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New Online Bookstore Creates Marketplace for Self-Published Authors Struggling to Compete on Amazon

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The self-publishing book industry's exponential growth has taken the world by storm. Opening doors once closed to unknown writers, self-publishing creates an alternative - some may say disruptive - option for writers with a small fan base to share their work and build brand awareness on a global scale. Empowered by the popular do-it-yourself movement, a new direct-to-customer bookselling platform, Direct2Author.com, launched in December.

Aimed at helping self-published authors committed to creating, distributing, and promoting their work, Direct2Author is a low-cost, targeted complement to promoting books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online bookstores.

"Direct2Author is our response to large book distributors like Amazon, who sells more books than any other single retail outlet in history and has over 30 million titles in its online bookstore," said Michelle Jackson, self-published author and founder of the platform. "Our goal is to pull self-published books out of the highly trafficked traditional book marketing lane and steer them to a place they can call 'home.' We believe this platform will make it easier for dedicated readers to find new works by diverse writers."

Direct2Author stakes its bet on book lovers interested in supporting a niche market. But the platform goes a step further by addressing an issue that often plagues writers who aren't traditionally published. By allowing authors to earn a "Reader Approved" badge from a team of editors and beta readers, the platform helps validate self-published works' readability, appeal, and writing style.

"Too often, readers believe that self-published books are poorly written,' said Jackson. "But the success of traditionally published authors who were once self-published like Margaret Atwood, EL James, and even Stephen King who self-published a collection of short stories in 1960, prove that our work is valuable and critical to the publishing industry's growth."

Direct2Author provides a free basic book profile upload and three subscription-based dynamic profiles. Dynamic profiles include direct links to the author's websites and author pages, book cover and book description uploads, promo video integration, social media links, and digital media promotion. Subscriptions start at $3.99 a month.

Readers can sign-up and receive free access to the online bookstore and the 5-crown book rating system. They can also earn free merchandise and weekly book feature promotions. Learn more: https://www.direct2author.com/avid-reader-subscribe-page.

Unlike Amazon, Direct2Author is not a fulfillment service. Instead, the platform aims to tap into direct-to-customer bookselling. As self-published authors build their own websites on platforms like WiX, WordPress, and Squarespace and create author brand awareness on social media using popular hashtags like #booktok, #bookstagram, and #booktwt, readers can purchase directly from the author, pay less in distribution fees, and help them build long-term fan-bases.

"Self-published authors are entrepreneurs," said Jackson. "Technology allows us to establish dynamic branding and marketing tools that we can control. As a result, we now have the power to touch a global community of book lovers."

To learn more or register as a reader, author, or sponsor, visit https://www.direct2author.com/ or email support@direct2author.com.

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Starting the Year Right With a Book to Help Bring Happiness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Avoid the pitfalls that can derail those New Year's resolutions by adopting the common-sense moral code contained in "The Way to Happiness." Watch "The Way to Happiness" book-on-film on the Scientology Network.

A 2021 survey reveals a stunning statistic: almost 50 percent of American couples surveyed admitted to cheating on their partner. Little wonder that this is the same percent of U.S. marriages that are likely to end in divorce or separation. This adds up to more than 1.5 million people divorcing each year, giving the U.S. the world's third-highest divorce rate.

But infidelity is only one casualty of declining morality. More than 3,300 burglaries take place in the U.S. each day. In 2018, a burglary took place every 22.5 seconds. And if current rates continue, it is estimated that within 20 years, 75 percent of homes in the U.S. will have suffered from this form of crime.

And on a starker note, more than 100,000 Americans died of drug overdose in the 12 months leading up to April 2021.

It is clear that the moral decline is affecting more and more people and ruining lives.

Some react to this situation with "this would never happen to me." Others, who may be aware of their own or their friends' or families' potential for disaster, may think "but what can I do?" But the odds are not in the favor of those leaving their future happiness to chance.

A safer and more constructive way to live life is to take effective action. As stated in "The Way to Happiness":

"Your own happiness can be turned to tragedy and sorrow by the dishonesty and misconduct of others.

"I am sure you can think of instances of this actually happening. Such wrongs reduce one's survival and impair one's happiness.

