Sunday, May 24, 2009

COMING IN JUNE-BOOK BUY SPECIALS!


MONTHLY SALE SPECIALS
EACH MONTH WE WILL HAVE SPECIAL SALES ON ATTMPRESS BOOKS
IN THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES
READERS NEED A BREAK
SPECIALS SALES FOR JUNE 1 TO JUNE 30, 2009

BUY ANY BOOK IN PRINT
&
RECEIVE ANY OTHER BOOK
AS A EBOOK
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HOW IT WORKS
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AND
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

NEW RELEASE-ABE F. MARCH



ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS is proud to announce the latest release for Abe F. March, JOURNEY INTO THE PAST. This is Abe's second book with ATTMP. His first book, “They Plotted Revenge Against America” has received great reviews.

When fate decrees that the paths of a vacationing American architect and a retired German businessman cross, the soul-mates embark on a journey through time that takes them into the past, a journey triggered by a series of mysterious, hidden love notes written centuries before. Would this be the lifetime their love would finally be allowed?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WHALE HUNTING WOMEN?



ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS knows that there are a lot of great new books that are on the market. Even though not published by ATTMPress, we feel that it is important to inform the reader when something special comes along that is worth reading. Therefore, we will occasionally post information about new authors and books that we feel are worth reading, regardless of the publisher.

About Whale Hunting Women [Vol. 1]
Whale Hunting Women—how women do big deals in business and community. For inspiration, motivation, and direction, this book celebrates women as deal-makers and includes how to “break the minnow mindset” and how to create a fast-growth culture. It documents three cultural transformations that favor women’s leadership styles: the trend to replace competition with collaboration; the need to transform bureaucracy to entrepreneurship; and the value of perceiving a world of abundance rather than a culture of scarcity. The book offers advice on how small companies or organizations can manage their public presence to generate the whales’ confidence that they have the capabilities and professionalism to complete big deals with big customers and partners. The book incorporates a deal-maker’s journal; each chapter includes worksheets to prompt reflections and action plans.

Topics That Are Discussed in Whale Hunting Women

* Women are great whale hunters (big deal-makers)
* Women’s talents and preferences are a perfect fit for deal-making in today’s economy
* Women sometimes think of themselves or their enterprise as “too small” to do big deals
* Community deals and education deals are as important and as challenging as business deals



Barbara Weaver Smith

Whale Hunting Women-how women do big deals in business and community. For inspiration, motivation, and direction, this book celebrates women as deal-makers and includes how to "break the minnow mindset" and how to create a fast-growth culture. It documents three cultural transformations that favor women's leadership styles: the trend to replace competition with collaboration; the need to transform bureaucracy to entrepreneurship; and the value of perceiving a world of abundance rather than a culture of scarcity. The book offers advice on how small companies or organizations can manage their public presence to generate the whales' confidence that they have the capabilities and professionalism to complete big deals with big customers and partners. The book incorporates a deal-maker's journal; each chapter includes worksheets to prompt reflections and action plans.



About Barbara Weaver Smith

Barbara Weaver Smith, president and CEO of The Whale Hunters, is an author, consultant, speaker, and coach. Barbara held positions as an English professor, a college dean, and a nonprofit organization president before founding her first company in 1996.Informed by her leadership experiences in all economic sectors, Barbara's mission is to support women to achieve exceptional growth in their companies and organizations by doing bigger deals with bigger customers and partners.



To learn about Whale Hunting Women & to order your copy today, visit http://cli.gs/WHWEbook

Thank you for visiting this post about Barbara Weaver Smith and Whale Hunting Women. Two people who comment during the tour will be entered a giveaway – post a comment on any post about the tour and you will be entered. The winners will win a three-volume audio set of Whale Hunters Wisdom. Volumes include I: Mind of a Hunter, II: The Hunt, and III: The Whale Hunting Culture ($90 value). Barbara Weaver Smith’s website - http://www.thewhalehunters.com

Barbara Weaver Smith’s blog - http://blog.thewhalehunters.com

Order your copy of Whale Hunting Women – http://cli.gs/WHWEbook

To see the tour schedule visit http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/04/whale-hunting-with-barbara-weaver-smith.html

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ALL THINGS THAT MATTER PRESS GOES TO EUROPE!


We are proud to announce that ATTMPress has just signed a contract with Amazon Germany (Amazon.de). This means that ATTMPRESS books will soon be available, by around June 1st, throughout Europe and the U.K.

