Diversion Books

Diversion Books Innovative indie publisher connecting great books with avid readers since 2010.

Founded in 2010, Diversion Books has emerged as a premier indie publisher, partnering with top literary agencies, media companies, and authors to build a rapidly-growing catalog across a range of genres. With its cutting-edge marketing and versatility in the changing landscape, Diversion proudly publishes top-tier authors old and new, building the next-generation publishing company, one great book at a time. Are you a romance reader? Learn more about our romance eBook app, EverAfter Romance, at http://everafterromance.com/.

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"He was the biggest prick I ever met ... but he sure wrote some great songs." THE LIFE OF LOU REED (Diversion Books)

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus
11/08/2019
The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

Great recommendation from Don Williams at Bourbonfool.com!

"To learn more about George Remus, Jack Daniels, and murder, I strongly recommend the book “The Bourbon King” written by Bob Batchelor. It is very entertaining and a good read that provides an excellent look at the life and crimes of George Remus."

From Tobin Smith - a 14-year Fox News contributor, guest anchor, and two-time New York Times bestselling author - comes ...
10/29/2019
Foxocracy: Inside the Fox News Network Playbook of Tribal Warfare

From Tobin Smith - a 14-year Fox News contributor, guest anchor, and two-time New York Times bestselling author - comes an unprecedented insider’s account of the Fox News playbook. #Foxocracy is on sale now:
https://www.diversionbooks.com/books/foxocracy/

From a 14-year Fox News contributor, guest anchor, and two-time New York Times bestselling author comes an unprecedented insider’s account of the Fox News playbook—the production secrets and manipulation strategies Fox uses to influence viewers, divide families, weaponize the daily discourse of ...

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10/08/2019

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Love, murder, mountains of cash, and rivers of bourbon...the tale of George Remus will take readers into the dark heart ...
09/03/2019
The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition's Evil Genius

Love, murder, mountains of cash, and rivers of bourbon...the tale of George Remus will take readers into the dark heart of Prohibition. On sale now.

Author Bob Batchelor breathes life into the largest bootlegging operation in America—greater than that of Al Capone—and a man considered the best criminal defense lawyer of his era. Remus bought an empire of distilleries on Kentucky’s “Bourbon Trail” and used his other profession, as a pharmacist, to profit off legal loopholes. He spent millions bribing officials in the Harding Administration, and he created a roaring lifestyle that epitomized the Jazz Age over which he ruled.

That is, before he came crashing down in one of the most sensational murder cases in American history: a cheating wife, the G-man who seduced her and put Remus in jail, and the plunder of a Bourbon Empire. Remus murdered his wife in cold-blood and then shocked a nation winning his freedom based on a condition he invented—temporary maniacal insanity.

https://www.diversionbooks.com/books/the-bourbon-king/

October 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the Volstead Act, which put the enforcement teeth into Prohibition. But the law didn’t stop George Remus from cornering the boozy, illegal liquor marketplace and amassing a fortune that eclipsed $200 million (the equivalent of $4.75 billion today.) As em...

The Strenuous Life: TR & the Making of the American Athlete - Ryan Swanson by Ryan Swanson is on sale now! In full and i...
08/20/2019

The Strenuous Life: TR & the Making of the American Athlete - Ryan Swanson by Ryan Swanson is on sale now! In full and intricate detail, featuring an amazing cast of characters from the worlds of politics, athletics, entertainment and more, this is the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt helped shepherd in an American sports and fitness revolution.
https://www.diversionbooks.com/books/the-strenuous-life/

“The book chronicles Ruffhouse’s rise in the pre-Napster era when the music industry was making money hand over fist…Ruf...
07/12/2019
The Ruffhouse story: How a great hip-hop label took on the world from Conshohocken

“The book chronicles Ruffhouse’s rise in the pre-Napster era when the music industry was making money hand over fist…Ruffhouse tells tales of those mega-selling acts, and many compelling characters…But Ruffhouse also has a different, intensely personal story to tell.”— Philadelphia Inquirer

https://www.inquirer.com/entertainment/ruffhouse-records-chris-schwartz-lauryn-hill-fugees-questlove-20190712.html

Friends had been suggesting that Schwartz write a book for years, but until now it felt like too soon.

