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  1. 1. Your Publishing Poynters Newsletter: June 1, 2008 Publishing Poynters Book and Information-Marketing News and Ideas from Dan Poynter June 1, 2008. Copyright © Para Publishing. ISSN: 1530-5694. Published continually since 1986. Circulation: more than 35,100. F-R-E-E We don't accept advertising. We don't share your email address.;; 1-800-PARAPUB For the Small Print, scroll to end. IN THIS ISSUE FROM PARA PUBLISHING A. ParaNews (What’s happening) B. ParaTips (Guidance/advice on specific issues) C. ParaResources (Sources of helpful information) D. ParaThoughts (Editorial) E. ParaFreebies (Giveaways) F. ParaCalendar (Dan may be coming to visit you) G. ParaHumor (We saved the fun for last) ===================================================== NOTE The book publishing industry is changing. There is a lot of fascinating news to report. The text version of the newsletter is below. For a better-looking edition of this newsletter, see,%202008.doc The large file requires several seconds to load. Compare to formats.
  2. 2. --Dan Poynter A. ParaNews 1. AMAZON-BOOKSURGE ISSUE INFORMATION CLEARINGHOUSE Comment BOOKLOCKER FILES CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST AMAZON You can read the complaint here: 2. MEMOIRS: WHO’S TRUTH – AND DOES IT MATTER? Two years after the James Frey scandal, a still-roiled genre thrives. See sales-around-14-000 3. AIRLEAF VICTIMS UPDATE: Indiana Sues Distributor. See 4. YOU COULD BE A BOOK REVIEWER FOR PW -- BUT Publishers Weekly is looking for a few good reviewers. This is a great opportunity with one of the leading publishing magazines in the industry. But there is more to the story. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY CUTS REVIEWER COMPENSATION PW, the prestigious industry magazine announced a reduction in what they pay their book reviewers. See 5. WILL ONLINE PUBLISHING REPLACE PRINTED NONFICTION BOOKS? Wikipedia's the elephant; is there room for traditional reference? See 2
  3. 3. 6. DAN POYNTER IS COMING TO VISIT Please alert your writing and publishing colleagues. Albuquerque, Atlanta, Auckland, Birmingham, Cape Town, Durban, Edmonton, Fort Nelson, Goleta, Hinckley (UK), Kuala Lumpur, Las Vegas, London (UK), London (ON), Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Natick, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Reno, Salzburg, Scottsdale , Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, Valley Forge, Washington, Wellington, Teleseminars/Webinars (everywhere). (MORE to be announced soon). See the ParaCalendar on these content-filled seminars, below. See ALL the listings. Dan will visit some states/provinces/countries several times. 7. DAN POYNTER CAN BRING A BOOK PROGRAM TO YOUR AREA See 8. DAN POYNTER’S SEMINAR WITHOUT YOUR TRAVEL. You can get Internet access to his 3+-hour New Book Model video program. You will see & hear him in action with more than 150 PowerPoint slides. It will be just like attending one of Dan’s seminars without the travel and parking. Dan will take you through writing your book, publishing it and promoting the book. Nothing is left out. And you can go back to review any part or the entire show anytime you'd like, as many times as you'd like. This is his complete program—the one he has been doing all over the world as he flies more than 4,000 miles/week. See the 39-second description at (Need high-speed Internet access) and 9. eBOOK PUBLISHERS MUST PUBLISH WHAT READERS WANT TO READ The Digital Book Conference finds you can’t push a rope. 10. AMAZON TAKING ON THE NEW YORK PUBLISHERS? Forbes predicts the future of book publishing. cx_sm_0516mitra.html 11. BOOK FAIR BRIEFING 3
  4. 4. Those attending the BEA Book Fair in Los Angeles will be treated to a f-r-e-e special briefing on how to work the fair by Dan Poynter, author of Book Fairs, and exhibiting guide for publishers. He willshare how to work the BEA to your maximum advantage. 9:01 AM (Show opens at 9:00 so you will have to run.) On the floor of the book fair, booth 5639. Sponsored by the New York Center for Independent Publishing (NYCIP), formerly The Small Press Center. Fmi: Karin Taylor, 212-764-7021,, 12. WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS. See 13. GET THE SELF-PUBLISHING MANUAL for just $13.57. Yes, the all-new, completely revised 16th edition can be yours for much less than the cover price of $19.95. See Manual-16th/dp/1568601425/ You save 32%. Act now. 14. CELEBRITY STATUS INTERFERES WITH BOOK WRITING. Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing has said winning the prestigious award in 2007 had been a "bloody disaster". See 15. SHAMELESS NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT— From Para Publishing. Write your book by-the-numbers: just fill in the blanks. You have heard of paint-by-the-numbers. It means filling in the blanks according to a pre-determined plan. PAINT-by-the-numbers is a step-by-step outline that makes you look like a master. This system in a binder shows you how to WRITE-by-the-numbers. Writing books is hard work—unless you have a plan. Without a roadmap, it is easy to get lost. Without noticeable progress, it is easy to become discouraged and lose momentum. Dan Poynter will supply you with a 33-page book-writing template in a 3-ring binder. You just fill in the blanks. Each page of the frontmatter, chapter headings and backmatter tells you what to put on that page—your book is structured and ready for your material. See Writing-by-numbers will accelerate your book project by helping you visualize the entire project and by guiding you through the writing process. 4
  5. 5. 16. OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY GOES DIGITAL There are no plans for a print version which could amount to 20 or more volumes. 17. TO CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS to this ezine, please go to Unsubscribe your old address and subscribe your new one. To recommend this ezine to another writer or publisher, simply forward the entire newsletter. He or she will thank you. 18. BOOK CATALOGS GOING DIGITAL HarperCollins announced it is planning to make their listings of upcoming releases available only online, calling the current system of printed catalogs both economically and environmentally indefensible. 19. BOOK PROMOTION MAILING LISTS UPDATED A major secret to book promotion is to send books to category magazines and newsletters: targeting people who want to know about your book. When Dan Poynter sends a new skydiving book to all 68 parachute magazines around the world—all 68 review it! All of our mailing lists of review publications have been compared with the Postal Services address records (NCOA) again. The lists are now cleaner than ever. See the Resource section of this newsletter, below. 20. THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK and PUBLISHING See 21. BOOK CLUBS IN DECLINE Books are now cheaply and readily available from big bookstore chains, supermarkets and the internet. And book clubs demand a financial commitment, an unattractive proposition for many people. 22. MICROSOFT EXTENDS SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP 23. BORDERS LOSES MORE MONEY—OFFERED FOR SALE AGAIN 5
  6. 6. ml 24. WHO KILLED THE LITERARY CRITIC? In the age of blogging, great critics appear to be on life support. Salon's book reviewers discuss snobbery, how to make criticism fun and the need for cultural gatekeepers. 25. B&N MULLS A BORDERS BUY An acquisition could help both, but would a tieup of the U.S.'s two biggest booksellers be able to win FTC approval? htm >SEND YOUR NEWS ITEMS to NOW, SIT DOWN AND WRITE SOMETHING ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you have friends in the book business? Think how appreciative they will be if you forward this newsletter to them. Go on. Do it now. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ B. ParaTips 1. NEVER TURN DOWN AN INTERVIEW, No matter how small, or non-industry specific the publication is. --Pam Lontos, PR/PR, 6
  7. 7. Many trade publications have circulations of more than 30,000 readers, so while you may not have heard of the magazine, you never know where your next call may come from! 2. WHERE THE WRITERS (AND READERS) ARE --Clint Greenleaf, Greenleaf Book Group LLC, Dubbed a "literary MySpace” by the San Francisco Chronicle, <> is a unique social network that thrives on original, author-generated content. Its mission is to foster a community of authors and readers by allowing them to interact and discuss current industry news, blogs, reviews, and other features on the site. Authors can create a customized page with their own books, video, audio, blogs, events, and more. As with most social networks, signing up is f.ree, but authors must first be selected through a brief application process. Apply today and start connecting with writers and readers alike. 3. Five Cool Ideas for Blogging --Michael Angelo Caruso--Edison House, -1. Writing something every day is good for you. Dedicated blogging develops and maintains discipline. -2. Use blog postings to test ideas. It's better to do a belly flop with Typepad than with HarperCollins. -3. Blog is the new black. More and more writers are using blogs to sell product. -4. Search engines like blogs more than Web sites. The I'net likes pages that are update daily as as opposed to quarterly. -5. Content is republishable; just give it a new twist. Take a cue from Rod Stewart who releases the songs on a studio album, then the same songs on a live album, then unplugged, then as a boxed set, then as a special collection. More 5 Cool Ideas topics at 4. APPROPRIATE MEDIA FOR YOUR BOOK --Marika Flatt, co-owner of PR by the Book, 7
