Books about the end of the European Union
Press Releases / May 13, 2016

Since David Cameron announced a referendum on whether Britain stays in the European Union, the debate surrounding Britain’s role in Europe has triggered a flurry of conjecture regarding the likely outcome of the referendum and the consequences of a vote to leave the EU. Can this outcome be the beginning of the end for the European Union? Whilst the narrative of opposition to the EU is largely dominated by the right, Verso Books, the leading radical left publisher (that publishes essays with a critical edge) has put together an Essential Reading List of books that critically engage with the debate from a perspective of internationalism rather than the xenophobia that is so common amongst EU critics. Additional books on the list analyse the refugee crisis, the Syrian civil war, the Greek debt crisis, and the nature of the contemporary British far right. Through these books, readers can discover the real future of the European Union and find the answers they have been looking for a long time. All these books are 40% off, with free shipping worldwide, until May 20th. To see, reading excerpts and buy this European book list, click here. Photo credit: David Parkins from Verso Books

How to submit books to Italian publishers
Press Releases / April 26, 2016

For unpublished and aspiring writers, one of the main concerns is how to submit books to publishers. Although many of these authors try to publish their manuscript through the self publishing websites, the most important success is always to publish books traditionally and to do this, authors must very frequently try to submit their books to many publishers, But as many know, it is not easy to get published traditionally. The reasons can be many, first of all a book can’t be suitable for some publishers or even for a whole literary market. In this case, instead of turning to the self publishing, authors can try to submit their books to foreign publishers. This attempting can sometimes be hampered by language. How to submit, indeed, a book in English to Italian publishers, for instance? The unique solution to submit books to foreign publishers is to get some information about the author and the book translated into the language of the publisher. And so, to submit a book to foreign publishers, authors must send a short biography, the plot and a summary of the book (with a list of the chapters) and a book page translated in the same language of…

The Imaginary Wizard by Phillip Vaira in an Italian library

Dear readers, today I am glad to announce that last Monday I added another book in English to an Italian library. As usual, I took my car and brought the book to the library. This time I added the children’s book titled The Imaginary Wizard and written by American author Phillip Vaira. When I handed the book to the librarians, they were very happy to have also a book for children in English among their bookshelves. I must admit this is the first children’s book in English added to the Municipal Library of Grammichele, my country in Sicily. When I told author about the name of this library, he was delighted to know that the library is Sicilian, as the author’s great grandmother was indeed Sicilian. On my side, moreover, I have really been very thrilled for adding The Imaginary Wizard to the Italian, or rather, Sicilian library. The book is suitable for 9 – 12 years children and tells about the story of Alex, an eleven year old child who spends his days to clean chimneys in his village. He lives along with his grandfather because her father abandoned him for seeking a better future for his family. Alex’s…

Safe & Sound by T.S. Krupa in an Italian library

Dear readers, my service to add books in English to an Italian library goes on. This morning (the Italian time),  I have added another book to the library of my country, in Sicily. The book is titled Safe & Sound by American-Polish novelist T.S. Krupa. I didn’t have the pleasure to review this book, yet, but when the paper version has arrived in Italy I decided to read and review it, in order to write my opinion in this press release.   Safe & Sound is a kind of book that readers can read in one breath because is the typical story that catches you since the first moment you browse the book pages. The plot is compelling, unforgettable and tells about the topic of grief and loss and how to heal from a severe grief when especially you lost your ones or one of them. The main character of the book is Jill, a garden teacher who married her soul mate Jay, a successful lawyer. When a day Jay abruptly dies in a car accident, Jill’s life falls apart and changes forever. But the journey of Jill into the dark depths of this grief causes awful nightmares to her….

