Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hurry Up and Read This!

Hi everyone. I wanted to share some fun news. My friend, Abby Markes-Beal, has co-authored a new book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading," with Pam Mullan. The book will be released and available for sale Tuesday, June 3. It contains everything a reader needs to know for learning the secrets for reading better and faster, both on paper AND on-screen -- certainly something that can be helpful during a semester!

I took Abby's speed reading course years ago and really got a lot out of it.

To celebrate the launch, Abby and Pam are holding two separate teleconferences next week -- there's no charge -- to talk about speed reading,their experiences teaching it, and the contents of the book. They hope the sessions will be interactive and encourage participants to ask any questions about speed reading and/or the book's contents.

To sign up, just go to Abby's website at

I think there are two ways this may be interesting for current or past students of the MFA program. First, learning ways to read faster and boost comprehension can be valuable. Second, it's interesting to see how authors are promoting their books using virtual tools like websites and teleseminars.

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