Bamboo Forest Publishing Announces the Release of Leonard Kinsey's New Novel, Habst and the Disney Saboteurs!
Bamboo Forest Publishing is proud to announce the April 29, 2014 release of Habst and the Disney Saboteurs, by the bestselling author of The Dark Side of Disney, Leonard Kinsey.
Darknet drugs. Sex and seduction. Disney's destruction. Just another day for... Habst and the Disney Saboteurs!
Habst and the Disney Saboteurs tells the tale of Reginald “Habst” Habstermeister: burnout, urban explorer, and loveable loser. Leeching off his oversexed underage girlfriend, and living the life of luxury in her wealthy mother’s mansion, he doesn’t have a care in the world. But when Habst unwittingly becomes the prime suspect in the sabotage of Walt Disney World’s most hated attractions, he has no choice but to enter a seedy web of Darknet intrigue in order to clear his name. One part comedy, one part mystery, and one part sci-fi futurism, Habst and the Disney Saboteurs is easily Kinsey’s most ambitious and exciting book.
Habst and the Disney Saboteurs will be released on April 29, 2014 by Bamboo Forest Publishing, and will be available in print, digital, and audiobook formats through all major retailers. Leonard Kinsey is available for podcast, blog, and traditional media interviews. Visit www.bambooforestpublishing.com for contact information, updates, and for information on other offbeat Disney-related releases.
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Bamboo Forest Publishing Announces Release of Disney Action-Thriller Hollow World!
Bamboo Forest Publishing, the company that brought you the infamous travel guide The Dark Side of Disney and Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s autobiography It’s Kind of a Cute Story, is proud to announce that it will be releasing Nick Pobursky’s “Die Hard meets Disney” action-thriller, Hollow World. The book is currently slated for an early-November release and will be available in paperback, hardback, and ebook formats from all major retailers. Three short prequel stories will also be released, and will be available for free from Amazon.
Hollow World follows Detective Charlie Walker, whose family is brutally snatched from him while on vacation in Walt Disney World. In order to rescue his wife and children, he must enter a dark, dangerous world of vicious trials and sadistic mind games concocted by a brilliant but psychotic nemesis. It is, in the words of author Nick Pobursky, “part Sherlock Holmes, part Die Hard, and part Taken – high-stakes, heart-pounding action set in The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey agrees, saying, “This is no Kingdom Keepers. In fact, there’s nothing remotely like it out there right now in the world of Disney fiction. This is edgy, suspenseful, violent, R-Rated fiction for adults. But it’s also smart as hell, and just like the best summer blockbusters, it kept me glued to my seat, waiting to see how the cat and mouse game would finally play out.”
Hollow World is Pobursky’s second novel, the first being the vampire/werewolf thriller Deadline, which he wrote while touring full-time as a guitarist in a metal band. “Honestly,” says Kinsey, “he’s the best guitarist I know. The fact that he’s also an amazing writer makes him a true renaissance man.” Pobursky’s Disney Geek credentials are also above reproach: he started visiting with his family as a young child and continues to make regular pilgrimages to this day. “It’s always been a second home,” he says. “Even as an adult, whenever I can afford it I’ll head down there and live it up for a week. In fifty or sixty years I hope one of my kids or grandkids will follow through with my last wishes and toss my ashes into the Haunted Mansion.”
Hollow World by Nick Pobursky will be released by Bamboo Forest Publishing in early-November, along with three short prequel stories. Check www.bambooforestpublishing.com for updates, and for information on their other releases.
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More Cute Stories CD has been released!
Bamboo Forest Publishing is proud to announce the release of Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s More Cute Stories, Volume 1: Disneyland History. This high-quality recording includes nearly fifty minutes of all new stories about Disneyland, told by Rolly himself. It is available on CD and as a digital download from most major online music retailers, including Amazon and iTunes.
The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. One of the most beloved Imagineers is Rolly Crump, whose work can be seen not only in Disney Parks, but also in other theme parks, casinos, and cultural centers worldwide. Rolly was instrumental in designing some of Disney’s most famous attractions, including the ’64 New York World’s Fair pavilions, it’s a small world, The Enchanted Tiki Room, and many more. Even More Cute Stories focuses on Rolly’s time at Disneyland, and includes nearly an hour’s worth of anecdotes about the creation of the park and the people who built it, including previously unheard stories about Walt Disney himself.
Jeff Heimbuch, who co-authored Rolly’s biography, It’s Kind of a Cute Story, also recorded More Cute Stories. "Despite having sat with Rolly for countless hours, listening to him relay tales of his time at Disney for It's Kind Of A Cute Story,'" says Jeff, “he still surprises me with brand new stories every single time we talk. No one can tell a tale quite like Rolly, so we decided that having the man himself actually tell you these brand new stories was the best way to preserve them!"
