It was 1987 when we had the thought, ‘Why isn’t anyone publishing books for people who like to read in the bathrooms? 25 years and more than 100 titles later, here we are: the longest-running and most popular series of its kind.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
This year, Uncle John celebrates 25 years of sitting on the throne as the King of Bathroom Reading. With more than 100 titles published over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute is celebrating its Silver Anniversary the best way it knows how—by releasing its largest book yet: Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader®.
“It was 1987 when we had the thought, ‘Why isn’t anyone publishing books for people who like to read in the bathrooms?’” said Gordon Javna, Editor-in-Chief, and Publisher of Portable Press which publishes Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader ®. “Twenty-five years and more than 100 titles later, here we are: the longest-running and most popular series of its kind.”
Although the first Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® checked in at 225 pages, this new, massive edition tips the scales at 608. That is more than 600 pages of incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, and everything else that makes Uncle John’s a favorite for those moments when you are able to sit and relax—wherever that may be.
In this latest edition, Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute takes its audience even further into the realm of the odd and obscure. From doomsday predictions that never came true to bizarre Japanese video games and an entire page dedicated to euphemisms for what goes on in the water closet, this 25th Anniversary edition is overflowing with all the things fans love about Uncle John.
With more than 12 million books in print, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® has proven that there is a niche, and a need, for good bathroom reading. From children’s books to state-specific titles, word puzzles, and even fiction, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has covered a variety of topics in its remarkable 25-year run.
“This book is a great milestone for the folks at the Bathroom Readers' Institute and for bathroom readers everywhere,” adds Javna. “It’s the perfect representation of how far we’ve come, and an amazing launch pad for the next 25 years.”
Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader ($19.95 ISBN 1-60710-562-4) will be available in November 2012 online at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com, and can be found wherever fine books are sold. Additionally, from November 1st, 2012 to January 1st, 2013, everything in our online store is 30% off! Plus, get free standard shipping for orders of $35 or more! (Enter code HOL12Ship when checking out to apply free shipping.)
About Portable Press
Portable Press is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, a division of Baker & Taylor, known as a world leader in digital and traditional media distribution. For 25 years, Portable Press and the Bathroom Readers’ Institute (http://www.bathroomreader.com) have squeezed out the competition with the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® series to become the longest-running, most successful, and bestselling bathroom reader book series in North America. With more than 10 million copies in print, you can trust Uncle John to bring you the best in pop culture, forgotten history, strange lawsuits, the origins of everyday things, weird news, and more.