I can still remember spending many summer afternoons nestled in the corner of my local library with a pile of books. Sure, I loved to go swimming and ride my bike, but the time at the library with my mom are some of my fondest memories. Libraries and librarians truly hold a special place in my heart and I’m excited to be attending ALA this upcoming week! Read on to see the many ways we can help advertise your book to librarians, library visitors, and more!
The year was 2001. The movie: Summer Catch. I think I watched it 4 or 5 times that year going into high school. Flash forward to 2005, and I couldn’t get enough of the movie Fever Pitch. So it all adds up to why I was so excited about promoting a baseball romance! We loved helping Wattpad Books advertise Caroline Richardson’s super fun and steamy novel, Out of His League.
Children’s graphic novels and comics are having a big moment, and we’re here for it! It thrills us that authors like Dan Santat are getting even the most reluctant young readers excited about books. We loved helping Scholastic reach parents, librarians and more for Santat’s adventurous new graphic novel The Aquanaut!
I, like so many, am a complete sucker for a WWII era book. Every story of bravery and courage, especially when deeply researched and based on real historical events, is a harrowing yet uplifting reminder of the extraordinary heroes that have come before us. NY Times bestselling author Sharon Cameron is fantastic at writing such stories, like in her YA novels The Light in Hidden Places and Bluebird. We loved helping Scholastic spread the word about these inspiring reads!
There’s something enticing about sitting down with a good novel and a glass or two of red wine (maybe its just me?). And it’s even better when the book transports you to the enchanting hills of the Chianti region of Italy. Murder, mystery, wine, and Italian food…what could be a more delicious literary combination?! We loved helping Soho Press spread the word about The Bitter Taste of Murder by Camilla Trinchieri, and this Tuscan treat was a big hit with readers!
Take a gorgeous beach locale, toss in some family drama with a bit of romance and betrayal, and you’ve got yourself the perfect vacation read. The Great Godden by bestselling, award-winning author Meg Rosoff checks all the boxes. We loved helping Candlewick spread the word about this “taut page-turner” (People).
I’m a complete sucker (get it?) for book club stories. Especially ones with badass heroines who are fighting off evil. Sure, it’s not exactly The Jane Austen Book Club, but The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix is the perfect read for those seeking a fun, dark, gory, blood-sucking book club pick. We loved helping Quirk Books spread the word about this award winning horror novel – now available in paperback!
During the Gilded Age (the period after Reconstruction – which I actually remember from my 8th grade social studies class), America became more prosperous and saw unprecedented growth in industry and technology. Which is great and all, but did you also know it was the golden age of cocktails? They didn’t teach that in history class! We were thrilled to pour ourselves a drink and help NYU Press share more about Cecelia Tichi’s Gilded Age Cocktails: History, Lore, and Recipes from America’s Golden Age!
Are you looking for your next book club read? Look no further! Picked up by Roxane Gay’s Audacious Book Club, the Well-Read Black Girl Book Club, and more, Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge is a must-read historical novel that’s inspired by the life of one of the first Black female doctors in the United States. It was a privilege to help Algonquin Books spread the word about this exceptional book.