“We received a lot of requests for an audio version of Rolly’s book,” says Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey. “If you’ve ever seen him speak at an event, you’d understand why – he’s hilarious, charismatic, and extremely engaging. But getting him to record the entire book would have taken months, and we all agreed that his valuable time would be much better spent recording stories that hadn’t already been documented. So what we ended up with here is not only historically important, but massively entertaining. It’s like having Rolly sitting in your living room, having a drink and reminiscing on old times.”
More Cute Stories, Volume 1: Disneyland History by Rolly Crump is available on CD at Amazon.com at a list price of $9.95. It is also available in digital formats including mp3 and FLAC at CDBaby, iTunes, Amazon, and most other major retailers. Check www.itskindofacutestory.com for more pictures, news, and event information, including book signings and appearances!
It's Kind of a Cute Story, by Rolly Crump (as told to Jeff Heimbuch), is now available in limited edition hardback, paperback and ebook formats! You can also purchase a signed copy at the Bamboo Forest store!
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From Dreamer to Dreamfinder has been released!
From Dreamer to Dreamfinder, by Ron Schneider, is now available in paperback and ebook formats from all major retailers! You can also purchase a signed copy at the Bamboo Forest store!
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Bamboo Forest Publishing Announces Acquisition of Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s Autobiography
Orlando, FL 6/21/2012 Bamboo Forest Publishing, the company that brought you the infamous travel guide The Dark Side of Disney and the critically acclaimed novel Our Kingdom of Dust, is proud to announce that it will be releasing Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s autobiography (as told to Jeff Heimbuch), It’s Kind of a Cute Story. The book is currently slated for an early-December release and will be available in paperback, hardback, and ebook formats from all major retailers.
The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. One of the most beloved Imagineers is Rolly Crump, whose work can be seen not only in Disney Parks, but also in other theme parks, casinos, and cultural centers worldwide. Rolly was instrumental in designing some of Disney’s most famous attractions, including the ’64 New York World’s Fair pavilions, it’s a small world, The Enchanted Tiki Room , and many more. “It’s Kind of a Cute Story is full of stories about Rolly’s long and varied career, with most of them being laugh out loud entertaining,” says Jeff Heimbuch, who helped Rolly get his memoirs down on paper. “They all weave into a riveting narrative of his life and accomplishments.”
“Rolly has the rare talent of being able to talk about himself with wit, flair, and humility,” says Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey. “His stories about Walt Disney humanize the iconic genius, wiping away the veneer of sainthood, and showing Walt as a man with a great sense of humor, a bit of a foul mouth, and little tolerance for yes-men. These stories are told with such warmth that you immediately understand why Rolly was so beloved by Walt and the other Imagineers. This is one of those rare books where you’re almost in tears when you reach the last page because it feels like you’re saying goodbye to an old friend. It’s a huge honor to have Rolly and Jeff choose Bamboo Forest as the publisher of such an entertaining and historically important book.”
“I’m more than thrilled to be working with Leonard at Bamboo Forest Publishing,” says Rolly. “My life has been a true fairy tale and I know the folks at Bamboo will treat this tale with love. I’m looking forward to sharing more than six decades of stories with Disney Fans, as well with as anyone who has ever followed a dream.”
It’s Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump and Jeff Heimbuch will be released by Bamboo Forest Publishing in early-December. Check www.bambooforestpublishing.com for updates, and for information on their other releases.
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Bob McLain, author of Snow White and the Seven Dead Dwarves, and proprietor of Theme Park Press, recently interviewed Leonard Kinsey about Bamboo Forest Publishing. If you’ve ever been curious about the business side of the dark side, check out this interview. Kinsey talks about the publishing process, why he decided to start Bamboo Forest, where the name of the company came from, and what he’s doing with all of the profits from The Dark Side of Disney. Read the interview at Bob’s site, DisneyBookBeat.com!
Also out today is a new review of Our Kingdom of Dust on MiceChat.com! George and Jeff tag-team this one, with George saying, “Kinsey’s novel is a gripping page-turner,” while Jeff says, “Leonard manages to weave a compelling story that keeps you on the edge of your seat….” Read the rest at MiceChat.com!
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“Our Kingdom of Dust” is now available as an audiobook, read by yours truly, Leonard Kinsey! It’s up on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and is also on iTunes. Retail is $14.95, but it seems to be listing on Amazon at around $13. Not a bad price for 4+ hours of entertainment!
Also, another rave review was just posted at WeWantsTheRedhead: “I’m not one to read a book and write a review about it but I’m here to tell you that you MUST READ THIS BOOK!!! It is beyond amazing!!” Read the rest at WeWantsTheRedhead.blogspot.com!
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Three Disney Fan Community heavyweights have weighed in on the newest book from Bamboo Forest Publishing, “Our Kingdom of Dust”, and so far the consensus is unani-mouse: They love it!
