Designed for horizontal scalability, OpenStack lets you build a cloud by integrating several technologies. This approach provides flexibility, but knowing which options to use can be bewildering. Once you complete this book, you’ll know the right questions to ask while you organize compute, storage, and networking resources. If you already know how to manage multiple Ubuntu machines and maintain MySQL, you’re ready to:Set up automated deployment and configurationDesign a single-node cloud controllerUse metrics to improve scalabilityExplore compute nodes, network design, and storageInstall OpenStack packagesUse an example architecture to help simplify decision-makingBuild a working environment to explore an IaaS cloudManage users, projects, and quotasTackle maintenance, debugging, and network troubleshootingMonitor, log, backup, and restore
Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.
Discover great Android apps to help you:Juggle tasksConnect with friendsPlay gamesOrganize documentsExplore what's nearbyGet in shapeTravel the worldFind new musicDine outManage your money
...and much more!
Tips and Techniques for Writing
Table of Contents
The Art of Writing
Writing Meaningful Content
The Will to Write
What Is Expected Of A Good Content Writer?
How to Become a Good Content Writer
Comparing Textbroker with Other Content Writing Companies
Non-USA resident – try Odesk
Knowing More about Textbroker
Winning with a Well-Written Test Article
Keeping Yourself Informed
How to Write Quality Articles
Catching The Reader’s Interest
Rereading and proper editing
Do the Math
Check out some of the other JD-Biz Publishing books
This book is going to give you an introduction on how to become a successful article and content writer on Textbroker. Unfortunately, writing for Textbroker is limited only to people based in the USA, due to taxation problems. I was a writer for eight months, there, so when I decided to change locations and careers, I decided to stay on with content writing.
This book is going to give you plenty of helpful tips and techniques, content writing profitably, what your clients are going to expect from you, and other useful information, including writing for websites.
A successful content writer is that responsible person who takes the undertaking of writing a newsletter, article, blog, website content, or develops content, with the specific goal of educating his readers or bloggers. His secondary goal is to drive traffic to the client’s website.
Linux Pocket Guide provides an organized learning path to help you gain mastery of the most useful and important commands. Whether you’re a novice who needs to get up to speed on Linux or an experienced user who wants a concise and functional reference, this guide provides quick answers.
Selected topics include:The filesystem and shellFile creation and editingText manipulation and pipelinesBackups and remote storageViewing and controlling processesUser account managementBecoming the superuserNetwork connectionsAudio and videoInstalling softwareProgramming with shell scripts
This isn’t a book on theory. With detailed examples, sample scripts, and solid advice, software engineers with operations experience will learn specific techniques that 9apps routinely uses in its cloud infrastructures.Build cloud applications with the "rip, mix, and burn" approachGet a crash course on Amazon Web ServicesLearn the top ten tips for surviving outages in the cloudUse elasticsearch to build a dependable NoSQL data storeCombine AWS and PostgreSQL to build an RDBMS that scales wellCreate a highly available document database with MongoDB Replica Set and SimpleDBAugment Redis with AWS to provide backup/restore, failover, and monitoring capabilitiesWork with CloudFront and Route 53 to safeguard global content delivery
HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT starts with the basics, breaking down a single hand so that you have a full understanding of every phase of the game. It then goes on to explain how the different bets differ from each other and the relative house edge associated with different options. It tells you which bets are the best default options, which bets can be used under special circumstances to win big, and which sucker bets should be avoided no matter what.
Once you have a firm understanding of how Baccarat is played, HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT develops a powerful betting strategy that includes card counting techniques, bet sequencing, and precise timing to push the odds in your favor, allowing you to make powerful plays as the game progresses.
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Additional sections on baccarat etiquette and the history of the game also prepare you for the social nuances of the game, so that you can play confidently without ever feeling out of place either at the rough and tumble mini-baccarat tables or past the velvet ropes with tens of thousands of dollars at stake.
Unlike other books on the market, HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT treats Baccarat as the serious game that it is, and eschews gimmicky tactics that are easy to learn for deep strategies that must be learned and practiced – but which give far better results once they have been mastered. HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT also provides players with the tools to evaluate new betting strategies and test new ideas rigorously, so that they are always able to distinguish new techniques and developments from complicated schemes with little actual merit.
HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT a literal master-class on playing Baccarat, and it gives well-sequenced, step-by-step instructions on how to improve your game and learn the various techniques outlined in the book. As your understanding and appreciation of the game develops, players will find themselves returning to HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT to gain further insight into the principles of the game.
Baccarat is a game of slim margins and careful play, and it takes a clear mind along with the right set of tools if you want to win. Whether you want to play a few hands at the local casino or take on the world famous Tournoi de Chemin de Fer, HOW TO WIN BIG AT BACCARAT will give you all the skills you need to make money playing Baccarat.
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While you can interface with Google in 97 languages and glean results in 35, you can't find any kind of instruction manual from Google. Lucky for you, our fully updated and greatly expanded second edition to the bestselling Google: The Missing Manual covers everything you could possibly want to know about Google, including the newest and coolest--and often most underused (what is Froogle, anyway?)--features. There's even a full chapter devoted to Gmail, Google's free email service that includes a whopping 2.5 GB of space).
This wise and witty guide delivers the complete scoop on Google, from how it works to how you can search far more effectively and efficiently (no more scrolling through 168 pages of seemingly irrelevant results); take best advantage of Google's lesser-known features, such as Google Print, Google Desktop, and Google Suggest; get your website listed on Google; track your visitors with Google Analytics; make money with AdWords and AdSense; and much more.
Whether you're new to Google or already a many-times-a-day user, you're sure to find tutorials, tips, tricks, and tools that take you well beyond simple search to Google gurudom.
Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 guides you step by step through the process of analyzing and visualizing your data. Daniel R. Clark, an expert in BI training and a regular speaker on these topics, takes you through each tool in turn, using hands-on activities to consolidate what you’ve learned in each chapter.
Starting with Power Pivot, you will create robust scalable data models which will serve as the foundation of your data analysis. Once you have mastered creating suitable data models, you will use them to build compelling interactive visualizations in Power View. It’s often necessary to combine data from disparate sources into a data model. Power Query allows you to easily discover, combine, and refine data from a variety of sources, so you can make accurate judgments with all the available information. Geographical awareness is another common requirement of data analysis. Using Power Maps you will create captivating visualizations that map your data in space and time.
Beginning Power BI with Excel 2013 is your practical guide to getting maximum insight from your data, and presenting it with impact.
Written by written by two experienced Zendesk product trainers, this book is distilled from years of working in the trenches, launching customer implementations, and answering thousands of questions from participants throughout the world. With it, you’ll be able to determine the best way to put Zendesk’s vast potential to work for your company.Apply custom branding to your user-facing support portalMitigate risk by implementing various Zendesk security featuresManage profiles and permissions for users, agents, and administratorsCreate tickets from email, voice, chat, feedback tabs, and social mediaCapture and classify help requests through standard and custom fieldsUse techniques to build an efficient agent support processAutomate your business rules in Zendesk to streamline your workflowProvide your customers with self-service support
Would you like to be able to access your most important files anywhere you go? Even better, would you like to be able to do it without bringing a flash drive with the files with you? Would you like to be able to share files with anyone automatically without having to send them anything? And they would be able to do the same for you.
Dropbox lets you do all of this--and more! This revolutionary cloud technology has a multitude of benefits, many of which that will help you be more productive in your job and school work. Warren R. Sullivan has written a guide to Dropbox that is perfect for everyone, from beginners to those who are looking for more advanced ways to use Dropbox.
Thinking, and betting, like the pros
"Most people in sports betting are looking at things the wrong way."
- Peter Webb, founder of Bet Angel
"Some people only ever seem to want to hit the sexy six, and not take the singles"
- Compton Hellyer, founder of Sporting Index
This is a book that teaches you how to bet on sports with the same discipline and mindset as the professionals.
Lots of books and websites give advice on profitable strategies - and tipsters and systems proliferate. But this is the only guide that helps you make your trades and bank your wins for the long term, avoiding the perennial dangers of overconfidence, irrationality and emotion.
However successful your selections, you are never safe from crippling losses until you know how to bet with the clear head and calm approach of the masters.
The simple fact is that most people betting on sports lose over the long term. Performance errors currently hamper the majority of bettors: they lose their bets because they first lose their heads.The only answer is to think differently. With chapters ranging across motivation, performance analysis, the betting process and going pro, this book is the definitive guide to achieving this:
- Use dozens of exercises to sharpen your thinking and refine your betting processes.
- Share in the exclusive insights of professional sports bettors, who reveal for the first time how they have built successful gambling careers.
