Re-Give Announces the Launch of the World's First Free, Non-Profit, Non-Commercial, Social Action and Social Impact Driven, Personal and Enterprise: Global CrowdsourcingRe-Give Announces the Launch of the World's First Free, Non-Profit, Non-Commercial, Social Action and Social Impact Driven, Personal and Enterprise: Global Crowdsourcing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

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Brill Celebrates Partnership with Chinese Publishers at International Book FairBrill Celebrates Partnership with Chinese Publishers at International Book Fair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

At the 22nd Beijing International Book Fair (26-30 August), Brill celebrated its longstanding partnerships with key Chinese publishing partners, including the 10th year anniversary with Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP) and Peking University Press (PUP). Several events took place to highlight this special occasion, including a live interview between Mr. Xie Shouguang, President of SSAP, and Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe. The same day a Strategic Cooperation Agreement was signed between Brill and Zhonghua Book Company under the China Publishing Group, followed by a live interview between Mr. Li Yan, Vice President of the China Publishing Group, and Brill CEO Herman Pabbruwe. The Brill reception festively highlighted the partnerships and Brill's developments in Asia, including the opening of its Singapore office and its cooperation with the Charlesworth Group in China. (more...)

BWW Review: Chicago Premiere of GLORY DAYS Captures Sweet Agony of Adolescent FriendshipBWW Review: Chicago Premiere of GLORY DAYS Captures Sweet Agony of Adolescent Friendship
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 1, 2015

Refuge Theatre Project's production of contemporary musical GLORY DAYS may be the only show I ever see that features four male actors drinking Natty Ice onstage. And yet in a musical about four best high school friends who reunite for the first time after their freshman year away at college, this seems like a perfectly natural activity. In moments like this, GLORY DAYS accurately and earnestly captures that in-between space between childhood and adulthood, and the odd feeling when home no longer feels like home but college doesn't yet feel comfortable, either. But like the adolescent characters in the musical, young composer-lyricists Nick Blaemire and James Gardner's musical suffers from some growing pains. (more...)

TuneCore Expands Into The United KingdomTuneCore Expands Into The United Kingdom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US Set for Opening Night of LA Shorts FestTILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US Set for Opening Night of LA Shorts Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Jerrick Media, a disruptive alternative to the traditional media brand, announced today that Till Human Voices Wake Us has been selected for the opening night program at the LA SHORTS FEST, (more...)

Photo Flash: LES MIZ, HAMILTON and Playhouse Square Dim Their Lights for Kyle Jean-BaptistePhoto Flash: LES MIZ, HAMILTON and Playhouse Square Dim Their Lights for Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

LES MISERABLES' home, Broadway's Imperial Theatre, along with HAMILTON's marquee at the Richard Rodgers Theatre and Cleveland's Playhouse Square, dimmed their lights tonight, September 1, in honor of Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Scroll down for photos of the tribute! (more...)

Imperial Theatre to Dim Its Lights After LES MISERABLES Tomorrow in Memory of Kyle Jean-BaptisteImperial Theatre to Dim Its Lights After LES MISERABLES Tomorrow in Memory of Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Broadway community mourns the loss of actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who passed away early Saturday morning at age 21. The marquee of Broadway's Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street, will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, September 1st at approximately 10:15 pm following the evening performance of LES MISERABLES where he made history on July 23 when he became the first African American actor, and the youngest person ever, to play the lead role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway production of LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Kasey Crawford Kellem Releases DON'T STOP BELIEVING: OUR JOURNEY WITH CANCERKasey Crawford Kellem Releases DON'T STOP BELIEVING: OUR JOURNEY WITH CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

