Comedy Productions, a talent agency that has represented comedians and their work for the past 40 years, is proud to announce the release of the humorous young adult fiction book "Trade Show" by one of their comedians, Matt Conn.
Now Available on Amazon
GROSSE POINTE, Mich., August 3, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Brace yourselves for a trip down memory lane as comedian Matt Conn introduces his debut young adult novel, "Trade Show." Set against the backdrop of 1990s suburban Detroit, this captivating story follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Sam, who embarks on a quest to retrieve his stolen bike and inadvertently finds himself entangled in a world of baseball cards, bullies, and brilliant schemes.
"Trade Show" brings to life the vibrant spirit of the 1990s, when kids spent their days exploring neighborhoods on their bikes and trading baseball cards. The heartwarming narrative revolves around Sam's ingenious plan to corner the market on the hometown hero's Rookie card. As the awe-inspiring season unfolds, Sam's mission to elevate the card's value by limiting its availability leads him through a series of comedic encounters with neighborhood bullies and eccentric characters.
In a nostalgic return to the simpler joys of life, "Trade Show" captures the essence of carefree bike rides and the excitement of chasing after dreams. Conn's expert storytelling paints a vivid picture of a bygone era, resonating with both young readers and adults who yearn for a taste of the past. The novel weaves a delightful tale that effortlessly balances laughter and life lessons.
"I wanted to create a story that transports readers back to a time when things were a bit simpler, and kids embarked on grand adventures with nothing but determination and their bikes," said author Matt Conn. "Sam's journey reflects the universal themes of perseverance, friendship, and the magic of childhood, all wrapped up in the vibrant suburban setting of the 1990s."
"Trade Show" is a heartwarming narrative that appeals to readers of all ages. Conn's background in comedy shines through as he masterfully infuses the story with wit and humor, making it a delightful read for both young and adult audiences. The novel serves as a gentle reminder of the power of imagination, friendship, and the bonds that shape our lives.
Don't miss your chance to relive the 1990s through the eyes of Sam and his unforgettable adventures. "Trade Show" is available for purchase on Amazon, and additional information can be found at www.MattConnComedy.com.
Talent Agent, Comedy Productions
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SYDNEY, August 2, 2023 (Newswire.com)
With the cost of living on the rise and many feeling the strain, burnout is at an all-time high, especially for people in leadership roles.
This was the place Laetitia Andrac found herself when she was living what many would consider to be a charmed life in Paris with a high-flying career, exciting social life, and Marc Jacobs handbag. It was then she realized that the key to a successful business and fulfilling life was to reconnect with the thing that is essential for any entrepreneur -- intuition.
Discover how Laetitia Andrac found alignment in life and business and how others can do the same when Grammar Factory Publishing releases "Light It: How to Trust Your Intuition and Build a Thriving Business." In this inspiring new bestseller, Laetitia takes readers through her proven LIGHT framework that helps entrepreneurs reconnect with their inner knowledge, wisdom and light, and grow a soul-aligned business that goes beyond surface-level success. "Light It: How to Trust Your Intuition and Build a Thriving Business" is available now for pre-order and will be sent on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, from Amazon, Booktopia, and Barnes & Noble.
Now living in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two young daughters, Laetitia is a highly respected business and intuition coach whom hundreds of women have worked with to change the direction of their businesses by reconnecting with their inner voice. It was from her experience working with women who came to her burnt out from the daily hustle in their business that she felt driven to write "Light It."
"My intention with this book is really to show a new way to be a business owner and reclaim your intuition as a guide, but also how to go through the LIGHT framework and embrace your own path forward," says Laetitia.
"Light It: How to Trust Your Intuition and Build a Thriving Business" will be available on eBook for $9.99 and paperback for $27.45.
"Tired of feeling disconnected from your intuition? Being connected online 24/7 leads to increased levels of stress and burnout, especially for entrepreneurs and leaders who often prioritize their 'hustle'. Too often, entrepreneurs and leaders just like you look outside for validation. The answer to your problems has always been there, within you. The reality is that intuition in business isn't just nice to have. It's essential. Intuition helps us connect with creativity and make bold decisions that distinguish us from other entrepreneurs. You don't always need a breakdown for a breakthrough to happen. Through the five-step LIGHT framework, author Laetitia Andrac helps you reconnect with your inner knowing, wisdom, and light."
To pre-order "Light It: How to Trust Your Intuition and Build a Thriving Business," visit https://amzn.asia/d/eB5pdh3
For media inquiries, review copies, or to schedule an interview with Laetitia Andrac, please contact Nicki Price [email protected]
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ONANCOCK, Va., July 31, 2023 (Newswire.com)
In his new book When Revival Turns to Revolution, author and evangelist Christian Anderson gives the reader insight into what has brought society and the Christian Church to their current state of moral decay and what it will take to biblically restore them.
