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8 Mar

Happy Pub Day! WATERLIFE A MINDFUL COLORING BOOK

The turtle has landed! Waterlife: A Mindful Coloring Book, Illustrated by Georgie Woolridge, is available NOW!

Waterlife includes 35 intricate drawings specifically to elicit creative meditation, allowing the colorist the freedom to create and color without pressure or judgement. There are a wide variety of species featured in waterlife–from the brightly colored Seahorse, Pufferfish, and Crown of Starfish to the Bottlenose Dolphin and Picasso Triggerfish–and each is paired with an informative text about the creature and its habitat. In addition, Georgie supplies helpful hints and tips about coloring and the effects that can be achieved with different media.

Pick up your coloring pens and pencils everybody, lose yourself in this underwater realm, where you’ll discover a host of mindful coloring projects inspired by a variety of underwater creatures from around the world.

Time to join the ever-growing worldwide movement of adult coloring book enthusiasts who’ve found their new stress-relieving creative outlet.

Buy your copy and DIVE RIGHT IN!

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1 Mar

Happy Pub Day! Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book by Eriy

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Are you all aboard the coloring book train by now? We definitely are, and so today’s the best because the whimsical, lighthearted romp-through-the-countryside coloring book Romantic Country: A Fantasy Coloring Book by Eriy goes on sale today! Eriy, a Japanese artist who uses an ink-dipped toothpick (yep, a toothpick!) as her primary drawing tool, has invented the magical world of Cocot, full of magnificent rural villages, prairies, forests, lakeside scenery and a beautiful towering castle that await you and your colored pencils.

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Inside are pages and pages of provincial delights for you to bring to life through coloring: delectable French pastries, magical forests filled with wildlife, charming town squares bustling with people-and so much more, sure to delight people of all ages. Plus, you can remove the folded perforated sheet at the back of the book and color a full-sized poster to adorn your wall!

Get your copy today!

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22 Nov

THE BARNES & NOBLE ALL-AMERICAN ART UNWIND: Connect. Create. Color.

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Time to Unwind

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Keep Calm and Color On

Last Saturday, I headed to Union Square to experience Barnes & Noble’s one-day event, which kicked off their recent promotion of adult coloring books and coloring supplies: The All-American Art Unwind.

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The Coloring Table

For this free event, from noon to 5pm at every Barnes & Noble location, a cozy section of the store–in Union Square, the event was held on the fourth floor–was designated for coloring. A shelf stacked with pages from classic and recently published intricately designed adult coloring books on one side, and colored pencils, crayons and more on the other, were provided for anyone wanting to join in.

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Free Coloring Pages. Stay or Take Away!

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Coloring pencils, crayons, and more!

St. Martin’s Griffin contributed to the offerings with the Kingfisher page from our BIRDS: A Mindful Coloring Book by Georgie Woolridge.

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That’s our Kingfisher! She likes it. She really likes it!

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Hamsa / Hamesh vibrantly colored

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Coloring quietly

I’m not surprised by the answer I received after asking the B&N employee manning the table how the event was going.

“Everyone loves this,” she said. “It’s fun. I hope we do a party with drinks!”

Yes, please.

If you missed this kick off event, no matter. You can color in the comfort of your home. Simply go online or walk in to your local Barnes & Noble and you’ll likely see a full display of coloring books and supplies.

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A buffet of coloring books!

Happy coloring!

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5 Nov

#TBT End of Summer YOUNG TO PUBLISHING Semi-Annual Board Game (and Coloring) Night!

There’s nothing like a string of warm days during the heart of fall to remind us of summertime.

At the end of August, New York’s chapter of Young to Publishing (YPG) hosted a fabulously attended game night.

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Trouble. Two six packs. And Cookies.

WORK HARD, PLAY HARDER was the night’s call to action.

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Packed house!

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Publicists, Marketers, Editors, Literary Agents and more!

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Gamers

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Classic: Meet Hipster. Dominoes and Mustache game of cards.

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CATAN or Zendoodle Coloring Enchanted Gardens. Let’s do both!

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Wine and Color Table

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Shared Libations

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Former St. Martin’s Press Digital Marketer, Angela Craft, now at HarperCollins, brought this game. Wish I could remember the name!

Competition was stiff. But at the end of the night, everyone went home happy, de-stressed, with new friends, fresh outlooks, AND Adult Mad Libs, AND a Zendoodle adult coloring book supplied by yours truly, St. Martin’s Press.

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TAKE ME WITH YOU!

It was a win win for everybody. Good fun times. See you all soon!

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27 Oct

Happy Pub Day! BIRDS: A MINDFUL COLORING BOOK

Today we’re thrilled to publish Birds: A Mindful Coloring Book by Georgie Woolridge. No doubt you’ve seen countless coloring books on the bookshelves lately, but you’ve never seen one like this before. Birds presents a new kind of mindful coloring book, containing more than 35 astounding drawings inspired by illustrator Georgie Woolridge’s travels in India and around the world. The cover image below doesn’t do this gorgeous book justice; you’ve got to see it up close and personal!

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Each stunningly intricate drawing incorporates swirling paisley patterns and other local designs inspired by the styles in Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. By easing you out of your thoughts and into another world, coloring these beautiful images becomes a practical exercise in mindfulness that anyone can adopt, regardless of skill level.

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Each stunning illustration is accompanied by a brief paragraph about the bird and its habitat, in addition to a helpful introduction with hints and tips about drawing, coloring, and the various effects that you can achieve by using different coloring tools. Just look at that turkey, all decked out for Thanksgiving!
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Buy your copy today, and go ahead and ruffle some feathers!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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