Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha impacted significantly after being chosen as OverDrive's Big Library Read
We are happy to share that December 9, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the first appearance by a Sourcebooks title on the New York Times bestsellers list!
In December of 1998, We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner, with CDs narrated by Bill Kurtis, appeared on the Hardcover Nonfiction list.
In 1998 Sourcebooks was still a very small publisher, with no concept that making the New York Times list was even possible — or how one found out about it. That fall, we shipped thousands of copies of We Interrupt This Broadcast (a $45 value, complete with CDs) and the enthusiasm about the book by our bookselling partners was incredible.
On a late Wednesday afternoon in December, a bookstore called us to say we had made the New York Times bestseller list. They emphasized that "we" had made the list, which was fitting then and now: the Sourcebooks team includes our authors, of course, and it also includes our partners and champions in the bookselling and librarian communities. They are the folks who are boots-on-the-ground during the holiday season, working tirelessly to put just the right book in the right reader’s hands. We applaud them – we’re proud to be on a team together.
Getting Real About Getting Older by Linda Stroh, PhD and Karen K. Brees, PhD, received a STARRED Review from Library Journal
We are thrilled to share that Getting Real About Getting Older received a starred review from Library Journal! Read below for all the details.
About the book
The first book to open up a real conversation about aging. What has the experience of getting older felt like for you?
It seems that life’s milestones pass by in a flash: graduating from school, landing your first job, getting married, having kids. Most people look forward to these events and have some expectations about what each life milestone will be like. But what about when you get older? How can you continue to live fully in your sixties, seventies, and beyond? Linda K. Stroh and Karen K. Brees asked nearly one thousand older people about the challenges and joys of growing older and compiled their collective wisdom into this must-have book, focusing on important topics such as:
· Changing self-identities
· Friendships and romantic relationships
· Health, fitness, and self-image
· Relationships with adult children, grandchildren, and siblings
· And much more!
Full of advice and stories from a wide variety of older people, Getting Real about Getting Older examines love, loss, and changing identities, and will help you take control of your concerns about aging and experience wisdom and joy as an older adult.
About the authors
We are excited to share that She Caused a Riot is a Washington Post bestseller, coming in at #4 on the Paperback nonfiction list! Read below for more about the book and the author.
More about She Caused A Riot
About the author
Hannah Jewell is an on camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humor writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics, and for presenting BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show. She was born in London, but her parents whisked her away to California when she was a baby, and so she grew up frolicking on beaches and through redwood forests. She earned a degree from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies, taking a year out to study and work in Beirut. She had a great time in Lebanon but now is unfortunately banned from that country. She then returned to the UK in 2013 for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge, which was mostly fine. Her career highlight so far was breaking the story of the “Milifandom” for BuzzFeed, a strange phenomenon when teen girls across Britain went wild for the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election. Now she lives in Washington and wishes she had cats. Visit her online at hannahjewell.com and on Twitter @hcjewell.
We are happy to share trade reviews for titles across all of our imprints. Read below for all the details!
We are happy to share that Kate Moore is on tour again for her New York Times bestseller, The Radium Girls. Read below for all the details.
The Radium Girls:
The story of real women at the mercy of businesses who see them only as a potential risk to the bottom line is haunting precisely because of how little has changed; the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still. —NPR Books
The October 2018 Tour:
About the Author:
Kate Moore is the award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls. A British writer based in London, she has published numerous Sunday Times bestsellers, writing across various genres including history, biography, true crime, gift and humour. She began her career in publishing after graduating from the University of Warwick and worked as an in-house editor at various publishing houses for over a decade, most recently as an editorial director of Penguin Random House, and now works full-time as an author, ghostwriter and book editor. She has written more than 15 books and her work has been translated into more than 12 languages.
Thousands of Fans Visit Bookstores Nationwide to Meet Cast Members on Book Tour
Cast members from the award-winning NBC daytime drama Days of our Lives hit the road to meet thousands of fans and sign copies of Days of our Lives 50 Years, a new commemorative book celebrating the show’s five decades on air.
Days of our Lives 50 Years debuted at #8 on the New York Times Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous Best Sellers list, and #65 on the USA Today bestsellers list!
More than 5,000 fans showed up at The Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN (Bryan Dattilo, Deidre Hall, Greg Meng, Kristian Alfonso, Melissa Reeves, Lauren Koslow, Jen Lilley, Andrew Masset, Thaao Penghlis, Peter Reckell, Stephen Nichols). Photo credit: Getty Images
More than 500 very excited fans came out to Tattered Cover in Aspen Grove, CO. Photo credit: Getty Images
Cast members showed off their Kansas City Royals blues at Barnes & Noble in Overland Park, KS (pictured left to right-Eric Martsolf, Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Patti Pease, Billy Flynn, Kate Mansi, Greg Vaughan). Photo credit: Getty Images
Happy fans show off their signed copies at Changing Hands in Tempe, AZ. Photo credit: Getty Images
And nearly 1,000 fans of all ages came out to Books & Greetings in Northvale, NJ! (Stephen Nichols) Photo credit: Getty Images
Days of our Lives cast members also visited Kathie Lee and Hoda on the TODAY Show, where one lucky fan won trip to Los Angeles to attend the show’s 50th anniversary party! Check out the full segment: http://www.today.com/popculture/days-our-lives-cast-celebrates-50th-anniversary-today-t52436
(left to right: Days fan, Deidre Hall, Billy Flynn, Lauren Koslow, Thaao Penghlis, Galen Gering, Kathie Lee and Hoda, Kristian Alfonso and Greg Meng)
Tune in when Deidre Hall and Galen Gering appear on the Steve Harvey show on Friday, November 6.
