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THE FIRST DINOSAUR FALLS!

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, June 9, 2019, In : Publishing 
People in the publishing business have well been aware for several years now that Barnes and Noble (B&N), the last of the huge bookstore chain dinosaurs, has been stumbling. Sometime ago, B&N announced that it was changing its emphasis from books to gifts, while struggling to keep it's 600+ "brick and mortar" bookstores in business. Just recently, Elliott Management Corporation announced (https://www.wsj.com/articles/barnes-noble-to-be-acquired-by-elliott-management-for-6-50-a-share-115599068...
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SATURDAY 18 NOV 2017 SAVANT/AIGNOS ONLINE REALTIME CHAT

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, In : major events 
Just finished November's monthly Savant/Aignos Online Realtime Text Chat this time featuring Savant author's Daniel S. Janik (aka Raymond Gaynor) and Setsuko Tsuchiya. Dan talked about his award-winning "Color-Me-Please" children's book, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013). As Raymond Gayor, co-author with A. G. Hayes of the award-winning QUANTUM DEATH (Savant 2016), the fifth in the multi-award-winning Koski and Falk series, he talked about his combined author site. Setsuko talked about her newl...
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AND THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE ELECTION...

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, In : major events 

I was asked yesterday by a friend who I was going to vote for. An innocuous question, to my surprise, asked in a decidedly acrimonious voice. It was as if whomever I voted for, if it wasn't the same as the person he voted for, our relationship, perhaps even our lifelong friendship would suddenly fall into doubt. 


First, like many Americans, I'm sick of the tsunami of pathos, ethos, keiros and personally interpreted numos, and the almost total lack of the only kind of argument that has any tr...


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SAVANT TALKS TO THE WORLD ABOUT PUBLISHING

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, August 6, 2016, In : Publishing 
I was recently asked by Ms. Connie Dunn for an interview regarding my experiences as a publisher and advice to contemporary authors. It's seldom I enjoy an interview as much as this one which I gladly share with you:

http://publishwithconnie.com/interview-with-daniel-janik/

If you'd like to comment on this interview or its content, join me along with our stable of Savant authors, editors, cover artists and staff on our monthly Chat "always open to the public." Just click on "Chat" tab above and...
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INTRODUCING DR. SUZANNE LANGFORD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, May 5, 2014, In : Editor-in-Chief 
Several postings ago, I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Suzanne Langford as a Savant editor. Since then she's not only been busy editing, but has served successfully as an interim Editor-in-Chief. Now, I'm pleased to announce her appointment to the position of Editor-in-Chief. No "interim" anymore.



The Editor-in-Chief (EIC) job at Savant Books and Publications is a complex and demanding one. Not only does it require knowledge and experience with editing, but it also involves selection of w...
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RISING TO THE OCCASION

Posted by Daniel S. Janik on Monday, February 17, 2014, In : Publishing 
Finding a safe place on today's book publishing battlefield is no easy task; more so, charting a growth position for an uncertain future. For example, bookstores, mainly the large and regional chain stores, which have long been the mainstays of retail book sales, are disappearing at an alarming rate (a la Borders and now Barnes and Noble). The dwindling 3,000 small, independent bookstores are being heavily stressed to stay open as well. But that's nothing new -- it's been coming for a long t...
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Welcome Aboard, Suzanne Langford!

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, January 9, 2014, In : New Editor 
In the previous blog, I mentioned we have two more editors finishing editor training, and it is my pleasure to introduce Suzanne Langford, our newest Savant editor.

Suzanne says,"As a Savant Books and Publications editor, my role is to ensure your work is beyond even your expectations! I'll be there every step of the way, helping you say exactly what you mean. Tom Robbins says it well: 'Challenge every single sentence; challenge it for lucidity, accuracy, originality, and cadence. If it doesn...
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BOOK PROMOTION FOR AND WITH AUTHORS

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, April 8, 2013, In : Publishing 
Whenever a prospective author asks me, ''What would your publishing house do to promote my book?'' I have to take a minute, breathe deep, and remember that to many, it really means, ''How would you make people buy my book so I can retire a millionaire and never have to write another?''

