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Marketing & Promotion
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Never Underestimate the
Selling Power of a Woman

Selling Power of a Woman by Dottie Walters. Trade paper, 217 pages, good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. There is a tiny date-stamp on the title page. great basic information about selling. 1986. ....$2.00
101 Ways to Market Your Books
Maket your self-published books by John Kremer. Trade paper, 287 pages, indexed, good condition—no rips, folds, spills, memos, or highlighting of text. "... includes over a thousand ideas, tips & suggestions for marketing your books [examples shown] ... from planning and design to adveretising and distribution to subsidiary rights and spinoffs." 1986 ....$3.00
Cash Copy
Cash Copy by Dr. Jeffrey Lant. Trade paper, 463+ pages, very good condition, no rips, spills, or highlighting of text. My name is stamped on the title page and top of compessed page edges. Lower-right front cover corner is bent slightly. "How to offer your products and services so your prospects buy them NOW! Don't think of creating ... anything else your prospects will see until you use this book to make sure more of them buy what you're selling." 1989. ....$10.00
Do It Yourself Advertising
DIY Advertising by Fred E. Hahn. Trade paper, 239+ pages, indexed, very good condition, no rips, folds, spills or highlighting of text. Minor pencilled notes and underlining on two pages. " ... create quality advertising within specific budgets and time lines. [This book] tells you how to produce high-quality newspaper and magazine ads, flyers, brochures, bulletins, invitations, direct mail, catalogs and [get] publicity. 1993.....$7.00
Secrets of a Successful
Mail Order Guru: Chase Revel

Mail Order Guru by Ron Tepper. Hardcover, 230 pages, indexed, good condition, some text highlighted for quick reference; sticker residue on dust jacket, upper right corner. " The techniques of one of America's greatest mail order geniuses [Chase Revel] and how to make them work for you." 1988. .... $9.00
The Publicity Kit
Publicity Kit
by Jeanette Smith. Trade paper, 257 pages + Directories, Glossary and Index. " ... total, nuts-and-bolts guide to preparing and executing well rounded publicity programs ... at little or no cost!" Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos, or highlighting of text. 1991. ....$7.00
Finding & Keeping Customers
a small business handbook

Finding & Keeping Customers by H. Gregory   Trade paper, 147 pages, indexed. Experience you only discover in the trenches of small business. Learn about the importance of product knowledge, personal image, sales presentations, speech, body language, attitude, goal-setting, handling objections, complaints, customer service and more. 1989..... $9.00
Basic Marketing
A Managerial Approach

Basic Marketing - a college textbook By E. Jerome McCarthy and William D. Perreault, Jr. Hardcover, 841 pages, indexed. College textbook. Comprehensive study of marketing.   Excellent condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos, underlining or highlighting of text. Eighth edition, 1984 .... $14.00
Marketing without Advertising
Marketing without Advertising by M.Phillips, S.Rasberry. Paper (8.5"x11"), pages not numbered; however it is 3/4" thick, content is much like instruction plus workbook; dispels effectiveness of most advertising. "... shows practical ways to increase sales with little capital investment." Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Fourth printing, 1988. .... $7.00
The Publicity Manual
Publicity Manual by Kate Kelly, Paper (8.5"x11"), 233 pages not unlike a typed manuscript, easy to read. Comments: "... teaches the skill ... gives trade secrets" "intelligent, attractive, refreshing, to the point"   "... a concise, step by step approach ..."   "... an abundance of useful information ..."   Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, highlighting of text or memos. Fifth Edition, 1988. .... $6.00
Promoting & Selling
Your Art

Promoting & Selling Your Art by Carole Katchen. Hardcover, 191 pages, indexed, Includes info on: presenting work, brochures, portfolios, collectors, exhibiting, selling, galleries, agents, dealers, commissioned work, newspaper art, and more. Some penciled notes and underlining of text. First printing, 1978. .... $5.00

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Cook Books
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The Betty Furness
Westinghouse Cook Book

Westinghouse Cook Book Mass paperback, 494 pages including index and "the back of grandmother's cookbook". A treasury of recipes from the mid-fifties. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Library Edition, 1954. ... $4.00
The Spice Islands Cookbook
** SOLD **
Spice Islands Cook Book Hardcover, 208 pages including index. How to cook with spices, herbs, seasonings. Book is in very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos (except "from Auntie 1961") or highlighting of text. Dust jacket is shelf worn on the edges. Collectible cook book from the Spice Islands kitchens. First Edition, 1961. .... $10.00
Betty Crocker
Money-Saving Dinners
Money Saving Dinners
Betty Crocker. Hardcover, 76 pages, 32 dinner menus to stretch your food budget. "... make your food dollar go farther: high-class showcases for low-cost main courses ..." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First printing, 1973. $3.00
Ford Times Cookbook
Ford Times Cookbook
Hardcover, 253 pages, indexed, "362 favorite recipes from popular American restaurants." Full color illustrations. Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos (except owner name stamped on inside page) or highlighting of text. Organized by US area and state. 1968. First printing. .... $10.00
GRIT Cookbook
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Grit 1 cookbook Paper, plastic comb binding; 281 pages, indexed. Over 100 years of home-style recipes, from the editors of GRIT Magazine, very good condition—no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Revised edition, 1984. .... $7.00

GRIT II Cookbook
** SOLD **
GRIT cookbook II Paper, plastic comb binding, 286 pages, indexed, Home-style recipes from the pages of GRIT Magazine. Very good condition—no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. 1990. .... $7.00
Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cookbook
Bisquick Cook Book Hardcover notebook,124 pages, recipes using Bisquick, tips, color photos, good condition. Home made "Bisquick" recipe written on title page & opening edge of front cover a bit soiled; otherwise no rips, folds, spills, or highlighting of text. First printing, 1971. ....$3.00
Cooking with Soup
A Campbell Cookbook. Hardcover, metal comb-binding, 199 pages, indexed, "608 skillet dishes, casseroles, stews, sauces, gravies, dips, soup mates & garnishes." I received as a gift on Feb 23, 1965, and so noted inside front cover; otherwise good condition ... no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. $5.00
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The Pleasures of Seafood
The Pleasure of Seafood By Rima & Richard Collin. Paper, 376 pages, indexed, New Orleans Cooking School Edition, "... an invaluable guide for cooks, from the novice to the most sophisticated." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First paperback edition, 1988. ....$4.00
Southern Cooking
Southern Cooking by Bill Neal. Hardcover, 204 pages. Comment by Leo Lerman,Gourmet: "The core of this gratifying (a meager description) cuisine is the antebellum South. [Bill Neal] is an ardent preservationist with superb contemporary taste buds." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos (other than inside acknowledgement) or highlighting of text. Revised edition, 1989. .... $5.00
Feasting in the Forest
Feasting in the Forest by Dave & Nancy Brannon. Paper, 142 plus index. Story of and recipes from Brannon's Wilderness Lodge in the Rocky Mountains. Includes: Appetizers, Soups, Breads, Pastries, Sauces, Main Courses, Pasta, Rice, Vegetables, Salads, Desserts, and Beverages. Whimsically illustrated throughout. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First Edition, 1989 ....$5.00
Thomson-Shore's Cookin'!
Thomson-Shore's Cookin'! Paper, 173 pages, indexed. Favorite receipes from employees of Thomson-Shore (a book manufacturing company). Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Vegetables, Eggs, Breads, Main Dishes, Desserts. Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. It might be one-of-a-kind; no date shown (I'd guess 1988-89). .... $3.00
Pure & Simple Beta Sigma Phi
book cover image From the sisters of Beta Sigma Phi. Paper, 224 pages, large, wire spiral binding. Includes ... hobbies, soups, salads, skillet suppers, crock pot, microwave magic, pastas, outdoors, oven, desserts, metric equivalents, merit winners and index. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Cover shows a little shelf wear. First printing, 1994. .... $7.00
Vegetarian Cooking
cover photo A Sunset book. Paper (8.5"x11") 96 pages; indexed. Over 185 recipes plus menus, vegetarian nutrition information, "Recipes for hearty and light entrées as well as for appetizers, salads, soups, breads, and desserts. Full color photos. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Ninth printing, May 1990 .... $3.00
Microwaving for 1 or 2
cover photo by Susan Brown Draudt. Paper, 8"x10", 160 pages, indexed. "200 Innovative Recipes Using Fresh Ingredients."   "Easy-to-follow directions ensure success with the microwave oven every time!" Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First printing, 1987 .... $5.00
Sharp Carousel Microwave Cookbook
cover photo From the Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. Paper, 8.5"x11", 80 pages, indexed. Use and abuse of microwave ovens, do's and don'ts, myths, cooking techniques, time charts, dishes, utensils and recipes from appetizers to desserts with full color photos. Good condition - probably a product companion book. ©1983 ....$2.00




