Book Marketing Tip of the Week
November 26, 2007: Indoor Tennis Birthday, College Social Fraternity Birthday, and French Space Day

Details on these days and 18,300 others! can be found in
John Kremer's Celebrate Today Special Events Data Files.


In this issue . . .
-- Elle magazine
-- syndicated columnists
-- more specialty retailers
-- iFogo author promotion website
-- Citiscapes Metro Monthly
-- Beadstyle magazine

Elle magazine
Elle is a monthly fashion magazine with 39 international editions. Send review copies and info to the editors at Elle, Hachette Filipacchi Media, 1633 Broadway, New York NY 10019; 212-767-5800. Email: Web: Each issue features a Must Read section of book reviews. Their July issue reviewed three novels: Kaui Hart Hemmings's The Descendants, Hilma Wolitzer's Summer Reading, and Annie Dillard's The Maytrees.

  • Roberta Myers, Editor-in-Chief
  • Alexandra Postman, Executive Editor
  • Ben Dickinson, Senior Features Editor. Reviewed Dan Shapiro's Delivering Doctor Amelia (12/03). Interviewed Robin Stern, author of The Gaslight Effect (7/07).
  • Jennifer Weisel, Senior Features Editor
  • Miranda Purves, Senior Editor, Living (entertaining, travel, food, & design)
  • Lilah Schechner, West Coast Editor
  • Megan Deem, Senior Editor, Beauty and Fitness. Reviewed Rebecca Curtis's novel Twenty Grand.
  • Jenny Feldman, Senior Fashion News Editor. Wrote about Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys by Melissa de la Cruz and Tom Dolby. Featured two books in the Global Fashion News section: Cynthia Rowley's memoir Slim and an illustrated book about paper designer Tord Boontje.
  • Jennifer Schonborn, Executive Editor,
  • Rachael Combe, Editor at Large, Neurotica (health column). Also writes about sexual issues.
  • Laurie Abraham, Editor-at-Large. She is author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America.
  • E. Jean Carroll, Contributing Writer, Ask E. Jean. Email: A relationship Q&A column. The author of several books, she is the co-founder of and
  • Lisa Shea, Contributing Writer, reviewed Maura Moynihan's Yoga Hotel story collection (12/03). Recommended the following three books: Lauren Kessler's biography Clever Girl; Janna Levin's memoir How the Universe Got Its Spots; and Patricia Beard's After the Ball about the Wall Street scandals of 1905 (12/03).
  • Carlene Bauer, Contributing Writer, reviewed Andrew O'Hagan's second novel Personality (12/03). Reviewed Katie Roiphe's novel Uncommon Arrangements (7/07).
  • Bliss Broyard, Contributing Writer, reviewed Helen Schulman's A Day at the Beach.

syndicated columnists
Here are a few syndicated columnists and freelance writers:

Ask Jill, Jill McGillen, Columnist, Next Turn Consulting. Email: Web: Q&A column about work/life issues.

Cut Your Utility Bills, James Dulley, Columnist, 6906 Royalgreen Drive, Cincinnati OH 45244. Web: Q&A column about home energy use. Also known as Energy Savings or Utility Tips.

Dear Margo, Margo Howard, Creators Syndicate, 5777 W Century Boulevard #700, Los Angeles CA 90045. Email: Web: The daughter of Ann Landers writes this Q&A column about relationships.

Dear Teacher, Peggy Gisler and Marge Eberts, Columnists, P O Box 395, Carmel IN 46082-0395. Email: A weekly Q&A column about parenting and kids in school.

Devine Design, Mary Carol Garrity, Columnist, Atchison KS. Email: Column on interior design.

Growing Older, Sandra Cohen and Robert Cormier, Columnists, Cohen Cormier Geriatric Care Managers, 2100 Embarcadero #101 Oakland CA 94606; 510-652-3377 or 925-945-8855. Email: Web: About growing older.

Alan Guebert, Agriculture Columnist, 21673 Lago Drive, Delavan IL 61734. Email: Writes about agricultural issues.

Parenting Tips, Tom McMahon, Columnist, 300 West 57th Street, 15th Floor, New York NY 10019; 925-461-6080; Fax: 925-461-6080. Email: Web: Also known as Kid Tips. A weekly column providing parenting tips.

