June 11, 2011

Marcus and the Amazons Launch at the Anancy Festival

Miami Dade College professor, Geoffrey Philp,  has published a new children’s e-book, Marcus and the Amazons, which will be launched during Caribbean-American Month at the Anancy Festival, Broward County Southwestern Regional Library in Pembroke Pines on June 11, 2011.

“It's become almost a tradition for me to release new work during Caribbean-American Month,” said Professor Philp. “Marcus and the Amazons is a fable that combines Caribbean and North American history, and I am sure that many readers will recognize in Marcus and The Amazons many of the values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Marcus Garvey.
Marcus and the Amazons, a children's ebook, is about a courageous ant who saves his colony from an evil tyrant without resorting to violence or warfare.

With e-books accounting for nearly 10% of trade book sales in the U.S. in 2010, more authors are taking advantage of the ease of publishing in the new medium. Professor Philp continued, “Our children are fully immersed in the digital culture so it was only logical to release Marcus and the Amazons as an e-book."

Marcus and the Amazons may be purchased online at Smashwords and Amazon and is available on all major mobile platforms including Android, Blackberry, and iPhone apps.

Geoffrey Philp, an award winning Jamaican poet and fiction writer, teaches English at Miami Dade College, where he also chairs the College Preparatory Department. A critically acclaimed author, Philp's work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. He maintains a blog at http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/

Geoffrey Philp, 786-556-7192, geoffreyphilp101 [at] gmail.com

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