LET US HELP YOU BE A STAY-AT-HOME-HERO WITH A FREE BOOK! THIS WEEK’S BOOK: GLASS ONION ~A SPY THRILLER!

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For the next 5 days, GLASS ONION for Kindle is on us!

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Monday, May 4, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT

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Friday, May 8, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

Winner of 2017 ARTS GRANT in Delaware and first winner of the lauded Xeric grant for graphic novels, David Yurkovich is not just a great writer, he’s also co-founder and head “get-er-done” for Devil’s Party Press. Those of you who know David know that his writing is just as intriguing and off-beat as he is. GLASS ONION is no exception.

How much would you sacrifice in the name of loyalty? Otis Oppenheimer never once asked himself this question.

He should have.

GLASS ONION takes Oppenheimer around the world and to the edge of his doom in a search for a mysterious ancient artifact with reputed mystical powers. If you liked Raiders of the Lost Ark, or The Red Violin you will love GLASS ONION.

AS FOR YOU….Well, you are FANTASTIC! We are so grateful that you read our books and support our authors that we want to get a book to you, without you having to touch anything that anyone else has touched, for free!

This Covid19 is a son-of-a-gun, and we wish we could stop it in its tracks. In some small way we hope this book will help distract you from the news and the worries and the boredom it has brought to all of us.

We hope you feel well, we hope you feel loved, and we hope Oppenheimer keeps you on the edge of your seat!

Love Di and Dave

PS. Amazon only lets us give the book away for free for 5 days, meaning this opportunity ends on 5/1 so get yours today!

LET US HELP YOU BE A STAY-AT-HOME-HERO WITH A FREE BOOK! THIS WEEK’S BOOK: WHAT SORT OF FUCKERY IS THIS? ANTHOLOGY!

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THIS WEEK’S FREE BOOK IS THE FABULOUS ANTHOLOGY WHAT SORT OF FUCKERY IS THIS?

You can download this book for free this week on Kindle by clicking the link above.

This is one of our best sellers. The stories are relatable and compelling. It begins with a poem that I absolutely love because I feel that it is so fresh and surprising in its romance. And, with the pandemic the world is currently going through, how appropriate is the theme?

In addition to the free Kindle book, contact us and we can send you a coupon to get you a discount on the paperback version.

If you’re in the neighborhood, you may be able to pick up a copy at Browseabout Books or Biblion.

And we are following this book with free live Zoom events that you will just love! Click on the one (below) that you are interested in to reserve a FREE ticket. 🙂

We thank you for staying home and staying safe, for wearing your mask,WSOFMASK and just generally being a compassionate human and a lover of good writing!

 

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HEY YANKEE FANS: MEET STAN CHARNOFSKY!

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The legendary Casey Stengel with Stan Charnofsky (center) and his brother Hal Charnofsky at Yankee Stadium in 1953.

Who is Stan Charnofsky anyway?

Talk to Stan today, and baseball may occasionally creep into a conversation, such as his encounters with Rod Dedeaux, Casey Stengel and Mickey Mantle.

Stan and his twin brother Hal were stars for Dedeaux — the legendary USC baseball coach who won 11 national titles — in the early 1950s. They made such an impression while playing for the Trojans that in 2009, the twins were on the USC Athletic Hall of Fame ballot together.

Stan Charnofsky had quite the teacher in Dedeaux, a man some consider the greatest coach in college baseball history.

“He was a classic psychologist as a baseball coach, and I tried to copy that,” Stan said. “Rod would say, ‘Hal, you never make a bad throw to your brother to make a double play. You can’t ever. That’s a mental mistake.’ Then he’d come to me and say, ‘Your brother’s going to make bad throws, and you have to make the double play no matter where the throw is. You can never drop that ball. It’s a mental mistake.’”

Stan often gets asked about one particular USC game. The Trojans played the New York Yankees in an exhibition game in 1951, and Mantle, then 19 years old, hit a mammoth home run. In baseball folklore, it was one of the most amazing home runs ever hit, with those who were there estimating it traveled 600 feet or more.

