Information for this year’s game is forthcoming. Please keep checking back here or sign up for our email blasts (right), for further information.
The Book Industry Guild of New York continues its efforts to promote literacy and provide financial support for the Literacy Assistance Center of New York. Over the past 23 years, we have organized a charity softball game in Central Park to raise funds to combat illiteracy at the grassroots level. Participants and supporters of this event include people from the publishing industry, radio and TV personalities such as Ken Dashow of Q104.3 FM, and friends from numerous other industries.
This year’s game will be played on Saturday, August 13th, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the Great Lawn, Field #1.
As in previous years, our popular raffle will feature great prizes donated by publishers, local restaurants, professional sports teams, and more. Once again, each child who passes by will receive a free book donated by the publishing community.
Since its inception, this event has raised nearly $400,000, and we are delighted to report that we have helped many worthy programs and individuals in our community. We are also pleased and proud that we continue to be one of the LAC’s largest private supporters, and that our awards and work have made quite a difference in the community. We ask that you help us to continue this good work with a donation of team memorabilia or through the placement of an ad.
Advertising rates are as follows:
- Cover (one or four color) – $550
- Non corporate / individual full-page – $200
- Corporate full-page – $400
- Non corporate / individual half-page – $100
- Corporate half-page – $200
- Personal listing – $ 50
Non-advertising contributions/raffle prizes are welcomed and all donation are tax deductible. Please note: Literacy Assistance Center’s TAX ID #13-3179618. Please make all checks payable to “Literacy Assistance Center” (NOT The Book Industry Guild) and send to:
c/o The Book Industry Guild of NY
318 Grand Avenue #1
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Important – PDF files should be saved as high-res (600dpi). Please name the document for your company (example: an-othercorp.pdf), and if you email the ad, place your company name in the subject line of the email. Please be sure to embed fonts in the PDF file. We would also welcome a laser proof no matter how your file is created (we want to make sure your file reproduces as you intended). We will also accept camera-copy or clean hardcopy, providing it as simple text. If you supported us last year, we should have an archive of your ad. However, if you have changes, you should supply us with a new high-res PDF, since we do not have the ability to make changes.
We always welcome new ideas and new ads. All ads should be delivered via email by July 31st, 201, to Karen Noferi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please fill out the submission form and return it to either Carol Bystrom (see above for email addresses) by Friday, July 31st.
We are most grateful for your support.
Here are some examples of past advertisements: