Posts Tagged ‘Campbell’

Learn about publishing at the Campbell Library

Quill writingThis Thursday, April 22, the Campbell branch of the Santa Clara County Library is presenting a special program on the publishing business. The program should be interested for anyone interested in becoming a writer, or just interested in how publishing works. There will be special attention to the children’s books business, and a question-and-answer session. Two publishing industry insiders will be presenting:

Leslie Fitch is a book designer who has done a lot of work on fine art books for academic presses. Her website has a portfolio of her work.

Laurie Gibson is a veteran editor and proofreader. According to her profile at the Central Coast Writer’s Club, she’s also written over 200 articles for newspapers, magazines, websites, and other outlets.

The presentation runs from 7 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, April 22. It’s located in the Community Room at the Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Avenue in Campbell. There is no charge to attend.

(Thanks to Chris at the Campbell Library for this story)

You’d be Psycho Not to Love These Donuts

Anybody who’s ever been to the Portland temple of cult doughnuts known as Voodoo Doughnut will instantly recognize a twisted twin sister in Campbell’s Psycho Donuts. Ranging from donut fries with dipping sauces to light airy donuts rolled in Rice Krispies, crushed malt balls or Cocoa Puffs, More traditional Banana Creme Pie or even Key Lime Pie (my favorite) the donuts are weird and not surprisingly, good. They’re very good. Crraaaaazzy good.

So besides simply being the best at what you do, how do you market doughnuts in a city saturated (pun) with doughnut shops? With a little help from your friends. And–actually even more useful–your enemies. This morning, Twitter was all abuzz about a protest. Apparently just about every weekend since they’ve opened Psycho donuts sees a troop of protesters with placards protesting against their name.(They go home around 10) It offends them and all people who are clearly… well, how shall I say it? Maybe I better not. Let’s just call them sensitive. And really good marketers for Psycho Donuts.

Better yet, let’s roll the video. To the tune of “Crazy” by the fabulous Patsy Cline. Now WHAT would they have said to her?

Keep on top of the madness (did I really say that?) by following Psycho Donut’s Twitter stream, or just drop on by. The staff, BTW are super friendly and full of fun, if somewhat stunned by all the attention.

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