Thursday, August 26, 2010

Major print publicity has just been confirmed for Bunny Williams' Scrapbook for Living

By Bunny Williams
ISBN: 9781584798590
$60.00 U.S. / Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Pub month: November 2010

Country Living – November (circ 1.7 million)
Departures American Airlines in-flight- November (circ 1.1 million)
House Beautiful – November (circ 850,000)

Holiday issues:
Traditional Home (circ 1 million)
Town & Country (circ 500,000)
Veranda (circ 500,000)
Connecticut Cottages and Gardens (circ 50,000)
Array (circ 30,000)

Cake Pops!

Cake Pops, ISBN 9780811876377, $19.95
by Bakerella and Angie Dudley
Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for Irresistible Mini Treats

The first print run (28,600) is SOLD OUT.  Reprint #2 (17,500) due 10/2 and reprint #3 (36,000) due 10/15.

What's cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop, of course! Wildly popular blogger Bakerella (aka Angie Dudley) has turned cake pops into an international sensation! Cute little cakes on a stick from decorated balls to more ambitious shapes such as baby chicks, ice cream cones, and even cupcakes these adorable creations are the perfect alternative to cake at any party or get-together. Martha Stewart loved the cupcake pops so much she had Bakerella appear on her show to demonstrate making them. Now Angie makes it easy and fun to recreate these amazing treats right at home with clear step-by-step instructions and photos of more than 40 featured projects, as well as clever tips for presentation, decorating, dipping, coloring and melting chocolate, and much more.

Angie Dudley is the creator of, her very popular blog that chronicles her adventures in baking.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Heart of a Samurai Review Roundup

Heart of a Samurai
$15.95; AUGUST; 978-0-8109-8981-8

“In picture book author (The Peace Bell) Preus’s excellent first novel, based on the true story of Manjiro Nakahama, Manjiro is 14 in 1841 when he is shipwrecked in a storm.”

“Preus mixes fact with fiction in a tale that is at once adventurous, heartwarming, sprawling, and nerve-racking in its depictions … She succeeds in making readers feel every bit as “other” as Manjiro, while showing America at its best and worst through his eyes.”

“Preus (The Legend of the Lady Slipper) takes readers on a page-turning, salty adventure based on a true story about bridging a cultural and geographic divide.”

“Beautifully written and liberally illustrated with Manjiro's own drawings, this impressive novel charts not only a boy's coming of age, but also two countries edging closer to enlightenment.”

“Stunning debut novel” … “beautifully articulated”

“Preus places readers in the young man’s shoes… Her deftness in writing is evident in two poignant scenes, one in which Maniro realizes the similarities between the Japanese and the Americans and the other when he reunites with his Japanese family.”
“It’s a classic fish-out-of-water story … and it’s precisely this classic structure that gives the novel the sturdy bones of a timeless tale.

“Bracketed by gritty seafaring episodes … the book’s heart is its middle section”

“Illustrated with Manjiro’s own pencil drawings in addition to other archival material and original art from Tamaki, this is a captivating fictionalized (although notably faithful) retelling of the boy’s adventures.”

“… highly entertaining page-turner”

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Heart of a Samurai and America by Car

School Library Journal gives Heart of a Samurai (9780810989818) an incredible 4th starred review, joining Booklist, Kirkus and Publishers Weekly in praising the book.

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York will mount first major exhibition of master photographer Lee Friedlander's new series, America By Car.  Exhibition dates are September 4  - November 28, 2010.  The exhibition is accompanied by a book published by D.A.P./Fraenkel.

"If you want to understand America, start by looking out the window."

--Lee Friedlander

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MARKETING FLASH: Wimpy Kid Ice Treat Truck Tour Kicks Off - DVD is #1

The Wimpy Kid Ice Treat Truck Tour kicked off yesterday with trucks in both New York City and Decatur, GA.

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is the #1 DVD on the U.S. sales list as of last Thursday!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth

Amulet Books, an imprint of Abrams, reveals today in a major press announcement the title, first-printing quantity, and cover of the fifth Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. The Ugly Truth will have the largest first printing to date of any title in the series, with more than 5 million copies, making it one of the largest publishing releases of 2010 when it goes on sale Tuesday, November 9. The cover is purple, following the red, blue, green, and yellow of the first four #1 bestselling books, which are available together for the first time this September in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books, which features an original Rowley Jefferson cartoon. The Ugly Truth follows the sales and publicity momentum of the #1 bestseller The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary, a nonfiction book by Jeff Kinney published to coincide with the March 2010 release of the feature movie version of the first Wimpy Kid book. The Ugly Truth is a pivotal installment in the series and a must-read for fans.