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New book, ‘Music Business For Dummies’ by Loren Weisman

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.

New Book ‘The Outworlds: War Torrent’ by Daniel P. Douglas Mixes Military, Metaphysical Science Fiction

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.

New comic book promotes cultural diversity, ‘SuperSikh and The Atma Defenders’

COMIC BOOK NEWS: Combining science fiction with meditation and spirituality, "SuperSikh and The Atma Defenders" is a comic book fostering a new unique approach to the genre and bares personal significance to its creators: "Why are the guys that are wearing turbans always the bad guys?" Ravi Singh used to ask his mother when watching Saturday morning cartoons as a child. His mother's response was, "Go ahead and create your own Superhero."

New Book, ‘784 Broadway’ by James Ring described as a northern version of Huckleberry Finn

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."

Book Review: What if we Tax and Spend Wisely? – ‘We Are Better Than This’

BOOK REVIEW: While it's aimed at policy wonks instead of the normal reading public, "We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money" (ISBN: 9780199332243) by Edward D. Kleinbard contains much that could help the USA live up to our repeated claims of being the greatest nation in the world.

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Book Review: ‘Data and Goliath’ – You Don’t Have Any Secrets Anymore

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.

Screenplay in Development for Sci-Fi Conspiracy Thriller ‘Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project’

BOOK NEWS: Geminid Press recently announced it has partnered with writer-director Jack Snyder to develop a screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction conspiracy thriller "Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project" (ISBN: 978-0990737100) by Daniel P. Douglas. In the SF novel, readers plunge into a storyline featuring former FBI agent William Harrison who finds himself hot on the trail of a major "extraterrestrial cover-up."

Inspirational book trilogy ‘The Joy of Heaven’ by author-artist Daniel Leske illustrates what awaits us in heaven

BOOK NEWS: Daniel Leske, with a degree in physics, is the author and illustrator of the new book trilogy, "The Joy of Heaven" (ISBN: 978-1597553759; Book 1), an "inspirational series of creatively illustrated books that are filled with words and images of how heaven was revealed to him by God."

Book Review: Do You Believe in Magic? The value of ‘The God Delusion’

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.

D.L. Carroll’s book series including ‘Sir Licksalot and The Bay Fools’ earns 2015 Star Award from Family Review Center

NEWS: Family Review Center recently honored author D.L. Carroll, creator of the "Sir Licksalot" children's book series, with the "Star Award" for 2015. The Star Award is to recognize outstanding companies and business owners. An interview with Carroll is published in the 2015 Awards Edition of the Family Review Center's Magazine.

Book Review: Real-life Horror Story is a Prison of Disbelief in ‘Going Clear’

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.

Book Review: Tome of the Unknown Woman Warrior

REVIEW: The fundamental principles of the United States were honored and extended by Frances Perkins, who was "The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins - Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and the Minimum Wage" (ISBN: 9781400078561). A tireless worker for justice, Perkins has too long been hidden from history. Kirstin Downey seeks to remedy the oversight in her fascinating book.

Ten Steps to Become Successfully Self-Published

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

Book Review: GOP vs. USA: A Brief History – ‘To Make Men Free’

BOOK REVIEW: From a force for good to today's evil incarnate, the Republican Party has had its rare ups and insidious downs before arriving at their current position as supporters of gridlock, corporatism, oligarchy, and all things anti-humane. In "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party" (ISBN: 9780465024315) the whole sordid story of the GOP is told by Heather Cox Richardson in lightning-fast segments.

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‘Books to Bookmark’ List of 19 Fascinating Books from 2014 You’ve Never Heard Of

BOOK NEWS: Want something different on your e-reader or night stand this year? We've recently announced our latest semi-annual "Books to Bookmark" list of new titles "worth a look" that most people have probably not heard of. This list contains 19 "fascniating new books" published in 2014 which may have been missed due to not originating from major New York book publishers, or "big name" authors.

Book Review: Tons of ‘Corruption in America’ – venality has been in bloodstream of politicians since founding

REVIEW: Zephyr Teachout believes that venality has been on the minds and in the bloodstream of politicians since the founding of the nation. In "Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United" (ISBN: 9780674050402) she makes the case and provides some possible resolutions to the problem.

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Book Review: Naomi Klein’s Revolutionary Take on Capitalism ‘This Changes Everything’

REVIEW: Naomi Klein writes passionately and persuasively in her new book, 'This Changes Everything' (ISBN: 9781451697384). It will anger you, scare you, throw you for a loop, and ultimately uplift you.

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Book Review: Onset of the Zombie Apocalypse in ‘The Invisible Bridge’

REVIEW: A strange saga filled to the brim with fear and loathing, Rick Perlstein's 'The Invisible Bridge' documents the point in US history where the rightwing began to team up with corporations, racists, and morons to begin systematically destroying this nation. Subtitled 'The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan,' the book (ISBN: 978-1-4767-8241-6) is a well-written chill ride full of ominous shudders.

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Book Review: ‘What You Don’t Know About Politics’ Would Fill a Book

REVIEW (by John Scott G): Stacks of facts tumble over each other in the second edition of 'What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't" (ISBN-13: 9781611454758) by Jessamyn Conrad, and it would be an incredibly valuable book if it contained an index. Still, this is a fairly handy reference guide despite some notable lapses into placating the odious conservative fringe.

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Financial Softworks, LLC announces updated version of DashBook Royalty Pro

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.

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