This weekâ€™s out-of-nowhere celebrity turn is that of John Tyner, the 31-year-old Oceanside, California software programmer who cautioned a Transportation Security Administration screener, â€œIf you touch my junk, Iâ€™m gonna have you arrested.â€ Tynerâ€™s catchphrase circled the globe at light speed, his actions immediately synthesizing the volcanic tensions between the flying public and those tasked […]
Ever since the original Book of Lists was published back in 1977, Americans in general and journalists in particular have been smitten by lists. Having a hard time getting publicity for your book, company or self?Â Generate a Top-10 list and your buzz-appeal will rise exponentially. David Letterman got the message way back in September […]
The truth can now be told. You know that sensational YouTube video featuring an outtake from Charlie Chaplinâ€™s 1928 silent film, The Circus, that appears to show a woman chatting away on a cell phone as she walks by? Well I can attest that it is, indeed, legitimate. You see, she was on the line […]
In this week’s interview, Dean Rotbart and Michael Drew discuss the likelihood of a book idea becoming a publishing success. In their discussion, they reveal how to identify whether your idea is bestseller material. Do you really have a sure-fire idea for a bestseller? Hear what they have to say . . . .
Michael R. Drew discusses what all authors – even those writing non-fiction – can learn from the phenomenal success of the Harry Potter Series.