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July 14, 2009: Bastille Day, American Armed Forces Day, Corkboard Birthday, International Obscurity Day, Pick Blueberries Day, Tape Measure Birthday, Space Week

Details on these days and 18,800 others! can be found in
John Kremer's Celebrate Today Special Events Data Files.

In this issue . . .
-- websites for authors
-- specialty retailers
-- Twitter tip - monitor conversations
-- Virtual Barber Shop: YouTube videos with 3-D sound

websites for authors
Here are some websites that feature authors, books, reviews, or related
subjects: - Features a book search engine to find the lowest prices for books, with affiliate fees going to charity via the Book Wish Foundation. A free page-flipping site for authors to recreate their books as dynamic ebooks. Neat service. (For other page-flipping options, see - Provides access to a database of over 80,000 North American news outlets. Plus editorial calendars. For a free trial, go to - A new book review site.

specialty retailers
Here are some more specialty retailers who stock books as well as gifts:

City Treasures Gift Shop, Connie Pellechia, Atlantis Marine World, 431 E Main Street, Riverhead, New York 11901; 631-308-9200, ext. 103; Fax: 631-208-0466. Email: Web: http://www. Features aquatic apparel, books, toys, jewelry, and gifts.

Cooks Boulevard, 1309 Castro Street, San Francisco, California 94114; 415-647-2665. Email: Web: Cookware, specialty foods, cookbooks.

Cradle of Aviation Museum Store, One Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530; 516-572-4111; Fax: 516-572-4065. Web: http://www. Aviation and space gifts and books.

Echoes, The Manassas Museum Store, Jane Riley, Manager, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia 20110; 703-257-8453. Email: Web:
Features Civil War books, prints, Virginia crafts, children's educational books and toys, gifts, and keepsakes.

Long Island Children's Museum Store, 11 Davis Avenue, Garden City, New York 11530; 516-224-5814. Email: Web: Children's books, toys, kits, and gifts.

The Long Island Museum Store, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, New York 11790-1992; 631-751-0066, ext. 271; Fax: 631-751-0353. Email: Web: Art and history books.

Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005; 713-524-8597; Fax: 713-522-7945. Email: Web: Twitter: @murderbooks. Mysteries and detective novels.

Nassau County Museum of Art, Museum Shop, One Museum Drive, Roslyn Harbor, New York 11576; 516-625-2779. Web: http://www.nassaumuseum. com. Art gifts and books.

Omnivore Books on Food, 3885A Cesar Chavez Street, San Francisco, California 94131; 415-282-4712. Email: Web: Cookbooks and other books on food.

William King Regional Arts Center, Museum Store, 415 Academy Drive,
Abingdon, Virginia 24210; 276-628-5005. Web: Art books and gifts.

Twitter tip - monitor conversations
The following tip was provided by Michael Volkin, author of Social Networking for Authors (available at

With you can type in various keywords to find what people are tweeting about. For example, if your book is on military basic training, you can use various keywords like basic training, boot camp, drill sergeants, etc. When someone tweets with those phrases, you can see the tweet in real time and begin to communicate with that potential customer.

Note from John: To converse directly with someone, send them a tweet which begins with that person's profile name. For example:

@johnkremer I noticed you are heading for basic training. For some tips on how to survive basic training, see

Or you can be less commercial and more specific by sending them to a specific page that answers one of their questions.

Virtual Barber Shop: YouTube videos with 3-D sound
Jeff Rivera, author of Forever My Lady, has created several YouTube videos that create 3-D sound. These are best listened to with a set of headphones. Check them out at:

Virtual Boot Camp 1 -

Virtual Boot Camp 2 -

Quotable Books
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
William Wordsworth, poet

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