NEW YORK CITY, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publishing Basics Radio released this week a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) book publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse(TM) and AuthorHouse(TM), as well as the former finance VP of Xlibris(TM). The podcast series is hosted by Ron Pramschufer, a 30-year veteran of the printing and publishing industries. His straight talking, no nonsense interviewing style falls somewhere between Colombo and Bill O’Reilly.
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Page 66 of Entertainment News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.
Baby Bird Productions Puts Four-Letter Words on Children’s Clothing: Words Like Bear, Frog, and Book
| From: Baby Bird Productions
BOSTON, Mass. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the U.S. Department of Education, if children begin kindergarten already knowing the names of many letters, they will master reading more easily. The recognition of letters, knowing their names, and associating letter combinations with the sounds of spoken words are precursors to the development of reading skills.
| From: Send2Press Newswire
TORRANCE, Calif. – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first episode in a new entertainment talk show podcast was released this week by Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com) and hosted by PRSA and ASCAP member Christopher Simmons. The first show features interviews with Scott G ‘The G-Man’ who is a professional voiceover talent heard on dozens of top-brand radio commercials and a popular music recording artist, as well as a chat with the folks at GoldenPalace.com who recently painted 100 cows in Florida with the blessing of PETA.
| From: Publishing Basics Radio
NEW YORK, NY – August 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today Publishing Basics Radio released a series of interviews with the nation’s top Print on Demand (POD) publishers. The seven part series includes interviews with the CEOs of iUniverse and Author House, the top two POD publishers in the country, as well as the former finance VP of XLibris, the third largest. When combined, the interviews paint a revealing picture of an industry slanted more toward selling books and services to authors versus selling books to the public.
| From: Author Gordon Baker
PENTICTON, B.C., Canada – August 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Gordon Baker, announced today the release of his book, Desperate To Survive (ISBN: 1-59526-011-0). Based on a true story, this book gives a dramatic account of the terrible pain and suffering the author’s sister inflicted on him, in her attempt to become the sole heir to the family’s $300,000 estate.
| From: Anatole Andro, Author
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – August 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author Anatole Andro spent two-and-a-half years evaluating Chinese and European historical documents pertaining to the alleged Ming Chinese circumnavigation of the world one hundred years before the great European explorations. The author found that not only did such evidence exist, historians and investigators had knowledge of it. Many even commented on some of the evidence, then provided tenuous explanations for it, ignored it, or supplanted it.
| From: Ginseng Press
TORONTO, Ontario – August 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ginseng Press announces the release of ‘The Chinese Almanac 2006.’ The almanac predicts, among other things, that this coming winter will be mild and spring will arrive early, but spring and summer will be abnormally cool. Beans and corn will grow well but wheat will not. Insomnia and heart problems will be common health concerns.
| From: Meadow Geese Press
PORTLAND, Ore. – August 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Shakespeare scholars attending a week-long Concordia University seminar concluded that the great poet-dramatist revealed the most significant chapter of his life in the Sonnets of 1609, as explained in the new 918-page edition by Hank Whittemore entitled The Monument: ‘Shake-Speares Sonnets’ by Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (Meadow Geese Press, ISBN: 0966556453), published this year.
| From: WelfareGame.com
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WelfareGame.com announced today a new board game ‘Capital Punishment’ with Celebrity Criminals and Liberals. It has also re-released the controversial board game, ‘Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?’ as a downloadable file, originally banned in the 80’s.
Waymon Lefall Brings a Missing Piece of African American History to Children’s Book, ‘The Legend of Jocko’
| From: Lefall and Co Inc.
BALTIMORE, MD – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — His book shares the little known, inspirational story of a 12-year-old, African American boy named Jocko who sacrificed his life for our country. According to LeFall, young Jocko’s moment of sacrifice, came just when George Washington faced defeat during the Revolutionary War, and headed across the Delaware River to Trenton, New Jersey to attack the British. As legend goes, Jocko, who had crossed the Delaware earlier along with volunteer troops, offered to guard Washington’s horses so that they would be there waiting for him. Only, by the time Washington made it across the icy river, Jocko had frozen to death.
| From: WelfareGame.com
ANNAPOLIS, MD – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WelfareGame.com announced today that it has re-released the controversial board game, ‘Public Assistance: Why Bother Working for a Living?’ as a downloadable file. New ‘Game-to-Personal-Printer’ concept introduced.