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus
07/10/2019
The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus

"A rip-roaring good time for any American history buff or true-crime fan."

New Book Review for The Bourbon King: The Life and Crimes of George Remus, Prohibition’s Evil Genius by Bob Batchelor Diversion Books Publishers Weekly

"Smith celebrates Sheeran’s life, highlighting his marriage to his childhood friend Cherry Seaborn and the many friendsh...
07/01/2019
Nonfiction Book Review: Ed Sheeran: A Biography by Sean Smith. Diversion, $16.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-6357-6651-6

"Smith celebrates Sheeran’s life, highlighting his marriage to his childhood friend Cherry Seaborn and the many friendships he formed with Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and the members of One Direction (all of whom Sheeran had written songs for). Smith includes dozens of candid photos of Sheeran and playfully recalls ill-timed moments, such as him eating a sausage roll backstage before performing at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Sheeran fans will relish this well-told biography."

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-6357-6651-6

Celebrity biographer Smith (George: A Memory of George Michael) delivers a well-researched, entertaining look at Ed Sheeran, the British singer-songwriter who hit the American charts in 2017.

"I've gotten to know Chris Schwartz very well over the past 25 years both personally and professionally, but there are e...
06/18/2019

"I've gotten to know Chris Schwartz very well over the past 25 years both personally and professionally, but there are elements to the Ruffhouse story that even I didn't know until I read this book. That's a testament to Chris and his abilities as a storyteller, and a reflection of his single-minded focus." ― Wyclef Jean

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/ruffhouse/

How Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz overcame poverty, abuse, and addiction to start one of the most pivotal labels in hip-hop history and launch the careers of some of music’s biggest stars - available now in hardcover and paperback

From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apga...
06/11/2019

From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, M.D., this book celebrates the lives and hard-earned accomplishments of ten women from around the world who forever changed astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology.

"These minibiographies of women who persisted will move anyone with an avid curiosity about the world." –Publishers Weekly

Buy the book: https://www.diversionbooks.com/books/ten-women-who-changed-science-and-the-world/

"It was a career (229-172, 3.30, 49 shutouts) and life well-led, and it should have culminated with him giving an accept...
06/03/2019
The full Luis Tiant story has finally been told - The Boston Globe

"It was a career (229-172, 3.30, 49 shutouts) and life well-led, and it should have culminated with him giving an acceptance speech on a July Sunday in Cooperstown a long time ago.

There’s still time. The Hall is loaded with committees. One of them should recognize Tiant. Meanwhile, he has a great story to tell. You’ll like it."

The Boston Globe on SON OF HAVANA by Luis Tiant. Order your copy by 6/30 to receive a signed bookplate: http://www.diversionbooks.com/promotions/son-of-havana-signed-bookplate-promotion/

https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2019/05/31/the-full-luis-tiant-story-has-finally-been-told/bxGreZTsv2S9h9txz9Or3K/story.html?p1=Article_Recirc_Most_Popular

A new biography reveals that his father was vehemently opposed to him becoming a pro baseball player, at least in America.

Out Today: NO SAVING THROW by Kay McFarlandA supremely geeky murder mystery perfect for Whovians, gamers, and Muggles al...
05/14/2019

Out Today: NO SAVING THROW by Kay McFarland

A supremely geeky murder mystery perfect for Whovians, gamers, and Muggles alike.

#outtoday #newrelease #cozymystery #books #diversionbooks

Releasing Today: SON OF HAVANA by Luis Tiant In his own words, the improbable story of Luis Tiant, one of the most chari...
05/14/2019

Releasing Today: SON OF HAVANA by Luis Tiant

In his own words, the improbable story of Luis Tiant, one of the most charismatic, accomplished Major League Baseball players of the 1960s and ’70s

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/son-of-havana/

SON OF HAVANA by Luis Tiant with Saul Wisnia is on sale now in eBook and hardcover! The first 200 people to buy the book...
05/14/2019
Son of Havana by Luis Tiant

SON OF HAVANA by Luis Tiant with Saul Wisnia is on sale now in eBook and hardcover! The first 200 people to buy the book from any retailer & upload their receipt on the page below will receive a bookplate autographed by Luis! Terms & conditions apply.

