Bloomington, IN, August 11, 2008 --(PR.com
, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing
company, is featuring author Jerry Parks and his iUniverse title "Help! My Child Is Starting Middle School!" on its Web site as the author podcast in time for students going back to school.
Parks is a middle school social studies teacher in Georgetown, Kentucky, and a member of the 2007 USA TODAY All-USA Teacher Team. Parks was nominated for this honor and proceeded through a rigorous application process before being selected. Parks discusses his nomination and teaching expertise during his “Author Talk” interview with Allan Hunkins available at www.iuniverse.com/community/iuniversity/podcasts.
“I teach them [students] how to pass the exam called life,” said Parks.
Parks’ desire to educate and inform goes far beyond his job in the classroom. It is the main theme for his six books, which focus on training new middle school teachers and developing Bible study classes.
“Teachers and authors feel like they have a message within them that they need to deliver and they need and audience to deliver it too,” said Parks. ”So I became a teacher for the same reason that I became an author. I wanted an audience to deliver a message too, and that’s why I do both.”
Parks said his message becomes easier for authors to deliver when they have more choices than just traditional publishing avenues.
“It’s a whole new world of opportunity for the prospective author,” said Parks.
To begin publishing your book today, call iUniverse at 1-800-AUTHORS or visit www.iuniverse.com.
iUniverse, an Author Services brand of Author Solutions, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Prentice Hall, and Addison-Wesley. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in London, New York City, and Indianapolis. For more information, please visit iuniverse.com, or call 1-800-AUTHORS.