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President, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations.  A book publicity firm which integrates traditional and new media tactics to get great book publicity in major media outlets such as NPR, The New York Times and USA Today. Best selling authors represented include Alan Dershowitz, Spencer Johnson, Monty Roberts, Victor Navasky, Robert Coles, Joan Wester Anderson, and Stuart Hample. Greenberg launched the campaign for April is National Poetry Month for the Academy of American Poets. Recently she helped launch a new line of teen fiction for Albert Whitman & Co. and publicized the memoir of humorous folk-singer songwriter Christine Lavin, Cold Pizza for Breakfast. Greenberg speaks at book industry events such as the Women's National Book Association and Bookexpoamerica. She is a Publicity Advisor to the Women's National Book Association of New York City, and its past president and publicity chair.  She also served as Judge for the Audies helping to select the Audio Book of The Year for 2012.

With the social media revolution, the firm's tactics now include book promotion, publicity and marketing  in new media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest and more.

Prior to founding her own firm, Greenberg was employed at Simon & Schuster, M. Evans & Co., Cambridge University Press, and Pantheon Books.





Monday, December 15, 2014

Hanukkah Reading: Jewish Themed Short Story by Acclaimed Writer Holocaust Survivor Bernard Otterman


December 16 is the First Night of the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah


OLD WESTBURY, NY (SGPR - December 15, 2014)  In honor of the Hanukkah holiday. adult readers may wish to read a Jewish themed literary gem, "The Golem of Auschwitz," a short story by Bernard Otterman, Holocaust Survivor and Author of INMATE 1818 and Other Stories on the author's web site at www.bernardotterman.com


from 

Bernard Otterman’s Inmate #1818 and Other Stories 


The story of a young child in a labor camp, based on his personal experience as a Holocaust Survivor in labor camps during WWII.


Dr. Bernard Otterman was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1937. At the age of three, he and his parents escaped Lodz and fled to Warsaw by moving from ghetto to ghetto, only to be interned in several labor camps. Separated from his father, Bernard and his mother escaped the train line headed for Auschwitz, fled, and hid for six months as fugitives in the Polish countryside until Russian troops liberated Poland in January 1945. His father was first sent by train to Auschwitz, then immediately moved to a work camp in Germany. He also survived, and the family was reunited in Lodz in September 1945 through displaced persons listings. They lived in Germany until coming to the United States in 1951.

Otterman trained in engineering, earned a PhD in the natural sciences, and for many years was on the engineering faculty at Northeastern and Hofstra Universities. For more than a decade he worked and reworked the stories in his anthology, which was based on historical fact. Dr. Otterman’s poems have been published in such venues as Poetry, Jewish Currents, and other journals and compendia. Currently he is completing a novel centered on the life and death of journalist and novelist Arthur Koestler.

The release of Inmate 1818 and Other Stories, (Liber Novus Press, Old Westbury, NY, 2014) a collection of twelve short stories inspired by the Holocaust and its aftermath, marks a new milestone for a celebrated writer with an unusual skill and vision. Bernard Otterman's stories are set in the ghettos and camps of World War II and in the difficult days following Hitler's war against the Jews. The Shoah defines the lives of all characters in the stories -- survivors as well as their children. In the title story, "Inmate 1818," a young boy is smuggled into a labor camp and befriended by an eccentric teenager with a love for astronomy, who gives the boy a gift that saves his life. In "Golem of Auschwitz," a survivor is haunted by the memory of the golem, a mythical creature drawn from Jewish folklore, that he and a Rabbi's son created while in captivity.  And in "Black Grass, " the author turns to the rich tradition of magical realism to respond to the phenomenon of the Holocaust, where the darkness born by this tragedy slowly envelops the world.

November 6, 2014  at Queens College, Queens, NY:








BERNARD OTTERMAN is a Holocaust survivor born in Lodz, Poland whose award-winning short stories and poems and have appeared in New Millennium Writing, World/Slovo, Poetry, and Jewish Currents. Inmate 1818 and Other Stories is Otterman's third published collection of Holocaust-related short fiction.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.bernardotterman.com
For New York Times article "Birth of a Writer" Click here.
For The Australian Jewish News article "Child survivor pens a Holocaust Story" Click here.
For Merrick Herald article "Holocaust author comes home" Click here.