- Benefit in every chapter from one-to-one training from the author, a professional sports and trading performance coach.
Sports Betting to Win is your own personal course for establishing a firm psychological foundation for long-term betting success.
Author Jordan Goldmeier builds on a foundation of industry best practices, bringing his own forward-thinking approach to Excel and rich real-world experience, to distill a unique blend of advanced essentials. Among other topics, he covers advanced formula concepts like array formulas and Boolean logic and provides insight into better code and formulas development. He supports that insight by showing you how to build correctly with hands-on examples.
This two-volume series covers a wide spectrum of the IPv6 technology, help the readers establish solid and empirical understanding on IPv6 and the KAME reference implementation paralleled by none.
Key Features:Extensive code listings with meticulous line-by-line explanation of rationale and use for KAME snapshot implementations on advanced IPv6 related protocols, including: Unicast and multicast routing and DNS client based on KAME snapshot dated April 2003, which are a base of more recent versions of BSD variantsMobile IPv6 based on KAME snapshot dated July 2004, a predecessor version of the "SHISA" implementationDHCPv6 based on KAME snapshot dated May 2005, a base of the WIDE-DHCPv6 implementation available at SourceForge todayNumerous diagrams and illustrations help in visualizing the implementationIn-depth discussion of the standards provides intrinsic understanding of the specificationsAn introduction to the IP security protocols along with the use of the racoon key exchange daemonTwo CD-ROMs filled with the complete KAME IPv6 protocol stack and FreeBSD softwareThe only authoritative reference "cookbook" for anyone interested in advanced IPv6 topics and protocolsLine-by-line walk through of real code helps the reader master IPv6 implementationComprehensive in scope, based on a working standard, and thoroughly illustrated to bring the protocols alive
Using real-life examples of domestic and international disasters, the book reveals how social media has quickly become a powerful tool for both providing emergency instruction to the public in real time and allowing responding agencies to communicate among themselves in crisis. A definitive and comprehensive source, the book explores topics such as:
Social media basics Citizen journalism Strategic implementation Safety and responsibility Monitoring and analytics Operational implementation Geolocation systems Crowdsourcing Public notification Mobile and other emerging technologies
Each chapter begins with a list of objectives and includes a collection of case examples of social media use in past events. Practitioner profiles show real people implementing the technology for real solutions. Demonstrating how to effectively apply social media technology to the next crisis, this is a must-read book for those charged with disaster management and response.
The new edition includes: modifications to about 30-40% of the end of chapter problems; a new introduction to electromagnetics based on behavior of charges; a new section on units; MATLAB tools for solution of problems and demonstration of subjects; most chapters include a summary. The book is an undergraduate textbook at the Junior level, intended for required classes in electromagnetics. It is written in simple terms with all details of derivations included and all steps in solutions listed. It requires little beyond basic calculus and can be used for self-study. The wealth of examples and alternative explanations makes it very approachable by students.
More than 400 examples and exercises, exercising every topic in the book
Includes 600 end-of-chapter problems, many of them applications or simplified applications
Discusses the finite element, finite difference and method of moments in a dedicated chapter
In addition to all the information needed to pass the exam, you will also find tips to give insight into how to read and answer questions, and each chapter includes exercises and a multiple-choice quiz to test your understanding of the topics covered. A glossary of key terms is also provided, along with study aids such as mind maps.
The author, Sean Whitaker, has managed complex projects in the construction, telecommunications, and IT industries, and shares real-world examples of theory in action from his own career.
What you'll learn:Handle integration, scope, time, cost, and quality managementManage risk, procurement, and stakeholder riskWork with human resources, communications, and handle ethics and professional conductBecome eligible for the PMP exam and how to study for itDiscover some PMP exam taking tipsHandle various PMP exam tasks and puzzle games
Who is this book for:
Experienced project managers looking to capstone their learning with the PMP certification.
Divided into 12 sections, this book covers: historical backgrounds and overviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE)
specific subfields of HFE issues involved in content preparation for the Web information search and interactive information agents designing for universal access and specific user populations the importance of incorporating usability evaluations in the design process task analysis, meaning analysis, and performance modeling
specific Web applications in academic and industrial settings Web psychology and information security emerging technological developments and applications for the Web the costs and benefits of incorporating human factors for the Web and the state of current guidelines
The Handbook of Human Factors in Web Design is intended for researchers and practitioners concerned with all aspects of Web design. It could also be used as a text for advanced courses in computer science, industrial engineering, and psychology.