"You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others.

"The happiness or unhappiness of others you could name is important to you.

"Without too much trouble, using this book, you can help them survive and lead happier lives.

"While no one can guarantee that anyone else can be happy, their chances of survival and happiness can be improved. And with theirs, yours will be."

No matter the New Year's resolution, this nonreligious moral code can help pave the way to a more successful, more decent and happier life through applying its 21 precepts, or principles, and sharing them with others.

Enroll on the free online eCourse on The Way to Happiness website. Read the book, watch "The Way to Happiness" book-on-film, and see how its application has transformed lives, as documented in episodes of Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.

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MUSEWIRE ranked among the top 50 Music Industry Blogs on Feedspot

TEMECULA, Calif. -- MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the web. Musewire™ (aka Music Industry Newswire™) covers music makers, music gear, the music business and related topics; established 2005. A publication of Neotrope®. Edited by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist since 1984, and member ASCAP.

"This was a nice out-of-the-blue honor," says Christopher Laird Simmons. "MuseWire used to be a fairly large news portal prior to 2016, when I scaled things back to more of a personal blog thing due to the explosion of 'me-too' music news sites. Now I just share stuff I'm into, and not every version update of a music plugin."

"I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the internet and I'm honored to have you as part of this!" said Feedspot founder Anuj Agarwal.

"I hope to uplift the site by morphing into a video channel on YouTube sometime in 2022," adds Simmons. "Video is really more compelling for many things now like reviews and tutorials of music tech. Since I just built a new home studio, the timing is just about right."

About MuseWire:

MuseWire is an online magazine published and edited by Christopher Simmons, an award-winning artist, author, musician, photographer and creative. The publication covers new music, new music tech and gear, and selected news from music education and music business concerns. MuseWire was originally known as Music Industry Newswire (MIN) prior to a rebrand and scale back circa 2016.

Learn more at: https://MuseWire.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/musewire

View an example Wayback Machine snapshot of the old site, from 2010 here: https://web.archive.org/web/20100106014415/http://musicindustrynewswire.com/

About Feedspot:

Feedspot is a Content Reader. It helps you keep up with multiple websites in one place so that you need not visit each website to see what's new. "Feedspot makes keeping up with your favorite websites as easy as checking your email."

See the complete list of music industry blogs honored: https://blog.feedspot.com/music_industry_blogs/

About Christopher Laird Simmons:

Christopher Simmons has been a working journalist since 1984 when he sold his first music industry article to POLYPHONY magazine (purchased by MIX and became Electronic Musician). Later writing for diverse pubs including Computer Player, Digital Imaging, Micro Publishing News, Spazz, the Graphic Artist's Guild newspaper, among many others. He has been widely interviewed on topics related to technology, marketing, health and entertainment.

His full-time gig is acting as CEO and founder of NEOTROPE® and Send2Press®.

As a musician he played in several bands in the '80s including PROJECT 11 and PETS GONE WILD (featured in the LA Times "Calendar" section and an LA Weekly "Band Name of the Week"). His music has been played on late night space radio stations, and positively reviewed in Electronic Musician and 'zines like SYNE. A CD of his music from the mid '80s was released on Neotrope® Records in 2000, "BESERKER" available on most streaming platforms.

His music has been used for two cable TV productions in the late 1980s in California: the award-winning "VIDKIDCO" and "Viewpoints on Video" from the Long Beach Museum of Art.

He is quoted in two music books: "Music Business For Dummies" (ISBN: 978-1119049654) and "The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business" (ISBN: 978-1608325788; Greenleaf Book Group Press), both by industry veteran Loren Weisman.

He is no relation to a Canadian keyboardist of the same name, nor a graphic artist based in San Francisco, also of same name.

Learn more about Christopher Simmons at https://ChristopherSimmons.com/ (website under reconstruction for 2022).

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New book ‘The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed’ ravages cancel culture using ancient and modern philosophy

SHELBURNE, Nova Scotia -- Philosopher and historian Procopius Canning announces the release of "The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed" (ISBN 979-8735137177). In this book, Canning, writing as an exiled fugitive 300 years from today, combines science fiction with established philosophical concepts to critically investigate current news events, and the controversial social issues behind them, using the perspective of a future whistleblower historian and philosopher.

