CARSON CITY, Nev., May 19, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The creators of the hit television show “Empire” may be facing some hard questions from author Eugene L. Weems, Founder of Celebrity Spotlight Entertainment LLC and author of the blockbuster book “Empire: Cookie’s Revenge” (ISBN: 978-1515335917). Weems is claiming Co-Creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong have allegedly based the second season of the “Empire” show on Weems’ book and have also “stolen” his idea of creating a spinoff television series about the upbringing of Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon character.
Books and Publishing News - Page 5
Page 5 of Books and Publishing News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.
| From: Snowflake Stories LLC
CHICAGO, Ill., May 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Independent Publisher Book Awards presented the 20th annual IPPY awards in a special ceremony at the Willis Tower Skydeck. In the Best Publisher/Author/Book Website category, Snowflake Stories, LLC, created by San Fran developer James Stone, was honored with a bronze medal.
| From: Geek Club Books, Inc.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geek Club Books, Inc., an autism nonprofit, today announced the release of their interactive digital comic, ‘The Mighty League, Vol. 2: The Horrible Hug.’ This is the second in their digital and app autistic hero comic series created to help children understand their autistic peers and end the stigma of autism. The comic is downloadable via the Geek Club Books website.
| From: Capacity LLC
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 2, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Capacity LLC, trusted leaders in order fulfillment, e-commerce, and electronic data interchange (EDI), has released a brand new eBook to help business owners who want to find a third-party fulfillment solution.
| From: Paraphrase LLC
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Little Green’ publisher, Paraphrase, LLC, pledges support for Save The Frogs Day. Did you know there is a ‘Save The Frogs Day’? You may have read or heard at some point in the last few years about the alarming rate of disappearance of frogs in the world. While you might ask why this is important, frogs are essential to many ecosystems around the world.
| From: Andrew Branham
JACKSON, Mich., April 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Parched’ (ISBN: 978-1530519248), a new mainstream fiction novel by award-winning author, Andrew Branham, depicts a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic world where global warming is the villain.
| From: John Tolliver
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., April 13, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The Reflection of Innocence’ (ISBN: 978-0692646526), by John Tolliver, is a story that centers on a Navy misfit with the ability to see inside people’s souls. Gift or curse? The reader will have to decide.
| From: RMA
MIAMI, Fla., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kim Briesemeister and Chris Brown’s new book, ‘Reinventing Your City – Eight Steps to Turn Your City Around’ (ISBN: 978-0986086007), is the essential guide for every city and business leader striving to make their community a better place. Authored by the co-founders of Redevelopment Management Associates, their approach to helping cities grow has resulted in $1 billion in private sector investment.
2016 Alabama Book Festival display to feature the new fiction trilogy ‘The Pray-ers’ by Mark S Mirza
| From: CTM Publishing Inc.
ATLANTA, Ga., April 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CTM Publishing’s display at the 2016 Alabama Book Festival will feature the new fiction trilogy ‘The Pray-ers’ by Mark S Mirza. The 11th annual Alabama Book Festival will be held at Old Alabama Town in downtown Montgomery on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Festival is the state’s premier literary event and attracts thousands of people from around the State and the Southeast.
World War II Science Fiction Suspense Thriller, ‘Richter’s War’ Wins Best Short Screenplay at Los Angeles CineFest
| From: Daniel P. Douglas
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Daniel P. Douglas announces his script, ‘Richter’s War,’ has won best short screenplay at the February 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. The science fiction World War II hardboiled detective story has previously won or placed in multiple contests during 2015 and 2016.
| From: Ella Miriam
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Chasing Freedom’ (ISBN: 978-0578164373) is a newly-released book authored by Ella Miriam that details her personal and compelling story from bondage to freedom. Through engaging personal stories, Miriam provides the reader with insight into social dynamics, political events and emigration patterns.