AUTHORS AND OTHERS

That isn't to say that all potential or seasoned authors think this way, but a growing number of new; young writers seem to. In the world of publishing, there are many writers, and likewise wh...
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PUTTING ON THE SPELL

Posted by Daniel S. on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, In : major events 
These days, in today's world of publishing, "getting published" and having one's book appear on a wide variety of established sales channels has gotten much easier, while garnering author name and book title recognition so interested readers can locate an author's work has gotten much harder. While publishers struggle with the vastly increased approaches to publication including self-, vanity, POD (print on demand), electronic and traditional publishing models, distributors for ways to identi...
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Savant On-The-Air

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : major events 
The "Long Lost Oldie Radio Show" at 107.9 FM on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. will feature Savant Bookstore Honolulu and spot one or more Savant publications. Last week, 9 June 2012, DJ Sheriff Norm mentioned local Hawaii author Laurie Hanan's ALMOST PARADISE (Savant 2011). This week will feature Mike Farris' Hawaii-based KANAKA BLUES (Savant 2010), the first in a series of legal thrillers, followed by MANIFEST INTENT (Savant 2010) and the newly-released RULES OF PRIVILEGE (Savant 2012).

All Sav...
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Savant Launches Savant Bookstore Honolulu and Savant Distribution

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : major events 
Savant Books and Publications, a small, independent publisher of books, CDs and DVDs is anything but small these days! 

In January 2012, we launched the first of our own bookstores, Savant Bookstore Honolulu (http://www.savantbookstorehonolulu.com) which is open for business, author parties, book release parties and book award parties every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Coffee Talk Coffee House in Kaimuki, a 5-minute bus ride from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Chaminade University, K...
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Savant Produces First CD Recording

Posted by Daniel S. on Friday, September 9, 2011, In : major events 
It seemed inevitable to me that Savant Books and Publications would eventually expand into the CD (music and audiobook) and DVD areas. Now it's happening. With the release of R. Page Kaufman's contemporary trombone jazz CD entitled TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA (CD), a musical companion to his multi-award winning book TROPIC OF CALIFORNIA - THE STRAINS OF STRAUSS (Savant 2008), Savant Books and Publications enters a new era.


Congratulations, R. Page Kaufman and thank you for pioneering in the new, exp...
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The Fine Edge Between Fiction and Non-Fiction - Bentley Gates' THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY Rises Again

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, May 22, 2011, In : major events 
It's not often a publisher hears that a fiction book plot is so well-conceived that it ends up in "real life" contemporary international news, but that's exactly what has happened surrounding author Bentley Gates' action-adventure novel, THE BAHRAIN CONSPIRACY.

Al-Qaida Terrorist Plan Foretold in Author Bentley Gates' novel "The Bahrain Conspiracy"



Author Bentley Gates appears to have predicted a fiendish plot revealed in notes of Osama Bin Laden captured by SEAL Team Six.

According to Reuters ...
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Savent Books Available Through Ingram Distribution

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : major events 
I am pleased to announce that Savant books will now become available to independent and major chain bookstores worldwide through Ingram Distribution Company. What this means is that Ingram clients who request one book on spec or 100,000 books for regional bookstore distribution can now order them directly from Ingram. We have arranged for all new Savant releases to appear on the Ingram list. I estimate it should take, on the average, four months after release for an individual work to actuall...
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Savant Cafe 2600 Book Release Party Resounding Success!

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : book launchings 
Savant Books and Publications second afternoon coffee at Cafe 2600, featuring the release of Daniel S. Janik's children's book, A WHALE'S TALE, was a black T-shirt affair. About forty authors, editors, distributors, writers, University of Hawaii Students and public dropped by for coffee...and a whale of a good time.




"The release party was a complete success, with book sales well above expectations," said author Daniel S. Janik. A WHALE'S TALE recounts the adventures of a juvenile humpback wha...
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POETRY IS ALIVE AND FLOURISHING AT SAVANT

Posted by Daniel S. on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, In : Savant Anthology of Poetry 
As Editor-in-Chief of Savant Books and Publications LLC, Honolulu, Hawaii, publishers of significant books and enduring media for the 21st century, I am pleased to announce the release of FIRST BREATH - 2010 SAVANT ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS


This is the first in what we hope will be an annual, ongoing series of poetry anthologies. FIRST BREATH is a collection of 29 outstanding poems by ten outstanding writers and poets including:

Vietnamese-American book- and screenwriter HELEN DOAN has spent the la...
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