Anderson describes how the revolutionary changes in the culture of the 1960s and 1970s brought about a revival of secularism that befalls society today, negatively impacting everything from the schools to the government to the churches.
Whereas revivals have come and gone throughout the history of the Church, Anderson postulates that hope is coming in the form of the largest Christian revival that has ever occurred, and we've already begun seeing the beginnings of it on college campuses.
When referring to past revivals, he writes, "What if I told you these occurrences sparked by radical individual followers of Christ were never meant to be one-off events? What would it mean if we could see a perpetual moving of God's Spirit and witness the whole world fill with the knowledge of the goodness of God?" According to Anderson, this will only transpire when revival brings about a spiritual revolution.
Using 2 Chronicles 7:14 as the foundation, he skillfully walks readers through the four steps necessary to reach revolution that are reflected in this scripture: repentance — learning to know God; revival — leaning on God; restoration — loving like God; and revolution — leading with God. He asserts that these biblical pillars, reflected on the four points of the cross, hold the keys to the fulfillment of every Christian believer's call — the Great Commission. Anderson writes, "Revival is great, but only if it marches toward the redeeming of mankind. If it can be contained in a building, it is missing something."
Christian Anderson is a graduate of Lee University with a degree in pastoral ministry. His experience in spiritual outpourings makes him an anointed teacher and preacher. He has participated in starting churches and catalyzing people for the work of revitalizing many ministries.
The eBook of When Revival Turns to Revolution is being offered through Amazon at a special introductory price of $0.99 on July 31 and Aug. 1. Click here to order today.
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Freedom Reads Partners With the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) to Empower Youth...
Freedom Library conceived by Reginald Dwayne Betts, former prisoner-turned-acclaimed-poet, opens at DYS' Edward J. Loughran Memorial Library in Dorchester, Massachusetts
NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 28, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Today, the national nonprofit Freedom Reads opened a Freedom Library within the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services' (DYS) Metropolitan Boston Youth Service Center. This Freedom Library, the first to be opened in a Massachusetts youth facility, is part of an ongoing partnership between Freedom Reads and DYS. Freedom Libraries have previously opened in adult facilities across Massachusetts, including at MCI-Norfolk, Old Colony Correctional Center, MCI-Concord, and MCI Pondville.
The brainchild of 2021 MacArthur Fellow and Yale Law School graduate Reginald Dwayne Betts, who was sentenced to nine years in prison at age 16, the Freedom Libraries seek to create a space to encourage community and where reaching for a book can be as spontaneous as human curiosity. Each bookshelf is handcrafted out of maple, walnut or cherry and is curved to contrast straight lines and bars of prisons as well as to evoke Martin Luther King Jr.'s line about the "arc of the universe" bending "toward justice."
Betts' nonprofit is a first-of-its-kind organization that empowers people through literature to imagine new possibilities for their lives. Books in the Freedom Library have been carefully curated through consultations with hundreds of poets, novelists, philosophers, teachers, friends, and voracious readers, resulting in a collection of books that are not only beloved but indispensable. The libraries include contemporary poets, novelists, and essayists alongside classic works from Homer's The Odyssey to the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, titles that remind us the book has long been a freedom project.
"Our very first Freedom Library was opened in a Massachusetts facility. With the opening of this Freedom Library at the Metropolitan Boston Youth Service Center, we hope to continue to create community spaces where young readers can find beauty and imagine new possibilities for their lives," said Reginald Dwayne Betts, Founder and CEO of Freedom Reads. "We are grateful that the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services continues to share our goal of creating opportunities for daily engagement with literature inside their facilities and a space for books, inquiry, imagination, and community."
"We are thrilled to partner with Reginald Dwayne Betts and Freedom Reads on this important initiative," said DYS Commissioner Cecely Reardon. "The addition of a Freedom Library to the Edward J. Loughran Memorial Library provides our young people with an invaluable opportunity to explore a variety of literary genres and discover texts that speak to their experiences. The Freedom Library is a fantastic complement to the Edward J. Loughran Memorial Library and builds on the legacy of Edward 'Ned' Loughran, who led the agency during a critical period of development and whose vision is still evident in our programming."
About Freedom Reads:
Founded by Reginald Dwayne Betts, who knows firsthand the dispiriting forces of prison, Freedom Reads works to empower people through literature to confront what prison does to the spirit. Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and inspired by the recognition that freedom begins with a book, Freedom Reads supports the efforts of people in prison to transform their lives through increased access to books and writers. For more information about Freedom Reads and the Freedom Libraries project, please visit https://freedomreads.org/.