Building an Enterprise Architecture Practice provides practical advice on how to develop your enterprise architecture practice. The authors developed different tools and models to support organizations in implementing and professionalizing an enterprise architecture function. The application of these tools and models in many different organizations forms the basis for this book. The result is a hands-on book that will help you to avoid certain pitfalls and achieve success with enterprise architecture.
A lot of organizations nowadays have a team of enterprise architects at work but struggle with questions like:
• How do I show the added value of enterprise architecture?
• How do I determine what specific architectures are necessary for my organization?
• What steps do I need to take to improve my enterprise architecture practice?
• How do I fulfill the role of enterprise architect?
These questions are answered in this book and illustrated with a lot of best practices.
After reading the book the reader will have a better understanding of what makes enterprise architecture successful and will possess the tools to analyse his own situation and build an enterprise architecture practice accordingly.
This book clearly describes how to establish an architecture practice that delivers value for an organization. The authors demonstrate a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the multifaceted nature of this challenging task and they provide sound advice on how to avoid the many pitfalls that may be encountered along the way.
Recognising that there is no 'one-size-fits-all' approach, they show how to deploy a range of practical tools and approaches that will enable each organization to create its own road map to success. In particular, their Maturity Matrix is invaluable for balancing architecture priorities and targeting improvements. The book makes a significant contribution to the professionalization of the architect role.
Sally Bean, Enterprise Architecture Consultant
Too many books on enterprise architecture leave one in a state of mental fuzziness: After reading them, the reader has learned a lot of impressive words but still does not know how to design an enterprise architecture. This step by step guide to DYA is different.
It provides pragmatic guidelines for developing enterprise architecture and presents a maturity model that helps the users of DYA to state realistic goals and to outline feasible steps to achieve these goals. Particularly useful is the emphasis on a coherent enterprise architecture vision, including the value added by the architecture. I warmly recommend this book to practicing enterprise architects.
Prof. Dr. Roel Wieringa, Universiteit Twente
If for you, multithreading is an unsolved mystery and ARC is unexplored territory, then this is the book you'll need to make these concepts clear and send you on your way to becoming a master iOS and OS X developer.What are blocks? How are they used with GCD?Multithreading with GCDManaging objects with ARC
Learning Made Simple books give you skills without frills. They are matched to the main qualifications, and written by experienced teachers and authors to make often tricky subjects simple to learn. Every book is designed carefully to provide bite-sized lessons matched to your needs.
Learning Made Simple titles provide both a new colorful way to study and a useful adjunct to any training course. Using full color throughout, and written by leading teachers and writers, Learning Made Simple books will help you learn new skills and develop your talents.
Whether studying at college, training at work, or reading at home, aiming for a qualification or simply getting up to speed, Learning Made Simple books will give you the advantage of easy, well-organised training materials in a handy volume with two or four-page sections for each topic for ease of use.
Illustrated graphical approach shows what happens at each stage Short sections provide instant access to each task the reader needs to perform Step-by-step instructions help the reader grasp even complex procedures in full confidence
Excel 2010 Made Simple takes a practical and highly effective approach to using Excel 2010, showing you the best way to complete your most common spreadsheet tasks. You'll learn how to input, format, sort, and filter your data to find out what you want to know. You'll see how to place your data in tables and named ranges for easy access, all of which will get you working efficiently and productively.
Excel 2010 Made Simple also covers the new features introduced in Excel 2010. For instance, it shows you how to use Sparklines for data comparison and the Backstage view for printing and sharing your spreadsheets, so you can carry out your tasks with minimum fuss. The hands-on focus on tasks means you'll see how to actually use Excel 2010 to suit your needs.
The book concentrates on Semantic Web technologies standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium: RDF and SPARQL enable data exchange and querying, RDFS and OWL provide expressive ontology modeling, and RIF supports rule-based modeling. The text also describes methods for specifying, querying, and reasoning with ontological information. In addition, it explores topics that are clearly beyond foundations, such as tools, applications, and engineering aspects.
Written by highly respected researchers with a deep understanding of the material, this text centers on the formal specifications of the subject and supplies many pointers that are useful for employing Semantic Web technologies in practice.The book has an accompanying website with supplemental information.
