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Anatomy of a Fatigue-Related Accident
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Series: Shiftwork, Fatigue and Safety, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
How do you know whether human fatigue was a factor in causing an accident? The fatigue scorecard, scoring procedures and basic information about sleep, circadian rhythms and fatigue described here will help you decide. Seven fatigue indicators explained that raise “red flags” with respect to the likelihood that human performance may have been impaired by fatigue at the time of a mishap.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 1
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Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 107,170. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Universally acknowledged as the bible for self-publishers, this guide incorporates the latest information on the process in a new edition. Twelve chapters answer common questions and provide practical guidance on writing, design, copyrighting, printing, promotion, publicity, sales, and distribution, with one chapter devoted to technology. An appendix lists useful resources.
Graduate School: Winning Strategies For Getting In
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 69,300. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
This book provides college students with the information they need to apply successfully to graduate school. Misconceptions about graduate school are revealed and dispelled, including the most common myth – that one must have excellent grades to get in, and that excellent grades are all one needs. Other factors that may play a bigger role than GPA are discussed.
Business Planning for Editorial Freelancers: A Guide for New Starters
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 28,390. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Published in association with The Publishing Training Centre, this practical guide takes new freelance proofreaders and copyeditors through the basics of planning their business. Chapters focus on the different aspects of editorial freelancing, training, client focus, getting experience, financial assessment, promotion, networking, tools for the job and real-world case studies.
Getting Published in the 21st Century: Advice from a Literary Agent
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
From Literary Agent Carly Watters comes Getting Published in the 21st Century, an ebook of Writer’s Digest award-winning blog content and new material primed to help writers get published.
Autonomy in Language Learning: Stories of Practices
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Price: $8.50 USD. Words: 98,860. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013 by IATEFL Learner Autonomy SIG. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
Stories of Practices brings together many different teachers' stories about their engagement with learner (and teacher) autonomy in many different places over many years. In this volume, each of the 14 story chapters is composed of the story of one teacher (the storywriter) and the response of two readers (the reader responders) to that teacher’s evolving engagement with learner autonomy.
Man Oh Man! Writing Quality M/M Fiction
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 131,330. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
So, why this book? Why not one of the other "How to Write..." titles? Because everything in Man, Oh Man is geared to the M/M market and the M/M writer, to you and the genre that you love, whether you're an aspiring writer or you're already published. Lambda Award finalist Josh Lanyon takes you step-by-step through the writing process.
Speaking Activities That Don't Suck
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Series: English Teacher X, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
One of the most painful aspects of any TEFL job is getting the students to speak. Far too many teachers exhaust themselves trying to entertain and motivate surly or shy students - but yet again English Teacher X is here to help. Here is a book full of clear, succint, and EFFECTIVE ways to give your students NO CHOICE but to produce HUGE AMOUNTS of English in a variety of classroom situations.
Writing Between the Sexes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Nonfiction. Men and women think, talk, and act differently -- which causes problems for writers who are trying to create characters of the opposite sex. Award-winning author Leigh Michaels (author of On Writing Romance) shares the secrets of why and how men and women are different and how to use the differences to create realistic -- but not stereotypical -- characters.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
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Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 27,180. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
Speaking Phrases Boricua: A Collection of Wisdom and Sayings from Puerto Rico
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2011 by Language Babel. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Quotations
This follow-up to the Puerto Rican Spanish bestseller, Speaking Boricua, collects the unique Puerto Rican sayings that are passed down from generation to generation. Hundreds of them are translated literally into English, explained and, when available, paired with an English equivalent.
Grammar Saves Lives; Professional Writing for Law Enforcement Officers
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Law enforcement
This is a short, concise, down and dirty guide for professional writing. Whether you are a police officer, security guard or just about any type of law enforcement officer, this book will give you a no nonsense education in how to write coherently and with clarity. Improve your writing overnight with this book. Before you spend a lot more money for a much bigger book, check this one out!
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hiragana (With an Introduction to Grammar and Kanji)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: American English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
This handy guidebook offers an integrated, communicative approach to writing and reading hiragana script, the entry point to the Japanese language. The condensed Smashwords edition provides step-by-step explanations of 46 basic characters and scores of derivatives, plus grammar lessons, an introduction to kanji, and two practice tests to consolidate learning.
The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Expression
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Thesauri
The Positive Trait Thesaurus is brimming with ideas to help authors develop one-of-a-kind, dynamic characters that readers will love. Extensively indexed, it contains a large selection of positive attributes to choose from when building a personality profile. With entries written in a user-friendly list format, this brainstorming resource is perfect for any character creation project.
Free Ride to College: A Guide to Grooming Your Kids For a Full Academic Scholarship
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Getting into college
Free Ride to College: A Guide to Grooming Your Kids For a Full Academic Scholarship is a comprehensive guide to giving students preparing for college and their parents the preparation and resources necessary to not only get admitted to the college or university of their dreams, but also to secure the funds that are essential to paying for it.
Budget Bass
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A complete set of plans to build a normal size upright Bass fiddle. This bass has the tone and volume that would match many commercial upright bass fiddles. At current prices this bass can be built for about $100. The bass could be coompleted in one weekend (not including staining and finish coat). The plans include detailed step by step instruction including many drawings and photos.
Writing Games, Writing Tips, Writing Exercises.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How could a jumble of words with a little punctuation become something that’s interesting to read? Is it a gift from the gods? Something only the highly educated can produce? Or maybe anyone can do it? If you want to know if YOU can achieve your writing goals, then why not have a play around with some words and sentences using my writing games.
A Great First Date
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,380. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
With our new interconnected world, dating has changed radically, even in the last few years. It's easier than ever to meet people but harder than ever to connect with them. A first date is the first - and sometimes last - opportunity to make that connection. You can't simply be yourself, you have to be your best self. A Great First Date helps you do just that.
Self-Editing for Writers
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by FrostProof 808. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Avoid the most common errors this editor has seen over 15 years of freelance editing. This is a compilation of notes on punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, usage, etc. that cover the most common errors I've seen in over 15 years of editing. This, combined with The Seven Writerly Sins, would comprise what not to do if you want to be a successful writer.
Writing Characters Who'll Keep Readers Captivated: Nail Your Novel
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Price: $5.26 USD. Words: 42,680. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
How do you create characters with depth? How do you write the opposite sex? What makes teenagers sound authentic? Inhabitants of a dystopia? How do you write plausible antagonists and chilling villains? How do you inhabit a character who isn't like you? Whether you write literary or genre fiction, this book shows you how to create people who keep readers hooked and make you want to tell stories