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August 15, 2008: Chinese Lovers Day, Crisco Birthday, Editor Appreciation Day, National Best Friend's Day

Details on these days — and 18,500 others! — can be found in
John Kremer's Celebrate Today Special Events Data Files.

In this issue . . .
-- Knol: Google's new entry into the knowledge-sharing world
-- Veranda magazine
-- Free polling website
-- Solidarity sells: Enlist friends to help promote your book!
-- Mississippi magazine
-- specialty retailers

Knol: Google's new entry into the knowledge-sharing world
Knol: — Google's new entry into the knowledge-
sharing wikipedia world. John Kremer's Book Marketing Bestseller knol: John
Kremer's bio on Knol:

For more knowledge-sharing websites and wikipedias, see:

Veranda magazine
This monthly magazines features gardening and home design articles and reviews. Send info to the editors in care of Veranda Magazine, 455 E Paces Ferry Road #216, Atlanta GA 30305; 404-975-5300; Fax: 404-975-5345.

Lisa Newsom, Editor-in-Chief

Deborah M. Sanders, Managing Editor. Wrote an article on Jan Showers,
author of Glamorous Rooms.

Linda Sherbert, Features Editor

Mary Jane Ryburn, Style Editor

Lisa Newsom Rascoe, Fine Arts Editor

Judith Nasatir, Contributing Editor. Reviewed Lori Ettlinger Gross's Brooches: Timeless Adornment; Elissa Cullman and Tracey Pruzan's Decorating Master Class: The Cullman and Kravis Way; Tricia Guild's Flower Sense; Charles Faudree's Charles Faudree Country French Florals and Interiors; Francois Chaille's Cartier: Innovation through the 20th Century; and Elizabeth Meredith Dowling's Harrison Design Associats: A Decade of Work.

Fredrik Hiebert, an archaeologist and book author, wrote an article on Afghanistan art.

Katherine Whiteside wrote about and excerpted from Amy Goldman's The Heirloom Tomato.

Free polling website
Poll the Other One: is a relatively new website that allows you to create surveys on any subject. For instance, you can poll book covers, title ideas, book content, marketing ideas, website design, website flow, almost anything you want to poll. You can also use surveys to create new content for your books, website, or blog.

Anyone can submit or vote in polls, but if you register (for free!) you can also comment on polls and keep track of polls you've created.

Solidarity sells: Enlist friends to help promote your book!
My friend Cynthia Polansky has written a wonderful article on how to enlist your friends to help promote your book. She has allowed me to post the entire article on my website. Check it out here: You'll be glad you did.
This website features 245 mistakes from 142 books. Check to see if your book is featured on this website. Or help other authors and publishers to catch their mistakes. Go to

Mississippi magazine
This regional magazine covers the history, culture, art, and lifestyle of the state of Mississippi. Send information to the editors at Mississippi Magazine, Downhome Publications, 5 Lakeland Circle, Jackson MS 39216; 601-982-8418; Fax: 601-982-8447. Email: Web: In their May/June 2008 issue, they featured an article about novelist Joseph Holt Ingraham.

Melanie Mullen Ward, Managing Editor

Jennifer Barnes Moffett, Books Editor. Reviewed Samantha Gronmeyer's Holly's Halo children's book; Art Minton's Birding for Children; Ben Wynne's On-the-Road Histories: Mississippi; and Phil Hardwick's Letters from Lexington.

Nicole Bowman, Features Editor

Emily Hines Burgess, Food Editor

Margaret Gratz, Garden Editor

Brenda Ware Jones, Homes Editor

specialty retailers
Here are a few specialty retailers located in Mississippi:

Bark of the Bay, 404 Dunbar Avenue, Bay St. Louis MS 39520; 228-363-1782. Bakery and gift boutique for dogs.

Flying Wild Store, Catherine Biggs, Owner, The Little Purple Cottage, 1011 Desoto Street, Ocean Springs MS 39564; 228-872-4868. Email: or Web: http://www.flying
. For the wild bird and nature enthusiast.

Kids in My Kitchen, Patricia Edwards, Owner, 4358 Lincoln Road Extension #20, Hattiesburg MS 39402; 601-268-6161. Web: Cookbooks for children.

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Liz Brumley, Shop Manager, Museum Store, 565 N Fifth Street, P O Box 1108, Laurel MS 39441-1108; 601-649-5374; Fax: 601-649-6379. Email: Web: Art books and gifts.

LuLu Eats & Entertains, 126 Main Street, Bay St. Louis MS 39520; 228-466-6620. Gourmet gifts and kitchen accessories.

Miner's Doll and Toy Store, 927 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs MS 39564; 228-875-8697. Web: Playthings for everyone. Also books.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, Museum Store, 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs MS 39564-4632; 228-872-3164; Fax: 228-875-4494. Email: Web: Art books and gifts.

Mockingbird Books, Alyson Stage, Owner, 7220 Woodlawn Avenue N.E., Seattle WA 98115; 206-518-5886. Web: Children's bookstore. new pages
Here are some of the new pages I've added to the website in the past few months:

Book Promotion Advice:
Eproducts Sales Sites:
Ezine Directories:
Keyword Search Tools:

Book Ranks: This page features 85 keywords where ranks in the top 10 in Google searches.

Page Ranks: This page features 45 keywords where one of my hobby websites ranks in the top 10 in Google searches.

Quotable Books
A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song. — Maya Angelou, poet

Click on the above book cover to order this great collection as a Word ebook for only $7.00.

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