Book Expo America (BEA) is in New York May 30 through June 1, and I will be there as the marketing consultant for the book company Booksicals, which is launching a book project in partnership with Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL).
The MAGIC TEA HOUSE project is more than a new children’s picture book thanks to this unique collaboration.
Susan Chodakiewitz of Booksicals and David De Candia, tea master of CBTL, co-authored the new picture book MASTER DAVEY AND THE MAGIC TEA HOUSE with illustrations by Kent Yoshimura.
At the same time, CBTL developed the BLUE TIGER HERBAL INFUSION to accompany the book’s launch. (The book and the tea tin will be sold separately, as well as together in a gift set as shown in the illustration above.)
This is such a unique partnership that the Booksicals booth at BEA – C1283 – has been selected as one of the stops on the Book Expo America VIP tour. (For location see the schematic at http://bit.ly/184ImRh )
The Magic Tea House team is working on various promotional opportunities for BEA, including tea tastings at the booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each of the three days. There will also be a raffle for a signed copy of one of the incredible book illustrations.
In addition, there will be a special raffle for museum store buyers with a chance to win a free author event and tea tasting ceremony with CBTL tea master David De Candia at the winner’s museum.
As a BEA special — Booksicals is offering free ebooks. These include TOO MANY VISITORS FOR ONE LITTLE HOUSE, YA short story PINKY SWEAR, and the brand-new Middle Grade novel JACK STROM AND NEW ORLEANS HOODOO by Yael K. Miller.
(Yes, readers of this blog post can take advantage of this free offer even if you are not going to BEA. Just go to www.booksicals.com/expo and look for the links to these free ebooks.)
And, finally, let me know if you’re going to be at BEA. I’d love to meet in person with people whom I currently only know online.
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Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of fiction and nonfiction books/ebooks, including TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO PUBLISH AND MARKET YOUR BOOK IN THE AGE OF AMAZON and the romantic suspense spy story CIA FALL GUY.
She also has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and is the co-founder of the online marketing company www.MillerMosaicLLC.com