Monday, November 17, 2014

A Decade is a Long Time... Or is it?

On November 17, 2014, we celebrate 10 years as Concierge Marketing Inc.  
I thought it would be interesting to look back at the publishing scene a decade ago.  In looking at these things, it sure doesn't seem like 10 years has passed, but so much is different in publishing. One thing is for sure, a lot has changed in favor of the author!  

Eric and I want to say thank you to all of those people and businesses who helped us along the way; to the mentors in all aspects of publishing, marketing and running a business; to the authors who sought us out and asked us to be part of their publishing journey; and to our family for your patience, love and support.  

The top 10 books published in 2004 from USAToday
  1. The Da Vinci Code/ Dan Brown. 
  2. The South Beach Diet by Arthur Agatston. 
  3. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown. 
  4. The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren. 
  5. The Five People You Meet in Heaven: A Novel by Mitch Albom. 
  6. The South Beach Diet Good Fats Good Carbs Guide by Arthur Agatston
  7. My Life by Bill Clinton. 
  8. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. 
  9. Deception Point by Dan Brown. 
  10. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown. 

Who left us?
Julie Child, Pat Tillman, Ronald Reagan, Marlon Brando and Stieg Larson passed away

Top 10 Movies:
  1. The Incredibles
  2. The Polar Express
  3. After the Sunset
  4. Bridget Jones 2
  5. Ray
  6. Saw
  7. The Grudge
  8. Shall We Dance?
  9. Seed of Chucky
  10. Alfie

In other news...November 17, 2004 Headlines:
A megamerger between megastores, Kmart and Sears, joining forces. Tonight, the $11 billion deal...
Michael Jackson slapped with another lawsuit. Just how many people is he being sued by? Tonight. a look at the latest legal troubles for the one-time king of pop.

Studios Sue More Than 200 in Online Piracy Fight  - Hollywood studios sued more than 200 alleged online movie pirates known only by their IP addresses Tuesday, seeking damages of up to $150,000 for each film offered or downloaded on file-sharing networks.

Thank you everyone -- We're looking forward to another 10 years!

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