Hillary Mendelsohn

Welcome to the online press kit for thepurplebook®!

has been guiding people to the best shops the Internet has to offer since 2000. With nearly 700 pages in its most recent, updated edition, thepurplebook is the definitive guide to exceptional online shopping.

Hillary Mendelsohn, author of thepurplebook and its specialty editions, is considered to be the foremost expert in online shopping. She created thepurplebook when her own online shopping experience resulted in too many choices and not enough substance.

thepurplebook cuts through all the advertising and key word buys of traditional online search engines. You know those great features in magazines and newspapers recommending neat and unique online shops you've never heard of? thepurplebook is an entire guide filled with them. All you have to do is flip through the pages!

Download: One Pager.

"Think of it as a Google for shoppers....The sleekly designed book brims with helpful cross-references and hints for getting the most out of an online shopping experience." - Publisher's Weekly

This online press kit is intended to meet the media's needs. If you would like to purchase a copy of thepurplebook, please visit www.thepurplebook.com.

Media contact: Michelle Tennant, 828-749-3200, michelle@publicityresults.com

About the Books

thepurplebook® 2007 Edition

www.onlinepresskit247.com/upload/thepurplebook/2007pbcover-1406621821.jpgPaperback: 688 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Rev Ed edition (February 20, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446697036
ISBN-13: 978-0446697033
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.2 x 1.6 inches

The definitive guide to exceptional online shopping, thepurplebook's 2007 Edition contains almost 700 pages detailing the very best online shops the Web has to offer.

Purchase thepurplebook 2007 Edition at Amazon.com.

thepurplebook® green

www.onlinepresskit247.com/upload/thepurplebook/tinygreenpb-1406621805.jpgPaperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Purple Book, LLC; Green edition (January 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979926610
ISBN-13: 978-0979926617

thepurplebook Green Edition turns its focus to the Web's finest eco-friendly stores. On the recycled paper, readers find everything they need to go green: fashion, function, food, home improvement, furnishings, garden supply, personal necessities, and gifts for man, woman, and child. One simple book reveals a world full of wonderful and responsible shopping options.

Purchase thepurplebook green at Amazon.com.

thepurplebook® wedding

www.onlinepresskit247.com/upload/thepurplebook/tinyweddingpb-1406621814.jpgPaperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Purple Book, LLC (January 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979926602
ISBN-13: 978-0979926600

thepurplebook Wedding Edition offers more than 250 of the best, handpicked online bridal and wedding-related shops in the world. In addition to its usual listing of fabulous online shops, the Wedding Edition includes:

· A detailed wedding planner
· 108 unique online bridal registries
· Valuable tips and hints to help the bride every step of the way.
· Helpful sites to aid in the bride’s research, source vendors and services, as well as information on etiquette and traditions
· Timeline and checklist to manage tasks and stay organized

Purchase thepurplebook wedding at Amazon.com.

Testimonials and Reviews

"Move over, Yellow Pages!" - Time

"Shopaholics, rejoice! Like the Yellow Pages - but, well, purple - this book is witty and comprehensive." - Boston Herald

"Think of it as a Google for shoppers....The sleekly designed book brims with helpful cross-references and hints for getting the most out of an online shopping experience." - Publisher's Weekly

"A well-planned guidebook, much like the popular dining directories
compiled by Zagat - only bigger." - Los Angeles Times

"A consumer haven." - Bookreporter.com
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