Alliances and Partnerships, Business, e-Commerce, Free News Articles

Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. and Project Admission Launch Strategic Partnership

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Weldon, Williams & Lick, Inc. (WW&L), a visionary provider of ticketing and custom security printed solutions, has partnered with Project Admission to offer digital commemorative tickets to new and existing clients. The longtime global leader in commemorative ticketing, WW&L has tapped Project Admission to help seamlessly expand their offerings into the digital realm.

"As we work to drive a new era of interactive product and service experiences, we're looking for opportunities for our customers to continuously enhance customer loyalty, and the pairing of physical and digital commemorative tickets is the right next step," stated Tom Knight, Vice President Product Development & Strategy. "As a long-time solutions provider to the sporting and entertainment industries, we're excited about how this product and this partnership enables and expands the opportunity for new post-event revenue opportunities," added Knight.

Project Admission, a technology company specializing in innovative ticketing technologies, developed its digital commemorative ticket offering with a strong focus on creating easily accessed, compelling visual assets for fans to engage with.

"The focus for Awesimo, our digital commemorative ticket product, has always been simple - create something fun and engaging that everyone can appreciate and enjoy, regardless of buzzwords like blockchain, crypto, NFTs, or the Metaverse," says Tom Giles, Chief Product and Strategy Officer for Project Admission. "By partnering with WW&L to provide interactive, digital commemorative tickets that exist as 1:1 twins alongside physical counterparts, we're helping bridge the existing industry to web3 in a way that actually makes sense, and supports our broader vision to unlock the post-event economy."

To kick off the partnership, the two companies are delivering physical and digital commemorative tickets to attendees of the 43rd Annual International Ticketing Association Conference Exhibition being held this month in Orlando, FL. Additionally, they'll be hosting a panel together that will look at the history of commemorative ticketing from its infancy to the future.

Says INTIX CEO Maureen Andersen, "It's always exciting when INTIX partners collaborate to deliver innovation in the ticketing technology space. I am pleased that WW&L and Project Admission have chosen our Annual Conference in Orlando to launch this exciting partnership."

With a vast, shared network across professional sports, venues and iconic artists, WW&L and Project Admission plan to announce further collaborations in the near future

ABOUT WELDON, WILLIAMS AND LICK, INC.

Founded in 1898, Weldon, Williams and Lick, Inc., has built a solid reputation for providing premier ticketing and custom printed security solutions for the most notable names in professional and college sports, symphonies, ballet companies, performing arts, concerts, and entertainment venues. WW&L is known for delivering products and services that connect organizations to their fans and patrons, and people to experiences. Headquartered in Fort Smith, AR, clients include Live Nation, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Churchill Downs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the National Football League. For more information, visit https://wwlinc.com.

ABOUT PROJECT ADMISSION

With an extensive and flexible platform, Project Admission works directly with the live event industry to provide unique monetizing features and opportunities around the life of the ticket, adding value and simplifying the commercialization of live events. Having closed a recent round of funding, Project Admission's evolving suite of features currently provides clients across the NFL, NBA, MLS and NWSL with promotional tools to assist fans, brands, and influencers to sell tickets from custom branded storefronts. The company's current roster of clients includes the New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota United FC and Portland Timbers, among others. Other clients from the past several years include the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The Avett Brothers, One Republic, Zac Brown and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. For more information, visit https://projectadmission.com.

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Scientology Network: Two Films in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Scientology Network's Documentary Showcase marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day by airing "Big Sonia" and "Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child."

The UN set aside January 27, the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, to honor the memory of victims of the Holocaust and reaffirm commitment to counter antisemitism, racism, and other forms of intolerance that may lead to group-targeted violence.

"Big Sonia" tells the incredible life story of Sonia Warshawski, who was 17 in 1942 when the Germans forced her and her family into the ghetto.

Surviving Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen, her journey from detention in Nazi death camps to her life as a great-grandmother and businesswoman in Kansas City has become a surprising source of inspiration for a new generation.

The film is codirected by Sonia's granddaughter Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday.

"Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child" captures the creative process of two titans of art, where breathtaking visuals that evoke the Holocaust complement profound storytelling. It results in an awe-inspiring stage production.

