Fran Briggs Announces Best of Winter Reading, 2020

Fran Briggs, American Journalist

Fran Briggs, American Journalist

List includes authors from Canada to the USA, to Asia and the U.K.

These are endlessly gifted authors. Some are bestselling and have entertained for years; others are emerging but have already captured the attention of readers across the globe.”

— Fran Briggs

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 16, 2021 / — If you appreciate thought-provoking narratives, mystery, romance, life balance, sci-fi, inspiration, and more, Fran Briggs wants you to keep reading. Today the American journalist released "The Best of Winter Reading, 2020."

“The annual promotional list puts the spotlight on ten, talented and distinguished authors and helps readers make quality decisions as it pertains to their reading choices," explained Briggs. “These are endlessly gifted authors. Some are bestselling and have entertained for years; others are emerging but have captured the attention of readers across the globe. This indicates the depth of their talent and artistic diversity,” she concluded.

Cozy-up with your favorite warm beverage and enjoy unpredictable plots and gratifying narratives that make the magic happen. The Best of Winter Reading, 2020, is organized by title; publisher; author's name; a short synopsis, and a link for additional information and purchase. The numerical order does not coincide with ranking.

1. "Everything I Never Told You." Celeste Ng's debut novel (Penguin Press)
The death of a mixed-race teenager sheds light on the weight of parental expectations and the role of identity.

2. "Drain ThatPain" (Amazon) by Joanna Cameron
Drain ThatPain is a holistic energy technique for chronic pain elimination. You read it correctly – pain elimination.

3. 9/11: Official Complicity (Amazon) by Michael Rowland
The author calls attention to the inconsistencies of the American government's response to the attacks in America on Sept. 11, 2001. By blending fact with fiction, he tells the story of a man's journey into the heart of this controversy.

4. "David and Rusty’s Pirate Adventure" (AG Press) by Maggie Grinnell
A little boy and his teddy bear crawl through a secret door an onto a real pirate ship. Only one comes back.

5. "Black Bear Lake" (Amazon) by Leslie Liautaud
40-year-old stock broker, Adam Craig travels to his childhood family compound on Black Bear Lake with hopes of reconciling with his past.

6. "From the Barrio to the Board Room" (Round Table Companies) by Robert Renteria
Don't let where you came from dictate who you are, but let it be part of who you become. Renteria

7. "Beyond: A Tale of Discovery on the Other Side of Life" (Ruth Mitchell) by Ruth Mitchell
the story of author Laura Haskell, her white German Shepherd dog, Cloud, and the ghost who haunts the Crescent Hotel where they live in San Francisco’s prestigious Nob Hill.

8. "Tougher Than the Rest" (Avalanche Ranch Press) by Shirleen Davies
Niall MacLaren is a widower and single father focused on building MacLaren ranch into the largest in northern Arizona. He's serious about two things—his responsibility to family and his future marriage.

9. Here Comes the Sun (Aeonian) by Emilie Baker Loring
After spending the night in a cabin (a disappointingly uncompromising night), two feline haters are discovered by the hero's political rival

10. "First One Down" (R. J. Belle Books) by R. J. Belle Cold Case Detective, Paul Sutton is given another chance to solve the case that has tormented him for almost two years.

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Decluttering? Don’t Throw Money Away! Kovels’ Lists 9 Items That Are Going up in Value


Declutter or downsize, yes. But don’t throw money away. Kovels says keep an eye out for these 9 things.

Before you declutter and downsize, Kovels' warns to first find out what it's worth. Here are 9 things to look for now.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, January 16, 2021 / — Collectors and others spent years accumulating “stuff” they love and acquiring lots of treasures. The antiques experts at list 9 things that are hiding in the house that might be worth money.

1. Boxes that your pre-1970 toys came in. A working toy with the box is worth 20 percent more and easier to sell.
2. Used handbags by major designers.
3. Early iPhones in the box. An iPhone 1 (first generation) in its original box can sell in the thousands.
4. Ceramics used by florists. Some of the containers that were used 20 years ago are collectible.
5. Silver. It’s worth its weight and useful pieces are going up in value.
6. Anything that has to do with serving wine or cocktails.
7. Old rusty garden furniture. You can take the rust off and repaint and it doesn’t hurt the value.
8. Family letters and photos from ancestors that describe the history of the time and place including personal events in detail.
9. Posters by illustrators that turn out to be important artists or groups that later became famous.

