When It’s Smart Not to Sell Your Book on Amazon

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By Naren Aryal, CEO and Publisher of Mascot Books and Amplify PublishingCustomers love Amazon. The company started as an online marketplace for books, but it soon expanded into just about every product category, from A to Z, offering low prices and an incredibly efficient shopping and home delivery experience.At Mascot

Writer’s Tip: How To Make Compelling First Chapters

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By Jess Cohn

Everyone has had a favorite book that when they cracked open the spine, smoothed out the first page, and starting reading, they just couldn’t stop. The first chapter sucked them in and carried them all the way to

Roles at Mascot Books

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There are many names and faces here at Mascot Books and we are always growing. Today we wanted to share a closer look into all the various roles on our team and give more insight on the tasks and responsibilities of each one. Each position is unique and important to

Celebrating Pride Month!

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The month of June is Pride Month, and to celebrate we’re rounding up all of our favorite LGBTQ- themed titles! Check out the full list below!-By Doug ReynoldsAn Actual Family tells the story of Agatha, an otter adopted by two penguin dads who starts to question whether or not she

June 2019 Featured Title: Hart and Seoul

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By Michelle Webber Contributions by Marriya Schwarz Every month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is and 

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New Releases for June!

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By Nelia Dashiell Contributions by Kelly Foster Summer is finally here, and there’s no better time to pick up a great book! It’s time to celebrate our newest releases, and there’s something for everybody this June from a touching YA romance to a personal finance guide to a children’s book about a

May 2019 Featured Title: Swamp Diva

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By Emily Evans-MillerEvery month we feature a title we think really shines. This month’s featured title is by Brenda Farrington, available now!Why We Love Itis a tale like no other. From its unique illustration style courtesy of Penny Weber to the confidence that the bikini-clad reptilian protagonist exudes, we

New Releases for May!

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Ready for your new favorite read? Our new list of releases has everything from a sassy crocodile with confidence in droves to incredible insights into the future of artificial intelligence. Check out the full list below!May’s Featured Titleby Brenda FarringtonTourists travel from miles around to see the trendiest gator in

Illustrator Feature: Vanessa Alexandre

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By Emily Evans-MillerFreelancers are the backbone of the publishing world. We have an extensive network of freelance professionals who do fantastic work for our authors. This month, our featured freelance publishing professional is illustrator Vanessa Alexandre.How did you get in to illustrating books? What made you decide to pursue this

Celebrating Earth Day

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By Emily Evans-MillerHappy Earth Day! To celebrate our planet’s natural beauty and all the creatures who live here, we’re sharing a handful of our favorite nature-themed titles.Check out the full list below!By Melissa Rooney, Ph.D.This Dr. Seuss-inspired tale by Melissa Rooney follows one frog’s plight to escape its evaporating birth