The Jazz Network Worldwide Honors Dr. De Sayles Grey For His Book ‘Acknowledgment: A John Coltrane Legacy’ Now Targeting The Educational Marketplace

New York, NY –The jazz community is filled with many creative minds always looking in to the framework of well known artists signature sound. Dr. De Sayles Grey’s love for the saxophone is what led him to pen Acknowledgement: A John Coltrane Legacy”. Many jazz greats such as: Reggie Workman, Odean Pope, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Roy Haynes and Howard McGee were just some of the jazz luminaries that contributed to his book.

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Is There A Book In You? 7th Annual Motown Writers Conference

Motown Writers Network Announces
7th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference & Jam
A Celebration of the Literary Arts in Detroit

DETROIT, MI – “Is There A Book In You?” is the theme of the 7th Annual Essence of Motown Literary Conference and Jam, hosted by the Motown Writers Network, in partnership for a second year with the non-profit organization, Detroit Impact. The conference is November 12 and 13, 2010 and aims to celebrate the literary arts with Detroit area authors, writers and avid readers. (more…)

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African American Female Author Pheare Brings Nightmares to Life in New Horror Fiction Debut, “Str8 Laced”

New Author Pheare Changes the Face of Horror
with Debut Book Release!

Chicago – Make room Stephen King. There’s a new author in town ushering in our nightmares. She’s Black, female and fearless! Her name is Pheare (pronounced Fear) and she is bringing the pain! With the release of her debut novel, “Str8 Laced,” from Paige 9 Publishing, Pheare Alexander mixes the themes of blood, sex, murder and deception like an 808 base rap track and the pace just keeps on pumping. Destined to be regarded as one of the most creative and prolific horror fiction authors of the day, Pheare is on a mission to change the face of horror forever.

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Best-Selling Author Terrance Dean Gives It To Us “Straight From Your Gay Best Friend” With His New Book Release!

Terrance Dean’s Latest Book,
STRAIGHT FROM YOUR GAY BEST FRIEND –
The Straight-Up Truth About Relationships, Work,
and Having a Fabulous Life (Agate/Bolden – October, 2010)
Is A Girl’s Guide To All Things Good !

Los Angeles – In today’s society, every woman needs a gay best friend, someone who gives it to her straight, no chaser, about life, clothes, sex, and relationships. Would you like it even longer?

Marketing Lessons From The Grateful Dead: What Every Business Can Learn from the Most Iconic Band in History Now Available from Wiley Books

Long before the terms ‘inbound marketing’ and ‘social media’ were coined, the Grateful Dead were using these strategies to become one of the most successful bands of all time. They made a series of difficult and often unpopular decisions in order to differentiate themselves from their competition by providing the highest quality service to their fans, not just a product.

Deadheads and marketing strategists David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan explain how smart businesses can learn from one of the most successful rock bands of all time in MARKETING LESSONS FROM THE GRATEFUL DEAD (Wiley; $21.95; August 2010). The Grateful Dead broke almost every rule in the music industry book and profited as a result. The lessons—and the effect the band had on the music industry and their fans—apply to businesses of all kinds.

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New Biography of Drug Kingpin Ike Atkinson Uncovers Biggest Hoax in the History of the International Drug Trade

“Sergeant Smack:
The Legendary Lives and Times of
Ike Atkinson, Kingpin,
and His Band of Brothers”
Hits Bookstores June 21

Former Kingpin Ike Atkinson and Crime Author Ron Chepesiuk to Embark on Book Tour

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Neil Young: Long May You Run By Daniel Durchholz & Gary Graff

Neil Young: Long May You Run

Voyageur Press has joined forces with renowned rock journalists Daniel Durchholz (Rolling Stone) and Gary Graff (New York Times) for the brand new book, NEIL YOUNG — Long May You Run: The Illustrated History. This lovingly assembled tome — the first complete illustrated history published about this legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee — arrives May 15, 2010 to coincide with Young’s Summer 2010 tour and celebrate five decades of genre-spanning work, perfectly mixing expertly researched text and many never-before-seen photos. This heavy duty 224-page volume follows Young’s long-and-winding career, from the early days of Buffalo Springfield, on through CSNY, and of course, his unpredictably exhilarating solo career.

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Book Release: Political Folk Music In America From Its Origins To Bob Dylan

Political Folk Music in America From its Origins to Bob Dylan tells the story of the major folk singers and songwriters in American history, including, for example Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul, and Mary, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. The book tells the story of these and other legends, the times they lived in, the influences on them, their loves, their struggles with pain and loss and powerful opponents, how they wrote their songs, how they developed their visionary plans to affect American politics and society, why they thought they could succeed against overwhelming odds, how they attempted to make those visions concrete through folk songs and activism, and how they reacted to the powerful people and institutions who stood in their way. The book includes scenes of crucial turning points in their artistic careers and portraits of the people who helped them—folklorists, managers, people in the music industry, and others.

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‘I Remember Gospel’: Author Chronicles His Life Singing Black Gospel as a Caucasian in the 1960s

CITRUS HEIGHTS, Calif., — Imagine being onstage during a black gospel concert in the ’60s and ’70s with some of the most famous gospel groups of all time. Imagine traveling through the South during the 1960s as the only Caucasian artist in a group of African American singers.

In minister Gene Viale’s new memoir, “I Remember Gospel: And I Keep On Singing” (published by AuthorHouse), Viale puts readers in his shoes, in front of the microphone where he used to stand and perform throughout the United States as part of the James Cleveland Singers. He shared the stage with some of black gospel’s greatest artists including Mahalia Jackson, Rev. James Cleveland and Pastor Shirley Caesar. “I Remember Gospel” chronicles his experiences onstage, on the road and through life.

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