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September 15, 2009: American Novel Day, Sock It To Me Day, Greenpeace Birthday, National Chiropractic Day, Penicillin Discovery Day, Respect for the Aged 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 . . .
-- Now is the time to start up an Internet radio show
-- Paris Cookbook Fair
-- specialty retailers
-- free teleseminar: how to get featured in the media again and again

Now is the time to start up an Internet radio show
If you've been thinking about starting up an Internet radio show, now is the time to do it. Global Talk Radio is offering a special opportunity to create your own Internet radio show and share in the advertising money generated by your show.

Here's how it works (according to their promo email):

* Upon approval, you will appear as a host or featured guest on our station
* We will help develop your topic into a talk show or podcast format
* We do ALL the technical & engineering work
* We will launch a dedicated web page for your topic & archives
* We will sell advertising and share the revenue with you
* And we'll exchange links with you to boost your traffic and SEO

What do you have to do? Simply come up with the content and submit a show idea to them. Note: There is no cost or commitment required on your part. To apply for your own Internet radio show, go to:

Paris Cookbook Fair
The Paris Cookbook Fair, the world's first trade show designed solely for
cookbook and wine books, will be held in Paris, France on February 12 to 15, 2010. The cookbook fair will feature author signings, publisher stands, rights center, cooking demonstrations, food and wine tastings, and much more.

If you've ever wanted to travel to Paris, here's your chance to write off the trip while attending the Paris Cookbook Fair. Of course, you have to have written or published a cookbook to be able to write the trip off. for more info, see

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.

BlueJacket Ship Crafters, 160 E Main Street, Searsport, Maine 04974;
800-448-5567; Fax: 207-548-9974. Email: Web: Features ship models, nautical gifts, modeling supplies, tools, and books.

Dragonfly Shoppe, Connie Gore, Gift Shop Manager, Mississippi Museum
of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39202-1353;
601-354-7303; Fax: 601-354-7227. Web: http://www.msnaturalscience. org. Features nature-related gifts, books, etc. for children and adults.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Museum Store, 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1221; 404-929-6330; Fax: 404-929-6405. Email: Web: http://www.fernbank Features science and nature gifts, books, apparel, and more.

Flying Spirit Gift Gallery, Lana Johnson, Gift Shop Manager, Tennessee Museum of Aviation, 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862; 865-908-0171; Fax: 865-908-8421. Email: Web: Features aviation-related apparel, gifts, DVDs, books, posters, etc. Also related children's toys and books.

Georgia Aquarium Gift Shop, 225 Baker Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30313; 404-581-4000. Web: Fish-related gifts, apparel, and books.

High Museum of Art Shop, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30309; 404-733-4814. Email: Web: Features art gifts, apparel, books, jewelry, posters, etc.

Lighthouse Depot, US Route 1 North, P O Box 427, Wells, Maine 04090; 800-519-5743. Email: Web: The world's largest lighthouse gift shop. Features 12,000 lighthouse-related gifts, books, apparel, etc.

The Nautical Dog, Amanda Wilbourne, Owner, 5104 Main Street, Williamsburg, Virginia 23188; 757-220-2001. Features gifts, clothing, books, and more related to nautical themes and also dogs. An odd combination, but it works.

Pauline Books and Media, 243 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401; 843-577-0175. Features Catholic-related gifts, music, cards, and books.

The Preservation Society of Charleston Book & Gift Shop, Cynthia Setnicks, Manager, 147 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401; 843-722-4630; Fax: 843-722-4381. Email:
Web: Features Charleston-related
history, art, garden, fiction, and architecture books and gifts.

Scranton Nature Center Gift Shop, 3928 Nathan Hale Avenue, Pascagoula, Mississippi 39581; 228-938-6612. Features nature, animal, and mineral gifts and books.

Whole Life Natural Market, 80 Main Street, Machias, Maine 04654; 207-255-8855; Fax: 207-255-8866. Email: Web: Nutritional books, cookbooks.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ is a place where you can pay $40 to list your book, upload a PDF version of the book, and wait to get real book reviews from other members of this new social network. Dave Wilkinson hopes to make it a real social network for readers and authors to get together to share and review books. Current Alexa rank: 3,598,865, so the site doesn't have much traffic yet.

Or you can give away your book as a free ebook at All Books Free
( for novels, poetry, and children's books or at Free Books for All ( for nonfiction books. No social mechanism or interaction. Alexa rank: 1,823,619 for Free Books for All and 2,757,436 for All Books Free. Not a lot of traffic at these sites either. Alas.

free teleseminar: how to get featured in the media again and again
Steve Harrison is hosting a free teleseminar on Thursday, September 17th, where he'll interview four ordinary authors who are now regularly interviewed on major TV shows and featured in leading magazines.

To register for Thursday's teleseminar, click here:

In the interview, you'll learn:

* The four-step formula for writing the perfect press release or pitch letter.

* How to position yourself as unique in the eyes of producers and editors.

* What does it take to get the media to interview you frequently.

* How to use Google and Facebook to increase your chances of getting interviewed.

* Why the media interviews the same people over and over again.

* How to get invited back - 3 things almost nobody does that can increase your odds of getting coverage again.

To register for Thursday's teleseminar, click here:

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