Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tue Oct 13, 2009

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Dacre Stoker "Dracula: The Undead"
Dacre Stoker is the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker. He lives in South Carolina with his family. At last--the sequel to Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula, written by his direct descendant and a Dracula historian. Bram Stoker's Dracula is the prototypical horror novel, an inspiration for the world's seemingly limitless fascination with vampires. Though many have tried to replicate Stoker's horror classic- in books, television shows, and movies-only the 1931 Bela Lugosi film bore the Stoker family's support. Until now. Dracula The Un-Dead is a bone-chilling sequel based on Bram Stoker's own handwritten notes for characters and plot threads excised from the original edition. Dracula The Un-Dead begins in 1912, twenty-five years after Dracula "crumbled into dust." Van Helsing's protégé, Dr. Jack Seward, is now a disgraced morphine addict obsessed with stamping out evil across Europe. Meanwhile, an unknowing Quincey Harker, the grown son of Jonathan and Mina, leaves law school for the London stage, only to stumble upon
the troubled production of "Dracula," directed and produced by Bram Stoker himself. The play plunges Quincey into the world of his parents' terrible secrets, but before he can confront them he experiences evil in a way he had never imagined. One by one, the band of heroes that defeated Dracula a quarter-century ago is being hunted down. Could it be that Dracula somehow survived their attack and is seeking revenge? Or is their another force at work whose relentless purpose is to destroy anything and anyone associated with Dracula? Dracula The Un-Dead is deeply researched, rich in character, thrills and scares, and lovingly crafted as both an extension and celebration of one of the most classic popular novels in literature.

Adam Penenberg "Viral Loop"
Adam L. Penenberg is a journalism professor and assistant director of the Business and Economic Program at New York University. He has written for publications that include Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, the New York Times, Slate, Wired, The Economist, and Mother Jones. He lives in Brooklyn. Here's something you may not know about today's Internet. Simply by designing your product the right way, you can build a flourishing business from scratch. No advertising or marketing budget, no need for a sales force, and venture capitalists will flock to throw money at you. Many of the most successful Web 2.0 companies, including MySpace, YouTube, eBay, and rising stars like Twitter and Flickr, are prime examples of what journalist Adam L. Penenberg calls a "viral loop"--to use it,
you have to spread it. After all, what's the sense of being on Facebook if none of your friends are? The result: Never before has there been the potential to create wealth this fast, on this scale, and starting with so little. In this game-changing must-read, Penenberg tells the fascinating story of the entrepreneurs who first harnessed the unprecedented potential of viral loops to create the successful online businesses--some worth billions of dollars--that we have all grown to rely on. The trick is that they created something people really want, so much so that their customers happily spread the word about their product for them. All kinds of businesses--from the smallest start-ups to nonprofit organizations to the biggest multinational corporations--can use the paradigm-busting power of viral loops to enable their business through technology. Viral Loop is a must-read for any entrepreneur or business interested in uncorking viral loops to benefit their bottom line.

Sherry Paprocki "CIG to Branding Yourself"
Sherry Beck Paprocki is an award-winning writer and editor. She edits Columbus Monthly Homes and she has written for Preservation magazine, InStyle's Black Book section, the Chicago Tribune, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Los Angeles Times. A brand new look at a time-tested business practice. Using powerful techniques refined in the heat of business competition, this book guides readers in defining and building a personal brand that is distinctive, relevant, and consistent. It includes: • An in-depth understanding of the principles of successful brand building-in any context • Practical tools to build and manage powerful relationships • Strategies for aligning personal brand values with an employer's brand values, and making brand-building a successful endeavor for both • Advanced techniques to continually refine your unique personal brand.

