History Publishing Company Moves into Historical Fiction
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(MENAFN Editorial) History Publishing Company LLC a traditional publisher with three imprints focusing on non-fiction history is expanding into historical fiction. Adding two imprints, HPC for traditional historical novels, and Today’s Titles for contemporary conflict.
Initiating HPC’s step into fiction is “Hey! Don’t Hang My Friend” a novel written in the tradition of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” and Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” by author and surgeon John Raffensperger. .
The author, a prolific writer, has written two hundred fifty articles on medical surgery, medical history, and other medical related subjects. Additionally, he wrote seventeen books published by J.P. Lippincott, Little Brown and Co. and several other publishing firms. His move into fiction,determined by his self assessment, was a natural consequence of his intellectual curiosity and interest in history. The resulting book was a combination of dramatic storyline and character development.
‘John Raffensperger has written a book that should be required reading in every American classroom,’ said Publisher Donagh Bracken. ‘He has given the reader a new American classic, a result of his intellectual depth and literary skill. We at History Publishing are honored to have him join the ranks of our distinguished authors.’
“Hey! Don’t Hang My Friend” is about a boy who takes on the Klan in the post Civil War era and, in so doing, develops into adulthood and finds his direction in life. It was written in the first person and like the exploits of Scout in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” and Huck Finn in “ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” each chapter appears to offer a new experience for the young man in his dealings with the dynamics of the time.
History Publishing Company will publish “Hey! Don’t Hang My Friend” electronically and distribute it to eleven portals in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in its Global Outreach Program. When the book garners fifteen hundred unit sales it will then be published in either soft cover or hardcover depending on the market. Distribution then will be through traditional bookstore channels as well as the continuation of the Global Outreach Program. History Publishing Company, a traditional publisher with many award winning books in the title back list issues monthly statements and corresponding royalties.
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