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Writing & Publishing
Article Writing
cover photo by Ann Saling. Paper, 205 pages + index. Fairly good condition for a likely self-published work. Amateurish print quality but pages intact, no rips, folds or spills. No inside highlighting or notes. Promo: "...quick-reference form... 45 aspects of writing and marketing included ... exhaustive [content]." 1982. ....$1.00
How to Write & Sell your Personal Experiences
cover photo by Lois Duncan. Paper (spiral that shows is printed on cover) 236 pages. Very good condition; no rips, folds, spills. Minimum, faded highlighting of some text. One small pencil note on title page. Promo: "... shows you how to turn everything that happengs to you—whether it be ordinary or momentous—into a salable piece of writing." Third printing, 1984. ...$4.00
Law and the Writer
cover photo Edited by Kirk Polking and Leonard S. Meranus. Paper, 302 pages, indexed. Good condition, minor shelf wear on cover, no rips, folds, spills or inside marking. Promo: "... all-new chapters on advertising, entertainment," broadcasting law and writers' estates." [Not a substitute for legal advice.] Third edition, 1985. .... $4.00
Characters & Viewpoint
cover photo by Orson Scott Card. Hardcover, 182 pages, indexed. Very good condition, no rips, folds, or spills. Minor highlighting of text. Date stamp on first blank page. Promo: "Card explains in depth the techniques of inventing, developing, and presenting characters and of handling viewpoint in novels and short stories." First Edition, 1988. .... $5.00
Plot
cover photo by Ansen Dibell. Hardcover, 170 pages, indexed. "... build short stories and novels that don't sag, fizzle, or trail off in scraps of frustrated revision—and how to rescue stories that do." Very good condition, no rips, folds, or spills. Minor (faded) highlighting of text. Date stamp on first blank page. First Edition, 1988. ....$5.00
Editing for Print
cover photo by Geoffrey Rogers. Hardcover, (odd size: 4.25" x 9.5"), 159 pages, glossary, bibliography, indexed. " ... one-volume handbook for editors, designers and publishing personnel—from those just starting ... to those who want to update their knowledge ... editorial and production processes." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills or highlighting. One little 'smuge' on the dust jacket (atop the g). High quality book, well designed. ....$6.00
Indexing Books
cover photo by Ruth Canedy Cross. Hardcover, 143 pages, indexed. " ... novice or experienced, any indexer will find a wealth of useful guidelines and information in Ruth Cross's well-organized and clearly presented approach to what can be the trickiest and most troublesome element in a book." ©1980. ....$5.00
How to write the
Story of your Life

cover photo by Frank P. Thomas. Hardcover, 230 pages, indexed. "The 5 R's of successful memoir writing: Research, Remembering, 'Riting, Reading, and Reproduction. " ... more than 50 tips that sharpen your writing skills" Very good condition, no rips, folds or spills. No highlighting of text .Name stamp on compressed edges of pages. ©1984. ...$8.00
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The 29 most
Common Writing Mistakes
and how to avoid them

cover photo by Judy Delton. Hardcover, 73 pages, indexed. " ... delves into the 29 writing pitfalls most likely to turn off an editor; each is illustrated with lively examples, followed by solid instruction in how to correct the problem to dramatically increase your chances of publication." Excellent condition, no rips, no folds, no spills, no notes or highlighting inside. Looks quite like new. Second printing, 1986. ....$5.00
How to understand & negotiate a Book Contract or magazine agreement
cover photo by Richard Balkin. Hardcover, 149 pages, indexed. " ... Balkin not only reveals the publisher's cards, but also helps you come up with a few of your own to negotiate profitable book contracts and magazine agreements by yourself—or in tandem with an agent or lawyer." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, highlighting of text or handwritten notes inside. First Edition, 1985. .... $5.00
How to write a
BOOK Proposal

