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Page 11 of Books and Publishing News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



New Art Book Combines Chaos, God and Sex with Digital Imaging: ‘Fractopia’ by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Simmons’ ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover – limited edition, Neotrope Press), collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book. Some of the art has been called sexual in nature, including the piece called ‘godheart.’

As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition

MESA, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As the unemployment rate climbs to over 9 percent (according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Employment Situation: May 2009), many financially strained families may feel pressure to send their young children to preschool. Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their new book, ‘The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential’ (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9).

The Vegan Monologues asks the Burning Question: Is that a Carrot in your Pocket?

BALTIMORE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Apprentice House announces publication of its latest book, ‘The Vegan Monologues’ (ISBN 9781934074367), which guides readers through the world of being vegan, traveling life’s path as an herbivore in a treacherous world of carnivores. Whether explaining how vegetarian guys get the girls, exploring an addiction to Chinese takeout, or being sequestered in the ‘garden salad zone,’ author Ben Shaberman’s gentle sense of humor sheds light on what it means to go meatless.

New Book Urges Colorado Law Enforcement to Reexamine JonBenet Ramsey and Other Cold Case Files

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and retired detective, Jim Benish, announces the release of a new book, ‘Closed Eyes: Who’s Killing Our Children?’ (ISBN: 978-0-982-4249-0-2). In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.

Girls Write Now Spring Reading to Feature Today’s Amy Robach and Author Jean Thompson

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual spring reading, the culmination of another year of developing New York’s best young writers. On Sunday, June 14, please join us for an afternoon with participants in the program and the women who inspire them — featuring Amy Robach, National Correspondent for NBC’s Today and National Book Award Nominee Jean Thompson, whose new book is ‘Do Not Deny Me’ (ISBN: 978-1416595632).

Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for the First Half of 2009

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual ‘Books to Bookmark’ list, for the first half of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from ‘big name’ authors, or major New York book publishing houses.

Bookhouse Group Selected for BDO Seidman, LLP, Commemorative History

ATLANTA, Ga., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate and organizational custom publishing expert Bookhouse Group has the privilege of being selected as publisher for the one-hundred-year commemorative book of BDO Seidman, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations. The firm evaluated a group of competitive bids before choosing the twenty-year provider of museum quality history books to begin its project in June for delivery by September 2010.

Radical Challenges Set for Questing Spiritualists

CHAUMONT, N.Y., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A book aimed at helping individual students walk a path through metaphysics, to understand and read sacred energies, learn from spirits, including loved ones in the Afterlife and practice astral projection, is the latest work of Mystic Spiritualist Robert Egby. Entitled ‘The Quest of the Radical Spiritualist – The Journey Home’ (ISBN: 978-0-615-29196-3), the book sets new challenges for the individual Spiritualist, creating new thoughts and offering new philosophies for the future.

Written by Parents, Drawn by the Kids, VHL Family Alliance Announces the First Guide for Kids Dealing with Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: The VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition

BOSTON, Mass., June 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The VHL Family Alliance (VHLFA) announced today that the very first ‘VHL Handbook Kids’ Edition’ (ISBN: 978-1-929539-02-4) is now available at Amazon.com. The book was written and reviewed by a team of parents and professionals and illustrated with charming drawings and photographs from children with VHL, their siblings and friends. (VNR – Video News Release)

Dallas Theater Center Celebrates Half Century of Stage History with Debut of Commemorative Book Published by Bookhouse Group

ATLANTA, Ga., May 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bookhouse Group delivered a custom-published history book project to the Dallas Theater Center for a May debut event celebrating the regional theater’s first half-century of drama. Entitled ‘Staged Right – A Half Century of Passion and Performance at Dallas Theater Center,’ the book weaves historic and contemporary photography with professionally written content chronicling 50 years of stage and production accomplishment for which it is renown.

At the Forefront of the Publishing Market, Hachette Book Group Adopts North Plains’ TeleScope Publishing Platform

TORONTO, Canada and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that Hachette Book Group (HBG) will implement North Plains’ revolutionary TeleScope Publishing Platform™ (TPP). The new agreement will provide HBG with an unprecedented ability to manage their entire asset lifecycle from editorial, typesetting, eBook creation, promotion through to the distribution and monetization of their books.

