Ask the Authors: National Reading Month

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By Emily Evans-MillerMarch is National Reading Month, kicked off by Dr. Seuss’ birthday on the 2nd. In honor of such an important month for book lovers nationwide, we’ve decided to take it back to the titles that started our love for reading. Our staff has talked a lot about I

March 2019 Featured Title: Line Change

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by Matt Brown with Todd Civin, releasing March 12th!Why We Love ItLife can change in an instant—and no one knows that better than Matt Brown. His incredible story of courage, resilience, and overcoming

New Releases for March

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Happy March! With over forty new titles releasing this month, we know there’s something you’ll love. Perhaps you’re looking for an inspirational sports memoir, a new fiction title to sink your teeth into, or even an adorable new tale for the kids.Check out our full list of titles releasing this

Illustrator Feature: David Gnass

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By Emily Evans-MillerHere at Mascot, we think it’s high time to recognize the unsung heroes of the publishing community: illustrators and editors. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is illustrator David Gnass.How did you

Important Terms to Know When Publishing Your Book

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By Emily Evans-MillerPublishing a book for the first time can feel like being thrown into the deep end without a life jacket. From the deadlines to the industry-specific terms, it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. To help combat confusion, we’re outlining some key terms and concepts you’ll hear as

February 2019 Featured Title: Dads Know Best

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by John Luzzi and Don Miggs, releasing today, February 12th!Why We Love ItSo many guides for expecting parents give a rose-tinted view of parenthood: how cute your child will be, how magical every

Honoring Black History Month

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By Emily Evans-MillerHere at Mascot Books, we’re proud to share the stories of a diverse set of authors, characters, and situations—it’s what makes publishing stronger. In honor of Black History Month, we’re sharing some of our books either written by by African American authors or featuring black characters. Check out

New Releases for February

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Happy February! Love is in the air this month, why not fall in love with a new book? From a travel memoir that crosses continents, to a hometown political scandal, with plenty of adorable children’s picture books, there’s sure to be something that captures your heart.Our full list of releases

2019 Staff Resolutions

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By Emily Evans-MillerLike many people, the staff at Mascot Books made New Year’s resolutions to kick off 2019 the right way. As we near the end of January, now is the time when everyone abandons their goals in favor of the status quo. So, to hold ourselves accountable (and maybe

When Should I Publish My Book?

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By Emily Evans-MillerWith contributions by Michelle Webber and Kristin PerryPlanning your release date (also called the publication date) can be tricky, especially for first-time authors. The publishing process is never set in stone, and there are plenty of internal factors to consider. But external factors–like retail pitching and buy calendars