Publishing Poynters

Book and Information-Marketing News and Ideas from Dan Poynter
December 15, 2002. Copyright Para Publishing. ISSN: 1530-5694
DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com; http://ParaPub.com; 1-800-ParaPub

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. ParaNews
2. ParaTips
3. ParaResources
4. ParaThoughts
5. ParaFreebies
6. ParaCalendar
7. ParaHumor
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ParaNews

A.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS. December is when you may have some quiet time but your readers-customers probably do not. Now is the time to plan but do not make mailings and other promotional efforts until after the New Year.

B. E-COMMERCE ISN'T DEAD; actually it's up 34 percent from last year: http://www.internetnews.com@5a0.tc/?43e

C. WILSON INTRODUCES BOOK REVIEW DIGEST PLUS. More than a million reviews on more than 700,000 books are now searchable with the expansion of the Book Review Digest--which has now become Book Review Digest Plus. See http://www.econtentmag.com/ecxtra/2002/2002_1203/xtra.html#10

D. PREVIEW THE NEXT EDITION OF WINDOWS. See http://eletters1.ziffdavis.com/cgi-bin10/flo?y=eTB80Ey1Xh0HX60sfV0Af

E. MAKING SPAM PAY. An interesting approach. http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,749072,00.asp

F. IF YOU GO TO THE EXCEDRIN HOME PAGE and click on the link for the Toys for tots, Excedrin will donate $1 to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This appears to be legitimate.
There is no cost to you. http://www.excedrin.com/

G. CO-OP MARKETING. December 15 is the deadline for the next round of PMA's programs.  

--Public Library Mailing — Children's Titles Only
http://www.pma-online.org/library.cfm

--Sports/Recreation Target Mailing
http://www.pma-online.org/coopcats_target.cfm

--Publishers Weekly Spring Announcement Cooperative Ad for Children's and regular PW issue.
Call Terry Nathan at 310-372-2732 for details.

H. AMAZON ASSOCIATES GETTING UNWANTED TRAFFIC. See 
http://www.internetnews.com@3n.be/828

I. IMPROVE YOUR GOOGLE RANKING. SEE
http://www.stickysauce.com@31.dk/13e0

J. START OFF THE NEW YEAR DOING SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT FOR YOUR BOOK(S). Come to a book-promotion workshop in Santa Barbara.

The next workshop will be on January 11-12. For more information on this $695 event ($495 for the second person from the same company), see
http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=29919080

Or call 800-PARAPUB.

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Books offer one-stop pleasure.
Bookstores offer one-stop shopping.
Why not give books as gifts this year?

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A. DAN POYNTER IS COMING TO VISIT if you are near:

British Columbia

California (14 events are scheduled)

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Florida (2)

Georgia

Illinois (2)

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Texas

See the ParaCalendar on my content-filled seminars, below. See ALL the listings. I will visit some states/provinces several times. Attend and I will show you how to make a difference and make a living with your book.
http://parapub.com/calendar.cfm?  

B. BOOK PROMOTION WORKSHOPS IN SANTA BARBARA are at Dan Poynter's home-office.   

The next workshop will be on January 11-12. For more information on this $695 event ($495 for the second person from the same company), see

http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=29919080
Or call 800-PARAPUB.

 C. TO CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS to this ezine, please go to

/getpage.cfm?file=/news.html. To recommend this ezine to another writer or publisher, simply forward the entire newsletter. He or she will thank you.  

D. PEER REVIEW. We get our newsletter material from many sources. Occasionally, we get it wrong--or not quite right. Our readers let us know and then we correct the master newsletter before it is posted to our Web site. Thank you for your help. See back issues at
/getpage.cfm?file=/news.html  

E. SEE HOW eBOOKS ARE SOLD. The Self-Publishing Manual, Writing Nonfiction and Successful Nonfiction are available for just $5.95 in electronic download from CyclopsMedia.com. Now you can have a fully searchable edition of these bestsellers. http://www.cyclopsmedia.com/v3/catalog_writing.html

The first chapters are F-R-E-E. Visit the site and see how eBooks are sold.  

F. HELP DAN POYNTER TO HELP OTHERS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND MAKE A LIVING WITH A BOOK. Dan is bringing his book writing-publishing-promoting message to groups of writers, publishers and professional speakers. Now he wants to approach other people with a book inside them: consultants, coaches, mentors, professionals, clergy, and businesspeople. Contact Dan if you know of a group that would profit from his programs. DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com  

G. THE NEW BOOK MODEL SLIDE SHOW. Now you can get Dan Poynter's complete New Book Model slide show. Dan is criss-crossing North America to educate and thrill audiences on ways to use pioneering techniques and innovative technology to write, produce and promote books. More than 140 powerful slides on CD in PowerPoint.

