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.
"Resiliency is about mustering our inner strength and resources, and channeling our human spirit.”
Our February featured title is "Chemo Muscles: Lessons Learned from a Psycho-Oncologist and Cancer Patient" by Dr. Renee A. Exelbert!
Renee answered our questions about her inspiration behind the book, her advice to cancer patients and their friends and family, and her plans for the future.
mascotbooks.com Our February featured title is Chemo Muscles: Lessons Learned from Being a Pyscho-Oncologist and Cancer Patient by Renee A. Exelbert, Ph.D.!
Happy Tea Tuesday! Our Novel-Tea Book Club Pairings with Elden Street Tea Shop and Scrawl Books are finally here!
Starting tomorrow, swing by the Elden Street Tea Shop to get your copy of "Anna Incognito"— perfectly paired with Crème Earl Grey tea!
To learn more about this collaboration, check out our recent interview with Rachel Eisenfeld, owner of Elden Street Tea Shop: http://bit.ly/EldenTeaBlog
Pitching your book to retailers for in-store placement consideration and events is essential for book promotion and sales. To a first-time author, this process can be difficult to navigate.
We’ve outlined our dos and don’ts for pitching to retailers to make things a little easier!
mascotbooks.com Pitching your book to retailers is essential for book promotion and sales. Check out Mascot Books' dos and don'ts to retail pitching below!
"In fact, he believes — no, he knows, by virtue of his own human experience — that the power of love pushes on and perseveres even after the heart itself has beat its very last beat. Even in death, love lives."
Happy Valentine's Day! Grab your tissues and check out this touching and compelling article written by Mascot editor Kristin Taylor.
thriveglobal.com Even through death.
Social media influencers can be good candidates for traditional publishing deals—but is that the best option for them in the long run?
We outlined our top three reasons why the hybrid publishing model is great for social media influencers!
mascotbooks.com Although social media influencers can be good candidates for a traditional publishing deal, the hybrid model can be the better option in the long run!
"Male authors have historically been awarded far more often for their work than women, even as the number of published works by men and women evens out. Nonbinary authors are recognized far less."
This interesting article by CNN discusses the upcoming Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, which will recognize female and nonbinary authors!
cnn.com The Carol Shields Prize in Fiction will award over $100,000 to a North American woman or nonbinary author beginning in 2022. That's substantially more than most other major literary prizes, which are largely awarded to men.
"OK, so Laura Preble’s new novel, 'Anna Incognito', is not your usual love story. Which is perfectly fine, because Anna is not your usual heroine."
#mascotauthor Laura Preble was recently featured by the The San Diego Union-Tribune for her newest book, "Anna Incognito"!
P.S. Snag your copy of "Anna Incognito" during our first novel-tea book club pairing with Elden Street Tea Shop on February 25!
sandiegouniontribune.com Laura Preble signs copies of her new novel, 'Anna Incognito,' at Warwick's bookstore on Sunday, Feb. 9
With 42 new titles, our February releases have something for every reading list!
Check out our full list of February releases at the link below!
mascotbooks.com With 42 new titles, our February releases have something for every reading list! Check out our full list of February releases below.
You’ve decided you want to embark on the creative, rewarding, and sometimes frustrating journey that is writing a book—and, you’ve decided when you want to publish it. The next step is developing a strategic, realistic writing timeline that gives you enough room to fully develop and redevelop your manuscript while also ensuring that you hit your release date goals!
Check out our sample writing timeline at the link below!
mascotbooks.com Check out our guide to developing a strategic, realistic writing and editing timeline that meets your book publication goals.
"They are part of the fabric of New York, and I don't think they get enough credit for what they do. I wanted to write this book as my own 'thank you' to them."
#mascotauthor Jeanne LaSala Taylor recently appeared on Spectrum News NY1 to talk about her appreciation for New York firefighters and her new book, "Just Bunny and the Great Fire Rescue"!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the NYFF Burn Center Foundation.
ny1.com An author honors FDNY in children's book.
"Don’t tell bad-news stories or be falsely optimistic. Do offer to organize closets or send eight pints of ice cream."
#mascotauthor Lynda Wolters was recently featured in this compelling article by The New York Times for her book, "Voices of Cancer"!
nytimes.com Don’t tell bad-news stories or be falsely optimistic. Do offer to organize closets or send eight pints of ice cream.
"It is essential to keep Herndon a fun and unique destination spot—and if the tea shop can help facilitate more unique activities by collaboration, we are going to continue doing just that!"