The first is from notorious rabble-rouser Jim Hill, who calls it, “A soap opera-like page turner”! Read the rest of the review at JimHillMedia.com
The second review comes from Kevin Yee at Miceage, who says, “The opening pages will grab you by the jugular and thrash you around until there is no escape; it’s a hard book to put down.” Check out the whole review at MiceAge.com!
Next is a podcast/video review from Jeff and George of Communicore Weekly. They loved it, too!
Finally, a lot of people have been asking when “Our Kingdom of Dust” will be available on iTunes, and happily it looks like it’ll be up there in a week (by 6/4)! But for now, don’t forget that you can buy a signed hardback or paperback here at the Bamboo Forest Store, or in ebook format on Amazon and Smashwords!
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Our Kingdom of Dust is officially released! I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am with the way the book turned out. My hope is that it will entertain you just as much as The Dark Side of Disney, but will also resonate on a whole different level. At the very least, you’ll have some kick-ass cover art to stare at, featuring the one and only Draven Star!
If you want it immediately, obviously the e-book is the way to go. It’s up for Kindle at Amazon and for other devices at Smashwords. It should be hitting iTunes and B&N in a week or so.
The paperback and hardback are both available from the new Bamboo Forest Publishing store. They won’t ship until later this week or early next week, but now is the time to place your order, because once these copies are gone, they’ll only be available from Amazon and other major retailers (this goes for DSoD, too)! I have about 60 copies of each (hardback and paperback of OKoD, and paperback of DSoD), so if you want a signed copy, place your orders now before they sell out!!!
Finally, we had 18×24 posters printed up of the “Dust Sniffing Princess” image, and they look absolutely gorgeous. The colors are vibrant, the image is ultra-sharp, and it looks incredible in a frame. This is an eye-catching piece of art that would be a great conversation piece in any Disney fan’s home. Again, this is a limited edition print, so once they’re gone, they’re gone for good!
All prices include shipping anywhere in the Continental USA. If you’re outside the US, contact us for an invoice which will include updated shipping charges. And, as usual, all copies ordered via this site will be signed, so if you want the inscription made out to someone else, please let me know in the “notes” section of the PayPal store.
Thanks in advance for your continued support of Bamboo Forest Publishing. It’s you, the reader, who is allowing me to continue releasing “alternative” Disney books, and for that I am deeply appreciative.
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Bamboo Forest Publishing Announces Acquisition of Ron “Dreamfinder” Schneider’s Autobiography
Orlando, FL 4/30/2011 Bamboo Forest Publishing, the company that brought you the infamous travel guide The Dark Side of Disney, is proud to announce that it will be releasing Ron Schneider’s autobiography, From Dreamer to Dreamfinder: A Life and Lessons Learned in 40 Years Behind a Name Tag. The book is currently slated for an early-July release and will be available in paperback and ebook formats from all major retailers.
Ron Schneider is probably best known for bringing to life the beloved character “Dreamfinder” in Disney’s EPCOT Center theme park. But what many people don’t know is that Schneider has been in the entertainment industry for decades, writing and performing shows not only for Disney, but also for Universal, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and countless other themed entertainment locations. These years of experience have provided him with a deep knowledge of what “works” in live entertainment, and in From Dreamer to Dreamfinder Schneider shares this knowledge via riveting no-holds-barred stories and thoughtful essays. “From Dreamer to Dreamfinder is more than a memoir of my 40 years writing and performing in theme parks and restaurants across America,” says Schneider. “It’s a textbook full of object lessons and insight into what makes for great interactive entertainment.”
“Disney fans will love this book, no doubt, but it also has a wider appeal,” says Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey. “Ron is an amazing storyteller, and his front-line accounts of the battles between corporate mentality and artistic sensibilities are fascinating, like watching a train wreck played backwards in slow motion. Throw in some behind-the-scenes shenanigans and plenty of bawdy stories, and you have the exact sort of anti-“Pixie Dust” book that Bamboo Forest specializes in. And, as with all our releases, I’m committed to getting Ron’s life story out to the public in a manner that rivals, if not surpasses, the big publishing houses. Luckily, I have some extremely talented people working on this book, and so far they’re really knocking it out of the park. It’s definitely a release to be excited about!”
“I’m thrilled to be working with Leonard Kinsey to bring From Dreamer to Dreamfinder to the fans and the creative community,” says Schneider. “Bamboo Forest Publishing’s record of success in producing and promoting great books makes them the ideal partner, and with Leonard’s help I think we’ve got an exciting, enlightening and entertaining tale to tell.”
From Dreamer to Dreamfinder by Ron Schneider will be released by Bamboo Forest Publishing in early-July. Check www.bambooforestpublishing for updates, and for information on their other releases.
Man-child Blaine McKinnon is brilliant, wealthy, and completely alone. After an emotional breakdown, Blaine starts a new life at the only place he was ever truly happy: Walt Disney World. But he soon finds that just below the surface of his childhood paradise lies a kingdom corrupted by drugs, violence, and deceit.