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Hey Everyone, I have a great book that was published by Mascot Books, and released on March 3! Unfortunately, the pandemic struck, and life came to a halt. However, this would be a great book for your little ones who are home during the quarantine. Check it out at the Mascot Books Website! Thank you!
Published my second book, ages Pre-K thru, with Mascot and it was a great experience. Keira in the Mirror. Although no longer on print at this time I still get allot of positive feedback since. Go figure. Here is a free listening for your children read by yours truly. Also author of A Glimpse from Christmas Past/ Audible or book/ E*Read at Amazon etc...
Hello! I’ve organized a virtual reading of the book you published with me, and would love to have you promote the upcoming Facebook Live event here as well. Wishing all good health! Here are the details:
On the 10th anniversary of Matt Brown's life altering injury, alter your life by reading LIne Change and learn how his positive attitude and unquenchable thirst to walk again continues to lead him down the path to recovery.
Author Elaine Bamford will be reading her recently published Mascot book, A Cup of Loving Kindness in Charlottesville, VA at New Dominion Bookshop on Saturday, Jan. 25th at 11:00.
Grateful that my newest book, 'Not Yet,' is now available
Happy book birthday (tomorrow) to SKY DRAGON! Congrats!
Hi everyone. I will try to keep this post short. I self published a children’s picturebook on Amazon through Createspace a couple years ago. I had a lot of issues with getting the paperback file right and eventually gave up on the project. I now self publish non-fiction medical books and fiction novels successfully therefore I am not looking for a publisher. My illustrator did a great job with the pictures, but we had a communications gap and I was told the issues were multiple layers in the pictures? I am trying to get a cost on an illustrator (not necessarily US based), but English as a first language is preferable. Are there people in this group who specialize in converting children’s picturebook files to various platforms including print and kindle complete with fixing upload issues? Thanks in advance
Such a fun time launching the second book of the Darlene the Drama Queen series! This time, Darlene tackles the issue of bullying.
Stop, Look and Listen you won't regret it A Glimpse from Christmas Past/ Available also in Book and E*Read
Now at Glimpse from Christmas Past Also in Book or E*Read at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads etc...or at mist online bookstores. Available in book, E*Read and on Audible at Amazon and most online bookstores.

Mascot Books is a full-service hybrid publishing company dedicated to helping authors at all stages of their publishing journey create a high-quality printed or digital book that matches their vision.

Mascot Books is a full-service, multi-genre, independent book publisher and distributor. Mascot Books is a hybrid publishing company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. The company publishes a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children's, cookbooks, and coffee table books. Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books in 2003 with the publication of "Hello, Hokie Bird," a children's book about his alma mater’s mascot. After a successful initial title, Aryal left his job as a corporate attorney to start Mascot Books. Since inception, the company has published more than 2,500 titles. Mascot Books was recently featured in The Washington Post.

Mascot Books: Our June Book Releases

Dive into summer with our June book releases! From fun children's titles to nonfiction, our new releases have something for every summer reading list. Dive into summer with our June book releases! From fun children's titles to nonfiction, our new releases have something for every reading list.

WHALE OF A TALE - Nantucket Magazine

"My main goal is to bring happiness and fun to all the kids, parents and grandparents through Tuckey’s adventures."

#mascotauthor Captain Robert Cameron was recently interviewed by Nantucket Magazine for his Tuckey The Nantucket Whale children's book series.

The latest installment of the "Tuckey" series, "Flag Football with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale", released earlier this year. Get your copy here:

Go Tuckey! A quick chat with children’s book author, Robert Cameron. N MAGAZINE: How did you discover Nantucket? CAMERON: My wife, Margi, had been coming to...

The Mascot Author's Guide to the Illustration Process

There are a few ways in which authors can make the production process run smoother⁠—developing a writing timeline, deciding on the book dedication page and description, and most importantly to a children’s book author, figuring out illustration inspiration early.

But what does the illustration process entail? How can you and your production editor work together to bring your vision to life?