PRAISE FOR BERNARD OTTERMAN

"Otterman's willingness to engage creatively with the metaphysical questions raised by the Holocaust should be applauded. "- Marissa Brostoff, The Jewish Daily Forward

"Polish born writer Bernard Otterman portrays the textured worlds of pre, during and post World War II. These are stories of inherent drama, yet there is no exploitation of events here. Often understated, frequently macabre, and somehow wry."Martha Rhodes, Founding Editor and Director of Four Way Books

Here is historical fiction at its finest, concise and penetrating,. Otterman's vivid tales of life during and after history's darkest hour explore complex issues such as complicity, denial, and shame with sensitivity and skill."Joshua M. Greene, author of Justice at Dachau and Witness: Voices from the Holocaust


"A tour de force from a marvelous writer who himself survived the wrath of the Nazis."Harvey Rachlin, author of Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones and Einstein's Brain


“Holocaust survivor, Bernard Otterman, locates some of his stories in the ghettos and the camps, others in the aftermath of WWII. This double narrative perspective greatly enriches his collection, whose stories are often chilling but always powerful and imaginative. Readers will be captivated by characters they will never forget.” - Patrick Gerard Henry, author of We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust



MEDIA CONTACT: For review copies, interviews, and further information,
 Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, Phone: 646-801-7477,publicity@bookbuzz.com

BUY THE BOOK: 
Kindle Ebook    

New Children's Book "The Spirit of Christmas" Teaches the Joy of Giving






Author Nicky Benson Shares Her Family's Giving Tradition

"The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition" by Nicky Benson, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft, is a book and gift set for children ages 3-7, published by Tiger Tales Books. It tells the delightful story of a young boy named Drew who receives a “giving bag” from Santa to fill with toys for less fortunate children who would not otherwise receive gifts this year. It includes a giving bag for children to fill with toy donations and a keepsake bell from Santa. A portion of the proceeds from sales benefit the The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. This magical tale of the true spirit of Christmas is sure to become a holiday classic of children’s literature.
Kristi’s Book Nook blog reviewed The Spirit of Christmas: “The gift of giving is the best gift of all. With this wonderful story and gift set you can teach your children to be kind and think of those who are less fortunate than they are. . . .This is a very special story and is based on author Nicky Benson's tradition in her family and is gorgeously illustrated by Jason Cockcroft.”
Nicky Benson currently resides in Saint Charles, Illinois with her husband Brad and son, Drew (or ‘The Drewster’ as she affectionately calls him). "The Spirit of Christmas: A Giving Tradition" is her first published book.
The character of Drew is based on her son Drew and the giving bag is family tradition in the Benson family which she shares with readers of this book. “Join me in teaching our children the joy of giving,” says author Nicky Benson, “and keeping the true spirit of Christmas alive.”S
Illustrator Jason Cockroft was born in New Zealand and raised in Leeds, England. He is best known for his internationally acclaimed picture book illustrations and for his cover artwork for the final three Harry Potter books.
The book is available at at Target, Costco, Walmart, Toys R Us, Meijer, ShopKo and booksellers online.
Tiger Tales is an independent publisher of imaginative picture and novelty books for children seven and younger. Whether the story is funny, whimsical, sweet, or sensitive, Tiger Tales books are designed to entertain and educate.

AVAILABILITY: Author Nicky Benson is available nationwide by telephone, email and in Chicago, IL and environs. Travel by arrangement.
CONTACT: Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com

Dreamscape Media Announces "Miracle of Hanukkah" Free Musical Download


Award Winner Mama Doni's Musical Re-Telling of Holiday Story Will Bring Music and Joy to Family Celebrations



