Happy Valentine's Day, Spider!

Although diamonds, chocolates, and roses are the order of most Valentine’s Days, this year I’m thinking about the very special creatures who receive love letters in our children’s book, Vulture Verses: flies, snakes, mosquitoes, and,…

Books We Love

Books We Love: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg Nearing the end of my undergraduate career a few years ago, I attended a conversation at UCLA’s great Hammer Museum between the biographer A. Scott Berg and Mona Simpson,…

9 Tips for a Successful Author Event

While you might be in the process of writing your book and haven’t gotten to the stage of publishing, let alone promoting, it, it’s important to think creatively about bookstore events and author readings from the get-go. (I thought this…

Lance Armstrong, #DOPRAH, and Publishing

I think about Lance Armstrong a lot. It all began with a chance television viewing of the Tour de France set to the mellifluous tones of broadcasters Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen during one of the many dog days of a Los Angeles summer.…

Food52 Picks Little Flower for the Piglet

It's not just the college-sports world that looks to bracket tournaments this time of year. In the cookbook world, February Madness means one thing: the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks, run by the prestigious blog Food52.com. The round of…

A Big New Year for a Small Publisher

Oh my, 2012 was a busy year at Prospect Park Books. And all that activity was laying the foundation for what we think is a very exciting 2013. The most visible evidence of our growth is this new site. Thanks to David Gordon of Ashland Websites…

Just Because

Understand that we're not in a position to bash Amazon. And we're not about to. Amazon sells a lot of our books, and we need those sales to pay the bills. Furthermore, we understand that it's a wonderful resource for many people, particularly…