Book Marketing Tip of the Week
December 21, 2007: Crossword Puzzle Birthday, Whistle While You Work Day, Mayan End of the World Day

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In this issue . . .
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer looking for bloggers
-- Create Amazing Friends Course
-- Tikkun magazine
-- Women's Day magazine
-- some new free ebooks available at

Seattle Post-Intelligencer looking for bloggers
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is currently looking for someone to blog about pets and other topics. See info at:

“Does your best friend have four legs? Do you know a lot about dogs, cats, birds or snakes as pets? Are you a caregiver for our animal friends? If so, we're looking for people like you to write about pets. Caring for them. Living with them. Helping them to live around us ... and other pets. ... We want you to blog about anything you're passionate about: Hobbies, neighborhoods, sports, news, leisure activities . . . the list goes on. We can give your blog a home on one of the top-20 news sites in America (Nielsen ratings, 2007), and we'll give you the independence to say what you mean. E-mail us at with your idea, your resume, a writing sample, and a link to your current blog (if you have one). We respond to every request, so contact us today.”

Current reader blogs include Room 4 Design (decorating), Entrepreneur's Journey, Popcorn Review (movies), Ear Candy (local music scene), and Better Than Rehab (pop culture blog).

Blogging for an established website is a great way to start a blog or grow a blog. If you are interested in blogging about your book topic, SPI offers a great opportunity.

If you want to learn more about using blogging and other online resources to market your book, subscribe to John Kremer's Create Amazing Friends Course (see below)

Create Amazing Friends Course
Learn how to create amazing friends — real and lasting friendships with top media, key book-selling contacts, and other people who matter. If you know anything about marketing, you know that the key lies in building relationships that count.

The Create Amazing Friends course includes a teleseminar, three incredible reports, and an additional webinar where you will learn the secrets on how to become a friend — not just a name in the news — with top media people as well as other essential contacts (booksellers, wholesalers, catalog directors, movie producers, bloggers, website owners, or whomever else you want to know).

You will be amazed at how easy it can be to create friends in all the right places in as little as a few hours.

To sign up for this course, click here: Create Amazing Friends Course

Sign up for this course before the new year and start out 2008 with a real zoom-zoom-zoom to your book promotion effort.

Tikkun is a bimonthly magazine about religion, politics, and culture. The July 2007 issue featured an excerpt from Edward Kaplan's Spiritual Radical, a book about Abraham Joshua Heschel, author of God in Search of Man and many other titles; and an excerpt of William Hogeland's The Whiskey Rebellion. The July 2007 issue also featured an interview with Tariq Ramadan, author of In the Footsteps of the Prophet.

Send review copies and other info to the editors at Tikkun, Network of Spiritual Progressives, 2342 Shattuck Avenue #1200, Berkeley CA 94704; 510-644-1200; Fax: 510-644-1255. Email: Web:

Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor

David Belden, Managing Editor. Wrote an article on Islam feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali, where he featured several books: Feisal Abdul Rauf's What's Right with Islam, Michael Wolfe's Taking Back Islam, Oliver Roy's Globalized Islam, and Ian Buruma's Murder in Amsterdam (7/07).

Joshua Weiner, Poetry Editor

Julian Levinson, Literary Editor

Akiba Lerner, Academic Editor

Robert Gottlieb, Contributing Editor and author of A Greener Faith. Wrote an article on the Iraq occupation (7/07).

Jack Miles, author of Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God, reviewed Jerome Segal's Understanding the Struggle Between God and Mankind in the Bible (7/07).

Paul Lewis, author of Cracking Up, reviewed The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour (7/07).

David Loy, author of A Buddhist History of the West, wrote an article on money (7/07).

Glen Harold Stassen, author of Just Peacemaking, wrote about the 50th anniversary of Peace Action (7/07).

Svi Shapiro, author of Losing Heart, wrote an article on the Virginia Tech killings (7/07).

Naomi Shihab Nye, author of 19 Varieties of Gazelle, wrote a short article about an airport experience (7/07).

