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Top Ten Historical Fiction Novel Gains Momentum

1919 – Misfortune’s End Experiences Month Over Month Increase in Online Sales

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2009 ZAPmedia, leading publisher of under reported historical fiction, ispleased to announce that sales of 1919 – Misfortune’s End, lauded as one of “The Top Ten” historical fiction novels by Writers to Believe In, has seen a month over month increase in sales over the last twelve months.

The poignant story of an African American and Irish American family who witness some of the most powerful and interesting events of their time, the book reveals a year in history rarely brought to light. Author Paula Phelan reveals how, in the face of unimaginable challenges, it is human nature to keep hope alive. 1919 – Misfortune’s End illuminates a period in U.S. history in which American’s core beliefs about their government and the future were challenged in a way that inescapably ties to today’s world, with true events that are stranger than fiction.

1919 – Misfortune’s End is currently available at local bookstores, through its publisher, ZAPmedia, and on Amazon.com.

About 1919 – Misfortune’s End
1919 – Misfortune’s End is a work of historical fiction that explores the lives of two families living in Boston and Washington D.C. through the four seasons of 1919. The story illustrates a pivotal era of history through the lives of everyday people. 

About ZAPmedia
ZAPmedia is a boutique publisher of books, art and Web content located in New York City. Its primary goal is to identify and promote the works of new authors and artists that have exceptional and original talent, a vast wellspring of creative potential and are just beginning to find their voice and audience. ZAPmedia can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.zapmedia.com.