| From: Thornton Cline
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 22, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bestselling author and award-wining songwriter Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children’s book, ‘The Amazing Magical Musical Plants’ (ISBN: 978-1574243253), to Central Virginia for a free multimedia book event tour of the Richmond Public Library, the Blackstone Public Library, one Richmond Public School and an autograph event for Classical FM radio station, WCPE in Raleigh, North Carolina March 8-12, 2016.
| From: John Scott G
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writer John Scott G is creating the world’s first omnibus novel. Interweaving nine novels, dozens of short stories, numerous comedy routines, and a great deal of political satire, ‘Area Code 666’ is being serialized on Ga-Ga.com, the new online magazine of the arts (in BETA).
Award-Winning Writer, Daniel P. Douglas, Announces Release of ‘Glimpse’ a Science Fiction Conspiracy Thriller Short Story
| From: Geminid Press LLC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 22, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Daniel P. Douglas announces the release of a new short story entitled ‘Glimpse,’ a science fiction Cold War suspense thriller published by Geminid Press, LLC. In ‘Glimpse,’ a small group of agents who will become known as the ‘Men in Black’ deploy in response to an event that will provide a harrowing glimpse into humanity’s apocalyptic future.
| From: Thornton Cline
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bestselling author and award-winning songwriter, Thornton Cline will bring his latest published children’s book, ‘The Amazing Magical Musical Plants’ (ISBN: 978-1574243253) to Anaheim, Calif., for a free multimedia book event tour of the Anaheim Public Libraries on January 19-24, 2016.
| From: Law Offices of Bill Farias
EASTON, Mass., Jan. 6, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Getting divorced? At stake is your financial future as well as your relationship with your children if you have any, says Massachusetts divorce lawyer Bill Farias. Will you just wing it and see how things go or will you instead take steps to ensure that you give yourself the best chance of a favorable outcome? As with anything else in life, preparation for divorce can significantly increase your chances of getting the results you want.
| From: Phylius Press
LAREDO, Texas, Jan. 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phylius Press is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary Edition of the best-selling Medicaid planning book ‘How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets’ (ISBN: 978-1-941123-04-1), by attorney K. Gabriel Heiser.
NY Times Best-Selling Author’s Book Optioned by Ridley Scott, Partners with Humanitarian Singer-Songwriter-Composer
| From: Paul Luftenegger
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi award-winning singer/songwriter/composer Paul Luftenegger and New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani, whose hugely successful book ‘Dying to be Me’ chronicles her struggle with cancer and her near death experience with heaven (over one million copies sold, translated into 47 languages), are jointly releasing an album to inspire self-love, ‘The Miracle of You.’
| From: A.A. Jones
BURBANK, Calif., Dec. 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author A.A. Jones is re-releasing her memoirs, ‘Tilt Diary of a Virgin Stripper’ (ISBN: 978-1257802869) just in time for holiday reading. Instead of doing it with a bang however, the self-confessed housewife by day and exotic dancer by night has taken a plunge instead. ‘Plunge’ is the title of a provocative yet inspirational pole dance shot underwater by world-renowned photographer Brett Stanley.
Georgia-based author and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, focuses on expanding college access for lower income and first generation students
| From: Mychal Wynn
ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Georgia-based author and educational consultant, Mychal Wynn, is working to expand college access for lower income and first generation students. Wynn notes, ‘As students nationally apply to college over the coming months, students who will be the first in their family to attend college and those from low-income families, will be particularly at risk of making the wrong college choice.’
