One in five Americans listens to audiobooks, with those numbers increasing significantly during the pandemic. Audiobook consumers listen to relax, to be entertained, to escape, and to learn new things. Families listen together on car trips. People listen while working out, doing nothing, taking a quiet walk, cleaning the house.Read more
Summer is just around the corner and people are thinking about and planning road trips. Help them get even more inspired with these classic and contemporary narratives that involve road trips.Read more
In May, Americans pay tribute to generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success. At no time have these Americans needed to see the country acknowledge and celebrate the rich heritages thousands of years old and the people who have shaped United States history.
Asian-Americans are the nation’s fastest-growing racial group, and for the last year have suffered considerably in an ever-present racist atmosphere. Encourage booksellers to show their support more than ever with a variety of ideas for promotion during this holiday.Read more
“On June 19, 1865, Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. That day came more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. While the holiday was informally commemorated in later years, Texas became the first state to make it a state holiday in 1980. Last year, numerous states, cities and colleges across the US moved to recognize it as an official holiday.” (CNN)
As more companies designate Juneteenth an official work holiday, and the work of racial reckoning is at the forefront of our national priorities, Juneteenth becomes a more recognized historical celebration. Help booksellers help their customers understand this holiday with fiction and non-fiction that shines a light on the past and present.
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With more people vaccinated and public places reopening, Covid-isolated readers are likely to be out and about in the summer of ’21. They’ll be looking for relaxation and fun, and PRH titles will be perfect companions, whether at the beach or relaxing on the back porch.Read more
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world, providing readers with a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Here are titles on the Penguin Classics lists by African-American writers.Read more
One of our favorite holiday sales bumps is upon us, and this year we have the usual Mother’s Day classics plus an amazing list of recent and current bestselling titles ideal for promotions. There truly is a gift for every mother on this list. Examples are below and to seethe complete list: On the BacklistRead more
Coming to Apple TV Plus in the fall of 2021, the adaptation of Asimov’s FOUNDATION series is described by TechRadar as “unquestionably one of the most high-profile original shows coming to the Apple TV Plus streaming service.”Read more
Turn the tassels and toss your caps in the air—graduation season is approaching! Celebrate the achievements of hard-working students everywhere with this collection of PRH and distributed client titles perfectly suited for graduation gifts.Read more
Although many think of St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) as a day of parading and imbibing, St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. To commemorate this holiday, bookstores and libraries may choose to focus on the wealth of exceptional writing by Irish writers, or books set in the country.Read more
New York Times-bestselling author Sharon Kay Penman was one of the foremost writers of historical fiction. She passed away peacefully after a brief illness on January 22, 2021. Penman is the author of eleven historical novels most recently The Land Beyond the Sea (2020) and four medieval mysteries featuring Justin de Quincy, one of Sharon’s favorite characters. The Queen’s Man (1996) was a finalist for an Edgar Award for the year’s best mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.Read more
Over five decades after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death, American society is still working towards the dream that he envisioned. These ten essential books shed light on these decades after Dr. King’s life, the Civil Rights movement, and show how his legacy has shaped the past half-century. These titles share the experiences of activists, lawyers, and journalists about the ongoing and necessary work towards racial equality. (Courtesy PRH.com)Read more