Flash Sale: To Celebrate Life to the MAX!

February 13th, 2013 by Robin Reynolds

For those of you who have read our book and been following our blog, you know that when we rescued our Airedale Terrier, Max, the paperwork said he was born in February, but it did not indicate a specific day. As each day went by and we learned what a loving, special guy he was, it seemed only appropriate to designate Valentine’s Day as his “official” birthday.

Today we are celebrating Max’s birthday with a flash sale of our hardcover book for more than 60% off for one day only in Max’s store. Whether you know the story or are just discovering it for the first time, this is a great day to share the love with another dog lover and especially Airedale parents and families! Today celebrate someone you love to the MAX!

Max and Bernie celebrating Max's birthday

Photo of Max and Bernie from page 28 of “Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max”

Life to the Max Book Now Available on Kindle & Nook

October 11th, 2011 by Robin Reynolds

We have learned a lot about publishing ebooks over the past few months and now despite some of the challenges with formatting a book like ours, you will now find Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max in both Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook formats.

In this initial offering, we made the decision to make the text resizable, which means a lot of the beautiful graphic treatment that exists in our hardcover version had to be reduced. That is why we are offering the ebook versions at the very low price of just $2.99. We would love to hear what your experiences are, so please send us your comments. Is the advantage of being able to make the type any size you like more important than seeing the book as it was originally designed?

As you know, this is a field that is rapidly changing, so there are always opportunities to grow and improve. Let us know if you would prefer a fixed page layout where you would not be able to adjust the type size or format, but the design looks the same as the hardcover. Happy downloading!

Life to the Max: Christmas in July Sale!

July 1st, 2011 by Robin Reynolds

We’ve gone barking mad in Max’s store and lowered our prices 50% or more! Now through July 31 during our Christmas in July Sale, you can get our award-winning Life to the Max gift book, postcards, pet tags, bandanas, and even our all inclusive Gift Pack-all at half off or more. This is your chance to get some serious holiday shopping completed for the pet lovers on your list and save BIG with the lowest prices we’ve ever offered!

(Because our prices are so low, this sale is for domestic U.S. only. No international shipping will be available.)

So start making your list and checking it twice! Then click on over to Max’s store for the best deals for your howl-idays!

Life to the Max Giveaway Celebrates Max’s Birthday

February 14th, 2011 by Robin Reynolds

When we rescued Max from the Humane Society, the paperwork said he was born in February, but it did not indicate a specific day. As each day went by and we learned what a loving, special guy he was, it seemed only appropriate to designate Valentine’s Day as his “official” birthday.

Today we are celebrating his birthday with a giveaway of our book in conjunction with Modern Dog Magazine. There are 10 chances to win a copy of our book so be sure to check out their website to enter the drawing: http://bit.ly/eI1Bwh

Today we hope you’re celebrating someone you love to the MAX!

Life to the Max Featured in More Great Reviews & Giveaways

December 15th, 2010 by Robin Reynolds

Our book, Life to the Max: Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max, continues to find new readers through a network of bloggers who are praising our book.  This month alone we have been featured on four different blogs.  On ABCD Diaries, Christin Banda gave “Max an A+” and thinks it would be perfect for kids 6+.  She is also hosting a giveaway of our book, so be sure to visit her blog to enter and also to see some of the other great items she’s reviewed.

Life to the Max was also featured on two blogs written by Cristine Struble.  Be sure to visit More 4 Mom’s Buck and also the Examiner.com Chicago to see her thoughtful review of our book.

Finally, Katherine Bartlett who writes for Our Whiskey Lullaby also is hosting a giveaway of our book which she found “sp sweet and special” that she decided to keep it for herself.

See the individual blogs for giveaway rules and follow our blog for more great connections to more interesting sites.

Hope you are enjoying your holidays!

Author’s Roost Host Joe Carroccio Interviews Robin Reynolds about Life to the MAX

November 3rd, 2010 by Robin Reynolds

Recently, I was interviewed by Author’s Roost Joe Carroccio about my book, Life to the Max, Maxims for a Great Life by a Dog named Max. Author’s Roost is a community site for authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, corporate trainers, educators, seminar leaders and workshop producers. It is a also a resource for the print, broadcast and internet media and for local, regional and national event planners for are looking for speakers and industry expert sources. You can listen to my interview with Joe here:

[Click to hear Robin Reynolds interview]

In addition, to the speaking engagements I do about my book, I also have developed a book marketing presentation called Marketing to the Max,  What My Dogs Taught Me About Marketing My Books. You can visit my listing on Author’s Roost to find out more about my presentation.  Here are just a few of comments I’ve received from audience members:

“Your information was very helpful especially for those of us who are just getting started.”

“You are the personification of marketing! Wow!”

“Your presentation had a profound impact on me.  It was very creative and provided a lot of valuable information.  Great job!”

Let me know if you have a group or event who needs a presenter!

Life to the MAX is going to France!

October 27th, 2010 by Robin Reynolds

We are très excited to announce that we have just signed a deal with Mariposa Press to handle distribution of our book throughout France. With the publication of the Mariposa Press Fall/Winter children’s catalogue, they will be introducing and distributing Life to the Max to English-language bookstores and bookstores with large English language sections. In addition, they will represent our title at the France’s main book expo, Salon des Livres and France’s children’s book fair, Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse.

According to Mariposa Press President, Laurie Blum Guest, dog titles do very well In France. “The French, it seems, often love their dogs, more than their spouses;” said Guest.

In addition Ms Guest told us that the French government recently decreed that all French schoolchildren must learn English. “Therefore, there is an urgent need for English-language children and young adult books,” she said.

Mariposa represents publishers and authors such as Jane Fonda’s company, Tinwood Press, Wally Amos (Famous Amos cookies), Maribeth Clemente’s books at St. Martin’s Press, “fatale” from Bridgewood Press–a best-selling title at Bretano’s in Paris for which Mariposa has also sold French language rights. In addition, Mariposa has published two new children’s titles under their Mariposa imprint, “A Ladybug Adventure” and a YA novel, “A Summer Lost.”

Mariposa Press has been in business for more 29 years. Prior to taking over as its President, Ms. Guest, worked as both a book packager and editor with industry leaders such as Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, and Henry Holt. Ms. Guest has more than 63 titles to her credit and has sold millions of copies of her books.

We are thrilled to be chosen to join such elite company and touch the lives of French schoolchildren with our story! C’est magnifique!