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Listen to Ken Morris on the Jim Bohannon Show, June 8th, 2004 (20meg mp3 file)

(BALTIMORE, MD—) In an exciting first for the independent publishing house based in Baltimore, MD, Bancroft Press is proud to announce that the first book in Libby Sternberg’s Bianca Balducci Mystery Series, Uncovering Sadie’s Secrets, has been named one of five finalists for the prestigious Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Mystery for Young Adults. Read More

Stephen Hunter, Post Film Critic, Novelist, and Bancroft Press Author, Wins 2003 Pulitzer for Criticism 4/7/03
Stephen Hunter was born in Kansas City, MO, in 1946, and grew up in the Chicago area. He graduated in the upper three-quarters of his class from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1968 and then spent two years in the United States Army. Read More

Bancroft Book, Author Featured in Big Sunday New York Times Story
From Stints on the Street, Many Tales to Tell
By LANDON THOMAS Jr. Sunday New York Times - June 29, 2003
SITTING in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in Manhattan, Ken Morris, a former Wall Street trader, is trying to make a market for his latest product: his first work of fiction. It's Day 1 of his road show, a 10-city publicity tour for the book, titled "Man in the Middle." The book is a pulpy financial potboiler about life in the trading trenches, and Mr. Morris, like the good trader he once was, is trying to create a little market buzz for it. Read More

Wall Street Star Reveals the Treachery of the Capital Markets in his Debut Novel
In the era of Enron, Worldcom, corporate corruption and billions of dollars lost in the stock market, Ken Morris, described by the London Times as a Wall Street trading legend and a big time Master of the Street, unveils the scams, amorality, and ruthless dealings of the capital markets in his debut financial thriller, MAN IN THE MIDDLE. Read More

If you need someone to solve a mystery, you don't go to a freelance writer, unless it's Aaron Tucker
(BALTIMORE-- June, 2002) Bancroft Press is gearing up for the September release of For Whom the Minivan Rolls, the first in its series of Aaron Tucker humorous mysteries. Read More

Cone Sisters Rescued from Obscurity
BALTIMORE Long-time residents of Baltimore City and visitors alike are often awestruck by the Baltimore Museum of Art's Cone Collection: an amazing amalgamation of Matisse, Cezanne, Picasso, as well as many of their lesser-known contemporaries. Baltimore, oft-described as a "small town described as a city," is perhaps an unlikely place for these masterpieces of art, now valued at $1 billion. Read More

Jonetta Rose Barras Appears on 60 Minutes profiling Washington DC's Mayor
April 30, 2000 Jonetta Rose Barras was the lynchpin of the CBS 60 Minutes segment profiling Washington DC's Mayor Anthony Williams. Barras is one of the nation's premiere analysts covering the new breed of black political leaders - especially mayors of major American cities. The 60 Minutes piece drew on material in her book The Last of the Black Emperors: The Hollow Comeback of Marion Barry in the New Age of Black Leaders (Bancroft Press). Publisher Bruce Bortz says "Jonetta Rose Barras is as telegenic as anyone on television today - animated, articulate, and smart."

Lynch book on loneliness beginning to get media attention
Dr. James J. Lynch, one of the founders of the holistic health movement, is slowing gaining the media's attention with his groundbreaking June 2000 book "A Cry Unheard: New Insights into the Medical Consequences of Loneliness." Read More

O'Reilly book and show flying high
April 8, 1999 -- Bill O'Reilly, our first author of fiction with "Those Who Trespass", deserves more than a few plaudits. Not only is his national Fox News Channel "The O'Reilly Factor" now the second-highest-rated show on cable, second only to Larry King, but the mass-market version of "Trespass" being released next week by Penguin is hotly anticipated
-- it's already 322 on Amazon's April 8 listings.

