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Abbé Glasberg

The_mission_of_abbe_glasberg_lucien_lazareThe Mission of Abbé Glasberg by Lucien Lazare is the fascinating story of a priest – of Jewish origins – who dedicated himself to the task of helping the refugees who were streaming into France during the years preceding World War II. Together with Father Chaillet, Alexandre Glasberg created the ecumenical Amitié Chrétienne in May 1942 with the full support of Cardinal Gerlier, archbishop of Lyon.

In a joint effort, they managed to retrieve hundreds of Jewish children from French-run concentration camps and disperse them among religious houses and private homes. They refused to give them up even when the government of Vichy placed Chaillet under house arrest in a psychiatric hospital for three months.

They disregarded the orders of Alexandre Angeli, the regional prefect of Lyon who was a Nazi collaborator. Alexandre Angeli was condemned to a death penalty immediately after the war, later commuted to a sentence of four year-imprisonment. Abbé Glasberg later joined the French underground.

After the war, Abbé Glasberg assisted the Mossad in their attempt to transport many of the war survivors to the land of Israel. The book contains an introduction by Cardinal Albert Decourtray, April 4th, l990.

The book is available on Amazon and can be purchased as eBook or paperback:

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Justus Rosenberg, one of the Jews saved by the Glasberg network

On 29 April 2016 The New York Times (Sarah Wildman) devoted an article, ‘The Professor Has a Daring Past’, on the 95-year-old Justus Rosenberg who provided a safe passage out of Vichy France to anti-fascist intellectuals and cultural figures fleeing the Nazis. Rosenberg was used as a courier to deliver messages to refugees and scout out safe passage, in particular via the overland route through Spain.

In August 1942, he was rounded up with several hundred other Jews and was taken to a transit camp, Vénissieux, outside the city of Lyon. There, he was rescued by the network of Abbé Alexandre Glasberg and received his new identity: Jean-Paul Guiton. He went on to serve with the French Resistance.

Article in French by Leo Abrami on Alexandre Glasberg in the Tribune Juive

Wanda Landowska

Wandowska_de_falla_amsterdam_publishersWe are pleased to announce the publication of the correspondence between Wanda Landowska and Manuel de Falla by the Dutch musicologist Loes Dommering-van Rongen. The correspondence covers the years between 1922 and 1931.

In his book Sonderstab Musik, Willem de Vries described how the Nazi’s not only stole works of art but also musical documents form the Jews. During WWII the ‘Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg’ was set up, an organisation set up to eliminate Jewish cultural life in Europe. The Nazi’s also established a ‘Sonderstab Musik’ to locate musical manuscripts, books and instruments.  Their goal was a general confiscation and removal of Jewish possessions, including those connected with music-making. Sonderstab Musik describes the activities of the ‘Sonderstab Musik’ in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The Polish-Jewish harpsichordist Wanda Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was one of the many victims of the organisation.  When she had to flee her home in Saint-Lieu near Paris all of her musical instruments, manuscripts and personal documents were taken by the Nazi’s. Among the items stolen were letters written by the Spanish composer Manuel de Falla. Some of these letters were discovered by De Vries in Nuremberg. The Dutch lawyer and musicologist Loes Dommering-Van Rongen reconstructed the correspondence during the years 1922 and 1931 between Wanda Landowska and Manuel de Falla.

The publication contains a lot of new information and throws an interesting new light on the relationship between the two. Wanda Landowska – Manuel de Falla is available as eBook and Print-on-Demand paperback in French, the original language of the correspondence.

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Kalapati

Kalapati _frans_van_liemptDe winnaar van de jaarlijkse wedstrijd 2015 voor schrijvers is Kalapati van Frans van Liempt. Kalapati is het debuut van deze schrijver die al sinds 2006 op de Filipijnen woont.

Deze autobiografische roman geeft een openhartige blik in het leven van Frans als homoseksuele man die niet bang is het avontuur aan te gaan in een ver land.

Terugkijkend op een turbulente tijd in zijn leven als gay op de Filipijnen, vertelt Frans van Liempt in soms rauwe bewoordingen over bedrog, lust en complete ontreddering.

