AdventureKEEN July 2020 Publicity Report 

We are delighted to share the July 2020 Media and Publicity Report with you. The list reflects all activities in the past two months and those scheduled going forward. Here are some of the highlights:


AdventureKEEN Publicity — Full Report

AdventureKEEN in the Media

Several upcoming AdventureKEEN books got attention in the “Homeward Bound” article by Daniel Lefferts in the August issue of Publishers Weekly. Daniel also interviewed our President Richard Hunt. Read the online article hereThe books mentioned were: Backpacking California (Wilderness Press), Five-Star Trails: Birmingham by Thomas M. Spencer, and Five-Star Trails: Chattanooga by Johnny Molloy (both coming in October from Menasha Ridge), Road Trippers Route 66 from Roadtrippers, an imprint of AdventureKeen, and our upcoming birding books for beginners.

The Unofficial Guides

The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2020 by Bob Sehlinger and Len Testa ISBN 978-1-62809-096-3 
July 9: After visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom Seth was interviewed by Fox 35 Orlando to share his experience. Tune in here.
July 10: Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Disney World is reopening to guests and Seth Kubersky with talks about the parks on Fox 35 Orlando. View the segment here.
July 10: Seth Kubersky is interviewed on NPR (90.7 WMFE) about the reopening of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Listen to the interview here.
July 11: Seth Kubersky reports on the reopening of Disney’s Magic Kingdom for USAToday.
July 12: More coverage for The Unofficial Guides in the USAToday story (coauthored by Seth Kubersky) “Lessons from Walt Disney World’s Reopening: Smaller Crowds Make up for COVID-19 protocols.” The article was also carried by The Houma Courier, Louisiana.
July 13: NPR (90.7 WMFE) welcomes Seth back to discuss the experience on the official opening day of Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Listen to the interview here.
July 19: Seth was the guest of Michele Tate-Young on the Disney Dream Girl Podcast. Listen to the show here.

The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland by Seth Kubersky with Bob Sehlinger, Len Testa and Guy Selga Jr. ISBN 978-1-62809-098-7
June 7: Seth Kubersky talks with Lynn Barron, host of The Sweep Spot podcast, about how he got started writing for the Unofficial Guides, and what changes are coming to the parks. Listen to the podcast here.

The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream by Sam Gennawey ISBN 978-1-62809-012-3
July 14: The author of the book is interviewed by Kurt Snibbe for a Disneyland anniversary story for The Orange County Register.

The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2020 by Seth Kubersky ISBN 978-1-62809-089-5
June 4: After visiting Universal Orlando Parks, Seth was asked by Fox 35 Orlando to share his experience. Watch the segment now.
June 5: On the day Universal Orlando parks opened to the public Seth Kubersky was once more a guest of Fox 35. Watch the interview here.
June 7: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Michele and Jane, the hosts of the Disney Dream Girls podcast. Seth shared his experiences of visiting the Universal Orlando parks and discussed the next level of theme park openings. Listen to the show here.
June 11: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Derek Sasman and Doug McKnight on the Rope Drop Radio podcast. Listen to the podcast here.
June 24: Seth is interviewed by Fox 35 Orlando regarding the layoffs at Universal Orlando.
July 9: Seth Kubersky was the guest of Greg and Garrick, the hosts of the Something Inappropriate podcast. Listen to the show here.
July 25: Seth Kubersky discusse the cancelation of Halloween Horror Nights on Fox 35 Orlando.

The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line 2020 by Erin Foster with Len Testa ISBN 978-1628091083
June 4: Erin Foster, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Disney Cruise Line was the guest of Samanta and Brian on the DCL Duo podcast. Listen to the podcast here.

Menasha Ridge Press Titles

Walking the Cape and Islands: A Comprehensive Guide to the Walking and Hiking Trails of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket by David Weintraub ISBN 978-1-63404-034-1
June 15: Author has extensif blog post on the site of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau. Read the story here.

Thrasher’s Fly Fishing Guide: An Essential Handbook for All Skill Levels by Susan Trasher ISBN  978-1-63404-244-4
July 22: The author writes a feature article for DUN magazine. Read the article here.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan ISBN 978-1-63404-154-6
The book was featured by Stephen Ausherman and David Ryan in The Pack, the blog of the University of New Mexico. Read the article here

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver/Boulder 3e by Mindy Sink ISBN 978-1-63404-285-7
June 25: Ryan Jacobson penned a story about the book for The Weekly Register-Call.
June 29: Author Mindy Sink shares which trails surprised her while writing 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Denver and Boulder in an article for the Denver Post. Read the article here.
July 2: The book was featured in an article on the website of Front Gate Realty Group, a site that promotes home buying in Denver. Read the article here.
July 15: The author wrote an article on hiking in Colorado for The Denver NorthStar.
July 21: The book was mentioned in “The Best of Colorado Camping and Local Hikes” article by Julie Bielenberg for Mile High Mamas
July 23: Virtual book event at The Tattered Cover (Denver) at 5 p.m. MT
August 25: Virtual, joint, in-conversation-style event with Mindy Sink and Joshua Berman at 5 p.m. MT with Boulder Book Store.
September 17: Covered Treasures (Monument, CO), Art Hop event, 5-8 p.m.

