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Proving Press Proving Press publishes fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books. Proving Press is an imprint of Columbus Publishing Lab, and has been producing and distributing exceptional titles since 2014.
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“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beeche...
10/30/2020

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher

#QuoteOfTheDay #BookLovers #booksareessential #Read

Sharing Wolley the Bookworm with your children is the perfect way to spark their interest in reading!Wolley is a bookwor...
10/26/2020
Wolley the Bookworm

Sharing Wolley the Bookworm with your children is the perfect way to spark their interest in reading!

Wolley is a bookworm who loves reading at his local library with his best friend Wilma the bookworm. When a young bookworm visits the library for the first time, Wolley learns to help him find the perfect book.

Get your copy of Wolley the Bookworm on Amazon for just $9.99!

#BookLovers #ChildrensBooks #KidsRead

https://www.amazon.com/Wolley-Bookworm-James-Phillips/dp/1633373991/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+bookworm+james+phillips&qid=1601063118&s=books&sr=1-1

Wolley the Bookworm

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound#BookLover #r...
10/23/2020

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.” – Ezra Pound

#BookLover #readers #readingcommunity

Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, and community, when even monsters want friendship. As Sammy the Skeleton’s Hallo...
10/22/2020
Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise

Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, and community, when even monsters want friendship. As Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise reveals, sometimes the scariest-looking creatures have the biggest hearts.

Sammy, a playful and kindly skeleton, lives alone in a cemetery outside of town. He longs to make friends, but he fears his monstrous appearance will frighten people away. When the autumn wind brings news of an impending Halloween party, Sammy sees his chance to fit in.

Fashioning a costume and mask, Sammy hides who he is and attends the party, but what will happen if the other guests discover the truth? Will they be afraid?

Find your copy on Amazon for just $10.00 and let the Halloween reading begin!

https://www.amazon.com/Sammy-Skeletons-Halloween-Surprise-Dubovec/dp/1633373347/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sammy+the+skeleton&qid=1602609883&sr=8-1

Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise

“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is bett...
10/17/2020

“We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” – Jules Verne

#Read #QuoteOfTheDay #BookLovers

10/13/2020

Happy release anniversary to Perry Koons for his book, Comet Saves the Day! Congratulations on one year of inspiring young readers everywhere with Christmas cheer!

When Santa has a problem, everyone pitches in to help. Santa’s helper elves try real hard, but Comet is the only one who can save the day and get Christmas back on schedule. This story puts the “Merry” back in Christmas and a “Jingle” back in Santa’s step!

Comet Saves Christmas is great book for you and your children in the upcoming holiday season!

Get your copy for just $15.99 on Amazon today!

https://www.amazon.com/Comet-Saves-Day-Perry-Koons/dp/1733271600/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=comet+saves+the+day&qid=1602609181&sr=8-1

“In my view, nineteen pounds of old books are at least nineteen times as delicious as one pound of fresh caviar.” — Anne...
10/10/2020

“In my view, nineteen pounds of old books are at least nineteen times as delicious as one pound of fresh caviar.” — Anne Fadiman

#BookLovers

Swimming was everything to Emmi. Because of it, she made friends, became a winner, saved lives, stood out, discovered lo...
10/06/2020
The Waves Keep Crashing

Swimming was everything to Emmi. Because of it, she made friends, became a winner, saved lives, stood out, discovered love, found pure happiness. Swimming was everything to Emmi. But after that day, she never wanted to swim again.

Find your copy of The Waves Keep Crashing by Ellie Keehn on Amazon for just $14.99. Don't forget to leave a review!

https://www.amazon.com/Waves-Keep-Crashing-Ellie-Keehn/dp/1633374416/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ellie+keehn&qid=1601903530&sr=8-1

The Waves Keep Crashing

Poet, and now editor, Stark Hunter returns with his tenth poetic enterprise, Monster Trees! This time showcasing the obs...
09/30/2020
Monster Trees: The Obscure Poems of Harry Pim

Poet, and now editor, Stark Hunter returns with his tenth poetic enterprise, Monster Trees! This time showcasing the obscure poetry of unknown poetauteur, Harry Pim.

At age 107 and still counting, Pim has, it seems, broken all records for longevity and madness.

