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Baker & Taylor Publishing Group Author Featured on Good Morning America
Baker & Taylor( 01/13/2011 )

Baker & Taylor Publishing Group Author Featured on Good Morning America
- Anatomy of Strength Training also available via Blio, perfect for on-the-go readers -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jan. 13, 2011 - Thunder Bay Press, an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, is thrilled to announce that one of its authors was featured today on ABC's Good Morning America and that his book is available via Blio, the exciting and immersive e-reading application powered by Baker & Taylor. Author and fitness guru Pat Manocchia appeared on GMA talking about his book, Anatomy of Strength Training: The Five Essential Exercises.

"Pat's fitness expertise and his ability to inspire others to live healthier, active lives are simply unmatched. We are thrilled to offer readers his book in print and through the dynamic Blio software application," said Sydney Stanley, Executive Vice President of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, based in San Diego. "Blio is the perfect way to showcase his book in a new, exciting way."

Pat Manocchia is the owner, founder and director of La Palestra Center for Preventative Medicine in New York City, a wholly integrated medical and fitness center. Widely recognized as one of the foremost experts in the field of health and fitness, Pat has multiple certifications and has served as contributing editor for Women's Sports and Fitness and Allure magazines.

Anatomy of Strength Training is available in bookstores (ISBN: 9781607102045) and as a Blio e-book (ISBN: 9781607103356) via as well as the Baker & Taylor Digital Media network - to include major device manufacturers, mobile carriers and colleges and universities. This title is a prime example of where and how Blio shines - at bringing to life full-color lifestyle books that are as much about the graphics and illustrations as the text. Blio brings to life full categories of content like children's books, lifestyle books, such as fitness and travel books, cookbooks, textbooks and more.

"Anatomy of Strength Training and Blio go together well, because the book is about being active and Blio allows on-the-go readers to take their books with them, wherever they go," said Peter Norton, Publisher of Thunder Bay Press.
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About Thunder Bay Press:
Thunder Bay Press ( is an imprint of Baker & Taylor Publishing Group, the world's largest distributor of print and digital books. Thunder Bay is a collection of quality, adult reference "coffee table-style" and gift books on the subjects of art, architecture, pets, cooking, travel, culture, hobbies, religion, transportation and nature. Thunder Bay Press is perhaps most known for its best-selling Then and Now series. With more than 50 titles featuring cities from all over the United States and abroad, Then and Now continues to grow and includes titles in second editions as well as compact editions.

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