About The Book Break

Welcome to The Book Break, a platform for every aspect of the publishing industry. Owned by Melissa Dalton Martinez, a 15+ year publishing veteran, The Book Break offers book reviews, author promotion services, industry-centric classes, and a show featuring in-depth interviews with authors and publishing industry experts.

To learn more about any of these, see below or email us at [email protected].

The Show

The Book Break Show is produced by Melissa Dalton Martinez and Mario DeAngelis. In each segment, Melissa goes in-depth with some of your favorite authors and publishing industry experts. Past guests include Jonathan Maberry, Jim Butcher, Rick Riordan, David Baldacci, Kevin J. Anderson, Seanan McGuire, Big 5 publishing house editors, literary agents, and more. Melissa covers a wide range of subjects in the show, discovering the stories behind the stories.

Melissa Dalton Martinez

Producer / Host

Mario DeAngelis

Producer / Director

Author Services

With 15+ years of experience in marketing and publishing, Melissa has seen the industry evolve. She and The Book Break team offer services such as platform creation, campaign building, book cover consultation, and much more to help both authors and their hard-working teams.

To learn more, email us at [email protected].



Melissa teaches several publishing courses at local and national events, covering a range of topics from branding, to working with the media, to publishing platforms. Several of these are pre-recorded and available to purchase.

To learn more, email us at [email protected].

If you’re interested in contacting Melissa to speak at an event email her at [email protected].

Book Reviews

Each month, Melissa picks three books to recommend on Utah’s ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS stations, putting these titles in front of anywhere from 150,000 to 200,000 people. Along with this, she helps authors get reviewed by both professional review companies, customer readers, and/or her own team of reviewers.

For more information on these services, email us at [email protected]

◈ Watch the show ◈

The Book Break | Season 8, Episode 3

Gilded Glass Anthology & WCU Publishing MA Program

The Book Break | Season 8, Episode 2

September Nonfiction Book Highlights

The Book Break | Season 8, Episode 1

Author Lucienne Diver | Tips for Authors Part 4

The Book Break | How to Work With Book Agents

Author Zara Stone

The Book Break | Season 7, Episode 10

Author Kenneth D. Evans

MISSING: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival | The Book Break

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Contact US

If you’re an author or publishing industry expert interested in being a guest on the show, please send us a message with the details you’d like to be interviewed on.


If you’re interested in submitting your book to be reviewed or included in a book recommendation TV segment, we’d love to hear from you with the details of the book!


And we always love to hear from our fans and anyone else with input or questions.


Happy reading!


Melissa Dalton Martinez and The Book Break Team