My Book Doesn’t Break When I Drop It
On the bookshelf in my office, in clear view of this laptop on which I’m typing this blog, is a collection of books about my home state, started by the one-and-only Katherine O’Brien. When she discovered how proud I am of hailing from New Jersey, books about the Garden State started arriving in the mail a couple of times a year. KOB must have been a book dealer in her former life. I swear she finds the most fascinating and obscure titles. I must tell her how much that meant to me.
And I have managed to publish three of my own books. If you’ve ever written a book or two, you know whereof I speak: there’s nothing like gazing at a book that carries your name as its author. Books are a labor of love (emphasis on “labor”).
So the next time you forget to recharge your tablet or you’re stranded on the runway for who-knows-what reason and the flight attendant’s giving you the stink eye because you haven’t turned off your iPad fast enough—relax! Return your seat to its upright position…and read a real book. They can’t take that away from you.
Long regarded as a print buyer expert and trade writer, Margie Dana launched a new business as a marketing communications strategist with a specialty in printing and print buying. She is as comfortable working in social media as she is in traditional media, and now she’s on a mission to help clients build customer communities through carefully crafted content. Dana was the producer of the annual Print & Media Conference.
Although she has exited the event business, Dana is still publishing her Print Tips newsletter each week. For more details and to sign up for her newsletter and marketing blog, visit www.margiedana.com