A new edition of See Better Now is now available. The book covers the latest advances in today’s most popular vision correction surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, implantable contact lenses, and lens exchange.
The Twelfth Victim—The Innocence of Caril Fugate in the Charles Starkweather Murder Rampage, is the basis for a Showtime documentary that was released in February 2023. In 1957, Charles Starkweather, Lincoln, Nebraska, became one of the nation’s first spree killers. After kidnapping his former girlfriend, Caril Fugate, age 15, he killed 11 people across Nebraska and Wyoming. He was captured, and in 1958, he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in Nebraska’s electric chair. He was executed in 1959. Fugate was sentenced to life in prison; however, in 1976, she was paroled after serving 17 years.
Janet Zappala, author of My Italian Kitchen, has penned a new children’s book, Guapo’s Giant Heart for Mascot Books. Based on a true story, the book tells the story of a baby calf, Guapo, with no place to live until a kind human adopts him and gives him a loving home. With a safe place to live and plenty of food and love, Guapo keeps growing. He is currently nearly 61/2 feet tall and a weighs nearly 3,000 pounds. The current world record for the size of a bull is held by Donetto, an Italian breed bull, that, by the age of eight, reached a height of 6 feet and one inch, weighing 3,840 pounds The book will be available in February 2022. To order, click on the link below:
“We want to wish congratulations to Gerry M, our copy editor of twenty years,” said Rod Colvin, Publisher at Addicus Books. “She has provided us with two decades of meticulous copy-editing work. We will miss her. I just received this note from her.”
According to Gerry, “It has really been fun working with the team at Addicus Books!! I admire that in the publishing world gone mad with mega mergers and ever-condensing numbers of publishing houses, you have held onto an independent house. I’ve also have appreciated how you take such admirable hands-on interest in your books! MAJOR KUDOS!! I’ve worked for a number of the “big name” publishing houses over the years, but they have become soul-less. Without a doubt, I’ve enjoyed working with Addicus Books the most!”
A new title, 101 to Know if You Are Addicted to Painkillers, is scheduled for release late this summer. The book offers 101 lessons for overcoming opioid addiction with sections on: understanding addiction, treatment options, getting sober, healing, and recovery. The author is Michael McGee, M.D., an addiction medicine psychiatrist.
The Addicus title on maternal fitness, Exercising through Your Pregnancy, has just been released in the Polish language. It was published by the Polish organization, The Association for Women’s Support.” According to the association, “during the fifteen years of their operation, there had been no books on the subject available in Poland; so, they joined with other non-profit groups to purchase the rights and publish the book themselves. The rights acquisition as handled by the Susan Schulman Literary Agency in New York.
In early February, Addicus Books publisher Rod Colvin was interviewed for an episode of the Oxygen Channel’s five-part series, “Deadly Cults.” The third episode, “The Rulo Killers,” was based on the book, Evil Harvest:The True Story of Cult Murder in the American Heartland, by Rod Colvin.
The program is available for purchase through Amazon.com and the Apple store.
Addicus Books Publisher Rod Colvin is featured in a recent issue of the Independent, a publication of the Independent Book Publishers Association. In the article, Colvin talks about the importance of crafting newsworthy angles and strategically pitching stories that focus less on the book and more on the content journalists seek. He cites how Addicus author, Steven Peskind, author of Divorce in Illinois, was invited to appear on a Sunday morning show on WGN TV in Chicago, one of the largest TV markets in the nation. To read the article, click here.
The third edition of Lung Cancer—From Diagnosis to Treatment rolls off the press this Fall. Among the updates, is information on newer forms of treatment, including targeted therapy and immunotherapy. The author, Walter Scott, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon. He is chief of the Division of Thoracic and Esophageal Surgery at Abington Jefferson Hospital and a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in Philadelphia.