Move over, Georgia Nicolson. Say goodbye to Geek Girl. Meet Emma Nash. When 16-year-old Emma is ghosted by love of her life Leon Naylor, she does what any normal girl would do. She spends the entire summer lurking in her bedroom, avoiding all human contact (and the shower), surrounded by the collection of Chewits wrappers she saved from packs Leon gave her, back when he actually acknowledged her existence.... But seeing Leon suddenly ´in a relationship´ on Facebook with the perfect Anna spurs Emma into action, and she embarks on a mission to make positive changes to her life (or ´edits´, if you will), vowing to use the Internet for more than obsessively stalking Leon´s activities! Instead she will use it for good and noble causes like finding someone who will actually be nice to her and recording her findings for the rest of the world to see (i.e., BFF Steph and her mum) on her new Editing Emma blog. But Emma soon discovers her habit is harder to break than she first thought - turns out she´s not the only one editing herself online (thank you, Tinder, for finding her mum´s profile - age 35, really?) and that life through an Instagram filter isn´t always what it´s cracked up to be. But it could be worse: she could have outed her best friend, accidentally chatted up a 12-year-old boy and revealed to the world why Leon Naylor is worth no girl´s time or virginity.... Oh no, wait, that´s exactly what happened.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charlie Sanderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/003012/bk_hcuk_003012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Website, Blogs, and Books introduces a company that can help you with all types of writing and publishing - from books and scripts to blogs and website copy. The book features these topics: Writing, ghostwriting, and editing Guidelines for getting started Self-publishing your book Finding publishers and agents Promoting your book, business, or yourself Promoting your articles or blogs Promoting your products or services Using a video or SEO for promotion Consulting on writing, publishing, and promotion Consulting on increasing creativity and problem solving Speaking, workshops and seminars Gini Graham Scott has published over 50 books with major publishers and over 40 books through her company Changemakers Publishing. She has worked with hundreds of clients in writing books, proposals, scripts, and other materials. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/078356/bk_acx0_078356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How to Find Publishers and Agents and Get Published is about how to successfully write, pitch a book, write a query letter, promote a book, and build a platform. Many of these chapters started off as answers to questions from clients or prospective clients of Publishers Agents and Films (www.publishersagentsandfilms.com), a service that connects writers to publishers and agents. Then, I began thinking about all the steps involved, from writing a book to getting published. This is the first in a series of books directed to writers, primarily those new to pitching books and getting published, although previously published writers can benefit from some chapters, too. The book is divided into five parts: Writing Your Book: how to write your book, including increasing your creativity, looking to your personal experiences for ideas, expanding blogs or articles into books, and editing and polishing your book Pitching Your Book: how to determine whether to find a publisher or agent or self-publish, the pros and cons of working with a small or large publisher, and how to choose what publisher or agent to work with Sending Query Letters: how to write a good query letter to interest an agent, publisher, of producer in your book or script Promoting Your Book: how to build your platform and promote your book Problems with Publishers: how to deal with problem publishers who don´t pay you The chapters in this book are drawn from my over 30 years of experience in writing, pitching, promoting, and publishing books for myself and for clients; writing and sending out queries to pitch books and scripts for over 1000 clients; and working with dozens of publishers, agents, and film producers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David J. Paterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055209/bk_acx0_055209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning journalist and best-selling mystery/suspense author L.J. Sellers shares humorous personal essays and a host of blogs about her journey to become a successful full-time, indie novelist. The book also includes a long chapter with writing, editing, and promotion advice, as well as detailed information about her writing process.The final chapter highlights features she wrote about amazing women in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. L.J. Sellers is the author of the best-selling, highly-praised Detective Jackson mysteries as well as three standalone thrillers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clare Feighan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038394/bk_acx0_038394_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have thirty minutes? That´s all you need... Requirements are: a notebook, a pencil, and a functioning brain. Writing is your dream career. We know exactly how you feel. Hand cramps are well worth it when you´re spending several months fleshing out an amazing story. Therefore fast, simple editing is what you seek. Do you like writing exercises? There´s plenty inside... Enjoy seeing examples? Look no further. We have them... How about easy and straight-to-the-point explaining? Well, we´ve got your back! Editing your manuscript is no easy task, especially if you´re self-publishing. Whether it´s fan fiction, your first novel, or a blog post, we all try to do our best with this process. This book covers the overall content of novels. Learn how to edit your novel by taking the rough draft and turning it into a polished book, which would be ready for your audience. You´ll get the kinks out of your manuscript, like repeated words and unnecessary scenes. Table of contents: Intro Chapter One: Review Your Content with a Fine-Toothed Comb In this chapter we discuss going over the draft in such a way that you feel like a reader and not the author. Distance yourself from your work, and breathe before picking up the pen and editing. Chapter Two: Overall StructureTitle says it all. Focusing on the structure instead of just bits and pieces will help you get an overall feel for the story. Remember, you know your story front and back, but your readers don´t. Put yourself in their shoes. Chapter Three: Clarity and Prose Be clear. Audiences from all around the world may read your book; they need to understand what you´re saying. And what is prose exactly? In this audiobook we discuss what it is and how to use it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mutt Rogers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029225/bk_acx0_029225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times Best Seller ´´An essential (and delightful!)”