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Julie Spira to Provide Online Dating Advice at West Hollywood Book Fair

bookcoverlrOn Sunday, September 30th, online dating expert and bestselling author Julie Spira will appear at the West Hollywood Book Fair.

Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online and Editor-in-Chief at CyberDatingExpert.com will be providing free dating advice and critiquing online dating profiles from 12pm – 2pm at booths #A11 and A12.

Known as one of America’s Top relationship experts, Spira has been featured and quoted in ABC News, BBC, CBS News, CNET, Cosmopolitan, E! Entertainment, Elle, FOX, Glamour, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, NBC, New York Times, NPR, and Woman’s Day with her expertise in online dating. She was named one of the “Top 10 columnists to follow on Twitter” and ranks in the “Top 10 Most Influential People in Dating” on Klout, a social media measurement site.

Her advice has appeared on numerous dating advice sites including eHarmony, JDate, Match.com, Your Tango, and Zoosk, as well as in her column on Huffington Post. She’s currently writing the film adaptation of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating” and as well as her second book, “The Rules of Netiquette: How to Mind Your Manners on the Web.”

Spira will be signing copies of her bestselling book and will be joined by several other Los Angeles based authors and members of the Women’s National Book Association at Booths A10-A11.

EVENT DETAILS
Who: Author, Julie Spira

Where: West Hollywood Book Fair, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd. West Hollywood, CA

When: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Time: 12pm to 2PM (Booth A 11 and A 12)

Cost: *Free*

ABOUT THE PERILS OF CYBER-DATING

“The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online” is a romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates in almost 15 years. The book is filled with heartfelt, witty, and hilarious stories. Julie Spira, a pioneer in the Internet industry, became the first on her block to post an online dating profile. You’ll follow her journey as she skillfully navigates the web, hoping to replace what she once thought was the love of her life with a new Internet mate. Combining her fairytale romances and disappointing heartbreaks with her personal “rules of netiquette,” Spira provides priceless knowledge about the most effective ways to date online.

PRAISE FOR THE PERILS OF CYBER-DATING

“Hilariously funny. Singles of all ages need to read this book.” ~ Joan Rivers

“The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles that they can successfully meet someone online.” ~ Dr. Pat Allen, bestselling author, “Getting to I Do.”

“It’s like Sex and The City in a Web 2.0 World.” ~ E. Jean Carroll, Elle Magazine

“This book is a must for this generation of singles, both male and female, who are into cyber-dating.” ~ Santa Monica Daily Press

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Author, Julie Spira Appeared at the New York Public Library

Juliehrsmall 150x150As part of the first-annual New York Book Week, Julie Spira, bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, was selected as the first of ten authors to be featured in the Library’s?Meet the Author Series.

Spira talked about why she wrote her book on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and read excerpts from two chapters. Following her presentation, she answered questions from the audience about the Internet dating industry as well as provided dating advice and tips for singles looking for love online.

“It was an honor to be selected by the New York Public Library at their “Meet the Author Series” during New York Book Week and to engage with the readers,” said Spira.

bookcoverlr1 194x300Spira donated a copy of her book to the New Amsterdam branch. She also signed copies of her book at Book Expo America on May 26, 2010.

New York Book Week was created by Book Expo America (BEA) to coincide with the publishing industry’s largest conference in North America.

New York Book Week included public “main stage” author programs at venues such as Times Talks, the 92nd Street Y, and the main branches of the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library, as well as smaller events at other libraries in the NYPL system and chain and independent bookstores throughout New York City and its boroughs.

New York Book Week embraces all literary and book activity, and expands the awareness of authors, books and publishing.

To purchase a copy of The Perils of Cyber-Dating, click here>>>

For media appearances and interviews, visit?CyberDatingExpert.com/contact

Peril of the Week – Pizza Crust to Go

pizzacrust 150x150One day I went on a date with a handsome attorney who took me to lunch at a local pizza parlor. While ordering the gourmet pizza of his choice, he requested that his pie be cooked very well-done. He explained that he didn’t like a soggy crust.

