Book Marketing Tip of the Week
June 14, 2010: National Flag Day, Compulsory Education Day, National Congratulate Your Cop Day, Family History Day, Pig Callers Day, Sandpaper Birthday, World Blood Donor Day

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

In this issue . . .
- Write a Book Before You Die - take the poll
- Second poll . . . Help select the subtitle for a new book
- Ten Million Eyeballs in Carlsbad, California
- Specialty retailers
- Tweets you can use
- Getting on a Reality TV Show
- Canadian Libraries List
- Defeat the writing monsters

Write a Book Before You Die - take the poll
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Connie Bennett has started up a new blog with two different titles. I'm
curious: Which of the following two websites would you visit first? -

http://www.HelpForAuthors.com
http://www.WriteABookBeforeYouDie.com

Personally, I'm more attracted to the dramatic URL. That makes me want to know more, but I'd like to know which you visit first. Please vote here: http://twtpoll.com/mdx2ny

Second poll . . . Help select the subtitle for a new book
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Which subtitle do you like for a new book I am co-writing titled: Show Me About Book Publishing? Choices:

How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Literary Jungle
How to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Literary Marketplace
How Author’s Can Survive & Thrive without Drowning along the Way
How to Create and Launch Your Book with Pizzazz, Passion and Panache
How to Survive & Thrive in the Labyrinth Publishing Maze
How to Survive & Thrive in the Labyrinth Publishing Jungle

Vote here: http://twtpoll.com/26bl4k

Last Chance to sign up - Ten Million Eyeballs in Carlsbad, California
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I'm hosting a live Ten Million Eyeballs two-day seminar in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, June 26th, and Sunday, June 27th. You can read about the content for this seminar and sign up for it by going to: http://www.tenmillioneyeballs.com. The fee, which includes everything featured in the Red Hot Special (normally $500), is only $297.

You must sign up this coming week if you want to be sure to have a spot in this special live seminar.

Why take this seminar? Obviously, one key reason: Sell more books.

But, the more visible you are online, the more people who hear or read about you and your book, the more you can also . . .

=> Sell more audios, videos, ebooks, courses, coaching, etc.

=> Get more visitors to your website.

=> Sell subsidiary rights for audios, videos, paperbacks, etc.

=> Get more followers and fans on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

=> Sell foreign rights. If they can't find you online, they don't buy rights!

=> Get more speaking engagements.

=> Form more relationships with key websites.

=> Reach more people with your ideas, inspiration, etc.

Note: You don't have to attend live if you don't have time. You can take the self-study course online for the same discounted price. It's a good deal either way.

Specialty retailers
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Here are a few more specialty retailers that sell books . . .

Bo-Peep Fine Yarns, 100 W Main Street, Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658; 724-238-4040. Web: http://www.bopeepfineyarns.com. Knitting supplies and books.

Dragonfly Shoppe, Connie Gore, Gift Shop Manager, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 RIverside Drive, Jackson, Mississippi 39202-1353; 601-354-7303. Web: http://www.msnaturalscience.org. Nature and science gifts, books, and more.

Mountain Horse Saddlery & Gifts, 288 Route 711, Jones Mills, Pennsylvania 15646; 724-593-8100; 800-753-8105. Email: mthorse@lhtc.net. Web: http://www.mountainhorsesaddlery.com. Horse-related supplies, gifts, books, art, and apparel.

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Museum Store, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, Georgia 31210; 478-477-3232; Fax: 478-477-3251. Email: info@masmacon.com. Web: http://www.masmacon.com. Science and art-related books, gifts, DVDs, apparel, and more.

Scranton Nature Center and Museum Gift Shop, 3928 Nathan Hale Drive, Pascagoula, Florida 39581; 228-938-6612. Web: http://www.cityofpascagoula.com/scrantonnature.htm. Science and nature gifts, books, etc.

Smarty Pants Museum Store, Mr. Sean, Gift Shop Manager, The Georgia Children's Museum, 382 Cherry Street, Macon, Georgia 31201; 478-755-9539; Fax: 478-755-8367. Email: info@georgiachildrensmuseum.com. Web: http://www.georgiachildrensmuseum.com. Children's books, gifts, apparel, and more.

The Toy Box, Cathy Crawford, 108 S Market Street, Ligonier, Pennsylvania 15658; 724-238-6233; Fax: 724-238-3169. Email: info@toyboxligonier.com. Web: http://www.toyboxligonier.com. Toys, children's books, dolls, games, puzzles, and more.

Tweets you can use
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Here are a few more tweets from John Kremer you might find of value:

=> Join with the other 5,500 book authors on Book Marketing Network at http://bookmarket.ning.com. Lots of good people and tips there.

=> Stupid headline from AP: New oil numbers may do more harm to fish, wildlife. JK: Oil NUMBERS can't do any damage. Oil can and does. (Note: AP later changed the headline to make more sense.)

=> 12 killer websites worth watching - http://bit.ly/9s1GxF

=> Jane Lynch takes down iPhone 4 - #funny -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QzmtZQMqso

=> My Carlsbad, California seminar on the 4 best ways to market online will take place July 26-27. Details: http://www.tenmillioneyeballs.com

=> Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? - Edgar Bergen #funny

Follow more of John's tweets at http://twitter.com/johnkremer

Getting on a Reality TV Show
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If you go on a reality show, don't do it like Bones Rodriguez did on The
Marriage Ref
. You can check out his appearance here:
http://bonesrodriguez2.blogspot.com/2010/05/well-i-survived-marriage-ref.html

For a better way, check out the Reality TV Summit:
http://www.RealityTVSummit.com

Canadian Libraries List
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Barbara Florio Graham is offering readers of this ezine a $5 discount on her Canadian Libraries List. This list (in database and Word formats) includes 90+ Canadian libraries who have purchasing power. The discount reduces the price to $30. Email BFG@SimonTeakettle.com for details (and to get the $5 discount).

If you'd like a list of 2,224 U.S. public and college libraries, you can order that list (in various data formats) for only $40. Order at
http://www.bookmarket.com/orderform.htm

Defeat the writing monsters
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Liz Hardy is offering a free download of her Writer's Guide to Monsters, an ebook on how to defeat the monsters of time, image, office, goal, and loneliness. You can download her free 21-page ebook by going here:
http://www.monster-whisperer.com/MonsterWhisperingGuide.pdf

Quotable Books
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A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down. — Robert Benchley, humorist

More great quotes and quotable books at http://www.quotablebooks.com


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