For celebrated Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein, the child is a symbol of innocence - a symbol Helnwiein uses to communicate a powerful and compelling message of innocence lost. For Israel's most celebrated playwright Hanoch Levin, innocence is portrayed in the measured breaths of a sleeping child moments before waking up to a nightmare.

Produced and directed by Lisa Kirk Colburn, "Gottfried Helnwein and the Dreaming Child" captures the drama leading up to the world premiere of the controversial Israeli opera "The Child Dreams."

Documentary Showcase debuts films from award-winning independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society by raising awareness of social, cultural and environmental issues.

Scientology Network: Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

For more information on the Scientology Network, watch Inside Scientology: Scientology Media Productions. For more information on Documentary Showcase, visit https://www.scientology.tv/series/documentary-showcase/.

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https://www.scientology.tv/series/documentary-showcase/big-sonia/

https://www.scientology.tv/series/documentary-showcase/gottfried-helnwein/

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, General Editorial

Laura Hunter Wins 2022 BIG Innovation Award

WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- Earlier this month, the Business Intelligence Group named Laura Hunter, founder of LashLiner, Inc., and wholly-owned subsidiary, Tori Belle Cosmetics, as a leader and winner in the 2022 BIG Innovation Awards. This annual business awards program recognizes organizations, products, and people that are bringing new ideas to life in innovative ways.

Laura Hunter is the inventor of magnetic eyeliner. Laura's magnetic eyeliner and lash system disrupted the lash and cosmetics markets by making it dramatically easier for people to apply and wear false eyelashes. She founded LashLiner, Inc in 2018 to bring her patent-pending invention to market, and in June 2019 launched Tori Belle Cosmetics.

Since that time, Hunter has launched numerous additional innovations and inventions in the cosmetics industry. She grew the company to $15M in revenue in the first fiscal year (2019) and to over $80M in total revenue. Today, Tori Belle Cosmetics is expanding globally.

"Innovation is driving growth in the global economy," said Maria Jimenez, Chief Operating Officer of the Business Intelligence Group. "We are thrilled to be honoring Laura Hunter of LashLiner, Inc. and Tori Belle Cosmetics, LLC. as one of the executives leading the charge and helping humanity progress."

Organizations from across the globe submitted their recent innovations for consideration in the BIG Innovation Awards. Nominations were then judged by a select group of business leaders and executives who volunteer their time and expertise to score submissions.

About LashLiner, Inc.

LashLiner, Inc., and wholly-owned subsidiary, Tori Belle Cosmetics, sell the original, patent pending eyeliner, invented by Laura Hunter under the brand name Magnetude™ magnetic mascara, magnetic eyeliner, magnetic lashes, and other cosmetics via independent affiliates and The LashLiner System, available at https://www.lashliner.com/. Tori Belle's Magnetude™ line is available via independent affiliates at https://www.toribellecosmetics.com/.

BIG Innovation Awards - Business Intelligence Group - Spark Your Year Off With a Win information: https://www.bintelligence.com/big-innovation-awards

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, Real Estate, Software

Domotics RE-Technologies Nominated for Residential Systems Picks Award at CES 2022

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Domotics RE-Technologies, LLC ("Domotics") is a real estate technology company with solutions that revolutionize how home buyers and sellers interact in the digital world (https://domoticsre.com/). Domotics was nominated for the prestigious Residential Systems 2022 Picks Awards at the CES show in Las Vegas for its industry-leading solution that promises to advance the real estate buying experience.

They are targeting a millennial generation who are entering their prime home-buying years and demand multi-device viewing and heightened interactions. Buyers immerse themselves in a platform providing a highly realistic experience of viewing properties with interactive VR and 360-degree visuals. Sellers are provided enhanced virtual showing capabilities utilizing a proprietary app on any device.

"We are extremely proud of our next-generation technology that will change the way agents and brokers showcase properties digitally," said Jason LaVardera, CEO of Domotics. "We are not only heightening the buyer's experience utilizing an enhanced virtual walkthrough that rivals real-world viewing, but we are giving power back to the agents by having synchronized viewing of properties on multiple devices, no matter the location."

The award by Residential Systems, for which Domotics was nominated, reviewed home innovation products from CES 2022, the world's largest electronics trade show, where over 2,000 exhibitors showcased thousands of products in a variety of applications.

