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release date: Sep 20, 2017
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Smashwords Guides (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: The Smashwords Style Guide has helped indie authors produce and publish over 130,000 high-quality ebooks. 200,000 copies of the Smashwords Style Guide have downloaded!

This guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create and format an ebook using Microsoft Word.

The Smashwords Style Guide is required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.

Authors and publishers who don't yet use Smashwords can still benefit from the Guide. It provides detailed information on how ebook formatting is different from print formatting, how to create a reflowable ebook, and it offers step by step illustrated instructions on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.

INSIDE THE SMASHWORDS STYLE GUIDE

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Smashwords!
Do-it-yourself, or hire help?
Good formatting examples
What Smashwords publishes, what we don’t publish
Five common formatting mistakes to avoid
How Smashwords publishes books
How Smashwords distributes books
How ebook formatting is different from print formatting
How we convert your book into multiple ebook formats
The three secrets to ebook formatting
How to avoid (and fix) AutoVetter errors
Introduction to Meatgrinder conversion system
Your required source file
Understanding the different ebook formats

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FORMATTING

Pre-Prep
Making Word Behave
Step 1: Make a back up
Step 2: Activate Word’s Show/Hide
Step 3: Turn off Word’s “AutoCorrect” and “AutoFormat” features
Step 4: Eliminate text boxes
Step 5: The Nuclear Method

Formatting
Step 6: Unify Manuscript around Normal paragraph style
Step 7: Managing and modifying paragraph styles, fonts
Step 7a. How to choose the best paragraph separation method (first line indent or block?)
Step 7b: How to implement your chosen paragraph separation method
Step 7b-a: How to define a proper first line indent
Step 7b-b: How to define trailing “after” space for block paragraphs
Step 7b-c: Special tips for poetry, cookbooks and learning materials
Step 7b-d: How to define proper line spacing
Step 8: Check your normalized text
Step 9: Why you should never use tabs or the space bar for indents
Step 10: Managing paragraph returns
Step 11: Managing hyperlinks
Step 12: Designating chapter breaks, page breaks, section breaks
Step 13: Working with images
Step 14: Text justification
Step 14a: Centering text
Step 15: Managing font sizes
Step 16: Style formatting, symbols and glyphs
Step 17: Headers and footers
Step 18: Margins, page sizes and indents
Step 19: Add the Heading style to your Chapter headers (optional)

Building Navigation
Step 20: Building navigation into the manuscript
Step 20a: Creating the NCX
Step 20b: Creating the linked Table of Contents
Step 20c: Advanced link building (Footnotes, Endnotes)
Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testing

Front Matter
Step 21: Front matter
Step 21a: Blurbs (optional)
Step 21b: Title and copyright page (required!)
Step 21c: Add a Smashwords license statement below copyright page

The End of Your Book
Step 22: The end of your book

POST-FORMATTING
Step 23: Preparing your cover image
Step 24: Review requi
release date: May 28, 2017
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Start, Study & Pass The 2017 CPA Exam Fast: Proven 8 Step CPA Exam Study Playbook (That Works With Any CPA Review Course)
Are you planning on using Wiley CPAexcel, Roger CPA, Becker CPA or Gleim CPA Review? Discover Your CPA Exam Study Personality by taking our Quiz so you can maximize your results using any CPA review course! I'll even throw in 100 Multiple Choice & my Free CPA Exam Coaching Course! -> www.freeCPAquiz.com (just copy and paste into your browser)

Passing the CPA Exam is all about having a personalized Study Playbook.

A Study Playbook is going to be the backbone to your daily study routine that will help keep you focused, motivated and successful.

Before I passed the CPA exam, I had no plan, no playbook and no clue where to begin...

The end result was that I failed all four sections of the CPA exam in a row!

I DON'T want this to happen to you, which is why I created "Start, Study & Pass The CPA Exam FAST: Proven 8 Step CPA Exam Study Playbook!"

So that YOU can learn from the mistakes I made and help you avoid wasting thousands of dollars and hundreds of study hours...

What Having A Study Playbook Did For Me


- Helped me to maximize how I studied based on how I learn best
- Kept me motivated even after I failed a section
- Saved me 100+ study hours by eliminating busy work
- Helped me recall complex topics on exam day
- Helped me juggle work + family/friends + studying
- And of course helped me become a licensed CPA!

