Tag: media alert

NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity  by Steve Silberman, which goes on sale next Tuesday (8/25) from Avery, is already making a big splash in the media. The cover of The New York Times Book Review this Sunday (8/23), which praises this remarkable book as “beautifully told, humanizing, important,” is just the start of the terrific line up.  Also of note:  a detailed and thorough article on Atlantic.com, an amazing Q & A with Carl Zimmer in this month’s WIRED magazine, a review in TIME magazine, a review in this week’s Economist, a fantastic interview with WBUR’s CommonHealth, amongst others. Additionally, over the next two weeks, Steve will be interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air, KQEDsForum, KERAs Think, WMACs Roundtable; reviews will be appearing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Chicago Tribune; and coverage will be all over the web on popular sites like Buzzfeed, Gizmodo, DailyBeast, Quartz, Salon and Slate. Want a sneak peek into the book? Take a few minutes to watch Steve Siberman’s TED Talk on ‘The Forgotten History of Autism’, which in just a few short weeks, has garnered 850,000 views.  Clearly this is a topic that is resonating with people everywhere. Both the TedTalk and NeuroTribes are incredibly eye opening.
Janice Kaplan’s The Gratitude Diaries went on sale from Dutton on Tuesday amidst a stellar media lineup that has been building momentum this summer.  After a terrific live interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s The Today Show, Kaplan spoke to a packed house at B&N’s Upper West Side. Watch the segment here. The Gratitude Diaries has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, More, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, People, Parade, Time, The Daily Beast, LinkedIn and many other outlets. With World Gratitude Day coming on September 21 and the holidays after that, there will be many more reasons to practice gratitude this fall.  
When veteran journalist Megan Feldman Bettencourt first interviewed the man who forgave the boy who murdered his only son, she never would have believed that his story of grace, resilience and forgiveness would lead her on the journey that would culminate in her debut book Triumph of the Heart: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World. Travelling across country and continent to not only learn what forgiveness is, but how it works, Megan’s life changed – and as readers it’s a fascinating tale to read. Both national and local media agree, with op-eds penned by Megan, along with Q&A interviews and reviews, to be published in The San Francisco Chronicle, Mind Body Green, Southwest Airlines Magazine, 5280 Magazine, Science of Mind Magazine. She will do local press where she is touring, including Denver, San Diego, and Albuquerque.  Book excerpts appeared in print and online at Psychology Today, Huffington Post and Salon next week.  Megan also did a 25-plus market radio tour, including nationally syndicated NPR and SiriusXM.  She will also be appearing on the PBS program, To the Contrary, in late August.
Mark your calendar with crayons: next Tuesday, August 18, a true children’s book publishing event will unfold when Philomel Books publishes The Day The Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, the highly-anticipated companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster picture book hit, The Day The Crayons Quit, featuring some of the most beloved characters the modern-day children’s book world: The Crayons! Earlier this week, Penguin Young Readers announced a philanthropic partnership with the Crayon Collection, an organization that gets gently used crayons into the hands of children in need. The partnership was detailed in a Publishers Weekly piece in and will be featured in the September issue of Redbook. Advance national media for The Day The Crayons Came Home included three starred reviews and Entertainment Weekly has deemed the book “highly anticipated (yes, even for adults).”  Look for upcoming coverage in The New York Times Book Review, BookPage,Instructor, and Parents Magazine, which will name it to their ‘Best Books of the Year’ list. Author Drew Daywalt will embark on a 15-city tour in September, including stops at the Decatur Book Festival and the Brooklyn Book Festival. A major motion picture adaptation ofThe Day The Crayons Quit is currently in development with Universal Pictures and Madhouse Entertainment.  

Everyone at Dutton has a little extra bounce in their step thanks to former Parade editor-in-chief and bestselling author Janice Kaplan’s memoir The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life. On sale August 18th, it’s already making waves: Bill O’Reilly urged viewers to read Kaplan’s book in his popular segment, Tip of the Day, on August 4th.

