Sometimes a dog isn’t just a dog — as we’ve seen these past few years with the explosion of commercials using celebrity dog spokesmodels discovered on Instagram and Twitter. These well-paid (and surely well-fed) “pet influencers” get book deals, endorsement deals, and TV shows — but I’m still not convinced how well they take direction — as this recent article in (The New York Times) explains.
As we leap into the new year, these two feline photo books are bound to catch your attention — If It Fits, I Sits and Pounce — a new high-flying title from Seth Casteel, the photographer who brought the world Underwater Dogs.
Wesley Banks, author of the newly-released Faith in Every Footstep, has compiled a list of his Top 100 Dog Books using a complex, dog-eared algorithm of ratings, reviews, and sales (call it Moneyball for Mutts) — and It’s Just A Dog is proud to chew up the #30 slot!
Also, Mr. Banks is gifting a bundle of classic dog books this weekend — so check out his giveaway here on his website!
It’s Just A Dog is thrilled to be part of Amazon’s new October promo, #PoweredbyIndie. So whether you like dog books, romance, thrillers, non-fiction, or humor, I’m sure the book behemoth will have something in stock for your Kindle!
As this Labor Day weekend marks the official end of the dog days of summer, I’ll try to get through my pile of unread New Yorkers — but I’ll probably just skip right to the cartoons, including this classic by Charlie Hankin.
The best-selling novel, A Dog’s Purpose, will soon have dog lovers arguing the age-old adaptation question, “Which is better — the book or the movie?”
Bookbub, the big-time discount ebook site, now has two major dog books for sale at $1.99 — Meg Donohue’s Dog Crazy and Dog Years (by Mark Doty) — so get ’em while they’re hot!
The dog book of the summer, Lily and the Octopus, is now on sale for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle. Reviews have compared it to The Art of Racing in the Rain and Life of Pi — so if you’re into some good old-fashioned animal magic, you might like this read!
Peanut butter and jelly goes together like peanut butter and…dogs? That seems to be the hilarious theme discovered by Greg Murray for his brilliant new doggie photo book, For the Love of Peanut Butter. So, go to Kickstarter to help him — and all his models — satisfy their hunger! (SFGate)
Nice look inside the studio of one of the world’s foremost dog artists, William Wegman, in todays’s New York Times. Also, be sure to check out his masterful collection of dog art books on Amazon…
The @Midnight game show on Comedy Central referenced “#dogbooks” for its #hashtagwars segment last night — and the results were hilarious! (#DogBooks on @midnight)
The pooch-lovin’ publicity hounds at BarkPost are entering the book publishing biz soon with their dog owners’ crowd-sourced book, Dogs and Their People. And you don’t have to wait in line when it comes out if you pre-order at Amazon!