When his dish arrived, he ate a small piece. He frowned and announced that he didn’t like his pizza. He claimed it wasn’t cooked enough for his taste. The date called the waiter over to complain. The waiter assured him that he gave the correct instructions to the chef, but would be happy to have another pizza made.

When the second pizza arrived, the gentleman was pleased. He was no longer being subjected to eating a soggy pizza. He was now a happy diner. However,the waiter and the chef were not smiling.

As a courtesy, the waiter offered to take the price of the pizza off of the bill. This was above and beyond what was necessary. After all, the date did enjoy his meal. Why should it be free? ?At the end of lunch, the date requested a “to go” box to take the few remaining pieces of his pizza crust home in a doggy bag. He also requested to take the remains of my salad as well. He didn’t seem embarrassed at all to have asked.

Women just don’t find the practical side appealing on a first date.

Excerpt from the Internet dating book, ?The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online by Julie Spira.

The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Now Available on Kindle

bookcoverlr 194x300They say the best things in life are worth waiting for.The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online by Julie Spira is now available in the Kindle format on Amazon.

This bestselling online dating book and tell-all memoir features Spira’s 15 year romantic journey in cyberspace. The book is a hilarious, witty, ?and heartfelt look into the trials and tribulations of dating in a Web 2.0 World. Learn from an Internet industry pro who had to start her life all over again.

Read the Kindle Version

Read the Paperback

Here’s what they are saying about The Perils of Cyber-Dating.

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joan rivers“Hilariously Funny! Singles of all ages need to read this book.”

~ Joan Rivers
Comedienne and Best Selling Author

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~E. Jean Carroll
Columnist, ?Ask E. Jean? Elle Magazine
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“Anyone who has ever tried online dating will relate to Julie Spira’s stories and not feel alone. The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles everywhere with an email address that they can successfully meet someone online.”

~ Dr. Pat Allen
Author of the best-seller of Getting to ‘I Do’

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~ Cheryl Woodcock
Producer and Correspondent, Entertainment Tonight-The Insider

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“I’ve seen too many women put in jeopardy by unscrupulous Internet dating contacts. That’s why this book is your must-have navigation guide to help you safely travel through the perilous landscape of cyber-dating. Plus, Spira’s personal stories are a hoot and a half!”

~ Diane Dimond
Journalist and Author
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~ Julie Ferman
Founder, Cupid’s Coach
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“Julie Spira tells a compelling story, shares intimate moments, and transforms her experience into means of larger good.”

~ Veronica De Laurentiis
Best-selling Author of Rivoglio La Mia Vita

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donnasozio 150x150“There are always telltale signs whether or not a man is ‘The One’. Read this book and learn from Julie so you won?t be caught in a ‘Bermuda triangle’ of Internet dating.”

~ Donna Sozio
Yahoo! personals dating expert and author of Never Trust a Man in Alligator Loafers

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“This book is a must for this generation of singles, both male and female, who are into cyber-dating. It is possible to find someone if you know the rules.”

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~ Dane Robert Swanson
Santa Monica Daily Press

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~ Tamsen Fadal
Author and Relationship Expert


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Chicklit Club Book Review – The Perils of Cyber-Dating

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The Perils of Cyber-Dating – Julie Spira (2009)

Two failed marriages, four engagement rings and more than 250 cyber-dates . . . Julie Spira brings to us her memoirs of her 15 years of online dating and a range of those memorable moments she has experienced, some great and others not worth the effort. For this book subtitled Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, she has chosen a handful of the dates, telling us a bit about the date and whether it was a success. From the Investment Banker and the Neurologist to the Latin Lover, we laugh, empathise and experience a variety of feelings when we see what Julie went through from being told she looked like a date’s dead wife to being proposed to with skywriting. An amazing read that acts both as a cautionary tale and a witty insight into the highs and lows of dating. (PP) Rating 9/10

Julie Spira Signs Foreign Rights Agreement for The Perils of Cyber-Dating

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cyber-Dating Expert and radio show host, Julie Spira’s online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online to be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2009 — Spira, recently signed to Columbine Communications & Publications for foreign rights representation, will be featured in their successful Foreign Rights Program at the Frankfurt Book Fair on October 14 – 18, 2009.

