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release date: Oct 23, 2017
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Witchwood Estate Collectables (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: A fun little book to help you awaken your inner witch - because there's a little witch in all of us. And it's all FREE!

This is a condensed version of the hands-on print book. Recipes, poetry, spells, reading tea leaves, broom history, animal familiars, the witches' pantry, crystals, candles, and more! 

  • Bonus content: The first novella in the Witchwood Series - Going home. The Craft meets Practical Magic.
release date: Oct 23, 2017
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Lucia Series (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: 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.
release date: Oct 23, 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: Oct 12, 2017
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PASSED: 12 Proven Secrets to Pass any Professional Exam at The First Sitting

Have you spent years trying to get certified due to continued exam failures? Do you want
to acquire a professional qualification but fear of failure is holding you back?

Then you do not’ have to worry anymore. This self-help book will show you the
techniques that will prepare you to pass any professional exams; even without attending
lectures. The book is for people who have the desire to be professionally certified but
face challenges with planning, studies, and the examination hall.
As a lifetime self-study student who sat and passed over 20 professional exam papers at
the first attempt, the author has mastered the art of passing exams even while having a
full-time banking job. He has read, researched, and tested many of the best materials for
success in an exam.
You too can pass any professional exam at the first sitting, and this book will show you:

  •  the mindset, network, and investment you needed to pass.
  •  Proven methods of preparing study notes that aid recall
  •  How to relate your textbook to the practical cases and scenarios
  •  How to easily remember any new idea or formula
  •  Productive study and revision strategies that lead to exam success.
  •  Strategies that can impress the examiner
  •  How to read and respond to any examination questions and much more.

Follow the advice in this book; you will get higher success rates in any professional
exams.


What is stopping you from acquiring your desired professional certification faster than
you ever thought possible? You must act with the right tools; then you will see
satisfactory results.

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release date: Oct 07, 2017
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A to Z Canning and Preserving for Total Beginners : The Essential Canning Recipes and Canning Supplies Guide

Food that last forever


Includes links to 50 Healthy Mexican Recipe Videos



Preserving food to last through the cold months or packaging or bottling it to travel long distances has long been a concern. Napoleon stated, "An army travels on its stomach." He was referring to the problems involved with transporting sufficient food to keep his men fed. The Napoleonic soldiers were often hungry, thanks to the difficulty of transporting fresh food. Just to show that he was serious about solving this problem, he offered a reward of 12,000 francs to anyone who could come up with a solution.


The award was given to Nicholas Appert in 1810. After trying a variety of methods – including attempting to remove air from his glass jars – he devised a method that worked. The food was placed in a glass bottle, then corked and sealed with wax. The glass bottles were then wrapped in canvas, and boiled in water. The result was bottled foodstuffs that could be transported, even though the jars were breakable. Appert published a book titled, The Art of Preserving Animal and Vegetable Substances.


Two years later, Brian Donkin found a way to substitute tin for the fragile glass, and the canning industry was born. It made its way to American, where Gail Borden used the technique to preserve milk so it could be transported to the inner cities.


There were problems along the way with this journey toward portable food preservation. The first was the sealant used on the cans. The early ones were soldered closed using lead solder. Of course, if you are on a battlefield where you could be shot down at any minute, lead poisoning probably isn't high on your list of worries. Second, it took forty years before anyone invented a can opener. Napoleon's men were forced to use their swords to open the cans, a process that probably didn't do the sword any good, and no doubt was less than satisfactory for getting those cans opened without spilling the contents.


Readers might be wondering at this point why modern home canning is usually done in glass jars, following methods that are similar to the ones Appert developed. The answer is somewhat complex.


Canning in metal requires more specialized equipment than canning in jars. Once the cans are filled, the lids must be sealed on. The cans will then need to be heated to destroy bacteria. (The first ones were made fifty years before Louis Pasteur did his ground-breaking work, so neither Appert or Donkin knew why it was that some cans would be just fine, while others would spoil. In early canning efforts, if the can was sealed and did not bulge, it was presumed to be safe to eat. No one knew about botulism, that hidden killer that can lurk in an improperly bottled jar of green beans.


The equipment for canning in tins is more expensive than that needed to can in glass bottles. It is also easier to see if the food is still good when it is preserved in transparent glass. Incidentally, "can" is short for "canister." As we all know, canisters can be made from all sorts of materials, so if you've ever wondered why foodstuffs preserved in glass jars was said to the "canned," rather than "bottled", that is the explanation.


