Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blogger Begins War of Words to Promote Political Literacy; New Release by Sean Bond

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Blogger4Obama: Views from a CNN iReporter & Beyond” by Sean Bond.

A professional information technologist fed up with Republican claims during the 2008 election turned to blogging to fight back. He details his decision to start posting and shares many of the posts in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

John McCain’s announcement of his vice presidential running mate, Sarah Palin, in 2008 had at least one unintended result — launching an information technology expert into the world of political blogging. This new book, released with the 2012 election just around the corner, features the words that surrounded the nation during the last campaign for the White House. Author Sean Bond, an Independent voter, began blogging with iReports.com on CNN soon after hearing the announcement to counteract what he perceived as negative comments and trash talking by radical Right Wing Republicans about Barack Obama. Bond has since moved on to his own blogs and tweets.

In “Blogger4Obama: Views from a CNN iReporter & Beyond,” Bond shares his passion for sharing his political views by including many of the more than 200 articles he posted. He groups them by topic instead of chronologically but includes a thorough discussion of what inspired him to begin blogging. Posting titles like McBush and McChicken, Still Zipped Lips, Agnew in a Skirt and That Huge Sucking Sound reveal Bonds’ way with words. His passion for politics shines through in the posts themselves, cutting through rhetoric to call it likes he sees it.

Author Sean Bond entered the arena of political blogging in the months leading up to the 2008 election. In just a few months, he became one of the top iReporters with CNN, helping keep people informed about politics. Bond has been in the information technology field for more than three decades and published his work in information technology magazines and trade journals. He has won design awards for computer applications and consulted with Fortune 500 companies on corporate development strategies and other topics. He frequently posts on Twitter and has his own political blog sites.

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For additional information, please visit www.Blogger4Obama.com.

Blogger4Obama: Views from a CNN iReporter & Beyond

Sean Bond

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1439-5 (paperback)            304 pages                         $18.00 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1527-9 (hardcover)            304 pages                         $28.00 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.

Friends Share Vegetarian Adventure in New Children’s Book by Brooklyn Brown

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Kifaru Tries Something New” by Brooklyn Brown.

A friend’s tofu burger haunts a youngster’s dreams and leads him to try this untraditional food in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Trying new things isn’t always easy, as Kifaru and his friends learn in this new illustrated children’s book. Most kids bring traditional lunch food, but Lily, a vegetarian, brings something unusual to share with everyone. Will Kifaru work up the courage to have a small culinary adventure and taste something new?

When Lily first invites Kifaru to try her tofu burger and describes how it’s just a burger made from soybeans, he tells her “Next time.” It’s so unusual he can’t stop thinking about the burger and even has a nightmare about it. But when he forgets his lunch the next day, it’s Lily to the rescue with an extra tofu burger. Kifaru’s enthusiasm once he finally tastes the burger inspires everyone to sample it.

“Kifaru Tries Something New” invites young children to expand their horizons and try something new. The easy-flowing story works for young readers and read-aloud fun. The book’s colorful, cartoonish illustrations delight the eye and tell a story all their own. The cast of animal characters shares a gentle lesson about taking a chance.

Author Brooklyn Brown earned a degree in culinary arts from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich. She lives in Los Angeles and works in catering and runs a culinary website when she’s not writing books for her Kifaru and Friends series. Illustrator Myke Wright, who studied graphic design and illustration at Wayne County and the College of Creative Studies, works as a freelance graphic designer and performs stand-up comedy in Los Angeles.

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For additional information, please visit www.kifaruandfriends.com.

 

Kifaru Tries Something New

Brooklyn Brown

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1470-8                        32 pages                         $16.95 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.

Longtime Bowhunter Shares Feral Hog Expertise; New Release by Tom Kidwell

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The American Feral Hog: History of the Species and Bowhunting Tactics” by Tom Kidwell.

Feral hogs, which cause billions of dollars in damage to farmland and property every year, take center stage in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing. A bowhunter shares personal stories and photos of successful hunts, as well as tips for others interested in the sport.

Bowhunters are a special breed, requiring hunters to get up close and personal with their prey. The author of this new book, who took his first bowhunting trip for wild hogs almost 25 years ago on a Texas ranch, admits in the introduction that he’s  become “hopelessly addicted to hunting these crafty critters” known as feral hogs. He freely shares his hunting expertise and little-known facts about feral hogs, also known as pigs and wild boars, which were introduced 100 years before the English landed in Plymouth, Mass.

“The American Feral Hog: History of the Species and Bowhunting Tactics” offers in-depth look at feral hogs, from their biology, history and how best to hunt them. Feral hogs cause almost $1 billion in damages to crops and property each year in the United States alone. In fact, a single hog can cause more than $200 annually. Chapters cover topics like how feral hogs first got to the United States, their habitat, safety issues (feral hogs sometimes attack people) and how to catch them: bowhunting techniques, trapping and finding a place to hunt.

