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>Directories of People Who Sell Your Books


In this issue . . .
— directories of retail stores and organizations
— John Kremer’s People You Should Know Teleseminar Series
American Way magazine
— journalists, media, brands and booksellers on Twitter

directories of retail stores and organizations
Some magazines feature directories of relevant retail stores and other
organizations that sell books. Here are a few of those directories:

Bead & Button, Kalmbach Publishing, P O Box 1612, Waukesha WI
53187-1612. Web: This bimonthly
magazine features a classified bead shop directory in every issue. Also
features bead societies and websites. Features a complete listing
of fiber and fabric shops. This same online directory can also be found at Direction Press also publishes a directory
as Fiber & Fabric Mania! A Travel Guide.

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, 92 Vandam Street, New York NY 10013.
Email: Web: Each
issue features a classified directory of Buddhist centers, most of which
have a small retail store that features books.

John Kremer’s People You Should Know Teleseminar Series
I’m hosting a weekly teleseminar where I interview someone I think you
should know – 1. Because you will learn some useful tips from them and
2. because they offer a service or product I think might help you market
your books more effectively. The primary purpose of the teleseminars
will be to teach you practical and effective book marketing tips.

This series of teleseminars will take place every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
Eastern, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, for the next 12 months. If you can make the
live teleseminars, you’ll be able to ask questions. But every teleseminar
will be available for you to listen to again online any time during the
next two years.

Here are the next people I’ll be featuring in this series . . .

December 9thBob Burg, author of Endless Referrals, The Success
, and The Go-Giver – How to build a Relationship Leveraging
Machine and create Personal Walking Ambassadors for your books.

December 16thJohn Harricharan, bestselling author of When You
Walk on Water, Take the Boat
and co-author of The Power of Simplicity.
And founder of

December 23rd Bill Quain, bestselling author of Overcoming Time
Poverty, 10 Rules to Break, 10 Rules to Make
, and Pro-Sumer Power.

December 30thJeanne Hurlbert and Joan Stewart, founders of and

January 5thMark Victor Hanson, bestselling co-author of the
Chicken Soup for the Soul series as well as founder of the Mega Book
Marketing Universities. Has sold over 157 million books worldwide. His
newest venture is Special day (Tuesday)
and time (6:00 p.m. Eastern).

January 6thRick Frishman, co-founder of Planned TV Arts, president
of Morgan James Publishing, and creator of the Author 101 Universities.

January 13thBrad Walton, radio personality, media consultant,
author, and speaker. Founder of and author of
How Does the Heart Know Love?

January 20thFrank Marquette, director of Light Box Trailers. He will
talk about how authors can promote their books with video.

January 27thJoel Bauer, founder of

February 3rdRobert Allen, bestselling author of Multiple Streams
of Income
and many other titles.

February 10thDharmesh Shaw, founder of

February 24thSharon Williams, founder of The 24 Hour Secretary
and the International Association of Virtual Author Assistants.

March 10thKathi Dunn and Ron “Hobie” Hobart, book cover
designers with Dunn & Associates Design. Book covers are marketing
tools that impact the success of books.

March 17thJackie Lapin, founder of Life Wisdom Network and

March 24thAlex Carroll, creator of the program
and guest on over 1,200 radio shows during the past ten years.

April 7thMichelle Tennant Nicholson, founder of Wasabi Publicity,,, and

April 28thJoanna Penn, creator of the Author 2.0 Blueprint and
The Creative Penn blog on writing and publishing.

If you’d like to take part in this incredible series of teleseminars (there
will be at least 52 of them), you can sign up for less than $1 per seminar
by clicking here:

Again, the next teleseminar will be on Wednesday, December 9th, so
sign up soon. Each teleseminar will start at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and last
no more than one hour. And there will be time for you to ask questions
of me as well as my guest.

Sign up now by clicking here:

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Nautilus Book & Audio Book Awards – 2010
We seek Publishers & Authors with books about making our lives more
meaningful and/or the world a better place. We accept traditional and
self-published books, audio & spoken word, children & teens in 28
categories. For more information, including Guidelines & Entry Forms,
Enter Now & Save
. More info, email:

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American Way magazine
This monthly airline magazine generally features some book reviews in
every issue. Contact American Way, 4333 Amon Carter Boulevard, MD
5374, Fort Worth TX 76155; 817-967-1784; Fax: 817-967-1571. Email: Web:

Their November issue feature reviews of an autobiography of bluegrass
musician Ralph Stanley, Tom Birchard and Natalie Danford’s The Veselka
, and Richard Power’s novel, Generosity.

