Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012
Buddhapuss Ink LLC, a NJ based book publisher, announced today that they have signed Mariam Kobras, of Hamburg , Germany, to a two-book deal. Kobras, the author of The Distant Shore: Book I of the Stone Trilogy, said she was “over-the-moon” with the new deal which covers the next two books in her Stone Trilogy. The Distant Shore, which released on Amazon yesterday, sold out in a matter of a few hours. “I was amazed by how quickly it sold through,” said Buddhapuss Ink Publisher, MaryChris Bradley. “But then, everything about Mariam is amazing.” Bradley first met Kobras on twitter eighteen months ago. “I was intrigued when she posted page 99 of her manuscript.  She managed to convey feelings and emotions in one page that take other authors’ a chapter to cover. Her command of the English language, and its nuances, is extraordinary. I immediately requested the manuscript, only to be told I would have to wait. In the end she kept me hanging for 6 weeks before she finally submitted it, and we signed a contract for the first book shortly after.” 

The Distant Shore, a contemporary romance with a light twist of suspense, is the story of Jonathon Stone, a rock superstar and Naomi Carlsson, the girl he loved and lost. The story centers on their reunion sixteen years later and takes place in locales from a small fishing village in Norway to LA and New York City. But life in the fast lane comes with its own brand of danger and it isn’t long before their life together is threatened by a jealous fan.  “The storyline for The Distant Shore was inspired by my fascination with the limitations fame can impose on people.” stated Kobras. “The book explores the value of love in a world where money and a front-page photo are sometimes more important than a person's soul.” 

Kobras, was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She lived in Brazil and Saudi Arabia with her parents as a child before they decided to settle in Germany. She attended school there and studied American Literature and Psychology at Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen. Today she lives and writes in Hamburg, Germany, with her husband, two sons and two cats.

BUDDHAPUSS INK LLC is based in Edison, NJ. Founded in 2009, it is led by Publisher, MaryChris Bradley, a 27 year veteran in the book industry. “Our company mission is to ‘Put our readers first’ and we are committed to finding and growing new authors at a time when the major houses seem to have turned their backs on writers without an already well-established track record. “ Bradley can be contacted at “Of course, you can always find us on twitter too.”
@Buddhapuss twitter

1 comment:

Mariam Kobras said...

Of course, I love this blog post.
I love it because I'm thoroughly happy with Buddhapuss as a publisher, and with the kindness, patience and friendship I've found here. Getting another offer from you, and even for a book not yet written, is a great honor, and a wonderful surprise. Signing the new deal was a highlight in my life. Here's to many years working together. :)