Neotrope Press Announces Publication of ‘Fractopia’ Art Book by Christopher Simmons

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R) Press announced today the publication of the limited edition of ‘Fractopia’ (ISBN: 978-0-9710555-0-6, hardcover), by digital artist Christopher Laird Simmons. The book collects the best of Simmons’ abstract images created by combining fractal imagery with photographic effects, textures and hand-applied layers. This special edition includes a video DVD with slide show of all images found in the book.

North Plains’ TeleScope Publishing Platform Powers Book: The Sequel Project at BookExpo

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that for the 1st time in the history of publishing, a book will be published in multiple formats (print, eBook, and audiobook) in less than 48 hours. Using North Plains’ groundbreaking TeleScope Publishing Platform(TM), The Perseus Group, a leading independent publisher, will produce a book in 48 hours on the show floor of BookExpo America (BEA).

North Plains to Showcase its Revolutionary Publishing Platform at BookExpo America

TORONTO and NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced it will be showcasing its TeleScope Publishing Platform™ (TPP) at the BookExpo of America taking place May 28-31, 2009 in the Jacob K. Javits Center, New York.

New Mystery Examines Women’s Oppression in Saudi Arabia

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Linbrook Press announces a new novel, ‘The Dawn of Saudi’ (ISBN: 978-0977-978-014), authored by Homa Pourasgari, scheduled to be released June 22, 2009. Homa had a desire to write a novel that would depict what life is like for women in Saudi Arabia. The Dawn of Saudi combines real-life turmoil with a fictional tale.

The Iron Dragon Book Series Returns

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The second novel in the Iron Dragon Series by author Paul Genesse has been released by Five Star Books. The first novel, ‘The Golden Cord,’ became the best selling fantasy book that Five Star has ever had; and book two, ‘The Dragon Hunters’ (ISBN: 978-1-59414-659-6), has received much advance praise from reviewers.

U.S. Independent Colleges and Universities Make History, Support Development with Custom Publishing: Oxford College Celebrates Campus Architecture

ATLANTA, Ga., May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — When Oxford College wanted to draw appreciation to its distinctive 56-acre campus, and nearby town of Oxford’s architecture and gardens, it decided to showcase its distinctive surroundings by developing an architectural history book through specialty custom publisher Bookhouse Group. Scheduled for release in late 2009, the museum quality book combines professionally researched and compelling prose with both archival and current photography.

New Book Provides Insider Marketing Strategies

DENVER, Colo., April 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With job losses at alarming levels, marketing and public relations pro’s Melanie Goetz and Esty Atlas, of Hughes & Stuart Marketing, have combined four decades of experience, insight, strategic techniques, affordable public outreach ideas, and business branding concepts into their newly released book, ‘Roadrunner Marketing: Strategic Secrets You Wish You Knew’ (ISBN: 978-1-4392-1575-3).

Publisher Bucks the Trend, Releases New Magazines

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., April 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — While publishers around the world are restructuring and ceasing production of popular magazines, art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been developing new titles to add to their family of publications. In 2009, they will launch a total of eight new titles, which will account for 12 of the 75 issues they will produce during the year.

Surviving Uncertainty: Free E-Book Provides an Eloquent, Timely Guide to Navigating These Challenging Times

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new e-book, available free from No Map. No Guide. No Limits., offers entertaining storytelling, thought-provoking ideas, and practical advice on surviving-and thriving-in uncertain times and circumstances. In ‘Surviving Uncertainty: Taking a Hero’s Journey,’ (ISBN: 978-1-4276-3955-4) adventure writer Lane Wallace applies what she’s learned in the school of adventure to the broader school of life.

Crucial Texas Evolution/Creation Debate Impacted by ‘Sowing Atheism’ Book

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Solving Light Books announced today that Don McLeroy, controversial Chair of the Texas State Board of Education, has recommended ‘Sowing Atheism’ (ISBN: 978-0-9705438-5-1) by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr., to other board members and to the general public. McLeroy’s timely recommendation could influence the board’s final decision on the science curriculum scheduled for March 27. The Texas decision will determine what is printed in science textbooks nationwide.

