The 2nd bi-annual Blogmania event will take place on September 15-16th!
Thanks to the generous contributions of many authors, publishing houses and publicists, this event will be bigger and better than ever! I will be giving away over 50 prize packages – that’s a LOT of winners!
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Sellers Publishing publishes calendars, books, journals, greeting and holiday cards, and e-cards and invitations, which are sold through the company’s Web site, RSVP.com. Sellers Publishing’s calendar selection includes wall, daily, and miniature versions, as well as wall and weekly planners; its books include address books, wedding and humorous books, as well as other specialty gift books.
The NYRB Classics series is designedly and determinedly exploratory and eclectic, a mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.
Gary Morgenstein is co-host of the Purple Haze radio show, Thursdays at 9PM/ET at blogtalkradio.com/mediablvd. In addition to his dating and relationship book How to Find a Woman…Or Not, Morgenstein’s novels include Loving Rabbi Thalia Kleinman, about a divorced man who falls in love with a beautiful woman rabbi; Jesse’s Girl, a powerful story about a father’s search for his adopted teenage son, and Take Me Out To The Ballgame, a political baseball thriller, as well as the baseball Rocky The Man Who Wanted to Play Center Field for the New York Yankees.
His prophetic play Ponzi Man played to sell-out crowds at the New York Fringe Festival. His play, A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx, will have its world premiere at The Producers Club in New York in September. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, surrounded by lots of books and rock and roll CDs. He is Director, Communications, for the Syfy Channel.
Please visit him at gary.garymorgenstein.com.
Tonya Plank worked as a criminal appeals attorney in New York for many years. A former ballroom dancer and a longtime balletomane, she writes the popular dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl. She lives in New York and is currently working on her second novel.
About Swallow by Tonya Plank:
Sophie Hegel is a shy New York lawyer from small-town Florence Arizona, known not for the Renaissance but for housing a large prison. She’s just graduated from Yale Law School and landed her first job when, one evening, she feels a fist-like ball form at the base of her throat. Diagnosed with psychosomatic condition Globus Hystericus, this “fist-ball” wreaks havoc on her life, causing difficulty eating, speaking, and eventually breathing.
With a cast of characters that includes a pornographer father, a sister with a knack for getting knocked up by denizens of the town pen, a tough-talking fashion maven, a painter of male nudes, an eccentric Sing Sing-residing client and a bevy of privileged Manhattan attorneys and judges, this award-winning novel, at times darkly comical, is about the distance that can separate fathers and daughters, and about a young woman’s struggle to survive in a world of pedigreed professionals for which she has no preparation.
For more than two decades, G.P. Putnam’s Sons has led the publishing industry with more hardcover fiction and nonfiction New York Times bestsellers than any other imprint in the publishing industry. Its impressive list of award-winning, bestselling authors is well-known around the world. With its rich history and unrivaled bestselling track record, G.P. Putnam’s Sons continues to be one of the most respected and prestigious imprints in the industry.
Founded in 1994 by Susan Petersen Kennedy, Riverhead Books is now well-established as a publisher of bestselling literary fiction and quality non-fiction. Throughout its history, Riverhead Books has been dedicated to publishing extraordinary, ground-breaking, unique fiction and non-fiction writers. Riverhead’s books have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Critic Circle Awards, and numerous other distinctions.
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Thomas Nelson publishes and produces Christian books, Bibles, videos, software, audio, and more. For more information, please visit http://www.thomasnelson.com.
About The Triumph of Deborah, by Eva Etzioni-Halevy
The Triumph of Deborah offers a daring interpretation of the riveting tale of one of the most beloved biblical figures: the revered leader, judge and prophetess Deborah, who led her people to war and also to peace.
The novel pays tribute to the feminine strength of Deborah from which women today may derive inspiration. Despite the difficult conditions for women prevailing at the time, she “cracked the glass ceiling” over three thousand years ago. What all women can learn from Deborah is that no matter what the field in which they choose to realize their potential, no matter what is right for them, they can draw on their inner strength to achieve it.
