October 2022 New Releases

As October begins, we are welcoming many new titles from three different imprints—Mascot Books, Mascot Kids, and Subplot Publishing. With a wide variety of books to choose from, it might be time to cozy up and add these books to your autumn “TBR” list. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on our latest releases!A Knock on the Door is the exciting October release from our newest imprint for contemporary fiction, Subplot Publishing! When the protagonist’s husband dies in a tragic accident, her life is turned upside down. What unfolds is a thrilling investigation that leads to one of the … read more

September 2022 New Releases

We are proud to announce the newest books from our

Our nonfiction Mascot Books titles this month are all prepared to offer you great advice. Whether you need help processing emotions, improving your business acumen, or eating healthier, these books will help you live a happier and more fulfilled life.     Meanwhile, our fiction Mascot Books release this September takes readers on an exciting adventure to fight a powerful evil force. Don’t miss this rousing, action-packed novel! Our latest children’s books feature characters who are daring, loving, helpful, and confident—each sharing life experiences and lessons with young readers in an age-appropriate

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Announcing Our Next Chapter

In 2003, Mascot Books began with the publication of a single book about the Virginia Tech mascot written by our CEO, Naren Aryal. Since then, we have worked with thousands of authors to publish books across a variety of genres, from novels to memoirs to cookbooks to picture books. We’re proud of our work over the last two decades and of our company’s growth. Today, we’re thrilled to share the exciting next chapter in our story: we have rebranded to , , , , and ; and established ourselves as a leading independent hybrid publisher. Though our company name might … read more

August 2022 New Releases

We are happy to announce the newest titles from our

Our Mascot Books title this month is one of overcoming obstacles and persistence. Twenty-five years before Jackie Robinson, Spottswood Poles was poised to be “the one” who shattered baseball’s color barrier. But, WWI and racism in America denied him this dream. The new book by local Northern Virginia celebrity Wayde Byard is the story of Poles’s life before the War as a baseball player and after as a mentor, leader, and entrepreneur. This month’s new releases for children cover topics such as self-confidence, inclusivity, and imagination, in addition to teaching children

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July 2022 New Releases

Readers of our blog will remember that last month’s new releases touched on themes of introspection and nostalgia. This month, our new titles continue on that path and focus on meaningful reflection. Whether on the past, relationships, world choice, or actions, the midway point of 2022 is the perfect time for contemplation. As always, please leave us comments below or review this month’s books on your favorite platform; we love to hear from readers, and our authors do too! from Amplify Publishing. Written by former Aurora, Illinois, police chief Kristen Ziman, this captivating memoir shares details of Kristen’s life and upbringing, … read more

What Our Staff is Reading in June

There’s nothing everyone loves more than finding a good book to read on your porch, the beach, or even your couch in the summer. And our staff is no exception. Everyone has been busy diving into new books outside of office hours, and this month we are sharing not only what we are reading but also some of our thoughts on our choices. Our CEO, Naren, is currently reading by Jon Taffer. Taffer believes the key to a happy workplace is to embrace conflict and give it purpose. Though we consider our office to be a constructive and supportive environment, … read more

June 2022 New Releases

Often, our new releases find a serendipitous harmony. This month, many of our latest books revolve around introspection and reflection. Whether it is parents teaching their children about loss and sharing nostalgia for the past, or adults meditating on life or financial concerns—with so much going on in the world, everyone needs to step back and look inward once in a while. Take a moment now to explore our June releases. As always, please leave us comments or reviews of this month’s books; we love to hear from readers, and our authors do too! by Eleanor Blayney and Marjorie L. Fox … read more

A Knock on the Door Excerpt

We are thrilled to share a sneak preview of the latest page turner from (coming October 2022) tells the story of Lori Crawford, a small town journalist whose world is turned upside down by the death of her husband, Jack. After twenty-five years of marriage, she thought the rest of her life would be spent in an uncomplicated, happy life. But just as Lori feels she’s coming out on the other side of her grief, Jack’s former assistant, Rita Johnson, discovers information that convinces Lori that Jack was murdered.The two women vow to bring the perpetrator to justice, but time … read more

What Our Staff is Reading

It has been a busy month for our staff as we continue to evaluate submissions, edit manuscripts, and market our incredible books. However, that work has not kept everyone from reading some incredible, thought-provoking books in their free time. Our CEO, Naren, is continuing to expand his knowledge of the nonfiction space by diving into the bestseller Ben deemed last month “Athletic April” and spent his time reading Julia is reading Caitie is reading The Woman Outside My Door by Rachel RyanFrancys is reading The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila HarrisKristin is reading The Final Girl Support … read more

May 2022 New Releases

For many, May is a period of renewal and taking things slowly—when it isn’t quite summer yet, but you’re feeling the warmth of spring. The books below will keep readers occupied, entertained, and learning throughout the month and into the summertime. As always, please leave us comments or reviews of this month’s books; we love to hear from readers, and our authors do too! , health plan expert Marc S. Ryan outlines how to navigate this complicated system and offers pathways to reform for our seemingly broken healthcare system. 

The Healthcare Labyrinth by Marc S. Ryan by Dr. Steven J. Cyr. Available May … read more