Cast in the years 2114 to 2290 CE, after the U.S., Canada, and Mexico have united to form the Glorious Tri-North American Alliance, an omnipotent Board stifles freedom of thought under the guise of preserving democracy, with secret tribunals. These furtive trials are made privy to the reader by future historical chronicler Procopius Canning, and the reader gets to witness them only because he surreptitiously smuggled out his official recordings, which were then made into this ominous and prophetic book. Using this device, social issues are explored, and philosophy becomes courtroom drama, as various characters are put on trial three centuries from now, for intellectual transgressions against prescribed social order.

"Philosophers have had to deal with cancel culture for thousands of years. Consider the unfortunate fate of Socrates, Hypatia of Alexandria, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King," says Canning, adding, "the ability to think freely is sacrosanct to philosophers; exploratory freedom is an essential ingredient for humanity's intellectual evolution, and a vital pillar of genuine democracy. Cancel culture is the erosion of freedom of thought, and thus also, of philosophy itself."

In this thought-provoking book, Canning weaves together a melange of compelling and often provocative topics, explored using different characters, each facing punishment, some death. These include future Nobel Prize winning scientist Eugenia Barbara Florstein, charged with Criticism Extra Humanitario, for researching Professor Jordan Peterson's use of Jungian archetypes, Terrence Devon Wagner, who as every future schoolchild knows, in 2256 CE, proved Einstein's Theory of General Relativity false, using the symbolic logic that is included in the book, and for comic relief, Rafael Edward (Ted) Cruz III, a future politician who just can't seem to get elected, due to vicious viral memes against him, based on his ancestor's association the the Zodiac Killer. Even the philosophy of gothic novelist Mary Shelley, and her philosopher mother Mary Wollstonecraft, must be cancelled, if modern standards are applied, according to the Board.

Ultimately a call for calm, reason, tolerance, and the Golden Rule, 'The Modern Prometheus: Why the 21st Century Intellectual Must Be Fearless to Succeed', uses current events to show that philosophy, literally, "the love of wisdom", is as relevant and useful for understanding our world today, as it was in 300 BCE. Available on amazon.com.

ABOUT PROCOPIUS CANNING

Procopius Canning B.A., B.Ed. is a retired educator, author, and creator of two of the most visited ancient Roman history sites on the internet, TIMELINE: Ancient Rome, and Gladiator: The Real Story. These scholarly web sites have won three awards from the Encyclopedia Britannica, have over 2.4 million page views, and have internationally held simultaneously both the 3rd and 4th place search result positions for ancient Roman history on Baidu, the most popular search engine in China. He is also the author of "ANCIENT BLACK CIVILIZATIONS MATTER: Sort of like Wakanda, only real!" (ISBN: 979-8696570037).

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing Releases Memoir About Finding Life-Changing Physical and Mental Relief from Somatic Work

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by entrepreneur Dan Sykes, the founder of the Somatic Training Network, a company dedicated to the learning and sharing about somatic arts and practices from around the world.

"Somatic Fanatic: How Training My Nervous System With the World's Master Instructors Helped Me Beat My Midlife Crisis" (ISBN: 978-1956955057) synthesizes Sykes' experience-first, with feeling flummoxed by midlife after having sold a company and gone through a divorce. His journey of self-discovery, which took him to Russia, Japan, Portugal and Israel, among many other places, is chronicled in this memoir that serves as a guide for anyone looking to revolutionize their physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness.

Based in Maine since the year 2000, Sykes is a lifelong Russophile who found his calling when he discovered the ancient Russian martial art of Systema. He has since earned the title of Systema Bodywork Instructor under Grand Master Mikhail Ryabko, as well as Systema Martial Arts Instructor, certified under Master Instructor Vladimir Vasiliev.

His company, the Somatic Training Network, is dedicated to the learning and sharing about somatic arts and practices from around the world. It offers in-person intensive experiences, which include Banya (Russian-style sauna), cold pool and its core offering, Russian Stick Bodywork, as well as Somatic Training Intensives and a full online curriculum.

