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IN THIS ISSUE
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1. QUOTE OF THE MONTH
2. NEW THIS YEAR: What's in the works
3. BOOKSIGNINGS: February events
4. CHAT ON-LINE: Middleway Press e-forum
5. LIKE OUR BOOKS? Write a review.
6. END NOTES

QUOTE OF THE MONTH
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"The proud mission of those who have received an education must be to serve, in seen and unseen ways, the lives of those who have not had this opportunity. At times, education may become a matter of titles and degrees and the status of authority these confer. I am convinced, however, that education should be a vehicle to develop in one's character the noble spirit to embrace and augment the lives of others."

-Daisaku Ikeda, 'Soka Education,' p. 104

NEW THIS YEAR
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A paperback edition of For the Sake of Peace begins what promises to be a busy publishing year for Middleway Press. The paperback version will be released in April.

In the fall, we follow up with another book on realizing peace happen. Choose Hope, a dialogue between SGI President Ikeda and Nuclear Age Peace Foundation President David Krieger, discusses the individual's role in bringing about peace and ending the nuclear weapons threat to humanity. Scheduled for release in September.

Also in the fall, Middleway Press will publish a Spanish edition ofThe Buddha in Your Mirror for the U.S. market followed in Spring 2003 by a Spanish edition of The Way of Youth.

BOOKSIGNINGS
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Check out a booksigning near you.

The co-authors of 'The Buddha in Your Mirror' will be active at bookstores in several cities this month and in early March. Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin and Ted Morino will each be signing books and giving a short talk on Buddhism and peace.

In addition, Greg Martin will be giving a lecture, "Global Harmony Through Personal Happiness: An Introduction to Nichiren Buddhist Practice," in which he refers to both 'The Buddha in Your Mirror' and Daisaku Ikeda's 'For the Sake of Peace,' which will soon be released in paperback. The lectures and signings are free of charge and open to the public. Books will be for sale at all events.

The following is the schedule:

February 10
2pm, booksigning
Greg Martin and Ted Morino
Barnes and Noble
13721 Jamboree
(Tustin Marketplace)
Irvine, Calif.

February 20
7:30pm, booksigning
Greg Martin and Ted Morino
Barnes and Noble
16461 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, Calif.

February 26
7:30pm, booksigning
Greg Martin
Barnes and Noble
3216 W. Lake St.
Minneapolis, Minn.

February 27
7pm, intro lecture
Greg Martin
SGI-USA Center
1381 Eustis St.
St. Paul, Minn.

March 1
7pm, intro lecture
Greg Martin
SGI-USA Center
7635 W. Bluemound
Milwaukee, Wis.

March 2
3pm, booksigning
Greg Martin
Barnes and Noble
2240 E. 80th Ave.
Merrillville, Ind.

March 2
2pm, booksigning
Ted Morino
Border Books
Oakway Center
Eugene, Ore.

March 3
1pm, booksigning
Woody Hochswender
Beyond Words Bookstore
189 Main Street
Northhampton, Mass.

March 4
7pm, intro lecture
Greg Martin
SGI-USA Center
1455 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, Ill.

March 5
7:30pm, booksigning
Greg Martin
Barnes and Noble
2418 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, Fla.

March 6
7pm, intro lecture
Greg Martin
SGI-USA Center
452-1 N. Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, Fla.

CHAT ON-LINE
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Middleway Press books offer messages of peace and happiness appropriate for everyone. That's why we publish them and that's why you love to read them. Wouldn't it be fun to help spread these uplifting messages through readings or discussion groups in your own area?

But how do you go about it creating an exciting event in your area? Now there's a place you can go to ask questions and get ideas: Middleway Press's new on-line forum.

It's free and you'll get to chat with lots of people who share your passion for our books messages. To join in, send an e-mail with your name, e-mail address and mailing address to mwpforum-signup@sgi-usa.org. You'll soon be connected to other 'book people' across the country.

Everyone is welcome. See you on the net!

LIKE OUR BOOKS?
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If you like our books, won't you take a moment to tell other people why? Websites such as Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and Borders.com invite readers to post short reviews of books.

Click on the following websites, then go to the appropriate book page and click 'Write a Review.'

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http://www.borders.com

And if you frequent chat rooms or newsgroups on topics covered by our books, feel free to mention them there, too. For instance, there are dozens of teen oriented sites that accept book reviews only from teens. These would be a great place for comments on 'The Way of Youth.'

Thanks for helping us spread the word about our great products.

END NOTES
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