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Ravenous Romance™ Goes Live

Digital romance publisher launches with a wide range of top-quality, multi-format content at low prices at http://www.RavenousRomance.com

[Boston, MA, December 1, 2008] Ravenous Romance™ has launched online at http://www.RavenousRomance.com <http://www.RavenousRomance.com> with content from both bestselling and award-winning authors and emerging talents. Products are available in both ebook and audiobook format in 12 different categories, including both modern and historical fiction, suspense, paranormal, gay/lesbian/bisexual, and new age, among others. 


An imprint of Literary Partners Group, Inc., Ravenous Romance™ offers readers engaging and colorful stories with strong plots and character development, but peppered with steamy love scenes.
 
Our goal is to be a destination site for romance readers,” said co-founder Allan Penn.  “Like other epublishers, we offer a host of downloadable books, but we also reach beyond the items for sale with things like our free daily horoscopes and our pre-launch TwittErotica contest, which drew entries from all over the world.  In the coming weeks, users will find author blogs, contests and more as we continue to grow and develop the site. The months ahead will be full of additions and we’re excited to roll them out to readers.
 
Penn pointed out several key areas in which the company differs from competitors:

  • They are the only epublisher to offer content in audiobook format.
  • They will release a new novel-length book a day.
  • They will also release a daily “Ravenous Rendezvous” short story, a new one of which, will go online at 12 p.m. every day (and will adjust for the reader’s local time zone).
  • Low prices:  $.99 for short stories, $4.99 for full-length eBooks, and $12.99 for audiobooks
  • To date, they’ve signed more than 125 best-selling, award-winning, and emerging writers to more than 140 books, including John Updike’s protégée Catherine Hiller (Updike has provided a quote for her cover), best-selling horror writer John Skipp (writing as Gina McQueen), Rachel Kramer Bussel, and Cecilia Tan.   


In order to ensure the most accessible cross-platform range of compatibility, ebooks and short stories are available in a choice of .pdf, .prc and .epub formats, which allows them to be read on the Amazon Kindle, the Sony Reader, the iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Treo, or any type of smart phone or PDA.  They can also be opened on the reader’s desktop or laptop computer.  Audiobooks download in .mp3 format and can be listened to on an MP3 player, smartphone with MP3 capability, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, or computer.

Romance is the most popular genre in modern literature, generating $1.37 billion in net sales annually and accounting for 26.4% of all books sold. Demographically, 56% of romance readers are under age 44, and 74% have college degrees.  Overall, these women are computer-literate and comfortable with new technologies.  They are also voracious consumers, having read an average of nine romance novels each in 2006.  Digital content offers a way for women to keep their reading interests discreet, portable, and affordable.
 
NOTE: The site has launched with two weeks worth of content in order to offer a wide selection to readers during the very early days of operation.  New content will be added daily beginning December 14, 2008.

For more information please contact Dalyn A. Miller at 617-504-6869 or via email at Dalyn@DalynMillerPR.com

Visit Ravenous Romance™ online at http://www.RavenousRomance.com <http://www.RavenousRomance.com> .

About Literary Partners Group, Inc. and Ravenous Romance™

Literary Partners Group, Inc. is a partnership among three creative industry executives. Holly Schmidt is a publishing executive with 15 years of experience in editorial, marketing, and sales.  She joined forces with award-winning photographer Allan Penn to launch book packager Hollan Publishing, Inc. in 2006.  Lori Perkins is a New York City literary agent with over 20 years of experience and an impressive stable of authors.

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“MANHATTAN MADAM” KRISTIN DAVIS SIGNS BOOK DEAL


Keeper of the world’s biggest “little black book” to reveal stories from the biz in new tell-all ebook


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Contact: Dalyn A. Miller
Dalyn Miller Public Relations
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[October 23, 2008, BOSTON, MA]Kristin Davis, the Manhattan Madam, has penned a deal with Massachusetts-based book packager Hollan Publishing to write a tell-all book chronicling her three years as the proprietor of Manhattan’s most successful ring of escort services.  The book THE REAL SEX IN THE CITY: TRUE TALES OF THE MANHATTAN MADAM will be published in ebook format in January 2009.  The book will be downloadable in .epub, .prc and .pdf formats and available online at www.ManhattanMadam.com.  
 
