Summer Series Celebrates True Stories Of American Dogs
Author and historian Kate Kelly runs a website, America Comes Alive, dedicated to telling little-known stories from America’s past. Each summer, throughout July and August, America Comes Alive celebrates the “Dog Days of Summer” with three new dog stories each week for eight weeks, from service dogs and military dogs to President’s dogs and dogs in show business.
“Owney, the post office dog that became a mascot for the U.S. postal service in the 1880s, was the first dog I wrote about,” says Kate Kelly. “After Owney, I came upon all sorts of stories—Sergeant Stubby, a pit bull who accompanied a military unit throughout World War I and came home safely. There are also stories of dogs with all sorts of jobs, and of course, the series has to include some Hollywood dogs like Toto and Lassie.”
A few of the dogs that are schedule for 2013 are a dog trained to help scientists track and find endangered species, comfort dogs who are used to calm crime victims or those testifying in court, and Abraham Lincoln’s dog, Fido. There will also be several stories about dogs during the Civil War.
“This is the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and in my research, I have been finding that though there was no official canine corps in the 1860s that dogs were a vital part of many regiments during this time,” says Kelly. “Readers will be amazed and amused by these stories.”
“The series has been a great way to open a window on America’s past,” says Kelly. “The first seeing-eye dog was not introduced to the U.S. until 1929. The story about how Morris Frank devoted his entire life to make certain his dog was accepted in public places—from buses to restaurants and on airplanes—brings a whole new understanding to Americans when they see a guide or therapy dog with someone on the street.”
Readers may read the stories on the website www.AmericaComesAlive.com, or sign up to receive the stories by email.
In addition, Kate has just released a new book, You Lucky Dog! From Homeless to Famous… True Stories of Amazing American Dogs. The collection is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that survived and thrived against the odds. Kate captures their very souls in moving descriptions of the devotion, loyalty and trust that changed both the fortune of these very special dogs and the lives of their human caregivers. There are also heart-warming stories about dogs like Toto and Benji as well as a few presidential dogs.
You Lucky Dog! is available in both print ($8.99) and as an ebook ($2.99) from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords and can be ordered through independent bookstores.
Kate Kelly is the successful author of more than 35 nonfiction books. She is a contributing blog writer to The Huffington Post. Her website AmericaComesAlive.com and monthly e-letters celebrate Kate’s love of American history and America’s dogs. She is an engaging speaker and has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The View, CBS Early Show, CNN and MSNBC.
For media inquiries, contact Kelsey McBride at Kelsey@BookPublicityServices.com
New Book for Dog Lovers: ‘You Lucky Dog!’
Kate Kelly’s newest book ‘You Lucky Dog!’ is now available for sale in paperback ($8.49) and e-book ($2.99).
You Lucky Dog! is an uplifting compilation of true stories about homeless dogs that survived and thrived against the odds to become celebrities. Kate skillfully warms hearts with stories about Toto from The Wizard of Oz, Rin Tin Tin, Benji, America’s first dogs, and more. You Lucky Dog! beautifully recounts the adversity each of these amazing creatures faced en route to a grand destiny.
Kate captures their very souls in moving descriptions of the devotion, loyalty and trust that changed both the fortune of these very special dogs and the lives of their human caregivers. Filled with historical facts and endearing tales of endurance and character these bite-sized stories make ideal reading for any dog lover.
You Lucky Dog! is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Kate Kelly is the successful author of more than 35 nonfiction books. She is a contributing blog writer to The Huffington Post. Her website http://AmericaComesAlive.com/ and monthly eLetters celebrate Kate’s love of American history and America’s dogs. During July and August Kate publishes three new stories of American dogs each week. She is an engaging speaker and has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, The View, CBS Early Show, CNN and MSNBC.
For media inquiries, contact Kelsey McBride at email@example.com.
Fourat Janabi Releases New Book ‘S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism’
Fourat Janabi announced today that his new book, S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, is now available for sale on Amazon.
“What causes cancer? Are genetically modified foods dangerous? Is climate change real? Do homeopathic remedies really work?”
S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism, by Fourat Janabi, discusses the differences between good and bad science.
Fourat explores scientific research about cancer, genetically modified foods, climate change, vaccinations, western medicine, homeopathy, evolution, and other fascinating current issues. This book is about knowing how to differentiate between bad science and good science when reading scientific studies on the Internet. There are many articles out there that doubt climate change, deny evolution, rationalize homeopathy, fabricate cancer causes, or oppose vaccinations. S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism helps readers learn how to use critical thinking skills to debunk nonsense
Fourat criticizes the prevalence of misinformation online and in the media about scientific research. He teaches readers the importance of credible sources, sufficient evidence, placebo effects, biases, and sample sizes so that the reader can better recognize bad science.
S3: Science, Statistics and Skepticism is available for sale on Amazon.
Fourat Janabi is a writer, entrepreneur, and photographer. He currently resides in Italy. For more information, visit http://www.fouratjanabi.net/
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Is Book Publicity Worth The Investment?
Selling enough copies of your book to quit your full time job and make a living as an author is not as easy of a task as you would hope. You can post your book on a variety of websites such as Amazon, GoodReads, and Shelfari, and attract new customers here and there, but the odds of your book selling millions, thousands, or even hundreds of copies without a complete and effective book publicity campaign are very low. You will need to invest in various public relations strategies to create a big enough buzz to get people to want to buy your book(s). Authors often ask ‘Is a book publicist worth the investment?’ Our answer is yes, and here’s why:
Hiring a publicist will increase awareness and book sales. A book publicist will help get the word out about your book, provide valuable media opportunities to promote your book, and save you time. There are many short-term and long-term benefits of investing in book publicity services.