If you are interested in bleeding edge study tactics, a proven playbook that you can follow step by step on your journey to passing the CPA exam and hate the idea of wasting time or money...

Then download the ebook to find out how – as well as the ebook edition, you’ll also get:

- access to my free CPA exam study personality quiz for free
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- a chance to enroll in my free CPA exam coaching video series
- a chance to download one hundred free CPA exam multiple choice questions

Here's to your success!
release date: Jun 12, 2017
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Facebook Live: Create Your Own TV Show       Build Your Audience (FB Live Adventure Series 1)
Rethink the traditional network, cable, Dish, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon TV Show in 2017 and beyond. This simple step-by-step guide allows YOU to take on all the responsibilities and demands to create, produce, write, direct and star in your own 'Live' TV Show absolutely Free using the Facebook App and the new 'Go Live' video function. This first book in the FB Live Adventure Series gets you prepared for the first episode of your New TV Show. Yes, the Season Premiere can be just a week or two away.
So invest in the dream of hosting your own TV Show by downloading your copy of this book NOW ! With this small investment you will follow some easy steps to be able to broadcast your TV Show Globally within a few days to 2 weeks.
release date: Jun 05, 2016
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Mnemonics Memory Palace Book One: Memory Palaces and Mnemonics. The Forgotten Craft of Memorization and Memory Improvement With Total Recall. (How To Build a Mnemonics Memory Palace 1)

"The one book to read if you want to learn how to build powerful memory palaces, and other mnemonic tools."


"How to Build Mnemonics Memory Palaces" is a no-nonsense, practical guide on how to conceive and build memory palaces, and feed them with information that you want to memorize. In it you will learn:


  • What is a memory palace?
  • How to build your first couple of memory palace.
  • Learn the one secret to why some information stick to your mind, and other types don't
  • How to easily build up to 15 memory palaces, based on the first two.
  • Building memory palaces based on walks/journeys.
  • How to build virtual memory palaces.
  • How to memorize any fact or information using memory palaces.

Unlike other popular books on the subject, like "Moonwalking with Einstein", the book "How to Build a Mnemonic Memory Palace" focuses on practical, hands on advice. Information that will get you started making your own memory palaces from day one. 


This short, but informative book is virtually packed with information. Tips that simply work. Memory palaces are an ancient, yet somehow forgotten method of memorizing all kinds of information. Before the printing press was invented, content was passed on verbally from person to person. And using the Greek tradition of memory palaces, scholars could store vast amounts of information. 


These techniques have seen an increased interest lately, and many people who have been inspired by memory palaces from TV-series like "Sherlock" or books like "Hannibal", want to find a way to easily get started making memory palaces. 


"How to Build a Mnemonic Memory Palace" literally takes you by the hand and walks you through the process, step by step. And thanks to the many examples, these ancient methods become very clear. In many ways, this book starts where others, like "Moonwalking With Einstein" stop. 


Download a sample, or get the set of two books today. Learn how you can use the powerful techniques of memory palaces in order to memorize vitually anything. 


  • A full, practical guide to getting started memorizing all types of information using memory palaces
  • Equally useful for students, as adults
  • Find out the perfect method for memorizing speeches
  • Never forget another keyword
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release date: Dec 20, 2014
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Learning: Ultimate Learning Superhuman Guide! - Brain Training And Plasticity Techniques For Memory Improvement, Productivity, Speed Reading, And To Increase ... Critical Thinking, NLP, Teaching)

LEARNING SUPERHUMAN GUIDE!

This "Learning" book contains proven steps and strategies on how to use the natural capabilities of the human brain when it comes to achieving better learning outcomes. Some research revealed that the human brain actually possesses the power to surpass learning standards that we have set in the past. We need to understand it better in order to really tap into its full potential.

Today only, get this Amazing Amazon book for this incredibly discounted price! Read on your PC, Mac, Smart Phone, Tablet or Kindle Device.

Training the brain is possible. However, there are right and wrong ways of doing it. You must be on the right track if you really don’t want your effort and time to be wasted on brain training. The concepts and methods of brain training, memory improvement, speed reading, and super-fast learning as presented on this book should lead you into the right direction.

Make no mistake about it as there is no such thing as instant positive results. What you will learn from this book are tools that you can use to produce gradual and consistent positive learning outcomes. While it might take time to apply the things you will learn here, a little patience will guarantee that everything will pay off in the end.

