Greystone Books Will Close International Offices for Climate Strike

September 19, 2019 admin 0

As millions of people around the world prepare to walk out of their homes and schools for the Global Climate Strike September 20 to 27, Greystone Books, a leading publisher of award-winning non-fiction books about nature and the environment, social issues, science, and wellbeing, will close its offices in the four countries they have a presence on Friday, September 27 in solidarity with young climate strikers around the world. The Vancouver office will march as […]

BookShout Announces Redesigned E-Book Redemption Process

August 12, 2019 admin 0

BookShout, an eBook distributor and digital reading platform, has announced major upgrades to its user-friendly system of redemption pages for eBook sales and promotions. BookShout will partner with organizations across a range of industries in the eBook marketplace. Buyers fall into four main areas: Publishers can use BookShout to sell content and remarket directly to readers, without the high overhead and interrupted experience of third party retailers. Brands like Regal Cinemas, General Mills, and The […]

Jazzercise Founder Judi Sheppard Missett Built a Business with a Beat

August 11, 2019 admin 0

The book that has sold 10,000 copies, features powerful insights into how Sheppard Missett dominated a male-focused industry and pioneered the dance fitness movement. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, the book also highlights how the global dance fitness company has achieved continued growth and success for five decades. Jazzercise, Inc. founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett’s recently-released book, Building a Business with a Beat: Leadership Lessons from Jazzercise – an Empire Built on Passion, […]

Non-Fiction and New Languages Hot Off the Press at Arbordale

August 9, 2019 admin 0

After summer vacations spent spotting nature, Arbordale’s new titles, Animal Skins and The Forest in the Trees helps you keep learning at home. World travelers can brush up on new languages with classic Arbordale picture books also making their debut this fall. Both The Forest in the Trees and Animal Skins release on September 10th, and titles in French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic are currently available and forthcoming throughout the fall. Scientists are continually […]

First Antiracist Bookfest Begins Saturday

April 24, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

The first ever Antiracist Bookfest kicks off this Saturday, April 27th at American University in Washington, DC. From the Web site: The #Antiracist Bookfest is the first and only book festival that brings together, showcases, and celebrates the nation’s leading antiracist writers and helps to prepare the writers of tomorrow. This year’s festival primarily features authors of anti-Black racism and its intersections. Panels are topically organized with two authors and a moderator, followed by book […]

Book Industry Slithers Through Early 2019 Scandals

February 9, 2019 Linda L. Richards 0

Depending on your perspective, it’s been a difficult few weeks for publishing. Or it’s been a golden one. Certainly author tricks, hijinks and missteps have been everywhere, along with scandals and cups of urine. (Wait. What? Never mind. Keep reading.) Front and center, of course, has been the story around editor-turned-bestselling-author A.J. Flynn/Dan Mallory whose 2018 debut Woman in the Window sold a lot of books and has been nominated for a lot of awards. […]

Bookish Getaways Around the World

December 15, 2018 admin 0

Want to get away from the everyday? We look back at a 2017 list of “17 Places Book Lovers Need to Visit” from  Conde Nast Traveler. The magazine deems this nearly half score of getaway spots to be ones “that seem to have been made specifically for the literary minded, including charming bookstores in Paris, quirky hotels in Japan, and beautiful monasteries in Prague.” And it’s a gorgeous list, including a bookstore created inside a […]

Bookstores Making a Comeback: Real Reading Wins the Day

May 2, 2018 admin 0

After more than a decade of digitally fostered decline, bookstores are making a comeback says CBS News in a recent article: Between 2009 and 2015, more than 570 independent bookstores opened in the U.S., bringing the total to more than 2,200; that’s about a 35 percent jump after more than a decade of decline. The surprise recovery may hold lessons for other small retailers. The new breed of bookstore, the article suggests, is more than […]

Michael Wolff’s Trump White House Tell-All Pub Date Moved Up

January 4, 2018 admin 0

Though Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s book about the Trump White House had been set for publication on January 8th, following a cease and desist order from President Donald Trump’s lawyer, publisher Henry Holt moved the publication up several days, to January 5th. Wolff is the author of Burn Rate, Television is the New Television and other thought-provoking books. In a sharp glimpse, the Guardian promises the most intimate look inside the Trump White House […]

Short Story Goes Viral, Brings Debut Author Seven Figure Deal

December 20, 2017 admin 0

“Margot met Robert on a Wednesday night toward the end of her fall semester. She was working behind the concession stand at the artsy movie theatre downtown when he came in and bought a large popcorn and a box of Red Vines.” So begins a short story by Kristen Roupenian that was recently published in the New Yorker and quickly went viral, leading to a seven figure book deal for its new author. “Cat Person” […]