Seven Local Authors Give Book Proceeds To Help Oregon Schools

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Seven local authors are giving back to PortlandÂ?s school districts by donating one dollar of every book they sell through 2003 to Oregon schools.

The “Buck-A-Book Challenge,” as named by Mark Paul, founder of the Challenge and author of the Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide, was created as a way to give back to the community. Through the program, when one of the author’s books are bought online through a special website set up for the challenge, a dollar will be set aside for the school district of the author’s choice.

In January, each author will sign over a check to the school district they have selected, based on total sales from the Buck-A-Book Challenge.

“This is a great way to tackle two problems at once! Besides a direct boost to public school funding, the books we have chosen for the challenge will help local companies perform better, therefore being in a better position to hire, reducing unemployment,” said Paul.

Authors participating in the challenge include:

Mark Paul, “The Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide”

Sally Peterson, “The Real American Dream”

Dr. Fred Phillips, “The Conscious Manager”

Susan Frost, “Blueprint for Marketing”

Jerry Fletcher, Cheryl Matschek, Al Siebert, and Gail Tycer, “Gathering Wisdom: How to Acquire Wisdom From Others While Developing Your Own.”

Pam Gross & Peter Paskill, “Want a New Better Fantastic Job?”

Ted Newton, “Great Games for Golf”

For more information on the challenge or to buy one of the books listed above, visit

About Mark Paul:

Mark Paul has more than 20 years of executive level leadership experience, including 11 years at Global 500 companies and 14 years of consulting and interim executive work, most recently as a partner at Synergy Consulting Group, LLC. Prior to consulting, Mark spent 11 years at Ford and Northrop Corporations; as an “intrapreneur” - building a $50 million business unit in two years, leading 250 people.

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