St. Louis publisher Really Big Coloring Books® expands manufacturing into new book markets including adult topics

Coloring Books Adult for mature audiences 18+

Really Big Coloring Books manufactures books for all audiences.

With popularity on sites like Amazon®, Walmart®, Target®, others the company expanded manufacturing into adult genre for publishers, artists, writers and authors.

Similar to Amazons adult 18+ spicy coloring books the company created a receptacle for offbeat, risque, adult humor, sexy fun irreverant coloring books for a specific market segment.”

— Wayne Bell Publisher

SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, December 31, 2020 / — The fun and spicy side of Adult Coloring for adults, we continue to add new titles and products weekly. Mature themed topics designed for adults with topics that are chosen by our customers, our company, consumers, our writers, authors and artists. Not necessarily XXX sexual explicit adult content but fun topics, a few serious topics and mostly the silly side of coloring. Coloring Books for mature audiences welcomes consumers, artists, designers, publishers, professionals, new artists, students (18+) to sell your books here, the spicy side of Adult Coloring. The company can also design, write, edit, draw and manufacture any coloring book product for you, your company or organization.

The products ranging in price from $1.99 to $10.87 are available everywhere online and in many retail shops. Manufacturing is located in St. Louis, MO and many of their products are made of 100% hemp paper. Including calendars, greeting cards, coloring utensils, place-mats, letterhead, business cards and many other paper related products. Coloring Books Adult has a music section in which they produce and sell albums and CD covers, posters, merchandise and other products for the music industry.

"Similar to Amazons adult 18+ section of spicy coloring books the company created a receptacle for offbeat, risque, adult humor, sexy and "corrupt" coloring books for a specific market segment. During the last 15 plus years our company received an abundance of specific requests for adult, sexy or adult humor coloring books and for requests to manufacture adult 18+ themed books. So we honored the marketplace", stated Wayne Bell, Publisher. "We have been in the coloring book marketplace for over 30 years, before the internet even existed, and the demand for these spicy, offbeat, humorous books continues to only grow," continued Bell.

ColoringBooks Adult is owned by Really Big Coloring Books®, Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, MO. A multi-national company providing books, coloring books, musical products and other paper products. The company holds membership in industry organizations including The Missouri Press Association, System for Award Management for the U.S. Govt. (SAM), promotional products groups, SAGE, ASI, and PPAI, The International Book Publishers Assoc. (IBPA) and other publishing industry leading groups. A Member of the Library of Congress Copyright Office in book and music publishing.1-314-695-5757 for more information. The company owns more than 1600 web domains across the globe, all relating to books and music.

To sell your book, manufacture a new book or list your products please email: info@coloringbooks adult today. Located in St. Louis, MO and all paper or coloring book products are manufactured in St. Louis, MO. Call 314-695-5757

N. Wayne Bell
Really Big Coloring Books, Inc.
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Barebrush Welcomes 2021: New Art Calendar & Talking Art of the Day

 Jan 2021 Art of the Day Calendar

Jan 2021 Art of the Day Calendar

Art logo for Barebrush website in Red, Yellow and Blue Logo

December 19, 2020 Short Video, Art by Peter Le Grand of Chicago Time: 02:17

Nude Woman Keeping It Together: Talking Art of the Day

Barebrush January 2021 Art of the Day calendar. In 2020, COVID shut down most art venues. Barebrush produced 100+ short videos, "Talking Art of the Day."

You'll enjoy art more when you look at art like an artist.”

— Ilene Skeen

SARASOTA / BRADENTON, FL, UNITED STATES, December 31, 2020 / — Barebrush announces the January 2021 Art of the Day calendar. In 2020, COVID19 shut down most art venues. Barebrush produced 100+ short videos, "Talking Art of the Day." Ilene Skeen, Barebrush founder, shares her methods and tools for looking at art. New art video each day.

If you're tired of COVID, politics, and winter, you're not alone. For the New Year, make a resolution to have lunch with art. Watch a few short videos with your soup and sandwich. The soup to warm you up, the sandwich to fill you up, and the art to make you smile. You'll enjoy art more when you look at art like an artist.

