Description : A practical, no nonsense guide into the essentials of composing and publishing eBooks. The Kit provides advice and step-by-step instructions on how to set up a file for conversion into the dominant formats of ePub, mobi (Kindle), optimised pdf as well as the new Fixed Layout formats suitable for spread-oriented books. You'll then see how to package the files for uploading to online distributors such as Amazon, Apple and Kobo by starting with a master file that is similar to that created for print or print on demand (POD) production. The Kit also provides strategies for getting out the word about your title to the global community. What's new in the 3rd Edition? • Information on the new export features from InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) that allow you to export to Fixed Layout formats as well as "flowable" ePub files for eBook devices. • an up-to-date review of the latest dedicated eBook Readers, smartphones, phablets and tablets in terms of what functionality they have for enhanced eBook files • the best FREE conversion programs • Step by step instructions on how to set up your book in iBooks Author, and how to prepare and add multimedia elements to your iBooks Author work • Streamlining your workflow in Word, Pages and Adobe's Creative Cloud Suite to shorten the conversion process • hands-on directions on how to use Sigil to edit your ePub files and Calibre to view and convert them to Kindle friendly mobi files • how to validate your files in iBooks Author and Kindle Previewer offline before uploading them to Apple and the Kindle Store • when to outsource conversion of your book, to whom and how much you should expect to pay • updated social media strategies for spreading the word about your book • and much, much more
Description : The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival "A classic. ... Addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it” —Outside Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.
Description : PhD student Dylan Cashew abandons his thesis on D. H. Lawrence for the uncertain world of top secret aerospace editing, college teaching and then independent publishing. Dogged and even mentored by Lawrence and others from parallel Dimensions, Dylan finds himself immersed in a publishing venture that, with aid of his PR-savvy wife, interjections from the Internet. and a bottomless supply of scotch, nearly goes under before he receives an offer from a Chinese conglomerate that may be too good to refuse. If you’re an author, published or unpublished, or wished you were one – or someone who’s worked in publishing, or wished you could – this book is for you. (Have we missed anyone?!) This is David P Reiter’s latest sortie into the satiricsphere of digital narrative. His having won two Western Australian Premier’s Awards with Timelord Dreaming and My Planets Reunion Memoir has done nothing to curb his rash flirtation with innovation. Nearly 200 “internet call-outs” will tempt you away from the central storyline. Can you resist? "This is a thrilling fast-paced satire of life in the publishing industry that must now navigate multiple universes, consider colliding galaxies, and take instruction from guides such as D.H. Lawrence." – Carmel Bird, Winner, 2016 Patrick White Award for Literature If only independent publishing was as enjoyable as this novel about it! David Reiter proves himself to be an accomplished comic writer with an incisive satirical eye. Black Books Publishing is darkly funny. – David Musgrave, novelist, poet and founder, Puncher & Wattman publishers
Description : From the ashes of the Penguin Australia Poetry Series, a new publishing house took wing. New and emerging creators, as well as established voices sought an independent publishing house with a global vision and an innovative approach. They found IP. Now, 20 years on, more than forty creators return to celebrate the survival of this maverick venture with the very best of work past, current and future. Their message to you is that independent publishing houses like IP are, and always will be, an essential part of the cultural landscape even in the face of globalisation and aspiring robots. Who are these daring writers whose work is Just off Message? You know how to find them.
Description : The digital age has presented an exponential growth in the amount of data available to individuals looking to draw conclusions based on given or collected information across industries. Challenges associated with the analysis, security, sharing, storage, and visualization of large and complex data sets continue to plague data scientists and analysts alike as traditional data processing applications struggle to adequately manage big data. The Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques is a critical scholarly resource that explores big data analytics and technologies and their role in developing a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use of big data in multidisciplinary fields. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as architecture patterns, programing systems, and computational energy, this publication is geared towards professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research and application topics on the subject.
Description : COMMUNICATION IN OUR LIVES, Sixth Edition, provides everything students need to strengthen their interpersonal, group, public speaking, and media literacy skills--and demonstrates the value of communication in their own lives. Award-winning, forward-thinking scholar Julia T. Wood combines a strong focus on skills development with careful attention to the research and theory of today's most prominent communication scholars, including current developments in cultural and social diversity and the impact of technology on communication. Consistently praised by instructors and students alike, the text features an engaging, personal tone, highly readable style, and frequent Student Voice sections that explore how past students have experienced key communication concepts. The text's comprehensive coverage includes integrated attention to diversity, early emphasis on public speaking, a unique chapter on the role of the media, and an all-new chapter on organizational communication. It is also packed with interactive, online study tools that further assist your students as they explore human communication and become more confident and effective communicators. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Lucky, age ten, can't wait another day. The meanness gland in her heart and the crevices full of questions in her brain make running away from Hard Pan, California (population 43), the rock-bottom only choice she has. It's all Brigitte's fault -- for wanting to go back to France. Guardians are supposed to stay put and look after girls in their care! Instead Lucky is sure that she'll be abandoned to some orphanage in Los Angeles where her beloved dog, HMS Beagle, won't be allowed. She'll have to lose her friends Miles, who lives on cookies, and Lincoln, future U.S. president (maybe) and member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers. Just as bad, she'll have to give up eavesdropping on twelve-step anonymous programs where the interesting talk is all about Higher Powers. Lucky needs her own -- and quick. But she hadn't planned on a dust storm. Or needing to lug the world's heaviest survival-kit backpack into the desert.
Description : Hiking, biking and flying amid craggy peaks and open plains, or watching a spectacular desert sunset, becomes possible with this guidebook. Watch wildlife in the savannah, engage in the vibrant cultures of San, Khoikhoi, Zulu and Xhosa or live it up in cities bursting with culinary, cultural and vineyard delights. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Unique Green Index to help you make your travels ecofriendly Expanded itineraries take you from cape to coast or on the roads less travelled Color wildlife chapter written by a natural-history expert
Description : This third edition presents the most thorough revision of Seamanship Techniques since first publication in 1987. Already recognised as one of the leading texts for cadet and serving seafarers of all ranks, this new edition covers all the seamanship knowledge required by students and experienced seafarers alike. Ideal for Merchant Navy Officers from Cadet rank to Master Mariner, the new edition incorporates the 2003 amendments to the Collision Avoidance Regulations and new material covering regulations and practice on cargo operations, survival systems, GMDSS requirements, watch keeping duties, rescue operations and pollution control, to name a few. Used by training establishments around the world this is the only reference to both shipboard practice and ship operations that seafarers will need. * Well-established, well-known, well-liked, well-trusted; the fully comrehensive seamanship reference Covers all the knowledge required to take readers from Cadet to Master rank * Includes the 2003 revision to the Collision Avoidance Rules and fully aligned with the IMO STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) requirements