Thursday, October 23, 2003

Top U. S. Bookseller, Barnes & Noble To Offer “PRECIOUS TIMES” MAGAZINE As Pathway For Soaring Black Christian Women's Market

Top U. S. Bookseller, Barnes & Noble To Offer “PRECIOUS TIMES” MAGAZINE As Pathway For Soaring Black Christian Women's Market

“Precious Times” Black Women's Christian Quarterly Magazine expands into Barnes & Noble, the Nation's largest retail book store chain.

Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) September 2, 2005

Spirit-led and Purpose Driven “Precious Times” Magazine (PT), the quarterly lifestyle publication for contemporary Black Christian Women, today announced that single copy sales of the magazine will be available in select stores of Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest retail book store chain beginning immediately. In making the announcement, Barnes & Noble noted that ”Precious Times” Magazine is the only 100% African American female-owned Black Christian Women's publication distributed through the national upscale chain. The magazines cover price is $4.95.

“Affiliation with the giant book seller,” says, Publisher, Marilyn White “expands Precious Times distribution and enhances our vision, passion and commitment to empower the voices of Black Christian Women – worldwide as a means to widen the gates to the kingdom.” “To ensure success, White adds, “we encourage and urgently request Black Christian women, and supporters of faith-based living purchase our magazine to demonstrate the interest and economic power of the faith-based community.”

After much success and entering its second year of publication, the quarterly magazine has gained multiple new clients and grown to more than 72 pages. Exclusive cover features with Christian luminaries Pauletta Washington (wife of Oscar great Denzel); Cookie Johnson (wife of Magic Johnson); Evangelist Taffi Dollar, actress Victoria Rowell, and Nicole C. Mullens, the country's leading Contemporary Christian Music artist, among others; along with hard hitting editorials addressing matters of culture and faith have fueled the publication's momentum. “We owe our rapid growth and success to a dedicated community of Black Christian women.” Our advertisers,” states White, “recognize the Christian community as a segment with a pre-disposition to companies, products and services that support our core values and principals. Our advertisers will benefit from the added exposure to Barnes & Noble customers.”

The Barnes & Noble debut coincides with the Fall quarterly and brims with inspiring, informative, and provocative articles.

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, actress and wife of esteemed actor, Samuel L. Jackson graces the cover as the lead feature with a remarkably candid insight on the challenges of establishing a career beyond her husband's shadow and sustaining a faith-centered marriage in Hollywood. Summer road trip travel tips introduce a new travel/automotive column. An expanded health section, "Caring for your Health" explores heart disease among Black women. The ever popular “Front Pew” photo gallery puts PT reader's front and center of some of the most exciting gospel events, i. e., the 36th Annual NAACP Awards, The 4th Annual Hollywood Gospel Insider Awards and The 100 Black Men of America Annual Convention's Awards Luncheon in New Orleans honoring Bishop T. D. Jakes. PT's “What Holds Me” section features Terri J. Vaughn, co-star of the popular TV series, "All Of Us". For male readers, the issue's “Man of Purpose” features the visionary and grace-filled, Thomas W. Dortch, Chairman Emeritus, 100 Black Men of America. The Real Youth Believer” section talks to Christian youth film/TV and national recording artist, Nick Cannon on being young, famous and religious. Christian teens should not miss this issue.

About Precious Times Magazine

Precious Times started publishing its Christian lifestyle message in hard copy format in 2003 after existing for more than ten years as an on-line website. Marilyn White, Publisher and Founder, created Precious Times because she recognized a void in women's publications for a magazine that shared a woman's spiritual journey. The magazine has a quarterly audience of 150,000/readership of 350,000 and is editorially jam - packed with articles covering thought provoking and sometimes controversial topics that impact Christian beliefs, scripture based living tips, home decor, health guides, profiles of Christian personalities, celebrity interviews, film and music reviews, news, information and other features relevant to the African American Female Christian community.

The publication welcomes feedback as a forum for exchange and discussion and the submission of articles for publication that relate to faith based living. Precious Times Magazine is published quarterly and is also available by subscription which can be ordered via its website: www. precioustimesmag. com. In addition to B&N, the magazine can be purchased at local Christian bookstores and national Books A Million retail stores.

For additional information and regional or national advertising opportunities:


Vern Goff/Emerald City Communications

(202) 488-1124

Emeraldcitycomm@aol. com

Marilyn White 

(1-800- 299-0696)