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Spark Joy Book Excerpt from Marie Kondo

Ideal for anyone who wants a home—and a life—that sparks joy, this illustrated manual guides readers through the process of decluttering and organizing their homes. Kondo is a professional cleaning consultant with a three-month waiting list. Inspired by the Japanese book Throw-Out Skills and a lifelong love of all things house and home, she began her study of the art of cleaning, established her consulting business, and founded the KonMari Method. She is also the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  


A Stunning Picture Book Debut

In the spirit of Goodnight Moon and The Curious Garden, comes a stunning debut picture book filled with whimsy and creativity from brothers Terry and Eric Fan. With breathtaking illustrations and spare, sweet text, this masterpiece about enjoying the beauty of nature is sure to become an instant classic. 


Fun for the Kids: Surf’s Up Excerpt

The dynamic duo of Newbery Medal Winner Alexander (The Crossover) and talented illustrator Miyares (Pardon Me!) have joined forces to give little readers a wild ride. Bro and Dude have very different ideas about how to spend the day at the beach. But as Bro continues to gasp and cheer as he reads his book (Moby Dick), Dude can't help but get curious. Before you can shout “Surf's up!” both frogs are sharing the same adventure, that is, until they get to the beach. 


4 Things You Need to Know Before Self-Publishing

Before the digital age, authors only had a few options to choose from to get manuscripts published. Traditionally, an author would have to invest with a publishing company and vanity press. This could cost thousands of dollars. Thanks to advances in publishing technology, authors can now DIY. Self-publishing is a great way to save money, get your book out there, and start making sales fast. However, there are a few things you need to know before you dive in. 


Spring Arbor Wire Bibles and Devotionals Edition: 2016 Must-Haves

This month’s video is brought you by the Spring Arbor Wire: Bibles and Devotionals Edition. Melissa and Gail discuss upcoming Christian titles that examine the book of Psalms and helpful ways to use your bible and devotionals to start your day. Watch as they review The Songs of Jesus by Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller, ESV Journaling Bible from Crossway Good News Books, Jesus Calling Morning and Evening by Sarah Young, and the KJVER Sword Study Bible from Witaker House.  


Why Does Metadata Matter?

Most publishers understand the essentials of what metadata is, but do not truly understand just how useful it is to boosting your sales. If you're not using metadata to its fullest extent, you're missing out on a huge opportunity. 


Ingram Wire Romance Edition: Must-Reads

This month’s video is brought to you by the Ingram Wire: Romance Edition. Romance novel readers Gail and Stephanie discuss their four must-read romance novels: Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase, The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich, The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons, and The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery