March 19, 2017

Issue 04 – May 2007

By In Volume 4 2007

Recommended Reads

If you are an independent, small press, or traditional publisher and would like to submit your book(s) for consideration to “Recommended Reads,” click here.</>

Remembrances of Times Past
By Marta Hiatt


www.northstarpress.com
(Nonfiction)
A nostalgic collection of stories and photographs recalling life in the early part of the 20th century.

Apollo 21
By Frank Hogan


www.lulu.com/content/165544
(Fiction)
&nbsp An exciting thriller about a murderer on board a lunar space flight.

Destiny
By Frank Hogan


www.lulu.com/content/467566
(Fiction)
A suspenseful thriller about a space shuttle that has been hijacked.

There Is No Key to Happiness,
The Door is Always Open

By Marc Gohres
www.authorhouse.com/BookStore
(Nonfiction)
A common-sense guide to happiness based on personal experience and wisdom
from the ages.

A Bedroom Occupation:
Love Elegies

By Mark Scott
www.lumenbooks.org
(Poetry)
Lyrical, heartfelt poems about love, passion, and relationships.

Millennial Harvest: Life and
Collected Poems

By Charles Greenleaf Bell
www.lumenbooks.org
(Autobiography)
A towering, intellectual book of essays, poems, and personal narrative in the tradition of Dante’s La Vita Nova.

Wearing the Spider
By Susan Schaab
www.galavantpress.com
(Fiction)
A fast-paced, high-tech thriller about a female attorney who gets caught in a web of sexual harassment, identity theft,
and political intrigue.

A View from the Cheap Seats
By Ryan Latimer


www.aventinepress.com
(Nonfiction)
Advice and opinions about life from a 23-year-old who views the world
from the cheap seats.

How to Start a Virtual
Bankruptcy Assistant Service

By Victoria Ring


www.graphicopublishing.com
(Nonfiction)
Comprehensive manual on how to start your own business working as a virtual bankruptcy assistant for attorneys nationwide.

Coyote Jack
By Jack Lyndon Thomas


www.lyndonjacks.com
(Memoir)
Compelling personal account of a soldier’s experiences and adventures in Vietnam that led him to a fuller and more meaningful understanding of life.

The People of the Sea
By Scott Marcano


www.peopleofthesea.com
(Fiction)
Imaginative tale about the desperate struggle of two young lovers separated by war, trying to find each other while fighting to find a fantastic world built upon the sea.
…Read Review

Melinda and the Wild West
By Linda Weaver Clarke


www.lindaweaverclarke.com
(Fiction)
Engaging story about a young woman from Boston who moves to the Wild West in 1896 and faces many dangers and obstacles, including a mysterious stranger
who offers her love.

A Dog Called Leka
By Willard Manus


www.vivecasmithpublishing.com
(Children/Young Adult Fiction)
Exciting yarn about an American boy, his remarkable dog, and their adventures as they sail among the Greek isles in a catamaran built by the boy himself.

Before I Go
By Riley Weston

www.campfirepress.com
(Fiction)
Touching story about a young Olympic hopeful, the compelling bond between a mother and daughter, and true love.

 

If you are an independent, small press, or traditional publisher and would like to submit your book(s) for consideration to “Recommended Reads,”

click here.

 

Book submission deadline is
the 20th of each month.

 

