February 23rd, 2009

Baboon Metaphysics or Strip and Knit - Which would you vote for?

- Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy Dorothy L Cheney and Robert M Seyfarth (University of Chicago Press)
- Curbside Consultation of the Colon by Brooks D Cash (SLACK Incorporated)
- The Large Sieve and its Applications by Emmanuel Kowalski (Cambridge University Press)
- Strip and Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski (C&T)
- Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring by Lietai Yang (Woodhead)
- The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Professor Philip M Parker (Icon Group International)

They are all contenders for the Bookseller magazine's annual Diagram prize for oddest title.

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Sweet review for Say the Word

So in an effort to find a PW review of Torched, I like to pop over to Publishers Weekly's web site on Monday mornings. No luck yet - but look what I did find today! A review of Say the Word by our very own Jeannine Garsee or onegrapeshy. "Garsee's (Before, After, and Somebody in Between) second novel hits the ground running and doesn't let up. .. Garsee presents a compelling portrait of a young woman growing up and coping with an overwhelming array of problems."



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Unique approach to marketing Coraline

I’m interested in everything about Coraline, because it was filmed here, bankrolled by our state’s richest man (Nike’s Phil Knight, who once helped balance the entire state’s budget by selling some stocks and paying taxes), and it is based on a book I read to Teen when she was Kid.

AdAge had an interesting article on how they marketed Coraline using "pinwheel marketing -- niche promotion and publicity working in concert with traditional Hollywood movie marketing. Wieden identified some 15 niche demographic "spokes," then set about courting the knitting aficionados, comic-book geeks, collectibles mavens, emo rockers, crafts makers and casual gamers that would help "Coraline" open to $7 million more than Focus initially projected for its first weekend.”

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