Thursday, October 30, 2008

Seattle Times book announcements

Both An Uncommon Christian: James Brainerd Taylor, Forgotten Evangelist In America's Second Great Awakening -and- Of Intense Brightness: The Spirituality of Uncommon Christian James Brainerd Taylor were announced by book review editor Michael Upchurch in the "New books by Washington authors, or of local interest" section of the October 30, 2008, edition of The Seattle Times. Click here for the online version. With a weekly readership of over 1.5 million (print and online), The Seattle Times is one of two major newspapers the University Press of America books were submitted to, the other being The Hartford Courant in Connecticut (the birthplace of J. B. Taylor).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

"Uncommon" press releases sent to over 1,200 media outlets

A press release entitled "New Biographies on Forgotten 'Uncommon Christian' Evangelist James Brainerd Taylor" was sent to over 1,200 media outlets--secular and Christian radio, TV and print--by Religion Press Release Services, a division of the Religion News Service. Based in Washington, D.C., RNS is "the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics--exclusively."

Click here to read a similarly worded but slightly shorter (400-word) national press release sent by the Christian News Wire service. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Christian News Wire is "the most used and most recognized distributor of religious content press releases in the nation since 1989." Every press release sent by Christian News Wire goes to major media outlets nationwide, including all of the top daily newspapers; wire service bureaus; broadcast network bureaus; network affiliates, news-talk radio stations and weekly news magazines. Also, every press release transmitted is made available to millions of online users worldwide.