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UP AND HARVARDWOOD LAUNCH NEW BOOK SERIES

What do you get when you cross Harvard with Hollywood?

Harvardwood! It's a unique Hollywood-based nonprofit organization of more than 2,500 Harvard alumni/ae, students, faculty and staff in the arts, media and entertainment worlds. Unlimited Publishing LLC is proud to collaborate with Harvardwood on an exciting series of books that showcases the work of Harvard-connected writers in a variety of genres.

In today's world, a growing number of writers are using new technologies like e-Books and "Print on Demand" to publish their own books, rather than fight an uphill battle finding agents or submitting unagented manuscripts to traditional book publishing houses. However, authors who self-publish are often charged substantial fees by service providers, or spend many hours juggling complex computer operations to prepare books for publication on their own... sometimes with dismal results.

The new series from Harvardwood and UP offers an exciting alternative to self-publishing, allowing writers to get published without paying fees of any kind, while avoiding daunting technical hassles frequently faced by self-publishing authors who undertake the "Do It Yourself" approach to book publishing. At the same time, their books are released with the backing of a prestigious umbrella group and an established trade publisher.

Each new book starts as an e-Book available from Amazon and/or other booksellers. Depending on length, genre and production requirements, the e-Book can be followed by a paperback available to order exclusively from the Web sites of UP and its printer(s), Harvardwood and the author. Since most writers of books in this series are experts in their fields, they are expected to take the lead in cultivating a grassroots audience during the first year of publication. Once the book's public appeal is proven, it becomes eligible for broader distribution through additional printers and booksellers in conventional bookselling markets. The most popular can even become eligible for in-store stocking by bookstores, foreign translations, book clubs, etc. In a nutshell, distribution is increased in direct proportion to proven public demand.

This innovative approach gives new books and their authors an opportunity to demonstrate their public appeal, without falling prey to vanity presses... or needing a degree in computer science! A realistic and market-driven alternative to self-publishing, it gives authors the dignity of getting their books in print with a "real" book publisher, and rewards writers those who proactively publicize them.

This exciting new program is available exclusively to full members of Harvardwood. Harvardwood is actively seeking new members - especially Harvard-connected people in the fields of broadcast and print journalism, print and electronic publishing, fine arts and performing arts.

A few early examples appear below, displayed alphabetically by title. Future releases will be featured at the Harvardwood.org Web site as they become publicly available.

Please visit Harvardwood for more information:


A BRIEF HISTORY OF HARVARD EATERIES AND WATERING HOLES by Sean O'Rourke '49

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: Anyone who has spent time at Harvard will instantly recognize the many familiar names of eating and drinking establishments in this book. But few know the myriad of truly fascinating (and often little-known) stories behind them. For example, Emile Durzi, who owns Algiers, has lived in a number of exotic places - but has never visited Algiers. The owners of Grendel's Den went (with Laurence Tribe) all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to obtain a liquor license. That iconic German restaurant, The Wursthaus, was owned by an Italian immigrant. This light-hearted account not only rekindles warm memories of college days, but also serves up delicious historical tidbits about Harvard's favorite hangouts.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After serving in the army and graduating from Harvard, Sean O'Rourke taught Latin, French and English in high schools and junior colleges. He has published dozens of articles, both scholarly and popular. Grace Under Pressure (below) was his first book. He is also working on a life of lawyer and diplomat George Rublee.


GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: The Life of Evan Shipman by Sean O'Rourke '49

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: This definitive biography of America’s foremost turf journalist goes far beyond horse racing. Evan Shipman had a talent for being where the excitement was. In the ’Twenties he lived in Paris and became a lifelong friend of Ernest Hemingway. (Gertrude Stein’s “You are all a lost generation,” was directed at Shipman and Hemingway.) In the ’Thirties he fought in the Spanish Civil War. During World War II he served in a tank battalion. In the late ’Forties and ’Fifties he established himself as our foremost turf journalist in the revival of harness and thoroughbred racing that followed World War II.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After serving in the army and graduating from Harvard, Sean O'Rourke taught Latin, French and English in high schools and junior colleges. He has published dozens of articles, both scholarly and popular. Grace Under Pressure is his first book. It is based on archival research in libraries at Harvard; Yale; Princeton; Brandeis; The Sorbonne; Charlottesville, VA; Chicago, IL; College Park MD; Lexington, KY and Rock Hill, SC. He is now working on a life of lawyer and diplomat George Rublee.


