Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life Story - Family History Classes this week

Let me introduce you to my Dad. Father, Husband (now widower), brother and grandpa to many. Entrepreneur, contractor, retired Mayor, hockey coach to Gordie Howe and most of all the guy who always said, "What's the nicest thing that has happened to you today?"

Well of course that can't sum up a lifetime of 86 years...but it's a start.
This week why not join me and learn some techniques on how to preserve your family history, a life story?

They are online classes, done in the privacy of where ever your pc is; but 'you need to register' for the one that fits your time zone.

Just copy and paste the link below into your browser if the link does not work.

Let me know you've registered as I have a free gift to all those that do.

July Theme: Life Story, Family History

Thursday, July 16
10 AM Pacific, 11 AM Mountain, 12 Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

Thursday, July 166 PM Pacific, 7 PM Mountain, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern

Join me this week and register as a guest of Barb Ashcroft of or id # 173517...that way they know where to send you for your free gift.

ps. The picture is one I designed for my Dad with our HM system and made into a puzzle with the help of a great tweep on twitter. I'd love your feedback. Dad now lives in assisted living and you gotta know they love their puzzles.

Have a Great Week,
Barb Ashcroft
Your Personal Publishing Consultant

Are you wondering what on earth you're going to do for Christmas Gifts this year.
Look no further. Right now for just two more weeks you can pre-order publishing credits to create bound books of your special memories and save with our "Christmas in July" incentive. Buy 3 of any of our products and get the 4th free. Contact me for details....time is a ticking!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

On Demand Publishing up 132%

Despite this decline in traditional book publishing, there was another extraordinary year of growth in the reported number of “On Demand” and short-run books produced in 2008. Bowker projects that 285, 394 On Demand books were produced last year, a staggering 132% increase over last year’s final total of 123,276 titles. This is the second consecutive year of triple-digit growth in the On Demand segment, which in 2008 was 462% above levels seen as recently as 2006.

“Our statistics for 2008 benchmark an historic development in the U.S. book publishing industry as we crossed a point last year in which On Demand and short-run books exceeded the number of traditional books entering the marketplace,” said Kelly Gallagher, vice president of publisher services for New Providence, N.J.-based Bowker. “It remains to be seen how this trend will unfold in the coming years before we know if we just experienced a watershed year in the book publishing industry, fueled by the changing dynamics of the marketplace and the proliferation of sophisticated publishing technologies, or an anomaly that caused the major industry trade publishers to retrench.”

Full article is printed here.

Last week Good Morning America gave mention to Heritage Makers as a viable way to earn money from a 'stay at home' business.

Contact Barb today for a "Take a Look Package" and see if it is a fit for you.

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