"I didn't really know what to expect from Dan and this entire book," admits publisher Anna David. "He's sort of this Indiana Jones of the somatic world, which makes this one of the most unique stories I've come across. But in the end, it's not only a tale of overcoming the malaise most people experience at midlife but also a story about finding your calling and discovering a path to letting go of the tension that plagues most everyone today."

"This period of devastation in my life cleared the way for a new, far healthier path," echoes Sykes. "My life changed direction and became profoundly richer, but it didn't happen overnight or in a single epiphany. My transformation wouldn't have occurred without years of pain, which made me desperate enough to face my fears. This book encompasses not only my personal story but also shows other people how they can experience the sort of life-changing physical and mental relief I discovered."

"Somatic Fanatic-How I Lost My Tension, Met the World's Master Instructors and Found Myself" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

To learn more visit: http://www.somatictrainingnetwork.com/

About Legacy Launch Pad Publishing:

A boutique publishing company primarily for entrepreneurs who are the leaders in their field, Legacy Launch Pad has published authors from the entertainment and entrepreneurial worlds, as well as sports agents, coaches, non-profit founders and more.

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Publishers Newswire announces annual Books to Bookmark List for Dec. 2021 – 11 Great Reads You’ve Never Seen

TEMECULA, Calif. -- Publishers Newswire, a news publisher covering books, music and software launched in 2004, has announced its annual "books to bookmark" list of 11 new and interesting reads from small publishers and self-published authors across the U.S. These books are often overlooked due to not coming from major traditional book publishing houses.

"This past 18 months have been a whirlwind of new books being published by small publishing houses, and authors embracing self-publishing," says PNW editor and publisher, Christopher Laird Simmons, who has worked in the publishing world since the late '70s, and is also CEO of the website's parent company, NEOTROPE. "It seems the unfortunate pandemic has given many folks the time and impetus to 'finish that novel,' or write a telling memoir, then release it to the world. This year's list is truly diverse."

Herewith are 11 interesting reads worth a look (alphabetical order, based on book title):

* "Adventure Zone" by Allison Klimowicz and Veronica Stanley-Hooper (ISBN: 979-8524737199; Independently Published) is written for parents and children from the ages of 6 to 12 years old, explaining pediatric therapies in a fun, informative way. This colorfully illustrated book is designed in parts and can be read as a story alone or as a story and a resource with definitions that explain terms that parents and children may experience when entering a pediatric therapy office.

* "Drunk Talk" by Mike Davis and TL Banks (ISBN: 979-8675709625; Club Lighthouse Publishing) is "an emotional roller coaster ride with a twist of humor." Included are 48 short discussions about different aspects of life with a twist of humor, your drunken fortune, and unique quotes to keep you focused. Those who think they have heard it all, better think again.

* "Beyond the Wheat Field - The Life-After-Life of Steve Jobs" by Katherine Talley and Joy Lawrance (ISBN: 978-1982268169; Inspire Publications LLC) is an offbeat yet deeply spiritual and beautifully illustrated book, a "compilation of afterlife communications with a tech icon recounting spiritual dialogues that Talley has had with Jobs since his passing." The book offers a different perspective, regardless of one's spiritual beliefs, on the life of Apple co-founder Jobs.

* "Felina's Spell - The Delta Tango Trilogy Book Two" by Christopher LaGrone (ISBN: 978-1631955457; Morgan James Publishing) tells the tale of how fictional Border Patrol Agent-to-be Layne Sheppard has met the girl of his dreams, but will he meet his demise in the field training gauntlet that awaits? Author LaGrone draws on his own experiences as a recruit, field trainee and border agent to create a border saga unlike any previously published immigration-themed novel.

* "How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women" by Beverly Bowers (ISBN: 978-0578312705; Sister Courage Publishing) is a guidebook that to "help women learn more about how to take charge of their investments." The book asks the reader to answer eight questions and then based on those answers, the reader moves through a step-by-step process that designs a customized investment portfolio just for her. To make it a little more engaging and fun, Bowers has compared planning an investment portfolio to putting together an outfit.

