Web Content Management Solutions For Print-to-Web Work Flow

TimeOut family magazines were looking to implement tailored web content management solutions for their business. The project required the integration of TimeOut’s powerful K4 Publishing System used for the print versions of their magazines with the power and versatility of Drupal content management systems for web publishing.

Web Content Management Solutions For Print-to-Web Work Flow

Content management is an important part of publishing and there are oftentimes difficulties transferring information efficiently among systems designed for paper publication and systems designed for printing to the Web. Many companies resolve data transfer problems by employing designated personnel whose sole responsibility is to copy and paste the content to the Web.

Drupal content management systems are well known for their ability to streamline web publishing practices. They provide web content management solutions for organizations in an open-source format that is easy-to-use, which makes web content management processes accessible to non-technical personnel.

TimeOut family magazines, which include TimeOut New York, TimeOut Kids, TimeOut Chicago, and TimeOut Worldwide, have been using the K4 Publishing System to produce the print versions of the magazines for several years. TimeOut wanted to redesign its website using the Drupal content management systems. The company also wanted to directly connect the K4 Publishing System to the Drupal CMS in order to arrive at a sustainable and more effectual web content management solution.

There was a clear opportunity for TimeOut to gain additional efficiency if it could leverage the power of both systems. Both K4 and Drupal CMS are excellent tools; however, a more efficient integrated solution would require a K4-to-Drupal module to act as a bridge between the two.

TimeOut hired DPCI to implement the K4-to-Drupal module that DPCI had created. DPCI is a content management system consulting business that implements web content management solutions for a wide range of organizations.

By integrating K4 with Drupal CMS the editors at TimeOut were able to publish semantically enriched editorial content directly to designated sections within Drupal. The K4-to-Drupal module leveraged the strength of K4 for content development and allowed for rapid release of articles and images from K4 to Drupal CMS.

The K4-to-Drupal Integration Module permits users to tag articles with keywords and key phrases in order to improve search engine efficiency and effectiveness. The website’s value is increased by having the actual content experts enriching and managing the metadata. In addition, the K4-to-Drupal module supports multiple concurrent work flows, reduces keystroke errors, and saves time.

The strength of the K4 Publishing System and the versatility of Drupal content management systems have been brought together into an integrated solution to improve TimeOut’s print-to-web work flow.

The K4-to-Drupal module, designed by DPCI is incredibly versatile allowing users to generate titles, URLs, meta-data, keywords, category, body copy, images and sub headings while in the K4 environment and it seamlessly generates into Drupal. In addition to the module capabilities implemented for TimeOut’s requirements, the K4-to-Drupal module may be customized further using a programming language (XSLT) to fit particular publisher needs. In short, the K4-to-Drupal module makes the Drupal CMS a seamless extension of the K4 Publishing System.

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The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat

This new release from Pickett Publishing shows readers how to get right now results that put more than $200 in right now money into their pocket. Each chapter in the book, 12 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job: The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat ($19.95, ISBN 978-0-615-33825-5), shows step-by-step realistic and practical ways to immediately create more than $200 in cash from existing income. Many chapters are only 3 – 4 pages in length because of the simplistic explanations and examples of how to manage money better.

“The economy has made making ends meet a challenge for many families, including many families that have never experienced any financial stress in the past,” states the author Jennifer Matthews, who is a trained financial coach with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and more than eight years experience. “Many people are struggling financially because they are not sure what they should or could do differently with their money, so they don’t do anything.”

The book, 12 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job: The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat, shows readers how to look differently at 12 everyday expenses, and then convert each one into a Money Opportunity that creates immediate cash for them. When these steps are repeated each month, more than $200 in cash is created each month. The money created with the first Money Opportunity pays for the book!

In a society that thrives on instant gratification, the immediate cash results received from each book chapter creates an incentive to keep reading and also to repeat the steps in future months. The money created can be used to pay off holiday bills, pay down household debt, catch up on mortgage payments, add to retirement and other savings, and more. The goal of the book, 12 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job: The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat , is to show people simple ways to take control over their money.

