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February Meeting: How to Avoid Legal Traps for the Self-Publisher

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  • copyrights •
  • trademarks •
  • trade secrets • and defamation

Learn the differences between each type of intellectual property law + how it it affects the work of authors and publishers. REGISTER NOW!

Date & Time:

Saturday February 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST (NOTE: This is the FIRST Saturday of February, not our usual date!)

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Arlene Miller, Grammar Diva, Has Announcements

Big things are happening at bigwords101, Arlene Miller, The Grammar Diva, announces.


First, she has a new e-book, currently available only on Kindle for $2.99. It is called The Great Grammar Cheat Sheet: 50 Grammar, Punctuation, Writing, and Word Usage Tips You Can Use Now.


The highlight of December was a guest appearance on the Ronn Owens radio show on KGO in San Francisco. In his 35 years of doing the show, Ronn never had a grammar expert as a guest before! Arlene says it was fun; in fact, she decided she wants her own radio show! (Ronn was very nice!)


Here is a link to the radio podcast:



More events lined up: * Saturday, January 25, at 2 p.m., at the Guerneville Public Library, a fun grammar presentation.  * Monday evening, February 10, at 6:30, Arlene will be speaking at a meeting of the Peninsula branch of the California Writers Club at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose.  * March 3, Arlene talks grammar to the San Rafael Rotary Club.  * On five Thursday evenings from 6 to 7:30, also starting in March, Arlene will once again teach her Best Little Grammar Class Ever at College of Marin in Kentfield.


Arlene Miller is the author of the following books:

The Best Little Grammar Book Ever! (paperback and e-book)

Correct Me If I’m Wrong (paperback and e-book)

Beyond Worksheets (e-book)

The Great Grammar Cheat Sheet (e-book)

Trashy Novel (paperback and e-book, written under the pseudonym JoJo Baker).


Arlene also copyedits (everything) and teaches grammar workshops to corporations and groups. See her website at www.bigwords101.com.

Gordon Burgett — Three Appearances Coming Up

Gordon Burgett Presents Workshop at SRJC
Gordon Burgett, BAIPA member, will present a four-hour workshop, “Creating Travel Articles and Video Tours That Sell,” at Santa Rosa Junior College campus (1520 Emeritus Hall) on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 1-5 p.m. Call (707) 522-2731 for registration.
Additional information is in the catalog available at communityed@santarosa.edu.
Gordon Burgett, BAIPA member, will speak six times at the SF Writer’s Conference at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in mid-February. Contact sfwriters.org. for conference details, registration, and presentation locations.
On Saturday (2/15) from 5-6:30 Burgett is a pro at four “Ask the Pros” sessions. Gordon will offer “Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes and Marketed Worldwide in Days” twice, on Sunday (2/16) for 45 minutes and on Monday from 2-5 p.m. He will also offer “How to Sell Almost 100% of Your Nonfiction Writing” on Sunday for 45 minutes and on Monday from 9-noon. Burgett will also participate in a panel discussion from 4:30-5:15 on Thursday (2/13) about “Building Credibility.”
Gordon Burgett Presents Workshop at Foothill College
Gordon Burgett, BAIPA member, will present a four-hour workshop, “Publish Your Own Book Free with Nine Different Publishers!” at Foothill C.C., on campus, on Wednesday, March 12, from 6-10 p.m. Call (408) 864-8817 for registration and specific details.
Additional information is in the catalog available at communityed@fhda.edu.