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


[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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Our Fall 2008 Culinary Clients

We’re happy to announce our Fall 2008 culinary clients! As always we have a fair mix of cookbooks, chefs, products and websites. We are executing each of these campaigns in conjunction with The Lisa Ekus Group.  You can visit them online at www.lisaekus.com.  Information on how to request press materials is at the bottom of the post.

RegionalBest.com is a recently launched ecommerce site designed to be a one-stop resource for unique delicacies from across the country. Dozens of foods are offered, all raised, caught or produced by local artisans, farmers, fishermen, ranchers, beekeepers, and other small specialty food companies. Behind each unique RegionalBest.com product is a merchant with a story.


Julie Biuso began her career at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and later became Principal of the franchised Cordon Bleu Cookery School in New Zealand. She went on to open her own cooking school, La Dolce Vita, but eventually shifted gears to pursue her writing career. A frequent guest on New Zealand news and talk shows, she is a well-recognized cooking personality in her home country and abroad. She is the author of 13 books, many of which have won international awards. In 2007 Gourmand awarded her a Special Prize of the Jury to mark her achievements in her career. Visit her online at http://www.juliebiuso.com.


We live in an advanced age of smart phones and at your fingertips information, but for many, when we step into the kitchen we crave good, wholesome food that hearkens back to simpler times. New from the publishers of America’s most trusted reference, THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC EVERYDAY COOKBOOK (Yankee Publishing, Hardcover trade original /$24.95; August 2008) is a perfect resource for the recipes we were raised on and the foods we crave. THE OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC EVERYDAY COOKBOOK is a veritable cook’s bible of home-style fare, conveniently updated for today’s healthful tastes and busy times. Packed with 400 delicious dishes this book is designed to satisfy hearty appetites year-round with wholesome, good-eating snacks, casual meals, and special occasion dinners.


Who doesn’t relish the creamy delight of cheesecake? Yet many have yet to discover the ease of making one at home. THE CHEESECAKE BIBLE (Robert Rose, October 2008, $24.95) by acclaimed baking instructor George Geary shows readers that cheesecake is both easy and fun to make at home, and includes 200 delectable cheesecake recipes to get started. THE CHEESECAKE BIBLE includes recipes for every kind of traditional cake a baker could desire: fruit, vanilla, chocolate, citrus, and nut cakes. The book also features recipes for innovative savory treats and no-bake delights for days when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. With its extensive baking tips and techniques and outstanding color photographs, THE CHEESECAKE BIBLE is destined to become the one-stop guide to everything cheesecake


What’s better than a fresh summer pie brimming with ripe fruit, or a steaming chicken potpie on a cold winter night? Pie is a dish for all seasons. Baking a homemade pie from scratch is surprisingly easy with Julie Hasson’s guidance and expert know-how. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF PIES (Robert Rose, October 2008, $24.95) offers readers mouthwatering recipes for 200 delicious pies, from savory to sweet. Author Julie Hasson explains the entire pie baking process in comprehensive yet easy-to-follow detail. Armed with hundreds of recipes for fruit, cream and savory pies, and with dozens of tips and time saving shortcuts, pie making becomes a breeze.


Sabor – or flavor, in Spanish – is a concept that encompasses so much more than just food. You can cookwith sabor, speak with sabor, and dance with sabor, and in Cuba, sabor is both a state of mind and a way of life. ¡Sabor! (Running Press, November 2008, $29.95) the aptly titled latest cookbook from Ana Quincoces Rodriguez offers a mouthwatering look at the food and flavors that make Cuba’s culinary heritage famous. After just a few moments of paging through ¡Sabor! cooks of all levels will hear the kitchen calling. Spicy, hot, and delectable, ¡Sabor! provides an intimate look at the cuisine of Cuba, a culture that embraces food with the same enthusiasm it has for life.


The offerings in your grocer’s freezer case or the fast-food drive-through are rarely nutritious or satisfying. But fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or nutrition just because life is hectic. Paulette Mitchell provides the solution; her speedy meals are simple enough that even a novice can prepare them for the family on a busy weeknight. She also makes it possible to create sophisticated gourmet dishes to please the palates of discriminating guests – all in 15 minutes or less. Anyone can use fresh, flavorful ingredients and Mitchell’s THE COMPLETE 15-MINUTE GOURMET COOKBOOK (Thomas Nelson, October 2008, $24.95) is guaranteed to achieve remarkable and beautiful results with minimal effort. The 350 recipes in Mitchell’s new book feature poultry, seafood, and beef and pork, as well as a chapter with vegetarian dishes. The recipes, representing many cuisines, are inspired by Mitchell’s world travels.

For more information, to request press materials, or to schedule an interview please contact Kirsten Amann at 617-733-2791 or via email Kirsten@dalynmillerpr.com.

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Romance is the most popular genre in modern literature

Did you know that…

…romance is the most popular genre in modern literature generating $1.37 billion in net sales annually?

…romance novels account for 26.4% of all books sold?

…demographically, 56% of romance readers are under age 44, and 74% have college degrees?

…romance readers are also voracious consumers, having read an average of nine romance novels each in 2006?

….ebook sales increased 87% in June 2008 over the same time the previous year?

Overall, romance novel readers are young, savvy, well-educated, computer-literate and comfortable with new technologies.

We are so thrilled to be on board with the launch of Ravenous Romance™!

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VoteApparel.com on Boutiqueville

Chicago-based Style Wonderland Boutiqueville covered VoteApparel on Wednesday, highlighting the shirts as a great way to encourage voting without having to risk “coming under fire from your opposing political party just for encouraging people to vote.”

We agree, sometimes subtlety is key…

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Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes selected as SCIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year

BLUE EGGS AND YELLOW TOMATOES by Jeanne Kelley, has been selected as the 2008 Southern California Independent Booksellers Association “Nonfiction Book of the Year”.

This visually stunning book is an ode to kitchen gardening and is a true gem from Running Press‘ outstanding cookbook program.  Author and Bon Appetit contributor Jeanne Kelley will be on hand at the SCIBA regional trade dinner to accept her award.

Congratulations to Jeanne Kelley and to Running Press for this major achievement!

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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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