Lung Cancer Title Named Among “Best of” List
Lung Cancer—A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, has been named one of the “Best Consumer Health Books of 2000” by Library Journal. The magazine includes the lung cancer title among twenty-four standouts in its May 1, 2001 issue. The author is Walter J. Scott, M.D., a thoracic surgeon at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
According to Library Journal, to be selected for the list of standouts, the book must be “well written, easy to understand, address a topic that has not been covered extensively by other publications, and authors must be authorities on the disease or condition in question.” The book was released in July 2000.
WebMD Acquires More Electronic Rights
WebMD, the popular health site, has just purchased electronic rights for three Addicus Books titles: Lung Cancer—A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment, Cancers of the Mouth and Throat—A Patient’s Guide to Treatment, and Overcoming Postpartum Depression and Anxiety.
In the weeks ahead, each of these titles will be excerpted on WebMD.com. WebMD has previously purchases electronic rights to several Addicus consumer health titles.
Czech Press Launches The Marital Compatibility Test
Portal Publishers of Czechoslovakia has released its version of The Marital Compatibility Test by Susan Adams. The Czechoslovakian publisher acquired the rights to the book last year in a sale managed by foreign rights agent Dieter Hagenbach of Basel, Switzerland. Portal lists the title as Testy Partnerske Shody by Susan Adamsova.
New Business Book in Production
In the late summer, Addicus Books will release Finders Keepers—Attracting and Retaining Top Sales Professionals by Russell J. Riendeau of Chicago. An executive recruiter, Riendeau , has placed thousands of sales professionals and executives during his career. His book outlines tips for hiring and keeping the best.
Authors of PCOS Book Busy Online and Off
The authors of Living with PCOS, Angela Boss and Evelina Weidman Sterling, are hosting live chats on Tuesdays evenings during April and May. The chats, on coping with PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, are at www.parentsplace.com from 9:00 pm EST to 10:00 pm. Also, the authors’ new column on PCOS will be available, starting in April, on obgyn.net. In the summer, Boss and Weidman Sterling will speak to PCOSA chapters in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, and Virginia.
Dr. Cram Makes Appearance at National Conference
On June 23, Dr. David L. Cram, author of Coping with Psoriasis, appears at a book signing in San Francisco at a conference of the National Psoriasis Foundation. Dr. Cram, a retired dermatologist, is known internationally for his work in treating psoriasis.
Books Back to Press
Titles heading back to press this month: Battle at Alcatraz for a fourth printing; Coping with Psoriasis and Living with PCOS—Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, both for a second printing.