Monday, March 3, 2014

CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF BERKLEY PRIME CRIME (Plus Huge Giveaway!)



CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF BERKLEY PRIME CRIME



NEW YORK, NY – March 1, 2014 – Twenty years ago, in March 1994, Berkley Books introduced Berkley Prime Crime, a mass market mystery imprint that included five launch authors. This year, Berkley celebrates the 20th anniversary of Prime Crime with special author events and promotional giveaways.

In its first year, Berkley Prime Crime (BPC) published approximately forty titles, all mass market. In 2013, the imprint published 150 titles, including mass market originals, trade paperbacks, and hardcovers. Every year, BPC launches approximately 25-30 new series, including several house-owned franchises that editors have developed from idea to execution. In the past year, BPC debuted sixteen titles on the New York Times Bestsellers List (printed and extended lists combined), which comes out to more than one per month!

“When we launched Berkley Prime Crime in March 1994 I believed that the audience for the traditional or ‘cozy’ mystery was still largely underserved and untapped. Twenty years later I can say without reservation that this has proven to be correct and that Berkley Prime Crime has succeeded beyond my wildest expectations,” said Natalee Rosenstein, Vice President and Senior Executive Editor of Berkley.

This spring Berkley Prime Crime is hosting two events at mystery bookstores that have supported Berkley Prime Crime over the years. On March 13, Julie Hyzy, Miranda James, and Rebecca Hale will be at Murder by the Book in Houston, Texas. On March 25 the Poisoned Pen in Phoenix will host Margaret Coel, Carolyn Hart, Earlene Fowler, and Avery Aames.

Throughout the remainder of 2014, more events and promotional giveaways are planned, in addition to Berkley Prime Crime’s annual presence at mystery conventions BoucherCon and Malice Domestic. You can find out more about Berkley Prime Crime titles and authors at The Crime Scene, our cozy mystery Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thecrimescenebooks.

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About Penguin Group (USA)

Penguin Group (USA) LLC is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Viking, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, The Penguin Press, Riverhead Books, Dutton, Penguin Books, Berkley Books, Gotham Books, Portfolio, New American Library, Plume, Tarcher, Philomel, Grosset & Dunlap, Puffin, and Frederick Warne, among others. The Penguin Group (www.penguin.com) is a Penguin Random House company.

For further information, contact:

Kayleigh Clark
Berkley/NAL
(212)-366-2423
kayleigh.clark@us.penguingroup.com

Danielle Dill
Berkley/NAL
(212) 366-2155
danielle.dill@us.penguingroup.com

BOOKS AND TOTE BAG GIVEAWAY!!!!

You all know how much I love reading cozy mysteries and I'm delighted to be part of this huge Berkley Prime Crime celebration!  Thanks to Berkley's generosity, they are offering one lucky winner a Berkley tote bag filled with 5 cozy mysteries.  I don't know which cozies they will be, but they will be from their mystery line of books.  

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

4) For an one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

5) For an one extra entry: Leave a comment for Berkley's anniversary.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on March 3rd (midnight est) and ends on March 10th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!


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48 comments:

  1. I'd love to win! It's an exciting giveaway!

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  2. Congratulations Berkley. Love your books and your authors!

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  3. Congrats to Berkley on 20 years and many more to come.

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  4. Happy Anniversary, Berkley Prime Crime!

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  5. wow, i would love to win 5 cozy murder mysteries...thank you for the chance!

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  6. Congratulations on 20 years!

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  7. Thank you for this drawing. Berkley always puts out great books.

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  8. I'm a huge Berkley fan. Most of the books I've collected in the last 3 years are Berkley Prime Crime novels. I'd love to win this treasure trove of books.

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  9. Happy Anniversary! I adore their cozy mysteries.

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  10. Happy Anniversary!! You rock.

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  11. Happy Anniversary! Wonderful celebration. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. I stumbled onto cozies and I love them.

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  13. Congrats! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  14. Happy Anniversary BPC! You do have the best cozies and authors.

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  15. Happy Anniversary Berkley! This is definitely one of my favorite publishers!

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  16. What a great offer. I did realize Prime Crime had been around that long.

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  17. How wonderful to celebrate with Berkley Prime Crime this way!

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  18. Congratulations on 20 years! Love your cozy mysteries! Thank you for the great opportunity to enter this giveaway!
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Happy Anniversary Berkley and keep up the good work.

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the giveaway
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  21. Happy Anniversary Berkley! I love cozy mysteries, and would enjoy reading these books. Thanks for having the giveaway.
    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. This is a fabulous giveaway! Thank you for hosting this, Yvonne.

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  23. I read and review so many of Berkley's books, it's hard to imagine what I'd do without their books.

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  24. Happy Anniversary!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  25. Happy Anniversary, Berkley! I really enjoy your books!

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  26. Happy Anniversary, BPC and thanks for the joy you've given us through the years.

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  27. Happy Anniversary Berkley!! Thank you for bringing us such wonderful books!!

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  28. I'm a huge fan of the Berkley Prime Crime novels and authors. Happy Anniversary.

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  29. Happy Anniversary. Thank you for this offer.

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  30. Berkley Prime Crime is one of my favorite publishers. Happy anniversary and thank you for the opportunity to win this fabulous gift. .

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  31. Happy Anniversary. Enjoy your books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Happy Anniversary! Love your authors!

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  33. I love cozies and Berkley puts out some really good ones. Happy anniversary!

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  34. Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite publishers!!

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  35. I was at a church sale this weekend and I did not have to look at titles. If it had the Berkley Crime logo on the spine, I grabbed the book.

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  36. Happy Anniversary!!!!
    thank you for all that you do!!!!

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  37. Happy Anniversary ~ Love your Mysteries! Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful stories! Happy Reading ~ Elizabeth MacGregor-Kirkcaldy

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  38. Happy 20th to Berkley Crime.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  39. Love their books, thank you so much for sharing :D to many more awesome years

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  40. Happy Anniversary to Berkley Crime! Thanks for providing us with years of reading enjoyment!

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  41. Happy Anniversary!!!! And, thank you!!! Great books, great authors and great reading!!!

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  42. Happy Anniversary Berkley Crime! Thanks for the great books!

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  43. Happy Anniversary! and Congratulations!
    I'm so glad you decided there was a niche you could fill and began giving us the mysteries. I know when I see Berkley Prime Crime, I'm going to get an outstanding book and an enjoyable read. Thank you.

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