Monday, March 2, 2009

Small Press Month! - eco-resources, eco-news -

-- Quote(s) of the Day --

"692.3 million books reported by Nielson BookScan as being sold in 2007"

"80% of business is from 20% of the client base"

March is Small Press Month - in addition March 1st (yesterday) was World Book Day - and in honor of this I thought it would be appropriate to share these quotes with you today. I noted them while listening to radio interviews but neglected to make a note of the source, so I do apologize for that. However the information is vital to surviving and underlines the importance of finding a way to stand out in a crowd like a purle snowflake :)

People will notice that there are traditionally a lot of writer events - festivals, fairs, book signings, lectures - around this time of year. Keep an eye on your local publications to find out what is going on in your area in March.

-- Authors Read Radio --

Today's guest is children's author Jef Benedetti, who will be sharing an excerpt from Rosemary's Taken Over the Potatoes. Jef began his writing career in the mid-1980s in the computer trade press in Chicago and has previous experience as a speaker at industry trade group meetings and conferences. Check out this authors appearance on the Authors Read radio program simply by clicking on the hyperlinked show title here or look to the right on this page for a link to the show.


-- Eco-News --

Well Spring is certainly on its way - in fact Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8th - and the construction industry will be hitting the beginning of their peak season in North America. As such, I thought it would be interesting to discuss green building regulation.

According to the Japan for Sustainablility Newsletter: "Worldwide, many tools have been developed for evaluating buildings, including the Comprehensive Assessment System for Building Environmental Efficiency (CASBEE) in Japan, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in the United States, and the BRE Environmental Assessment Method, (BREEAM) in the U.K. For evaluating cities, however, tools are not as widely available as they are for buildings. There is a growing demand for tools to evaluate measures and activities on the scale of a city or society as a whole." – www.japanfs.org


-- Eco-Resource --

Today's recommended resource, Green Office Makeover, offers positive and friendly advice on how to assess what needs to be done in your business to go green.

http://greenofficemakeover.com

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

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