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release date: Mar 25, 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.



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



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

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

Step 23: Preparing your cover image
Step 24: Review requi
release date: Mar 18, 2017
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ESL Lesson Plans for Teachers
ESL Lesson Plans for Teachers has been designed and written by teachers of the English language. The guide has more than 30 complete lesson plans included, and they have been specifically created to suit the students' current level of English skill; whether they are a beginner, intermediate, or an advanced learner.

It offers educators practical and in-depth approaches to setting-up a successful ESL classroom, navigates the challenges of motivating and interacting with students, and provides proven research-based instructional techniques for students of all different language abilities.

The focus in this book is on understanding and adjusting to students' needs and motivations. Accordingly you will follow case studies of four students who live and are educated in different parts of the world as they progress through the successive stages of proficiency in English. As a result of the journey each of the students go on, you will be equipped with the tools in which to help them including lesson planning templates, sample lesson plans, and much more.

Furthermore, you will learn how the human brain goes through the process of recognising auditory stimuli as language, and how a child's brain assimilates language in order to improve the efficiency of your own language teaching efforts.

What's in the lesson plans?

Each lesson plan contains the lesson topic, learning objective, assessment strategies, detailed exercises and lessons, materials, and how to apply what the student has learned. There are ready-made lesson plans for essay writing, debating, current affairs, dialogue, role-plays, reporting, history, persuasive techniques and psychology to name a few. Be secure in the knowledge that your student's will be getting the speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice that they need. The lessons can be tailored to fit your students' individual and collective needs - which will give you the confidence that they will always be receiving the best possible language instruction.

Be the best teacher you can be and find that deep desire to share knowledge as an educator. Use and apply what you will learn in this book to make a lasting impact on the students and have the goal of making a difference, no matter how small it might be. A well-prepared lesson plan is crucial to your role as a teacher. This book will guarantee that you gain an in-depth grasp on what an effective lesson plan is, and how to create your own exemplary lesson-plans for many years to come.

Here is what you will get from this book:

  • How to understand the needs of the students, and the ways in which to assess their English language proficiency
  • Over 30 different lesson plans that are adaptable depending on the level of each learner
  • Learn how to write a lesson objective, and draft a practical lesson plan using a classic-model and adaptable lesson plan outline
  • Motivation techniques for students
  • The standard model of a lesson plan
  • Detailed explanations of current pedagogy to teachers who want to access the most relevant ESL practices
  • Incorporating classroom activities to engage students
  • And much, much more!

Read on your PC, MAC, smart phone, tablet, Kindle device or buy it on paperback.
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release date: Mar 13, 2017
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Spanish: for Beginners: Learn the Basics of Spanish in 7 Days

Do You Want To Learn Spanish in a Easy and Affordable Way?

Welcome to this training for the Kindle edition of the book “Spanish for Beginners”.

Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language.
The fast and steady growth of the Spanish speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business. Learning Spanish will empower you to communicate in the most productive way with Spanish speaking co-workers, employees, or customers. Hispanic consumers are the most dynamic market segment in North America.
Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you’re in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment. Health practitioners and professionals who want to provide the best services to their Spanish-speaking clients will want to speak and understand their language to ensure that there are no barriers to excellent service.
If you’re looking for job opportunities worldwide, having Spanish in your résumé will certainly confer definite advantages over those who are monolingual.
If you have plans of travelling to Spanish-speaking regions, the ability to understand and speak the language will make your trip a truly enriching experience.
If this is your first time to learn a Romance language, you can use this knowledge to easily learn other related languages.
The book “Spanish for Beginners” is designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It is written with the self-learner in mind and organised to help its readers understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time.
This learning material will prove that by identifying the most important features of a language and by applying proven techniques and strategies to language learning, anyone can master the basics of the language and use this knowledge base to start speaking confidently and properly in Spanish in as little as seven days.
Learning a language permanently requires mastery of its fundamentals. This book highlights the important features of the Spanish language in the areas of grammar, pronunciation, syllabication, sentence formation, and communication.

Here what you'll learn after downloading this Spanish For Beginners book:

Chapter 1: Learning Strategies
Chapter 2: The Fundamentals Of Spanish
Chapter 3: Numbers, Colors, Time, And Date
Chapter 4: Nouns And Articles
Chapter 5: Pronouns
Chapter 6: Verbs
Chapter 7: Adjectives
Chapter 8: Prepositions, Adverbs, And Conjunctions
Chapter 9: Forming Sentences
Chapter 10: The Subjunctive & Imperative Mood
Chapter 11: Making Comparisons
Chapter 12: Conversational Phrases
and much more!

