heirloom treasure forever. By Dr. Darlene Pearce, Author and Poet – the Queen who is known by her Tea Cup of Wisdom. Look forward to indulging with her next tea book in this inspirational series, A Teava Lady Who’s Designed by God.

Product details…
Hardback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 economy color hardback with jacket, 216 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Aug 19, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478736631
ISBN13: 9781478736639
Genre: RELIGION / Inspirational

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Pastor Dr. Darlene Pearce is a native of Philadelphia. Her passion is God, who is the author and finisher of her faith. In 1997 she founded her non-profit organization, Ladies of Legacy Dynasty Foundation, which empowers, strengthens, and builds up women from prison and transitional homes to prepare and sustain professionalism in the work force with tea. In 2013, she birthed the Ladies and Little Ladies of Legacy Tea Club, which hosts social tea parties monthly. She’s an author, poet and writer of many books. Look forward to the Tea Lady Queen’s series of tea books that are being soon released from her Teava Ladies Book Club— A Teava Lady Who’s Designed by God; Daya, the Black Princesses Tea Girl; Let’s Have a Tea Party Ladies; Hope is in Your Cup of Tea, and The Meaningful Tea Pearls.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Toletha J. Dixon’s ‘Fiend’

For twelve Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center before millions of readers. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Toletha J. Dixon’s thriller, Fiend.

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Sit back and watch a child’s disheartening memoir from his own point of view. Nine-year-old Jacob Setherman has been tortured and beatened by an unstrange presence every night during the past year. Neither his mother nor stepfather, Angela Setherman and Keith Adams, can help him. Jacob is faced to defend himself alone as this Fiend becomes more and more hateful and terrorizing.

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Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 51 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (May 08, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478709308
ISBN13: 9781478709305
Genre: FICTION / Thrillers

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Toletha Dixon was born March 22, 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. Toletha joined the US Air Force at the age of 19. Being brought up in a Christian based home, Toletha studied both the Bible and that of the paranormal, relating the two in the range of normal and supernatural experience.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Dale Maron’s ‘Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1’

For twelve Outskirts Press self-publishing authors, this is proving to be an exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post).

Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Dale Maron’s puzzle book extraordinaire, Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1.

Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1Pentdoku Puzzles Volume 1

Keep your brain sharp with this brand-new collection of puzzles—with a twist. Each puzzle is designed to be solved with logic and deductive reasoning. The shapes and colors move you past linear reasoning to help you determine solutions to what you see with your eyes and reason with your brain. Pentdoku Puzzles are fun, challenging, and totally unique. But watch out—they’re also addictive!

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 economy color paperback, 86 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 03, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478710136
ISBN13: 9781478710134
Genre: GAMES / Puzzles

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Dale Maron

Dale Maron is a general contractor and businessman who uses practical reasoning skills every day to find solutions in his daily work. Dale has always enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, Sudoku and other games, and Pentdoku Puzzles is the result of his many years of problem-solving and looking for a fun way to occupy his time. Visit his website at http://www.pentdokupuzzles.com.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Thomas Dugan’s ‘An Atheist History of Religion’

For twelve Outskirts Press authors, this is proving to be a very exciting time of year — the time when their books appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition. Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that places your book ad front and center before millions of readers. This special holiday ad represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom.

The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Thomas Dugan’s world history tome, An Atheist History of Religion.

An Atheist History of ReligionAn Atheist History of Religion

Have you been told by employees of a textbook company that…

  • our planet celebrated its 6,000th birthday in October of 1994?
  • the Crusades were Holy Wars caused by religious disagreement?
  • European settlers in America believed they were fulfilling an order from God to populate the land from sea to shining sea?
  • Allah has a habit of turning Jews into pigs and apes?
  • Transcendental Meditation allows people to leave behind their earthly bodies so they can live in another form in another place?
  • God is an author who wrote three different books and handed them out to three different cultures?
  • the Emperor Constantine had a dream of a flaming cross in the sky?
  • Muhammad received bare-handed open-heart surgery from two strangers in the desert carrying a golden basin of snow?
  • Menachem Schneerson was the Messiah?
  • calling yourself “spiritual but not religious” accomplishes much of anything?
  • your religion is the real one?

If you believe any of these things, maybe you should get the story from someone who isn’t afraid of getting fired.

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 200 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jul 29, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478732733
ISBN13: 9781478732730
Genre: HISTORY / World

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tom Dugan is from New Jersey, though he has spent the last few years traveling. He has a BA in Creative Writing from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is one of the very few people in the world who have been to all three of Charles Darwin’s homes. An Atheist History of Religion is his first book. He intends to continue writing books demonstrating that evidence of evolution is all around us.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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NYT Holiday Books Edition Features Author Eric J. Weisser’s ‘Sylvanor: The Secret of Under Hollow’

Twelve Outskirts Press self-publishing authors are celebrating the holidays this year with a valuable gift to themselves and their fans — the gift of priceless exposure! This is the time when their books will appear in the annual the New York Times Holiday Books Edition.

