Boy do I have some news!
News that makes me feel good and inspired about the future for the first time in a while.
We get e-mails, admittedly infrequent, but these type of emails have led to bouts of creativity around here that all of us, beginning with our founder Nikita, years ago, have been very proud of.
On March 10th Bill Ames, Publicity Manager/Acquisitions Associate at Triumph Books, sent Daddy Kiril the following:
Sandy Robins is an award-winning multimedia pet lifestyle expert and author of the brand new book Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat (Triumph Books, April 2016). Robins has helped launch the first-ever National Tabby Day scheduled for Saturday, April 30 in Manhattan. More information on both the book and event can be found below.
If you would like a complimentary review copy of Making the Most of All Nine Lives in consideration for a review, author interview or simply a news brief or mention on your site, please reply to this email and simply send me your address and I will be happy to send a book along to you. I can also send along more information on National Tabby Day, if needed.
The included information intrigued daddy and he alerted me to the email.
Over the next few days I shared it with Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo and Friday the Bearded Lady and we debated accepting the offer and what doing so could mean for the future considering other things we had been discussing with daddy since the beginning of the year.
I also did a little research on the publisher and was puzzled at first; what's a long time publisher of sports books doing publishing a book about a cat?
They appear to have a General Interest Portfolio that currently has 17 categories with more than 50 currently available titles, including one pet book about dogs.
Based on that one can assume they may have published other, now out of print, books about pets, including cats, in their 25 year existence.
Finally, on the 16th, we gave daddy our decision and he sent the following reply back to Mr. Ames:
The Opinionated Pussycat has long been known for reviews and would be honored to give it's opinion on the book and do blog posts about it and the Tabby Day events.
Can't guarantee much of an audience, but even 10 readers a day is better than none. :-D
We also plug our blog posts on our Facebook, Twitter and G+ accounts as well.
While Mr. Ames has yet to explain how he learned of us and decided we were worth reaching out to, he did come through with a copy of the book and more info on the event it will help promote.
We got the book and info on Wednesday!
We will all three read the book and do the research on the the authors, the shelter and the sponsors and then work on our blog posts...
so stay tuned!