| From: GoldenPalace.com
POINT PLACE, OH – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Adding to an already eclectic collection of religious oddities and other weird items, online casino GoldenPalace.com paid $1,775 USD to win an eBay auction for a pierogi that bears the image of Jesus Christ.
| From: Craig X Rubin
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 9021GROW is sure to be one of the most controversial publications of 2005. CraigX has worked with Star magazine and written for High Times magazine and this book, 9021GROW (ISBN-0-9747110-0-4) is a combination of the two genres with a prophetic message. As the owner of America’s premier hemp store, 2000B.C., CraigX was arrested standing up for his Free Speech rights. He went to court with attorney, Eric Shevin, and won the right to call a water pipe a ‘bong.’
Bush’s Plan for Israel to Quit the Gaza Strip Will Ignite Terror in the West Says Israel National Radio’s Rabbi Tovia Singer
| From: Tovia Singer Show / Israel National Radio
NEW YORK, NY – August 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘The destruction of twenty-five Jewish communities in Gaza and northern Samaria jeopardizes the security of the United States and its allies, and places the existence of the State of Israel in immanent danger,’ states Rabbi Tovia Singer, host of Israel Nation Radio’s Tovia Singer Show.
The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) Announces Upcoming Annual Benefit Music Festival, Divafest 9
| From: Institute for The Musical Arts (IMA)
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for the Musical Arts (IMA) is pleased to announce the upcoming annual benefit music festival, Divafest 9, which will take place on September 17th-18th at The Inn at the Willows in Guerneville, California. The institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women and girls in music and music related business.
Training Failure Translates Into Squandered Capital That No Company Can Afford to Lose in Next Decade – People
| From: VIP Innovations
WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Washington-based training and consulting company, VIP Innovations announced today, the imminent release of ‘Conversations in Success’ (ISBN1-932863-85-0), a new book that features in-depth interviews with accomplished entrepreneurs and business professionals. The book is co-authored by Eva Jenkins, a leading authority on human capital management and the driving force at VIP Staffing and VIP Innovations.
Fresh Apparel Upstart Artificial Flavor Synthesizes New Line of Men’s Underwear Suitable for Mass Consumption
| From: Artificial Flavor Ltd.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artificial Flavor, LLC, has announced the release of their debut line of men’s underwear that caters to the fashion-forward set of today’s style conscious man. They are coming off a successful fashion show at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye venue, and have just launched their ecommerce website bolstered by a dedicated email campaign designed to drive customers to the site.
| From: GoldenPalace.com
SARASOTA, Fla. – August 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A surreal display of marketing creativity can be seen 2.3 miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Rd. in Sarasota, Florida – 100 cows grazing in a field, with a website address painted on their bodies and several even painted completely purple. No, this isn’t an excerpt from a Hunter S. Thompson novel; it’s the latest and most unusual marketing campaign by GoldenPalace.com.
| From: Strategic Sales Closers LLC
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – August 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strategic Sales Closers LLC today announced the publication of a new book ‘The Sales Superstar Bible – Everything You Need To Know To Be The Top Producing Sales Professional In Your Company.’ This book demystifies and simplifies the world of professional sales, says author Michael Leppo.
| From: 95North Recording Corporation
SWANZEY, NH – August 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 95North Recording Corporation tears up a new road in music history. Their latest CD, ‘Fins, Chrome, and the Open Road – A Tribute to the Cadillac’ races into history with a unique license. For the first time in the automobile giant’s 100+ years, General Motors Corporation has endorsed a music project in tribute to their famous Cadillac. Their decision to embrace this project was based on the incredible pool of talent, as well as the high standards of music production held at 95North Records.
| From: The Product Group
DALLAS, TX – August 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marcus A. Parker is celebrating the release of his all new website, marcusaparker.com, by offering signed copies of his best-selling book ‘The Product’ for those who purchase online. ‘The Product’ which has been hailed as the African American version of The Purpose Driven Life also comes with a FREE Audio book.
