PageTurner Books International was born in 2011 with the publication of Larry Jordan's epic biography, "Jim Reeves: His Untold Story," which represented 13 years of thorough research into the life of this iconic country music star, who is known worldwide. Jordan's 672-page book sold over $30,000 worth of copies in the first NINE DAYS alone, went on to win a Hollywood Book Award (judged by a panel of entertainment industry experts looking for scripts that they deemed worthy of being turned into a movie), and garnered Jordan international attention from media entities as diverse as Billboard magazine and the BBC, the latter of which did a one-hour special based on his book and interviewed him.
Plans were immediately drawn up to use PageTurner as a launching pad for other would-be authors, and though it's taken several years for more books to be completed, we are excited to announce two more -- with additional books on the horizon.
Our president has been writing professionally since he was 15 — and is now 63. Do the math and that's 48 years of writing experience, in which he has interviewed Presidents (and been praised by them), seen his work picked up by national media ranging from Family Circle to ABC Radio to CBS television, and reprinted by many entities. For the past 24 years, he has been the publisher of a glossy regional magazine, Midwest Today.
A chief editor at PageTurner is an honors graduate of the University of Iowa -- a prestigious school that has spawned writers like Tennessee Williams, John Irving, Flannery O'Connor, Jane Smiley, Rita Dove, Robert Bly, Margaret Walker, Michael Cunningham, David Drake; journalists including Tom Brokaw; and notables such as scientist Dr. James Van Allen, pollster George Gallup, and actors Jean Seberg, Alex Karras, Greg Morris, Gene Wilder, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Arnold, Don Defore, Mary Beth Hurt, and many, many more.
We also have books in the works that include historical fiction and a fascinating autobiography of a world traveler who raised two boys alone and took them along on his adventure.
PageTurner is also looking for authors and invite you to contact us if you have a book proposal to offer.