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Ingram Publisher Services Adds Three New Clients

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) March 19, 2013

Ingram Publisher Services Inc., an Ingram Content Group company, today announced the addition of three new publisher clients: The Mother Company, Mandevilla Press, and The Law School Admission Council (LSAC).

“More publishers are investing in content creation, not distribution infrastructure, to meet the needs of todays consumer, said Mark Ouimet, Vice President and General Manager, Ingram Publisher Services. We are pleased to provide The Mother Company, Mandevilla Press, and LSAC with sales, marketing and distribution solutions to help them expand their presence and title reach in the market.”

The Mother Company was founded in 2010 with a goal of helping parents raise good people. The company offers resources and a line of products that are based on social and emotional learning. Well known for its Ruby’s Studio line, the company’s products include DVD’s, downloads, books, apps, dolls and music. U.S. sales and distribution are being handled by Ingram Publisher Services.

Mandevilla Press, launched by Bob Diforio of D4EO Literary Agency in the Fall of 2012, was developed to publish a selection of frontlist and backlist titles represented by D4EO. Titles include early works by Robert K. Tanenbaum and Jon Land, and fiction and non-fiction titles by new authors. Mandevilla Press will utilize offset and on-demand printing from Lightning Source? for titles. Ingram Publisher Services will provide full-service distribution and sales for the company in the U.S. and Canada.????

Founded in 1947, LSAC, known for administering the Law School Admission Test (LSAT?), provides software and information for admission offices and applicants, conducts educational conferences, sponsors and publishes research, funds diversity and other outreach grant programs, and publishes LSAT preparation books and law school guides. Ingram Publisher Services is currently handling distribution for LSACs popular line of official LSAT preparation books in the U.S. and Canada.


Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingrams fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingrams operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit http://www.ingramcontent.com

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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.

Ignite!, a Brand New Book from Publisher Happy About, Lights the Way for Emerging Leaders and Rising Corporate Stars

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2012

With his timely new book, Ignite!, Sal Silvester comes through for todays rising corporate stars – those bright, energetic and enthusiastic people who find themselves promoted to positions where their actions and decisions impact not just themselves but also their peers, direct reports and company.

Organizational development consultant Sal Silvester knows that rising stars exert a critical influence on employee engagement and satisfaction through the way they communicate, set performance goals, build team morale or simply engender trust and loyalty, but they need to equip themselves with tools to succeed in their new roles. Or, it will is cause endless frustration and an inordinate waste of time, energy and human potential which could lead to an avoidable turnover of top talent at a significant cost.

Sal Silvester, a veteran of corporate potential maximization, shows the path to igniting the potential of new leaders in this how-to business book. He teaches them how to align their teams with overall corporate goals and get their people’s commitment and support. In clear language that is easy to understand and translate into direct action, Sal provides emerging leaders with the toolset they need for successful transition up the corporate stairway. His trademarked, People-First Leadership model is both a set of principles that leaders can implement and a philosophy of leading which encourage leaders to focus on people first. His four essential rules for success encourage emerging leaders to lead by example,” align their team, build cohesion and engage and cultivate team members.

Randy Briggs, Senior Sourcing Manager at Vaisala Inc., who has stayed abreast of management literature for over twenty-five years says, I find Sals book to be the most practical guide to managing and leading a team. He calls the book thorough and well-written and believes it should inspire any manager to become a better leader.

Sals lucid articulation of a people-first business model teaches emerging leaders to make a perceptible impact on retention, engagement and productivity. By highlighting common errors that new managers make, Sal accelerates the transition to competent leadership and showcases the characteristics successful leaders must bring to the workplace. Marshall Goldsmith, whose own books have made it to the New York Times bestseller list, says that Ignite! sets leaders on course to make a significant difference in themselves, their people and their teams.

Years of corporate experience have taught Sal Silvester that most new leaders get promoted without an inkling of what leadership is all about. How they handle the often-rocky transition to management will affect them, their teams and the organization. Ignite! is Sal’s intelligent and actionable contribution towards smoothing the path to effective and seasoned leadership.

About the Author:

Sal Silvester is founder and president of 5.12 Solutions (five-twelve), an organizational development company based in Boulder, Colorado. Senior leaders count on Sal and his team of talented facilitators to help ignite the potential of their people, resulting in a highly engaged workforce, reduced turnover and organizational ability to capitalize on business opportunities. Sals unique perspective on team and leadership development comes from his experience as an Army Officer, an executive at Accenture and from hundreds of client engagements. A graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne Schools, Sal is passionate about rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering, and has traveled the U.S. and South America in pursuit of the ultimate climbing adventure. He has participated in six marathons and is an Ironman Triathlon finisher.

About Happy About?:

Happy About? books educate, entertain, and evoke. We publish books for individual non-fiction business authors who excel in their field of expertise as well as corporations that want to establish thought leadership and lead generation through a series of books. Corporations interested in exploring publishing a book series should contact the associate publisher, Janae Pierre, at janae.pierre(at)happyabout(dot)info, 408-921-1568. Non-fiction business authors should send an e-mail to Ms. Pierre asking for the “6 questions” or go to this URL: http://happyabout.info/contribute.php.

PUBLISHER: Happy About

TITLE: Ignite!

SUBTITLE: The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders

AUTHOR: Sal Silvester


PRICE: Paperback $ 19.95, eBook $ 14.95

ISBN: Paperback: 978-1-60005-222-4 (1-60005-222-3)

ISBN: eBook: 978-1-60005-223-1 (1-60005-223-1)


Press Copies:

A free copy of the book is available to the press upon request. Please email your request to presscopy(at)happyabout(dot)info.

Press Contact:

Sharyn Fitzpatrick, @themarcomguru

Phone: 650-814-5835

E-Mail: sharyn.fitzpatrick(at)happyabout(dot)info

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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 http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com 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 http://www.torridbooks.com 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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