In this issue . . .
-- Google Friend Connect
-- Ten Million Eyeballs and PMA University
-- Ladies' Home Journal
-- Internet video
-- African-American book clubs
-- Better Blogs teleseminars
-- Impact: How to Get Noticed by Ken McArthur
Google Friend Connect
Google has just announced a new social networking tool that will allow
any website to offer social networking tools: friends, reviews, posts,
and much more. Right now, they are not accepting any new websites
into the program, but you should sign up to be notified right away when
they do begin accepting more. You'll also be able to view a video on
how the new system will work. Really cool stuff here. Check it out at:
Ladies' Home Journal
Ladies' Home Journal is a monthly magazine for women over the age of
30 with 4.2 million subscribers. The magazine features seven sections: self
(inner life and personal happiness), style (beauty, fashion, accents),
family (marriage, pets, teens, money matters, intimacies, kids), home
(home, decorating, crafts, clutter control), world (celebrities, change
makers, social issues), health (health, diet, nutrition), and food (recipes,
entertaining, chef interviews).
Send information to the editors in care of Ladies' Home Journal,
375 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10017. Web: http://www.lhj.com.
They prefer email submissions of story ideas and press releases:
email@example.com. Include your name, address, and daytime phone
Their website includes photos, a forum for discussions, quizzes, free
games, free offers, free newsletters, and more.
Diane Salvator, Editor in Chief
Patricia Reynoso: Beauty Director
Susan Pocharski, Entertainment Director
Carla Engler: Fashion Director
Tara Bench, Food and Entertaining Editor
Julie Kagan, Health Director
Mego Lien, Editorial Assistant, Health. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kieran DiTullio, Home Editor
Marissa Gold, LHJ.com Editor
Arpita Joshi, Editorial Assistant
Joan Stewart and Mike Stewart described the first nine ideas (from last
week's tip) on how to use video in your publicity or marketing campaign.
If you would like to know more about their ideas on how to use video,
check out http://www.joanandmikestewart.com.
On Wednesday, May 21st, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Joan will be
interviewing videographer John Easton on 9 Clever Ways to Use Video
to Become a Publicity Darling in Your Industry or Community. To listen
in on this teleseminar, register at Joan's Publicity Hound website:
http://www.PublicityHound.com/teleseminar.htm. The teleseminar
While you are at her website, sign up for her Publicity Hound email
newsletter. It's a good newsletter on how to get publicity.
African-American book clubs
Jeff Rivera, author of Forever My Lady and one of the most generous
authors in publishing, has sent me a list of 191 book clubs that discuss
African-American books. He has kindly allowed me to share the list with
you. You can download the Excel file for free at the following address:
Also, check out the new article Jeff wrote on how to attract a first
class literary agent: http://www.bookmarket.com/literaryagents.htm.
He also offers a wonderful service connecting authors with agents.
It's called Query Match: Agents. Just this past week, he has helped
three authors get agents. For more information about this service,
email Jeff at Jeff@jeffrivera.com.
Better Blogs Teleseminars
The Blog Squad ladies, Denise Wakeman and Patsi Krakoff, are
presenting two 90-minute Better Business Blog Writing teleseminars
on Monday and Wednesday next week. Their teleseminars will teach you
how to get around to writing a great blog, find ideas for things to write
about, create readable enticing headlines, and more.
If you want to jump-start or re-activate your blog, you should check
out their $97 teleseminars. You can read more about them here:
Impact: How to Get Noticed by Ken McArthur
As part of the launch for his new book Impact: How to Get Noticed, Ken
McArthur is giving away some amazing tips and resources, some audios
and videos, that you can download instantly. Check out his promotion
today at: http://www.theimpactfactor.net/?id=2431.
This isn't an Amazon Bestseller Campaign. He's offering some really
valuable stuff right now to encourage people to buy his book directly
from him this week. You should check out what he is doing. Clever.
If you cannot find the truth right where you are,
where else do you expect to find it? — Dogen
More great quotes at http://www.quotablebooks.com
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Daughter-in-Law Rules: 101 / Mega Business University
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bookstore promotion / 10 Million Eyeballs: why you should care / two more great promotional ideas / John Kremer's Q&A call-in day