Cyber-Dating Expert, Julie Spira shares her hilarious, heartfelt, and witty stories in this romantic memoir about dating in the 21st century.

Online dating is a hot topic. The book highlights Spira’s 15 years of online dating from an Internet industry pro. With her rules of netiquette she empowers singles in the dating scene to try online dating.

The Perils of Cyber-Dating is endorsed by comedienne, Joan Rivers; Elle magazine columnist, E. Jean Carroll; Dr. Pat Allen, the relationship expert that Oprah Winfrey calls “Mother Comic Superior,” and Entertainment Tonight’s special correspondent, Diane Dimond.

Spira hosts the weekly radio show, “Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert” and is the LA Dating Advice Examiner. She has appeared on FOX News, BBC Radio, Crains New York Business, Cosmopolitan magazine’s radio show “Cosmolicious” and numerous other media outlets for her expertise in the field of online dating.

Bob Erdmann, President of Columbine Communications & Publications has been in the publishing industry for a half-century. He has represented U.S. authors at the largest book industry conference in Frankfurt, Germany for 30 years. The growth of Internet dating is dramatically increasing world-wide. Spira’s stories can be related to globally by singles looking for love.

For more information and to make an appointment, contact:
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Bob Erdmann bob(at)bob-erdmann(dot)com

Frankfurt Book Fair: Hall 8.0, Stand N-935
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Julie Spira – julie(at)CyberDatingExpert(dot)com
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Examiner.com – The Perils of Cyber-Dating Book & Event Review

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LA Singles Examiner reporter, Niki Payne stopped by Singles Day at Tikkun Spa and gave her report of the event as well as her book review of the Internet dating memoir, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online?by Julie Spira.

In short, Payne stated, “This inspiring book is a definite must-read, particularly if your hope in ever finding love online is beginning to wane. Whether you’re into online dating or just need a good laugh, there is sure to be something for everyone. While women will learn the ropes of Internet dating, men will learn all the things that turn off classy women.”

Click here to read the full review

Book Signing at Tikkun Holistic Spa

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It was a sunny beach day in Santa Monica, but those singles who chose to go indoors and spend the day at Tikkun Holistic Spa, were treated to the warm hospitality from owner Niki Han Schwarz at her luxurious spa.

Guests mingled in the lounge area and talked about their dating woes. Many complained about those who lie on their online dating profiles about their age. Others just enjoyed the detoxification that took place in the Himalayan Salt Room, the Heated Jade Room, and the?Hwangto?Clay Room. A few fantasized about a return trip to the spa with the hopes of making a reservation in the private spa journey suite.

Many went home with an autographed copy of my Internet dating book,?The Perils of Cyber-Dating.

Thank you to Tikkun Holistic Spa for your gracious hospitality to the CyberDatingExpert.com readers.

New Online Dating Book: A Great Summer Read!

****MEDIA ALERT****

Just in Time for SUMMER!

Online Dating Book: A Great Summer Read

The Perils of Cyber-Dating:? Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online

?Hilariously Funny! Singles of all ages need to read this book.?

~ Joan Rivers, Comedienne and Best Selling Author

?Julie Spira tells a compelling story, shares intimate moments, and transforms her experience into means of larger good.?

~ Veronica De Laurentiis, Best-selling Author of?Rivoglio La Mia Vita

June 22, 2009 Los Angeles, CA ? ?Cyber-dating expert, author and radio host,?JULIE SPIRA, is available to discuss her recent release,?THE PERILS OF CYBER-DATING:?CONFESSIONS OF A HOPEFUL ROMANTIC LOOKING FOR LOVE ONLINE?(Morgan James Publishing)

Julie Spira will share her stories, lessons, and expertise from her witty tell-all memoir to help your audience find their dream date. It?s wedding season. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride? Not for long if you follow Spira?s expert advice!

ONLINE DATING IS A HOT TOPIC

Over 40 million singles are now dating online. How do you stand out in the crowded playing field and date SAFELY online?