Na een aantal zorgeloze jaren op de Filipijnen verhuist Frans naar een andere stad om daar met een vriend een eetcafé op te zetten. Zijn partner, die hij op dat moment al zes jaar heeft, is niet behulpzaam en uiteindelijk blijft Frans alleen achter. Wanneer hij dan ook nog tegen allerlei ingewikkelde zaken aanloopt en zich op anderen verlaat, raakt hij alles kwijt en valt in een diep, duister gat. Frans ziet nog maar één uitweg, maar zelfs daarin faalt hij. Een harde leerschool volgt en beetje bij beetje begint voor Frans het licht weer te schijnen.

Het boek is als Print-on-demand paperback en als eBook leverbaar op Amazon, Bol en op www.VrijeBoeken.com

Open-hearted

Open-hearted_patricia_vlasmanOpen-hearted – My life with cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure by Patricia Vlasman

The Dutch Patricia Vlasman (b. 1971) has been leading her life with a heart condition since birth: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She is strongly advised against pregnancy and always takes oral contraception, but suddenly finds herself pregnant. She and her husband take the difficult and risky decision to keep their baby.

Patricia gives birth to a wonderful son whilst having three cardiac arrests. Soon thereafter she suffers serious arrhythmias and can no longer work. She is being pingponged between endless cardiologists and various hospitals.

When Dutch cardiologists finally say that they have little left to offer her, the only option is to ask for a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic in the US.

A fundraising concert with well-known artists enables Patricia to find the means to pay for the high fees at the Mayo Clinic. In the US she receives some recommendations for treatment that can buy her more time.

Back in the Netherlands Patricia tries to be a mainstream mother in between checkups and hospital admissions, but her life is not at all normal – every hiccup leads to looming arrhythmias.

Open-hearted is not only recommended reading for heart patients and their family and friends, but for any body who wants to get inspired by someone with an extraordinary fighting spirit, and a never ending optimism – against all odds.

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About Patricia Vlasman

Patricia Vlasman (b. 1971) read social studies and political sciences at the University of Amsterdam. She had a job at the Dutch Ministry of Justice but her worsening heart condition ended her career.

She now spends her life as a novelist and she coaches people with cardiac diseases. In 2010 her first novel appeared: Loneliness prevailing.

In Open-hearted – My life with cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure, Patricia Vlasman relates her daily struggle as a patient. A moving, raw and brave story. She swiftly draws you into her life and shows all sides of her hampering but loving heart.

Jesus and His People

Jesus_and_his_people_pierre_schiffer_amsterdam_publishersJesus and His People by Pierre Schiffer

This book introduces the reader to a new – or rather very old – way of approaching the Holy Bible. By recognizing the New Testament as the repetition of the most fundamental Old Testament history, the author describes and tries to understand the message and mission of Jesus. In that way one can see the classic Catholic-Protestant controversy with new – or rather very old – eyes.

Jesus and His People is Piere Schiffer’s first book. The author attempts to include all Christian churches and traditions within a single framework, while advocating a Christian unity. He writes from the conviction that choosing Jesus Christ is the only divine option for mankind and that following Him means embracing the ancient faith of the early Church.

About Pierre Schiffer

Pierre Schiffer (born 1976) is a Dutch Christian theologian. He received his bachelor and master degrees from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium), specializing in fundamental theology and Biblical exegesis. The person of Jesus and the Judaic-Christian history of salvation, especially as laid out in Holy Scripture, serve as the foundation and inspiration for his writings.

This is the fully revised version (September 2015) of the original text of July 2014.

For the Press

Should you wish to receive a review copy of this book by Pierre Schiffer, please get in touch.

Inner Wisdom for Kids

Happy_family_life_marjolein_smitInner Wisdom for Kids by Marjolein Smit

The portfolio of Amsterdam Publishers contains several books by the well-known Dutch Yoga teacher Marjolein Smit. These books are part of the series Inner Wisdom for Kids.

Marjolein Smit is a certified yoga instructor, who specializes in teaching yoga classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers. She has a vast experience with instructing yoga and has drawn from her vast experience so you and your child can benefit.

Happy Family Life is part I of Inner Wisdom for Kids. If you want to give your children a firm foundation in life, this is your book. It shows you how to achieve a happy and relaxed family life together with your children. You learn how to apply mindfulness for conscious parenting and find daily balance in a sometimes hectic life. The book is full of ideas, useful tips and exercises that help you reach your goals.