His secret? According to Pim, a terrible diet of greasy fast-foods, a daily imbibing of his home-made, black syrupy beer (even thicker than Turkish coffee), and his ever-smoking briar pipe filled with sativa bud, are the reasons he has not yet said hello to, as T. S. Eliot once described him, ‘the Eternal Footman.’

Find your copy of Monster Trees by Stark Hunter on Amazon for just $10.00 and dive into the life of this peculiar madman!

https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Trees-Obscure-Poems-Harry/dp/1633374068/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=monster+trees+harry+pim&qid=1601062722&s=books&sr=1-1

Monster Trees: The Obscure Poems of Harry Pim

Check out this awesome cover for our author Edwin Radin!
06/23/2020

Check out this awesome cover for our author Edwin Radin!

We’re loving how the cover turned out for Edwin Radin’s new book! Edwin delves into the history of the Wild West and the Jewish men and women who helped tame early America. Look for the release in early July!

Don't spend all day writing query letters; spend that time writing books. Proving Press helps you self-publish professio...
03/10/2020

Don't spend all day writing query letters; spend that time writing books. Proving Press helps you self-publish professional-quality books and get your stories into the hands of readers. We make the process simple and affordable without sacrificing quality. To learn more about what great publishing means to us, email us directly at [email protected] or call or text us at 614-805-3982 to learn more about the publishing process.

We interviewed Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone, the co-authors of Dumpster Doll: The Early Years about their writing pr...
01/24/2020
Co-Author Spotlight – Dumpster Doll: The Early Years – Proving Press News and Releases

We interviewed Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone, the co-authors of Dumpster Doll: The Early Years about their writing process and how their lives have changed since publishing the memoir.

Dumpster Doll follows the life of Michelle Mays as she's born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As she and her siblings cling to survival, the balance of family ties is weighed against alcoholism, drug abuse, abandonment, and despair.

Co-Author Spotlight – Dumpster Doll: The Early Years January 24, 2020 Dumpster Doll: The Early Years is a co-authored memoir by Michelle Mays and Michelle Moone that details the life of Mays, who was born into an abusive family in the Midwest. As Mays and her siblings cling to survival, the balanc...

Follow Norman Walters on more of his real-life adventures in the jungles of Peru in his new book, Chasing the Dream: Ten...
01/17/2020
Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon

Follow Norman Walters on more of his real-life adventures in the jungles of Peru in his new book, Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon.

Available now at retailers worldwide, Chasing the Dream is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.

Norman Walters’ Peruvian adventure along the banks of the Amazon river continues in Chasing the Dream: Ten Years in the Upper Amazon. This is the second chapter in a story of overcoming obstacles, blending cultures, creating a dream, and facing hardship as well as joy.Norman Walters spent ten yea....

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”― John Steinbe...
01/02/2020

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
― John Steinbeck

Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos is an engaging story that helps children learn to solve problems and "go with...
12/31/2019
Hank and Stella Books

Something from Nothing by Damian Synadinos is an engaging story that helps children learn to solve problems and "go with the flow" as they learn improv comedy. Children and parents alike are laughing and learning together, and reviews are still coming in.

One reviewer said, “Even if parents and children only take the concept of "Yes, And" from the book, and apply it to their interactions, conversations, and imagination—they will have a great time together… Do your young kids a favor—start with this book and explore improv.”

Click here to learn more about Something from Nothing and author visits near you!

Hank and Stella Books by Damian Synadinos

“Write what should not be forgotten.”― Isabel Allende
12/23/2019

“Write what should not be forgotten.”
― Isabel Allende

In Vicki Roach's Gingerbread Smash, two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Chr...
12/12/2019
Gingerbread Smash!: Two Mischievous Boys Learn the True Meaning of Christmas

In Vicki Roach's Gingerbread Smash, two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Christmas.

Our Acquisitions Editor Quentin Russell said after reading, "This book makes me nostalgic! This is exactly what my parents would have read to me and my sisters on Christmas morning. After making gingerbread houses, of course!"

Order your copy today, while Santa still has a chance to deliver it on time!

This beautiful Christmas story is based on a true story of God's love. The tale of two mischevious brothers will delight young readers as they learn the meaning of Christmas.Jesus was born to save the world for me and you!