* "In for Life" by Elaine Alice Murphy (ISBN: 978-0578965659; Satuit Press) is a memoir about Murphy's two-decade exploration of the wrongful murder conviction of her son's classmate and friend, Sean K. Ellis. The high-profile Boston case gained international attention when it became the subject of the eight-part Netflix docuseries "Trial 4." Murphy, working with Ellis's family and attorneys to gain him a retrial, discovered previously undisclosed evidence of police corruption that the courts called a "game changer" and led to his release after he'd spent nearly 22 years behind bars.

* "Real Outreach: A Practical Guide to Retaining and Graduating College Students" by Dr. Ezella McPherson (ISBN: 978-1737273103; Dr. McPherson Coaching) outlines successes with at-risk college students. She has retained 82% to 100% of at-risk first-year college students during her tenure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Wayne State University, and Indiana University. The book will be of interest to high school and college bound students - and their families - so that they can learn about some challenges to endure while pursuing a college degree.

* "Sophia's Return: Uncovering My Mother's Past" by Sophia Kouidou-Giles (ISBN: 978-1647421717; She Writes Press), follows a daughter's journey to "understand why her mother left their family home when the author was a seven-year-old child, without a good-bye or explanation." Determined to unlock the true story, Kouidou-Giles travels back to Greece and interviews family members; all of whom are sympathetic but reluctant to disclose information. Finally, she hires an attorney to search for documents-and uncovers a story she never knew existed.

* "Tales From the Liminal" by S. K. Kruse (ISBN 978-1944521158, Deuxmers Publishing) features a brood of 15 short stories. Kruse, a former writer for The Onion, and mother of 11 children, offers fantastical tales including: following Schrödinger's cat into the zeroth dimension, grooving to Barry Manilow with Bigfoot on a beach, traveling with a troubadour of the apocalypse to Belleville, or having drinks with a woman who has seen Gertrude Stein in the condensation on her window.

* "True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly" by Paulina Kay (ISBN: 978-1773710075; Black Card Books) shows the young and old how to overcome "the deeply rooted Disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older." While taking time off for her family, Kay went through very difficult times that propelled her to an internal growth transformation that led her to reclaim her love for the elderly.

* "Uncommon Threads: Weaving a Life Through Family, Business and Faith" by John Wieland (ISBN: 978-1951407711; Legacy Launch Pad Publishing) is a memoir connecting family, business and faith, that is "is equal parts self-deprecating and informative." Wieland is the CEO of MH Equipment, a material handling company. In the 27 years that Weiland has served as CEO, MH has grown from a small, virtually bankrupt company with three branches and 50 employees to a thriving one with over 900 employees and over 30 branches.

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Learn more about additional books you've probably never heard of here: https://publishersnewswire.com/pnw/book-news/

ABOUT PUBLISHERS NEWSWIRE™:

Publishers Newswire (PNW) is an online publication founded in 2004, part of the Neotrope News Network, covering books and publishing, music and software news. Publishers Newswire does not endorse, "recommend," or review any of the book titles mentioned, and the specific books mentioned are for informational purpose only. No fee or other consideration was paid for inclusion in this list.

ABOUT NEOTROPE:

Neotrope has been in the publishing business since the late 1970s, when then teenage founder Christopher Simmons published first "The Comic Collectors Comic Checklist" sold at the San Diego Comic-Con. The company went on to publish "The Galaxy of Fandom" a one-off entertainment magazine, and later "The Adama Journal" a fanzine for "Battlestar Galactica." In 1982, "The Unicorn Hunters Guidebook" was featured in Playboy magazine. In 1987, a fanzine for "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "Galaxy Class" launched. In 2008, the company published "FRACTOPIA" a coffee table art book by Simmons (ISBN: 978-0971055506; Neotrope Press).

The company publishing unit was originally called Silver Unicorn Graphics (S.U. Graphics and Marketing), became Mindset Press in 1987 and Neotrope Press in 1997. The Neotrope News Network was launched in 2004.

The company is also a leader in online advertising and marketing, public relations, music/video and multimedia. Neotrope is based in the Southern California wine country of Temecula. Neotrope® is a registered trademark in the U.S. and Europe.

