updated 11/8/2010 7:15:35 AM ET 2010-11-08T12:15:35

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Business owner and writer Jay B. Myers won the 2010 Ethan Award for entrepreneurial authors for his business biography "Keep Swinging" at ceremonies in Las Vegas marking the fifth annual presentation of the Ethan Awards.

Myers is the Chief Executive Officer of Interactive Solutions, Inc., which specializes in videoconferencing, distance-learning, telemedicine and audio-visual sales and support. His Tennessee-based company has ranked among Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing private companies in America five times in the past ten years.

Myers received the top award from among more than 1,200 author nominations. His book tracks his journey from struggling start-up entrepreneur through a series of personal setbacks and professional challenges to ultimately achieving small business success. Through September, "Keep Swinging" has been on the Business Best Seller List compiled by Inc. and 800ceoread for six straight months.

"Winning the 2010 Ethan Award is the biggest thrill of my professional career," said Myers, a frequent speaker to business groups and on university campuses. "I am humbled by the response of readers to "Keep Swinging" and I am gratified my book has provided hope and inspiration in these difficult times."

More information about Myers and his book is available at www.keepswingingbook.com .

Interactive Solutions operates from offices in Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis in Tennessee; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi, and Little Rock, Arkansas.   Additional information about Interactive Solutions is available at www.isitn.com .

Additional information about the Ethan Awards is available at www.ethanawards.com .

The Interactive Solutions Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8108

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