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  • 1
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    F*ck That An Honest Meditation Jason Headley
    9781101907238 Hardcover HUMOR / Form On Sale Date:April 12, 2016
    $20.00 CAD 6.42 x 7.46 x 0.36 in | 0.48 lb | 64 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Crown
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      Description
      Based on the viral video with over 4 million views, Jason Headley’s meditation guide that will teach you to breathe in strength and breathe out the bullsh*t.

      Your boss throws an “urgent” project on your desk at 4:30 pm. Your son takes 45 minutes to put on his shoes when you’re already running late. The cable customer service rep is both rude to you and unhelpful. When bad things happen, it’s easy to get caught up in the frustration, the annoyance, and the drama. Sure, you could try to remember that complicated breathing technique your yoga friend taught you, but who has time to breathe when their laptop keeps crashing on that overdue presentation? Humor writer Jason Headley takes on these, and life’s other everyday problems, in F*ck That: A Guided Meditation. Based on the viral video that had everyone from yogis to workaholics raving, F*ck That is a four-color meditation guide that tells it like it is, and will be as cathartic as Go the F*ck to Sleep was for parents of insomniac toddlers and Goodnight iPad was for technology addicts. With winning mantras such as “acknowledge that all that shit is f*cking bullshit” alongside soothing stock photography, F*ck That is the serene (and brutally honest) guide to achieving your inner peace.
      Bio
      JASON HEADLEY is a writer and director who’s short films have been featured on the Today Show, SundanceTV, Funny or Die, and recently Banksy’s Dismaland, as well as film festivals far and wide. He is a participant in the IFP Emerging Storytellers program, a resident of the San Francisco Film Society’s FilmHouse, and has also written, directed, and produced short films for Heineken, Sony, and Chrysler.

      Author Residence: San Francisco, CA
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: New “F*ck That” book website 

        Social media promotions

        Targeted buzz mailings 

        Tie-in with the viral video awareness 



         

        Publicity: National print and online review and feature attention

        Blogger outreach to top humor, culture, parenting, and entertainment outlets

        Author interviews and appearances out of SF

  • 2
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    The Office Jigsaw Puzzle 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Chantel de Sousa
    9781925811865 Novelty book GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Puzzles On Sale Date:October 06, 2020
    $22.95 CAD 8.62 x 11.48 x 1.59 in | 1.23 lb Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Smith Street Gift
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      Description
      Netflix and chill with a jigsaw! This unofficial puzzle is the perfect gift for superfans of TV's The Office.

      As you assemble The Office Jigsaw Puzzle, the 500 pieces will reveal the faces of Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim and Pam, and all the iconic characters from the greatest sitcom ever. This is one for the fans of the TV show that became the most popular series on Netflix and that continues to gather ever more fans. Pop on the show while you're doing the jigsaw for the full immersive experience.
      Bio
      Chantel de Sousa created the fun designs for these playing cards. She's previously illustrated the Will & Grace Playing Cards, Seinfeld Playing Cards, Friends Playing Cards, and Golden Girls Tarot Cards, all released by Smith Street Gift.
      Marketing & Promotion
  • 3
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    Primitive Technology A Survivalist's Guide to Building Tools, Shelters, and More in the Wild John Plant
    9781984823670 Hardcover SPORTS & RECREATION / Outdoor Skills On Sale Date:October 29, 2019
    $25.99 CAD 6.3 x 9.31 x 0.94 in | 1.45 lb | 192 pages Carton Quantity:20 Canadian Rights: Y Clarkson Potter
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      Description
      From the founder of the latest back-to-the-land movement, Primitive Technology—launched in 2015 on the YouTube channel that now counts more than 9.2 million subscribers—comes a wild guide to building huts and tools using your own two hands. Stunning photography, line illustrations, and detailed instructions make this the ultimate handbook for living off the land.

