Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Episode #6: Comixopolis

Dear Readers,

In this new episode of Book Case TV (#6), host Frederic Colier investigates the world of Comic Con NY 2012 and interviews Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story), Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain) and Ben Hatke (Zita the Spacegirl).

In the Book World segment, Frederic and John D. Roberts, founder of Comixology, discuss the latest trend of distributing comics online and ask the tough questions: Is this becoming a game changer for the industry?

Back in his office, Frederic shows off what he retrieved from the fair for Pick of the Week. Among the books featured are several graphic novels, including: The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon, Johnny Hiro by Fred Chao, The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song by Frank M. Young and David Lasky and A Chinese Life by Philippe Ôtié and Li Kunwu.

Remember, you may watch all past episodes on VOD for free. Click on the link below.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Episode#5: An ART Forms a Book

Tonight we will air the episode shot at the New York Book Fair, a splendid gathering of the most off-beat publishers and writers.  Channel 25 at 9:30 pm.

Episode #5: Title: An Art Forms a Book

Upon strange manifestations up on the roofs of NY, host Frederic Colier ponders over the existence of Martians turning people into non-fiction writers.  His investigation leads him to visit the New York Art Book Fair at MoMa PS1, where he interviews Stefanie Gratz from Post Editions, who talks about “The Last days of Shishmaref,” by Dana Lixenberg, Dave Nuss from Revival House Press “Everything Unseen.”

The importance of micro presses, art books and activism.  Discussion with Samuel Gould of R76 Group, “The Journal of Radical Shimming.”  Nathaniel Katz and his pacifist portable library.

Books featured:  Sophie Blackall, “Missed Connections.”  Slinkachu, “Global Modern Village.” Leanne Shapton, “Swimming Studies.”

Monday, December 3, 2012

Episode #4, Brooklyning in Brooklyn

Dear friends,

As you are getting used to each Monday, I am sending you an update regarding my program, Book Case TV.  Today I am not failing to this tradition.  The season has only 12 episodes, so the emails will not go on forever.  

Episode #4, Brooklyning in Brooklyn, airs tonight at 9:30 pm. 

Who are our guests for tonight's show?  Well, see below the blurb from NYC Life 25.

Host Frederic Colier visits the Brooklyn Book Festival.  He interviews Naomi Wolf about her controversial book about female orgasm, “Vagina: a New Biography.”  Interviews with Internet specialist, Andrew Blum, “Tubes.”
What is the future of literary magazines?  Robert Spillman from Tin House and Patrick Ryan from Granta share their views.
Books featured: Michael Chabon: “Telegraph Road.” William Kent Kruger, “Trickster’s Point.”  Hampton Fancher, “The Shape of The Final Dog.”

Looking forward to your feedback

Monday, November 26, 2012

Episode #3: Mothers and More

The 3rd installment of Book Case TV is now available online.  To access the episode, see link below the picture.

Host Frederic Colier takes a walk through Park Slope, Brooklyn, and meets with Amy Sohn, “Motherland.”  He talks with Kerri Reichs, “What You Wish For.”

Visit to RT Book Reviews the Brooklyn-based magazine.  Initially hot on romance, the magazine has since widened its focus to include genres such as thriller, sci-fi, among others.

Books featured:  Jessica Grose “Sad Desk Salad.”  Jennifer Weiner “The Next Best Thing.”  Elissa Montanti “I’ll Stand by You.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Episode #2: It's a Thrill Fest

The 2nd episode of Book Case TV is now available online via NYC Life's website.

Here is the content of the program.

Episode #2:   Title: It’s a Thrill Fest

Host Frederic Colier visits Thriller Fest taking place in NY.  Interviews with Sandra Brown, Douglas Preston, Lee Child, Austin Camacho, Richard North Patterson, Phillip Margolin, John Sandford, Peter James, M J Rose, Steve Berry, Alma Katsu.

Visit to Café du Soleil with astrologer Susan Miller, “The Year ahead.”

Books featured:  Anne Korkeakivi “The Unexpected Guest.”  Dawn Raffel “The Secret Life of Object.” Andrea Kane “The Line Between Here and Gone.”

Remember: reading blows your mind.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Episode #1: Setting The Tone

Since last summer, we had promised you.  It has now arrived.  The first episode of the new Book Case TV season is now available VOD (free) via NYC Life 25's website.

