Book Marketing Tip of the Week
December 3, 2007: Bake a Biscuit Day, International Day of Disabled Persons, Day Without Crime

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


In this issue . . .
-- syndicated columnists
-- The Cincinnati Review
-- Town & Country
-- Sleepytime with Grandpa D.
-- specialty retailers
-- American Way magazine
-- Edinburgh International Book Festival
-- RideTexas magazine
-- Summit your photos for PW's pic of the week

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

Ask Amy, Amy Dickinson, Columnist, Chicago Tribune, 435 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611. Email: A Q&A column about relationships.

The Bugman, Richard Fagerlund, Columnist, P O Box 203, Sandia Park NM 87047; 505-385-2820. Email: Web: An entomologist at the University of New Mexico. Q&A column on taking care of bugs in the garden and in the house.

Inspector's in the House, Barry Stone, Columnist, Access Media Group, 1776 Jami Lee Court #218, San Luis Obispo CA 93401. Email: Web: Weekly Q&A column on fixing up houses for sale or inspecting houses when buying.

Real Estate, Benny Kass, Columnist. Email: Q&A column on real estate

Workplace, Harry Wessel, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando FL 32801. Email: Q&A column on workplace and career issues.

The Cincinnati Review
Established in 2003, this twice-yearly literary review features reviews of poetry and literary fiction. Send review copies and info to the editors at: The Cincinnati Review, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, P O Box 210069, Cincinnati OH 45221-0069; 513-556-3954. Web:

Don Bogen, Poetry Editor
Brock Clarke, Fiction Editor

Town & Country
This is a monthly magazine on home design and fashion. Send info to the editors at Town & Country, 300 West 57th Street, 33rd Floor, New York NY 10019-3794; 212-903-5279; Fax: 212-280-10547. Email: Web:

Pamela Fiori, Editor in Chief

John Cantrell, Deputy Editor. Reviewed Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari travel memoir in the Traveler's Notebook section (3/03). In their In the Country section, they recommended the following four funny books: Allison Pearson's novel I Don't Know How She Does It, Christopher Buckley's novel No Way to Tread a First Lady, Andy Rooney's Common Nonsense, and Sarah Vowell's The Partly Cloudy Patriot plus a dozen other books (3/03).

Heidi Mitchell, Features and Travel Editor

Sarah Medford, Director, Arts, Culture & Design. In their December issue, they featured the best arts books of the year: The Posters of Leonetto Cappiello by Jack Rennert, Twentieth Century Fox: Inside the Photo Archive, Chora: The Scroll of Heaven, Tiffany Timepieces by John Loring, Modigliani: Beyond the Myth, Great Private Collections of Imperial Russia, Norman Parkinson: Portraits in Fashion, and Dream Palaces: The Last Royal Courts of Europe by Jerome Coignard (12/04).

Amanda Tisch, Fashion Editor

Eric Helbig, Men's Fashion Editor

Janet Carlson Freed, Director, Beauty & Health. Featured several books in the Beauty Mark section: Baby Om: Yoga for Mothers and Babies by Laura Staton and Sarah Perron and Curl Talk by Ouidad (3/03).

Victoria Lowe, Editorial Assistant. Reviewed Chad Pregracke's memoir From the Bottom Up and Phil Borges's Women Empowered (6/07).

Susan Crandell, author of Thinking About Tomorrow, wrote an article about Glynn Birch (6/07).

Leslie Bennetts, author of The Feminine Mistake, wrote an article about fashion icon Iman (6/07).

Sleepytime with Grandpa D.
A note from Grandpa D.: My son Mickey and I are in our second year of our radio show “Sleepytime with Grandpa D.” We are again looking for children’s bedtime stories or appropriate poems to read on the air to young children (target age from 4-12). Sometimes we will interview the author for a few minutes before we read their story or book. Of course, we always mention to our listeners who the writer and publisher is and where they can pick up a copy of the book.

