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July 9, 2007

Monday morning musings…

Filed under: Book Festivals and Fairs, Morning Musings — jackie @ 7:58 am

Good morning readers.

It’s overcast here in Va. Beach this morning. Yesterday was a nice day. We babysat for one of our little nieces and I tried to relax more and work less. It’s hard not to work all the time when you are working from home.Â

A little article on Getting Things Green over on the DIY Planner site. If you haven’t been over there yet it’s worth a look. Especially if you are trying to get yourself organized. There’s lots of information on how to create your own day planner and accessories as well as downloadable tools and pages you can print out.

Continuing with the DIY line of thought…if you’re an independent book publisher check out DIYConvention.com. They have a contest every year for the best independent books in diff. categories. From the site…The 2007 DIY Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its sixth annual program celebrating the success of independent authors and publishers. The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ‘zines, fan fiction, poetry and e-books published on or after Jan. 1, 2005. All entries must be in English and have been self-published or issued by an independent publishing house. *** Please note that print-on-demand (POD) authors with iUniverse, PublishAmerica, Infinity Publishing and other outlets are eligible for the competition. Our grand prize for the 2007 DIYBF Book of the Year is $1500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony. All entrants receive free admission to the annual DIY Convention in Los Angeles.

I’m thinking about submitting my Flush Mount Album Guide to the how-to section.

If you’re interested in attending book fairs, the Library of Congress publishes a list on it’s site.

I also did an online search for book fairs and came up with alot of results. The New Orleans Book Fair looks like it would be fun.

On the book arts front, there is the Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair And Conference. I went to this fair one of the first years they had it. Something has always kept me from being able to go since. I am looking forward to going to the next one in 2008.

Another art book festival is the New York Art Book Fair sponsored by Printed Matter. It looks like it is being held on Friday & Saturday, September 28 - 29, 2007, 11am - 7pm and Sunday, September 30, 2007, 11am - 5pm this year.

I hope everyone has a great day.

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