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The book is also available in Dutch as: Happy Family.

Yoga_for_kids_marjolein_smit_inner_wisdom_for_kidsYoga for Kids is part II of Inner Wisdom for Kids. It is a delightful and instructive book consisting of many color photographs that the author has taken of her young children practicing yoga. These pictures make the book a pleasure to read. It is recommended not only for parents, but also for instructors. You do not need any prior experience with yoga.

Through simple and fun breathing exercises and yoga figures, like animal poses, children quickly learn how to use their senses, are more aware of their body and feel increasingly at ease with themselves. Even more importantly, fun exercises and basic yoga poses help them to get in touch with their inner selves, and build self-confidence. The book is suitable for toddlers and Pre-schoolers. You cannot start too soon with Inner Wisdom for kids!

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Praise for Inner Wisdom for Kids

Happy Family Life:

Wonderful book, lovingly written – “Love this book. I know Marjolein from the wonderful class Toddler yoga teacher I followed three years ago and she has written another beautiful, easy accessible book. Connecting with our children will become easier and easier with these tips and information. Reading Thank you very much!”

Just a great quality book for people who want a happy life – “This book is awesome! It’s great quality with all the pictures and tips it is really easy and fun to read too. It is kind of spiritual in a sense because it tells all the feelings and why the theory explained is so great. But that is nothing that bothered me. Just a great quality book!

About Marjolein Smit

Marjolein Smit is a Dutch certified yoga instructor, specializing in teaching yoga classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

For the Press

Should you wish to read all of Marjolein Smit’s books, please see her Amazon Authorpage.

Flight of the Seagull

Flight_of_the_seagull_greet_beukenkamp_amsterdam_publishersThe Flight of the Seagull by Greet Beukenkamp

The Flight of the Seagull by Dutch children’s and YA book author Greet Beukenkamp is a story that cuts to the core of the high school experience.

Grade 9 is going on a schooltrip to Terschelling, one of the Dutch islands. The teenagers are excited, board the ferry and the mood on the way to the camp site is elated. Everyone would consider them a well-behaved class, but the reality is completely different. Throughout the school year, a group of boys has been ruining the atmosphere in the classroom with their antisocial behavior. They mainly pick on Ivan. At school the situation is more or less under control, but away from the watchful eyes of their teachers, the situation soon escalates. The bullies are making Ivan’s life hell, and what happens next will forever change the lives of everyone involved.

Each chapter moves the story forward from the point of view of a different student. Despite the serious subject, the book is written with a lot of warmth and humor. Looking through their eyes, you get to know the students one by one.

The Flight of the Seagull is the English version of the Dutch book Al het water van de zee, one of the best-known books about bullying. Universally popular with Teens and Young Adults, it is widely used by teachers to discuss issues relating to bullying and being bullied in the classroom. Above all, it is a fascinating read providing an insight into high school dynamics through a wealth of young minds.

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Praise for The Flight of the Seagull

“This book was powerful, insightful and well written. The author shows us bullying from the perspective of the people involved. Not just the bullied but the bullies and those who simply stand bye and let it happen. Many books with this subject come off as preachy and have cardboard cutouts for characters but this book is different. The story drips with authenticity. When I was in the 8th grade my school sponsored a week long camping trip and while reading this I was transported back to a time when bullying was a everyday part of life. This book is a must read for parent and teachers.”

  • “Powerful, insightful and well written”
  • “A real page-turner!”
  • “Wonderful, emotive book”
  • “An emotional journey!”

More by Greet Beukenkamp? Please view her Amazon author page.

Mendel

Mendel _anita_lavi_amsterdam_publishersMendel: a Holocaust Story for Children by Anita Lavi

Mendel is a children’s book that gently introduces the subject of the Holocaust to children.

In Mendel, a father tells his two children the story of a Jewish boy who lived in Poland during the second world war. Each night after he tucks his children in, Father sits on the edge of the bed and begins his story about Papa, Mama and their three boys. It is, as you may have guessed, his own story.

The book is based on the life story of the author’s father, Manny Steinberg. Together with his father and brother, Manny Steinberg managed to survive four Nazi camps.

