Description : 2020 Edition Have you written a book but don’t know how to go about getting it published? Have you published a book but are hunting for more ways to improve your bottom line? Are you looking to distribute it in additional editions or sales channels? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, this is the book you have been looking for. The Business of Writing: Practical Insights for Independent, Hybrid, and Traditionally Published Authors is the go-to guide for everyone wishing to jump-start their writing careers. Whether you write fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, or poetry, discover the answers to such questions as: —Do I really need to incorporate, what “flavor” of company should I set up, and how do I take the plunge? —How do I manage my writing expenses and taxes? —What is an ISBN, where do I get one, and how many will I need? —What is an imprint and how do I establish one for my books? —What decisions must I face in the prepublication phase? —Do I need to register my book’s copyright and how do I accomplish it? What about using other copyrighted materials? —How on earth do I condense my 100K-word book to a 300-word description, let alone a 20-word tagline? —How do I select the best keywords for my book? —What makes for a great cover and how can I get one? —What do I need to know about book formatting, print as well as digital? —How can I turn my book into an audiobook? —How do I develop and refine my author brand? —How can I land invitations to speak at conferences and conventions? —I use several pseudonymns. How do I manage them all? —What’s an ARC? A media kit? A book trailer? A blog tour? —Do I really need to start a blog? Send out a newsletter? Dive into social media? Give away my books? —How do I price my book? Should I pick one price or vary it? Where are the best places to advertise my sale events? —How much is all of this going to cost me?? Don't feel overwhelmed by the publication and promotion process! Let award-winning, critically acclaimed author Kim Iverson Headlee give you the practical wisdom you need to stay on task and perhaps even come out ahead.
Description : The fast-paced energy of contemporary society is riddled with distractions, disappointments, and discouragement. From our home lives to our work lives, feeling driven and creative has become exceedingly difficult. The methods of change management are outdated. Today what matters most is focus and inspiration. In Do Epic Stuff!, René Esteban shows leaders how to use goals and inspiration as beacons, bringing teams to the heights of success. Esteban provides insight for leaders and managers to help encourage their team to give their all for an attractive goal, how to keep it in sight against all odds, and how to work towards it with zeal and enthusiasm. Esteban mixes his own tried and tested experiences from the corporate world with surprisingly effective psychological methods. Drawing on expert advice from top executives at such companies as Allianz, BMW, E.ON, and Deutsche Telekom, Do Epic Stuff! will enable leaders to foster outstanding teams that can achieve big goals.
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Description : Since its first publication in 1963, Properties of Concrete has been internationally acclaimed as the definitive work of reference on the subject for both the professional and the student engineer. The book has been translated into 12 languages and has sold well over half a million copies. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect advances in concrete technology over the past decade, yet it still retains the original aim of Professor Neville’s book: to provide reliable, comprehensive and practical information on the properties and use of concrete, and the selection of mix proportions all based on scientific observations and the author’s extensive engineering experience. The emphasis throughout is on understanding the behaviour of concrete and relating it to physical and chemical phenomena involved in the performance of the material in service. The overall effect is to give an integrated view of the properties of concrete so as to enable the reader to achieve the best possible construction in concrete. In addition, the scientific basis of the information provided is invaluable in planning research and in the interpretation of test results. new material includes such topics as self-compacting (self-consolidating) concrete, recycled concrete aggregate, thaumasite sulfate attack, compactability test, and delayed ettringite formation. standards, both American (ASTM) and British/European updated to 2010 are used. both SI and American (Imperial) units are used throughout. includes 1500 full references to the world’s literature on concrete and its constituents. an extensive subject index containing over 6000 entries provides excellent ease of reference. a full name index makes it possible to establish the contribution of individual researchers. Adam Neville is a renowned international authority on concrete and author or co-author of nine other books, the latest of which are Neville on Concrete and Concrete: Neville’s Insights and Issues, as well as over 250 research and technical papers. He has very extensive international experience as a consultant and investigator of problems and failures in a variety of structures. In addition to his academic and professional qualifications, he has Honorary Doctorates from the universities of Dundee, St Andrews, Calgary, Sherbrooke (Quebec) and Queen Mary University of London.
Description : Dignity is often denounced as hopelessly amorphous or incurably theological: as feel-good philosophical window-dressing, or as the name given to whatever principles give you the answer that you think is right. This is wrong, says Charles Foster: dignity is not only an essential principle in bioethics and law; it is really the only principle. In this ambitious, paradigm-shattering but highly readable book, he argues that dignity is the only sustainable Theory of Everything in bioethics. For most problems in contemporary bioethics, existing principles such as autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, justice and professional probity can do a reasonably workmanlike job if they are all allowed to contribute appropriately. But these are second order principles, each of which traces its origins back to dignity. And when one gets to the frontiers of bioethics (such as human enhancement), dignity is the only conceivable language with which to describe and analyse the strange conceptual creatures found there. Drawing on clinical, anthropological, philosophical and legal insights, Foster provides a new lexicon and grammar of that language which is essential reading for anyone wanting to travel in the outlandish territories of bioethics, and strongly recommended for anyone wanting to travel comfortably anywhere in bioethics or medical law.