Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Children’s Book Features Vacation That’s Out of This World; Book by Sabrina Mincin

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Catching a Shooting Star” by Sabrina Mincin.

A little girl dreams of vacationing in the solar system instead of California. This new children’s book released by Dog Ear Publishing, which tells her story, is appropriate for dreamers of all ages.

When she and her mother can’t decide where to travel for vacation, Nina makes plans of her own. Instead of visiting California, where her mother wants to spend vacation, Nina catches a shooting star in this new children’s story, traveling from planet to planet on an unbelievable tour of the solar system.

Nina’s plan seems simple: Travel on a rainbow and use a golden lasso to catch a shooting star – just the way a “star princess” would. Every time her mother makes a suggestion, Nina counters with one of her own. Instead of riding a trolley car in San Francisco with her mom, she proposes dancing on Saturn’s rings. Nina also suggests toasting marshmallows on Mercury instead of making them by a simple campfire. A shooting star brings an unexpected chance to take her dream vacation.

Whimsical illustrations by Carolynn Mincin add character to this charming story that shows dreams – even those that seem fantastical – can come true.  Author Sabrina Mincin, 16, wrote this story when she was 6 years old. She didn’t think about publishing the book until she was a sophomore in high school. She is already working on her next book.

For additional information, please visit www.CatchingaShootingStar.com

Catching a Shooting Star

Sabrina Mincin

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0862-2                        28 pages                         $12.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Non-Fiction Release Aids People Seeking More Fulfilling Employment

Dog Ear Publishing releases Joyful Mondays by Lola Brown, Ph.D.

This new non-fiction release by Dog Ear Publishing provides an inspiring peek into the lives of people who have sought out and found work that they find to be enriching and stimulating as well as tips for readers who have not yet found their vocational niche.

Upon achieving adulthood, most people seek out gainful employment in order to pay their bills and enable a lifestyle that they can enjoy; unfortunately, far too many people find themselves dreading the start of a new work week.  They find their jobs to be boring or unpleasant, or they simply feel that they’re not doing the job they’re meant to do.  How does one wrest oneself from the 9 to 5 rut? How does the average worker find the job that makes them glad to head back to their workplace at the end of the weekend?

Lola Brown, Ph.D., has interviewed many people who find their work enriching and fulfilling in order to find out how they got themselves on the right path.  Some of these people started out their careers in the fields they loved, but others started out in jobs that they found to be joyless and uninspiring.  Through perseverance and an insistence on listening to the small voice deep inside that told them they could find work that could instill the passion they lacked in their prior jobs, these inspirational people jerked themselves free from the shackles of repressive and nonstimulating employment.

Joyful Mondays is an instructive source to all readers eager to make a change for the better in their current employment situation.  Author Lola Brown, Ph.D., provides the reader with interesting examples of people who have already improved their work lives as well as the tools for the average reader to make a change in their own professional environment.  Brown, a psychologist who derives great joy in practicing her profession, resides in San Juan Capistrano, California, with her husband.

For additional information, please visit www.joyfulmondays.com

 

Joyful Mondays

Lola Brown, Ph.D.

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-145750-218-7                        233 pages                         $17.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

 

Pastor Aims to Inspire Spiritual Reflection with New Journal; Book by the Rev. Larry Edmunds

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Journey Within: Moving to the Center of Your Growth” by the Rev. Larry Edmunds with Penny Schricker.

The author, a Baptist pastor, has designed a journal that helps people apply spiritual principles to their own lives. This new book, released by Dog Ear Publishing, features photos, inspirational messages and thought-provoking questions to help readers search for deeper meaning in everyday situations and progress in their spiritual comprehension.

It is not enough to grasp God’s goodness for oneself; instead, people must exercise that realization in their daily lives, suggests the Rev. Larry Edmunds in his new book. The Baptist pastor designed this journal to help individuals apply spiritual principles to their own lives in a concrete way. The book also allows people to chronicle their unique journey in faith and spiritual living, whether individually or in a group setting. Both methods provide a practical way to express spiritual reflection and personal action.

The introduction for “Journey Within” invites readers to use the journal as a tool for the journey, a map of areas to explore, an outline for a personal travel log, a source to focus on the real path of their lives, and a place “to witness the jewels God has placed within you and in your life,” Edmunds writes. The book offers a chance for prayerful meditation inspired by stunning photos and inspirational words, including scripture, followed by questions and space for journaling. For instance, a page reminding readers that Jesus is the bread of life leads to questions on how much time and energy someone spends shopping, cooking and feeding their physical body vs. how much time that person spends feeding his spirit. It concludes with this passage from John 6:35: “Jesus Said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”

Readers searching for something more out of life can explore the deeper meaning of seemingly everyday things in life that can open them to deeper levels of spiritual comprehension. The journal, with its personal approach, “creates a therapeutic new self-image leading to a more positive and fulfilling life,” Edmunds writes.

