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September 1, 2009: American Chess Day, College Aid Day, Baby Safety Month, Ethnic Foods Month, Healthy Aging Month, Internet Awareness Month, Life Insurance Awareness Month

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

In this issue . . .
-- a few key tweets from John Kremer
-- specialty retailers
-- reader feedback: public access television
-- free audio players for your website
-- Bridging Heart and Marketing III - free teleseminar on Wednesday
-- a true #1 bestseller
-- 21st Century Book Marketing Event: October 10th and 11th

a few key tweets from John Kremer
I share some interesting resources and tips in my regular tweeting via Twitter. If you want to get those tips as I share them, follow me at

Here are a few recent tweets I thought you might be interested in:

=> The Top 50 Social Media Blogs: 2009 - A great list.

=> Find lots of great indie booksellers on Twitter at

=> Will Level 26 change the game for novels? Read more here:

=> Neat book/online video combo thriller coming in September from Anthony Zuiker of CSI:

=> Time magazine's Twitter profile @time is now sponsored by Siemens.
Details at Anyone want to sponsor me?

=> Mahesh Grossman interviews John Kremer on social marketing via Twitter, etc.  Listen in.

=> to change to on Saturday. Will be expanding service to other social networks. Neat.

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.

Cookworks, 321 Elk Avenue, Crested Butte, Colorado 81224; 970-349-7398; Fax: 970-349-1232. Email: Web: Specialty kitchen store featuring gadgets,
cookbooks, and more.

Corner Cupboard, 101 N Main Street, Gunnison, Colorado 81230; 970-641-0313. Gourmet and home gifts, gadgets, books, and foods.

The Mixing Bowl, Lisa Swindle, Manager, 148 F Street, Salida, Colorado 81201; 719-539-2655. Email: Web: Twitter: @salidamixbowl. Gourmet shop that sells kitchenware, cookbooks, and related gifts.

Nobel Path Books, 120 Amherst Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106-1303; 505-268-2345. Metaphysical bookstore.

Out of the Blue Toys, 2502 Rio Grande Boulevard NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104-3224; 505-242-4455; 800-468-4455; Fax: 505-242-6379. Second store: 8001 Wyoming Boulevard NE #C-3, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113-2012. Email: Web: http://www.outof Voted the best toy store in Albuquerque for 2008. Features gifts, science games, arts and crafts,
books, magic tricks, and more.

Purple Feet Wine, 103 E Grayson Street, Galax, Virginia 24333; 276-238-3338. Email: Web: http://www.purple Wines, gourmet gifts, cookbooks.

reader feedback: public access television
I received the following email from Arnold Howard of

Public Access is a good way for authors to get local exposure. During the 80s I produced videos at the Mesquite Public Access station. As a volunteer, I learned to operate the cameras and editing equipment.

The station offered citizens the opportunity to produce their own TV shows, but few people ever responded. I think most people are terrified to be in front of a TV camera. But that is one of the benefits of having your own weekly or monthly TV talk show--you get used to being in front of a camera. This is a priceless benefit for authors who want to appear on TV and radio to market their books.

free audio players for your website
If you'd like to feature audio on your website with a fancy audio player, check out this site: It's free to add audio to your website using their service.

If you want a more expanded audio arsenal, including podcasting and the ability to create audio with a simple phone call, check out Audio Acrobat at

a true #1 bestseller
The American Psychological Association published the new 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association on July 1st. In the past two months, over 400,000 copies of that manual have been sold. In addition, the manual has spent 45+ days in the top 100 bestselling books on (all categories). And, on August 26th, the manual reach the #1 spot.

Now, why isn't your book beating them? It's a style manual for psychologists (who have no writing style!). A self-help book on any other subject should outsell such a manual. What are you waiting for?

This manual's success certainly gets me thinking about what more I can be doing for 1001 Ways to Market Your Books (also in its 6th edition).

Quotable Books
Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. Alice Walker, novelist, Living by the Word

More great quotes and quotable books at

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