Savant Books and Publications second afternoon coffee at Cafe 2600, featuring the release of Daniel S. Janik's children's book, A WHALE'S TALE, was a black T-shirt affair. About forty authors, editors, distributors, writers, University of Hawaii Students and public dropped by for coffee...and a whale of a good time.

"The release party was a complete success, with book sales well above expectations," said author Daniel S. Janik. A WHALE'S TALE recounts the adventures of a juvenile humpback whale on his way from Hawaii to Alaska as told by his childhood sweetheart. Written for adults to read aloud to their children, and youth to 16 years of age to listen to, read, color and enjoy, the no-violence, book written to evoke reader-listener curiosity and discovery is currently available in 14 countries, and also on and from the Savant Bookstore. Visitors were given the opportunity to purchase a book directly from the author, without shipping fees at a 10% discount, and have the book personally dedicated and/or signed.

"Cafe 2600 was great! Located in Puck's Alley in the University district, and offering one-hour free validated parking, the Cafe manager, Matt Stone, made everyone welcome." In recognition of the success, both Cafe 2600 and Rainbow Books and Records, directly across the street, will be offering the book at retail price (no shipping) for the next two weeks.

"Held the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., these 'afternoon coffees' afford potential authors and public the chance to meet Savant Books and Publications authors and staff face to face," says Janik, who is also the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Savant Books and Publications.

"Our next one is Saturday, October 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature acclaimed author William Maltese's newest Savant publication, FLICKER, as well as his adventure-romance, DARE TO LOVE IN OZ. Both books will be available at 10% off cover. Maltese will appear via Skype to talk directly with fans and interested public.

WILLIAM MALTESE'S FLICKER - #1 BOOK OF ANSWERS is a tongue-in-cheek vampire, dragon, chimera, changling, candle-reader adventure-fantasy in which adults with ancient powers lose them to teens. "If you've ever aspired to know or become a teenage vampire and dragon, this is the book for you!" says Janik.

DARE TO LOVE IN OZ is an adventure-romance in the classic tradition, pitting the hero and heroine against Australia's outback, replete with sandstorms, snakes, and clever villains. "If love in the outback is what you crave, this book's got it all, in style," says Janik.

Meet the amazing William Maltese via Skype the afternoon before Halloween. Prizes for the best costume and best reader.

Daniel S. Janik
Author of A WHALE'S TALE
Editor-in-Chief of Savant Books and Publications