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October 15, 2008: Banshee Protection Day,
World Poetry Day, Love Your Body Day, National Grouch Day, Mushroom Day, National Pasta Day, Taxpayer's Action Day, Blog Action 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 . . .
-- One author's success story: Local TV
-- Ten Million Eyeballs: new offers
-- The Versatile Freelancer
-- Sample of a great testimonial
-- Imagine Nation Books
-- Another author's success story: iPhone 3G novel
-- Writing greeting cards

One author's success story: Local TV
Robbie Lee, author of Straight Man's Pocket Guide to Picking Up a Hottie,
wrote the following note to me. Check out what she did to get on her local Fox TV station:

Your book recommends making contacts every day. So I never miss a
chance to put my card advertising my book somewhere when I can!

I saw a Fox station reporter van one day in my neighborhood and put one on their wind shield. They gave it to an Executive Producer who produces a segment called “pillow talk” during the news in the morning and they invited me on to talk about my book. Thanks for your inspiration.

You can check out my appearance on my local Fox station on YouTube:

And thanks to you, I have a positive response from MTV for a reality TV
show submittal that I am working on!!! Your book rocks!

Ten Million Eyeballs Events: new offers
Beginning right after the election in November, John Kremer will be presenting his Ten Million Eyeballs Event as an online series of videos that will show you exactly how to expose your book, your website, or your ideas to millions of people online.

Read all about this new online program at the following website:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ is a new social networking website that allows authors to share new books, booklets, comics, etc. with other authors and readers. You can have your books reviewed and even distributed via embedding on other websites. Could be an interesting venue. Check it out.

The Versatile Freelancer
If you’re a skilled creative pro (as most book authors are), you can share your knowledge and experience—and get paid for it. Many people have successfully diversified into critiquing, consulting, training, and presenting. The opportunities and rewards are terrific. Earn more money, build your reputation, win applause and acclaim. It’s an easy, risk-free strategy. This could be the best career decision of your life! In a new e-book, The Versatile Freelancer, my long-time friend Don Hauptman, an expert copywriter who has done it all, tells you everything you need to know to diversify your income stream. For details, go to:

Sample of a great testimonial
Here's a nice little testimonial I received this week from Dr. Brian Bolstad.
I enjoyed his words and thought you might, too.

You have been a big help. Without the advice I got reading your book I probably never would have made the effort. Just the tax saving ideas that sprang from reading 1000 Ways will put one of my kids through college and with a little luck, book and video sales will take care of the other. Pat yourself on the back. Not everyone's work has socially redeeming value.

Imagine Nation Books
Here is some more info from Tim McCormick, Senior Buyer at Imagine Nation Book:

Our company continues to grow and we continue to search for books from small publishers. We will purchase about 90 titles in the next 12 months in quantities of 30,000 to 60,000 units and another 90 titles in quantities of 3,000 to 10,000 copies. In a 12 month buying process we will review well over 20,000 new titles and from that we may test around 900 titles (or more) to find our 180 production titles. I focus on gifts, toys, gadgets and books. There are several buyers that focus on large publishers but my focus is on smaller independent publishers.

Your subscribers are welcome to submit their books to me. I have been in the small publisher world for 13 years now and have always supported the smaller publishers. I would not suggest they send their books to Earl in Boulder. That may work for one in a million but it is not the most efficient way to approach INB. As you can imagine, Earl has his hands full with the overall operation of the company and he hires people like me to handle the buying. If a book works for our market I can assure you Earl will see it. I generally try and send an email to the publishers within a day or two from when I receive their submission to let them know if we are interested or not. I think they appreciate the quick feedback. If I am traveling it can take up to two weeks depending on how long I am traveling. I do look at every book submitted.

Imagine Nation Books, Tim McCormick, Senior Buyer, 3628 W. Chicago
Street, Chandler AZ 85226; 480-838-4309; Fax: 480-820-1011.

Another author's success story: iPhone 3G novel
Canadian author Cheryl Kaye Tardiff is now writing a novel using her new
iPhone 3G (which comes with a notes application for writing). Her effort has already received plenty of notice across Canadian media. The novel about a teenage girl will be called Finding Bliss. Read more about her new project at

Writing greeting cards
If you'd liked to try your hand at writing humorous greeting cards for American Greetings, send an email to their Freelance Coordinator at

Quotable Books
A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. — Eda Le Shan, psychologist

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

More great quotes and quotable books at

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