Are Arrogant Magazine Publishing Executives Worse Than Witches?

LOS ANGELES - With photo

Having reviewed the new novel, THE HOLIDAY PARTY (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), the Kirkus Discoveries reviewer concludes that they are. The reviewer called this suspense genre novel, “A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny.” Kirkus Discoveries goes on to say, “A magazine’s change of ownership precipitates skullduggery, sorcery and declining ad revenue in this corporate potboiler.”

London Event Provides Individuals With the Tools to Redefine Their Lives in This Economic Crisis

LONDON - You’ve seen him on Larry King Live, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS, NBC, and ABC and in the hit movie “The Secret.” Teacher, World-Renowned Speaker and LifeSuccess Coach, Bob Proctor, Brings His Acclaimed ‘Create Your Own Economy’ Teachings to London for Three Days

At the Forefront of the Publishing Market, Hachette Book Group Adopts North Plains’ TeleScope Publishing Platform

TORONTO and NEW YORK - North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and publishing solutions, today announced that Hachette Book Group (HBG) will implement North Plains’ revolutionary TeleScope Publishing Platform(TM) (TPP). The new agreement will provide HBG with an unprecedented ability to manage their entire asset lifecycle from editorial, typesetting, eBook creation, promotion through to the distribution and monetization of their books.

Best-Selling Authors Help UK Schoolchildren in Renaissance Learning’s ‘Quest for Knowledge’

LONDON - Following the successful launch of the ‘Watch Them Grow’ initiative and sunflower-growing competition, Renaissance Learning is proud to announce a further opportunity for UK schools to win fantastic prizes, whilst testing their mental skills and encouraging reading for pleasure.

Interead Launches New ereader and Online Bookstore

NEW YORK and READING, England - COOL-ER is small, light and affordable; is world’s largest online bookstore

Disability Rights Handbook - Everything You Need to Know About Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits in One Book

LONDON - Disability Alliance is publishing the Disability Rights Handbook this week. Now in its 34th edition, the Handbook provides comprehensive information and guidance on benefits and services for people with a disability or health condition. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect changes in the benefits system, including the introduction of employment and support allowance and its impact on other benefits, and an expanded section on income tax and VAT relief.

Abu Dhabi Welcomes Nominations in Nine Book Awards

ABU DHABI - Rashed Al Oraimi, the Secretary General, announced yesterday the official call for nominations for Sheikh Zayed Book Award; an international awards program to recognize writers, translators, novelists and publishers who contribute to promoting the Arabic culture. Named after the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award was launched in October 2006 to honor writers and boost the Arab publishing Industry.

BBC Poetry Season 2009 is Now in Full Swing With a Range of Programming on All BBC Platforms Across, TV, Radio, Web, Print & Mobile

LONDON - A BBC Poetry Season football video ( has been created solely for the web. This video uses the idea of a breaking news story of a football signing as a surprising place for hearing a poem - ‘Jerusalem’ by William Blake.

AlphaSmart’s NEO now Offers Greater Functionality

LONDON - AlphaSmart, a division of Renaissance Learning, is pleased to announce some significant and important updates for its NEO and NEO 2 writing tools.

Author Declan Walsh Honored With National Leadership Award in Palliative Medicine

PHILADELPHIA - Dr. Walsh is the Primary Editor of Palliative Medicine, a new Clinical Reference Published by Elsevier

Nick Walker: A Sequence of Events

LONDON - Book Launch / Book Signing / London (Solo) Show 28 May 2009

Black Rat Press would like to announce that our next exhibition is a book launch and solo show of works by Nick Walker. Drago publishing invited Nick to work with them on a book to be published as part of their 36 Chambers Series. The 36 Chambers is an ongoing Drago project where artists are invited to produce a book with 96 pages in black, white and a colour of their choice - beyond this broad guideline artists have total freedom over the content of the book. For Nicks book - A Sequence of Events - he produced a series of works on paper and we are delighted to celebrate the launch of the book by holding an exhibition of these works along with a book signing.

Barack Obama… Upstaged by Peggy Babcock?

BASINGSTOKE, England - New digital publisher Creative Content has been giving US President Barack Obama some stiff competition in the bestseller lists recently, with their publication “Improve Your Speech - British English.”

Announcement of the Winner of the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award 2009

LONDON - Veuve Clicquot Champagne announces the winner of the 36th Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award at a champagne reception held at The Saatchi Gallery, Kings Road, London.

Important Deadline Extended in Google Book Search Copyright Settlement

NEW YORK - The federal court overseeing the Google Book Search Copyright Settlement today extended the Opt-Out Deadline in the case from May 5, 2009 to September 4, 2009 (the “Extended Opt-Out Deadline”). The Extended Opt-Out Deadline is the new date by which class members must decide whether to remain in the Settlement Class and receive the benefits of the Settlement, object to the Settlement, or opt out of the Settlement.