Adam Pitluk, Editor

Chris Wessling, Senior Editor

Jessica Jones, Associate Editor. Reviewed The Veselka Cookbook.

Bob Mehr, Contributor. Reviewed Ralph Stanley’s autobiography.

Steve Weinberg, Contributor. Reviewed Generosity.

journalists, media, brands and booksellers on Twitter
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ has used Twitter’s new list function to create several
lists that might interest you:

journalists –

media –

brands –

And here is my list of booksellers to follow on Twitter:

Quotable Books
My father always used to say that when you die,
if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
Lee Iacocca, automotive executive

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>Family Reunions: Plan To Expand Your Horizons With People

Category Index
General Resource Sites
Finding School & Classmates
Online Group Meeting Places
Reunion Planning
Reunions ~ Family Specific
Reunions ~ Locality Specific
Related Categories
Events & Activities
Finding People
How To
Kids & Teens
Oral History & Interviews
Photographs & MemoriesPreserving Your Family’s Heirlooms, Treasures & Genealogical Research.
Surnames, Family Associations & Family NewslettersSites or resources dedicated to SPECIFIC, individual family surnames. Listed alphabetically by SURNAME.
General Resource Sites
123SayCheese Family Reunion Video to DVD and Pictures to DVD Services
ClassMates Online Helps high school alumni friends find each other.
Cooper Family Reunion Cartoon from the New Yorker.
Family Reunion Book Inexpensive Family Reunion Book templates for Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word to make your own Family Reunion Booklet. Celebrate your heritage and record your family history. Includes two family tree diagrams, markers for words of wisdom from family elders, games for the kids, family traditions and oral history, spaces for lots of photos, address/telephone directory, family biographies, etc.
Family Reunion List This site is a listing of as many prospective and ongoing family reunions as can be found on the WWW. It also offers a free webpage for a family reunion notice. Use the Reunion Calendar or the searchable Reunion Resource Guide to find ideas, suggestions, information, products and services.
Family Reunions and Genealogy From the genealogy section.
Family Reunion Invitations Invitations for sale.
FAMILY-REUNIONS Mailing List For posting the details of upcoming family reunions by surname(s) so that others with an interest in the family line(s) can contact the reunion coordinator.
Family Reunion T-shirt Ideas Family reunion designs printed on t-shirts and tote bags.
Family Reunion T-shirts Your design or ours.
Free Family Reunion Listings – Family Reunion Invitations – Books – Party Supplies
Heartland Family Graphics – Invite An Ancestor To Your Reunion! Service creating life-size image from a photo of your ancestors for mounting and use as a photo prop.
High School Alumni- A Web Site For Alumni of US High Schools Register your name, address and graduation date from any high school in the US. Customized booklets for special occassions.
Military Brats Network
Military – Buddies, Pals, Shipmates, Families, and Friends
Overseas Brats
Planet Alumni
Reunion Center – The Genealogy Forum on AOL
Reunion Hall
Reunions Magazine Homepage Family reunions, class reunions, etc.
Reunions Online Network Custom reunion websites for class reunions, family reunions and military reunions.—Family Reunion T-Shirts Made Easy Also provides infomation on planning reunions, ideas and tips that provide our customer base with great products and services for their event.
Roots Television Roots Television is an online television network by and for avid genealogists. Videos include how-to demonstrations, conference lectures, and region-specific programming including Irish, Hispanic, British, Jewish, African-American research and more. Videos are available online, on-demand, and virtually all of them are absolutely free.
Program Guide
Family Reunions
Speaking at the Family Reunion Article by Michael John Neill.
World Alumni Net
National WWII Memorial ~ Washington, D.C.
World War II Reunion Messaging Center Searchable database for United States WWII veterans that have submitted their name, as well as add your own name and contact information.
Adding Your Name
Search Submitted Names
Finding School & Classmates
Aussie Schoolmates Find old Australian school friends.
ClassMates Online Helps high school alumni friends find each other.
Class Reunion Announcements Free public service for reunion committees and planners to announce their class reunion plans and for classmates seeking current reunion dates.
eclassreunion – Find High School, College and University Classmates
Friends Reunited Message Board Find old classmates from schools in the UK.
Lost School – Find Old School Friends and Lost Loves
Reunion Hall – High School Alumni and Classmate Database
Online Group Meeting Places
Yahoo! Clubs…Families
Yahoo! Groups
Reunion Planning Genealogy Bookstore – Family Reunions The following are individual book titles of interest for this topic. The book links below point to the bookstore online where you may purchase the book if you wish. These links are provided to bring these published resources to your attention as an aid to your research. Follow the links to books of interest to make note of their title, author, publisher, and ISBN. You might then use this information to obtain the book from your local library or your favorite corner book shop.
Aunt Pearl’s Personal Pointers on How to ‘Farley-Up’ Your Very Own Family Reunion: Family Reunion Book A book by James Arrington.
The Complete Guide to Planning Your Family Reunion A book by Ed E. Duncan.
A Family Affair : How to Plan and Direct the Best Family Reunion Ever A book by Sandra MacLean Clunies.
Family Reunion A book by Jennifer Crichton.