In an episode slated to air on August 14th, the tv hosts of CBS’s The Talk will discuss the book in a six-minute segment and Kaplan herself will be interviewed on NBC’s Today Show on August 18th. Print coverage includes  Time, Health, Good Housekeeping, Wall Street Journal, People, Vanity Fair, Redbook, and Parade

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On August 4th, Anil Ananthaswamy kicked off the stellar media lineup for his new book The Man Who Wasn’t There on NPR’s “Fresh Air” in a fascinating conversation with Terry Gross: http://n.pr/1KwOLpg  . During the interview, they discussed some of the bizarre cognitive conditions that distort ones notion of self, such as Cotard’s syndrome, body integrity identity disorder, and out of body experiences.

Upcoming coverage includes a first serial essay in Wall Street Journal, reviews in Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, and excerpts on The Daily Beast, BBC.com, and Business Insider. The book has also been featured in Popular Science, Discover, Science, New Scientist, and Nature. Anil will also be a guest on KQED’s “Tech Nation,” Publishers Weekly Radio, and National Geographic’s “Book Talk.”

Edward Tse and his book, China’s Disruptors, published by Portfolio  on July 14, had a great week of media, with coverage by CNBC: Closing Bell, Bloomberg Radio, and WNYC Radio. China’s Disruptors begins in September, 2014 when Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 billion in the world’s biggest-ever initial public offering.  Since then, millions of investors and managers worldwide have pondered a fundamental question: What’s really going on with the new wave of China’s disruptors?
If you’ve ever wondered how the French stay impossibly chic, The French Beauty Solution  gives you all of the tips and tricks to feel good while looking good. Mathilde Thomas, cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe, shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets that she learned while growing up in France. Any woman can use her tips to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. The media is just as obsessed with Mathilde’ s new book as they are with the Caudalíe products, and The French Beauty Solution  is being covered widely. For just a sampling, check out the coverage in The Los Angeles Times, VanityFair.com, Allure.com, Style.com,Time.com, New York Observer, StyleCaster, and Yahoo!. To get a gorgeous glimpse into everyone around the world reading The French Beauty Solution and using the tips they’ve learned, view the photos on Instagram, and the many tweets on Twitter.
Queen of the coloring book and #1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Basford revealed the cover for her upcoming new book, Lost Ocean (Penguin Books, 10/27), Tuesday on Instagram and Facebook. Both posts quickly received thousands of likes and hundreds of comments and shares. Facebook published Penguin’s announcement to their “Books on Facebook” page. Penguin marketing posted the same announcement to Penguin’s social media channels, using #LostOcean, and reached an estimated 295k Twitter accounts, and 526k total impressions. The online buzz from the cover reveal drove Lost Ocean up to the 101st ranking on Amazon by Wednesday morning. A free page fromLost Ocean  is available to download on Basford’s website. To get a sneak peek of the inky underwater adventure, click here.
Avery celebrates a terrific on-sale week to kick off a several-week tour for Jessica Fechtor, author of the incredibly moving Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home. Jessica was just 28 years old when a blood vessel in her brain burst while she was exercising on a treadmill. She describes what happened in her new book that’s two parts memoir and one part cookbook. When thinking about how to tell her story of this traumatic brain injury, Jessica couldn’t fathom telling her story of trauma without talking about food. The media is eating this book up (pun intended), with terrific coverage in the New York Post, Village Voice, Orangette, Bustle, Tablet, San Jose Mercury News, Food52, as well as WBUR Radio Boston, WNPR’s Colin McEnroe Show, WNYC’s Leonard Lopate, and much more. Jessica also had a packed house for her launch event at Brooklyn’s BookCourt Wednesday night, where she discussed the book with Wall Street Journal reporter Bari Weiss, while guests snacked on treats from the book. Jessica is traveling with her baked goods for great events to come over the next few weeks, hitting Boston, Columbus, Cleveland, Seattle (in conversation with Molly Wizenberg), and San Francisco.