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Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Massage Proven to Have Immediate and Long-Term Health Benefits

Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 03, 2013

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that a simple massage can deliver both immediate and long-term health benefits, including lower blood pressure, cold prevention, and younger-looking skin.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin ( notes, massage therapists at a University of Alabama rehabilitation center say that massage delivers health benefits both immediately and over the long term. While many can agree that it feels great to get a massage, there are clinical benefits involved, too. Right off the bat, one can experience reduced tightness in the muscles, improved blood flow and breathing, and relief from anxiety and stress.

As the article The One Relaxing Thing to Help Many Health Problems reports, in the long term, massage therapy can improve a persons range of motion, strengthen the immune system, and lead to an improved sense of well-being. It is also a superior way to combat stress, which is a major hidden cause of illness.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article explains that there are several different style of massages that can specifically provide many different health benefits. Swedish massages are great for stress relief; deep-tissue massages are ideal for any deeper aches and pains. The final two main massages are neuromuscular and trigger point therapy, although there are many others, including Thai massage.

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin concludes by noting that, to see the health benefits of massage therapy, the frequency that a person should get a massage can vary. If a person has no physical issues and is just looking to relax, they could go once every couple of months. If they have particular health problems that massage helps, they can seek massage as often as needed. If a person has a specific need, they should try getting a massage once a week for a predetermined period of time to work through that health issue.

(SOURCE: The right massage can relax the body and improve health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, January 29, 2013.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press views on Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit

New E-Book Publisher Aims To Be “World’s Greenest Press”

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012

Are e-books green? Although creation of e-readers has a carbon footprint, the break-even point is at about twenty books. Since most are used for hundreds of books, e-readers are good for the environment, say several studies.

Bitingduck Press, of Altadena, California and Montreal, Quebec, aims to make e-books greener still. “The key is to keep local bookstores and other businesses thriving,” says founder Jay Nadeau, who admits she still loves curling up with a paper book. One way Bitingduck does this is to arrange for print-on-demand of its e-titles through independent bookstores. Customers wanting a print copy will be directed to the bookstore site, where they can place an order as if for any print book. The press also offers its entire e-catalog to local libraries at a large discount.

Some of the ecological benefits of e-publishing are less tangible but nonetheless real. At the May 12 Pasadena LitFest, Bitingduck was able to deliver its entire catalog of almost 140 books, including press kits and swag, in a Bike Friday bicycle trailer. Each book in the catalog is marked with a QR code and URL. Visitors with smartphones can read the code and go immediately to the site where the book can be purchased for any e-reader.

Because overhead costs are low, prices for the press’s e-books are also reasonable, and significantly lower than for the print versions ($ 2.99-$ 9.99 for all titles).

The press’s founder are all PhDs in physics who love a technical challenge. Part of what inspired Bitingduck’s creation was the rapid growth of new devices and software that make e-formatting possible for nearly any book. “Just six months ago we said we couldn’t handle illustrated children’s books,” says Jay. “Now we’re actively looking for them.” Equations, photos, even video can all be handled by the new generation of e-readers.

The press is actively seeking partnerships with local bookstores for print-on-demand, and welcomes submissions from new authors, especially of technical non-fiction and fiction about academia or the lives of scientists. They also love young adult and children’s books.

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Bitingduck Press Targets Tech-Savvy Readers With Electronic Books By and For Geeks of All Ages

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2012

Popular TV shows have brought the quirky lives of scientists to the viewing public, and Bitingduck Press wants to share this world with readers. A new independent publisher based in Pasadena and Montreal, Bitingduck specializes print and e-format original fiction and non-fiction with a nerd theme, broadly defined. Founded in March, the press has contracted four authors so far and is currently accepting submissions in a wide range of genres.

Jay Nadeau, a professor of biomedical engineering and Editor-in-Chief, founded Bitingduck Press out of a passion for great books and a desire to give a voice to those who can show the realities of life in science and academia, without ivory tower sugar-coating and with real content. Think Arrowsmith for the twenty-first century, she suggests. I like all styles: literary, genre, and especially young adult.

