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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…

We're Not Hiring Anymore

Note: This job has been filled; we had a phenomenal response, more than we could process, so please understand if you applied and have not heard back from us. Thanks to all who took the time to apply. Are you looking for an engaging,…

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…

Notes From a Cookbook Photo Shoot & Beyond

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to help out  at a photo shoot for our upcoming fall cookbook Who Wants Seconds? by caterer extraordinaire Jennie Cook. The book will be filled with Jennie’s whimsical illustrations as an avid visual journaler.…

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.…

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…