Are you ready to become a “super learner”? If your answer is yes, then this is the perfect book for you to read!

Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...

  • Introduction To Super Learning

    Breaking Old Habits

  • The Power Of Mind Mapping
  • Tricks And Tips For Improving Your Memory
  • Speed Reading Techniques For Beginners
  • The Importance Of Brain Training
  • Using Brain Plasticity For Learning
  • Daily Learning Routines
  • Learning Application
  • Commitment To Life Long Learning
  • Much, Much More!

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release date: Nov 19, 2015
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What Everyone Should Know About Super-efficient Learning
The best way to learn is to first understand how the process of learning works.

Super-efficient learning doesn’t need to be a trick to work well. It simply means recognizing what is actually going on when you reach a new level of insight and finding approaches to help you reach those stages consistently.

It is possible to vastly enhance most learning. The old belief that one can be too old to learn, or a new skill requires years to learn, is toxic thinking. While it is true that mastery (top 1%) takes time and practice, it is likely that one can learn and become excellent at a lot of things in a matter of months (not years!), by applying proper learning strategies.

This book will help you become a super-efficient learner. It presents 10 powerful learning principles that will super-charge your learning.

You will find many helpful tips and actionable items in this book. Even only applying a handful of them to your learning will help you become more efficient. I promise!
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release date: Feb 18, 2014
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Mind Mapping Secrets - FreeMind Basics: Using Free Software to Create your Mind Maps (Strategies for Success - Mind Maps)
Learn the basics of how to use FreeMind - a free, open source software that can make your mind mapping neat and consistent.

FreeMind is a premier mind mapping software written in Java. It is a high-productivity tool that can make all your online mind mapping simple.

THIS GUIDE DOES NOT TEACH YOU HOW TO MIND MAP - it only provides instructions on HOW TO USE THE FreeMind SOFTWARE.

Organize, prioritize, know where you are, where you've been and where you're heading with FreeMind.

Mind mapping can be used for brainstorming, goal planning, product design, event planning, and so much more - the only limit is your own creativity.

Use this guide's step-by-step instructions and screenshots to learn how to create your own mind maps into digital versions.

If you are new to mind maps, you may want to pick up Mind Mapping Success - Achieving Your Goals for a quick primer on how to create mind maps using pen and paper.

Then take your maps to a new level with this easy to master How To guide today.
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release date: Apr 18, 2011
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Smashwords Style Guide - How to Format Your Ebook (Smashwords Guides 1)
The Smashwords Style Guide has helped indie authors produce and publish over 130,000 high-quality ebooks. 200,000 copies of the Smashwords Style Guide have downloaded!

This guide offers simple step-by-step instructions to create and format an ebook using Microsoft Word.

The Smashwords Style Guide is required reading for any author who wants to distribute their book via Smashwords to major ebook retailers such as the Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.

Authors and publishers who don't yet use Smashwords can still benefit from the Guide. It provides detailed information on how ebook formatting is different from print formatting, how to create a reflowable ebook, and it offers step by step illustrated instructions on how to tame the beast of Microsoft Word.

INSIDE THE SMASHWORDS STYLE GUIDE

GETTING STARTED

Welcome to Smashwords!
Do-it-yourself, or hire help?
Good formatting examples
What Smashwords publishes, what we don’t publish
Five common formatting mistakes to avoid
How Smashwords publishes books
How Smashwords distributes books
How ebook formatting is different from print formatting
How we convert your book into multiple ebook formats
The three secrets to ebook formatting
How to avoid (and fix) AutoVetter errors
Introduction to Meatgrinder conversion system
Your required source file
Understanding the different ebook formats

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FORMATTING

Pre-Prep
Making Word Behave
Step 1: Make a back up
Step 2: Activate Word’s Show/Hide
Step 3: Turn off Word’s “AutoCorrect” and “AutoFormat” features
Step 4: Eliminate text boxes
Step 5: The Nuclear Method