THE HARVARDWOOD INTRODUCTION TO PROUST by Steve Bachmann '73, HLS '76

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: This concise overview makes a sweeping, timeless literary classic more accessible to modern readers. The year 2013 marks the centennial of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust’s masterwork, "À la recherché du temps perdu" or "In Search of Lost Time." The first volume was titled "Du cóte de chez Swann" or "Swann’s Way." The full story extends to more than a million words. While it is a masterpiece of world literature, it is not something that can be digested with the ease of, say, a sonnet by Shakespeare, or a painting by Matisse. The goal of this brief introduction from Harvardwood Publishing and Unlimited Publishing LLC is to democratize Proust, and also to induce more readers to celebrate him. It includes extensive references for scholarly study, but is easy for lay readers to appreciate.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Bachmann has represented many organizations working for social change as an attorney. His other books include U.S. CONSTITUTION FOR BEGINNERS (Writers and Readers Press, 1987), illustrated by Pulitzer prize winner Joel Pett; PREACH LIBERTY (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990); NONPROFIT LITIGATION (John Wiley and Sons, 1992); and two books of art criticism, titled SIMULATING SEX: AESTHETIC REPRESENTATIONS OF EROTIC ACTIVITY (2002) and BEYOND NOLA: NEW ORLEANS REVIEWS OF ART (with Terrington Calas, 2002), both published by UP in conjunction with The New Orleans Art Review. More recently, Bachmann has published two books of literary criticism, EXTREME PROUST (2008), followed by UNBECOMING JANE, co-published by UP and Harvardwood Publishing early in 2009.


LAWYERS, LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE by Steve Bachmann '73, HLS '76

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: This widely read collection of essays about the legal profession's impact on society has recently been updated and expanded, to include Bachmann's keynote address to the NYU Review of Law and Social Change on the occasion of its 40th anniversary in 2010.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Bachmann has represented many organizations working for social change as an attorney. His other books include U.S. CONSTITUTION FOR BEGINNERS (Writers and Readers Press, 1987), illustrated by Pulitzer prize winner Joel Pett; PREACH LIBERTY (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1990); NONPROFIT LITIGATION (John Wiley and Sons, 1992); and two books of art criticism, titled SIMULATING SEX: AESTHETIC REPRESENTATIONS OF EROTIC ACTIVITY (2002) and BEYOND NOLA: NEW ORLEANS REVIEWS OF ART (with Terrington Calas, 2002), both published by UP in conjunction with The New Orleans Art Review. More recently, Bachmann has published two books of literary criticism, EXTREME PROUST (2008), followed by UNBECOMING JANE, co-published by UP and Harvardwood Publishing early in 2009.


A NEST OF STONES by Joseph Richards '47

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: This debut novel spans half a century of world history from a unique perspective. Although set in the '60s and ’70s, the story reflects some of the ongoing conflicts of our time: casual sex, betrayal, and disillusionment. Born in one of the few remaining land grant ranches in Southern California, John Brereton grew up in isolated circumstances heavily influence by his mother’s Spanish background. During his Air Corps service in the Second World War and later at Harvard, he had to grapple with a growing awareness of his ambiguous sexual orientation which surfaced again during his first assignment abroad in the Foreign Service. As the narrative develops, the setting moves from France to Spain and New York City, with flashbacks to the progress of an acrimonious divorce. From a childhood rich in promise, Brereton’s tumultuous life results in a fruitless quest for constancy in two disparate worlds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After graduating from Harvard in the late '40s, Joseph Richards spent five years in the Foreign Service and then almost thirty years in the business department of The New Yorker Magazine. Following an early retirement in the early ’80s, he opted for a career in the performing arts, initially as the managing director of a modern dance company in Boston. Later, after the company moved to New York City and opened a studio near Lincoln Center, he left the organization to serve on the boards of an Off Broadway production company, a small ballet group and on the National Committee of the Glimmerglass Opera.