Here is the breakdown of the episode:

For the season premiere, host Frederic Colier interviews Rambo creator David Morrell about his upcoming novel Murder as a Fine Art.

During Book Case TV News, Frederic visits Book Expo America at the Javits Center to speak with Michael Koryta (The Prophet), Sylvia Day (Bared to You) and Robin Sloan (Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore) followed by a segment with author Lee Child as his Jack Reacher novels hit the big screen.

In Pick of the Week, Frederic discusses Allan Topol’s thrillerThe China Gambit, Jessica Keener’s debut work Night Swim, Kambri Crews’ memoir Burn Down the Ground and Steve Berry’s latest The Columbus Affair.

We look forward to your feedback on this blog, Facebook comments or Tweets.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Postponed Launch, Oct 29th, 2012

Dear All,

As you all know, Book Case TV was supposed to launch last Monday, Oct 29th.  Well it turned out that the time of the launch, 9:30 pm, coincided with the peak of Sandy's rage in and around NY.  Even though our anticipation ran high, we were just beginning to receive news of the devastation that Sandy causing.  It is a weird time to be excited.  Suffices to say that the Gods took care of the problem and leveled the mood field.  Time Warner went down roughly 10 minutes before our show was due to air...

Because of the exceptional circumstances surrounding our launch (and others), NYC Life has decided to reset the clock back to start.  The new launch will occur at exactly the same time as last week but on Monday Nov 5th.

Here is the highlight of the episode, which I hope you will find worth tuning in.

Episode  #1:   Title: Setting the Tone

For the season Premiere, host Frederic Colier interviews Rambo creator, David Morrell, about his new book, “Murder as a Fine Art.”

Visit to Book Expo America at the Jarvis Center, interviews with Michael Koryta, Sylvia Day, Robin Sloan.  News segment about Lee Child.

Books featured: Allan Topol “The China Gambit.” Jessica Keener “Night Swim.” Kambri Crews “Burn Down the Ground.”  Steve Berry “The Columbus Affair.”

See you Monday.  We look forward to your feedback and commenting on us on all the social media.

Attend Book Case Salon: Amy Sohn

Book Case Salon is a new literary series initiative for those tired of impersonal entertainment and events that leave you hungry and empty, and desiring for more.  Twice a month, the salon will give a small group of book lovers the opportunity to mingle with their favorite authors, in a private and elegant setting, and engage in intimate and passionate dialogues, while savoring eclectic wines and finger-foods.
Beginning Nov 2012, Book Case TV's host, Frederic Colier, along with his wife Nancy, will host a private literary salon for a small group of book lovers in their own UWS home.  They hope to foster a convivial space and curate important works from a wide range of authors.

NOV 28th, 2012.  Our first guest:  Amy Sohn.  Already a guest on Book Case TV (her episode to be broadcast on Nov 12th), Amy, a lifelong Brooklynite, will talk about her latest novel, "Motherland," narrating the drama of the new Brooklyn culture, by following the lives of five fortyish parents.  Her favorite joke: "I was born in the Height and now live in the Slope." But do not be deceived, Amy  has with a sharp dissecting eye and wicked sense of humor.  Her work raises fundamental questions about our existence. How do we remain connected to the lives we have chosen? Is it really possible to have it all, or do we create our own problems no matter the circumstances?Come and meet Amy Sohn in person, ask her questions about her creative process, her characters, their explorations of sexuality, unveil her choice of themes, and go home inspired.
Amy Sohn is the author of the novels, Prospect Park WestMy Old Man, and Run Catch Kiss. She has been a contributor to the New York Times, The NationHarper's Bazaar and Playboy.  She has written for major television channels, such as HBO, Fox, and ABC.
When: Wednesday Nov 28th, from 7 to 9 pm.  Where: near Columbia University. Exact location will be revealed upon purchase.  To buy tickets click HERE (limited to 18 seats).

Book Case TV is a TV program airing on NYC Life, Mondays at 9:30 pm.  The program features authors from all walks of life, fiction and non-fiction, as well as personalities and stories from the publishing industry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Almost There. Oct 29th in Plain Sight

The team here at Book Case TV has been working around the clock since the beginning of summer to produce the 12 episodes for this season.  Launch is just round the corner, we are ready for it.  Max is furiously editing days in and days out, all the dozens of hours of footage, while Tonia spends the day with a phone stuck to her ears, and Jane irons Freddy's suit.  Who is Freddy you may ask? Well within four days, you will know all about him.  Suffices to say that he tends to be grumpy and distrustful.