O'Reilly's show, for the first time, passed Larry King's in national ratings. - November 15, 1999

Both Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club have begun promoting purchase of "Live by the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK"
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Bancroft Press sends letter regarding Kennedy Assasination to the editorial page editors of the largest 236 daily newspapers in the United States. It was not published in a single paper! Read More

New York Times Book Review Makes It Safe -- Finally -- To End JFK Assassination Mystery
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Bancroft's Live By the Sword optioned by Showtime for TV mini-series
BALTIMORE (January 13, 1999)-Last fall, Baltimore's Bancroft Press was issuing press releases describing its upcoming book, Gus Russo's Live By the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK, as "the most important book [they'll] ever publish." Read More

Doubleday Book Club Takes Walker's First Novel
March 30, 1999 -- The popular Doubleday Book Club has agreed to feature Mike Walker's first novel, "Malicious Intent," to its millions of subscribers in October 1999, when it's published by Bancroft. Walker, the gossip guru of "The National Enquirer," is a New York Times #1best-selling author for the book he co-wrote with Faye Resnick. His weekly Hollwood column, "Behind the Screens," is read by 17 million people worldwide. He appears every Friday on the nationally syndicated radio program of Howard Stern, who calls Walker "the Hemingway of gossip." And, in September, Walker will appear nationally and daily on the MGM-syndicated TV program "The National Enquirer with Mike Walker." Galleys of "Malicious Intent" will be available for author-signing at BEA in LA on May 1. Of Walker, Publisher Bruce Bortz says: "This guy is going to be very big as a commercial novelist. He may be the new millenium's Harold Robbins -- like Robbins, he writes authentic and earthy best-sellers."

H'wood at its most vicious
New York Post October 13, 1999 - The Enquirer's Mike Walker is hustling his first novel, "Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable." Bancroft Press. Story of an actress hiring a thug to beat up a tabloid reporter. Hey, they could beat me, they could kill me, I would never suggest this "fantasy" is littered with real-life characters. Read More

Walker offers $500 for contest winner
Mike Walker, the National Enquirer's gossip guru who's seen daily on a nationally syndicated TV show he helped bring to the air this fall -- "National Enquirer TV" -- is now out with a book, a sizzling, scary (but funny) portrait of Tinseltown, seen through the eyes of a tabloid gossip columnist and a sexy, dangerous star named Charmain Burns. Read More

Howard Stern Talks Up Mike Walker & New Novel on Stern's AM Radio Show
October 15, 1999 -- "By the way, I just got a copy of Mike Walker's new novel, called Malicious Intent: A Hollywood Fable. It's out in bookstores now or available at amazon . com. Go read Mike Walker, 'cause you know he knows what the people want, 'cause he writes the National Enquirer gossip page, and it's really good. He's the best writer I ever met. And, Mike, as I'm quoted on the back cover, you are the Hemingway of gossip."

Kirkus Reviews offer lavish compliments for Bancroft's first literary fiction -- and author's first novel
February 1, 1999 - A year in the life of a Baltimore boy provides the basis for a formidable portrait of urban American life. A warming exploration of fairly routine material, made attractive by newcomer Fuqua's depiction of city life. Read More

Reappearance of Sam Webber Wins One of Publishing's Most Prestigious Awards
(BALTIMORE --April 1, 2000) A quiet, little-noticed urban novel written by a first-time novelist and published by a small Baltimore firm has captured one of the most prestigious prizes in book publishing. Read More

Another National Award for Fuqua's Sam Webber
(Baltimore - November 17, 1999) School Library Journal, the bible of the school library business, has put The Reappearance of Sam Webber by Jonathon Scott Fuqua on its 1999 top five list of adult novels recommended for teenagers, as well as named it a School Library Journal Best Book Selection for 1999. Read More

Sam Webber 1 of only 2 novels named best ABFFE book on youth and violence
(Baltimore - October 1, 1999) --The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, in a list announced this week of the 30 best books dealing with violence and youth, nominated The Reappearance of Sam Webber. Read More

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