In each art video, Ilene follows a simple method answering three questions: What do you see? Who's the artist? What's the point? To answer these questions, Ilene creates a narrative of specific details. Then she looks at what the artist says about the work. Finally, she teases out a point. The videos are fast and fun, averaging under 3 minutes. She welcomes comments and questions.

Barebrush starts the New Year with a fine art photograph. Natural Beauty, an inspiring nude in a vista of desert spires by Peter Wong King (NM). Peter’s video playlist link is Congratulations, Peter.

Kudos, also to Peter Le Grand of Chicago for the Most Watched Video of December, "Nude Woman Keeping It Together: Talking Art of the Day"

Barebrush shows all art genres and features art of the nude. The 31 artworks of January include photography, painting, drawing, and sculpture. Viewers can subscribe to the channel or choose video playlists to suit their tastes. Playlists by individual artists, most popular, 18+, G-Rated, males, females, history, and more. was founded in September 2006. The video series, “Talking Art of the Day” videos began in September 2020. December 2020 is now completely visible on the Barebrush website, and all the videos are on YouTube. Be sure to look at the completed December calendar. January reveals the art day by day

Ilene Skeen
ILS Designs
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Nude Woman Keeping It Together

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More Than Enough

More Than Enough

GHIC Music, Bristol, UK

More Than Enough – GHIC Music

The COVID-19 lockdown was a time of uncertainty for me. I was also stuck with marriage preparations and it just felt like everything was happening at the same time or not happening at all.”

— Adeayo Sangowawa

BRISTOL, AVON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 31, 2020 / — More Than Enough

God’s House International Centre (GHIC) is a multicultural community church based in the centre of Bristol, UK, registered charity and parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. With over 22 nationalities, the church aims to bring Gods glory through music.

Having released four singles last year, GHIC Music has now released a new single. ‘More Than Enough’. One of the main writers, Adeayo Sangowawa shares the story behind the song:

So far this year I’ve been learning about who God is as the ‘I AM’.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, I was home, on furlough. It was a time of uncertainty for me. I was also in stuck with marriage preparations and it just felt like everything was happening at the same time or not happening at all.

One day, I was listening to a sermon by Pastor EA Adeboye of RCCG and he was talking about Jehovah El Shaddai – God Almighty – more than enough – all sufficient – able to meet us at the point of our need. Nothing is too hard for Him to do. In that moment I was reassured that God was able to meet my needs materially and emotionally, whatever it was and even surpass my expectation. I was leaning on the following scriptures – Ephesians 3:20; Philippians 4:19; 2 Corinthians 9:8.

The message also tied in with the GHIC theme for the year which is ‘Abundant Harvest’ so I decided to write the song around this with soome final touches and help from our producer Goziam (Instagram: goz_i_am) and GHIC Music team. I wanted it be an exciting praise song because it’s really about praising God for who He is and also thanking him for what He can do regardless of the season we’re in.

God turned a lot of things around for me and every time I feel overwhelmed, I just remember ‘He’s all sufficient and more than enough…’. I choose instead to praise!! So, when you listen to the song, I want you to be encouraged. Let this praise song be on your lips and God is more than enough to meet you too at the point of your need and there is nothing that is too hard, or too simple/little, for him to do.

The song can be found on all digital platforms. We look forward to hearing more from the team.


Follow the group on instagram: @ghic_music

Ayolabi Temitope Ezobi
Gods House International Centre
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More Than Enough – GHIC Music

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How Will Consumers Keep All Those Gadgets Safe and Organized?

Holiday Spending on Tech Gifts Projected to Exceed 2019 Levels

How Will Consumers Keep All Those Gadgets Safe and Organized?

Holiday Spending on Tech Gifts Projected to Exceed 2019 Levels

Chances are pretty good that you received or gave a gift of technology this past holiday. Now you need to be thinking about how you are going to be keeping it all safe and organized.”

— Paul June, VP of Marketing

EL CAJON, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2020 / — Spending on tech gifts by U.S. consumers during the 2020 holiday season is projected to exceed last year’s levels by 10%. Smartphones, laptops, and video game consoles are the most popular.