NBM-PPT, ISBN 1-56860-081-X, $19.95 See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=products.html
and scroll down.  

Just $19.95 plus $2 for airmail shipping (plus $1.55 sales tax to addresses in California.) Grab your credit card and contact Para Publishing. Send your cc numbers and billing address to Info@ParaPublishing.com or call 1-800-PARAPUB (M-F, 9-5). 

H. DAN POYNTER IS Mr SELF-PUBLISHING and one of his new URLs is http://MrSelfPublishing.com. Click on it.

I. MR SELF-PUBLISHING'S NOTEBOOK is a collection of all the materials from (this) Publishing Poynters newsletter. You will discover 245 pages of book tips, resources, Freebies and humor. On a CD in MS-Word and PDF (can be read by both the PC and the Mac), items are easy to find and the links to Web sites are live. I figured that since I refer to these notes constantly, other authors and publishers would find them useful too. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=products.html
and
scroll down.

Just $19.95 Grab your credit card and contact Para Publishing. Send your cc numbers and billing address to Info@ParaPublishing.com or call 1-800-PARAPUB (M-F, 9-5).

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ParaTips

A. HEARTLAND REVIEWS WANTS TO REVIEW YOUR BOOKS. See Bob Spear's site and get full details at
http://www.heartlandreviews.com/Index.html

B. WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE A UNIQUE SALES LETTER FOR EACH PRODUCT. People are buying products, especially books, on the net in exploding numbers, but most Author/Speaker Web sites miss out on this opportunity. They put up an attractive, creative Web site, but without the all-important first class, must-buy-now sales letter, sales will be minimal.

In your sales letter include these items:


1. Benefit-driven headline at the top and throughout
2. List of top five benefits in bullets
3.
Background of audience's problem and resistances
4.
Powerful copywriting throughout
5.
Success story to dispel concerns or doubts
6.
More benefits and a few features
7. Three-six testimonials from the "rich and famous"
8.
100% money-back guarantee
9. Expertise story behind the product
10.
What your product will not do.

--Judy Cullins: author, publisher, book coach, www.bookcoaching.com/products.shtml

C. "UNTRUST" COMPANIES IN INTERNET EXPLORER. Have you ever gone to a Web site to have a dialog box pop up asking if you want to "always trust ABC Company?" The site is attempting to download some software, like an ActiveX control. This dialog box pops up when the site has something called a "digital certificate". The purpose of the certificate is to identify the site and ensures they registered their identity with a trusted third party. You might have said "yes" to "always trust" stuff from a particular site and now you want to "untrust" them. If so, here's how:

1. Open Internet Explorer and click the Tools menu. Click the Internet Options command.

2. In the Internet Options dialog box, click on the Content tab.

3. On the Content tab, click on the Publishers button.

4. In the Certificates dialog box, you should be taken to the Trusted Publishers tab. Click on the Certificate you want to remove and click the Remove button. Confirm that you want to remove it and then click Close.

5. Click OK in the Internet Options dialog box.

Now you won't automatically trust that site and you'll be provided with a dialog box each time that site wants to install stuff on your machine.

--WinXPnews 

D. DEVELOPING AN E-BOOK... DON'T FORGET PALM! Todd Bermont, author and publisher of "10 Insider Secrets to Job Hunting Success" reports that over 55% of his e-book sales have been to one site, Palm Digital Media, http://www.peanutpress.com/book.cgi/0971356939 

Palm has clearly been the #1 format followed by Adobe Acrobat at about 35%. Microsoft Reader is only accounts for about 10%. While Microsoft has been pushing its reader hard, clearly Palm and Adobe are the top two formats of choice. 

Currently, e-books account for almost 25% of the volume in Bermont's book sales... so while many discount the effectiveness of e-books, Todd Bermont has been very pleased with the additional revenue stream. Todd Bermont can be reached at http://www.bermont.com or 888-894-6400. 

