The Writer’s Notebook features fifty original 800-word essays from bestselling authors for one low cost. Your readers will enjoy discovering how each author approaches the theme of “everyday life” using his or her own particular voice, perspective and style.

The Writer’s Notebook offers:

Audience Fit

Book readers are newspaper readers, and vice versa.

According to Pew Research:

–Among U.S. adults who read, doing so “for pleasure” (80%) was almost equal to “keeping up with current events”(82%).

–Frequent book readers were also notably more likely than infrequent- or non-book readers to be news and magazine readers.


Marketing Value

Great writing by popular authors offers your advertising/marketing team a winning combination to help generate new revenue and create successful subscriber campaigns.

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A one time subscription cost includes all fifty essays and allows you to showcase these remarkable authors in both print and digital editions.



These are proven authors at the top of their profession. They’ll deliver insightful and entertaining essays that will engage your readers, spark conversation and make this series a “not-to-be-missed” experience.




The Writer’s Notebook is available only to newspapers with less than 250,000 in average daily print circulation. Readers won’t find these essays on “national” media websites such as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times.

Local Fit

With a focus on topics related to daily life, these essays are meant to be of broad interest and complement your local news coverage with quality entertainment from a variety of accomplished authors.


Tina O’Rourke, founder of the column, is a former advertising and public relations professional. As an avid reader of books and her local newspaper, it became clear to her that authors and newspapers would benefit if an efficient and effective way to work together could be brought to the local marketplace. She’s grateful for the enthusiasm and support The Writer’s Notebook concept has generated and believes that readers and advertisers will also value this exciting new reading experience created expressly for their local newspaper pages.

Tina would appreciate your feedback and is happy to answer questions. or 603-562-9782