The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM is the first official SugarCRM book available to developers and users. This definitive book begins with a discussion of the SugarCRM platform components, namely MVC, Studio, Module Builder, authentication, and themes.
Next, you'll learn how to customize the modules SugarCRM comes with out of the box in an upgrade-safe manner. The text then presents an example application that a typical business might use and shows how to build it using SugarCRM, using both existing functionality as well as newly added functionality.
This book will provide you with an insight into what Bitcoins are and where they came from. It will explain to you how bitcoins can be used, where you can get them, and how Bitcoin compares to real money.
You will also discover how the Bitcoin process works, so that you can get your own wallet started. From downloading the software, to obtaining and using an address, you will discover all there is to know about Bitcoin and digital currency. You will also be provided with information on mining.
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Whether you’re using your iPad to surf the Internet, admire or edit family photos, listen to music, watch movies, create or edit movies, or read a book, this book will help guide you. Discover how your iPad can be a virtual shopping mall, opening the door to purchases of music, books, videos, and movies. This book will help you organize your daily life through the use of Calendar, Notes, and Contacts, communicate with friends and colleagues with Mail, and find your way with Maps. You'll also learn how get the most out of your iPad's two cameras, and you'll learn how iCloud keeps all of your documents and photos in sync across all your Apple devices. You'll also learn about great new iOS 5 features like Reminders, Notification Center, iMessage, Newsstand, and PC-Free updates.
Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition introduces the essentials of using your iPad for recreation, travel, and work—and includes the basics of Apple's iWork suite for iPad. Learn to create business or personal documents with Pages, make professional presentations with Keynote, and keep data and finances under control with Numbers. You'll also learn how to use iLife's suite of apps, including iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand on the iPad.
No matter how you use your iPad, Taking Your iPad to the Max, iOS 5 Edition will show you how to make the most of it.
• Why are job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder so stunningly ineffective?
• What can you do to make sure your resumes survive the elimination process?
• How do you find the information that search engines like Google can’t?
• How can you tell the difference between a genuinely helpful job board, and a website designed only to collect resumes?
• When are hobby forums more helpful than business networking sites?
• When is the Internet not helpful when job-hunting?
• What is the fatal flaw of all social networking sites?
The Guide to Job-Hunting Online, 6th Edition, not only answers these questions and many more, but shows you how to comprehensively and effectively use the Internet for all aspects of your job-hunt.
This companion to What Color Is Your Parachute?, the best-selling job-hunting book in the world, has been completely rewritten for our changing times and includes hundreds of updated website recommendations and descriptions. The Guide to Job-Hunting Online shows you how to quickly find the data that will be most helpful to you, how to identify and research the places where you will most enjoy working, how to leverage the power of social networking sites, and how to use your Internet time most effectively, avoiding the common pitfalls and setting you up for success.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Problem is, with tens of thousands of apps available for your iPad, who knows what to download? You can try to sort through a gazillion customer reviews with a mix of 5- and 1-star ratings, but that’s a head-hurting time-waster. The stakes are getting higher, too: instead of freebies and 99-cent trinkets, the price of iPad apps is steadily creeping up and beyond their iPhone predecessors.
Best iPad Apps guides you to the hidden treasures in the App Store's crowded aisles. Author Peter Meyers stress-tested thousands of options to put together this irresistible, page-turner of a catalog. Inside these pages, you’ll find apps as magical as the iPad itself.
Flip through the book for app suggestions, or head directly to one of several categories we've loaded up with "best of" selections to help you:Get work doneManipulate photosMake moviesCreate comicsBrowse the Web betterTake notesOutline ideasTrack your healthExplore the world
No matter how you use your iPad, Best iPad Apps will help you find the real gems among the rubble -- so you make the most of your glossy gadget.
This book will show you how to quickly get up and running with Ferret. You'll learn how to index different document types such as PDF, Microsoft Word, and HTML, as well as how to deal with foreign languages and different character encodings. Ferret describes the Ferret Query Language in detail along with the object-oriented approach to building queries.
You will also be introduced to sorting, filtering, and highlighting your search results, with an explanation of exactly how you need to set up your index to perform these tasks. You will also learn how to optimize a Ferret index for lightning fast indexing and split-second query results.
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The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they'll be able to use what you've created.
Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox of techniques to help designers and developers see through the eyes of their users. It provides in-depth coverage of 13 user experience research techniques that will provide a basis for developing better products, whether they're Web, software or mobile based. In addition, it's written with an understanding of how software is developed in the real world, taking tight budgets, short schedules, and existing processes into account.
·Explains how to create usable products that are still original, creative, and unique
·A valuable resource for designers, developers, project managers—anyone in a position where their work comes in direct contact with the end user.
·Provides a real-world perspective on research and provides advice about how user research can be done cheaply, quickly and how results can be presented persuasively
·Gives readers the tools and confidence to perform user research on their own designs and tune their software user experience to the unique needs of their product and its users
With Pinterest Kickstart, you can kick back and start enjoying the cool features of the unique social networking site that connects you to other users worldwide based on shared tastes and interests. This handy, full-color guide provides you with a quick deep dive into Pinterest—what it is and how to use it; practical projects for individuals and groups; and some advanced techniques. The chapters move you quickly through initial set up to exploring the most popular Pinners to finding other appealing boards to creating your own boards.See how it’s done with tons of color screenshots that offer the same experience you’ll see onscreen 25+ project ideas of different kinds of boards—grouping décor ideas; planning and documenting home improvement projects; planning an event and organizing guests and vendors; fundraising for a non-profit; collecting genealogy information; and more Get undocumented strategies and solutions from “Now You Know” sidebars Learn ways to use Pinterest for your business Take this portable guide anywhere
With foreword by Jim Williams, author of ten internationally published novels including the Booker Prize nominated Scherzo.
The New Author is an excellent piece of writing, combining deceptive simplicity, lucidity and charm: a trick which in practice is very difficult to pull off. The book is also informed by considerable intelligence and analysis founded on firsthand experience.
Barnes explicitly warns against the trap that engagement at the required level can become obsessive and time consuming, and in a couple of nice vignettes he makes his point with wit and style. The New Author is a terrific companion for independent e-publishing and I recommend it.
There are at least three reasons why you might want to buy this book:
1. you want to be an author;
2. you have already written a novel and want to publish it as an ebook;
3. you want to promote yourself as an author.
This book is a beginner’s guide on how to do the above. It isn’t a magic elixir for foolproof million copy marketing of your ebook. It is based upon the experiences of this author and a broad-based peer group.
I have to warn you right now, this is not going to be an easy journey. Less of a country stroll, more of a trek up Kilimanjaro. The good news is that almost anyone can trek up Kilimanjaro with the right support, appropriate equipment and a positive attitude. See you at the top.
The New Author is a non-fiction work of 44,000 words.
What this book does and does not contain
The scope of this edition is deliberately limited to basic novel writing guidelines, first practical steps in building and operating a social media platform for authors, and the process of epublishing a novel on Amazon KDP and other market channels via Smashwords. A list of recommended further reading is provided that covers the subject matter, should readers wish to delve deeper into these areas.
This edition of The New Author does not contain a method approach to novel writing, advice on publishing in print or a prescriptive ‘silver bullet’ approach to ebook marketing.
The internet is a labyrinth of blogs, websites and web-based tools. User interfaces are constantly being improved, upgraded and changed. No screenshots have been included in this book in order to avoid early obsolescence and to keep the format and page display simple and readable. Hyperlinks to the internet have not been used for similar reasons and to avoid accidental use by the increasing number of ereaders with touch screens.
Part 1 - writing a novel
- Have you got what it takes?
- The time, space, support continuum
- The Rules
- Plot and premise
- Planning and structure
- Narrative Voice
- Settings – the six senses
- Pace & structure
- Dialogue – people will talk
- Theme - metaphor
- Language and grammar
- Writing peer groups
- Beta readers
- Vignette 1 - Peer review; the blind leading the blind?
Part 2 - Promoting your brand using social networks
- Nom de Plume?
- Content - the nitty gritty of your social network platform
- Website / blog style
- Search Engine Optimisation SEO for your blog / website
- Reader groups
- Other social networks
- Vignette 2 - Compulsive Communication Syndrome
Part 3 - publishing an independent ebook
- Getting your manuscript into shape for publishing
- Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)
- KDP reports
- KDP Community
- Amazon Author Central
- Premium status
- Your pricing on the web
- Your ebook’s reviews on the web
- Self-publishing in print
- Marketing an ebook
- Vignette 3 - Under the influence - social networks
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But one man has been proving them wrong for four decades.
