Jillian Tamaki

Penguin Threads: Available now!

Oct 25th, 2011

When we first announced the Penguin Threads project back in March, the response was phenomenal. I have never participated in a project that has had such a response. Well, as of today, the books are available for purchase. (Buy at Amazon, search/buy at your local indie bookstore via Indiebound, or get them from Penguin directly.)

They are here. They are all glued together and have words inside.

A surprise when you open the cover... the backs of the embroideries!

We are having a launch event in New York City. Not only will you get to hear me chew the fat with Penguin Classics Director Elda Rotor, you will also be able to see the original embroideries in person. Here’s the info for that event:

Tues, Nov 8, 7PM
Purl Soho
459 Broome Street (between Greene and Mercer)
RSVP @ penguinthreads@gmail.com

What Could Have Been: some alternate sketches for the Emma and Black Beauty covers.

Lastly, I wanted to provide you with a few more behind-the-scenes/in-progress goodies. These were completed in a few feverish weeks between December 2010 and February 2011.

Thanks for your interest in the covers. I hope they encourage you to read the wonderful stories inside. And be sure to check out the three wonderful new covers in the Threads series from Rachell Sumpter.

Please direct all press inquiries to Sonya at sonya.cheuse@us.penguingroup.com