A Confluence of Business Success and Spiritual Depth in Cutting-Edge Memoir

author Chris Manion

Chris Manion, author

New literary talent debuts a cutting edge memoir how to live in the light

Fr. Thomas Keating endorses this cutting edge memoir

author Chris Manion

Chris Manion, author

New Literary Talent Wins Thomas Keating Endorsement in "an Incredible Read," "a Gorgeous Memoir."

I felt drawn down a long hallway. I found
myself wandering toward a door at the end of it. As I approached
the door with a bit of hesitation, I slowed and began to wonder what
was beyond…”

— Chris Manion

MIRAMAR BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — A powerhouse leader in the direct-selling industry is the newest Catholic literary talent. In her deeply honest debut memoir, she reveals the transformations that changed her life and undergirded her home-based business success story. Chris Manion, author of God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul (Redemption Press, February 2017), a national executive, grew her team of more than 5,000 into a $20 million annual sales organization before retiring in 2013 to focus on writing.

An inspirational speaker who garners standing ovations, Manion earned her company’s highest awards for developing leaders and sales for over twenty consecutive years.

Despite her business acumen and success, this type-A super achiever felt a longing to know God since childhood, a longing that attending church on Sundays did not assuage. Her book documents her journey to a deeper relationship with God, which evolved into a contemplative way of life. Her arresting memoir is authentic, often humorous, and ranges from prison to podium, from guitar strings to monasteries. This humble, bestselling author makes dexterous use of metaphor and lyrical language as she leads readers through experiences of trial and triumph while struggling to follow God’s call and voice.

"This book will help many increase their confidence in God's great love for us," writes Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk and priest, known as one of the architects of Centering Prayer and founder of Contemplative Outreach.

Nicki Keohohou, CEO and co-founder of the Direct Selling World Alliance (DSWA) says, “From entrepreneur to literary talent, Chris Manion resonates with the DSWA’ mission of personal and professional development by pointing out that the more deeply you commit to serving the Lord and His purpose, the more you are called upon to develop yourself to the fullest.”

This cutting-edge memoir gives real insight to the natural way spiritual life can intersect with daily life. The author's vignettes from her unusual life build unforgettable images like her "Irish ancestors cleared stones from their fields." Marion Roach Smith, professor and author of The Memoir Project: A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life, describes it as “A handbook, in the form of a memoir, on how to let the beauty of life be a feast for the soul.”

She and her husband of forty years live near Destin, Florida where she photographs the beauty of the Emerald Coast. They boast of two children and three grandchildren.

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Life lessons from a woman that lived to age 101.

Gary Springer & Ethel Levine

Book "Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived"
by Ethel Pearson Levine.

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?”

— Gary Springer

SUNRISE, FLORIDA, USA, March 31, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wisdom of a Life Well-Lived
by Ethel Pearson Levine
A “must read” for seniors
Contact: Gary Springer
100 High Ridge Circle, San Marcos, TX 78666

Don’t you wish you didn’t have to learn life’s lessons the hard way?
Beloved school teacher and guidance counselor, Ethel Pearson Levine, lived to age 101.

Over a period of 30 years, she wrote monthly articles for the Sunrise Lakes community in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her articles embrace universal subjects from marriage and divorce to relationships, aging, and death. She took on subjects that affect us all. Within each article, there’s a message, an affirmation, for living a meaningful life. This book is a collection of selected articles from that monthly news magazine, edited by her grandson,
Gary Springer. Available at:
https://store.bookbaby.com/book/Wisdom-of-a-Life-Well-Lived

“I just finished reading the book. I loved it and found it so inspiring. Your grandmother and my 2nd grade teacher was one very special lady.
A ‘must read’ for all seniors.”
– Sherry Koslov, former student

“Ethel Levine was a wonderful teacher. I loved her. She was very kind. I had a problem in 2nd grade. I became very nearsighted and couldn't see the board. She would let me come up to the front to copy my work. She tested my eyes and found out I needed glasses. It changed my life.”