Our newest blog breaks down the Mascot illustrations process and what you need to know as an author! What does this illustration process entail? How can you and your production editor work together to bring your vision to life? Read on to learn more!

The Conscious Marketer: Mascot Books' May Featured Title

“Brands can no longer market to consumers but instead have to market with them. In order for a brand to do that, it must be conscious of the world in which we all live together.”

Our May featured title is "The Conscious Marketer" by Jim Joseph! We asked Jim about his writing process, how social media is changing the brand experience, and his best tips for brand managers.

Read our full interview with Jim at the link below! Our May featured title is "The Conscious Marketer" by Amplify author Jim Joseph! Read on to see our full interview with Jim.

Barnes & Noble

We love seeing how our #mascotauthors are getting creative and staying connected with readers during this difficult time.

Alysson Foti Bourque was recently joined by Alycat for a virtual reading of "Alycat and the Tournament Tuesday", hosted by Barnes & Noble!

Join us for Storytime with Alycat and Author Aly!

Perspective | As a kid, he urged the National Zoo to get giraffes. As an adult, he brought gorillas.

The Washington Post recently published this wonderful article about Nick Arundel, #mascotauthor Kara Arundel's father-in-law.

Kara dives deeper into his impact on the National Zoo in her book, "Raising America's Zoo".

Get your copy here: Nick Arundel was an animal-loving journalist with a long connection to the zoo.

Mascot Books: What Do We Look for in a Manuscript Submission?

Sending a book to a publisher to review can be a nerve-wracking process. They’re reading your work and deciding on whether or not they can publish it. Cue the nail biting!

To make submitting your book a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of things that our acquisitions team looks for in a manuscript submission! To make the manuscript submission process a little easier, we've compiled a list of things that our acquisitions team looks for in a manuscript!

The Little Baking Book

#mascotauthor Julia Meschter recently appeared on KATU News to talk about her latest book, "The Little Baking Book"!

Filled with yummy, kid-friendly recipes and beautiful illustrations, "The Little Baking Book" is the perfect addition to any family's kitchen.

Get your copy here: The author of "The Little Baking Book", Julia Meschter showed how to make chocolate brick bars. Click here for more information about Julia.

Checking in with the #MascotAuthor Community During Quarantine

New blog alert!

Virtual readings, Netflix-binging, and bread-baking— due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, many of us are turning to new hobbies to pass the time in quarantine. But what have our #mascotauthors been up to?⁣

Last week, we took to Instagram to ask our followers what questions they had about the Mascot Books publishing process; how they are connecting with their readers; and of course, what they are currently reading!

Visit the link below to see what they had to say! What are our #mascotauthors up to in light of COVID-19? We took to Instagram to ask our followers a series of questions and find out!

Mascot Books: Our May Book Releases

Our May book releases are here! Your stay-at-home reading list just got a little longer. Our May book releases are here! Your stay-at-home reading list just got a little bit longer. Read on to see our full list of new releases!

"Running Wild:" A Global Journey of Healing After the Boston Marathon Bombing

"A passion-packed, angst-riddled, uplifting tale that traces the baring, and redressing, of a soul."

Check out this powerful review of #mascotauthor Bobby O'Donnell's recent book, "Running Wild: A Quest for Healing Across 7 Continents"!

"Running Wild" follows Bobby's journey of self-discovery and peace following the horrific aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Get your copy of "Running Wild" here: Boom! The terrible, percussive sound of the first explosion drowned out every other noise in Boston, both literally and figuratively. The horror of that sound on a sunny Monday afternoon, April 15, 2013, was just the start of the chaos. An apt description so

Webster The Beagle by Frank Payne

#mascotauthor Frank Payne recently recorded a virtual reading of his adorable children's book, "Webster the Beagle"!

All proceeds from this book will go to MCV Children's Hospital; Homeless Animal Protection, Placement & Education; Peaceful Passings Senior Animal Rescue; and other animal and children-related charities.

Get your copy of "Webster the Beagle" here:

Webster The Beagle, read by the author Frank Payne

Jennifer Garner

Oh, the places our #mascotauthors have been!