Stan played second base that game.

“A guy called me and asked me about it, and I told him nobody hits the ball 600 feet,” Stan said. “It might have gone 500 feet, which is a massive home run. Or 520 maybe. It went over my head, and it went into the football field on the other side of the fence.”

The Yankees were in the Charnofsky twins’ future. After USC, they signed with the Bronx Bombers and began their professional careers in 1952 with the club’s minor league affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. The next season, Stan and Hal were given a look by the big league club at Yankee Stadium. They didn’t make the roster, but Stan Charnofsky has a nice memory from his five days almost being a Yankee.

“I have a picture of [Baseball Hall of Fame manager] Casey Stengel, my brother and me. Casey’s scratching his head,” Stan Charnofsky said. “What would he do if he had to tell us apart?”

Psychology later became Stan’s passion, and he began teaching it in fall 1961 at Cal State Northridge. Stan is both a licensed psychologist and published author in the field; it defines much of who he is, and who he is includes being the  longest-serving tenured professor at CSUN, where he was also inducted into the Matador Hall of Fame in 2016 for coaching baseball.

But even all those accomplishments were not enough for Stan. He has also written many novels, three for his amateur detective Charlotte.

As part of our “rewards for being a stay-at-home-hero” program, Devil’s Party Press will give away the Kindle version of Charlotte beginning today and lasting for 5 days.

If you need a discount code for a paperback copy instead, contact us @davidyurkovich

Later in the month Stan will read from the book, LIVE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, and take your questions about murder, Charlotte, psychology, baseball, anything!

Pick up the free Kindle version of Charlotte, or one of Stan’s other books, HERE.

Then pick up a ticket to talk to Stan HERE.

The live event is May 23rd @7:30 EST. Grab a beer and a snack and hang out with Stan.

Stan’s event is free, live, and on ZOOM, but tickets are limited, so get yours today!

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GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD if you can’t get out of your house WITH A FREE LIVE EVENT!

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Get the wine and cheese, and have yourself a literary evening out… at home!
 
Mark Polo will read from his award-winning book
 
“Mosquitoes and Men”
 
Live
 
In your living room, kitchen, library, or private salon
 
Followed by a chance for you to ask questions!
 
Hopefully you picked up his book free during our Amazon promotion, if not, it’s only $2.99 at regular Kindle price (Amazon only lets us give-away for a week!)
Or ask us how you can get a paperback copy with a 20% off discount. We’ll show that virus who’s boss!
 
We believe in social distancing. We appreciate the work you are doing to help, and we are grateful that Mark can come to your home and entertain you!
 
This event is FREE, but “seats” on the Zoom meeting are limited, so reserve your ticket today.

LET US HELP YOU BE A STAY-AT-HOME-HERO WITH A FREE BOOK! THIS WEEK’S BOOK: “ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD!” 2018 NOVEL OF THE YEAR!

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For the next 5 days, ONE OF THE MADDING CROWD for Kindle is on us!

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Monday, April 27, 2020, 12:00 AM PDT

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Friday, May 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PDT

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Winner of 2018 Novel of the Year in Delaware and nationally, we’re sure you’ll find Mark Steadman as beguiling and fascinating as we do. Why do we like this man, root for him, when he’s clearly mad?

Why indeed.

AS FOR YOU….Well, you are FANTASTIC! We are so grateful that you read our books and support our authors that we want to get a book to you, without you having to touch anything that anyone else has touched, for free!

This Covid19 is a son-of-a-gun, and we wish we could stop it in its tracks. In some small way we hope this book will help distract you from the news and the worries and the boredom it has brought to all of us.

We hope you feel well, we hope you feel loved, and we hope you enjoy this mysterious little story as much as we did. Did David pull you in? He sure did us!

Love Di and Dave

PS. Amazon only lets us give the book away for free for 5 days, meaning this opportunity ends on 5/1 so get yours today!

LET US HELP YOU DISTANCE… SOCIALLY, WITH A FREE BOOK!

