Mascot Books

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Mascot Books
Headquarters locationHerndon, Virginia, USA
Fiction genresNonfiction, Fiction, Children's, Cookbooks
Owner(s)Naren Aryal
No. of employees17

Mascot Books is a full-service, multi-genre, independent book publisher and distributor. It is a hybrid publishing company headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, USA. The company publishes a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, children's, cookbooks, and coffee table books.[1]


Naren Aryal co-founded Mascot Books in 2003 with the publication of Hello, Hokie Bird, a children's book about his alma mater's mascot.[2] After a successful initial title, Aryal left his job as a corporate attorney to start Mascot Books.[2] Since inception, the business has published more than 2,500 titles. Mascot Books was recently featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Costco Connection.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Mascot Books - Book Publishing". Mascot Books. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  2. ^ a b c "This Herndon publisher's business plan doesn't go by the book". Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ " - Series of mascot books began in ride from game". Retrieved 2017-05-03.

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