Another Way Digital Could Complement Print Books: Print-to-Digital Highlights

2 02 2017

Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books

23 12 2016


California Gun Laws – 4th Edition

20 12 2016
Are you prepared for the newest changes in
California’s gun laws?

Don’t fall behind the curve! The Fourth Edition of California Gun Laws: A Guide to State and Federal Firearm Regulations is now available!This new edition explains all the important new gun laws that will take effect on January 1, 2017, including:

  • The “Bullet Button Ban:” Assembly Bill 1135 & Senate Bill 880 change the definition of an “assault weapon” to include semi-automatic centerfire, rifles and semi-automatic pistols that do not have fixed magazines and one or more prohibited feature.
  • The “Ghost Gun” Bill: Assembly Bill 857 requires anyone who manufactures or assembles a homemade firearm after July 1, 2018 to obtain a unique serial number or identification mark. Anyone who is in possession of a firearm after July 1, 2018 without a serial number must petition the California Department of Justice for a serial number and engrave it onto the firearm by January 1, 2019.
  • The Ammunition Purchase Bill: AB 1235 requires the California Department of Justice to record ammunition vendor and ammunition purchaser information.
  • Restrictions on “Large-Capacity Magazines”: SB 1446 makes it an infraction to possess a “large-capacity magazine” in California.
  • The Lending Bill: AB 1511 amends the exemption that allows gun owners to “infrequently” loan a firearm to a person that they “personally know” without going through a licensed firearms dealer, and limits the exemption to infrequent loans to spouses and registered domestic partners, parents, children, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether related by blood, adoption, or step-relation. This bill also requires a handgun loaned under this exemption to be registered.
  • False Reports of Stolen/Lost Firearms: AB 1695 Makes it a crime to falsely report to a law enforcement officer that a firearm has been lost or stolen. Those convicted of this crime are prohibited from owning and possessing firearms for ten-years.
The Fourth Edition also contains a number of technical revisions, case updates, and expanded explanations of the laws. So the book will keep you up-to-date about all of the newest changes in, and interpretations of, the law.

It’s quite an improvement!  You’re gonna like it.

Order the 2017 Fourth Edition of California Gun Laws Now!
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Book Publishing, Authors, Independent, Writers Associations

8 08 2016

I’m a big fan of authors joining their local groups for networking, picking brains and learning about Self-Publishing, Writing, etc. so I thought it was a good time to re-publish this list:



Independent Book Publishers Assoc. –

Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc. –

Book Publishers Northwest –

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc. –

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable –

New Mexico Book Assoc. –

Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc. –

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Assoc. –

Florida Publishers Assoc., Inc. –

Great Lakes Independent Publishers Assoc. –

Northern California Publishers & Authors –

Northwest Assoc. of Book Publishers –

Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario –

Publishers & Writers of San Diego –

Hawaii Book Publishers Assoc. –

Independent Publishers of New England –

Michigan Black Independent Publishers Assoc. –

Midatlantic Book Publishers Assoc. –

Publishers Assoc. of Los Angeles –

Publishers Assoc. of the West –

Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network –

St. Louis Publishers Assoc. –

Upper Penninsula Publishers & Authors Assoc. –

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