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AdBiblio Case Study – Sourcebooks The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

We are some major #booknerds over here in the AdBiblio office, so we really geek out when we get to help promote books ~about~ books!

 

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Katarina Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend is a quirky, heartwarming story about a Swedish woman named Sara who travels to Iowa to meet her book-loving pen pal Amy. When she arrives to find that Amy’s funeral has just ended, Sara begins to dream of using Amy’s collection to open a bookshop in the small town of Broken Wheel.

 

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AdBiblio Case Study – S&S November 9

Colleen Hoover’s new book November 9 was one of 2015’s most eagerly anticipated fall titles. Written by a #1 New York Times bestselling author and blending elements of Literary Fiction, Romance, and Suspense, we knew this novel would be a hit with a wide variety of readers!

 

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Children's books on a shelf, via phys.org

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Literary Links: Book Deserts to Book Desserts

We’re rounding up some of our favorite literary links from around the web. Here’s the latest on book deserts, secret library apartments, ice cream books, and more!

 

 

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Five #BookwormProblems

Being a bookworm is pretty awesome – you get to “live” in all sorts of different worlds and time periods, your favorite characters become some of your best friends, and you’ll never get bored as long as you’ve got a book with you.

But it’s not all fun and games! Here are five of the #BookwormProblems plaguing readers around the world…

 

1. Your “To Read” list grows way faster than your “Read It” list.

Karli's current "To Read" pile
Karli’s current “To Read” pile was drastically edited to fit this photo.

 

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Happy Halloween from AdBiblio: The top 15 literary pet costumes!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and each year I look forward to seeing all the creative, elaborate and super fun costumes…on pets.

So in honor of this holiday and my absolute love for all things books and animals, I’ve scoured the web for the best literary pets costumes. It wasn’t easy to only pick 15, but here they are. Starting with the scariest of them all…

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AdBiblio celebrates Banned Books Week!

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.”
-Stephen Chbosky

It’s Banned Books Week– an annual event that brings together the entire book community in shared celebration of the freedom to read and fight censorship. And we can’t think of a better time to countdown the top 5 books most-challenged books from 2014 than RIGHT NOW. The list is compiled by the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, or OIF, and their received reports from libraries, schools, and the media on attempts to ban books in communities across the country.

Check out the top 5 and then be sure to get yourself a copy…because you can! 🙂

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Michelle Gable event in Pawley's Island, SC

Bookstores: bringing literary lovers together!

Over the summer, AdBiblio helped promote international best-selling author Michelle Gable’s book tour. Gable hit six separate bookstores to talk about and sign her newest book, A Paris Apartment. The bestselling novel is inspired by the fascinating real life discovery of a Parisian apartment shuttered for 70 years. We were so excited to hear that the events were all a success, with a whopping 115 people showing up for the last one in Pawley’s Island, SC!

Running event ads always makes us warm and fuzzy inside, because we know we’re helping multiple players in the book industry: the publicist spread the event with locals, the bookstore draw a crowd, and, most importantly, authors connect with their biggest fans while new ones are born! Win-win-win-win!

So, in honor of our love for book events everywhere, we’re sharing ten bookstores across the country and the fantastic job they do of bringing the literary community together.

Starting off, our #10 spot hits very close to home…

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Legacy of Kings and the Digital Oracle

Eleanor Herman’s new YA Fantasy novel, Legacy of Kings, is the first in a new series, and also the first book to ever incorporate the “Digital Oracle” via Twitter. According to Publishers Weekly, the Oracle is actually a “bot,” which is pre-programmed to respond to Twitter questions/comments posted to @HarlequinTeen, using the hashtag #asklegacyofkings.

With 100 potential responses, the Digital Oracle is essentially a literary Magic 8 Ball devised to increase reader engagement. Since the bot’s responses are written by Herman herself, the “premonitions” provide continuity between the text and social media. As the story incorporates elements of Greek Mythology and History, the Oracle aptly includes wisdom from well-known literary figures like Poseidon, Apollo and Athena.

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