Mendel: a Holocaust story for Children takes you from a quiet, loving and warm family home, to being put into trucks, and living in camps. Being reunited after the war, the family ultimately emigrates to the US, arriving to be greeted by Lady Liberty in New York harbor.

The tone of the book is simple, but poignant and gentle which makes it suitable for children aged circa 7 to 11. Mendel is written to teach without frightening. The emphasis is  very much on strength of family.

The author emphasizes the importance of family, hope and love. The book has been illustrated with pencil drawings that beautifully depict the mood and era of the story.

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Anita Lavi on writing Mendel

“A few years ago, I helped my dad re-write his book Outcry – Holocaust Memoirs.  The collaboration not only brought us closer in understanding one another, but helped me realize that I had a passion for writing.  In April, 2015 I traveled with my father (Manny Steinberg) to Germany for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Vaihingen Concentration Camp.  The small city invited survivors and their families to their quaint town to celebrate life and pay tribute to the people who once suffered at the hands of their countrymen and forefathers.  It was an emotional trip to say the least, but my dad endured it at 90 years of age.

One of the events that we attended, was at a local high school where students asked questions of the survivors.  I thought to myself, there in a room filled with 15 – 17 year old kids asking so many questions; how do we as parents and grandparents explain the holocaust to younger children?  I thought about it for several days and when I sat down to write, the words came flooding to me. I remembered when I was a little girl, my dad telling me bedtime stories and all about the young boy and his family who once lived in Radom, Poland.”

Praise for Mendel

“Passing along family history and the simple lessons of life to our children is maybe the most important responsibility parents have. Perhaps the most challenging lessons are those that deal with reality and the fact that bad things happen and children need to know this without scaring them.

If your family is Jewish, this a great book to start to teach the kids in a gentle way some of the more difficult parts of history. It is an excellent tool to generate healthy questions and discussions.”

The drawings are great punctuations in the story and themselves a great way to engage children and let them talk about what they see. Read this book to your children and then have a chat about Mendel and his family and then talk about your family.”

Mendel is available in English (eBook and Print-on-Demand paperback), and in French. Mendel _anita_lavi_amsterdam_publishers

No Stress Today with PSYCH-K®

No_stress_today_with_psych_k_amsterdam_publishersAmsterdam Publishers is pleased to be acting as the agent for  No Stress Today with PSYCH-K®. How to transform stress into vitality, peace and a stress-free fulfilling life by Dr Marina Riemslagh.

No Stress Today with PSYCH-K® is about achieving a personal transformation with the method called PSYCH-K®, a key to transform subconscious stress and disturbing beliefs. This is an effective self-help tool developed by Robert M. Williams in 1988 with the goal of changing beliefs in the subconscious mind. By applying PSYCH-K® to the subconscious, one can get rid of the “invisible” causes of self-sabotaging behaviors.

The Print-on-Demand paperback or eBook contains 77 testimonials of people whose lives have significantly changed by applying the method. It is an intelligently written and inspiring book by  acknowledged Belgian trainer and counseler, Marina Riemslagh.

About the author

Marina Riemslagh is a trained nurse, former pastor and has written her PhD on the thesis ‘How is it that we do not behave in an appropriate way?’ She has been committed to guiding people to transform thier lives with the help of  PSYCH-K® for years. She worked as a nurse in psychiatry before she became a pastor and ethicist in hospitals. She started a program assisting women who had undergone an abortion. Afterwards she did qualitative research and obtained her PhD. Her own quest for wanting to deal with others properly led her to investigate and practice PSYCH-K®, a method to reprogram our own behavior.

You can download the paperback version HERE

The author is currently preparing her publication in various other languages.

The Dutch version is available on Amazon. Others will follow soon.

Safari to Hell

safari_to_hell_nemon-amsterdam-publishersIn December 2014 Amsterdam Publishers released Safari to Hell by Nemon, nom de plume of the renowned Dutch lawyer Bob van der Goen. The book is available as eBook and Print-on-Demand paperback on Amazon.

The thriller reached the status of #1 bestseller in the category Psychological Thriller on Amazon on 25 January 2015, one month after publication, and received more than twenty positive reviews.