Why such optimism when it comes to holiday tech spending? With limits on travel and social gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spending on productivity and gaming accessories represents a way to keep friends, family, and even co-workers connected and entertained.

“Chances are pretty good that you received or gave a gift of technology this past holiday season,” says Paul June, VP of Marketing for Mobile Edge, a prominent provider of Laptop Carrying Cases & Tech. “Now you need to be thinking about how you or your loved one is going to keep all that expensive tech safe and organized.”

Mobile Edge offers the industry’s leading selection of fashionable, protective laptop carrying bases from messenger bags and backpacks to computer totes and briefcases. All come with a lifetime warranty and 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. With such a wide assortment of distinctive styles, versatility, and functionality, Mobile Edge offers something for everyone.

Featured Cases & Backpacks
Mobile Edge’s award-winning Core Gaming Backpack offers ample storage and organization for laptop and gaming consoles, with plenty of pockets and compartments for stashing cables, chargers, cords, headphones, and more.

The full-featured Professional Rolling Laptop Case and matching Backpack are the perfect combination for professionals on the go, offering style, versatility, and lots of room for a variety of devices, accessories, and personal items.

Our Graphite Collection is a big hit with professionals. It represents a fresh, edgy take on seven of our most popular backpacks, messenger bags, and briefcases redesigned using a new, premium graphite-colored nylon material.

Our Select & Premium Briefcases and Messenger Bags provide superior protection and organization for computers and other gear. Available in several colors, they offer dedicated storage for laptops, tablets cell phones, accessories, files, and more.

The SmartPack Backpack is a no-nonsense backpack. Ergonomically designed and super lightweight, it’s the smart choice for students. Available in eight colors, it features dedicated storage and comes with a Microfiber-lined pouch for a tablet.

Made of all-natural cotton canvas, Mobile Edge’s ECO Laptop Messenger is popular with busy students and professionals, especially commuters. It’s available in black, navy blue, charcoal, and olive.

Holiday Savings through December
For a few more days, enjoy big savings at the Mobile Edge online store with up to 50% off on gift bundles for road warriors, home office executives, gamers, and more. View All Bundles

Mobile Edge Gift Cards
When you’re not sure which gift is right for your loved one, Mobile Edge gift cards are available in denominations of $25, $50, $100, $150, $200, or $250. They can be applied towards any purchase at

About Mobile Edge
Founded in 2002, Anaheim-based Mobile Edge produces award-winning durable and protective laptop cases, messenger bags, backpacks, totes, and more for business professionals, road warriors, students, and gamers. Mobile Edge is known for its innovative and stylish designs, superior-quality, lifetime warranty, and commitment to customer satisfaction. Many leading computer manufacturers rely on Mobile Edge to design and build custom cases for their products.

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Core Gaming Backpack by Mobile Edge

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The Most Unforgettable Academy in the World

The Self Esteem Doctor, Simone Alicia

The Self Esteem Doctor, Simone Alicia

The Self Esteem Doctor Academy

The Self Esteem Doctor Academy

Kids Love TSED Academy

Kids Love TSED Academy

Uniquely focused on lifelong self-esteem for kids.

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2020 / — If she sounds like a proud parent, it's because she truly is. The Self Esteem Doctor, Simone Alicia lights up as she discusses her Academy and why she describes it as 'the most unforgettable academy in the world.'

"The tools and techniques I use to create the content in my academy are designed specifically to reprogram the way our kids are thinking. This means that every single resource is meant to create lasting memories and strong emotional anchors within them. So, quite literally it's all designed to be unforgettable!”

While Simone is ever lighthearted and playful as she declares TSED Academy's top position in the world, her goals are quite serious and in no way competing with academic institutions.

“There are some really basic fundamentals that our kids don't know about self-esteem and it's actually hurting them. I want every child to have a fair chance to learn these things. That’s why there are so many free resources in the Academy…. and it's also why I love to work together with K through 12 schools. Together we can transform the mindset of our youth."