The Triumph of Deborah is not just for those with an affinity to the Scripture. It has an intriguing plot, has frequently been referred to as a “page turners” and is written in a light style, first and foremost for reading pleasure. Yet, in a rather painless way, it imparts some knowledge of ancient history in biblical times.
Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is the U.S. member of the internationally renowned Penguin Group. Penguin Group (USA) is one of the leading U.S. adult and children’s trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Berkley Books, Dutton, Frederick Warne, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, Grosset & Dunlap, New American Library, Penguin, Philomel, Riverhead Books and Viking, among others. The Penguin Group is part of Pearson plc, the international media company.
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New author Kieran Kramer writes the funny Regency-set historical romance series The Impossible Bachelors. The first book, When Harry Met Molly, debuts November 2, 2010, and will be followed a month later by Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right. The next two books in the series–CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MARRIAGE and another as yet to be named–will come out in 2011.
Kieran spent most of her younger years on Johns Island, a rural sea island near Charleston, SC. She’s number six of seven children born in nine years and has always loved to read. She’s been married to Chuck for 21 years, and they have three children. Her favorite thing to do–besides writing and reading–is singing with her siblings and her kids. She does a mean harmony on any Beatles or Eagles song!
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Eve Marie Mont lives with her husband and her shelter pup in suburban Philadelphia, where she teaches high school English and creative writing. Free to a Good Home is her first novel. She is currently working on her first Young Adult novel.
Oompa offers a constantly expanding collection of European wooden toys, baby toys, educational toys, lunch bags and modern children’s furniture to urbane and discerning adults who want to expose the young children in their lives to non-character branded, quality toys that are designed to withstand generations of use.
In addition to baby toys, Oompa now offers a wonderful selection of baby gear, including strollers, high chairs, diaper bags and meal & bath time items. The company believes baby toys should be natural, safe, eco-friendly, non-violent and from manufacturers who provide safe and nurturing environments for their employees.
Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc. is located in Minneapolis Minnesota. Initially we were just a book publisher. Over the past few years we have branched into book marketing (since our purchase of Published.com in 2006), book printing (since starting bookprintingrevolution.com in 2007), book distribution (since forming mybookorders.com in 2008), and ebook publishing (publishgreen.com).
CLAIRE AVERY is a pseudonym for a writing team of two sisters. Mari Hilburn, an attorney, and Michelle Poché, a screenwriter.
Being raised in a Mel-Gibson-Catholic-fundamentalist type of home was anything but ordinary. Add in a little socialism, a healthy dose of old fashioned guilt and a father who was so charismatic that you lost yourself in his dream, and you have all the necessary ingredients for a fiction writer’s ideal childhood. His charisma laid the foundation for a group that has since grown to thousands nationwide. Growing up in this fundamentalist community provided us with a real-life cast of characters worthy of a John Irving novel. This included Barefoot Guy, an ex-monk who went barefoot even in harsh Chicago winters as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice. It wasn’t until Barefoot Guy accompanied us on a ski trip, then stood outside in the snow proselytizing to other skiers sans the footwear, did we realize what an extremely weird childhood we had.
My Etsy shop, Desired Things, is full of quirky jewellery and abstract mixed media art which has been made using a variety of different mediums and techniques. Each piece is unique. I like to use beads, polymer clay,resin, paper, fabric,paints and wire… the list is endless.
Many of my designs have faces included in some shape or form. Please come and have a look round. I’m happy to do custom made pieces and I try to keep my prices very affordable especially as they are originals.
Bloomsbury USA was established in 1998 as an American subsidiary of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (British publisher of, among others, J.K. Rowling). We are the publisher of the bestselling books Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Rats, Schott’s Original Miscellany, My Horizontal Life, Kitchen Confidential, Logicomix, and Methland; as well as works by award-winning writers Alan Hollinghurst, William Boyd, Melissa Fay Greene, Robert Sullivan, Rowan Jacobsen, Anchee Min, and David Leavitt.