???????There are over 90 million singles in the U.S.

???????Almost half of the singles in the US have tried online dating

???????Online dating is the third largest industry on the web

???????Over 2500 online dating sites and the numbers are growing daily

???????The desire to couple up has increased with the down turn in the economy

Cyber-Dating Expert, Julie Spira helps singles navigate the web with her Top Ten Rules of Netiquette for online daters in her book.

Learn how she turned her heartbreak into a successful online dating life with over 250 dates and four marriage proposals.

She will reveal:

???????How to date SAFELY online

???????How to help singles create an IRRESISTIBLE online dating profile

???????How to see the RED FLAGS and spot the bad boys.

???????The signs of an unavailable man or serial dater

???????Her profile definitions on what an online dating profile really means

???????How to communicate effectively with the opposite sex

???????How to find a date in 30 days or less

Spira has appeared in/on Crain?s New York Business, Fox News Strategy Room, CosmoGirl Radio, BBC Radio, Glamour.com and numerous media outlets as an expert in the field of Online Dating.

To book an interview, please contact?Julie@cyberdatingexpert.com?310-433-7786

For more information, visit?www.CyberDatingExpert.com

PRAISE FOR THE PERILS OF CYBER-DATING

??It?s like Sex and The City in a Web 2.0 World.?

~ E. Jean Carroll, Columnist,??Ask E. Jean? Elle Magazine

?This book is a must for this generation of singles, both male and female, who are into cyber-dating. It is possible to find someone if you know the rules.?

~ Dane Robert Swanson, Santa Monica Daily Press

?The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles everywhere with an email address that they can successfully meet someone online.?

~ Dr. Pat Allen, Author of the best-seller of?Getting to ?I Do?

??I?ve seen too many women put in jeopardy by unscrupulous Internet dating contacts. That?s why this book is your must-have navigation guide to help you safely travel through the perilous landscape of cyber-dating. Plus, Spira?s personal stories are a hoot and a half!?

~ Diane Dimond, Journalist and Author

?Online dating memberships should come with a handbook and many doses of humor. Julie Spira provides both. A wonderful companion for singles looking for love online.?

~ Julie Ferman, Founder, Cupid?s Coach

Book Signing at Donald J Pliner


The June Gloom didn’t keep the people away on Saturday, June 13th at Donald J Pliner in Beverly Hills where they hosted a book signing party for The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, by Julie Spira.

The event drew a crowd who sipped on cosmopolitan martinis, nibbled on Italian “Limonada” cookies from La Piu Bella Tavola caterers, enjoyed the huge shoe sale from the Italian designer, and received private online dating tips from the author. One special couple shared their story on how they met on JDate?.com — the #1 Jewish social scene and he proposed to her on the first date. They were married within a few months and are glowing with happiness.

Those who purchased a copy of the book received a VIP Goody bag which included a gift certificate from Beyond Physical Therapy for a private massage or pilates session with a private instructor, gift certificate for online dating coaching from CyberDatingExpert.com, panties in a pill bottle and a $5 gift certificate from PureDelish.com, Boot Camp training class from certified personal trainer Daniel Laga, candles from PartyLite, Olive Butter Steam Treatment from Byu-ti salon, 50% coupon for laser treatment from Broadway Studio, a copy of Singular magazine, and more.

One lucky couple won the Cyber Love Basket which was raffled off at the end of the event.

Thank you to those who attended and to the sponsors and supporters:

SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Beyond Physical Therapy, Byu-ti Salon, Jaclyn Mullen- Jaclyn of All Trades, Step Up Women’s Network, Broadway Skin Studio, La Piu Bella Tavola, Dr. Judi Bloom, Matchmaking Circle, MillionaireMatch.com, Bellacures, Steven from Claudio d’ Italia, Borrowed Bling, Sandra Cooper-Art For You, PartyLite Candles, Daniel Laga-Certified Personal Trainer, Cosmetic Laser Works, Cyber-Dating Expert, LLC, Singular magazine -?SingularCity.com, Lock and Key Events-VIP Social Events,?PureDelish.com

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