Now Read This Judy Allen's book "Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Confer-ences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events" offers advice on choosing the best venue; preparing and managing budgets; coordinating food and beverage, decor, entertainment and themes; scheduling and staffing; and more. The 306-page hardcover retails for $29.95 and is available at bookstores or from the publisher, John Wiley & Sons, 800/225-5945; in Canada, call 800/567-4797. For more information, visit www.wiley.com/canada/event_planning.

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