Happy Holidays! I’ve rounded up some fun and feel good news in the book world as we head into the new decade. From Bill Gates’s end of year recommendations to library fee forgiveness, here are some of my favorite links.
Every once in a while, we are extra thrilled to advertise a book, not only because we love what we do, but because the story is one that needs to be shared. Mighty Justice is one of those stories. The memoir’s author, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, courageously fought for justice all her life, up until her death in 2018. And though her accomplishments were monumental, her name remains largely unknown. Mighty Justice, from Algonquin Books, brings her moving and important story to light.
Do my dogs, Zola and Arnie, love me as much as I love them? Considering they follow me everywhere I go, I’m going to guess that they do. And now – with the fascinating new read Dog is Love by Clive D.L. Wynne PhD – I have more than just instinct, I have scientific proof! As massive animal lovers here at AdBiblio, we were thrilled to help Houghton Mifflin Harcourt spread the word about this pawsome debut about our furry best friends.
In the spirit of Halloween and all things books, I’ve gathered my top 10 Halloween costumes that are absolutely perfect for any hardcore bookworm. I hope these can give you some inspiration for your own literary inspired costume!
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.
Confession time: I have a slight obsession with Aaron Blabey. I mean, just check out some of his ridiculously adorable characters below. Not to mention his hysterical rhymes and wacky drawings are the best way to make bedtime reading so fun! So, I was thrilled when Scholastic came to us for help in promoting several of his books, including Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas!
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.
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!