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Press Release: SE-YA The Big Payback

Press Release: SE-YA The Big Payback

SE-YA is participating in The Big Payback in May, and hopefully we'll have tons of donations and support for the festival! We'd like to ask you to support the festival and help us grow in 2017. The best part about The Big Payback is that even if you can only donate $5, it...
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Press Release: IBBY Announces Award Winners

Press Release: IBBY Announces Award Winners




IBBY Announces Winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award #IBBYHCA16 Raab Associates 4 April 2016   Patricia Aldana, Chair of the jury for the Hans Christian Andersen Award of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) today announced the winners of the 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award considered...
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Press Release: DC Comics to YA Novels

Press Release: DC Comics to YA Novels
  RANDOM HOUSE TO PUBLISH OFFICIAL YA NOVELS BASED ON FOUR DC COMICS SUPER HERO ICONS, BY FOUR BESTSELLING AUTHORS   Wonder Woman™, Batman™, Catwoman™,  and  Superman™  novels to release beginning in  2017    New York, NY,  March 31, 2016 —Random House Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House...
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Press Release: Biscuit Celebrates 20 Years

Press Release: Biscuit Celebrates 20 Years

HarperCollins Children’s Books Celebrates Biscuit’s 20 th Anniversary   “Dear Alyssa Satin Capucilli, I think you should write a Biscuit book called, Biscuit Learns How to Read. Biscuit books are easy for me to read but that’s what makes reading fun.” — Cami, an avid Biscuit fan   New York, NY...
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Press Release: The Tanglelows by Greg McGoon

Press Release: The Tanglelows by Greg McGoon
NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK   “ THE TANGLELOWS ” FROM AUTHOR  GREG McGOON   CREATOR OF THE GROUNDBREAKING FAIRY TALE  “THE ROYAL HEART” NOW AVAILABLE FROM  PELEKINESIS PUBLISHING GROUP   “A great family read. Stimulates rich discussion and serves as a useful tool.”  –  Dr. Mary Baker-Ericzén ,  Child and Adolescent Services...
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Press Release: RT Booklover's Convention--Teen Day

Press Release: RT Booklover's Convention--Teen Day




     
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Ebook Promo: The Jericho River

Ebook Promo: The Jericho River

  Limited Time $1.99 Discount, The Jericho River   From March 12 to March 19, 2016, Winifred Press is offering $1.99 e­book copies of The Jericho River, A Novel About the History of Western Civilization , by David W. Tollen!     A fantasy novel that’s also a history, The Jericho...
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Press Release--New Book Label & Book Series Launch

Press Release--New Book Label & Book Series Launch
  Former BIG TIME RUSH Manager Michael Cammarata Announces Book Label Launch and Flagship Book Series Release Random Occurrence Books releases ‘Ascension: The Indigo Project’ NEW YORK, NY ( March 9, 2016 ) – Michael Cammarata is thrilled to announce the launch of his publishing company, RO Books, and his new...
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SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

SOUTHERN GOTHIC Press Release

TEEN DETECTIVE POISED TO BRING TEENS TO ART MUSEUMS --AND TO BENDEL’S, BLOOMINGDALES AND CLARINS COSMETICS     Bringing young children to an art museum is easy -- parents just decide to take them along. Expecting teens to go is another story. But current museum initiatives are looking to change all...
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Random House Press Release: New YA Trilogy from Brian Sanderson

Random House Press Release: New YA Trilogy from Brian Sanderson
DELACORTE PRESS ACQUIRES NEW YOUNG ADULT TRILOGY FROM   #1  NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRANDON SANDERSON The First Novel in the Planned APOCALYPSE GUARD Trilogy to Publish in Spring 2018 New York, NY ( March 1, 2016 ) —Delacorte Press has acquired a new YA series from the #1  New...
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