Bublish Announces Publication of Its First Book on the Blockchain

Announcement to be made at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany this week.

Charleston, SC, October 19, 2019 --(PR.com)-- The indie book publishing platform Bublish is pleased to announce the publication of its first book on the blockchain: Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure by Authors Grace Blair and Laren Bright.

The book’s debut on the blockchain was made possible through Bublish’s partnership with Bookchain by Scenarex. Bookchain is showcasing its technology and Einstein’s Compass at the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany this week.

Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure tells the story of a young Albert Einstein, who is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space. Along the way, he finds wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

Blockchain is a promising new technology for the book publishing industry, enabling authors and publishers to configure the security, traceability, attribution, and distribution settings (including lending and reselling) of their eBooks. While protecting and securing the eBooks against theft and piracy, Bookchain’s blockchain-based platform, allows readers to access eBook files from any device through its browser-based Web Reader. Bookchain by Scenarex, a Montreal-based startup, was born out of a passion for literature, sharing and technology. Through blockchain technology, the company strives to create flexible, user-friendly, non-restrictive solutions that will benefit the evolution and development of the digital publishing industry.

About Bublish
Bublish is the world’s first complete indie publishing platform with built-in marketing technology. Authors can write, publish, market, and track their sales—all from one dashboard. By providing a complete publishing and marketing solution, Bublish’s award-winning platform empowers thousands of “authorpreneurs” around the world with the tools, technology, resources and programs they need to be successful in today’s crowded book marketplace.

Learn more about Bublish and its services at bublish.com.

Leading Music Industry Finance Firm, Sound Royalties Taps French/West/Vaughan as Agency of Record

Leading Music Industry Finance Firm, Sound Royalties Taps French/West/Vaughan as Agency of Record
Raleigh, NC, October 19, 2019 --(PR.com)-- French/West/Vaughan (FWV), one of the nation’s largest independently-owned public relations, advertising and digital marketing agencies, today announced it has been retained for national public relations support by Sound Royalties, the specialty finance firm serving creative talent in the music industry.

With headquarters in West Palm Beach, Fla., and additional staff in Nashville and Los Angeles, Sound Royalties extends funding to songwriters, producers and performers based on their royalty income. Every deal is customized, providing royalty advance options that are often used for recording new music, touring, marketing or other expenses to help creatives grow. Known for its artist-friendly policy of never taking ownership of a client’s copyrights, the firm offers banking-type solutions tailored to the individual. Sound Royalties has partnered with a wide range of music professionals including GRAMMY winners and platinum recording artists such as Lil Wayne and Pitbull.

Founder and CEO, Alex Heiche, launched Sound Royalties in 2014 to help fund creative careers without putting an individual’s copyrights at risk. Today, Heiche is an internationally recognized expert in music royalties and sought-after speaker who has presented at the invitation of the Recording Academy, Sync Summit, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and many more.

“Our focus is to help fund the dreams and ambitions of our clients,” said Heiche. “FWV shares that commitment with us, so we’re excited to leverage their PR expertise as we continue to transform the financing model for creatives.”

FWV represents a diversified roster of clients and projects in music and entertainment, including Pendleton Whisky Music Fest, Stadium Entertainment LLC, MyMy Music, Eastwind Marketing Group (Salt-N-Pepa, Naughty by Nature), the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Wrangler’s sponsorship of the Academy of Country Music. The agency also works closely with the national non-profit Teen Cancer America and co-founder Roger Daltrey of The Who. For the Sound Royalties brand, FWV will handle national media relations and provide counsel on strategy, marketing and partnerships.

“Sound Royalties’ unique business model is opening doors for new creative work in a way that has never been available before,” said FWV Chairman & CEO, Rick French, who serves on the board of trustees of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum and The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. “As an agency with long-standing experience and deep roots in music, we’re thrilled to be working with Alex and his team.”

