R&L Releases “The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar”

R&L Publishing Releases a New Book — “The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar”

New York — Dec. 20, 2007 — Today R&L announced its release “The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar”. The book’s author, Robert Apuzzo, uses the best historical sources available to document the British frigate shipwreck in New York’s East River in 1780. The author captures the imagination as he lays out the clues to the whereabouts of the payroll ship’s sunken treasure.

Amateur archaeologist Robert Apuzzo attempts to shed new light on the legends surrounding His Majesty’s Ship Hussar. During his years of research the author unearthed some lost and unknown material. He uses a compilation of well chosen newspaper articles, writings, maps, and photos from the time of the shipwreck to recent times.

In the fall of 1780 the HMS Hussar, purportedly loaded with 14 chests of gold and silver, was swept onto Pot Rocks in New York’s East River. The damaged HMS Hussar then drifted toward the shore line of the Bronx. This book Attempts to fill the voids in knowledge. “The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar” presents 50 reference articles, many pertaining to the numerous searches to locate the Hussar and the elusive treasure. Mr. Apuzzo has arranged a journey that will delight and enlighten any treasure hunter.

“The Endless Search for the HMS Hussar” is the author’s third book. The soft cover book contains 152 pages with 32 photos and illustrations. It measures 6″ x 9″. ISBN 978-0-9629913-2-5. Library of Congress Control Number: 2007939695. Printed in the USA. Retails for $24.95. The publisher offers quantity discounts. The book may be purchased directly from R&L Publishing, 130 Church St. #259, New York, NY 10007.


Matthias Kuentzel’s “Jihad and Jew-Hatred”

The 2007 London Book Festival has named Matthias Kuentzel’s Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 as the grand prize winner of its annual competition honoring books worthy of greater attention from the international publishing community.

Kuentzel’s work, released through New York-based Telos Press Publishing, traces the alleged impact of European fascism on the Arab and Islamic world, drawing parallels between ancient prejudice and modern radicalism. Now translated to English and updated from its German publication in 2002, Kuentzel’s examination of the roots of the current strife between cultures and religions and its impact on world affairs has earned him considerable praise.

Look for the January 6th review in this Sunday’s New York Times.

Wordbridge Fair Tomorrow!

On December 8th: the first WORDBRIDGE FAIR in Manhattan.

Plant consciousness crosses roads with speculative fiction and contemporary art show. All day program with authors and artists. Relaxed ambience and music for art viewing, book signings and chit chat between scheduled readings which will begin on time. Check the full program at www.wordbridgefair.org.

FREE OF CHARGE. All day from 3 to 9pm.
Saturday, December 8th 2007.
Salomon Arts Gallery, 83 Leonard Street, 4th Floor.

Members of the press and for press releases, contact Anjula Duggal of LevitatingMonkey at anj@levitatingmonkey.com

Visionary Plant Consciousness 3-4pm
J.P. Harpignies, the editor, will survey some first hand accounts of science’s attempts to understand these ancient and uncommon ways of knowing.

Sheree Renee Thomas, editor of the Dark Matter Series will host presenting authors: ihsan bracy, Jacqueline Johnson, Linda Addison, Gerard Houarner, Celeste Rita Baker, Jill Robinson and Terence Taylor.

GROUP ART SHOW throughout and viewing every other hour after a reading.

Art show featuring works by visual artists Adger Cowans, Jack White, Loren Standlee, Satyakam Saha, Rafael Leonardo Black, Bob K Hill, and Timujin.

Artist submissions and general inquiries: Celina Davis at celinaD007@gmail.com

Wordbridgefair.org is an initiative of Cool Grove Publishing Inc, and is produced with the kind sponsorship of LevitatingMonkey.com, Salomon Arts Gallery, Wanganegresse Press, East of Eighth, Freedom Academic Movement.

Cool Grove Press is a recipient of the 2007-2008 Jerome Foundation/CLMP (Council of Literary Magazines and Presses) Face Out Regrant.

Star-Studded Literary Cast Heads Off 2007 Book Fair!

The 20th Annual Independent and Small Press Book Fair takes place on Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd, at the New York Center for Independent Publishing (an educational program of The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen), at 20 West 44th Street in New York City. With over 100 cutting-edge presses from the U.S. and abroad, exhibiting some of the most innovative books in contemporary literature, the Book Fair is classified amongst the most notable independent publishing events of the year. Admission to the Fair is FREE and open to the public, although a suggested donation of $1 is encouraged.

In addition to the diverse array of exhibitors offering notable books for sale, the weekend is packed with a variety of literary, publishing and cultural events. This year’s events include a Q&A with Fugazi founder Ian MacKaye; cutting-edge urban readings from Amiri Baraka, Hattie Gossett, and Aaron Petrovich; an erotica novel panel moderated by Rachel Kramer Bussel, a conversation with memoirist and Nation columnist Katha Pollitt, and Katharine Sands will be showing us how to catch a literary agent’s eye in her panel, Making the Perfect Pitch. Also, the literary cafe provides an opportunity to meet and mingle.

