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Imperator's Author Phil Katz Kicks Off the Summer Reading Season with a Book Release Party for the Paperback Edition of IMPERATOR. Copyright 2011
The so called "Official Bonfire, Book Bash and Literary Rager" or more simply the Release Party for Imperator's Paperback Edition is scheduled to go off this weekend before the Monday Memorial Day Holiday. The party was timed to coincide with the beginning of the Summer season. "What avid reader doesn't think of reading the latest paperback book on the beach when they think of Summer? When one considers the fact that Imperator's central character, Julius Caesar, is in his mid teens by the end of volume 1 and the action packed story of the times in which he lived makes it a perfect fit for the 'Young Adult Reader' that durring the rest of the year are working and studying but often in the Summer they have more time to read for pleasure. Plus when I think of young adults I think of limited funds, bringing the less expensive paperback option within reach of more young people's budgets." Katz said.
Katz has billed his Private release party as follows:
We will be celebrating the Vulcanalia or the Festival of Vulcan, the god of Fire, in the traditional Roman way with a Bonfire, the reading of sacred texts, Feasting, Drinking and of course there must be "Games".... We will also be celebrating the release of my Novel Imperator in Paperback. There will be food and Bud Lite on tap while supplies last. Contributions are welcome. I will be Reading short passages from Imperator and signing Hardcover, Paperback Copies in addition to CD's with Imperator in PDF plus Bonus Content which will be available for purchase at a Bonfire discount!
Signed Paperback........................................................$ 10
Signed Hardcover........................................................$ 20
Signed CD with IMPERATOR PDF and Bonus Content...............$ 5
While there will Be "Games", NO GLADITORIAL COMBATS WILL BE PERMITTED!
Imperator is the story of the man that would rise from the streets of Rome to the pinnacle of power and world domination. A man whose very name would come to symbolize unrivaled power and become the coveted title every Roman Emperor to follow would assume, a man whose policy of Clemency toward his enemies would seal his fate. Meet the boy who would become Caesar! IMPERATOR
All of the profits of the Book Sales at the Event will be Donated to TAPS a highly rated Charity that provides services to the Survivors of U.S. Military Personel. For more information on TAPS and their valuable services at: http://www.taps.org/ The Imperator Team of Derek Haviland, Publicist, Taylor Wagner, Visual Arts Director and Phil Katz, the Author are now being joined by their new Event Planner, Jaymie Lanera. Jaymie is the Founder of ELF Helps Africa, an NGO named for her late mother Elisa Lanera that has successfully instituted a number initiatives aimed at educating the children of Africa, including fundraising for and building a library for a school in Ghana. Jaymie is an experienced veteran of the event and fund raising world. Jaymie has offered her services in gratitude for Katz's continuous support of Jaymie's dreams of helping others to help themselves. "I have really been blessed with the great people I have around me and the energy and experience that they bring with them is a true gift." Katz says of his team of friends. The Imperator team is now starting to jell and set goals and metrics to asses the success of their efforts. This first private event is going to serve as a dry run for future public events of this nature. "I'm going to have to admit this event, should it flop, would be entirely my fault since I could not let the Memorial Day weekend, the first of the Summer pass without some sort of 'Feast', so The Roman Holiday of the Vulcanalia was just as good as any.
"In all seriousness Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those that 'gave the last full measure of devotion' to our country and for our freedom so I felt it was only appropriate that the proceeds from the event should go to help the surviving members of the families of the fallen heroes of Our Republic." Katz declared. So Katz and his friends and neighbors will enjoy an evening in the way the first people would have. They will share a meal and listen to stories around the fire just as Homer surely unveiled his Iliad, the western world's first great work of Literature, to his friends and nieghbors 3,200 years ago.