Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Bestseller Status, Awards, Media Hype & Glowing Reviews

It has been a fun period of increasing exposure for the book, A Wealth of Family: An Adopted Son's International Quest for Heritage, Reunion and Enrichment. To access the book's complete Online Media Kit go to: www.AlphaMultimedia.com/PressRoom.htm

The book has recently reached the following milestones:
- #1 Amazon Bestseller for Adoption

- #1 Amazon Bestseller for African-American Studies
- #2 Amazon Bestseller for African-American Biographies

- Award Winner in the African-American Studies category of the USA Book News "Best Books 2006" Book Awards

The book was covered on MixedMediaWatch.com, an excellent blog edited by Jen Chau and Carmen Van Kerckhove that monitors representations of mixed people, couples, families and transracial adoptees in film, television, radio and print media.

The book was also highlighted by Jungmiwha "Jummy" Bullock in the newsletter of the Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA). AMEA is dedicated to the advocacy of multiethnic and multiracial individuals and families. Go to this link and check out page 9 in particular: www.AlphaMultimedia.com/Coverage/AMEA-Newsletter-May-2006.pdf

Intermix.org.uk is a website for the benefit of mixed-race families. Review excerpt from Sharron Hall of Intermix: "A Wealth Of Family leaves you...with a sense of happiness and hope."

Here is an excerpt from the prestigious Midwest Book Review: "Compelling... candid... remarkable... A Wealth of Family is very highly recommended as the inspiring autobiography of one man and his determination to discover his own biological roots."

"A Wealth of Family has something to be enjoyed or learned by people from all walks of life, no matter what your gender, socio-economic background or culture," according to the glowing review on ReaderViews.com. Also, check out the interview with the author.

GenealogyMagazine.com wrote that A Wealth of Family is "touching" and "a success story".

"This is a moving story that demonstrates how with courage and determination an individual can bring together the separate strands of his heritage and weave them together into a loving whole," according to the review on Fearless Reviews.

The New Pittsburgh Courier writes: "A candid memoir...the story is multicultural as well as multifaceted as Brooks relays his 'poor boy works hard and succeeds' angle."

Listen to Thomas Brooks discuss his book A Wealth of Family on California's KUHL 1440 AM. Click below to listen now (run time 11:21) or "right-click" to download and save to your hard drive so you can play it anytime: www.AlphaMultimedia.com/audio/Thomas-Brooks-KUHL-Radio-Interview.wav

Thomas Brooks — Author, A Wealth of Family [ISBN 0977462935]

Get Autographed Copies: www.AlphaMultimedia.com/Family.htm


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