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In this issue . . .
-- Twitter tip helps author . . .
-- iMinds: A neat idea
-- a few key tweets from John Kremer
-- metaphysical retailers

Twitter tip helps author . . .
Here is an email I received recently from a newsletter reader:

I thought you might be interested to know how one of your Twitter Tips helped me. I receive your newsletter. The book I authored teaches beginners how to host casual entertaining in their homes.

I used your tip to follow journalists on Twitter in my niche audience (Food). I received a direct message from Bill Daley, Food & Wine Critic of the Chicago Tribune. He just happened to be writing an article on Fall Entertaining and received my follow. He asked me for content for the article and I gave him some of my best tips. The article is featured today in the Food Section of the Chicago Tribune and also features Collin Cowie (party planner to the stars, Oprah's frequent guest).

Article link:

Patricia Mendez, author, Easy Entertaining for Beginners

iMinds: A neat idea
iMinds is a relatively new company that produces 8-minute audios that offer short overviews of subjects such as the history of whale hunting to creationism. They currently offer 72 MindTracks audiobooks for downloading via iTunes and What a great idea! With people's shorter attention span, short audios like YouTube videos make a ton of sense.

If you are sitting around waiting to finish writing a 300-page book, why not take a day or two to record a great 8-minute audiobook and sell it on iTunes,, etc.? If you don't want to market it yourself, you could sell the rights to iMinds.

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

=> Final call: The 21st Century Book Marketing Event in San Diego:

=> If luck is with you, why hurry? If luck is against you, why hurry?
- Afghan proverb

=> RT @BenDawe Just posted: What happens in Proposals Meetings at
a big Publishing House? #writer

=> Join the other wonderful book authors and publishers on the Book
Marketing Network: Good people there.

=> More indie booksellers: @BayShoreBooks @OnceUponAStory

=> If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. - Milton Berle

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metaphysical retailers
Here are a few metaphysical retailers who carry books, DVDs, CDs, gifts,
and more on new age, mind/body/spirit, alternative healing, spirituality, and related topics:

Common Ground Book & Gift Boutique, 14051 Newport Avenue #H, Tustin, California 92780; 714-573-2540. Second location: Common Ground Corona, 510 W Foothill Parkway, Corona, California 92882. Email: Web:

Crystal Dove, 525 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; 505-842-5265. Email: Web:

The Latest Thing Bookstore, 1576 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92627; 949-574-8900. Email: Web: Recovery books, a specialty.

The Living Temple, 7561 Center Avenue #40, Huntington Beach, California 92647; 714-891-5117. Email: Web:

Myztic Isle, 8036 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, California 91942; 619-465-3005. Email:

Visions & Dreams Gifts of Empowerment, 2482 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92627; 949-650-6929. Web:

Quotable Books
When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If you're going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce. H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author

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