Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It's World Series time!

It’s that time of year again! Triumph Books, distributed by our friends at IPG, will be publishing the official World Series commemorative title about the winning team.

Shipping 3 days after the conclusion of the Fall Classic, the trade paperback’s interior will be full color throughout with nearly 100 color photographs, taking readers from Spring Training, through the season, concluding with the last post-season game for the victorious team. It will have profiles of the star players and the manager.

Purchase orders for drop-shipping from the printer must be for carton quantities (24) and must be submitted by this Thursday, October 24th.

(You may order in any quantity, and orders will ship from the IPG warehouse once books arrive there)

Order in case quantities and receive a 52% discount and free freight!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Visit us at the NAIBA conference

re you coming to the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association conference?

Here is a list of authors and illustrators that will be signing at our booth on October 1, 2013:
3:00pm Trinka Hakes Noble, Legend of the Jersey Devil (Sleeping Bear)
3:30pm Linda Raedisch, Old Magic of Christmas (Llewellyn)
4:00pm Violet Lemay, Isabell’s Shoe Studio, Doodle America, Yummy Food Doodles (illustrator (IPG)
4:30pm Puck, One to Ten NYC (IPG)

Our booth numbers are: 4–6, 15–16. See you there!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Good news for fall orders from Candlewick

We’re very happy to announce that Random House will be repeating their 2-day shipping offer. From November 1, 2013 through February 1, 2014, orders from indie bookstores rec’d by 3 PM EST will ship no later than the following business day, with transit time of no more than 2 days (from RH dock to bookstores’ door).

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World

Lonely Planet's Beautiful World
9781743217177, $39.95 hardcover
Our friends at Lonely Planet are publishing LONELY PLANET’S BEAUTIFUL WORLD in October. The images in this gorgeous book will take you to places far and wide, the kinds of places that you might never visit but that you can perhaps put on that “If ” list we all have tucked away. This large format, gorgeous book highlights the beauty of some of the most amazing places on the planet.

Click here to download a pdf with details.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Music, Art & Pop Culture from Quayside for Fall

God Save The Kinks: A Biography
Rob Jovanovic
$29.95, 9781845136710
October 15, 2013
In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group's contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, 'You Really Got Me' went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain's most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the music they produced: Ray and Dave Davies.

Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore
Lance Parkin
November 7, 2013
For three decades comics fans and creators have looked to Alan Moore to map out the state of the art of the medium. In works such as Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell he has redefined the possibilities of the genre, attracting literary plaudits and a mainstream audience far removed from his cult origins. His standing in popular culture is so high that some of the biggest names in Hollywood vie to adapt his books for cinema. Yet his career is a perfect illustration of grand imagination smashing headlong into corporate mediocrity. A principled eccentric, rooted in a very English counter-culture, to this very day he lives in the town of his birth - Northampton - professing greater interest in performance art, magic and erotica than he does a business he regards as exploitative and derivative. Moreover, his journey from the punky art labs of the 1970s to the bestseller lists has seen him embroiled in fierce feuds with some of the entertainment industry's biggest companies. Now, in anticipation of his 60th birthday, Moore aficionado Lance Parkin goes in search of this extraordinary gentleman, and reveals a writer quite unlike any other working today.

How Not to Be American: Misadventures in the Land of the Free
Todd McEwen
$14.95 US, 9781781312353
January 15, 2014
This new American uniform - the baseball cap, t-shirt, shorts and trainers (why not a scooter?) is not about looking good. It's about disappearing into a new, unofficial, global army of cultural babies. It says: I eat hamburgers and watch TV and chew gum all day, I want everyone to play my game, You have to be nice to me and if you're not I'm gonna shoot you, I can't understand a word you say… and what is that but American foreign policy?' Todd McEwen left the United States in 1980, but it's still driving him crazy. He worries about cheeseburgers, Cary Grant, Henry David Thoreau, democracy, the Elks Club and Daffy Duck. Join him on his acid-reflux examination of what America has come to be.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Warren Bobrow will be signing at this year's NAIBA conference.
He will also be appearing at the Tuesday Author Reception and will be concocting a drink especially for the occasion: The Busted Barrel.
The reception is on October 1, 2013, from 9:30pm – 11:00pm.

Apothecary Cocktails
By Warren Bobrow
9781592335848, $21.99
Quayside Publishing Group

Monday, August 12, 2013

New movie release based on bestselling biography!

After some six years of work, the film Winnie Mandela, starring Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard will be released on September 6th.

The movie is based on the book Winnie Mandela: A Life by Anne Mare du Preez Bezdrob and the film script was co-written by Anne Marie. Call us to get a special 50% discount on the book.

Winnie Mandela: A Life
9781868729265, paperback, $22

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Fork in the Road: One of the Top 10 Travel Books for Fall

Publishers Weekly has named Lonely Planet's A Fork in the Road one of the Top 10 Travel Books for Fall 2013!