      Called “a Walden for the YouTube age” by The Paris Review, John Plant is beloved by campers and preppers, hipster woodworkers and craftsmen. Now, for the first time, John’s fans will get a detailed look into his process. Featuring 50 projects, with his step-by-step instructions on how to make tools, shelters, pottery, clothing, and more, Primitive Technology is the fundamental guide to the craft. Each project is accompanied by full-color photographs and line drawings, as well as sidebars that delve into the history behind each item and helpful tips for building, material sourcing, and more.
      Bio
      JOHN PLANT is the creator of Primitive Technology, the viral YouTube channel with more than 9 million subscribers around the globe. A self-taught primitive technician, John has apprenticed as a soil tester, in a pottery shop, and at a powder coating factory. Since 2015, he has been running his YouTube channel from Far North Queensland, Australia, where he was born and raised.

      Author Residence: Far North Queensland, Australia

      Author Hometown: Far North Queensland, Australia
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Promotion through author’s YouTube, Primitive Technology (9.2m followers)

        Social media and YouTube advertising

        Buzz mailing to outdoor and camping influencers



        Publicity: Coverage in outdoor, men’s, prepper, and survivalist outlets

        Phone interviews from Australia

        Target media in US markets correlating to his You Tube demographics



        Author Website: www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA

        Author Social Media: YT: primitive technology (8.8M) | IN: @primitive_technology (60.7k)
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A wilderness resource for experienced craftsmen and newcomers alike.”Outside Magazine
  • 4
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    9780786965601 Hardcover GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Role Playing & Fantasy On Sale Date:August 19, 2014
    $58.00 CAD 8.5 x 11.12 x 0.79 in | 2.38 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Wizards of the Coast
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      Description
      Create heroic characters for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
       
      The Player’s Handbook is the essential reference for every Dungeons & Dragons roleplayer. It contains rules for character creation and advancement, backgrounds and skills, exploration and combat, equipment, spells, and much more. Use this book to create characters from among the most iconic D&D races and classes.
       
      Publisher’s Weekly #1 Best Seller in Hardcover Nonfiction
      Wall Street Journal #1 Best Seller in Hardcover Nonfiction
       
      • In Dungeons & Dragons, you and your friends coauthor your own legend. Guided by a Dungeon Master, you create characters and play their roles in a story, rolling dice and navigating maps as you unfold a tale as limitless as your imagination.
       
      • The Player’s Handbook is the first of three D&D core rulebooks, along with the Monster Manual and the Dungeon Master’s Guide. The Player’s Handbook is the cornerstone. It’s the foundational text of D&D’s fifth edition—for beginners and for veterans alike.
       
      • The Player’s Handbook walks you through how to create a Dungeons & Dragons character—the role you’ll play in the D&D world.
       
      Dungeons & Dragons is the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D&D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming.
      Bio
      Marketing & Promotion
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    Basic Witches How to Summon Success, Banish Drama, and Raise Hell with Your Coven Jaya Saxena, Jess Zimmerman
    9781594749773 Hardcover SELF-HELP / Personal Growth On Sale Date:August 29, 2017
    $19.99 CAD 5.8 x 7.78 x 0.7 in | 0.81 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Quirk Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish crystal to banishing terrible Tinder dates

      Want to feel terrifyingly beautiful? Wear the right color of eye shadow to project otherworldly glamour. Need to exorcise a toxic friendship? Repeat the proper incantation and make it disappear. Want to increase your energy? Whip up a tasty herbal “potion” to rev up your stamina. DIY projects, rituals, and spells—along with fun historical sidebars—summon the best trends of the modern witchy lifestyle and the time-trusted traditions of the hell-raising women of the past. With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost.

      Selected Table of Contents:

      CHAPTER 1 - Self-Initiation: An Induction into Basic Witchery
      What We Mean by “Witchcraft”
      Our Favorite Pop Culture Witches

      CHAPTER 2 - Glamours: The Power to Change How You Look
      How to Clothe Yourself in Literal Darkness
      The Dark Magic of Unfeminine Haircuts
      A Spell for Self-Care

      CHAPTER 3 - Healing: The Power to Care for Yourself
      A Spell to Make Peace with Your Body
      Magical Exercise
      A Ritual for a Relaxing Netflix Binge

      CHAPTER 4 - Summoning: The Power to Care for Others (and Have Them Care for You)
      The Transformative Power of Vulnerability
      A Collaborative Ritual to Deepen Friendship

      CHAPTER 5 - Enchantment: The Power to Make Choices about Love and Sex
      Conjuring Your Perfect Mate
      The Magic Circle of Consent
      A Spell for Talking about Sex