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release date: Jun 12, 2012
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The War of the Worlds
The chilling novel account of a Martian invasion of London in the nineteenth century—a science fiction classic for all time.

The War of the Worlds inspired the international bestseller The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma. As a gift to our readers, we are including an excerpt of The Map of the Sky in this eBook edition.
release date: Mar 16, 2017
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Renewing Your Viking
At least once a week, I meet a woman who is married and unhappy. When we start talking about my first book, “Choose Your Viking,” their eyes dart away and they say in this dreamy voice, “Oh I love that idea. I wish I had married a Viking….” Their voice trails off and they get this faraway look in their eyes as they think about all they would have done differently.
Renewing Your Viking is a journal that attempts to assist those wives in renewing their relationship with their Vikings.
Do you know someone who has struggled with their marriage?
Do you know someone who always complains about their husband?
Truth is, we all go through periods of our marriages where we wonder just what we’ve done to get stuck with “that man.”  We struggle to love that man because we find we really just don’t like them anymore.  Why is that?  Well, there are many reasons…the journal is here to remind you why you married him, to remind him why you married him and to renew your vows between each other as you continue to fight in the battles life brings your way.
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release date: Dec 12, 2013
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Always Know What To Say - Easy Ways To Approach And Talk To Anyone
Who is this book for?

"Always Know What To Say" is for anyone who wants a straight to the point explanation of conversation skills fundamentals. I point out key distinctions you can apply right away to go from being tongue tied and unsure of what to say to having fun meeting people and getting to know them better. If you read AND apply what I cover in the book you`ll make steady progress and become much more at ease talking to people.

This book is not for you if you already have very good conversation skills and are comfortable meeting new people and letting your personality shine. You need to go elsewhere if you are looking for "secrets" and advanced strategies to achieve conversation skills mastery. You`ll regard this book as common sense.

And finally, this book is not for you if you read self help books and disregard the training because you`ve read something similar before and never apply what you learn. You`ll tell yourself you knew it all already.

You`ll gain a lot from "Always Know What To Say" if you treat it as a set of principles and strategies you get to play with in the real world. This is not light entertainment, its practical training that`s designed for you to use in your day to day life. If you do you`ll enjoy the happiness and warmth that comes from connecting with the important people in your life whether that be in your family and community or at work.

Here`s what people are saying about this book at

"If you are a shy person who finds it difficult to communicate with new people then this book will be helpful. Peter Murphy presents conversation starters, explains body language and teaches you what to ask people when you first meet. This book contains simple strategies for entertaining conversations. With this book anyone should be able to survive a party or talk to strangers on a plane. I personally find that listening to people talk about their life is a good way to make people like you. Being a shy person by nature I found some of this book to be very useful."

Rebecca Johnson

"I found a lot of great ideas in this book. I will have to refer back to it frequently to remember some of the ideas. Its a short book but not only is it packed with great ideas but the author has a great free website packed with ideas and there is a free audio on his website. I think it would be worth writing down some of the ideas and reviewing them before a social situation."

Cynthia from Florida

"As a manager of a retail store that pushes strong customer service, I have a large young staff. I've shared excerpts from this book with them and it blows their mind. As a young person they are having a hard time talking to people about something that they are worried doesn't interest the customer so they are all worried about failure and rejection. This book, I believe, has helped save my store. It is very basic, but almost like, why didn't I think to tell my staff that!"


Book Description:

Want to know the easy way to approach and make conversation with new people? In this book you`ll discover simple ways to ensure you always have something interesting to talk about.

Find out how popular people make it look so easy and how you can do the same.

This short 17 page book covers the following strategies:

- How to Approach Someone to Start a Conversation
- 9 Great Ways to Confidently Approach Anyone
- How to Stop Feeling Nervous When Meeting New People
- What to Say When Introducing Yourself to New People
- 6 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Stuck for Words
- 10 Interesting Topics of Conversation for Every Occasion
- The Best Questions to Keep a Conversation Going
- How to Shine in Conversation with Listening Skills
- How to Use Body Language to Read People Like a Book
- Show People You Like Them and Make Friends with Ease

Start reading this book right away and you`ll enjoy better conversation skills and have much more fun talking to the people in your day to day life
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release date: Mar 15, 2017
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Java For Beginners Guide To Learn Java And Java Programming (Java Programming Books)

Do You Want To Start Programming Quickly? Are You Tired of Your Java Code Turning Out Wrong? Want to Become A Programming Master?

If you have always wanted to know how to program, then this book is your ideal solution!

