We are pleased to announce a very exciting side project that we are working on: 12-word, needle-felted versions of each of three original Star Wars movies (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). The three books will be published by Chronicle Books in spring 2015. We’re having a blast doing them and can’t wait until they come out. Don’t worry, we’re still going to do more Cozy Classics!
Holman and Jack do their first joint TV interview, thanks in large part to the wonders of technology. With Holman live in studio in Vancouver, and Jack at home in New York (connected via Skype), they appeared on Shaw TV’s The Rush, hosted by the fabulous Fiona Forbes. Watch to the end of the segment and find out what book project Holman and Jack are working on next (don’t worry, there will be more Cozy Classics to come, too!).
I had the great privilege of attending the American Booksellers Association’s 9th annual Winter Institute (WI9) this past Thursday. When I stepped into the Grand Ballroom at the Westin in Seattle, the wonderful sign and big stack of Cozy Classics: Emma shown above awaited me. For an hour-and-a-half, I was happily inundated with eager signature-seekers. It was a thrill for me to meet so many wonderful independent booksellers from across the United States (and a few from Canada), many of whom raved about our series and told me that they loved selling Cozy Classics.
After the Author Reception, I was invited to dinner at the wonderful Mediterranean restaurant Andaluca with Ingram reps Gary Lothian and Eileen Golinski, as well as some VIP booksellers from The Maine Coast Book Shop Cafe in Damariscotta, Maine and Powell’s Books, with multiple locations in Portland, Oregon. It was a great time had by all. A big thanks to Gary, Eileen, and Ingram Publisher Services for their first-rate hospitality!
With any luck, I’ll be seeing everyone again in Asheville, North Carolina for WI10! Maybe I’ll bring Jack along, too!
If you’re going to the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Conference in Seattle this week, come meet Holman and get a copy of Cozy Classics signed from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 23 at the Authors Reception and ABFFE Silent Auction for Free Speech in Children’s Books!
Remember, always support your independent booksellers!
Jack was back in Vancouver over the holiday break from New York and he and Holman had a chance to work on their next book. Here’s Holman shooting in the snow up on Cypress Mountain. Hmmm, just what could this new title be?
It has been recently brought to our attention by astute readers that there is a printing error on the back of a recent edition of Cozy Classics: Pride and Prejudice. As you can see from the picture below, the synopsis on the back of the book is actually the description for Emma. This error affects the third printing of Pride and Prejudice, and the publisher is rushing to re-print books to correct the error. Also, the publisher is preparing stickers with the correct description for books already distributed and sold. If you have bought a copy with a printing error and would like a sticker or two, please write to [email protected] with your name and address.
Hey, maybe the books with the printing error will become collectors items, like the Inverted Jenny US postage stamp from 1918!
The wonderful book blog Gimme Some Reads has just posted a Cozy Classics Artist Interview and Giveaway. The interview is perhaps our most extensive one yet, and has lots of behind-the-scenes photos. Enter for your chance to win a set of Cozy Jane Austen prints!
Last weekend, Holman had the pleasure of speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of about 50 members and guests of the Jane Austen Society of North America – Vancouver Chapter. With the upcoming release of Cozy Classics: Emma, it was the perfect time to speak to a group of die-hard Jane-ites! Holman presented for 90 minutes, discussing the origins of the series, their needle-felting techniques, and the media controversy which has arisen with respect to the new trend of “literature for babies”. The audience had questions galore, and it was a wonderfully interactive session. After the presentation, Holman took time out to sign a few books, and also enjoyed a potluck lunch with the Jane-ites. Thanks, JASNA Vancouver!
Cozy Classics: Jane Eyre is now shipping across North America, and hopefully around the world, too! Our other fall 2013 releases, Emma and Oliver Twist, will be available soon. Our library of Cozy Classics grows, and here’s a picture of the collection. The spines look wonderful together, thanks to the beautiful work of our book designer Sara Gillingham.
Last week’s A1 article in the New York Times was repackaged for The Oregonian today, with prominent use of Cozy Classics‘ art! We’re thrilled that we’re getting known in the Beaver State! Read the full Oregonian article here.