With their sharp upper and lower tusks and 44 teeth, these intelligent animals can be vicious fighters, and their unique anatomy – including rock-hard skulls – presents interesting challenges. Savvy hunters can use their few weaknesses against the wild pigs, such as their voracious appetite that ties them to a regular food source. Personal anecdotes and photographs add authenticity to this remarkable book. Tips on preparing the meat after a successful hunt, recipes and an appendix with guides and outfitters round out this unique resource for bowhunters interested in taking on a new challenge.

A bowhunter since his boyhood days in the woods of Virginia, author Tom Kidwell now lives in southwestern Oklahoma, where he works as a cowhand on a ranch, patrolling on horseback and watching the ranch’s population of feral pigs. He is a member of Comanche Masonic Lodge 41. He is semi-retired there after working in the corporate world. Kidwell previously wrote “Just Another Old Bowhunter” and “Another Old Bowhunter: A Collection of ‘Old Bowhunter’ Memories.”

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For additional information, please visit www.TomKidwell.com.

The American Feral Hog: History of the Species and Bowhunting Tactics

Tom Kidwell

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1405-0                        236 pages                         $19.95 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.

An Original True Story of the Famous Teddy Bear Takes Center Stage In New Release by Patricia Thorne

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Untold Story of the Teddy Bear” by Patricia Thorne.

A writer lovingly details her family’s involvement in popularizing the Teddy bear in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Teddy bears have been charming children all over the world for decades. Writing the first true story of the Teddy bear, the author reveals it was her grandfather who was the first toy buyer to purchase the now-famous toy bear made by the Steiff Company of Germany, seeing its potential to steal a child’s heart. Offering new details on its early days, this new book traces the history of the Teddy bear, including how it got its name and what happened to the lost 1903 shipment of Steiff’s first toy bears.

“The Untold Story of the Teddy Bear” is as much about toy importer Albion Parris Thorne as it is about the Teddy bear, describing his role representing Carson Pirie Scott & Company in Chicago at the turn of the century. Born in Brooklyn, he survived the Great Fire in Chicago, an epidemic of scarlet fever and, as a young boy lived with an American Indian tribe, eventually returning to the city where he got his first job with the Carson store. According to family lore, it was Albion’s suggestion to name the cuddly bear “Teddy” after the nation’s popular president, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt.

The Steiff bears, made of costly plush fabric with movable arms and legs, were expensive and didn’t appeal to toy buyers when they were first displayed in 1902. When Thorne placed an order for 3,000 bears — well beyond his budget, it saved Steiff’s small company from bankruptcy. Although they experienced an increase in sales in 1904, after the little bear was redesigned and exhibited at the St. Louis Fair, it wasn’t until the summer of 1906 that a surprising event in Chicago made the little bear front page news. That summer, when they appeared for the first time in advertisements in a New York magazine for the toy trade, their popularity grew, and by the end of 1907 it was well on its way to becoming the world’s most popular toy.

Family letters, photos, old newspaper articles and advertisements throughout the book, document the bear’s history and importance to Thorne’s family. Tracing the story of the Teddy Bear’s success from Margarete Steiff’s first toy bear to their current popularity, the author has included stories and photos of today’s award winning artists and their unique handmade bears.

Author Patricia Thorne, who spent 15 years on the research for this book, is a writer and graphic artist living in Sun Valley, Idaho where she raised her family. Her first career was in national advertising in Chicago in 1952. This was followed by a post as assistant editor and art director for the American Library Association’s trade publication until she joined her husband when he established his own advertising agency. She admits it was her Steiff bear her grandfather gave her that became her most cherished toy.

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 For additional information, please visit www.teddybearsuntoldstory.com

The Untold Story of the Teddy Bear, by Patricia Thorne

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN; 978-1-4575-1323-7  (Paperback)            160 pages                        $34.95

ISBN -978-1-4575-1324-4  (Hardcover)           160 pages                        $48.95

Thomas Peace Offers Life-Changing Insights in New Release

Dog Ear Publishing releases “The Eternal Fountain of Youth: Youth’s Revolution” by Thomas Peace.

A retired teacher urges readers to examine their lives and truly live – instead of simply following the leader — in this compelling new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

The legendary fountain of youth – a spring that supposedly restores the youth of those who drink its water — has long fascinated people around the world. The author of this new book creates a fountain of his own, aimed at inspiring youths (and anyone with a youthful heart) to open their minds to new possibilities and the chance for eternal life. “This book is about breaking all the rules,” he writes – not with violence and conflict but with a “youthful revolution” – taking a fresh look at how one lives and disregarding conventional wisdom.