Ranked among the nation’s 15 largest PR firms overall (2018 O’Dwyer’s Ranking of Top U.S. PR Firms), FWV has captured 15 National Agency of the Year honors over the past two decades. The agency employs 113 public relations, public affairs, social media, advertising and digital marketing experts between its Raleigh, N.C. headquarters and New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa offices.

About French/West/Vaughan

French/West/Vaughan (FWV) is one of the nation’s leading public relations, public affairs, advertising and digital media agencies, with offices in Raleigh, New York City, Los Angeles and Tampa. National, international and local clients represented by the agency include Wrangler, ABB, Proximo, Melitta, Bassett Furniture, Volvo Trucks North America, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, Moe’s Southwest Grill and the N.C. Department of Transportation. Owned or affiliated companies include fashion and lifestyle PR firm AMP3 (New York City), pet and veterinary PR practice FWV Fetching and feature film development imprint Prix Productions. FWV is a partner in IPREX, a $380 million network of communication agencies with 1,600 staff and 110 offices worldwide. For more information, please visit www.fwv-us.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo or Instagram.

About Sound Royalties

Sound Royalties, LLC is a privately-owned specialty finance firm that helps music industry professionals fund personal and professional projects without ever taking ownership of their copyrights, allowing for pass-through income, and empowering creatives to choose from a variety of flexible pricing options. The company's core business is offering royalty advances of anywhere from $5,000 to $10 million. It does this by advancing artist, producer and songwriter royalties paid through music labels, distributors, publishers and PROs such as BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, SoundExchange and many more. To date, Sound Royalties has worked with a wide range of leading music industry professionals, including GRAMMY Award winners, platinum recording artists and notable music industry executives in every genre. Learn more at https://soundroyalties.com.

Sophia Loren to Tour US November 2019 in an Intimate Evening with Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren to Tour US November 2019 in an Intimate Evening with Sophia Loren
Sherman Oaks, CA, October 18, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Movie icon Sophia Loren will star in her second US tour, onstage and in person, in An Evening with Sophia Loren. Miss Loren has graciously accepted this opportunity to return so the public can celebrate her illustrious and Oscar winning career and have the chance to meet her in person. A celebrity interviewer will accompany Ms. Loren and uncover her amazing movie triumphs as well as her fabulous personal story. And the audience will have a chance to ask Ms. Loren questions that are all about Sophia. Limited VIP Meet and Greet ticket packages are available for the public to personally greet Ms. Loren. It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend an unforgettable evening with a true Icon of the Silver Screen, the beautiful and unforgettable Sophia Loren.

Ms. Loren began her film career in 1951, winning the Best Actress Academy Award in 1961 and an Academy Honorary Award in 1991. She starred in her first Hollywood film in 1957, "The Pride and the Passion," co-starring Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.

In 1960, Sophia Loren turned in the most acclaimed performance of her career in the film "Two Women" winning her the 1961 Academy Award for Best Lead Actress. She was the first actress ever to win the award for a non-English-language film.

Throughout the 1960s, Sophia Loren continued to star in films, cementing her status as one of the great international movie stars of her generation. Her most notable 1960s performances include "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (1963), which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, "Marriage Italian Style" (1964), for which she earned another Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and "A Countess from Hong Kong" (1967), co-starring Marlon Brando.

She continues to act and appear frequently in public as one of the film industry's greatest living legends. Some of her more popular and acclaimed later films include "Porter," "A Countess from Hong Kong," "Grumpier Old Men," and "Nine." Currently has a new film coming out, "The Life Ahead" directed by her son Edoardo Ponti.

Entire tour is produced by The Stander Group Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

Tour dates and venues:

Nov. 12 Rhode Island Convention Center Providence, RI

Nov. 18 Ridgefield Playhouse Ridgefield, CT

Nov. 20-21 Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Baltimore, MD

Nov. 24 California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA

An Evening with Temple Grandin: Connecting Animal Science & Autism – December 10, 2019

Future Horizons will be hosting An Evening with Temple Grandin in Omaha, NE on October 30, 2019.

