iUniverse Author, Public Radio Host Martha Barnette Featured in Monthly Podcast

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iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company, is featuring iUniverse author Martha Barnette and her Editor's Choice title, A Garden of Words, on its Web site.

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I thought, I have these books; they are out of print now, but here's this program with iUniverse and maybe I should think about bringing them back into publication

iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company, is featuring iUniverse author Martha Barnette and her Editor's Choice title, A Garden of Words, on its Web site.

  • Where did the phrase "apple of my eye" come from?
  • Why is thin pasta called vermicelli?
  • What is the implication behind the word "orchid"?

Author Martha Barnette sheds light on the meanings and origins of these different words and sayings during her first "Author Talk" interview, now available at http://www.smgserver2.com/iuniverse/phunkin080508-BarnetteMixed1.mp3. Barnette, the co-host of nationally syndicated public radio show "A Way with Words," shares her love and knowledge of words with listeners, aspiring writers, and Scrabble enthusiasts.

"The "A Way with Words" audience is intellectually curious, they are well-read, and they are interested in speaking and writing well," says Barnette. "A lot of them have a book in them and they are looking for a way to get that book out, and iUniverse can be tremendously helpful."

Barnette's A Garden of Words and Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies: A Lighthearted Look at How Foods Got Their Names were made available again through iUniverse's Back-in-Print program. Barnette uses humor and her extensive background in Latin and Greek to produce amusing and thought-provoking books.

"I thought, I have these books; they are out of print now, but here's this program with iUniverse and maybe I should think about bringing them back into publication," Barnette said during the podcast. "And it was one of the smartest things I ever did, because they were really easy to work with."

To begin publishing your book today, call iUniverse at 1-800-AUTHORS or visit http://www.iuniverse.com.

About iUniverse
iUniverse, an Author Services brand of Author Solutions, is a leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing company; publishing more than 5,000 new titles annually. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as HarperCollins, Putnam, Simon & Schuster, and Holtzbrinck. iUniverse has strategic alliances with Barnes & Noble, Inc. in the U.S. and Chapters Indigo in Canada. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in New York, Indianapolis, and Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit iuniverse.com, or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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