Archive for November, 2009

Reflections on Giving Thanks

November 28, 2009

It’s been a great Thanksgiving with family. Great Turkey, great side dishes and my pies came out rich and creamy. This is a great time to reflect on personal and professional thanks and I’m very thankful for my family, my readers, my publisher and my friends and colleagues who are reading Market This! and getting value out of the book. I’m also thankful for all the business owners who are talking about my book, referring my book to others and are asking for more resources and tools to make them better marketers. Thanks to everyone who has been supporting this book and its ventures! It’s been a great year for Market This! so far and I’m looking forward to more adventures in the coming year.

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I hit the stores at day-after-Thanksgiving sales a.k.a. Black Friday and was amazed at the volume of shoppers up so early in the morning. I read that this retail season should not be so great, but tell that to the shoppers out there! They were in full force looking for bargains galore, and honestly there are some out there. Thankful, busy shoppers is what I saw yesterday. I think the official “Black Friday” retail sales results will publish this Sunday, but I have to say I saw a lot of people out and they were doing some serious shopping! Will be interesting to hear…

Here’s wishing that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and may you continue to have many thankful and joyous moments throughout this holiday season.


Market This! Finalist in National Best Books 2009 Awards

November 2, 2009

I’m thrilled and honored to report that Market This!: An Effective 90-Day Marketing Tool has been selected as an award-winning finalist in the Business: Marketing & Advertising category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. I received an email over a week ago with the good news and had to share. Great news for the book! is the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses. Winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books and awards were presented for titles published in 2009 and late 2008. will have a national media promotion about finalists and winners prior to the holidays so this may help to get the word out about the book.

As an award finalist, my book will appear on their website for six months here:

If you’re interested in seeing the full list of winners and finalists in every category, I’ve included the link! Scroll down to Business: Marketing &
Advertising category!