"We are excited to bring the Domotics platform with our innovative and immersive Domotics HoloPort framework that gives anyone using our solutions an edge over the competition," said Darshan Sedani, CTO of Domotics and President and founder of IntelliMedia Networks, Inc, the developers of the HoloPort framework which won product of the year award at the 2019 NAB Conference. "This technology will prove to be an industry disrupter."

"It all comes down to giving prospective buyers the most realistic home viewing experience regardless of where they are," said Josh LaVardera, COO of Domotics. "Buyers appreciate saving time, money and resources in the house-hunting process while still getting to see a property in detail. We have taken the current print and web page based static interaction and made it memorable and engaging."

"Developers and builders will now be able to showcase planned and finished construction projects using this technology," said Mike Sturges, CMO of Domotics. "From a builder's perspective, this solution will help sell more properties both prior to the start of construction and after construction is completed, making it a builder's dream."

Domotics plans to launch its immersive real estate platform across all devices for realtors to list and show homes this year.

About Domotics RE-Technologies, LLC.

Domotics offers revolutionary immersive and interactive real estate listing solutions to engage buyers and realtors using VR and AR on mobile devices, Smart TV's, streaming media devices, and wearable technologies. The listings platform delivers a unique viewing experience that helps both buyers and sellers by providing a highly interactive and informative view of prospective home purchases.

Learn more at: https://domoticsre.com/

About Residential Systems

Residential Systems serves custom home entertainment and automation design and installation professionals with solid business solutions to real-world problems. Residential Systems provides readers with the most timely news, insightful reporting, and product information in the industry.

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Scientology Network: How One Man Helps Imbue His Country with a Culture of Human Rights

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- In an episode of "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network, Braulio Vargas exposes a hidden side of Costa Rica with an eye-opening account of the problems plaguing many of its citizens - from human trafficking to homelessness. His work is raising awareness of human rights and creating change across the nation.

"Costa Rica inspired the peace agreements that ended the Cold War in Central America, bringing stability to our region," says Vargas, Executive Director of Youth for Human Rights Costa Rica. It is a beautiful country-a veritable paradise. But 22 percent of the population lives in poverty and human trafficking victims as young as 5 are sold into slavery in the sex trade. "This is the real Costa Rica," he says, "but there's hope. Human Rights is the answer. And my goal is to bring tolerance and peace through education."

Vargas put himself through school to become a lawyer so he could help restore rights to those for whom they had been denied. But progress was slow. And when he learned of Youth for Human Rights International, he realized this program contained the necessary component for raising the quality of life across his nation. Youth for Human Rights International educates people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And uninformed people who don't know their rights are easily abused.

Youth for Human Rights International materials help people of all ages understand the 30 rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Creating a world where human rights are known and protected starts with effective educational programs that reach across all cultural and geographic boundaries.

Beginning his work with Youth for Human Rights in 2014, Vargas embarked on a campaign to educate the entire nation on human rights-from farmhands to kids, whether attending school or living on the streets.

His drive to infuse human rights into Costa Rican culture scored when the national soccer federation joined his team, promoting human rights on a massive scale.

Vargas' work has resulted in an important milestone. With the help of Youth for Human Rights International and the support of the Church of Scientology Mission of Costa Rica, in August 2021, the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica passed into law a bill mandating human rights education in schools throughout the country.

Inspired by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard's words that "Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream," the Church of Scientology and Scientologists support Youth for Human Rights and make its educational materials available free of charge. For more information, watch a documentary on the history and activities of Youth for Human Rights International on "Voices for Humanity" on the Scientology Network.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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Business, Free News Articles, Product Launches, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality

Ghaben Partners Bring the Caribbean to the Bay Area with New Miami Inspired Restaurant

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- Ghaben Partners is excited to announce the grand opening of LITA, a celebration of cultures and flavors influenced by the melting pot of Miami, slated to open January 20, 2022. While contemporary Caribbean cuisine is often overlooked in modern fine dining, LITA will prove that these flavors are undeniably decadent.

LITA will serve contemporary Miami cuisine - an exciting fusion of the various Latin Caribbean cultures that have migrated to the region over the years. This truly unique flavor profile will be brought to life in the Bay Area through a vibrant atmosphere and locally sourced ingredients.