Links For Independent Writers & Publishers

• Publishers Marketing Association (PMA): Largest non-profit trade association helping independent publishers
• Small Press Center: Non-profit organization designed to help small independent book publishers
• Bookwired.com: Author/reader resource for book reviews and news
• WriteLinks.com: Complete list of book publishers & publishing info
• Books-in-Print.com: Registry of electronic publications
• Bowker.com: Major book and publishing data
• PubEasy.com: E-commerce site for global bookselling
• Published.com: Informative and helpful site for independent writers and self-publishers.
• The Center for the Book: Book fairs & literary events
• American Booksellers Association: Organization for independently owned bookstores
• Business.com: Site listing book distributors and wholesalers
• Dowse: A list of e-book publishers
• Internet Publishing: Tips about online publishing from Piers Anthony
• Online Books Page: Listings of books online, news, & features
• Book Sense.com: Family of bookseller Web sites
• Nospine.com: Independent authors from around the world
• Author Yellow Pages: Online author directory
• Dan Poynter’s Para Publishing: The Godfather of self publishing
• Bookcrossing.com: Global book club & reading group
• Newradiance.com: Over 90 pages of inspired marketing ideas for small business owners and self-published authors.

Links For Progressive Publications & Organizations

• MoveOn.org: Influential democracy in action group
• The Nation.com: “Unconventional wisdom since 1865.”
• Op/EdNews.com: “Progressive news and essays.”
• Air America Radio: “Unabashed liberal talk radio and humor.”
• Counterpunch: Hard-hitting alternative news and essays
• Buzzflash.com: Headlines and stories from dozens of alternative publications
• Democracy Now!: Complete and comprehensive presentation of alternative news and analysis with Amy Goodman leading the charge.
• Brad Blog: Up-to-date progressive news & opinions.
• Radio Power Network: Listener supported, independent radio streaming progressive music and culture from around the world.
• NPR.org: National listener supported news and information.
• Pacifica Radio: Listener-sponsored radio featuring alternative news and community service.
• From the Wilderness: Radical alternative news and essays
• Tom Paine.com: Alternative news and essays
• Mother Jones.com: Alternative and environmental news
• Liberalism Resurgent: Wealth of information on liberalism & politics
• The Foundation for Taxpayers & Consumer Rights: Loads of information about social and consumer issues
• TvNewsLies.org: A compendium of TV news lies
• In the Spotlight: Unsettling information about the voting process in America
• The Rest of Story: Alternative news on the media
• Judicial Watch: Legal watchdog information
• The Center for Public Integrity: Public service journalism
• PFAW.org: People for the American Way

Open Letter to Mainstream
News Media: Time to Call
For Pres/VP Impeachment

Yes, this means you, New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, Time, Newsweek, and all the other mainstream news organizations that have let the Bush administration off the hook for the last six years!

By J. F. Miglio

Dear Editors,

Let’s start off with a little realism. We all know the mainstream news organizations that you work for are owned and run by multinational corporations that care more about making money than protecting democracy.

We also know the big-name reporters of your news organizations care more about holding onto their six-and-seven-figure incomes than crossing their corporate masters and writing scathing exposes about the Bush administration.

And it goes without saying the Bush administration has made it a common practice to reward news reporters who play ball with them and make it very difficult for reporters who don’t.

Given this scenario, is there any chance mainstream news organizations like yours will finally catch up to a majority of the American public and call for the impeachment, or at very least, the resignation of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney?

During the Clinton era, many of the nation’s top newspapers, including USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Seattle Times, called for Bill Clinton to resign. So why the reluctance with Bush and Cheney?

I thought you guys were supposed to be “liberal,” but most liberals I know are demanding impeachment. So maybe you’re not so liberal. Or maybe you are liberal, but you’re just too frightened to invoke the wrath of your corporate bosses, who aren’t so liberal. Is that any way for a journalist to act? Shame on you!

How do you think Thomas Jefferson, who valued freedom of the press perhaps more than any other institution, would feel about your craven behavior? Remember his famous quote: “If I had to choose between a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I would choose newspapers without a government.”

Well, what’s done is done. You have shirked your responsibility for over six years by cheerleading for the Bush regime and supporting its unnecessary war in Iraq, by downplaying its larceny and incompetence, by equivocating about its unconstitutional malfeasance and intrusion into civil liberties.

