Showtime Books- Published Business Book News Release

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 Contact:  Cheryl Humphrey  (718) 764-7346




Twenty-one top Staten Island businessmen and women have written a book detailing what it takes to reach the top.

 “From Humble Beginnings…Success” contains a variety of stories in which the authors volunteer their varied thoughts on how to achieve business and personal success.  Richard Nicotra, owner of the Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Corporate Commons, Bloomfield, wrote the Foreword.  Wagner College President Richard Guarasci wrote a cover endorsement.

The 150-page book is thought to be the first of its kind from the Island’s business community.  It is published by Showtime Books.  To recognize the 21 business people/authors, and to mark the publication date, Showtime Books will host a special “coming out” reception Monday, Dec. 9, 5:45 p.m, at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The authors are attorney Anthony Wierzbowski of  Fiore & Wierzbowski, P.C., Dongan Hills; Sonia Golden, Golden Key Interiors, New Springville; Lou Rizzo, Master Realtors, Oakwood; Young Kim, Princess Nails and Spa, New Springville; Scott Fichera, Fichera Electric, Concord; Joe Sollitto, AAMCO Transmissions, Concord; Ronald P. Cutrone, Foundation Financial Advisors, Port Richmond; Russell Cascardo, Spencer’s Auto Sales, Tottenville; Rena Cella, Merry Mutts Pet Care, Rossville; Richard Damico, Corporate Benefit and Design Services, Grasmere; and Andrew Pappas, the law firm Andrew Pappas, P.C., New Dorp.

Also, Jon Adamo, Phase One Construction, Castleton Corners; Ken Schneider, P.A.C. Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, Port Richmond; Vanessa Bellucci, Care Mates, Eltingville; Norman N. Schwartz, Schwartz Insurance Agency, Great Kills; Vik Cooper, Vik’s Fine Jewelry, New Springville; Thomas King, Advance Lock & Key, Grant City; Dovid Winiarz, Fidelity Merchant Service, Meiers Corners; Jessica Crespo, Jessica Crespo Photography, Grymes Hill; Xiomara Ayala, Investors Bank, West Brighton; and Bob Williams, Showtime Publications, Annadale.

Photographer Jessica Crespo provides the book’s visuals.

“We as professionals have years of valuable business experience, so we decided to share our experience by writing a book,” says Williams, an author and the book editor.  “We hope our experience will help others become successful.”

According to Williams, the group hatched its book idea in July when they happened to be discussing professional backgrounds.  While many of the authors hold membership in various Island business groups and organizations, each is a member of Business Guild 2 of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce.  As such, they meet weekly to network and to help each other grow their business.

Each of the 21 authors, some of whom are immigrants, wrote a chapter, which helped fast-track book production into a record four-month period. Sonia Golden, for instance, tells of watching her parents fight the Nazis in the woods of Poland; Thomas King writes about lack of jobs in Ireland; and Young Kim recalls poverty as a child in South Korea. They and the others cite determination, education and hard work as steps leading to success.

“From Humble Beginnings…Success” will be available from all on-line publishers, including and Barnes and, and at most book stores.  Retail price is $14.95.

Showtime Books is a division of Showtime Publications, 140 Sheldon Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.  10312.  718-356-2275.  Showtime Books is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and Independent Publishers of New England.


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Showtime Books- New Employee Press Release

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140 Sheldon Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.  10312


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           

Contact: Cheryl Humphrey                        



Cheryl Humphrey of Eltingville has been named public relations manager of Showtime Books, the Staten Island independent publisher.

She will manage projects related to book editing, production and promotion.

Ms. Humphrey earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude, with a major in journalism, from Seton Hall University in New Jersey. She is a St. Joseph by-the-Sea High School graduate.

While at college she created and edited a book review blog and specialized in digital marketing.

Showtime Books is a division of Showtime Publications, headquartered in Annadale, which began business in 1983 producing theatre programs.   Showtime Books’ first title, “From Humble Beginnings…Success,” was written by 21 Island business people and was published last November.

Showtime Books is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE).

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Welcome to the Showtime Blog!


At Showtime Publications, we are hard at work improving our media presence. We value our clients and hope to utilize this blog as a platform where we can share and inform everyone about our upcoming projects.

Currently, Showtime Publications is working on creating a website. Our website will solidify our presence in the media. The website will give you access to all of the Showtime Publication companies such as Showtime Books, Showtime Advertising and Showtime Public Relations. Each company has their own unique presence and we are constantly trying to improve and expand our business to the public. The website will also help you to learn more about the company, find out our accomplished projects and stay up to date on the latest news Showtime is generating.

We are excited to be able to share with you all of the upcoming events and projects and look forward to building a professional relationship with you. Keep your eyes out for future blog posts that reflect the Showtime Publications brand.

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