In “The Eternal Fountain of Youth: Youth’s Revolution,” Thomas Peace calls for real revolution, asking readers to change the world for the better by participating in a true metamorphosis of the mind. Change won’t happen by wallowing in the same worn-out traditions and habits, he writes. Real change requires what Peace calls “a tremendous shock to the system,” and truly living instead of simply reacting to the world or doing what others expect. He explores life, religion, time and consciousness in unexpected ways, incorporating poetry from Walt Whitman, Stephen Crane Williams Blake, Emily Dickinson and others, as well as scripture into his prose. Ultimately, this intriguing book asks readers to take a deep, hard look at their existence and live with affection and heartfelt wisdom, becoming forever young and innocent.

Author Thomas Peace is a retired teacher who worked with students with multiple disabilities. He knows something about violence, having grown up with an abusive father and a mother who repeatedly threatened suicide.

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For additional information, please visit www.eternalfountainofyouth.com.

 

The Eternal Fountain of Youth: Youth’s Revolution

Thomas Peace

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1264-3                        276 pages                         $16.95 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.

Sexist Nation Challenges Feminist America For United Nations Seat; New Fiction Release by Y. B. Raymond

Dog Ear Publishing releases “Man’s Land: Feminist Peril in Americus” by Y.B. Raymond.

Political intrigue and her brother’s bounty-hunting violence ensnare a young feminist, Genevieve Jester, in international hostilities that could prove deadly for her and ruinous for her country as she takes center stage in a new novel released by Dog Ear Publishing.

When a young feminist goes undercover to investigate egregious abuses of women’s rights in Americus, a country composed of Texas and other states that peacefully seceded from the United States little more than a decade earlier, she finds more than she bargained for. Sent by the U.N. Women’s Rights Commission to expose what’s happening in sexist, male-dominated Americus – which possesses a lie detector claimed infallible – Genevieve doesn’t realize she is bait in a royal trap involving King Philip of Great Britain, and that her brother is with him. She learns of it but believes only that her brother, Jesse, is in serious danger and must be found and gotten out of Americus. To search effectively for him she becomes a legal Americus immigrant and a ‘declared man’ able to search for him anywhere – wrinkling her unexpected romantic attraction to someone who may not be what he appears.

“Man’s Land: Feminist Peril in Americus” develops a two-pronged suspenseful tale, first of personal danger and retaliation and then of machinations by nations positioning themselves for international power. At immediate stake is a veto-empowered United Nations Security Council seat prized by both masculine Americus and feminist America. Will Genevieve and her brother survive? Will feminist America keep its Security Council seat? The answers are complicated by the involvement of The Pacific States, a different, California-led, seceded nation.

Y.B. Raymond’s tale contains suspense, social commentary, and subtle, contradictory amusement for the perceptive reader. Out of the author’s science-based imagination comes the Aromatic Situational Sensing Holistic Evaluator, redefined as the DeedapD, the infallible, scent detecting, deception detector giving Americus a unique advantage that other countries cannot match. Raymond is a former state assistant attorney general.

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For additional information, please visit www.AmericusAlliance.com.

 

Man’s Land: Feminist Peril in Americus

Y.B. Raymond

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1292-6                        252 pages                         $16.50 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.

Detective Tackles Corruption in Windy City; New Release by Dale F. Shaffer

Dog Ear Publishing releases “His Honor” by Dale F. Shaffer.

A newly promoted detective lieutenant suspects that a Circuit Court judge is corrupt in this new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

Lieutenant Ed Slate of the Chicago Police Department suspects that Circuit Court Judge W.C. Hayes might also be on the payroll of the Chicago Outfit, notorious for corrupting unions, casinos, city council officials, and even some cops. Now, the Mob might be branching out and influencing the court system. There will be risks to his career, his life, and – more importantly – his family.

His Honor follows the intricacies of an investigation into why cases heard in one Chicago courtroom repeatedly fail to receive justice. Even in a murder case, the judge gives a directed verdict of not guilty, saying the State failed to establish probable cause. Lieutenant Slate battles constant pressure from departmental and city politics as he leads fifty-four detectives in Area 3’s Robbery/Homicide Unit on Chicago’s north side, things really begin to heat up as key witnesses in his secret investigation start turning up dead.

Set in a city with its own vibrant character, the book delivers both a tale of suspense and an eye-opening look at the internal workings of the justice system.

Author Dale F. Shaffer comes by his expertise in the complexities and the dark side of law enforcement naturally, having served as a state trooper in Ohio and then chief of police in Ohio and Illinois. He has also served as an expert witness, consultant, and trainer in police subjects. Shaffer earned a degree in police administration and graduated from the FBI National Academy. He lived   in the Chicago area for more than twenty years before moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

 

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For additional information, please visit www.DaleShafferBooks.com.

 

His Honor

Dale F. Shaffer

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1219-3            304 pages                         $16.95 US

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1507-1            eBook                                    $  5.99 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.