Safari to Hell is a blood-curdling literary thriller of a different Africa than the one we know, a place where you only come out as a billionaire or a body.

A young, inexperienced Dutch lawyer applies for a job at a renowned law firm. With his poor credentials chances are slim he will ever get the job. Much to his surprise, he is hired at a generous salary. The law firm immediately whisks him off to deepest, darkest Africa, on an important assignment, with next to no instructions. What begins as a promising business trip, appears to be his one-way ticket to hell.

Caught up in a true horror story, the young lawyer is powerless to escape the nightmare. This safari to hell lands him in the middle of illegal transactions and money laundering by corrupt politicians. He even gets lured into the bed of the wife of the most ruthless politician of the country.

With innocent people dying under suspicious circumstances all around him, his life is always hanging by a very thin thread, as he learns when he is invited to sign his own death certificate. He has no way out of the country, and when he rings his firm no one seems to know him.

The author, a leading international lawyer himself, has wonderfully crafted the character of the young lawyer with a great eye for detail and the workings of the human mind.

If you love a fast-paced literary thriller with a plot that keeps you guessing, this book is definitely for you. The action and psychological terror will keep you turning pages until the end.

Literary thriller about the power of evil set against the background of a terrifying reality

Praise for Safari to Hell

Bone-chilling. Everyone needs to read this” – Prof. Dr. Bob Smalhout

“Exciting build-up from exposition to shocking conclusion”. Truly a literary thriller – Jacques van Ek

“I’ve read ten thousand books, and this is one of the most fascinating. Literary masterpiece of the highest order” – Martin Ros, publisher

Wow, what an amazing ride! Full of fast paced suspense, political escapades and shear fear, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat.” – Amazon reviewer Nicole – December 2014

Truly a great read for those that enjoy international intrigue. From the prologue to the end I found myself constantly trying to second guess the ending. I never saw it coming! We get wrapped up in the life (and terror) of the life of a first timer to Africa> As I read the well developed characters’ stories it was almost as if I were there. I found myself wanting to take notes at points because it very much seemed as if this came from a real life experience. If you like the international suspense genre, you will love this one! Well done!” – Amazon reviewer Dr Mark Smith January 2015

About the author

Nemon is the nom de plume of Bob van der Goen (Amsterdam 1940), a former attorney, now author living in Amsterdam. As a practicing attorney he and his firm handled many cases that made international headlines.

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For a complimentary press copy of the eBook please ask info@amsterdampublishers.com

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Should you wish to be published by Amsterdam Publishers,

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Coping with Chronic Pain

Amsterdam_publishers_coping_with_chronic_pain_for_you_and_your_family_&_friendsAmsterdam Publishers has been acting as the agent for three authoritative eBooks on coping with chronic pain by Anna Raymann. The author worked as a physiotherapist until the age of 40, when her chronic back pains prevented her to work any longer.

She then started blogging about her life of dealing with chronic pain and her health, which was deteriorating and stopping her from leading the life she wanted.

Her discovery that many chronic pain patients have difficulty in maintaining a proper social life, led her to write these three eBooks in the series Coping with Chronic Pain – a team effort.

They have been written for three different social circles, since all three have different issues and problems to tackle. The eBooks are practical and offer very clear Dos and Dont’s. They have been well written and offer a lot of insight for both Chronic Pain Patients as well as their social environment. Recommended reading!

Coping with Chronic Pain – a team effort:

Book 1: For You and Your Partner
Book 2: For You and Your Kids
Book 3: For You and Your Family & Friends

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The author encourages you to partake in discussions and to leave your review on Amazon. For more information please see: www.supportforchronicpain.com

A few excerpts from the many 5-star reviews the books received:

