Here at AdBiblio we’re all about promoting diverse titles and authors. So, we were super excited to help Algonquin Books (our neighbor here in NC!) with their recent Hear Our Voices campaign. Featuring nine titles from authors like Lisa Ko and Heather Abel, it’s a wonderful celebration of fiction written by diverse women. Tayari Jones, one of the featured authors and winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, says “We need women’s voices now, in these times, more than ever.” And we couldn’t agree more.
Welcome to part two! Last week, we shared how we helped Kensington promote reach mystery and thriller readers and Target shoppers for Paranoid by Lisa Jackson. This week, we’re taking a deep dive into The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad. Using our niche targeting and unique reach, we were able to help Kensington reach fiction enthusiasts and WWII historical fiction readers in select cities.
Whether it’s multi-layered targeting, A/B testing, or proximity reach, we’re always up to the challenge of a complex campaign! So when Kensington came to us with unique targeting for two of their titles, we were thrilled to help! Even more exciting, Kensington reported that book sales were strong while the campaign was running, and the sales momentum continued after the campaign finished! That’s what we love to hear! Today we’re going to share how we helped Kensington reach niche readers in select cities for Paranoid by Lisa Jackson. And stay tuned for part two next week where we share more about The Long Flight Home by Alan Hlad!
Several years ago my Dad got me into Foyle’s War, and so began my slight obsession with British detectives. I’ve watch them all: Broadchurch, Luther, Sherlock, and even dabbled in Midsomer Murders (google it.) So, I was thrilled when Soho Press came to us for help in spreading the word about British mystery and thriller novelist Mick Herron. He’s gaining popularity here in the States, and we loved helping promote Joe Country –the sixth book in his Slough House series!
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!
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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.