Clerisy Press Titles

Personal Foul by Tim Donaghy ISBN 978-0-61536-263-2
The book has been made into a movie called Inside Game, staring Lindsey Morgan, Scott Wolf, and Michael O’Keefe. View trailer

Wilderness Press Titles

Tahoe Rim Trail: The Official Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, and Equestrians by Tim Hauser ISBN 978-0-89997-960-1
Summer 2020: Author Tim Hauser writes a feature for Tahoe Quarterly magazine. Read the article here.

Firescaping by Douglas Kent ISBN 978-0-89997-890-1
June 23: Author participates in a virtual firescaping webinar.

Adventure Publications Titles

Stan Tekiela
Year round: Twice a month, Stan joins Bill Hildebrand on the Saturday morning Fan Outdoors show on KFAN 100.3 FM. The show runs from 6 a.m. until 8 a.m. central time. Stan joins Bill usually at 6:30 a.m. for a 45 minute nature talk.
June 3: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about Bank Swallows. Read the story here.
June 16: Stan Tekiela was a guest on the Bird Man Mel FacebookLive show where he discussed all things Hummingbirds.
July 1: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about Cowbirds. Read the story here.
July 29: The Maple Lake Messenger published Stan Tekiela’s story about the Eastern Cicada Killer. Read the story here.
August 1: Presentation and book signing at the Interstate State Park in St. Croix, Wisconsin.

Whose Track is That? by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-958-0
June 23: The book is reviewed in the Bergers Book Review.

Birds of Michigan by Stan Tekiela ISBN  978-1-59193-900-9
June 5: Eric Freedman in his article “Along the Inter Urban” for the Spartan Newsroom mentions Stan’s book Birds of Michigan.
June 19: The article runs in the Great Lakes Echo.

The Kids’ Guide to Birds of Georgia by Stan Tekiela ISBN 978-1-59193-963-4
June 16: “Birds: The Original Globalists, Through the Eyes of a Naturalist,” an article by Phil Bolton for Global Atlanta.
Summer 2020: Reflections magazine recommends the book as a summer reading. So far, in print only. PDF on file.

Maggie The One-Eyed Peregrine Falcon by Christie Gove-Berg ISBN 978-1-59193-516-2 
June 18: The story of Esther the Eaglet is read by Lauren Edzenga, Outreach Educator for the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

Maple Syrup: 40 Tried & True Recipes by Corrine Kozlak ISBN 978-1-59193-931-3
October 20-24: Author to attend International Maple Syrup Convention in La Crosse, Wisconsin. 

Little Ohio by Karen Robertson ISBN 978-1-59193-849-1
2021: Mini tv series with Ohio vs. the World show.

Little Minnesota in WWII by Jill A. Johnson and Deane L. Johnson ISBN 978-1-59193-553-7
July: Nautilus Book Club chose Little Minnesota in World War II for their July selection and the members discussed the book on a patio decorated with a WWII theme.  Everyone chose two soldiers whose stories were especially compelling and shared stories from their families.

Waterfalls of Michigan by Greg Kretovic ISBN 978-1-59193-771-5
September: Book signing at the  Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, MI. TBC

Amazing Sights of the Night Sky by George Moromisato ISBN 978-1-59193-557-5
June 25: The book is reviewed by Johannes Riutta in The Well Read Naturalist.

Night Sky by Jonathan Poppele ISBN 978-1-59193-229-1
June 25: The book is reviewed by Johannes Riutta in The Well Read Naturalist.

Fossils for Kids by Dan R. Lynch ISBN 978-1-59193-939-9
April-June: The book is recommended by Arun Toke in Skipping Stones Magazine (Print Only). PDF on file.
June 5: Video review of Dan’s book by Suzanne Lieurance for the National Writing for Children Center. Check out the video here
June 9: Alice Berger reviews the book for the Bergers Book Review.

Mushrooms of the Upper Midwest 2nd Edition by Teresa Marrone and Kathy Yerich — ISBN 978-1-59193-960-3
July 14: Judi Thomas mentions the book on the Facebook page of the Missouri Mycological Society. Follow link to page here.

Colorado Day Trip by Theme by Aimee Heckel ISBN 978-1-59193-891-0
July 14: Feature article by Courtney Drake-McDonough for In Good Taste Denver magazine. Read the articles here.

August 1: Book signing at Covered Treasures Bookstore in Monument, CO, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. TBC