Tuesday, December 6, 2011

GO THE F**K TO SLEEP for the holidays

GO THE F*** TO SLEEP rages into the Holiday Season,
with more than 500,000 copies shipped!

Tuesday, December 6, Brooklyn, NY: The satirical “bedtime books for parents” that became a viral Internet sensation and instant national best seller upon its publication in mid-June is quickly proving to one of the most popular holiday gifts of 2011. In the words of Julie Schaper, President of Consortium (the Perseus-owned company that distributes the book), “
Go the F*** to Sleep is the gift book that keeps on giving!” The holiday season highlights for the book include:

--Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books has just rushed out an 8th and 9th printing, bringing the total number of books in print up to 600,000, with over 500,000 of them already shipped to stores.

Time Magazine will feature the book as one of the “best things of the year” in their “Person of the Year” issue of December 14.

--6 months and running on the
New York Times Best Seller List. The book will be at the #2 spot on December 11.

--Winner of a Giftee Award, sponsored by Gifts.com,
Parents Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

--“Best of 2011” lists: Amazon.com, Goodreads,
GQ Magazine, etc.

--Film rights sold to Fox 2000 Films, and author Adam Mansbach has sold a family sitcom to CBS based loosely on his experiences with
Go the F*** to Sleep.

--The book has been sold into translation into more than 30 languages and counting. Already published and landed on best-seller lists in Canada, England, Germany, Australia.

--Growing list of celebrity readers of the book: Samuel Jackson, Werner Herzog, Jenna Elfman, Alec Baldwin (forthcoming), Judah Friedlander, Noni Hazelhurst.

Go the F*** to Sleep by Adam Mansbach; with illustrations by Ricardo Cort├ęs
Published by Akashic Books, Brooklyn
Distributed by Consortium/Perseus
#1 Best Seller: New York Times, Amazon.com, Wall Street Journal,
Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, etc.