– Judy Lerner Cohen, former student
Hardcover ISBN: 9780692754269
E-book: 9781483578118

Hardcover; $25.65 each, E-book; $9.99

Dr. Gary Springer
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History Publishing Company to Distribute Book on Declassified Files

Prize winning book based on declassified U.S.Government files to undergo electronic distribution to eleven countries

It is the kind of history that you will only find in the deepest part of the archive.”

— Herbert Werlin PhD World Bank Research

PALISADES, NY, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Think a little James Bond on his first assignment, Indiana Jones on any of his, and include a great deal of reality and you have "Legerdemain."

"Legerdemain," nominated by the Harry Truman Presidential Library for "Book of the Year" in 2008, is being released on April 25 in HPC’s Global Reach Program. Subtitled "The President’s Secret Plan, The Bomb, And What the French Never Knew" is the story based on the declassified file "Operation Camelback."

Author James Heaphey writes of his experience as an undercover operative for the U.S. Air Force during the height of the Cold War when the threat of nuclear retaliation against the Soviet Union was the principal tactic for preventing war. The French Empire was crumbling, nationalists and Communists were both agitating to take control of Morocco in North Africa. Critical to American interests there, just outside Casablanca, was an air base necessary to refuel the retaliatory bombers and load up on atomic warheads. President Harry Truman had to act to safeguard the base, and without French knowledge work to aid the nationalists take control of the country. Author James Heaphey was part of the team sent to make that happen. And of that happening World Bank Researcher Herbert Werlin wrote “ It is the kind of history that you will only find in the deepest part of the archive."

James Heaphey is a professor emeritus at the Graduate School of Public Affairs at the State University of New York and holds a doctorate in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He has directed political development programs in Brazil, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon and South Korea. He resides with his wife in Williamsburg, Virginia.

History Publishing Company a traditional book publisher with a strong American History title list has stepped into the future and settled in front of the curve in the changing publishing industry by initiating a cyber- first platform called "Global Outreach." A cyber- first program that distributes the initial publications of its new titles electronically to all English speaking countries as well as Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, each of the latter with a significant English speaking population. The English speaking countries are the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Wales, Australia, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Donagh Bracken
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e-Paper Display Market Trends 2017, Growth Forecast 2024

Global Market Insights, Inc.

Global Market Insights, Inc.

"U.S. ePaper Display Market held the largest industry share in 2015, owing to its increased awareness and high adoption in distinct application segments."

Key ePaper Display Market players are Displaydata Ltd., Gamma Dynamics LLC, Kent Displays Inc., LANCOM Systems GmbH, Xerox Corporation, Zekon Inc., Pervasive Displays Inc., LG, and Sony Corporation.”

— Global Market Insights, Inc.

OCEAN VIEW, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES, March 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Global e-Paper Display Market size will be fueled by wide viewing angle and its ability to show clear pictures even in the presence of direct incident sunlight. e-Paper displays are increasingly utilized owing to their extensive applications that include e-newspapers, e-books, and digital and portable signage applications.

The utilization of flexible plastic foils in e-paper displays has enabled the users to effortlessly fold the screen in accordance with consumers’ needs. Along with flexibility, these solutions are featured with lighter weight, low fragility, and extended durability, the prominent factors attributing to higher market penetration during the forecast timeframe. Moreover, technological advancements that provide low power consumption, effortless reading, and vibrant screens are expected to propel the overall e-paper display market demand.

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e-Paper display application ranges are not limited to e-readers and include industrial sectors such as marketing, retail, warehousing, travel, and healthcare. These devices have witnessed an extensive adoption in the retail market as an efficient alternative to conventional paper shelf labels. Shelf labels can be electronically updated with price, product, and special offers thus enabling vendors to save cost.

e-Paper display technologies have a very low refresh rate as compared to other low-power technologies such as LCD, which compels the users to avoid implementing these for applications, where high scalability is required. These screens illustrate the shadow of an image when they are refreshed, thus the screen is flashed with black & white color when a new image is loaded. This technical drawback is expected to present a growth challenge for e-paper display market over the forecast timeframe.

