They say people don’t read any more, hell, most people can’t even be bothered to make real phone calls; they just text message. Books are dead, or are they?
We think not. Today people are under great pressure to keep up, keep up with technology, keep up with marketing trends, and even, keep up with the latest in entertainment and culture. Fortunately, digital technology has provided solutions.
In this new digital age of publishing, books and magazines can contain more than just text and images; they can offer audio and video. So now if you can’t read, don’t want to read, or don’t have time to read, you can just watch and listen. And if you’re old school, and like the feel of paper cuts and dog-eared corners, you can still get print. Options, that’s what MRPwebmedia Publishing is all about.
We offer Graphic Novels for entertainment and Marketing and Branding books for learning. We even offer the occasional free magazine under our Website Confidential masthead. So sit down and curl up with a nice hot toddy and iPhone, or digital device of your choice, cause now, you’ve got options.
A down-and-out actor with a knack for impersonations finds his circumstances completely reversed by a chance meeting with a look-alike stranger. After a night of drinking with his new friend discussing the possibilities made possible by their similar appearance, the stranger offers the actor a ride home.
On the way there is an accident and one of them is killed. The survivor finds himself in the hospital with amnesia and everyone assuming he’s the stranger, the right-hand man for a mob boss.
The survivor plays the role that’s expected of him, despite the fact that doubt about who he is, weighs heavy on his mind. Life becomes a balancing act between the role he finds himself playing and the search for who he really is: the down-and-out actor or the mob consigliere?
When mob boss, Carmine DeSalvo, finds out his accident-prone, amnesiac right-hand man, Arnie Bernardo, isn’t who he thinks he is; when he decides Arnie’s girl, Lonnie, is too tempting to resist; and when hit men, Vito and Sid, figure Carmine is past his best before date; somebody ends up dead. Meanwhile Seymour Kratz, the guy running the mob’s movie operation, is skimming, and something has to be done about it.
Virginia Collins is not what she appears to be. By all outward appearances the successful uptown psychiatrist is just another beautiful dame who hires a private investigator to find her missing husband: a weird little man who makes fancy umbrella drinks and dresses like something out of an old gangster movie. Collins hides her real motives, along with her tragic past in order to win the affections of Raffy Rheinhardt, a cynical PI with an equally tragic history; a long forgotten shared incident resulting in damaged psyches and dead bodies. A hybrid Graphic Novel that redefines what a Graphic Novel should be.
Things get complicated for Detectives’ Grist and Dime when they run into a case of murder that reeks of California corruption. When wannabe actress, come party girl, Lizzie Short, turns up dead on a beach behind the home of a prominent studio executive that works for ex-mobster Arnie Bernardo, anything is possible. Finding a murderer in a town thick with sex, betrayal, and revenge is no easy task for Grist and Dime.
Grist and Dime are at it again, but this time it involves the Chinese triads; a tailor that moonlights as a hit man; an ex French DGSE agent that happens to be Detective Dime’s boyfriend; and a kooky group of characters right out of central casting. The question is, who killed Peter Pretty Boy Chen and why; when the prize is only a cheap statute that anyone could pick up at any Chinese souvenir shop?
Mix a gorgeous redhead with a historic name, an old man, who happens to be one of the best forgers of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, and the second son of a triad Dragon Head, and you’ve got a recipe for big money mayhem. What could possibly go wrong when an oddball group of grifters attempts to con a Chinese gangster, who happens to employ a group of professional confidence artists?
The true life story of a son of a concentration camp survivor left to fend for himself using his wit, charm, and guts to survive and prosper as a jockey, trainer, and fixer of horse races all while navigating through an environment populated by gamblers, gangsters, and billionaires.
This is my life. My name and the names of the people and places have been changed for obvious reasons, but the incidents and experiences described all happened. This is real life, not a phony Hollywood version that demands things be packaged in a neat familiar framework with no loose ends. My life is full of loose ends, and many of them are still walking around.
From the bizarre world of female Japanese motorcycle gangs, Bosozoku, to the historic rise and fall of London’s Forty Elephants, the history of female organized crime is both fascinating and strange. These are the stories, both true and legendary of the female crime bosses that broke the mould of feminine gentility. This is, Organized Crime Queens, The Secret World of Female Gangsters.
Why do we call mixed alcohol drinks “cocktails”? How do they get their exotic names: names like the Singapore Sling, Screw Driver, the Alamagoozlum, the Angel’s Kiss, the Hanky Panky, the Harvey Wallbanger, Sex On The Beach, the Monkey Gland, the Brass Monkey, the Margarita, the Japalac, the Lion’s Tail, and many, many more? Who makes up these names, where are they invented, why, and how do you make them? These questions will be answered in “What’s Your Poison?” by exploring the incidents, people, and places that prompted the creation of these exotic concoctions.
Two Dragons Named Shoe is the first in the series of children’s books produced by MRPwebmedia. The book uses colorful images and rhythmic poetic text to deliver an enjoyable, enlightening, and memorable experience. The book teaches children how the townsfolk used cooperation and discussion to solve the problem of two dragons with the same name.
The Criminal McBride tells the tale of a ne’er-do-well villain who tries very hard to find a place he can hide but ends up loosing his ill-gotten gains, and ends up alone on a desert island with only a couple of chimps to keep him company. The rhyming text and humorous colorful illustrations are designed to teach an entertaining lesson, fostering good behavior.
The Town That Didn’t Speak is all about the importance of communication. In the town nobody speaks to one another, and so things get confused, people don’t get what they want, and misunderstandings and disagreements result. Finally an outsider shows them the beauty and importance of communication. Teaching children to communicate is an important life skill that will serve them well throughout their lives.
The Bad Puppeteer teaches children that actions have consequences. It is a tale of over indulgence and fake promise wrapped in a humorous colorful wrapper: two lessons that help prepare youngsters for the complex world they live in. Too much of even a good thing can do harm. It also teaches children to be aware of con artists, whose sales pitches might not be what they seem.
Mr. Bumbershoot, The Umbrella Man is an amusing tale of an English shopkeeper who sells fancy umbrellas. The statue of Queen Victoria that sits outside the Victoria Train Station is very unhappy about sitting out in the cold and rain. All of London is mortified that the Queen is so unhappy, and so everyone tries to find a solution to the problem with Mr. Bumbershoot literally holding the answer in his hand.
“Double Take Marketing Techniques” is based on the notion that marketing needs to get people to pay attention to what you have to say by presenting marketing collaterals that force your audience to take a second look at whatever you’re presenting. After all, if people don’t absorb your message, you’re never going to sell them anything.
“What’s The Big Idea?” is more than just another business e-book touting the latest techno-gimmick or fad-app; it’s an organized approach to creative marketing strategy and concept development. The e-book contains a beautiful mind map chart for entrepreneurs to use as a guide in developing their own innovative marketing campaigns.
“Brand Universe, A Big Idea Marketing Strategy” builds on “What’s The Big Idea?” by providing an implementation roadmap that helps guide the entrepreneur through the process of building a Brand Universe around their Big Idea Strategy. Understanding that an audience lives vicariously through their favorite brand is the key to success.
We are pleased to introduce our new marketing magazine made especially for entrepreneurs and marketing executives interested in building a unique brand identity with Big Idea Strategies.
Our latest edition of Website Confidential focuses on how to use Film Noir techniques to connect to modern marketing prospects. We connect the dots between what it is, why it was developed, and how it might be the marketing strategy you’ve been looking for.