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For the next 5 days, Mosquitoes and Men for Kindle is on us!

Free Kindle version!

We are so grateful that you read our books and support our authors that we want to get a book to you, without you having to touch anything that anyone else has touched, for free!

We hope you feel well, we hope you feel loved, and we hope you enjoy this Southern drama as much as we did. Hopefully, by the time it is as hot outside as it is in this book, we’ll all be outside too!

Love Di and Dave

PS. Amazon only lets us give the book away for free for 5 days, meaning this opportunity ends on 4/10, so get yours today!

DEVIL’S PARTY PRESS WINS BIG!

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We are so happy to announce that our company and our authors took home a lot of awards this year from the Delaware Press Awards (DPA)!

ADULT FICTION: DPP authors take three!

First place award to Judith Speizer Crandell for her novel The Woman Puzzle.

Second place to Mark Alan Polo for his novel, Mosquitoes and Men.

Honorable Mention (posthumously) to David Sturm for Welcome to Breezewood.

SHORT STORY: DPP authors take three!

First-place award to William Crandell for his story “The Last Lootenant Wins His Fuckin’ Medal” in What Sort of Fuckery Is This?

Third place to Dianne Pearce for her short story “Mary Wu” in Halloween Party 2019.

Honorable Mention to Judith Speizer Crandell for her short story “How the Fuck Are You?” in What Sort of Fuckery Is This?

EDITING:

DPP was awarded first place for the editing of Halloween Party 2019.

BOOK DESIGN:

Lastly we took home 2nd 3rd, and honorable mention for book design for The Woman Puzzle, Charlotte, and Welcome to Breezewood.

We are so gratified to have done so well again this year, and we owe it all to our wonderful authors; thank you all!

One last note… we love the DPA awards, but we are so global now in our scope that few of our authors are eligible. We are always looking for other awards publishers can submit work to, so we ask that if you know of any, send them our way!

We want our authors noticed and awarded! We love our writers!

 

 

SCORE

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So, what the heck are we doing, here @ DPP, on our hiatus?

One of the first things we are doing is getting more business consulting.

When we come back next year, and we have many titles lined up for 2021, we want to come back strong, with good marketing efforts in place to help our books, your book, hopefully, sell!

We feel very lucky to have requested, and been paired with, Nancy Bishop from SCORE.

If you don’t know SCORE I want to suggest you check it out for your business.

And, in addition to Ms. Bishop, we continue to be so lucky to work with our local SBDC, and our consultant there, Tom.

We’re getting lots of good advice, and putting systems into place to really advance the press next year.

Thanks for being an author, reader, or well-wisher. We appreciate you!

 

 

STOP RIGHT THERE!

Hello all~

DPP is on hiatus for 2020.

We are using this valuable pause to work with business advisors to improve our company, our marketing, and our service to our authors. During this period we will not be accepting manuscripts beyond those we have already slated for publication in 2021 and 2022.

YES, just as in (odd) years past, DPP will publish a horror anthology (Halloween Party 2021) in 2021. Submissions for that will open in fall of 2020. Check back then for guidelines and when, where, and how to submit.

TWO ITEMS TO NOTE:

Over the years DPP has gotten better and better submissions for each anthology, and more and more submissions each time. As part of our new marketing strategy we will be much more selective. Authors, make sure to bring your A-game.

Also, DPP will be narrowing its focus to a few genres… horror, crime, literary fiction/memor, and women-centric. For full-length queries, those are your best bet.

DATES:

Halloween Party 2021… submissions portal will open fall of 2020.

Full-length manuscripts… submission portal will open spring 2021.

Where to find those portals? Everything you need will be right on the SUBMISSIONS page.

Can I still buy a book?

Yes, and please do. “A rising tide lifts all boats,” so when you purchase, read, and review DPP books, even one book, you make it that much easier for us to publish the next one, and the one after that.

We thank you so much for being a vital part of the second-act of our authors!

Di and Dave

January 1, 2020