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.