About the book: Luis Tiant puts his huge heart on his sleeve and describes his road from fields strewn with rocks and rubbish in Havana to the pristine lawns of major league ballparks. Teammates, opponents, family, and media also weigh-in―including a foreword by fellow Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski and the first in-depth interview ever with Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk on the magic behind these Boston batterymates.

http://www.diversionbooks.com/promotions/son-of-havana-signed-bookplate-promotion/

Purchase a copy of Son of Havana by 6/30 and receive a bookplate autographed by Luis Tiant!

Summer is almost here! Which book will you choose to take to the beach????#summerreading #books #beachreading #diversion...
05/10/2019

Summer is almost here! Which book will you choose to take to the beach????

#summerreading #books #beachreading #diversionbooks

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05/08/2019

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Even before Donald Trump entered America’s highest office, an international survey revealed that narcissism is part of t...
05/03/2019

Even before Donald Trump entered America’s highest office, an international survey revealed that narcissism is part of the assumed “national character” of Americans. While only a small number actually meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, those exploitive few have a way of gaining center stage in our culture

Fragile Bully: Understanding Our Destructive Affair With Narcissism in the Age of Trump looks beyond the sound bites of self-aggrandizing celebrities and selfish tweets to the real problem of narcissism.

Today, the New York Times confirmed what George Papadopoulos long suspected and wrote about in DEEP STATE TARGET - that ...
05/02/2019
Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump

Today, the New York Times confirmed what George Papadopoulos long suspected and wrote about in DEEP STATE TARGET - that the F.B.I. sent an investigator posing as a research assistant to meet with George while he was working on Trump's presidential campaign.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/us/politics/fbi-government-investigator-trump.html

Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-State-Target-Crosshairs-President/dp/1635764939

"Wait till you read this book. It blew me away. . . . Could not have come at a better time as we close the chapter on the Mueller Report. . . . This is a must-read book. . . . This will be a movie." ―Sean Hannity Deep State Target is the only firsthand account that proves the attempted sabotage o....

"Wait till you read this book. It blew me away. . . . Could not have come at a better time as we close the chapter on th...
05/02/2019

"Wait till you read this book. It blew me away. . . . Could not have come at a better time as we close the chapter on the Mueller Report. . . . This is a must-read book. . . . This will be a movie." —Sean Hannity

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/deep-state-target/

From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apga...
05/01/2019

From two-time Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie to physicist Chien-Shiung Wu and obstetrical anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, M.D., this book celebrates the lives and hard-earned accomplishments of ten women from around the world who forever changed astronomy, physics, chemistry, medicine, and biology. On sale June 11th.

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/ten-women-who-changed-science-and-the-world/

"This engrossing, heartbreaking story is sure to appeal to true crime fans."  —Publishers Weekly
04/30/2019

"This engrossing, heartbreaking story is sure to appeal to true crime fans." —Publishers Weekly

In need of a good cozy mystery or a superhero book? We've got you covered!
04/29/2019

In need of a good cozy mystery or a superhero book? We've got you covered!

To save a kingdom, she may have to sacrifice her heart. Lady Claire is the brightest addition to the queen’s retinue, bu...
04/26/2019

To save a kingdom, she may have to sacrifice her heart.

Lady Claire is the brightest addition to the queen’s retinue, but she hides a secret that could change the fabric of Aurelia: she can foretell another’s fate. If she ever hopes to return to those she loves, Claire must overcome the most perilous challenge of her life and embrace her curse as a gift.

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/the-queens-dance/

Get a cup of coffee or two and settle down with this POST apocalyptic thriller.
04/25/2019

Get a cup of coffee or two and settle down with this POST apocalyptic thriller.

"A detailed and moving picture of how the Habsburgs suffered under the Nazi regime.... This look at a lesser-known aspec...
04/24/2019

"A detailed and moving picture of how the Habsburgs suffered under the Nazi regime.... This look at a lesser-known aspect of WWII is scrupulously sourced, well-written, and accessible" —Publishers Weekly

What's your favorite book spine?
04/22/2019

What's your favorite book spine?

There's nothing quite like the feeling of being surrounded by books.
04/19/2019

There's nothing quite like the feeling of being surrounded by books.

