Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sourcebooks, Inc Update!

By Danielle

Here’s a little rundown of the exciting things happening with Sourcebooks, Inc. as a whole! October and November have been incredibly busy, and we’ve had a lot of fun, so I wanted to share with everyone what our “parent” company has been up to!

First of all—we have an updated LOGO! What do you think? I rather like it, think it’s fresh and quite clever:

For the romance ladies of Sourcebooks Casablanca, your reprints and future books will now have a lovely lavender lightbulb:

As for Sourcebooks Landmark (the Austen sequels, historical fiction, women’s fiction), you get to be a beautiful blue:

In some VERY exciting Casa new, our very own Kathryne Kennedy’s My Unfair Lady received a STARRED review from Publishers Weekly—the first for a Casababe since Aunty Cindy’s last year for The Wild Sight! Here’s a fab blurb:

Full of unexpected period details of cosmetics and hunting, this romance goes against type in a wonderful way.

Also, Casababe Robin Kaye’s Romeo, Romeo was featured as a book club pick on Barbara Vey’s PW romance blog, Beyond Her Book.

An Austen Sequel Author, Monica Fairview, received a Desert Isle Keeper review from All About Romance this week for her book The Other Mr. Darcy—congrats to her!

There have also been a couple of major media hits for books that aren’t fiction, but might be of interest to some of you!

The authors of Everything You Wanted to Know About *Ex were on the Today Show back in September—check out their awesome experience (and look at their shoes) and read their hilarious blog! Even if you don’t have an Ex, these ladies offer great advice on life.

Broadcast Legend Len Berman’s The Greatest Moments in Sports was featured as a part of the Sports Illustrated for Kids Holiday Gift Guide—which receives over a million subscribers. He also has a regular blog on the Huffington Post, and this post talks about his book launch:

Finally, two MAJOR announcements for Sourcebooks, Inc!

We recently officially launched our YA imprint, Sourcebooks Fire—an innovative and exciting new endeavour. With the success of Sourcebooks Jabberwocky (three NYT bestseller picture books since it was launched a few years ago, um hello!), it seemed natural to move into YA. We have an VERY interesting Spring Season coming up!!

Also, a labor of love for a LONG time, we just had the soft launch of We want this to become the YouTube for Poetry—classic, modern, spoken word, everything! PW ran a great article that explains it all, but as a personal poetry fanatic, I think this is a whole new way to experience poetry! Sourcebooks published Poetry Speaks, Poetry Speaks Expanded, Poetry Speaks to Children and Hip Hop Speaks to Children with the goal of letting people experience poetry both in written form, as well as hearing it performed, and now we hope to create a place that will allow everyone to do that!

So what about all of you—any big news for you you’d like to share?


  1. To Tempt the Wolf received Reviewer's Choice from Midwest Book Reviews! :)

  2. Thanks for the mention, Danielle. I'm really thrilled to be a Desert Island Keeper at All About Romance!

  3. All good, good news from a great publisher, Danielle. And I love the new look! Thanks for filling us in on the latest.

  4. Terrific logos, Danielle!

    I'm just glad my books are doing so well and I'm picking up more and more readers.


  5. KEWL new logos, Danielle! Thanx for sharing.

    And WTG Kathryne on the starred review! PW reviews so few mass market paperbacks that it was such a surprise and honor for me. I know you feel the same.


  6. Hey Everyone! Thanks for the compliments on the new logo--I'll forward them on to our marketing designer!

  7. I'm just boggling at all your news. Love the logos. And heading over to learn more about the different branches.

  8. Love the logos, Danielle and cograts to everyone on great reviews and accomplishments!