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Posted: 2023/02/01

Garden City Park, NY: Today (February 1, 2023) is CONSERVATORSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE AWARENESS DAY here in the US. Despite an ever-growing tide of attention being thrust its way, the unjust occurrence of corrupt court-appointed guardianships in this country—especially as it applies to our elderly population—continues over and over to traumatize families and filch fortunes from coast to coast.

One such case involves a Nevada man named Roger Hillygus, who according to a KOLO-TV news report was arrested in Kansas City, Missouri and put in a Nevada jail last October for “kidnapp[ing] his mother, 80-year-old Susan Hillygus, from a Reno care facility without permission in 2019.” In addition, a former local sheriff named Stewart Handte was arrested for his alleged role in helping Hillygus liberate his mother from guardianship abuse. Sadly, Ms. Hillygus—who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease—passed away on October 16, 2019.

The story of Roger Hillygus, however, is only one of thousands nationwide—for far too many, the problem of corrupt guardianship of the elderly in the US remains largely unsolvable.

Among those who wish to bring an end to corrupt probate guardianship is the Florida-based licensed physician Dr. Sam Sugar, founder of the nonprofit organization Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship and author of Guardianships and the ElderlyThe Perfect Crime ($19.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0433-9).

Later today, Dr. Sugar will be one of ninety already on the guest roster for a special one-time ZOOM event dedicated to CONSERVATORSHIP AND GUARDIANSHIP ABUSE AWARENESS DAY. This ZOOM event is scheduled to run today from 3:00pm to 4:30pm ET (12:00pm to 1:30pm PT), and folks can register to attend it through the following link:

Dr. Sugar's book is available through Amazon, and everywhere else that books are sold. To speak with or interview Dr. Sugar about this ongoing miscarriage of justice in our nation, please contact Anthony Pomes by email ( or by calling 516-535-2010.

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Kudos for Edwin Wald's wonderful audiobook narration of Elliot Tiber's AFTER WOODSTOCK!

Posted: 2023/01/25

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: In the wake of rock icon David Crosby's sad passing last week, we are pleased to share some good news that touches on another member of the legendary Woodstock Nation.

As brought back to life by award-winning actor Edwin Wald, Elliot Tiber's last memoir After Woodstock has received a wonderful review of Wald's performance as narrator on the new audiobook version.

The review by Jana Martin at shares the following:

"As narrated by Edwin Wald, an actor who has a gift for accents and great conversational timing, the epic and the raucous sides of Tiber’s memoir [After Woodstock] really come out . . . The story is just what the title promises: it’s true, it includes a whole lot of transcontinental moves, and it’s packed with life . . . The bold and maximalist prose of the book becomes a highly enjoyable, listenable tale when narrated out loud, conveying a stronger sense of Tiber’s own state of mind in the way Wald takes readers along the journey . . . an epic of its time that takes you along on a journey . . . a great reminder that life is for living — and stories are for telling."

To check out the entire review, feel free to click here or check out the link below:

To get a "preview" listen to the audio book as narrated by Edwin Wald, all you need to do is CLICK HEREAfter WoodstockThe True Story of a Belgian Movie, an Israeli Wedding, and a Manhattan Breakdown ($24.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757003929) is available as a hardcover from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, and everywhere else that books are sold. (In addition to now being available in audio exclusively through ACX on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes/Apple, After Woodstock is also available as an eBook wherever you get and read your eBook titles.)

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February Is Black History Month, So Celebrate With Four Key Books From Square One Publishers

Posted: 2023/01/17

Garden City Park, NY: February is Black History Month. Here at Square One Publishers, we choose to celebrate this important annual recognition by shining a light on four of our titles that remain historically and culturally important in reference to the African-American experience—past, present, and future.

Commissioned, published, and produced in 1924 by the Knights of Columbus Historical Commission at the height of this country's Black RenaissanceThe Gift of Black Folk (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0319-6, $14.95 USD) was the first critically acclaimed black history ever to be written by the late writer and cofounder of the NAACPDr. W.E.B. Du Bois, about whom Dr. King had the following to say in his lifetime: "[Du Bois'] singular greatness lay in his quest for truth about his own people."

Square One's edition of this work represents a newly re-edited and reissued version of the material. The book features an Introduction by Carl Anderson, who, prior to becoming Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, spent nearly a decade working on issues of racial equality as a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Anderson states in the Introduction: "A hundred years after W.E.B. Du Bois helped cofound the NAACP, the United States can view its civil rights achievements with pride. African Americans have served on the Supreme Court, in the Cabinet, and, finally, as President of the United States. The Gift of Black Folk allows us to fully appreciate these monumental achievements. It is our belief that Du Bois' classic work will continue to inform and inspire for many generations to come."

Equally groundbreaking in the realm of book publishing history is our publication of Black Broadway: African Americans on the Great White Way (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0388-2, $39.95 USD) by theater historian and six-time Tony award-winning producer Stewart F. Lane. This hardcover book is the first illustrated history or "coffee table"-format title that explores both in words and pictures the tumultuous and often rocky road traveled by African-American actors and actresses over the past two centuries on their way to artistic reward and recognition on the Broadway stage. Featuring a Foreword by Tony award-winning director Kenny LeonBlack Broadway provides an entertaining history of a Broadway of which few are aware.

