“Tantra for Erotic Empowerment” Wins A National Best Books 2008 Award

Tantra for Erotic Empowerment (Llewellyn Worldwide, ISBN: 073871197) by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson has been named a National Best Books 2008 Award Winner in the Health: Sexuality category, and is an award-winning finalist in the Religion: Eastern Religions category. Last year Michaels and Johnson won the same honors for their first book, The Essence of Tantric Sexuality.

Tantra for Erotic Empowerment guides readers to sexual self-empowerment. Michaels and Johnson, who developed this book based on nine years of experience as Tantra teachers, share experiential methods for gaining self-knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of one’s own sexuality. In Tantra for Erotic Empowerment Michaels and Johnson take their readers on a Tantric journey of sexual self-discovery and show them how to experience pleasure with consciousness and intention and thereby enrich all aspects of their lives.

Featuring selections from Tantric literature for reflection, meditations, exercises, and practical techniques for exploring sexuality, plus a foreword from award-winning author, columnist, editor, and film director Tristan Taormino, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment is a practical handbook for anyone interested in exploring his or her own sexuality and having a more fulfilling life.

About the Authors

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson are available for interviews in print, on radio, TV or online. They have been featured in Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Jewel, Jane, Latina, The Village Voice, SexHerald.com and Dr. Judy Kuriansky’s The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Tantric Sex. They are also the authors of The Essence of Tantric Sexuality, which won the USA Book News Best Books 2007 Award for Health: Sexuality. They teach workshops in the U.S. and abroad and were keynote speakers at the London Festival of Tantra in September 2008. Michaels also holds a law degree, and his translation of Goldoni’s “The Mistress of the Inn”, was produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company; Johnson, a professional operatic soprano, has performed throughout the United States and internationally.

About The National Best Books Awards
USA Book News Magazine is the premiere online magazine and review website providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community. USABN Monthly is the monthly electronic magazine e-mailed free to a large cross-section of the book buying public. USA Book News holds THE NATIONAL BEST BOOKS AWARDS (BBA) annually. Winners and finalists for 2008 have just been announced in over 140 categories covering print, audio books and courses, e-books and interactive CD-ROMs. Awards were presented for titles published in 2008 and late 2007.

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Todocast Will Be Airing An Unusual Excavation In Hopes Of Closing The Cold Case File On The Murder Of Roger Dale Madison

TodoCast, the affordable portable live event video streaming system will be airing an unusual excavation in hopes of closing the cold case file on the December 14, 1968 murder of 16 year-old Roger Dale Madison. The dig, located near a section of the 23 Freeway at the Tierra Rejada overpass near Simi Valley, is a culmination of years of tireless detective work by the Los Angeles Police Department and the cooperation of many other law enforcement agencies. With the culprit already tried, convicted and deceased, the primary objective of the project is the recovery of the remains of one of California’s most allegedly prolific serial killers, nearly 40 years after the victim’s death.

TodoCast was contacted by the LAPD to provide live streaming video services coverage with their cutting edge, lightweight, mobile, satellite web-casting system. The uninterrupted broadcast will be provided free to the public via the web link http://www.TodoCast.tv/LAPDtv.

With the hope that this special event coverage will attract viewers who may be able to help solve other cases, such as homicides and missing children, TodoCast will be streaming live video of the archeological dig as it happens.

“We are honored to assist the Los Angeles Police Department with this case by providing high profile live video casting solutions, which will hopefully lead to additional clues and leads towards solving other missing children cases,” said Bryan Hill, TodoCast President. “The fact that our technology can be put to use for such an important cause is very rewarding.”

The TodoCast system delivers new, mobile technology designed for today’s need for immediate live news coverage with near broadcast quality video using a lightweight dish assembly that can be mounted on almost any vehicle. This format is the perfect answer for news organizations who want to reach the rapidly growing group of consumers who are choosing to receive their video supported news from online sources rather than traditional broadcast stations or networks. With the ability to stream video via satellite within five minutes from pushing a single button, the TodoCast system can provide breaking news from virtually anywhere at a fraction of the cost of using traditional expensive satellite uplink trucks.

About TodoCast
TodoCast is a complete turnkey solution for live video streaming over satellite, packaged into a user friendly and revenue generating system for professional videographers, event producers and organizations that deliver breaking news via the web. The TodoCast Content Distribution Network is also vertically integrated to provide TodoCast partners a pay-per-view and advertising engine that enables the them to promote and stream live events while generating revenue through paid viewers or advertising revenue. To learn more about TodoCast, visit http://www.TodoCast.tv

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The Book Entrepreneur Journeys Details The Start-Up Years Of A Dozen Successful High-Tech Entrepreneurs

As serial entrepreneur, strategist, and columnist Sramana Mitra details in her columns today (Amazon: Will It Kindle Vertical Integration, her paidContent article, and in her Forbes column My Adventure With Amazon which is a follow-up to her previous piece How Amazon Could Change Publishing), her maiden voyage in book publishing begins as an experiment. By using Amazon’s BookSurge, her royalty rate is nearly three times the normal 10-15% that authors make in traditional publishing arrangements and Mitra is only completely funding her own publicist. In addition to revealing an interesting twist in the evolution of Amazon and vertical integration, with long term consequences for the publishing industry, this experiment also produces ENTREPRENEUR JOURNEYS, Volume One($16.95 paperback available fromwww.amazon.com ). In this engaging book Sramana Mitra offers the rare seat at the table with some of today’s most successful entrepreneurs providing an intimate look at how to build a thriving business.

As one entrepreneur speaks with another, readers gain access to case studies—conversations really—exploring the alleys of entrepreneurship in a way that only an experienced strategist like Mitra can probe and extract. Her synthesis of key learnings and incisive analysis add great depth to her discussions with:

· Sridhar Vembu
founder and CEO of AdventNet, and Jerry Rawls, co-founder and CEO of Finisar, on bootstrapping
· Steve Hafner
co-founder and CEO of Kayak, Gautam Godhwani, founder and CEO of SimplyHired, and Russ Fradin, co-founder and CEO of Adify, on taking on giants
· Philippe Courtot
Chairman and CEO of Qualys, and Steve Singh, Chairman and CEO of Concur, on disrupting business models
· Marcos Galperin
co-founder and CEO of MercadoLibre, and Edward Fields, founder and CEO of HotChalk, on addressing unmet market needs
· Hans Peter Michelet
Executive Chairman of Energy Recovery Incorporated (ERI), Carol Realini, founder and CEO of Obopay, and Harish Hande co-founder and Managing Director of SELCO, on tackling planet scale problems

A renowned strategist in her own right, Mitra is a true Silicon Valley insider—an entrepreneur who has founded three companies, a strategy consultant who has worked with some 75 companies, a columnist for Forbes and author of the widely syndicated business blog Sramana Mitra on Strategy (www.sramanamitra.com).

ENTREPRENEUR JOURNEYS is accessible through its story-telling narrative, and at the same time academic in its depth of insight. This is a book that is sure to please anyone interested in building a new business, but is essential reading for every technology entrepreneur.

“In entrepreneurship, I believe, lie solutions to many of the problems facing our modern world,” explains Sramana Mitra. “ENTREPRENEUR JOURNEYS is my attempt to capture that tribal knowledge accumulated in the private lives of great entrepreneurs and institutionalize it, so entrepreneurs all over the world can vicariously experience those conversations, those dinners, lunches, coffees, which I have been fortunate to have access to, and through which I built myself up.”

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