      CHAPTER 6 - Banishment: The Power to Avoid What Brings You Down
      Expelling Social Toxicity
      The Different Types of Personal Demons
      A Spell to Counter Impostor Syndrome

      CHAPTER 7 - Divination: The Power to Decide Your Destiny
      A Spell to Name Your Heart’s Desire
      How to Read Tea Leaves
      Bio
      Jaya Saxena is the co-author of Basic Witches (Quirk, 2017) and a staff writer at Eater. Her work has appeared in many outlets, including the New York Times, Buzzfeed, GQELLE, Electric Literature, Catapult, the Daily Dot, The Toast, and more. She lives in New York City with her partner. 
       
      Jess Zimmerman is the editor-in-chief of Electric Literature. Her writing has been published in the Guardian, the New Republic, the Washington Post, Hazlitt, Vice, Eater, and others.


      Author Residence: New York, NY

      Author Hometown: Takoma Park, MD (Zimmerman)

      Camille Chew is an illustrator whose work explores themes of mythology, fantasy, and the occult. She is a graduate of Alfred University and based in Ithaca, NY.

      Illustrator Residence: Ithaca, NY
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: NYC Events and Publicity

        National Print Outreach

        Local Print Outreach

        Online Media Campaign



        Author Social Media: @jayasax @j_zimms
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “The practical mantras and rituals in Basic Witches help banish toxic vibes and summon the sorcery to lead an empowered life. Pairs well with a cauldron of rosé.”— Los Angeles Times

      “A must-read book of spells and lifestyle tips for the aspiring millennial witch. . . full of humor, positive affirmations, historical asides, feminist rants, and adorable illustrations.”—Bustle

      “The perfect book for our times… It’s not going to tell you how to turn invisible, or use positive thinking to bring yourself everything you ever want in life. What Saxena and Zimmerman created is a fun, thoughtful, and sometimes very funny way to use rituals to take care of yourself, to create reminders of the way you want to move through the world... Magic, indeed.”—Tor.com

      “Packed with plenty of magick, including spells you can cast by yourself or with your BFFs, this book is for the basic witch in us all.”—HelloGiggles

      “With humor, heart, and a hip sensibility, Jaya Saxena and Jess Zimmerman dispense witchy wisdom for the curious, the cynical, and anyone who could use a magical boost.”—Autostraddle

      “A modern take on mysticism for the Rookie set.”—Sanctuary

      “A handy guide to boosting self-confidence and reaching positive outcomes.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

      “Interesting and empowering.”—Syfy Wire

      “This book is a gem—get it for you, for your girl gang, and any woman who might be occasionally tempted to hex a catcaller.”—BookRiot

      “The perfect read for women who wish to embrace the power they have from within and transform it into personal purpose, truth and intention.”—Soul & Spirit Magazine
  • 6
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    Series: 52 Lists
    52 Lists for Happiness Weekly Journaling Inspiration for Positivity, Balance, and Joy (A Guided Self -Love Journal with Prompts, Photos, and Illustrations) Moorea Seal
    9781632170965 Diary SELF-HELP / Journaling On Sale Date:September 20, 2016
    $16.95 CAD 5.72 x 8.78 x 0.72 in | 0.91 lb | 160 pages Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Sasquatch Books
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Cultivate your own happy and fulfilling life through the power of lists with this Pinterest-worthy guided journal—the perfect gift for mindfulness practitioners and readers of The Happiness Project.

      Start your self-care journey with “joy-boosting prompts” for every week of the year—plus “frame-worthy illustrations, and stunning photography that are sure to spark [your] artsy side”(Women’s Health Magazine).

      Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness—and bring more joy and balance into their lives.
       
      Divided into 4 sections, this beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 listing prompts will help readers transform their lives by encouraging them to discover exactly what makes them happy. Prompts include:
      ·       Reflect: List the things you are really good at.
      ·       Acknowledge: List the things you want to say no to.
      ·       Invest: List the people you want to spend more time with before the end of the year.
      ·       Transform: List the things you think you’ll want out of life five years from now.
       
      Like the bestselling 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Calm, this keepsake journal comes in a luxurious package—full of mood-boosting photography, lovely illustrations, copper foil, and a plush burgundy velvet ribbon. Each listing prompt offers plenty of space for reflection and challenges you to take action—so you can create the happiness you seek.