And since much of Square One's editorial focus remains aimed at issues of alternative and conventional health, we also want to bring readers' attention to our newest alternative health title Black Health Matters: The Vital Facts You Must Know to Protect Your Health and Those of Your Loved Ones (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0507-7, $16.95 USD). As reiterated by African-American doctor and our book's author Dr.
Richard Walker, the fact remains that African Americans continue to top the list of groups afflicted by hypertension, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, renal failure, and cancer—and also, as this time of pandemic has shown, with COVID-19. In his book, Dr. Walker shows how key medical research from the past years—much of which points to a chronic lack of Vitamin D3 as the crucial missing puzzle piece of African-American health—can now help determine a commonsense way to prevent, reduce, and possibly eliminate these killers from the basic tenor of the African-American experience at present. Black Health Matters is a book whose time has come, and we believe it will prove a meaningful tool to the African-American community now that the importance of health cannot be overstated.

This just in . . . an adapted excerpt from Black Health Matters is being shared online by the popular specialty publication African-American Golfer's Digest. (To see the link, click here.)

And speaking of golf, Square One also wants to share news of a special new memoir title that touches on the deeper meaning of truths at the center of Black History Month—albeit from a white person's perspective. Written by National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYSfounder Fred Engh with Jann Seal, Matchsticks: An Education in Black & White (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0505-3, $24.95 USD) tells the story of how Engh was one of the first white students to attend an all-Black college starting in 1961. What he learns during this experience is a testament to the continued need for Black History Month nationwide, and his book even presents a series of significant timelines for the Black community in the US that resonates with the life lessons that Fred learned while at Maryland State College (now known as University of Maryland Eastern Shore). To see a video about Fred's inspiring experience, feel free to click here.

The Gift of Black FolkBlack BroadwayBlack Health Matters, and MatchsticksAn Education in Black & White are available here from Square One Publishers, and wherever else good books are sold.

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Happy New Year, Happy Authors (Made Happier With This Great Review!)

Posted: 2023/01/01

GARDEN CITY PARK, NY: Now that the holidays are over and a new year has begun, Square One Publishers is happy to start things right with news of a great review we have received for our next big book.

How to Promote Your Book ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757004742), the follow-up to the bestseller How to Self-Publish Your Book ($19.95 USD, ISBN: 9780757004650) by book publishing veteran Dr. Jan Yagerhas received a glowing notice from the American Library Association (ALA) flagship publication Booklist.

Set to appear in the January 2023 print issue, here below is an excerpt from the Booklist review:

"Yager brings her extensive experience to this comprehensive guide to book promotion. A coach, speaker, and author of more than 50 books in many different disciplines, Yager writes clearly and authoritatively, providing sound advice. The material is targeted to all authors, whether indie/self published, hybrid, or traditionally published, including aspiring authors. The information on library signings is particularly helpful, as Yager is accurate and respectful towards librarians and library workers . . . The book is best used as a reference tool so readers can choose what they need. Recommended for libraries suburban to urban and those with strong local-author communities."Booklist (ALA)

This is the second trade publication review that How to Promote Your Book has received—last month, Publishers Weekly had this to say about Dr. Yager's newest work:

"Provides guidance on how authors can get the word out about their titles . . . explain[s] the basics of the bookselling world, how to prepare for publication, and what to do afterward . . . [will] appeal both to independent authors and to those signed with major publishers." Publishers Weekly

How to Promote Your Book is planned for release on February 15, 2023. In celebration of her new book, Square One plans along with Dr. Yager to have a Publication Day ZOOM Launch that day starting at 6:00pm ET.

To learn more about Dr. Yager, feel free to contact her website at

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Think You Know "Jack"? Check Out This Book, and Think Again.

Posted: 2022/11/22

The Most Controversial
"Jack the Ripper"
Theory in Recent History
(perfect for True Crime fans!)

Garden City Park, NY: Looking for your next excellent True Crime book? Then look no further—Square One's still-controversial backlist title The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle: A Journey into Madness & Mayhem is here.

The book—which suggests that the infamous “Jack the Ripper” and famous Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were the same man—is now available in both its original hardcover format ($29.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0348-6 ) and also the revised 2019 trade paperback edition ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0431-5), which features some excellent new artwork from famed comic book artist John Romita, Jr.).

The book’s authors, medical-doctor son/father  team Daniel Friedman and Eugene Friedman, have defended their theory on the Travel Channel’s popular investigative show America Unearthed hosted by Scott Wolter—and world-renowned Ripperologist expert Paul Begg has declared the Friedmans’ book “a gripping and fascinating read.”

Here’s what others have said about The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle:

“A spectacular undertaking.” —The Durango Herald

Engaging . . . bound to be read by fans of Victorian murder.” —Library Journal

Extremely insightful, and well researched . . . illuminating.” —Detective Mystery Stories

“Allows us to peek inside the mind of Arthur Conan Doyle.” —Booklist

“[R]aise[s] intriguing questions and possibilities.”
                                                 —Kirkus Reviews

As we head into the Spring 2023 publishing season, be on the lookout for a new title from the authors of The Strange Case of Dr. Doyle. This new hardcover is titled Doyle's World—Lost & Found: The Unknown Histories of Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle ($21.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0448-3), and its chief focus will land on the remarkable ways in which Doyle wove the facts of his life within the fabric of his fiction (among his various other works).

Square One titles are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble,, and wherever else books are sold. (If they sell books, they can get this one for you.) Within the trade, our titles are available through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Follett, and Brodart among other distributors. Or you can order from Square One directly by calling 516-535-2010. You can also fax us at 516-535-2014.

We hope that you will check out these books . . . perhaps get a copy for a friend or loved one who's a big True Crime fan . . . and we wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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