About Massachusetts Department of Youth Services:
For more information on the Department of Youth Services please go to www.mass.gov/DYS.
Department of Youth Services
Post Hill Press is publishing his new true crime book, Killers Amidst Killers: Hunting Serial Killers Operating Under the Cloak of the Opioid Epidemic.
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With a Focus on Empathy, Innovation, AI, and Customer Value, the Book Serves as a Comprehensive Guide for Businesses Navigating Today's Dynamic Digital Environment and Aligning With Their Customers' Ever-Evolving Needs and Aspirations
'Customer Transformation' Cover
Cover for the book 'Customer Transformation by Chris Hood'
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., July 26, 2023 (Newswire.com)
CH Publishing is thrilled to announce the release of Chris Hood's groundbreaking new book "Customer Transformation." This game-changing business strategy guide seeks to enlighten companies on transforming their processes, culture, and technologies to align seamlessly with their customers' evolving needs and aspirations. The much-anticipated work is set to hit bookstores and online platforms on Aug. 1, 2023.
Chris Hood, a digital strategy and innovation expert who has worked at industry-leading companies such as Google, Fox, and Disney, shares his knowledge and innovative insights through this essential guide. "Customer Transformation" offers a unique blend of compelling narratives, real-world case studies from industry powerhouses like Disney, Zebra Technologies, Uber, Bank of America, Shark Tank, Anheuser-Busch, ING Bank, Lego, and more, along with actionable guidelines. The book provides more than a strategy; it is a comprehensive blueprint for businesses seeking to navigate today's complex digital landscape, nurturing dynamic and enduring customer relationships.
"Customer Transformation demystifies the critical components for leveraging empathy, innovation, and digital acceleration, the cornerstones of today's most prosperous businesses," Hood asserts. He also emphasizes the importance of infusing an emotional layer into any digital strategy to enhance consumer engagement and loyalty.
The book is organized into seven stages that offer a wealth of insights into how organizations can leverage technology to interface with people, cultivate a customer-centric culture that drives innovation, and understand how to align with customers' expectations and values.
Key takeaways from the book include:
- Understanding your customers' needs before implementing any strategy
- The vital importance of experimenting, innovating, and taking an outside-in perspective
- The role of technology and AI in shaping customer interactions and business strategies
- Connecting every technology decision back to customer value propositions.
Hood's "Customer Transformation" is a survival guide for businesses in the digital era. It aims to equip readers with the tools to pivot, adapt, and, most importantly, align customers at the heart of every decision, thus fostering sustainable growth and shaping organizations that meet and exceed customer expectations.
The book will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and directly on ChrisHood.com. For more information on Chris Hood and his work, visit his author website at chrishood.com or the book's website at customertransformation.com.
For press inquiries or further information, please contact CH Publishing at 657-222-4747 or [email protected].
About the Author:
CHRIS HOOD is a digital strategist, public speaker, podcast host, and innovator focused on building customer-centric cultures and development. Today, he advises companies on Customer Transformation, hosts his weekly Digital Show, and teaches business and technology at Southern New Hampshire University.
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\"Creating Your Limitless Life\" Dr Esther Zeledon
\"Creating Your Limitless Life\" by Dr Esther Zeledon
MIAMI, July 17, 2023 (Newswire.com)
After migrating to the United States from Nicaragua as a young child, Esther Zeledón was destined to chase the American Dream. As a high achiever from an immigrant neighborhood, she ticked off each of the boxes on her checklist; graduated top of her class, received a scholarship to a prestigious college, completed a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, had a career as a diplomat, and started a family. Everything suggested that her struggles had paid off and she had made it. Yet, she knew something was missing- alignment.
That was when she became limitless.
Find out how Dr Esther Zeledón went from burn-out to embracing the boundless life she now leads when Dean Publishing releases "Creating Your Limitless Life" this Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15, 2023 (9/15/23). Designed with the high achiever in mind, this inspiring book is a guide to awakening the extraordinary possibilities that await inside everybody no matter who they are or where they come from. With Esther's incredible story and her three-step approach, "Creating Your Limitless Life" is a roadmap to living an authentic life full of joy.
"I wrote this book because I've seen so many people, myself included, get trapped in these societal molds that crush our spirits and leave us feeling anxious, depressed, and without clarity about who we are or what we want," says Esther. "Even worse, we perpetuate the cycle by passing those same pressures on to others. We don't stop to listen to what others really want or need, causing us to question ourselves and place our purpose and true legacy on the back burner. My life's purpose is to unlock the full potential of individuals as they uncover, pursue, and financially support their missions, visions, and purposes. I want them to embrace their inner voice rather than fear it."