Simone truly feels that TSED Academy can make a real difference by giving kids valuable self-esteem building tools and teaching them how to use them. Simone’s passion is to emphasize the "HOW" for improving self-esteem, mindset and behavior choices. It's a concept you'll see repeated endlessly as you scroll through her social media accounts.

“Informing kids about ‘what’ they can do is important. But I'm truly committed to taking that one step further and helping them to fully experience and practice the HOW.”

That experiential learning environment can be seen in some of the key features of TSED Academy like, video lessons, visual language, hands-on demonstrations, live group coaching and other elements that are designed to reach and teach multiple learning styles.

So whether it’s a mini-course about comparing yourself to others or the ‘How to Believe in Yourself’ lesson in the Easy Self Esteem Builder, the goal is to have a lasting and positive effect on the mindset of our kids, while giving them real tools to use along the way.

"I am not actually competing with any other institutions, but I am proud of TSED Academy and I certainly feel like a winner when families tell me about the results they're getting.

Like when a mom reported, “{My daughter} loves it! I see changes in her after your class!"

Now, it's your turn to see for yourself. You can start with the FREE Resource Library or the FREE teen course or the top-tier program, The Easy Self Esteem Builder for Kids. Whichever you choose, maybe you and your kids will joyfully agree that this truly is the most unforgettable academy in the world.

Simone Anderson
The Self Esteem Doctor
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TSED Academy Welcome Orientation

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Visit the 1850’s California Gold Rush on New Years, Virtually

Miner's letters told in six audio segments, click on each circle to launch audio

Andrew Galliardo’s Letters back home Come to life on Instagram

Many, like this solitary miner, came west to seek their fortunes in the California Gold Rush

Many came west to Angels Camp in 1850s to seek Gold

Gold Miner's true story is exciting, fun, free, and on Instagram!

Close your eyes and let your imagination transport you back to another time and when you can, come see us at the Angels Camp Museum”

— Karen Strand, President, Angels Camp Museum Foundation

ANGELS CAMP, CA, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2020 / — The Angels Camp Museum Foundation invites you to listen to the story of Andrew Galliardo – an immigrant from Massachusetts who travelled across the country to Angels Camp to seek his fortune during the California Gold Rush. Since the museum is closed due to the pandemic, the foundation decided to bring the gold rush story to the people! Artfully linked together using Instagram Stories, Andrew’s experiences in 1850’s Angels Camp come to life! Each of the six segments is about 5 minutes long and transports you to an entirely different time and place.

1. California in 1848
2. I arrive, 1856-57 and life is hard
3. Always on guard and missing home
4. December 30, 1857 – Andrew “Galliard” is born
5. January 1858 – The Storm of the Century
6. From despair to enthusiasm and excitement

The Instagram Account dedicated to the Andrew Galliardo Story can be found at “Close your eyes and let your imagination transport you back to another time,” says Karen Strand, Museum Foundation President. “When you can, come see us at the Angels Camp Museum.” For more information about the Angels Camp Museum, please visit the Angels Camp Museum website and Facebook page.

About the Angels Camp Museum
Angels Camp Museum, founded in 1951, is located on a 3-acre portion of the historic Angels Quartz Mine site in the city of Angels Camp and is the premier local Gold Rush history museum in Northern California. Each year the museum hosts thousands of local as well as international visitors. The mission of the Museum is to preserve and interpret the gold rush history of Angels Camp & the Mother Lode Region for our community and surrounding gold rush communities, visitors to the region, visiting scholars and researchers, and families researching genealogy. The Angels Camp Museum is located 753 S Main St (Hwy 49), Angels Camp, CA.

About the Angels Camp Museum Foundation
The Angels Camp Museum Foundation works to support the development and expansion of the collections, programs and resources of the Angels Camp Museum in Angels Camp (Calaveras County), California, and to establish it as one of the premier local history and educational museums in Northern California.

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New line of positivity coloring books targeted at kids

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Positively Delighted on Amazon

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

Bestselling Author Kelsey Henry

With all the turmoil of 2020, kids need activities to help them focus on creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun.