There's more than one way to tell a sad story, but sharing a true story of love, hope, faith and the loss of a loved one to cancer can be painful, difficult and heart wrenching, as well as uplifting and encouraging. The personal narrative of 'Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer,' by Kasey Crawford Kellem is a remarkable memoir that shares her personal struggle, unconditional love for her husband Craig, and their losing battle against prostate cancer. 'We loved, laughed and lived to the very end,' shared Kasey. 'We didn't give up on life just because of a grim outcome. Craig's life touched many people from family, close friends and strangers who followed our journey through social media.' In the memoir, 'Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer' readers experience some of the uplifting events and ways Kasey and Craig celebrated, danced and enjoyed life. 'You have a choice in this world and we chose to believe,' said Kasey, and believe they did. With a cancer diagnosis hanging over their heads, Kasey and Craig paid it forward by encouraging others also battling cancer and hardships to find the joy in life around them. Kasey and friend, Harry, even started a trend based off the concept of a Flash Mob to help uplift not only Craig, but family, friends, co-workers and complete strangers with what they dubbed a Love Mob. Kasey is a big believer, teacher and role model of being resilient. Living with Multiple Sclerosis and having lost her mother eleven years ago, she knows how to overcome challenges. 'My mom used to say, 'If this is the worst that can happen to you, then you're lucky,' said Kasey. 'Craig also had a motto: 'This too shall pass.' Because we believed and celebrated life, laughed, dreamed and were surrounded by loving people, we were able to get through the hard times.' In 'Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer' readers will relate to the love and devotion Kasey and her husband Craig experienced as they believed and celebrated to the very end. Much of the memoir draws upon memories and social media posts Kasey shared on Facebook throughout their journey with cancer. 'When I sat down to write after Craig passed, it was very raw and fresh to me the experiences we went through. I found going through my timeline and being able to reflect was very cathartic and therapeutic. I wasn't able to process what was happening to us at the time. I was on autopilot. I couldn't let myself get emotional. I had to be a rock for my husband. But now, I was able to see what happened and how we made it through to the end. Writing this memoir has helped me process everything. I'm not bitter. I don't play the 'What if' game. We lived...we believed,' shared Kasey. Kasey Crawford Kellem's raw honesty reveals every emotion she faced and the various Thoughts that raced through her mind after her husband Craig was given his death sentence. 'Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer' is not exactly happy. It's not that kind of book. However, it will linger long and hard in the minds of readers and show life is worth living no matter the outcome. But it's not a cancer book either...because cancer books suck. 'In the midst of a cancer diagnosis, most patients and family members find it difficult to retain the information they hear. Having a loved one live with a terminal diagnosis for an extended period of time is fast replacing sudden and unexpected death as a norm,' said Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina. 'In this emotional rendition of Kasey and Craig's battle with cancer, Kasey encourages people fighting this dreaded disease to never lose hope, to keep believing and to celebrate life to the every end.' You can purchase 'Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer' through Halo Publishing's website (http://halopublishing.com), Amazon, B&N and local bookstores. Biography: Kasey Crawford Kellem, a school counselor, has devoted her life to helping others facing adversity overcome their challenges and be resilient. She earned a bachelor and master's degree in special education and an educational specialist degree in counseling. Kasey is the author of five Mind Over Matter children's books: Believe; Love; Relax; Laugh; and Dream. She is a recent widow, stepmother, sister, daughter and friend to many. Don't Stop Believing: Our Journey with Cancer by Kasey Crawford Kellem, publisher Halo Publishing, Int. ISBN: 978-1-61244-379-9; Price: $14.95 Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 http://www.halopublishing.com (more...)

BWW Interview: Anya Wallach of RANDOM FARMS AND STAGESTRUCK at Random Farms Kids' TheaterBWW Interview: Anya Wallach of RANDOM FARMS AND STAGESTRUCK at Random Farms Kids' Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - Aug 31, 2015

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a commemorative production of Annie, Jr. (more...)

Carmela Orsini Harmon Launches Marketing Campaign for ON THE CHIN OF A GIANTCarmela Orsini Harmon Launches Marketing Campaign for ON THE CHIN OF A GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. - Author Carmela Orsini Harmon brings the world of 1830s Savannah, Georgia, to life in her novel 'On the Chin of a Giant' (published by AuthorHouse), which is beginning a new marketing campaign for 2015. (more...)