Your writers were so responsive, John, we hope they can come through again for us. They can email Dick DeAngelis (Grandpa D) directly at or call me at 641-919-4277. The “Sleepytime with Grandpa D.” show airs Tuesday nights at 8-9pm (Central time) and and can be heard outside of southeastern Iowa at

specialty retailers
Here are a few more specialty retailers:

Creative Cookware, Barbara Blume, 402 B Main Street, Murphys CA 95247; 209-728-8303; Fax: 209-728-9283. Email: This kitchen store features pottery, cookware, gourmet foods, cookbooks, and supplies.

The Eagle's Nest, 18928 Front Street #B, P O Box 1865, Poulsbo WA 98370; 360-779-7181; Fax: 360-779-7134. Email: Web: Offers Native American gifts, art, jewelry, and more.

Ewe-Phoric Yarns, Susanne and David Bergum, 925 Highway 4, P O Box 3583, Arnold CA 95223; 209-795-5197. Email: Web: Open in 2004, this yarn shop features needles, yarns, supplies, books, patterns, and more.

Gifts of Promise, 19010 Front Street, Poulsbo WA 98370; 360-598-5800; 877-398-1410; Fax: 360-598-2275. Email: Web: This gift shop offers 12 step and angel gifts, books, etc.

Heavenly Choices, Susan Johnson, Semja Inc., 19020 Front Street NE, Poulsbo WA 98370; 360-697-6765; Fax: 360-697-6782. Email: Web: This new age shop sells gifts, crystals, books, aromatherapy, and more.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame Gift Shop, 1720 Gendy Street, Fort Worth TX 76107; 817-336-4475; Fax: 817-336-2470. Web: This museum honors the pioneer spirit of women who shaped the west, from cowgirls and ranch women to writers, artists, teachers, and entertainers. The shop features biographies, children's books, cookbooks, cowgirl lore, photography, Western history, and Western style.

The Nordic Maid, 18954-C Front Street, P O Box 2808, Poulsbo WA 98370; 360-779-9863; Fax: 360-779-2168. Email: Web: Scandinavian gifts, books, apparel, and more.

American Way magazine
This is the monthly in-flight magazine for American Airlines. It covers travel, business, good, wine, health, fitness, technology, celebrities, and more. Circulation: 350,000.

Send information and story ideas to the editors at American Way, 4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, MD 5374, Fort Worth TX 76155; 817-967-1784; Fax: 817-967-1571. Email: Web:

Sherri Gulczynski Burns, Editor

Chris Wessling, Senior Editor

Travis Kinsey, Assistant Editor

Jenna Schnuer, Contributing Editor, wrote about drinks and quoted from Ian Lendler's Alcoholica Esoterica (4/06).

Tracy Staton, Contributing Editor. Covered David Thomson's Blueprint to a Billion: 7 Essentials to Achieve Exponential Growth (5/06).

Robert McGarvey, Contributing Editor. Interviewed several authors for an article on bad bosses: Harry Chambers, author of My Way or the Highway, and Judith Glaser, author of The DNA of Leadership (5/06).

Martin Dugard, author of Chasing Lance, wrote an article on Chasing Van Gogh (5/06).

Joe Jarvis wrote an article on Seth Goden, author of Purple Cow and many other marketing books (4/06).

Edinburgh International Book Festival
Every year hundreds of authors congregate to tell stories, do workshops, sign books, and participate in other author events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival during two weeks in August. Plan ahead for next year if you want to participate. For more information, go to:

Ride Texas magazine
A bimonthly magazine for motorcycle enthusiasts who like to travel. In their December 2007 issue, freelance writer Tom Wiley wrote about Scott Zesch's Captured (a history of frontier life). They are looking for things to feature in their free products section and in an upcoming article called the Cheapster's Guide to Motorcycle Freebies. Email suggestions to them. If you have an event in Texas that would interest their readers, you can add an event at

They don't want any other contact right now.

Summit your photos for Publishers Weekly's pic of the week
Publishers Weekly, the magazine of the U.S. book publishing industry, features photos of industry and company events in its daily ezine, PW Daily, as well as it's weekly print magazine. To submit photos, check out this URL:

They feature photos at book signings, author talks, publication parties, book conventions, book fairs, and anywhere else where something interesting took place -- or where famous authors gather.


The soul can split the sky in two,
and let the face of God shine through.
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, poet

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