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.
In the introduction to her book “Global Meatballs: Around the World in 100-Plus Boundary-Breaking Recipes,” Adeline Myers celebrates the imperfections that make these “humble, misshapen rounds” a home kitchen favorite. Learn More.
Bonnie Benwick of the Washington Post profiled Claudine Pepin on March 27. Pepin talked about cooking for kids and her new book, Kids Cook French. Learn More.
The National Science Teachers Association has recommended Kitchen Science Lab for Kids by Liz Heineke. Learn More.
Jesse Genet, author of the upcoming Quarry Books title Print with Light: Easy DIY Techniques and Projects for Printing with Photo-Sensitive Dyes, will present her Inkodye line to the sharks on ABC-TV's Shark Tank on Feb. 13, 2015. Learn More.
Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, appeared on Fox & Friends to share some experiments from her new book. Learn More.
Jonathon Sawyer, author of Noodle Kids by Quarry Books, has been named one of the best chefs to follow on Instagram. Learn More.
Starting in October, KQED-TV will begin production on Jacques Pepin’s final TV cooking series, Jacques Pepin: Heart & Soul. Pepin's daughter, Claudine, wrote the new Quarry Books title, Kids Cook French, with illustrations by her father. 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.
Inspired by the release of three "big name, beautifully done" beer books this January, Quayside Publishing Group, which specializes in illustrated nonfiction, has declared the month of March to be Beer Book Month. Shelf Awareness reported that Quayside has also brewed up a corresponding blog, beerbookmonth.com, which has been featuring excerpts and selections from its beer titles since January. Learn More.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal featured the Raw Blueberry Cream Tart recipe from Pies and Tarts with Heart in a January issue. Learn More.
Zuppa Pavese (Poached Egg Soup) was the featured recipe in a recent edition of the Washington Post Food Section. The recipe comes from The Soupmaker's Kichen by Aliza Green. Learn More.
When it comes to raising homegrown produce, patience is required—unless you grow sprouts. A snap to cultivate indoors, these tasty germinated seeds provide you with fast good-for-you food. So begins the Parade.com article about Homegrown Sprouts, by Rita Galchus. The story gives a quick overview of how to grow sprouts for home use, including supplies needed and uses for different types of sprouts. Learn More.
The Soupmaker’s Kitchen: How to Save Your Scraps, Prepare a Stock, and Craft the Perfect Pot of Soup, by Aliza Green, is No. 2 on the Washington Post's Best Cookbooks of 2013 list. Learn More.
If an artist is not necessarily someone who is lonely, starving and unstable, then what does an artist look like? Can an artist actually live in abundance? Those are the questions asked by blogger Jess Green in a recent post at The Huffington Post. The answer: Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting for Quarry Press. Learn More.
Amy Rice, author of Playing with Stencils, recently shared two sneak peeks from her book with the Design Sponge blog. Learn More.
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top six cookbooks in Cooking Light's Best Technique and Equipment category. The list is one of 12 categories in the magazine's list of Top 100 cookbooks over the past 25 years. Learn More.
Making Artisan Pasta is one of the top cookbooks of 2012, according to the Washington Post. Learn More.