cover image by Michael Larsen. Hardcover, 113 pages, indexed. " ... get an agent's or editor's attention ..." Covers testing market potential, avoiding the slush pile, getting best offer, creating proposal package, subsidiary rights or premium sales, proposal-writing process, inside tips and more. Very good condition: no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First Edition, 1985. ... $5.00
Mastering Fiction Writing
cover photo by Kit Reed. Hardcover, 141 pages, indexed. Learn to get inside your characters, gain insights into developing writing style, use rewriting as a means of completing your thoughts, draw out stories from inside you and get them on paper. Very good condition, no rips, folds, or spills. Tiny bit of highlighting or notes. First Edition, 1991. ...$9.00
Dare to be a Great Writer
329 Keys to Powerful Fiction

cover photo by Leonard Bishop. Hardcover, 319 pages, indexed. " ... This ... manual is packed with honest, workable, proven, enduring writing guidelines and techniques collected for the first time in one handy volume ... succint, powerful chapters of writing instruction ... to show, not just tell you." Very good condition. No rips, folds, spills, highlighting or inside comments. First Edition, 1988. ....$8.00
The Writer's Complete
Crime Reference Book

cover photo by Martin Roth. Hardcover, 306 pages, indexed. " ... comprehensive reference book ... fundamentals of investigation, law-enforcement, criminal motives, escape methods, weapons, rules of evidence, 'slanguage' used by criminals and by police." Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, highlighting or notes written inside. First Edition, 1990. ....$10.00
Query Letters / Cover Letters
How they sell your writing

cover image by Gordon Burgett. Paper, 203 pages, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Contents, Part I: The letters, editor, you, selling, and time. Part II: Query Letters - Articles, Part III: Query Letters - Books. Part IV: Cover Letters. Part V: Common Ground. Part VI: Additional Query Letters, with comments. Part VII: Additional Cover Letters, with comments. Good condition, no rips, etc but does have some markups and underlining in red.First Edition, 1985. ...$4.00
How to write Biographies & Company Histories
cover photo by Richard Sawyer. Paper, 263 pages, indexed. " ... a guide to the business of writing, written for people who already know how to write. Anyone who follows the author's program and accepts his advice can produce quality books at a handsome profit." Very good condition, no rips, folds, or spills. Minor notes and underlining of a few lines of text inside. 1989. ....$7.00
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The Professional Writers Guide
cover image Editors: Donald E. Bower and James Lee Young. Paper, 152 pages, Indexed. Includes: The tools of the trade, Searching and researching, Writing and rewriting, Selling what you write, The business of writing, The legal side of writing. Well organized. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Revised expanded edition, 1990. ...$6.00
Writing for the Ethnic Markets
cover image by Meera Lester. Paper, 259 pages, Indexes. "Part One tells you how to develop an ethnic "lens," put power in your prose, and write and market ethnic fiction, nonfiction, and film scripts. Part Two lists book publishers, periodical publishers, and film and TV producers and production companies seeking ethnic material. It includes ethnic resources, additional information for writers, and an annotated bibliography of books on writing." Very good condition. 1991. ... $8.00
How to Write & Sell Your First Nonfiction Book
cover image by Oscar Collier, with Frances Spatz Leighton. Hardcover, 279 pages, indexed. Includes: The world of nonfiction books, authors. Book Presentation Package. Road to Publication. Writing on speculation. Gathering material and writing it. Helping your book succeed. Publicity. Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. First Edition, 1990. ... $8.00
THE Complete Guide to Self Publishing
cover image by Tom & Marilyn Ross. Hardcover, 399 pages, Indexes. IF you'd like to know about and ins and outs of self-publishing, refer to this book. Easily my favorite reference (and most-used) when I began to self-publish in 1986 — and it opened my eyes to things I would not have known otherwise. The dustjacket is well worn, although there are no rips, folds, or spills inside, there IS plenty of underlined text, small memos and my ownership notes. 1985. ...$10.00
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Publishing Short-Run Books
cover image by Dan Poynter. 100 pages, Glossary. "How to Pasteup and Reproduce Books Instantly Using Your Quick Print Shop" Important knowledge to me at the time, as I did not have a computer. Just a typewriter and a desire to create a book. From this book I learned about typesetting, paste up, camera ready copy, printing economically, bind books, pamphlets and reports. A printing of only a few copies of a book is considered a Short-Run. Good condition, pages intact, no rips, folds, spills but there are some spots of underlined text and personal notes. Third Edition, 1982. ...$2.00
How to make Newsletters, Brochures, & Other Good Stuff
without a computer