When Motherhood Tears Friendship Apart – Friendship Day Launch for Dual Momoir about Breaking Up Over Baby
| From: SocioPathways
OAKLAND, Calif. – July 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Friendship Day is just around the corner. August 7th is a time to celebrate that special human bond Woodrow Wilson called ‘the only cement that holds the world together.’ But what happens when that cement begins to crack under the strain of childbirth? Does Sisterhood stand a chance against Parenthood? That was the question that inspired Linda Cohen and Joan Bechtel to write ‘Motherhood Confidential, The Strange Disappearance of My Best Friend, a Rashomon-style Odyssey of Trials by Parenthood’ from SocioPathways.
| From: GoldenPalace.com
ST. JOHNS, CANADA – July 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The world’s fastest talking woman Fran Capo took the dive of her life on July 10 when she descended 2 1/2 miles under the Atlantic Ocean to say a speedy prayer for the victims of the infamous Titanic. Capo was sponsored by Internet casino GoldenPalace.com.
| From: Principal Broker Online
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Principal Broker Online, a new and innovative on-line publication dedicated to the Real Estate industry, has appointed Darity Wesley, as their Editor-in-Chief. Ms. Wesley who is Chief Executive Officer and Legal Counsel of Privacy Solutions, Inc. is a 20 year veteran of the public record and real estate information industry.
| From: Voices.com
TORONTO, Canada – July 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interactive Voices, provider of voice-over services, has launched their own podcast, an audio presentation, to serve voice-over talents in a new and dynamic way. Interactive Voices is sharing their insight with professional voice talents, serving up voice-over news and events, voice-over related business ideas, technology reviews, answering questions submitted to the show about voice-overs and providing talent with a show to call their own from a company they can trust
Tailgating: Any Other Outdoor Meal is Just a Picnic: ‘The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook’ is Filled With Humor, History, and Tips
| From: Rutledge Hill Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tailgating is not a spectator’s sport. And don’t you dare call it a picnic. It’s a roll-up-your-sleeves, pre-game right-of-passage for sports fans across America. But what makes tailgating unique? For Stephen Linn, author of ‘The Ultimate Tailgater’s Handbook’ (Rutledge Hill Press, August 2005, ISBN: 1-4016-0224-X, Price: $14.99), tailgating combines athletic competition with the All-U-Can Eat Buffet in a way that no other pastime does. Linn’s fascination with this pastime led to a surprisingly practical book that offers a sweeping exploration of tailgating.
| From: Brisvegas Bikinis
BRISBANE, Australia – July 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Australia’s newest sexy swimwear company, Brisvegas Bikinis (www.brisvegasbikinis.com) will lead the world in swimwear trends with the recent launch of its 2005/6 summer range. This inaugural range is the most exciting yet to hit the global bikini market. The opening season’s bikinis include a choice of two hip huggers and numerous micro Brazilian bikinis.
| From: Indy-Tech Publishing
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indy-Tech Publishing, the publishing division of Sams Technical Publishing, LLC, has announced the June release of The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Sports, ISBN 0-7906-1313-1. This book is the 3rd in Indy-Tech Publishing’s new ‘Savvy Guide to’ series. This series of books is crafted with the savvy consumer in mind.
| From: GoldenPalace.com
PAMPLONA, Spain – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although notorious basketball legend Dennis Rodman’s return to the bulls won’t win him another NBA championship, it did raise money and awareness for a much-deserving charity, as the ‘Worm’ participated in his second Running of the Bulls event sponsored by Internet casino GoldenPalace.com.
High Risk Security Contractors Under Attack in Iraq! ‘The Contractor’ New in Paperback by R. Saint Hilaire
| From: R. Saint Hilaire, Author
GLASTONBURY, CT – July 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — High Risk Security Contractors who work for firms hired by the U.S. Government are being specifically targeted in Iraq! Over 400 contractors have died in Iraq over the last two years, and latest reports show that they are being specifically targeted for assassination. R. Saint Hilaire, published by iUniverse, Inc., the leading provider of publishing technology solutions for authors, announced today the release of ‘The Contractor’ (ISBN: 0-595-35535-8).
Dennis Rodman Crosses Line with Wife – Basketball Legend and Online Casino Team up for Wife-Carrying Contest
| From: GoldenPalace.com
SONKAJARVI, Finland – July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As an NBA legend, notorious party animal, headline-grabbing celebrity, wrestler, poker player, and talk-show host, Dennis Rodman has done it all. Except lend his unique brand of shock value to the 2005 Wife Carrying World Championships. Now ‘The Worm’ proves there’s a first time for everything.
| From: Raven Publishing, Inc.
