Fulcrum’s News Round-up

TGIF. The view outside my window is filled with blue sky, bright white fluffy clouds, and miles of green. Perfect weather to… well, do nothing. Before I get busy doing that, let’s review another wonderful week of great Fulcrum books, events, and authors.

‘Twas a short week at the office, although a busy one after getting back from a week in NYC for BEA. See video and audio highlights from the 2011 show here, although, none of these include Dani’s and my highlights: Tyra Banks??!! Benjamin Batt??!! Ok, Benjamin wasn’t at the show, but we saw him walking down the street near Times Square, all cool and nonchalant and sending Dani’s heart racing. Tyra was at the show to publicize her new fantasy novel, Modelland. Here’s a picture of Dani admiring the book back at our booth:

Our own celebrities Richard Hetzler and Renee Wilkinson, authors of the books The Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook and Modern Homestead respectively, were also at BEA this year. They both brought in great crowds for their signings. Richard’s fans raved about the menu at The Mitsitam Cafe at the NMAI in Washington, DC (which is, by the way, amazing):

While Renee’s fans solicited her advice on planting, growing, and chicken-raising conundrums (I believe the fan pictured below is reenacting one of her chicken conundrums) and her years of experience on her Portland plot in HipChickDigs.com:

In addition to our exciting BEA news, Dani also wrote a great blog post yesterday about our memorial edition of Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women by Wilma Mankiller. If you have not read it yet, please do. The book is not only a favorite of ours, but of many Native women, activists, libraries, and schools. And it’s a great, inspiring read for this weekend. Happy June and Happy Friday!

Book Expo America Drawing Winners!

We had some fabulous prizes for our BEA drawing…that I just got around to packing up and sending. It’s been a busy summer! Really!

So the winners are (drumroll)….

Doug Robinson, General Manager of Eagle Eye Book Shop in Decatur GA wins our set of ALL TEN Speck Press translations of the famous Dutch Inspector Dekok mystery series!

Dave Blog, Associate Producer of The Daily Show wins the Absinthe Glass, spoon and sugar set (from Green Devil Absinthe),  a copy of our book, Absinthe: Sip of Seduction  and some really cool absinthe coasters based on the book!

Nancy M. Miller, Collection Development Librarian for the City of  Virginia Beach wins the mega national parks package with posters, magnets, maps and all 6 books from our Adventures with the Parkers series!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth and dropped a card! If you see your name above, watch for your UPS delivery, your prize is on its way!

If you’re coming to the Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association meeting, make sure you drop your card there too! We’re giving away Rockies baseball tickets for the day after the show ends (September 27th). The seats are amazing- practically ON the field!

Preparing for Book Expo America

BEA in NYC is just 2 weeks away and we’re working on all our last Fulcrum25Yearswebminute  prep, gathering blads and postcards, making awesome poker chips for our Smaldone giveaway, ordering cupcakes for our  25th anniversary party (3pm in our booth on Saturday, May 30 at BEA), finding out where all the parties are and where the closest Dunkin’ Donuts is – you know, the important stuff!

We’re super excited to be on the Consortium aisle this year, in booth #4518. Along with the cupcake party, we’ve got Robert Greer signing Spoon in our booth 11-12pm and Ted Gioia will sign The Birth (and the Death) of the Cool from 1-2pm.  If you’re at BEA, stop by and say hello!

Flat Willie!

An old friend has rejoined us in the marketing area- Flat Willie!


A few years ago we published a great lil’ book by the amazing Willie Nelson, all about his love for bio-diesel (did you know his whole tour fleet is powered with the clean fuel?), On the Clean Road Again: Biodiesel and the Future of the Family Farm.

The real Willie didn’t have time  to stop by our BEA booth (the man tours 200 days a year!) so we created the next best thing- Flat Willie!

We’ve been cleaning and reorganizing our marketing materials and found poor ol’ Wille folded up and lonely in the warehouse and decided he needed to hang out with us again!

Check out all the cute folks posing with Wille at BEA 2007

Oh, and his new album title has us all blushing and giggling: Naked Willie.