Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New in the popular "Inc" series -- BLOG INC!

We're thrilled to announce the latest release in the popular "INC" series from Chronicle Books! Written by Joy Cho, edited by Meg Mateo Ilasco, and with Foreword by Grace Bonney---the fabulous team is on tour now!

With roughly 95,000 blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse), making a fledgling site stand out isn’t easy. This authoritative handbook gives creative hopefuls a leg up. Joy Cho, of the award-winning Oh Joy!, offers expert advice on starting and growing a blog, from design and finance to overcoming blogger’s block, attracting readers, and more. With a foreword from Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge plus expert interviews, this book will fine-tune what the next generation of bloggers shares with the world.

Meet the creators of BLOG INC on their book tour in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, and Austin!
Early praise for BLOG INC:

“This book will be your new best friend and number-one resource—a true modern-day business school for blogging! Joy's advice, tips, and personal blog insight is phenomenal!”
—Erica Domesek, P.S. I Made This…

"People constantly ask me to how they can blog for a living. My answer will now be: Read this book. Joy shares smart and easy-to-follow tips on how to make your blog a success—and, if you want, a lucrative career."
—Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo

“Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, this valuable guide will help you stand out—and succeed—in the blogosphere!”
—David Lebovitz,, author of The Sweet Life in Paris

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Release from Jennifer Ward

There was an old pirate . . . who swallowed a fish, a bird, a map, some gold, and even a whole pirate ship! Will the Old Pirate sink to the bottom of the deep, dark sea? Yo ho ho! Watch his belly grow! Jennifer Ward hilarious take on the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly song is perfectly matched with Steve Gray’s zany digital illustrations.

Ayyyy, matey----we're thrilled to welcome Old Pirate just in time for the International "Talk Like a Pirate Day!"on September 19.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Malin Alegria's FALLING TOO FAST on Free Book Friday and This Is Teen - Enter to Win a Free Copy!

Each week, FREE BOOK FRIDAY TEEN features a new author with an exclusive author interview and hosts a drawing to win free signed copies of the featured book. FALLING TOO FAST book #3 in Malin Alegria's new Border Town series is the featured book this week!

To enter, register here. Winners are chosen at random every Friday morning--hence the name, "Free Book Friday!"FALLING TOO FAST winners will be announced on Friday, September 21.

About the Book:

In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren't always as they seem.

Alexis Garza has music in her blood. She's certain that one day, she'll be leaving the border town of Dos Rios, Texas behind for a glamorous life of singing stardom. Until then, however, she'll have to content herself with belting her heart out at voice classes, going to high school mariachi band practice, and helping out at the Graza family restaurant.

Alexis's ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she meets the swoon-worthy lead singer of a rival high school's mariachi band. His singing (and his smile) make Alexis melt. There's one small problem-- this suave singer doesn't seem to know that Alexis exists. She's determined to make herself heard-- no matter what the cost.

Go here to learn more about the Border Town series on This Is Teen, and here to visit Malin Alegria's website

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Las Comadres Para Las Americas® Releases Its First Collection of Stories by Latino Writers

"A wonderful chorus of lovely, distinctive voices, rich in humor, tragedy, and compassion."-- Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels. 

"A beautiful evocation of love, friendship and community." -- Kirkus

What Would You Do, Where Would You Be Without Your Comadres?

International Latina organization Las Comadres Para Las Americas and its CEO, Nora Comstock, asked beloved best-selling authors to define what being a "comadre" (friend), means to them. The result, with help from famed editor Adriana López, is COUNT ON ME: TALES OF SISTERHOODS AND FIERCE FRIENDSHIPS, a touching, at times funny, and overall compelling collection of stories by twelve of the most prominent Latino authors today.

In twelve creative nonfiction narratives, mostly by women, the authors reflect on the importance of Comadres in their lives. Writers like Fabiola Santiago, Luis Alberto Urrea, Reyna Grande, and Teresa Rodriguez tell their stories of survival in the United States and in Latin America, where success would have been impossible without their friendships. Favorites like Esmeralda Santiago, Lorraine Lopez, Carolina De Robertis, Daisy Martinez, and Ana Nogales explore what it means to have a comadre help you through years of struggle and self-discovery. And authors Sofia Quintero, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Michelle Herrera Mulligan look at the powerful impact of the humor and humanity that their Comadres brought to each one’s life, even in the darkest moments.

A national tour to promote the book is planned, with contributors' appearances at New York's Brooklyn Book Festival on September 23rd, the Texas Book Festival on October 27th and 28th, and the Miami Book Festival on November 18th. To learn more about the book, and to find a signing near you, visit the COUNT ON ME website.

To learn more about Las Comadres Para Las Americas, click here.


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