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In this issue . . .
-- specialty retailers
-- more websites for authors
-- Making the Big Game book trailer

specialty retailers
Here are a few more retailers who sell books as well as other items. If one of these retailers fits the kinds of books you publish, send them info on your books and how to get them.

American Airpower Museum Shop, 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, New York, 11735; 631-293-6398. Email:
Web: Airplane gifts and books.

Edla's Yarns, 302 West 7th Street, Walsenburg, Colorado 81089; 719-738-3318. Knitting and crocheting supplies, classes, and books.

Flying Crane, 500 S Main Street #2D&E, P O Box 0796, Breckenridge, Colorado 80424; 970-453-4448. Email: Web: Second store: 605 Main Street, P O Box 652, Frisco, Colorado 80443; 970-668-2016. Contemporary Asian inspired, jewelry, clothing, home décor & gifts. Books: children's, meditation, garden, origami, and cookbooks with an Asian theme.

Heaven Sent Shoppe, 301 E Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630; 540-622-2060; Fax: 540-622-2070. Web: A Bible, book, and gift shop with an Amish emphasis.

Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages, Museum Shop, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, New York, 11790-1992; 631-751-0066, ext. 271; Fax: 631-751-0353. Email: Web: Art and history books, gifts.

Mountain Mystic Trading Co., 215 South Street, Front Royal, Virginia 22630; 540-635-6318. Web: New age gift shop featuring books, music, gifts, gems, etc.

National Museum of the Marine Corps, Museum Store, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia 22172; 877-635-1775. Web: Marine Corps books, gifts, etc.

Tea Time Quilting & Stitchery, 1122 S Main Street, P O Box 4239, Breckenridge, Colorado 804242; 970-547-8300. Email: Web: Quilting and knitting supplies, books, and patterns.

More websites for authors
New Consciousness Review: -- A social network and book review site for cultural creatives, LOHAS, and new age communities. Offers free reviews as well as a monthly bestseller list from holistic bookstores. Also offers advertising opportunities. Alexa traffic rank: 434,000.

Video Traffic Guys: -- This video sharing website allows you to distribute your videos to many websites with just one click. And now they offer a bonus feature that allows you to take your YouTube video, post it to your site without YouTube's ads and recommendations, and then add special features like forms, buttons, and redirects to your sales page. It's easy, fast, and at no extra charge to what you pay to be a member in the first place. Neat.

Metric Junkie: -- A free service that collects Amazon Sales Rank info on up to ten titles so you can analyze the results of your online and offline promotions (where you send traffic to A lot more convenient than visiting Amazon all the time.

Making the Big Game book trailer
I received the following email from Jeffrey Fekete, author of Making the Big Game. In it, he describes how he made a book trailer.

A bit of work with Apple's iMovie program combined with creative use of audio from radio interviews and commercials I've done resulted in this 2 min 18 second preview for my book Making The Big Game: Tales of an Accidental Spectator. Remind authors that if they use interview content to always get the permission of the media on which the content was originally broadcast. Here is the link to my trailer.

John's Comments: I found the book trailer to be nicely created but lacking the force to make me want to buy the book. If I were creating a book trailer for his book, I'd focus on the game itself -- as seen and described through my eyes.

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