Formatting
Step 6: Unify Manuscript around Normal paragraph style
Step 7: Managing and modifying paragraph styles, fonts
Step 7a. How to choose the best paragraph separation method (first line indent or block?)
Step 7b: How to implement your chosen paragraph separation method
Step 7b-a: How to define a proper first line indent
Step 7b-b: How to define trailing “after” space for block paragraphs
Step 7b-c: Special tips for poetry, cookbooks and learning materials
Step 7b-d: How to define proper line spacing
Step 8: Check your normalized text
Step 9: Why you should never use tabs or the space bar for indents
Step 10: Managing paragraph returns
Step 11: Managing hyperlinks
Step 12: Designating chapter breaks, page breaks, section breaks
Step 13: Working with images
Step 14: Text justification
Step 14a: Centering text
Step 15: Managing font sizes
Step 16: Style formatting, symbols and glyphs
Step 17: Headers and footers
Step 18: Margins, page sizes and indents
Step 19: Add the Heading style to your Chapter headers (optional)

Building Navigation
Step 20: Building navigation into the manuscript
Step 20a: Creating the NCX
Step 20b: Creating the linked Table of Contents
Step 20c: Advanced link building (Footnotes, Endnotes)
Step 20d: Troubleshooting and testing

Front Matter
Step 21: Front matter
Step 21a: Blurbs (optional)
Step 21b: Title and copyright page (required!)
Step 21c: Add a Smashwords license statement below copyright page

The End of Your Book
Step 22: The end of your book

POST-FORMATTING
Step 23: Preparing your cover image
Step 24: Review requirements for Premium Catalog distribution

Uploading Your Book to Smashwords
Step 25: How to upload your book
Step 26: How AutoVetter works
Step 27: After you publish – check your work
Step 27a: Check for EPUBCHECK compliance (important!)

How to Market Your Book
Step 28: Read the Smashwords Book Marketing Guide (also available at Amazon)
Step 29 Read The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success (available at Amazon)

Helpful Resources
Send Feedback
About the Author

APPENDIX
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Revision: June 16, 2012
release date: Jun 30, 2017
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Financial Terms Dictionary - 100 Most Popular Financial Terms Explained
Understand Financial Terms - Make Better Financial Decisions
July 2017 - Updated with description for crypto currency terms Bitcoin and Ethereum. This practical financial dictionary helps you understand and comprehend more than 100 common financial terms. It was written with an emphasis to quickly grasp the context without using jargon. Every terms is explained in detail with 600 words or more and includes also examples. It is based on common usage as practiced by financial professionals.

Financial Terminology Made Simple
This book is useful if you are new to business and finance. It also includes over 100 most popular financial terms for investors and entrepreneurs. It also covers the lingo that was introduced in the financial crisis of 2008 until 2016. With the alphabetical order it makes it quick and easy to find what you are looking for.

Financial Dictionary Series
Additional financial dictionaries are available in this series. Please also check out: Banking, Retirement, Corporate Finance, Economics, Investments, Laws & Regulations, Real Estate & Trading. There is also a premium edition available, which covers over 900 financial terms. Please click on the author link below the book title to see a list of other financial books.

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This Should Be in Every Home & Office Library!
Whether you are a layperson or someone working within the various fields of finance itself, this is an indispensable reference book to have at your fingertips. It not only defines the specific words and phrases but clearly explains the concepts behind them. In our current world of nanosecond trading, wildly fluctuating global markets and ever more 'creative' financial instruments, this essential volume belongs in everyone’s library, virtual or otherwise!

Martin Steiner

Highly Recommend This Clear and Thorough Financial Dictionary
I have been looking a long time for a truly thorough financial dictionary like this one. While there are other competing products on the market, none of them give me full 600+ word length explanations (for every alphabetized term) that are clear enough for even a layman like myself to understand. I also recommend the other editions of this Financial Dictionary that are tailored more specifically to certain areas of financial concentration, like real estate, investments, and trading.They are especially helpful for equity investors and real estate investors alike.These financial dictionary collections are must-haves for any person who is serious about having a terrific, ready financial educational resource at his or her fingertips.

Angus McClarenon

Great Resource!
What a great resource! I had actually been through a short sale, but never really understood the process until I read Mr Herold's book. This book is equally valuable to the experienced and the novice reader. I particularly appreciated the easy to use-alphabetical table of contents.

Susan M
Normas de competencia para el sector de confecciones industriales (Spanish Edition)
Las normas de competencia son estándares consensuados con los empleadores, trabajadores, operarios, técnicos y profesionales que permiten evaluar los desempeños con base en evidencias. Sirven para certificar trabajadores en ejercicio, como aporte al desarrollo curricular en la formación para el trabajo y para la evaluación de personal.

*Operario de confecciones con máquina de tejido de punto
*Operario de confecciones con máquinas de tejido plano
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