Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Publishers rock too!


We've talked a lot here about our love for local authors and illustrators--after all, Decatur is chock full of them. Well, last week we had two local folks in signing their book. The book is The Monster Who Did My Math, written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Bill Mayer.

Both guys are great, and they had a tremendous turnout. So great a turnout, that the book is a top seller of ours for the whole month of November! Lots of folks came in, excited to see Danny and Bill, and excited to see the book.

How did that happen? Who made that happen? Why, the publisher, of course! Our very own Atlanta-based Peachtree Publishers. They did a great job of putting the word out about the book signing, and drummed up lots of local support for Danny and Bill.

They publish other great books too-- like Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy. And in just a couple of weeks (on December 8, to be precise) we're hosting a book signing by her!

So, in all our talk of great authors and great illustrators and the fantastic books they create, let's not forget the people who make it all possible: the publishers. Especially the publishers who are dedicated to taking a chance on quality books that otherwise might be missed.

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