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Publishers Newswire announces Semi-annual BOOKS TO BOOKMARK List for June 2024: 8 New Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

TEMECULA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its latest semi-annual "books to bookmark" list for June 2024, noting 8 new and interesting books from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published over the past year. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional large book publishing houses or celebrity authors.

Publishers Newswire announces Semi-annual BOOKS TO BOOKMARK List for June 2024: 8 New Books You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

TEMECULA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its latest semi-annual "books to bookmark" list for June 2024, noting 8 new and interesting books from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published over the past year. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional large book publishing houses or celebrity authors.

Garden Studios Bills Tenants and Identifies Energy Waste with EnergyCAP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. /ScoopCloud/ -- Garden Studios, an innovative film studio based in London, has transformed its utility management and billing processes by implementing EnergyCAP's leading energy management platform. This move aligns with Garden Studio's commitment to sustainability as a certified B Corporation, dedicated to responsible business practices.

Five Dynamic Divas Building Digital Dynasties Bring the Drama in New Reality Series ‘First Ladies of the Crypto Cartel’

CHICAGO, Ill. /ScoopCloud/ -- Financial mogul-turned-producer, Michelle Renee, is making waves in the entertainment industry with the recent launch of the innovative reality show, "First Ladies of The Crypto Cartel," a groundbreaking series spotlighting five stylish, tech-savvy women based in Chicago and Atlanta as they build digital dynasties. Produced by Money Gossip Productions.

Author Sharon Gillenwater’s Memoir ‘Scaling with Soul’ Goes Behind the Scenes on Scaling and Selling a $25 Million Business

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Building a company out of nothing and selling it for $25 million is a dream for many-but not for Sharon K. Gillenwater. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is delighted to announce the release of "Scaling with Soul" (ISBN: 978-1964377001 [ebook]; 978-1964377018 [paperback]; 978-1964377025 [hardback]; 978-1964377032 [audiobook]), the author's debut memoir detailing her journey to success.

MUSEWIRE ranked #35 among the top 70 Music Industry Blogs for 2024

TEMECULA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 70 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire™ (aka/formerly Music Industry Newswire™) covers music makers, music gear, audiophile gear, the music business and related topics; established 2005. A publication of Neotrope®. Edited by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.

Learn the importance of kindness, caring and acceptance with ‘The King and the Ogre’ by William J. Birrell

WELLAND, Ontario /ScoopCloud/ -- Prepare to be enchanted by a delightful tale that celebrates the universal values of friendship, thoughtfulness, and compassion. William J. Birrell's debut children's book, "The King and the Ogre: A Book About Kindness, Caring, and Acceptance" (ISBN: 978-1779411426), promises to touch the hearts of readers young and old alike.

Jacqui Pitman Makes Casting Golden!

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- For several decades now, casting director Jacqui Pitman, owner/CEO of Pitman Casting Inc. and PartyPit Productions Inc., has played a crucial role in the success of numerous long-standing TV shows. With her creative insight, Pitman has contributed to over 500 shows, including iconic staples like "America's Most Wanted," "Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal," "Face Off," and "Big Brother 2." Pitman served as the casting director for ABC's "The Golden Bachelor" and is now casting for the highly anticipated spinoff series, "The Golden Bachelorette."

Mother-Daughter Team Wins Prestigious Lynn McIntosh Award at the 35th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. /ScoopCloud/ -- In an inspiring celebration of creativity and dedication, author Gwendolyn Mukes and illustrator Alex Wallace, a dynamic mother-daughter duo, have been honored with the Lynn McIntosh Award for Excellence at the 35th Annual Oklahoma Book Awards, WF Publications announced today. This significant achievement highlights their exceptional contribution to children's literature and the impact of their recent work on the book "Gwen Didn't Care" (ISBN: 979-8985784428).

New Children’s Book ‘A Day at the Waterhole’ Celebrates Friendship and Harmony in the Jungle

BURLINGTON, Ontario /ScoopCloud/ -- A heartwarming story comes to life in "A Day at the Waterhole" (ISBN: 978-1779416230), a captivating children's book penned by the late James Marck. Originally written in 1993, this timeless tale has been rediscovered and brought to new audiences by Carol Perdic, with the help of talented illustrator, Chris White, and esteemed editor, Sandy White.

Robert J. Shearer’s ‘We Were Better Together’ Is a Definitive Couples Guide to Cancer and Elegy to His Late Wife, Melissa

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- "We Were Better Together: Navigating Cancer as a Couple with Love, Practical Advice and Expert Guidance" (published by Legacy Launch Pad Publishing) began in 2014, when entrepreneur Robert J. Shearer and his wife Melissa faced tragic news two years into retirement together: Melissa had been diagnosed with uterine cancer.