Jennifer Garner recently shared this wonderful video of Ben and Mary Evered's "Oh, the Places You've Been" being read in American Sign Language as a part of the #SAVEWITHSTORIES series!

Learn more about the #SAVEWITHSTORIES series in Jennifer's post below.

“Oh, the Places You’ve Been” by Ben Everard & Mary Everard, illustrated by Andrea Alemanno Illustrator (published by Mascot Books) - read by Mrs. Sironi and read in American Sign Language by Mr. Castles, teachers at Lowell Elementary School in Waukesha, Wisconsin

THIRTY MILLION CHILDREN rely on school for food. Responding to the needs of kids during these school closures, Save the Children US and No Kid Hungry have a new fund #SAVEWITHSTORIES to support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best—and also—with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies.

If you can manage a one time gift of $10, please text SAVE to 20222. If another amount would work better for you, please visit our website— There is no maximum and there is no minimum—together we will rise and together we can help.

Thank you and stay safe. XX

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We are now on Pintrest! Follow us at the link below. Mascot Books | Mascot Books is a hybrid publishing company located in Herndon, Virginia. We publish all different genres and our titles are available wherever books are sold.

Join #Mascot #Author Lori Orlinsky, Author and Illustrator Vanessa Alexandre LIVE on Lori's page tomorrow! They'll take you through the behind-the-scenes of creating a children's book. You won't want to miss this!

Episode #48: Interview with Children's Book Author, Jeanne LaSala Taylor - Language During Mealtime

Tune into the latest Language During Mealtime podcast for an interview with Jeanne LaSala Taylor, author of the Just Bunny Books! You'll learn more about Jeanne's writing process, firefighting, and more. You can order "Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue" on our website, And for a good cause- a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue written by Jeanne LaSala Taylor and illustrated by Ana Sebastian is based on a true story of a young girl named Francesca who loses her beloved sleeping Bunny. Francesca sleeps with with her lovey bunny every night and takes h...

Twins Robbie and Abby get more than they bargained for when a museum full of dinosaurs comes back to life! This early chapter book is filled with fun dinosaur facts and high adventure. Near the end, children are asked to practice their storytelling skills by writing their own ending.⁣

Get 40% off "The Dinosaur in the Elevator" on by using the code dino40 at checkout. Learn more about the Guess Who Books at Guess Who Zoo

Amarillo Police Department

Virtual readings are a great way to keep introducing kids to new books while practicing social distancing. The Amarillo Police Department are adding videos on their page of them reading children's books. Check out Sgt Jason Riddlespurger reading our title Michael the Coyote.

Happy Wednesday y’all!

Today, Sgt Jason Riddlespurger is reading to you. He chose the book, Michael the Coyote, written by Shyla Hale, Illustrated by Stevo Torres, with Creative Directors Amy Klemer & Michelle Winters.

Shyla Hale is a local author and a friend of Sgt Riddlespurger. We were fortunate to be able to get 3 signed books from her and will be giving those books away.

If you would like to get one of these books, comment with your child’s first name only and what their favorite part of the book was. We will put all the names in a hat and draw three names from the entries.

Enjoy today’s book!

Post-Pandemic PTSD? Lessons From a Marathon Bombing Survivor

The New York Times recently interviewed our author Bobby O'Donnell about his new book "Running Wild" and his journey to overcome PTSD as a Boston Marathon survivor. Here's one take on how to deal with stress both during & post quarantine.

To listen to Bobby talk more about his journey and the book, check out his podcast appearance on the Executive Athletes Podcast: Seven years ago Wednesday, the unthinkable happened to Bobby O'Donnell: He was nearing the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, where his family was gathered to cheer for him, when terrorist bombs killed three spectators and injured more than 260 others.

The Alycat Series

What a great way for kids to social distance while still keeping in touch with friends and family! Thanks for sharing The Alycat Series

Thank you, KATC-TV 3: Acadiana's Newschannel, for sharing info about Caribu, an incredibly useful and fun app that has The Alycat Series books and coloring pages included! This Time Magazine Best Invention app is currently free and allows you to have a Facetime-like experience for storytimes and activities with family members everywhere! We are thrilled that Alycat is included on this app!

