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BESTSELLING AUTHOR'S WORKS A CONVENTION HIGHLIGHT

 BESTSELLING AUTHOR'S WORKS A CONVENTION HIGHLIGHT
 LOS ANGELES, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year at the American


Booksellers Association (ABA) Convention, the world of book buyers and booksellers gather to review the next wave of potential bestsellers and to make the distribution deals that determine what will be displayed on bookshelves across the country. The show is a unique combination of literary announcements and social events, combined with avid wheeling and dealing.
 At this year's ABA Convention, held in Anaheim, Calif., one publisher, Los Angeles-based Bridge Publications, Inc., displayed an astounding array of materials written by just one author -- L. Ron Hubbard. The sheer number of Hubbard's writings, 589 published works in 22 different languages, rivals the cumulative totals of many publishing houses.
 Hubbard's large volume of works includes the long-running New York Times bestseller "Battlefield Earth," the "Mission Earth" dekalogy, and a recently released science fiction adventure, "Ole Doc Methuselah." Equally astounding is the diversity of fields that Hubbard researched and wrote in. Ranging from high seas and air war adventures to mystery, detective and science fiction, Hubbard wrote non-fiction as well. He covered personal interest fields of many sorts, including drug abuse and recovery, criminal rehabilitation, business management techniques and even education improvement, among others.
 "What is most amazing about Hubbard's works is his wide diversity," said Bridge Publication's Executive Director, Len Forman. "He not only wrote best-selling fiction, but also wrote the number one self-help book in the world, 'Dianetics.'"
 Bridge displayed the full span of the author's works, including those going back to the early adventure pulp days of the 1930s and '40s when magazine stories were the chief reading entertainment of the day. Often, outstanding stories were purchased by Hollywood to make into films, such as Columbia Pictures' 15-part series, "The Secret of Treasure Island," which Hubbard scripted.
 "There are still many more of Hubbard's works waiting to be released, and it will be several decades before all his writings can be published and distributed through general book stores," said Forman. "It's a future we are very much looking forward to."
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