      Series Overview: 52 Lists is a series of year-long journals for list lovers.

      Publication History: Hardcover Journal Original
      Bio
      MOOREA SEAL is a Seattle-based author, speaker, artist, and designer, as well as an avid list maker with over one million books, journals, and stationery products in print. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, NPR, in the Los Angeles Times, and many more publications. Her passion lies in giving voice to the inner child and wise mind that live within us all and providing resources for self-acceptance, happiness, and self-expression. She believes in the transformation of rewriting your personal narrative and that to truly love and empower others, we must seek to accept and express our own true selves. Join her community at MooreaSeal.com.

      Author Residence: Seattle, WA

      Author Hometown: Nevada City, CA + England

      JULIA MANCHIK is a graphic designer, illustrator, and lifestyle photographer residing in Seattle, WA.

      Illustrator Residence: Seattle, WA

      Illustrator Hometown: Idaho + Ukraine
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Heavy social media promotions, especially to author’s 33k Instagram, 900k Pinterest, 11k Facebook, and 5k Twitter followers

        Merchandising in her store and in packaging for her online orders with signage and postcards

        E-newsletter mentions



        Publicity: Heavy push to national lifestyle publications, especially those that covered her first journal (O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, Good Housekeeping, Bust, Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, SELF)

        Massive blog and website pitch, due to author’s online platform (Refinery 29, Oh Joy!,Design*Sponge, The Everygirl, Glitter Guide, A Cup of Jo)

        Local media coverage in the Seattle area (Seattle magazine, Seattle Met, the Seattle Times as well as Seattle-area broadcast interviews (KUOW, KIRO)

        Profile feature pitching based on Moorea’s personal brand and growing store brand

        Repeat and extend successful blog tour to author’s blogger contacts with book giveaways and guest posts by Moorea



        Release party in her store and local author events in partnership with local design and lifestyle media





        Feature Website: mooreaseal.com

        Author Website: moorea-seal.com

        Author Social Media: www.pinterest.com/mooreaseal/; www.instagram.com/mooreaseal/; www.facebook.com/mooreaseal
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “For many of us, hearing the word ‘list’ probably conjures up a visual of a familiar grocery or to-do list…But as it turns out, lists can be so much more.”
      —Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

      “The perfect mix of Oprah slash Ellen slash Mary-Kate and Ashley.”
      —Seattle Magazine

      "Each of the list prompts in this pretty, hardcover journal promises to help you find the key to your happiness and bring more balance into your life."
      —Buzzfeed

      "...this book filled with pages of joy-boosting prompts, frame-worthy illustrations, and stunning photography that is sure to spark her artsy side."
      —Women's Health Magazine

      “[Moorea Seal] cultivates beauty from the inside out all while at the helm of a massive media empire.”
      —Livingly

      “You’re probably using to-do lists wrong.…[These lists] have incredible power beyond productivity.”
      Inc.

      "This journal encourages self awareness in 52 bite-size portions."
      —Barnes & Noble Blog

      “[Moorea Seal] provides the space to explore what supports, inspires and delights us.”
      —Psych Central

      “You will delve deeper into your own understanding of what happiness truly means to you as you explore how to live a happier life every day.”
      —Seattle Refined

      “An organized life is a Zen life, and this 52 Lists for Happiness makes for a great addition to any bedside table.”
      —Bustle

      “If you're a fan of lists, diaries, or New Year's resolutions, you'll love this journal filled with prompts based on happiness research.”
      —Shape

      “Feel happier and more optimistic.”
      —Bella Magazine

      “Ahh-maze-ing.”
      —Brides

      “For the lucky people on your gift list.”
      —Seattle Met

      “This weekly journal will help you reflect on your life and learn to invest in you.”
      —Girls' Life

      “52 Lists for Happiness… will help you reset your energy and attitude by focusing on the happiness already present in your life.”
      Bustle

      “Writing lists and journaling appeal to a Virgo's analytical side, making this happiness journal—which has weekly lists for self-reflection—as close to a perfect gift as you can get.”
      Glamour
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    How to Smoke Pot (Properly) A Highbrow Guide to Getting High David Bienenstock
    9780147517081 Paperback HEALTH & FITNESS / Cannabis & CBD On Sale Date:April 12, 2016
    $23.00 CAD 5.1 x 7.7 x 0.77 in | 0.49 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Plume
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      Description
      How to Smoke Pot (Properly) is a highbrow guide to getting high: an irreverent look at the history, science, culture, and customs of cannabis, all tailored to this current age of pot prohibition, from the writer behind VICE Magazine’s “Weed Eater” column.