Family Reunion Handbook : A Complete Guide for Reunion Planners A book by Thomas Ninkovich and Barbara E. Brown.
The Family Reunion Planner A book by Donna Beasley and Donna Carter.
Family Reunion Planning Kit for Dummies A book by Cheryl Fall.
The Family Reunion Sourcebook A book by Edith Wagner.
Fun & Games for Family Gatherings : With a Focus on Reunions A book by Adrienne E. Anderson.
How to Plan Your Affordable Family Reunion A book by James A. Reynolds.
How to Plan Your African-American Family Reunion A book by Krystal Williams.
The Reunion Planner: The Step-By-Step Guide Designed to Make Your Reunion a Social and Financial Success! A book by Linda Hoffman.
Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It A book by George G. Morgan. – Tips for Planning the Family Reunion Article by George G. Morgan.
Click! Screen Printed Family Reunion T-shirts Screenprinted family reunion T-shirts, stock and custom designs available. Wholesale reunion items: printed napkins, matches, drinkware, frisbees, T-shirts and more.
EZReunionMaker – Reunion Software and Supplies Easy to use reunion planning software and tools. Create mailing labels, invitations, address lists, an address book (with bios), name badges, table tents and a reservation report. Plan the perfect family reunion with ideas, activities, games, resources, newsletter, registry and more.
Family Reunion Organizer ~ Windows 95/98/NTPlanning software from
Family Reunion Planning Guide and tools from Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Family Reunion Recipes From Better Homes and Gardens magazine. – Holidays and Reunions – Icebreakers: Warming up the Family – More Reunion-Planning Ideas – Reunion Gs: Genealogy and Golf – Sharing Family Research at a Reunion – Thinking About a Reunion? – What Should We Do at the Reunion?
Harness the Internet for Reunion Planning – Family Reunions The Living Legacy
Holding a Family Reunion Notes by Leone Fabre and the Dead Persons Society, Melbourne, Australia.
KinFocus Custom creation of photographic calendars, family reunion yearbooks and more.
Make Your Own Family Reunion Booklet Inexpensive Family Reunion Book templates for Microsoft Publisher or Microsoft Word to make your own Family Reunion Booklet. Celebrate your heritage and record your family history. Includes two family tree diagrams, markers for words of wisdom from family elders, games for the kids, family traditions and oral history, spaces for lots of photos, address/telephone directory, family biographies, etc.
On Your Own Family Reunion Website You can have your own family website up and running in minutes. We do all the setup for you.
Pat’s Reunion Help and More! Reunion information for the old Vancouver High School; Meadows High School; Old Amboy, Yacolt & Chelatchie Prairie Schools & Old Timers Reunion and the Bauer/Bower annual family reunions, plus listings of contacts for people working on past reunions for Clark County, Washington schools.
Planning a Successful Family Reunion From TripHub Group Travel.
Reunion Planner Reunion planning, products, books software for class, military, family reunions.
Reunion Help Book for sale.
Reunion Planner Reunion planning, products, books software for class, military, family reunions.
Reunite Reunion Planning Software for Windows and Macintosh.
Sharing our Links to the Past
Skyward Impressions Custom screen printed family reunion t-shirts.
Your Family Legacy – Bring Your Family History To Your Reunion Suggestions for using your family history to spark your next family reunion.
Your Family Reunion: How to Plan It, Organize It, and Enjoy It A book for sale, by George G. Morgan.
Reunions ~ Family Specific
The 105th DAVIS Family Reunion! Reunion of the descendants of Cornelius Davis, 2nd, one of the founders of Stafford, CT in 1719.
2003 ROLL Family Reunion
2003 Walters Family Reunion
SELF Family Reunions & Gatherings
BOND Family Reunion Every Labor Day Sunday in Wiggins, Mississippi. E-mail A.M. Bond at for more details.
FRADY Family Reunion
HUDGINS Reunion Page
JONES Family Reunion Reunion information for the descendants of Uriah & Ann JONES, a brief history and family news.
LESCALLEET Family & Friends Reunion LESCALLEET annual reunion information and family information.
MUMMEY Family Reunion Website MUMMEY/MUMMY family genealogy, with Hammond and Smith allied lines, information on annual MUMMEY reunion.
PATTERSON-SMITH Reunion Website Official reunion website for the descendants of Aaron PATTERSON and Dora SMITH of Anderson Co. South Carolina. This site also contains genealogy resources for those researching the PATTERSON surname in South Carolina.
POINDEXTER Family Reunion The annual reunion of the Poindexter Family of America and annual Members Meeting of the Poindexter Descendants Association.
Retrouvailles ROBICHAUD.EAU.&C. 2004 Worldwide ROBICHAUD Family Reunion Summer 2004, Nova Scotia, Canada.
SELF 2002 – SELF Family Reunion 5th annual gathering of SELF-SELPH family descendants and researchers, 27th of April, 2002, in Gadsden, Alabama. Guest speaker, awards, door prizes and more. In conjunction with the North East Alabama Genealogical Society’s genealogy swap meet. Limited seating. Reservations required.
2004 WALTERS Family Reunion
VARDIMAN VARDEMAN VARDAMAN Family Reunion Summer 2003 Crab Orchard, Kentucky. Cemetery relocation ceremony, catered barbeque, bluegrass music and more.
Reunions ~ Locality Specific
CMA2004 – Acadian Family Reunions
Colorado Adoption Search & Reunion Resources
The Island Register’s Reunions and Events Page Reunion announcements for the descendants of Prince Edward Island Families.
Kentucky Reunions
Maryland to Kentucky Reunion
Mississippi Reunions
Ohio Family Reunions
OZ REUNION – Australia’s Original Internet Reunion Site
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>Genealogy, AKA Family History, Is Fun And Very Rewarding