Mark Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to The Simpsons, wrote an article about the TV show (7/07).

Women's Day
Women's Day, published 17 times per year, this is one of the seven sisters service magazines for women. Circulation: 4.2 million. They have a number of authors who are members of their Health, Nutrition & Fitness Advisory Board and their Women's Heart Health Advisory Board.

Note: This magazine covers subjects of interest to women, including style, food, health, home, decorating, gardening, personal finance, family, and lifestyle. If you write or publish books on these subjects, look for a way to have your books featured in an article, column, or tip by one of the editors or freelance writers.

Send review copies, etc. to the editors at Woman's Day, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, 1633 Broadway, 42nd Floor, New York NY 10019; 212-767-6418; Fax: 212-767-6421. Email: Web:

Jane Chesnutt, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie Abarbanel, Senior Articles Editor; 212-767-6475; Fax: 212-767-5610. Email: or

Ellen Breslau, Executive Editor

Courtney Hargrave, Features Editor

Nancy Dell'Aria, Food Editor. Writes the Budget Cook department.

Marisol Vera, Managing Food Editor. Writes the Good Cooks department. She interviewed cookbook author Padma Lakshmi (9/07).

Rachel Moser, Associate Editor. Writes the Eat Smart department.

Amy Fishbein Brightfield, Health Director

Barbara Brody, Health Editor

Janet Sobesky, Home Design & Lifestyle Director. To send tips to their TipTalk section, email

Sonal Dutt, Senior Lifestyle Editor, Decorating. In an article on decorating, they quoted Peter Lemos, author of Kitchens for the Rest of Us (9/07).

Giovanna Galeotafiore, Fashion Editor

Meghann Foye, Online Executive Editor,

Jennifer Conrad, Online Editor,

P. Allen Smith, Contributing Editor, Garden Tips. He is the author of P. Allen Smith's Garden Home. Web:

Mary Hunt, Contributing Editor, Solutions: Your Money. In an article on 5 rules to grow rich, she quoted many authors: Terry Savage, author of The Savage Number; David Bach, author of The Automatic Millionaire; Liz Pulliam Weston, author of Easy Money; Suze Orman, author of Women & Money; and Jonathan Pond, author of You Can Do It! (9/07).

Paula Spencer, Contributing Editor, Momfidence. In an article on taking children to experience the outdoors, she quoted Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods (9/07).

Andrea Atkins, in an article on what women learned from their husbands, featured quotes from various authors: Kathleen Ameche, author of A Woman's Guide to Business Travel; Lee Woodruff, author of A Family's Journey of Love and Healing; Howard Markman, coauthor of Fighting for Your Marriage; and Les Parrott, coauthor of Your Time-Starved Marriage (9/07).

Diane Benson Harrington wrote an article on tips for cleaning, organizing, and saving. She quoted nine experts, eight of which were authors of practical books, including Hedge Funds for Dummies, The Everything Home Storage Solutions Book, The One-Minute Cleaner, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Auto Repair (9/07).

Jackie Newgent, author of The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook, wrote an article on 50 good foods where she quoted Marion Nestle, author of What to Eat (9/07).

Chrystle Fiedler, in an article on going slower, quoted the following authors: Joseph Bailey, coauthor of Slowing Down to the Speed of Life; Deborah Taylor-Hough, author of A Simple Choice; Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness; Marc David, author of The Slow Down Diet; Dale Vicky Atkins, author of Sanity Savers; Abby Seixas, author of Finding the Deep River Within; David Kundtz, author of Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going; and Sara Mednick, author of Take a Nap! (9/07).

B.C. Wolverton, author of How to Grow Fresh Air, wrote an article on the subject (9/07).

some new free ebooks available at

Book Publishing Options for Authors by Dana Smith

Money for Nothing (And Your Clicks for Free) by Seth Godin

The Power of Article Marketing by Timothy Gorman

The Secret of Successful Failing by Gina Mollicone-Long

What Journalists Want to See on Your Website by Vocus Inc.

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