A JUMBLE OF THOUGHTS is ReleasedA JUMBLE OF THOUGHTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

No subject is off limits in special agent James Sitton's new book, 'A Jumble of Thoughts' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

A JUMBLE OF THOUGHTS is ReleasedA JUMBLE OF THOUGHTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

No subject is off limits in special agent James Sitton's new book, 'A Jumble of Thoughts' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Moses Cramden Releases TWO THOUSAND EIGHTY FOURMoses Cramden Releases TWO THOUSAND EIGHTY FOUR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Moses Cramden, a Navy veteran, All-American track and field medalist, prior production manager, creative writer and author, has completed his new book 'Two Thousand Eighty-Four': a gripping and potent work tale that depicts the extraordinary life and trials of the main character. (more...)

20 Years of Following the Vision of the Esimit Europa Project20 Years of Following the Vision of the Esimit Europa Project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

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This Weeks New Movies - 9/2/2015 - 9/4/2015This Weeks New Movies - 9/2/2015 - 9/4/2015
by BWW - Aug 30, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 9/2/2015 - 9/4/2015! (more...)

Broadway Community Urges League to Dim Lights in Honor of Kyle Jean-BaptisteBroadway Community Urges League to Dim Lights in Honor of Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 30, 2015

Earlier today, Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste tragically died from injuries suffered during an accident at his mother's home. Last month, Jean-Baptiste became both the youngest, and the first African American, actor to play the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway. News of his death spread across the internet quickly, with many members of the Broadway community paying tribute to this history-making performer. Quickly, 'Kyle Jean-Baptiste' became a trending topic on Twitter around the world.  (more...)

Professor Ranjay Gulati, Author & Management Expert, Provides...Professor Ranjay Gulati, Author & Management Expert, Provides...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

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DTC Announces Complete Details for THE MOUNTAINTOPDTC Announces Complete Details for THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for The Mountaintop, a recent Broadway play and the 2010 winner of Britain's Olivier Award for Best New Play. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Cast Member Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21LES MISERABLES Cast Member Kyle Jean-Baptiste Dies at 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is devasted to report the news that Les Miserables cast member Kyle Jean-Baptiste died last evening at the too young age of 21 after an accident at home. (more...)

UPDATED: Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, and Many More Tribute Kyle Jean-BaptisteUPDATED: Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, and Many More Tribute Kyle Jean-Baptiste
by Sally Henry - Aug 29, 2015

Like all of the theatre community, BroadwayWorld is shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely passing of 21-year-old Les Miserables performer Kyle Jean-Baptiste after an accident at his mother's home on Friday night. Below, read the heartfelt messages that friends and fans have been sharing to social media ever since the news of his death. (more...)

Psychological Thriller CONTRACTOR'S ROUTINE, Starring Tom Sizemore, Now on DVDPsychological Thriller CONTRACTOR'S ROUTINE, Starring Tom Sizemore, Now on DVD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Thrill seekers will love the new DVD thriller Contractor's Routine, starring Tom Sizemore and Kevin Giffin and directed by Russian director, Yuri Tsapayev. (more...)

BWW Book Review: Alex Sheremet's Insightful WOODY ALLEN: REEL TO REALBWW Book Review: Alex Sheremet's Insightful WOODY ALLEN: REEL TO REAL
by Chris Gibson - Aug 28, 2015

One of the things I truly enjoy about being a critic is not just the fact that I get to cover the St. Louis theater scene, but also that I receive countless opportunities to review other mediums within the artistic world of creation. I've had the request to deliver my Thoughts and opinions on concerts, CDs, DVDs, art, and books. The printed word is something I've always enjoyed, and when that book concerns music, theater or film, it touches on subjects that are especially near and dear to my heart. So, when I was contacted by Ascot Media Group about Alex Sheremet's ebook, Woody Allen: Reel to Real (Take2 Publishing), I naturally jumped at the chance. Not only because I've always admired Woody's movies, but because I feel he's never been given a truly honest and thorough examination of his vast body of work. Writer Alex Sheremet has taken on the task, and since it is truly a digi-dialogue, it will be an ever evolving piece that will continue to grow as Allen continues to make films, and as discussions occur concerning their validity and worth. (more...)

BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11
by Blair Howell - Aug 28, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of AMADEUS, one of the most acclaimed and popular productions of the 20th century. (more...)

Interview with Actress: Mamie GummerInterview with Actress: Mamie Gummer
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Aug 27, 2015

? Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks to Mamie Gummer about her role as Jess in Ugly Lies the Bone. (more...)

A& E and LMN to Premiere New O.J. Simpson Specials This FallA& E and LMN to Premiere New O.J. Simpson Specials This Fall
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Marking 20 years since the verdict of the criminal trial, A&E and LMN will premiere two new event specials providing unprecedented access into the criminal and civil trials against O.J. Simpson. (more...)

Christine Souci Tells Readers to LOVE YOURSELF FIRSTChristine Souci Tells Readers to LOVE YOURSELF FIRST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Author Christine Souci felt a calling to write a book for women. Her new book, 'Love Yourself First' (published by Balboa Press), is about calling women to accountability and understanding that they are the most important love of their life. (more...)

Ricky Martin Blasts Donald Trump in New Op-Ed Piece: 'Enough Is Enough'Ricky Martin Blasts Donald Trump in New Op-Ed Piece: 'Enough Is Enough'
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Grammy winner and Broadway veteran Ricky Martin has penned an op-ed piece for Univision in which he shares his Thoughts on the very public feud between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos. (more...)

New Poetry Book AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS is ReleasedNew Poetry Book AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Anita Cserey - Esparon has been writing poetry since she was 16 years old. She has decided to finally release her first book chronicling different poems written over a span of three decades. 'An Anthology of Poems' (published by Xlibris AU) is a literary journey that explores universal themes of love, faith, spirituality, life and humanity. (more...)

Lois McCue Shares a Better Tomorrow in New BookLois McCue Shares a Better Tomorrow in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Lois McCue, a veteran educator with over 2 decades of experience, has completed her new book 'Better Children For A Better Tomorrow': an informative and insightful look at raising and disciplining children. (more...)

THE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New CityTHE (NEW) TRIAL to Run 9/1-6 at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After the huge success of Marat/Sade, an experimental play by the celebrated German playwright Peter Weiss (Tony Award and New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Broadway production in 1965), a newly formed international theatre ensemble, directed and led by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Artistic Associate of The Living Theatre, will bring Weiss's last play The New Trial to life. With an original adaptation, titled The (New) Trial, the production is intended as an homage that celebrates Weiss's 100th birthday and his theatrical legacy. The adaptation will be presented in the genre of experimental theatre in English and German, attempting to re-introduce Weiss's aesthetics and German post-war theatre to American audiences. The (New) Trial is partially funded by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, and made possible by Label Gray and The Living Theatre. (more...)

USA Postpones MR. ROBOT Finale After Deaths of WDBJ-TV ReportersUSA Postpones MR. ROBOT Finale After Deaths of WDBJ-TV Reporters
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Following the shooting of two WDBJ-TV reporters on live television this morning, USA has decided to postpone tonight's season finale of MR. ROBOT, according to Deadline. (more...)

Bruce Lancaster, Logitech to Keynote at the Internet of Things Summit...Bruce Lancaster, Logitech to Keynote at the Internet of Things Summit...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

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Kathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This NovemberKathy Griffin Adds Two More Shows at the Taper This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

After an overwhelming demand, the two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin has extended the engagement of her 'Like A Boss' Tour at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles. Originally announced for November 4 and 5, Griffin has added two more 8 p.m. performances - Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. (more...)

A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Mark Rucker Passes AwayA.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Mark Rucker Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff released the following statement on the passing of A.C.T. Associate Artistic Director Mark Rucker: (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' AboutKINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' About
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2015

With Kinky Boots celebrating 1,000 performances tonight, gaining a new 'Lola' this fall (we're ready for you Wayne Brady!), kicking it on tour and abroad, plus Tony winner Cyndi Lauper's secret new project for Broadway, we've got a lot to say 'Yeah!' about. To mark the hit musical's milestone today, we're bringing you 10 of our favorite moments from high-kicking sensation's run! (more...)