Davis captured national attention in early 2008 when numerous high-end escort services were shuttered in the wake of the scandal surrounding New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s resignation. Davis was arrested under allegations that she promoted prostitution and spent four months in Rikers Island, she was held on $2 million bail.   In October 2008 she changed her plea from not guilty to guilty in exchange for time served, probation and a forfeiture of assets. She is believed to have accumulated the largest “little black book” in the industry with more than 10,000 clients and run similar operations in Boston, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Her book will include:

  • The intimate details of Kristin’s rise to fame and fortune in the sex industry and her subsequent downfall
  • The naughty exploits of powerful politicians, Wall Street bigwigs and Hollywood celebrities
  • Insider information on the ultra-modern 21st century marketing tools Davis used to manage the multi-million dollar operations of the world’s oldest profession


 The book is priced at $14.99 and pre-orders are available online now at www.ManhattanMadam.com.  Customers who pre-order the book will receive 15% off the cover price and weekly updates directly from Davis, including several of her journal entries from prison.
 


ALERT:
In conjunction with the announcement of her book deal, Davis’ has released her first official press statement.  That statement can be found online now at www.ManhattanMadam.com.

 

 

 


Press Inquiries:
Dalyn A. Miller, Dalyn Miller Public Relations, 617-504-6869 (mobile), dalyn@dalynmillerpr.com

 

 

 

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Dalyn Miller Public Relations named Agency of Record for Kristin Davis


Boston-based agency tapped by “Manhattan Madam”


[October 21, 2008, BOSTON, MA]Kristin Davis, New York’s Manhattan Madam, has retained Dalyn Miller Public Relations as her agency of record. DMPR will provide Davis with public relations and communications services and consulting.
 
Davis captured national attention in early 2008 when her trio of high-end escort services were shuttered in the wake of the scandal surrounding New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s resignation. Davis was arrested under allegations that she promoted prostitution and spent four months in Rikers Island on $2 million bail.   In October 2008 she changed her plea from not guilty to guilty in exchange for time served, probation and a forfeiture of assets.  She is believed to have accumulated the largest “little black book” in the industry.
 
DMPR will manage Davis’ continued press exposure surrounding her legal case, the message points on her website, http://www.manhattanmadam.com <http://www.manhattanmadam.com> , and the communications surrounding several upcoming projects, all of which are still under wraps.
 
Press Inquiries:

Kirsten Amann, Dalyn Miller Public Relations, 617-733-2791 (mobile), kirsten@dalynmillerpr.com
Dalyn A. Miller, Dalyn Miller Public Relations, 617-504-6869 (mobile), dalyn@dalynmillerpr.com
 

About Dalyn Miller Public Relations


Dalyn Miller Public Relations is a lifestyle public relations and communications group offering a blend of PR, marketing, and branding expertise. Founded in 2004 by Dalyn A. Miller, the company has managed a wide range of campaigns in the publishing, lifestyle, arts, culinary, wellness, and technology categories. Online at http://www.DalynMillerPR.com.

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Rock the Vote and VoteApparel.com Join Forces

BEANTOWN BUSINESSMEN PARTNER WITH WELL-KNOWN POLITICAL ORGANIZATION TO PROMOTE VOTING IN ‘08

[Boston, MA, September 17, 2008] – The Boston-based team behind VOTEAPPAREL.COM has formed a joint partnership with ROCK THE VOTE, an initiative designed to get young people out to vote this election season. The two organizations have designed a co-branded t-shirt based on a globally recognized pop-art image and incorporating both organizations’ logos. Shirts are priced $20.08 each and can be seen and purchased online at www.voteapparel.com you can also learn more about the partnership at www.rockthevote.com.

 

“Voting is the cornerstone of representative democracy, yet we’re living in a time when more people vote for American Idol finalists than they do for the President,” said VoteApparel.com co-founder David Friedman. “A partnership with Rock the Vote allows us to reach that pop-culture community and inspire young Americans to take pride in casting a ballot this November.”

 

The co-branded shirt, screened onto flattering American Apparel T-shirts, is the first design departure from the company’s signature and was done specially for this partnership with Rock The Vote. Vote Apparel’s original shirts are offered in the colors associated with the major political parties. The Rock The Vote shirts are offered in black and white. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each shirt will be donated back to Rock The Vote.

 

Vote Apparel offers Americans the opportunity to literally “wear their vote”. The company offers T-shirts and tank tops in colors that represent every shade in the political spectrum: blue for Democrats, red for Republicans, white for Independents, and Green for supporters of the Green Party. With every shirt purchased, a vote is tallied on the website, and the winning party will receive a donation from Vote Apparel.

