Tuesday, 10 August 2010 14:21
Infinity Publishing, a pioneer in author-originated book publishing, today announced the keynote speakers for its much-anticipated 11th annual Authors’ Conference, set for the weekend of September 24-26, 2010. Dan Poynter and Marc Schulman to speak about emerging opportunities for traditional and self published authors in an industry buzzing over the rise of eBooks and other digital technologies.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010 13:37
The Infinity Publishing “Gathering of Authors” will take place at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Valley Forge, Penn., directly across from the famous Valley Forge National Park and approximately 30 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport. Full registration is $695, and includes meals, two nights’ lodging at the Radisson, and all conference activities.
Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:06
Pioneer in author-originated book publishing rolls out new program to promote environmental sustainability by helping authors fund planting of 100 trees for every new book title they publish.
Thursday, 20 May 2010 22:00
Pioneer in author-originated book publishing introduces comprehensive eBook conversion and distribution program with quality guarantee and compatibility on all major electronic reading devices.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:30
C.D. Payne is a self-publishing success story. His 1995 introductory novel Youth in Revolt, recently debuted as a riotous movie of the same name, at a surprising #9 for its first weekend rankings. But like most Hollywood fables, the real story is a long, winding road to a happy ending. From self publishing to traditional, and back again, Payne ultimately selected Infinity Publishing to continue his feisty Nick Twisp coming of age series, in books five and six.
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 08:10Eugenia Francis, Infinity author of Teach Your Child the Multiplication Tables: Fast, Fun &Easy with Dazzling Patterns, Grids & Tricks!, multiplied the exposure for her books and teaching guides when she recently scored an article in the Wall Street Journal. How she accomplished this prestigious feat by sending off one (1) email to the WSJ about her retirement, is amazing.
Tuesday, 16 June 2009 06:25
Not sure what to read for the summer? Well, The Beach Book Festival can help. They recently announced the winners of their annual competition program spotlighting the hottest reads of the upcoming summer season, and West Mt. Airy's Michael Kleiner received first place in the Autobiography/Biography category for his book, Beyond the Cold: An American's Warm Portrait of Norway. He received his award on June 5 at the prestigious Algonquin Hotel in New York City, former meeting place of famous and aspiring writers, actors, actresses, columnists and critics, beginning in 1919.
The Festival, which is among a number of competitions sponsored by JM Northern, based in Hollywood, CA, considers self-published or independent published non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children's books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books. In addition to the category winners and a grand prize recipient, 39 authors were honorable mention recipients.
For Mr. Kleiner, this comes on the heels of Norwegian American Weekly citing Beyond the Cold as "a great book to give and get" in its Christmas catalog. "I now have winter and summer covered," jokes Kleiner. "The Beach Book Festival announced the winners on its site on Monday (June 1) and I scrolled down and saw my name in first place. Obviously, it was overwhelming to see my name in first place. The ceremony was four days later."
The book chronicles Kleiner’s year living in Norway with his family at age 11, attending a Norwegian school, learning a different language, new sports and about Norwegian culture. He has returned five times as an adult, and he develops an affinity and passion for the country, its culture and people although he is not of Norwegian descent. Not only does he find a second home and family, but a country that is more than cold weather and that these intercultural experiences contributed to the person he has become.
Beyond the Cold is written with warmth, sensitivity, humor, caring and insight. There are a number of accounts of Norwegian’s resistance during WWII and personally meeting Jewish and non-Jewish survivors in Norway and other European countries. He also includes research about places he visits and Norwegian history and customs. The combination of childhood memories and adult experiences and perspective makes the book unique.
In addition to readers, Beyond the Cold has been reviewed favorably by Fjell og Vidde, Norway’s largest outdoors magazine; The Norseman, a magazine for Norwegians and friends of Norway outside the country; is listed among Books about Norway on The National Geographic Traveler 48 Hours in Oslo blog, right there with Sigrid Undset and Henrik Ibsen. Last October, he was invited to the four-day Norwegian Fall Festival, the largest Scandinavian festival in North America – approximately 60,000 people -- held in Minot, ND.
Mr. Kleiner operates his own public relations and web site business with a concentration on authors, small businesses and special events. A past president of the Mt. Airy Business Association, he is a graduate of Germantown Friends School, Rutgers University (B.A. in Journalism and History) and Temple University (Ed.M in Educational Media).
Monday, 15 June 2009 08:30
"What We Do - Working in the Theatre" written by Bo Metzler recently won the Gold "Book of the Year" Award given by Foreword Magazine in the Performing Arts/Drama catagory.
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