Many thanks to the Days of our Lives cast, the dedicated booksellers, and all the enthusiastic fans for helping make this tour a huge success!
For more information about upcoming book signings in the U.S. and Canada, visit http://days50.com/
News of Sourcebooks’s acquisition of the bestselling 1-2-3 Magic parenting book series by Thomas Phelan was announced this week, with articles and news items running in Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, Publishers Lunch, and the AAP newsletter. This is just the beginning of what is already a significant, creative partnership between Sourcebooks and Phelan.
SOURCEBOOKS ACQUIRES BESTSELLING 1-2-3 MAGIC PARENTING SERIES
Publisher Adds #1 Child Discipline Program by Renowned Clinical Psychologist Thomas Phelan
NAPERVILLE, IL (October 21, 2015)—Independent publisher Sourcebooks has acquired 1-2-3 Magic, the #1 child discipline book program that has sold more than 1.6 million copies worldwide and has been translated into twenty-two languages.
For more than twenty-five years, internationally renowned clinical psychologist Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, has helped millions of moms, dads, teachers, and caregivers with his 1-2-3 Magic parenting program.
“Over the years, being in a position to be able to change—and often revolutionize—the home life of moms, dads, and kids has been a wonderful and heartwarming experience,” Phelan said. “We look forward to many productive years with Sourcebooks.”
The deal, effective January 1, 2016, will kick off with publication of the sixth edition of 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2–12 (ISBN: 9781492629887; February 2, 2016; $15.99 U.S.; Parenting; Trade Paper), in which Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into straightforward steps and advice for raising independent, emotionally intelligent children and building happier families.
“Nearly twenty years ago we helped Dr. Phelan design his original book covers—we’ve been both friends and fans ever since,” said Todd Stocke, Sourcebooks Vice President, Editorial Director. “Sourcebooks has a rich history of number one authors who have huge impact on their readers’ lives, and we’re proud to add Dr. Phelan to that roster.”
1-2-3 Magic is a cornerstone book in the parenting category that combines timeless advice with a straightforward, relatable voice and up-to-date content, and is a must-have book for any caregiver focused on raising happy, healthy, and responsible children.
Sourcebooks will also publish new editions of 1-2-3 Magic in the Classroom in Spring 2016, Surviving Your Adolescents in Fall 2016, and All About ADHD in Spring 2017.
About the Author: A registered clinical psychologist, Thomas W. Phelan, PhD, has worked with children, adults, and families for over thirty-five years. Phelan maintains an active schedule of international lectures, and is a frequent guest on radio and television. His articles appear in numerous regional and national publications. 1-2-3 Magic has sold more than 1.6 million copies and has been translated into twenty-two languages. Phelan practices and works in the western suburbs of Chicago.
This morning, we announced that Sourcebooks has acquired Simple Truths.
Here are 11 interesting things about Simple Truths:
1.Their philosophy is "less is more." These are books that can be read in 30 minutes or so. As Mac Anderson, their founder, likes to say "Not everything, but the most important things."
In past years there have been a number of faster approaches to business and motivation titles as our world had gotten faster paced (see for example, GetAbstract and SoundView Executive Book Summaries). Mac’s approach strikes me as having the most heart and reach.
2. Mac Anderson is a remarkable entrepreneur who founded McCord Travel (1979), Great Quotations, Successories (1988) and Simple Truths (2005).
3. As with any book publisher, their authors are the key. And Simple Truths has numerous bestselling authors:
4. And they have created numerous bestsellers:
5. Companies like Disney, FedEx and Southwest Airlines have all used Simple Truths books.
6. Movies are an integral part of their marketing. Over 100 million people have watched Simple Truth's inspirational movies. In fact over 30 million have watched The Dash.
7. Theirs is primarily a direct to consumer model (their books are largely NOT found in stores). Their website gets 1.3 million unique visitors a month. They have 1.2 million customers (which is pretty amazing).
8. They are #669 on the Internet Retailer Top 500 (part of the second 500 list), which is the list of the largest retail websites in the country. There are few book publishers on that list.
9. The free Simple Truths app ties to both movies and books.
10. For Sourcebooks, we've always been interested in how Books Change Lives. It's fundamental to what we do and think about. I thought Dan Green's story about Simple Truths' book Finish Strong was a great example of how a small, easy to read book could influence a lot of people.
11. And then there's the Simple Truths team (who know a lot about how to have fun): check out their Harlem Shake. We're all looking forward to a lot of fun moments together...
Ultimately what was most meaningful to us at Sourcebooks was that Simple Truths has (and will continue to) reach and touch a lot of people. That’s what books are meant to do. We’re excited to create what’s next together.
Coverage in the News:
Publisher’s Lunch (paywall)
Crain’s Chicago Business
Sourcebooks Adds Financial Aid Resources to Rapidly Expanding Education Portfolio
Financial Fit Revolutionizes the College Search Process by Addressing Affordability First
(Naperville, IL)—Dec. 5, 2011 - Student debt has surpassed credit card debt for the first time in U.S. history, and the amount of outstanding student loans is expected to exceed $1 trillion in 2011. College seniors graduated with an average of $25,250 in student loans in 2010, up 5 percent from the previous year, according to The Project on Student Debt.
Every year, thousands of college-bound students and parents face the complexity and anxiety associated with filing for and receiving their college financial aid packages, as well as making decisions that will affect them financially for years to come. In fact, financial aid was cited as the most challenging aspect of the college process, according to a recent survey of guidance counselors.
In a process fraught with myths and misinformation, families often find out at the last minute that the colleges of their choice come with unexpectedly high financial burdens.
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