But how to approach decluttering or, even more challenging, downsizing? What is the first step? Let the Kovels help. For detailed information on how to buy or sell specific types of objects such as furniture, pottery, glass or toys, visit and view their specialized “Buy and Sell Guides” and the informative, helpful “Downsizing Guide.”

About Kovels
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel provide collectors and researchers with up-to-date and informed information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry and her late husband, Ralph. The Kovels have written over 100 books, dozens of leaflets, and created three series about antiques for television., online since 1998, offers a bird’s-eye view of the market through latest news, over 1 million prices, and advice. Read auction reports, answers to thousands of readers’ questions, a marks dictionary, and antiques & collectibles identification guides covering antiques from 1750 to 2010. Also included is the digital edition of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter including 46 years of archives. To stay in touch, subscribe to Kovels free weekly email, Kovels Komments, at

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YouTube Guru Derral Eves Shares The YouTube Formula in New Book

Derral Eves, The YouTube Formula

The world's #1 YouTube consultant shows content creators how to unlock the secret to big views and bigger profits on YouTube

I believe anyone out there that has the desire to be authentic and true can grow their audience. The YouTube Formula shows step-by-step how to become part of the daily ritual of your fan base.”

— Derral Eves

HURRICANE, UT, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 / — The world’s #1 YouTube consultant, Derral Eves, is unlocking the Pandora’s box of online content success and making it available to the masses. Eves, who has generated almost 60 billion video views on YouTube, is sharing his secrets to cracking the algorithm to drive views, building an audience and growing revenue in his book The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue.

In the book, the expert content creator and YouTube coach teaches readers everything they need to know on optimizing current content strategies. Eves provides instruction on developing in-depth, practical strategies for launching a channel, driving massive viewer and subscriber growth, building a brand, increasing engagement, improving searchability and driving commerce through YouTube. “I’ve divided the book into three parts,” explains Eves. “In Part 1, I help creators understand the history of YouTube and the platform itself and the YouTube algorithm. In Part 2, I teach them how to use the platform by growing viewership and subscribers which ultimately translates into earned income, and Part 3 is where readers will actually learn how to implement the formula and achieve YouTube success!”

Eves has guided several of YouTube’s most watched content creators to more lucrative careers on the platform including Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) who has over 50 million subscribers and 9.3 billion video views. The YouTube megastar stated, “Only one or two other people in the entire world understand YouTube on the level that Derral does. I have one of the top three most-watched channels on YouTube, and I still talk about YouTube data and strategy with Derral because nobody is on the same wavelength as he is. Whether you have 5 subscribers or 5 million, you can learn how to become successful on YouTube by reading Derral’s book.” Eves says his passion and purpose for working with content creators began with a desire to help mom and pop businesses generate views on the internet in order to convert viewers to paying customers. “I discovered YouTube in 2005, and at first sight, I thought the videos were great. I had always loved video ads on TV and was excited about the ability to put those ads on websites. I started incorporating online advertising into my business offerings, and soon, clients who had ads running online experienced a tremendous boom in their business. That really showed me the power of YouTube and the online audience.” Eves was also featured on the Forbes list “20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business,” alongside Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo and Gary Vaynerchuk.

The YouTube Formula provides the know-how to take new and established content creators to the next level. Eves concludes, “Once you understand the messaging, it’s really easy to grow viewership and subscribers. I believe anyone out there that has the desire to be authentic and true can grow their audience. The YouTube Formula shows step-by-step how to use your content and messaging to become part of the daily ritual of your fan base and connect with them as a creator.”

The YouTube Formula is available for pre-order online at The YouTube Formula is published by Wiley Press and is available at booksellers everywhere February 24th.

Derral Eves is a video marketing expert, coach and speaker. He consults some of the biggest YouTubers in the world on audience development and data-driven strategies. He is the founder of VidSummit, an exclusive annual conference for video creators and marketers. He is executive producer of the highest grossing crowdfunded movie or tv project of all time.

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Cartoon Service Offers Thousands Of Categorized Panel Cartoons For Professional License

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Cartoons and Cartoon Panels For Web-Digital and Print Usage

Get Cartoons Of Your Choice From Any One Of Over 60 Categorized Cartoon Catalogs Which Can Be Easily Purchased And Downloaded For Digital Or Print Projects

When it comes to custom cartoons, your imagination is your only limitation”

— Dan Rosandich

MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 / — Cartoons are provided for professional licensing and offered by where authors, editors, consultants, creative and art directors can browse over 60 different categories of cartoons. For instance, if an editor or author who writes medical content needs a good medical cartoon, they can navigate to the medical cartoons catalog.

