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: http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/food/chi-tc-food-
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 Audible.com. 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, Audible.com, 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? http://bit.ly/y6tNO #writer
=> Join the other wonderful book authors and publishers on the Book
Marketing Network: http://bookmarket.ning.com. Good people there.
=> More indie booksellers: @BayShoreBooks @OnceUponAStory
=> If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. - Milton Berle
=> Looking for a literary agent. Check out the directory of literary
agents, downloadable: http://www.bookmarket.com/orderform.htm
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:
email@example.com. Web: http://www.embracehumanity.com.
Crystal Dove, 525 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102; 505-842-5265. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web:
The Latest Thing Bookstore, 1576 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa,
California 92627; 949-574-8900. Email: email@example.com.
Web: http://www.latestthing.com. Recovery books, a specialty.
The Living Temple, 7561 Center Avenue #40, Huntington Beach,
California 92647; 714-891-5117. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Myztic Isle, 8036 La Mesa Boulevard, La Mesa, California 91942; 619-465-3005. Email: email@example.com.
Visions & Dreams Gifts of Empowerment, 2482 Newport Boulevard,
Costa Mesa, California 92627; 949-650-6929.
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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