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“Indoorsman” expert meets quarantine with inspirational humor

Pastor, expert “indoorsman” and award-winning author John Driver provides some comic relief during this time of social distancing and staying indoors. Co-author of the bestselling book Vertical Marriage, as well as the autobiography of the inspiring Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, Driver adds his uplifting voice to the conversation surrounding COVID-19 with his comedic and faith-based survival […]

Samuel Marquis Bestselling Author

#1 Denver Post Bestselling Author Amazon Top 15 Bestselling Author Kirkus Reviews Book of the Year Winner Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Winner Independent Publisher Book Awards Winner Reader’s Favorite Book Awards Winner Beverly Hills Books Awards Winner National Indie Excellence Book Awards Winner Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner American Book Fest Best […]

Comedian, debut author injects laughs into YA romantic comedy and contemporary women’s fiction novel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, CA — Suzanne Park is a master at finding the funny, and her authorial debuts are brilliant examples. After years of performing stand-up comedy, she’s branched out into a new career, writing laughter-inducing novels. Her #ownvoices young adult romantic comedy, “The Perfect Escape” (April 7, 2020, Sourcebooks) introduces Nate and […]

Legal thriller examines AI through the lens of The Tempest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Atlanta Writers Club names “Ariel’s Island” Best Manuscript 2018 ATLANTA, GA – Humanity’s understanding regarding the limits and powers of artificial intelligence is woefully incomplete. Our collective lack of knowledge surrounding AI is what makes it one of the most pregnant and fascinating subjects to explore in fiction. Among the unanswered questions […]

A surveillance-heavy future U.S. blurs lines between utopia and dystopia in “The Price of Safety”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Family takes center stage in fast-paced sci-fi thriller DENVER, CO – In a 2013 interview with David Marchese of New York Magazine, Margaret Atwood famously stated that “within every dystopia, there’s a little utopia.” Michael C. Bland’s “The Price of Safety” (World Castle Publishing, April 6, 2020) embodies this punchy aphorism, diving […]

Striking novel weaves together coming-of-age story with a deep dive into seldom-explored history of Napoleonic era

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ‘Beyond the Ghetto Gates’ is a story of finding love and life in a time of upheaval CHATHAM, New Jersey – A coming-of age story wrapped up in startling historical events, Michelle Cameron’s Beyond the Ghetto Gates (She Writes Press, April 7, 2020) reveals a time in history few know about. Influenced […]

#BooksForwardHelpline: Helping you learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks, and connecting you to your next great read

With libraries and many bookstores closing physical locations for quarantine and Amazon suspending nonessential shipments, book lovers who prefer physical copies are faced with a dilemma: How will you get your hands on your next great read? We understand not everyone is familiar with how to access ebooks and audiobooks, and figuring this out can […]

New to digital and audiobook downloads? Here’s what you need to know. 

You’re homebound due to COVID-19, your local library and bookstore are closed, and you’ve just finished the last book on your shelf. What’s a reader to do? With popular online retailers like Amazon suspending nonessential shipments such as physical book deliveries (although we would argue that good literature is essential in times of stress or […]

#BooksForward reading challenge celebrates how books provide connection, even with social distancing

Reading is one of the most powerful tools for connection and comfort. Let’s make meaningful virtual connections and share our love for literature during this isolating time. Before settling in for another Netflix binge or anxiety-inducing scroll through your newsfeed, consider that self-quarantine can be an opportunity to catch up on the books you’ve missed. […]

Escape, learn and connect with this curated Books Forward reading list as you read from home

As we all adapt to social distancing and quarantine efforts from COVID-19, many of us are spending a lot of time at home. Soon, we’ll learn there’s only so much TV we can binge, card games we can play and anxious newsfeed scrolling we can take — so why not catch up on a good […]