Prepare yourself for major fun with our affirmation products. From journals to coloring books and more, we've got your self-care needs covered!”

— Positively Delighted

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 / — According to, "The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges." That's why it's more important than ever to have tools and resources for kids to foster happiness and focus on the good in life and in themselves.

Bestselling author of Growing Up Roadschooled, Kelsey Henry, has a new line of fun coloring books and journals aimed at kids, teens, and anyone young-at-heart.

Her brand Positively Delighted is all about creating a positive mindset and a life full of delight, laughter, and fun! They don't shy away from negative thoughts, however, they encourage kids to use them to become stronger and more optimistic through the power of positivity.

Self-care is important for kids and adults alike. And this growing line of journals and notebooks has come along just in time.

View them on Amazon here.


Kelsey Henry is a singer/songwriter, positivity coach, coloring page creator, digital nomad, and host of The Positively Delighted Show podcast. Her passion for positivity and self-esteem began during her unique childhood growing up roadschooled in an RV from ages 11-17.

She is a certified Canfield Success Trainer, Happy For No Reason Trainer, and Laughter Yoga Leader. She uses these programs to help others create a positive mindset and a life of delight, laughter, and fun! You can find her traveling the country and running her business on the road from her converted glamper CR-V.

She loves smiling and is always trying to make her inner roadschooled kid proud.


Laura Petersen
Copy That Pops LLC
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Stephenson’s revisits golden age of rock concert posters with Jan. 1 auction of Perry Pfeffer collection, Part II

Original first-print uncut printer’s proof of Pink Floyd Art of Rock AOR-4.47 concert poster, Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum, May 9-10, 1977. Artist: Randy Tuten. Est. $1,000-$1,500

The Beatles, Richard Avedon poster/print set commissioned by The Beatles merchandising company NEMS, each 27in x 18¾ in, 1967. Est. for set: $1,500-$2,000

Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster, 1968, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco. Original first printing. Artists: Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso. Est. $3,000-$4,000

Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year’s Eve concert poster, 1991. Est. $1,000-$1,500

Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969, original first printing. Artist: Randy Tuten (signed), D. Bread and Jim Marshall. Est. $1,500-$2,000

Collection spans 1960s-2000s, with many first printings, some signed by noted artists including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Stanley Mouse

At the top end, there are some very rare artist-signed posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

— Cindy Stephenson, Owner, Stephenson's Auction

SOUTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, December 29, 2020 / — In August, rock music fans the world over took a nostalgic trip back to the 1960s and ’70s as Stephenson’s Auction sold 339 concert posters from the estate collection of pioneer poster collector/dealer Perry Pfeffer (circa 1949-2020). The private collection featuring artist-signed rarities from San Francisco’s Summer of Love and the heyday of New York’s Fillmore East grossed nearly $300,000. On New Year’s Day 2021, Stephenson’s will present Part II of the Perry Pfeffer estate collection, with a 420-lot selection that is every bit as impressive as that seen in the initial offering. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“All of the posters and handbills are in mint or near-mint condition, and some are signed by the artists, including Bonnie McLean, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Lee Conklin and Stanley Mouse,” said Cindy Stephenson, owner of Stephenson’s Auction. “At the top end, there are some very rare posters that will likely sell for thousands of dollars, but there are also other excellent examples in the $300-$500 estimate range.”

The collection’s timeline starts in the psychedelic ’60s, a time when Pfeffer was living in San Francisco and presciently acquiring now-classic posters, sometimes from the artists themselves. Later in life, Pfeffer returned to his native Philadelphia and in 2001 launched Postercade, a commercial website popular with poster aficionados. “Perry Pfeffer was a widely acknowledged expert on music posters, and the very best of what he acquired during his lifetime was kept in his private collection,” Stephenson said. The collection’s timeline ends in 2011, as represented by two different styles of Black Keys posters.

The highest-estimated poster is a 1969 lithograph touting the 20th century’s most famous music event, the Original Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Aquarian Exposition. This original Type 1 poster promoting the pinnacle of hippie culture – the famed mega-concert held at Max Yasgur's Farm in Bethel, New York – was created by artist Arthur Skolnick (b. 1937-) and is expected to sell for $6,000-$8,000.