CHICAGO, IL--(SGPR - Dec 15, 2014) - To celebrate and recognize the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah which begins on December 16, audiobook and video publisher Dreamscape Media announced today that it is making The Miracle of Hanukkah, a musical re-telling of the holiday story for younger listeners, available as a free download on its website.
The story is but one chapter from the new, exciting and original Dreamscape children's audiobook, Bible Stories and The Miracle of Hanukkah, by Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni), performed by Doni Zasloff, with an original musical score written and performed by Eric Lindberg.
The entire audiobook is available on iTunes, hoopla, Overdrive, Dreamscape and at local libraries.
Bible Stories and The Miracle of Hanukkah listeners will experience new, contemporary and enchanting readings of some of the Bible's most beloved stories by three-time Parents' Choice® Award-winner Doni Zasloff (who performs as Mama Doni). Beautiful storytelling is accompanied by a rich, original musical soundtrack that helps guide young listeners through Biblical history, from the creation story to life on Noah's Ark. Mama Doni and acclaimed instrumentalist Eric Lindberg have created a symphony of story and sound the illuminates these eternal tales in a modern fashion that will delight listeners of all ages.
Stories include: In The Beginning, Adam And Eve, Noah's Ark, Joseph And The Coat Of Many Colors, Queen Esther, and featuring The Miracle Of Hanukkah (Story from the Books of the Maccabees). The audiobook also features two original bonus songs (music and lyrics by Doni Zasloff & Eric Lindberg): Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, Eight & Hine Mah Tov.
Doni Zasloff (Mama Doni) is an award-winning performer, songwriter, and author. She has released CDs and DVDs, including Chanukah Fever, Shabbat Shaboom, Emunah, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party and The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection. She also co-authored the book Get Cooking! Doni is a beloved presence on stage and tours regularly nationwide.

Eric Lindberg is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who brings his background in Jazz and classical music to the acoustic sounds of bluegrass and old-time music. He works alongside Doni Zasloff as musical director and partner on their recordings and performs throughout the country with her in the acoustic bluegrass duo, Nefesh Mountain.
Dreamscape Media, a division of Midwest Tape, is a media development group focusing on production, distribution, publishing and licensing, with an emphasis on the library/educational market. It produces audiobooks, book-based children's video programs and offers video and audio distribution services. Dreamscape titles can be found in library and retail channels.
hoopla digital® is the innovative new digital library service from Midwest Tape that partners with public libraries to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks, and launching in 2015, eBooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can discover great new titles all from a single mobile app or browser, and instantly stream or download with a valid library card.
Founded in 1989, Midwest Tape, LLC., a privately held library media distribution company based in Holland, Ohio, provides public libraries across the US & Canada with shelf-ready audio and video products as well as a wide variety of business solutions, enabling them to better serve their patrons.
For More Information:
Visit the website: www.dreamscapeab.com
Like on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dreamscapeaudio
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Dramatic Reading of "Inmate 1818" - Stories by Holocaust Survivor Author Bernard Otterman - November 6 at Queens College in NY


ATTENTION: Journalists, Producers, Editors, Reviewers

NOVEMBER IS JEWISH BOOK MONTH

DO A STORY ABOUT: Bernard Otterman, Holocaust Survivor and Author of INMATE 1818 and Other Stories; and the dramatic reading of the book scheduled for November 6 at Queens College, NY at The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College

The Center for Jewish Studies at Queens College, Jewish Lecture Series. All Jewish Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. DRAMATIC PRESENTATION. Co-sponsored by the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance.

Bernard Otterman’s
Inmate #1818 

Author and Discussant: Bernard Otterman
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 7:15 pm
Rosenthal Library 230

Dramatic Reading by Actor and Queens College Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Dept. of Drama, Theatre, and Dance,  Stephen Rowe 

from 

Bernard Otterman’s 
Inmate #1818 and Other Stories 

The story of a young child in a labor camp, based on his personal experience as a Holocaust Survivor in labor camps during WWII.


Dr. Bernard Otterman was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1937. At the age of three, he and his parents escaped Lodz and fled to Warsaw by moving from ghetto to ghetto, only to be interned in several labor camps. Separated from his father, Bernard and his mother escaped the train line headed for Auschwitz, fled, and hid for six months as fugitives in the Polish countryside until Russian troops liberated Poland in January 1945. His father was first sent by train to Auschwitz, then immediately moved to a work camp in Germany. He also survived, and the family was reunited in Lodz in September 1945 through displaced persons listings. They lived in Germany until coming to the United States in 1951.

Otterman trained in engineering, earned a PhD in the natural sciences, and for many years was on the engineering faculty at Northeastern and Hofstra Universities. For more than a decade he worked and reworked the stories in his anthology, which was based on historical fact. Dr. Otterman’s poems have been published in such venues as Poetry, Jewish Currents, and other journals and compendia. Currently he is completing a novel centered on the life and death of journalist and novelist Arthur Koestler.

The dramatic reading will be followed by commentary from Dr. Otterman and a Q&A with the audience, with author-signed books available at a discounted price of $10. For additional information on this series or other programs sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies, please call 718-997-5730 or 718-997-4530.