The presss first three offerings will appear in summer to fall 2012. A Slow Cold Death (by Susy Gage) is a murder mystery set in a physics department, where what appears to be a personal vendetta turns out to have a six hundred million dollar motive. On the more fanciful side are two young adult paranormal adventures. Only the Moon Howls (by Connie Senior) is the story of a 17-year-old MIT astrophysics student who drops out and runs away to Romania to hunt vampires. For younger teens, Duck Boy (by Bill Bunn) tells the story of a bullied 14-year-old animal lover who discovers the power of alchemy.

ABOUT BITINGDUCK PRESS: Bitingduck Press is a new independent press based in Pasadena and Montreal, accepting fiction and non-fiction submissions for small print runs and extensive electronic distribution and marketing in all formats. The company has distribution contracts with all major eBook sellers and with several distributors of print and print-on-demand paperbacks. Company founders are Jay Nadeau and Chris Lindensmith, both PhDs in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1996. Along with publishing, they offer freelance editorial and copyediting services and scientific consultation to the entertainment industry.

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Balboa Press Sponsors First-Ever Hay House Visions Fiction-Writing Contest

Bloomington, IND (PRWEB) April 04, 2012

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Inc., and leading self-publisher of personal empowerment books with a positive message, announced they will be sponsoring the first Hay House Visions Fiction Writing Contest. The Grand Prize winner of the contest will receive a Hay House Visions publishing contract and a $ 5,000 advance.

Hay House Visions is a new fiction-publishing imprint launched by Hay House, Inc., with the goal of bringing empowering fiction books to readers everywhere. The winner of the contest will join Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Gay Hendricks as one of Hay Houses first fiction authors. The contest is open to authors who are at least 18 years of age and have written an unpublished manuscript that is at least 50,000 words in length. Entries are received at:

All eligible entries must be received by June 1, 2012. Winners will be announced on June 16, 2012. In addition to the grand prize, the following prizes will be offered:

????One First Prize winner will receive a free Discover publishing package from Balboa Press, a video press release announcing the availability of the book and will be interviewed by Hay House Radio.

????One Second Prize winner will receive a free Connect publishing package from Balboa Press.

For more information, including the complete list of prizes, rules, regulations and an explanation of editorial standards and judging procedures, please visit:

For more information about self-publishing with Balboa Press, please visit:


About Balboa Press

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc., is a leading provider of publishing products designed for the self-help, and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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Leading Indie Publisher Bancroft Press Announces New Emphasis on Memoirs in 2012 and 2013

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) March 30, 2012

On March 30, 2012, Bruce Bortz, founder and publisher of leading independent publishing house Bancroft Press, announced that his company would shift its focus from fiction, the companys primary (though not exclusive) emphasis for more than a decade, to memoir.

The change will begin on June 12, when Bancroft, located in Baltimore, MD, will launch Marcy Millers Rebooting in Beverly Hills: A Wise and Wild Path for Navigating the Dating World, a dating over 50 memoir tagged as Sex and the City for the next generation.

Its funny, its wise, and its uniquely insightful about real life, says Bortz of Rebooting in Beverly Hills. Its exactly what we look for in a good memoir.

In a way, says Bortz, the change began last August, with the release of Jackie O: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis, a fictional autobiography of the former first lady. Although not actually written by Onassisin fact, it was written by accomplished psychoanalyst Dr. Alma Bondit told a true story from a first-person perspective, and became one of Bancrofts most successful titles in years.

Our slogan here at Bancroft has always been Books that Enlighten, says Bortz. Jackie O did that, and so do our upcoming memoirs.

