Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date Co-op Book Display

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Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date Co-op Book Display

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Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date is the ultimate library event! This FREE, family-friendly day is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Scottsdale's Civic Center Library and will be packed full of activities and entertainment exclusively for kids ages birth-8. Story Monsters LLC has the opportunity take part by displaying some awesome books and offering a kids' coloring area at the booth. If you're a children's author, you can participate by including your book to display and 110 coloring or activity sheets to distribute at our booth and in our Greenie Bages. As an added service, we are also offering a publicity package option to give your book even more exposure. Read on for details.

Submission Deadline: All materials must be received NO LATER THAN Monday, February 26, 2018.

 

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THE IMPORTANT DETAILS

For $99.00 for each book you enter as a co-op partner at Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date, you will receive:

  1. Your book on display at the Story Monsters LLC booth at the event. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to sell books at this event, otherwise we would! Please send us 2 copies of your book. Books will not be returned and will be offered for review or donated on your behalf to a 501(c)(3) organization that supports children or literacy after the event.
  2. 110 coloring or activity sheets distributed in our Greenie bags and at our booth. Don't have a coloring or activity sheet? There are several websites that will generate a Word Search for FREE for you! Save time and the cost of shipping! For an additional $45, email us a hi-res JPG or PDF file and we will print 110 single-sided coloring or activity sheets for you! 
  3. A listing including website information on a flyer distributed in the Greenie bags and at the booth.
  4. A free, 12-month featured listing at AuthorsandExperts.com ($99 value). The code to redeem your free listing will be included in the email containing your paid invoice receipt from Story Monsters LLC.
  5. A post on Story Monster's Facebook page promoting your participation at the event.
  6. Photos of your book at the event shared on Facebook or Instagram.
  7. Consideration for local library placement for your book.
  8. A potential increase in book sales after the event at places such as Amazon or the author's website.
  9. A potential for invitations to present at schools, libraries and other events. One author is currently being considered to attend an all-expenses paid cruise, plus stipend, to speak to educators and parents as a result of participating in one of our co-op displays.

NEW! We have added a Deluxe Co-op Publicity Package to this event to give your book(s) additional visibility. For $398.00, you will receive all of the above, plus the following:

  1. Custom news release announcing your participation in our co-op at Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date to be pitched to local media and posted on Facebook.
  2. 1/8 page ad in SanTan Sun News (Print Circulation: 27,000). Ad copy and design are included.

You may choose to include one book or multiple books as part of the Deluxe Co-op Publicity Package at no additional charge. However, if you want to display more than one book in the Story Monsters Co-op Book Display at Scottsdale Public Library's 5th Annual Ultimate Play Date, the cost is $99.00 per additional book.

    After you complete your order, please send us the following:

    • 2 author-signed copies of your book. Books will not be returned and will be offered for possible review or donated to a 501(c)(3) organization supporting children or literacy unless prior arrangements have been made with Story Monsters LLC.
    • 110 coloring or activity sheets to be distributed at our booth and in our Greenie Bags. 

    Mail to:
    Linda F. Radke
    Story Monsters LLC
    Attn: Ultimate Play Date Co-op
    4696 W. Tyson St.
    Chandler, AZ 85226

    • If you want to have us print your coloring or activity sheet for you, please email a hi-res PDF or JPG file to Linda at info@storymonsters.com. 
    • If you have not participated in one of our co-op events before, please email a hi-res PDF or JPG file of your book cover and author photo to Linda at info@storymonsters.com. 

    Submission Deadline:

    All materials must be received NO LATER THAN Monday, February 26, 2018. Please DO NOT send via Media Mail as delivery cannot be guaranteed.


    Here's what authors are saying about participating in our co-op displays ...

    “I have done co-op events with Story Monsters twice now, and have been quite happy with the results. The cost is affordable, the visibility of my title — both at the event and online — seems to be good, and the staff has been most helpful and supportive both times. Thank you for making participation in these events both easy and effective.”

    — Dorothea Jensen, award-winning author of A Buss from Lafayette

    “... my coauthor and I signed up for Linda’s [Story Monsters LLC's] creative co-op marketing packages. Her organization of these events and her followup show her knowledge, skills, and nearly 30 years of publishing and marketing experience. Linda knows what she’s doing, but she doesn’t perform her magic on her own. She has gathered a marvelous team of professionals to assist her. I wholeheartedly endorse Story Monsters, LLC, and look forward to a long relationship with Linda and her team as I continue to write my stories.”

    — Libby J. Atwater, award-winning author of What Lies Within

    “Thank you for all the co-ops you offer and the work you do... for literacy... for us authors... for reading and books in general!”

    — Pam Saxelby, award-winning author of Josie the Great and Max and Bear

    “Many thanks for the leads! I am ON THIS! ... Always great to have a name to send a personalized note and a donated book or two for their library.”

    — Conrad J. Storad, award-winning children's author of over 50 science and nature books