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Books to Increase Your Pleasure, Save You Money, and Help You Succeed
The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How to Live Like Royalty with a Peasant's Pocketbook (your complete guide to low-cost pleasure).

Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World (your complete guide to boosting awareness, interest, and sales of any product, service, or idea)

Marketing Without Megabucks: How to Sell Anything on a Shoestring (An older, less complete guide aimed at the strictly local entrepreneur)

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Free Yourself of the Burden of Writing
  • Why an Edit or Critique of Your Writing Before You Turn It In Can Save You Time, Trouble, and Embarrassment
  • Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing
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  • Learn to Overcome Your Blocks and Become a Better Writer

Magazines: Arts and Culture, Travel, Business

A constantly growing selection of magazine articles, including many you simply won't find anywhere else; you may want to check these pages frequently, because new content is added every month. We suggest you bookmark the home page of your favorite magazine, along with our Overview (right here) or Home Page.

Global ARTS Review
covers theatre, music, literature, film, dance, and culture all the way around the world.

Global TRAVEL Review is similar to the arts magazine, but with a focus on travel. There are destination pieces, how-to articles for the weary, budget-conscious traveler, even a section on cuisine around the world.

Down to Business is for business owners, marketers, entrepreneurs.

Frugal Tips On almost every page, at the bottom, is a chance to sign up for monthly Frugal Fun and/or Frugal Marketing Tipsheets. Every month you'll receive a brief suggestion to save you money on business or pleasure. Just click on the form and sign up--they're free! The information on these forms is NOT used for any other purpose other than administering the delivery of these tips.

Brief Biographies
Shel Horowitz
Dina Friedman

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Grassroots Marketing: Getting Noticed in a Noisy World
320 oversize 7.75" x 10" pages, aimed at business and organizations that want to market nationally and internationally, or for those who'd like to use the Internet (9 chapters out of 39). $22.95 plus shipping--just published!

Marketing Without Megabucks: How to Sell Anything on a Shoestring
384 6" x 9" pages, 24 chapters, aimed at the local business or nonprofit who does not plan to market online. Only $8 plus shipping--while supplies last!

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