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Cover Reveal for LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED | Abrams Books


Let'sGetThisPartyStarted - Cake PopsEarlier this week Abrams Books revealed the cover for Soleil Moon Frye's new fall book, LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED (9781617690341 | $25.50). This gorgeous book is jam packed with colourful photos and features more than 15 parties you can throw for kids that are inexpensive, wildly inventive, and, most important, mind-blowing fun! Each party includes two crafts, one game, and one recipe—all of which can be assembled with the help of a mini. A few of our favourites from the book included the movie-on-the-lawn party, the ’80s party, and the rainbow party.

Soleil Moon Frye is widely known for playing the fun, enthusiastic and loveable "Punky" character on the ’80s TV show Punky Brewster. Nowadays, she is a regular contributor on NBC’s TODAY show, and a momtrepreneur who parlayed her successful kids’ clothing line into a partnership with Target. All in all, a pret-ty phenomenal lady.Outdoor Party

LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED will be available in bookstores October 15th, 2013!

Let's Get This Party Started DIY Celebrations for You and Your Kids to Create Together

Lets Get This Party StartedAuthors: By Soleil Moon Frye, photographs by Meeno Imprint:Stewart, Tabori & Chang ISBN: 1-61769-034-1 EAN:9781617690341 Availability:Prepublication Publishing Date: 10/15/2013 Trim Size: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 Page Count:176 Cover: Paperback with flaps Illustrations: 250 color illustrations


Crafters love the web...AND books!

KnittingIn light of the recent launch of our The Crafty Reader website, the following article is of particular interest. Industry news site says that crafts and UK craft book sales have thrived during the recession. In addition, Mel Arora, books marketing manager for GMC Publications and Distribution has this to say about the effect online content is having on book sales:

"It will impact, we are waiting to see. But it's difficult [to do projects online]. There's something about a book you can lay down flat. It's a worry, but it doesn't seem to be affecting sales at the moment. I'm not patronising [our core readers]—they are web-savvy—but there's still a culture of patterns, books and magazines."

The most important point here is that fans or followers of certain topics or activities will consume online content alongside printed book content (at least for now). And if that's the case, then one can certainly help to promote the other.

The question is, what topics lend themselves to this kind of arrangement?