Just as fishing fleets prepare to leave Seattle for Alaska’s Bristol Bay, one of the world’s most-productive and -sustainable salmon strongholds and site of the controversial proposed Pebble Mine, filmmaker and activist Bill Carter, author of Boom, Bust, Boom, explores the very human dimension of copper extraction and the colossal implications the industry has for each of us. Copper is a miraculous and contradictory metal, essential to nearly every human enterprise through most of recorded history: Today, it’s found in every house, car, airplane, cellphone, computer, and home appliance the world over. Yet the history of copper extraction and our relationship with the metal are fraught with difficulties, Carter says: Copper’s necessity to civilization costs the environment—and the people who mine it—dearly. Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store as part of The Seattle Science Lectures, sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Tickets are $5 at www.townhallseattle.org or 888/377-4510 and at the door beginning at 6:30 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.
Trout Unlimited: http://www.tu.org
The Wild Salmon Center: www.wildsalmoncenter.org
Tomorrow we’re having another book marketing meetup, this time our special guest is Erik Wecks. He’ll be talking about his experience self-publishing his Amazon bestselling personal finance book, “How To Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any.”
Erik will be discussing the business reasoning behind his decision to self-publish this book. He will also share his thoughts on book marketing. As more and more publishers cut back on their marketing budgets, both self-published and traditionally published authors need to understand how to market their own material.
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I forgot to share this photo I took while at the Tucson Festival of Books, where I was helping the publisher of Schaffner Press. While the sign was there to discourage loitering, obvious the cactus didn’t get the memo.
I am not always the most tech savvy dude in the interwebs, but tonight I grinned and bared it and came out on top. Hopefully this post will help some of you hapless authors out there trying to create a link your book to the iTunes bookstore.
I have a client who wants me to make it easier for consumers to purchase his books at the iTunes bookstore. Unfortunately, in order to find an iBook, you have to be logged into the iTunes platform, and how the F does an internet rookie link to something at iTunes, a program?
Just to cut out a bunch of BS, I wont tell you all the dumb things I did and the wrong turns I made before finding the following link. I will just say that after much trial and error I finally found what I was looking for. My only hope is that it saves others from a waste of time and needless frustration. Without further adieu, here it is:
iTunes Link Maker. I knew Apple would have a solution for this problem. It seems so obvious now. Sob sob sob.
Lecture Underground Filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker has a new airplane video. Check it out, it is awesome! If you’re a member of NACA and would like to book him to speak about film at your university, contact Mike Phillips at: theneocomgroup (at) gmail.com
Just wanted to bring your attention to an event occurring this Saturday at the Writer’s Dojo in Portland.
Jan Bear, a local Portland book marketing consultant and a regular attendee and sometimes presenter at our Book Marketing Meetups, will be giving a great presentation this Saturday on the topic of: Planning Your Writer’s Website.
From the Oregon Writer’s Colony:
"If you’re an author, you know you need a website. But it’s a daunting task, and it’s hard to know where to start. How much does it cost? How do I choose a domain name? Do I need my own site, or can I just set it up on Blogger? And how can I get all that done and still write my next book?"
The cost for a single session: $70 for members and $110 for non-members; two sessions: $125 for members and $165 for non-members. (Non-member prices include a one-year OWC membership.)
START: Sat Jan 26 2013 - 10:00 AM
END: Sat Jan 26 2013 - 5:00 PM
Writers’ Dojo, 7518 N. Chicago Ave., Portland, OR
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