* guide to writing from Random House’s longtime copy chief and one of Twitter’s leading language gurus - in the tradition of The Elements of Style*People (Book of the Week) We all write, all the time: books, blogs, emails. Lots and lots of emails. And we all want to write better. Benjamin Dreyer is here to help. As Random House’s copy chief, Dreyer has upheld the standards of the legendary publisher for more than two decades. He is beloved by authors and editors alike - not to mention his followers on social media - for deconstructing the English language with playful erudition. Now he distills everything he has learned from the myriad books he has copyedited and overseen into a useful guide not just for writers but for everyone who wants to put their best prose foot forward. As authoritative as it is amusing, Dreyer’s English offers lessons on punctuation, from the underloved semicolon to the enigmatic en dash; the rules and nonrules of grammar, including why it’s okay to begin a sentence with ´´And” or ´´But” and to confidently split an infinitive; and why it’s best to avoid the doldrums of the wan Intensifiers and throat clearers, including ´´very”, ´´rather”, ´´of course”, and the dreaded ´´actually”. Dreyer will let you know whether ´´alright” is all right (sometimes) and even help you brush up on your spelling - though, as he notes, ´´The problem with mnemonic devices is that I can never remember them.” And yes: ´´Only godless savages eschew the series comma.” Chock-full of advice, insider wisdom, and fun facts, this book will prove to be invaluable to everyone who wants to shore up their writing skills, mandatory for people who spend their time editing and shaping other people’s prose, and - perhaps best of all - an utter treat for anyone who simply reve 1. Language: English. Narrator: Benjamin Dreyer, Alison Fraser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006579/bk_rand_006579_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to increase the quality of your pictures and make them world-class? Are other Photoshop tutorials too complicated? Then read below. Photoshop is of great importance to engineers, bloggers, designers, artists and promotors in the digital world. Every item of value needs a quality picture to go with it. Everyone needs a piece of Photoshop. However, most of the current manuals on Photoshop are either a 600-page encyclopedia or poorly written blog posts that are impossible to replicate. This audiobook can be used for multiple Photoshop versions. In reality, the developers at Adobe cannot have their consumers constantly relearning software. Each version has implemented changes, but rarely is a tool taken out of the software in the same process. Even rarer still is a basic tool removed, which will be the types of tools we review here. Therefore, the version doesn´t really matter so long as the version is between CS5 and up. CS4 and below may be lacking some of the tools added into CS5. Additionally, even if you decide to use a free open-source software like Gimp later down the road, you can bring what you learn from this software over to that software. The symbols used to represent the tools may change between software, but you will find that many of the tools are the same. This is because the tools are based in art and art techniques, which rarely change over time, but do occasionally improve. This allows many artists to pick up different software and become acquainted with that software rather quickly. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: History of Photoshop Basic layout Different file formats Initial setup for Photoshop 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/085066/bk_acx0_085066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Life has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her womanizing brothers, her absentee father, and Mark, the married baseball player who claims to love her - all have proven undependable. But Miska has life under control. She runs her editing business from her luxury condo, stays fit with daily jogs along Chicago´s lakefront, and in her free time blogs anonymously about life as a kept woman. Enter new neighbor Dillan Foster. Between his unexpected friendship and her father´s sudden reappearance, Miska loses control of her orderly life. Her relationship with Mark deteriorates, and Miska can´t help comparing him to Dillan. His religious views are so foreign, yet the way he treats her is something she´s longed for. But Dillan discovers exactly who she is and what she has done. Too late she finds herself longing for a man who is determined to never look her way again. When her blog receives unexpected national press, Miska realizes her anonymity was an illusion. Caught in a scandal about to break across the nation, Miska wonders if the God Dillan talks about would bother with a woman like her - a woman who´s gone too far and done too much. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Natalie Duke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086910/bk_acx0_086910_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is the first book to apply multimedia tools to economic and business storytelling. By examining the journalism essentials as well as the advanced multimedia skills, it helps readers use the latest technological tools to integrate multimedia elements into traditional news coverage. It also explains how to tell stories solely through multimedia elements. The new language of online journalism includes writing for digital platforms, writing blogs and writing for social media and involves a wide range of multimedia skills, like video, audio, photography, graphics, data visualization and animation. Multimedia journalism allows a two-way communication with the audience that was not possible in traditional ´´legacy´´ media, and this textbook is replete with links to useful tutorials, examples of award-winning multimedia stories, and advanced digital resources, offering journalists a road map to the brave new world of digital reporting and editing.