Forget “Black Friday”….it’s all about a Red-and-Black Friday in Workman and Artisan Editorial today! Christmas is still a few weeks away, but Netta, Liz, Suzie, Megan, and Judy all got the holiday memo. Maybe we’ll all go caroling around the office later. Thankfully, at least one of us will!
It’s super easy. Sign up, and you’ll be sent 20 copies of a book (light enough to carry, numbered enough to share the book far and wide) to distribute within your community. We are so excited to have a Workman Publishing/Algonquin Books book selected to be part of #WorldBookNight. Why not celebrate with us by applying to be a book giver? (‘Tis the season!)
We love this shot from the release party celebrating Jordan Matter’s new book, Dancers Among Us (right). It turns out that we are not only blessed to have dancers among us — we have editors, designers, salespeople, marketing directors (Workmanites!) among us, too. Oh, and is that an author/photographer I spy in the middle?
If you’re not sure what the fuss is about, I strongly urge you to check out this video. If it doesn’t get you dancing in the street, you’ll at least be tapping your toes (or peeling your jaw from your desk, right where you dropped it) by its end!
Star Wars Reads day is almost upon us (October 6, I’m looking at you!), and we’ve determined that there couldn’t be a better way to celebrate than a week of Star Wars book love. We have an interview with a Star Wars author, a Star Wars style guide, and a Star Wars library giveaway (scroll all the way down)–and it’s only Tuesday! It follows, then, that today’s Live By the Book style guide is inspired by Chris Alexander’s Star Wars Origami. May the folds be with you…
There’s no shortage of Star Wars gear out there in the galaxy, so we included items across the spectrum in hopes that you’ll find a little something for everyone on your list. Whether you’re a party animal or a politician (Kenobi for POTUS!), a thinker or a talker, a sleepyhead (yes, it’s a Tauntaun sleeping bag) or a coffee brain, have a sweet (cookbookand cookie cutters!) or savory tooth (light saber chopsticks <3), we’ve got you covered. Oh, and what would a Live By the Book feature be without some bookends?…
Bear with me, because this is about to get a little circuitous, but where would bookends be without a full library of books? The Star Wars Reads Day (#starwarsreads) giveaway is now live and runs through Monday, 10/8/12 at noon PST. Enter for a chance to win (US residents only) this sampling of the library of Star Wars books!
Following close on the heelswheels of The Truck Food Cookbook, this week’s Live By the Book style guide takes us all back to school, with The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket by Katie Workman. It’s only fair, now that the kids are back into their routine, that Mom gets to hit the books, too. Call it the textbook for the kitchen, the cheat sheet for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, Katie lays out a curriculum that can be adapted to any scenario (bake sale brownies due tomorrow?; in-laws coming for dinner? have the remnants of an elegant cheese plate languishing in the back of the fridge?) that delivers delicious dish after delicious dish that even the pickiest eaters can get down with. Here’s this week’s style syllabus to get you pumped to prepare meals for the kiddos…
Let us know the name and last known location of your favorite food truck (food carts, trolleys, bicycles, and other edibles-on-wheels totally count) in the comments, and we’ll randomly select a winner to receive a copy of The Truck Food Cookbook!
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…Ben & Jerry’s! — a name that has become virtually synonymous with that melty, cool goodness known as ice cream. This week’s Live By the Book style guide is inspired that very topic, and the book Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book. I could probably stop there, but why on earth would I do that?
Speaking of ice cream duos…let’s take a magical moo-stery tour through the land of Ben & Jerry with Jimmy & Stephen (that’s Fallon, of “Late Night Snack” & Colbert, of “Americone Dream”) as they learn to be lovers-not-fighters in the ultimate late night ice-cream-flavor-off. Udderly charming, to be sure.
And if the moo-sic doesn’t rid them of their ice cream headaches, perhaps they should consider Chocolate Therapy to help them work through their issues. What’s your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor? Leave your answer in the comments and you could win a copy of the book!
Last week in the Workman offices, Peter Workman had the pleasure of congratulating Becky Anderson, of Anderson’s Book Shop in Naperville, Illinois for winning our Rivendell bike giveaway celebrating Just Ride by Grant Petersen. Ms. Anderson won her choice of a Sam Hillborn or a Betty Foy bicycle from Rivendell Bicycle Works (this fine specimen below is just a placeholder until she gets her shiny new pedals underfoot!).
If any of you book sellers are tuning in just now, please take note: We had so much fun with this promotion (hello, Indie bestseller list!), that we’re doing it AGAIN! Get your orders in, booksellers, and you’ll be entered to win bike number two in our giveaway.
So, that happened last week, then this happened this week:
“Your bible has just been written. Grant Petersen’s Just Ride is a wonderfully sane, down to earth and frequently funny guide to riding, maintaining, fixing and enjoying your bicycle.” -Dave Eggers, New York Times Book Review, July 29
It’s one thing to get reviewed by Dave Eggers, but to be an editor’s choice among such notable folks as Cicero and Nabokov, well, we’re quite tickled.