"A Fork in the Road looks at the crossroads of travel and culinary delights in an anthology compiled by Saveur editor James Oseland with essays by stars like Marcus Samuelsson and Michael Pollan." - Publishers Weekly

A Fork in the Road
Pub Date: November 2013
ISBN: 9781743218440, $15.99 paperback

Order 3 copies and receive 50% off
Order 5 copies and receive 52% off
Order 10 or more copies and receive 55% off
**normal freight terms apply; to receive free freight you must order 10 units

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Candlewick Titles Sweep UK's Most Prestigious Children's Book Awards

Maggot Moon won the Carnegie Medal (equivalent of the ALA's Newbery Medal)
By Sally Gardner, $16.99, 978-0-7636-6553-1

Black Dog won the Kate Greenaway Medal (equivalent of the ALA's Caldecott Medal)
Written and illustrated by Levi Pinfold $15.99, 978-0-7636-6097-0

The UK's most prestigious award for children's writing, since it was established in 1936 the CILIP Carnegie medal has been won by some of the greatest names in British children's literature, from Arthur Ransome to CS Lewis and Noel Streatfeild. Winning is "just unbelievable", said Gardner - particularly for a novel she never thought would be published. There's a great Q&A with the author on the Publishers Weekly site.
Illustrator Levi Pinfold won the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for only his second picture book, Black Dog, in which a little girl, Small Hope, faces down a huge black dog. Pinfold, who beat names including Helen Oxenbury, Jon Klassen and Emily Gravett to take the prize, said that winning was "fantastic", and that he "couldn't use the words 'over-the-moon' less lightly".

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Could fermented food be your secret health weapon?

It's possible! Read an interview with Deirdre Rawlings, author of Fermented Foods for Health, on Redbook Magazine's website.

"If you're looking for a quick-fix, this isn't it. But the method of preserving, storing, and preparing eats that our long-ago ancestors discovered may be just what we need to combat our eating evils."

Fermented Foods for Health
Deirdre Rawlings
9781592335527, $21.99
Fair Winds Press, June 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Barefoot takes an independent stand

Our friends at Barefoot Books are taking a stand – an independent stand. Not only have they announced that they are ending a relationship with Amazon, they are offering independent booksellers a great promotion to celebrate their 20thanniversary!

From now until September 30th, orders of 20-39 units will receive an extra 5% discount, and orders of 50 or more units will receive an extra 10%!

Just be sure to use the promo code “20Years.” As an added value, every order will receive, free, the Twelve Olympians poster.

I Could Chew on This

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Timmy Failure #2

Candlewick Press Announces Second Book in the Bestselling Timmy Failure series: TIMMY FAILURE: NOW LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE

In this second adventure, the over-confident Timmy is certain that he alone can solve a school-wide competition to find a stolen globe. Is the competition in fact rigged, as Timmy suspects? And will the combined skills of Timmy, his business partner polar bear Total, and a new character on the scene-his eccentric Great-Aunt Colander-suffice to win Timmy the much-needed prize money? The first book has spent 12 consecutive weeks on the New York Times and National Indie Bestseller lists in the U.S. and rights have been sold in 28 countries to date.

Widely praised by media and reviewers for its "step above the rest" approach to the illustrated middle grade genre, one Austin, Texas newspaper writer aptly declared, "With its high-low mix of humor and surprisingly sophisticated storytelling..."Failure" is anything but." Candlewick Press' announced first print for the publication of Now Look What You've Done in February 2014 will be a minimum of 350,000 copies, and will be supported by an extensive consumer marketing campaign and national author tour.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Third starred review for In the Shadow of Blackbirds

In the Shadow of Blackbirds
by Cat Winter
Abrams Books
978-1-4197-0530-4, $16.95

School Library Journal joins Booklist and Publishers Weekly in praising th historical fiction novel:

"Winters deftly combines mystery, ghost story, historical fiction, and romance. The character development is not deep, but the excellent pacing and deliciously creepy descriptions of Spiritualism more than make up for it; the story and setting are atmospheric and eerie. Black-and-white photos are scattered throughout the book, giving context to the time period."

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Paperless Future?

A TV spot from France takes up the debate between 'all digital' and the die-hard defenders of paper:

Straw Bale Garden success

Straw Bale Gardens: The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with no Weeding
Joel Karsten
Cool Springs Press/Quayside Publishing Group

Just featured in the New York Times Home & Garden section: 

Your customers will be hearing about this hot new trend in gardening!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Another star for Ben Loves Bear

Following a glorious starred review from Publishers Weekly, BEN LOVES BEAR by David McPhail Earns a SECOND STARRED REVIEW, from Kirkus!
Written and illustrated by David McPhail
978-1-4197-0386-7, $8.95

From the Kirkus starred review:
"The artist's use of full spreads and smaller visual vignettes spotlighted in hazy, round borders gives the simple, easy-reader–like text rhythm and balance.  Already a gifted artist, McPhail proves here that he intrinsically understands what the youngest readers want and need.”