Christopher Simmons has been a working journalist since 1984 when he sold his first article to POLYPHONY magazine. Later writing for diverse pubs including Computer Player, Digital Imaging, Micro Publishing News, Spazz, the Graphic Artist's Guild newspaper, among many others. He has been widely interviewed on topics related to technology, marketing, health and entertainment.

Learn more about Neotrope at: https://neotrope.com/ (website under reconstruction for 2022).

NOTE: NEOTROPE does not publish any of the books mentioned in this press release nor represent any author or publisher in an agency capacity. For questions about any of the books mentioned contact the author or publisher directly and not this website.

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Journalist Elaine Alice Murphy is set to release her memoir, ‘In for Life’

BOSTON, Mass. -- This Jan., journalist Elaine Alice Murphy is set to release her memoir, "In for Life" (ISBN: 978-0578965659; Satuit Press), about her two-decade exploration of the wrongful murder conviction of her son's classmate and friend, Sean K. Ellis. The high-profile Boston case gained international attention when it became the subject of the eight-part Netflix docuseries "Trial 4."

Ellis was convicted in 1995 of the murder and robbery of Boston detective John J. Mulligan and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Mulligan was white, Sean is black. Age 19 at the time of the crime, Sean insisted he was innocent. It took three trials to convict him; his first two trials ended with hung juries.

Murphy, working with Ellis's family and attorneys to gain him a retrial, discovered previously undisclosed evidence of police corruption that the courts called a "game changer" and led to his release after he'd spent nearly 22 years behind bars.

"In for Life" is Murphy's riveting account of her journey through a corrupt criminal justice system and her distress at the two different Americas Sean Ellis and her son faced growing up. Woven throughout are insights from her prison conversations with Ellis that deepened their bond over two decades - a bond that became life changing for both.

Senior Harvard Lecturer and retired federal judge Hon. Nancy Gertner called "In for Life," "a remarkable story beautifully told ... of what it takes to make the criminal legal system fair - dogged determination, years and years of work, and a clear-eyed vision of what is right, no matter what the cost."

"In for Life" is available where all books are sold in January, 2022. It is nationally distributed by Cardinal Publishing Group.

Additional details can be found at https://www.satuitpress.com/, https://www.justiceforseanellis.com/, and @emurphyauthor on Twitter.

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New How-To Book Targets Women Who Are Just Getting Started in the World of Investing

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Beverly Bowers, a retired financial planner, entrepreneur and founder of Sister Courage Publishing, realized there was a need for a guidebook that would help women learn more about how to take charge of their investments. So, she set out to create a book specifically written for women. The end result is: "How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women" (ISBN: 978-0578312705; Sister Courage Publishing).

"As an industry as a whole, I don't believe we've done a great job of educating women about financial planning," Bowers says. "Sometimes, I'd have a couple in to talk with me about investing, but quite often it was the man who would attend the meeting. It's important for women to understand financial basics since 80 to 90 percent will have sole financial responsibility for the household at some point in her life."

While she believes that women have come a long way, she also feels there's more work to be done. "How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women," addresses not only the gap women face in lifetime earnings and retirement savings, but also the lower financial confidence that many seem to carry.

The book asks the reader to answer eight questions and then based on those answers, the reader moves through a step-by-step process that designs a customized investment portfolio just for her. To make it a little more engaging and fun, Bowers has compared planning an investment portfolio to putting together an outfit. The reader chooses specific stores, compares costs, selects clothes based on the style that suits her (accessories included) and ensures the pieces complement each other. The final step prompts her to decide where to best hang the clothes. The overall result is a completely personalized, beautiful and basic investment outfit.

The end of each chapter summarizes what's been discussed and reinforces the most important points and concepts. It prompts readers to think about topics such as risk tolerance, emergency funds and how quickly an investment can be converted into cash.

"One of my goals in writing this book was to remove the anxiety and fear that some women may have when it comes to investing," she says. "I want them to feel empowered to make financial investment decisions."

C.J. Redwine, a New York Times best-selling author, read Bowers book and said it was, "An empowering education in investment strategies that is both comprehensive and easy to grasp. I immediately bought a copy for every member of my family."