12 Ways To Put Money In Your Pocket Every Month Without A Part Time Job: The Skinny Book That Makes Your Wallet Fat can be purchased for $19.95 online at www.12WaysBook.com and at major book stores. Through Sunday, January 31, 2010, customers who buy 3 copies online will get 1 free, including free shipping. The author, Jennifer Matthews, is a trained financial coach and motivational speaker with an MBA from Johns Hopkins University . She has more than eight years experience in personal finance, including numerous television appearances as a guest financial expert. For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Ms. Matthews at 410-918-0086.

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Lighthouse Catholic Media Announces 2009 Results

In one of the most economically challenging years in memory, Lighthouse Catholic Media, a Not-for-Profit Corporation achieved a milestone in distributing over 975,000 audio CDs in 2009 for a growth rate of 29% over 2008. Since its’ founding in December, 2005 Lighthouse has distributed nearly three million inspiring Catholic CDs worldwide. Media for evangelization?

The Vatican on Saturday, Jan. 23rd issued a positive affirmation of media in the Church: (Zenit.org) Benedict XVI is encouraging Catholics, especially priests, to use media technologies to reach new audiences with the message of God’s love. The Pope affirmed this in a message, released Saturday, for the 44th World Communications Day, which will be celebrated May 16. The theme of the day, “The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word,” reflects the Year for Priests currently underway in the Church. The Pontiff affirmed that in digital communications, “priests can discover new possibilities for carrying out their ministry to and for the Word of God. The recent, explosive growth and greater social impact of these media make them all the more important for a fruitful priestly ministry.”

Lighthouse Catholic Media’s CDs are distributed three ways: through their FAITHRAISER Kiosk Program displayed in over 2,400 parishes, Catholic schools and missions, the popular Lighthouse CD of the Month Club Program, and a new portable 16-CD display. The CD of the Month Club is a subscription-based service delivering CDs to individuals at an amazingly low rate of $5/month including postage with brand new titles being introduced monthly by inspiring speakers, both lay and clergy.

In January, 2010 the featured CD of the Month Club title is Building Better Families by Matthew Kelly. In addition, another CD released explains St. Louis De Montfort’s book True Devotion to Mary and how the intercession of our Blessed Mother is especially important for our troubled times. “AWESOME CD! As a convert I did not understand the beauty of our Blessed Mother. WOW! She is such a treasure and gift from God.” says Denise in Avonmore, PA.

The organization has lofty goals. This week, the not-for-profit announced its’ third offering in a handsome wall-mount or table-top portable display that holds sixteen CD titles. Priced at less than $200 for 80 CDs, Lighthouse Catholic Media expects to grow from the 2,400 parishes now served to over 6,000 of the approximately 18,000 US Catholic parishes. Catholic schools and missions across the Upper Midwest utilize tools such as http://www.lighthouseideas.org that enable volunteers to assist in the evangelical ministry.

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Beginning The Week Of January 18th, MagazineLine Will Begin Selling Subscriptions To The Beer Connoisseur Magazine

The Beer Connoisseur, a self-described high end, sophisticated quarterly magazine about the cutting-edge beer industry, will soon become the 962nd magazine in MagazineLine’s list of magazine subscriptions offerings. A one year subscription will cost $21.00 and a two year will cost $38.00.

According to the publisher, On Tap Publishing, The Beer Connoisseur is not just for connoisseurs – it is for novices as well. It contains articles on fine beer, of course, as well as fine food, travel, events, education, and more.

MagazineLine.com visitors will be able to find the title in the Cooking and Food category, under “Specialty.” Customers may also order the title through the mail or the company’s order hotline: 1-800-959-1676.

For further information, call Lesley Parks, Publisher Relations Director, at (517) 336-1650 or email her at lesley@magazineline.com. Visit MagazineLine’s website at www.magazineline.com.

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Iranian Diplomats Harass Author Over Book

As a team of American control remote viewers was deployed in China to spy on the DPRK’S weapons of mass destruction programs to include the tracking of high-ranking North Korean personnel dealing with the Iranian government, it became clear that both the Iranian President and the North Korean President were being targeted for a possible U.S. – sponsored assassination while Mosques, and Muslim owned businesses and assets were under suspicion too. Operation Caution Dream was a top tier covert operation that was active f r o m 2006-2009. What originally started out as Project Caution Dream which involved a series of double blind tests to screen personnel for C.R.V. skills, became a full blown operation that left an American dead in China. The deceased operative had u p d a t e d information on a missing former F.B.I. special agent known as Robert Levinson that was last seen alive in Iran on or about March 9th 2007 after leaving the FBI some ten years earlier to work for a private investigation firm.