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”― William H. Gass
12/09/2019

“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.”
― William H. Gass

Now it's almost five years later, and Repair by Jenny Spokas is still a project we are proud to have been a part of. Not...
11/15/2019
Repair

Now it's almost five years later, and Repair by Jenny Spokas is still a project we are proud to have been a part of. Not only is it a beautiful book inside and out, but a portion of each sale goes to The Autism Community in Action. This poetry can make an impact both in your life and others'.

Rediscovering strength and clarity through life's trials is the theme of "Repair," the latest poetry collection from author Jenny Spokas. “It’s something we can all relate to, the need to find a blue sky again once the storms blow over. It's about personal restoration and ...

We're often told to eat food that's "Local and organic," but what about brain food? Support a local author by reading th...
11/11/2019

We're often told to eat food that's "Local and organic," but what about brain food? Support a local author by reading their books! Your brain will thank you and (unlike writers you'll never have a chance to meet) so will the author!

Cover reveal for Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott, illustrated by  RK Blessing! This adorable children's book was design...
10/30/2019

Cover reveal for Sneezy the Squirrel by H. L. Ott, illustrated by RK Blessing! This adorable children's book was designed to be easy to read for kids who are visually impaired, and written with a special message for all kids.

From the author: "I want children who do not have disabilities to understand that everyone has something that makes them different. Sneezy got his name because of his allergies, something anyone can have, just like a disability. We are all different, so instead of making fun of one another, we should help and love one another."

Look for Sneezy the Squirrel next week at retailers worldwide!

Cover reveal for Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters! The Peruvian adventure continues along the banks of the Amazon Riv...
10/30/2019

Cover reveal for Chasing the Dream by Norman Walters! The Peruvian adventure continues along the banks of the Amazon River in Norman's second book with Proving Press. Our book designer worked with photos that Norman took in Peru in the nineties to create this striking cover, so evocative of the beauty and danger of the raw jungle. Look for Chasing the Dream in November!

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The wors...
10/29/2019

"Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." - Sylvia Plath

323 Days by John Harris is the #1 new release in Korean War books on Amazon! Through letters exchanged by his parents ov...
10/24/2019
323 Days

323 Days by John Harris is the #1 new release in Korean War books on Amazon! Through letters exchanged by his parents over the course of the war, Harris grants readers an intimate look not only at the life of a soldier, but at the lives of those back at home. Part love story, part historical record, part military memoir, these letters are an important viewing window into a critical segment of the Korean War, published here for the first time.

Albert Harris was a hometown hero in the small east Texas town of Greenville. He was captain and quarterback of the high school football team and married Mary Alice Norwood, the pretty daughter of the local county judge, in 1945. Trained as an artillery officer in the Marines, Lieutenant Harris j...

Columbus Publishing Lab
10/23/2019
Columbus Publishing Lab

Columbus Publishing Lab

David Cuccia / Author-Illustrator is the author and illustrator of There's a Crazy Dog Under the Palace! and the sequel, Who Ate the Gelato?!

Originally published through Lulu, Mr. Cuccia came to Columbus Publishing Lab when he was frustrated with the print quality of his books. When he received his first proof in the mail, he was thrilled. We're more than happy to provide great printing and distribution for our authors, but thanks to David for the kind words and for making great books for children.

10/21/2019
Columbus Publishing Lab

If you live in the Columbus or Mount Gilead areas, come on out to the Writers' Retreat!

This Friday and Saturday (Oct. 25-26th), Columbus Publishing Lab will have a booth at the Second Annual Autumn Mount Gilead Writers' Retreat; we hope to see you there! Thanks to the Mount Gilead Area Writers Guild for hosting the event and investing in local authors!

Anne MacReynold's Red Sand is a story of magic and sacrifice. Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world…  Earth. ...
10/18/2019
Red Sand (The Creations Series)

Anne MacReynold's Red Sand is a story of magic and sacrifice.

Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world…
Earth. But will Lilith’s instinct to care for a vulnerable world outshine her desire for the man she longs for?

On Amazon, one reviewer describes the book with the words, "Outstanding! A thrilling journey. Couldn’t put it down. Eagerly waiting for more! Love the author!" We think if you pick it up, you'll be this excited too.