E. DISTRIBUTOR WANTS BOOKS FOR AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND AND PACIFIC ISLANDS. They specialize in travel, outdoor/recreation, technology and business. Contact:

Head Office: David Scott, Woodslane Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia, Tel: 011 61 2 99705111, fax 011 61 2 99705004, davidsc@woodslane.com.au  

US Representative: Roland Elgey, Woodslane, Phoenix, Arizona, Tel: 480 659 3502, fax 480 664 2870, rolelg@aol.com  

F. USE THE CHARACTER MAP TO ACCESS ALL LANGUAGE CHARACTERS. Have you ever wanted to be able to access all the characters available for the font you're using? Things like (c) and (r) and ¢ -- where do they "live" and how do you access those characters? They're not on the keyboard, but one way you can get to them is to use the Character Map application. Try this:

1.                  Click Start and then click the Run command. In the Open text box, type charmap.

2.                  The Character Map dialog box opens. Here's where you'll see all the characters for the different fonts you have on your system. Scroll through characters and click on one you'd like to put into a document. Suppose you want to insert the "cent" sign into a document. Just click on it and then click the Select button.

3.                  You will see the "cent" sign in the Characters to copy text box. Click the Copy button. This copies the character to the Windows clipboard.

4.                  Return to your word processor or email message and click the Paste button in the toolbar. The symbol now appears in your document or message. Pretty neat, eh?

5.                  Here's another trick. Go back to the Character Map application. If you have the "cent" sign selected, you'll see in the bottom right corner something that says Keystroke: Alt+0162. You can use this information to insert characters without using the Character Map.

6.                  Turn on the Num Lock. Go to your word processor document or email. Now hold down the Alt key and press the number sequence: 0 - 1 - 6 - 2 on the number pad. You don't have to hold them down, just press them; you do need to hold down the Alt key while you hit each of the numbers. Let go of the Alt key after typing in all of the numbers. The character will appear in your document.

7.                   If you find yourself using the Character Map a lot, you might want to make a shortcut to it on your desktop or on the QuickLaunch toolbar

--WinXPnews 

G. WHO IS SELLING YOUR BOOK? Is it at Wal-Mart, Powells and/or Half.com? For a list, see
http://www.bookhq.com
and
http://www.fetchbook.info

 

H. AUTOMATICALLY NOTIFY PEOPLE WHEN YOU DIE. Don't you love technology? See
http://www.diedonline.com/  


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 This year give books for the holidays

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A. BOOKSTORES ARE A LOUSY PLACE TO SELL BOOKS. Go into a bookstore and look around. How many people came in to buy a book on skydiving? Now visit a parachute store. How many are interested in a book on skydiving? There are many places to sell books besides bookstore. They are easier to reach, much more lucrative and a lot more fun. To start

Thinking Outside of the Book (trade), See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/promote.html  

B. WHAT CAN THE PUBLISHERS MARKETING ASSOCIATION DO FOR YOU? See
http://www.pma-online.org/membonly.cfm  

C. WANT TO RESELL DAN POYNTERS BOOKS AND OTHER PRODUCTS? See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/resale.html

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ParaResources

A. PDF RESOURCE. Tips on working with Adobe Acrobat. See
http://www.pdfzone.com/

B. GREETING CARD/BOOKMARKS from In My Book. These gorgeous, book-oriented cards are designed by Robin Blum. See them at
http://www.inmybook.com/

C. ACCESS NEWS ARTICLES FROM HUNDREDS OF ONLINE NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, JOURNALS AND OTHER NEW SOURCES. Each story includes a one or two paragraph summary at
http://www.newstrove.com/
--Marcus Allen

D. RESEARCH: FORECASTING THE FUTURE. See
http://www.wfs.org/

http://www.iftf.org/

http://www.burrus.com/

http://www.herman.net/ 

http://www.toffler.com/   

http://www.trendtalk.com/

http://www.InnovationResource.com

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Everyone likes books as gifts: authors, publishers, booksellers and loved ones. 
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A. BOOK PROMOTION MAILING LISTS. Magazines, newsletters and other places to send review copies and news releases. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/bookprom.html 

B. NEED SOMEONE TO WRITE ADS OR NEWS RELEASES? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm? 

C. NEED SOMEONE TO DESIGN AN AUDIO OR VIDEO PACKAGE? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm? 

D. NEED A BAR CODE? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

E. NEED SOMEONE TO DESIGN, TYPESET AND LAYOUT YOUR BOOK? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

F. NEED A BROCHURE PRINTER? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

G. NEED A CONSULTANT ON BOOK PUBLISHING AND PROMOTING? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?
 

H. NEED A COVER DESIGNER? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

 I. NEED AN EDITOR OR PROOFREADER? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

J. NEED SOMEONE TO TAKE YOUR BOOK TO TRADESHOWS? See the exhibitor services on the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

