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September 3rd, 2008

Four More Days of Giveaways at One Book Two Book

Over at One Book Two Book, where I co-blog with Marcie Pickelsimer,  we have four more days of daily giveaways going on.  Marcie has lined up a fabulous array of prizes…books, backpacks, lunch kits and more.
Stop by, check out the instructions and leave your comment. 

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August 21st, 2008

Giveaway at Quilting & Patchwork by Home Biz Notes Blogger

 Do you need cheer?  Do you need uplifting?  Do you need simply to read some lovely stories?  The giveaway this month at another of my blogs, Quilting and Patchwork, is just the answer.
It consists Heartwarmers of Spirit, an anthology concerning Triumphs over Life’s Challenges, edited by Azriela Jaffe. 
I have a story published in this book, “My […]

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August 20th, 2008

While We’re Talking About Harry Potter - Check Out “Beedle the Bard”

While we’re on the topic of Harry Potter (see the post about Susan Gunelius and her book on the Harry Potter global phenomenon), why not take a look at a related book by J.R. Rowling?  This is just another example of the expert marketing and branding that Susan mentions. Harry Potter fans are intrigued by any reference to a […]

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August 19th, 2008

Giveaway of the Harry Potter Phenomenon Book by Susan Gunelius


To celebrate the U.S. release of  Harry Potter, The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon by Susan Gunelius, we’re conducting a random drawing giveaway of a copy of the book.  (See my interview of Susan at Home Biz Notes for more information about the book and why Susan wrote it.)
Simply leave a comment below telling us […]

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August 19th, 2008

Susan Gunelius: Exploring the Harry Potter Phenomenon

The Harry Potter Phenomenon has captured young and older in its web with books, movies, and paraphernalia.  What has made these books so popular that this became a brand in itself and skyrocketed to fame?
Susan Gunelius explores this in her book, Harry Potter - The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon.
I interviewed Susan, since I’ve […]

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August 15th, 2008

Susan Gunelius, Author of Harry Potter Marketing Phenomenon Book to Visit Home Biz Notes


Susan Gunelius, author of Harry Potter, The Story of a Global Business Phenomenon, will visit Home Biz Notes, on Tuesday, August 19, the day her book is launched in the United States.
You won’t want to miss this upcoming interview with Susan, also a b5 blogger at Brand Curve.  We learn how and why she wrote the […]

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August 15th, 2008

Swimming Will Be a Hot Topic for Businesses

With Michael Phelps setting Olympics records, swimming will be taking a “front seat” in sports, in business, and in general public interest.  More youngsters will likely want to become involved in swimming lessons and events. 
How can you tie this fascination with swimming into your business, either with actual products or with your PR philosophy? 
Also, […]

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August 11th, 2008

Winner of the Book Giveaway at Home Biz Notes Announced

We have a winner of the book giveaway, Tales of Adventure and Discovery. 
Sarah B’s name was selected in the random drawing at random.org.  Congratulations, Sarah !
This giveaway was run in conjunction with the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival.  There were so many who entered the giveaway, left comments and shared with us about reading to their children, grandchildren, […]

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August 4th, 2008

Guest Post - How to Up the “Chicness” of Your Home Business


Today, I’m hosting Elizabeth Gordon as she stops by Home Biz Notes on her tour of the blogosphere. Elizabeth is the author of The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels, a delightful book with many great suggestions for women interested in taking their business “from flats to stilettos.”
I asked Elizabeth about advice for […]

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August 2nd, 2008

Travel - the Lure of the Ages


Travel - the lure of distant lands, the desire to see around the next bend, the call of the unknown, the inability to stay in one place  has affected humans from time unknown.  Some people, though, desire to stay at home, while others tour the globe.
Nowadays, we can experience both by working at home in travel related […]

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