Pump Up Your Book Presents Iconic Spirits Virtual Book Publicity Tour – FREE KINDLE FIRE HD GIVEAWAY

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Join Mark Spivak, author of the nonfiction book, Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, as he tours the blogosphere October 15 – January 31 2012 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! The Iconic Spirits Virtual Book Publicity Tour is part of huge Kindle Fire HD giveaway. See details further down on how you can win one for your own!


Mark Spivak is an award-winning writer specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. He was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post from 1994-1999, and since 2001 has been the Wine and Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, as well as the restaurant critic for Palm Beach Illustrated. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Robb Report, Ritz-Carlton, Continental, Art & Antiques, Newsmax, Dream of Italy and Arizona Highways. From 1999-2011 he hosted Uncorked! Radio, a highly successful wine talk show on the Palm Beach affiliate of National Public Radio.

Mark began writing Iconic Spirits after becoming fascinated with the untold stories behind the world’s greatest liquors. As a writer, he’s always searching for the unknown details that make his subjects compelling and unique.His latest book is Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History.

Visit Mark’s website at http://www.iconicspirits.net.

Become a fan of Mark Spivak at Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mark.spivak.3

Pick up your copy of Iconic Spirits at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Iconic-Spirits-Intoxicating-Mark-Spivak/dp/0762779268/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344434224&sr=1-1&keywords=iconic+spirits


Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History (Lyons Press; hardcover, $16.95), by Mark Spivak, is a compelling portrait of twelve spirits that changed the world and forged the cocktail culture. Some are categories and others are specific brands, but they are all amazing, resonant and untold stories. Each chapter closes with recipes for the most popular and important cocktails.

What’s the relationship between moonshine and NASCAR? Why was absinthe considered to be the most dangerous substance on earth? What was the cause of the Gin Craze in 18th century London, an epidemic of mass drunkenness that continued for fifty years? How did a homeless man become the 165th wealthiest person in America?

“These are the best types of stories,” says Spivak. “They are the kind a writer could never make up.”

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Pump Up Your Book and Mark Spivak are teaming up to give you a chance to win a new Kindle Fire HD!

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Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour. If your blog isn’t set up to accept the form, we offer another way for you to participate by having people comment on your blog then directing them to where they can fill out the form to gain more entries.

This Kindle Fire HD promotion will run from October 15 – January 31. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on February 1, 2013.

Each blogger who participates in the Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History virtual book tour is eligible to enter and win.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

If you would like to participate, email Dorothy at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com. Last day to sign up is December 25. What a great way to not only win this fabulous prize, but to gain followers and comments too! Good luck everyone!


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Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

Monday, October 15

Interview at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, October 16

Book Review at Inside BJ’s Head

Thursday, October 18

Guest Blogging at I Am a Reader Not a Writer

Monday, October 22

Book Review at The Road to Here

Tuesday, October 23

Guest Blogging at The Top Shelf

Friday, October 26

Book Feature at Minding Spot

Monday, November 5

Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, November 6

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, November 7

Book Feature at Talisman Publishing

Thursday, November 8

Book Feature at Mary’s Cup of Tea

Friday, November 9

Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Monday, November 12

Interview at The Book Connection

Tuesday, November 13

Interview at Review From Here

Wednesday, November 14

Guest Blogging at Acting Balanced

Thursday, November 15

Book Review at Acting Balanced

Monday, November 19

Guest Blogging at Literal Exposure

Tuesday, November 20

Book Trailer of the Week at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, November 21

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Thursday, November 22


Friday, November 23

Guest Blogging at The Bunny’s Review

Monday, November 26

Guest Blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Tuesday, December 4

Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, December 5

Guest Blogging at Talisman Publishing

Friday, December 7

Interview at As the Pages Turn

Tuesday, December 11

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Book Review, Interview & Book Giveaway at Unabridged Chick

Friday, December 14

Book Trailer Spotlight at If Books Could Talk

Wednesday, January 2

Interview at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, January 3

Guest Blogging at Beyond the Books

Friday, January 4

Book Review at DK’s Book Reviews

Monday, January 7

Book Review at Talisman Book Publishing

Thursday, January 10

Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Friday, January 11

Guest Blogging at Manic Reader

Tuesday, January 15

Interview at Books Books the Magical Fruit

Wednesday, January 16

Interview at Blogcritics

Thursday, January 17

Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Monday, January 21

Interview at Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog

Wednesday, January 23

Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews

Friday, January 25

Interview at Divine Caroline

Monday, January 28

Interview at American Chronicle

Thursday, January 31

Book Review at The Book Connection

Book Review at The Self-Taught Cook

Mark Spivak’s ICONIC SPIRITS: AN INTOXICATING HISTORY VIRTUAL BOOK PUBLICITY TOUR will officially begin on October 15 and end on January 31. Please contact Dorothy Thompson at thewriterslife(at)gmail.com if you are interested in hosting and/or reviewing his book. Thank you!

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