K. NEED A FULFILLMENT SERVICE? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

L. NEED A GHOSTWRITER? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

M. NEED LEGAL HELP? See Lawyers on the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm? And
http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=113&refpage=business.html&userid=44388803

 N. NEED SOMEONE TO EVALUATE YOUR MANUSCRIPT? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

O. NEED SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITH BOOK MARKETING AND PROMOTION? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

P. NEED A BOOK PRINTER? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

Q. NEED SOMEONE TO GET YOU ON RADIO AND TV? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

R. NEED RADIO AND TV COACHING? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

S. WANT TO MAKE A VIRTUAL (ONLINE) BOOK TOUR? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

T. WANT TO LEARN ABOUT BOOK PROMOTION AT A WORKSHOP? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

U. WANT A WEB SITE DESIGNED OR PROMOTED? See the Supplier List at
http://parapub.com/supplier.cfm?

V. WHERE IS DAN POYNTER? Find out when he will be speaking in your area. See
http://parapub.com/calendar.cfm?

W. WHO IS DAN POYNTER? SEE
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/about.html

X. THE NEW BOOK MODEL. There is a faster, easier and cheaper way to produce a book today. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=newbook.html

Listen to Dan Poynter being interviewed on The New Book Model. Go to
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/homepage.html

And scroll down to "On Air".  

Y. GET A COMPLETE LIST OF DAN POYNTER'S BOOKS, REPORTS, DISKS, AND TAPES. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=products.html

Z. WHY PRINT AND MAIL MEDIA (PRESS) KITS? Save time and money, put your kit on your web site instead. For an example, see:
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=pressroom/pressroom.html

AA. BOOK PROMOTION WORKSHOPS IN SANTA BARBARA. Come to Dan's home-office to learn about book marketing with a small class of just 23 eager publishers. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/edutrain.html
(scroll down)

 BB. BOOK FULFILLMENT IS EXPENSIVE AND TIME-CONSUMING.  John Huenefeld says shipping books costs 7% to 14% of sales depending upon whether most of the books go out in single packages or by the carton. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/fulfill.html

CC. BOOK PRODUCTION. Discover what you need to know on:

--Prepress: book design, typesetting & layout

--Printing and Printers: pBooks.

--Electronic books: eBooks, dBooks & aBooks.

See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/produce.html

DD. WANT DAN TO COME TO SPEAK TO YOUR GROUP? See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/speaking/online_form.html

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ParaThoughts

BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS. As authors and publishers, we should buy and give books and we should encourage others to give books.

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ParaFreebies

A. SEARCH MARKUS ALLEN'S ARCHIVE FOR MARKETING TIPS (1997 to present) at: http://www.markusallen.org/cgi-bin/archive.pl?A=9134&PC=5340

B. BOOKLAND EAN BARCODES. F-R-E-E. See
http://www.tristatelitho.com/

C. PUBLISHING BASICS. F-R-E-E book.
http://booksjustbooks.com/

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Gift books don't come in the wrong size or color

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A. FOR LOTS OF F-R-E-E STUFF, see Freebies Magazine
http://www.Freebies.com

B. 20-PAGE HANDOUT FROM DAN'S NEW BOOK MODEL PRESENTATIONS. A $20.00 value. F-R-E-E. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/speaking/handout_nbm.html

C. LIST YOUR BOOK(S) F-R-E-E ON THE PARA PUBLISHING WEB SITE. See
http://parapub.com/successstories.cfm

D. INFORMATION ON SETTING UP AND RUNNING YOUR PUBLISHING BUSINESS - F-R-E-E. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/business.html

E. INFORMATION KITS ON SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF BOOKS – F-R-E-E. Each kit consists of more than eight pages of details, tips and resources. Each is geared to a level of The New Book Model.

=> Researching and Writing
=> Producing printed books, eBooks & dBooks.
=> Marketing, promoting & distributing.

See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/infokit.html

F. BOOK PROMOTION NEWSLETTER – F-R-E-E. Tell your writing and publishing friends about this ezine. Just forward the entire newsletter to them. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=/news.html

G. BOOK WRITING TIPS - F-R-E-E. See
http://parapub.com/getpage.cfm?file=resource/writing.html

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ParaCalendar

A. Dan Poynter is circling the world to show people how to make a difference and make a living through their books. He shares The New Book Model: how to approach agents, publishers and self-publish all at the same time. He will show you how to use innovative techniques and leading-edge technology to write your books faster, produce your books for less and promote your books more effectively. He makes writing, publishing and promoting books easy, profitable and fun. See The New Book Model at  

/getpage.cfm?file=newbook.html

 

Dan Poynter's seminars have been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street Journal, and his story has been told in U.S. News & World Report. The media comes to Dan because he is the leading authority on book writing, producing, marketing, promoting and distributing. The author of more than 100 books and revisions and more than 500 magazine articles on publishing, he is one of the industry's most energetic, experienced and respected leaders.