  8. 8. Be honest with yourself about the types of media that you and your topic are really appropriate for, and stick to pitching only those media outlets. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that Oprah is a good fit for you, and then waste your time, energy and resources chasing that tail. Pick your “low hanging fruit” and start there 5. WHAT CAN THE PMA, THE BOOK PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION, DO FOR YOU? See 6. BAR CODES -- Cathi Stevenson, Can you think of a book you've read recently that you found enjoyable, not just because it was well-written, but because it was easy to read in terms of layout and fonts? Many publishers are now including a credit for the fonts, so it's possible you can check out what was used and choose the same typeface for your book; For instance, the hardcover version of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows included this note, "...The text was set in 12-point Adobe Garamond, a typeface based on the sixteenth-century type designs of Claude Garamond, redrawn by Robert Slimbach in 1989. … " Frank McCourt's best seller, Angela's Ashes noted, "Text set in Adobe Bembo" on the verso of the title page. ==SHARE YOUR TIP. Send it to ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your colleagues in publishing would love to know about this newsletter. Why not forward it to them now? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ C. ParaResources 8
  9. 9. 1. AMAZON OFFERS TO CONVERT AND SELL YOUR TITLES AS KINDLE eBOOKS To have your book converted to the Kindle format and posted for sale at Amazon, see 2. LIBRARIAN’S NEWS WIRE The plan is to allow member companies and organizations to use LISWire to send their full-text news releases and multimedia content to librarians, journalists, library professionals and the public. 3. WHERE TO SEND REVIEW COPIES AND NEWS RELEASES. Advertising space is expensive. Editorial space is frēe. Use these lists to send review copies to magazines, newsletters, ezines, special contacts, and newspapers with subject- specific and book review columns. Review copies and news releases are your least expensive and most effective form of book promotion. For a current list of magazines and counts, see Here is a list to show you what is available: Count Description 20 Accounting magazines 33 Advertising magazines 47 African American magazines 4 Almanacs 16 Native American magazines 29 Antique magazines 28 Architecture magazines 342 Arts/literary/poetry 110 Automobile magazines 290 Aviation magazines (73 foreign) 29 Banking magazines 28 Boats/boating magazines 48 Building/Construction/Home 12 Home-business magazines 761 Business Magazines (62 foreign) 170 Magazines for children 65 Book, etc., columnists. 264 Computer/Web Magazines and n/l 7 Consulting magazines 328 Consumer Magazines (24 fgn.) 334 Cooking Magazines & columns 63 Counter culture, new age 9
  10. 10. 26 Disability 21 Direct mail advertising Magazines 19 Economics magazines 310 Education magazines 51 Electronics & video 25 Energy magazines 202 Entertainment magazines 158 Environmental Magazines & cols 17 Expert witness/forensics Magazines 199 Farming & Gardening Magazines 55 Fashion magazines 128 Financial magazines 236 Physical Fitness magazines 20 Gambling magazines. 47 Gay & Lesbian magazines 55 Gift magazines 640 Health magazines 35 Health food stores 223 Hobby & crafts magazines 115 Home decorating/remodeling 54 Horse magazines 60 Humor magazines 33 Industrial magazines 25 Insurance magazines 173 Legal magazines for attorneys 44 Magazines for librarians 192 Lifestyle columns 81 Management magazines 99 Magazines for the media 106 Medical magazines 57 Magazines for men 419 Military (Base papers, magazines for retired personnel & mil. Magazines) (168 foreign) 109 Military attaches at foreign Embassies 196 Air Force, Navy, Marine & CG libraries 73 Motorcycle magazines 81 Film/movie magazines 145 Music magazines 283 New age magazines and contacts 6 Magazines-nonprofit organizations 19 Nursing magazines/newsletters 15 Office magazines 117 Outdoor magazines 54 Parachute & skydiving magazines 1507 Newspapers with book review & features columns. (472 foreign.) 72 Alternative newspapers. 138 Parenting magazines 96 Pet magazines 10
