Thursday, October 8, 2015

New and Recent Books

'Music Business For Dummies'

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BOOK NEWS: A new book was released this month by music industry veteran, producer, and marketing guru, Loren Weisman, the latest in the 'for Dummies' book series, "Music Business For Dummies" (ISBN: 978-1119049654; trade paper; Wiley). The author describes the book thusly, "'Music Business For Dummies' explains the ins and outs of the music industry for artists and business people just starting out.
The Outworlds: War Torrent

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BOOK NEWS: Geminid Press, LLC has announced release of a new science fiction adventure by acclaimed author Daniel P. Douglas: "The Outworlds: War Torrent" (ISBN: 9780692450048). In "War Torrent," ancient reptilian aliens clash in a war that is the start of a new interstellar crusade orchestrated by evil ethereal entities whose intent is radical genetic purification of the galaxy, and Earth's Stone Age humans are their next target.
'784 Broadway' by James Ring

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BOOK NEWS: In author James Ring's second book, "784 Broadway" (ISBN: 978-1506164182; Omni Publishing Company), he brings to life his immigrant Italian heritage by recounting summer visits to his family's small green grocer store in New York's Hudson Valley. "784 Broadway" has been described as a "northern version of 'Huckleberry Finn' and just as enchanting."

Featured Book Reviews

Data and Goliath

REVIEW: Privacy is becoming an antiquated concept. In "Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World" (ISBN: 9780393244816), security expert Bruce Schneier leads you through a labyrinth of surveillance that should scare the hell out of you.

REVIEW: While it didn't convert me to atheism, 'The God Delusion' (ISBN: 9780618918249) by Richard Dawkins is still terrific and should be required reading for anyone who still thinks religion has any value in society. Dawkins' philosophical points are even persuasive, up to a point, but I cannot join him in his non-belief.
Going Clear: Scientology

REVIEW: A beautifully crafted book on a mesmerizing but ugly topic, "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief" by Lawrence Wright (ISBN: 9780307745309) is a shocking investigation into the cult of Scientology. As with today's torture-porn horror films, its followers are berated, degraded, and psychologically harmed.

Featured Articles

Poet Aaron Ozee

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When a writer gets the initial idea that their work is valuable enough to see the light of day and deserves public attention, that...
DashBook Royalty Pro

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Financial Softworks, LLC this week announced the release of its latest enhancements to DashBook Royalty Pro, and it makes creation and distribution of royalty reports cover the broad range needs of many different businesses. Although DashBook could upload reports to Box and Google Drive before, the new support for local synchronizing folders provides complete flexibility in choosing a preferred cloud service.
Unexpected Venture of Poet Aaron Ozee

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OPINION: When I was just a child, I always loved reading story books with big pictures and large words that really caught my attention and made me think about the amount of creativity it took to compose such brilliant and unique characters and scenery I consistently witnessed after turning each page from the beginning until the very end.