Massachusetts PI Releases Book to Guide Parents with Missing Children

BEVERLY, Mass., March 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Unfortunately, the term ‘AMBER Alert’ is becoming more commonplace. That’s why David Almeida, PI, has authored and released a new book called ‘Abducted Dreams’ (ISBN: 978-1-606-96-261-9), in an effort to provide an insider’s view on missing child cases. Reasons for child abduction are numerous. Some cases are quickly solved while others are much more complicated.

New Book Educates and Provides Historic Framework on Current Credit Crisis

SILVERADO, Calif., Feb. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The credit crisis is on everyone’s minds. But, complicated media jargon is nothing more than mumbo jumbo to the average person on the street. That’s why author Tony Pallante has written a book that clearly defines the current credit crisis, ‘From Your Wallets to Their Pockets’ (ISBN: 978-1440108044, hardcover).

Medical Marijuana Author Endorses Craig X Rubin for Mayor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dennis Peron, the senior citizen who wrote Proposition P back in 1991, says, Vote for Craig Rubin. Proposition P was the nation’s first medical marijuana legislation and has inspired national change. When it was introduced 80-percent of the voters in California’s county and city supported medical use. Since then nearly two dozen states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Dennis Peron, the man who started the medical marijuana movement, has come out in support of Mayoral candidate Craig X Rubin.

Prominent Authors to Celebrate ‘Girls Write Now Day’ on March 8 at The New School University in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now (GWN), New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual commemoration of Girls Write Now Day, a local celebration of International Women’s Day. On Sunday, March 8, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the writers who inspire them at the New School University’s Theresa Lang Community & Student Center.

Reference Book Reveals Nutritional Values of 2,000 Worldwide Beers

CHICAGO, Ill., Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gambrinus Media announced today that ‘Does My BUTT Look BIG In This BEER?: Nutritional Values of 2,000 Worldwide Beers’ (ISBN: 978-0982218204) is now available in book stores and Internet book sites. Tired of waiting for the Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to implement new changes in alcohol nutrition labeling requirements, author Bob Skilnik has compiled an impressive array or beers, including popular imports, with their nutritional values.

Beginners Luck, or Creative Artists of the First Rank? Epeius Biotechnologies Launches Rexin-G eBook Tutorial

SAN MARINO, Calif., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announces the launch of its new informative website, containing an award-winning video and an interactive e-book designed to introduce the general public to the tumor-targeting and cancer-destroying biotechnologies behind the clinical development of Rexin-G. Honored as the first and so far only targeted, genetic medicine that has been validated in clinical trials worldwide (Nature Reviews, Genetics, 2007), Rexin-G is designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that are resistant to chemotherapy and which have spread throughout the body.

The Nuclear Attack They Didn’t Tell Us About: The Truth About Our Vulnerability to Terrorism

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In a new book from Createspace Publishing, ‘Under Nuclear Attack’ (IBSN 978-1438253619, 338 pages, $9.95, currently available at Amazon.com), author AJ Cushner introduces us to retired CIA Agent Josh Parker and draws us into the dark world of nuclear terrorism. ‘The events, places and characters are very real and the line between fact and fiction is a blur to the reader,’ the author says.

Artists Explore the Apron as an Art Form in New Magazine: Apronology

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Since the launch of Belle Armoire magazine in 2001, art and crafting publisher Stampington & Company has been at the forefront of emerging trends in wearable art. Through special publications, such as Altered Couture, Haute Handbags and Belle Armoire Jewelry, they have continued to explore artistic movements within the world of art-to-wear through specific niche art forms. On February 1, 2009, they released the premiere issue of Apron*ology (apronology), an annual special publication that focuses on artfully-made aprons.

New Edition of Medicaid Planning Book Features Two New Chapters on Veterans Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press, publisher of the leading book on how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid coverage, has announced a new affiliation with author Thomas Day of the National Care Planning Council. Mr. Day has contributed two new chapters on veterans benefits for nursing home residents to the recently published third edition (2009) of Phylius Press’s flagship book, ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets,’ (ISBN 9780979080142) by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.

Love Can be Better the Second Time Around: New Book Offers Encouragement and Hope for a Successful Second Marriage

GILROY, Calif., Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘It is never too late for a second chance at love,’ says Patricia Bubash, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of a new book, Successful Second Marriages (ISBN 978-1-58909-563-2), published by Bookstand Publishing. ‘Having experienced a failed second marriage, I wondered why so few second marriages work,’ says Bubash.

