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December 22, 2009: U.S. Navy Birthday, Wit & Wisdom Day, Beethoven's Sixth Symphony Birthday, Anchovy Baklava Day, International Arbor Day, U.S. Golf Association Birthday

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

In this issue . . .
-- TweetBrand: Free service to brand your tweets with your website
-- John Kremer's People You Should Know teleseminar series
-- NanaBlogs for savvy seniors
-- specialty retailers
-- Spirit magazine
-- The Art of Public Speaking Boot Camp by Maurice DiMino

TweetBrand: Free service to brand your tweets with your website
If you use Twitter, your tweets are generally branded with the service you use (Twitterrific, TwitterFeed,, TweetDeck, etc.). If you'd rather that your tweets be branded with your own website name and URL link, use the free TweetBrand service, as noted in the following tweet I created on Saturday:

TweetBrand allows you to brand your tweets (with your website link): Free service. Neat.
5 minutes ago from

Note how the above tweet is branded with: 5 minutes ago from

Normally, that would say 5 minutes ago from TweetDeck or 5 minutes ago from
. Isn't it better to say: from That's my brand and my link.

The above tip was provided to this newsletter by Michael Volkin, author of Social Networking for Authors and webmaster at

John Kremer's People You Should Know teleseminar series
I'm hosting a weekly teleseminar where I interview someone I think you should know - 1. Because you will learn some useful tips from them and 2. because they offer a service or product I think might help you market your books more effectively. The primary purpose of the teleseminars will be to teach you practical and effective book marketing tips.

Just a note of appreciation for your teleseminar series. What I've found
so valuable about the teleseminars is that they not only teach how to
market books generally, but they also allow me to ask a current expert
on the telephone questions about how to market MY book. That is so
unique and valuable.
- Jim Wawro, author, Ask Your Inner Voice

This series of teleseminars will take place every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, for the next 12 months. If you can make the live teleseminars, you'll be able to ask questions. But every teleseminar will be available for you to listen to again online any time during the next two years.

December 23rd - Bill Quain, bestselling author of Overcoming Time
Poverty; 10 Rules to Break, 10 Rules to Make
; and Pro-Sumer Power.

Topic: A Bestselling Author's Secret System for Marketing and Selling Your Book

Listen in live on Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

For more information on the people and topics for upcoming teleseminars,
click here:

NanaBlogs for savvy seniors
NanaBlogs ( is a new online community for grandmothers who want to network with other grandmothers or who want a clean, easy blogging platform. Nielsen stats indicate that more and more people over 65 are becoming active on the web. In the U.S. alone, 17.5 million seniors are active on the Internet.

If your market includes grandmothers, you should check out this new website. Look for grandmothers who are active in the network or active blogging - and offer those grandmothers some great content (a review copy of your book, an excerpt from your book, an interview with you, a regular column by you, etc.).

Also, visit the blog of Teresa Bell Kindred, the founder of NanaBlogs.

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Nautilus Award Winners Receive - Excellent recognition; awesome
media coverage; outstanding marketing opportunities; prestige and
industry exposure; and SALES! A Priceless package of benefits for
winners. Is your book or audio book a 2010 Nautilus Winner? Enter Here
- You'll be glad you did. For more information on the Nautilus Awards,
contact Cheers & Peace!

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specialty retailers
Here are a few specialty retailers who sell books as well as gifts, DVDs, videos, supplies, and related items.

Central Market, H-E-B Grocery Co., 3890 W Northwest Highway #300,
Dallas TX 75220; 214-252-5900. Web:
A small chain of seven natural food stores in Texas.

Charlotte's Christian Book Nook, 103 N Oak, Mineral Wells TX 76067; 940-325-2255; Fax: 940-325-2255.
Christian books, gifts, clothes, and more.

Explore Store, Discovery Science Place, 308 N Broadway Avenue, Tyler TX 75702; 903-533-8011. Web: Science and nature gifts, toys and books.

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum Gift Shop, Tyler Pounds Airport,
150 Airport Drive, Box 2-7, Tyler TX 75704; 903-526-1945. Web: Aviation gifts and books.

Jacque's Toys & Books, 4301 S Texas Avenue #B, Bryan TX 77802; 979-846-8660. Web: An educational supply store.

Now We're Cooking, 5901 Wyoming Boulevard #S, Albuquerque NM 87109; 505-857-9625. Cookware, gadgets, cookbooks, and more.

The Smitten Kitten, 3010 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55408;
612-721-6088; 888-751-0523. Email: Web: Feminist sex toy store.

Spirit magazine
Spirit magazine is the monthly airline magazine published by Southwest Airlines. Send information and review copies to the editors at Spirit Magazine, 2811 McKinney Avenue #360, Dallas TX 75204-8600. Web: A recent issue featured info on the following books: The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (about Warren Buffett) and The Opposite Field by Jesse Katz (about Little League and fatherhood).

  • Brad Cope, Executive Editor
  • Mike Darling, Associate Editor

The Art of Public Speaking Boot Camp by Maurice DiMino
The Sicilian Mentor, Maurice DiMino, is presenting a 3-day boot camp for authors, entrepreneurs, speakers, and anyone else with a message.

Subject: The Art of Public Speaking
Dates: February 5th to 7th, 2010
Location: Westin Hotel, Los Angeles Airport

He's offering the entire three days for only $97 if you enter the promo code PIZZA in the coupon code at

You can also bring a friend for free if you simply enter their name in the Comments area of the order form.

I don't know how good his program is, but the price is right. I met Maurice at a conference 8 weeks ago. He seems to know what he is talking about. If you need help with your public speaking, this boot camp could be the ticket.

Quotable Books
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist

More great quotes and quotable books at

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