In conjunction with the Book Fair, the New York Center for Independent Publishing hosts its first Mini-Rights Fair on Friday, November 30th at 2pm. This event is designed to provide publishers with invaluable information regarding sub-rights and foreign rights sales. Activities include an educational panel and a keynote address from Pat Schroeder, President of the American Association of Publishers and former Congresswoman.

Since its inception in 1988, the Independent and Small Press Book Fair has served as a lively exploration into the world of indie publishing. Over the years, it has grown in size and ambition, but its core purpose remains the same: to draw greater attention to an essential sector of the publishing industry. Last year’s Fair drew over 3,000 attendees.

This year’s Fair is sure to continue its tradition of excellence. For more information on the Fair, contact the NYCIP at 212-764-7021, or email nycip@nycip.org, or visit the website at www.nycip.org.

The New York Center for Independent Publishing gratefully acknowledges the support of AM New York, BOMB Magazine, BookExpo America, BookSurge, Brooklyn Rail, Copyright Clearance Center, mediabistro.com, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, Thomson-Shore, Whitehurst & Clark Book Fulfillment, and WBAI. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), a state agency.

Rebel Voices Opens on November 18

REBEL VOICES, a new play based on Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s (Haymarket Press)  best-selling book Voices of a People’s History of the United States (http://www.sevenstories.com/book/?GCOI=58322100666900).

November 10 – December 16
Opening night, November 18, with special appearance by Howard Zinn
TICKETS: $21 in previews, $41 after November 17
By phone: 212-352-3101

The play, in its debut at Culture Project, combats hopelessness by igniting the forces responsible for arousing change and celebrating the indomitable human spirit.  REBEL VOICES is a testimony to the strength of the individual voice, as told through first-hand accounts from people who have shaped the course of U.S. history, often struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Featured voices include Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X, as well as lesser-known figures like Maria Stewart, a pioneer Black abolitionist from the early 1800s, Stella Nowicki, a union organizer in the 1930s, and contemporary voices such as Iraq war resister Camilo Mejia and Patricia Thompson, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina.

Acclaimed musician Allison Moorer and actors April Yvette Thompson, Thom Rivera, and Morgan Hallett will lead the permanent cast, which will also feature a host of rotating special guest performers. Confirmed guests already include Danny Glover, Wallace Shawn, Ally Sheedy, Eve Ensler, and David Strathairn.

REBEL VOICES is written by Rob Urbinati, with Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove, and directed by Will Pomerantz and Rob Urbinati.

To order tickets online, visit www.cultureproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61
Ovation tickets: http://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/22301

To get tickets in person, go 55 Mercer Street (between Broome and Grand Streets), New York, NY 10013 during the following box office hours:
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 7 – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm and 7 – 8 pm

For more information, visit the following websites:


Richard Mantel leads free cover design lecture!

Latest news from GNYIPA (Greater New York Independent Publishers Association):

New York residents are invited to FREE LECTURE from Greater New York Independent Publishers Association November 15 with multi award winning designer Richard Mantel talking about cover design. A question and answer period will follow.

Richard Mantel’s covers are dynamic, colorful, eye catching and unforgettable. Richard, in his distinguished, award winning career has served as Art Director for Columbia Records, Atlantic Records and CTI Records. He was a member of Push Pin Studios for five years, Speical Sections Design Director for New York Magazine, and worked over 2 years with Milton Glaser, Inc. He has won awards from The New York Art Directors Club, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Type Directors Club, The Society of Illustrators, Communicationa Arts Magazine, Print Magazine, and Graphis Magazine. He also was honored with a Grammy for Best Record Jacket, a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators, and the list goes on.

To attend this FREE lunchtime lecture following the monthly business meeting of the Greater New York Independent Publishers Association, make reservations at GNYIPA@aol.com. Your reservation is automatically accepted, no reply will be sent unless there is a problem. You are also welcome to attend the GNYIPA meeting which begins at 12:30 to learn of many events and activities this active organization offers publishers and writers.

  • WHEN: November 15, 2007, 1:30pm
  • WHERE: The New York Center for Independent Publishing
    The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Landmark Building
    20 West 44th Street, New York NY 10036

Best Short Story Gets $10,000

The Willesden Herald and Pretend Genius Press present the 2008 Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize. $10,000 goes to the winner.

The Willesden Herald and Pretend Genius Press present the 2008 Willesden Herald International Short Story Prize, adjudicated by Zadie Smith. This contest is open to all, and it’s free to enter.

The forthcoming anthology, New Short Stories 2 (Pretend Genius, 2008), will feature the 10 short-listed stories, which includes the winning story, together with a selection of other stories commended by the editorial team. The winner receives $10,000.

For submission guidelines and to download the entry form, go to www.newshortstories.com and click “2008”.