Henkel Presents “Henkel Collection” Art Catalog

DÜSSELDORF, Germany - An Art Collection for All Employees

During the period 1970 - 2000, professor of art Gabriele Henkel collected art from around the world for the Henkel company. These works enliven the offices, corridors, stairwells and canteens at Henkel’s Düsseldorf headquarters and have thus become part of the working environment of several thousand employees. The two-volume catalog “The Collection at Home - Henkel Collection” shows a selection of this unusual art collection comprised of paintings, exhibits of graphic and primitive art, photographs, tapestries and fabrics. Now the catalog has been launched in Düsseldorf.

F+W Media Selects iPublishCentral to Support its Viral Marketing Efforts

NEW YORK - F+W Media’s long-term partnership with Publishing Technology paves the way for the adoption of iPublishCentral solution

International Charity United Bible Society Chooses Ericom’s PowerTerm WebConnect

DROITWICH, England - Ericom announced today that the London-based charity United Bible Society (UBS) has selected PowerTerm WebConnect to provide secure remote application access.

Author’s Daughters Sing for Literacy

LONDON - With Photo

Suzy Brownlee has created a new series of children’s books for ages 9-12, featuring her two daughters who sing ‘Run’, a song composed especially for the series.

Save the Titanic Foundation Navigates Art World Successfully

SANTA MONICA, California - The Save the Titanic Foundation ( announced the completion of the Save the Titanic Foundation’s needled crafted work of art and cover of the Save the Titanic Foundation’s limited edition comic book. Zeljko “Z” Srdic, of Serbia, was hand picked from thousands of artists worldwide on the commissioned piece. “Z” states, “I enjoyed every single second in creating this piece and cover. I worked on it for over a year. I used needle. While I was working on it, James Horner soundtrack was on, and I thought about all those people who were on board. What a tragedy. I hope that this project will spawn more interest on this tragic event. Save The Titanic Foundation gave me an opportunity to be part of the history and I am proud of it.”

24 Hours Left to Take Advantage of Millionaire Investor’s GBP2k Pledge

LONDON - Anyone looking to retire rich through investing in ISAs has just 24 hours to take advantage of almost GBP2,000 of free investment gifts by purchasing a copy of Liquid Millionaire between midnight Thursday 2nd April and midnight Friday 3rd April 2009.

The American Medical Association and Elsevier Join to Co-Publish ICD-9-CM and HCPCS Coding Reference Books

CHICAGO and ST. LOUIS, Missouri - Books Authored by Noted Coding Author Carol J. Buck

CHICAGO and ST. LOUIS, Missouri, March 31 /PRNewswire/ –

New Academic Funding Report From the Centre for Social Cohesion

LONDON - A Degree of Influence: The Funding of Strategically Important Subjects
in UK Universities

Reading Good for Health

LONDON - Medical Experts Confirm Reading has Health Benefits

Top medical experts, Professor Louis Appleby and Baroness Susan
Greenfield, are backing a campaign about the health benefits of reading.

Elsevier Partners With Communispace to Launch Global Online Community

AMSTERDAM - Innovation Explorers Unites 300 Researchers From 69 Countries

Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the launch of Innovation
Explorers, an online community of 300 researchers from 69 countries. Through
online activities ranging from facilitated chats to one-on-one interviews,
the members will help Elsevier identify, design and deliver relevant products
and services that resonate with and inspire research scientists around the

Albelli Launches Photo Book Service in the UK

AMSTERDAM - Albumprinter, Europe’s leading photo book provider, today announced the
launch of its consumer label, albelli, in the UK

Announcing the International Ibsen Scholarships 2009

SKIEN, Norway - The International Ibsen Scholarships were initiated in 2007 by the
Norwegian government.

New Book Shows Billions are Being Wasted on Statins

LONDON - Millions of people already take a statin to lower their cholesterol and
millions more are about to be prescribed these drugs under current
guidelines. However, a new book provides substantial evidence to show that
most people do not need to lower their cholesterol.

Discussion on The Finance Crisis and Rescue: What Went Wrong? Why? What Lessons Can Be Learned?

TORONTO and LONDON - With world markets and the global economy still in turmoil, an event to
be held in London, UK later this month takes a timely look at the financial

Virgin Trains Staff and Mills & Boon in Unique Comic Relief Collaboration

LONDON and WARRINGTON, England - With Photos

Virgin Trains has teamed up with Mills & Boon to bring romance, kissing
and fun to train travellers and raise money for Red Nose Day.

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