In the summer of 1975 Barney Curley, a fearless and renowned gambler, masterminded one of the most spectacular gambles of all time with a racehorse called Yellow Sam. It cost the bookmakers millions of pounds.
They said that it could never happen again.
But in May 2010, thirty-five years after his first coup, Curley staged the ultimate multimillion pound-winning sequel.
The Sure Thing tells the complete story of how he managed to organise the biggest gamble in racing history – and how he then followed up with yet another audacious scheme in January 2014.
Erlang was designed for fault-tolerant, non-stop telecom systems, and building applications with it requires a large set of skills. By the end of the book, you’ll have the information you need to build a basic web service and get it running.Explore the power of Erlang and REST for building web servicesServe static and dynamic content with the Yaws web serverUse different methods for outputting data to user, such as encoding Erlang data structures into JSON or XMLBuild an application to listen for HTTP requests, process them, store data, and return useful dataGo beyond the request-response model—push data to clients with web socketsUse Erlang and Yaws to stream data from the server to a client
"A book which is truly needed and will help get Erlang to the next level."
—Francesco Cesarini, CEO of Erlang Solutions, author of Erlang Programming.
In response to strong feedback from readers of GUI BLOOPERS calling for a book devoted exclusively to Web design bloopers, Jeff Johnson calls attention to the most frequently occurring and annoying design bloopers from real web sites he has worked on or researched. Not just a critique of these bloopers and their sites, this book shows how to correct or avoid the blooper and gives a detailed analysis of each design problem.
Hear Jeff Johnson's interview podcast on software and website usability at the University of Canterbury (25 min.)Discusses in detail 60 of the most common and critical web design mistakes, along with the solutions, challenges, and tradeoffs associated with them. Covers important subject areas such as: content, task-support, navigation, forms, searches, writing, link appearance, and graphic design and layout. Organized and formatted based on the results of its own usability test performed by web designers themselves.Features its own web site (www.web-bloopers.com)with new and emerging web design no-no's (because new bloopers are born every day) along with a much requested printable blooper checklist for web designers and developers to use.
What You'll Learn
See Q&As to over 400 realistic practice questions and answers
Discover all the formulas needed to pass the exam
Use the first part to simulate testingUse the second part as a study guide to understand why an answer is correct or not
Who This Book Is For
divThose with project management experience and some IT experience who are ready to study for and take the PMP exam.
Pro SharePoint 2013 App Development is your must-have guide to developing app solutions that run on the SharePoint 2013 platform. Using step-by-step tutorials, author Steve Wright creates a sample SharePoint app throughout the course of the book, and you can walk with him through the entire lifecycle of a SharePoint app.
Get expert guidance and advice on creating an app, provisioning it for use in SharePoint, securing it from unauthorized use and from other applications, integrating your app with SharePoint search and other platform features, and much more. You'll even discover how to present your app to users on mobile devices like iPads, smartphones, and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Apps in SharePoint are here to stay. Don't miss out - pick up a copy of Pro SharePoint 2013 App Development and get started on your own custom apps today.Introduces the architecture for creating and hosting SharePoint apps. Leads the reader through the creation and deployment of a complete solution. Provides an understanding of the security features in the SharePoint app model. Helps the organization leverage internal data securely over the network. Leverages SharePoint search and other services to create rich SharePoint solutions. Introduces the techniques for delivering data on a multitude of web and mobile platforms.
Introducing set theory as a consistent underlying formalism, Brian Henderson-Sellers shows how a coherent framework can be developed that clearly links these four, previously separate, areas of software engineering. In particular, he shows how the incorporation of a foundational ontology can be beneficial in resolving a number of controversial issues in conceptual modelling, especially with regard to the perceived differences between linguistic metamodelling and ontological metamodelling. An explicit consideration of domain-specific modelling languages is also included in his mathematical analysis of models, metamodels, ontologies and modelling languages.This encompassing and detailed presentation of the state-of-the-art in modelling approaches mainly aims at researchers in academia and industry. They will find the principled discussion of the various subdisciplines extremely useful, and they may exploit the unifying approach as a starting point for future research.
The Instagram Handbook will be useful for you and your business (if you run your own business or work in sales, marketing, etc.). If you are not using or intending to use Instagram in a marketing context, you will still find a lot of interesting material about Instagram for your personal use.
Learn: How to use Instagram, develop an Instagram strategy, create Instagram contests, create engagement, find out tips for better photos and videos, repost and embed photos, optimize your presence, use Instagram direct, find out more about staying secure on Instagram, and much more.
