Commentary about the quality of UP books
It isn't a mystery: quality-conscious authors and publishers deserve more attention than those who flood the market with marginal material. Because UP is more selective than most other Print-on-Demand book publishing companies, many of our books and authors enjoy major media coverage and public exposure, as shown below:
- "Great idea that pans out!"
-- Larry King on Navigating Hollywood's Ground Floor, co-published by UP and Universal Studios Hollywood
- "I've already started to read it, and am enjoying it immensely."
-- Ronald Reagan on Let the Tail Go with the Hide by Teresa Williams Irvin, with an introduction by Tom Lea, author of The Brave Bulls and The Wonderful Country
- "Eloquent and persuasive."
-- The New York Times on The Heroin Solution by Arnold S. Trebach
- "Is making money in the markets luck, or skill? Engineer Stan Mazor thinks it's a bit of both."
-- Popular radio personality Lisa Napoli of the nationally syndicated MarketPlace program, 12/7/2007, on Stock Market Gambling by Stanley Mazor
- "Kendrick, who co-wrote Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's (Unlimited Publishing) said there are lessons to be learned from the Lohan affair even when it comes to non-celebrity kids."
-- Fran Golden for The Associated Press, July 2007, on Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's!
- "Written with wit and charm..."
-- The Los Angeles Times on The Tallest Tower by Joseph Harriss
- "Testimonials abound from those who made the steps up, up and away from the Universal tour."
-- VARIETY's senior columnist Army Archerd on Navigating Hollywood's Ground Floor, co-published by UP and Universal Studios Hollywood
- "Stanley Mazor is one of the architects of the information age... So it was not surprising that when Mr. Mazor turned his hand to building a vacation house, his approach would be inventive... He chronicled the project in 2003, in a book, 'Design an Expandable House for Present Needs and Future Dreams' (Unlimited Publishing)."
-- The New York Times, 2/17/2005 on Design an Expandable House by Stanley Mazor
- "A Streetwise Rabbi's Message Connects with Lost Teens"
-- The Chicago Tribune on Times Square Rabbi by Yehudah Fine
- "An awesome contribution..."
-- William F. Buckley, Jr. on How to Make Your Piano Sing like a Violin by Larry Greenfield
- "When family therapist Carleton Kendrick speaks at parenting seminars, he often uses this anecdote to describe teenagers' attitude..." -- USA Today on Carleton Kendrick, co-author of Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's!
- "...the book really should bear a subtitle like 'Zen and the Art of Piano Tuning,' because...tuning a string to a pitch is more than just tightening a corset. It is a metaphysical act."
-- Edward Rothstein, music critic of The New Republic, as quoted in The New York Times on The Seventh Dragon by Anita T. Sullivan
- "...a delightful illustrated social history of the tower...
-- Scientific American on The Tallest Tower by Joseph Harriss
- " 'There's no room for pain and humiliation and fear in disciplining healthy children,' Kendrick said."
-- Good Morning America on Carleton Kendrick, co-author of Take Out Your Nose Ring, Honey, We're Going to Grandma's!
- "This inspiring book does what our society is too often unwilling, or unable, to do..."
-- Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) on The Lives and Legacies of Everyday Heroes by Mark Britzman
- "Teaching kids personal safety without unnecessarily frightening them is a delicate, yet vital matter that all parents must undertake."
-- Gary Locke (D-Washington) on Child Safety 101 by Benny Mares
- "A piano is full of suppressed desires, recalcitrance, inhibition, conflict."
-- Simpson's Contemporary Quotations on The Seventh Dragon by Anita T. Sullivan
- "Harriss succeeds admirably... This is a well-organized, exceptionally readable book; entertaining, informative, and highly recommended."
-- Library Journal on The Tallest Tower by Joseph Harriss
- "...Trebach's proposals are worthy of serious consideration... Highly recommended."
-- Library Journal on The Great Drug War by Arnold S. Trebach
- "This work of high originality rekindles our sense of life's rich mystery."
-- Library Journal on The Seventh Dragon by Anita T. Sullivan
- "A highly enjoyable and engaging text..."
-- American Journal of Sociology on Sisters and Brothers / Daughters and Sons by Sarah H. Matthews
- "A blockbuster."
-- Publishers Weekly on The Heroin Solution by Arnold S. Trebach
- "This controversial study is likely to be widely discussed."
-- Publishers Weekly on The Great Drug War by Arnold S. Trebach
- "An interesting story, interestingly told, and as such it is welcome..."
-- The New York Times on The Tallest Tower by Joseph Harriss
Special congratulations to:
Benny Mares, author of
Child Safety 101
First edition released by UP as a POD paperback in March 2004. Translation rights sold to Business Sha, a leading Japanese publisher, in 2006. The author and UP shared a substantial advance for an initial printing of 7,000 copies, with an option for additional printings up to 20,000 units and royalties as high as 8%.
Edith Ankersmit Kemp and Jerrold E. Kemp, authors of
Older Couples: New Couplings
First edition released by UP as a POD paperback in May 2001. Rights subsequently acquired by Ten Speed Press, and now distributed in the U.S. by Celestial Arts, in Canada by Ten Speed Canada, in the U.K. by Airlift Books, in South Africa by Real Books, in New Zealand by Southern Publishers Group, in Southeast Asia by Berkeley Books, and in Australia by Simon & Schuster Australia.