Published each December, this edition of the NYT Book Review is a special edition co-op ad that represents a unique — and rare — opportunity to gain priceless visibility, just in time for the holiday book-buying boom. The New York Times Holiday Books Edition is distributed to nearly 5 million people, and in the pages of that edition is the Outskirts Press co-op announcement (featured at the end of this blog post). Today we shine the holiday spotlight on author Eric J. Weisser’s fantasy fiction, Sylvanor: The Secret of Under Hollow.

Sylvanor: The Secret of Under HollowSylvanor: The Secret of Under Hollow

Under Hollow, land of the dark elves, has a secret that Aldara is determined to learn. A rare half-breed of light and dark elf, Aldara is just as conflicted as her war-ravaged land. She walks a dangerous path, often bending right and wrong to fit her own needs. Trouble ensues when she sacrifices her friend Wyndle in order to save her own life. She soon realizes that she may have just delivered the one that can protect her realm from evil directly into the hands of the ruthless dark elf Queen. Aldara joins the quest to rescue Wyndle, but is her offer to help genuine, or is it just a clever ploy to sneak into Under Hollow, learn its dark magic and uncover the secret of the mysterious army of humanoid dragons called the Dracal?

Product details…
Paperback
Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback cream, 427 pages
Publisher: Connex Media, LLC (Aug 07, 2014)
ISBN10: 0578143089
ISBN13: 9780578143088
Genre: FICTION / Fantasy / Epic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Eric J. Weisser lives in Encino, California, with his husband, Jace, and their cat, Doodle. He has lived in the fantasy worlds of countless role-playing games and now has taken up residence in the realm of Sylvanor to chronicle the adventures of its young heroes.

Take a peek at the New York Times Holiday Books Edition co-op ad that puts this book in front of nearly 5 million readers.

All of the New York Times Holiday Books Edition, 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 bookstore at http://outskirtspress.com/bookstore for discounts ranging from 10% – 55%.

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Flying Off the Shelves: Exclusive Holiday Bundles Almost Gone – Get Yours Now!

Outskirts Press wants to give you the gift of merry holiday marketing with our 2013 Holiday Marketing Bundle, exclusively for you. But you have to act fast: This limited offer is available only on a first-come first-served basis to the first 12 authors who sign up.

The Holiday Marketing Bundle is a comprehensive one-click solution that delivers everything you need to boost your book’s visibility, just in time for the biggest book-buying season of year!

Since ad space in the New York Times (one of the highly coveted features of our holiday package) is limited, we’re extending this special, exclusive invitation to you early so you can reserve your ad space now before it’s too late. With your secure purchase of the 2013 Holiday Marketing Bundle, you receive:

  1. Ad space alongside other Outskirts Press books in the New York Times Holiday Books Edition – Published each December, this special edition places your book in front of more than 4 million subscribing book buyers. These aren’t casual shoppers. Many of these readers are educated and have six figure incomes. The best part of all is that they are looking for books to buy for themselves and their loved ones. Your book could be the one! You’ll share co-op ad space with no more than 11 other Outskirts Press books.
  2. An exclusive feature spotlight for your book on the Outskirts Press blog – Your book will be featured on our blog for thousands of viewers during the holiday season. Only the authors with the Holiday Marketing Bundle will receive a feature spotlight where their book will be the only one highlighted that day. Readers come to our blog seeking the best in self-publishing. This is your opportunity to shine!
  3. Book Video Trailer and Distribution to use in your own promotional efforts – You will receive a holiday-themed Book Video Trailer that we will distribute via YouTube and other major video distribution channels.  While Outskirts Press enjoys a huge social media network, you needn’t rely on just that. You will receive a copy that you can distribute through any network you choose.
  4. Annual storage fees waived for 2014 – Save even more by skipping those storage fees when they’re due next year! When you purchase the 2013 Holiday Marketing Bundle, we’ll waive your storage fees for 2014. Use that cash for more important things – like shopping!
  5. 5 Hours of Personal Marketing Assistance – Book marketing can be complicated. Get guidance and real answers to your marketing questions from a real professional. Your Personal Marketing Assistant will work with you to create a personalized marketing plan for your book for the holiday season and beyond.
  6. Book marketing calendar to be used over the course of the upcoming year – In addition to the personalized marketing plan from your Personal Marketing Assistant, we’ll provide you with a free copy of the 2014 author marketing calendar to keep your marketing on track.
  7. Amazon Listing Optimization to spruce up your book listing for the holidays – Dry or outdated listings don’t sell books. Our professional marketing copywriter will spruce up your book description on Amazon and other retail sites, optimizing your copy to appeal to both potential readers and search engines. Strong sales copy can make a difference for your holiday book sales.

The only way you can lose with this amazing holiday marketing bundle is if you wait too long. This early offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 12 authors who order.

Click here to learn more about the 2013 Holiday Marketing Bundle and complete your purchase today.

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