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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.

Pharos Editions brings back the old... with the new!

Pharos EditionsPharos Editions, a new imprint from literary fiction publisher Dark Coast Press, is an idea that's been a long time coming. Venerable book-rep Harry Kirchner, now retired and taking on the role of Editor for Pharos Editions, had the idea long ago to ask contemporary media literati what books were important to them in some way, and to introduce them in a Foreword to their selection. With the addition of stylish but simple cover designs and high-quality papers, Harry hopes to expose a new generation of readers to "...overlooked gems, " as he puts it.

The first set of titles, which will release in May, will include selections by bestselling author Jonathan Evison, American Book Award winner Sherman Alexie, Edgar Award recipient Jess Walter and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening.

Groening's selection, You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up by Eric Knight (ISBN 9780988172500), was a bestselling noir fiction when it was first published in 1938. It's the first on my Pharos Editions reading list, to be followed in short order by the other three initial releases. What will your first Pharos Edition book be?

Dr. Phil's Best Yet

It’s time to learn how the world really works, not how you wish it worked, not how it should work, but how it really works. If you’ve been doing everything “by the book,” and your life still isn’t where you want it be, you’ve been reading the wrong book. Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World (ISBN 9780985462734 from Bird St. Books) will empower you to become a leader of your own life, and just as importantly, protect yourself and those you love. “Life is a game — and you will either be a player or be the one played,” explains Dr. Phil. “Yesterday's rules and expectations about relationships, emotions and interacting just simply don't apply any more , not like they used to ... and those who figure that out and adapt to the current world will have an incredible edge."

This book will create an urgent awareness within readers, and help them become street-smart and savvy. (from Dr. Phil's web site)

Now a New York Times #1 Bestseller!

Exciting New Publisher!

page street logoIt isn't every day you get to be on board for the launch of a publisher's very first season, especially not one made up of people brimming with such enthusiasm, experience, and vision. To say that we are excited about Page Street Publishing here at Manda would be an understatement, and when you see the books on offer this upcoming season you'll immediately understand why. The logo for Page Street Publishing is an old printing press block belonging to the publisher Will Kiester's father, and it is the perfect symbol for a company that is devoted to the fading tradition of bookmaking as an art form. The books are exceptional; the aesthetic is clean, crisp, and vibrant - crafted with attention to detail that is characteristic of true quality.  The lifestyle authors are incredible at what they do whether it's cooking, baking, or taking care of chickens.

Will Kiester is keeping it current, making books that are inspirational, affordable, beautiful, and useful.  And this is just the first list for their very first season! I can't wait to see what they have for us next. Here are a few examples of this season's upcoming titles to keep you satiated.

baking-by-hand-make-the-best-artisanal-breads-and-pastries-better-without-a-mixerSimply delicious! Baking by Hand by Andy and Jackie King contains baking techniques and 100 recipes on how to make everything from sourdough to Rhubarb Ginger treats. It's also from world class professional bakers who own their own artisan bakery.

the truly healthy family cookbook Tina Ruggiero knows what it's like to be sick of the next diet craze and to crave a nutritional guide to healthy family-friendly food. The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook has more than 150 recipes from the Gourmet Nutritionist who is the health correspondent for NBC, Daytime and Fox!

bake and destroyYou will LOVE Natalie Slater and her quirky, rockabilly-inspired recipes from the kid friendly Crouching Cornbread, Hidden Broccoli to the delicious Burger Time Whoopie Pie. Hilarious, one-of-a-kind, and so yummy describes Bake and Destroy perfectly.