Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Book Expo America 2006

D.C. is full of people doing interesting things and wearing sensible shoes. I like that city.

The Convention Center in Washington D.C. was the site of Book Expo America, 2006.

Book Expo America is the opportunity for all of the publishing industry insiders to get together and promote, amuse, and schmooze each other.

It is open to the public, and many attend for the FREE books ... I made the rounds on the floor myself ... and shipped a few boxes home.

The experience of being immersed in all that is books for three days was well worth the long flight in coach with the basketball player's knees firmly embedded in my back for six hours and nothing to eat but jerky ... I guess you really are what you eat after awhile.

More to the point, this trip was phenomenally successful for the DPPstore. We will be stuffing our e-shelves full as fast as our e-staff can e-manage. We are truly on the road to housing the best collection of eBooks by independents anywhere.

So I am off to burrow into my work and hunker down for the summer.

I have many exciting developments in the works that I will tell you about in the coming months as the specifics unfold.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Rogue's Gallery - The Notorious Staff of DPP

Here are just a few of the Coffee Fiends who populate the office here in Palm Springs -
Caffeine makes our world turn at DPP.

Nicole (Nicky) Pitman (PR/Marketing/Author's Advocate) is a bundle of contradictions: fairly complex and yet inexplicably simple. She brings her love of writing, desire to make good things happen for others, and her creative promo skills to DPP.
Takes her Bold coffee with a little whole milk.

Catherine Hodge (Publisher Outreach/Art Director) is a mother of three and self-proclaimed geek. Catherine says, "...This Midwestern girl finds herself staring out her office window at palm trees while she gets to work with big words, great ideas and smart people. It doesn't get much better than that!"
A big ol' Double Dry Soy Cap will do me in.

Gary Takesian (Web Meister) takes great pride in being an original nerd. Gary is a gifted musician, composer and graphic artist. He and Genene have worked together for over 15 years.
Gary Takes his Coffee Strong and Black.

Barbara Barker (Office Manager) loves her job! She lives with her main squeeze Brody (a 3 yr old apricot poodle). Barb believes that life is an adventure - she's a gung ho participant!
Strong and Independent... Miss Barbara loves the French Roast.

Daniel Green (Store Meister) has a love of singing, writing, culture - well, love itself. He sees every day as an opportunity to make himself and the world a better place. If you meet him say 'hi'. He will have a smile for you.
Daniel is all about the Chai Latte, but he won't sneeze at something sweet and blended!

Friday, May 12, 2006


Yes, it's true ... DPPstore is giving you, "Money for nothin' and your chick lit for free!" We have recently posted a page explaining the points system at DPPstore.

Earn points for:
  • Registering
  • Reviewing
  • Referring a friend
  • For every dollar you spend!

Check out the Points page for a detailed explanation. Also, check out our Free section ... growing daily!