Do you Judge a Book by its… Publisher?

A few weeks ago I did a post about books that I just couldn’t get into enough to finish. One of those books happened to be from MTV Books. And someone mentioned in the comments section that they had always been “suspicious of MTV books” which I’m going to assume meant that they thought they wouldn’t like them.

But three of my all time favorite books are actually MTV Books:

Forget You & Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert

I wonder if that person would think differently if they knew that MTV Books was an imprint of Simon & Schuster?

So that got me to thinking…. have I ever judged a book by it’s publisher.

I have to admit, I do at times look at the publisher. If it’s a title or an author I’ve never heard of, I usually read the synopsis and then look to see who the publisher is. If I’m on the fence about whether or not I want to read it, and the publisher isn’t one I’ve heard of, it’s highly unlikely I’ll read the book. Although there have been times I’ve read books from smaller presses that I hadn’t heard of before.

At the same time, if it’s an author or title I’ve heard of and the synopsis has me hooked, I don’t even bother looking at the publisher.

What’s up with that?

Does anyone else find themselves judging a book by it’s publisher? 


Are You Going to BEA?

I’ve seen this on a few other blogs (Chick Loves Lit, Sharon Loves Books & Cats and Book Blather) and it’s a great idea! So I’m stealing it from them. I’m currently trying to figure out my week long schedule and getting it semi-finalized. I’m extremly nervous… and at the same time I’m very excited. But I would love to hang out and meet with my fellow bloggers while I’m there!

If you’d like to meet up for a chat or maybe for lunch… let’s make a date! ( You know… as long as you aren’t the creepy stalkerish type…  :P)



International Book Bloggers!

Have you heard about the International Book Blogger Mentor Program? Well it’s a great program that Lenore of Presenting Lenore started. You can check out her site for more information about joining or becoming a mentor.

Today she posted about three fantastic international book bloggers, including my own wonderful mentee Shweta! You should head over to Lenore’s blog and check out these awesome bloggers!

Plus you can find out how to help the Deep Creek Middle School!

Thanks Lenore for starting this great program!



A Little Bit of This… And a Little Bit of That

I have some interesting things I thought I’d share with you, in case you are interested!

Penguin Australia is releasing Spirit Bound Teasers! A new teaser will be available every three days until the realease of Spirit Bound! The ‘teasers’ are quotes from the book…. how exciting! You can check out teaser one and two below!

We all can have fun trying to decipher what those quotes mean!! I can’t wait to read this one!

They also just launced a Facebook page: Penguin Paranormal Facebook group!

Author Susie Day (My Invisible Boyfriend) is hosting a Bake-A-Boy Challenge, which looks delicious not to mention a ton of fun! And how cute are those edible boyfriends! Yummy!

She also has some very fun personality quizzes you can take too!

Kristina McBride released the trailer for her upcoming debut: The Tension of Opposites! What a great trailer!

Speaking of awesome trailers. Check out the two book trailers for Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready and Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson. I’ve been lucky enough to read both of these are they are fantastic! Exepect reviews next month!

Check out the trailer for The Karma Club by Jessica Brody! I can’t wait to read this one!

Have you heard that The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard is going to be a television show! The first episode premieres June 8, 2010 at 8/7c on ABC Family.

You can find more information about the show at its official site! And it also has it’s own Facebook page and Twitter account, to keep you updates on all things Pretty Little Liars!

I actually haven’t read the books, but I’ve always wanted to. I can’t wait to watch this series!

Simone Elkeles (Perfect Chemistry & Rules of Attraction) is at BookDivas.com! She’ll be visiting until May 10th! Definetly head over there and check it out! I think you can even ask her questions! Like… how can I get Carol’s and Alex’s phone numbers! :)

For all you House of Night Fans…

Check out the trailer for book number 7: Burned

You can also read chapter one, here!



Giveaway: The Light (Morpheus Road) by D.J. MacHale

Win one of five copies of The Light: Morpheus Road by D.J. MacHale!

Marshall Seaver is being haunted.

It begins with mysterious sounds, a fleeting face outside a window, a rogue breeze—all things that can be explained away. That is, until he comes face-to-face with a character who only exists on
the pages of a sketchbook—a character Marshall himself created.

Marshall has no idea why he is being tormented by this forbidding creature, but he is quickly convinced it has something to do with his best friend, Cooper, who has gone missing. Together with Cooper’s beautiful but aloof sister, Sydney, Marshall searches for the truth about his friend while ultimately uncovering a nightmare that is bigger and more frightening than he could ever have imagined.

(summary from Simon & Schuster)

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