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!
This year, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago partnered with the United States World War One Centennial Commission to pay tribute to the Americans who served in WWI and the allies they fought beside. Together, they created Lest We Forget: The Great War. Through memorable art, posters, photographs and more, the book tells the complex story of WWI, and is an incredible remembrance of who served in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and what would become the Air Force. We are honored to help get this book out into the world. The campaigns were so successful in helping to move the needle on sales that we’re currently gearing up for a third consecutive run!
Alexander Chee is a well known name in the literary world . He’s the best-selling author of the novels The Queen of the Night and Edinburgh, and, as a novelist, has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by The New York Times, and “brilliant” by The Washington Post. Pretty solid resume! So, when HMH came to us for help in promoting his first collection of nonfiction, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, we were beyond thrilled to help get the word out.
One of the most empowering- and perhaps most needed – non fiction books we’ve ever promoted is Dan Rather’s What Unites Us. When Algonquin came to us with the hopes of helping them reach a very specific niche group of readers (those ages 65+ with an interest in News, Politics and Current Affairs), we were psyched to take on the challenge!
We’re just now hitting pumpkin spice latte season and it’s barely Halloween – so is it too soon to start thinking about Holiday shopping for books? Nope! I don’t think so. AdBiblio is already filling up November and December with Holiday campaigns! Take a look at a couple ways we can help get your niche titles in front of the right gift buyers and booknerds.
Blogger and author April Peveteaux understands the challenges of raising a kid with food allergies – after all, she has celiac disease and her daughter carries the gene that could make her celiac too. After making gluten her b*tch and writing The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet, April decided to tackle the intersection of parenting and food allergies with her new cookbook Bake Sales are my B*tch.
One of the coolest books we’ve helped promote is Bill Schutt’s Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History. Algonquin needed to reach readers interested in learning more about the repelling yet fascinating taboo of cannibalism – and we knew it might be a challenge since “interested in cannibalism” ad targeting isn’t too easy to come by (weird, right?).
Schutt, a professor of biology and research associate in residence at the American Museum of Natural History, also earned a PhD in zoology from Cornell. And he definitely has a “type” when it comes to the topics he writes about – his first book was Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures. (We’re not going to speculate on whether Schutt is or isn’t a vampire, but let’s just say we wouldn’t be surprised if that were the subject of his next book.)
If you’ve ever wondered whether AdBiblio works for non-fiction titles, look no further than Simon & Schuster’s The Kingdom of Happiness campaign. When S&S reached out about promoting this title, we couldn’t wait to put our book advertising tools to work!
The Kingdom of Happiness by Aimee Groth is an insider account of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s quest to build his own Las Vegas utopia. While living in Zappos corporate housing, Groth had a firsthand view of Hseih’s attempt to build a new, socially conscious version of Silicon Valley known as the Downtown Project.