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IPG Adds 11 New Publishers

PrintA few weeks ago IPG announced that they will be representing 11 NEW PUBLISHERS starting January 1st, 2014. Here's a list of the new publishers including a brief description about each of their incredible programs:

Madison Press Books, which publishes cookbooks, history and culinary titles, as well as books for young readers (9-13) about history, exploration and discovery.

Vinologue, which publishes travel guides to the best wine and enotourism destinations around the world.

NNK Press (Never Not Knitting Press), founded last year by knitwear designer Alana Dakos, publishes knitting books and patterns, including Coastal Knits and Botanical Knits.

Smart Guide Publications, a series geared towards educating readers on topics ranging from astronomy to zoology.

Luminis Books, which publishes literary fiction for adults, young adults and middle grade readers, as well as a non-fiction reference series called the Simple Guide.

Urim Publications, which publishes some 15 books per year on topics related to Jewish tradition, including Jewish religious thought and modern life, Jewish law, Bible commentary, Passover Haggadahs, modern Jewish biographies, and spirituality. (IPG began distributing Urim Publications on August 1.)

The Puzzleworks, the exclusive publisher of Merl Reagle's Sunday Crosswords, syndicated in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. (IPG began distributing the Puzzleworks in June.)

Caramel Tree Readers, which offers a paperback series of readers, leveled by MetaMetrics, for children ages 3 to 12.

Dream Big Toy Company, which created Go! Go! Sports Girls dolls and books, a collection of fun and educational products to promote self-appreciation and the benefits of healthy life-skills for girls ages 3-12.

Jolly Fish Press, which publishes trade fiction and select nonfiction.

Monsieur Notebook, founded by Hide Stationery in the U.K., a new line of leather-bound journals, notebooks and sketchbooks with ribbon markers and elastic closures.

Visit http://www.ipgbook.com for more information.

PAGING: EVAN MUNDAY | Type Books Window Display

Type Books Halloween Window If you live in Toronto, every four to six weeks your savviest book friend will likely drag you to Queen West indie retailer Type Books to view the store’s magical, strange, inventive and whimsical window, which has featured papier mâché floating bunny heads, a three-dimensional Toronto alley, boomboxes from 1985, handcrafted balloons, giant pom-poms, and everything in between to draw your attention to their incredible selection of books. And, turns out, Kalpna Patel, the clever designer behind Type’s highly touted window, has only been at it for a year, which is saying quite a bit about her skills.

For her latest spectacular creation, Kalpna has collaborated with author and cartoonist EVAN MUNDAY to celebrate the release of his new book DIAL M FOR MORNA (9781770410732), published by ECW Press (check out THE GRID's photo gallery of Kalpna creating the display).  The spooky Halloween themed window (above) features Munday’s exquisite hand-drawn portraits of Type Book's staff that will surely delight passerby and loyal customers for the next few weeks. Interested in getting your own portrait? This weekend you can meet Munday at Type - he'll be painting Goth faces on people in the window on Saturday, October 26th  from 12-5pm and Sunday, October 27th from 12-4pm. Expect to be thrilled.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

October Schwartz and her five deadest friends are back. The holiday season has descended upon the town of Sticksville like an eggnog rainstorm, but October has no time for candy canes or mistletoe. She’s busy dealing with an oddly pleasant new history teacher, her living friends’ new roles as high-school radio DJs, and two (!) new mysteries that need solving before the new year. October and her ghost friends are hot on the trail of the person (or persons) responsible for Morna MacIsaac’s death in 1914 — or as hot as one can be on a 100-year-old trail — when

October’s friend Yumi finds herself the target of anti-Asian harassment at school. Solving two mysteries at once won’t be easy, but our intrepid heroine in black eyeliner loves a challenge.

Follow October, Cyril, Tabetha, Morna, Kirby, and Derek as they sleuth their way through a blizzard of suffragettes, iceskating disasters, mystical telephones, and boats named Titanic, all set against a backdrop of yuletide pandemonium.

Read more at http://www.ecwpress.com/dialm

DIAL M FOR MORNA By Evan Munday 9781770410732 $11.95 Independent Publishers Group (ECW Press)