Aside from Rebooting in Beverly Hills, these new titles include Gerald Felix Warburgs Dispatches from the Eastern Front, an insider and lobbyists view of Washington, D.C. politics; an untitled memoir from Kevin Kelly about a former football coach who turned out to be a mob enforcer; Phyllis Hains Diamond in the Dark, a Southern girls true story of growing up in the midst of child and spousal abuse, then becoming a national champion of the abused; and in October of this year, Walking Home with Baba, Rohini Ralbys spiritual account of her time spent with Swami Muktananda.

But Bortz emphasizes that this new emphasis on memoir does not mean Bancroft is moving away from fiction. In fact, Bancrofts next title, Elizabeth Leikness The Understory, due out June 1, is a work of humorous literary fiction. We will continue to publish excellent fiction, Bortz says. But well publish terrific memoirs as well.

In a sense, this is Bancroft Press returning to its roots. Nonfiction was the predominant focus of Bancroft Press for nearly its first decade of operation.

Fiction and memoir have a lot in common, says Bortz, especially first-person fiction, which Ive always found to be extremely intimate. They both tell great stories. Really, thats what were all about.

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Ebook Publisher Whiskey Creek Press Has 9th Anniversary

Casper, WY (PRWEB) March 13, 2012

A traditional small press publisher paying author royalties, Whiskey Creek Press may be found at and at Torrid Books (see URL below). To thank WCP readers for 9 years of publishing success, both WCP websites offer 9 selected ebooks for just 99 cents each during the month of March 2012. Additionally, WCP is offering a free download of the novel One Italian Summer by romance author Janet Mills at the WCP line website. Ms. Mills was one of two original authors published by Whiskey Creek Press back in March 2003, and she has since published several books with Whiskey Creek Press.

Whiskey Creek Press is always open for author submissions, and submission guidelines can be found at each website. At the all-genre WCP line submissions of contemporary and historic romances, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense mysteries are especially welcome. The WCP Torrid Book website at is seeking sensual/erotic romance submissions in historic romance, fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction genres. All Whiskey Creek Press books are published in ebook format, and the print option is available too for eligible titles. WCP ebook titles are also sold by Amazon Kindle, Amazon Print, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

For more information about the Whiskey Creek Press 9th anniversary, 9 selected ebooks for just 99 cents each at both websites, and author submission guidelines visit the Whiskey Creek Press and Torrid Books websites today.

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Cool Well Press Releases the Dr. Gladstone Series by Paula Paul

Newport, RI (PRWEB) February 17, 2012

These books have been released simultaneously in traditional paperback and e-book formats and are available at the publishers website at as well as Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

The stories feature Dr. Alexandra Gladstone who, in 1880, has taken over her late fathers practice in the fictitious village of Newton-Upon-Sea. Besides battling the towns reluctance to accept a female practicing medicine, she also finds enough murder and mayhem in the surrounding area to keep her life interesting.

The first book in the series, entitled Symptoms of Death, as well as the second book, An Improper Death, and the third, Half a Mind to Murder were each on the Independent Mystery Book Sellers bestseller lists in the first month of their release.

Fans of the series tell me they enjoy learning about the history of the era as well becoming engrossed in the mystery, Ms. Paul said. And then there are the dog lovers who want to read about Zack, Dr. Gladstones Landseer Newfoundland, since he loves to stick his nose into the murders.

Ms. Paul said she has found the comments fans have made about social issues interesting as well. For example, in one of the stories Dr. Gladstone meets Florence Nightingale who was adamantly against vaccinations. I didnt take a stand one way or the other, but my readers were surprised to know Miss Nightingale was so outspoken against vaccinations.

Im very happy that Cool Well Press is reissuing the books in both print and electronic format, Ms. Paul said, and I am particularly happy to be writing more books in the series.

About Cool Well Press

Cool Well Press offers its readers a variety of genres including fantasy, mystery, science fiction, suspense, historicals, Young Adult, and non-fiction. Cool Well Press strives to bring you the best and brightest authors and stories that will touch your heart, open your mind, and keep you thinking long past The End. For more information, please visit Cool Well Press at For the latest, follow @coolwellpress on Twitter.

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