Three Rivers Press Doubles Their Awkwardness
(July 21, 2010 — New York, NY) Mike Bender and Doug Chernack, creators of the popular site Awkwardfamilyphotos.com, have reached an agreement with Three Rivers Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House, Inc., for two more books. The first one, titled Awkward Family Pet Photos, is scheduled to be published in fall 2011.
Senior Editor Suzanne O’Neill acquired North American, audio, and ebook rights from Rebecca Oliver of WME. The deal was announced today by Tina Pohlman, Vice President, Publisher, Three Rivers Press.
This will be the second publishing arrangement between the creators of Awkward Family Photos and Three Rivers Press. The first book, Awkward Family Photos, came out in May 2010 and has spent 10 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Awkwardfamilyphotos.com gets over 20 million impressions per month.
Awkward Family Pet Photos is based on a spin-off site Bender and Chernack have just launched of the same name. It currently gets over 4 million impressions per month. The new book will include the most outrageous submissions from the site, along with many never-before-seen photos. The book will showcase the hilarious, and sometimes disturbing, bonds families and owners have with their pets.
The topic of the third book will be released at a later date.
Random House, Inc.’s parent company is Bertelsmann AG.
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