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PRESS RELEASE -- Christmas 2000 -- EmpowermentBooks.com offers lower book prices, coupons and deals as a Christmas Gift.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Previous Press Releases
Press release #3 -- Christmas 1999 -- EmpowermentBooks.com and EmpowermentStores.com launched as a Christmas Gift -- Websites offer 60's style Empowerment Books, Consumer Info, and an Affiliate Program.  Merry Christmas!
This press release was also posted at http://www.internetwire.com/technews/tn/01986049.dsl on 12/22/99. 
Press release #2 -- Gift of 60s-style Empowerment from EmpowermentResources.com -- July 4, 1999.
Press release #1 -- Gift of 60s-style Empowerment from EmpowermentResources.com -- 12/25/98.

     If you work for the media and want additional information on EmpowermentResources.com, EmpowermentBooks.com, and/or EmpowermentStore.com, please contact me and I will provide you with the latest information I have.  Also, please credit this educational, news, and/or entertainment resource.
- Ed Harding.


Sample letter to the editor
Sample News Story on the EmpowermentResources.com website
4 Sample Classified Ads for EmpowermentResources.com
How Much of an Impact has this website had so far?


    
Note: please credit this educational or news resource.  If you get information for your media coverage and/or media entertainment from this website, please credit this website, so people can look at the original source material.  Please credit either EmpowermentResources.com, EmpowermentBooks.com, and/or EmpowermentStores.com/.  (Their formal titles are EmpowermentResources.com -- Tools for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology, EmpowermentBooks.com -- Books for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology, and EmpowermentStores.com -- Empowering the Consumer.)  Please be sure to e-mail me at empower@EmpowermentResources.com and/or contact me to let me know about your news coverage or use for media entertainment.  Thanks.


Sample letter to the editor

EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com -- Tools and Books for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology

     Are you interested in personal growth, social change, and ecology?  If so, I invite you to check out EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com.  Would you like to empower yourself to improve your life and possibly help improve society as well?  If so, I strongly encourage you to check out EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com.  "Knowledge is power.  Empower the People."
    
EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com offer over 700 links and more than 500 books on Empowerment,  including books on getting organized, time management, economizing or saving money (also known as "voluntary simplicity"), assertiveness training, self-healing, healthy living, holistic health, exercise, stretching, stress control, healthy food, alternative medicine, nutritional supplements, organic gardening, and ideas for increasing the fun, love, joy, and happiness in your life.  EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com also offer resources for social change, including books and links on cultural empowerment, political empowerment, political organizing, and building an ecologically sustainable society.  And they offer fun utopian novels like Ecotopia and Island.
    
EmpowermentBooks.com, working in association with over a dozen online booksellers, music stores, and video stores, also offers a huge selection of millions of new books, used books, music CDs, and videos to choose from, including the ability to search dozens of online stores at once for the book, CD, or movie you're interested in.
     I also invite you to check out EmpowermentStores.com, where you can quickly search for the lowest prices on the Internet for many consumer items.  It also offers consumer info and access to Green goods and convenient online shopping.
     If you took part in the social change movement in the 60's, or if you're interested in personal growth, social change, and ecology, or if you believe in peace, environmentalism, feminism, civil rights, human rights, unions, and social justice, I strongly encourage you to check out
www.EmpowermentResources.com and www.EmpowermentBooks.com
     - Ed Harding 

Sample News Story for EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com

     Here is a sample news story for your publication.  Feel free to condense it.  If you run a story on the website, please e-mail me at empower@EmpowermentResources.com and/or contact me to let me know about your news coverage.  Thanks.

EmpowermentResources.com and EmpowermentBooks.com -- Tools and Books for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology

     If you're interested in personal growth, social change, and/or ecology, or if you identify with 1960's or Green values, then check out the Internet Web sites "EmpowermentResources.com -- Tools for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology" and "EmpowermentBooks.com -- Books for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology".
    