An Evening with Temple Grandin: Connecting Animal Science & Autism - December 10, 2019
Omaha, NE, October 18, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Future Horizons invites you to spend An Evening with Dr. Temple Grandin in Omaha, NE on December 10.

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson.

She is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to publicly share insights from her personal experience of autism and its relation to animals.

Whether you are a member of the autism community or the livestock arena, you will find this talk informative and unforgettable.

"All animals and people have the same core emotion systems in the brain." - Dr. Temple Grandin

About the Venue:
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

Pre-register before noon CST on December 10 to take advantage of the discounted pricing.

Retired Harlem Assistant Principal Dr. Michelle King-Huger Writes Inspirational Memoir “From D.I.V.A. to Disabled: A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude”

Living with progressive multiple sclerosis, educator Dr. Michelle King-Huger kept a diary about her health crisis journey. In "From D.I.V.A to Disabled," she encourages people of all ages, races, rich or poor, and any gender who are living with a life-changing debilitating illness: multiple sclerosis, cancer, strokes, diabetes, chronic arthritis, accidents and understand their life is in transition. She redefines the meaning of DIVA and embraces determination and victorious attitude.

New York, NY, October 17, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Even before her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, retired Harlem assistant principal Dr. Michelle King-Huger (Dr. Michelle) referred to herself as a D.I.V.A. – “A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude.”

In her inspirational and spiritual diary, "From D.I.V.A to Disabled: A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude" (Christian Faith Publishing), Dr. Michelle celebrates D.I.V.A. as people whose life has been curtailed by a chronic illness disability that has changed their lives forever. For her, D.I.V.A. encompasses all ages, races rich or poor, and any gender who are living with a life-changing debilitating illness: multiple sclerosis, cancer, strokes, diabetes, chronic arthritis, accidents and other healthcare crises.

“I believe the acronym for D.I.V.A. is far reaching. When people think ‘diva,’ it’s like about someone with an elegant air. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that,” explains Dr. Michelle, who holds the copyright to D.I.V.A. “To me, D.I.V.A., a ‘Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude,’ is not only a female. It’s all races – young and old. It encompasses many people who would fit in this category of a victorious attitude over a disability.”

Dr. Michelle knows about being a “diva.” She grew up in New York City, the daughter of famed theater producer Woodie King and respected educator Willie Mae King. Family friends were folks like Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee.

As a teen in the 1970s, she was a wardrobe assistant for Judy Dearing with Joseph Papp’s NYC summer parks production of Ron Milner’s What the Wine Sellers Buy, which was co-produced by Woodie King.

However, her passion was education, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education, and two Master of Science degrees in education and administration from CCNY. She continued her studies and after successful completion of the Doctor of Education program she was awarded a Doctoral degree as an Education Specialist in Administration Leadership from Walden University. In the New York City public school system, she rose to positions as administrator and assistant principal at several Harlem schools including PS 192 and PS 125. She made a six-figure salary, traveled frequently, married Anthony Jerome Huger owner of a successful car wash and detail business in New Jersey, raised their son Jerome W.E. Huger, attended church and drove luxury cars like Jaguars and Mercedes Benz.

Then, in 2007, life began to crumble. She lost her husband to a heart ailment. By 2011, her continuing health crisis was diagnosed as progressive multiple sclerosis. She evolved from a cane to a walker to a wheelchair and now lives in North Carolina with primary care- giver being her loving mother.

Prayer is an important part of Dr. Michelle’s life. “My doctors say I’m a prayerful person. And I know it has an important part and role in my healthcare,” she explains. “Even though you pray, you must deal with the action. For me the action is therapy and exercise. The action must be positive force.”

Dr. Michelle is an advocate retaining compassionate doctors. She writes to make sure that when you see your doctor you do not leave the office feeling more upset or discouraged than when you arrived. That kind words of compassion about what you are going through mean a lot.

