Publishers Weekly reported on the latest craze in publishing with a feature on the popularity of coloring books. Featured in the story was information on The Quarto Publishing Group's coloring book program. Quarto will easily have a million adult coloring books in print this year, with the market continuing to surge, said Ken Fund, president and CEO of Quarto, a publisher of illustrated and creative titles. Those sales are being led by its Zen Coloring Book series, which includes the bestselling Color Me Calm and Color Me Happy, both by art therapist Lacy Mucklow with art by Angela Porter. The books have gone back to press 10 times in the past six months, for a total of more than 275,000 copies worldwide. “We imagined the books would appeal to adults looking to relax. But we never expected the responses we’ve received from people battling serious medical conditions,” added editorial director Jeannine Dillon, who came up with the idea for the series after coloring with her four-year-old son. Learn More.
With their popularity soaring, coloring books are giving adults a chance to relax and be creative, while reducing stress. NBC Nightly News featured several Quarto Publishing Group coloring books in a May 11 report. The story includes an interview with Quarto artist Lisa Congdon as well as a coloring book group in Chicago. Learn More.
Jonathon Sawyer, author of Noodle Kids and owner of the Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland, won the Best Chef in the Great Lakes Area award during the James Beard Foundation Gala in Chicago May 4. In addition to the Greenhouse Tavern, Sawyer also owns and operates Noodlecat, Tavern Vinegar Co, Sawyer's Street Frites & SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe in the Cleveland area. Learn More.
Superfood Sandwiches author Katie Chudy and her husband own a Boston-based personal chef business and host a podcast together. Now they're both food book authors as well. Learn More.
Sean Vigue, author of Power Yoga for Athletes, has released the Sean Vigue Fitness App for Apple and Android. The app is free and contains several free workouts. Additional workouts are available for purchase. Learn More.
Sean Vigue, author of Power Yoga for Athletes, recently shared with FitBottomedGirl.com five yoga poses athletes can use to improve their fitness. Vigue, who teaches yoga, Pilates, boot camps and is a personal trainer while living in the mountains of Colorado, is sharing five fantastic yoga poses for athletes. Learn More.
Amy Riolo, author of the Fair Winds title The Ultimate Mediterranean Diet Cookbook, will be featured at a presentation and book signing at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on May 13. Learn More.
When Sheila McCraith, author of Yell Less, Love More, was overheard yelling at her kids, she decided there had to be a better way to communicate. People.com shares her 5-step plan to more calm parenting. Learn More.
Apothecary Cocktails, by Warren Bobrow, has been nominated for the Spirited Award for Best New Cocktail/Bartending Book by Tales of the Cocktail 2014. Learn More.
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Learn More.
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company’s 38-year-old heritage. Learn More.
Dr. Stephen Sinatra, co-author of The Great Cholesterol Myth and The Great Cholesterol Myth Cookbook for Fair Winds Press wrote a recent article on healthy eating for BoomerBrief.com. Read his article, "Foods to Keep Your Heart Healthy After 50," here. Learn More.
Michelle Dudash, author of Clean Eating for Busy Families, is featured in the Search for the Next Weight Watchers Chef on ABC TV's food show The Chew. Learn More.
A Lentil Quina Bolognese Sauce recipe adapted from The Great Vegan Bean Book was a recent featured recipe in The Washington Post Food Section. Learn More.
Warren Bobrow, "Cocktail Whisperer" and author of Apothecary Cocktails for Fair Winds Press, was the subject of a feature in the December issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine. Learn More.
For sluggish digestion, cocktail expert Warren Bobrow concocts a simple syrup steeped with fennel, a natural diuretic, and pours it into a Collins glass with crushed ice, raki (the anise-based Turkish spirit), bitters, and chile flakes (a little sweat does a body good), topping it with seltzer water. Bobrow, a food and spirits writer known as the Cocktail Whisperer, offers the Peppery Fennel Fizz and dozens of other vintage-styled “curatives” in his new book, “Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today.” Learn More.
Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth and other titles for Fair Winds Press, was asked by E! Online for his take on Kim Kardashian's 25-pound weight loss using the Atkins Diet. Learn More.
Whether taking a day trip to the beach or sightseeing abroad in an exotic city for the first time, traveling can quickly take you out of your comfort zone, away from restaurants and shops that carry your go-to gluten-free food staples. These five simple tips can help make eating gluten-free on-the-go safe and simple. Learn More.
Do you associate high fat, high protein diets with high cholesterol? You shouldn't, says cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, author of "The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease-and the Statin-Free Plan That Will. In an exclusive interview, Dr. Sinatra discussed the best foods for your heart and your health. Learn More.
Anthony Dias Blue recently recorded features about Wicked Good Burgers on his radio show, The Blue Lifestyle Minute. The Blue Lifestyle Minute airs 6 times daily on both WCBS New York and KABC Los Angeles. Approximately 100,000 listeners hear the Blue Lifestyle Minute daily. The Lifestyle Minute is a James Beard Award-winning program. In addition, Wicked Good Burgers was also featured on the national Blue Lifestyle Minute spot, syndicated by CRN Digital Talk Radio. Learn More.