Thursday, May 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:



What on Earth Books to Publish Innovative Educational Children’s Nonfiction in Association with the American Museum of Natural History:

Three Highly Illustrated, Uniquely Formatted, Engaging Timeline Books Tell the Natural, Scientific and Cultural History of the World

../Desktop/WOEPL%20Collateral/US%20PACK%20SHOTS/US%20WEB%20-%20Pack%20Shots/WALLBOOKS/Concertina/AMNH-Nature-Concertina-web




(New York, NY - May 25, 2017) --  What on Earth Publishing Ltd., The U.K. based timeline books publisher which launched its North American publishing division this spring in the U.S., will publish three timeline books in association with the American Museum of Natural History.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.  What on Earth Publishing specializes in the art of telling stories through highly detailed, large format timeline narratives.







“We’re very excited about our association with the American Museum of Natural History, an institution of great renown and sterling reputation in science, culture and education. It will help bring the concept of interconnected visual learning to the widest audience possible,” said Christopher Lloyd, founder and publisher, of What on Earth Publishing books.  


The first three books What on Earth will publish in association with the American Museum of Natural History will be: The Nature Timeline Wallbook (July 2017); The Science Timeline Wallbook (August 2017); and The Big History Timeline Wallbook (September 2017).  They will be published individually and as a boxed set. All titles are suitable for all ages from 6 to adult.

"We were immediately interested when What On Earth invited us to work with them on this project. The unique timeline format is engaging for children of all ages and these books support the Museum’s efforts to encourage a sense of wonder about science and nature,” said Sharon Stulberg, Senior Director of Global Business Development at the American Museum of Natural History.






Each of the “Timeline Wallbooks” features a 6-foot long fold-out detachable timeline wallchart with more than 1,000 beautiful hand-drawn illustrations by Andy Forshaw and an engaging text by Christopher Lloyd.  Each timeline is followed by a series of newspaper-style stories that take readers on an easy-to-read ride through the story of natural history, science and inventions and world history from the beginning of time to the present day.

The Wallbooks will be distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services and will be available in museum gift shops and bookstores nationwide, as well as from major online booksellers.

Christopher Lloyd, Publisher and Founder of What on Earth Books, is an historian, educator and  author. His first world history book What on Earth Happened: The Complete Story of the Planet (Bloomsbury, 2008), has been translated into 15 languages and has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide. Lloyd is an advocate of connected learning.  He is scheduled to be part of a panel on graphic nonfiction for young readers at Bookexpo 2017 on June 2 in New York City.

IBAwinnerJPEG.jpg
The Nature Timeline Wallbook: Unfold the Story of Nature from the Dawn of Life to the Present Day by Christopher Lloyd, (What On Earth Publishing), has just won THE 2017 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS for Young Adult: Non-Fiction. AmericanBookFest.com announced the winners and finalists on May 22, 2017.  


Glowing reviews appeared on the occasion of What on Earth’s first U.S. publication in April, The Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook, which was published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

REVIEWS of THE SHAKESPEARE TIMELINE WALLBOOK (published in April 2017):

Students will pore over the graphic novel--like illustrations.”  (School Library Journal)

"Thanks to its uncommon format, this What on Earth? Wallbook is a tremendously engaging resource on a well-covered topic: the collected works of William Shakespeare. Engrossing and packed with information, this interactive book will capture fresh interest for the world’s most beloved playwright." (Booklist)

“[An] engaging resource for readers just getting to know Shakespeare and his work."
(Publishers Weekly)

 ABOUT THE MUSEUM:

The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including those in the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. It is home to New York State’s official memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, a tribute to Roosevelt’s enduring legacy of environmental conservation. The Museum’s approximately 200 scientists draw on a world-class research collection of more than 34 million artifacts and specimens, some of which are billions of years old, and on one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, the Museum grants the Ph.D. degree in Comparative Biology and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, the only such program at any museum in the United States. Annual physical attendance has grown to approximately 5 million, and the Museum’s exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on six continents. The Museum’s website, digital videos, and apps for mobile devices bring its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more around the world. Visit amnh.org for more information.  

ABOUT WHAT ON EARTH PUBLISHING:

What on Earth Publishing specializes in the art of telling stories through timelines. Our range of fold-out books make inspirational gifts for children but are equally as enjoyable for adults. It also runs cross-curricular enrichment workshops for schools, museums and literary festivals that promote the joy of learning by connecting knowledge together through natural curiosity.




