With the holidays approaching it’s a great plan to target fans of particular genres with gift books ideal for their interests. Beyond an Albert Einstein action figure, here are top popular science titles for aficionados of the category.Read more
Users have been requesting collections of top titles from our major distributed clients. PRH Publisher Services is a world-class distributor of major and valuable publishing imprints beyond our own outstanding imprints.
Top-selling backlist from many of these external imprints has been collected here, with more to come over the next several weeks.Read more
Since his time in the White House, former President Barack Obama has been sharing his favorite reads from the previous months. Here are his most recent PRH and distributed client title recommendations spanning everything from the most talked-about novels, insightful nonfiction, and everything in between.Read more
The “Festival of Lights,” one of Judaism’s special events though not a biblical holiday, takes place in 2021 from sundown 11/28 – sundown 12/6. The eight-day celebration commemorates a Jewish victory in the second century B.C. over Greek-Syrian oppressors who sought to force the Jewish community to assimilate. It is NOT the “Jewish Christmas,” though there are some similarities. Both holidays celebrate light during a season of darkness, with symbolic candle lighting either from the branches of trees or from a menorah. Both Hanukkah and Christmas are shaped around messages of hope and miracles, a time of wonder meant to bring families together.Read more
The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story will be published by One World Books on 11/16/19, offering a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present and a dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism.
In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This is sometimes referred to as the country’s original sin, but it is more than that: It is the source of so much that still defines the United States.Read more
For devoted music fan or pop culture buffs in bookstores, stock and promote the best backlist music books. Music books covering many genres (rock, K-pop, country, punk, hip-hop and more) and formats (from memoirs and biographies to cultural essays and songwriter guides), so there’s something for everyone.Read more
America’s longest war is nearing its end, with a loss to the enemy it defeated in Afghanistan nearly 20 years ago, shock that the government and military it supported collapsed so quickly and [chaotically in] eleventh-hour evacuation [there].
And now, the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington will be marked with the Taliban back in power. (Reuters)
To see this list on Edelweiss, click here.Read more
November is Native American Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the general public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges. (NCAI.org)Read more
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by mental illness each year. It’s important to measure how common mental illness is, so we can understand its physical, social and financial impact — and so we can show that no one is alone. These numbers are also powerful tools for raising public awareness, stigma-busting and advocating for better health care. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)Read more
Although across the country there are different foraging seasons, sales of books about mushrooms see the most significant increases in stores and online in September. The PRH list includes a select of titles about hunting, identifying, cooking, use as pharmaceuticals, and other compelling titles.
Ensure that stores are well-stocked with mycology titles for September so they can make sure they’re available when consumers are looking. Great time for promotions too!Read more
Over the past two decades, Americans have experienced a significant evolution in their understanding and cultural acceptance of transgender people.
Consequently, media coverage of trans issues has moved beyond simplistic political dichotomies and toward more fully realized representations, not only of the diversity of the trans community, but also of trans people’s lives, their families, and their fundamental inclusion in the fabric of American society. Today, transgender people’s stories are more likely to be told in the same way as others — with fairness, integrity, and respect. (glaad.org)Read more
Between 9/15 and 10/15, we celebrate the history and countless contributions that Latinos have made to the US over the years. This month we also honor the cultural richness of Hispanics from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.Read more