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Unlikely warrior returns in action-packed fantasy series Good Morning America calls “terrific”

Independent Press Award winner releases anticipated Book 2 Farmington, CT – Emergency Room physician-turned-fantasy writer D.A. Mucci returns with the highly anticipated second book in his YA fantasy series: “Ignatius and The Battle at Dinas Affaraon” (September 2022, St. Bart’s Publishing). Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts heralded this fantasy adventure series as “just terrific,” and […]

Books Forward BFFs August Influencer Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter for our Books Forward Friends. This issue features highlights of our BFFs, fun titles available for review, and special opportunities for our friends. Download the August 2022 newsletter here!

An interview with August Thompson of The Ivy Bookshop

What’s your favorite area of your bookstore? Honestly the entire grounds outside. We’re so lucky to be situated on a few acres of land that we own, and I’m always directing new customers to check it out. I especially like this little secluded area, a bench surrounded by a grove of trees; it’s a lovely […]

Take your book promo to the next level with audio and video assets

You’ve got your ARCs in hand: They’re beautiful and you’ve taken approximately 1 million pictures to share across social media. You pull your phone out in every bookstore you visit to snap photos. Pictures are great, and they’re definitely easy to take and have on hand. But recognizing that audio and video assets exist can […]

An interview with Olivia Veveiros of Green Apple Books

1. What’s your favorite area of your bookstore? The zine section!!! (I am biased since I do curate them) It’s also conveniently tucked in a nook near the manga, DND books and graphic novels, which are all my favorite things to flip through on a slow day.  2. What’s the coolest book cover that you […]

Book pairings for Maggie Rogers songs

Nothing gets me quite in my feels like a great Maggie Rogers song, and I’ve loved everything I’ve heard off of her new album, Surrender, coming out July 29. To celebrate, we paired some books with our favorite songs! “I found myself when I was going everywhere” Back In My Body – This Time Tomorrow […]

Supernatural teen battles shapeshifters for cursed painting

“An eerie tone permeates the entire story, with even mundane events feeling off-kilter. The whole cast seems to have multiple personas, all tinged with darkness.” – Foreword Clarion Review Fan-favorite author returns with exciting ending; perfect for Halloween reading! Los Angeles, CA – An Amazon Editor’s pick in Science Fiction and Fantasy and praised by […]

Noted CBS political journalist Major Garrett partners with elections expert David Becker to combat “the big lie”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coming this fall is a revelatory account of the 2020 election — the most secure, verifiable, and transparent in American history — how it has been relentlessly attacked, and the heroes brave enough to defend our democracy against these assaults. “The Big Truth” (Sept. 20, Diversion Books) illuminates this crowning achievement in […]