• August 12, 2017
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Do you prefer to read ebooks or paperbacks?


  • August 8, 2017
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Why Book Covers Are So Important l Lee Matthew Goldberg @leematthewg

WHY BOOK COVERS ARE SO IMPORTANT by Lee Matthew Goldberg The idea that you can’t judge a book by its cover is bull, since how else are you supposed to initially judge a book when wandering through the aisles in a store or clicking through Amazon online? The cover is the first and most important part of advertising before someone even cracks the spine. I’m in love with the cover for my novel The Mentor from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press. It was designed by Jimmy Iacobelli, who did an amazing job. St. Martin’s Press asked for my input prior,
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  • August 7, 2017
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Dr. Tony Hampton shares why he chose a healthcare career

Meet the Author   Dr. Tony Hampton has been treating patients with multiple chronic conditions for nearly two decades. In addition to his role as an Advocate Medical Group (AMG) family physician over the last nine years, Dr. Hampton currently holds multiple responsibilities within the Advocate Healthcare, including Medical Director of AMG Beverly, Vice-Chair of AMG’s Governing Council, Chair of Health Outcomes Committee and Co-Chair of Executive Diversity Council. Over the last two years, Dr. Hampton has worked closely with AOS, successfully piloting advancements in AMG’s operations management systems. He is a champion for change that results in greater work-life
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  • July 24, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with EJ Apicello

Welcome to EJ’s real, crazy, emotional, probably too honest journey. She is an everyday girl in this everyday world trying to keep her head above water. Within the pages of this book you will learn about the things that have broken EJ down and the steps she is taking to build back up. You will see, that this story is written in a unique, general, conversational voice, which was her choice. She wants you to be able to picture yourself in her shoes, relate her trials and tribulations to yours and see that you too can find your happiness. Even if
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  • July 17, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with ‘When the Sky Falls’ Joseph Bendoski @JBendoski #blogtour

Thriller. Espionage. Conspiracy. This book would make a great movie! I am thrilled to have as my guest today, Joe Bendoski, author of When the Sky Falls. Joe studied psychology in college and was fascinated by all the insights it provided into human behavior, only to realize most the information never reach people, and when it did, rarely was it in a form that allowed for practical application. He started writing non-fiction, but soon came to understand how few people read that genre and began the difficult transition into fiction writing. His non-fiction works include; the Chemistry of Attraction and
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  • July 6, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with Miri Leshem-Pelly

Miri Leshem-Pelly is the author-illustrator of 14 children’s books. She’s also illustrated 14 books for other writers. When Miri isn’t writing she can be found speaking at schools, kindergartens and libraries. She is invited to do more than 200 presentations with her books per year. Miri is also a Regional Advisor for SCBWI (Society of Children’s book writers & illustrators). Miri is represented by Olswanger Literary Agency. Miri’s works have won awards and her illustrations have been shown on several exhibitions. Miri lives in Israel with her husband and two children, and loves reading books and going on nature hikes.
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  • June 26, 2017
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20 Questions with Diana Sims, author of Forever King: Surviving the Loss of My Unborn Child

Are you a morning writer or a night writer? I write best at night time after I have put the kids to sleep, and have peace and quiet to just release all my thoughts, emotions, and creativity. Do you outline or are you a pantster? I am a pantster. I love to write organically and format everything at a later time. Which comes first – plot or character? My novel was a Nonfiction / self-help book regarding actual events leading to the death of my son. So for this question neither. Noise or quiet when working on your manuscript? I
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  • June 23, 2017
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20 Q’s with Women’s Fiction Author Evy Journey

Today’s guest is Evy Journey, author of HELLO, ANGIESZKA. Here are 20 things you may or may not know about Evy! Are you a morning writer or a night writer? Both. I don’t have a set schedule. I may start as early as nine o’clock, stop before my lunch hour. I may write some more at about 11 PM and go on until 2 AM. Do you outline or are you a pantster? Neither. I don’t outline, but I do think through and imagine my characters in a scene before I write it. Sometimes, characters dictate what happens. Which comes
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  • June 22, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with ‘Surgeon’s Story’ Marck Oristano

We’re happy to be hosting Mark Oristano, author of the new nonfiction, Surgeon’s Story! Mark is here to tell us all about the writing life and his publishing journey. Don’t forget to check out his new book and pick up your copy! Mark Oristano has been a professional writer/journalist since the age of 16. After growing up in suburban New York, Oristano moved to Texas in 1970 to attend Texas Christian University.  A major in Mass Communications, Mark was hired by WFAA-TV in 1973 as a sports reporter, the start of a 30-year career covering the NFL and professional sports.
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  • June 20, 2017
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A Bookish Conversation with ‘The Call House’ C.P. Stiles

C.P. Stiles lives and writes in Washington, DC. The Call House: A Washington Novel is her first published novel, but she has a drawerful of new novels just waiting to be published. WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS: AUTHOR WEBSITE BOOK WEBSITE PUBLISHER’S WEBSITE TWITTER FACEBOOK About the Book: Title: THE CALL HOUSE: A WASHINGTON NOVEL Author: C.P. Stiles Publisher: Bacon Press Books Pages: 204 Genre: Literary Fiction A war on vice In Washington, DC—a city constantly awash in scandals? Hard to believe, but it really happened.  Only not exactly the way it’s told here. All Mattie Simon knows is that she
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  • June 7, 2017
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5 Things You Should Know About Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT

