Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Onion Releases OUR DUMB WORLD Atlas

The Onion, America's Finest News Source, will publish OUR DUMB WORLD: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth (Little, Brown and Company; $27.99), a comprehensive world reference atlas, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007. A repository of all known information about the planet, The Onion's atlas features all 168, 182, or 196 sovereign nations-and now with 30 percent more Asia.

No nation is safe when The Onion's hard-hitting cartographic team is on the job. "In order to produce the most comprehensive book about the Earth ever created, The Onion fearlessly sent journalists to the darkest, most dangerous parts of the Internet," Onion editor-in-chief Scott Dikkers said. "Only The Onion is brave enough to reveal that the Ukraine is the bridebasket of Europe, that Thailand is where a kid can be a kid-prostitute, and that Iran is a possible, likely threat to the free world, maybe."

Chronicling the evolution of the world and its many diverse, conquerable cultures, OUR DUMB WORLD is not just for fans of the planet Earth. Packed with explanatory essays and full-color photographs for every sovereign nation, city-state, and bullsh*t island on earth, OUR DUMB WORLD even resolves long- standing border disputes to make it easier for the reader.

"When we started this incredible, life-changing process, most of us knew nothing about, say, Africa," atlas editor Mike DiCenzo said. "Now we are all haunted by unspeakable nightmares about that terrifying place. Please make the nightmares stop."

Little, Brown and Company is publishing The Onion's OUR DUMB WORLD. When reached for comment, editor-in-chief Geoff Shandler had this to say: "For a global corporate entity like Little, Brown, doing a book about foreign countries was a natural choice. In fact, we liked Sri Lanka so much we purchased it to have around the office." OUR DUMB WORLD is The Onion's first all-original book since the 1999 New York Times bestseller Our Dumb Century: 100 Years Of Headlines From America's Finest News Source, and the 17th book by The Onion.


Saturday, October 27, 2007

National Celebrity Publicist Pam Pinnock Inks Book Deal

National Celebrity Publicist Pam Pinnock along with Independent Publishing House Healeth Publisher has released Pinnock's first book "The Father Fracture" to be released October 19, 2007. "The Father Fracture" is Pinnock's highly personal journey and survival story from battered woman to the red carpets. For the first time, she tells about her terrifying rocky relationship with heavy weight champion Mike Tyson. She reveals the shame and self doubt that kept her locked in a destructive relationship with her first love until finally her life came crashing down on her, and she was able to start rebuilding.

Healeth Publisher is an independent Publishing House with offices in New York and Atlanta. HP was formed in 2006 by CEO J Williams to give unpublished authors an opportunity to have their work published. Healeth Publisher specializes in fiction and nonfiction books a subsidiary of MB Book Publishers.


Saturday, October 06, 2007

John Wiley & Sons sign Clean Break by Karen Stewart

Karen Stewart, BSc, MBA, RHU, R.F.M. CDFA, CEO and brainchild of Fairway Divorce Solutions Ltd. announced that John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., a global publishing company, has signed a book deal for her breakthrough novel Clean Break: How to End Your Marriage and Move On with Your Life.

Clean Break will hit stores spring of 2008, said publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Clean Break is a step-by-step self-help book that highlights a breakthrough alternative to the traditional divorce system. It gives readers the tools they need to achieve a fair and accelerated win-win outcome.