If a business consultant has a newsletter and needs a specific kind of business related cartoon, they can navigate to the business cartoons catalog. Dentists who might be looking to add some unique dental cartoon humor to their social media page can browse the dental cartoons category and so on.

If for instance an art director at an ad agency is working for a client who has a print project involving computers or technology, there is a catalog consisting of computer cartoons that would be ideal for looking through. The owner of this cartoon image licensing database is Dan Rosandich. Rosandich offers great flexibility. Unlike similar sites, Rosandich indicates if visitors find certain cartoons they would like to have re-captioned, no problem.

If a specific cartoon would be better in color, that can be done. Or any existing panels that need to be re-drawn, that can be accommodated to the request of the art director or editor. Many other variables exist where a group of cartoons can be purchased in multiple numbers and bought at a reduced rate that will be negotiated as a "multiple image discount".

The fees listed for licensing on the pages where the cartoons are located are for a single one-time license but if there are questions regarding certain panels, Rosandich asks that a phone number be provided where the call can be returned to discuss various questions you may have. Gag cartoons which are seen throughout the cartoon licensing database are also offered as a portfolio in a sense. Meaning that professionals may also get ideas for cartoons of their own which may relate to their own business.

This means that any idea you have, can be provided as a rough sketch concept of your idea or ideas, can be shown in follow-up emails. You can go over the roughs, and if you like what you see, that artwork will be given a finished inking and formatted to your intended usage. There are over 5000 different cartoons throughout the various 60 different catalogs in the categories offered for viewing. Other services provided at DansCartoons are the offering of custom cartoons and customized humorous illustrations.

This is available to anyone. Art directors, marketing directors, creative directors and graphic designers included. Editors and authors can also get cartoons created, based on a scenario or information they provide in a rough outline. As was mentioned with gag cartoons, Rosandich can create a rough sketch and show it in a follow up for your consideration. If the rough sketched art is acceptable for a finished inking and / or colorizing, then you will receive a high resolution image file and an invoice based on the negotiable amount that was agreed upon. Using custom cartoons in any commercial ventures is endless.

Your imagination is your only limitation! Custom cartoons are ideal for use in company calendars, postcards, greeting cards and posters. Corporations can use cartoons as an emphasis to employees about the importance of safety. Dentists can use color dental humor to place in their waiting area. Similar concepts could be considered by physicians or pediatricians for their waiting areas. Other ways cartoons can be used (existing ones or custom created illustrations) are on social media pages that represent your company or business.

They can make a point and at the same time entertain your members, employees and visitors. The same usage could apply to a traditional web site or company page. Cartoons by Rosandich have appeared in many books. A few can be seen by seen by visiting the Amazon site and typing Dan's name into the search box. If an author, needs images created, a custom created illustration that's placed at he beginning of each chapter in a book would help set the stage for the reader.

Cover designs are also something to consider which Dan also has experience with. As mentioned, all image files can be supplied quickly and effortlessly and as soon as you need them. Dan has over 40+ years experience and will adapt his drawing style to your requirements. Many of his cartoons have appeared in Reader's Digest, The Saturday Evening Post, Boys' Life, Saturday Review, The National Review, Woman's World, Good Housekeeping and Better Homes & Gardens magazines plus a variety of trade publications, newsletters and catalogs.

Of particular interest to web designers and webmasters who specialize as web editors or who may be building web sites, is a daily cartoon that is also available. You can add this daily auto-updating web cartoon very easily to any web site. All that's needed is a simple line of code that will be provided that is pasted into your html where you want the cartoon to appear. Once done, the feature is added and begins it's journey of entertaining your visitors.

All cartoons scheduled, are guaranteed 100% family-friendly. You can review 30 cartoons that are scheduled, to judge the feature itself. A new cartoon replaces the old one, every 24 hours on the web host's server where DansCartoons resides. Newspaper editors can also receive packages of cartoons if they decide to forego any syndicate usage. Visit the cartoons for newspapers page for more information. If you seek quality cartoons, cartooning services and much more, please visit and bookmark DansCartoons for all of your cartoon needs!

