This November, after a sweltering summer off, Kimberlie Dykeman heads back to the fabulous AMS Pictures studios in Austin, TX to shoot the next episodes of ShelfLife on ShelfLife.tv. Dykeman is the Executive Producer and Host of the series, featuring author interviews and book trailers of published writers from all over the country represented by Phenix & Phenix Publicity. ShelfLife.TV is the homebase video channel from which each author’s online viral video PR campaign is launched. The web-based interview series is dedicated to spotlighting the real people, real purpose, and real perspective of some of the sharpest books hitting the shelves today. Together, fellow author Dykeman and Phenix & Phenix are definitely solidifying their names as the top choice for authors and speakers who want to capitalize on the power of the web!
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Stop the press! Pursued by Gildan Media Corporation, a New York-based new media publishing company, Kimberlie Dykeman has officially inked her first audio book deal! Gildan Media optioned Dykeman’s Pure Soapbox, released July ’08 by Dalton Publishing, as one of its next signature audio book productions, adding it to the impressive list of world-renowned best-selling authors like Stephen R. Covey, Brian Tracy, Joe Vitale and social media expert, Joel Comm.
Later this month, Dykeman heads into the recording booth at The Production Block to work with dear friend Joel Block, owner of the Austin-based studio, which has been producing great audio for over three decades, serving the advertising, broadcast and corporate communications industries. A devoted supporter of the author, Block introduced Dykeman to Gildan Media’s Founder and President, Gilles Dana, who jumped on the opportunity immediately, even offering to option audio rights for Dykeman’s upcoming 2010 book series. Dana, who served 23 years as President and Publisher of the Simon & Schuster New Media Division, encompassing the audio and interactive divisions, led the non-print publishing efforts of one of the world’s largest publishers during a time of significant expansion, publishing countless audio bestsellers and receiving numerous accolades, including several Grammy awards and nominations.
Slated for a Holiday ’09 release, the Pure Soapbox audio book, in tandem with its sister paperback, will be available just in time for consumers to offer as stuff stockings for recession-weary, stressed-out friend, family, and business client alike.
About Gildan Media: Gildan Media Corporation is a new media publishing company based in New York, comprised of Gildan Audio, Gildan Digital and Audio Evolution. The company specializes in personal development, business and language learning content. www.gildanmedia.com
Kimberlie Dykeman is killing two birds with one stone next week…hanging out with “infomercial kings” and LA TV Executives in Vegas, baby! The world-renowned Electronic Retailers Association is holding its 2009 national convention in Las Vegas, and Dykeman is heading with guns blazing to hob-knob with the most powerful leaders in the direct-to-consumer industry… and win the hearts of the decision-makers of Discovery Channel and a few of Hollywood’s strongest names in TV production.
Just this week, Dykeman pinged Steve Jones, Show Runner at Original Productions and Co-developer of Season Two “Pitchmen” on the Discovery Channel, about finding a network for her talk show “The Bigger Picture with Kimberlie Dykeman”. To her surprise, Jones fired back with an invitation to be a VIP guest at the ERA event AND a one-on-one meeting with famed Host/Executive Producer Anthony “Sully” Sullivan, Thom Beers of Original Productions and Discovery Channel executives. On top of that, he asked Dykeman, the little infomercial queen, to audition for a co-hosting role on “Pitchmen”.
Needless to say, Dykeman is on a plane to Vegas to knock it out of the park and create some fabulous memories…after all, IT IS VEGAS, folks!!
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Kimberlie Dykeman is a seasoned Estate Manager, Personal Assistant, Private Concierge, Lifestyle Management Coach, and Licensed Real Estate Salesperson... a true WINGMAN. For over 25 years. Kimberlie has excelled at removing stress and chaos for executives, HNW individuals, celebrities, startups, competitive athletes, and -simply put- folks with too much on their plates. She's earned her nicknames -Troubleshooter, Buzzsaw, Espresso Shot, Girl Friday- because she indeed changes people's lives by remaining steadfast to one mission: serve others that they might work smarter, connect deeper, feel healthier, live happier and leave a greater legacy.