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I’m honored to be Scott Kelby’s publisher and proud to publish Scott’s books under both the Peachpit Press and New Riders imprints. Today I have a piece of exciting and important news to share with you that hasn’t been made public yet, so you’re the first to know. Drum roll, please... The numbers are in, and for 2010, your friend and mine, Mr. Scott Kelby, has been recognized as the top-selling photography book author! This has been confirmed according to Nielsen BookScan, which is the industry standard for tracking the book industry’s sales. Congratulations, Scott, so well deserved. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I can’t tell you how amazing it is to work with someone who has consistently written so many best-selling books that truly transform people’s lives. In my entire publishing career, I’ve not seen any single author make…

I am so excited!!! I just found out that Professional Photographers magazine (Published by the PPA---Professional Photographers of America), have awarded my book,"The Photoshop CS5 Book for Digital Photographers" their coveted "Hot One 2011" award (shown above), and it will be included with all the Hot One winners in their March 2011 issue (link) This is particularly exciting for me because Professional Photographer is one of my all-time favorite magazines (as listed under my favorite magazine's section of my profile page here on the blog), and because the Hot One award has such a great reputation in our industry. (This is the second time one of my books has won the Hot One award---the CS3 version of this same book won as well back in 2008). My thanks to the Editors at Professional Photographer for picking my book! It truly is an honor.

Did you enjoy Photo Recipes Live, the DVD/book combo Scott did last year where he took you behind the scenes at his photo shoot to show you exactly how he gets the shot?  Then you'll love Photo Recipes Live Part 2 :) Above is a short video of Scott talking about Part 2, so I'll let him do most of the explaining.  But I will say that we had a great time filming this one on location in Miami, and I think he got some killer shots! You can pick up Photo Recipes Live Part 2 from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Jeff Revell sent me this chapter opener from his book on Exposure (I mentioned it yesterday), and I was psyched to see that it including a shot Jeff had taken of me playing keyboards with my band "Big Electric Cat." I think this one was taken at the House of Blues, and although it's just about impossible for me to find a photo of me that I actually like, I kinda like this one (which is high praise indeed Jeff!). ;-) Thanks for including me in your new book, and thanks for letting me share it with my readers.

Hi gang---Scott here. Brad's on vacation until the first of year, so I'm covering with a Pimpy Thursday of my own, and I wanted to run this short video from Matt about his just released Photoshop Layers book. Before you watch the video, you should know; (1) We produced this book in-house at Kelby Training (2) Yes, Matt's a very good friend of mine, and we co-host DTown-TV together (3) That all being said, his book absolutely kicks butt, and if you want to get better at Photoshop, getting this book will make a big difference. (4) Yes, it's that good! (and I'm not just saying that because of #1 and #2) Watch Matt's video below because he explains it better than I ever could. If you want to pick it as a Christmas gift for a friend or family member, it's in stock…