 

DAN IS ON A MISSION:
He does not want people to die with a book still inside them.

 

At some events he provides the entire four-hour writing, publishing & promoting program while at others he gives a shorter presentation. Most presentations are in PowerPoint with motion and sound.

 

He also speaks on parachutes and skydiving.

 

For more information, get in touch with the Contact person and see the host's Website

 

ALSO SEE THE CALENDAR ON OUR WEBSITE: http://parapub.com/calendar.cfm?

2002

December 14: WESTFORD, MASSACHUSETTS. New England Speakers' Assn. BOSTON area. Turning Your Speeches into Books; the full four-hour New Book Model program. Fmi: Steve Shama, MD. 617-277-8332. Steve Shama@aol.com http://www.NSAnewengland.com

2003

January 11-12: SANTA BARBARA. Book marketing/promo­tion/distri­bution seminar in Santa Barbara with Dan Poynter. For details, contact Para Publishing, PO Box 8206-896, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206. Tel: (805) 968-7277, Fax: (805) 968-1379. See
http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=10313032 

January 14: DENVER. Colorado F>ree University. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model course. 5:57–10 pm. 1510 York Street. Fmi: 303-399-0477.
NancyP@Compuskills.com.

 

January 15: ATLANTA. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter at The Knowledge Shop, Atlanta, Georgia.  The full New Book Model program. 6:27 to 10:00 PM. Fmi: TheKnowledgeShop@aol.com 678-766-6666.

 

January 17-19: SAN DIEGO Writers Conference. The full four-hour New Book Model program. Fmi: Diane Dunaway, 858-484-8575; ddunaway@aol.com

 

February 15: Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC), CULVER CITY. How to use revolutionary techniques and leading-edge technology to write your nonfiction books faster, get into print for less and promote your books more effectively. How to find the right publisher, locate the right agent and self-publish--all at the same time. See the web site for details. Fmi: Gary Young, 818-222-5554, artsy12@earthlink.net, http://www.iwosc.org

 

February 18: TAMPA, Florida. Baywinds Learning Centres. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:30-10:00 pm. Fmi: 800-300-6994. info@baywinds.net. http://www.baywinds.net

 

February 19: WEST PALM BEACH, Florida. National Nurses in Business Association. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. Fmi: Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN, PO Box 561081, Rockledge, FL 32956-1081. Tel 321-633-4610, bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net

 

March 4: LOS ANGELES. Writing & Publishing Your  Nonfiction Book, a seminar by Dan Poynter at the Learning Annex.  The full New Book Model program. 6:30 to 10:00 PM. fmi (310) 478-6677.

 

March 6: LONG BEACH, California. Professional Coaches & Mentors Assn. The full four-hour New Book Model Program. Renaissance Hotel. FMI: Frumi Barr. 949-729-1577. ceoCoach@Frumi.com

 

March 8: FORT LAUDERDALE. Florida Speakers Association. The full New Book Model program and more. Fmi: George Chiswick, 561-630-7766; info@Florida-Speakers.org  http://www.Florida-Speakers.org

 

March 21: DENVER, Colorado. Dan Poynter shares the entire four-hour New Book Model program. On the same program: Bud Gardner on the Craft of Writing. Fmi: Judith Briles, 800-594-0800, DrJBriles@aol.com, http://www.cipabooks.com/

 

March 28: FRESNO. The WIN-WIN Writers Conference. Fresno, California. Section One of the New Book Model on writing. Stephen Blake Mettee, 559-876-2170. sbm12@csufresno.edu

 

March 29: LOS ANGELES. Part One of The New Book Model on product creation (writing your book). Mark Victor Hansen's MEGA Book Marketing Seminar. The event runs 28-30 March. Fmi: Lisa Williams: LisaW@MarkVictorHansen.com, (949) 764-2640 Ext 1. See web site for details. http://www.MarkVictorHansen.com This will be Dan's fourth appearance at this event.