The format for the new season will be quite different from the first one.  We also strayed from the talking heads expected mold of book program. For a start, each episode will be 30 mns long, versus the 10 mns length for Season 1. We are also putting together 12 episodes, not just 8.  Although the main focus of our program remains the author interviews, we have incorporated several eclectic and entertaining segments.  For example in BookWorld, each week, we cover an aspect of the publishing industry.  It could deal with an E-book distributor, a visit to a publisher, or a report about straight publishing news. InPOTW (as we like to refer to it), which stands for Pick of The Week, our host, Frederic Colier, gives his opinion about a wide selection of new releases.  In Book End, we give our audience members the opportunity to answer some of our most puzzling questions: "In the world of e-books, what do you use your bookshelves for?" Talking about books with their authors should not always be dry and too intellectual.

The new season kicks off on October 29th at 9:30 pm on NYC Life (Channel 25), and every Monday thereafter.  The day after an episode airs, it will go straight on VOD (free) via NYC Life's website.
To help us promote our program, we created two commercials, which are currently airing on NYC Life and in all the NY cabs, Pencils and Noir Fatal.

You access them too and view our archives by visiting our Youtube channel or Facebook link in the menu bar above.

Max Shuppert and Frederic Colier are the executive producers of the program.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

book Case TV, Promo #2 for NYC Life

Do not miss our new season on NYC LIFE, channel 25, if you live in NY.  New season kicks off on October 29th.  This promotional spot starts airing Sunday 17, 2012.  Hosted by Frederic Colier, Book Case TV will also be available "On Demand," (free) via NYC LIFE's site.  And just in case you do not know yet, Book Case Tv is a show about books and the people who write them for the book lovers.

See you then

Friday, September 14, 2012

Book Case TV Promo #1

We have been absent for the last two months, but we have not been resting in the fresh summer grass.  On the contrary, the Book Case team has been hard at work.  Since announcing that NYC Life will broadcast our future episodes, starting Oct 29th (channel 25 if you live in NY) at 9:30 pm, we have designed a new program, much longer, jumping from 10 to 30 minutes.  We have just wrapped the third episode.  Watch the first of our promo trailers in the meantime. It has been airing since last Sunday on NYC Life.  It will also broadcast on all the NY cabs coming this Sunday 09/16/12. Promo was conceived and executed by Frederic Colier and Max Shuppert.

The second promo trailer will be available through all the social media and BCTV in the next two weeks.  Finally Book Case TV welcome your feedback on Facebook and would love to get your tweet.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Book Case (#7) With Joshua Henkin

After "Matrimony," and "Swimming across the Hudson,"  Joshua Henkin releases, "A World without You," the story of a family coping with the death of one of theirs, who dies in during the war in Iraq. Joshua talks to Frederic Colier about his choices in crafting this highly heartfelt and poignant novel, which investigates the nature of grief between parents and children, between siblings, and between wives and husbands.

Leora Skolkin-Smith "Hystera" was selected this week for the Pick of the Week segment.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Book Case (#6) with Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Frederic Colier interviews Nyaka School founder and executive director Twesigye Jackson Kaguri about his bestseller, "The Price of Stones," now in paperback under the title, "A School for My Village" and his work in Uganda helping HIV/AIDS orphans acquire an education and improve the prospects for rural Ugandans. Kate Ledger's compelling first novel "Remedies" graces the introductory Pick of the Week segment.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Book Case (#5) with Liza Marklund

The Queen of Scandinavia crime novel, Liza Marklund, makes a stop in Forest Park, IL, to address her entourage about her new novel "Last Will," featuring her name-sake character Annika Bengtzon and her quest to catch the feline murderer of a Nobel recipient.  But beyond the linear story, the book also investigates the nature of power, in the media and politics.

