Free Book Download is Literary Stimulus Package for Entertainment Industry!


CONTACT: Tanisha Christie

Publicity Manager



Lee Rothchild

Publicity Manager – Interactive One

 (212) 981-5124







New York, NY—April 8, 2009—Business Plus, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, which is a division of Hachette Book Group, announced today that it will publish a free pre-publication e-book Put Your Dreams First: Handle Your [entertainment] Business by Thembisa S. Mshaka, a media industry veteran.  This career guide focuses on the ‘ins and outs’ of the entertainment business through the stories of women who have made great strides in the industry.  Over 90 dynamic women in music, radio, film, television, theater, dance and new media share what worked for them. The e-book will be released from April 15th through the 20th on  The trade paper version will be published on April 23rd, 2009 at $16.99.


Rick Wolff, Publisher and editor in chief of Business Plus, said, “Thembisa has given us such a timely and essential career guide, that we wanted to make it available to consumers as quickly as possible as a special gift.  We’re happy to be in partnership with Interactive One, a collaboration that could not have been possible without Thembisa’s efforts.”


 “ is all about providing the best tips and tools for women, and Thembisa Mshaka has created one of the most compelling, practical and helpful guides for our audience in navigating the entertainment industry. We’re honored to be a part of her project,” Says Dan Charnas, Managing Editor, Interactive One



About Hachette Book Group:

Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. Hachette Book Group’s product lines include adult, illustrated, religious, children’s, and audio books under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, FaithWords, Center Street, Orbit, and Hachette Digital.

Its bestselling authors include Ansel Adams, Sherman Alexie, James Bradley, Marc Brown, David Baldacci, Jimmy Buffett, Stephen Colbert, Michael Connelly, Ted Dekker, Nelson DeMille, Emily Dickinson, Malcolm Gladwell, Lisi Harrison, Mary Ann Hoberman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Karen Kingsbury, Robert Kiyosaki, Nelson Mandela, Patrick McDonnell, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Meyer, Stephenie Meyer, Todd Parr, James Patterson, David Sedaris, Anita Shreve, Anne Rivers Siddons, Nicholas Sparks, Jon Stewart, Trenton Lee Stewart, and Cecily von Ziegesar.







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