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Bestselling Novelist James Shipman Signs Two-Book Deal with Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing

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Amazon bestselling novelist James Shipman has just signed a two-book deal with Lake Union Publishing, an Amazon imprint.

United States (PRUnderground) October 8th, 2014

Bestselling Novelist James Shipman Signs Two-Book Deal with Lake Union Publishing.

Amazon bestselling novelist James Shipman has just signed a two-book deal with Lake Union Publishing, an Amazon imprint. Lake Union will re-publish Shipman’s Constantinopolis in March, 2015 and his next novel, Going Home, in July, 2015.

“I’m excited to be working with Lake Union Publishing and Amazon,” said Shipman.  “I’m hoping with their marketing resources and professional publishing staff I’ll be able to reach a larger market of historical fiction readers.”

James Shipman’s latest book, Constantinopolis, recounts the legendary Siege of Constantinople of 1453 (available for pre-order on Kindle for $3.99).  Constantinople is the impregnable jewel of the East. It has stood as the greatest Christian city for a millennium as hordes of would-be invaders have met their defeat at its walls. But Mehmet the Conqueror, the youthful and ambitious Sultan of the Ottoman Empire intends against formidable odds to lay siege against the city.
On the other side of the walls of Constantinople, however, the reigning emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Constantine XI Palaiologos, knows that the city over which he rules is no longer as formidable as it once was. Yet he is determined to save his beloved city.
Two leaders, two peoples, two faiths battle for their future before the mighty walls of Constantinople.

Constantinopolis was previously published by Shipman in July 2013, and has ranked as high as #76 for all paid kindle books on Amazon and #1 for historical fiction.  Constantinopolis has received 148 reader reviews primarily five and four stars. 

His next book, Going Home, based on a true story set in the Civil War, is a tragic drama of redemption and recovery. The protagonist, Joseph Forsyth is the son of an alcoholic father who nearly ruins his son’s life. Joseph finds his trust betrayed as people time and again take advantage of him in business, in love, and life in time of war. Ultimately, Joseph is faced with a painful choice: He must choose between letting others continue taking advantage of him—even if it means the loss of his family—or to start rebuilding a new life and a new destiny for himself. As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Going Home promises to offer readers new insight into the costs of codependency and misplaced trust.

About James Shipman

James Shipman’s is a Northwest author.  He is an Amazon Bestseller in Historical Fiction.  He has also published a number of short stories and poems. He holds a B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Washington in history and a J.D. (magna cum laude) from the Gonzaga University School of Law. A practicing attorney, Shipman lives with his family in Washington.

Book reviewers, bloggers, journalists, and other media professionals wanting to review Constantinopolis or interview James Shipman should contact GK Zachary 845-493-0468 or email him at gilbert@probookmarketing.com

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