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        *** Supreme Court Upholds Copyright Extensions

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        *** Cleveland Public Library Adopts e-Books

January 2003:  The Cleveland Public Library (www.cpl.org) will
soon open a circulating eBook collection.  Library patrons
will be able to access and download for offline reading digital
books and periodicals through either the library's online
catalog or from a new kiosk style website.  The CPL e-Book
Collection will be the first of its kind to offer best-selling
titles for reading on nearly every type of PC, notebook, Tablet
PC, Palm, Sony and Pocket PC PDA devices.


        *** Gulf Coast Journal Seeks Prize Submissions

Announcing 2003 Short Story and Poetry Prizes.  Winners receive
$1000 and publication in the Fall 2003 issue. Guidelines:
include your name on cover letter only; $15 reading fee includes
subscription; postmark deadline: February 17, 2003.

Send submissions to: Gulf Coast Prize, English Dept, University
of Houston, Houston TX 77204 or http://www.gulfcoastmag.org

-- Courtesy of Rita Mills and The Book Connection


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        *** EBSCO Offers Library Exposure

Looking for library exposure on a budget?

For a fee as low as $94, EBSCO will display your book at a
trade conference for librarians, and include a 25 word listing
in their title guide for the event.  They will also assist you
in selecting the best conference(s) for your book; for example,
events specifically for medical and research librarians, versus
more general book industry gatherings such as Book Expo America.

A variety of programs and services are offered at their site:



        *** Save Cover Space for Marketing

Co-Author Dan Poynter reminds us to place the author's photo
INSIDE the book, rather than on the cover.

Valuable "real estate" on the front or back cover is better used
to tell potential readers how they benefit from buying the book.

-- Excerpted from "Successful Nonfiction" by Dan Poynter.
-- http://www.parapub.com

        *** Verbatim Offers Editing/Development

Developing nonfiction manuscripts into marketable books.  More
then 50 published titles in fields such as popular psychology,
self-help, neurolinguistics-NLP, communication, relationships,
philosophy.  15 years experience.



The editor of a new online journal writes:

"Poetrylist is a literary journal based in Maryland whose goal
is to give writers of poetry, both beginners and professionals,

"Poetrylist at this time reaches 400 subscribers from over 24
different nations.   The newsletter is sent out on the fifteenth
of every month.

"To subscribe, e-mail poetrylist_editor@yahoo.com for more info.
Poetrylist is currently looking for staff members, both editorial
and technical."


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        *** Self-Published Book Now Worldwide

"Older Couples: New Couplings" by Jerry and Edith Kemp was self-
published in May 2001 as a POD paperback from Dan Snow's company,
Unlimited Publishing LLC.

Rights were subsequently acquired by Ten Speed Press, publisher
of "What Color is Your Parachute?" by Richard Nelson Bolles, a
book that was originally self-published but now has more than 7
million copies in print.

The new edition, titled "Older Couples: New Romances," is now
available worldwide as a traditionally published book, which
is distributed in in the U.S. by Celestial Arts, in Canada by
Ten Speed Canada, in the U.K. by Airlift Books, in South Africa
by Real Books, in New Zealand by Southern Publishers Group, in
Southeast Asia by Berkeley Books, and in Australia by Simon &
Schuster Australia:


For an extensive list of famous authors who published their own
books independently, see the following excerpt from Chapter Two
of our book:


The example above is just the latest in a long line of books
that were originally self-published, but later hit "the big
time" with major publishers.


        *** Pate Joins BookTech Panel
        *** Snow to Moderate at BookTech 2003

Andrew Pate, VP for publisher business development at Lightning
Source Inc. will join a panel of experts discussing "Independent
and Small Publisher Trends & Technologies" panel at BookTech
2003 in NYC on March 4.  Other panelists include John Feldcamp,
CEO of Xlibris, Ram Devineni of Rattapallax Press, and PMA board
member Florrie Kichler of Patria Press.

Co-Author Dan Snow will moderate the panel.  Snow serves on
the BookTech advisory board and as a contributing editor to
BookTech Magazine.

In recent years, BookTech has expanded its offerings for small
and indie publishers.  For more information, visit:



        *** Reminder:
        *** Possible Review for Southwest Theme Books

Got a book that involves Las Vegas, Nevada or the Southwest?

Fiction or non-fiction wanted -- everything from outdoors and
nature to lifestyle, cooking, gardening, architecture, sports,
history, politics etc.  (But no how-to gambling books.)

Contact Carolyn Hayes Uber, Stephens Media Group, 1111 West
Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89106 or send e-mail to Carolyn at:


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