Tuesday, December 21, 2004

The Sunday Oregonian book section highlights book

"OREGON FEVER" receives noteworthy review in the book section of the SundayOregonian's BOOKSWEEK section. Writer Beverly Close wrote " Oregon Fever"is a wonderful collection of articles. Northwest residents will enjoy this look back at local history and thought." The book is an anthology of Northwest writings from 1965 to 1985 in the newspaper's revived Northwest Magazine. The revival took place with the appointment of journalist Joe Bianco to the post of editor for the magazine.

In a five column above- the- fold spread headlined: "Deemer culls Northwest Magazine for best of Bianco Years " the reviewer presents the evolving stages of the Northwest Magazazine. Incorporated in her review are some of the more memorable essays from the award winning magazine.

The review article appeared on Page F7 of the December 19, 2004 edition of The Sunday Oregonian . Link to book review.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

promotion/press activity

Additional shipments have been made to Partners West and Far West, both book distributors, in the past week or so.Books have been mailed to press and promotional sources in the Portland area. Wider promotional distribution is planned.Some early es notice is expected this week, according to a local press representative.Preliminary plans are underway for book signing dates. Barnes& Noble is planning several in the greater Portland area .

Saturday, December 04, 2004


"OREGON FEVER" books are enroute to distributors in Oregon and Washington. Shipments have been made via UPS to Partners West in Renton, WA. and pickups were made by Far West Book Service Inc. in Portland.The books will be on sale at the annual Oregon History Society Christmas book sale this weekend December 5 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Charles Deemer, the editor of the anthology and Larry Colton, one of the featured writers, will be there signing. Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach, Oregon has ordered direct from publisher and books should be on sale there well before Christmas . Early appraisal are very positive. Officially, publicity on the book will begin in January 2005. Tentative signing dates already have been scheduled in some of the retail outlets in the Portland area. Books also have been shipped to the Oregon State University bookstore in Corvallis , Oregon.