Asbury Park: A West Side Story - Second Edition Published by Outskirts Press

Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated autobiography and personal memoirs book from Columbia, SC, author Madonna Carter Jackson.

Columbia, SC, May 29, 2011 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Asbury Park: A West Side Story - Second Edition: A Pictorial Journey Through the Eyes of Joseph A. Carter, Sr. by Madonna Carter Jackson. The author's most recent book to date is a 6.14 x 9.21 paperback in the autobiography and personal memoirs category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

The first edition of Asbury Park: A West Side Story was published by Madonna Carter Jackson in 2006 using over two hundred black and white photos that were taken in Asbury Park, New Jersey from the early 1940’s through 1980 by her father, Joseph A. Carter, Sr. The book has stimulated hours of conversations reminiscing the way of life depicted in that time period and people of all ages are sharing their memories about the nostalgic photographs. Senior citizens are spending hours identifying people and places that they recognize in the 244-page book.

In this second edition, more of Joseph A. Carter’s photographs have been selected to keep the memory of Asbury Park, Neptune, New Jersey, and other shore area towns alive and never to be forgotten.

Among the photographs are pictures taken at the 1953 Monmouth County Cotillion. In this image there are ten lovely Debutantes encircling the legendary William “Count” Basie on stage at the beach front Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey. A family portrait that was taken at the Carter’s next door neighbor’s home of John and Marion Booker reveals a famous relative, Wilt Chamberlain, as a young man. A photo taken in the ’40’s captures one of the teens in a photo of teenaged friends who were spending the day at the beach and is that of a 1954 Bangs Avenue School teacher, Madonna’s second grade teacher.

Dozens of negatives of bands, singers, musicians, and other entertainers have been preserved, such as musical icons like Sam Pugh and many more who were photographed performing at night clubs on Springwood Avenue, in Asbury Park, Neptune, and other shore areas in New Jersey.

254 pages in length, Asbury Park: A West Side Story -Second Edition: A Pictorial Journey Through the Eyes of Joseph A. Carter, Sr. is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the autobiography and personal memoirs category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Asbury Park: A West Side Story -Second Edition meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $29.95.

Additionally, Asbury Park: A West Side Story -Second Edition can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432774073

Format: 6.14 x 9.21 paperback

SRP: $29.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

The Author/Photographer, Madonna Carter Jackson was born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 1948. Though she was just a very young child when most of these photos were taken, she finds that while viewing photos of herself at the various times of her own life, they give her a sort of timeline for when most of the photos in the book were taken. She relives each event and photo session that her father captured as the negatives are converted into beautiful black and white images digitally. She has hundreds of negatives that she still has not viewed, but this group that she has selected for the second edition is more exciting than the first.

The pictures display the rich musical history of the seashore town, and much, much, more. Mr. Carter wasn’t just a West Side photographer; he was used by people from all cultures in the Shore area, North and South and is remembered by many.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

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