Lack of technological awareness regarding these technologies across all the regional segments is anticipated to hinder the overall market growth. Easy availability of alternative paper signage, low cost, and easy availability of workforce to update labels in retail, specifically in the economically stabilizing countries are likely to hamper the e-paper market size through 2024.

These devices consume no power while displaying a static image and require energy inputs only when the image is required to be changed, making e-paper products considerably efficient than the available alternatives. Pigments used are like ink printing technologies, which have a wide viewing angle, and are less harmful to eyes. Moreover, these solutions do not require any backlight during normal daytime viewing and continue to show images even after there is no power. These features offered by the devices to consumers are expected to present potential growth opportunities for e-paper display market share.

Major screen types include flat screen, foldable screen, curved screen, and bendable screen. Foldable screens are expected to display the highest growth rate as compared to other screen types owing to its advanced features such as increased flexibility, robust applications, and enhanced durability. Additionally, e-paper display technology can be bifurcated into non-emissive and bi-stable devices.

On the basis of applications, e-paper display market can be segmented into mobile displays, public signage, e-books, wearable technology, electronic pricing labels, electronic billboards, bus/train station timetable, general signage, and electronic paper magazines. Retail labels and digital signage used for promoting products and services held the largest business share and is expected to dominate over the coming years owing to the increased retail market inclination towards digital products. Moreover, consumer electronics including e-books and wearable technology is expected to present significant growth prospects over the forecast timeframe.

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U.S. e-paper display market held the largest industry share in 2015, owing to its increased awareness and high adoption in distinct application segments. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional segment due to the large untapped consumer base, evolving digital habits, and early technology adopting regions such as China, Korea, and Japan. Moreover, advancements in technology and increasing concerns towards environmental impacts of consumer electronics are anticipated to fuel the overall e-paper display market.

Some of the major market players include Displaydata Ltd., Gamma Dynamics LLC, Kent Displays, Inc., LANCOM Systems GmbH, Xerox Corporation, Zekon, Inc., Pervasive Displays, Inc., LG, and Sony Corporation. e-paper display market value chain comprises many participants other than manufacturers that include vendors, suppliers, consultants, and online retailers, who contribute to the value addition of end products.

Growing advancements in the product category and high involvement of small and large players in developing e-displays are expected to present a huge opportunity for the e-paper display market. For instance, in February 2017, an e-ink tablet was introduced featuring Raspberry Pi Zero and Linux operating system. In January 2017, E-ink established partnership with Texan, a leading plastic packaging solution provider, to produce e-paper solutions for cosmetic and pharmaceutical segment applications.

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Global Market Insights, Inc., headquartered in Delaware, U.S., is a global market research and consulting service provider; offering syndicated and custom research reports along with growth consulting services. Our business intelligence and industry research reports offer clients with penetrative insights and actionable market data specially designed and presented to aid strategic decision making. These exhaustive reports are designed via a proprietary research methodology and are available for key industries such as chemicals, advanced materials, technology, renewable energy and biotechnology.

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Mystery Author Weighs in on eBooks vs. Printed Books Debate

The eBooks vs printed books debate continues. Despite the forecast demise of the print book, they have survived, and even increased in popularity.

Print books require accurate formatting to ensure the spine width is correct”

