Happy Anniversary, Craig.

Over the weekend, Algonquin Books Blog posted 20 Years of Craig, a piece celebrating the anniversary of their marketing manager, Craig Popelars.

Twenty exuberant, creative, hilarious, energetic, devoted, book-filled, beer-filled, prank-filled years. Craig is the mad marketing genius behind Algonquin. He’s the man who puts our books in your hands, on your shelves and in your hearts. And he does it with a passion and wit second to none.

I don’t want to take anything away from Craig (happy anniversary!), but I do want to take a minute to encourage you to follow publisher blogs.

You kcraig-with-20-years-books-flip-768x1024now I like to use Feedly, but there are many RSS programs available. Feedly has a search function that allows me to brainstorm names of publishers with myself (it almost becomes a game) and locate any blogs they publish.

Once they’re in your feed, you’ll be notified of any new content.

And now, back to Craig. The Algonquin blog post included this image of him with a few of the titles he’s loved putting into your hands over the last 20 years.

Well done, Mr. Popelars.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay