================================================================ 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. ================================================================ Join us in a prayer for the victims of the attacks in NYC and DC -- and for world peace. ================================================================ *** NIST to host EBOOK 2001 on November 5-7: *** "AUTHORS, ACCESSIBILITY, & APPLICATIONS" According to the National Institute of Standards & Technology, "New technologies are becoming part of the daily life of publishing, creating broad new vistas and new opportunities, and overcoming earlier disappointment created by unrealistic expectations. "The Federal Government's adoption of e-book and e-learning technology may turn out to be a 'killer ap,' as was the case with the introduction into widespread use of the Internet & Personal Computers. "This year's conference draws speakers and attendees from both the content supplier and end-user communities." The event is open to authors, publishers and readers of e-books on November 5-7, 2001 - Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC For more info, see: http://www.nist.gov/ebook2001 ================================================================ *** Frankfurt Book Fair Concludes Frankfurt, Germany - October 9 - The grandfather of all world book fairs was an occasion when the international publishing community drew closer together. In the face of current political developments, the Book Fair proved to be an important global trading centre between cultures and a venue for dialogue. For details, see: http://www.frankfurt-book-fair.com ================================================================ *** Commentary on e-Rights published by PMA "U-Publish.com" co-author Danny O. Snow has published commentary about electronic rights and online piracy in the October issue of the national newsletter of the Publishers Marking Association: http://www.pma-online.org/scripts/shownews.cfm?id=556 To join PMA (highly recommended) contact email@example.com and kindly mention that you were referred from the "U-Publish.com" web site, thanks. ================================================================ *** New Feature: Horror Stories The following item was submitted by subscriber Nick Russell, in response to last month's call for horror stories from authors and publishers. It illustrates the importance of careful proof reading -- especially headlines! "This publishing horror story isn't about books, but goes back to my days as a community newspaper publisher in Arizona. We lived in a resort area in the northern part of the state that was popular with desert dwellers trying to escape the intense summer heat. On summer weekends, especially holiday weekends, traffic in our small town could become a nightmare as visitors doubled and even tripled the population. "The Arizona highway patrol is called the Department of Public Safety. Just before one 4th of July weekend, they asked me to print a story telling readers that extra DPS officers were being brought to town to crack down on traffic violators, with a zero-tolerance policy on anybody caught driving under the influence of alcohol ... "... I had a friend who was a DPS officer, and I asked him to pose next to his patrol car for a photograph to illustrate the story ... I sure heard about it when our front page newspaper story hit the street with a photo of my officer friend standing next to his police car under a bold headline informing the community that the 'Department of Pubic Safety' would be watching them this weekend!" -- Nick Russell Author of "Meandering Down The Highway, A Year On The Road With Fulltime RVers" and "Work Your Way Across The USA, You Can Travel and Earn A Living Too!" Have you been the victim of a printing error, a ripoff or a scam, or worst of all ... made a mistake yourself that you want to help others avoid? Please send us your comments. We hope to make "Horror Stories" a regular feature at the U-Publish.com web site, where authors and publishers can share successes -- and failures -- with fellow publishing professionals. ================================================================ *** Snow to speak at BookTech 2002 Danny O. Snow will speak about new publishing technologies at BookTech 2002, running February 11-13 at the New York Hilton. The conference offers four concurrent tracks: Strategists and Managers; Small and Independent Publishers; eBooks; and Work- flow Solutions. For more info, visit http://east.booktechexpo.com ================================================================ *** Snow interviewed for CLMP Newswire "U-Publish.com" co-author Danny O. Snow was interviewed by the Council for Literary Magazines and Presses for its October 15 newswire. Snow spoke about how some publishers are finding new opportunities during difficult times, and how new methods for publishing and promotion help reduce the impact of book returns and other challenges traditionally faced by publishers. Issued on the 1st and 15th of each month, the CLMP Newswire is available to CLMP members at no charge and to non-members for $12 per year. 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