Wishing You the Happiest of Holidays

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It’s that time of year when we start winding down work, spending a little more time with our families and friends and enjoying some well-deserved rest.

For Central Avenue, this year has been one of quantum leaps, wonderful surprises, disappointments, and intense, heartfelt gratitude. Here’s a few highlights for this little press and some sneak peeks at what’s to come.

8 New Titles in 2017: From Ant to Eagle, Winter at the White Oaks Lodge, Wild Flower, The First Law of Love, Amanda in New Mexico, OMG… Is He Also a Witch?!, The Goblins of Bellwater, I Wrote This For You: 2007-2017

Awards & Mentions

From Ant to Eagle (Silver Birch Fiction – shortlist; Cybils – shortlist; CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens)

Soul of a Crow (Foreword Indies Finalist)

An Elegant Theory (Foreword Indies Finalist)

The Goblins of Bellwater (Top 100 Most Popular October Books – Goodreads; YALSA Alex nomination, Cybils shortlist)

Listings & Partnerships

Chain, indie & specialty channel national listings for From Ant to Eagle, The Goblins of Bellwater; I Wrote This For You: 2007-2017; Amanda in New Mexico; Shore Leave Cafe series

Expanded print advertising with Foreword Reviews, Shelf Awareness & Publishers Weekly

Major ARC campaigns with NetGalley, Edelweiss+, ABA, and Baker & Taylor

Foreign & Audio Rights sold for several titles in several countries

Appearances

Alex Lyttle – ALA National Conference

Molly Ringle & Jennifer Haupt – PNBA Annual Trade Show

Darlene Foster – Vancouver Public Library

Abbie Williams – Heartland Fall Forum

9 New Titles for 2018: Grace of a Hawk, Until Tomorrow, The Way Back, Return to Yesterday, In the Shadow of 10,000 Hills, Honeybee, Five Hundred Poor, [Dis]Connected, Walhalla.

All in all, this has been one heck of a year. I consider myself extremely lucky to work with a group of extremely talented, driven and professional authors; I live vicariously through them. I’m surrounded by marketing, sales and distribution experts at IPG who have helped ¬†Central Avenue grow by leaps and bounds by helping us connect with the amazing librarians and booksellers who are the backbone of the book business. I particularly thank all the readers of our books: the bloggers, reviewers and regular bookstore customers like me, who pick up a book by a small press/lesser known author and decide to take a chance on it.

May your holidays be bright and merry and your new year full of hope, love, excitement and joy.