Author Larry Edmunds, pastor at Gethsemani Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas, is CEO of L&M Global Outreach Ministry Consultants. The Christian-based agency encourages an evangelistic approach that supports personal spiritual growth. Edmunds’ wife is Maxine Heard Edmunds. Penny Schricker is the book’s collaborator.

For additional information or to order a journal, please visit www.JourneyWithin1.com.

or to purchase a journal directly from the author email him @ JourneyWithin1@gmail.com

Journey Within: Moving to the Center of Your Growth

The Rev. Larry Edmunds with Penny Schricker

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0640-6                        78 pages                         $15.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere.

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Release Shares Employees’ Views on Borders Books and Music Closing; Book by Rebecca Van Der Jagt

Dog Ear Publishing releases Sold Everywhere but Borders by Rebecca Van Der Jagt.

The Borders Books and Music Store in Ramsey, N.J., was just one of the stores affected by the company’s liquidation sale in 2011. This new release from Dog Ear Publishing tells the story of how employees dealt with the loss of their jobs and their courage in finding inspiration to try new things.

The country lost more than a place to relax while perusing books, music and magazines when Borders Books and Music closed all stores in September 2011. The country also lost more than 11,000 jobs. This new book details the liquidation of the Borders store in Ramsey, just one of many that closed its doors just months after liquidation companies bought the company in July 2011. The once-proud store took on a new persona, covered with “going out of business” banners and discount signs, and the staff struggles to deal with the closure.

Sold Everywhere but Borders tells the story of liquidation through the eyes of more than 10 employees, whose tales are brought together by narrator Becca, who had been at the store just over a month when employees heard the devastating news. Through thick and thin, the employees realize one thing keeps them coming back to the store – their relationships with each other. The author’s deep feelings about losing the store ring out clearly, as in this passage from the preface: “We, the employees of Ramsey Borders, were forced to facilitate our beloved bookstore’s death.”

Even as employees mourned the store, however, its liquidation brought out courage and the confidence to take on new challenges and work on dreams they had neglected while working at Borders. “We were more than the lanyard that hung around our necks and bore our names,” she writes. Poems, drawings, photographs and cartoons add depth to this realistic picture of what can happen when a deeply loved institution ceases to exist and its toll on both customers and staff.

Author Rebecca Van Der Jagt, who began working at Borders in June 2011, is pursuing a Masters degree in Sociology and Education at Columbia Teachers College. She hopes to become both a writer and an educator.

For additional information, please visit www.everywherebutborders.com

 

 

Sold Everywhere but Borders

Rebecca Van Der Jagt

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0921-6                        152 pages                         $11.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

ENCRYPTION, The New Mystery By Dr. M. J. Raney takes the reader in a whole new direction. The reader must find and solve the encrypted code. Mystery readers, you have been challenged.

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Encryption” by Dr. M.J. Raney.

Encryption is a new page turning mystery which takes the reader into the mind and life of Maria, who gets involved with secret organizations, commits crimes, tries to extricate herself from the crimes and discovers she has a secret code which, if deciphered, could bring down corporations, government agencies, government officials and politicians.  This new release from Dog Ear Publishing features thrills and a mystery that remains unsolved.

Maria’s idyllic life falls apart when she goes through a painful divorce from her wealthy attorney husband and loses all her wealthy friends and her high flying lifestyle.  She turns to a therapy group for help which only leads her into grave dangers.  They commit crimes and are forced to hide and run from the law to save their lives.  Maria’s guilty conscience eats at her, but the others will not allow her to turn herself in because it would implicate them.  Because she cannot risk being exposed to her ex-husband’s legal firm, she is forced to flee to another town.  However, she realizes she cannot continue to run once she is informed of her friend Camille’s death.  Camille left her documents that contain codes within codes.  She must solve the codes and avenge Camille’s death even though she will be forced to come out of hiding and will surely become the target of those she exposes.  Will she take this risk? Can she solve the codes?

Author : Dr. M. J. Raney spends time traveling to research her novels thanks to a family trust fund. This perpetual wanderer calls no place home and hobnobs with the rich and famous who do not know she is an author.  Dr. M. J. Raney, who writes under a pen name, donates the profits from her books to Child Inc., a charitable organization.