And now you’re ignoring a call for impeachment. The alternative press and millions of individual U.S. citizens have been calling for it for quite a while. This publication called for impeachment over a year ago. Click here. And last month Dennis Kucinich officially filed articles of impeachment against Dick Cheney. Click here

Despite this, you continue to keep your head in the sand– make that quicksand!– when you know damn well you could make all the difference in the world. Imagine, for a moment, if all the editors of the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC News, etc. came out in the same week and called for the impeachment of Bush and Cheney!

You could change the course of history. You could prevent Thomas Jefferson from turning over in his grave. You could help redeem yourselves in the eyes of American citizens and help restore democracy to a country spiraling into a black hole of neo-fascism.

All it takes is an act of courage. If just one of you editors cast fate to the wind and called for impeachment, you know the rest of your fellow journalists would follow, because in their hearts, they know it is the right thing to do.

The question is, which of you has the balls to stand up for freedom of the press and do it?

Featured Book

A bone-chilling political
morality fable…

— Midwest Book Review

Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio

Buy Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio

 

Buy Sunshine Assassins by John F. Miglio
Sunshine Assassins
By John F. Miglio
(Fiction)
Controversial political thriller about a band of democratic rebels and their attempt to overthrow the corporate fascist shadow government in the USA…Read Reviews

Listen to J.F. Miglio discuss Sunshine Assassins and other issues on
Radio Power Network.

(When you get to Web site, hit download, wait until it loads, then slide indicator half-way across program on Windows Media Player or Real Player to hear Mr. Miglio’s portion of the show.)

 

Book of the Year
(Nonfiction 2006)

OR Book of the year 2006

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Your Daily Walk with the Great
Minds of the Past and Present

By Richard A. Singer Jr.


A terrific inspirational guide to personal transformation and spiritual development that uses quotes of famous people and insightful advice for every day of the year.

 

Book of the Year
(Fiction 2006)

OR Book of the Year 2006

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Hollywood and Sunset
By Luke Salisbury


Witty and well written story about a writer from the East who takes a life-altering tour of 1916 Hollywood– in the company of D.W. Griffith, Lillian Gish, and Howard Gaye, an actor who likes to dress up as Jesus Christ.

 

Book of the Year
(Nonfiction 2005)

OR Book of the Year 2005

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Bush on the Couch
By Justin A. Frank, M.D.


A compelling and insightful look into George W. Bush’s psyche, and how his deep-seeded fears, insecurities, and megalomania have undermined the safety of our country.

 

Book of the Year
(Fiction 2005)

OR Books of the Year 2005

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Clearing Customs
By Martha Egan


A sinister, yet amusing tale of an ex-hippie owner of a small, struggling Latin American imports store who joins with her friends to fight corrupt custom officials whose harassment threatens to put her out of business.

 

Books of the Year
(Nonfiction 2004)

OR Books of the Year 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The Assassination of
Julius Caesar

By Michael Parenti


Award-winning author and scholar examines ancient Roman history from a populist viewpoint, arguing that Caesar was assassinated for being a champion of the people.

OR Books of the Year 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The War on Freedom
By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed


Riveting and well-researched expose of how and why America was attacked on 9/11, including information about faked terrorism and mass media manipulation by the Bush administration.

OR Books of the Year 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Crossing the Rubicon
By Michael Ruppert


Hard-hitting, iconoclastic editor/publisher of “From the Wilderness” strips the power elite to the bone and takes a shocking look at the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.

 

Books of the Year
(Fiction 2004)

OR Books of the Year 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
Candle in a Dark Time
By Virginia Stuart


Compelling, emotionally charged story of how a Danish woman risks her life to save Jews from Nazis during World War II.

OR Books of the Year 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
My Life: A Story
By Jesus Christ

By Christopher Miller


Innovative and provocative story of the life of Jesus Christ told as a first person narrative.

OR Books of the 2004

bn.com

 

amazon.com
The Others at Monticello
By Esther Franklin


Award-winning historical novel that explores the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slaves, especially Sally Hemings and her children.

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