From the Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review
“McPhail gives readers an intimate view of the friendship between a small boy and his stuffed (but very active) bear…McPhail’s quiet, pastel hued paintings ensure that readers will be glad to revisit Ben and Bear. “


Monday, February 11, 2013

Bake It Like You Mean It

Unbelievably fantastic news for BAKE IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
Gesine Bullock-Prado will be doing a cooking segment as a part of The Today Show’s new
“Melting Pot Thursdays” on Thursday, February 21


Gesine Bullock-Prado will palling around with Chelsea Handler while demo-ing from the book on Chelsea Lately Wednesday, March 20 (their first ever baking demo, and she will hit it out of the park!)

Bake it Like You Mean It
By Gesine Bullock-Prado / Stewart, Tabori & Chang
ISBN: 1-61769-013-9/ Pub Date: 3/12/2013 / $29.95 U.S

Friday, February 8, 2013

New distribution for innovative Kids

innovative Kids is moving their distribution from Hachette to ABC Distribution in Knoxville, TN.

For a letter, press release and FAQ from innovative Kids, download a pdf.

Key dates:
Last Shipments from Hachette: February 8, 2013

Inventory transfer from Hachette to ABC: Will take place during the month of February

Inventory availability dates:
·         Existing inventory/backlist titles presently at Hachette be transferred to ABC and will be available for shipment to customers no later than March 18th

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Glamour Magazine is going to feature the book in their May issue with an interview and a recipe exclusive.

Interview is also featuring Melia and the book in their March Spring Fashion issue.

Other confirmed magazines:
Cherry Bomb, April
W.com, April
Jay Z’s Life + Times, April
And more to follow!

Modern Mediterranean
By Melia Marden
9781617690181, Abrams

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mapping Manhattan

The New York Times Magazine will feature a two-page spread on Mapping Manhattan in the February 17th issue.

Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate)
Story in Maps
By 75 New Yorkers
Becky Cooper
coming in April from Abrams
ISBN: 978-1-4197-0672-1

Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to “map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

A shiny new medal for This is Not My Hat

Congratulations once again to Candlewick and Jon Klassen for their book This is Not My Hat, which just won the ALA's Caldecott Medal!

Are you ready for some football?

Breakthrough ‘Boys: The Story of the 1972 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys
By Jaime Aron
Format: Hardcover, 304 Pages
ISBN: 9780760340394
Publisher: MVP Books

This Friday Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast a TV special, "Breakthrough 'Boys - Honoring the 40th Anniversary of the 1971 Cowboys Super Bowl Winning Team," which is based on and shot at last year’s team reunion and book event in Dallas. This will air starting at approximately 11:00 p.m. (right after the basketball game).

Monday, January 28, 2013

Making Artisan Pasta

The Official Cooking Light announcement for the "Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years" which includes Making Artisan Pasta will be appearing in the magazine and online on Feb 1, 2013.

Making Artisan Pasta, by Aliza Green, 9781592537327, $24.99, Quarry

Our pubs take some ALA awards!

The ALA's Youth Media Awards were just announced at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, and we're proud to congratulate Candlewick and Abrams on:

The Big Winner: This year's Randolph Caldecott Medal is Candlewick Press's THIS IS NOT MY HAT!!! 

Candlewick's Rabbit & Robot: The Sleepover was named an Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. 

A favorite of ours won a Stonewall Honor Book:  LeslĂ©a Newman's October Mourning, also from Candlewick.

Congratulations to Abrams Publishing for winning an ALEX Award for their title My Friend Dahmer.  

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Flora and Ulysses in USA Today

USA is giving readers an exclusive peek at Kate DiCamillo's upcoming book (Sept):
Flora and Ulysses. There's a Q&A and a first chapter excerpt.  You can read it here:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Maggot Moon - by Sally Gardner

Candlewick is hot on this upcoming title: 
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner. Candlewick, $16.99 Feb. ISBN 978-0-7636-6553-1

There's a great Q&A with the author on the Publishers Weekly site:


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Wednesday's Maximum Shelf was all about an upcoming Candlewick title:  Timmy Failure:  Mistakes Were Made, by Stephen Pastis.  Call us to talk about ordering the display...we're expecting great things!

To see the book trailer: click here.

Visit the Timmy Failure website.

Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure—the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of a budding investigative empire. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Of course, his plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brain spy mission. Or Molly Moskins, who smells like a tangerine and is crazy about Timmy, making her his obvious (and only) prime suspect.