      How to Smoke Pot (Properly) is a manifesto for this post-prohibition era: a chronicling of chronic, in all of its forms and functions. In it, VICE contributor and former High Times editor David Bienenstock provides a comprehensive guide to the history, science, customs and etiquette of marijuana culture. Readers will find out everything from novice advice (how to procure the plant without getting ripped off) to the science of smoking (including an exploration of the link between marijuana and creativity) to offbeat facts (the best way to roll a joint in a windstorm) to helpful resources for cannabis activism. Featuring a two-color design with sidebars throughout, this book is a timely and fun look at a cultural phenomenon that is on the cusp of becoming mainstream.
      Bio
      David Bienenstock is the author of the bestselling OFFICIAL HIGH TIMES CANNABIS COOKBOOK, as well as Animal Planet’s TANKED: The Official Companion. He is the former West Coast editor of High Times and has recently grown a following as a frequent and regular contributor to VICE, where he writes the Weed Eater column. The master of all things cannabis, he has appeared as an expert on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and HBO, and been quoted in Salon,Fast Company, Adweek, Playboy and The Nation.

      Author Residence: Denver, Colorado
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: PROMOTION

        Galleys

        Sell sheet - including 23 states, and D.C., where it is legal

        Special markets partnerships

        Social media promotions

        Book trailer

        Recipe Cards

        How-to images for social sharing

        Sweepstakes and pre-order campaign

        Quizzes, graphics, surveys for sharing



        Publicity: PUBLICITY

        Tour inluding Denver, Santa Cruz, San Francisco

        National broadcast, print and online interviews and features

        20-city radio satellite tour

        Tie in to Cannabis Cup Denver 2016 event

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “Charming…a heartfelt plea to keep pot weird”
      The Los Angeles Times


      BEST NONFICTION FOR SPRING 2016
      – Bustle


      "A humorous and informative trip through the drug’s various medicinal compounds, a timeline of the its history, and recipes that take you beyond the standard pot brownie—with pro tips from cannabis-friendly celebrities sprinkled throughout."
      —Vanity Fair

      “It's refreshing, in the midst of our binge culture, to find a voice that clearly articulates the benefits and pitfalls of cannabis enthusiasm while strongly encouraging responsible consumption and cultivation. There is no better spokesperson for the cannabis-positive lifestyle in the post-prohibition era than David Bienenstock.”
      —Ben Sinclair, co-creator and star of HBO original series High Maintenance

      "David Bienenstock's writing skills and sense of humor are matched only by his intimate knowledge of marijuana customs, history, industry and etiquette. As cannabis moves from the underground to the mainstream, no book can better help you navigate the intricacies of this wonderful new era."
      —Danny Danko, High Times Senior Cultivation Editor

      "David Bienenstock is my official weed mentor, and as such has taught me many fascinating things about an innocent little plant that's shifted the tectonic plates of history time and time again. In How To Smoke Pot (Properly), he compiles these insights and many others to provide the most comprehensive guide to cannabis to date."
      —Abdullah Saeed, author of VICE's Weediquette column and host of Bong Appetit

      “This is much more than the ‘how-to’ book that the title implies. While the presentation is somewhat kaleidoscopic, How To Smoke Pot (Properly) provides, especially to novices, an excellent overview of cannabis and its extraordinary Western acculturation over the last four decades.”
      —Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and author of Marihuana Reconsidered and Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine

      "I read the shit out of this super funny and informative book, which includes a surprising answer to “Should I eat pot brownies before boarding an airplane?” David Bienenstock is like a really smart version of Ricky from Trailer Park Boys, who can form sentences that teach you stuff about weed—and also make you laugh hard as fuck."
      —Mike Clattenburg, co-creator of Trailer Park Boys and Black Jesus