Free parking in Lot 14. Enter the campus via Gate 3 on Reeves Avenue. Then walk across to the Library; enter the doorway with the handicap sign on the side of the building. Entrance to Room 230 is on the left.

www.qc.cuny.edu/centerforjewishstudies • 718-997-5730/4530

Queens College, CUNY| 65-30 Kissena Blvd.| Queens, NY 11367-1597

BOOK DESCRIPTION: 

The release of Inmate 1818 and Other Stories, (Liber Novus Press, Old Westbury, NY, 2014) a collection of twelve short stories inspired by the Holocaust and its aftermath, marks a new milestone for a celebrated writer with an unusual skill and vision. Bernard Otterman's stories are set in the ghettos and camps of World War II and in the difficult days following Hitler's war against the Jews. The Shoah defines the lives of all characters in the stories -- survivors as well as their children. In the title story, "Inmate 1818," a young boy is smuggled into a labor camp and befriended by an eccentric teenager with a love for astronomy, who gives the boy a gift that saves his life. In "Golem of Auschwitz," a survivor is haunted by the memory of the golem, a mythical creature drawn from Jewish folklore, that he and a Rabbi's son created while in captivity.  And in "Black Grass, " the author turns to the rich tradition of magical realism to respond to the phenomenon of the Holocaust, where the darkness born by this tragedy slowly envelops the world.

BERNARD OTTERMAN is a Holocaust survivor born in Lodz, Poland whose award-winning short stories and poems and have appeared in New Millennium Writing, World/Slovo, Poetry, and Jewish Currents. Inmate 1818 and Other Stories is Otterman's third published collection of Holocaust-related short fiction.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.bernardotterman.com
For New York Times article "Birth of a Writer" Click here.
For The Australian Jewish News article "Child survivor pens a Holocaust Story" Click here.
For Merrick Herald article "Holocaust author comes home" Click here.


PRAISE FOR BERNARD OTTERMAN

"Otterman's willingness to engage creatively with the metaphysical questions raised by the Holocaust should be applauded. "
- Marissa Brostoff, The Jewish Daily Forward

"Polish born writer Bernard Otterman portrays the textured worlds of pre, during and post World War II. These are stories of inherent drama, yet there is no exploitation of events here. Often understated, frequently macabre, and somehow wry."
Martha Rhodes, Founding Editor and Director of Four Way Books

Here is historical fiction at its finest, concise and penetrating,. Otterman's vivid tales of life during and after history's darkest hour explore complex issues such as complicity, denial, and shame with sensitivity and skill."
Joshua M. Greene, author of Justice at Dachau and Witness: Voices from the Holocaust

"A tour de force from a marvelous writer who himself survived the wrath of the Nazis."
Harvey Rachlin, author of Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones and Einstein's Brain

“Holocaust survivor, Bernard Otterman, locates some of his stories in the ghettos and the camps, others in the aftermath of WWII. This double narrative perspective greatly enriches his collection, whose stories are often chilling but always powerful and imaginative. Readers will be captivated by characters they will never forget.” - Patrick Gerard Henry, author of We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust



MEDIA CONTACT: For review copies, interviews, and further information,
 Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, Phone: 646-801-7477, publicity@bookbuzz.com

BUY THE BOOK: 
Kindle Ebook    

Monday, October 6, 2014

Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate - Advice from Bestselling Author and Registered Dietitian Liz Pearson

Dear Journalist / Producer / Editor:


Would you like to receive a review copy of:


Broccoli, Love & Dark Chocolate:
Because Food, Love, and Life Should Be Delicious!
By Liz Pearson
Whitecap Books www.whitecap.ca





Live the best life possible - a life full of laughter, love, good health, and good food with Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate. In this book, readers will find science-based nutrition advice, along with go-to recipes for feeling and looking great and living a long, healthy life. And they will learn how to snack wisely, the truth about gluten-free diets, the benefits of coffee and chocolate, as well as the importance of love, friendship, gratitude, and honesty. You get a life lesson with every recipe.



LIZ PEARSON Liz Pearson is a registered dietitian with a passion for peanut butter sandwiches and an undying love for chocolate. Liz is the author of three books, including The Ultimate Healthy Eating Plan (that still leaves room for chocolate) and Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health (and don’t forget the chocolate!). Her last two books were national bestsellers and both won awards of excellence, including the Gold Award from Cuisine Canada, which celebrates superior food writing and recipes.

