October’s Featured Title: The Story of the Curious Elf

October’s Featured Title is  by Joan C. Yingling!On a special night before Christmas, a small boy meets a lost, lonely elf who lets his curious nature get the best of him. Stranded and alone in an unfamiliar place, the elf doesn’t know if he’ll ever be able to find his way back home! Will he ever be able to get back to his family and friends in Santa’s workshop?We spoke with Lydia Conn, who published this new children’s book on behalf of her mother Joan, about what makes this book special, what it’s like going through the publishing process in honor … read more

Tips and Tricks to Finding Your Reviewers

You’re eagerly waiting for that five-star review to show up on your listing. But why wait? It can sometimes take a while for reviews to start rolling in, and you don’t want your listing to look empty until then. If you’re in this position, well, it’s go-time to find the reviewers yourself! Read some of our tips and ideas below to learn how to get the best reviews for your book.What Do Reviews Accomplish?About 95 percent of consumers consult online product reviews before purchasing their order. In other words, if you have good reviews, you’re more likely to make the … read more

October Book Releases

Pumpkins, apple cider, hayrides, and new books! These are just a few of the necessities to start off the new season. Come join us by checking out our October releases, and Happy Fall!Children’s BooksA Tale of Two PrincessesBy Rianna MatterPrincesses Jade and Jane came to their kingdom in very different ways. Their stories are unique, but they’re beautiful in their own ways, and both end in the same place—with a Queen and King who love them.Cloud MonstersBy Francine Piriano-DavilaJack is expecting to spend the day celebrating his little brother Charlie’s birthday, but the universe has something very different in store. … read more

September Featured Title: Lead Like a Pro

This month’s featured title is Lead Like a Pro: Effective Leadership Styles for Athletic Coaches by Dr. Matthew Raidbard!Drawing on over a decade spent as a college basketball coach and original research conducted on what leadership styles and behaviors help athletic coaches be successful, Lead Like a Pro provides the resources for coaches to transform leadership practice and reach their full potential. This book is for all leaders who want to gain insight into different leadership techniques and develop a strong leadership style that fits their personal values and beliefs.We chatted with Matthew about what leadership training looks like, what … read more

The Perfect Back-to-School Books to Kick off Learning

It’s that busy time of the year again—the time when your child swings their backpack over their shoulder and runs out the door to make the bus, when students greet new teachers and wave to their friends after a long summer apart. With the many disruptions of the past year, many parents may have been worried about their children falling behind in their reading level. In the classroom, teachers are still taking full advantage of isolated activities like solo reading time. So, as schools reopen, it seems there’s no better way for children to head back to the classroom than … read more

September Book Releases

It’s back to school time, and our September release day! Have your child head back to the classroom with a children’s book on brilliant scientists or a young adult novel about moving away from home. And for yourself, check out some of our adult titles on coaching leadership and the music industry!Children’s BooksAva and Abel Learn They Are AbleBy Jami Colgrave HarlandAva and Abel search for their special talents on their way home from school. Along the way, they meet children who already know their special abilities—some of which Ava and Abel may not have expected. Join Ava and Abel … read more

5 Ideas to Sell Your Books Fast

You’re ready to sell all your books in our warehouse as fast as possible, but you’re in a marketing rut. It happens to all of us, especially when it’s been a few years since the book’s release. But don’t fret because we laid out five marketing strategies to get you back on track! Read more below on relaunching your book, getting your audience excited, and selling the last of your copies in no time.A Sale!What better way to grab someone’s attention than a sale? Through your Mascot marketing contact, you can set up a promotional discount on your Mascot listing for … read more

August Featured Title: Life…According to Z

This August’s featured title is by mothasistah!What happens when your daughter introduces herself to you as your son? And he’s only seven years old? Life . . . According to Z is a “truth-tell” series revealing the painfully honest path of a maturing boy in the wrong body and his early life leading up to coming out as transgender. Z is a child who has the same hope ALL children do: to be accepted.We interviewed mothasistah about starting conversations involving the transgender experience at a young age, her journey as the parent of a transgender boy, what she hopes readers … read more

August Book Releases

Another Tuesday, another Release Day! Interested in mastering the early stages of parenting or reading about one woman’s journey emigrating to the US from Israel? What about a picture book helping children with OCD? We have it all! Jump into our new August reads below. Children’s BooksA Duck from Oregon Tries to Fly!By The DuckSometimes ducks fly. Sometimes ducks don’t. This Duck from Oregon recounts the thrilling tale of the day he attempted to take to the skies. A story of triumph in the face of adversity, this tale is inspiring to all ages.Amoya’s AccentBy Dahlia RichardsMoving to a new country … read more

Celebrating Denise L. Kaminsky’s 10 Years of Being an Author

In 2011, Mascot Author Denise L. Kaminsky published her first book without any expectations. Now, we’re celebrating Denise’s ten-year milestone as the author of seven books in the highly successful series!Read all about her writing stages, publishing process, and long journey of authorship in her guest post below.Ten years! Ten years! It has been ten years since I published my first children’s book with Mascot Books, , starring the ever-popular Penn State University mascot. It’s even harder to believe that it has been followed by six additional books — with the eighth book well on its way! After retiring from … read more