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How this publisher of children’s books leverages direct consumer marketing to be successful

What does a publishing house need to do to sell 2 million books in a single year? For Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream, the answer may be unexpected: combine meaningful topics for kids with innovative direct-to-consumer marketing tactics. It’s an unconventional approach, but it works – time consuming. Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream is a San Diego-based children’s book publisher ...

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Bookshop.org, BA helps underrepresented communities to open independent bookstores

September 21, 2021 @booksandpublishing In the UK, Bookshop.org and the Booksellers Association (BA) have launched a program to help launch and encourage new bookstores founded by members of under-represented communities. The New Futures program will receive applications from under-represented communities who believe they have the potential to create viable book-selling businesses. These communities include individuals who identify as Black and ...

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Photos of Silicon Valley in the 1950s and 1960s

Victor at Attention, Sunnyvale California 1959. (David Pace / Schilt Publishing) In 1959, at the age of eight, David Pace received a gift that would ultimately transform his life. This would set off a journey that would see him become a famous photographer whose work would be showcased at the 2019 Venice Biennale. Pace’s journey would be a bit tortuous. ...

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Lawfully blind Carmelite author recounts his journey into the world of the seers • Current Publishing

Sandra Fortier wants to create a guide for others on how she has navigated her life. Fortier, legally blind, was born two months prematurely in February 1949. She remained in hospital for two months due to her inability to gain weight, which forced her to remain in an incubator. Fortier “The doctors said the oxygen in the incubator caused the ...

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Paper shortage increases costs for publishers

A paper shortage due to the pandemic and Brexit is impacting the production of books, newspapers and other paper-based products. This resulted in programming delays and higher costs absorbed by publishers ahead of the busy Christmas season. Industry figures say it will be a boost for some small printers, but fear the problem will be fixed before the New Year. ...

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Newcastle couple who write children’s books receive thank you letter from the Duchess of Cambridge

A Newcastle couple have teamed up to become bestselling children’s book authors and have even received accolades from the Royal Family. Husband and wife Ben Grisdale and Frances Rodgers, of Wideopen, together created the books Roly the Hedgehog, Rory the Garden Bird, Rosy the Bumblebee and Roxy the Butterfly. They began to write them in order to encourage children to ...

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IDW Publishing signs distribution agreement with Penguin Random House

IDW Publishing today announced that it has signed an agreement with Penguin Random House Publisher Services, which will increase its reach outside the direct North American market, but also give PRH the opportunity to distribute the comics, graphic novels and books. of IDW art in the market too. The deal is non-exclusive, allowing retailers to choose between Penguin Random House ...

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Malala Yousafzai congratulates Angelina Jolie for publishing children’s rights book – Celebrity

Nobel laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai praised American actress Angelina Jolie for publishing a book that gives children “the knowledge they need to fight injustice”. Yousafzai posted a photo of herself with Jolie on Instagram and spoke about the book. “Children make up almost a third of the world’s population. Just like adults, children have rights,” she writes. I am ...

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