‘Oil and Gas and the Texas Railroad Commission: Lessons for Regulating a Free Society’ Explores Commission’s Role in Texas
| From: Dr. Mark A. Miller
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Mark A. Miller has published ‘Oil and Gas and the Texas Railroad Commission: Lessons for Regulating a Free Society’ (ISBN: 978-1518810398), a new book that examines the complexities and impact of the regulatory actions of the Texas Railroad Commission on matters related to the oil and gas industry.
| From: Laguna College of Art and Design
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Nov. 13, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) announced Grant Hier, Chair of Liberal Arts and Art History, has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Hier was nominated as an author and will choose which works he wishes to submit to Pushcart judges for consideration for inclusion in their revered annual anthology.
| From: Crystal Emery and URU The Right To Be
NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning documentary producer and author Crystal Emery is launching a new campaign and initiative called ‘Changing the Face of Medicine.’ Its inaugural event will feature a book signing of her biographical photo essay entitled ‘Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine,’ which will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Church Hosts 6th Annual College Fair (GA) as part of role to close achievement gap and expand college access
| From: Turner Chapel AME Church
MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Turner Chapel AME Church Education Ministry, hosts its 6th annual college fair, beginning with a pre-college fair workshop by author and education ministry leader, Mychal Wynn, based on his new book, ‘Show Me the Money: A Comprehensive Guide to Scholarships, Financial Aid, and Making the Right College Choice,’ from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. The college fair runs from Noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 24, and is FREE to the public.
Book Signing by Celebrated Equestrian Author Vicky Moon at Washington International Horse Show’s President’s Cup Party
| From: Vicky Moon
WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Saturday evening, October 24, 2015, best-selling author Vicky Moon will celebrate the release of her latest book, ‘The Stylish Life – Equestrian’ (ISBN: 978-3832732639) with a book signing at the prestigious Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), presented by Blue Ribbon Events.
| From: Thornton Cline
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Native Richmonder, bestselling author and award-winning songwriter, Thornton Cline will bring his latest published books, ‘The Amazing Incredible Shrinking Piano’ (ISBN: 978-1574243185) and ‘The Contrary’ (ISBN: 978-1612965628) to the Central Virginia area for a free multimedia book event tour of libraries and festivals, Oct. 13-19, 2015.
| From: Todos Santos Writers Workshop
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 16, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, has joined the lineup of literary talents featured at the 2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop (TSWW) January 24 -30. The center for creative writing located in the historic pueblo magico of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico is in its third year.
| From: Gloria Goldwater
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Gloria Goldwater opens our eyes to the Golden Age of hip-hop music, as it grew from a localized sub-culture to a worldwide lifestyle in ‘SuperFly – My Untold Story of Hip-Hop’ (ISBN: 978-0991356003). Her writing revisits her wide-eyed enthusiasm as she launched her improbable magazine publishing career, dedicating herself to a genre that was still unfamiliar to mainstream America and a wide array of artists who were just beginning what would become legendary careers.
| From: Carlisa Inc.
BREWTON, Ala., Aug. 11, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Thomas-McMillan has made feeding the hungry and helping those in need in a life-long pursuit. In 2000, she formed a 501(c)3, Carlisa, Inc. – a small, non-profit food bank that receives limited funding, as the needs in her community continue to grow she is in need of more.
Geminid Press Announces Debut Science Fiction Conspiracy Thriller, ‘Truth Insurrected,’ by Daniel P. Douglas, Among Winners at 2014 INDIEFAB Awards
| From: Geminid Press LLC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geminid Press, LLC, an independent book publisher, announces the debut science fiction conspiracy thriller, ‘Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project’ (ISBN: 9780990737100), authored by Daniel P. Douglas, has won an Honorable Mention in the science fiction category of Foreword Reviews’ 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.
Geminid Press Announces New Release by Acclaimed Author Daniel P. Douglas of the Science Fiction Adventure, ‘The Outworlds: War Torrent’
| From: Geminid Press LLC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Geminid Press, LLC, an independent book publisher in Albuquerque, N.M., announces the release of ‘The Outworlds: War Torrent’ (ISBN: 978069245004), a new science fiction adventure by acclaimed author Daniel P. Douglas that is the first in a series. In ‘War Torrent,’ ancient reptilian aliens clash in a war that is the start of a new interstellar crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth’s Stone Age humans are their next target.