Anthony Bozza "Why AC/DC Matters"
Anthony Bozza is the author of four New York Times Bestsellers, including Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, Slash, co-written with Slash and the #1 bestselling Too Fat to Fish, co-written with Artie Lange. Bozza was a staff writer and editor for Rolling Stone magazine for seven years, during which he profiled a diverse range of artists from Eminem and the Wu-Tang Clan to Trent Reznor and U2. He lives in New York City. Australian rock giants AC/DC have sold more records in the U.S. than Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and
than the Rolling Stones, yet have always been undervalued and unappreciated by mainstream rock music critics. In Why AC/DC Matters, former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza addresses this inequity, penning a just tribute to these monsters of rock. Brimming with fascinating stories and insights from musicians, fans, music scholars, and the author himself, Why AC/DC Matters is an overdue homage to arguably the greatest rock and roll band of all time.

Writer/Director Robbie Bryan "IMURDERS"
A mysterious love triangle leads to a tragic shooting. Months later, eight members of a Myspace chat room are being gruesomely murdered in the privacy of their own homes. What is the connection? Sandra Wilson is a good place to start. The intelligent, 30-ish professional woman has a haunting past that may hold the key. The chilling truth however is that any one of the Myspace lurkers may hold the answer as to who is responsible for the grizzly killings taking place in this cyber world. Just in time for Halloween, Anchor Bay Entertainment – the undisputed leader in cult and classic horror home entertainment – will release the star-laden shocker iMurders. Street date is October 13, 2009. Pre-book date is September 10, with an SRP of $19.97. From the Producers of the cult hit "Jerome Bixby’s The Man From Earth" comes a horror thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very end. When the members of an online social networking website are brutally murdered in succession, one person's past holds the key to the gruesome mystery. As the number of survivors decreases, they begin to believe that the killer might be one of the group. This killer thriller features a star-studded cast including Gabrielle Anwar (“Burn Notice”), William Forsythe (The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie’s Halloween), Emmy Award® nominee Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi), Scream Queen Brooke Lewis (The Sinatra Club),Tony Todd (Candyman, “24”), Saturn Award® winner Margaret Colin (“Gossip Girl,” Independence Day), Tony Award® winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent, “Medium”), Frank Grillo (“Prison Break,” “The Shield”) and two-time Academy Award® nominee, nine-time Emmy Award® nominee and Golden Globe Award® winner Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon, Tootsie). HorrorSociety.com called iMurders “a must-own film for those who like the suspense mystery flavor of horror movies!” The film marks the directorial debut of Robbie Bryan (producer and screenwriter of The Stand-In, co-producer of Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth) and has been screened at the Eerie Horror Film Festival, Shriekfest, the Big Apple Film Festival and the Downbeach Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

Fisher DeBerry "The Power of Influence: Life-changing Lessons from the Coach"
As head football coach for the United States Air Force Academy, Fisher DeBerry won three conference championships and led the Falcons to 12 bowl games. He has the most wins of any coach in the history of service academy football with a 23 year record of 169-109-1. DeBerry was named national coach of the year and was a three-time Western Athletic Conference coach of the year. So what is the secret of his success? The Power of Influence is a book that is full of top-flight testimony from more than 30 players and coaches from the remarkable Fisher DeBerry era of Air Force football. Contents include chapters by Chad Hennings, retired Dallas Cowboys star, Troy Calhoun, current head football coach at the Air Force Academy, Jim Bowman, one of the pillars of Air Force Academy athletics, and many other contributions from active duty and retired Air Force officers and those who transitioned into civilian life. In The Power of Influence, Coach DeBerry shares his coaching philosophy hinged upon the life-changing lessons and character values he strove to instill in his players. Faith, family, and football—these are the priorities that Fisher DeBerry worked so hard to impart to those under his care. With his down-home Southern humor and practical wisdom, DeBerry will prompt you to reflect on your own power as a role model and ponder the legacy you will leave behind. “Success in coaching is not measured by the number of wins and losses,” says Coach DeBerry. “Real success in coaching is measured by the kind of people your players become. I hope you love this book and enjoy reliving some great memories of Air Force football with many of the terrific players, coaches and staff members.” Proceeds from the sale of The Power of Influence will go to the Fisher DeBerry Foundation, dedicated to the support and education of kids from single-parent families. See more information at the website, www.fisherdeberryfoundation.org.

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