New Children's Book to be Created by a Duck and a BearNew Children's Book to be Created by a Duck and a Bear
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

PORT CLINTON, Ohio, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Just off the shores of Lake Erie in the charming little city of Port Clinton, Ohio ('The Walleye Capital of the World'), resides artist and writer Nathan Janes with a phenomenal project so special he has kept it a mystery until now. Janes is announcing his crowdfunding effort to self-publish his book. 'I choose to use my skill as a means to speak exclusively to my readers,' says Janes. 'This is my life, my passion, and my dream. What I have created and am presenting to you now is a result of my dedication, persistence, and perseverance towards producing a book like no other.' (more...)

Michelle and Clifton Cottom Launch ASIA'S NEW WINGSMichelle and Clifton Cottom Launch ASIA'S NEW WINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

On her way to an exciting school trip to California, Asia was aboard Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon on the fateful morning. She was just 11 years old at the time of her death. Now, her story is told through her parent's recollection of her love, laughter and light. The book was originally released through Next Century Publishing and is available for purchase at http://amzn.to/1hD4w4V. (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv LessonVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks KINKY BOOTS; Gives Musical Improv Lesson
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

How does Wayne feel about playing a drag queen on Broadway? In this exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the Emmy winner shares his Thoughts on his upcoming role in KINKY BOOTS (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/18/2015 - 8/25/2015
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Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!Barbara Isenberg Chronicles FIDDLER from Stage to Screen in New Book TRADITION!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Just in time for the opening of the new Broadway production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (directed by Bartlett Sher, opening Dec. 17th, 2015) St. Martin's Press has published TRADITION! The Highly Improbable, Ultimately Triumphant Broadway-to-Hollywood Story of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, The World's Most Beloved Musical. The book hits shelves today, August 25, 2015. (more...)