ROUGH MAGICKE by John Wm. Houghton '75

Harvardwood, Harvard writers, Harvard authors
ABOUT THE BOOK: Rough Magicke is a remarkable witch's brew of super­natural, Christian, classical and scientific arcana, served up at an all-too-real Midwestern military school. "An occult thriller, scary, learned, and charitable in the true tradition of Charles Williams and his fellow Inklings," wrote T.A. Shippey, editor of The Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories.. "Intellectual and literary, Rough Magicke juxtaposes the arcane and the sacred while providing a glimpse of the divine. It’s Dead Poets Society with a dash of Harry Potter and The Name of the Rose." adds Mike Brotherton, author of Star Dragon (Tor Books, 2003) and Spider Star (2006). "Rough Magicke is Goodbye, Mr. Chips meets The Father Brown Mysteries, with the welcome and in fact sorely needed addition of witchcraft, telepathy, quicksand and magic rings," raves Mark O'Donnell '76 of Broadway's HAIRSPRAY fame and author of Getting Over Homer from Knopf.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John William Houghton grew up in Culver, Indiana (a town his family founded in 1844), and was graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1971. A prize-winning historian with degrees from Harvard, Yale, Indiana and Notre Dame universities, he has taught English and Religious Studies, served as a school chaplain, and contributed to both Tolkien the Medievalist and The Harper Collins Encyclopedia of Catholicism. Dr. Houghton is also the author of Falconry and other poems, published by Unlimited Publishing LLC in 2003. Houghton’s verse has been described as "a seamless modernization of Robert Frost." The characters of these poems show us glimpses of a spiritual world hidden, not in the forest paths and stone fences of New England, but in the equally rugged landscape of human relationships. The metrical discipline hidden within the seemingly natural speech of Houghton's characters reflects contemporary sensibilities in a transparent mirror of classical forms and structures. While a few of the poems have appeared previously in such publications as The Living Church and The Classical Outlook, this is Houghton's first book-length collection of poetry -- a remarkable work of literature for the sophisticated reader of verse.


SUMMER LOVE by G. Wayne Miller '76

Harvardwood, Harvard writers, Harvard authors
ABOUT THE STORY: Ben Houghton is in his late 30s, married and living an artist's life made possible, in part, by his wealthy father. He spends summers at the family estate on Block Island, a place that holds many memories for him. The best is the one great love of his life: Serena Fisher, a beautiful young woman he met the after graduating college. Serena is back. A story of passion and obsession.

ABOUT THE WRITER: G. Wayne Miller is an author, journalist and filmmaker. His seven books include TOY WARS: The Epic Struggle Between G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the Companies that Make Them and KING OF HEARTS, which is in Hollywood development. Miller is the producer and writer of ON THE LAKE: Life and Love in a Distant Place, a documentary about the tuberculosis epidemic that will be broadcast on PBS in 2009.

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UNBECOMING JANE by Steve Bachmann '73, HLS '76

Unlimited Publishing LLC, Harvardwood
ABOUT THE BOOK: There is a "becoming" Jane Austen who delights Victorians, spinsters, and weenies — and who disgusted Mark Twain. There also exists a nastier Jane Austen who challenges traditional notions of fitness and propriety. Much of this Jane vanished when her sister Cassandra burned many of her letters. However, a caustic Jane Austen remains to be appreciated in her novels, juvenilia, and surviving correspondence. With a variety of insights afforded by psychoanalysis, Regency history, and evolutionary theory, (as well as Proust and Casanova and Stendhal), the author recovers a Jane Austen who is unbecoming, adult, entertaining—and truly classic.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Steve Bachmann is the co-founder of The New Orleans Art Review and four books of art and literary criticism.

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