For additional information, please visit www.solvetheencryptioncode.com

Encryption

Dr. M.J. Raney

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0751-9                                                                                    $8.95 US

 

Available at Amazon.com., Kindle,  Ingram, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

New Novel Features Adventure in the Wilds of Alaska; Book by Jack Singer

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Justice at Forty Below” by Jack Singer.

Two men battle desperadoes and the elements in their search to find a missing gold miner for his widowed mother. This new release from Dog Ear Publishing follows the unlikely pair’s drive to survive in a harsh wilderness, falling in love and felling outlaws along the way.

A narrowly averted deadly fight over cheating during a poker game brings together two unforgettable characters: Howard Edgemont, a smart lawyer from the East born to privilege, and Jake Bartholomule, a former Civil War hero with enviable survival skills. In this new novel, the two pair up when a widow hires them to look for her son, Dan, who struck it rich in the Alaskan gold fields. She lost contact with him a year after he claimed a gold mine and fears the worst.

“Justice at Forty Below” follows the two men as they brave the dangerous Chilkoot trail on the way to Alaska’s gold fields, braving deadly cold, near-starvation and bloodthirsty men with their own motives. Drawing on all their skills, they take on a gang of men ruling a mining town, persevering in their quest to find the truth of what happened to the lost miner. During their wilderness adventure, the unexpected happens: Howard falls in love. Soon this lawyer-turned-gunslinger and his courageous friend get the answers they are looking for and must battle for their very lives.

Author Jack Singer has had adventures of his own: fighting forest fires in the Pacific Northwest and teaching with his wife at a remote Eskimo village of 250 people on the Yukon River in Alaska. Singer has a forestry degree from Rutgers University and a teaching degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. He learned survival skills from Yupik Eskimo elders. Those skills, as well as life-threatening experiences in the Alaskan wilderness, inspired this unforgettable novel.

For additional information, please visit www.justiceat40below.com

 

 

Justice at Forty Below

Jack Singer

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-0754-0                        116 pages                         $10.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense.

New Fiction Release Grim Tale of One Man’s Downward Spiral From Using Drugs; Book by Joseph P. Bovenzi

Dog Ear Publishing releases “An American Doper” by Joseph P. Bovenzi.

This new book published by Dog Ear Publishing is a gripping and realistic portrayal of the horrors of the drug industry in America, and the drastic way it can destroy the lives of those who are involved, from the buyers and dealers to the people who love them and the law enforcement officers who are trying to keep the peace.

As a young man, Dominic Valerio was subjected to bullying and taunts from the other boys in his neighborhood; desperate to fit in with his peers, Dominic started smoking pot when his biggest bully (and his greatest hero) forced him to join in when the other boys were lighting up a pipe.  From there, Dominic found that selling pot was not just a profitable pastime, but also his ticket into the in-crowd at his high school.  After graduation, Dominic continued to sell drugs, branching out from pot to heavier drugs, primarily cocaine and pills.   He was making a lot of money, and he enjoyed the cache that came from being a well-known dealer.   What more could a young man want?

Unfortunately, Dominic’s fiancée, Jules, does not approve of the drugs or the changes they wreak upon Dominic’s personality.  When she breaks their engagement, Dominic is forced to reconsider his lifestyle.  In  order to keep the only woman he’s loved, Dominic decides to bring his days as a dealer (and user) to a close;  Jules marries him, and they embark on their life on the straight and narrow path together.  Life goes on, if a bit slowly, but soon Dominic and Jules find it’s becoming difficult to make ends meet, even with Dominic taking a second job delivering pizzas.  When their house is in danger of foreclosure, Dominic makes a fateful decision: to revisit his seedy past for “one last deal”, just to get a quick cash infusion to keep his young family afloat.  Will he be able to pull himself out of the quicksand of the drug dealer’s lifestyle?  Will Dominic be able to resist sampling his product?  Can his relationship survive?

An American Doper is a compelling and realistic portrait of a man whose attempts at keeping his lifestyle clean buckle under the harsh financial realities of supporting his family; Dominic’s struggles to stay afloat and his eventual descent into drug dealing and addiction are made all the more tragic by their authenticity.  Author Joseph P. Bovenzi has used his own experience with meth addiction to shed light upon the dark underbelly of drug use; Bovenzi is clean and sober, and is a proud graduate of the University of Phoenix.  Bovenzi resides in Rio Rancho, NM, with his wife and two children.    This is his first book.

 

An American Doper

Joseph P. Bovenzi

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-14575-0695-6                        162  pages                         $12.99 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC

Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!