📚 #AtoZChallenge: J is for Jess Cohn, an interview with a senior acquisitions editor, for #GirlsRock

Want a little insight into the role of an acquisitions editor? Check out the #girlsrock feature of our senior acquisitions editor Jess Cohn #AtoZChallenge: J is for Jess Cohn, acquisitions editor for Mascot books, in #GirlsRock

April Featured title: Making it Delicious | - Mascot Books

Looking for tasty and easy meals to make while you're at home? We’ve got the perfect book for you! Our April featured title is "Making It Delicious" by Chef Jamie Daskalis, a cookbook with an emphasis on Southern food, but with a twist!

From fun spins on the classics to indulging your sweet tooth, we promise you’ll find a new favorite dish within these pages! Make sure to tag Making It Delicious if you try a recipe. Our April featured title is Making it Delicious by Chef Jamie Daskalis, a cookbook with an emphasis on Southern food, but with a twist! From fun spins on the classics to indulging your sweet tooth, Chef Jamie’s recipes star simple and fresh ingredients that encourage creativity in the kitchen. We ...

Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Winners - ScreenCraft

Congratulations are in order for our author Laura Preble and her book "Anna Incognito," which was named runner-up in the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition! We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition. Selected from over 1,200 submissions, Who Killed Buster Sparkle? by John Bateman has been named as winner and...

Flag Football with Tuckey the Nantucket Whale - Mascot Books

Welcome back to the world of Tuckey The Nantucket Whale children's book series. Moved from a March release date to April, be sure to join Tuckey as he and his friends organize a flag football game to raise money for their local Boys & Girls Clubs of America! by Robert CameronTuckey the Nantucket Whale has returned to the Nantucket waters and is excited to start his next project: a flag football game! But this isn’t an ordinary game. Join Tuckey and his friends as they create a fundraiser for the local Boys & Girls Club! And there’s an

Stuck at home and looking for an escape? Check out our April releases for your next great read! And look out for more on our April featured title "Making it Delicious" later this week!

My Coming Book: On Medicine's Finest, and Another Remarkable Guy Named Fred - Tim Madigan

"Extra Innings" by Tim Madigan will be published later this year. The book features Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and his journey with City of Hope during his cancer treatments. To read more about Tim and Fred, check out Tim's blog post below. I met Fred Claire about this time last year on my first visit to City of Hope National Medical Center near Los Angeles. Fred, his wife, Sheryl, and I talked for two hours that first day, sitting in the shade outside a research building on the sprawling campus. Fred never let on then that he was in t...

How to Host a Live Book Reading or Q&A Session | - Mascot Books

Are you looking to take your book events online but don’t know where to start? How do you decide what platform to use? How do you structure your reading or Q&A session? How do you get the word out?⁣

Check out our newest #blog post, which is full of helpful tips on how to host a live book reading or Q&A session! In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, parents and students everywhere are looking for ways to be entertained, to learn, and to persevere through these difficult times. Due to school closings and event cancellations, many authors are bringing their stories to readers’ homes t...

Coral's Quest: Mascot Book's Featured Title for the Month of March

Our March featured title is "Coral's Quest" by 10-year-old author Zoë Williams!

We chatted with Zoë about ocean conservation, her collaboration with Ocean Ramsey, and her big plans for the future!

Read our full interview with Zoë at the link below.

Sharks are our Friends Our March featured title is "Coral's Quest"! We chatted with author Zoë Williams about ocean conservation, Ocean Ramsey, and her plans for the future!

5 Steps to Building a Successful Social Media Book-Marketing Platform

A strong social media platform can be beneficial for the overall success of your book. But what makes a great social media platform? Where do you begin? What are best practices for posting about your book and engaging with your followers?

Read our latest blog to learn how you can build a successful social media book-marketing platform! What makes a successful social media book-marketing platform? Check out our 5 steps for building a strong social media presence for your book!

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