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July 21, 2009: Chicks Rock, Chicks Vote Day; Invite an Alien to Live with You Day, Mayan New Year, Take a Monkey to Lunch Day, Black Daily Newspaper Day

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

In this issue . . .
-- TweetBeep for More Customers
-- specialty retailers
-- Become an Online Bestselling Author report
-- How to Profit from the Intellectual Property in Your Book teleseminar
-- Author website sample:
-- Three Big Secrets to Getting Booked on Top National TV Shows

TweetBeep for More Customers
The following tip is from Michael Volkin, author of Social Networking for Authors and webmaster of . . .

How would you like potential customers emailing you? You can get that with Twitter, especially if you know how to use third-party applications like [or].

With Tweetbeep, you simply insert a few keyword alerts that potential customers may be tweeting about, then, once a twitterer uses those keywords in a tweet, that tweet is emailed to you. You can then start following that person and reply to that person directly. BAM, instant friend and potential customer.

I must warn you that upon first contact to not spam your book, product or service. Your first contact with this person should be strictly friendly. Let the relationship develop on its own. Believe me, when you first respond to that person, she will look into your profile.

If your smart, you will have your book mentioned in your profile. Many times, your new friend is impressed they are conversing with an author and purchase your book without you even mentioning your book to her.

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

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum Store, 325 Francis Street,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185; 757-220-7693. Web:
Folk art books, gifts, music, etc.

DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum Store, 325 Francis Street,
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185; 757-220-7693. Web:
18th and 19th century decorative arts books, gifts, music, jewelry, and

Discovery Store, Mountain Top Children's Museum, 605 S Park Avenue,
P O Box 4359, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424; 970-453-7878. Email: Web:
Educational children's toys, gifts, books, and games.

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts Store, Penny Golden, Store Manager,
201 Washington Street, Reading, Pennsylvania 19601; 610-374-4600;
ext. 104. Email:
Art gifts, books, and crafts.

The Spanish Table, 109 N Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico
87501; 505-986-0243. Email: Web: Other stores in Seattle, Berkeley, and
Mill Valley. Food, cookbooks, and cookware from Spain and Portugal.

Author website sample:
Author Marlin Bree of Marlor Press sent me the following note about his website:

My website at might be of interest to other authors and publishers since was developed to provide information about my activities, books and magazine articles. It has a lot of gorgeous color pictures -- missing in my books -- and it contains downloadable pdf's of my two grand prize-winning articles, based on my book, Broken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures.

Click on Magazines. For each article, I took a chapter from my book and condensed it down and rewrote it lightly, converting it into a magazine article. The published articles won Boating Writer International's Grand Prize, the West Marine Writers Award, in 2004 and in 2008 --- and I am the only writer to win that award twice. The website itself has been the recipient of the 2002 Golden Web Award.

Three Big Secrets to Getting Booked on Top National TV Shows
Would you like to be a guest on a top national TV show like Oprah, Good
Morning America, Today Show or Fox News Channel?

Curious to know how YOU might get on national TV? Find out on a free 90-minute telephone seminar on Thursday, July 23rd on which you'll hear a former Oprah guest booker and others interviewed by Steve Harrison.

To register for the free teleseminar on Thursday, go to

Quotable Books
If you are too busy to purr, you are too busy. Meow Tzu, Meow Te Ching

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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