T is for Tsunami. K is for Knight. P is for Pterodactyl. WHY?! Our alphabet has a tendency to be completely bizarre. I was always a pretty decent speller (I mean, I won my 2nd grade spelling bee. Not to brag or anything.), but even these words would have me completely baffled. Luckily, a rapper and a computer programmer are here to help. Raj Halder (aka Lushlife) and Chris Carpenter have created the super adorable and hilarious kids’ book P is for Pterodactyl. We were so excited to help Sourcebooks reach parents, children’s book buyers, and more for what is being called “the worst alphabet book ever!”
While browsing Bustle the other day, I came across this article: 8 Reasons to Give the Gift of Poetry This Season. As it points out, there’s so many reasons to love poetry: it’s timeless, deeply personal, offers perspective – and so much more! I’ve long been a fan of poetry, even if I grapple with the meaning behind some of them (but I guess that’s part of the fun!). So, I was super thrilled when Simon & Schuster came to us to help promote the 2018 edition of The Best American Poetry.
If there’s one bromance that has everyone talking, it’s between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. So much so that the POTUS bromance has come to be known as a “BROTUS”. And now – the duo have come together not just as our favorite memes, but to solve mysteries! Move over Watson and Holmes, Hope Never Dies: An Obama-Biden Mystery is now on bookshelves. Working with Quirk Books to help them promote this fun & humorous thriller has been nothing short of an absolute blast!
Peg + Cat are back for another adventure! These adorably fun books about a young girl and her talking cat (spoiler alert) are based on the children’s book The Chicken Problem, which was published in 2012 by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley. Since then, the series has become an Emmy Award-winning animated TV series. We were really excited to help Candlewick spread the word about the most recent book in the series, Peg + Cat: The Eid al-Adha Adventure!
Held to the likes of “Brad Thor and the late, great Vince Flynn” (The Providence Journal), author Matthew Betley has created a name for himself in the world of covert thrillers. A former Marine for 10 years, his experiences in deployments to Djibouti after 9/11, and Fallujah, Iraq, laid the groundwork for his series, The Logan West Thrillers. For the newest in the series, Field of Valor, Simon and Schuster came to us for help in promoting the book trailer. We were super excited to be a part of this, especially because we love running video campaigns!
Alexander Chee is a well known name in the literary world . He’s the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and, as a novelist, has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by The New York Times, and “brilliant” by The Washington Post. Pretty solid resume! So, when HMH came to us for help in promoting his first collection of nonfiction, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, we were beyond thrilled to help get the word out.
When it comes to vacation reading, I always think of my best friend Kristina who intensely searched a Miami Walgreens at 9pm for the hottest romance books. She was on the hunt for a whole bunch of steamy novels to devour over our 4 day vacation. I’m pretty sure she bought around 5 books, so I’d say the trip was a total success. The Bastard Billionaire series by Jessica Lemmon became her obsession. She still talks about it.
Meet Marley Dias. She might only be 13 years old, but her resume is already pretty impressive – including being an inspiring author, public speaker, activist, and one of Forbes’ “30 under 30”. It seems like there is nothing this powerhouse girl cannot do – and we were beyond thrilled to be a part of promoting her new book published by Scholastic, Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!
One of the coolest things about AdBiblio (IMHO) is our targeting expertise mixed with our advanced tech to narrow in on the best possible niche audience. Which is why we loved that Timber Press came to us for help in promoting, Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them. We were determined to get this compelling story in front of potential readers dying to “bee” entertained and educated!
Book Expo America.
It’s certainly on all our minds. Some might call it an absolute bibliophile’s dream. Others might call it five grueling days of just a smidgen of stress (smidgen’s a word, right?) Either way, it’s almost here. And as we all know, it’s the perfect opportunity to connect with just about everyone in the book industry world, from readers to authors to librarians, booksellers, and publishers. It’s the #1 book event in America. Which begs the question…in the chaos of the biggest and best book event, how will you make sure you stand out?