"We're so proud to bring the beautifully rich, flavorful, and truly unique Caribbean inspired cuisine from Miami to Walnut Creek," mentions Sofia Ghaben, Co-Owner of LITA. "This beautiful blending of cultures has resulted in a euphoric yet approachable fine dining experience. There's nothing quite as delicious as our favorite pairing - the double poured Queen Anne's Revenge with our signature ​​Maine Lobster Tail Corn Dog!"

Miami based Interior designer Antoinette Emanuel took inspiration from Miami's renowned nightlife and culture to bring forth the beautifully electrifying interior design of LITA. From the custom patched booths, emulating the colors of Miami's purple sunsets and white sand beaches, to the lavish hand sculpted concrete faux walls by Colombian artist Lorna Samara Ash and inspired by the vast artistic community that thrives in Miami's Wynwood district. A custom infinity mirror wall by California mirror artist Nicky Alice, represents Miami's vibrant lights.

LITA's kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Nick Peters, a graduate of Hyde Park's Culinary Institute of America, who has been directing restaurant teams across the Bay Area since 2010. Peters worked with Florida based Chefs Luis Robinson, a Chef's Plate 13: Miami winner, and Issac Correa, owner of Sarasota's Baker & Wife, to develop LITA's unique menu.

LITA's beverage offering was curated by Bar Consultant Alex Arriaga, who's extensive background in Caribbean cocktails and spirits allowed him to create a wonderfully eclectic range of authentic Caribbean rums alongside top-shelf liquors to round out its Miami inspired menu. Arriaga brings experience from both Lafayette's Barranco and Trader Vic's.

Learn more at: https://www.litawalnutcreek.com/ (website coming soon).

Address: LITA, 1602 Bonanza St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Alliances and Partnerships, Business, Free News Articles, Software, Sports and Activities

PushSave is Excited to Announce Two-Year Agreement with Washington Youth Soccer as its Preferred Fundraiser

FARGO, N.D. -- Washington Youth Soccer and PushSave are proud to announce their two-year partnership agreement. Over the next two years PushSave will serve as Washington Youth Soccer's managed services fundraising solution. Through this partnership, PushSave will provide Washington Youth Soccer and its member associations and clubs the opportunity to capitalize on PushSave's unique and innovative way to raise money.

Currently working with thousands of sports teams and clubs across the U.S., PushSave will continue to deliver best-in-class, contactless and community-driven fundraising. PushSave is a digital coupon book and donation platform (all in one) offering great value to the organizations for raising money as well as for the consumers who support the organization. PushSave's technology is highly automated and simple to use right from a cell phone. The PushSave system eliminates the volunteerism that is typical with traditional fundraising and streamlines how organizations can raise the necessary funds to operate.

"We were pursuing a simple and effective way for associations to raise money when we discovered PushSave. We believe this system will bring significant value to our members and we are thrilled for this partnership," said Nick Perera, Executive Director of Washington Youth Soccer.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve Washington Youth Soccer and all of their member associations and clubs," said Mark Teckenburg, Chief Executive Officer of PushSave. "We are committed to ensuring every kid has the opportunity to play the great sport of soccer, regardless of their financial situation and our number one objective is to help grow the sport of soccer in Washington and across the U.S."

Learn more: https://www.pushsave.com/teamupwithus

About Washington Youth Soccer

Washington Youth Soccer is a nonprofit organization bringing soccer opportunities at all levels of the game to kids ages 5-19 across the state. Our organization is comprised of 33 Member Associations and over 150 clubs that facilitate recreational, select and regional programs as well as TOPSoccer (soccer programming for players with disabilities). Additionally, we run four annual State Cup Tournaments, state level leagues, an Elite Player Development program, and several soccer outreach programs. Learn more: https://washingtonyouthsoccer.org/.

About PushSave

PushSave® is a customized mobile coupon book designed to support youth organizations and non-profits across the U.S. with a simple, EASY to promote fundraiser. Our mission is to be THE MOST uniquely designed fundraising solution that brings obvious value to consumers, organizations, and merchants. Our managed services program is second to none in the fundraising industry and is ideal for minimizing volunteerism or adding additional work. PushSave is 100% contactless and community-driven. Learn more: https://www.pushsave.com/.