Music Business Book Release Party in Florida where you can legally sing ‘Happy Birthday’ without being sued
| From: Loren Weisman
VERO BEACH, Fla., June 19, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Loren Weisman, a music business advisor and the author of ‘Music Business For Dummies’ (ISBN: 978-1119049654), announces on June 29, Grind and Grape in Vero Beach will be hosting a book release party for Loren and the book. The new book is described as ‘your companion on your journey to the music career you want.’
International Jazz Legend and Soul Makossa Artist Manu Dibango to Publish English Memoir with Oracle Group International
| From: Oracle Group International
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Oracle Group International debuts its Publishing Division with the acquisition of the memoir of Cameroonian born international jazz legend Manu Dibango to be released on December 1, 2015. To support the publication of this endeavor, Manu Dibango will embark on a U.S. Tour scheduled to coincide with the release of this book.
| From: Omni Publishing Company
BOSTON, Mass., May 14, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Ring, author of the 5-star terrorist thriller ‘Necessary Assets,’ has shifted genres with his second book, ‘784 Broadway’ (ISBN: 978-1506164182), where he brings to life his immigrant Italian heritage by recounting summer visits to his family’s small greengrocer store in New York’s Hudson Valley, Omni Publishing Company announced today.
Mother-Daughter Team Releases Children’s Book Designed to Delight Parents, Typically Developing Kids, and those with ADD/ADHD or Autism Spectrum
| From: Journey Books LLC
PORTLAND, Ore., May 7, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sherwood, Oregon based publisher, Journey Books, LLC, releases ‘Going to Bed is Easy Now’ (ISBN: 978-0692357842), first in series of illustrated children’s books by Doris and Maritsa Bowman. Written in both English and Spanish, the book is designed to ease the stress of everyday activities that create chronically challenging behaviors in typically developing children, as well as those with attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and other disabilities.
| From: Super Sikh Comics LLC
CHICAGO, Ill., May 1, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Super Sikh Comics LLC commenced production of issue #1 of their comic book series after successfully launching Issue #0 at C2E2, Chicago. With over 1,200 copies of Issue #0 sold in a single weekend, the immediate success of ‘SuperSikh’ exceeded all expectations.
Author Kelly Browne Reissues Thank-You Note Book: ‘101 Ways To Say Thank You’ with Social Media Tips
| From: Kelly Browne
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 28, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘In the electronic revolution we live in, nothing makes an impact and expresses your gratitude more than the classic handwritten thank you note, sent in the mail with a stamp!’ says Kelly Browne, author of the bestselling book, ‘101 Ways To Say Thank You’ (ISBN: 9781402747021; Sterling Publishing) being reissued with digital tips on April 28, 2015.
Release and Book Signing of BioTE Medical President Gary Donovitz M.D. ‘Age Healthier Live Happier’ at Age Management Medicine Group (AMMG) Conference
| From: BioTE Medical
ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BioTE Medical President and Founder Gary Donovitz M.D. releases his book ‘Age Healthier Live Happier – Avoiding Over-Medication through Natural Hormone Balance’ (ISBN: 9780990706458) to kick off the Age Management Medicine Group Conference at JW Marriott / Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes April 23 – 26, 2015.
| From: Mountain Home Care
ARDEN, N.C., April 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mountain Home Care founder Lana Wilde knows that when families need help with home care matters, a source of reliable information can be difficult to find. That’s why the leading private home care agency in western North Carolina today launched the publication of its ‘Home Care Guide.’
ArteQuesta Artist Evan Skrederstu announces collaboration with author Ryan Gattis on new, hard hitting novel ‘All Involved’
| From: ArteQuesta
MILL VALLEY, Calif., April 15, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company, today announces that ‘Ernie’s Last Ride,’ a piece by Evan Skrederstu, a Los Angeles-based artist and member of art collective UGLARworks (Unified Group of Los Angeles Residents), has been featured in fellow UGLARworks member Ryan Gattis’s latest novel, ‘All Involved’ (ISBN: 978-0062378798).