Operation Caution Dream is a book that takes the reader behind the scenes of daily life in China while being involved with U.S. government contractor scenarios whereby the U.S. government lead a team of C.R.V. experts to believe that they were being used for a specific set of circumstances while in fact, they were being used for an entirely different objective which in the end, violated American civil rights, international laws, got people killed, and despite smoking gun evidence, allowed terrorists to escape unscathed. What exactly is the agenda of the U.S. government and the war on terror? This book is a real wake up call for Americans and the Nation of Islam as they are being
targeted daily by the U.S. government.

“We were all initially told that we were being hired to deal with the ongoing problems in the DPRK and that part of our mission objective would involve spying on Iran since the DPRK and Iran were working together with nuclear materials. Everyone on the team was fully on board in that the DPRK was thought to be the boogie man. In short order the Nation of Islam and Muslim people became the boogie man. It became clear to all of us that the likely intent of the U.S. government with regard to Operation Caution Dream was a bait and switch tactic in order for the U.S. government to identify, test, acquire, and utilize our unique and highly specialized talents, in order to target Muslims and to destroy the Nation of Islam. It should be no surprise that U.S. personnel allowed Chinese Communist Party members access to the Ulgers being held at the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq and again at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba knowing full well that they could be tortured because China and the USA both want to get rid of Muslims in as much as possible and when Communists and Capitalists start working together to destroy a segment of society based on religious beliefs, that constitutes one whale of a problem for mankind. I will also remind you that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi completely changed their attitudes, opinions, and tones toward China after President Obama took office. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for example went so far as to blatantly ignore human rights while she visited China and was begging the Communist Party for money.” – Jordan Sage

“The amateurs of the Iranian diplomatic corps apparently have nothing better to do lately and I am quite certain that their antics and ongoing harassment fall well outside of the scope of their diplomatic purview. If those clowns read my book at all they would know that I was not involved with the anti-Muslim functions that were later associated with Operation Caution Dream.” – Jordan Sage

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Operation Caution Dream is available at Amazon.com and through Amazon.com Digital Media Platform called Kindle.

Book Statistics
ISBN: 1449983502
Suggested Retail Price
US $20.00
Size and Format: 10 x 8 x 0.5 inches Paperback
Page Count: 228
Genre: Memoirs / Supernatural

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Powerful New Book Reveals Secrets of Death Care & How a Funeral Director Recovered From Death in the Embalming Room

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As an embalmer and funeral director Jordan Sage was among the walking dead. Divorced after 12-years, Jordan met Cyndie James, a professional actress and casting agent in LA. As Jordan’s death care business started to flourish and the two lovers enjoyed intense passion, Cyndie James told Jordan that she was still married, and that she was divorced once before with two older children and that she had two additional younger children with her second husband. Cyndie James told this to Jordan seven months after they met. Surrounded by devastating loss daily and after finding what he believed to be true love, undaunted, Jordan stayed with Cyndie James for more than three years while waiting for her divorce that she never filed. Approaching the age of 50 Jordan realized that he was dying as life passed him by. Approaching his emotional breaking point Jordan boarded a plane bound for China to escape depression, pain, guilt, and the deep regret of his participation in an extramarital affair that nearly killed him.

Pushing 50 in the Death Car, Emotionally Bleeding Life’s Blood is a brutally honest look behind the scenes of funeral home embalming rooms, extramarital affairs, the death care profession as a whole, and what it takes to survive emotionally after hitting rock bottom. After converting to Judaism, getting married to a Chinese national, and having a mixed blood baby, Jordan started to feel better. This book is an invaluable portrait of love, marriage, and family values. Jordan’s book is a call for self realization, and self motivation while revealing some life lessons that can help anyone to live life to their fullest.

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Pushing 50 in the Death Car, Emotionally Bleeding Life’s Blood is available at Amazon.com and through Amazon.com Digital Media Platform called Kindle.

Book Statistics
ISBN: 1449581587
Suggested Retail Price
US $20.00
Size and Format: 10 x 8 x 0.4 inches Paperback
Page Count: 196
Genre: Autobiography

About the Author:

Jordan Sage is 46 and lives with his wife and son. He spent many years working in and around the death care profession.