Monday, May 14, 2012

John Connolly on Book Case TV #4

Book Case #4 has arrived.  I interviewed the author of the Charlie Parker mystery series, John Connolly, while on tour in Dayton, OH, for the release of his new book, "Burning Soul," which further explores the themes of guilt, grief, empathy, and redemption first exposed in the Charlie Parker's books.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

William Kent Krueger featured on episode #3

I caught up with mystery writer, William Kent Krueger, during the Great Mystery Book Tour, which was a bus tour, by the way, crossing the North East and the MidWest.  We met in Framingham, MA.  The bard from Minnesota discuss his early passion for Hemingway, the man and his style, which heavily influenced Kent's own writing in his earliest novels, and of course his new release, Northwest Angle, and something about tricksters.  Watch the clip below.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ali Wentworth featured on episode #02

Watch our new Book Case interview with Ali Wentworth, regarding her new biography, Ali in Wonderland.  The actress and comedian talks about her mother, her sister, has some reflection about 9-11, and describes what it was like growing near the White house.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Author M J Rose opens up Book Case TV, episode #01

Book Case releases episode #1 with M J Rose and her book, The Lost Book of Fragrances.  M J talks about reincarnation, Cleopatra, Fragrances and of course Jac L'Etoile.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Atria Mystery Book Tour Day #5

Last stop for my tour.  This time in Forest Park, IL.  Visit to Mysteries and Sleuths Bookstore.  Great Crowd.  Check out the video of the sarcasm flying in the room.  Short interviews, how close are you to your main character.

Next, I am resuming my activities for Book Case in NY.  Quite a nice group of authors lining up.

Atria Mystery Book Tour Day #4

Day #4, a long drive all the way from Buffalo, NY to Dayton OH, where the group visited Books & Co.  Watch the auction led by John Connolly, and MJ Rose's words of wisdom.

Atria Mystery book Tour Day #3

Book Case was on board the Atria Mystery Book Tour. Check out the video below for Day #3.  First visit to Mystery In Main Street in lovely Brattleboro, VT.  The day closes off in Albany, NY where Liza, John, Kent, and MJ met the crow at the Book House.

Atria Mystery Book Tour Day #1

Dear All,

Check out the video from the Atria Mystery Book Tour kick-off.  Bestselling authors: John Connolly, William Kent Krueger, Liza Marklund, and MJ Rose meet the public and the press at the Mysterious Bookshop down in Warren Street, New York.  The bus departed from Tribeca and headed straight to New Haven, CT, where we spent the night.

                                                        Watch the Video on USAToday

      Frederic Colier

Atria Mystery Book Tour Day #2

Check out my video of the Atria Mystery Bus Tour, Day #2.  First stop RJ Julia in Madison, CT.  Followed the same day to a visit to the Barnes & Noble in Framingham, MA.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Atria Great Mystery Book Tour

Book Case will be going on the road as of April 12, taking part in the Atria Great Mystery Book Tour, with best-selling authors, John Connelly, William Kent Krueger, Liza Marklund, and M J Rose.  Check out our daily video.  We will first the Eastern part of the country before moving the Northern mid-west.

Great Mystery Book Tour 
Great Mystery Book Tour 

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Book of Lost Fragrances, by M. J. Rose

Our first guest on Book Case was author M. J. Rose, who talked to us about her brand new book, The book of Lost Fragrances: a Novel of Suspense (published by Atria).

M.J. discussed with host, Frederic Colier, her life, her previous books, and the inspiration and conception of her new book (her twelfth to date).  She shared her interest in the true story of the Book of Lost Fragrances, now evaporated, roaming from subjects as wide as fascinating as Cleopatra and the French Revolution to Reincarnation . . . Stay tuned for the video.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Authors needed.

Do you have a new book coming out?

We are about to launch a brand new TV Show, BOOK CASE, about writers and their books, for the general public.

Taping has already begun.  We are currently booking authors, writers about to launch a new book, in whatever field: fiction, genre fiction, non-fiction, children, etc. for the future shows.

PR agencies, publicists, and agents do not hesitate to contact us via this blog, Facebook, Twitter, or through the production company's site, Altered Ego Entertainment


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Update #1

Yesterday was a busy day.  Max Shuppert came up with a fantastic concept for the trailer.  I forgot to mention that Max is also the production and post-Production  producer.  Composer, Ionel Petroi, has composed a raunchy soundtrack based in J. S. Bach's fugues and tocata.  

We will shoot the first episode next week.  Our very first special guest will be revealed at the last minute.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Welcome to Book Case

If you can tell a shoe by its owner, can you tell a book by its writer?

Welcome to Book Case TV, a new program about books and the people who write them.  Our mission is to give the general public a new experience of the publishing industry, its creators and players.  Stay tuned for the trailer and first episodes.