5 Things You Should Know About Tapped Out For College Students: Stress Relief Using EFT You don’t have to read Tapped Out cover to cover. We wrote the book for busy college students and we know you don’t want another text book. The Table of Contents is the perfect starting place, allowing you to pinpoint your issue and flip to the appropriate section. Some of the topics covered in the book include time management, homework, exams, relationships, money, health, and preparing the real world following college. Our BESD system makes the process easy for beginners as well as seasoned tappers.
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  • May 23, 2017
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Author Interview: Bruce Forciea, author of ‘Alan 2’

Bruce Forciea is known for taking complex scientific concepts and making them easy to understand through engaging stories and simple explanations. He is an Amazon Best Selling Author and author of several books on healing and biology, along with science fiction thriller novels. His fiction writing draws on a diverse and eclectic background that includes touring and performing with a professional show, designing digital circuits, treating thousands of patients, and teaching. His stories include complex plots with unexpected twists and turns, quirky characters, and a reality very similar to our own. Dr. Forciea lives in Wisconsin and loves writing during
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  • May 18, 2017
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20 Questions with Author George Finney

GEORGE FINNEY, ESQ., has worked in Cybersecurity for over 15 years and is the author of No More Magic Wands: Transformative Cybersecurity Change for Everyone. He is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for Southern Methodist University where he has also taught on the subject of Corporate Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Mr. Finney is an attorney and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional as well as a Certified Information Security Systems Professional and has spoken on Cybersecurity topics across the country. WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | GOODREADS About the Book: Once upon a time there was a
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  • May 11, 2017
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Interview with ‘The Feet Say Run’ Daniel A. Blum

Daniel A. Blum grew up in New York, attended Brandeis University and currently lives outside of Boston with his family. His first novel Lisa33 was published by Viking in 2003. He has been featured in Poets and Writers magazine, Publisher’s Weekly and most recently, interviewed in Psychology Today. Daniel writes a humor blog, The Rotting Post, that has developed a loyal following. His latest release is the literary novel, The Feet Say Run. WEBSITE & SOCIAL LINKS: WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK   About the Book: At the age of eighty-five, Hans Jaeger finds himself a castaway among a group
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  • May 2, 2017
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What do Surgeon’s Story and Jimmy Kimmel have in common? Lots.

If you’ve been watching TV or been online at all today, you’ve seen the story about TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s newborn son having open heart surgery for a condition called Tetralogy of Fallot. Jimmy made an incredibly moving speech about it at the start of his show last night. He and his wife were lucky in that they had access to Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles and one of the best pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons in the country to take care of their child. In SURGEON’S STORY, my new book about pediatric heart surgeon Dr. Kristine Guleserian, the first patient we
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  • May 2, 2017
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First Chapter Reveal: Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz

Title: MIRACLE MAN Author: William Leibowitz Publisher: Manifesto Media Group Pages: 385 Genre: Thriller REVERED     REVILED      REMARKABLE The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero.  Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real. So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history.  But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from? As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect.  Yet
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  • April 25, 2017
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Mark Oristano on virtual book tour with Surgeon’s Story

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Mark Oristano’s SURGEON’S STORY (Authority Publishing) virtual book tour May 1 – July 28. Mark will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new literary fiction that critics are saying is a page turner! Mark has been a professional writer/journalist since the age of 16. After growing up in suburban New York, Oristano moved to Texas in 1970 to attend Texas Christian University. A major in Mass Communications, Mark was hired by WFAA-TV in 1973 as a sports reporter, the start
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First Chapter Reveal: The Ashes by Vincent Zandri

Title: THE ASHES Author: Vincent Zandri Publisher: Bear Media Pages: 277 Genre: Thriller/Horror/Romantic Suspense HORROR IN THE DARK WOODS It’s been eight years since artist and single mom, Rebecca Underhill, was abducted and left to die in an old broken down house located in the middle of the dark woods. But even if her abductor, Joseph William Whalen, has since been killed, another, more insidious evil is once more out to get her in the form of the Skinner. The son of an abusive butcher, Skinner intends on finishing the job Whalen started but failed at. How is he going
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First Chapter: Alan 2 by Bruce Forciea

Title: ALAN 2 Author: Bruce Forciea Publisher: Open Books Pages: 278 Genre: Cyber-Thriller A brilliant artificial intelligence (AI) scientist, Dr. Alan Boyd, develops a new program that integrates part of his brain with a computer’s operating system. The program, Alan 2, can anticipate a user’s needs and automatically perform many tasks. A large software company, International Microsystems (IM) desperately wants the program and tempts Dr. Boyd with huge sums of money, but when Dr. Boyd refuses their offer, IM sabotages his job, leaving him in a difficult financial situation. Dr. Boyd turns to Alan 2 for an answer to his
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  • April 1, 2017
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Pump Up Your Book Announces Daniel A. Blum’s The Feet Say Run Virtual Book Tour

Pump Up Your Book! is proud to announce Daniel A. Blum’s THE FEET SAY RUN (Gabriel’s Horn Press) virtual book tour April 3 – June 30. Daniel will be guest appearing at blogs throughout the U.S. and international regions talking about his phenomenal new literary fiction that critics are saying is ‘eccentric, hilarious and, in the end, very moving’! Daniel A. Blum grew up in New York, attended Brandeis University and currently lives outside of Boston with his family. His first novel Lisa33 was published by Viking in 2003. He has been featured in Poets and Writers magazine, Publisher’s Weekly
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