This book covers the leading firewall products: Cisco PIX, Check Point NGX, Microsoft ISA Server, Juniper’s NetScreen Firewall, and SonicWall. It describes in plain English what features can be controlled by a policy, and walks the reader through the steps for writing the policy to fit the objective. Because of their vulnerability and their complexity, VPN policies are covered in more depth with numerous tips for troubleshooting remote connections.
· The only book that focuses on creating policies that apply to multiple products.
· Included is a bonus chapter on using Ethereal, the most popular protocol analyzer, to monitor and analyze network traffic.
· Shows what features can be controlled by a policy, and walks you through the steps for writing the policy to fit the objective at hand
Techniques are illustrated step-by-step using photography and screen prints throughout, together with concise, easy to follow text from an established expert in the field, provide a comprehensive guide to office applications.
Whether you are new to Microsoft Office, an experienced user or studying a computer skills course this book will provide you with a firm grasp of the underpinning foundations and equip you with the skills needed to use Office like a pro.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Big Question
A Bit of History
Is it Worth Investing in Bitcoins:
Advantages of Bitcoin
Disadvantages of Bitcoin
How to Trade Bitcoin (and if you should)
How Bitcoin Works
How bitcoin exchanges work
How to become a player in the bitcoin market
How bitcoin mining works
So, how does mining happen?
Making a hash of it
Competing for coins
Possibility of making money Mining Bitcoins, now and in future
Is it worth joining a mining pool?
Risks and Rewards
Could You Get Rich With Bitcoins?
Are you familiar with the expression that money makes the world go round? You see it in the movies and music videos; artists pride themselves to having a lot of ‘paper’ and because of that they are untouchable and they can conquer the world. In this book, our main focus is going green with money. We are saying bye to paper currency and embracing digital currency and how to amass more and more of it.
This is an amazing guide towards gaining financial freedom. By now your reading glasses should be on your face and a pen and paper on your hands. Let’s journey together and learn how to make more and more money. After all, it is a necessary evil!
GitHub has rapidly become the default platform for software development, but it’s also ideal for other text-based documents, from contracts to screenplays. This hands-on book shows you how to use GitHub’s web interface to view projects and collaborate effectively with your team.Learn how and why people use GitHub to collaborateView the status of a project—recent changes, outstanding work, and historic changesCreate and edit files through GitHub without learning GitSuggest changes to projects you don’t have permission to edit directlyUse tools like issues, pull requests, and branches to specify and collaborate on changesCreate a new GitHub repository to control who has access to your project
This fully updated fifth edition, endorsed by the National Archives, is the comprehensive guide for anyone researching their family history online. It covers:
·Online census records and wills, including the 1911 Census
·Civil registration indexes
·Information on occupations and professions
·New genealogy websites and search engines
·Passenger lists and migration records
·Information on digitised historical maps and photographs
This book also includes the impact of blogging, podcasting and social networking on family history research, allowing family historians to find others with similar research interests and to share their results. Whether you want to put your family tree online, find distant relatives or access the numerous online genealogical forums, discussion groups and mailing lists, this book is a must-have.
The author appreciates how you got to the place where you need this book. Management tapped you instead of some experienced manager from the outside because you know the technical challenges, company culture, and team players better than anyone else: you’re ready to hit the ground running. But the skills that make you an excellent techie are not sufficient to make you a successful manager. The rules of your world have abruptly changed. You will now be judged not by your puzzle-solving elegance but by how effectively your team contributes to the organization’s bottom line.
From Techie to Boss shows you how to translate and adapt the analytic skills that made you an outstanding techie to your new responsibilities as a technical manager. Even more crucially, this book teaches you a whole new set of interpersonal, organizational, and metrical skills you never needed before, but without which you cannot succeed as a manager.
An exciting journey that will allow you to know everything about WordPress and the wonderful world of blogging.
15 chapters (over 200 pages) with containing detailed information to fully enter into the world of blogs!
With WordPress from "A" to "W," you will be able to:
- create your blog now, using a solid CMS like WordPress
- discover the strengths of WordPress and configure it to get your successful blog
- gain appreciation of users and improve your online presence
- make money with your blog
Clearly written and well organized, this edition is designed to meet the needs of everyone, from novice bloggers to most experienced webmasters!
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