Wham Bang Comics Debuts The Legend of Night Owl

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give Jake Tinsley five minutes and he’ll sell you his latest comic book. It doesn’t matter where you meet Jake: on an airplane; in a restaurant; in the halls of his middle school. At 14, Jake is one of the youngest comic book writers in the U.S. and has more than a year of sales experience under his belt. He has authored five comic books and 20 comic strips, launched art shows at three galleries, and served as an expert panelist during a comic book convention in Las Vegas.

EMRG Media, LLC Has the Inside Scoop on New York City Event and Party Planning Venues

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EMRG Media, LLC, New York City’s premier event planning company, announced today the release of its updated ‘NYC Venue Guide.’ The guide is designed to help people plan the perfect NYC party or event. The NYC Venue Guide is currently used by top New York event planners, marketers and publicists; it offers tremendous venue variety and there are venues to meet every budget – large and small.

Girls Write Now Annual Winter Reading Spotlights 2008 National Book Award Winner Judy Blundell and Young Women Writers

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Write Now, New York’s premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its Annual Winter Reading, co-sponsored by the New York Society for Ethical Culture. On Saturday, January 17, join participants in the program for an afternoon with young women writers and the women who inspire them — including guest speaker Judy Blundell, author of the 2008 National Book Award-winning ‘What I Saw and How I Lied’ (ISBN 978-0439903462).

Publishers Newswire Announces its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for Q4/2008

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest quarterly Books to Bookmark list, for Q4/2008. This list, started in 2005, is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from big name authors, or major New York book publishing houses.

Remembering our Heroes

GILROY, Calif., Dec. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The hardships, struggles, hopes and triumphs of the men and women who served in World War I and World War II is wonderfully captured in ‘Letters From Heroes’ (ISBN: 978-1-58909-570-0), by Edward T. Cook, a new book just published by Bookstand Publishing. This poignant collection of real letters from real servicemen allow the reader to see things through the eyes of these soldiers and understand their thoughts about war, training, sickness, the enemy and even their food.

Mystery of the 6,000 Year Old Science and Art of Astrology Has Been Solved

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author of the new book, ‘ASTROMASKS’ (ISBN: 978-0-615-23386-4), Vijay Rishii Ph.D., announced today that his book reveals the secret code behind the ancient and controversial science of astrology. The author decodes astrology using a new concept of complementary pairs, and gives new meanings to the zodiac signs and their real connection to humans on earth, which has never been done before in the entire history of astrology.

Thrilling Holiday Gift Book: A Controversial, True Story – One Man Caught in U.S. Government’s Psychic Spy Experiments

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The ideal Christmas gift for those intrigued by governmental conspiracy, ‘OPERATION BLUE LIGHT: My Secret Life Among Psychic Spies’ (Cherubim Publishing, September 2008, ISBN 978-0-9816024-0-0 $18.95 294 pages), is one of the most scintillating memoirs ever to be written. A true story of deception and subterfuge, it took Philip Chabot 40 years to tell us about his amazing experience, and it’s now available through Amazon.com and philipchabot.com.

USA Book News Names Dee Dee Phelps Finalist in The National Best Book 2008 Awards

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Altergate Publishing announced today that author Dee Dee Phelps’s ‘Vinyl Highway’ (ISBN: 978-1934321751) is a finalist in the National USA Book News Best Book Awards Autobiography category. Vinyl Highway goes on tour across the 1960’s in this humorous chronicle of destiny and rock-and-roll, as 18-year old Mary transforms from shy college student to hit singer/songwriter, half the singing team Dick and Dee Dee, one of the most popular recording duos of the era.

New Children’s Book Lets Kids Know ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of ‘Why Mommy is a Democrat’ and ‘Why Daddy is a Democrat,’ author and political activist Jeremy Zilber announces the release of his third self-published children’s book, ‘Mama Voted for Obama!’ (ISBN: 978-0-9786688-2-2). With its Seuss-like use of repetition, rhythm, and rhyme, Mama Voted for Obama offers a whimsical celebration of Obama’s historic presidential campaign while providing his supporters an entertaining way to let their kids know how they voted in 2008.