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Lewis Tagliaferre Presents Self-Help Guide to "Better Living, Better Dying"

Better Living, Better Dying

Better Living, Better Dying

Lewis Tagliaferre

Lewis Tagliaferre

88-year-old documents personal resources for health, inner peace, and self-care throughout life

VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 / — From his 88 years on Earth, Lewis Tagliaferre observes that most people seem to be so busy as "human doings" that they have overlooked growing as "human beings." Life for many seems like it is proceeding at a breakneck pace with less and less time for reflection and self-development. With this self-study guide to "Better Living, Better Dying," he provides the knowledge and wisdom gained from a long successful life so that younger folks may make good use of it as a natural part of their lives.

Tagliaferre provides a variety of personal self-development lessons in his book, which he states are crucial to health and happiness, especially during the second half of life. He says that special resilience is required to come to terms with challenges in life and to develop the acceptance needed to walk through the final portal to whatever comes next.

"Eventually, freedom must transition to courage and surrender as the inevitable changes during aging take over. Each person must take the labyrinth walk of life they are given, but if you begin with the end in mind the trip can be a grand adventure to a happier ending with more inner peace and serenity." The author walked the talk through a long and successful life, making his book's content quite practical in comparison to other more theoretical books of the genre.

"Better Living, Better Dying" contains valuable instructions and wisdom for self-care across the various stages of life derived from professional research and therapy. All of this is compiled by the author, an accomplished senior, who has seen much of what life has to offer, and who also is an experienced professional researcher and writer. The book is well grounded with more practical lessons than theoretical ones, although he is careful to cite professional sources and applicable references.

Tagliaferre organized the lessons with homework assignments as a compact self-development course. It discusses the holistic needs of a whole person, from the physical to the mental, emotional, spiritual, and social. He covers the entire life cycle through healthy living, graceful aging, coming to terms with mortality and more. Using the graphic of the ancient labyrinth as its symbol, “Better Living, Better Dying” speaks to people in general regardless of their religious or non-religious orientation. The work is presented in an easy- to- read narrative as from a loving grandfather.

"It includes a lot of information about healthy successful living that would be very expensive to learn from professional counselors in person, as I did. Now, you can have it all in the content of this book. With this lifelong self-care, you can feel better inside no matter what happens outside right up until the end. Now, who would not want that?" Tagliaferre says.

About the Author

Lewis Tagliaferre is 88 years old. A native of Western Maryland, he served on a USAF B-36 bomber crew during the Korean War. Educated in engineering and business, he has published a technical journal, numerous magazine articles on electricity, energy policy, and small business management plus several books on his personal philosophy of life as applied to contemporary society. Please browse his name for reference. Lewis Tagliaferre.

Product Details
• ISBN 978-1-64349-839-3 (paperback)
• ISBN 978-1-64349-840-9 (digital)
• Copyright © 2018 by Lewis Tagliaferre
• Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc. (January 16, 2019)
• Publication date: January 16, 2019
• Language: English
• File size: 692 KB
• Print Length: 173 pages

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New Leadership Book on Transforming Workplaces and Lives Achieves #1 Amazon Bestseller Status on Launch Day

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 14, 2021 / — Ignite Press announced this week that Diane M. Roger’s new book, Leading hArtfully: The Art of Leading Through Your Heart to Discover the Best in Others, became a #1 bestseller on Amazon this week in the categories of Nursing Management and Administration, Hopsital Administration, Administration and Policy, and more!

The book is available on Amazon at

Leading hArtfully offers a wealth of practical ways to elevate anyone’s leadership skills and presents a unique focus on the heart and the art of successful leadership.

“Trying to mirror the [leadership] behaviors of what I understood to be effective, combined with this incredibly ridiculous drive toward perfection, had blocked my ability to adopt any other leadership approach,” says Diane. “I made the conscious choice to shift from leading the work to leading people in a way that discovers the best in each individual, leveraging their strengths and holding up the mirror to their magnificence.”

Acclaimed leadership coach and consultant, Diane Rogers has a diverse background and a big heart, both of which power a simple and focused mission — to inspire individuals and organizations to harness the strengths and magnificence of people so, together, they can achieve higher levels of organizational performance and individual engagement. Founder and president of Contagious Change, LLC, Diane is best known for her breakthrough programs for healthcare organizations, where she has long been a trusted coach — sought after for her ability to inspire strengths-based leadership behaviors among medical professionals who want to optimize performance, experience, and engagement.