Prices for Jimi Hendrix memorabilia have remained very strong, as evidenced by the 1968 poster in the Perry Pfeffer auction Part I, which sold for $15,000. The January 1 auction features a Jimi Hendrix Experience Bill Graham BG-140 concert poster from a 1968 performance at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. An original first printing with artwork by Rick Griffin and Victor Moscoso, it carries a $3,000-$4,000 estimate.

Another Hendrix poster, known as the “Flying Eyeball” design, is from a February 1968 performance at the Fillmore Auditorium/Winterland Ballroom, with John Mayall and Albert King as the opening acts for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. The first and only printing of this serigraph, in 1989, had a print run of only 500. The auction example, an artist’s proof designed and signed by artist Rick Griffin, is numbered “A/P 3.” Fewer than 50 artist’s proofs of this poster exist, warranting an auction estimate of $3,000-$5,000.

Other highlights from the influential era of rock concert impresario Bill Graham include: Janis Joplin and Her Band Bill Graham concert poster, 1969 original first printing signed by artist Randy Tuten, $1,500-$2,000; and a Procol Harum Bill Graham BG-143 original-printing concert poster from 1968, artist-signed by Lee Conklin, $800-$1,200.

A Grateful Dead Bill Graham Presents BGP-85 New Year’s Eve concert poster promoting a 1993 Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum show is an original printing with art by Randy Chavez. It is estimated at $1,000-$1,500. Similarly estimated, a Bill Graham Presents Red Hot Chili Peppers/Nirvana/Pearl Jam New Year's Eve concert poster is a 1991 first printing with art by Harry Rossit. The Chambers Brothers Neon Rose NR-12 concert poster advertising a 1967 appearance at San Francisco’s Matrix club is an original printing, artist-signed by Victor Moscoso. It is also estimated at $1,000-$1,500.

Beatles fans will have their pick of original first printings of oversize linen-backed theatrical posters advertising the Fab Four’s movies, including Help! ($500-$700), Yellow Submarine ($1,000-$1,500), and A Hard Day’s Night ($1,000-$1,500). The top prize, however, is a 1967 poster/print set created by photographer Richard Avedon under commission from the Beatles’ merchandising company, NEMS. The set consists of four individual portraits of John, Paul, George and Ringo, with a group estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

A rare, John Lennon-signed and numbered (93/300) erotic lithograph of Yoko Ono, from the January 1970 “Bag One” portfolio that London police had initially deemed “pornographic,” measures 22½ by 29½ inches and retains a Sotheby’s label on verso. From a series of 14 Lennon Conti crayon drawings and titled “Erotic 3,” its pre-sale estimate is $3,000-$5,000.

A number of other highly important 20th-century musicians and bands are highlighted in the auction, including The Byrds, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and many others. Additionally, there are several posters from significant festivals, including the 1970 Open Air Love and Peace Festival in Fehmarn, Germany; the 1970 Diamondhead Crater Sunshine Festival; and Coachella 2014; as well as scarce artist-signed handbills.

Stephenson’s Jan. 1 New Year’s Auction exclusively featuring the Perry Pfeffer estate collection of rock concert posters Part II will be held live at the company’s Southampton (suburban Philadelphia), Pa. gallery, with phone, absentee and Internet live bidding available (through LiveAuctioneers). Start time: 12 noon ET. In-gallery inspection is from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 31 and on Jan. 1 from 11 a.m till the start of auction. Guests are asked to wear masks and observe social distancing. For additional information on any item in the sale, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail Visit Stephenson’s Auction online at

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Can a gender-balanced children’s book be popular? — Yes, this question sadly still has to be asked in 2021

Kid Star Squad - Book 1 Cover

Kid Star Squad – Book 1 Cover

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series - 3 Female, 2 Male

5 Diverse Characters in the Kid Star Squad Series – 3 Female, 2 Male

One new author's quest to contribute diversity into popular books for kids.

