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iUniverse Title Featured in Kirkus Discoveries Newsletter

New York, NY, March 03, 2007 --( A Letter to Sophie: The Story of an Immigrant by iUniverse author Aziz Anis received a rave review in the February 2007 edition of the Kirkus Discoveries monthly e-newsletter.

A Letter to Sophie details Anis’s intriguing life, including his experiences as an Egyptian schoolboy during the World War II era and the pursuit of his medical career. The book vividly describes Anis’s family dynamics and the conflict between his loyalty to Egypt and his own liberal beliefs. As an adult, Anis moves his young family to the United States to escape violence in Egypt and Great Britain. With a poignant and humble touch, he aptly communicates the frustrations of an immigrant experiencing the collision of old ways and new attitudes.

The Kirkus Discoveries e-newsletter highlights the best submissions to the Kirkus Discoveries Review program. The newsletter is distributed to a targeted base of subscribers, including agents, editors, librarians and individuals looking to acquire the print and film rights to books and unpublished manuscripts. Books submitted to the Kirkus Discoveries Review program can be traditionally published, self-published, published via print-on-demand technology or not previously published at all.

“Kirkus has certainly earned its stellar reputation as one of the top book review publications in the publishing industry,” Susan Driscoll, president and CEO of iUniverse, said. “As many authors can attest, receiving an excellent review from Kirkus is a noteworthy accomplishment. I congratulate Dr. Anis on this outstanding achievement.”

For more information about A Letter to Sophie or about iUniverse’s book publishing, editorial and marketing services, please visit

About iUniverse:

iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market, and sell fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the United States, publishing more than 5,000 new titles each year. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse partners with industry leading author organizations, including the Authors Guild, the Harlem Writers Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) to bring innovative programs to their members. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada and has offices in New York City, Shanghai and Lincoln, Neb. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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