In addition, she recommends that people with disabilities share feelings and listen to others. It could be family, healthcare workers or a discussion group. She points out that just by listening to somebody you’ll see that everyone has a story to tell and it’s important.

“I was moved by my daughter’s inspirational and spiritual book. It redefines the word D.I.V.A. It gives D.I.V.A. a new inspirational strength,” says Woodie King. “From D.I.V.A. to Disabled helps in guiding anyone with a health disability from feeling alone. It is a realization that so many others are there with you and willing to help. As an educator who has been living with multiple sclerosis for several years, she lovingly shares her experiences, insights and advice. She tells readers that they are not alone in pain. Dr. Michelle King-Huger is a true D.I.V.A.”

“Understand your life is in transformation,” Dr. Michelle stresses. “I am a survivor and I want you to become a survivor. I am stronger and wiser and more aware of the suffering of others. People who are dealing with disabilities are not alone. I have accepted the fact that I am a new member of this exclusive club where membership is free.”

Dr. Michelle King-Huger offers words of inspiration and steps of actions for dealing with living life as a D.I.V.A. a Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude. "From D.I.V.A to Disabled: A Determined Individual with a Victorious Attitude" (Christian Faith Publishing, 2019) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardcover and paperback.

Art Camacho Becomes First Hispanic Filmmaker to Direct a Russian Language Film in Russia: “Wild League”

Hispanic Filmmaker Art Camacho becomes the first Latino to Direct a Russian Language film in Russia.

Art Camacho Becomes First Hispanic Filmmaker to Direct a Russian Language Film in Russia:
Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Blue Hemisphere Pictures, LLC is proud to announce that Filmmaker Art Camacho becomes the first Hispanic Director to direct a Russian Language Drama. "Wild League" was shot entirely in Russia with a primarily Russian cast and crew.

"Wild League" is a story based on the real-life events of the 1910’s Russian soccer team and a man destined to prove, even as a pauper and against all odds, he was good enough to play in an aristocrat’s sport. A barge-hauler from Volga, he and his beloved would struggle after being ostracized from his family as the world around them was changing. He went from using his brawn in common fights to using his talents in the new sanctioned sport of soccer. He rose from the tough streets of Moscow and became a leader and changing his life and the lives of those around him. The film stars Olyesy Sudzilovskaya, Ivan Okholobystin, Dmitriy Nazarov, Evgeniy Koryakovskiy Vladmir Yaglych, Adelina Gizatullina, Also joining the cast were renowned American actors, Adrian Paul and William Shockley. Camacho worked alongside Russian director Andrey Bogatyrev and Producers Igor Dobrovolsky, Alexander Nevsky, Yulia Perkul and Eric Brenner.

Quote from Director:
“The (Wild League) script read like an epic love story in an era of Honor, idealism and unyielding determination. Within minutes of reading the first few pages I found myself no longer siting in my office in Los Angeles but transported to Russia at the turn of the Century. As I read on I realized that this was a story that needed to be told and it needed to be told with the same fierce compassion and determination the characters themselves possessed.”

Filmmaker Art Camacho, known for Directing Indie Action films and a renowned as a fight action choreographer took the helm of this drama to tell a passionate story driven by strife and conflict. (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0131064/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1)

"Wild League" will be screened at the prestigious Asian World film Festival in November and will have a Russia national release on October 24, 2019.

Ministry of Woke’s Debut Single, Orwellian World, Tackles Military Industrial Complex

Orwellian World by Ministry of Woke uses hip-hop to address the dangers of military industrial complex. While the song is composed in English, it features lines from three prominent Middle Eastern languages: Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-1s4Zr3r0w

Toronto, Canada, October 16, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Orwellian World by Ministry of Woke - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-1s4Zr3r0w
Ministry of Woke, a brand new band, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is debuting their single, Orwellian World, to tackle the issue of Military Industrial Complex. It addresses the younger generation's frustration with politicians engaging in reckless arms trade with dictatorships, particularly Saudi Arabia, but also other dictatorships such as UAE, Syria and Bahrain and authoritarian leaders of nations such as China and Russia. The song, while composed in English, features a phrase each from Arabic, Hebrew and Farsi.