Since this is a book about the very basics of home canning, it only addresses putting up your food in glass. Preserving food in metal cylinders requires a specialized sealer is a technique for experienced food preservers.

release date: Sep 23, 2015
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The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing: Updated & Revised Second Edition
The Naked Truth is not just another book about self-publishing. Nine New York Times Bestselling authors share their knowledge, their experiences, and their souls.

Jana DeLeon- A former CFO discusses taxes, corporations, LLCs, employees, deductions and many other things to help form your own author co-op.

Tina Folsom- An expert and bestseller in the foreign market. What to watch out for when dealing with translators, how to attract foreign readers, what countries are hot, foreign rights and much more.

Colleen Gleason- How does an MBA and two decades of sales and marketing experience translate into creating and promoting a brand that represents YOU and your work? Learn how to tackle an important element of self-publishing.

Jane Graves-What’s it like to spend more than a decade as a traditionally published author and make the switch to indie? Jane will offer guidelines to help you determine if you’re ready to make the leap.

Debra Holland- With a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Holland knows the mind of a writer. How do you stay sane and run a business, while trying to meet deadlines and run the emotional gauntlet caused by being an author.

Dorien Kelly-A tough and practical attorney who will share legal pitfalls that could arise while self-publishing. She’ll also delve into contracts and clauses that can tighten the noose around an author’s neck.

Theresa Ragan- Finished your book and don’t know what to do next? Theresa Ragan shares the basic steps to get you started on your self-publishing journey. Theresa also talks about money and shares real data.

Denise Grover Swank-Thinking of hiring an assistant? Where do you find one? And how do you form a business plan for a business that can be anything but consistent?

Jasinda Wilder-What happens when you have a book that skyrockets? Do you take the traditional deals thrown your way or stay indie? How to make hard decisions from multi-New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder.

Get the naked truth from nine women who know.
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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 Amazon.com

"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!"

J.Conley

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: Oct 12, 2017
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Productivity Tools for Writers (Second Edition): An Introduction to Free and Low-cost Programs that Help You Organize, Prioritize, and Focus
***Updated 2nd Edition, 2017***
Can’t find that amazing idea in your pile of sticky notes? Distracted by blog posts, social media, and email? Looking for an easy way to keep track of your research?
This booklet introduces handy—and often free or inexpensive—apps and programs to help you:
- Streamline your writing process
- Capture new ideas anywhere
- Eliminate distractions
- Organize your research
- Track your priorities and progress (NEW)
- Safeguard your hard work
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release date: Oct 17, 2017
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Plan Cook Save: How to eat well when money is tight and time is short
Get organised, save time, save money, reduce waste and eat healthier!

The complete guide to meal planning that takes the hassle out of feeding your family healthy meals.

Is your grocery budget out of control? Do you want to feed your family healthy whole foods you know they need to thrive, but you can't find the time?

This book gives you a simple, streamlined meal planning, shopping and food prep strategy that will help you balance a busy lifestyle with healthy eating on a budget.

* Discover the quickest, easiest most effective way to meal plan.
* Get organised, so you spend less time shopping and cooking.
* Save money on the groceries.
* Avoid the stress of last-minute dinner decisions.
* Significantly reduce food waste.
* Plan healthy whole food meals.

Get BONUS downloadable sheets to help you create your meal plans!

Who is this book for?
*Do you want to be more organised?
*Do you want to feed your family healthy whole foods?
* Are you short on time?
* Do you want to save money on the groceries?
Then the strategies in this book will help you.

Using this ebook, you will:
*Set a grocery budget that's right for your circumstances.
*Develop a master list of frugal, healthy meals that YOUR family will love.
*Learn how to quickly and easily meal plan.
*Develop strategies that will help you save money at the supermarket (no couponing)
*Create a routine that will save you time on food prep making weeknight dinners quicker and easier.

This book is not a bunch of recipes or a list of meal plans that may or may not suit your tastes and needs. Instead, it gives you strategies that help you develop a list of meals that are specially tailored to your tastes, budget and dietary needs.

Grab your copy and start eating well on a budget today.
release date: Sep 27, 2017
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The Elements of Style
'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, "a few matters of form", and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
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