Friday, August 5, 2011
This joint program was launched by Infinity Publishing, a leading self-publishing company together with Eco-Libris to promote environmental sustainability among its authors. Through the program, authors that publish with Infinity are able to plant 100 trees for the title they publish. These authors also have the option to add a special "100 trees planted for this book" logo to their book's design, as a way to showcase their commitment to environmental sustainability.
What's this book is about?
The only cure for hatred is revenge. In this third installment of his trilogy, Robert DiVincenzo finally exacts his revenge on the South Philly mob. He concocts an ingenious plan that appeals to their intrinsic greed. He doesn’t need thugs or guns to bring then down. His unorthodox weapon of choice is the computer room of a bank run by a corrupt bank president. In this fast paced story, he plays on the mob mentality of distrust to settle the score for the wrongs inflicted on him and his family. Along the way he manages to make amends for other innocent victims whose lives were shattered by the mob and the bank president.
About the author: Roberto DiVincenzo was a kid that grew up on the tough streets of south Philadelphia in the 1940’s and 50’s. Although the world was perhaps a more innocent place at that time, it was Philadelphia’s equivalent of “hells kitchen.” As a young boy Roberto excelled in football, basketball, baseball, drawing and his love of singing.
As he grew into a young adult the street took a shot him. Aside from south Philly girls, the lure of a fast buck through indoctrination with organized crime was perhaps one of the greatest temptations facing a young man in his shoes.
But somehow there were stronger principles in his make up that led him down a very different path than those of his “wise guy” contemporaries so abundant and over sensationalized. Although not many viable opportunities where available to him, Roberto made a self inspired endeavor to advance his education. He ended up on the cutting edge of something called “machine accounting” technology. This was the precursor to what we know today as modern computing.
During the Korean War Roberto was in the United State Marine Corps where his stamina, skills and intellect were challenged and put to thorough use. After the war Roberto along with his young wife founded and operated a business school. Their mission was teaching the intrinsic design and practical application of IBM equipment in the business world of the early 1960’s. This evolved into Computer Programming, System Analysis and his tenure as manager who developed ground breaking commercial computer systems for a corporate giant.
Roberto, still married to the same wonderful woman, has enjoyed sharing the parenting of four children, all of who are now adults with diverse careers. The children possess many of Roberto’s principled beliefs and practices as accomplished adults. In fact in some ways, Roberto reflects some old world principles himself. He believes in honesty, knowing his ancestry and social origins, close family ties and the ongoing education of his offspring and the family’s generations to come. After all, I should know, ... I’m his First Male Born.
Last Male Born: Revenge is available for sale on Infinity's website.
Other books on the "100 Trees Project":
My Name is Grace
The Last Original Idea: A Cynic's View to Internet Marketing by Alan K'necht and Geri Rockstein
Buffalo on the Ridge by Deanna Meyer
What Love Is...A-Z by by Elle Febbo
Raven Wings and 13 More Twisted Tales
Ishift- Innovation Shift
Good Management is Not Firefighting
Play on Words
This is Your Brain on God
DRIVEN! Remembrance, Reflection, & Revelation
X-POSED: The Painful Truth Behind Yoga & Pilates
Raz @ Eco-Libris
Here are the details:
In the trade, the digital transition has upended the marketplace, changing the entire publishing process. In academic publishing, the challenges of digital are no less seismic. Factors like piracy, a growing secondary market, and an environment that demands greater customization and speed to market present real tests to academic publishers. There are also great opportunities: ebooks, enhanced and otherwise, offer academic publishers a chance to make textbooks more relevant to students and potentially increase adoption rates. In this free WEBcast, Digital Textbooks: Innovations From the Academic Business Model, academic and trade publishers can learn from the lessons of big and small innovators at the forefront of digital.
We'll talk to start-ups and large publishers to find out how digital innovation has reshaped the academic marketplace.
Join us on Tuesday, August 9th at 1PM ET / 10 AM PT for this free WEBcast presented in partnership with Publishers Weekly and sponsored by Aptara.
- New business models for selling content to educators and students by the chapter and by the format.
- What "open textbooks," or free online versions of course material, have done to curb attrition rates of textbook purchases by semester.
- How academic enhanced ebooks have added video, audio, and interactive features that go beyond bells-and-whistles publishing and improve the learning experience.
This WEBcast will primarily appeal to publishers in both academic and trade who are interested in new ways of selling and delivering content.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Raised in rural Nova Scotia, Matt attended Harvard University where he earned a degree in Computer Engineering and Chinese Language. He moved to California and pursued an eight-year career at Apple where he managed the company's international expansion into international education markets. During that time, Matt saw a lot of misuse of technology in the classroom, and in 2009 his frustration drove him to start Inkling. With a vision for reinventing the textbook, Matt has led Inkling into partnerships with the world's largest publishers, building engaging, interactive learning content from the ground up for iPad. Both Matt and Inkling are based in San Francisco, CA.
Eric brings an 11 year track record of success in higher education publishing to Flat World Knowledge, an eTextbook customization firm. He has held positions in sales, editorial, and marketing at Thomson and Prentice Hall, a division of Pearson Education. Recently, Eric was Director of Marketing for Prentice Hall Business Publishing, a division with annual sales in the hundreds of millions. There, he managed a team of marketing managers and marketing communications staff, and had overall responsibility for strategy, budget, staffing and execution. Eric's group had dotted line responsibility for training and supporting over 160 sales representatives.
Apatra provides digital publishing solutions that deliver significant gains in quality, time-to-market and production costs for eBook publishers. Having converted tens of millions of pages to eBook formats for the world's leading publishers, Aptara offers end-to-end solutions across all content source types and delivery media, including the Amazon Kindle, Apple iPhone, Sony Reader, and Blackberry devices. With partnerships that span the entire production and distribution supply-chain, including relationships with mobile channel partners, Aptara helps publishers stay ahead in this rapidly changing market space.
Raz @ Eco-Libris
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