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Subject:First Preview of Perils of Picorna #1
Time:11:25 pm
Meet Picorna:

http://media-files.gather.com/images/d696/d160/d746/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

Sister Picorna is a young priestess in the service of First Sister Talavaria, the leader of the church in the Kingdom of Ferstaal. Picorna grew up as an orphan on the streets of a port city. Talavaria took her away from that life and gave her new opportunities and new hope. But Picorna will soon find that she’s set foot in a world of intrigue and danger as well.Missy Pena is the artist for Perils of Picorna, which is co-written by Rick Silva and Amy Kaczmarowski.

The first issue is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2010 from Dandelion Studios. Look for more previews and the announcement of the official release date here in the weeks to come.
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Subject:An update on the Toy Safety Law
Time:05:38 pm
You all probably remember the fuss and bother about the CPSIA law that required toy sellers to have their toys tested before sales? The one that was going to put small businesses out of business? Well, so far its enforcement seems to have been pretty spotty, they certainly haven't come after me yet, but it seems that Matel, the primary reason for passing said law, has been exempted from it.

I'm not sure, at this point, what can be done, but people should at least be aware of the blatent corruption going on here. Write your congressman, perhaps?
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Subject:Christmas is approaching
Time:06:52 pm
I thought I'd post this here, for two purposes. :) One is to remind anybody who might be interested in buying an adorable Loonakit plush from me that they start as low as $15 (most are $25) and need to be ordered in the next week if you want to get one for Christmas!

The other is to remind those of you who make things that might be given as Christmas gifts that you should be giving people similar reminders! :) People always want to order Christmas gifts in mid-December, but for those of us who make handmade, that's too late, so you should be sure your customers know to order early.

Happy entrepreneurship!
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Subject:Looking for advice! :)
Time:12:52 am
For anyoen who does craft fairs/fantasy/scifi fandom events?

How do you find listings of events in advance? I'm contemplating branching out and my favorite fall events have gotten canceled, so I'm trying to plan ahead for the spring.

I do dog art, but also fantasy/scifi/pagany things- jewelry, accessories, and I'm starting to do some costume pieces.
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Time:01:45 am
Hi Guys!

I hate posting this, but am kinda desperate and posting like mad so...

anyway... I'm having a website sale. I build sites professionally and have for almost 10 years, primarily for small businesses. I also do a lot of sites for dog breeders/exhibitors and farm websites. I am offering a package deal of a small site (5-8 pages of CONTENT (meaning stuff I have to write- if the text is already written (articles, etc, or a site makeover), call it 20-25), domain name & email account (IMAP & web-based both), a year of hosting on our HIGHLY reliable server (99.9997% uptime for the past 6 years since the server was built) and monthly updates, along with custom graphics and search engine optimization. If you want blogging software (Wordpress) or a CMS (so that you can edit your site yourself after setup without having to know HTML or any other type of code), that would be included in this package. Total cost- $250. I can't discount this any further for rescues, but I can offer more frequent updates.

If you have a small business and would like a shopping cart, I can add that in using an open-source, very secure, very easy to use shopping cart/e-store system called Zencart, for an additional $50- no maintenance fee, just an additional startup fee.

A few sites I have done for folks:
http://www.german-spitz.net
http://texsuncollies.com
http://oregonpetphotography.com
http://www.steampunkteasociety.com (not a commercial site)
http://dogstarassistancedogs.org (didn't do this layout, though)

I would not normally post something like this, but well... I need pay my rent and electric bills. :( Darn economy. I know times are tight for everyone, but here's hoping. :)
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Subject:Newbie + amazon
Time:08:24 pm
Hello!

I'm a 24 yr old French housewife trying to sell books on Amazon. French, English, Italian, Hebrew... kiddie books to deep philosophy... I've had 14 orders in 11 days. :)

But I have a few questions since I'm very new at this.

-They say with a fee I can have a page with all my stock listed, for customers to see. Is that worth it?

-Sometimes I'm the only one to sell a book, but they say the price in new should be, let's say, 10,99 euros. Can I sell my (non new) book that price or more, given amazon doesn't provide it? Or will no one want it?

-How come some books can be huge and cost 0.01, while others are 50 (!) + ?

Thank you and I look forward to getting to know more people from here! :)
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Subject:ifreelance, crowdspring, elance, etc, how do I do this legally?
Time:02:13 am
I want to try these types of websites out, where I register as a freelancer and bid on clients and etc. I only plan on doing few, therefore only making me a *theoretical* couple hundred $ per month (obviously it depends wildly on if I am successful or not).

I have no desire to expand a home business farther than that at this time. In fact I may not even do it that regularly. Just something if I have the urge to do it. I just want pocket money, I have a day job that I won't quit. However, I want to start getting to do this more and more often as time goes on and hopefully I will have enough practice that I can be a real freelance dude full time some day.

However, I am clueless as to the legal process for this. If I do actually end up making a serious amount of money doing this (let's pretend hypothetically I ended up making a few thousand next year, seems like a lot but it is just pretending)... am I supposed to register myself as a small business with someone? Is there some kind of process I'm supposed to go through to get started? Or can I just go ahead and get started doing projects and then pay taxes on the income I make? If there is a process, where do I go first and what should I know first, etc? In terms of what kind of forms and gov entities am i supposed to contact and all that.

I'm asking this because in the past few weeks I started dipping my feet into this kind of thing just for fun on some lesser known websites for this kind of thing and I ended up making $200 in just 2 weeks only doing a couple small jobs. That kinda made me think, uh oh, I can actually make more money than I thought and now I wonder about the legalities of what I'm doing.
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Subject:Bliss Boutique
Time:04:38 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!
This is my first post here although I've been a member for a while now. Check out my crocheted hats and other gifts at Bliss Boutique. Custom orders available in any size and color combination. For more custom ideas see Bliss on myspace

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Check out our sidewalk bazaar on Black Friday at 3502 N. Saint Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212
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Subject:new post plus a little plug
Time:11:27 am

Hi everyone!

I was hesitant to post here earlier, as it doesn't seem to be a very active comm, but now that I have something to say I've decided to post after all!
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EDIT: I'm not sure why it posted the LJ cut link five times, and for the life of me I can't get it down to one. Sorry for the technical error! :-)
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Subject:Halloween announcement.
Time:08:41 pm
Hello! This is a friendly reminder for anybody who is considering getting a tail or ears for Halloween. Halloween is my busiest time of year, so I'm already starting work on Halloween projects. My Halloween commissions close on October 7th, so you have less than one month to order. That means orders must be placed and paid for by October 7th in order to be finished and shipped before Halloween.

I am already booked for suits, heads, hands, and other large projects, but I always save a little space for tails and ears during October. But I still need some advance notice, so if you want Halloween costume stuff, now is the time to start thinking about it. Especially if you are paying by check or money order! It can take more than a week for a check to reach me, and it has to be here by the 7th.

My gallery can be found here: http://www.sparkcostumes.com/gallery if you care to browse through what I've already made. There is an entire section of tails there. Tail prices vary wildly, so feel free to ask me for a quote. Basic one or two color tails run from $25-$40, more elaborate designs or larger tails will be more. Paypal, check, money order and cash at your own risk are all accepted. :)

Anybody who'd like to get a quote or place a Halloween order feel free to comment or e-mail me at spark.costumes@gmail.com

Thanks!

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