Genealogy – how to get started

In order to find a person, you must have some basic information, like full name, date and place of birth, marriage or death or an exact address in a year with a census.

What You Need To know Before You Start

It would be almost impossible to find a great-grandmother for instance, if all you knew was her name, and that she came from Denmark. Our records come from hundreds of local agencies, and there is no huge index or computer file that covers all of them.

In order to find a person, you must have some basic information. Otherwise, you will not know in which records to look for him or her. Information to get you started could be:

* Full name
* plus either
* Date and place of birth, marriage or death or
* An exact address in a year with a census.

Things That Could Give You A Clue…

If you only have scanty information about your ancestors, the first thing to do would naturally be to ask elderly relatives or friends what they remember. Make notes of names, places and dates, although they may not be totally accurate. If there are none left to ask, you may find valuable clues in for instance:

* Certifcates of birth, death, etc. – bring copies if you come to the archives
* Old letters – look for names, places, etc.
* Envelopes – look for addresses and postal stamps.
* Photos – look for photographer´s address, it may be a clue.

Beware Of Family Myths

Most families have various stories about their past. Such traditions can have lots of valuable information – but beware!

Family tradition is – as oral tradition in general – often colourful and vivid, and tends to concentrate on the exciting things, that made this particular family something special.

Not all stories are reliable, and it happens frequently that an alleged illegitimate daugther af a local count will end up with parents who are smallholders or farmers – but not necessarily less interesting!

Beware Of Suspicious Names And Place

From parents or grandparents you might have been given names of various ancestors. You might also have been told where they came from, or where they lived. Such information is not always 100% correct.

Please remember that many emigrants changed their names. Maybe friends and authorities in the new country had difficulties spelling or pronouncing the original name. Or maybe the emigrant just wanted to change name in order to “blend in”.

Places of origin that you have been told about might also be slightly wrong. Many mistakes, misspellings etc. can have occurred during the trip across the Atlantic.

If an emigrant was asked “where she came from”, she might not give her place of birth, but instead the name of a city or village, that was her last residence before leaving. And if she lived in the vicinity of a market town or larger city, she might give the name of this – to her – more dominant landmark. And so, “Marie Jensen” from the suburb of Valby might quickly end up as “Mary Johnson from Copenhagen”.