Minstrel’s Alley Discounts eBook Publications for the Holiday Season

Nov 30, 2011 - 11:15 pm


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2011

Minstrel’s Alley will be discounting its ebooks for the holiday season. The discount applies to all electronic publication editions, including Kindle, iPad, Barnes & Noble, Sony eReader, Smashwords, and Kobo.

We thought the holiday season would be a good time to introduce new readers to our books, ” said Minstrel’s Alley Publisher, M.J. Hammond. “People will be buying electronic reading devices for Christmas and other holidays.

The Blood Orange, by Gordon Basichis, is our latest publication,” said Hammond. “The novel is a modern day take on the classic Los Angeles Noir Detective novels of Raymond Chandlder. As with his work, Los Angeles is a principal character in a modern day romantic mystery thriller that incorporates old California Bandit legends with contemporary intrigue. It’s a great story that would also be the perfect LA film.”

Hammond recommended The Guys Who Spied for China, also by Gordon Basichis. “It’s a roman a clef, based on Basichis’ experiences uncovering Chinese Espionage Networks in the United States,” she said. “It was a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.”

While The Guys Who Spied for China, is set in the eighties and nineties, it feels ripped from tomorrow’s headlines. Given the friction in current U.S.-China relations, the ramifications are still being felt. No small wonder the book is available in every Amazon around the world but the Chinese Amazon website.”

Hammond remarked that Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story is the best seller for Minstrel’s Alley. The non-fiction story deals with the tempestuous love affair between department store heir and Ronald Reagan Kitchen Cabinet Member, Alfred Bloomingdale and his longtime mistress, Vicki Morgan. This international sex scandal blew up the tabloids as it helped define exotic sexuality in the late twentieth century.

The ebook versions of the Minstrel’s Alley Publications are being reduced from $9.99 to $7.99 for the holiday season.

M.J. Hammond is a former entertainment industry executive who founded Minstrel’s Alley to publish popular books not found in mainstream publishing.

Minstrel’s Alley has scheduled two additional books for publication. “Ghosts of Havana, ” by Cameron Lee, is a mystery thriller, spanning Pre-Castro Cuba to the modern day. “Letters from the Sisters,” chronicles the lifelong friendship among a dozen sorority sisters over the past four decades.

Background: Minstrel’s Alley is a Los Angeles based independent publisher that seeks to bring adventure back into the publishing industry by publishing books that have popular appeal but with more complexity than the standard mainstream fare. The new publishing group distributes its books through Amazon, Kindle, and assorted Internet outlets as well as through bookstores around the country.    You can view Minstrel’s Alley athttp://www.minstrelsalley.com.

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