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WHERE IS PUBLISHING GOING?

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, October 29, 2016, In : Publishing 

As the owner of a small but well-established publishing house producing enduring literary works, I'm often asked where I think the publishing industry is ultimately headed. Twenty years ago that question would have been greeted with a quixotic lilt of the head. Today it elicits mainly a puzzled half-frown. 


For the past ten or more years, publishing has experienced one major upheaval after another. In the USA, first came the demise of several major bookseller chains, and the gradual repurpos...


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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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31 MARCH 2015 GATHERING OF WRITERS, AUTHORS AND POETS

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : major events 
This year's 2015 Honolulu Writers, Authors and Poets Gathering (HWAAPG) is scheduled for 31 March from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Parlor Room of the famous Moana Surfrider Hotel ("The Queen of Waikiki") where many famous Pacific Rim writers, authors and poets, like Mark Twain, typically frequented.

This is not a conference; it's a place for writers, authors, and poets (published or unpublished), editors, publishers, agents and public interested in publishing to schmooze together one-on-one. A sing...

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INTRODUCING SAVANT EDITOR MOMILANI AWANA

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Welcome 
My passion for writing was fueled in no small part by the sheer volume of books I consumed from an early age. In retrospect, I probably consumed those books because I suffered from a dreadful case of then-undiagnosed myopia and found the written word to be my best means of “seeing” the world around me. Despite my literal, and perhaps figurative, shortsightedness, I won a few of statewide writing competitions with stories that tended to highlight my rebellious yet-sympathetic nature—stor...
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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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Author S. Stanley Gordon's Savant Bookstore Party

Posted by Daniel S. on Monday, October 14, 2013, In : author visit 
Savant Books' author S. Stanley Gordon (MY TWO WIVES AND THREE HUSBANDS) and partner Joe Gordon made a stop in Honolulu on their South Pacific cruise to visit Savant Books and Publications and attend an author signing party at Savant Bookstore Honolulu.



After lunch together on the magnificent Waikiki Elks veranda and discussing book marketing and promotion, we drove to the Savant Bookstore Honolulu in Hawaii Kai for a combined bookstore and author appearance event. The audience engaged the tw...
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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 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 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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"Party with the Party" at Savant Books and Publications' Afternoon Coffee at Cafe 2600

Posted by Daniel S. on Sunday, September 26, 2010, In : Cafe2600 
On Saturday, 25 September, Savant Books and Publications hosted a "Meet the Publisher" Afternoon Coffee at Cafe 2600 from 4 to 6 p.m. with over 20 local readers, writers, authors, editors, screenwriters, publicists and producers attending. It was a wonderful chance for everyone to meet, one-on-one and talk book publishing. The event was so successful, we've decided to make it a regular, approximately bi-weekly event, at least for the time being.

NEXT EVENT is Saturday, 16 October 2010, from 4...
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A New Message for a New Decade - the 2010's

Posted by Daniel S. on Saturday, January 30, 2010, In : New Year 
Here it is barely after New Year's festivities, and Savant Books and Publications has an outstanding schedule of publications projected for release during 2010. With the addition of several new editors and authors, we are looking towards a record third publishing year. I'm often asked what it is that makes Savant Books and Publications so successful, and I like to believe it's keeping the focus on two things:  (1) the author - at Savant, authors always come first; and (2) quality - like a fin...
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Aloha, Welcome, Hola, Bonjour, Hallo, Ciao, здравствулте, こんにちは, 여보세요, 你好

Posted by Daniel S. on Thursday, June 25, 2009, In : Welcome 
Aloha and Welcome to the NEW Savant Books and Publications.  After a year and a half of absolutely stellar growth I am pleased to announce that Savant had successfully established a place in the publishing pantheon. Publishing "significant books and enduring media for the 21st century," Savant is well-placed within the industry with one foot in traditional book publication and the other in the rapidly emerging world of enduring mixed-media.  In taking this step, Savant continues it's "small p...
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