— Shonah Stevens

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 27, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Shonah Stevens is the author of numerous novels that includes her Jayne Belmont murder mystery books and her new Richard Nelson detective series. Stevens has entered the eBooks vs printed books debate to offer aspiring writers some perspective.
“I prefer eBooks,” said Stevens. “Creating a print version requires more formatting and necessitates complicated measurements to get the width of the cover right.”
Stevens prefers eBooks from a writer’s perspective. However, from her Jane Belmont novels to the first book in her newest series, “Sunday’s Child: A Richard Nelson Detective Novel” about child abduction and kidnapping, she provides readers with the option of both digital and print versions to accommodate the desires of a widely diverse audience.
Stevens suggests publishing a digital book first to determine its marketability. If sales are sufficient, follow up with a print version. She noted that digital versions typically sell better, except during holidays when people are buying gifts. “I think older people may prefer print versions because they’re more familiar with them or are less anxious to embrace new technology,” said Stevens.
An eBook provides authors with the ability to include links, bonus materials, and interactive content that can be accessed via multiple devices. Digital copies offer:
• Convenience
• Portability
• They’re eco-friendly
• Don’t take up physical space
• There are no shipping charges
• Print can be enlarged for easier reading
• Digital books can be downloaded anywhere Internet access is available
• They can be downloaded 24/7
Print copies have advantages that are particularly important in regard to books that will be read by children. Youngsters often skip text in favor of interactive and multimedia features. Print versions offer:
• Reading comprehension is enhanced with print copies
• Print copies are less distracting
• People remember more of what they read in a physical book
• Print books are less tiring on the eyes and don’t disrupt sleep patterns
• A print book offers a tactile experience
• A used copy can be purchased, often at less cost than some eBooks
• Print versions can be loaned to friends
The eBooks vs. print books debate continues to rage unabated around the world. Stevens noted that books in digital and print formats each have their own set of benefits and disadvantages and for readers it’s a matter of preference. Younger people that have grown up in the digital age typically gravitate to eBooks while older individuals tend to prefer print versions, but when it comes to gift giving, nothing seems to beat a hard copy.

About Shonah Stevens
Shonah Stevens is the author of numerous books, including the Jayne Belmont mystery series and detective Richard Nelson series. She resides in Australia with her partner and small dog where she writes series, novellas and full-length novels. The author enjoys bush-walking and when she’s not reading, she’s working on her next project.

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NYFCS® TO FEATURE SHOT! AND ON-SCREEN TALKBACK WITH MICK ROCK, DAVE STEWART AND SHEPARD FAIREY

NEXT U.S.EVENT FOR NATIONAL IN-THEATER SCREENING SERIES

Ecstatic fun to experience never before seen footage and conversations with David Bowie, Lou Reed, and some of the other classic greats of Rock'N Roll history!”

— NYFCS

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — New York, NY –The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are co-produced with Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn. The series presents captured live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD broadcast with the stars and filmmakers. www.nyfilmcriticsseries.com

The NYFCS is excited to announce that the next NYFCS National preview film screening will be Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock (Magnolia Pictures), about legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, known as “the man who shot the 70s”. The pre-release screenings and on-screen talkback will take place throughout the country as Event Cinema for one night only, April 6th – April 14th, 2017. Immediately following the screenings, Mick Rock, the film’s director Barnaby Clay, Dave Stewart (musician/record producer from the Eurythmics), and Shepard Fairey (artist/activist/founder of OBEY Clothing), will participate in a moderated discussion hosted by Penelope Spheeris (director of Wayne’s World & The Decline of Western Civilization). There will be a star studded red carpet procession prior to the premiere.

The events are made possible by the participation of Citi® Private Pass® for special access to the best in live music, sports, dining, family entertainment and more.

SHOT! THE PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL MANTRA OF ROCK is an odyssey into the colorful and bohemian tales of rock 'n' roll's history. A cinematic adventure that delves deep into the mind of one of rock's greatest living photographers: Mick Rock. Mick's now infamous images of the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Syd Barrett (Founding member of Pink Floyd), Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are now imprinted on our collective psyche forever and generations to come. Presented in his own words, juxtaposed with spellbinding images and exclusive never-seen or heard archival film footage, audio recordings and original material, this film reveals an enigmatic Rock and his adventurous life both behind the camera and as an integral member of the artist’s entourage working with and shaping some of the most outrageous, recognized and accomplished musicians and personalities of the past forty years. In ltd theaters, on Demand, on Amazon Video and on iTunes April 7.

