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August 6, 2009: Corporate Baby Name Day, Hiroshima Day, National Discard Day, Ice Cream Sundae Thursday, Wiggle Your Toes Day, Peace Day, National Gossip 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 . . .
-- First Time Authors Only Book Club
-- Are You Ready to Win the Ultimate Book Marketing Prize Package?
-- book trailer feedback
-- novel podcast

First Time Authors Only Book Club
Here's an email we received this week from Cheryl Morgan:

We have started a group on Facebook, First Time Authors Only Book Club, which will give new authors a place to promote their books and have them read and reviewed. The more members we get, the more books we'll be able to offer each month. For instance, if we have 500 members, well it would be difficult to hold one discussion with 500 people, so we would probably offer several books and allow members to decide which book they would prefer to read.  I'd love to get the membership to the point where we could feature 10 or more books each month. As a first time author myself, I'm hoping this will be an inexpensive way for new authors to get their books into the hands of people across the nation (or even world).  We are taking every genre of book and author, so spread the word and get your new authors to join. Just do a search on Facebook for First Time Authors Only Book Club and click on the join this group button and you're all set.

John's comments: I'd be curious to see how this works out for authors and for readers. If you're on Facebook, you might want to check it out.

Are You Ready to Win the Ultimate Book Marketing Prize Package?
Tony Eldridge is running a Twitter follower contest. He sent me the following details:

Now is your chance to win a prize package valued at over $1,300 from some of the top names in author book marketing. This is the "Winner-Takes-All" mega lottery prize for one lucky winner. It could be you! By entering this Twitter contest, you will be eligible to win a prize package consisting of signed books, e-books, mailing lists, online memberships, web courses, website makeovers and consulting services.

To enter, complete the following two steps:

1. Retweet the following message exactly. "Our program will look for this exact phrase to capture your entry, so don't alter/add to it in any way."

RT @tonyeldridge Win a $1300 book marketing prize package from top book marketing experts in the business.

Copy and paste the above tweet and send it in your Twitter account.

2. Follow Tony on Twitter. If you have not done so already, follow him on Twitter. Visit and click the Follow Me button under my picture.

book trailer feedback
The following is an email I received from Mara Feeney:

Having just produced a book trailer myself, I was curious to look at Jeffrey’s [mentioned last issue]. I found it confusing and a bit annoying. Too much talking, fancy graphic stuff moving too fast, then all that content about face value and internet (along with collapsing housing market mention) made me wonder if he sold the tickets? But no, there he is in the stands, so what is the book about???

I’d be curious to know what you (and others) think of my trailer. Here's the link:

novel podcast
Russell Brooks had the audio of his action thriller Pandora's Succession recorded by an actor and scored with music just like they do for the movies. It was produced by Check it out at: You can sign up to receive a weekly excerpt of the book for free.

Quotable Books
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I'm frightened of the old ones. — John Cage, composer

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