Tuesday, February 14, 2006

February 16: Inventory Management

Whether you’ve just started publishing or have been publishing for decades, there comes a day when you have to look at your backlist titles and wonder whether to hold onto them or remainder them. Get some tips on how to manage your inventory and your money in Book Publishers Northwest’s February 16 meeting.

Our speaker is Cathy Strider, a woman who has managed large warehouses worth of inventory. Cathy Strider is a sales representative for Malloy Inc and is currently based in San Francisco, working with publishing clients from California and the Pacific Northwest. She joined Malloy in 2004 after 17 years of working for publishers. In her last position, Strider was Vice-President of Operations for O'Reilly Media.

Feb. 16, 2006:
Inventory Management
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221,
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2006 BPNW Members free, others $15.00

Truth vs. Fiction: Doyle Sounds Off

Port Gamble Publishing's Margaret Doyle decided to turn her memoir into a novel. The reason? Too much of the content was turning into fiction, according to Doyle.

Doyle's comments about truth in memoirs appeared in her essay published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Check Pinewinds Blog, New Bigfoot Book

Tom Blaschko of Pinewinds Press keeps a blog for "looking at the life force and related topics: ki (chi), reincarnation, ghosts, faerie, Bigfoot, and other random, maybe related, thoughts and ideas."

Take a moment to check the Pinewoods blog. Like BPNW, Blaschko uses blogger.com's free software to maintain his blog.

Other new prjoects for Pinewoods include the reprint of the Bigfoot classic Bigfoot Casebook by Janet and Colin Bord (ISBN 0937663107). First published in 1982, the Bigfoot Casebook has been expanded to include reports of sightings and encounters through 2004.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Mountaineers Seeks Associate Aquisitions Editor

Mountaineers Books is seeking an associate aquisitions editor to solicit, develop, and contract new projects in support of the Mountaineers club mission “to explore, study, preserve and enjoy the natural beauty ...”

To learn more, see Publishers Marketplace.

PNWA Previews Summer Conference

Pacific NW Writers Association will preview their Summer Conference at their February 16 meeting.

Thursday, February 16, 2006
7:00 – 7:45pm PNWA Board meeting (members welcome)
8:00 – 9:00pm Preview of Summer Conference
Location: Chinook Middle School (Room adjacent to the Cafeteria)
2001 98th Ave. NE Bellevue, WA Look for the PNWA sign.

If you have any questions, please email staff@pnwa.org.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Rogers Joins Mountaineers

Seattle-based Mountaineers Books has named Kate Rogers as editor-in-chief. Previously, Rogers owned and ran book packager Unleashed Book Development in Seattle.

New NW Release: Calming Signals from Dogwise

DVD Title: Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You
Author: Turid Rugaas
Author Contact: charlenew@dogwise.com
Price: $24.95
Running Time: 48 minutes
ISBN: 1-929242-27-1 (Item # DTB788)
Available: Immediately

REVIEW COPIES available for book reviewers. Email charlenew@dogwise.com with your business or publication (including circulation) name and where to send a copy.

Your dog is “talking.” Do you know what he is saying? Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. In her landmark book, On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, now in its second edition, Turid Rugaas identified and explained the meaning of these signals she calls calming signals. Now, with this DVD, you can see these signals in action.