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.
There’s one children’s book in particular that has stayed with me: R.L. Stine’s The Abominable Snowman of Pasadena. I can honestly say I think this is the only “horror book” I have ever read. I suppose it has stayed deep in my terrified 9 year old mind for so long that I haven’t picked up another one since! And while I may not be one to curl up at night and devour a scary story, I know plenty of people who love the genre. In honor of Halloween this month, we’re sharing ways we can help you reach horror readers!
If you’re deciding whether or not to read An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, just ask Oprah. In addition to being chosen as a Book Club 2018 pick by the Queen reader herself, An American Marriage is a New York Times Instant Bestseller and holds rave reviews from widespread publications including People, The Atlantic and Nylon. Not to mention Oprah is planning on turning it into a movie! When we first got our hands on Tayari Jones’s debut, we knew (like Oprah) that it was something special, so we were beyond excited when Algonquin asked for help in keeping the excitement alive for this book!
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.
Brand awareness may seem like an empty and nebulous buzzword at first glance. It’s no surprise that unambiguous metrics like Clicks and CTR tend to be more popular than “awareness” when determining the success of ad campaigns. (We love clicks and high CTRs as much as the next advertiser!) But does that mean brand awareness is useless for book ads, or could it still be worth your time and ad dollars?
We’re just now hitting pumpkin spice latte season and it’s barely Halloween – so is it too soon to start thinking about Holiday shopping for books? Nope! I don’t think so. AdBiblio is already filling up November and December with Holiday campaigns! Take a look at a couple ways we can help get your niche titles in front of the right gift buyers and booknerds.
Food, glorious food! We were incredibly excited to work with S&S on promoting Elettra Weidemann’s new cookbook, Impatient Foodie. As a busy millennial herself, she asks in her cookbook, “Why did good food always go hand-in-hand with slowing down? Wasn’t there a way to have slow, sustainable, delicious food without the ‘slow’?”Impatient Foodie helps busy bees to find the time to put the best healthy weeknight dinners on the table!
AdBiblio thrives on integrating ourselves with the digital trends of the future. Which is why we’re excited to announce AdBiblio Native Ads! Native advertising mimics the style and format of organic posts on websites, letting your book ad blend in seamlessly with the content around it. We tapped into this native technology to help Kensington continue to get the word out about Lisa Jackson’s thrilling new novel, You Will Pay!
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Tales of author woe abound, but fantasy author Kameron Hurley recently published a particularly powerful tale of her own arduous quest as an author. The story ends, as one might expect from an author of scifi tales, with a heroic and heartening finale.
Hurley published her first three books to mixed success of ups and downs. As she noted, “There is no point in writing a second book when the first tanks. Your publisher is demoralized. You’re demoralized. Your fans are demoralized. It’s just… demoralizing.”
With a great book written but no publisher in sight, Hurley set about to turn the tide. Hurley embarked on writing two blog posts a day for three weeks last January. Then she scheduled similar blitzes in August and September. As Hurley put it: