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Conscious Planet: Our
New Monthly Media Guide
Welcome back! As summer is in full swing, this is
a good moment to look back on what is actually happening in our increasingly
digitized society. Yes, the Internet bubble collapsed a few years ago, but there
are more signs that this hasn?t diminished the importance of technology for you,
our readers, or for us at Paraview. Almost every aspect of daily life and
business is affected. The article ?Luddites
Beware: It?s a High-Tech World? in the August 2 International Herald
Tribune highlights the following statistics: the percentage of households in
the US with PCs has increased from 50 percent to 64 percent since 1999; online
households have increased from 33 percent to 59 percent; and the use of digital
cameras has increased from 3 percent to 17 percent. Furthermore, a report by the
National Science Foundation
Science and Engineering Through Cyber Infrastructure? states that ?a new
age has dawned in scientific and engineering research. Pushed by continuous
progress in computing, information, and communication technology.? In other
words, even though companies and investors now spend less money on technology
compared to the dot-com days, more ordinary people are using technology at home
and in the office. The effect of this trend is already visible in our everyday
lives, but will only increase in the coming years.
Paraview keeps innovating as well. We continue to support and empower our
authors by offering new products: this month, it?s a
publicity kit prepared by book marketing expert Brian Jud. This kit will
show our authors, and anyone else who is interested in improving their media
skills, how to get on the air and promote books on radio and TV. Also read
Brian?s article ?Practice
Makes Permanent? about rehearsing before making a radio or TV
On the publishing front I invite you to have a look at a reprint of a book which
may become a classic:
Corporate Renaissance by visionary businessman Rolf ?terberg. Although
written in the early nineties, its lessons after the corporate and executive
failures of that decade are even more important and urgent than ever. If more
people would have read this book earlier, it might have saved us from the
corporate mess we got into during the last several years.
Have also a look at our other books for this month, an interview with
Needleman on the meaning of money, and our media guide for August. As
always, let us know about any suggestions or questions you have.
Until next month --
Transforming the World -- One Book at a Time
Sunday, August 10, 9 p.m.
Monday, August 11, 12 a.m.
Paraview Press author Judy Griffin explains her battle with Crohn?s desease
and the healing power of flower and plant medicine. She now shares the wisdom of
the plant world in this Well-Being episode and her Paraview book,
Flowers that Heal.
Tuesday Declassified (SCI FI)
Tuesdays, prime time
Get the chills this summer with SCI FI?s block of specials devoted to
unexplained phenomena. ?Ghost Stories,? hosted by Patrick Macnee, and ?Real
Ghosts,? which re-enacts supernatural encounters, air on August 5 and 12.
?Beyond Bizarre? (August 12 and 19) and ?Mark Salem?s Out of His Mind? (August
19) will challenge and intrigue you, too.
The Wind of Change (PBS)
Monday, August 25
This documentary on the end of colonialism in Africa demonstrates the impact of
independence on the 26 African nations that gained their freedom between 1958
and 1964 -- only to be caught in cold war rivalries and internal conflicts.
Day to Day (NPR)
Check site for schedule and stations.
This NPR-Slate.com collaboration, a one-hour weekday newsmagazine, launched on
July 28. Slate?s writers and editors -- including founding editor Michael
Kinsley -- contribute pieces on politics, news, entertainment, and more. NPR?s
Alex Chadwick hosts.
Free Speech Radio News (WBAI)
Weekdays, 6:30-7 p.m.
?Free Speech Radio News? lives up to its name: it?s owned and managed by news
reporters and is an independent broadcast news organization. Any journalist may
pitch a story, which are typically devoted to peace and social justice
This site is loaded with all things natural. Channels cover topics such as daily
news, gardening, the environment, eco-travel, food and drink, and money. You can
even find a car-pooling buddy, too.
Worried about genetically modified crops? Overly processed food? The hectic pace
of modern life? Then check out Slow Food, a movement that recognizes the
importance of rest, hospitality, and thoughtfulness.
Finish off your summer with this huge weekend conference. You?ll see Leonard
Nimoy and other celebrity guests, learn from industry pros, get a sneak peak at
new products, and collect a few autographs.
YES! A Journal of Positive
Created by the Positive Futures Network, YES! provides hopeful news for a
just, compassionate, and sustainable future. The Summer 2003 issue looks at
finding courage, the meaning of war, and dismantling the fortresses of fear.
New at Paraview in August
Explore our site?s new services, books, and
Want to promote your book on radio or TV? Paraview authors can purchase
marketing expert Brian Jud?s Media Publicity Kit at a special price.
In Corporate Renaissance, Rolf ?terberg argues that businesses have the
potential to act as an agent of change toward a human-oriented society. Check
other books on responsible business.
PR Tip of the Month
In ?Practice Makes Permanent,? marketing expert Brian Jud claims that rehearsing
for a TV or radio appearance is a good start -- but you?ve got to know what to
rehearse, and how.
See you next month!
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