MEDIA CONTACT:

Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations
(646) 801-7477

American Museum of Natural History:  
Aubrey Miller, Senior Manager of Public Relations and Photo/Video Shoot Production
(212) 496-3409

Tags: American Museum of Natural History, books, children’s books, Christopher Lloyd, education, History, Nature, nonfiction, publishers, publishing, Science, What on Earth?, What on Earth Publishing.    


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BookExpo 2017 Panel to Explore Graphic Nonfiction for Young Readers



March: Book Three -- HARDCOVER
MARCH, by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell




Award-Winning Author / Illustrator Roxie Munro




Displaying RoccoKidLitTV.jpg
Rocco Staino, School Library Journal, Huffington Post


Christopher Lloyd, Publisher, What on Earth Publishing

Leigh Walton

New York, NY, Friday, June 2, 2017

At Bookexpo 2017, at a panel titled Truth Is More Painted Than Fiction: Graphic Nonfiction for Young Readers, panelists will explore the topic of graphic nonfiction for young readers. 

Picture books, comics, and other highly illustrated nonfiction books are a growing phenomenon in children's and YA (young adult) publishing. For example, the graphic memoir March, depicting the civil rights movement through the eyes of John Lewis, became a #1 New York Times bestseller and won the National Book Award.

Panelists will discuss questions such as: What makes these works more than simply "easier books"? What is uniquely valuable about learning with images? What is visual literacy? What are readers looking for? What works? What doesn’t? Will schools embrace these formats? How do we market and promote visual nonfiction?



Topics to be covered will include:

  • Learning how using "gamification" in nonfiction increases learning, engagement, and collaboration
  • Understanding the importance of great imagery for  visual learners
  • Why nonfiction can be more fulfilling, exciting, and fun than fiction



Susannah Greenberg

The organizer and moderator of the panel, Susannah Greenberg, a book publicist whose firm Susannah Greenberg Public Relations works with books in the genre, said that she sees graphic nonfiction books as a burgeoning new source of best sellers because they have a unique power to connect, communicate, entertain, engage, and educate young readers.  She believes they speak the language of a new generation, one that has grown up with new media and visual learning, in a way that text alone does not.  


The panelists will be:

  • Rocco Staino, a Contributing Editor for School Library Journal, who writes for the Huffington Post, and is the Director of the Empire State Center for the Book. In November 2014, he became the host of StoryMakers on KidLit.TV. He is also the retired director of the Keefe Library of the North Salem School District in New York. @RoccoA
  • Roxie Munro, Author/illustrator, Roxie Munro Studio, the author/illustrator of more than 40 award-winning nonfiction and concept children's picture books, and three interactive apps, many using "gamification" to engage, teach, and entertain. Titles include the NY Times Best Illustrated The Inside-Outside Book of New York City; Mazeways: A to Z; Doors; EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures; Inside-Outside Dinosaurs; Hatch!; and the upcoming Masterpiece Mix (August 2017). Her books have been translated into French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, and Japanese.@roxiemunro
  • Christopher Lloyd, Publisher, Founder of What on Earth Publishing; historian, educator and author. His book What on Earth Happened: The Complete Story of the Planet (Bloomsbury, 2008), sold over 500,000 copies. Lloyd is an advocate of connected learning. His publishing house What on Earth publishes in a unique innovative format for young people using illustrative timelines called Wallbooks, which present a broader view of world history and visualize connections between the past and the present day. This book is part of a series is being launched in the US this spring, beginning with The Shakespeare Timeline Wall Book. @WallbookUS
  • Leigh Walton, Marketing Director for Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. First in Portland, then in Seattle, now in New York, he has been representing his favorite graphic novel publisher for ten years, with duties including marketing, publicity, copywriting, and editorial. Most recently, he edited and managed the promotional campaign for the record-breaking March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.


The panel was organized by and will be moderated by Susannah Greenberg, President of Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, a book publicity firm for publishers, authors, and book industry organizations. Greenberg's clients include both children’s and adult trade books. In children’s publishing, she has represented author Pat Mora, the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecturer and founder of DIA; KidLit TV; KIWI Storybooks; and currently represents What on Earth? Books. Greenberg was launch publicist for Albert Whitman Teen and has served as a judge for the Bookexpo YA and Middle Grade Buzz Picks as well as the Audies. She is past president of the Women’s National Book Association in New York, and a member of the Women’s Media Group.  @suegreenbergpr

Bookexpo meets annually and is the leading book trade conference in North America. It will take place this year from May 31-June 2, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City.

