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        *** More Students Buy-Sell-Trade Books Online

USA Today reports: "...students frustrated by the high cost of
books are turning to the Net, where they can buy, sell and even
trade with fellow students."

Full story, released August 27:



        *** Regional Best Sellers

BookSense, sponsored by the American Booksellers Ass'n, now
provides a listing of popular titles that is segmented geograph-
ically.  Whether you have a hot title or not, this is helpful
to the independent publisher as a guide to targeting your book(s)
more accurately.  For example, you might find that a book about
organic gardening is popular in the Pacific Northwest.  This
would suggest concentrating promotions for your book about the
dangers of pesticides in the same region.  Contact Kristen
Gilligan at 1-800-637-0037 Ext 1286 or kristen@bookweb.org

For details: http://www.bookweb.org/booksense/listmarketing


        *** New Book Review Outlet

Send books on Romance, Writing, Children, Inspirational, Horror,
Adult, Erotic and Fantasy.  Query by e-mail with a description
of the book first.  Misti Jackson: mrj75@shawneelink.net


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Please remember we believe that book reviews are better than
paid advertising.  Advertising is expensive; editorial coverage
is free.  Furthermore, book reviews have credibility in the eyes
of the public; advertising does not.

See the new 2002 edition of "U-Publish.com" for an extensive
list of potential book review outlets.


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        *** More on Packaging and Mailing of Books

Last month, we retracted an earlier suggestion to use cheap
envelopes to fulfill book orders from readers.  U-Publish.com
subscriber Dave McLane adds:

"Another consideration is protecting yourself from people who
claim they didn't receive the book when you know you've sent it.
Solution for me is to add another $0.55 for a US Postal Service
Delivery Confirmation which allows both you and them to check
the Confirmation Number with www.usps.com to see if it's been
mailed and/or received. Cheap, and saves having to send out
another copy."

Thanks to our subscribers for sharing their experiences.  We
are building an online community of authors and publishers,
and your input is invaluable.


        *** New Book Publicist

"I am a Los Angeles-based professional book publicist -- and
welcome any of your authors that may need help publicizing
their works on radio/TV, book reviews. etc. 

"Our web site at http://www.thebarrettco.com outlines services
and we are very, very affordable."


        *** Warren Adler E-Sheets

An online archive of Warren Adler E-Sheets is now available:



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