      “Humans have been using cannabis and hemp for tens of thousands of years, but only recently have smart people begun again to think and write clearly about what pot really does and what it's really good for. David Bienenstock leads the pack in this newly liberated thinking. Free your mind and your grass will follow.”
      —Julie Holland, M.D., author of Moody Bitches, Weekends at Bellevue, and The Pot Book

      "In our rapidly evolving new age of marijuana appreciation and education, How to Smoke Pot (Properly) provides a thoughtful, historical and comprehensive account of all things cannabis. Filled with useful information that encompasses just about every situation imaginable, from rolling your first joint to properly passing one in a foreign land with new friends, David Bienenstock expresses his passion and commitment in a way only someone dedicated to keeping it weird possibly can."
      —Alex Lifeson, guitarist of Rush

      How To Smoke Pot (Properly) is a delightful book proclaiming that marijuana smoking can be an exhilarating, creative experience. David Bienenstock sets the tone in his introduction when he says, ‘It’s no longer sufficient to talk about the harms of marijuana prohibition. We’ve got to start loudly and proudly celebrating the many serious benefits this plant brings into our lives and communities."
      —Keith Stroup, NORML Founder and Legal Counsel

      "It’s a healthy development that society has reached the point where it needed this book, and I’m glad someone of David Bienenstock’s eloquence and experience has written it."
      —Doug Fine, author, Farewell, My Subaru, Too High to Fail, Hemp Bound

      "A comprehensive look at all aspects of cannabis, penned by a master of prose...I love this book!"
      —Jorge Cervantes, author of Marijuana Horticulture and The Cannabis Encyclopedia

      “Incisive…Whether you're a weed rookie starting from scratch or a seasoned smoker who's gathered disparate strands of information about the plant over decades, How to Smoke Pot (Properly) presents everything in one place, at the right moment in time.”
      Mashable.com
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    A Promised Land Barack Obama
    9781524763169 Hardcover BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State On Sale Date:November 17, 2020
    $55.00 CAD 6.5 x 9.55 x 1.52 in | 2.43 lb | 768 pages Carton Quantity:8 Canadian Rights: Y Crown
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

      In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

      Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation’s highest office.

      Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune’s Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden.

      A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

      This beautifully written and powerful book captures Barack Obama’s conviction that democracy is not a gift from on high but something founded on empathy and common understanding and built together, day by day.
      Bio
      Barack Obama was the 44th president of the United States, elected in November 2008 and holding office for two terms. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestselling books, Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, and the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Michelle. They have two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

      Author Residence: Washington, D.C.
      Marketing & Promotion
        Marketing: Extensive advertising campaign

        Organic and paid social media promotion

        Library marketing

        Education marketing



        Publicity: National publicity

        National review and feature attention

        National television appearances

        National radio/podcast campaign

        Select author events



        Author Website: obamabook.com
    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work 2021, Nominated
      NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work 2021, Winner
      Reviews
      “A powerful book with lots of insights into great leadership.”—Bill Gates, GatesNotes

      “Barack Obama is as fine a writer as they come. . . . [A Promised Land] is nearly always pleasurable to read, sentence by sentence, the prose gorgeous in places, the detail granular and vivid. . . . The story will continue in the second volume, but Barack Obama has already illuminated a pivotal moment in American history, and how America changed while also remaining unchanged.”—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The New York Times Book Review
  • 9
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    9780786965625 Hardcover GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Role Playing & Fantasy On Sale Date:December 09, 2014
    $58.00 CAD 8.5 x 11.1 x 0.85 in | 2.48 lb | 320 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Wizards of the Coast
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      Weave legendary stories in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
       
      All you need to run a Dungeons & Dragons game is your imagination, some dice, and this book. The Dungeon Master’s Guide teaches you how to how to run D&D adventures for your players— how to invent monsters for them to fight, mysteries for them to solve, and fantasy worlds for them to explore.
       