  • “A Phenomenal Piece of Work – Get This Book and Live a Better Life!!”
  • “This is a very significant guide for everyone of us, as sooner or later we may find ourselves in either position. Don’t wait until the situation arises.”
  • “Anna Raymann understands that no one should suffer alone; not the chronic pain sufferer, family or friends. It is a team effort!”
  • “We all know how debilitating pain can be and how it can affect every area of our life. For those of us who have not experienced chronic pain, it is hard to imagine what that can be like. But most importantly we are often at a loss to know how to deal with the people in pain, so we distance ourselves because we can’t fix the problem, in order to avoid the feelings of guilt and uselessness, or we may say things that are supposed to be supportive when in fact all they do is add to the pain of the sufferer. This book is not only of use to the chronic pain sufferer, but to all people who come in contact with one. I particularly appreciated the fact that the person in pain does not expect us to FIX the problem. The list of all the do’s and don’t are very helpful, particularly the “black” list of things we should never say and the “Letter to a friend”. I cringe at the thought of some the things I have said in such circumstances trying to be positive, in total ignorance of how these “helpful comments” affect the person at the receiving end. This is a very significant guide for everyone of us, as sooner or later we may find ourselves in either position. Don’t wait until the situation arises.”

 

Little Kingdom by the Sea

Little_kingdom_by_the_sea_mark_zegelingSince the 1950s, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has presented Delft Blue miniature houses to its Business Class passengers. The replicas of these historic (canal)houses and national monuments are considered to be iconic of The Netherlands worldwide. The publication Little Kingdom by the Sea offers an exclusive peek into the lives of the inhabitants of the KLM houses.

Extensive research, including interviews with architectural historians and current residents, has yielded a wealth of new information, engaging anecdotes and unique and juicy stories.

The Blue Delft figures are being collected worldwide, and have turned many business traveler into avid collectors.

On THE 7th OF OCTOBER 2015 THE KLM REVEALED ITS LATEST ADDITION TO THE KLM HOUSES COLLECTION: KORTENDIJK 67 in GORINCHEM.

The eBook has been updated with a brand new chapter.

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Little Kingdom by the Sea reveals the secrets behind the KLM houses. The book is a marvelous celebration of highlights of Dutch Cultural Heritage and Architecture. Liesbeth Heenk of Amsterdam Publishers will be acting as the agent for this Kindle ebook.

The eBook received numerous 5-star reviews on Amazon! A selection:

***** A Fascinating Introduction to Dutch Architectural History and Dutch Cultural Heritage

This is wonderful, almost impossible to put down, trek through Dutch architectural history and Dutch cultural heritage from the late Middle Ages to the present. While much of the book is devoted to historic buildings in major cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the book does a fine job pointing out many of the most historically important buildings in other notable Dutch cities and towns like Utrecht, Gouda, and Delft. These buildings are those that have been chosen by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to be depicted as Delft Blue miniature houses to those flying in Business Class since the 1950s, and a tradition that doesn’t seem to be dying out yet. I have to praise Mark Zegeling for writing a compelling look at both Dutch architecture and history, written in a lively, often engaging, prose style. This is one little book worthy of many a reader’s attention.” – John Kwok, Hall of Fame reviewer

***** Little Kingdom – Great Read!

“This book is such a delight! Starting by chronicling the history of the KLM Delft Blue miniature houses and monuments and their relevance to Dutch culture, the author then leads us on a fascinating tale that covers in detail the wonderful culture, art, architecture and history of the Netherlands.

Packed with intriguing anecdotes and strange but true facts, Little Kingdom is an impressive and beautifully illustrated book that will have you turning the pages for hours. A charming and truly captivating read.”

***** Little Kingdom: a Great Delight!

I am fond of Holland and love to stroll along the canals of Amsterdam. I often wondered about the inhabitants of these magnificent canal houses; what were their stories, their professions and passions. Now that I read Little Kingdom by the Sea I understand what went on behind those grand facades of the Golden Age. The optimism and spirit of 17th century Dutch entrepreneurs is truly inspiring!

In the past I never had the privilege of traveling business class with KLM so never received a Delft Blue canal house, but have seen them all over the world and understand why people are avid collectors of these replica’s. The book was a real eye opener to me, containing a wealth of information. Not dry facts, but juicy and fun stories! The Blue Delft KLM houses epitomize the Netherlands; the facades of the canal houses conceal wonderful and inspiring stories, some of which left their mark on the world. I can wholeheartedly recommend this book. Ideal to download on your Kindle when you travel to Amsterdam.

The Dutch version of Little Kingdom by the Sea is hugely popular; over 15.000 copies have been sold since its publication in 2013. The author, Mark Zegeling, has toured Canada and the United States to promote his book. The tour has been very succesful. In the near future some further publications will see the light, one of which is a book with a cover that you have never seen before, made by the Amsterdam based designers Dog and Pony.

