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Save the Mustang Foundation was created for the benefit of the Wild Horses and Burros in an effort to eliminate the need to destroy the "Excess." offers a light-hearted, progressively slanted look at the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts (where I happen to live). If you're a PV resident, you'll definitely want to check it out.

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Independent Publishers of New England -- When mainstream publishers overlook quality books, citing that the market is not large enough or the subject is too controversial, independent publishers commit to publishing such works. Browse our new releases, read about our Featured Publisher below, view our participating publishers in the right column, or find a genre that is of interest to you below. Independent publishers offer choices not found elsewhere. IPNE, a group of small publishers committed to publishing, was founded in 1998 with seventeen publishers. Today there are 142 IPNE e-mail publishers who join together in co-op opportunities, advertising, advertising booths at conferences, networking, and exchanging vital publishing information and services.

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A massive directory of books and other resources on Internet marketing--including hotlinks wherever possible.

John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, publisher of Book Marketing Update, and keeper of the Bookmarket e-mail list, now has a website.

Also, Shel is a participant in GuestFinder--an inexpensive and useful service to link up media guests with hosts. You can go directly to his page at You'll even get to see Shel's picture, if you're curious. It will go to 4000 media contacts per month, and the cost is surprisingly reasonable. In fact, skinflint Shel was the very first to sign up! Magazine & Resources to Help Small Publishers, Self-Publishers, Authors and Newspaper & Magazine Freelancers Build Better Businesses & Make More Money.

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The Small Business Advisor. Information to help entrepreneurs and small businesses be successful. Disclaimer: He sells my book, Marketing Without Megabucks: How to Sell Anything on a Shoestring is the solution for a common source of online fraud -- buying or selling on the Internet and having your money or your merchandise stolen from you.

A wonderful service called I-Media Fax allows you to select media from a list of many thousands, target them with pinpoint accuracy for the exact press release you're creating, and send faxes from your computer. This service provider, Direct Contact Publishing, also sells a comprehensive database and directory of media e-mail addresses for a very reasonable fee at . Or you can use the online "jumpstation" to visit over 3,000 media Web sites directly. I recommend Direct Contact¹s services as a satisfied user‹and I'm excited enough that I signed up to be an associate. If you visit his site, I would appreciate it if you put "Frugal Horowitz" in the Associates box.

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Bob Cortez's Total Quality Marketing site offers many resources for businesses--especially home-based businesses, including a discussion board, monthly newsletter, and the Homebiz e-mail discussion list. CAUTION: not for Java-hostile browsers.

The Texas Cultural and Arts Network has a very nice page of links for publicity and writing resources (including an article on this site)

Mailing lists on the Internet are fabulous resources. Learn from--and market to--the best in your field! And if Web/Internet marketing is part of what you do, you should check the archives for some of the best discussion lists. For instance: Internet Advertising Digest, Internet Sales Digest, and the now-defunct but still-archived Internet Marketing Digest.

Veltisezar "Velty" B. Bautista is the award-winning author/publisher of five books, including "How to Build a Successful One-Person Business: A Common-Sense Guide to Starting & Growing a Company." Also several titles of interest to the Filipino community.

Shel Horowitz has covered many interesting and informative speakers for the University of Massachusetts Family Business Center. If issues of succession planning, estate taxes, and family harmony are important in your business, go have a look at it.

Jennifer Sokolov, who did the original coding of my site, taught herself basic HTML by using a guide, HTML Quick Reference. I used the same guide to understand what she was doing and how to tweak it. So if you've wanted to put up your own Web page and didn't want to commission expensive designers or buy expensive software, go download the free tutorial. - "The Small Business Knowledge Base." A comprehensive free resource of small business information. Packed with dozens of guides, tools and techniques. FREE Press Release Posting!

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