Personal Finance, Cliff Pletschet, Columnist, Personal Investment Education, P O Box 28147, Oakland CA 94604; 510-531-5620. A Q&A column on personal finance and investments.

more specialty retailers
Here are a few more specialty retailers, including an airport shop:

Arizona Science Center, Awesome Atom's Science Store, 600 E Washington Street, Phoenix AZ 85004-2303; 602-716-2085. Web: Offers science gifts, toys, kits, gadgets, books, and educational materials.

The Barnum Museum Gift Shop, 820 Main Street, Bridgeport CT 06604; 203-331-1104; Fax: 203-331-0079. Email: Web: The gift shop features books on P T Barnum's life as well as related gifts. Also some children's science and magic books.

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut, Museum Store, 409 Main Street, Niantic CT 06357-3103; 860-691-1111; Fax: 860-691-1194. Email: Web: Features puppets, puzzles, posters, books, and gifts.

Delstar, 5060 North 40th Street #200, Phoenix AZ 85018-2144; 602-956-9600; Fax: 602-956-9700. Email: Web: Operates gift stores in the Phoenix, Arizona Sky Harbor airport as well as a number of resorts. Stores include Pueblo Spirit (Native American gift shops), See's Candies, Bowser Wowser (pet gifts), The News Store, and more.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Store, 109 Pequotsepos Road, P O Box 122, Mystic CT 06355; 860-536-1216; Fax: 860-536-2983. Email: Web: A wildlife sanctuary with natural history exhibits and a store featuring field guides, wildflower identification, gardening, and more. Also gifts, puzzles, and more.

Essex Steam Train Gift Shop, The Valley Railroad Company, One Railroad Avenue, P O Box 452, Essex CT 06426; 860-767-0103; Fax: 860-767-0104. Email: Web: The gift shop features railroad books, videos, gifts, postcards, apparel, and more.

Golden Age of Trucking Museum, Museum Gift Shoppe, 1101 Southford Road Middlebury CT 06762; 203-577-2181; Fax: 203-577-2404. Email: Web: Features trucking books, toys, and gifts.

Mystic Aquarium & Institute for Exploration, The Aquarium Store, 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic CT 06355-1997; 860-536-8508; Fax: 860-572-5969. Email: Web: Museum: 860-572-5955. Features adult and children's books about the sea.

Mystic Seaport Museum, The Museum Store, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, P O Box 6000, Mystic CT 06355-0990; 860-572-5385; 888-973-2767. Email: Web: Museum: 860-572-0711. The country's largest maritime museum. The store features gifts, apparel, jewelry, and maritime books.

Southwest Gardener, 2809 North 15th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85007; 602-279-9510; 877-315-9301; Fax: 602-279-9511. Email: Web: The shop features garden art, tools, bird feeders, garden books, and gifts. Also gardening classes. Specialty: desert gardening.

Taos Sunflower Yarn & Fibers, Martie Moreno, 480 State Road 150, P O Box 506, Arroyo Seco NM 87514; 575-776-5644. Web: Sells yarns, tools, and books, featuring locally hand-spun yarns and fiber.

U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum Store, 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton CT 06349-5571; 860-694-3174; 800-343-0079. Web: Features maritime and submarine books, videos, gifts, clothing, and more.

Citiscapes Metro Monthly
This is a monthly regional magazine for northwest Arkansas. Send info to the editor at Citiscapes Metro Monthly, Aaron Biedt, Executive Editor, CKB Management, 115 N Locust Avenue, Fayetteville AR 72701; 479-582-1061; Fax: 479-571-3343. Email: Letters email: Web: For the July 2007 issue, he reviewed coon and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys, JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Miyako Kanamori's Sock and Glove picture book.

BeadStyle magazine
BeadStyle is a bimonthly magazine for beaders. Send review copies and other info to the editor at Beadstyle Magazine, Cathryn Jakicic, Editor, Kalmbach Publishing, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P O Box 1612, Waukesha WI 53187; 262-796-8776. Email: Web: Each issue of the magazine features a directory of hundreds of bead stores around the country.

Also check out


Dance as if no one were watching. Sing as if no one were listening. And live every day as if it were your last. Irish proverb

More great quotes at

Previous: 17 specialty retailers / Doppelit Train: John Kremer teleseminar / Wine Enthusiast magazine / David Rozansky writes about Book Marketing


Next: syndicated columnists / The Cincinnati Review / Town & Country / Sleepytime with Grandpa D / specialty retailers / American Way / RideTexas / Edinburgh International Book Festival / submit photos to Publishers Weekly

Copyright 2008 by John Kremer

Open Horizons, P O Box 2887, Taos NM 87571