This month I’ve collected some of my favorite literary links! Read on for stories about a true space book, the mysterious ‘book ripper,’ the best literary memes, and a gone but not forgotten bookseller.
Happy Pride Month! We’re huge proponents of increasing diversity and representation in books and literature. So in honor of #loveislove we’re sharing how we helped Simon & Schuster reach niche readers with an LGBTQ+ focus for The Red Scrolls of Magic, from #1 New York Times bestseller Cassandra Clare and award-winner Wesley Chu! Clare has been a pioneer of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the world of YA publishing (you can read more about that in an interview here), and we were thrilled to help promote the newest addition to the Shadowhunters books.
It’s time to take a seat on a comfy couch, reach for some tissues, and dive into Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed. The Instant New York Times bestseller, written by Lori Gottlieb, takes us behind the scenes of what it’s like to be both the therapist and the patient. We were thrilled to help Houghton Mifflin Harcourt reach readers for this one of a kind memoir!
Image source: Osprey Games
Yes, it is true we are the book ad specialists. BUT, I bet you didn’t know we can successfully advertise more than just books! Bloomsbury came to us in hopes of promoting their new expedition game, Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth, from Osprey Games. Judge Dredd was originally a comic book character, and appears in a number of movie and video game adaptations. We love running Sci-Fi and Fantasy book campaigns, and were thrilled to take our talents and venture into the gaming world!
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!”
Being a fan of book readings myself, I know that half the battle is knowing when and where a favorite (or about-to-be favorite) author might show up. I’m still angry about a missed signing with Cheryl Strayed in 2014. Why didn’t anyone tell me?! I’m hurting to this day. SO, it makes me really happy when we get to help connect the literary world with authors in real life. And that’s exactly what we did this past January, when we helped Kensington Books spread the word about an upcoming author event in Florida!
In the previous blog post, we shared how we helped DK reach ballet & dance enthusiasts for the gorgeous book Ballet! This week, we move away from the stage and deep into the world of plants. Using our niche targeting and unique reach, we were able to help DK reach botany enthusiasts, gardeners, and more for the spectacular book Flora.
There are some books where you are so fascinated by every single page that you never end up flipping to the next. Ballet and Flora, two visual guides from DK, are exactly that. They came to us over the holiday season for help in promoting these beautiful books! Today we’re going to share exactly how we reached readers for Ballet, and stay tuned for all the details on the Flora campaign next week!
via Theo Crazzolara, flickr
It’s December and you know what that means… holiday literary links!
I’ve bought seven books this year for friends and family. Everyone knows I’m the girl who will be gifting books. I can’t help it! Are you looking to gift a friend a book too but not sure what to get? The Cut published The Best Books to Buy for Every Type of Friend. From the friend who has mastered the binge watch to the friend who live-streamed Princess Eugenie’s wedding (me), they’ve got you covered.