The panel will take place at Bookexpo 2017, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, on Friday, June 2 - 12:00 - 12:50. Room 1 E16.


For further information, contact:
Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, (646) 801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com

OR visit the web site: Bookexpo 2017





Monday, June 13, 2016

Literary Landmarks Designated for New York City Authors - E.L. Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque

MEDIA ADVISORY


Attention: Events, Metro, New York City, Books, Landmarks


Subjects: Authors, E.L. Doctorow, Erich Maria Remarque, Events, Literary Landmarks, Literature, New York, New York City, New York State,  Real Estate, Writers   


MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. Please RSVP


Literary Landmarks Launch
for New York Notable Authors:


E.L. Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque Homes
To Be Designated New York City Landmarks


WHAT: Literary Landmarks Dedications to the Residences of Two New York State Authors, E.L Doctorow and Erich Maria Remarque. Event organized by the Empire State Center for the Book and United For Libraries. Plaques to be presented in a ceremony with talks. Rooftop reception to follow, at 320 E. 57, underwritten in part by Random House, a publisher of E.L. Doctorow.


WHO: Rocco Staino will speak on behalf of United for Libraries and the Empire State Center for the Book; New York City Councilman District 5 Ben Kallos on behalf of New York City; other literary scholars to be announced; and the Doctorow Family attending.


WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2 PM


WHERE: 320 East 57th Street, New York, NY (Remarque’s building); Followed by 333 East 57th Street, (Doctorow’s building); and then returning to 320 E. 57 for a rooftop reception. (Reception is not open to the public; for the press and by invitation only)


WHY: The literary heritage of New York City, specifically two neighboring buildings on East 57th Street, will be recognized with the dedication of two literary landmarks. These will be the two closest literary landmarks anywhere in the United States.


320 East 57th Street is where writer Erich Maria Remarque rented an apartment on the 15th floor. Remarque is the author of All Quiet on the Western Front and used the apartment as a setting in his last novel Shadows in Paradise. He continued to live here with his wife, actress Paulette Goddard, until his death in 1970.


333 East 57th Street is where E.L. Doctorow lived at from 2000 until his death in 2015.  He was the author of such classic works of fiction as The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and World’s Fair. While living here he wrote The March, Homer & Langley and Andrew’s Brain.


MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. Please RSVP.


RSVP:
Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com
OR
Rocco Staino, Empire State Center for the Book, 914-475-3857 rocco.staino@gmail.com


MEDIA CONTACT: For further information or questions, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com


DoctorowHF12.jpeg

E.L. Doctorow’s  (January 6, 1931 – July 21, 2015) works of fiction include Homer & Langley, The March, Billy Bathgate, Ragtime, the Book of Daniel, City of God, Welcome to Hard Times, Loon Lake, World’s Fair, The Waterworks, and All the Time in the World. Among his honors are the National Book Award, three National Book Critics Circle Awards, two PEN Faulkner Awards, The Edith Wharton Citation for Fiction and the presidentially-conferred National Humanities Medal. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize honoring a writer’s lifetime achievement in fiction, and in 2012 he won the PEN Saul Bellow Award given to an author whose “scale of achievement over a sustained career places him in the highest rank of American Literature.” In 2013 the American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded him the Gold Medal for Fiction. (Photo by Ryan Brenizer)









Erich Maria Remarque photo by Jerry Bauer.jpg

Erich Maria Remarque  (22 June 1898 – 25 September 1970), born Erich Paul Remark, was a German novelist who created many works about the terror of war. His best known novel All Quiet on the Western Front (1928), about German soldiers in the First World War, was made into an Oscar-winning movie. His book made him an enemy of the Nazis, who burned many of his works. (Photo by Jerry Bauer).




The Empire State Center for the Book is committed to the book in all formats. Interests of the Center include the promotion of the culture of reading, literature, literacy, book arts, and book history throughout New York State. The Center will work with publishers, libraries, museums, educational institutions, scholars, authors, illustrators and other interested parties to enrich book culture for the people of New York. The Center for the Book relies on grants, sponsorships and the contributions of individuals who share the ideals and support the mission of the Center to promote literature, literacy and libraries. It is the New York affiliate of The Center for Book in the Library of Congress.


United for Libraries is a division of the American Library Association. It is an association of library trustees, advocates, friends and foundations. The mission of United for Libraries is to support citizens who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for all types of libraries.






MEDIA CONTACT: For further information or questions, please contact Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com