Liz Pearson can discuss:


The Top 25 Nutrition & Health Issues Consumers Need To Know


1. Why Coffee is Good for You (your liver loves it)
2. Sitting - More Dangerous To Health Than Smoking?
3. Gluten Free Diets: No Return On Investment
4. Low Carb versus Low Fat Diets – And The Winner Is...
5. This Food Contains More Nutrition Per Calorie Than Any Other
6. The Most Overlooked Health Resource – The Good Bacteria In Your Gut
7. The Best Reason To Lose Weight (it’s not what you think)
8. The Unstoppable Power of One Good Food Habit
9. Eat This Food To Reach The Age of 100
10. Avoid These Four Foods If You Want To Stay Slim
11. The Tastiest, Most Convenient Superfood There Is
12. The Best Food For Brain Health (like hiring a housekeeper for your brain)
13. Alcohol – There’s No Amount For Which Cancer Risk Is Null
14. The Million Dollar Secret For Successful Weight Control
15. This Food Triples The Medicinal Value of Your Meal
16. This Food Causes Colon Cancer (the research is overwhelming)
17. Binge Drinking (even once a month) Cancels Benefits of Moderate Drinking
18. Dark Chocolate Is Good, But Cocoa Is Better
19. The Number One Cancer-Fighting Vegetable
20. The Number One Heart-Healthy Fruit
21. The Truth About Vitamin Supplements – Any Nutrient Can Be Toxic If Consumed In
Excess (are you overdoing it?)
22. Telomeres Are a Marker Of How Fast You’re Aging – Eat These Foods To Slow Down The
Aging Process
23. Don’t Worry, Be Happy! (how food and mood go together)
24. Don’t Drink Decaf Green Tea (and wait four minutes before drinking any tea)
25. Location, Location, Location (it matters in real estate, but it really matters with food)


For further information:






AVAILABILITY: Liz Pearson is available nationwide by telephone, email or Skype; Travel by arrangement.


CONTACT: Susannah Greenberg, Public Relations, publicity@bookbuzz.com, 646-801-7477


I would appreciate hearing from you if you decide to review, feature, or mention this book. Thanks. -- Susannah Greenberg


Broccoli, Love and Dark Chocolate by Liz Pearson
ISBN: 9781770502116 / Dimensions: 8 x 10 / Page Count: 304 / Binding: Paperback with flaps
Features: 69 recipes; 40 photographs; full colour throughout; index / Whitecap Books

BUY THE BOOK:
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Monday, August 25, 2014

New Children's Interactive Media - KIWi Storybooks to Launch in September 2014

Announcing


New Children’s Interactive Media
Launch in NYC September 9, 2014




KIWi save the date Rainforest.jpg


CLICK HERE to request more information about KIWi Storybooks.


CONTACT:   publicity@bookbuzz.com or phone 646-801-7477
Susannah Greenberg, Susannah Greenberg Public Relations


If you are interested in children’s interactive media and technology, apps, children's book publishing, education, literacy, or family and parenting, you will want to learn more about the launch of KIWi Storybooks.  KIWi Storybooks are a beautiful and innovative synthesis of technology, art, storytelling, play and learning for children. Featuring the talents of children’s book author/illustrator Roxie Munro, with original plays by Douglas Love and interactive iPad apps by OCG Studios.


The KIWi Team:  


ARTIST: Roxie Munro, acclaimed author/illustrator of three interactive apps and more than 35 books for children, including EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures; Slithery Snakes; Hatch!; Dinosaurs; Mazescapes; Gargoyles, Girders & Glass Houses; Ranch; and the Inside-Outside book series.


PLAYWRIGHT: Douglas Love, author of more than 20 children's books; created and executive-produced the Emmy-nominated, three-time Parent's Choice Award-winning television series, Out of The Box (Disney) and Jammin' Animals (HBO), from his "Imagination Station."


APP DEVELOPER: Omar Curiere and crew, of OCG Studios in Amsterdam, created eleven AR (augmented reality) interactive iPad apps, each built to work with a KIWi Storybooks theme.


PUBLISHER: Connie Melashenko, Calapitter Creations, owner and inventor of KIWi Storybooks.


Susannah Greenberg Public Relations can be contacted at publicity@bookbuzz.com or by calling 646-801-7477.

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