Books

Small Business Saturday

While you’re patronizing your locally owned businesses on Small Business Saturday, don’t forget about those small businesses that don’t have a storefront. Like publishing companies. Like all small businesses we’re constantly trying to get the attention of buyers, in our…

Selling Words in a Visual World

A few months ago, I was browsing the Internet and somehow landed on a site that sold cupcakes. I stopped and stared mesmerized at the big color-saturated pictures of cupcakes on expanses of white background, coupled with elegant grayish, rather…

Our Partnership with EBSCO

Sometimes we take on projects because they have a worth beyond just something entertaining or interesting to read. When Giovanna Capone approached us with the idea for Dispatches from Lesbian America several years ago, we realized the vision Giovanna, Xequina,…

Stalking Our Books in the Wild

Getting your books into bookstores is kind of a holy grail for authors and publishers. Of course, every book can’t be in every bookstore or else bookstores would be gigantic multi-floored super warehouses. So how do books get into bookstores?…

Children’s Book Week

This is Children’s Book Week. Established in 1919, it’s the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. For us, it’s the chance to show off our persistent girls for the middle grade reader. It’s also a reminder that the majority…

Persistent Girls

As we near the end of International Women’s Month we’re sending out a reminder that a woman first has to be a persistent girl to become a strong, independent woman. Bedazzled Ink’s persistent girls are passionate about sports, science, and…

A Bittersweet Celebration

The highlight of the GCLS Conference is the announcement of the winners of the Goldie Awards and Bedazzled Ink had several Finalists this year. Ann Bannon Popular Choice All We Lack by Sandra Moran When it Raynes by CD Cain…

The Rainbow Awards

At midnight Italy time on December 8th, Elisa–the mother of the Rainbow Awards–began posting the winners and runners up for each category, while people around the world were eagerly glued to their computers for the next several hours. What makes…

In the Spirit of Things

Serendipity is so much a part of Bedazzled Ink that it’s a part of our business plan. So we weren’t surprised to discover that the two books we published in August both deal with the spiritual in some way. The…