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A press release is a news story. It is written in third person, has a catchy title and intro, an engaging discussion of the book’s topic, and contains at least one quote. The thing to remember is that a press release is a story. What the book is about, why it is significant, and how it came to be written are all important components of a press release.

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Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, entrepreneur and owner of the Washington Post, talks to David Rubenstein about his background, how he came up with the idea for Amazon, building the company, some of the key businesses including Prime and Whole Foods, the space race and philanthropy. The world’s richest man says his most important decisions are made not with quantitative analysis but “with instinct, intuition, taste, heart.”

Known for being cold in every sense of the word, Detroit, Michigan is the place that birthed me. And who am I? I am a certified hustler and socialite, Fauna Burks also known as “Ms. Detroit.” As many of the cities most notorious hustlers before me, I quickly learned how to creatively manipulate the world I lived in to reach the success that I always dreamed of. Coming from humble beginnings, the streets soon directed me down a very different path. The fast life. I went from a wholesome household to a lifestyle dominated by pursuing the trinity of hood dreams: cars, clothes and jewelry.

A far cry from a typical teenager, I was driving at 13, hustling at 15, traveling around the world with the hottest stars at 18 and making my first million at 19.

But as the saying goes, all that glitters isn’t gold. After many near death experiences and serving an 18-month prison sentence, I am clearing out the clouds of my past and sharing all my hardships with the world in hopes of others learning from my experiences… And after all of the rumors, innuendos and false allegations, it’s time to set the record straight. This isn’t a love story or a sad love song, this is my life, my testimony and my confession. No regrets.

source: Fauna Burks

An Ice-T produced documentary that tells the life of Iceberg Slim, a legendary Chicago pimp. Through the likes of Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Henry Rollins, Chris Rock, Quincy Jones we get a depiction of how Slim ushered his way from pimp to author, writing 7 groundbreaking books that described life in the ghetto unlike how it had previously been scribed. His poetic detail and honesty about this lifestyle has made him a cultural icon.

Directed by Jorge Hinojosa

Britain Book Sale

A first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” that contains author J.K. Rowling’s notes and original illustrations fetched 150,000 pounds ($228,000) at a London auction on Tuesday.

Sotheby’s said the work, offered as part of a charity book sale jointly organized with the English PEN writers’ association, was sold to an anonymous bidder by telephone.

Rowling peppered the book with many personal annotations, including editorial decisions, comments on the process of writing and a note on how she came to create the game of Quidditch.

She also drew about two dozen illustrations in the copy, including a sleeping baby Harry on a door step and an Albus Dumbledore Chocolate Frog card.

As part of the fundraising event, Rowling and dozens of other best-selling authors were asked to “scribble second thoughts, marginalia or drawings” on a first-edition copy of one of their books.

A copy of Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s book “Matilda” containing new drawings by illustrator Quentin Blake fetched 30,000 pounds ($45,500), while an annotated copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel “The Remains of the Day” was sold for 18,000 pounds ($27,300).

In all, the sale raised a total of 439,200 pounds ($666,310)



50 Cent and Robert Greene published “The 50thLaw” back in 2009. The successful book featured on the NY Times Bestseller list is now turned into an easy-to-read comic book.

“The 50th Law Comic” will be your guide to becoming rich and powerful according to

The comic book is available for digital download now and its paperback version is now available for pre-order on Amazon in the USA, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, UK and France. Read More


E.L. James, the author of the wildly popular “50 Shades of Grey,” is riding high off the success of her erotic adult novel, pulling in a whopping $1.34 million a week from book sales.
The author has sold over 20 million books world wide, which she takes 7% of every $14 paperback sold and another 25% of every $10 ebook downloaded.
Entertainment Weekly took on the task of crunching the numbers and revealed that E.L. would be getting a $20 million check from her publisher come September.


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