Vocalist Sybil Evans Stages Jazz Comeback at Age 90 with the Sybil Evans Trio

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- While some industrious individuals are busy looking for their second act, 90-year-old Sybil Evans, longtime resident of Manhattan's Murray Hill section is still going strong, forging ahead into her third with the Sybil Evans Trio. The dynamic, Brooklyn-born and raised nonagenarian singer was inspired by her 90th birthday to return to her love of bringing her pop-jazz stylings before a live audience.

Pompano Beach Sizzles as Southern Fried Poetry Slam Comes to Town

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- The nation's hottest wordsmiths are descending upon the City of Pompano Beach for the 32nd Annual Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce that this electrifying four-day festival will take place June 12-15, 2024. This celebration of spoken word, performance poetry, and the power of community attracts over 200 poets from around the country who will battle it out for bragging rights and a chance to be crowned champion.

South Bay Music Association Presents ‘Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- On April 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. in El Segundo, CA, the South Bay Wind Ensemble will perform "Beethoven Ode to Joy at 200." The concert will take place at the El Segundo Performing Arts Center. Join the South Bay Wind Ensemble, the SoCAL Chorale, Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Chorale Director Marya Basaraba, and over 130 musicians on April 6 as we celebrate 200 years of the greatest symphony of all time!

Pro-Aging Influencer, Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with Book Release, ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ and New Coaching Portal, ‘The Makeda Method’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women's History Month.

Author of ‘Buying Time’ Financial Guide Changes Course When Tragedy Hits

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When Heidi McNulty sat down to write "Buying Time" (ISBN: 978-1956955941 [ebook]; 978-1-956955958 [paperback]; 978-1956955965 [hardcover]), a finance book for young people for publisher Legacy Launch Pad, based on going from living paycheck-to-paycheck to building a real estate empire for passive income generation - her life seemed set. At 35, she appeared to have it all-she was a successful real estate mogul, tech advisor, wife, mother and had just sold one of her businesses for seven figures.

‘Devolution of Power’ Confronts the question – If the Federal Government Cannot Unite the U.S., How Does the Nation Divide?

GREAT FALLS, Va. /ScoopCloud/ -- William L. Kovacs, an award winning author, presents "Devolution of Power: Rolling Back the Federal State to Preserve the Republic" (ISBN: 978-1960499790), a roadmap to promote freedom in a polarized nation by unwinding a massive federal government that cannot manage the complexity it has created. Unlike many books on government reform, "Devolution of Power" is not just a list of complaints that leave the reader seeking solutions.

BHERC 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival To Take Place Saturday, March 23, 2024 in Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to present the 14th Annual Youth Diversity Film Festival (YDFF) Saturday, March 23rd (in-person) at Regal L.A. Live, 1000 West Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Films can also be viewed (virtually) online at www.BHERC.TV through Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Publishers Newswire announces its Semi-annual BOOKS TO BOOKMARK List for March 2024 – Eight New Books You’ve Never Heard Of

TEMECULA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Publishers Newswire (PNW), an online news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its latest semi-annual "books to bookmark" list of eight new and interesting books from small publishers and self-published authors in North America published over the past year. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional N.Y. book publishing houses.

The Shady Side of Virtue – Japanese Transgressions in Early 20th Century Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii /ScoopCloud/ -- Set in the tumultuous world of colonialism, technological revolution and intercultural entanglements in early 1900s, Deuxmers Publishing releases "Miki's Mad" by George Tanabe (ISBN: 978-91944521219). A telling of love, family, pride, and delusions arising from the collisions between perception and misperception, sanity and madness, and virtue and vice.

Introducing ‘The Day Before Tomorrow’ – A Captivating Novel by Author Monique Britten

CALGARY, Alberta /ScoopCloud/ -- In the heart of a once-sleepy farming community, a tale of transformation, love, and resilience unfolds in "The Day Before Tomorrow" (IBSN: 978-1775267706; Tellwell Publishing), the latest novel by acclaimed author Monique Britten. With rich storytelling and multidimensional characters, Britten paints a vivid picture of an era gone by while delving into the complexities of relationships, survival, and the human experience.

Unveiling Hidden Treasures: Louise Dupont’s Journey of Healing and Inspiration

VANCOUVER, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- In the quiet corners of memory, amidst the shadows of loss, there often lie hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. For Louise Dupont, author of "Hidden Treasures" (IBSN: 978-0228876014; Tellwell Publishing), the journey to uncover these gems began with a simple photograph - a snapshot of her son.

Lowell Chamber Orchestra to premiere new edition of Julia Perry’s symphony

LOWELL, Mass. /ScoopCloud/ -- On Sunday, February 18, 3 p.m., The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present the first Massachusetts performance of Julia Perry's "Symphony for Violas and Basses," from a new edition by LCO's music director Orlando Cela. The concert will also include a world premiere by Martin Max Schreiner.

