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Topic: Books

This is your brain on D&M Publishers' books

This ad campaign from Rethink in Vancouver for D&M Publishers, an independent publishing house in Canada, might be a tad too clever for its own good. See the three…

Hodgman fans flesh out his mole-man army

In a season rich with religious celebration, it's good to know someone is honoring AdFreak's patron saint, John Hodgman. While best known for his "I'm a PC" acting work,…

Read this guy's novella ... if you can find it

Acclaimed novelist Mike Heppner's latest effort, Man, from Small Anchor Press, part of four-book cycle, is not for sale anywhere. Even so, he's got a unique marketing and distribution…

Librarians proudly going down with the ship

How long can libraries—repositories for the print pages that become more outdated every day—last in the age of instant information? They're probably already as marginalized as the morning newspaper…

Buy my book. You probably won't regret it.

Well, despite the tortuous grind here at AdFreak (it's a brutal 100 words a day, phew!), I've managed to write another book in my spare time. It's available for pre-order…

Wieden's Tony Davidson, devoted boob man

Now that Alex Bogusky has his diet book, I wondered what his peers would do to top that. (After all, there's always Crispin envy out there.) It turns out some…

Read a book, or risk a nasty shrunken head

This "Read more" ad from Young & Rubicam for Israeli bookstore Steimatzky (see a larger image here) may appear to champion literacy. But the image, which could have been pulled…

Summer reading, courtesy of ex-Y&R ecd

Speaking of books by ex-ad people, Jim Othmer, former executive creative director at Young & Rubicam in New York, has a new novel out called The Futurist. I haven’t…

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