In a word, Diane’s approach to leading and inspiring others is collaborative. In everything she does, she endeavors to leave her stakeholders feeling like their best selves — motivated and excited to engage and energize others. In a cluttered business marketplace of leadership coaches and consultants, Diane brings something refreshing and vital. She is more than a coach, a leadership consultant, and a quality and performance improvement expert; she is a masterful relationship builder who demonstrates, at every turn, the impact of bringing your best self forward in transformative ways to discover and leverage the best in others. Diane lights fires and changes the trajectories of careers and companies. She frees us from what was holding us back and points us — organizationally and individually — at a clear blue sky that is our new magnificent limit.

Diane is frequently called upon by leadership teams across various industries — including healthcare, technology, finance, and professional services — to do the important and deeply personal work of developing leaders, improving quality and performance, leading and implementing organizational change, and transforming workplace cultures. Diane’s programs and approaches hinge upon her passion for hardwiring meaningful organizational change by equipping leaders to embrace her proprietary “E’s of Individual Engagement” — whereby leaders learn to enlighten with purpose, explode with passion, energize with the possibility of a new way, engage the heart, encourage at all levels, experience more fully, excite with enthusiasm, and evolve into what she calls a “hArtful leader.”

While Diane works with professionals in every sector, her programs and impact are legendary in the field of medicine. She developed The hArt of Medicine®, a program designed to engage healthcare professionals in creating therapeutic relationships and improving their communication skills through a unique experiential learning approach. Diane continues to work with some of the nation’s top hospitals and academic medical centers. She also works with and supports The Beryl Institute, facilitating virtual classroom sessions, topic calls, and workshops. Diane is a Certified Patient Experience Professional (CPXP).

Diane has built her coaching and consulting practice upon a rich background, with a diverse history of demonstrated leadership positions across multiple industries, including healthcare, software IT, aerospace and nuclear power. As a professional coach, she holds PCC-level certification from the International Coaching Federation, as well as several certifications in positive psychology. Early in her career, Diane earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics from St. Louis University and leadership certificates from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Diane’s exquisite ability to help individuals and organizations hold up a proverbial mirror to reveal the unique strengths of every single person is more than just a feel-good exercise. “Holding up the mirror” — in organizations of all types and sizes — encourages repeatability of what’s going well … leveraging individual strengths, consciously, thoughtfully, and intentionally to facilitate positive and productive change.
In addition to the leadership coaching and team development work that Diane conducts for clients, she also assists organizations with employee engagement initiatives, patient/human experience improvement, and more. Diane is a dynamic, energetic speaker who offers keynotes and presentations of all kinds, as well as summits, seminars, and group coaching.

Outside of her professional work, Diane is an avid runner and a glass jewelry artist. She lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Leading hArtfully: The Art of Leading Through Your Heart to Discover the Best in Others is Diane’s first nonfiction business book.

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Crystals Are The Key To Unlocking True Creativity, Says This Author And Writing Coach

Maria Koropecky

Crystals and gemstones each have their own story to tell.”

— Maria Koropecky

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA, January 14, 2021 / — Maria Koropecky is a Spiritual Wellness Coach, Author and Crystal Mapper from Victoria, Canada, who understands that we all face moments of frustration, no matter how driven and creative we may be. Back when she was at a crossroads in her life, she went backpacking through Spain in order to work through the sheer frustration she was experiencing. And, as divine timing would have it, the story for her forthcoming book, Who is Donna Tiva?, came to her during her travels, as she resolved to channel the experiences she had had and the lessons she had learned into an uplifting narrative. Now, with the first of her trilogy ready for publication, she is about to launch her coaching programme to help other aspiring authors.

Write From The Heart is a course designed especially for introverts who need help getting their creative juices flowing. She wants to support those who may not always speak up in public to speak out through the written word, by helping them to solidify their vision, clear any roadblocks and go with the flow. Drawing on her own experiences and the spiritual power that has seen her through, Maria’s course will take people from dreaming of writing a book to making steady and sustainable progress towards their goals.