EmpowermentResources.com offers a large Green Guide to Empowerment Resources on the Internet with over 620 links.
     EmpowermentBooks.com offers over 500 recommended empowerment resource books for sale plus a huge selection of millions of new and used books, music CDs, and videos to choose from.  EmpowermentBooks.com provides immediate access to more than a dozen online booksellers, music stores, and movie stores, and a powerful search engine that lets you search dozens of online stores at once for the book, CD, or movie you're interested in.
     Also, EmpowermentStores.com allows you to quickly search for the lowest prices on the Internet for many consumer items.  It also offers consumer info and access to Green goods and convenient online shopping.
     "EmpowermentResources.com -- Tools For Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology" is conveniently divided into sections on personal empowerment resources, cultural empowerment resources, political empowerment resources, and resources for building an ecologically sustainable society, in addition to EmpowermentBooks.com, EmpowermentStores.com, info on the Greens,
consciousness-raising information, some good political ideas, computer and Internet resources, links to the main Internet search engines, info and links on building and promoting your own Internet website, and more.
     Personal empowerment resources include websites on personal empowerment guides such as The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog, The Womansource Catalog and Review, and What Color Is Your Parachute? Job Hunting Online, as well as info on holistic health, co-counseling, mind technology, simple or frugal living resources, food coops, health food stores, vegetarianism, personal growth centers including Esalen and Omega, a Green singles group, and a spirituality site with info on most of the world's major religions.
     Cultural empowerment resources include Utne Reader, Co-op America, info on and links to intentional communities and communes, the Rainbow Family, hippy.com, EcoMall, and women's, African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, and other global, national, and countercultural regional lists of good websites.  It mentions that
The Emerging Culture by Paul Ray explains that there are 44 million Americans with Green values (24% of the American adult population).  And it includes regional links, including links to "America's 10 Most Enlightened Towns" and "The Most Enlightened Town in Every State and Canadian Province", from the May-June '97 issue of Utne Reader.
     Political empowerment resources include national political groups like the AFL-CIO, NOW, and Greenpeace, social change-oriented businesses like Working Assets, good Internet resources like IGC (the Institute for Global Communications), WebActive, and the Electronic Activist, and fundraising resources.  They also include magazines such as Mother Jones, The Nation, Z magazine, and E magazine, the Greens/Green Party U.S.A., other Green and left-wing groups, a few radical groups, info on how to organize a union, left-green buttons, bumperstickers, and T-shirts for sale, and other lists of social change websites.
     Resources for building an ecologically sustainable society include a list of important books, including Ecotopia, Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management, and State of the World 1999: A Worldwatch Institute Report on Progress Towards a Sustainable Society.  They also include the Real Goods Trading Company, EcoMall, info on electric cars, ZPG (Zero Population Growth), NPG (Negative Population Growth), Planned Parenthood, and organic gardening and farming links.
     EmpowermentBooks.com offers over 500 recommended empowerment resource books for sale on over 24 topics related to personal growth, social change, and ecology, plus over 3 million books, 400,000 CDs, 100,000 movies,
65,000 audio books, and over 850 magazines to choose from.  Many of these these items are sold at a discount.  The 500 recommended books include the best empowerment resource books and books on self-empowerment and personal organization, voluntary simplicity, working, healthy living, holistic health and alternative medicine, organic gardening, fun, friendship, love, and kindness, joy, happiness, and pleasure, spirituality, traveling, alternative education, intentional communities, worker cooperatives, left-green politics, political organizing, radical history, building an ecologically sustainable society, and utopian/ecotopian visions.


4 Sample Classified Ads For EmpowermentResources.com.


4 SAMPLE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR EMPOWERMENTRESOURCES.COM
     1. A 31-word ad under "EMPOWERMENT", "BOOKS", or "WEB SITES":
"EMPOWERMENTRESOURCES.COM -- TOOLS FOR PERSONAL GROWTH, SOCIAL CHANGE, AND ECOLOGY-
http://www.EmpowermentResources.com/. http://www.EmpowermentResources.com/.  Over 700 links, 500 recommended books and over 3 million books to choose from, and much more."

     2. A 9-word ad under "EMPOWERMENT", "BOOKS", or "WEB SITES"
"EmpowermentResources.com -- Tools for Personal Growth, Social Change, and Ecology.

     3. A 1-word ad under "EMPOWERMENT", "BOOKS", or "WEB SITES"
"www.EmpowermentResources.com"

     4. A 1-word ad under "EMPOWERMENT", "BOOKS" or "WEB SITES":
"www.EmpowermentBooks.com."

     If you find this website useful and you edit or publish a newsletter, newspaper, magazine, e-zine, or journal, I would greatly appreciate it if you could run one of these classified ads for free in your publication.  (Even a 1-word ad would help me out.)  Thanks.


How Much of an Impact has this website had so far?

     My perception is that the media, including The Washington Post, comic strip writers, and to some extent TV and advertisers seem to be focusing much more on Green themes than during the recent heyday of Newt Gingrich's Republican revolution.  This website and websites that I link to almost certainly assisted this process.  I know that thousands of people have viewed my website and that my website and my online bookstore, with over 700 links and over 500 recommended books for sale, offer a great deal of information.
     If you have information to share with me about how this website (and/or my own actions) have influenced the media, please contact me and let me know.  (If you state that your information is "private", "off the record", or "anonymous", I will respect that.)
     Note: "having influenced" is not the same as "being responsible for."  How you use the data in this website and other websites that this website provides links to is your responsibility.  To quote a Si Kahn song, "It's not just what you're given, it's what you do with what you've got."

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