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        *** Microsoft e-Book Giveaway

Microsoft has a promotion for MS Reader software.  Over the
next five months, they'll allow users to download three free
e-books a week.  The offer includes a number of new titles
including Hillary Liftin's CANDY & ME and Bill Bryson's best-
selling A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING and backlist hits
like THE JOY LUCK CLUB will be offered along the way.  The
free titles are not archived though, so you if you want them
you need to visit weekly:


-- Courtesy of Florrie Kichler, Patria Press
-- http://www.patriapress.com


	*** PW Stats on the National Book Trade

According to Publishers Weekly (http://www.PublishersWeekly.com)
new releases from the big New York publishers declined 5% last
year, mostly in adult fiction and travel.  Travel books are
still down in response to 9/11 -- and fiction is always more
risky than non-fiction, especially in a down economy.

More than 10,000 new publishing companies were established in
2002; there are now 73,000 U.S. publishers!

The big five publishers in New York accounted for 45% of total
market share.  The rest of us released a total of 55%.


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-- Courtesy of Raleigh Pinskey
-- http://www.promoteyourself.com


        *** Freebie for Journalists

Poynter's Article Bank: Articles and quotations (great fillers)
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        *** Writers Workshop Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmark by midnight, September 15, 2003.  Submit an
unpublished short story or chapter of a novel, with 5,000 word
limit (typed and double-spaced).  Multiple entries are accepted.
Entry fee is $18 per story.  Attach a cover sheet with your name,
address, story title and phone number.  Use 12 point font size;
paper-clip your work; and enclose legal-size SASE with self-
adhesive flap for judge's comments and winner's list.  Make
check or money order payable to The Writers' Workshop, and send
to: Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.
The Writers' Workshop is a non-profit literary center, founded
in 1985: http://ash_works.tripod.com


        *** More Contests for Writers
        *** Courtesy of Rita Mills, The Book Connection

guidelines for the 2003 essay and poetry contest co-sponsored by
the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and Brazos
Writers in partnership with the Barbara Bush Literacy Corps are
available at: http://www.brazoswriters.org

*****WOMEN WRITERES WHO ARE BOOMERS -- a.k.a. Dotsie Bregel is
passionate about giving baby boomer women a voice and is looking
for stories to be included in her next book.  For more info:

*****ANTHOLOGY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS -- Kate Hymes (African American)
and Pat Schneider, (Caucasian) are writers who are compiling an
anthology to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusal
to get up from her seat on a segregated bus.  The book will be
titled "All That I Remember," from a poem by Countee Cullen, a
black American writer.  It will be a collection of pieces by black
and white women who remember how race was lived before 1955.
Kate and Pat have been working on this project for more than two
years, and have received more than 250 manuscripts.  The call for 
manuscripts will be closed on September 1, 2003.  For details,
e-mail: pat@amherstwriters.com or kate@amherstwriters.com


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        *** Reminder:
        *** Poetry Anthology -- Seeking Submissions
Submissions for University of Iowa Press anthology, Red, White,
& Blues: Poetic Vistas on the Promise of America (scheduled for
Fall 2004 publication).  "Our intention is to bring together a
chorus of contemporary American poets on the ideas  of liberty,
democracy, patriotism, and the American Dream-a 21st century 
'Song of Myself' for the entire country."  TO SUBMIT: Send 3-6
poems (along with a short 3 - 5 line bio) to Ryan G. Van Cleave,
703 Parkview Rd., Dept PM, Geren Bay, WI 54304.  FOR QUESTIONS
ONLY (not submissions), e-mail vancleave88@yahoo.com


        *** Reminder:
        *** "Do It Yourself" (DIY) Book Festival

Call for entries for its annual program celebrating independent
authors and publishers: The DIY Book Festival will consider
self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, 
children's books, how-to, photography/art, comics, 'zines and
e-books released after Jan. 1, 2001.  All entries must be in
English and have been self-published or issued by an independent
house that has published less than 50 works since the entry
cut-off point.  For info: bharing@diybookfestival.com


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