I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did”

— Emma Brightly

SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, December 29, 2020 / — Growing up in the 1980s and 1990s, new author Emma Brightly was an avid reader and good student. She wondered why almost every book she was given, both fiction and nonfiction, had white males in the starring roles.

“I guess women and people of color haven’t done enough to be worth writing about,” was the only conclusion her young mind could come up with. She felt heart-broken.

A study by Florida State University confirms that Brightly’s experience was not an anomaly. The gender-bias and overrepresentation of white characters in 20th-century children’s books is nothing short of shocking.

The study of over 6,000 books published from 1900 to 2000 found that:
• Males are central characters in 57 percent of children's books published per year, while only 31 percent have female central characters.
• No more than 33 percent of children's books published in any given year contain central characters that are adult women or female animals, but adult men and male animals appear in up to 100 percent of books.
• Male animals are central characters in more than 23 percent of books per year, while female animals are in only 7.5 percent.
• On average, 36.5 percent of books in each year studied include a male in the title, compared to 17.5 percent that include a female.
• Although books published in the 1990s came close to parity for human characters, a significant disparity of nearly 2 to 1 remains for male animal characters versus female.

"The widespread pattern of underrepresentation of females that we find supports the belief that female characters are less important and interesting than male characters," said Janice McCabe, the lead sociologist for the study.

Flash forward to 2019. The Guardian looked at the most popular picture books published in 2018 and found that the books, “collectively present a white and male-dominated world to children, feature very few BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) characters and have become more biased against girls in the past year.”

Now as 2020 comes to a close and 2021 begins, one wonders if gender-balanced children’s books with strong female and BAME lead characters can make their way to the bestsellers lists.

“Kids need books that reflect the true brilliant diversity of the world they live in and paint an inspiring picture that they can be great leaders and problem-solvers no matter their skin color or gender,” says Brightly who is working on her first series of books for kids ages 7 to 11 years old.

Brightly's Kid Star Squad series centers around five main characters, three of whom are female and two of whom are male. Each character has a familial origin from a different part of the world — Northern Africa, Southern Africa, South America, North America, and East Asia.

Brightly hopes that the Kid Star Squad series and other books with diverse and interesting characters (by diverse authors) will rise to the top of kids’ must-read lists. Book 1 of the series is currently free to all readers on Amazon.

“I hope that my children will never come to the same devastating conclusion that I did,” adds Brightly who is currently compiling a list of children's books with diverse characters from diverse authors to share with teachers, parents, and libraries.

To add a book to the list, please reach out.

Emma Brightly
Atlanticus Books
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Wildcard Gaming Forms New Partnership with Skullz

Wildcard forms partnership with Skullz

Gaming retailer forms partnership with professional esports organization

MACON, GA, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2020 / — Wildcard Gaming, a global professional esports organization with two teams in Australia, two teams in the United States, and one team in Europe, has partnered with gaming retailer, Skullz. The two companies have joined forces to develop next level gear for Wildcard’s teams and fans across the globe.

Established over three years ago, Wildcard sought to fill the need for professionalism inside amateur League of Legends. With immediate success in developing talent, the organization quickly branched out to other games at a professional level.

"Wildcard Gaming is an amazing esports organization with an exceptional track record,” says Wes Byrd, CEO of Skullz. "We are very excited to be working with such an iconic esports brand."

The rapid expansion of Skullz has prompted a succession of partnerships with professional teams around the world. The retailer is the brand name of choice for esports apparel, backpacks, chairs, and accessories for numerous sports teams, organizations, and affiliates in the industry.

The CEO of Wildcard Gaming, John Griffin, says the partnership provides their fan base with high level merchandise produced by an exceptional company. “Wes and the rest of the Skullz team share the same vision for the Wildcard brand as we do, which has provided a great creative process thus far,” says Griffin. “We are looking forward to showcasing what the process yields to all of our fans.”

Skullz will launch a fully dedicated and managed e-commerce solution for Wildcard in late January. The platform will showcase the company’s full range of capabilities, merchandising and e-commerce solutions.

For more information:

Em Fergusson
Em Fergusson PR., LLC
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