Walker and Company is the publisher of the bestselling books Longitude, Brunelleschi’s Dome, The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher, and Salt; as well as William Jelani Cobb, M.G. Lord, Diana Preston, Mark Essig, Chet Raymo, and Alan Hirshfeld.
Bloomsbury Press is the publisher of the bestselling books The Great Warming and Cro-Magnon as well as Merchants of Doubt, Mrs. Woolf and the Servants, Vermeer’s Hat, and Family of Secrets.
Joan Schulhafer Publishing & Media Consulting (JSP&MC) offers clients advice and support in defining immediate and long term goals, in positioning image and message vis a vis the work and its audience, and in creating strategies to achieve a strong mix of publicity, promotion and advertising to meet their objectives.
Hallmarks of JSP&MC are creativity, strong, positive working relationships with publishers and agents, the ability to provide clients with insights to help them better navigate the publishing landscape, an appreciation of genre and commercial fiction, an understanding of the publishing and bookselling processes, and a commitment to maximizing successful strategies.
Pure Enjoyment, an imprint for B&H Fiction, is a collection of Christian fiction authors and their novels. Offering an entertaining reading experience with a consistent faith message.
Crystal Patriarche is a passionate, creative, driven and accomplished publicist and entrepreneur. Crystal took her ten years of experience doing corporate and high-tech agency public relations and launched SparksPR Agency. SparksPR has two divisions: BookSparksPR and BizSparksPR, sparking conversations about books and businesses in fun, fresh ways. Big ideas spark here! BookSparksPR represents an impressive list of bestselling and debut authors. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, BookSparksPR represents authors across the states from Seattle to D.C, and everywhere in between. Clients include Lisa Unger, Allison Winn Scotch, Jane Porter, Sarah Pekkanen and more.
Friend BookSparksPR on Facebook and on Twitter www.twitter.com/WriterCrys and www.twitter.com/BookSparksPR.
With a keen sense of what’s stylish, what’s coming up, and what the savvy, chic woman wants – plus, keeping the fluctuating economy in mind – JustGano creates sensational designs available in the most fashion- and budget-conscious way possible. Offering three budget friendly membership plans to join, you get to create a wishlist and receive your choices month after month as long as you wish. Free shipping and no cancellation fee is what makes JustGano a favorite for all fashion jewelry lovers!
Since 1995, FSB Associates has been promoting books online exclusively. Best sellers and first time authors alike have used our services to find new readers and make a lasting mark on the Internet. We continue to provide the highest quality in online book marketing by specializing in serving the needs of the online reader and changing in pace with the growth and technology of the world’s newest media.
Hachette Book Group is a leading US trade publisher headquartered in New York, and owned by Hachette Livre, the second largest publisher in the world. In one year, HBG publishes approximately 650 adult books, 150 young adult and children’s books, and 100 audio book titles. In 2009, the company had a record 130 books on the New York Times bestseller list, with 24 of them ranked #1.
HBG also provides a wide range of custom distribution, fulfillment and sales services to third party publishers including Harry N. Abrams, Amazing People Club, Chronicle Books, Filipacchi Publishing, Gildan Media, Guinness World Records, Hachette UK, InnovativeKids, Marvel, Octopus Books, Oxmoor House, Peterson’s, Phaidon Press, Time Inc. Home Entertainment, an Windblown Media.
Kristy was born in Tennessee and raised on the beaches of southwest Florida. She developed a love of reading as a child, devouring Nancy Drews and Trixie Beldens at a disconcerting clip, and graduating to whatever anyone left lying around when she ran out of girl detective stories. She knew she wanted to be a writer at a young age and finally pursued publication in her thirties.
Her first novel, Catching Genius, was published in 2007 by Berkley Books and went on to become a word-of-mouth hit with reading groups.
Her second, Matters of Faith, was an IndieNext Notable Selection and won a bronze medal in the Florida Book Awards.
Between Friends was published April 6th, and is available everywhere now.
