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NY Times Authors Partner with Self-Published Authors for a Rare Publishing Opportunity

by Samantha Knoerzer •  November 23, 2014  •   Follow SamanthaKnoerze

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From inspired to advanced authors, this new opportunity is available for all self-publishing authors.

The NY Times is partnering with it’s best-selling authors to offer a great opportunity for self-published authors. With what may be a one time chance, self-publishers currently have the opportunity to partner with a NY Times best-selling author in order to write and self-publish a book together.


The opportunity offers a unique experience, which can ultimately help a self-published author jump start, or further, their career. This opportunity is said to be as market disruptive as the introduction of the Amazon Kindle a few years ago.

By co-authoring with one of these best-selling authors, a self-published author can gain access to an existing reading audience, bookstore clout, retailer influence and an author platform that would normally take someone years to build. A strategy that is normally used in traditional publishing is now available to all self-published authors of every established level. Where a kindle best seller sells approximately 5,000 copies per month, a New York Times Best-Selling Book can sell over 150,000 copies in print and digital in the same 30-Day time period, which amounts to a difference of about $350,000 in Royalties.


Check out the step-by-step guide of how to apply here.

About Samantha Knoerzer

I am the Social Media Coordinator and Author Relations Manager for BiblioCrunch. And I love to read, OF COURSE! From the classics to YA and children's, you can find me reading it all. I have a masters in publishing from NYU's Print and Digital Media Studies masters program, and have undergraduate degrees in music, marketing, and english. I have a passion for reading, music, and travel. My goal is to travel to as many places around the world as possible. If you need to find me, you can catch me traveling all around the world at any chance I get – always with a book in hand!