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London Book Festival Chooses Unlikely Grand Prize Winner from USA

The London Book Festival chose an unlikely book for its 2009 Grand Prize Award, Stan Goldberg’s memoir, LESSONS FOR THE LIVING: STORIES OF FORGIVENESS, GRATITUDE AND COURAGE AT THE END OF LIFE (Shambhala Publications-Trumpeter imprint). What made it unlikely is that it focuses on end-of-life issues while most other entries dealt with lighter more entertaining topics. Why was it chosen? The judges said they were “overwhelmed” by the impact the book had on them. Their views mirrored those of one reviewer who wrote that the book “will change the way you live the rest of your life.”

When Stan Goldberg was diagnosed with cancer, he chose to face his fear by helping others who were already in the process of dying: Stan signed up as a hospice volunteer and spent seven years at the bedsides of the terminally ill. In this book, Stan shares the remarkable stories of people he met who were facing the end of life. Their stories shine a light on the human capacity for beauty, insight, forgiveness, and gratitude, as we see how people like us deal with anxiety and sadness with bravery and love.

But what’s especially remarkable is that the bravery and love aren’t as much expressed in grand, dramatic gestures as they are in ordinary acts and small accomplishments: in simple efforts at kindness, in asking for and receiving forgiveness, in the abandonment of anger, and in learning to speak directly from the heart-and to listen in the same way. What Stan ultimately discovers-and shares here-are not lessons in dying, but rather, lessons in learning how to live.

LESSONS FOR THE LIVING became the basis for Stan’s highly acclaimed video series HELPING LOVED ONES TO DIE, which besides being lauded by people preparing to help their loved ones die, is being used in conjunction with his book by hospice training programs around the world.

He will accept the 2009 London Book Festival Grand Prize Award at a gala dinner event in London on January 21.

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New Website Helps Frustrated Book Authors Land a Book Publishing Contract for a Six-Figure Advance

Successfully published book authors have donated their time and knowledge to launch BookProposalWriting.com (http://www.bookproposalwriting.com), a new website to help aspiring authors sell their non-fiction book ideas to book publishers for a six-figure advance.

The book publishing industry holds a closely-guarded secret to getting published by a major book publisher — the secret is writing a persuasive book proposal. Writing a successful book proposal allows book authors to earn a five or six-figure advance before they even start writing their manuscripts.

According to Brian Scott, the site’s creator and publishing director of Payday Publishing, “Many aspiring authors have never heard about a book proposal or how to use one to land a book publishing contract. Instead, these aspiring authors spend several months writing their books, and then grow old shopping their entire manuscripts around to busy book publishers and literary agents. It’s no wonder why many aspiring authors become frustrated and give up. This way does not work today.”

To educate aspiring authors about using a book proposal, BookProposalWriting.com offers a free online “Book Proposal Writing Workshop,” which teaches writers and book authors how to write a book proposal in seven days or less. The Workshop covers important topics such as: “Why write a book proposal first?,” “How to generate ideas to write your book proposal,” “How to write your book’s blurb for your book proposal,” and”How to write your book proposal query letter.” At the end of the Workshop, aspiring book authors can download a free sample book proposal and use it as a working template for their own work-in-progress proposals.

Besides offering a free book proposal workshop, BookProposalWriting.com offers many free how-to articles and audio articles on writing, designing and selling a book, as well as many instructional videos showing step-by-step how to write different components of a book proposal.

BookProposalWriting.com also offers several free downloadable products covering book writing, book marketing, and self-publishing. A few of the website’s products include: “Hot Topics in Book Writing,” “How to Get a Literary Agent,” “Sit Down and Write that Bestselling Novel,” and”Copyright Protection for Book Authors.”

BookProposalWriting.com is not just for authors who want to publish their books the traditional way, but also for self-publishers and independent e-book authors. “Even if you decide to self-publish or write a book as an e-book or a mobile digital book, you should know how to write a book proposal,” said Scott. “If your self-published book becomes a big success, you may want to pitch your book (or book ideas) to a major book publisher or film agent to reap in the financial rewards.”

Visit www.BookProposalWriting.com and let professionals teach you how to write a book proposal and sell your book ideas for a six-figure advance.

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