NORRIS, MT – July 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raven Publishing, Inc., which specializes in children’s issues and fiction that features life in the western United States, introduces ‘FERGUS, THE SOCCER-PLAYING COLT’ (ISBN 0-9714161-7-6) coinciding with National Recreation and Parks Month. This witty, tongue-in-cheek novel about a very unusual young colt will encourage children to dare to be different and follow their dreams. By launching the book mid-summer, FERGUS offers children vivid characterizations and page-turning adventures while away from classroom pressures and free to explore and expand their identities.
| From: Bitblasters Gargantus Incorporated
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bitblasters Gargantus Incorporated (www.BitblastersDVD.com) has just published CHICKEN POOP FROM THE HOLE (ISBN 0-9768004-1-1) by Lavanimal, The Repulsive One, King of Disgust! Retail price is $11.95. Lavanimal defines toilet humor like Elvis defined Rock and Roll. Absolutely unplugged and unstoppable, this book is beyond offensive!
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Caught in the Act – Celebrities’ Air Captured at Mr. & Mrs. Smith Premiere
| From: GoldenPalace.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For those that have always dreamed of breathing the air of the rich and famous comes the one and only ‘Celebrity Jar’ containing the air of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The Jar was sold for $529.99 on eBay to notorious collector of pop culture merchandise GoldenPalace.com.
| From: Hank Whittemore, Author
NYACK, NY – June 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For nearly four centuries the Shakespeare sonnets of 1609 have posed the greatest puzzle in the history of English literature, but author Hank Whittemore claimed today that the age-old riddle has been solved. The solution, he said, is demonstrated in his new 900-page edition The Monument: ‘Shake-Speares Sonnets’ by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (ISBN: 0-9665564-5-3, Meadow Geese Press), for which he will receive the Distinguished Scholarship Award of 2006 at the Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference in Concordia University, Portland, Oregon.
Key Item of JFK Conspiracy Sold on Internet – Picket Fence from Dealey Plaza Now Owned by Internet Casino
| From: GoldenPalace.com
SEAFORD, NY – June 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A piece from one of the most infamous and tragic events in American history has been auctioned off to Internet casino GoldenPalace.com for $32,664.47. The white picket fence from the famous grassy knoll where the supposed second shooter assassinated President John F. Kennedy was sold through Lelands.com, an auction site specializing in sports and Americana memorabilia.
Solo Performer Show Controller 2.4 Increases Play List Flexibility for Musicians Who Improvise Their Set Lists While Performing
| From: Alien Apparatus Company, Inc.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alien Apparatus Company, Inc. releases Solo Performer Show Controller version 2.4. Solo Performer Show Controller is a system for controlling the background music, lyrics displays, MIDI effects, and light shows for musicians. The system consists of a six-button foot controller that connects to a computer via USB, and software that runs on Windows and Macintosh.
Author Explores Debate Over Whales in Fishing Gear – Tensions Rise Amid Whale Deaths, Lawsuits, and Proposed Regulations
| From: Tora Johnson, Author
BAR HARBOR, ME – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Several endangered right whales have been found dead in recent months, prompting federal officials to move quickly to propose sweeping new regulations on fisheries and shipping. Whale advocates and fishermen are again at odds in the debate over the critically endangered whale. In her new book, ‘Entanglements: The Intertwined Fates of Whales and Fishermen,’ Tora Johnson digs into the conflict over whale protection and lends insight into new developments. On tour this summer, Johnson will offer background on the issue and discuss recent developments.
| From: GoldenPalace.com
PITTSBURGH, PA – June 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenPalace.com, the Internet casino famous for outrageous eBay purchases, has acquired a water-stained piece of plaster from a Pittsburgh man’s bathroom that bears a remarkable resemblance to the image of Jesus Christ. GoldenPalace.com spent $1,999.99 for the divine stain.
| From: East-West Understanding Press
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — East-West Understanding Press today announced the publication of ‘Iran and America: Rekindling a Love Lost’ (ISBN: 0974217204) by Dr. Badi Badiozamani, an Iranian-American scholar who has lived half of his life in the United States. The book is a historical analysis of the relationship between these two great nations. It calls for a rejuvenation of the friendship between Iran and America.