A Secret Muse by Mandy Jackson-Beverly in an Italian library

Today, I am glad to announce again I added a new book in English in an Italian library. This time, the book is A Secret Muse by Mandy Jackson-Beverly. I have already reviewed the book in Italian and written a press release, also. This, instead, is the press release about the book added to the Italian library. I added this work last week. As usual, I took my car and brought the paper version of a Secret Muse to the library of my country, namely the municipal library of Grammichele, Sicily, Italy. I explained the plot to the librarians who said to me they are cataloguing this new book in English in order to make it available to be read by Italian adults and students who want to improve the English language. Also a Secret Muse is a gift who the author wanted to donate to Italians. The plot, indeed, runs between Los Angeles and the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, namely Florence and San Gimignano, the latter is a medieval town in the district of Siena. Both of the cities are also the birthplaces of the Italian Renaissance, as it proved by stunning churches, manors, castles and monuments. The…

Cat Lady by Mary M. Schmidt in an Italian Library

Dear readers, this morning I took my car and delivered another book in English in the municipal library of my country in Sicily, Italy. The book I added to the library is Cat Lady by Mary M. Schmidt.  I have already reviewed the book in English and Italian. As soon as I arrived in the library, I took some photos and introduced the book and its author to the Italian librarians who were very happy to add it to the library. Cat Lady is a sweet and tender story created like a poetry, indeed, that is a poetry book. Writing style and plot are very original and tell about an old woman called Maria who spends her entire life to feed and care the cat colonies that every day wander around the most important monument in Rome: The Colosseum. Tourists mock this old woman who in reality hides a painful secret shared only with her loved cats. These ones, in turn, seem to be outfitted with paranormal powers and are able to talk to Maria in order to discover his burning secret which is also a promise the woman made to a Roman bishop many years ago. All this has…

The Horseman by Kristina O’Donnelly in an Italian library

Dear readers, through this press release I am glad to announce you that The Horserman, the book written by the award winning novelist Kristina O’ Donnelly, has been added to an Italian library. The library is in my country, in Sicily. It is public and always opened to readers from Monday to Friday. This morning (the Italian hour), I have taken my car and delivered the print edition of the book to the officers of the same library. I explained them who is Kristina O’Donnelly and what is the plot of the book. This is the first book of Land of the Morning series. Through a love story between an American girl and a Turkish journalist, the author explores the most intimate causes of the clash between Western and Eastern world. Thanks to her talent and her life experience, Kristina has also been capable to bring to the light the dark sides of the hardest issue of our times, namely the one among different cultures and religions. Conflict between Kurds and Turks, reincarnation, ancient religious myths and legends surround a book that absolutely deserves to be read. Rooted in Turkey, the story also branches out to Ireland, Italy and the…

Books about climate change, global warming and the environment
Press Releases / February 24, 2016

2015 was the hottest year in recorded history. Scientists have confirmed that the staggering growth of global emissions this past century has caused a definitive turning point in global climate history. What we are facing is not only an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. Many argue that this climate predicament represents a new geological epoch, known as the “Anthropocene”. If you want to know more about this upsetting and somewhat ominous epoch, please see the new books released by Verso Books. These books tell about climate change, global warming and environmental disasters. On the blog of the publisher, you can also see and read free extracts of the latest new releases about this topic: The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us by Christophe Bonneuil and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, and Fossil Capital: The Rise of Steam Power and the Roots of Global Warming by Andreas Malm. Here are the titles and the links to see and read the extracts: A Natural History of Destruction: The Environmental Consequences of War “War, by creating a state of exception, has justified and encouraged a ‘brutalizing’ of relations between society and environment.” – The Shock of the Anthropocene Here…

Sir Princess Petra’s Mission by Diane Mae Robinson
Children's books , Press Releases / January 18, 2016

These days mark the release of “Sir Princess Petra’s Mission,” a delicious and enjoyable book for children that is also the third episode of  the series titled The Pen Pieyu Adventures.  This latest work and the whole series are written by multi awarded Canadian author Diane Mae Robinson.   In “Sir Princess Petra’s Mission,” Sir Princess Petra has already attained her knighthood in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like talent certificate from Talent School — neither of which pleases her father, the king,  and her mother, the queen. The king writes up more silly rules in the royal rule book to deter Sir Princess Petra from her knightly ways and useless talent and to turn her into a real princess once and for all. Will the king finally succeed with this newly written and ridiculous mission for Petra? Find out in “Sir Princess Petra’s Mission.” The book is indeed available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This compelling and very useful tale for children is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises. It is also available on the bookstore of the same publisher. Price : $ 10.99. About the author:  Diane Mae Robinson lives in a small hilltop castle…