What makes Maria’s course so unique is how she incorporates the power of crystals. She knows that, ultimately, setting goals and visualising a pathway are key to developing a successful writing practice, and colours, chakras and crystals are the ideal tools for helping individuals discover exactly what works for them. Maria explains that “crystals and gemstones each have their own story to tell. From my knowledge of colours, chakras and crystals, I’ve created a unique coaching tool called  Crystal Mapping, which is a fun and interactive, heart-to-heart conversation that helps people figure out where they are now and where they’d like to go next.”

For more information about Write From The Heart and other courses on offer, you can visit To find out more about Maria Koropecky and her upcoming book, go to

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Crowley Company Honored with Four 2021 Platinum Modern Library Awards

A Crowley digitization services operator scans archives on the Zeutschel ScanStudio

The Mekel Technology MACH-series microfilm scanners have won multiple MLA Platinum awards.

Worldwide leader in digitization solutions for cultural heritage archives and records management earns top distinctions in library awards program.

These awards are based on end-user feedback. To be honored with a Modern Library award is, by extension, to be honored by our customers. I find that both humbling and gratifying.”

— Pat Crowley, President & CEO

FREDERICK, MARYLAND, USA, January 14, 2021 / — The Crowley Company (Crowley), a worldwide leader in digitization scanning solutions and services with offices in Frederick, Maryland, San Dimas, California and Basingstoke, UK, is pleased to announce that the firm has been honored with LibraryWorks’ Modern Library (MLA) awards for the seventh consecutive year. Since the award programs’ inception in 2015, Crowley has amassed 22 total awards, this year earning four Platinum distinctions, the highest honor offered.

Notes Crowley Company president, Patrick Crowley, “These awards are based on end-user feedback. To be honored with a Modern Library award is, by extension, to be honored by our customers. I find that both humbling and gratifying.”

Digital Scanners, Digitization Services Receive Platinum Awards

The Modern Library Awards were created to recognize the top products and services in the library industry. Applications were submitted in the Fall of 2020, batched into small groups and sent to the LibraryWorks database of more than 80,000 librarians at public, K-12, academic and special libraries for judging. Only customers having experience with the products or services submitted were permitted to judge, resulting in an unbiased format.

All entries were ranked and scored by direct end-users. Judging was on a scale of 1-10 and covered the areas of functionality, value and customer service.

Crowley’s 2021 honorees include:

Crowley Imaging. As a repository for historical and collected works and records, libraries comprise a significant portion of Crowley Imaging’s digitization services clientele. Since 1980, Crowley has served the preservation needs of archivists, librarians, historians and record managers by digitizing important cultural heritage documents, newspapers, maps, books, microfilm, photographs, slides and other media. Crowley’s own history is steeped in micrographics, ensuring a full understanding of the analog-to-digital cycle and its unique challenges. As a manufacturer and reseller of the best-known scanner brands in the industry, Crowley Imaging’s access to technology for quality digitization is unparalleled, resulting in the divisions’ fourth MLA platinum distinction. In 2017, the division was also honored as Service of the Year by the program.

Mekel Technology MACH-series microfilm scanners. Manufactured by The Crowley Company, the MACH-series scanners are three-time platinum (2021, 2020, 2016) and one-time gold (2018) MLA award winners. The MACH-series scanners, powered by Crowley’s custom Quantum software suite, are a staple for libraries with large collections of microfilm. Designed to handle a wide variety of 16 mm and 35 mm microfilm types, Mekel scanners provide superior, FADGI-rated image quality at high scan speeds.

The Mekel Technology MACH10 is known for its image quality and speed, capturing a 100' roll in 2.5 minutes with up to 600 dpi true optical resolution. The MACH12, used in libraries and service bureaus to fulfill National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grants and to meet National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) requirements, offers up to 750 dpi true optical resolution. The MACH5 and the new portable MACH Mini models round out the scanner series.

Zeutschel OS Q Overhead Scanner. Released to market in 2019, the Zeutschel OS Q series is already impressing libraries and archives around the world with its capture quality, productivity and media flexibility. Advancing upon its acclaimed (and MLA award-winning) predecessor, the OS 14000 series, the OS Q scanners utilize new camera technology, ergonomics and faster capture to offer even more accuracy to the original media. Able to produce FADGI 4-star images, the OS Q series is available in A0, A1 and A2 sizes and features bi-directional scanning and interchangeable camera, lenses, book cradle and table options.