      “[The Dungeon Master’s Guide is] the one book to rule them all, the most comprehensive and powerful set of resources needed to run a game of D&D. . .”
      —Charlie Hall, Polygon.com
       
      “D&D acolytes are everywhere...Tech workers from Silicon Valley to Brooklyn have long-running campaigns, and the showrunners and the novelist behind ‘Game of Thrones’ have all been Dungeon Masters.”—Neima Jahromi, The New Yorker
       
      • The Dungeon Master’s Guide is one of the three main Dungeons & Dragons books, along with the Player’s Handbook and Monster Manual. It’s a reference used by the Dungeon Master (the game’s narrator) to create adventures—to run Dungeons & Dragons games and fill them with characters and stories.
       
      • The Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG) is full of tools to help you immerse players in the game. What’s the demon lord’s secret weakness? Are the orcish invaders a criminal enterprise, or traitorous allies? Dozens of tables throughout the book help inspire your decisions and keep the game flowing smoothly.
       
      • In the Dungeon Master’s Guide (DMG), even the tables tell tales. A legendary sword takes five decades to craft. Who created it, and why? A tavern-crawling gnome has an eye twitch. How did she get it, and when? In every detail is an architecture for narrative—and the Dungeon Master’s Guide has all the tools you need to flesh it out with ease.
       
      • In Dungeons & Dragons, you and your friends coauthor your own legend. Guided by a Dungeon Master, you create characters and play their roles in a story, rolling dice and navigating maps as you unfold a tale as limitless as your imagination.
       
      • Dungeons & Dragons is the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Created in 1974, D&D transformed gaming culture by blending traditional fantasy with miniatures and wargaming.
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    Start Where You Are A Journal for Self-Exploration Meera Lee Patel
    9780399174827 Paperback SELF-HELP / Journaling On Sale Date:August 11, 2015
    $22.00 CAD 5.5 x 7.5 x 0.3 in | 0.38 lb | 128 pages Carton Quantity:88 Canadian Rights: Y TarcherPerigee
    • Marketing Copy

      Description
      More than 500,000 copies sold

      A beautifully illustrated guided journal for exploring who you are.


      Amid the busyness and confusion of daily life, it can be hard to find the time for reflecting on where we are, and where we hope life’s path will lead us. In this vibrant and thought-provoking journal, you’ll find both inspiration and the space to nurture your dreams.

      Featuring best-selling artist and author Meera Lee Patel’s richly imaginative paintings along with inspirational quotes, open-ended prompts, and plenty of room to write and reflect, this thoughtful full-color journal is a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as a powerful tool for creating change.
      Bio
      Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist, writer, and internationally recognized best-selling author. She writes books that help people connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them.Her books and journals have sold well over a million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. She lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.

      Author Residence: Brooklyn, New York.
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        Marketing: -National print and online advertising:

        Consumer ads: blog ads; Facebook & Google AdWords

        -Mailing to key accounts

        -Social media promotion

        -Goodreads giveaway


        Publicity: National print and online campaign

        Outreach to major women’s and lifestyle publications

        Feature on pop culture and lifestyle websites

        Mailing to creativity websites and blogs

    • Awards & Reviews

      Awards
      Reviews
      “A must read”
      —Oprah.com

      “Meera Lee Patel's uplifting book presents open-ended, supportive prompts and exercises along with inspirational quotes from writers, artists, and visionaries to encourage reflection through writing, drawing, chart-making, and more. With plenty of room for writing and reflecting, this appealing full-color book will make a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as being a powerful tool for positive change.”
      —MindBodyGreen.com

      "Meera Lee Patel's journal for self-exploration is a work of art on its own, filled with lushly illustrated prompts and advice, and plenty of room for you to discover and create your own beautiful revelations."
      —Buzzfeed

      "Remarkable, endearing, and absolutely gorgeous. A brilliant travel guide for navigating the nooks and crannies of imagination.”
      —Jessica Hagy, author of How to Be Interesting

      "I am obsessed with Meera Lee Patel's work. It's bright, calm, zen and botanical. All the things I love."
      —SundayBlossoms.com

      "Meera Lee Patel is an absolute gem!"
      —RedParka.com

      “This interactive journal will keep its users mindful, self-motivated, and creative in our world which can so often push us towards unproductive habits and downright chaos. Pick up a copy for those in your life who may not make it to yoga or their therapist quite as often as they’ve been meaning to.
      —Teen Vogue

      “[Start Where You Are] invites and empowers us to gain a deeper understanding of what resides in our hearts.” —PsychCentral

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