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If you publish books, you should be there: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com Co-author Dan Poynter will be presenting his full New Book Model program at the Discovery Center in Chicago on June 1, prior to PMA Publishing University and BEA. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Co-author Danny O. Snow will interview publishers at BEA who have successfully revived out-of-print books, for a report in the newsletter of the Publishers Marketing Association. ================================================================ *** PMA Publishing University *** Publishers Marketing Association holds its annual "Publishing University" in conjunction with BEA, June 1-3 at the Chicago Marriott. 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