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Minimalist photobook highlights visual purity of architecture and nature

Proceeds from book sales to benefit the Breast Cancer Alliance Charity Ellicott City, MD–A journey through the innovative photography of G.B. Smith, the book “Pathways” (G Editions LLC, Nov. 7, 2023) features select photos from many of Smith’s current collections, including several of his recent multi-award winning images. The curation represents the broad spectrum of […]

Picture book highlights Jewish-Muslim interfaith friendship

In this touching new story, a Muslim boy takes care of a beloved garden for his Jewish friend who is forced to flee Morocco during WWII BOSTON, MA – Based on a true story, Bridget Hodder and Fawzia Gilani-Williams’ new picture book, “The Promise,” highlights the love that unites a Jewish and Muslim boy during […]

Books Forward BFFs June 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 June 2023 newsletter here!

Six fantasy books that take place at sea for National Ocean Day

We’re celebrating National Ocean Day on June 8! This is a great day to celebrate the biggest mass of water on this planet and what better way to do it than to immerse yourself in books that take place at sea. Here’s a few of our favorite fantasy books that take place in this beautiful […]

June Authors Forward Interview with Sid Balman Jr. and James Wade

Welcome to our Authors Forward series, where our innovative and talented Books Forward authors interview other great, forward-thinking voices in the industry. June Authors Forward Interview with Sid Balman Jr. and James Wade James Wade lives and writes in the Texas Hill Country with his wife and daughter. He is the author of River, Sing […]

LGBTQ+ reads to celebrate this Pride Month 

It’s Pride Month and we reached out to some of our favorite queer influencers to give us some recommendations written by LGBTQ+ authors! Read and support queer authors this June and beyond to celebrate the beautiful, unique myriad experiences of all queer people.  As a queer woman myself, I also wanted to throw in a […]

Period mystery tantalizingly reimagines Dickens’ death

A thrilling tale of secrets hidden in the literary legend’s half-finished manuscript SPRINGFIELD, VA – Death strikes England’s foremost novelist Charles Dickens, his latest tale only half told. Was he murdered because someone feared a ruinous revelation? Or was it revenge for some past misdeed? Set in the Kent countryside and London slums of 1870, […]

Happy National Best Friends Day! Reviews from our Books Forward Friends

June 8 is National Best Friends Day, and here at Books Forward, we’ve got the best friends around! Our Books Forward Friends support the ever-expanding network of fellow book lovers and changemakers. And we’re highlighting some of our BFFs with reviews they’ve recently shared on social media! @caseythereader The Lies of the Ajungo by Moses […]

Feminist detective dances with murder and adultery in Christie-style ballerina mystery

Award-winning YA author debuts first adult police procedural LOUISVILLE, KY – The curtain rises on a  new murder mystery from award-winning author of Deadly Setup and Leisha’s Song. Lynn Slaughter’s Missed Cue (Aug 8, 2023, Melange Books) finds Lieutenant Cailtin O’Connor in a theatrical mess when a prima ballerina fails to awaken during the final […]

Tips for scheduling school visits

A good option for YA and children’s authors, school visits are a perfect way for you to reach your audience directly, while meeting the influential teachers and librarians who purchase books for classrooms.  Prepare We’ll be honest, scheduling these visits can be tricky. Schools are often hesitant (at best!) to allow self-published or indie authors […]