Up until now, live talent has only been accessible to the public in NY, LA and at festivals. Now everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theaters. Regional preview screenings are happening all the time, but never with a live, talent conversation component. This is a comprehensive, industry wide turn-key marketing tool complete with robust media and in-theater assets to 400+ screens.

A regular series of ongoing preview screenings is established in 50 select major markets. Audiences experience all of the excitement of live Q&A sessions, hosted by Peter Travers. The big screen events deliver 9-13 curated pre-release films per year to discerning audiences on a monthly basis. Audiences see the best films prior to their release followed by live, HD Q&A between hosts, audiences and talent from the films. Each piece brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious, NYC/LA screenings for nationwide audiences to interact with stars and directors via two-way simulcast.

This is the first ever live national in-theater screening series which will entertain, educate, surprise, and refresh the spirit of true independent and foreign language filmmaking through provocative story-telling. The NYFCS® is dedicated to producing inspiring events in a collaborative environment and to nurturing the long-term success of movies. Featuring an energetic, creative, and experienced team, the NYFCS® exhibits socially and culturally relevant films with live world-class talent in the best independent theaters throughout the US.

The NYFCS® screening series has included these guests & films:

JK Simmons & Emile Hirsch – ALL NIGHTER
Michael Shannon – SALT AND FIRE
David Oyelowo & Rosie Perez – FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE –
Ally Sheedy – LITTLE SISTER –
Sharon Stone – MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Clive Owen – THE CONFIRMATION
Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti – THE PHENOM
Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner – TUMBLEDOWN
Cynthia Nixon – JAMES WHITE
Al Pacino – DANNY COLLINS
Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie, Paul Bettany – SHELTER
Diane Lane, Frances McDormand, Dakota Fanning – EVERY SECRET THING
Russell Crowe – WATER DIVINER
Jennifer Anniston – CAKE
Shirley MacLaine – ELSA & FRED
Rob Reiner – AND SO IT GOES
Daniel Radcliffe – WHAT IF
Gillian Flynn – GONE GIRL
James Franco – CHILD OF GOD
Andy Garcia – AT MIDDLETON
Tom Hardy – LOCKE
Jon Favreau – CHEF
Felicity Jones – BREATHE IN
David O. Russell – Director AMERICAN HUSTLE

About The New York Film Critics Series®:

Peter Travers, Host: Peter is an American film critic, who has written for, in turn, People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn on ABC News Now and ABCNews.com. Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People. He's best known for his basic writing style that eschews a more sophisticated analysis for an easy-to-read and often very opinionated form. According to efilmcritic.com, Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic. Peter has hosted the NYFCS for over 10 years. In addition to Rolling Stone Magazine, ABC-TV, Peter appears regularly on Newsweek & The Daily Beast, The Soho Apple Store, and CNN.

Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV. Recent releases include Raoul Peck and James Baldwin’s Oscar-nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Andrew Rossi’s look inside the Met Gala THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY, David Farrier and Dylan Reeve's stranger-than-fiction documentary TICKLED, Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS, Ira Sachs’ LITTLE MEN and Werner Herzog’s LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD.

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Voting Is Now Open for the 10th Annual Teen Choice Book Awards

Teen Choice Book Award

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Voting for the only book awards chosen solely by teens is now open until May 7.

Parents, teachers and librarians can print out a voting ballot online http://everychildareader.net/choice/fun-stuff to prompt discussion of the seven finalists in the teen category.

Voting for the 10th Annual Teen Choice Book Awards will be open online at www.everychildareader.net/vote until May 7, 2017. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can collect group or classroom votes to enter online.

There are also 3 children’s book categories: K–2nd, 3rd–4th, and 5th–6th grades.

The seven finalists for the 10th Annual Teen Choice Book Awards are:
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY, by Sarah J. Maas (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
CROOKED KINGDOM, by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books)
THE CROWN, by Kiera Cass (HarperCollins)
HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, PARTS 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script, by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Scholastic)
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, by Nicola Yoon (Random House)
THIS IS WHERE IT ENDS, by Marieke Nijkamp (Sourcebooks Fire)
A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, by Sabaa Tahir (Penguin Young Readers)

The finalists for the 2017 Teens Choice Book Awards are rich in relevance, diversity, plotline and prose.