"Creating Your Limitless Life" presents a transformative three-step approach, empowering high achievers to transcend societal expectations and navigate the challenges of balancing ambition with personal fulfillment. Drawing from Dr. Esther Zeledón's experiences as an immigrant, entrepreneur, and diplomat, this book challenges conventional norms, highlighting the significance of active self-listening. Through practical tools and real-life case studies, readers are guided to listen and not fear their inner voice so they can uncover their purpose, craft a personalized roadmap, and cultivate resilience. Going beyond traditional self-help, this book equips individuals with the necessary resources to achieve clarity on their next steps, unlock their boundless potential and embrace a truly fulfilling life.
To pre-order "Creating Your Limitless Life" visit https://beactchange.com/creating-your-limitless-life-book
For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Esther Zeledon, please contact enquiries @pricelessmedia.com.au
'Radical Reinvention' - Fearless Realignment in a Post-COVID-19 Complex World
NEW YORK, July 10, 2023 (Newswire.com)
Follow the turtle on wheels! …That is, the one on the cover of Radical Reinvention: Reimagine, Reset, Reinvent in a Disruptive World. Rich with life stories that surprise and advise in heaping doses, the book coaches readers through a dynamic and modern 8-Step Reinvention Toolkit that Maureen Lippe personally created, tested, and verified with therapists and brave fire starters who are also featured. Company reinventions such as Lippe Taylor Group, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), and Wells Fargo command a large section of the book, with sterling tips by brand transformation experts.
"During the pandemic, I desperately tried to keep my company and my husband alive and healthy, and while we more than doubled the company at a time when many agencies were laying off or furloughing workers, I sadly lost my husband to COVID-19," said Radical Re-Inventor and serial reinventor Maureen Lippe, founder and chairman of iconic communications agency Lippe Taylor Group, based in New York City. "A Radical Reinvention is how I kept myself and my company alive. I went on a deep journey of rediscovery that was hard and radical, but I believe my story can help a lot of people who are struggling with the same need to reimagine and transform their lives and careers."
Over the course of 30+ years since the inception of her agency, Lippe has provided brand-building counsel to leading companies, including Procter & Gamble, Galderma, Pfizer, Bayer, Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Walmart, Clairol, IKEA, Nestlé, Keurig, Dr Pepper, Constellation Brands, Intel, Nordstrom, and many more. Lippe began her career as a fashion editor at Vogue magazine and then served as beauty and health editor at Harper's Bazaar, where she was the first editor to incorporate health content into beauty pages. She was then an on-air correspondent on Live with Regis and Kathie Lee doing weekly makeover segments.
When Lippe's beautiful life was swept away after the loss of her husband, her big love of almost 40 years—causing terror, uncertainty, and painful grief—she managed to reclaim her identity and more than double her business. Miraculously, out of hard work and heartache, Lippe created her unique 8-Step Reinvention Toolkit, which helped her realign and discover new facets of herself—with many emotional moments and resonance that it could help others.
"The turtle has reigned in the art of reinvention for 90 million years—thus, I made it my chosen book motif to introduce my personal and professional journey. As we know, the turtle retracts when stressed. After reading this book, you will learn how to be more resilient and not retract for long. You must put your wheels on and move forward. I also included other extraordinary Radical Re-Inventors who will leave you breathless…and brave," added Lippe. Some include:
- Samantha Lux, who Radically Reinvented her body to affirm her gender, with her mother, Irene Brank, who guides others to the radical resources they need for affirmation.
- Eric Alva, who served in the Marines and helped to reinvent human rights in America after losing his leg in the Iraq War, playing an instrumental role in the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
- Fern Mallis, who reinvented the entire fashion industry.
- Alina Lee, teen golf star-turned lawyer and activist reinventing how lawyers treat their clients.
- Craig Stanland, who made it his business to help people reinvent after he served two years in a federal prison and lost it all.
- Liz G. Bailey, who fled her abuser to start over with her two kids, reinventing herself to teach the signs of domestic violence and speak out loud for other survivors to leave.
- Halena Cline, whose paintings and sculptures grace galleries, museums, and private collections worldwide only after she released her mind, body and spirit from an infamous cult obsessed with Armageddon, a place where personal reinvention—not to mention, invention—is forbidden.
Radical Reinvention, published by Blue Moon Press, is now available at Amazon and other fine book retailers. A special price is also available for Amazon Prime Week.
All book proceeds to benefit Step Up Women's Network, a nonprofit helping provide structured mentorship programs, focused support, and inspiring connections to help girls, and those who identify with girlhood, define, and achieve their unique visions of success.
Communications Media Executive
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Breaking Old Habits is Never Easy
PORT ANGELES, Wash., June 21, 2023 (Newswire.com)
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