Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saving frogs,publicity for writers & eco-resources !!

**This last week we have had some technical issues that have kept us off line for nearly 4.5 days. Dave & I do apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. This morning finds me rushing around dealing with 80 or more emails that have been waiting for us to be back Online.

We do hope that in the meantime you were able to enjoy the previous posts here on the blog & follow up on the numerous resources that we've offered over the last week alone.

-- Quote of the Day --

“…Publicity has changed so much in the last 4 years. It used to be that when you put a book out there the publisher had the funds to help make it successful. …Things have gotten dicey since October of last year (2008)… only 8-10 books historically had to be successful in order for a publisher to make money, but this is no longer the case. The people I work with are very enthusiastic about making their message available to others. …Typically the author needs to find an agent, the agent gets the publisher, once that is secured… that is when the author will start working with me (a publicist). …We come up with ideas as to what the goals are. …We figure out how much time and energy they have, what kind of resources they have. …Authors used to be flown around by publishing houses and put up in hotels – but that just doesn’t happen very often now. …A book trailer is almost like a calling card now - a minute and a half will give people an idea of what the book is about. …A good campaign will also mean 200 copies for promotion purposes. …Virtual tours…are a grass root effort that cannot be ignored. …Things are constantly changing and one must know what is the best way to get the word out quickly.
~ Julie Schoerke (publicist) - May 14, ’09

Today’s quote of the day was derived from the Publicity-A Pro’s Advice interview on Conscious Discussions radio that aired on May 14, 2009. The archive can be found by clicking on the hyper-links here or look to the right side of this blog for a link to take you to the Conscious Discussions radio show.

-- Eco-Resources --

Ok, so as you know this week I have been highlighting organizations we met years ago & continue to be in awe of their work to make the world a better place. Here is the final installment of the environmental organizations that we have highlighted & celebrated on Conscious Discussions back in 2007. *Stay tuned in to this blog – I plan on highlighting the environmental organizations that were celebrated on our show in 2008 next month!

Enviorolet: Composting, waterless & low-flow bathroom & waste water alternatives &

Used Cardboardboxes: Takes an innovative approach to providing low-cost, earth-friendly moving boxes by rescuing truckloads of quality used boxes from large companies that might otherwise recycle them or simply throw them away. They are then inspected & sorted by size and shape & then sold to customers all across North America, via their website.

G-diapers: Truly green diapers made from washable, breathable material:, cotton outer pant & a plastic-free biodegradeable interior

Sustainable Waves: Sustainable energy solutions for the entertainment industry - i.e: solar powered stages, sound systems, lighting & a variety of conscious products & consulting

John Barrie Associates Architects: A non-profit organization that focuses on the design and distribution of appropriate technology for low income people in the developing world.

Green 2 Gold: Helping individuals take their green ideas into the business world

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Today on Conscious Discussions I have rebooked Kerry Kriger to come in and tell us about the Save the Frogs organization. Tri-lingual wildlife photographer Kerry Krigger is currently the Executive and Ecologist of Save the Frogs organization and we’ll be focusing on the work they do for amphibians. Today's show will air live at a special time: 1 PM (Pacific) - but will also be archived for anyone who cannot make the live broadcast.

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