Mike Swedenberg

Biography

Mike Swedenberg saw a need to assemble a study guide to help those persons wishing to immigrate to the United States whose second language is English. This study guide is annotated with the names of current Representatives that all applicants must know. The list is current for State Governors, US Senators and US Congressmen. This list will be updated at each election cycle.
Mike has authored two novels, A New York Wedding and the Bully Boss along with books on Advertising Copywriting and Salesmanship.

Mike teaches publishing courses at Nassau Community College, studies classical oil painting at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art and is an avid photographer.

Other books by Mike
A New York Wedding – a novel
Bully Boss – a novel
The Road Warrior a sales manual
Advertising Copywriting and the Unique Selling Proposition

Sam Chinkes
Sound Advertising, Las Vegas

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
The best way to design your cover is to study what the professionals are doing. The industry constantly evolves and it's important to remain current. Fortunately this is not difficult. Go to any online bookstore and study how major publishing houses design their covers. Don't study independent writers who may not have the resources, software or experience to design covers. Choose your genre and click on the best sellers. How dominate are the different parts of the cover? What colors do they use? What fonts are trending now and what is the proportion of the Author's name to the title. Is there a review on the cover? What about a tag line such as "From the Author of ----- " It's OK to borrow ideas but not to steal other's works and photos. Test your book cover design and if it's not working try something new. It's the beauty of eBooks.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Practically anything by the late Stephen E. Ambrose including Undaunted Courage, Nothing LIke it in the World and Band of Brothers. I enjoy biographies and historical works.

The first novel I read when I was about fourteen was Jack London's Call of the Wild, White Fang and Return to the Wild. It fostered my love of reading.

More recently, I enjoyed Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand.
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Where to find Mike Swedenberg online


Where to buy in print


Books

US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Vietnamese
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors Vietnamese speaking immigrants for the USCIS verbal citizenship test in English and Vietnamese. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Portuguese
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors those whose primary language is Portuguese. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Chinese
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors Chinese speaking immigrants for the USCIS verbal citizenship test in English and Chinese. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS
Things You Need to Know Before Self-publishing a Book
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
This book is my lecture presented to writers at Nassau Community College on Long Island. For the last five years I have helped independent writers complete, format and publish their books online over a variety of publishers and book resellers.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Tagalog
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 9,090. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- General
The 100 Sample Questions and Answers to the US Immigration Test in Tagalog and English A unique product, professionally developed and annotated with current Representatives, State capitals and Sample Written Questions. Updated March 2016
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and French
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
100 Sample Questions and Answers for the US Immigration Test in English and French A unique Product, professionally developed and annotated. Updated November 2015 The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors French speaking immigrants for the USCIS verbal citizenship test in English and French. The questions h
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Albanian
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
Study Guide 100 Sample Questions and Answers to the US Immigration Exam in English and Albanian A unique product professionally developed and annotated Translations from various sources including Google Translate.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Russian
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors Russian speaking immigrants for the USCIS verbal citizenship test in English and Russian. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors those who are proficient in English and do not require a secondary language. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Polish
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 11,810. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
The Political Constitution of the United States Ustrój Polityczny Stanów Zjednoczonych Study Guide 100 Sample Questions and Answers to the US Immigration Test in English and Polish A unique product, professionally developed and annotated Updated November 2015
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Spanish
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Reference
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors those whose primary language is Spanish. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
US Immigration Exam Study Guide in English and Korean
Series: USCIS Immigration Study Guide. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Citizenship test, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors those whose primary language is Korean. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
Copywriting and the Unique Selling Proposition
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Media
For the intermediate to advanced advertising copywriter. How to take your advertising copywriting skills to the next level using the Unique Selling Proposition (USP) and other time proven sales techniques. These techniques are controversial and have resulted in knock down, drag out fights between Copywriters, Clients and Account Execs.
A New York Wedding
Series: The Life of Danny Freedman. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,670. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
By Author, Sharon Shebar "This book is a must read for anyone who has ever experienced both the joys and horrors of a working life, the highs and lows of romantic love, and the everyday trails of navigating through what should be a high moment in your life while dealing with egotists, self absorbed personalities and less than honest businessman. This book plays with your emotions while it lifts
Short Stories Vol 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A few short stories for your amusement. One about war, one about a crime gone bad, a new reality show that redefines reality shows, a quite bus ride back to the suburbs, and a tow truck drivers day on the road. 0750 – 0850 Mike’s Diner SoHo Suicide The Heist Juliann and Robert on the Bus Dave’s Towing
Bully Boss
Series: The Life of Danny Freedman. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 55,960. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Adventure » General
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When a top notch salesman, Danny Freedman, is forced to work under the thumb of a vindictive, punitive manager, he must rely on his spontaneous wit and eternal optimism to survive. Set in New York during the 1960s and 1970s, this fictional drama is unnerving.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mike Swedenberg

  • Dinosaur Droppings, Advice from an Old-School Salesman on Dec. 22, 2011
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    It was a pleasure working with Ira on this project. Even as a seasoned sales pro, I found useful insight and reminders of stuff long forgotten. This is a refreshing change from the "same old same old" dry, boring, tedious sales manuals I've plowed through over the years. I won't wish Ira good luck because we sales guys make our own luck. As a great sales manager once said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get." - Mike Swedenberg