 

Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build the political power of young people in order to achieve progressive change in our country. Founded nearly twenty years ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote quickly established itself as the premier organization representing the intersection of young people, politics, and popular culture. Artists who have worked with Rock the Vote to engage young people in the political process include Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Seal, and the Black Eyed Peas, just to name a few.

 

Shirts are made in the USA and cost $20.08 each, with special discounted rates available for bulk orders. Shirts can be purchased by visiting www.rockthevote.com or www.voteapparel.com.

 

For more information, to discuss giveaways and promotions, or to schedule an interview with Vote Apparel co-creator David Friedman or Rock the Vote Deputy Director of Communications Chrissy Faessen, contact Dalyn A. Miller at 617-504-6869 or via email at dalyn@dalynmillerpr.com.

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News Release: Ravenous Romance™

Literary Partners Group, Inc. Forms to

Launch Ravenous Romance™

Erotic romance publisher to provide high-quality, affordable content online

[Boston, MA, September 3, 2008] – Hollan Publishing, Inc. principals Holly Schmidt and Allan Penn have joined forces with literary agent Lori Perkins to form Literary Partners Group, Inc., which has announced the launch of Ravenous Romance™, an online publishing company.  Ravenous Romance™ will publish daily novel-length erotic romances, as well as lunchtime “Hot Fling™” short stories in e-book and downloadable MP3 format.  The company will offer content online at www.RavenousRomance.com beginning December 1, 2008.
 
Recognizing the shrinking margins and increasing obsolescence of print publishing in today’s market, LPG has leveraged their combined expertise and experience in the growing erotica and romance categories, and is taking them to the rapidly-expanding digital market. E-books and audiobooks are two of the strongest growth areas in publishing, as readers have begun to embrace the convenience of downloading material to smart phones, iPods, PDAs, personal computers, and various new-to-market electronic readers such as the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader.
 
Ravenous Romance™ will offer erotic romance – stories with strong plots and character development, but with steamy sex scenes and explicit descriptions of sexual encounters.  The stories will feature strong, passionate heroines and plots that express a broad range of fantasies.  Ravenous Romance™ will be a destination site for women, with erotica that celebrates female sexuality, and strong Web 2.0 community-building features.
 
We’re not the first in this arena, but we have a competitive advantage due to our unique experience and our ability to price and market our product aggressively, without the channel conflict that characterizes the large trade publishers’ forays into e-books,” says publisher and co-founder Holly Schmidt, who also points out that none of their competitors offer both audiobooks and e-books, nor do they offer new material with the frequency that Ravenous Romance™ will.  “We will succeed by producing exceptionally high-quality erotic fiction by award-winning writers and their protégées, and offering it to our readers at an extremely competitive price point. In today’s market, consumers want quality content at an affordable price, with a visually-appealing and user-friendly retail interface.  That is what Ravenous Romance™ will deliver.

Romance is the most popular genre in modern literature, generating $1.37 billion in net sales annually and accounting for 26.4% of all books sold. Demographically, 56% of romance readers are under age 44, and 74% have college degrees. Overall, these women are computer-literate and comfortable with new technologies.  They are also voracious consumers, having read an average of nine romance novels each in 2006.  Digital content offers a way for women to keep their interest in erotic romance discreet, portable, and affordable.  Schmidt points out that e-publishing is also an eco-friendly alternative to the environmentally damaging nature of traditional mass market publishing. With thousands of new romance titles printed, warehoused, and shipped each year in the U.S. alone, the environmental impact is significant.

Visit Ravenous Romance™ online at www.RavenousRomance.com , where you can download a free Hot Fling™ and register to win an iPod Touch.

For more information or to request an interview with Literary Partners Group, please contact Dalyn A. Miller at 617-504-6869 or via email at Dalyn@DalynMillerPR.com.

About Literary Partners Group, Inc.

Holly Schmidt is a publishing executive with 15 years of experience in editorial, marketing, and sales.  She joined forces with award-winning photographer Allan Penn to launch book packager Hollan Publishing, Inc. in 2006.  Hollan creates innovative, visual non-fiction books, including those in the love and relationships category.  Lori Perkins is an agent with over 20 years of experience selling erotica and an impressive stable of authors.

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