Book Marketing Tip of the Week
October 17, 2007: Pigs Can Fly Day, Annoying Mail Behavior Day, Famous Letters Day, Singing Detective Day


In this issue . . .
-- Book Opinion blog
-- metaphysical specialty retailers
-- children's bookstores
-- another publishing book

Book Opinion Blog
Book Opinion features book news, reviews, videos, and more. A neat site that will surely grow. Stephen Sakach is the founder. Catch the blog at

Every book and author mentioned in the blog is linked to their Book Finder database featuring 600,000 titles. If your book is not listed in their Book Finder database, contact Tim Sakach via email at

Books in the database can be searched by author or title. The link for the Book Finder database is

specialty retailers
Most of the following specialty retail stores I discovered while traveling in California to take care of my wife.

20 new age and metaphysical bookstores . . .

Alexandria II Bookstore, 567 S Lake Avenue, Pasadena CA 91101; 626-792-7885. Email: Web: Since 1985, this new age store offers books, music, videos, candles, cards, crystals, aromatheraphy, and wiccan supplies. Does not want emails from suppliers.

Answers Bookstore, Center for Spiritual Discovery, 560 S Melrose Drive, Vista CA 92081; 760-724-9077; Fax: 760-724-9366. Email: Web: Motto: A bookstore to enhance your life. They carry metaphysical and self-help books, tapes, music, cards, and calendars.

Awakenings Bookstore, Mission Hills Plaza, 25260 La Paz Road #D&E, Laguna Hills CA 92653; 949-457-0797. Email: Web: New age books, gifts, music, crystals, jewelry, and more.

Bodhi Tree Bookstore, 8585 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood CA 90069-5199; 310-659-1733; Fax: 310-659-0178; 800-825-9798. Email: Web: The largest new age bookstore in the country, featuring 40,000 titles.

Catch the Spirit Bookstore, David Kennedy, Manager, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas CA 92024; 760-753-5786, Ext. 12; Fax: 760-753-7647. Email: Web: Features titles by Ernest Holmes, Joel Goldsmith, Christian Sorensen, Michael Beckwith, and others, including children's and relationship books.

Creative Center for Spiritual Living Bookstore, 1330 East Valley Parkway #G, Escondido CA 92027; 760-741-0853; Fax: 760-871-7174. Email: Web: This Science of Mind center offers a complete metaphysical bookstore.

Heaven on Earth Gifts and Books, 1885 S Centre City Parkway, Escondido CA 92025-6525; 760-233-4000. A new age bookstore.

Inner Bliss Rejuvenation Center, Rebecca Enders, Book Buyer, 2120 Jimmy Durante Blvd #108, Del Mar CA 92014; 760-518-0979. Email: Web: Offers books, raw foods, supplements, and other health tools along with colon hydrotherapy and detoxification. Features 20 titles.

Lady of the Lake Metaphysical Books, 3102 University, San Diego CA 92104; 619-281-7231. Web: New age bookstores. Also stores in Temecula, Idyllwild, and Vista, California. The website is not active but is advertised.

Lady of the Lake New Age Books, 87 Yorkville Drive, Courtice, Ontario L1E 2A6 Canada; 905-432-1023. Email: Web: New age bookstore.

The Latest Thing Books & Gifts, 1525 Mesa Verde Drive East #113, Costa Mesa CA 92626; 714-754-7541. Offers books, audios, music, cards, crystals, and more in metaphysical, new age, spiritual, religious, and self-help categories.

Living Prana, Bharat (Prana) Gogia, 575 Second Street, Encinitas CA 92024; 760-944-9439. Email: Web: Motto: Self-awareness and healing through stillness. Offers yoga classes and Ayurvedic healing. Features books, gifts, CDs, aromatherapy, crystals, and herbs.

Mystic Gyfte, 210 S Indiana Avenue, Vista CA 92084; 760-643-2120. Email: Web: Metaphysical books, audios, and gifts. Also classes and readings.

Myztic Isle Metaphysical Bookstore, 8036 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa CA 91941; 619-465-3005. Email: Spiritual and metaphysical books, music, art, crystals, and more.

New Thought Center Bookstore, The New Thought Center for Creative Living, 3505 Camino del Rio South #160, San Diego CA 92108; 619-521-4850; Fax: 619-521-4804. Email: Web: A new thought bookstore for the center.

Rainy Mystics Books & Gifts, 801 Grand Avenue #3, San Marcos CA 92078; 760-744-9818. Web: A new age bookstore and community spiritualist church.

Rhiannon Imports and Exports, 1465 W Imperial Highway #C, Brea CA 92821; 714-882-4105; 877-593-6964. Web: Offers books, herbs, crystals, candles, and gifts in wiccan, dragons, gods/goddesses, pagan, tarot, and magic.

Sanctum Gift Shop, 1002 N Coast Highway #8, Encinitas CA 92024; 760-943-6244. Email: Web: New age books, gifts, oils, candles, jewelry, and art. Also readings.

SoulScape Gift & Bookstore, 765 S Coast Highway 101 #106, Encinitas CA 92024; 760-753-2345; Fax: 760-944-5399. Email: Web: Stocks thousands of books and audios on spirituality, Buddhism, healing, personal growth, creativity, astrology, and feng shui as well as crystals,yoga supplies, and gifts.

Tree of Life Books & Gifts, 4870 Santa Monica Avenue #1A, Ocean Beach CA 92107; 619-223-3970; Fax: 619-223-3970. Email: Web: Offers metaphysical books, candles, crystals, magickal supplies as well as classes.

5 children's bookstores and gift shops . . .

Babies in Bloom, Rochelle McLean, Book Buyer, 161 Thunder Drive #102, Vista CA 92083; 760-940-2229. Email: Web: Offers a wide selection of
breastfeeding supplies, organic clothing, parenting and children's books, and wooden toys.

The Lily Pad Store, Ingrid Helton and Keiko Lopez, Owners, 3746 6th Avenue, San Diego CA 92103; 619-220-8555; 866-912-8555. Email: Web: Children's toys, books, clothing, and more.

Lola Butter Children's Boutique, Attn: Karla, 1875 S Centre City Parkway #A, Escondido CA 92025; 760-740-1313. Email: Web: Features children's toys, books, gifts, and clothing.

Magical Child West, Mary Brice, Book Buyer, Lumberyard Shopping Center, 967 S Coast Highway 101 #B108, Encinitas CA 92024; 760-633-1326. Web: Quality toys, books, clothing, and gifts.

Wee Little Sprouts, Amy and Scott Rowland, 119 N Main Street, Fallbrook CA 92028; 760-728-9339; Fax: 760-728-9277; 877-468-6957. Email: Web: Second store in 28480 Old Town Front Street #A, Temecula CA 92590; 951-699-4400; Fax: 951-699-5199. Offers children's gifts, toys, books, clothing, music, and pregnancy products.

another publishing book
Here's another book about publishing: Howard-Johnson, Carolyn, The Frugal Editor (Glendale, CA: Red Engine Press, 2007), softcover, 208 pages, $18.95. Provides writers with information and tips to get their work ready for submission. It's practical and detailed.


Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. — cadet maxim, U.S. Military Academy, West Point

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