Voting for this year’s awards will end on the last day of Children’s Book Week, which will celebrate its 98th year with 500 library, school and bookstore events across the country from May 1-7. Fifty copies of every winning book and all the finalists will be donated to children in need across the country in June.

Shaina Birkhead, Programming and Strategic Partnerships Director for Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, stated: "We love the fact that this is the only book awards chosen by teens. They know the books they love and we are proud to work with so many teachers, librarians, and booksellers to help gather the votes. We have created a virtual ‘voting booth’ online, and we expect over a million votes again this year."

About Every Child a Reader:
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Every Child a Reader’s popular national programs include Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017), the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress. Individual and corporate donations, grants and Children’s Book Council support Every Child a Reader.

About Children’s Book Week:
Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week will celebrate its 98th anniversary in May 2017.

About the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards:
Launched in 2008, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. In 2017, the 10th annual awards voting will be open from March 3 to May 7.

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Once in a Cradle: Crafting Life's Emotions in Words and Pictures

Once in a Cradle

Once in a Cradle: Crafting Life's Emotions in Words and Pictures.

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES, March 23, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Once in a Cradle provides an Anthology of well-crafted powerful and persuasive free-verse poetry written by Jackie Nourigat. It is presented through, or accompanied by astonishing paintings, all images covering a variety of themes such as mythical, allegorical, folkloric, poetical, archetypal, symbolic and dream-like, all "imageries compatible with our inner complexities and their transformative power".

As a free-lance and self-taught painter, Jackie uses different media like watercolors, gouache, pastels and acrylics to express and manifest her different perspectives of life's tapestry. Her work explores the inner and subjective world of emotions, self-perception and a life-long pursuit of artistic expression.

Many of the poems are about different stitches of LOVE ("The Mighty Fall", "I Am", "Something About Creation", "The Council of the Animals") used under diverse forms, and paired with stunning illustrations. In "MA", (see the Book's Title) it is about being willing to Give a Voice to an unwanted/ unloved child, as it is learning to see past someone's appearance and recognize one's worth as a person, while the "Rainbow Man" explores, as well, glimmers of Jesus, showing what resonates as purity, compassion and power all together, and, how His images can transform our entire being and change the world around us. Thus, by using the imagery of painting, Nourigat creates a strong metaphor for the act of making art itself. Nourigat’s poems will delight readers familiar and/or interested in both the art of painting and creative writing that function on multiple levels of visual aesthetics simultaneously evoked by her free-verse poetry. To know more about Nourigat's work, please visit her website: www.jackienourigat.com.

About the Author:
Jackie Nourigat is a free-lance artist and a self-taught painter. She uses watercolors, mix media, gouache, pastels, and acrylics. "Being an artist brings a person wholeness and fulfillment", she believes. "As the artistic disciplines constantly flux and merge inside the human psyche, they offer a wonderful path for self-exploration and self-discovery. Painting to me is an adventure of the spirit. It is a bridge between the 'I' the 'eye' and the limitless scope of human potential, through the alchemy of forms and colors. And, as it brings contentment to the Heart, it can only be an expression of Love."

Prior to coming to America, Nourigat, a French born citizen, traveled and worked for several Organizations : As a Journalist at French Radio and Television-PARIS, at UNESCO-PARIS, and as an Art Critic for different Foreign Newspapers.

Living in Las Vegas, Nourigat belongs to different Art Organizations and Art Galleries. One of her paintings: The "Statue of Liberty" was chosen by the City of Las Vegas and made as a Banner standing for one year in the 'Aerial Gallery' in front of the Court House, in the Las Vegas Blvd. Jackie has been the recipient of different awards, as well as a Jackpot Grant from the Nevada Arts Council for her Artworks and Poetry. "I love People who love people," says Jackie. "It is my motto."

