A suggestion for direction
In your May 2002 issue, you profiled "Women in the Art Business." Why not do a profile on African American women in publishing? There are a number of independent publishers doing great things in business. My firm will be releasing a new project by Audra Bohannon and Verna Ford called "Illuminating the Spirit." We have signed top newcomers and won contracts over larger publishers. Authors are discovering that bigger is not always better. We have also launched a program in New Jersey called "Operation New Directions." The program is named after the short story by Maya Angelou. We collect self-help, inspirational and motivational books for area women�s shelters. The program is backed by many New Jersey political and business leaders and serves 11 shelters across the state. It is our goal to build a resource room in every state shelter. For more information about the program and our press, contact us and press materials will be sent out immediately.
Evangelia Biddy, [pmgpress]
(201) 332-4618, www.pmgpress.com
We will certainly consider your idea for a future issue. We welcome feedback and suggestions from our readers and invite you to contact us in the future with any additional comments you may have. Also, good luck on your program.
I must state that I had not heard of your magazine until I began my Internet search for more information about Kenneth A. Smaltz Jr. I initially read about him recently in a book called Rags to Riches. It prompted me to want to contact him to thank him for sharing his story. I was impressed by how much his life story paralleled mine. It has given me a renewed hope that I too can achieve my dreams and goals. I spend numerous hours in the evening searching for inspiring and motivating stories of successful business people, especially African Americans. I will begin subscribing to your magazine as a source of motivation. I ask if you could provide me an e-mail address or pass mine on to Mr. Smaltz. I would like to thank him personally.
David D Williams
Branch Manager, Vectra Bank Colorado
Kenneth Smaltz was excited about your letter. He suggests you contact him via e-mail through his Website at www.keeperofthecoins.com . If that doesn�t work, call us here at the office and we�ll make a direct connection for you.
Patience is a virtue
My husband and I started a consulting business about three years ago. We look for business advice and updates to enhance our marketing strategies and increase our profits. Your magazine really provided some good tips and guidance for us�especially the article by Patrice Johnson, "Making a Difference in Their Communities." It reaffirmed that patience is a virtue when becoming an entrepreneur. Thanks for the inspiration.
Joelle and Randall Carter
RJC Consulting, Accokeek, MD