Author Neena Paul Inspires Readers to ‘L I V Life In Virtue’ in New Book

TORONTO, Ontario /ScoopCloud/ -- Neena Paul, the visionary author and founder of the global mental health and wellness platform LIVE LOVE LIFE, is set to release her transformative book, "L I V Life In Virtue" (ISBN: 978-02288955341; Feb. 2024; Tellwell Publishing). With a compelling philosophy that Creation and the Creator are One, Paul invites readers on a journey to connect with themselves and the world around them.

Award-winning art book ‘Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California’ gets worldwide distribution

NAPLES, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Bajek Publisher Services is proud to announce their collaboration with Gazelle Book Services to bring "Lost and Found Assemblage Artists of Northern California" (ISBN: 978-0578337722) edited by Spencer Brewer and Esther Sigel, with photography by Larry R Wagner, to the United Kingdom.

Rising Incivility Threatens Local Democracies: ‘Save Your City’ Presents an Urgent Roadmap for Civic Culture Renewal

VANCOUVER, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Tellwell Publishing today announced the release of the 5th Anniversary edition of Diane Kalen-Sukra's seminal book "Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What To Do About It" (ISBN: 978-0228810872; paper). In a climate where rising incivility and toxic culture increasingly threaten local democracies, this book arrives as a timely antidote.

Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 Makes a Huge Splash

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Under a canopy of stars, Pompano Beach was transformed into a haven for jazz enthusiasts as over 10,000 music fans showed up for the beachside celebration. Jazz royalty including Branford Marsalis, Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, David Sanchez, and Najee held court on the Champion Porsche Stage at Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 and captivated audiences with their incredible talent.

Bob Herpe Releases Paperback of ‘The Other Side of Crisis’

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- 94-year-old Orlando area resident and author, Bob Herpe, announces the release of the paperback version of his latest suspense-thriller. The best-selling author said this new version of his novel "The Other Side of Crisis" (ISBN: 979-8350927269) will be available Feb 1, 2024 on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookbaby.com. It will be in bookstores nationwide thereafter.

Game, Set, Match! Dink Productions Serves Up Kickstarter Campaign for First-Ever Pickleball Full-Length Feature Film, ‘In a Pickle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Dink Productions launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their upcoming movie "In a Pickle." By engaging the vibrant pickleball community in this campaign, Dink Productions aims to showcase the massive audience awaiting to see this movie come to life.

Solve a mystery on the secretive shores of Haida Gwaii in the newly-released ‘Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure’ by Lauren de Leeuw

VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Young fans of mystery and adventure are in for a treat with the release of Lauren de Leeuw's debut novel, "Secrets in the Islands: A Sami Series Adventure" (ISBN: 978-1998190270). Full of adventure, heart, and intrigue, this first installment in the "Sami Series" is sure to entertain as much as it will inspire.

Author Michele Schrader Explores the Power of Intention in New Book, ‘Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time’

WINNIPEG, Manitoba /ScoopCloud/ -- Author Michele Schrader invites readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing in her latest book, "Beautiful Intentions: Healing One Soul at a Time" (IBSN: 978-0228883913, Dec. 2023). This profound work delves into the depths of the human soul, offering insights and practical tools for personal growth and spiritual awakening.

Bob Herpe Releases His Second Book, a Thrilling New Novel: The Other Side of Crisis

ORLANDO, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Acclaimed author and Orlando area resident Bob Herpe is thrilled to announce the release of his second book, "The Other Side of Crisis" (ISBN: 979-8350927269; Feb. 2024) Following the success of his debut novel, "Gravnick," which captivated readers after its 2019 release, Herpe's newest work promises to be an even more compelling and thought-provoking journey.

Emerging Author Douglas A. King Unveils Thought-Provoking Novel ‘An Innocent World’

VANCOUVER, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Emerging author Douglas A. King has recently released his latest work, "An Innocent World," (IBSN: 978-0228828884; Released July, 2023) a captivating exploration of an alternative reality where the consequences of Adam and Eve's actions are reconsidered. In this book, King envisions a world vastly different from our own, inhabited by immortal beings reminiscent of classic space aliens, promoting a society free from harm and conflict.

BHERC To Cap-Off Their Monumental Season With 29th Annual S.E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase Closing Weekend

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is pleased to announce the 29th Annual S. E. Manly African American Short Film Showcase (SEMAASFS) closing event, the weekend of January 19-21st, it will include 50 short films. BHERC is also hosting students to see the must-see film Origin, by talented and prolific filmmaker, Ava DuVernay, the first weekend of its release nationally. "We must go out and support our filmmakers and help make their films a success at the box office," noted BHERC President Sandra Evers-Manly.

Karmic Selling: New Bestselling Book Redefines Sales as an Act of Service

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Kormac Group, an international management consulting firm, today announced the publication of 'Karmic Selling: Earning Business by Earning Trust' (ISBN: 978-1642258608) in partnership with Advantage Media. In his first book, entrepreneur and Kormac CEO Stan Gwizdak reveals how he's built his career by helping others.