March 1, 2004
sets new record
for largest book signing in history
FREDERICK, Md. -
PublishAmerica, a Maryland-based publishing company that has launched more than
13,000 authors since its founding in 1999, set a new Guinness World Record today
when more than 150 PublishAmerica authors gathered at the Frederick Towne Mall
for the largest book signing event in history.
The PublishAmerica book signing
more than doubled the record set on Dec. 3, 1999, when 60 novelists participated
in a signing in London, England, according to Guinness World Records.
153 PublishAmerica authors journeyed to Frederick from across the nation to promote
their books at the Feb. 29 event, which concluded a three-day convention held
by PublishAmerica for its authors.
"Although this was our first convention,
I knew we'd break the world record when I saw the enormous interest displayed
by our authors, and the great distances they traveled to be here," said Larry
Clopper, president of PublishAmerica. "Our authors had been asking us to
have such a convention, and they set a new world record. Our authors should be
very proud of themselves."
PublishAmerica received from Guinness World
Records an official certificate for "Most Authors Signing Own Book,"
which reads, "A total of 153 authors from PublishAmerica signed their books
for the public at the same book signing event in Frederick, Maryland, USA, on
Feb. 29, 2004."
PublishAmerica is a Maryland-based publishing company that has launched more than 17,000 authors since its founding in 1999. With a focus on new and unpublished authors, PublishAmerica has become one of the industry's fastest growing publishers, with more than 5,000 new books released in 2005 alone. Our authors have been interviewed and reviewed in newspapers and on networks across the country, from The Washington Post to the Los Angeles Times, from The Seattle Times to the Tampa Tribune, and from CNN to MSNBC. Visit us on the Web at www.publishamerica.com.