Product Details:
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1468135619
ISBN-13: 978-1468135619
Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Book Availability:
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Voting Is Now Open for 10th Annual Children's Choice Book Awards


Children's Choice Book Award

Children’s Choice Book Award

NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Voting for the only book awards chosen solely by kids is now open until May 7.

Parents, teachers and librarians can print out a voting ballot online at www.everychildareader.net/choice/fun-stuff to prompt discussion of the seven finalists in each category, which are K–2nd, 3rd–4th, and 5th–6th grades. There is also a separate Teen Choice Book Award.

Voting for The 10th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards will be open online at www.everychildareader.net/vote until May 7, 2017. Teachers, librarians and booksellers can collect group or classroom votes to enter online.

The seven finalists in each of the four categories for the 10th Annual Children’s Choice Book Awards are:

K–2nd Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS:
DON’T WAKE UP THE TIGER, by Britta Teckentrup (Candlewick/Nosy Crow)
FRANKENCRAYON, by Michael Hall (HarperCollins/Greenwillow)
KING BABY, by Kate Beaton (Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books)
MADELINE FINN AND THE LIBRARY DOG, by Lisa Papp (Peachtree Publishers)
NANOBOTS, by Chris Gall (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
PEEP AND EGG: I’M NOT HATCHING, by Laura Gehl; illus. by Joyce Wan (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers)
THE THANK YOU BOOK, by Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion)

3rd–4th Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS:
THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, by Carl Sommer; illus. by Ignacio Noe (Advance Publishing)
DUCK ON A TRACTOR, by David Shannon (Scholastic/Blue Sky)
THE HOLE STORY OF THE DOUGHNUT, by Pat Miller; illus. by Vincent Kirsch (HMH Books for Young Readers)
NOODLEHEAD NIGHTMARES, by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss; illus. by Tedd Arnold (Holiday House)
ONCE UPON AN ELEPHANT, by Linda Stanek; illus. by Shennen Bersani (Arbordale Publishing)
WHOOSH!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream Of Inventions, by Chris Barton; illus. by Don Tate (Charlesbridge)
WOLF CAMP, by Andrea Zuill (Random House/ Schwartz & Wade)

5th–6th Grade BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALISTS:
BOOKED, by Kwame Alexander (HMH Books for Young Readers)
FUZZY, by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger (ABRAMS/Amulet)
GARVEY’S CHOICE, by Nikki Grimes (Boyds Mills Press/WordSong)
HILO BOOK 2: Saving the Whole Wide World, by Judd Winick (Random House/Random House Books for Young Readers)
MAKER LAB, by Jack Challoner (DK)
THE MISADVENTURES OF MAX CRUMBLY 1: Locker Hero, by Rachel Renée Russell (Simon & Schuster/Aladdin)
WET CEMENT, by Bob Raczka (Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press)

The finalists for the 2017 Children’s Choice Book Awards are rich in relevance, plotline and prose. The stories, by authors of diverse ethnicities, feature storylines ranging from a tale of a library dog to STEM-related books.

Voting for this year’s awards will end on the last day of Children’s Book Week, which will celebrate its 98th year with 500 library, school and bookstore events across the country from May 1-7. Fifty copies of every winning book and all the finalists will be donated to children in need across the country in June.

Shaina Birkhead, Programming and Strategic Partnerships Director for Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader, stated: "We love the fact that this is the only book awards chosen by kids and teens. They know the books they love and we are proud to work with so many teachers, librarians, and booksellers to help gather the votes. We have created a virtual ‘voting booth’ online, and we expect over a million votes again this year."

About Every Child a Reader
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity dedicated to inspiring a lifelong love of reading in children and teens across America. Every Child a Reader’s popular national programs include Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017), the longest-running literacy initiative in the country; the Children’s Choice Book Awards, the only book awards chosen by children and teens; and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress. Individual and corporate donations, grants, and Children’s Book Council support Every Child a Reader.

About Children’s Book Week
Launched in 1919, Children’s Book Week will celebrate its 98th anniversary in May 2017.

