Last week, I was on vacation with Drew in Ft. Lauderdale. Otherwise, I would have liked to attend the annual Audio Publishers Association (APA) meeting and Book Expo America conference, held this year in Washington, DC.
The Audie Awards are juried awards in the audiobook and spoken word industry for the finest work in numerous categories, similar to the Grammy, Oscar and Emmy awards given in other mediums. The APA and Audiofile Magazine created a wonderful multimedia presentation that contains sound clips and reviews for all of the finalists in this year’s
I heard on the news that the Gwinnett County Board of Education unanimously ruled to keep the Harry Potter books on the school library shelves. A local mother who reportedly had not even read the books had started a movement to have the books banned because she claimed they encouraged witchcraft.
As a citizen who lives in this county, a suburb of Atlanta with the largest school system in the state of Georgia, I am pleased to see the Board’s ruling on this matter. The Harry Potter books are an unparalleled phenomenon in encouraging kids to actually READ.
I had an appointment at the hair salon today. As I drove to the salon, people on the radio were endlessly chatting about American Idol. Once I arrived, all of the stylists and fellow customers were all abuzz about their favorite performer. Everywhere I go, people constantly talk about this show and the people on it.
I don’t watch it….except, of course, when Barry Manilow is a guest. Even then, I don’t watch the live show; I’ll let my trusty TiVo record it for me.
I understand the popularity of the show. What I don’t understand is
As I was on my way to the airport on Friday the 5th, I read an e-mail message on my PDA announcing a new marketing book. Since I am an avid student of marketing, I probably would have ordered the book anyway, but the contest to promote the launch of the book made the immediacy of the purchase all the more compelling. The author was attempting to reach #1 status on Amazon by midnight, Friday.
I wrote this press release to announce the release of my first audiobook, CITY OF ANGELS. I didn’t market the second book, ANGELS FLIGHT, in the same manner. Now that my blog is on-line, I expect to utilize my press room category more frequently! 🙂