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ACES Quality Management software analyzes more than 4.5 million audits, while company achieves record new client growth in 2021

DENVER, Colo. -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced it processed more than 4.5 million audits through its ACES Quality Management & Control® software in 2021. In addition, the company also experienced a 60% surge in new clients, signing dozens of new financial institutions including a Top 15 Bank, one of the largest mortgage outsourcers in the industry, and several top independent mortgage lenders.

2021 also saw the launch of ACES CONNECT, the organization's newest communication functionality designed to help relay critical exceptions immediately and provide secure collaboration between quality control and lines of business. Simultaneously, ACES added 30 vendors to its network, allowing users to order, track and receive re-verification documents and data directly within the ACES core platform. ACES also announced ACES ENGAGE, a two-day conference designed to bring together the nation's top financial services quality management professionals to discuss industry trends and best practices, taking place in May 2022.

"The uncertainty and turbulence of the financial markets over the last 24 months has underscored the need to maintain quality and mitigate risk, and our tremendous growth in 2021 reflects how serious lenders and financial institutions are taking these obligations. Quality control and risk management have often been afterthoughts when it comes to innovation, but by replacing manually-driven processes and legacy systems with the automation ACES delivers, these organizations are realizing the competitive advantages of a faster, more efficient and accurate quality review process," ACES CEO Trevor Gauthier said.

"With the expected market shift to purchases in 2022, our primary focus is to help as many lenders and financial institutions as possible shore up their internal review and risk mitigation practices to keep quality at the forefront of their operations. With ACES in their corner, these institutions can be proactive instead of reactive in addressing issues before they become widespread while also improving quality across the board, which has a positive impact internally and with their business constituencies."

Additional ACES milestones of 2021 include:

* Adding and revising over 8000 audit questions to ACES Managed Questionnaires;

* Publishing 2067 articles and 504 calendar items to its free Compliance NewsHub;

* Reviewing and interpreting 206 Agency/GSE publications on behalf of users;

* Producing four quarterly Mortgage Industry QC Trends Reports and nine free industry webinars;

* Conducting a 2-day virtual user summit;

* Serving as speakers/moderators for eight panels across seven national industry conferences and webinars;

* Maintaining a net promoters score of 45+ since 2016; and

* Securing key industry partnerships with The Compliance Group and Winnow Solutions.

Last year ACES increased its staff by approximately 50% and was recognized for multiple industry awards. Individually, Romina Cusenza was named one of HousingWire's Marketing Leaders, Nick Volpe was named a HousingWire Insider and Trevor Gauthier was selected by HousingWire as an HW Vanguard. Additionally, Sharon Reichhardt and Amanda Phillips were selected as Elite Women in Mortgage by Mortgage Professional America.

In addition, the ACES team continued its efforts to give back to their local communities through ACES CARES. Established in 2018, ACES CARES encourages employees to make a positive difference in the community through volunteering, outreach and financial contributions to charities, offering a dollar-for-dollar match of employee donations to U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations of their choice and supporting employees' wellness and community involvement programs. Since the program's inception, ACES Quality Management and its staff have donated a total of $30,200 to 43 organizations through ACES CARES. Most recently, ACES CARES donated $2,500 each to Sister Carmen Community Center and Community Foundation Boulder County, both local organizations in Boulder County, Colo., assisting victims of the Marshall Fire, which occurred on December 30, 2021, and destroyed nearly 1,000 homes in Boulder County.

"ACES strives to make a positive impact not just for our users, but also within our local communities through ACES CARES and the industry as a whole," Gauthier added. "On the industry side, we doubled down on curating actionable insights and information via resources such as the Compliance NewsHub and our quarterly Mortgage Industry QC Trends Report, to provide the entire industry with the most accurate and up-to-date compliance and regulatory information in a digestible way."

About ACES Quality Management

ACES Quality Management is the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry. The nation's most prominent lenders, servicers and financial institutions rely on ACES Quality Management & Control Software® to improve audit throughput and quality while controlling costs, including:

* 3 of the top 5 and more than 50% of the top 50 independent mortgage lenders;

* 7 of the top 10 loan servicers;

* 11 of the top 30 banks; and

* 1 of the top 3 credit unions in the USA.

Unlike other quality control platforms, only ACES delivers Flexible Audit Technology, which gives independent mortgage lenders and financial institutions the ability to easily manage and customize ACES to meet their business needs without having to rely on IT or other outside resources. Using a customer-centric approach, ACES clients get responsive support and access to our experts to maximize their investment. For more information, visit www.acesquality.com or call 1-800-858-1598.