ROWDY by Chris Madsen Wins Clemens MedalROWDY by Chris Madsen Wins Clemens Medal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Author Chris Madsen has added the Clemens Medal to a long list of awards for his debut title, 'Rowdy,' a true story of a 1916 yacht and the people who graced its decks over several decades including members of New York society, politicians, and the rich and famous. The yacht was commissioned to Holland Sackett Duell in 1916 and Madsen was able to locate his daughter, Hanny Pierson, who at 93 years of age, flew from the East Coast to the West Coast to board the yacht following a six-year restoration by Madsen. From Hanny, her many descendants, and years of research at libraries, museums, historical societies, Supreme Court cases, newspaper archives, and yacht club records, Madsen was able to piece together an extraordinary story of the family and the yacht. 'The family's forefathers were amongst the first pilgrims that arrived at Plymouth,' says Madsen. 'And Holland's grandfather was instrumental in the formation in the Republican Party giving powerful speeches to Congress for the abolition of slavery, and in support of the Civil War. Holland was himself a highly decorated World War I hero and powerful attorney, New York Senator, businessman and highly respected sailor.' 'This isn't a book I would ordinarily read,' says Ron Fritsch, AiA director and reviewer for the Clemens award program. 'But once I started reading 'Rowdy', I could not put it down. It is a compelling story. The book is also beautifully produced and makes a wonderful coffee table book. The author has clearly invested a considerable sum on editing as the quality of the work is impeccable. 'Rowdy' is a deserving recipient of the Clemens Medal.' 'Rowdy' is a true life colorful 1920's historical biography full of adventure, love stories and scandals, and becomes the first book to be awarded the Clemens Medal. An e-version of 'Rowdy' is in production. The hard cover complete with accented gold leaf stamping, blind deboss and a woven burgundy book mark ribbon reflects the story within and is available at all major online retailers including Amazon.com. About the Clemens Award Program The Clemens Medal is awarded to an author for a book of outstanding literary quality and design. The three elements considered for this award include: - literary quality of work - the cover design and to a lesser extent, interior design - standard of editing Criteria The award is open to all independent (self-published) authors, and authors published by a small or academic press. 1. Prerequisite The nominated title must have won an award - gold, silver or bronze - from one of the award programs recognized for their Honoring Excellence award. 2. Literary Quality The following elements will be considered when assessing the literary quality of the nominated title. Note: not all of these elements will apply to every genre. Plot: is the story well-constructed, is author in control of plot and making wise decisions, do events happen within the limits of the theme and genre, is final resolution credible, and does it honor the story. Style: is the style appropriate to the theme, genre, subject matter, is the dialogue genuine and does it work effectively with the narrative, author's use of literary techniques and contentions, observance of fundamental rules such as Point Of View, accuracy of any factual material, use of language to create atmosphere, settings, characters, actions etc. Characterization: are characters believable, well-developed, do they interact in a convincing way, is their behavior consistent with their biography and consistent throughout the story, are they revealed to the reader in an effective way through action, inner dialogue, Thoughts, reactions and responses to other characters. 3. Design 3.1 Cover Design Like story and writing style, design is quite subjective. Covers also need to respond to the elements that are relevant to a particular genre. We will be considering the following aspects of cover design: - a well written, compelling back cover copy (or description for eBook) - a custom, polished, professional design (no templates) - the genre or story is evident in the design 3.2 Interior Design With regard to interior design (print version only), we are not looking for elaborate design when simplicity works just as well. The nominated title will pass this criterion if: - the print is positioned sensibly on the page - the page numbering starts at chapter one - includes a copyright page with relevant content - includes a title page(s) 4. Editing The work must be edited to a very high professional standard. We accept that despite endless edits, rewrites and proofreading that some errors do slip through, and this happens with all books not just self-published books. However, such errors should be minor and limited. About the Clemens Medal The Clemens Medal is in honor of Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain who started his own publishing company (Charles L. Webster & Company) in 1885 to self-publish his books. The Clemens Medal recognizes non mainstream authors ie self-published or authors published by a small or academic press who have published a book of outstanding literary quality and design. About The Association of Independent Authors The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is the peak body representing, advancing, promoting and supporting independent (self-published) authors globally. Its membership spans six continents with directors based in the USA, UK, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The AiA published a comprehensive guide to self-publishing with 80+ articles from experts in their field. Self-Publishing. Publish Your Book and Avoid the Pitfalls with Advice from Leading Experts and Experienced Authors is available exclusively in the Kindle Store. (more...)

Asmi Ariv Pens Poetry Book, THE VOICE OF SOULAsmi Ariv Pens Poetry Book, THE VOICE OF SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Asmi Ariv has launched his poetry book 'The Voice of Soul' internationally which has been published by Partridge - A Penguin Random House Company. The book has been made available on various online stores including Amazon and Google globally. 'The Voice of Soul is a collection of poems that have been inspired by and sprung from the source within. The source that lies inside of all of us and ever waiting for our attention. In my opinion, there is absolutely no person on earth who has not experienced the inner calling at least once. This book has a collection of 20 poems and each has its own significance. For example, the first poem, that is, 'Inner Voice' itself differentiates between the true inner voice and the mind. The voice always takes us closer to the truth through silence, while the mind plays its tricks using unceasing Thoughts. On the other hand, the poem titled 'Inspiration' mainly focuses on the importance of inner voice. In the same manner, all the other poems have some core messages hidden in them,' says the author. The book was produced after a lot of inspiring events that took place in the life of the author one after the other. These events opened up a new way of looking at life altogether in every sense. Therefore, he decided to come up with this book of poetry with the intention of sharing his wisdom with the whole world. 'I have been truly inspired by this book. It feels to me that these poems by Asmi are the pearls of highest wisdom. Having read them I feel quite elevated. Each time I read these poems I unlock a new dimension,' commented one of the readers. The book can be purchased online. Some of the sites include: http://www.amazon.com/The-Voice-Soul-Truth-Beyond-ebook/dp/B010N2P75W http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Voice-Soul-Truth-Beyond-ebook/dp/B010N2P75W http://www.amazon.in/The-Voice-Soul-Truth-Beyond-ebook/dp/B010N2P75W https://books.google.co.in/books/about/_.html?id=gSAKCgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y An exclusive interview of Asmi Ariv published by Partridge on their blog: http://blog.partridgepublishing.com/india/partridge-india-author-blogs/asmi-ariv-voice-soul/ About the Author:: Asmi Ariv is a business consultant and offers his expertise in marketing and branding in various industries, especially IT, ITeS, BPO, Visa processing and business communications. He is also an expert in setting up start-up e-commerce businesses. He has recently launched his new website www.cinemaandmusic.com which focuses on news and information on movie, music and entertainment industry. On the other hand, Asmi practices various healing techniques to help people in their self-development. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: TONY'S LAST TAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 22 2015EDINBURGH 2015 - BWW Reviews: TONY'S LAST TAPE, Pleasance Courtyard, August 22 2015
by Amy Hanson - Aug 24, 2015