About the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards
Launched in 2008, the Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards are the only national book awards voted on only by kids and teens. In 2017, the 10th annual awards voting will be open from March 3 to May 7.

Emma Kantor
Children's Book Council
212.966.1990
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire

Self-Publishing and the Rise of the Indie Publisher

USA Reading Trends

Indie publisher book sales surge

selfSelf-Publishers are finding that they sell more books when they use an Indie Publisher

I had a dead line and Apollo was able to meet that deadline and go above and beyond to help sell my book”

— Jack H.

NAPERVILLE, IL, USA, March 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no question that the publishing world is changing, and much of this change can be attributed to Amazon and the invention of e-book readers. The numbers of readers who visit bookstores to browse for books and, for that matter, the numbers who order physical or hard-copy books have dropped significantly over the last decade. This change is even evident at public libraries; many now offer electronic copies of books. The publishing world used to be controlled by the big publishing houses, and authors nearly had to beg for them to look at their manuscripts. There was always the option to self-publish, but before companies like Amazon, it was nearly impossible to promote and sell your own book. Things sure have changed since I wrote and self-published my first book.

In fact, it has never been easier to self-publish your book, and the competition among companies that want to print your book has really heated up, resulting in printing prices becoming very competitive. What seems to have been a blessing for the self-publisher has become a new challenge. More authors are now publishing, adding more books to the global stack of literary works. However, the number of readers has remained static or, according to the Pew Research Group, has dropped slightly. So, with so many new books being published, who is making money? And how does a new author get his or her works noticed?

If you’re thinking about publishing or getting published, it is important to know where your best opportunities lie. In the not-so-distant past, in order to sell books, you had to print books, and lots of them to keep the cost down. The reader had to go to a bookstore or order a book and wait for it to arrive. The inventions of the e-book reader, smartphone, and tablet changed all that. The e-book readers have made it easier for individuals to browse for books and purchase the ones they want instantly. And the electronic bookstore has made it easy for self-publishers to display and sell their books to millions of readers globally.
This major shift in the publishing world raises the question: Who is selling books in this modern era? To answer this, I started with the 800-pound book gorilla, Amazon. It is interesting to see the changes in just the past few years. The big publishing firms that used to have a stranglehold on the bookselling business are seeing their market shares plummet. The self-publishing market share has risen slightly. Yet it is the dramatic rise in the indie publisher that is quickly grabbing the market share of online books.

The quickest way to go from a manuscript to the marketplace is with an indie publisher. The reason for the rise in indie publishers’ market share is that there is more to publishing these days than just having your book printed. Publishing now requires electronic books to be submitted to over 70 large online resellers, and most of the marketing and promotion are done electronically; moreover, royalty management, websites, and social media are now all part of the process. Indie publishers are helping authors succeed because they do all the hard work, including publishing, distributing, and promoting a book. Moreover, Indie publishers have experience navigating the world of electronic publishing and access to many more resources than most self-publishing authors do. For example, a self-publisher can get a single ISBN number for about $125.00 USD, while a publisher buys them in bulk, paying only a few dollars for each one. A good indie publisher will take an author through the whole process, helping him or her avoid costly mistakes. Those sales figures are just Amazon sales. Many authors are getting sales from Nook, Kobo, Smashwords, and other online retailers, and many are still selling in small indie bookstores. Others sell effectively in person, such as at conferences, readings, signings, etc.

Indie publishers combine the best of the old and the new when it comes to publishing. They bring the experience and resources of a publishing house, but authors retain control over their work and can sell a book on their own, while sidestepping all the common pitfalls of publishing and headaches of doing it themselves. Like any other professional service, there is a cost to using an indie publisher. Think of it this way—you could paint your own house, but if you don’t have the time or the skills, and you don’t want to deal with the mess, you hire a professional painter.

Happy writing!

Stephanie Anne Timmer
Get Published Not Just Printed

Stephanie Timmer
Apollo Publications
630-206-0235
email us here


Source: EIN Presswire