Saturday, June 16, 2012

Of Bags & Books

-- Quote of the Day --

“…The business of books is really taking what you’ve written and making it serious. At the end of the day it is still a business, and it has to have a return on investment. …Make sure that you are marketing to the right people who need your product and services and that your expertise is at the forefront, direct your book into the right hands and to attract a defined target market. Build an enterprise around that book, like any other product; books are a business they are not just these great things that sit on a shelf. The publishing company depends on you to get out there and pound the pavement, because all that brings publicity back to the organization and it also has to materialize back in your pocket. …Time is one resource that you don’t get back; so using your time well is a must. I have an alarm on the computer that goes off every hour so that I know when that alarm goes off it is time to go on to the next project.”

~ Carol Sankar

Today's quote derived from the Conscious Discussions Talk Radio show interview titled: World of Writing
(*Click on the title to access the full discussion)

 -- Plastic Bag Bans -- 

* Kudos to Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the city of Los Angeles!

"Egged on by actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus and an array of environmental groups, the City Council voted 13 to 1 to phase out plastic bags over the next 12 months at an estimated 7,500 stores. Los Angeles became the largest city in the nation Wednesday to approve a ban on plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines, handing a major victory to clean-water advocates who sought to reduce the amount of trash clogging landfills, the region’s waterways and the ocean."

Read the full article on this event: 

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