  11. 11. 35 Photography magazines 57 Police: Law enforcement & correctional officers 216 Political magazines 248 Magazines for book publishers 57 Real estate magazines 71 Relationship magazines 740 Religious magazines 157 Magazines for salespeople 250 Science magazines (13 foreign) 233 Seniors: magazines for older people 26 Sewing magazines 7 Sex abuse magazines 88 Singles magazines & n/l 14 Social service magazines 458 Sports and leisure magazines 88 Magazines for youths/teens 431 Travel magazines & travel columns (10 foreign) 23 Trucking magazines 59 Vocation/Career magazines 216 Magazines for women Fiction Reviewers 6 Mysteries 5 Romance novels 71 Freelance reviewers 456 Book review magazines (Counts are constantly changing as we add to and correct the lists) 4. LITTLE ORPHAN ARTWORKS. Great discussion of copyright. See ==SHARE YOUR RESOURCE. Send it to ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I dare you to forward this ezine to writers and publishers. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 11
  12. 12. D. ParaThoughts OBLIVION BOOKS Stories of the old days of book publishing. --Denny Hatch,, This one goes back to the 1950s when the ABA (now BEA) was always at the Shoreham Hotel in D.C. A bunch of book travelers--salesmen--rented a couple of adjoining drawing rooms on the NY-DC train. One of the guys was from Oxford University and was in a funk. The big book of the season was a new translation of the Bible. With all the editions of the Bible in print, the guy was stuck with what we call today a USP (Unique Selling Proposition). How could a new edition of the Bible be sold? All the guys took it upon themselves to help him out. The booze flowed, the party got happier and happier as they rolled down the Northeast rail corridor. By the time they reached DC, they were all wasted, but the Oxford guy had his USP. The slogan became: "He gets it frėe in his hotel room. Why not give it to him at home?" ==>SHARE YOUR editorial thought. Send it to ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please CopyPaste this newsletter into your email program and then send it to your colleagues in publishing. They will appreciate you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ E. ParaFreebies 1. F-R-E-E eBOOK DOWNLOADS. See 12
  13. 13. 2. HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BOOK EXPO AMERICA EXPERIENCE A 45-minute teleclass with Bob Goodman. A f.ree recording of this session can be downloaded from the bottom of the following page of the site: 3. AUDIO: BOOK PUBLISHING INTERVIEW. Small Business Advocate Jim Blasingame interviews Dan Poynter. Listen on your MP3 player, PODcast feed, iTunes feed or XML feed. categories/publishing_24.html ==>SHARE YOUR FREEBIE. Send it to ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Writers and publishers love this newsletter. Why not forward it to them? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ F. ParaCalendar AUTHOR ON A SPEAKING TOUR. Where in the world is Dan? Showing people how to write, publish and promote their books One presentation at a time. Dan Poynter is circling the world to show people how to make a difference and make a living through their books. He shares two major programs and many specific ones. See him in action: 13
  14. 14. Dan also speaks on aviation, parachutes and skydiving. See For more information, get in touch with the Contact person listed below and see the host's Website. ALSO SEE THE CALENDAR ON OUR WEBSITE: 2008 May 27-29. LOS ANGELES. PMA Publishing University. Nine tracks to choose from. More than 600 publishers expected. See the classes at http://www.pma- Register at Use Discount Code PMAPU08 and save $50. Fmi: 310-372-2732, e-mail: May 30. LOS ANGELES. Book Fair Briefing; How to work the BEA to your maximum advantage with Dan Poynter. 9:01 AM (Show opens at 9:00 so you will have to run.) On the floor of the book fair, booth 5639. Sponsored by the New York Center for Independent Publishing (NYCIP), formerly The Small Press Center. Fmi: Karin Taylor, 212-764-7021,, May 30-June 1. LOS ANGELES. BEA Book Fair. June 8 – July 8 ROUND-THE-WORLD SPEAKING TOUR June 9. TORONTO. Turning Speeches into Books: the full New Book Model program in the afternoon plus The Book Game for Speakers, Extroverts & Others Who are Stalking Oprah in the evening. See Toronto chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Contact Randall Craig,, (416) 918-5384. June 14. AUCKLAND, New Zealand. Book writing, publishing & promoting. Fmi: Maria Carlton,, +64 (7) 853 9001, +64 (21) 849 948. June 16. WELLINGTON, New Zealand. PowerPoint Tips & Tricks: Illustrating Your Spoken Message with Multimedia. All about computers, remotes, which projectors are best for travel, AV carts, microphones, PA systems, labeling computers to speed setup, backup equipment, and more. This is not your usual ‘how to use’ or ‘introduction to’ PowerPoint. 14