We recently interviewed Rachel Eisenfeld, owner and founder of Herndon-based Elden Street Tea Shop! We chatted with Rachel about her quarterly charity program, her favorite books, and our upcoming collaborations together.
Read on to learn more about our new book and tea pairings with Elden Street Tea Shop and Scrawl Books, launching Tuesday, February 25!
mascotbooks.com We sat down with Rachel Eisenfeld, owner of Elden Street Tea Shop, to chat about her quarterly charity program our upcoming collaborations together!
“I hope that America continues to be a beacon of hope for immigrants from all around the world. I hope that the idea of the American Dream—the idea that you can come to a place, work hard, create opportunity for you and your family regardless of background—remains a perpetual part of America’s narrative."
Our January featured title is Our American Dream by Fiona McEntee! We chatted with Fiona about her experiences as a naturalized U.S. citizen and an immigration lawyer, her inspiration behind the book, and her hopes for America’s current and future immigrants.
Read our full interview with Fiona at the link below!
mascotbooks.com Our January featured title is Our American Dream by immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee! Read our full interview with Fiona below!
"A portion of proceeds from 'Where’s Viktor’s Mustache?' also go towards providing additional books around the community, said Clemens. Whether it’s disadvantaged youth who are facing challenging circumstances or schools that use it for their students, he hopes that they get to read this book and have it change the way they’re feeling that day."
The Minnesota Vikings' new book, "Where's Viktor's Mustache?", is connecting with fans and helping to give back to the community. We are honored to have worked with the Vikings on this amazing project!
Get your copy of "Where's Viktor's Mustache?" here: http://bit.ly/ViktorsMustache
frntofficesport.com Projects like their AR-friendly commemorative cup, "Where's Viktor's Mustache?" book, and Pass or Play game have helped the Minnesota Vikings off-the-field.
Get ready for the NFC Championship this Sunday with #mascotauthor Marnie Schneider's newest book, Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in Green Bay!
Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/GamedayGreenBay
Football Freddie & Fumble the Dog-Gameday in the USA
We are all writers. Whether you write short stories, blog posts, or full-length novels, we all have room to grow and improve upon our prose.
From mastering the semicolon to developing the perfect hook, ring in 2020 with our New Year’s writing resolutions!
mascotbooks.com We can always improve upon our writing. From mastering the semicolon to developing the perfect hook, ring in 2020 with our New Year’s writing resolutions!
“I think we should trust our gut, trust our pediatrician, go with what works and feel good about how we’re parenting and know that we’re doing a great job no matter what."
Lauren Jumrukovski appeared on NBC12 last week to talk about her recent book, They Say Parenting!
Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/TheySayParenting
nbc12.com Any parent knows that any parenting choice can come with supporters and naysayers, and most likely a little bit of guilt.
This is incredible! #mascotauthor Miranda Mittleman has donated over $6,000 of the proceeds from her PAWS and THINK Books to charity!
To learn more about Miranda's Charity of the Quarter program, visit https://www.pawsandthinkbooks.com/charity
To purchase books in the PAWS and THINK series, visit http://bit.ly/PawsandThink
OVER $6,000 DONATED SO FAR AND WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED!!👏
Our Charity of the Quarter program has been a HUGE success and it is all thanks to YOU!🙏
Every book purchased has helped us give back to these amazing organizations that help children and animals. Thank you for helping us help others! We are excited to see what 2020 has in store for PAWS and THINK! and we could not be more appreciative of your continued support!❤️🐾
Author Miranda Mittleman✍️
Baltimore Humane Society💙
Cool Kids Campaign💛
BARCS Animal Shelter🧡
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)💜
We Rescue Love, Inc.🖤
Dreams For Kids DC❤️
Believe In Tomorrow💓
Wings of Love, Kuwait❣️
Humane Society of Washington County💘
Mom's Choice Awards🏆
“People need to realize that we made the decision to get married and have a child, but our kids can’t be stuck with the emotional bill."
Earlier this morning, #mascotauthors Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond appeared on Good Morning America to talk about their recent book, Our Happy Divorce! Congratulations to Nikki and Ben for this amazing feature!
Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/OurHappyDivorceAmazon
goodmorningamerica.com Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond got divorced, but successfully blended their families together by putting their son first.
"It leads to a nice, important conversation about being bullied in a way that doesn't feel forced."
#mascotauthor Lori Orlinsky and her daughter Hayley appeared on WGN Morning News to talk about Lori's recent book, Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All)!
