================================================================ 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! ================================================================ *** LAST CALL: Advance Orders for New Edition To the many subscribers who placed advance orders for the up- coming third edition last month: Thanks! Response has been even better than expected! For those who have not yet ordered, please see the special offer at the bottom of this page. ================================================================ *** Snow's article reviewed Co-Author Danny O. Snow's "e-Rights Update" that ran in the October 2001 issue of the PMA newsletter has been reviewed at: http://brian.carnell.com/articles/2001/10/000040.html ================================================================ *** Corporations Buy Books! According to veteran book promoter, John Kremer: "Think you have a book that would appeal to corporate gift buyers? Then here's a list for you: 140,000 corporate gift buyers -- from Dunhill International List Co., 1951 NW 19th Street, Boca Raton FL 33431; 561-347-0200; 800-386-4455; Fax: 561-347-0400. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- Web: http://www.dunhills.com" JohnKremer@bookmarket.com http://www.bookmarket.com ================================================================ *** Self-Publishers Weekly Marshall Chamberlain is studying the possibility of launching a new online magazine. He is looking for a qualified editor- in-chief, initially on a volunteer basis. For info, contact email@example.com or preview the site at: http://www.self-publishersweekly.com ================================================================ *** Easy Way to Accept Credit Cards "QUICKBOOKS now contains the software to process charge card transactions. With the leverage of their customer-base, they've set up with Chase and Wells Fargo as service providers at rates impossible to beat. All the hassle, set-up, and monthly, rental-fee costs are gone—there's no equipment to rent or use, just QUICKBOOKS. You send a "payment receipt form" you fill out in QUICKBOOKS for a purchase via the Internet with a click of the "send button." It goes to the merchant service provider you have chosen, and you get back almost instantly an e-mail authorization code for that purchase. "Then you send a paid invoice as a receipt, by e-mail from the QUICKBOOKS software, to your purchaser telling him or her how and when to expect delivery. All your communications are done in QUICKBOOKS, and the accounting aspects are handled automatically." See http://www.quickbooks.com -- Reported by Marshall Chamberlain http://www.gracepublishing.com ================================================================ *** Warren Adler Supports e-Books As reported in his latest "E-Sheet," writer Warren Adler says: "Contrary to what the media [have] been saying, eBooks are becoming more and more popular. A number of colleges, for example, have done away with textbooks completely and are using digitized eBooks as the mandatory textbook of choice. This phenomenon is also accelerating in the legal, business and medical professions and is starting to make inroads in the grade school and adult reading markets as well." http://www.warrenadler.com ================================================================ *** BookSurge to Publish "FreeBook" BookSurge will publish "Steal this e-Book!" by co-author Dan Snow in mid-2002, with contributions by Richard Oien Nash, Dan Poynter and Wade Roush. This collection of letters and articles about electronic publishing and electronic rights will be released as an e-Book and a paperback. The e-Book will be FREE; the paperback priced at $12.99. A retrospective look at the evolution of e-Books from ancient times (1999) to the present, "Steal this e-Book!" is expected out as early as mid-April, 2002. http://www.booksurge.com ================================================================ 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. ================================================================ *** Public Appearances for 2002 Dan Poynter is criss-crossing North America to spread the word about eBooks, treeBooks, digital printing and The New Book Publishing Model. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Snow will also cover BookExpo America 2002 for BookTech Magazine. BEA 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" in 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 ... over a period of years! 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. 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