7 Questions for a Bookseller: Darryl Holter of Chevalier’s Books

This week, we tracked down Darryl Holter, one of the new owners of Chevalier’s Books, a 76-year-old literary haven on Larchmont in Los Angeles, to learn a little more about him and the bookstore. The CEO of the Shammas Group, an LA real-estate…

Dude Books for Dad

It's a problem for the ages, returning every year and so challenging to address: What to get Dad for Father's Day? Problem: solved. These two books, together or singly, are sure-fire Dad-pleasers: Plus One Brand-new in paperback, this smart…

Our Grand Sayonara Slam Winner

For the release of Naomi Hirahara's latest Mas Arai mystery, Sayonara Slam, we held a grand slam giveaway that included two loge level Dodger tickets (+parking). It is with great pleasure to announce the winner *drumroll* Tori Leon! Tori entered the…

A Grand Slam Dodgers Giveaway for Sayonara Slam

The team at Prospect Park is so excited that it's baseball season again (Go Dodgers!) and even more excited to be launching the latest mystery by Naomi Hirahara, Sayonara Slam. This latest installment of her Mas Arai series takes place…

It's Time for the LA Times Festival of Books

Spring is suddenly here, and with it brings the return of the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the city's great annual book party, a 48-hour-plus cornucopia of readings, conversations, performances, parties, cooking demonstrations, and…

Talking Publishing with Caroline Leavitt

Caroline Leavitt is a literary ball o' fire. She's a talented and successful novelist, no stranger to the New York Times bestseller list. She's a much-sought-after manuscript editor and much-in-demand teacher of the art of novel writing. And…

Making the 2015 "Best" Lists

We're more than proud of the eleven books we published in 2015—each has won acclaim, and each has been a success, which is not the norm in any annual slate of titles (this is a tough business). A few of these titles are getting a little extra…

The Return of Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Few publishing projects have brought us more in-office fun than Jennifer Worick's Things I Want to Punch in the Face, which we first published in 2012. Not only is Jen, a publishing whiz with more than 25 books to her name and a successful consulting…

No Rest for PPB's Authors!

As spring barrels toward summer, Prospect Park's authors are racing hither and thither in support of their wonderful books—so much so that we can barely keep up with them. Associate publisher Patty O'Sullivan tried her best to keep up in…

Booklist Throws the Book at PPB

Publisher Colleen Dunn Bates got arrested by Booklist Magazine yesterday. Learn more about the arraignment and charges right here.