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: firstname.lastname@example.org. A Q&A column
The Bugman, Richard Fagerlund, Columnist, P O Box 203, Sandia Park
NM 87047; 505-385-2820. Email: email@example.com.
Web: http://www.askthebugman.com. 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.
Web: http://www.housedetective.com. Weekly Q&A column on fixing
up houses for sale or inspecting houses when buying.
Real Estate, Benny Kass, Columnist. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q&A column on real estate
Workplace, Harry Wessel, Reporter, Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange
Avenue, Orlando FL 32801. Email: email@example.com. 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: http://www.cincinnatireview.com.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.townandcountrymag.com.
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
email@example.com 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 http://www.kruufm.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com.
Web: http://www.ewephoricyarns.biz. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web: http://www.giftsofpromise.com. 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: email@example.com. Web: http://www.semja11.com.
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: http://www.cowgirl.net. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.nordicmaid.com.
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: email@example.com.
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 ridetexas.com.
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: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA404134.html.
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
More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com
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