Leave it to a veteran event planner to write a soup-to-nuts book on how to do it right. Judy Allen, founder and president of Judy Allen Productions, has put it all down in Event Planning: The Ultimate Guide to Successful Meetings, Corporate Events, Fundraising Galas, Conferences, Conventions, Incentives and Other Special Events (2000 Wiley & Sons, Canada; www.wiley.com/canada/event_planning/). Allen covers all bases, from budgeting to site selection, with helpful, hands-on tip boxes throughout the book.