Get your copy of Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) here: http://bit.ly/BeingSmall
Lori Orlinsky, Author
wgntv.com CHICAGO — When Lori Orlinsky's daughter was in pre-school she was bullied by the other kids for being small. Lori knew what that was like — she's 5 feet 1 inch tall — she's been small her whole life. So she wrote a children's book called “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All).” Lori will ...
New year, new me, new resolutions! If reading more is one of your New Year's Resolutions, then we've got you covered.
Check out our full list of January book releases!
mascotbooks.com Happy New Year! If reading is on your New Year's Resolutions list, then we've got you covered. Check out our full list of January book releases below!
Why We Love P.E. by #mascotauthor Jerome Jones has been awarded the Gold Mom's Choice Award! Congratulations, Jerome!
Get your copy of Why We Love P.E. here: http://bit.ly/WhyWeLovePE
Mom's Choice Awards Healthy Kids Books
Congratulations to #mascotauthor R.B. Schimmel for winning the 2019 Best Indie Book Award in the Children's cateogry!
Get your copy of The Way to Be From A to Z here: http://bit.ly/WaytoBeAtoZ
Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with The Amazing Adventures of Super Dreidel by Howard Eisenberg!
This is the first installment in Howard's new WRITE YOUR OWN ENDING series. Two pages are left blank in the middle of a pivotal moment in the story, giving readers the ability to use their imagination and create their own adventure.
Get your copy of at the link below!
Guess Who Zoo
mascotbooks.com by Howard Eisenberg Rachel and her brother Randy didn’t know when they built a Super Dreidel for Hanukkah that it would fly them thousands of years back in time and into the middle of a war. They didn’t know it would help the Maccabees win it. But then
Earlier this month, #mascotauthor Mel O' Drama celebrated the launch of her second book in the Darlene the Drama Queen series, Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying!
Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/DarleneBullying
Darlene the Drama Queen
Mel's second children's book 'Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Bullying' sees Darlene tackling the issue of bullying, giving advice & techniques...
#mascotauthor Andy Toro gave a special presentation on Olympic Day at Matthew Maury Elementary School!
Andy's incredible memoir Chronicles of an Olympic Defector will be released this March! Pre-order your copy here: http://bit.ly/OlympicDefector
#mascotauthor and #Immigration lawyer Fiona McEntee is part of #CNN’s new feature on children's books that speak out on Immigration.
Get your copy of Our American Dream here: https://mascotbooks.com/mascot-marketplace/buy-books/childrens/picture-books/our-american-dream/
cnn.com Inspired by the political moment and their own experiences, a growing number of authors are writing children's books about immigration.
#mascotauthor Mercy Hansen Mize was recently featured in an article for The Daily Local News for her new book, Samson's Tail!
Get your copy of Samson's Tail here: http://bit.ly/SamsonsTail
Samson's Tail Book DAWGS Prison Programs
dailylocal.com PLYMOUTH — When Mercy Hansen Mize went online looking to adopt a shelter dog she not only gained a beloved new family member but a worthy cause and a second
"See the world through Weaver's bright eyes,
With each new day valuable lessons arise.
Life is funny and can change in a blink,
So always remember to PAWS and THINK."
There is only one day left to enter the PAWS and THINK Books giveaway!
UPDATE: ❌Contest Closed❌ Congratulations to our winner, Shelly Katzef Brezicki!🎉
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We are giving away an autographed set of PAWS and THINK! Books before we head into 2020!
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"Perhaps this is Mr. Rogers’s greatest legacy — for the Pittsburgh community, and for the increasingly scary world at large: That in our darkest hour, with compassion and kindness as our guide, we can still find our way towards the light."
Last month, #mascotauthor Dorit Sasson wrote this compelling article in light of the "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" movie premiere.
Dorit Sasson, author
kveller.com I’m sitting in a sold-out first weekend movie premiere of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, delighted by the fact that this movie was filmed in my Pittsburgh neighborhood, Squirrel Hill. It’s an upscale, multicultural neighborhood — far more diverse today than it used to be — that is also...
"We have a chance to transform our pessimism into optimism; our confusion into clarity, our passion into action; and our potential into real life success."
Our December featured title is Joy of Financial Planning by Jason Howell! We chatted with Jason about his extensive political and financial career, his involvement as an alumnus of George Mason University, and how we can reclaim our American Dreams through financial planning.
mascotbooks.com Mascot Books' December featured title is Joy of Financial Planning by Jason Howell! Read our full interview with Jason below.
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