Promo materials without a computer system by H. Gregory. Trade paper, 159 pages, indexed. " ... a no nonsense approach to getting your needs into print. Learn about: format, promotions, writing copy, press releases, artwork, type, layouts, camera-ready, graphic supplies, print, fold, fasten, address, mail."   Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text. Second printing, 1988 .... $9.00
This is one of my first self-published books, created with know-how from the two books listed before this one ... very successful!
Writing Fiction, Nonfiction & How to Publish
cover imageby Pat Kubis and Bob Howland   Paper, 324 pages, Appendix, Index. Twenty-seven chapters about: Plot, viewpoint, opening, 3-D characters, effective dialogue, good style, setting, scene, summary, transition, time changes, theme, title, research, romance, article writing, query letter, magazine characterization, interview article, rewriting, target audience, publishing house approach, proposal, literary agents, book contract, co-author, alternative publishing, trends, permissions, reproduction guidelines, computer hardware/software. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or highlighting of text except my name stamped on (compressed) page edges. First Edition, 1985. ... $6.00
Writer's Resource Guide
cover image Edited by Bernadine Clark. Hardcover, 473 pages, indexed. "A one-volume directory of sources of information on practically any subject. Completely updated and expanded." 1600 resource listings in 30 subject areas — animals, plants, business, ethnic/regional heritage, farming, food, government/military, hobby, leisure, information services, law/law enforcement, sports, transportation and more. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, except some underlining of text and my name stamped on (compressed) page edges. Second edition, 1983. ...$7.00
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Knowing Where to Look
The Ultimate Guide to Research

cover image by Lois Horowitz. Hardcover, 436 pages, indexed. A step-by-step guide through sources: libraries, U.S. embassies, newspapers, videotext systems, avoid excessive and expensive over researching; find facts fast;handle in-depth research; locate rare and unusual sources; avoid research traps, dead-ends, pitfalls; track down addresses, statistics, quotes, pictures; write information-gathering letters. Good condition: no rips, a few folds (dog-ear), no spills, memos, except name stamped on page edges. First Edition, 1984. ... $5.00
A Guide to
Library Research Methods

cover image by Thomas Mann. Hardcover, 199 pages, indexed. Includes: research techniques, vocabulary subject searches, systematic browsing, keyword searches, citation searches, bibliography searches, computer searches and talking to knowledgeable people. Very good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or marking of text. 1986, 1987. ...$5.00
Writer's Encyclopedia
A comprehensive, one-volume reference for writers, editors, poets, students, teachers.

cover image Edited by Kirk Polking. Hardcover, 532 pages. Writing terms explained, like all rights, galley proof, horizontal publication, kill fee, page rate, readability formulas, trade paperback. Contains charts, sample forms and diagrams, book contract highlights, publishing economics, model release, play format notes, publication consent agreement, rights for sale, script release form and more. Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, or page markings except for name stamp and a few pencil notes/marks on pages. First Edition, 1983. ...$11.00
The Classic, Standard, Definitive
Roget's Thesaurus
Complete and Unabridged

cover image Revised by Robert L. Chapman. Hardcover, 1317 pages. "International thesaurus. ... a true thesaurus ... faithful to original system of word association put forward by Dr. Peter Mark Roget in the nineteenth century." Good condition, no rips, folds, spills, memos or marking of text. Fourth edition (I purchased in 1985 as noted inside front cover). ...$10.00




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