She lives with her husband in southwest Florida and still spends as much time as she can reading on the beach and daydreaming about the story she’ll write next.
EuroPharma’s Terry Naturally brand offers clinically proven and effective nutritional supplements and natural remedies that improve the health of America. Throughout his 40-year career, President and Founder Terry Lemerond has created more than 300 high-quality formulations, all backed by scientific validation. Many are unique, proprietary, and, in some cases, patented. Lemerond was the first to introduce Ginkgo biloba, glucosamine sulfate, IP-6, black cohosh for menopause, and the concept of botanical standardization to the U.S. health food market. At EuroPharma, Our Passion is Your Health™.
For more information on EuroPharma, visit www.EuroPharmaUSA.com and www.terrytalksnutrition.com, and check them out on Facebook!
Top business consultant Kristin Andress and British executive coach Jaqui Jeanes-Lowry co-authored the book to change perceptions of what is possible in a lifetime, and to help people handle the ‘PINGS’ in life – the setbacks we all face – as well as the “ah buts” we often create. They met while working with Stedman Graham (Oprah Winfrey’s life partner), developed a friendship, and eventually a vision for their simply structured, five-part book that provides an indispensible guide and practical plan to help people imagine and create a life that they will love.
For more information on the authors or Imagine Being in a Life You Love, visit www.ImagineBeing.com.
As a working mother, volunteer and passionate youth advocate, Suzi Katz focuses her energy on teens and helping them build positive futures. Her commitment to young people drives her personal and professional lives, and her latest venture as an author is no exception.
With the release of her debut novel A Life Revealed, Suzi Katz launches Suzi Katz Books, a publishing house dedicated to exploring the lives of young adults and the complicated choices they face each day.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of A Life Revealed will be donated to the Hope for Stanley Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping fundraise and work toward rebuilding the City of New Orleans.
Simon Pulse is a hardcover and paperback imprint with a focus on contemporary, commercial teen fiction. We offer a wide variety of great reads, from dark to light, voice-driven to high-concept, realistic to paranormal, contemporary to dystopian, verse to prose. Pulse aggressively pursues Big Books while maintaining our passion for nurturing and growing the careers of debut novelists. We approach each book as a unique property, and market our dynamic list directly to our teen readership.
Only the Good Spy Young is the fourth book in the Gallahager Girls series by Ally Carter. The series follows the life and adventures of Cammie Morgan, a spy in training at the Gallahager Academy.
Cammie Morgan is one of the most well-protected girls in the world. She is constantly under surveillance. So when her former teacher and close ally manages to break through the guards around Cammie and leave her the mysterious message, “follow the pigeons,” Cammie’s world is shattered. No one knows anything, and no one can be trusted. Together with her friends, Cammie must lie, spy, and hack her way to the truth.
At HarperOne, our commitment to excellence began over 30 years ago with HarperSanFrancisco’s first three seasons. Since then, our books have offered new pathways, broken down barriers, and served as valued sources of inspiration and information for millions of seekers, students, scholars, and general readers.
Our authors rank among the world’s leading voices of wisdom, learning, faith, change, hope, and healing, and have been responsible for beginning new publishing trends, revealing secrets of the scribes, and pushing the boundaries of form, language, and spirit.
Viva Editions are books that inform, enlighten, and entertain. The very name, “Viva!”, is celebratory. And while Viva Editions is a line of books that are as fun as they are informational, the intention behind Viva is very serious—these are books that are truly helpful and intended to enhance people’s lives.
Viva Editions was founded at a pivotal point in time, as the stock market plummeted, the economy softened, and businesses tightened and cut back. Viva focuses on expansion, courage, and joy in life. In short, Viva is about the very best in the human spirit. As publishers, we need to be aware of the different economic environment we are publishing in—and respond to what people really need. Now is the time for fresh thinking and stripped-down self-help books that caused inspiration to spring into action. These hard times can create community, and so we invite you into the Viva community. Bring your ideas, questions, suggestions—because we want to hear from you!