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2017

Knock Knock Gets Crafty with New Robert Mahar Line

Feb. 27, 2017—Crafty jack-of-all trades Robert Mahar, whose “baniwi” video went viral last year, partnered with Knock Knock for a new gift collection. The maker of witty products and books introduced Robert Mahar for Knock Knock at the Atlanta Gift Show and NY NOW. Find Robert Mahar’s Paint-by-Number Postcard Kits and Personal Award Ribbons at knockknockstuff.com. Knock Knock editor Rebecca Braverman said items are “crafty—but with a modern sensibility,” and a fit for the brand’s step into the arts and crafts market . . .

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2016

“HOW TO BE DEPRESSED: A GUIDE” OFFERS COMEDIC RELIEF FOR A SAD WORLD

Nov. 17, 2016—Book publisher Knock Knock’s How to Be Depressed: A Guide by stand-up comedian Dana Eagle uses sharp wit and keen insight to explore the depressed mind while delivering big laughs. Eagle is best known for her sets on Last Comic Standing and has appeared on The Late, Late Show and Comedy Central. The interactive, illustrated guide is a can-do manual for anyone who’s ever been sad—or known someone who’s been sad. The author’s no-holds-barred one-liners and astute zingers help to ease the alienation those coping with depression . . .

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12 NEW ITEMS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LOVED ONES CRY (IN A GOOD WAY)

May 20, 2016—Knock Knock, creators of Fill in the Love™ Journals, a personalized-gift series that has sold over one million copies worldwide, recently expanded the line into a 26-piece collection. The collection features three new assortments that help gift-givers say just the right thing to someone they love. The expansion includes Fill in the Love™ Gift Boxes, Postcard Books, and Read Me When Boxes. Like their precursors, each new piece features fill-in-the-blank prompts to tailor to the recipient.

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REINVENTED BABY MEMORY BOOK CELEBRATES THE WEIRD STUFF

May 2, 2016—In the United States, there’s roughly one birth every 8 seconds—each beautiful bundle holding the promise of many milestones to come: first words, first steps, first haircut. Our Precious Pooper: A Brutally Honest Journal of Baby’s First Few Years, written by Megan Rubiner Zinn, is a modern twist on the traditional baby memory book—a guided keepsake journal to document those candid-yet-comedic moments from pregnancy to toddlerhood—first curse word, first middle-of-the-night call to the doctor. . .

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SECRET SOCIETY RELEASES THE HIGH-FIVE HANDBOOK TO THE PUBLIC

March 31, 2016—Studies have shown that more face-to-face, hand-to-hand, and social contact can improve mental health while also boosting office rapport. A new handbook on diverse handshakes and gesticulations has come to fruition to keep the world handshaking, hugging, and high-fiving. Knock Knock has published The High Five Handbook: The Secret Guide to Shakes, Bumps, Slaps, & Other Gesticulations—conceived and written by the clandestine Hand & Knuckle Society, adding to Knock Knock’s library of high-five-themed items.

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READY. SET. FILL IN THE LOVE!

March 7, 2016—Three new Fill in the Love™ Journals joined Knock Knock’s best-selling series: Happy Birthday, Why I’m Crushing on You, and You’re My Hero. Like their predecessors, the journals contain 50 fill-in-the-blank lines for the gift-giver to personalize with an aspect of affection for a friend, significant other, or personal hero. Since its debut in Spring 2013, Knock Knock’s Fill in the Love™ series has grown from one to 14 different titles and designs. The series has sold over one million copies . . .

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33 CRAZY-CLEVER GIFTS YOU’LL WANT TO KEEP FOR YOURSELF

Jan. 31, 2016—Studies show that a thriving sense of humor benefits overall health—physically, mentally, and socially. Knock Knock has introduced 33 new items to its catalog of clever gifts and books, keeping your wellbeing in check. This spring release includes five fresh formats, including new fill-in-the-blank MeWrites journals that allow gift-givers to co-author legendary classics; Pad Folios, which are sturdy Knock Knock pad protectors; Pen-to-Paper Mousepads that include a tray for users . . .

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 2015

KNOCK KNOCK MAGICALLY UNLOCKS THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE (KIND OF)

Oct. 30, 2015—Today, Knock Knock, independent makers of clever gifts, books, and whatever else they think up, announced the release of Affirmators!, an alternative affirmation card deck created by comedian Suzi Barrett, best known for her “I Hate California” series on Funnyordie.com. It’s been said making positive statements leads to a longer, happier life. Pair that with some humor and a dash of spiritual pixie dust and you’ve got yourself Affirmators!, a package of 40 affirmation cards which offer . . .

