MASTER AT DISASTER
IRWIN ALLEN

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REVISITING IRWIN ALLEN'S DISASTER YEARS

In 2008 we first honored Irwin Allen with a book that looked back at his foray into the world of disaster films.  Irwin Allen - Master of Disaster highlighted the director/producer's contributions to film with his all-star disaster movies of the 1970s.  Hits like Poseidon Adventure, Towering Inferno, Swarm and more helped launch a genre of film that still stands today.  Now, we revisit the book ten years later with an updated and enhanced edition.

 

The itunes enhanced ebook includes the same collection of stories of the original book withe some updates and a new design.  It also includes additional audio commentary from the author, as well as rare video of the master of disaster at work. The original Master of Disaster has also been updated to reflect the new content and republished  in print and ebook editions are available on Amazon.com. The enhanced digital edition is exclusively available from iTunes iBooks.

 

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Back in 1998 we started off with one book and an idea. While many big publishers were abandoning the world of film history, afraid to take a chance on smaller titles that might not reach mass market sales, and uncertain of the future book business with the burgeoning digital web content and coming ebook market, we saw it as an opportunity.  With focus on small press runs, print on demand, and digital books, we published our first book, Curse of the Silver Screen in 1999.  We then added a series of print on demand "Trivia Challenges" like The Bates Motel Trivia Challenge, The Supremes Trivia Challenge, The Elvis Trivia Challenge, and The Gilligan's Island Trivia Challenge. In 2000, our next book, Disaster in the Sky, gave us a chance to test  print on demand for books.

We learned a lot and every success gave us a chance to build and expand our model. In 2004 we delivered Reel Horror in print and ebook, as well as on audio. In 2008 we on-demand published Irwin Allen: The Disaster Years and Disaster on Film.  In 2010 Alfred Hitchcock: The Icon Years was released in print, ebook and our first enhanced ebook, and earned our first book award for best non-fiction title in a readers favorites competition. In 2012 our biggest hit What Ever Happened to Mommie Dearest was released.  In 2014 Who Nuked the Duke? won the San Francisco Book Festival for best general non-fiction, and in 2016 our book Movie Star & the Mobster was named best general non-fiction in the New York, Hollywood, and London Book Festivals. In 2018 our iTunes Podcast series on classic movies celebrated its 10th anniversary.

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