Smorgasbord Book Promotions – New Books on the Shelves – #Poetry #FreeVerse – Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby – From Volyn to Kherson: Interpretations of the war in Ukraine by Frank Prem

My thanks to the wonderful Sally Cronin and the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine for helping to promote my current new releases, Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby, and From Volyn to Kherson: Interpretations of the war in Ukraine.

I encourage you to visit the Magazine and take a look around. Sally is one of the great supporters of Indie authors and publishers.

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Pleased to share the news of two new free verse collections by Frank Prem –  Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby and From Volyn to Kherson: Interpretations of the war in Ukraine.

About the collection

Who is Ida Pender? Is she the elderly woman – Ida-Spider – rumoured to be resident in a 1970’s Mental Asylum?

Is she Squizzy Taylor’s teenaged gangster moll of the roaring 1920’s in Melbourne? The woman the police declared had shapely legs? She is Ida. The Jazz Baby.

Frank Prem explores the story of Ida Pender, largely forgotten now, but once the notorious associate of a 1920s Melbourne gnagster. From the young girl sneaking out of her bedroom window to go dancing at the Palais de Danse, companion, accomplice, then wife and mother to Squizzy Taylor’s child by her early twenties, Ida is an extraordinary woman and a marvellous story.

One of the recent reviews…

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A ‘Paperback’ bestseller list on IngramSpark

In tootling around Ingram Sparks (IS) new report structure I came across a listing of rankings of book sales against one of the designated categories for the book (Australasian Poetry, True Crime etc). I hadn't been aware this was available. On Amazon it is possible to list a number of different categories for the book … Continue reading A ‘Paperback’ bestseller list on IngramSpark

From Volyn to Kherson. Where is it selling?

I've been exploring over at IngramSpark in the last little while, particularly in the aftermath of my dramas with the Ida book's print run (almost resolved). It has given me a chance to look into their new Reports arrangements and information. Some surprises for me there. From Volyn to Kherson - release date27/01/2023 The paperback … Continue reading From Volyn to Kherson. Where is it selling?

From Volyn to Kherson – release tomorrow!

From Volyn to Kherson - release tomorrow! - 15/01/2022 Gee, it has come quickly, in the end. I seem to have turned my attention away for a moment (building a garden, among other things) and it has come. Release day for the digital edition of From Volyn to Kherson is tomorrow, with the paperback to … Continue reading From Volyn to Kherson – release tomorrow!

Sunday Book Review – Ida: Searching for the Jazz Baby #freeversepoetry

Thank you D.G Kaye (Debby) for a wonderful review of ‘Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby’.

She was a character who set fire to my imagination and I’m so glad Debby enjoyed her story, as well.

I encourage readers to pop over to read the review and check some of Debby’s writing and other activities, as she is an excellent writer and blogger in her own right.

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Welcome to my Sunday Book Review. Today I’m reviewing Frank Prem’s new release – Ida: Searching for the Jazz Baby. In this story of historical fiction written in free verse poetry, Frank touches on the life of Ida Pender, aka Jazz Baby, and her wild lifestyle in the 1920s. Complete with newspaper clippings and stories to accompany.

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Blurb:

Who is Ida Pender? Is she the elderly woman – Ida-Spider – rumoured to be resident in a 1970’s Mental Asylum?

Is she Squizzy Taylor’s teenaged gangster moll of the roaring 1920’s in Melbourne? The woman the police declared had shapely legs? She is Ida. The Jazz Baby.

Frank Prem explores the story of Ida Pender, largely forgotten now, but once the notorious associate of a 1920s Melbourne gnagster. From the young girl sneaking out of her bedroom window to go dancing at the Palais de Danse, companion, accomplice, then wife…

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Ida and From Volyn – paperback links

The paperback and digital editions of Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby, and From Volyn to Kherson don't seem to be linking up on the relevant Amazon/Kindle page, so I thought I should post the links, today. The paperback booksare generally available and searching by title with the word 'paperback' included will reveal all, but … Continue reading Ida and From Volyn – paperback links

From Volyn to Kherson – a review

I am delighted to share the first review for 'From Volyn to Kherson', which is in its pre-order stage at present, prior to release on the 16th of January. It is a nervous experience, waiting for a review to be posted and to anxiously read it to see what the reviewer thought of the work. … Continue reading From Volyn to Kherson – a review

From Volyn to Kherson – pre-order.

A little play around in the Adobe 3d function. I'm interested in the creation of 'different' kinds of book mock-ups, at present (like the Ida Merchandise of a few days ago). The dirty war in Ukraine goes on, delivered to our news feeds and papers and televisions daily. As fiercely fought now as when it … Continue reading From Volyn to Kherson – pre-order.

Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby – release day!

Ida to a T. 02/01/2023 Launch day! Ida is officially released in digital form in this 24 hours. Here is the Amazon (Australia) Link. Here is the Universal Link that lets you choose your own store. I thought I might check out how some merchandise might look (pretty lame, but fun). I tried the T-shirt … Continue reading Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby – release day!

Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby – a week away

Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby - Paperback release date 13th January 2023. Here comes Ida All the automatic widgets at Amazon and Smashwords and Bookbub and various other places where books are listed pre-release are telling me that the release date for Ida is just a week away. This little book has been a … Continue reading Ida: Searching for The Jazz Baby – a week away