 

April 2: SANTA MONICA, CA. National Nurses in Business Association. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. $69. See web site for details and contact Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN, bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net

 

April 5: COCOA BEACH. Space Coast Writers Guild, Cocoa Beach, Florida. The full four-hour New Book Model program. Fmi: Joyce Henderson, JEHwriter@cfl.rr.com

 

April 12: NSA-LOS ANGELES. The full four-hour New Book Model program. Contact Lynda Curtin, 818-507-6055; OppThinker@aol.com  

 

April 26-27: SANTA BARBARA. Book marketing/promo­tion/distri­bution seminar in Santa Barbara with Dan Poynter. For details, contact Para Publishing, PO Box 8206-896, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206. Tel: (805) 968-7277, Fax: (805) 968-1379. See
http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=10313032

 

May 27: LOS ANGELES. Publishers Marketing Association, First-Timer Event before the Publishing University. Section 3 of The New Book Model: Marketing, Promoting & Distributing. Fmi: Jan Nathan, 310-372-2732, Jan@PMAonline.org; http://www.PMAonline.org

 

May 28-29: LOS ANGELES. Publishers Marketing Association Publishing University. Dan to serve on five panels, sharing information on a number of subjects. Fmi: Jan Nathan, 310-372-2732, Jan@PMAonline.org; http://www.PMAonline.org

 

June 10: LOS ANGELES. Writing & Publishing Your  Nonfiction Book, a seminar by Dan Poynter at the Learning Annex.  The full New Book Model program. 6:30 to 10:00 PM. fmi (310) 478-6677.

 

June 21: CHEMAINUS, Vancouver Island, BC. Writing & Publishing Your Nonfiction Book, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. Contact Eliza Hemingway for details. maggiedove@shaw.ca

 

July 16: CHICAGO, IL. National Nurses in Business Association. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. See web site for details and contact Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN. bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net $69.

 

July 19-20: SANTA BARBARA. Book marketing/promo­tion/distri­bution seminar in Santa Barbara with Dan Poynter. For details, contact Para Publishing, PO Box 8206-896, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206. Tel: (805) 968-7277, Fax: (805) 968-1379. See

http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=10313032

 

August 13:  STAMFORD, CT. National Nurses in Business Association. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. See web site for details and contact Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN. bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net $69.

 

September 10: HOUSTON, TX. National Nurses in Business Association. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. See web site for details and contact Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN. bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net $69.

 

September 19: UNIVERSAL CITY. Magnificent Marketing Symposium, Dottie Walters, Universal City, California. Fmi: Michael MacFarland, Michael@walters-intl.com. http://www.walters-intl.com

 

October 8: METAIRIE, LA. National Nurses in Business Association. Writing & Publishing Nonfiction, a seminar by Dan Poynter. The full New Book Model program. 6:27-10:00 pm. See web site for details and contact Patricia Ann Bemis, RN CEN. bemis@nnba.net, http://www.nnba.net $69.

 

October 18-19: SANTA BARBARA. Book marketing/promo­tion/distri­bution seminar in Santa Barbara with Dan Poynter. For details, contact Para Publishing, PO Box 8206-896, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206. Tel: (805) 968-7277, Fax: (805) 968-1379. See

http://parapub.com/accessreport.cfm?report=167&refpage=edutrain.html&userid=10313032

 

November 8: WASHINGTON, DC. NSA/DC. Turning Speeches into Books. The full four-hour New Book Model program. Fmi Sylvia Henderson, 301-646-1668, springboardtrain@aol.com

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ParaHumor

Here is something funny we have found on books, writing, publishing, authors and/or words. If you have a laugh to share, please send it to DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com

A. BAD SUSPENSE NOVEL METAPHORS AND SIMILES FROM KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL. See
http://www.kenston.k12.oh.us/khs/english/metaphors_n_similes.htm

 

B. BEGIN WITH A BOX.  THE PLURAL IS BOXES.

But the plural of ox became oxen not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
yet the plural of moose would never be meese.

You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.
If the plural of man is always called men,
why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?

If I spoke of my foot and show you my feet
and I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

Then one may be that, and three would be those,
yet hat in the plural would never be hose
and the plural of cat is cats, not cose.

We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
but though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
but imagine the feminine:  she, shis and shim!

And screwy pronunciations can be playfully difficult ....

For example.....if you have a rough cough, climbing
can be tough when going through the bough of a tree!

--Bernard Barber, Ph. D.

 

C. On a soapbox regarding spam:
http://www.winxpnews.com/rd/rd.cfm?id=021203FA-Soapbox

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