Start: 10:00 am
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Sat., Sept. 21 • 10:00-5:00pm • $150 The first draft has been written, you've probably decided on the method of publishing your book, but how are you going to market and sell it? The publishing industry has made a quantum shift. How do you allot time, energy, and money to the marketing tasks and demands of the publishing world -- without neglecting your writing? Learn to choose "something old, something new, something borrowed, something ...." true (to your book). Pre-class assignment: Write a "sell sheet: based on instructions received upon registration. It can later be used for reviewers, interviewers, bookstores, and distribution suppliers.Alice Acheson, a Marketing Specialist and Publishing Consultant with decades of experience, works with authors, illustrators and photographers plus large and small publishers. She has edited books, negotiated contracts, and sold subsidiary rights. Her publicity work has been recognized with many New York Times bestsellers (four simultaneously) and a Literary Market Place Outside Services Award for Advertising, Promotion, and Publicity. Her knowledge and handouts are the key to your publishing success.
Start: 1:00 pm
Like much of our culture’s pop psychology quick fixes, Dr. Phil’s counsel often leaves his guests – and others like them – feeling confused and inadequate.In his new book Talking Back to Dr. Phil ($17.95), counselor, educator and attorney David Bedrick introduces a fresh approach to addressing our disturbing feelings and behaviors, and encourages a loved-based psychology rooted in the belief that there is profound meaning in our struggles, which can be healed when compassionately reframed.Using examples from the television show Dr. Phil, the author illustrates mainstream psychology’s tendency to shame people into thinking something is wrong with them and debunks many standard protocols and “fixes.” Readers will easily identify with the guests as story after story presents how our difficulties can be the seeds of our own unique beauty, power, and intelligence.David Bedrick JD, Dipl. PW, spent eight years on the faculty of the University of Phoenix and taught courses for the US Navy, 3M, the American Society of Training and Development, the Process Work Institute, and psychological associations. An expert in counseling individuals and couples, Bedrick focused on domestic relations and family law, as well as women’s empowerment, children’s rights and more.
Start: 4:00 pm
Following widespread praise for Volume 1 (Hips, Twists and Forward Bends), comes Extra Love: the Art of Hands-on Assists ($35.00). In this new book, bi-coastal yoga teacher and author Jill Abelson taps into the cultural phenomenon that is yoga, crafting an accessible and richly illustrated resource. The power of touch – our first sense developed by birth – is now gaining more attention in the yoga community. Drawing from multiple yoga styles, the book illustrates alignment tips essential for today’s popular poses, and shows how confident and compassionate hands-on support can help us practice smarter, safer, and more sustainably. The book’s insightful detail, technical nuances, and humor will appeal to yoga enthusiasts and professional teachers, alike.The event at Book Passage is preceded by a workshop on Sept. 21 (1:00pm) at Yoga Tree, Corte Madera. For more information about Jill's workshop, visit here. Recognized by Yoga Journal as one of the "Five Yogis Changing the World," Jill Abelson is a popular instructor, teacher trainer and workshop presenter renowned for her keen eye and unique power of touch. Her uncanny sense of the human body draws from a lifetime of classical dance, athletics and multidisciplinary yoga studies. Jill's 13 years of teaching spans both coasts, as well as training and workshops around the country, most recently in Washington DC, Palm Springs CA, Chapel Hill NC, New York City, and the SF Bay Area. She's on the training faculty at Yoga Tree in San Francisco and Flow Yoga Center of Washington,D.C.
Start: 7:00 pm
Murder, marijuana, and mystery in the hippie Haight-Ashbury -- and in contemporary San Francisco. Michael Castleman’s fourth Ed Rosenberg mystery, Killer Weed ($14.95), is a fast-paced magical mystery tour through a marriage under duress, forty years of pot dealing in America, and two murders, one contemporary, the other a cold case from 1968.Michael Castleman is an award-winning medical journalist, and the author of twelve consumer health and sexuality books. He has published three previous Ed Rosenberg novels: The Lost Gold of San Francisco, Death Caps, and A Killing in Real Estate.