We want to offer a special thank you to Abe March, our German-based ATTMPress author, who did an incredible amount of leg work getting the right contact person in Europe and opening doors that will benefit all ATTMPRESS authors. Thanks, Abe!

You will soon be seeing items like this on Amazon.de:

Ihre Suche nach "jesus taught it, too: the early roots of the law of attraction" ergab in der Kategorie B├╝cher keine Treffer.
Produktbeschreibungen
Kurzbeschreibung
When the words of Jesus are interpreted out of context they can be used to justify many contradictory concepts. However, when they are examined as a "stream of thought," we see the truth. In JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, Philip Harris examines over seventy quotes from the Master and shows that, contrary to recent claims and "revelations," the Law of Attraction has not been a secret at all. Instead, it has has been there for all to see for over two thousand years. Discover the truth. Read JESUS TAUGHT IT TOO and return to the love, prosperity, and power that Jesus himself promised.

Obviously the Amazon.uk listings will be totally in English but it will be great to have our author's titles available throughout the EU.

WANT YOUR BOOK REVIEWED/

AN INVITATION FROM TONY BURTON
We now have a younger reviewer on The GenReview, and I'm looking
specifically for some genre fiction titles that may appeal more to the
nineteen-to- twenty-something set. Fantasy and horror would be great
if you have something of that nature, but genre fiction is our specialty,
whatever the type.

I'm not restricting the books only to those with young protags or anything
like that, but I thought, since we do have this younger person reviewing,
we might as well try to capitalize on books that are aimed at that
target audience if we can!

So, if you are interested, drop by http://www.thegenre view.com
and look at the tab for "Want to have your book reviewed?" There you
will see the necessary information to figure out if you may have something
we could review for you.

And for that matter, drop by the site just to read the reviews. The site is
fairly new, but we have more reviews on the way.

Tony Burton
http://www.thegenre view.com/

On Demand Books Overtake Traditional Titles for the First Time

FROM PUBLISHERS LUNCH 5-19-2009

On Demand Books Overtake Traditional Titles for the First Time
Bowker's preliminary data for books published in the US in 2008 shows that output from traditional publishers declined by about 3 percent to 275,232 new titles. But they project that the number of "on demand" books grew 132 percent to 285,394 books, now exceeding the traditional titles.

The biggest declines for traditional publishers came in travel (down by 15 percent, with 4,817 new titles), fiction (down 11 percent, with 47,541 new titles the largest of all categories), and religion (down 14 percent, at 16,847 titles).

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

PROPOSED GOOGLE BOOK SEARCH SETTLEMENT

Dear Google Book Search Partner,

We're excited about the proposed settlement agreement regarding the Google Book Search Library Project. We want to make sure rightsholders everywhere have enough time to think about it and make sure the settlement is right for them. We wanted to let you know that the court has extended the opt-out deadline until September 4, 2009.

We also wanted to share with you some of the most frequently asked questions we've heard from partners about the proposed settlement and the Google Book Search Partner Program. If you have specific questions about the settlement, we ask that you contact Publisher Sub-Class Counsel, at bookclaims@debevoise.com. Authors can contact Author Sub-Class Counsel, at bookclaims@bonizack.com.

Best regards,
The Google Book Search Partnerships Team
books-support@google.com

What does the settlement mean for the Partner Program?
The Partner Program will continue to be available to publishers in parallel to the settlement.

What is the difference between the settlement and the Google Partner Program?
This settlement covers books that are being copied by Google (primarily in libraries) without the permission of any rightsholder. Books in the Partner Program are displayed by Google only with the permission of one or more rightsholders of the book. A book that is covered by the settlement can be in the Partner Program. Some books (such as those published after January 5, 2009), however, can be in the Partner Program but not the settlement.

Can I participate in both the Partner Program and the settlement?
Yes. Google intends to make available to Partner Program participants revenue models similar to those that are in the settlement. For books that are in both the settlement and the Partner Program, you will have the option to participate in the revenue models available through the settlement or the Partner Program.

What is opting out?
As with any class action settlement, you have the option to opt out of the class. If you opt out of the class, you will not receive any of the settlement's benefits, you will not be bound by any of its terms and you will retain the right to file your own lawsuit against Google relating to the Google Book Search Library Project. When you opt out you are not removing your books from the index. Under the settlement you will have the right to remove books. The court has extended the opt-out deadline until September 4.