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Books and Publishing, Business, e-Commerce, Entertainment, Free News Articles, Product Launches

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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Business, Free News Articles, Manufacturing, Reports and Studies

134 New Industrial Manufacturing Planned Industrial Project Reports – December 2021 Recap

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- SalesLeads announced today the December 2021 results for the new planned capital project spending report for the Industrial Manufacturing industry. The Firm tracks North American planned industrial capital project activity; including facility expansions, new plant construction and significant equipment modernization projects. Research confirms 134 new projects in the Industrial Manufacturing sector.

The following are selected highlights on new Industrial Manufacturing industry construction news.

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Type

- Manufacturing/Production Facilities - 123 New Projects

- Distribution and Industrial Warehouse - 54 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Scope/Activity

- New Construction - 46 New Projects

- Expansion - 49 New Projects

- Renovations/Equipment Upgrades - 52 New Projects

- Plant Closings - 7 New Projects

Industrial Manufacturing - By Project Location (Top 10 States)

Indiana - 11
Texas - 9
North Carolina - 9
Georgia - 7
Tennessee - 7
Michigan - 7
Minnesota - 7
Pennsylvania - 6
New York - 6
Ontario - 6

LARGEST PLANNED PROJECT

During the month of December, our research team identified 16 new Industrial Manufacturing facility construction projects with an estimated value of $100 million or more.

The largest project is owned by Toyota Motor North America, who is planning to invest $3 billion for the construction of a battery manufacturing facility in LIBERTY, NC. They have recently received approval for the project. Completion is slated for 2025.

TOP 10 TRACKED INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING PROJECTS

WISCONSIN:

Pulp and paper company is planning to invest $500 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their warehouse and manufacturing facility in GREEN BAY, WI. They have recently received approval for the project.

GEORGIA:

Steel company is considering investing $350 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility and currently seeking a site in GEORGIA. Watch SalesLeads for updates.

MICHIGAN:

Building materials mfr. is planning to invest $340 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

TENNESSEE:

Silicon refining company is planning to invest $150 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in TIPTONVILLE, TN. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

LOUISIANA:

Lumber company is planning to invest $111 million for the construction of a manufacturing and sawmill facility in PLAIN DEALING, LA. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

OHIO:

Custom corrugated packaging products mfr. is planning for the construction of a 537,000 sf manufacturing, warehouse, and office facility at 595 Thornwood Drive SW in NEWARK, OH. They are currently seeking approval for the project. They will relocate regional operations upon completion.

ARIZONA:

Semiconductor mfr. is planning to invest $100 million for the construction of a 120,000 sf manufacturing and office facility in ORO VALLEY, AZ. Construction is expected to start in early 2022.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Electric vehicle mfr. is planning to invest $89 million for the construction of a manufacturing facility in GREER, SC. They are currently seeking approval for the project.

INDIANA:

Automotive mfr. is planning to invest $51 million for the renovation and equipment upgrades on their manufacturing facility in BEDFORD, IN. They have recently received approval for the project.

NORTH CAROLINA:

Wood products mfr. is planning to invest $50 million for an expansion of their manufacturing facility in LEXINGTON, NC. Completion is slated for late 2022.

About SalesLeads, Inc.

Since 1959, SalesLeads, based in Jacksonville, FL is a leader in delivering industrial capital project intelligence and prospecting services for sales and marketing teams to ensure a predictable and scalable pipeline. Our Industrial Market Intelligence, IMI identifies timely insights on companies planning significant capital investments such as new construction, expansion, relocation, equipment modernization and plant closings in industrial facilities. The Outsourced Prospecting Services, an extension to your sales team, is designed to drive growth with qualified meetings and appointments for your internal sales team.

Each month, our team delivers hundreds of industrial capital project intelligence reports within a variety of industries, including:

* Industrial Manufacturing

* Plastics

* Food and Beverage

* Metals

* Power Generation

* Pulp Paper and Wood

* Oil and Gas

* Mining and Aggregates

* Chemical

* Research and Development

* Distribution and Supply Chain

* Pipelines

* Pharmaceutical

* Misc. Industrial Buildings

* Waste Water Treatment

* Data Centers

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