WestBow Press Helps First-Time Author Realize Publishing Dream

Bloomington, IND (PRWEB) October 21, 2011

WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world?s largest Christian publisher, Thomas Nelson, Inc., today released a powerful video interview with children?s book author and illustrator Mitzi Doster. Her book, ?The Lizard in the Laundry,? was published as a collaborative effort by WestBow Press and the Granting Dreams Foundation to ensure her story and message was captured for children to cherish.

In the interview, Doster discusses her very personal fight with breast cancer and the urgency she felt to turn ?The Lizard in the Laundry? from idea to published book. The touching video is available here:


?I wanted to leave a literary legacy, and I wanted a publisher to publish my book. The Granting Dreams Foundation contacted Thomas Nelson publishing and they agreed to do my book through their subsidiary, WestBow Press,? said ?The Lizard in the Laundry? author, Mitzi Doster. ?Working with WestBow Press has been a pleasure?they were sincere and professional. They took my dream and perfected it.?

The Granting Dreams Foundation, which grants tomorrow?s dreams today for those 19 and older with a life-threatening medical condition, was proud to help Doster make her dream of publishing a children?s book come true. The foundation was also humbled by her wish to donate a portion of the proceeds from ?The Lizard in the Laundry? to helping the organization make hundreds of other dreams come true. For more information, please visit http://www.grantingdreams.org.

?Mitzi had an incredible story and a dream to create a literary legacy,? said Keith Ogorek, Senior Vice-President of Marketing of Author Solutions, the publishing partner of WestBow Press. ?We were honored she trusted WestBow Press to make it come true.?

For more information about self-publishing opportunities with WestBow Press please visit http://www.westbowpress.com.

About the Author

Like the lizard in the laundry, Mitzi Doster has been hiding. Creative and talented, Doster spent most of her life writing and illustrating, but only shared her stories with her family and close friends. A recurring bout with breast cancer prompted her to do something to make a bigger impact with her life. Her desire to leave a literary legacy that will continue to help and encourage others was fulfilled when the Granting Dreams Foundation teamed up with Thomas Nelson to publish her book.

About WestBow Press:

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world?s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) ? the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to ?inspire the world? with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit http://www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.


MegaMeeting.com Helps Dallas Christian College Reach Out to Students at a Distance

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011

Distance learning has become more and more popular throughout educational facilities around the world. Recently, with the help of MegaMeeting.com?s web-based video conferencing solutions, the staff at Dallas Christian College has been able to take their education and training programs online.

Integrated into their online education program, MegaMeeting.com?s video conferencing services are used as a virtual tutoring center. Students click a link on the college?s help page and from there they are able to engage immediately with a live online tutor. In addition to a virtual tutoring center, the instructors at Dallas Christian College are able to use the features within the MegaMeeting.com product to hold ?virtual? office hours and meet with students outside of the normal classroom hours. Some of the MegaMeeting.com features the instructors are taking advantage of include built-in VoIP audio, showing PowerPoint presentations and the displaying of up to sixteen live video streams in a meeting.

As an added bonus, with many of their instructors scattered across the country, MegaMeeting.com provides a means for these instructors to participate in regular faculty meetings without actually having to be physically present at the college. According to Bruce Long, Associate Dean – Distance Learning, Dallas Christian College, ?I conduct regular professional development sessions for my online instructors through MegaMeeting.com. It only takes about an hour, because there is no travel time?.

One of the major factors as to why Dallas Christian College chose the MegaMeeting.com services was the flexible licensing. Rather than requiring them to purchase a license for each user, MegaMeeting.com provides the college with a site license allowing them to create multiple logins for each one of their users. Bruce Long continued to say ?MegaMeeting.com allows me to provide video conferencing for my whole team–at a price that fits the budget of our small college?.

About MegaMeeting.com (http://www.MegaMeeting.com)

Founded in 2003, MegaMeeting.com is a leading provider of 100% browser-based web & video conferencing solutions complete with real time audio and video capabilities. Being browser-based and working on all major operating systems ? Windows, Mac & Linux; MegaMeeting.com provides universal access without the need to download, install or configure software. MegaMeeting.com web conferencing products and services include powerful collaboration tools that accommodate robust video & web conferences, including advanced features such as desktop/application sharing, i.e. Word and Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations without the need to upload any files. MegaMeeting.com is ideal for multi-location web based meetings, virtual classrooms, employee trainings, product demonstrations, company orientation, customer support, product launches and much more.

For more information please visit http://www.megameeting.com or call (818) 783-4311.


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