Tony's Last Tape, by Andy Barrett, takes style and situation from Krapp's Last Tape, and reinvents it by replacing its protagonist with the late great left-wing legend Tony Benn.  One might be justified in imagining that the Edinburgh Fringe is the only place you could expect to see a show melding Samuel Beckett to the life of a veteran (what they call socialists when they're old and dead according to the central character) Labour MP, but the Nottingham Playhouse production has already had successful runs in both Nottingham and London before arriving in Edinburgh this August. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: WAITRESS Tests Its Recipe for Success at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: WAITRESS Tests Its Recipe for Success at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Aug 24, 2015

WAITRESS, the promising new musical adaptation of the 2007 indie rom-com that starred Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, may need a bit more shaking and baking before it's ready to contend for Broadway's Blue Ribbon. However, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, screenwriter-turned-librettist Jessie Nelson, director Diane Paulus and star Jessie Mueller have stirred enough tasty ingredients into their bittersweet concoction to whet the audience's appetite for a second serving. (more...)

BWW Review: Ho!, What a Show!BWW Review: Ho!, What a Show!
by Kristen Morale - Aug 22, 2015

Directed by Mary O'Brady, who really did a splendid job with this production, Neil Simon's Biloxi Blues is a tour-de-force of the lives of complete strangers, brought together for basic training and all to late realizing that their perception of what awaits them in the Army was rather askew. O'Brady wrote something beautiful about the basic concept of wartime, but the implications found in this statement are truly astounding and give a firm basis as to what Simon's show is truly about. She states "Ordinary people were asked to do extraordinary things…They were asked to save the world [and] they did." It is so ironic how war is indicative of death, destruction and all that people don't necessarily wish to think of, but the amount of personal growth that occurs when someone delves into the lives of those involved is truly astounding and honestly, quite riveting (more...)

BL Moran Launches CHAOS IN THE CLASSROOM 2BL Moran Launches CHAOS IN THE CLASSROOM 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

BL Moran, a 34 year veteran of the education system, has completed her new book 'Chaos in the Classroom 2': an insightful and inspiring account of experiences earned while teaching, counseling, and consulting in a public Midwest school. (more...)

John Robert Crawford Jr. Releases LIFE AND THE INSPIRATIONAL POETRYJohn Robert Crawford Jr. Releases LIFE AND THE INSPIRATIONAL POETRY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Author John Robert has gone through many hardships in life and throughout the years his life had spiraled out of control to the extent that he has become suicidal. In 'Life and Inspirational Poetry' (published by Trafford Publishing), the author shows readers that life is truly beautiful and despite the many challenges life can bring one should always look to the good side and strive to make things better for oneself. (more...)

BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in TokyoBWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Broken Bone Bathtub World Premiere in Tokyo
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Aug 21, 2015

?I was completely terrified. Thoughts in my head on the day of the show opening: (more...)

George Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung Talk ALLEGIANCE at The Greene SpaceGeorge Takei, Lea Salonga, Telly Leung Talk ALLEGIANCE at The Greene Space
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

Stars of the Broadway bound musical will offer an insider look. (more...)

Innovation Enterprise Opens Call for Entries to the Digital Innovation...Innovation Enterprise Opens Call for Entries to the Digital Innovation...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

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