Walk, Don’t Run Named ‘Indie Groundbreaking Book’ by Independent Publisher

Independent Publisher Named Walk, Don’t Run the “Indie Groundbreaking Book” for May

Walk, Don't Run: A Rockin' and Rollin' Memoir

Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir

Wilkes-Barre, PA, May 11, 2016Independent Publisher, the “voice of the independent publishing industry,” named Walk, Don’t Run: A Rockin’ and Rollin’ Memoir as its “Indie Groundbreaking Book” for the month of May. The reviewer, Craig Manning, declared that the book “captures the excitement and heart of the rock ’n’ roll dream.” This is the latest praise for a book that has been highly-esteemed by readers and music aficionados alike.

Walk, Don’t Run is a memoir by Steven Jae Johnson in which he details his pursuit of the rock ’n’ roll dream on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood with bandmate Edward James Olmos, who would later go on to become an Academy Award-nominated actor. Through triumph, tragedy, and hijinks both poignant and funny, Mr. Johnson details the music scene in the 1960s like nobody ever has, revealing intimate encounters with huge stars like Frank Zappa, Paul Newman, Wolfman Jack, and even Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.

“This is an incredible honor for us, the book, and the author,” says Tony Michalski of Kallisti Publishing, the book’s publisher. “This is a story that inspires and Mr. Manning at the Independent Publisher got that. His review is fantastic. You can’t believe how happy we are.”

Independent Publisher is a monthly digital publication for independent publishers, booksellers, and authors that covers the latest trends in the publishing industry and celebrates the talent and hard work of those producing independently published titles.

Walk, Don’t Run is available in paperback and eBook formats wherever fine books are sold. You can also buy the book directly from its publisher, Kallisti Publishing. Purchases of the book come with a free download of the “soundtrack,” which features a set of songs that the author and Edward James Olmos recorded in 1968. The soundtrack is available at WalkDontRunTheBook.com.