Monday, August 27, 2007

The Canadian in America in CARP and the Windsor Star

The Canadian in America by Brian D. Wruk with Terry F. Ritchie has been positively reviewed in the September 2007 issue of CARP Magazine: For the 50 Plus. They called the book, "A valuable resource for anyone who has moved to the U.S. Questions answered include those about U.S. laws, taxation, investment, health care, wills and estates."

The July 9 edition of
the Windsor Star included an article about Brian D. Wruk and The Canadian in America. Wruk was quoted throughout.

Benoit editorial update

The book has been with the copy editor since last Friday, we should have it back today.

We have a top-notch design in hand. We’ve got photos. We’ve got a cover. And we’ve got back cover copy.

The book should be on press by the first week of September, if not before.

We're satisfied there's nothing sensationalizing or exploitative about our book. The timing? Well, it is what it is. We can live with being the "first" because the book deserves to be done.

ECW is going to execute the production and proofing with alacrity and we’re 150% committed to pushing it through.

If you’re reading this, we thank you for your interest. Keep checking in for more updates.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Online World of Wrestling reviews The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels

The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels has been positively reviewed on the Online World of Wrestling website. Reviewer Brad Dykens gave the book a rating of 9.5/10 and called the book "a fascinating journey that manages to maintain a positive twist despite the focus on debauchery that occurs within the professional wrestling realm." Read the entire review here.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

RIP Dewey

ECW is saddened to announce that early this morning, in Hamilton, Ontario, cancer claimed the life of Byron John "Dewey" Robertson. He was 68. Under a mask as The Crusader, or wrestling as the clean cut Canadian Champ Dewey Robertson, and finally as the mysterious, ferocious Missing Link, Robertson entertained thousands. Recently, ECW published the candid and compelling Bang Your Head, the biography he co-authored with Meredith Renwick.

Robertson is survived by his sons Jason and Mark and their families, and companion Karen Antoniak. ECW offers them and all his friends our sincerest condolences.

Funeral arrangements are not known at this time.

Jeff Rybak on Ontario Today

Jeff Rybak, author of What's Wrong With University, will be a guest on CBC Radio One's "Ontario Today." The interview will air on August 29th at 1:00pm ET.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Calgary Herald reviews Sign of the Cross

Sign of the Cross by Anne Emery was positively reviewed in the July 29 edition of the Calgary Herald. Reviewer Joanne Sasvari said, "This first novel by a Halifax lawyer is a smart, elegantly written courtroom drama that will, I hope, be the first of many."

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

R.M. Vaughan reading at York University

R.M. Vaughan will be participating in the Canadian Writers in Person series at York University next January.Vaughan will be reading from Ruined Stars. The event details can be found below.

Thursday, January 24


Room 206, Accolade West Building
Keele Campus
4700 Keele Street
York University
Toronto, ON

This event is free and open to the public.

Media attention for Benoit

Benoit: Wrestling with the Horror That Destroyed a Family and Crippled a Sport by Heath McCoy, Irvin Muchnick, Steven Johnson, and Greg Oliver (October 2007) has received a large amount of pre-publication media attention.

Publishers Weekly posted an article on their website announcing Benoit on July 25. Michael Holmes was quoted. announced the book in a July 26 article, which also quoted Holmes.

On July 31, Quill & Quire Omni included an article announcing the book. Editor Michael Holmes was quoted.

The August 1 edition of the Globe and Mail included a brief announcement of the book.

Pre-publication coverage of Robber Baron

On July 30, the Globe and Mail published a lengthy article about the forthcoming book, Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour (October 2007) by George Tombs. The article, by James Adams, announced the book's new title and quoted Tombs and Jack David. Adams wrote, "For David and Tombs, the new, blunter title is simply a case of truth in advertising." The entire article can be read here.

Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour (October 2007) was briefly mentioned in the August 2 edition of the Chicago Sun-Times. The piece can be read here.

Shelf Monkey article in Prairie Books Now

The Summer 2007 issue of Prairie Books Now includes an article about Corey Redekop and his novel, Shelf Monkey. Redekop was interviewed for the article and is quoted throughout. Redekop has posted a scan of the article on his blog.

FolkWax reviews Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman: Facing the Music by Clay Eals has been positively reviewed by FolkWax. The reviewer, Arthur Wood, gives the book a rating of 10 (out of 10) and writes, "nineteen chapters containing over seven hundred pages of detailed and informative, nay, jaw-dropping, biographical text."

Bookviews reviews Obit by Anne Emery

Obit by Anne Emery has been positively reviewed by Alan Caruba on He says, "For anyone who loves a good mystery, this one will prove more than satisfying." Read the entire review here. interviews Corey Redekop has posted an interview with Corey Redekop, author of Shelf Monkey. Read the interview here.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

The Tablecloth Trick and Songs for the Dancing Chicken in Geist

The Tablecloth Trick by Rick Crilly and Songs for the Dancing Chicken by Emily Schultz were both excerpted in the Findings section of the Summer 2007 issue of Geist.