The book, “Java: Java For Beginners Guide To Learn Java And Java Programming”, contains proven steps and strategies on how to learn basic programming in Java, including lesson summaries for easy reference and lessons at the end of each chapter to help you compound your new knowledge. Java is a simple language, object-oriented and incredibly easy to learn, provided you put your mind to it. Once you have learned the fundamental concepts and how to write the code, you will soon be programming like a pro!

★☆★Read This Book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited – Order Now!★☆★

This book aims to teach you the basics of Java language in the simplest way possible. Unlike other resources, this book will not feed you with too many technicalities that might confuse you along the way. Each discussion was written in simple words. All exercises in this book were carefully chosen to be simple cases in order to make your Java practice easier.

By reading this book you will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of Java Programming including:

  • Conditional Statements
  • Statements – Looping and Iteration
  • Arrays
  • Functions and Methods
  • Classes and Objects
  • Solutions to Exercises
  • and Many More...

This book brings you a concise, straight to the point, easy to follow code examples so you can begin coding in 24 hours or less. Invest in yourself, learn the Java basics, practice Java programming and you will be a programmer in no time.

Begin your journey TODAY, No Prior Programming Experience Is Required!

Don't wait! Download “Java: Java For Beginners Guide To Learn Java And Java Programming” Today and Get Started With Your New Programming Career!!

release date: Mar 09, 2017
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Summary of Thank You for Being Late: by Thomas L. Friedman
If you're living through the 21st century but feeling like the pace of life has picked up beyond what you can handle, Thank You for Being Late will help you understand why. Renowned journalist Thomas L. Friedman has returned to what he does best in this fascinating field guide to modern life--though many of the conclusions he comes to might leave you feeling anything but optimistic.

What Will You Learn from Reading This Book?

  • A background understanding of the changes that have taken place in the past half century around the world

  • The history of popular technology today, like the personal computer, the cell phone and 'Watson' the supercomputer

  • An understanding of Moore's Law and why it is transforming the technology of the modern world

  • The impacts of the Age of Acceleration on the environment, and what it means for the battle against climate change

  • An understanding of the ways an accelerated world works to increase geopolitical tensions, and the surprising ways it can also solve it

  • Why the cloud (or supernova) is possibly the single biggest achievement of our era

  • What the strength in small communities is and the difference they can make for the world as a whole

  • Why being constantly connected through 'flows' sometimes leaves us feeling more isolated than ever

  • Where all the middle class jobs have gone, and what needs to happen to bring them back

  • Why you don't need to worry about robots taking away your job...yet

Don't miss this summary of Thomas L. Friedman's field guide to the 21st century addressing everything from technology to community to the environment. This FastReads summary provides chapter synopses, key takeaways, along with an in-depth editorial review to help you quickly and fully absorb this wisdom of the New York Times Bestselling author.

Book Summary Overview

People around the world can sense that things are changing fast, but it's difficult to put a finger on why. Friedman does the difficult work for you by looking through a half century of worldwide technological and geopolitical innovation in order to highlight the ways that things have changed beyond recognition--even in the last 10 years.

By explaining the exponential powers of Moore's Law for technology, the 'States of Destruction' that countries are descending into post-post-Cold War, and the devastation that environmental degradation and booming populations have caused to the natural world, Friedman points the finger at where things derailed in the modern world--and what we can do to get back on track.

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Please note: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.
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release date: Aug 23, 2011
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The Elements of Style
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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release date: Mar 20, 2017
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Social Media Marketing: A Beginner's Guide to Dominating the Market with Social Media Marketing

The whole world is caught up in a social media frenzy!

Do you find yourself hooked to your phone and looking at your feed multiple times a day?  You are not the only one hooked.  Billions of people are doing it daily.  Do you wish there was some way you could capitalize on this?

Understanding exactly why people do what they do is the key.  

This will not only help you market your brand exceptionally well and cheaply, but it will also allow you to gain quick exposure that was never possible in the past.

Social media marketing is all about constantly growing your audience with insightful and compelling content. Your content helps you build your brand, foster customer loyalty, and lay the foundations for future sales.  You need to create things that excite your customers and make them think, "Wow, I really want to buy from them," and, "I really trust them."

Knowing how to start and which direction to take is always the hardest thing.

Remember, you have only a few seconds to attract a customer before they move on.  Keep your audience entertained and excited, and they will always come back for more.  This is when you make the sales.

In this book, I will start you on the path to understanding the big picture around your goal, and which social network to use to achieve that goal. You don't need to use all social media networks, only the one which your brand is suited to.

As a bonus, I have provided case studies to enlighten you on how best to position your brand to attract a larger audience for paid and non-paid advertising.

This book includes actionable pointers and practical ideas to allow you to take action from the start.

Read this book and find out exactly what your potential is, and how you can achieve and even surpass it!

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