Lilith awakens in a strange and mysterious world… Earth—a place full of wonder and terror alike. The life around her calls to her for aid, but there is something holding her back. A man wants her as his, and she can’t deny the fact that she wants the same. But life t...

Whenever we finish a good book, we're left with a desire to have a conversation with the author. That's why Proving Pres...
10/17/2019

Whenever we finish a good book, we're left with a desire to have a conversation with the author. That's why Proving Press is so passionate about local authors. Our books stir up real conversations and our authors love the connections they make with their readers and their fellow writers. Submit to Proving Press today to join a community passionate about the written word.

10/16/2019

It's #WritersBlockWednesday! To help you get over that hump, write a micro-story in the comments below. For bonus points, write to this prompt: Write a micro-story in a specific genre, be that romance, mystery, sci-fi, or another genre of your choice!

Happy release day to Amla Mehta, author of Eye with a View. This memoir chronicles the light and dark aspects of vision ...
10/11/2019
Eye with a View

Happy release day to Amla Mehta, author of Eye with a View. This memoir chronicles the light and dark aspects of vision loss and universal themes like facing inequality and change. Amla’s journey of blindness became the catalyst that enabled her to love herself unconditionally.

Amla will be on Different Strokes for Different Folks, a radio program hosted by David Clarke, this evening at @ 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time/4:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Twelve enlightening true stories from pain to purpose. Amla chronicles the light and dark aspects of vision loss based on universal themes like facing inequality and vast change. Amla's journey of blindness organically became the catalyst that enabled her to love herself unconditionally-...

At Proving Press, we meet writers all the time who "have been meaning to" write their novel. We get it, life gets busy. ...
10/10/2019

At Proving Press, we meet writers all the time who "have been meaning to" write their novel. We get it, life gets busy. But no one is going to write for you, and more importantly, no one can. Take some time to "bleed" your story onto paper, and keep it up until you've gotten it down.

Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise by Mark Dubovec is now available in print and digital editions from retailers wo...
10/08/2019
Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise

Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise by Mark Dubovec is now available in print and digital editions from retailers worldwide!

When Autumn winds bring news of a Halloween party, Sammy the skeleton sees his chance to fit in with everyone else: By hiding behind a mask. But what will happen if his new friends see his real face? Will they be afraid?

Our Acquisition Editor Quentin Russell describes the book by saying, "Sammy the Skeleton is as charming as it is sincere. Who knew Halloween could be so heartfelt?"

Grab your copy of the book today, and don’t forget to support independent literature by leaving reviews on Goodreads and your favorite retailer!

Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, and community, when even monsters want friendship. As Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise reveals, sometimes the scariest-looking creatures have the biggest hearts.Sammy, a playful and kindly skeleton, lives alone in a cemetery outside of town. He...

Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise by Mark Dubovec is available worldwide!Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, a...
10/07/2019
Sammy the Skeleton's Halloween Surprise

Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise by Mark Dubovec is available worldwide!

Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, and community, when even monsters want friendship. As Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise reveals, sometimes the scariest-looking creatures have the biggest hearts.

Sammy, a playful and kindly skeleton, lives alone in a cemetery outside of town. He longs to make friends, but he fears his monstrous appearance will frighten people away. When the autumn wind brings news of an impending Halloween party, Sammy sees his chance to fit in.

Fashioning a costume and mask, Sammy hides who he is and attends the party, but what will happen if the other guests discover the truth? Will they be afraid?

Halloween. A season of costumes, candy, and community, when even monsters want friendship. As Sammy the Skeleton’s Halloween Surprise reveals, sometimes the scariest-looking creatures have the biggest hearts.Sammy, a playful and kindly skeleton, lives alone in a cemetery outside of town. He...

We’re excited to officially announce that we’ll be publishing Sleeping in the Jungle by Elle B. Six. Sleeping in the jun...
10/04/2019

We’re excited to officially announce that we’ll be publishing Sleeping in the Jungle by Elle B. Six.

Sleeping in the jungle is a jarring, redemptive memoir that shares its name and storyline with the critically acclaimed indie film. A 15-year-old boy wanders the freezing streets of Cleveland, searching for shelter and God. The book tells a story of purpose, from a broken childhood to a life that is transformed across decades.

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