  15. 15. National Speakers Association of New Zealand, Wellington chapter. Fmi: John Faisandier, +64-4 476 8186,, June 17 WELLINGTON, New Zealand. Book writing, publishing & promoting. Fmi: Maria Carlton,, +64 (7) 853 9001, +64 (21) 849 948. June 21. SINGAPORE. Book Camp with Dan Poynter on book writing, publishing and promoting. Fmi: Patrick Ang, +65-62419769, +65-98531380, June 26. DURBAN, South Africa. The Book Game for Speakers, Extroverts and Others who are Stalking Oprah. National Speakers Association of South Africa, Durban Chapter. Fmi: Grant Vernon,; June 28. DURBAN, South Africa. Writing & Publishing Your Nonfiction Book, a seminar by Dan Poynter. Books 101: The full New Book Model programme. Fmi: Val Waldeck, +27 (0) 83 273 4700, July 4. LONDON, UK. "How to Write, Publish and Promote Non-Fiction Books" - a seminar with Mindy Gibbins-Klein and Dan Poynter. Fmi: Mindy Gibbins-Klein, +44-(0) 845 003 8848,, July 7. MIAMI. Writing & Publishing Your Nonfiction Book, a seminar by Dan Poynter. Books 101: The full New Book Model program. 6:30 to 10:00 PM. Fmi: IME Enrichment Center, Manny Sarmiento, 8181 NW 36th St, #8-D, Miami, FL 33166,, 1-305-477-7600, July 22. TELESEMINAR. National Speakers Association/New York Chapter (virtual). David Goldsmith interviews Dan Poynter on “Your Book = More Speeches and More Income.” 6:30-7:30 PM Eastern Time. FMI: (315) 682-3157,, July 25-17 EUGENE. Dates blocked. August 2-8. NEW YORK. National Speakers Association (NSA) convention.; August 12. TELECONFERENCE. Publish Your First Book. NSA Academy. National Speakers Association. FMI: Michael Soon Lee, 800-417-7325, August 20 – September 15 ROUND-THE-WORLD SPEAKING TOUR August 27 Christchurch, New Zealand. The Book Game for Speaking, Extroverts and Others who are Stalking Oprah. New Zealand Speakers Association, Christchurch chapter 15
  16. 16. (NSANZ). 7-9 PM. Fmi: David Clarkson, August 29. SINGAPORE. Book writing for educators. Fmi: Dr Mel Gill and Patrick Ang. Fmi: +65 (6846) 6168, August 30-31. SINGAPORE. Book Camp. 9-5. Fmi: Dr Mel Gill and Patrick Ang. Fmi: +65 (6846) 6168, September 5-6. SALZBURG, Austria. German Speakers Association (GSA). Fmi: Claudia Haider, +49 (0) 81 41 5 35 98 59, . df September 10. ALBUQUERQUE. New Mexico Book Association (NMBA). Dan Poynter on book promotion. Fmi: Jim Mafchir,, (505) 988-7214, September 11-14. ALBUQUERQUE. Parachute Industry Association. Dan to speak on an aviation topic. See September 20. PITTSBURGH, PA. The Pittsburgh chapter of the National Speakers Association. Dan Poynter on Turning Speeches into Books. Fmi: Barbara Thompson,, (412) 851-4195. September 25-28. VALLEY FORGE. 9th annual Express Yourself Authors’ Conference. Fmi: John Harnish,, (610) 520-2500. October 11. NATICK, MA. NSA/NE. A full day on book writing and publishing. National Speakers Association/New England chapter. Fmi: Dennis Mahoney, (617) 298-0404,, November 7-9. BIRMINGHAM, UK. Professional Speakers Association of the UK & Ireland. (PSA). Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, Meriden, Birmingham, UK. Fmi: Sue Cliff,, +44 0 0845 3700 504, November 13-17. FORT NELSON & TOAD RIVER, BC. How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Book. Fmi: Earl Brown, 250-774-3488, November 20 – 23. SCOTTSDALE, Arizona. National Speakers Association (NSA/US) Fall Conference., Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Location phone: (480) 947-5400. Fmi: The conference will focus on helping NSA members get results in their careers. 16
