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Jen Bilik: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

Steve Piersanti: Publishing Hero of the Week

Because it's Prospect Park's tenth anniversary, I've been thinking a lot about how I got here, and how my co-workers, authors, and I have navigated the many, many obstacles that make book publishing one of the most challenging businesses out…

7 Questions for a Bookseller: Maureen Palacios of Once Upon a Time

It's time for the second installment of our new series, Seven Questions for a Bookseller. We had a chat with Maureen Palacios, the vivacious owner of Once Upon a Time, a warm, welcoming, and longstanding children's bookstore (with books for…

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…

Four Great Gift Books for Fall

It may be 96 degrees here in Pasadena, but the kids heading back to school tell us that fall is in the air. And for us, fall means one thing: new books. Our upcoming roster of four fall titles range from a richly photographed German-Californian…

The Creative Author Event

Last night I was trolling through our increasingly full Google calendar and was struck by a couple of things: 1. Wow, we have amazing authors 2. Wow, we're really moving the needle on the author event It's the latter I want to address,…

A Little Love for Prospect Park Books

Woo-boy, it's a busy time of year here at Prospect Park Books. We're launching one great book after another, traveling up a storm, editing and designing a crop of fantastic new titles for the future, and in general not getting much sleep. We…

It's that time of year again...

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is here! {http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/} This Saturday and Sunday, the literary world turns its spotlight onto our sunny city for a weekend, and USC's campus will be overrun by…

Looking Ahead to New Titles

One of the challenges—and perks—of being a publisher is the way you have to jump around between past, present, and future. So as we're editing and launching our current books, we're look for opportunities to showcase our backlist books and…