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KNOCK KNOCK PUBLISHES ITS FIRST-EVER PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK, LICK

Apr. 13, 2015—Today, Knock Knock, publisher of witty gifts and books, announced the release of their first-ever photography book LICK in their Fall 2015 signature line. Created by internationally recognized animal photographer Ty Foster, LICK captures the amusing, oddly beautiful, and humorous essence of all sorts of dogs in this primal act of communication and affection. Complete with 96 pages of full-color photography, relish at the sight of . . .

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KNOCK KNOCK PUBLISHES THE MADE-UP WORDS PROJECT

April 10, 2015—Today, Knock Knock, publisher of witty gifts and books, announced the release of The Made-Up Words Project in their Fall 2015 signature line. The Made-Up Words Project, created and illustrated by Rinee Shah, is a collection of unique phrases crowd-sourced from submissions around the globe and based on Shah’s popular project and website of the same name, The Made-Up Words Project. It compiles 100 silly phrases from . . .

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PLUMB RELEASES FOR SPRING 2015: BOLD NEW NOTEBOOKS THAT SAY SOMETHING MORE

Mar. 3, 2015Plumb Notebooks is proud to announce the Spring release of its third season. Designed by and for individuals who want their notebooks to say something more, Plumb Notebooks is here to offer a vibrant alternative to the conservative black notebook: virtuoso pieces created by contemporary artists. The black journal has had its day: individuals can now express themselves both inside and outside the notebooks they carry . . .

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KNOCK KNOCK PUBLISHES 99 PICK-ME-UPS FOR NEW MAMAS AND THE PREGNANCY BOOK FOR MEN

Feb. 6, 2015—Knock Knock, publisher of witty gifts and books, released 99 Pick-Me-Ups for New Mamas in their Spring 2015 signature line, following the release of The Pregnancy Book for Men in Fall 2014. Knock Knock has now translated 8 titles into English from its original Dutch versions by Netherlands publishing house Uitgeverij Snor, including 99 Pick-Me-Ups and The Pregnancy Book for Men. 99 Pick-Me-Ups for New Mamas, written . . .

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KNOCK KNOCK PUBLISHES CALM THE F*CK DOWNTHE ONLY PARENTING TECHNIQUE YOU’LL EVER NEED—AUTHOR DAVID VIENNA’S BOOK INSPIRED BY VIRAL BLOG POST

Jan. 15, 2014—Today, Knock Knock, publisher of witty gifts and books, announced the release of Calm the F*ck Down—author David Vienna’s parenting handbook inspired by his viral blog post. Calm the F*ck Down, subtitled “The only parenting technique you’ll ever need,” offers the over-anxious mom and dad a reason to relax, assuring that whichever way you choose to parent—your child will be fine. Calm the F*ck Down includes advice from  . . .

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2014

KNOCK KNOCK ANNOUNCES SOCIAL MEDIA BLACKOUT DAY FOR OCTOBER 16, 2014

Sept. 22, 2014—Knock Knock, one of the world’s most recognizable humor book publishers and gift companies, today announced “Social Media Blackout Day.” On Thursday, October 16, Knock Knock and participating fans across the globe will abstain from social networking for the day in honor of the brand’s first “Social Media Blackout”—a day to “unplug” from social networks and live 100% in real life. Enthusiasts are encouraged to pledge their time offline by . . .

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KNOCK KNOCK—PUBLISHER OF WITTY GIFTS AND BOOKS—POKES FUN AT THE DIGITAL AGE WITH NEWLY PUBLISHED THE ANTI-SOCIAL NETWORK JOURNAL

Sept. 25, 2014—Acclaimed book publisher Knock Knock is pleased to announce the release of The Anti-Social Network Journal—Marc Hartzman’s solution to our love-hate relationship with social media. The New York–based creative director and humor writer, Hartzman, submitted his title to Knock Knock with aspirations to create a private place to put the thoughts, ideas, and plans people may not want to share online. Knock Knock’s Managing Editor, Erin . . .

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2013

KNOCK KNOCK ANNOUNCES PLUMB, A NEW JOURNAL LINE BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

Dec. 16, 2013—Plumb, a new brand of journals created by contemporary artists, debuts 11 pieces for Spring 2014. Conceived in collaboration with San Francisco–based artist Tucker Nichols and design firm MacFadden & Thorpe, Plumb originates from the belief that people want more than blank books to store their ideas. Each season, the brand will work with three established artists to create journals and sketchbooks inspired by their . . .

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