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9th October 2013

Two New Books Chronicle True Crime In Alberta And Saskatchewan

Orby ReadsAs veteran crime reporters, the trials and tragedy of murder, rape, and robbery are what consume Barb Pacholik and Ryan Cormier. They have come to learn what motivates criminals as well as all the grisly details that most people experience second hand on TV. New from the University of Regina Press are two new books that chronicle some of the prairie’s most notorious killers and crimes spanning the last century. From back alleys to bedrooms to the gallows, these accounts cover everything from Alberta’s largest mass execution to chilling cold cases that have dominated recent headlines. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th September 2013

LoopTail: How One Company Changed The World By Reinventing Business

Orby ReadsAfter being fired from McDonald’s as a teenager, Bruce Poon Tip decided that, to succeed in life, he would need to be self-employed. So, in 1990 he maxed-out his credit cards and started G Adventures, which he has since nurtured into the largest adventure travel company in the world, operating in more than 100 countries on all seven continents and serving more than 100,000 customers every year. In hi new book, LoopTail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Busines, Bruce recounts how entrepreneurship became his own adventure and gave him the opportunity to reimagine how business is done so it would provide the same sense of fulfillment as a backpack hike through the Himalayas. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th August 2013

Author Paul LeBlanc Shares His Journey All the Way To Hollywood

Orby ReadsAuthor Paul LeBlanc takes the readers into an unforgettable journey that will let them get a glimpse into the glamour and glitz of Hollywood through his new publication. You can get There from Here chronicles his life from a small town in New-Brunswick, his adventures as he chases his dream of being a hairdresser and his remarkable stint into the world of the stars. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th May 2013

World Film Locations: Vancouver – Book Launch Event

Biz BooksBiz Books invites you to join them in supporting The Cinematheque as U.K.-based publisher Intellect Books launches the new book World Film Locations: Vancouver and celebrates Vancouver films and filmmakers by discussing the past, present, and future of the local industry. This free event will be held on May 16th at The Cinematheque, which is located at 1131 Howe Street, with a start time of 7:30pm. World Film Locations: Vancouver is currently available for pre-order ($20.00 CAD). Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2013

World Film Locations: Vancouver Book Available For Pre-Order

Biz BooksAvailable now for pre-order from Biz Books is World Film Locations: Vancouver, a new book which offers new perspectives on the west coast city and in doing so sheds further light upon the relationship between the movies and the metropolis. Vancouver, the fourth largest film and television production center in North America, has hosted Hollywood filmmakers from Robert Altman and Dennis Hopper to Jason Reitman and Brad Bird, and is home to independent talent such as Bruce Sweeney and Mina Shum. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th April 2013

Review: Redefining Success – Still Making Mistakes By W. Brett Wilson

redefining successTitle: Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes
Author: W. Brett Wilson
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada Ltd.
Publish Date: November 6 2012
Hardcover: 256 pages
Cover Price: $32.00
eBook Versions Available: Yes

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We first saw saw the author talk at Profit by Design 2012 in Vancouver, and were impressed with his affability, honesty and willingness to share every aspect of his story, qualities which he has Read the rest of this entry »

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10th April 2013

New Character Rigging Book For Beginners From 3D Animator TJ Galda

Orby ReadsAward-winning Vancouver 3D animator TJ Galda adds to the series of books on Character Rigging with a beginner book outlining how to rig characters using computer graphics software such as Autodesk’s Maya. The book is designed to make the techniques as accessible as possible, so that beginners can create and animate lifelike characters. Beginner Character Rigging is available through digital publishing site Lulu.com and major outlets such as Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st April 2013

Review: Voice Acting For Dummies

Voice Acting For DummiesTitle: Voice Acting For Dummies
Authors: Stephanie and David Ciccarelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd.
Publish Date: December 28, 2012
Total Pages: 384
eBook Versions Available: Yes
Cover Price: $29.99 (Canada)

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Voice Acting For Dummies follows the standard publishing style of the For Dummies series, and this is what makes this book extremely useful for those individuals looking at voice acting as a career choice – other than the information contained between its covers. The authors are well-informed on the topic, Read the rest of this entry »

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15th October 2012

Review – Game Development For iOS With Unity3D By Jeff Murray

Orby ReadsGame Development for iOS with Unity3D by Jeff MurrayTitle: Game Development For iOS With Unity3D
Author: Jeff Murray
Publisher: A K Peters/CRC Press
Published: July 26 2012
Pages: 280
SRP: $48.60 CAD
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10th April 2012

New Book – The Game Jam Survival Guide By Christer Kaitila

Game Jam Survival GuideThe game development community knows him as McFunkyPants, but on the cover of his newly published book, he’s Christer Kaitila, B.Sc., from Victoria BC. As many of you know, Christer is one of the administrators for the very popular game jam group Ludum Dare, which, by the way, has a game jam event coming up on April 20th – 23rd. But, I digress – back to his new book, The Game Jam Survival Guide from Packt Publishing, available now for purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

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