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!
If you look glance through the reviews for Girlhood by Melissa Febos, you’ll see praise after praise – and for good reason. Febos’s deep dive into the female experience is a true gift for all readers, and might even be considered required reading by some! We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this powerful essay collection.
Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson once said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” In 42 Today: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, we get an in depth look at the important life of Robinson himself, both on and off the field. We were thrilled to help NYU Press spread the word about this essay compilation exploring the legendary baseball icon!
Sure, children’s books are for children – but let’s be honest, us adults love them too! And it’s been a while since I could relate to a kids’ book as much as I could to Wolfboy by Andy Harkness. Why? Because it’s about something all of us deal with from time to time (or, for me –most days) –– being HANGRY. We loved helping Bloomsbury spread the word about this little wolf on the search for a snack!
The Slut Squad is fighting back!
In the age of digital privacy and the #metoo movement, Revenge of the Sluts is the book that the world needs right now. With more than 406,000 reads on Wattpad, it’s no surprise that Natalie Walton’s debut is an addictive story that will have readers rooting for the “Slut Squad”. We were thrilled to help Wattpad spread the word about this feminist YA novel!
It’s enough to have our favorite fiction authors bless us with their novels, but to be able to glance into their own lives is a unique gift all its own. What were they like as children? Why did they become a writer? What is their story? For fans of bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear, the answers are bundled up in her beautiful new memoir, This Time Next Year We’ll Be Laughing. We were thrilled to help Soho Press spread the word about this rich, deep dive into Winspear’s past.
One of my favorite cities is New York City. Typically I’m there visiting with you lovely folks all throughout the year, but it’s been way too long since I’ve been back. I miss it so much! Luckily, we have books to transport us to our favorite places during this pandemic. Kevin Dann’s Enchanted New York: A Journey along Broadway through Manhattan’s Magical Past is the perfect escape. We were thrilled to help NYU Press with this mystical read!
If there’s one year in my life I’d rather not relive, it would have to be seventh grade. I think my mom would agree. Oh, the drama. Middle school certainly isn’t smooth sailing, but thankfully we’ve got incredible books to help tweens build their confidence and survive those awkward years. One of our favorites: The Nat Enough series from New York Times bestselling author Maria Scrivan! We were thrilled to help Scholastic promote the second novel in the series, Forget Me Nat, to parents of middle schoolers everywhere!
Welcome to part two! I recently shared how we helped Algonquin Books find ideal readers for their featured fiction campaign. Now, it’s time to change gears and talk nonfiction! In addition to the summer fiction, we also helped Algonquin Books reach niche readers for three of their unforgettable memoirs. Each of these stories will make you simultaneously laugh, cry and think deeply.
Algonquin Books is known for their smart literary reads, and they continue to be a driving force of their slogan, “Books for a Well-Read Life”! This past August, they reached out to us for help in promoting several fiction and memoir titles for their Summer 2020 with Algonquin Books campaign – and we were so happy to help make this happen! In a two part series, I’ll be highlighting how we reached niche avid readers over two campaigns to promote so many of their wonderful titles (we love giving multiple books some love!).