  17. 17. November 30 - December 2. TORONTO. Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Convention. 2009 January 10. HINCKLEY, Leicestershire, UK. British Parachute Association, Annual General Meeting. Dan Poynter to speak on an aviation subject. Fmi: Martin Shutleworth,, 01 16 278 5271, January 17. ATLANTA. National Speakers Association, Georgia Chapter (NSA/GA). Fmi: Wendy Kinney,, (404) 784-0699, February 5-14. RENO. Parachute Industry Association Symposium. Fmi: Patricia Thomas, (813) 782-9242,,; February 12 – 15. ORLANDO. NSA/US Winter Conference. Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Location phone: (407) 939-1000. Fmi: The conference will focus on helping NSA members get results in their careers. March 14, EDMONTON. The Edmonton chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Turning Speeches into Books. Contact: Tammy DuPerron Tel: (780) 887-1722,, March 27-29. SYDNEY. 19th National Speakers Association/Australia convention. Fmi: 1- 800-090-024,, March 31 – April 1. KUALA LUMPUR. Malaysia Association of Professional Speakers (MAPS) convention. Fmi: Anthony Fernandez, 019 3160 444, April 16-19. CAPE TOWN. 3rd Global Speakers Summit. South Africa. Fmi: Richard Mulvey, 0861 – 444888,,, May 1-3. VENUE TBD. CSP/CPAE Summit. National Speakers Association (NSA/US). Fmi: May 9. NASHVILLE. National Speakers Association/Tennessee chapter. Fmi: Raeus Cannon,,, (615) 378-0120 May 23. LONDON, ON. Canadian Association of Professional Speakers/SW Ontario chapter. Dan Poynter on book writing, publishing and promoting. Fmi: Greg Schinkel (519) 685-2116,, 17
  18. 18. May 25-27. NEW YORK. Publishing University by the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA). Fmi:, 310-372-2732 , May 28-31. NEW YORK. Book Expo America (BEA Book Fair), Javits Center. Fmi: July 18-21. PHOENIX. National Speakers Association (NSA/US) Convention. Phoenix, Marriott Desert Ridge. Fmi: 480-968-2552, November 13-15. LONDON (area). Professional Speakers Association of the UK & Ireland. (PSA/UK) convention. Sue Cliff,, +44 0 0845 3700 504, 2010 May 31-June 2. WASHINGTON. Publishing University by the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA). Fmi:, 310-372-2732 , June 3-June 6. WASHINGTON. Book Expo America (BEA Book Fair), Convention Center. Fmi: July 17-20 ORLANDO. National Speakers Association of the United States (NSA/US) convention. Fmi: 480-968-2552, 2011 June 6-8. LAS VEGAS. Publishing University by the Publishers Marketing Association (PMA). Fmi:, 310-372-2732 , June 9-12. LAS VEGAS. Book Expo America (BEA Book Fair), Convention Center. Fmi: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HELP PUBLISHING POYNTERS-help your colleagues. This ezine relies on subscribers to send in tips and resources. So, it stands to reason, the more subscribers, the more tips. You can expand the circulation by telling your book colleagues about Publishing Poynters--and collecting business cards. 18
  19. 19. Then mail the cards to us. Your writing & publishing colleagues will thank you for being so thoughtful. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ «¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤«¤»¥«¤»§«¤»¥«¤» ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ G. ParaHumor CAN YOU READ THESE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME? The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. We must polish the Polish furniture. He could lead if he would get the lead out. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. I did not object to the object. The insurance was invalid for the invalid. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row. They were too close to the door to close it. The buck does funny things when the does are present. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. 19
  20. 20. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? ==>SHARE YOUR HUMOR. Send it to (Generic Smiley) =============================================== The Small Print YOU ARE RECEIVING this F-R-E-E newsletter on book writing, publishing and promoting because you are on Dan Poynter's option-in Publishing Poynters mailing list. TO CHANGE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION ADDRESS to this ezine, please go to Unsubscribe your old address and subscribe your new one. PLEASE RECOMMEND THIS NEWSLETTER to anyone you know who is interested in selling more books or wants to know where the publishing industry is headed. Just click on "Forward" in your email program. BACK ISSUES are archived at TO RECEIVE THIS NEWSLETTER F-R-E-E, sign up at PRIVACY STATEMENT: We will not distribute your email address to anyone. Period. TIME TO SHARE. Please send your news items and promotion ideas to ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Para Publishing. Dan Poynter: Author (100+ books), Publisher (since 1969), Speaker (CSP). Information Products on Book Writing/Publishing/Promoting, Parachutes/Skydiving, Expert Witness & Aging Cats. PO Box 8206, Santa Barbara, CA 93118-8206 USA. Tel: +1-805-968-7277; Fax: +1-805-968-1379; Cell: +1-805-448-9009 More than 700 pages of helpful information. 20
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