The remarkable rags-to-riches story of Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz, who battled poverty, abuse, and addicti...
04/18/2019

The remarkable rags-to-riches story of Ruffhouse Records founder Chris Schwartz, who battled poverty, abuse, and addiction to start one of the most pivotal labels in hip-hop history.

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/ruffhouse/

"Dr. Georgia Thackery is smart, resourceful, and determined to be a great single mom to her teenager. Georgia is normal ...
04/17/2019

"Dr. Georgia Thackery is smart, resourceful, and determined to be a great single mom to her teenager. Georgia is normal in every respect—except that her best friend happens to be a skeleton named Sid. You'll love the adventures of this unexpected mystery-solving duo." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The paperback of THE ART OF SOUTHERN CHARM is out today!And who better to let you know than the adorable King Henrik!htt...
04/16/2019

The paperback of THE ART OF SOUTHERN CHARM is out today!

And who better to let you know than the adorable King Henrik!

https://amzn.to/2HVofOm

Start the week off right by reading Kevin Munoz THE POST.  A chilling post-apocalyptic story perfect for any fan of the ...
04/15/2019

Start the week off right by reading Kevin Munoz THE POST.

A chilling post-apocalyptic story perfect for any fan of the Walking Dead.

#chilling #postapocalyptic #mystery #book #kevinmunoz #reading #diversion

If you could pick one book off your bookshelf to read this weekend what would you choose?
04/12/2019

If you could pick one book off your bookshelf to read this weekend what would you choose?

"Newspaper clippings and family photos pepper The Purple Diaries, providing a glimpse into the lost world of Old Hollywo...
04/11/2019

"Newspaper clippings and family photos pepper The Purple Diaries, providing a glimpse into the lost world of Old Hollywood and the pandemonium the court case caused. It’s this wider scope that makes The Purple Diaries endlessly fascinating. Now if the present-day Hollywood could just adapt it to the screen." - Entertainment Weekly

THE PURPLE DIARIES tells the story of famous Hollywood starlet Mary Astor and her involvement in one of the biggest scandals to rock the Golden Age of cinema.

http://www.diversionbooks.com/books/the-purple-diaries/

Need a book recommendation to help get through the middle of the week?For the political savvy individual, check out DEEP...
04/10/2019

Need a book recommendation to help get through the middle of the week?

For the political savvy individual, check out DEEP STATE TARGET.

For the baseball fan, look out for SON OF HAVANA which releases in just one month!

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Diversion Books, a division of Diversion Publishing Corp, is an independent publisher with a focus on general interest non-fiction. In publishing up to 40 original titles per year in hardcover, paperback as well as digital and audio, Diversion is focused on the categories of history, politics, pop culture (especially music), sports, science, and business. Founded by CEO and Publisher Scott Waxman, Diversion is emerging as an imprint known for quality titles on topics of broad interest to readers. All titles in the trade via the efforts of Two Rivers Distribution.

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Up at KRL we have a review and giveaway of a mystery featuring a table top game store owner, "No Saving Throw" by Kristen McFarland, and a fun guest post by Kristen about mysteries and games
Up at KRL we have a review and giveaway of "The Skeleton Makes a Friend" by Leigh Perry
5-star rated, new novel, "Mollie's Follies," at the Kindle Store and in paperback on Amazon.com, is about a beautiful girl on the run, after a bitter childhood and having been cast into life without guidance. Inspired by real-life events and written by Bonnie Mill Lemke, protagonist Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, provides thought-provoking perspectives during her fast-paced, swift-changing lifestyle. Mollie is facing huge roadblocks while traveling The States alone. AA Meetings, auto accidents, hospitalizations, lost love, serial marriage, suicide attempts, and surgeries create a dysfunctional existence, driving this young, pretty lady to her knees in prayer.
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Up at KRL, those who also enjoy fantasy and superheroes, a review & giveaway of "Dreadnought" by April Daniels, the first in a trilogy about a transgender superhero
I just finished reading Candace Robb's Apothecary Rose. It was a very complex novel full of history and mystery that told a good story. The characters were well developed, the plot moved at a good, steady pace, and the history that was laced throughout made for a good read.