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 A Gorgeous Walk: KLM Houses

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Amazing Women

Amsterdam Publishers has been acting as the agent for the promotion on Amazon of the eBook by Audrey Soekhradj: Amazing Women. Powerful Stories about resilience, confidence, passion and ambition.

Amazing Women by Audrey Soekhradj

Inspiring Women Stories from 10 Amazing Women about Resilience, Confidence, Passion and Ambition

In the eBook Amazing Women ten women tell their personal stories, women who do not necessarily regard themselves as inspirational. Each one of them is special because of the confidence in herself, her ability to overcome difficult situations thanks to her resilience, her motivation and passion to make her dreams come true and her ambition to learn the lessons that life is presenting her. Interestingly, these inspirational women could be our friends, sisters, aunts, stepmothers, daughters, colleagues, neighbors, or simply anyone close to us. So close that we sometimes fail to see how remarkable they in fact are.

Amazing Women can be best described as a personal, interactive book. At the end of each story you find questions to think about your own situation. Answer these questions on www.inspiringwomenstories.com and you will get more information about the strength of the 10 women, so you can learn how to become an amazing woman too.

In her work as career advisor and coach Audrey Soekhradj noticed that women often undervalue themselves. Even though they are beautiful and powerful they fail to give themselves the credit they deserve. Audrey herself has learned that setbacks are not the same as failure. In the author’s opinion, if you can help and inspire others, despite your own doubts, you are a truly inspirational woman. With Amazing Women, the author wants to show that we are all inspirational, and that background, money, knowledge and life´s challenges do not really matter. The question is whether you give yourself the chance to feel like an inspirational woman. Discover the inspirational woman in you with this book, Amazing Women!

Amsterdam Publishers

For a couple of months in 2014 Amsterdam Publishers has acted as the agent for the publication and the promotion of the Kindle version of Amazing Women. Powerful Stories about resilience, confidence, passion and ambition.

 

Richard Revisited

Richard Revisited, a novel - by Els LaunspachIn 2014 Amsterdam Publishers did the bookpromotion for Richard Revisited by Els Launspach.

King Richard III, whose remains have been discovered under a garage park in Leicester in 2012, is traditionally seen as a tyrant, a child murderer and a usurper of the English throne. How  much of this reputation was born of the facts, and how much of political urgence? How much of it is propaganda inspired by the first Tudor king, which was perpetuated by Shakespeare down through the centuries? Opening with the spectacular findings in 2013, the Dutch well-known author and theatre critic Els Launspach portrays the intense dilemma’s in Richard Revisited faced by three writers on ‘history’: the statesman Thomas More, the seventeenth-century Master of the Revels George Buc and Jennifer Simpson, a witness in the Trial of Richard III broadcast by London Weekend Television in 1983. What truth should they serve: The immediate pressures of political expediency and public opinion, or a truth they personally pursue? In their efforts to be true to themselves, each risks either humiliation or loss of integrity.

Within the frame of the discovery of King Richard III’s remains, Richard Revisited offers a poignant image of three inquisitive minds caught up in an age-old struggle.

***** Download your copy of Richard Revisited here *****

Launspach shows convincingly that History does not exist, only a certain balance of interests. The author’s game with fact and fiction is clever and exciting. – Het Nederlands Dagblad

History and literature are brilliantly entangled. – Trouw

The totally unexpected becomes the hook in this brilliant character-driven novel. But don’t think for a minute that no action occurs. We all know that they have found Richard III’s remains, in the most unlikely venue. Here we see the now, the then, and history blends itself accurately with the present. If you like quality action, historical and character-driven novels based on new findings. This is the book to read. Els Lauspach has done an excellent job. The pace is fast. A novel written in the present tense, to the point that the past, Thomas Moores’ past, comes alive. It’s a definite must-read for those who like this fascinating genre. Alana Richmond

About the Author

Els Launspach (MA 1981) is a novelist and essayist. She worked for various theatre groups in the Netherlands, among them the Mickery Theatre of Ritsaert ten Cate. She has published widely on theatre, art, mimetic theory and screenwriting. Launspach is regarded as a specialist in Greek tragedy and Shakespeare, lecturing all over the country and teaching at the Amsterdam Hogeschool voor de Kunsten. During the years she wrote seven novels for young people and three for adults. She lives in Haarlem. See also: www.elslaunspach.nl

 

Mindful Weightloss

Many people wish to attain a healthy weight but only few are successful in achieving this goal. They try endless diets and are fed up with gaining weight as soon as they finished with their latest diet. Diets, no matter how good they may be, fail to address self-destructive issues that are often the root of the problem. Compulsive eating is all a matter of the mind!