"How to Dress a Naked Portfolio: A Tailored Introduction to Investing for Women" is available on Amazon and in a few brick-and-mortar locations: Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe and Phoenix, Arizona and Diva Hillside in Sedona, Arizona. The paperback is $19.95; the eBook is $7.99.

As part of Bowers' commitment to women and investing, she donates part of book sale proceeds to non-profit efforts that focus on financial literacy for women.

Learn more at: https://bevbowers.com/how-to-dress-a-naked-portfolio/

Contact the author for a bulk order discount through the "Contact" page on her website at: https://bevbowers.com/contact-bev/.

About the Author

Beverly Bowers' diverse financial career spanned over 30 years with stints as a portfolio manager, stock and bond trader, mutual fund and ETF sales manager and personal advisor and financial planner. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) professional and has served on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix as president and Chairman of the Board. In addition, the Arizona Hall of Fame of Financial Women International inducted Bowers in 1993. This is her first book.

Related link: https://bevbowers.com/

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Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases book addressing doctor burnout by Dr. Patrick Tran

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing "Burn-In: A Doctors Guide to Finding Happiness, Avoiding Burnout and Catching FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)" (ISBN 978-19514079-0), the second book by Dr. Patrick Tran.

The book is the result of Dr. Tran's journey from surviving to thriving as well as his guide to investing based on his own financial experience to the tune of over $22 million in real estate assets.

While Tran has long been passionate about helping other doctors avoid burnout, his focus shifted when his two-year-old son Adrian was diagnosed with cancer. That's when he realized he could fall apart or find a new faith. He decided on the latter, and with Adrian's future still uncertain, he committed to focusing not on why his son had gotten sick but instead on the fact that medical advances would help Adrian beat his cancer with surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Tran's story is one of recommitment to both his relationships with his family and living in the moment-a crucial message for the medical profession at a time when many doctors are being pushed past their respective breaking points. As much a call-to-arms for doctors who are sacrificing their own health to serve their patients as a guide to achieving financial freedom, "Burn-In" should, as ER doctor and author Dr. Jaime Hope says, "be required reading for medical students."

"The dual mission in the book works so well because it comes from Patrick's own specific point-of-view," says publisher Anna David. "Despite being outrageously intelligent and wise beyond his years, he's an incredibly unique - dare I say shockingly unique? - person, and that shows throughout the book."

This moving, instructive guide to a life well-lived reveals the secrets to mindset elevation, techniques for personal fulfillment and strategies for building wealth through real estate in a way no book ever has before.

"Burn-In: A Guide for Doctors on Finding Happiness, Avoiding Burnout and Catching FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)" is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, among many other outlets.

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New book, ‘True Joy for the Retired’ reveals major breakthrough in unleashing the power of appreciation, love and inclusion between generations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Paulina Kay has released a new book entitled “True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly” (ISBN: 978-1773710075). It shows the young and old how to overcome: the deeply rooted disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older.

This book reveals practical strategies designed to help readers:

* Strengthen the bond between youth and elders

* Experience again the emotions of appreciation, connection and love.

* Discover the beauty of getting older.

“My hope for a happy, respected and connected old age for myself and for other others is what inspired me to create this book by the telling of my own experiences with the grace and beauty of older people. I believe I owe it to them,” says Kay.

For a limited time, the author is offering a limited number of FREE copies of the book. People interested should go to https://www.truejoyfortheretiredbook.com/.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paulina Kay loves sharing the stories of the virtues in old age. Growing up in Mexico with an older father and being very close to her grandmother, she experienced firsthand the active role the elderly play in providing wisdom and support to the younger generation and their communities.

Today, older generations are no longer considered essential to their families and communities. She uncovered the core reason why many older people can’t connect with young adults. Her hope for a happy, respected, and connected old age for herself and others is what inspired her to create this book. By the telling of her own experiences with the grace and beauty of older people, she inspires us to listen intently to the wisdom in our conversations with them. Paulina believes it is her mission to bring these stories forward because she owes it to her beloved elders. Learn more at: https://authorpaulinakay.com/.

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