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December 2012 - Immedium

1. News
2. Reviews
3. Events


A. Thanks for 2012!
2012 was our best year, and we thank you for your support!

As you know, being an independent publisher in today's book climate is challenging. But we are glad to reach more readers than ever before.

For example, fans worldwide enjoy The Octonauts' fantastic adventures, which began with our four original storybooks.

In America, The Octonauts TV animated series is a TOP #3 show on the Disney Channel for boys ages 3 to 6.
- it is a top show in Canada for the preschool category.
- also the TV show has been nominated for a 2013 International Emmy Kids Award.
- our Octonauts books are bestsellers at venues like the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and now are sold at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Also we've made e-books available on more devices:
- Apple apps: Billie the Unicorn, The Year of the Dragon, and Welcome to Monster Isle (produced by Mobad Media)
- Apple iOS (iBooks, iVerse's Comics Plus and Comics+ Kids apps), Google Books
- personalized audio/video recording (www.astorybeforebed.com)

We are glad people appreciate our stories and artists, and we'll keep creating books that spur your families' imaginations in 2013.

B. The Treehouse Heroes gallery show this Saturday
Artist Alina Chau participates in a group art show this weekend, "Cover to Cover" at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.

Nucleus is a welcoming gathering place for the art loving community. They welcome the artists during opening night as they greet fans and sign copies of their latest projects.

This show features noteworthy visual books, as exemplified by The Treehouse Heroes and Alina's latest art book Acquerello 2.

Alina will autograph at the opening reception on Saturday, December 15th from 7 - 10 pm. The show lasts until December 30, 2012.

C. The Year of the Snake is coming
Following on the heels of the popular The Year of the Dragon, Suzie the snake is ready for action!

Can you believe it? This sensational tale is already the 8th in our annual series Tales from the Chinese Zodiac.

You can also get autographed copies for holiday presents this Saturday in San Francisco at the annual Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire (St. Mary's Cathedral at the intersection of Geary and Gough). Come to the Little Buddha Baby booth, starting at 10 am.

Apple iBook and B&N Nook Kids versions are coming in the new year! Plus author Oliver Chin and "Dragon" artist Jennifer Wood will share the story in many places in January and beyond. Mark your calendars for a venue near you.

We have 5 more FREE 8x10 photos of Suzie and pals!
Again, order an autographed copy and win one : )


Animals Don't, So I Won't!
By David Derrick

"Animals get away with a lot of things we don't...or do they? Animals Don't, So I Won't! is a children's picturebook focusing on personal responsibility as Ben tries to get out of chores by claiming animals don't have to...only for a clever mother to turn the tables. With a cute full color art style, Animals Don't, So I Won't! is an enticing and recommended pick for young readers and their parents."
- Midwest Book Review

Justin Time: The Pancake Express
new Apple iBook

"Don't miss this reading of a Canadian twist on the Justin Time series! What happens when Justin's friend Olive has to deliver maple syrup to the Pancake Festival in Flapjack Falls? She calls on Justin, his sidekick Squidgy and their imaginary locomotive for help, of course! The three meet some very Canadian creatures along the way."
- Little Island Comics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada



  • 12/15: Immedium books at Little Buddha Baby booth: Kimochi Silver Bells Arts & Crafts Faire, Event Center at St. Mary's Cathedral, 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, 10 am
  • 12/15: Alina Chau: Treehouse Heroes: Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801, 626-458-7482 7 pm


  • 1/11: Oliver Chin: YOSnake: Beacon Day School, 2101 Livingston Street, Oakland, CA 94606, 9 am.
  • 1/12: Felicia Hoshino & Oliver Chin: Oshogatsu Matsuri - New Year Celebration: JCCCNC, 1840 Sutter Street, Suite 201, San Francisco, CA, 415-567-5505, 11 am.
  • 1/15: Oliver Chin: YOSnake: Miraloma Elementary, San Francisco, CA, 10 am.
  • 1/22: Oliver Chin: YOSnake: San Carlos Public Library: San Carlos, California, 7 pm.
  • 1/24: Oliver Chin: YOSnake: Berkwood Hedge Elementary School, 1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94703, 7 pm.
  • 1/26: Oliver Chin: Comic Book Workshop: San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon, CA 94583, 1 pm
  • 1/26: Jennifer Wood: YOSnake: Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival : Riverside, California.

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    Immedium, Inc. inspires a world of imagination, and creates entertaining books that have multi-dimensional appeal. Based in San Francisco, CA, Immedium sits on the Pacific Rim, a vibrant intersection for crossover cultural trends from Asia and America. Embracing an increasingly diverse and "multimedia" world, Immedium publishes titles ranging from eye-catching children's books and contemporary non-fiction to commentaries on art and popular culture. Visit us at www.immedium.com.

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