Mindful Weightloss - Joanna Kortink

The definitive book on losing weight permanently

Mindfulness Weightloss by Joanna Kortink is a practical and uplifting book about weightloss that does not contain any recipes or special diets. Instead, it offers a challenging inward journey that will transform your relationship with food on a permanent basis. Rather than simply losing pounds, it helps you to achieve a healthy weight with lasting results. The author, Joanna Kortink, is a well-known Dutch nutritionist who approaches issues such as weightloss, obesity and compulsive eating from within. View all of her books on Joanna Kortink’s author page.

Mindful weightloss is a very easy to use eight-week program based on “Breaking the spell of emotional eating”. It contains various real-life examples and references to audio tracks with helpful exercises, while offering clear, step-by-step guidelines, based on the proven clinical benefits of mindfulness. The book offers a powerful solution to breaking out of the love-hate relationship with food forever! The method as described in Mindful Weightloss is tried and tested and has already guided countless people towards a healthy weight, and an overall feeling of well-being!

The book is available as Kindle book on Amazon.

In June 2014 the German version of Mindful Weightloss saw the light: Leichter durch Achtsamkeit: Eine neue Lösung mit nachhaltigem Resultat.

Leichter durch Achtsamkeit: Eine neue Lösung mit nachhaltigem Resultat

Clients

  • After many years, I have finally managed to develop a healthy relationship with food, without willpower.  – John
  • I lost over 20 pounds and my weight has been stable for years. –  Margret

The press

  • Mindful eating is the new diet – Faithful
  • Inspiring! – Health
  • Break out of the vicious circle – Psychology Magazine
  • I’ve been trying so many different diets over the last 10 years and none of them worked. I know I am an emotional eater. I’ll loose some weight and then things get stressful and I put it all back on.. I know how to cut back on the bad foods, how much to eat, but this book has given me the mind tools I need to embark on changing my mindset for ever. I am never again going to buy another “latest trend” diet book. One week down and already I lost more than I did in six months of so-called”dieting”. If you really want to lose weight, I highly recommend this book! – Jayne

Scientific researchers

  • It doesn’t promote a diet, but offers an approach to achieving permanent lifestyle changes, based on Mindfulness – Dr G. Noordenbos, eating and weight management expert (University of Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • An extremely valuable resource! – Professor I. Wolffers (health care)

Ending Emotional Eating – A New Solution for Eating and Weight Problems

People often eat when they feel anxious, depressed, insecure, irritated, tired or simply unhappy, which often leads to obesity. Ending Emotional Eating – a New Solution for Eating and Weight problems by Joanna Kortink and Greta Noordenbos provides a powerful solution to overcoming the love hate relationship with food. You will be able to discover your own personal pitfalls and learn how to achieve a balanced relationship with eating from within. The program takes nine weeks and includes many practical examples and clear step-by-step guidelines. The approach is based on the latest psychological findings and practical experience. The book is based on the same principles as Mindful Weightloss by Joanna Kortink, but is primarily focused on guiding instructors.

Ending Emotional Eating - Joanna Kortink

About the author

The author, Joanna Kortink, is a well-known Dutch nutritionist who approaches weightloss, obesity and compulsive eating from within. She knows eating problems inside out because she personally struggled with overeating for many years. You can view all of her publications on Joanna’s author page.

For the press

Should you wish to receive a press copy for review purposes, please contact info@amsterdampublishers.com

Amsterdam Publishers

Amsterdam Publishers is acting as agent for Mindful Weightloss and Ending Emotional Eating, and Leichter durch Achtsamkeit: Eine neue Lösung mit nachhaltigem Resultat, responsible for making them available as e-books on Amazon and taking care of their promotion during a limited period of time.