Meet Doug Long
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DOUG LONG has been writing professionally for more than four decades. His postgraduate years were spent as Finance Editor for The Canadian Press, Public Relations Manager for Sun Life of Canada, Associate Editor for Reader's Digest Books and as a Market-maker on the Montreal Exchange. He began freelancing in 1978 and how heads BizNet Communications, which specializes in ad concepts and copy, sales promotion and collateral materials.

DOUG has published more than five million words in mainstream media and for such major corporate clients as Johnson & Johnson, Bata, the Royal Bank, BCE Emergis and Standard Life.

In his spare time, DOUG writes songs and fiction.  His first collection of 55-word short stories, The Fool Who Invented Kissing, was published in March 2102. A second collection of these "Shorties by Long" is in the works.


Reader’s Digest Books:
Explore Canada
Scenic Wonders of Canada
Outdoors Canada
Heritage Canada
Canadian Book Of The Road
Horizon Canada
Canada: This Land, These People
You and the Law
Strange Stories, Amazing Facts
The Joy of Nature
Complete Do-it-yourself Manual
How to do Practically Anything
Complete Buyer’s Guide
The World Around Us

Published Fiction:
FIREBALL (with Vic Mayhew), 1977: A novel published in Canada (General Publishing), Great Britain (Methuen) and the U.S (New American Library, Signet paperback).

Published Non-fiction:
The Laughter Book (with Bryan Knight), 1979, General Publishing, Canada.

Looking Good -- a syndicated health-and-fitness series for CFCF-TV (Montreal) that aired for 3 1/2 years.
McGowan & Company — scripts and guest appearances for more than 30 segments of this CFCF-TV talk show.


Doug’s work has won such awards as:

The International Editorial and Design Award, for hardcover books, from The Printing Industries of America.

First Place Ad Readership Award, from Software News Magazine;

The Gold Quill, from the International Association of Business Communicators;

The Bill Irby Memorial Award, for communications excellence;

Life Insurance Advertiser's Association Award of Excellence (won seven times);

Available Literary Rights

Literary rights are available for the following works in progress:

bullet Shorties By Long
bulletThe World’s Shortest Love Stories
bulletThe World’s Shortest Mystery Stories
bulletThe World’s Shortest Horror Stories

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