Books and Publishing News - Page 13

Page 13 of Books and Publishing News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



‘Dear Graduate’ Book Author Urges Parental Vigilance in Advance of New Federal Credit Card Rules

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The federal government is clamping down on the Wild West of credit card issuing to young adults when tough new regulations go into effect in February 2010, and Brett Handler couldn’t be happier. Handler, author of ‘Dear Graduate’ (ISBN-13: 978-0-615-29936-5, Dreamstar Publishing), the innovative new book and CD for young adults about financial responsibility, has been railing against credit card companies’ injudicious card issuing practices for years.

Hollywood Executives Clamor Over ‘Sad Zilch’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Our eyes of flesh see only noir! Even before its official release, a new novel was making the rounds among the cognoscenti of the movie business. Not since The Day of the Locust and The Love of the Last Tycoon has Hollywood and the motion picture industry been shown in such a bold and perspicuous light, a light that producers and directors and screenwriters are clamoring to capture for themselves. Brimming with sex, romance, eye-widening spectacle, and a host of recognizable characters, this latest post-lux novella by Konrad Ventana sets a new standard of poignancy in postmodern literary fiction.

Author of ‘America Libre’ Tours Southern California, Setting for Controversial Novel of Latino Insurrection

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Raul Ramos y Sanchez is touring Southern California, the setting of his controversial debut novel AMERICA LIBRE following its July 29th release by Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). The apocalyptic story, which envisions an armed Latino insurrection in the U.S. Southwest sparked by a violent anti-immigration backlash, has already gained considerable media attention from print and broadcast sources including USA Today.

The Handbook of Program Management

ORLANDO, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SEBA® Solutions Inc. announces that ‘The Handbook of Program Management’ (ISBN-13: 978-0071494724) has been added to the United States government Federal Acquisition Institute’s (FAI) recommended reading list for all capstone courses in program and project management. The FAI establishes the necessary competencies, training, and experience requirements for program and project managers in civilian agencies to become certified to manage the acquisition-related aspects of projects.

Affordable Home Remodeling Gets Easier with ‘The Bathroom Remodeling Workbook’ from ABCD Publishing

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the end of the recession, when homeowners are again planning home remodeling projects to take advantage of low prices and ‘government stimulus home-remodeling incentives,’ ABCD Publishing announces the release of the first book in their Remodeling Workbooks Series. This first book in the series addresses the most popular room of the house to remodel – ‘The Bathroom Remodeling Workbook.’

Write and Remember Releases Note Cards that Express Founding Fathers’ Beliefs about Limited Government

BEDFORD, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Write and Remember (W & R), an innovative company dedicated to educating Americans about historical truths long removed from the public arena, today announced the availability of the first in a series of unique note cards with the following theme – ‘The Founding Fathers and Limited Government.’ W & R will be releasing note cards and other items demonstrating that America’s history is different from what is taught in public schools and universities.

‘Against All Odds’ – A Compelling Tale of Faith and Second Chances

FRESNO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New authorized biography chronicles how famed corporate whistleblower Mark Whitacre turned adversity into a gift; becomes champion of self-managed healthcare. Even during Whitacre’s darkest days in prison, he considered himself a fortunate man. He had the love of his wife and family and the support of friends. As he tells it now, it took hitting rock bottom and losing everything for him to learn the most valuable lessons in life: family and supportive friends are more important than power and materialism.

A Desperado’s Daily Bread – New Novel Shows the Value of the Visionary Artist in a Terminally Ill Society

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wade is an outlaw in the land of the free, a desperado of the great American Frontier – a post-Darwinian, post-Freudian, post-Jungian, post-Einsteinian, post-Walt Disneyan, post-beat, post-hip, post-war, post-graduate, post-perspicuous persona non grata who is reconciled to spending his remaining days post-mortem in the sublime twilight of the impalpable underground, wrapped in cloistered communion among the lingering remains of gratefully dying flower children…. In ‘A Desperado’s Daily Bread’ (ISBN: 978-0595521548), Konrad Ventana throws open the curtain to a perennial drama.

Sex Appeal Magazine Announces its Launch and Challenge of the Definition of Sex Appeal

DETROIT, Mich. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sex Appeal Magazine announces its official launch on August 1st, 2009, at a promotional event with The Official Ed Hardy Runway Show. The event will kick off at Clutch Cargos in Pontiac, Michigan, and will feature the fashion show and live entertainment. The event is from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m.

New Book Now Available: A Desperado’s Daily Bread

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In this first book of a much-anticipated literary series, Konrad Ventana draws back the curtains and throws open a window to a perennial drama with a depth of language that can only be described as symphonic. ‘A Desperado’s Daily Bread: Book One of the Post-Lux Trilogy’ (ISBN: 978-0595521548, paperback) is a riveting drama that follows the trail of a Western outlaw biochemist of the subterranean territories.

The Oracle Group Announces The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion Themed 100 Years 100 Authors in New York City

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The NAACP Centennial Author Pavilion welcomes National Bestselling Authors, Diahann Carroll, Hill Harper, Chris Gardner, Tiki Barber, Terry McMillan, Carl Weber, Chef Jeff Henderson, Stephen L. Carter, Dr. Dorothy Height, Sharon Draper and Walter Mosley to New York City to Celebrate 100 Years of Bold Dreams and Big Victories. The NAACP Author Centennial Author Pavilion Themed ‘100 Years, 100 Authors’ will bring an exciting mix to New York City, July 13th through 15th, 2009.

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.