Zeutschel ScanStudio Document and Graphic Arts Scanner.
Hailed as an all-in-one graphic arts capture studio for archives and libraries with multi-media collections, the Zeutschel ScanStudio utilizes high-quality German engineering to expertly digitize all media types including: photos, negatives; bound and loose documents; stamps and collections with fine detail; oversized maps, blueprints and more. Available in A0, A1 and A2 sizes, the ScanStudio offers an option of 100 or 150 MP camera and can capture images meeting 4-star FADGI guidelines.

Since 2015, The Crowley Company products and services have won a total of 22 Modern Library Awards (view PDF). Past award-winning scanners include the Zeutschel OS 14000, OS 12002 and zeta scan systems, the Crowley ODS book scanner and the Crowley UScan+ HD universal film scanner.


About The Crowley Company
The Crowley Company is a world leader in digital scanning technologies manufacture and resale and provides an extensive number of digital document and film conversion services to the library, academic, publishing, commercial, government and archive sectors.

About LibraryWorks
LibraryWorks helps administrators to make informed decisions about library technology, automation and software, collection development and management, facilities and furnishings, staffing, purchasing, and other areas that drive effective strategic planning and day-to-day operations. The LibraryWorks family of resources can help to identify best practices, monitor trends, evaluate new products and services, apply for grants and funding, post or find a job, and even enjoy some library humor.

About the Modern Library Awards program
The Modern Library Awards (MLAs) is a review program designed to recognize elite products and services in the market which can help library management personnel enhance the quality-of-experience for the library user and increase the performance of their library systems.

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Memories Washed Ashore

From Beaton’s to Beach Haven: A Cat Ghost Bh G

William Fortenbaugh

Revisiting a racing boat and the memories that come along with it

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 14, 2021 / — For a sailor like William Fortenbaugh, there is nothing more exhilarating than the smell of the sea, the touch of the ocean breeze, and the sun's prickling heat, all the while, the harmony of the gushing wind and loud cheering is playing on the background. It is the combined sensations like these that make up our favorite moments, and we'll do everything we can to do them again—even if only through reminiscing. And as a way of memorializing what he loves, William releases From Beaton’s to Beach Haven: A Cat Ghost Bh G.

William, or intimately known as Bill, has been into boats since childhood. He started being involved in boating since he was eight years old, and since then, he has never stopped. His many decades of sailing and knowledge of boats make him a chronicler of the sea, and one of his many chronicles—perhaps even his favorite—is his encounter with Ghost, a legendary sea vessel that won countless races.

Ma. Juana Espina, an Amazon customer, described From Beaton's Beach to Haven as the perfect book for anyone interested in sailing. She says that even though she didn't know much about boats and sailing until just recently, she still recommends it—from the seasoned skipper to the untutored beginner. She adds, "From Beaton's to Beach Haven is a very informative, well-illustrated history of the Ghost. William Fortenbaugh has an engaging style. I never had to skip a single word."

Bill’s recollection of Ghost is well-narrated and the photos within the book pages add more beauty and vividness to his anecdotes. The finely-defined technical details will make the readers feel like they are a part of the crew, the engineers, or even the onlookers. This is a successful attempt at bringing Ghost’s story to life for everyone to enjoy. To know more about the book and its author, visit

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A Sail to the Open Sea

From Beaton’s to Beach Haven: A Cat Ghost Bh G

William Fortenbaugh

Reminiscences of a sailor in his life at sea

COOKSTOWN, NEW JERSEY, USA, January 14, 2021 / — In the hopes of commemorating his sailing experiences and reliving his encounter with the famous racing boat, Ghost, William Fortenbaugh writes his book, From Beaton's to Beach Haven: A Cat Ghost Bh G. William writes in such descriptive manner that you could almost hear and taste the ocean as you flip through the book’s pages.

William was an educator for most of his professional life. He is a professor emeritus of Classics at Rutgers University. But before all his titles, he was already a certified man of the sea and chronicler of its stories. He hopes to preserve the legacy and craftsmanship of A Cat by compiling all his knowledge and experiences he has gained from sailing.

“The book is perfect for anyone who enjoys boats, boating, or the history of the boating world in general… Although a quick read, this book is packed in with details and specific building specs for the boats that fans and enthusiasts will thoroughly devour on every page. Whether readers enjoy history and history based on a particular field, or readers are passionate about the construction and marvelous story behind a classic like the A Cat, this is the book for you,” says Pacific Book Review.

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