Due to artistic reputation, personal safety and other concerns, the artists in this band have chosen to stay anonymous for now.

Orwellian World draws inspiration from George Orwell's classic novel, 1984, and draws on many concepts and ideas in the novel. Ministry of Woke’s current focus is on releasing the album to coincide with the Canadian federal elections. The band may re-release the same song or a similar song in the future to coincide with American 2020 elections. The single, Orwellian World addresses the generic issue of Military Industrial Complex from a global perspective and points out the problems associated with it, in particular in relation to arms sales to dictatorships like Saudi Arabia.

With the current Canadian focus, the band's website, http://ministryofwoke.com, forwards to https://endarmssales.com to educate all Canadian voters, young and old, about the devastation Canada is engaging in by trading arms with the Saudi dictatorship. They are raising the question “How Are We Different From The Nations That Traded Arms With Nazi Germany?”

The websites will be modified to address American voters sometime in 2020.

The song will be available on all major streaming platforms such as Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon Music and others in the near future.

Jill Senter, Songwriter of Billboard Hot Dance Club Hits, Charms New York with American Standards in Nightclub Review

Jill Senter leads the company of Celebrate The Moment, a fun-filled cabaret that harkens back to the golden age of New York nightclubs with a contemporary twist. The Broadway troupers and impressive jazz ensemble interweave Jill’s Billboard charting dance hits and beloved classics from The American Songbook for a unique night of memorable entertainment.

Jill Senter, Songwriter of Billboard Hot Dance Club Hits, Charms New York with American Standards in Nightclub Review
New York, NY, October 15, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Jill Senter leads the company of Celebrate The Moment, a nightclub review that harkens back to The Golden Age of New York cabaret. In addition to Jill’s Billboard charting dance hits, the show features some of the best known songs from The American Songbook and a touching tribute to Miss Senter's renowned uncle, David Kapralik, the former president of Columbia Records who co-authored some of the label's biggest hits along with discovering d such legendary stars as Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, and Barbra Streisand.

This evening of non-stop fun showcases cabaret favorites Rob Langeder (The Wild Wedding starring Glenn Close and John Malkovich), Lyle Smith Mitchell, from TV's The Hour of Power, and Sophia Tzougros (Broadway bound musical Impossibly George). The artistic team for directing, choreography and music includes Tony nominee Walter Willison (Two By Two/Grand Hotel), Joanna Rush (A Chorus Line and the film At the Palace) and Elliot Finkel (Sid Caeser & Co./Michael Feinstein In Concert/Finkel's Follies).

Click here to buy tickets in advance for this one night only encore event.

Debut Book Released by Widow Spreading Tire Safety Awareness

Tire Mom: A Journey of Hurting, Helping and Healing Hosting First Book Signing Event in Denver, CO

Debut Book Released by Widow Spreading Tire Safety Awareness
Denver, CO, October 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Diana Hubner, CEO of The Tire Mom LLC, is on a mission to educate the public about tire safety and is touring the country to promote her new book, Tire Mom: A Journey of Hurting, Helping and Healing. Hubner is traveling across the country to create tire safety awareness and she will be hosting her first book signing event October 17 in Denver, CO. Last year, Hubner purchased a set of tires for a family in each of the 50 states, some of them perfect strangers, to help heal from the death of her husband in a tire-related accident. Tire Mom is the story of that journey.