A good book publicist can spread the word about your book and have an impressive number of copies sold within months. A publicist has established relationships with media contacts including book reviewers, editors, reporters, bloggers, producers, and more to secure press placements, book reviews, and interviews, which will bring wide exposure in a short amount of time. A publicist coordinates all media exposure such as television and radio interviews, newspaper articles, and features in magazines.
Hiring a publicist to handle promoting your book will save you a lot of time. Publicists have the media contacts needed to secure media coverage. For example, most publicists use a PR software called Cision, which costs about $3,000/year for a database directory of all media contacts. Also, publicists are experts at writing media pitches, press releases, and other PR materials to promote your book. It would be very time consuming for an author to manually compile a list of media contacts to pitch, create a pitch, distribute press releases, and write other PR materials. The amount of valuable time you save hiring a publicist to promote your book, instead of having to do it yourself, definitely makes it worth the investment.
With an ongoing book publicity campaign, your book sales will continuously increase. In a six month period to a year after having hired a PR expert, you will have sold more copies of your book(s) than you would have sold in a number of years using limited distribution outlets and minimal marketing strategies. A publicist can help maximize your opportunities to sell more books over the years through online publicity. Most online articles, press releases, and other press placements are permanent links, meaning that you can continuously generate book sales from the press placements your publicist secures for years after they were originally posted.
More Distribution Options
The more copies you sell the more eligible your book becomes to be shelved by larger and more well-known distributors. Once your book qualifies to be sold through major distribution outlets, your pool of potential buyers will increase.
Higher Demand for Next Release
A publicist can help build up your online presence so that when you release your next book it will be easier to promote and sell. Book publicity helps start to build a reader base that will continually grow. Your publicist can get the buzz going so that fans will be anticipating your next release. Having done a fantastic job of making your first book a major success, your publicist will be in a position to get even more impressive results out of your next book.
To conclude, book publicity is worth the investment because it provides faster recognition, more distribution options, and higher demand for your next book release, as well as saves times and increases book sales. With a qualified publicist, the sales of your book release in the first year will already have justified the cost of book publicity services. At Book Publicity Services, we have talented and experienced book publicists for all types of genres who are able to help publicize your book. To learn more, visit https://bookpublicityservices.com/.
Pitching A Book To The Media: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?
Media exposure is an essential element of a book publicity campaign. This article explains the 5 W’s for pitching a book to the media – Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?
Who: To get media exposure, you need to pitch your book to all types of media outlets: newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, websites, and blogs. It is best to hire a publicist to pitch your book out because they have established relationships with media contacts including book reviewers, editors, reporters, producers, radio show hosts, bloggers, and more.
What: A pitch is an email that is sent to the media to promote your book. It usually includes a short synopsis of your book, cover image, background on you as the author, a link to your website, and the opportunity to review your book or interview you. You can also include sample interview questions, quotes from the author, or testimonials from reviewers.
Where: It is important to pitch your book to local media outlets where you live, as well as nationwide.
When: For the best results, you should send your pitch out first thing in the morning on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
Why: Media exposure is the best way to get the word out about your book. It provides instant credibility, creates awareness, and increases book sales. By pitching your book out to the media, you can get the opportunity to do television and radio interviews, or get blog posts, book reviews, website interviews, articles in magazines, feature stories in newspapers, and more to promote your book.
How: People in the media are inundated with pitches and don’t have time to read them all, so it is important to make your pitch stand out and keep it as brief as possible. Use an attention grabbing subject line, email each media contact individually, and only include the most relevant information about the book in your pitch.
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Book Publicity Services Proudly Supports The Alabama Book Festival
Book Publicity Services, a leading book publicity agency, announced today that they are participating as a partner of the eighth annual Alabama Book Festival.
The 2013 Alabama Book Festival will be held Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Kiwanis Park at Old Alabama Town, 301 Columbus St., Montgomery, AL 36104. This free public event is the state’s premier book festival, with 5,000 people from around the state and the southeast converging in the capital to meet with and hear from their favorite authors and scholars.
More than 45 authors are scheduled to attend the Alabama Book Festival, including:
Peggy Vonsherie Allen – The Pecan Orchard (memoir)
Walter Bennett – Leaving Tuscaloosa (fiction)
Kathleen Driskell – Peck and Pock: A Graphic Poem (graphic poetry)
Jennifer Echols – Such a Rush (young adult fiction)
May Lamar – Brother Sid: A Novel of Sidney Lanier (historical fiction)
Tasia Malakasis – Tasia’s Table: Cooking with the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre (cookbook)
Carroll Dale Short – I Left My Heart in Shanghi, Alabama (essays)
During the daylong festival the authors will read excerpts, answer questions and be on hand to sign books. A list of all the authors and a brief biography of each along with hours and other information is listed at www.alabamabookfestival.org.
“We are proud to support the Alabama Book Festival,” said Kelsey McBride, Publicist at Book Publicity Services. “As one of Alabama’s leading literary events, the annual Alabama Book Festival continues to attract a wonderful array of authors to suit all ages and interests, and we are pleased to support its valuable work to promote reading, books, and literacy.”
Kelsey McBride is a publicist specializing in book publicity and promoting authors. Kelsey started Book Publicity Services to help authors build awareness, gain credibility, and increase book sales through press releases, media exposure, and social media. For more information on Book Publicity Services, visit https://bookpublicityservices.com/.