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iUniverse Titles Featured in May Edition of Kirkus Discoveries Newsletter

New York, NY, June 15, 2007 --( Two iUniverse titles, Lick Me by DeLeon DeMicoli and Willis Conover: Broadcasting Jazz to the World: A Biography, received excellent reviews in the May 2007 edition of the Kirkus Discoveries monthly e-newsletter.

A fast-paced pulp fiction novel, Lick Me tells how a female victim of sexual assault takes the ultimate revenge on rapists by creating a superhero alter ego and hunting them down. Through the use of dark satire, Lick Me dissects the immoral standards of network television as it uses ratings to determine what’s newsworthy, and considers an easily influenced culture that devours the questionable content of celebrity tabloids. According to the Kirkus Discoveries review, Lick Me is “a promising debut from a talented writer.”

Willis Conover: Broadcasting Jazz to the World: A Biography is an account of the life of Willis Conover, known around the world for his Voice of America jazz programs and his work as a jazz ambassador. Many of the world’s best jazz musicians credit Conover with helping them learn more about this type of music. This biography details Conover’s professional accomplishments in the world of jazz, including the profound impact he had on the Soviet Union and Eastern European Communist nations. Kirkus Discoveries calls the book “an inviting, heartfelt look at a behind-the-scenes jazz guru.”

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including agents, editors, librarians and individuals looking to acquire the print and film rights to books and unpublished manuscripts.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.

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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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