Hubner’s national book tour kicked off in Rochester NY on October 1. She is re-visiting many of the families who received a free set of tires from her last year. Dates and locations are announced on TheTireMom.com. This is Hubner’s second year in a row, raising awareness about tire manufacture dates and tire safety and she is already on a roll having visited Rochester Hills and Port Huron in Michigan, Chicago, IL, Perry, IA, Salt Lake City, UT, and Las Vegas, NV, and Burbank, CA, so far. Hubner is scheduled to be in Denver, CO on October 16th for a feature on KDVR Fox 31, and to appear at her first book signing event.

“I lost my husband because we didn’t know how important it is to check the age of your tires,” says Hubner. “We’re told to check the air pressure and the tire tread, but seldom look at the manufacture date on the sidewall.”

As a stay-at-home mom who simply wanted to learn more about tires after the loss of her husband, Hubner set out to learn from the experts. In addition to sharing her newfound knowledge about how to read the manufacture date on tires, Tire Mom is also the story of how Hubner channeled her grief into helping others stay safe on the road. Tire Mom can be purchased on Amazon.com and from TheTireMom.com.

Teresa Perkins, Design Extraordinaire to Appear on ZTV

The exclusive television interview with Zondra Evans and Teresa Perkins will air on the Reewind Channel.

Teresa Perkins, Design Extraordinaire to Appear on ZTV
Dallas, TX, October 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Teresa Perkins, Design Extraordinaire, will appear on an upcoming episode on ZTV to inspire women all around the globe to share her gift and enthusiasm for interior design. Perkins has been featured in Home & Garden Magazine, Urban Avenue Magazine, Condo Living Las Vegas Style, the Las Vegas Business Press, First Lady, and the Dallas Boss Magazine.

“Featuring Teresa Perkins is exciting and providing a global presence for her new business venture, LaYerz Interiors, is exactly what my platform is designed to do,” says Evans. Evans is the producer of ZTV and the CEO of Zeds Corp., a global marketing platform for solo-preneurs and entrepreneurs.

Teresa also has over 12 years experience in the real estate industry where she has received numerous accolades, to include “Best New Agent of the Year.” She has been featured in Home & Garden Magazine, Urban Avenue Magazine, Condo Living Las Vegas Style, the Las Vegas Business Press, & First Lady Magazine. Teresa has also appeared on the “Corner for Success” radio show and had the honor to decorate stages for shows to include staging for the infamous poet & historian, Dr. Maya Angelou.

Living her dream by fulfilling the needs of her clients, Teresa believes working with people in their home is an honor. Her ultimate goal is to help each client define their vision to incorporate it. She loves to create the “WOW” effect & believes everyone deserves to express themselves in their best form.

The exclusive interview with Evans and Perkins will air on the Reewind Channel. Viewers can download the Reewind app to stream all-new programming this fall. The Reewind Channel is a dynamic platform that mixes old school favorites with new school flavor to bring hope and positivity back to cable TV. For more information on LaYerz Interiors or to reach Teresa Perkins, visit www.layerzinteriors.com or email info@layerzinteriors.com.

ZTV has partnered with the Reewind Channel to strengthen the landscape for small businesses and position entrepreneurs to create a global presence. Doing so will give these businesses the freedom to create, to play in a bigger space, and take full advantage of the benefits of streaming online content.

About Zondra Evans:
Zondra Evans is the best selling author of The Power of Investing in You, and she is the co-author of The Moments in Life – “A Caregivers Story.” Evans is a regular on television and radio programs such as Biz Talk TV, The Big Biz Show, and The Jackie Hayes Show. Evans is the Chapter President for “I’m Possible” Women’s Empowerment Collaboration, Inc. Evans’ work includes national organizations such as: The National Association of Women Business Owners, E-Women’s Network, Tracey California Women’s Forum, Association for Women in Science, California Government Networking Groups, Empowering Women, and El Dorado County Self Sufficiency Program. Evans also owns a thriving Coaching Practice, has two children and five grandchildren. She resides in McKinney, Texas and is a lifetime fan of the Dallas Cowboys.