My books were scanned in both the Library Project and the Partner Program. Should I still claim them?
Yes. Books covered by the settlement may also be in the Partner Program and you may wish to claim your books under the settlement to obtain its benefits. Any books scanned by Google under the Library Project could be eligible for a cash payment if they are covered by the settlement, even if you separately provided copies of them to us through the Partner Program. If the settlement is approved, you would be paid for each book that Google scanned on or before May 5, 2009 without your permission. In addition, if you claim your books under the settlement, you could also choose to manage these books through the settlement. Or, you could manage them through the Partner Program. You can claim books at any time, but in order to be eligible for the one-time cash payment for books scanned on or before May 5, 2009, you must claim them by January 5, 2010.

How can I find out which books were scanned under the Library Project?
Click on "claim books and inserts" at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/. See the question "How can I find out if my books and Inserts have already been digitized?" in the Google Book Settlement Help Center at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/help/bin/answer.py?answer=134644. If you have ONIX files, also see the information on "How to Identify and Claim Books Using an ONIX File" at http://www.googlebooksettlement.com/help/bin/answer.py?answer=128054#onix.

My in-print books were scanned under the Library Project and I do not want people to see them online. What do I do?
The settlement is not yet approved, so Google is not displaying any book content under the settlement. Once the settlement is approved, in-print books scanned at US libraries, which are currently viewable in Snippet View, will no longer be viewable online in the United States at all. You can claim your in-print and out-of-print books to receive the one-time payment for them, if they were scanned on or before May 5, 2009, but even if you do not claim in-print books, the books will no longer be viewable.

My out-of-print books were scanned under the Library Project. What are my options?
Once the settlement is approved, the default view for out-of-print books will be similar to the Partner Program view today with many of the same display options available as are available in the settlement. If you claim these books under the settlement, you will receive the one-time cash payment (if the books were scanned on or before May 5, 2009) and any additional revenue from the monetization options you choose. You will also have the option to remove or exclude your out-of-print books from the display uses authorized to Google under the settlement.

Does the settlement apply to publishers outside the United States?
Yes. Holders of U.S. copyrights worldwide can register their works with the Book Rights Registry and receive compensation from institutional subscriptions, book sales, ad revenues and other possible sources, as well as a cash payment if their works have already been digitized.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

LATEST FROM PUBLISHER'S LUNCH

Another Steep Drop in Sales at HarperCollins; Borders Braces for Depressed Spending
Sales at HarperCollins dropped by nearly 20 percent in their fiscal third quarter through the end of March, falling by $59 million to $243 million for the period. The unit swung from adjusting operating income of $29 million a year ago to a $38 million loss this quarter, including a $30 million restructuring charge due to the layoffs earlier this year. The drop in sales is only modestly better than the 25 percent drop-off last quarter.

The publisher is showing an operating loss for the three quarters of this fiscal year of $12 million (compared to profits of $132 million at this point last year.) Revenues for the past nine months of $863 million are 17 percent below the $1.038 billion recorded for the same period in the previous fiscal year.

Overall, operating earnings at parent News Corp. fell by more than half, with results "directly reflect the continuing weakness of the global economic climate."

Elsewhere, new Borders ceo Ron Marshall told a conference in Barcelona that US consumer spending "may be many, many years before we regain the spending levels we enjoyed just last year."

He added, "Our view increasingly is that in certain discretionary categories the total market has shifted down -- depending on the category, by between 15 and 25 percent."

He says Borders is trying to prepare itself for smaller business: "We've worked very, very hard to reduce our permanent cost structure and improve our financial structure so that we could be profitable at that lower level (of consumer activity).
Reuters

ONCE AGAIN-LOOK TO THE INTERNET FOR SALES-SPENDING A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO GET BOOKS INTO STORES IS NOT THE BEST MARKETING PLOY UNDER CURRENT CIRCUMSTANCES-IT MAY NEVER GO BACK TO 'NORMAL!'

Sunday, May 3, 2009

ATTMP AUTHOR NAMED POET OF THE YEAR!


http://sormag.blogspot.com/2009/05/reader-choice-award-winners-2009.html



Poetry Book Of The Year

Ramblings Through the Attic of Thought – E. Joyce Moore


SORMAG Blog
The award winning online magazine for readers and writers of multi-cultural literature names Joyce poet of the year. We are very proud of Joyce and hopes she continues to write her inspiring and soul-searching poetry!