================================================================ This is a free e-mail bulletin for subscribers only, sent from "U-Publish.com," the website named for the revolutionary guide to new methods for publishing and promoting books by Dan Poynter and Danny O. Snow. Watch for the new 2002 edition, coming soon! ================================================================ *** Advance Orders for New Edition To our many subscribers who placed advance orders for the up- coming third edition last month: Thanks! Response has been even better than expected! You will receive the first copies printed. We will not cash your checks until the books are ready, hopefully during late March or April. For those who have not yet ordered, please see the special offer at the bottom of this page. ================================================================ *** Compare Print-on-Demand Services See DeHanna Bailee's "Compare POD Database" for a side-by-side comparison of several companies that offer POD publishing: http://www.geocities.com/dehannabailee/pod.htm ================================================================ *** Track Amazon Sales Easily Free site tracks any book (or several) on Amazon.com and reports sales ranking: http://www.amazonscan.com Great for authors and publishers who have multiple titles in print. Remember that Amazon rankings can be deceptive. They offer more than 2 million titles, most of which sell NO copies on any given day -- so a small number of sales can cause daily rankings to vary widely. The top 100,000 are ranked daily; the rest are updated monthly. As always, Poynter & Snow advocate selling directly to readers and non-bookstore retailers whenever possible. For details, see "Non-Traditional Markets" in our book. ================================================================ Please feel free to forward copies of this bulletin to your fellow authors and publishers. This is a free service that is available to all publishing professionals on request. ================================================================ *** BookTech 2002 Freebie Danny O. Snow will speak about POD publishing technologies at BookTech 2002, running February 11-13 at the New York Hilton. As a subscriber to U-Publish.com, you are entitled to FREE admission to Snow's session. 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For more info: DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com Dan Snow will speak on the panel titled "How POD Can Fatten Your Bottom Line" at PMA University in NYC on May 2: http://www.pma-online.org e-mail: email@example.com BookExpo America 2002 will be in New York at the Jacob Javitts Center from May 3-5, 2002: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com As always, when you contact organizations featured in our bulletins, kindly mention that you were referred to them by Poynter and Snow from U-Publish.com. ================================================================ *** Numbers Don't Lie A recent announcement from a company that has been termed a "vanity press" by Publishers Weekly boasted about the printing of its 500,000th book. Yet the very same announcement also stated that the company "currently has almost 10,000 titles by more than 8,000 authors." Simply dividing 500,000 books by 10,000 titles paints quite a picture of how many copies of each book have been printed to date. If you are considering publishing a book with a vanity or subsidy press, read the fine print and COMPARE before you sign or send money. There are substantial differences in companies that publish books for a fee. As noted above, see http://www.geocities.com/dehannabailee/pod.htm for a comparison chart to get started. ================================================================ *** B&T to Order POD Books from LSI/Ingram (January 3, 2002) - Baker & Taylor, one of the industry's top full line distributors of books, video and music to libraries and retailers, today announced it is adding Lightning Source (LSI) to its offering of print-on-demand and order fulfillment. LSI is a subsidiary of Ingram. Ingram is the world's largest wholesale distributor of books, especially to major bookstore chains. B&T is the other leading distributor, and is strong in library and academic markets. This news means that independent publishers who work with LSI (or intermediaries like iUniverse, XLibris, Unlimited Publishing LLC and others that are LSI affiliates) can now make books more readily available to B&T customers. B&T has its own POD unit, Replica Books. Replica is also used by many independent publishers, and POD services that serve authors and publishers. At least one leading POD company works with both LSI and Replica. LSI will be the first to print the upcoming new edition of "U-Publish.com" by Dan Poynter and Danny O. Snow. The book will also become available from Replica later this year. ================================================================ *** Important Note for Subscribers If you receive our bulletins at a Hotmail or Yahoo address, please put our reply e-mail address (NewsDesk@U-Publish.com) in your "address book." If not, future issues could be accidentally filtered by Hotmail or Yahoo, in their efforts to block unsolicited commercial e-mail. 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