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Put the HEART Back in Your Community: Unifying Diverse Interests Around a Central Theme

Put the HEART Back in Your Community: Unifying Diverse Interests Around a Central Theme

by Lisa Brochu

Every community has a story to tell, although sometimes the story has been buried by development without design. With a thoughtful approach to planning, your community can find the stories that will help bring social, economic, and environmental interests together around a central theme. Put the HEART Back in Your Community defines a process that will engage your civic leaders and residents in open discussions as they develop Community Experience Plans that help everyone to get a finger on the pulse of what makes your community unique.



Starting Your Own Business: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting and Growing a Small Business

Starting Your Own Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Small Business

by Nevin Buconjic

This practical small business guide is full of real-world tips, advice and strategies for starting your own successful small business. Nevin shares his experience from starting and growing several small businesses, as well as his years of business counselling — working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, small businesses and students.  By reading this book, you will learn:

  • What makes entrepreneurs successful
  • How to come up with a great business idea
  • How to use market research to assess your market and competition
  • Where to find the funding you need  
  • How to get your business online to maximize success 
  • The best tools for marketing and promoting your business on a budget
  • How to harness social media to drive traffic, gain customers and make sales!

Starting Your Own Business: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Growing a Small Business is for anyone looking to create their own future.  Whether you are just graduating from college, have been working at a job you don’t enjoy, or you are looking to capitalize on a new opportunity, you can start your own successful business using the information found in this book.



iLearn: Tips and Tricks for Online Learners

iLearn: Tips and Tricks for Online Learners

by Dr. Heather Farmakis

Are you looking for a short and sweet e-learning guide? Well, look no further. Regardless of age, gender or background, if you are a student new to online learning or experiencing some challenges, this e-book is for you. You will enjoy the easy read and benefit from the tips and tricks presented in each lesson. Because I have helped over 16,000 online learners, I will cover the major challenges most learners experience in the online learning environment. You will be able to put these tips and tricks to immediate use, as you prepare yourself for success.



Sales Seduction: Why Do You Say Yes?

Sales Seduction: Why Do You Say Yes?

by Rhondalynn Korolak

Want to Influence More Prospects to Say “Yes” to Your Message?

Rhondalynn has taken the key findings from the latest brain research and boiled them down to a simple, step-by-step process that you can use to captivate attention, accelerate your sales process, trigger decisions, and close more business. Not only will she explain what works and what doesn’t, she will help you apply it to your message, your product or service, and your customers.

What you will discover in this book has the power to transform your results exponentiallyâ??because it will simplify your message, amplify retention, and multiply your conversions.
– If your message is getting lost, these insights will grab attention, increase recall, and boost sales
– If your sales cycle is too long, this book will accelerate the process and save you time and money
– If your prospects need to “think about” doing business with you, this knowledge will help you trigger a decision

EXPERT REVIEWS
“Why do some prospects buy from you while many others don’t? Sales Seduction unveils what neuroscience has proven about decision making so that you can buy and sell more insightfully.”
Siimon Reynolds
Executive Director, The Fortune Institute

“A big difference exists between what is “said” and what is “heard”. This difference matters a lot in business. Sales Seduction introduces some fascinating concepts about how the brain works to help us all speak more effectively to the hearts and minds of our customers.”
Gary Kovacs
CEO Mozilla Corporation

“These insights clarify the way that brands, products and services get noticed, talked about and bought. Sales Seduction gives you a step by step process for understanding and applying neuroscience to your message to instantly increase your influence and impact.”
James Malinchak, Featured on ABC’s Hit TV
Show “Secret Millionaire”, The World’s Leading Big Money Speaker® Trainer & Coach, Founder www.BigMoneySpeaker.com

“Like Gladwell and Dubner, Korolak combines storytelling with business lessons to create a helpful resource that is also hard to put down. It’s a gift that only the best business authors possess.”
James Tuckerman,
Anthill Magazine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
“If you understand how your prospect’s brain works, you will sell more. Sales Seduction explains how neuroscience and neuromarketing have an impact on how you create, buy, sell, and experience everything. This simple step-by-step strategy will help you create more impactful branding, marketing campaigns, sales presentations and promotions.” Rhondalynn Korolak

Rhondalynn Korolak is a lawyer, chartered accountant, Master of NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapist. She has distilled the secrets to business success, that she learned working with some of the world’s most successful brands and produced a simple step-by-step process that you can apply to your message and your audience to close more sales and boost your bottom line.

Rhondalynn is the author of On The Shoulders of Giants, Imagineering Your Destiny, Sobre Hombros de Gigantes, Financial Foreplay, and Sales Seduction. She has appeared on CNN, Bnet/CBS, Channel 7, Channel 9, Kochie’s Business Builders and 3AW, and writes for Yahoo, MYOB, Fast Thinking, Sunday Life, Dynamic Business, Business Spectator and Australian Retailer.

Rhondalynn can help you put strategies in place to grow your bottom line and ensure that your customers would never think of going elsewhere. She is the leading expert on harnessing the power of your mind and using it to improve your sales, marketing and financial results.



The 30-Day Leadership Management Course

The 30-Day Leadership Management Course

by Mark Miller

The 30-Day Leadership Management Course is simply a practical guide to better leadership, specifically for today’s extremely competitive job market.

Leaders are not born; they are trained through systematic steps. Take your first step today!

Each day The 30-Day Leadership Management Course helps you build the necessary skill sets and philosophies to be the leader you need to become and have always wanted to become.

Today’s leaders are looking for practical advice that makes sense in any setting! This is exactly what is provided in this 30-day course.

What you will read in this book:

  • Why your core values matter
  • Why followers are great leaders
  • How to become a better problem solver
  • How to make the right decisions
  • Learn how to set priorities
  • Obtain real work/ life balance
  • Create a culture that breeds leaders

Too many good leaders lack the real empowerment to change their teams and culture. You do not have to be one of them. Take your first step to leadership today!



The 88 Secret Codes of the Power Elite: The complete truth about Making Money with the Law of Attraction and Creating Miracles in Life that is being hidden from you with Mind Programming

The 88 Secret Codes of the Power Elite: The complete truth about Making Money with the Law of Attraction and Creating Miracles in Life that is being hidden from you with Mind Programming

by Daniel Marques

Do you know that you are programmed to be who you are at this moment, with all your predicted successes and failures? Do you remember quitting your dreams? It was supposed to happen like this. All the advises you’ve received from the people around you, especially the ones that love you the most, were made to make you compile with the programming you and them are part of, so that nobody goes out of it. This program is so strong that interferes with our own emotions, identity and personality. The increasing number of people in the world, from children to adults, suffering from mental diseases, is a reflection of how strong this programming is. Nobody can escape it and those that try are condemned to failure and rejection by society. The law of attraction is just the point of the iceberg in the amount of power each being has to change everything in his reality. Most of what is being said about the law of attraction is just a demonstration of the whole truth interacting in the world. The fact is that the law of attraction can never be fully understood without understanding social programming and how the Power Elite is on Power in the first place, as well as how they keep it. It’s time to know what the Power Elite knows about you, how they think about you and how you’ve been helping them. Break free from the Paradigm and find the complete truth that has been hidden from you! During all the chapters of this book you will understand the complete system of the world where you live like it was never shown to you and a clear path to deprogram yourself and create a new believe system that will change your life as much as you want it to be changed. Be “fortunate enough to be neither hesitant nor indecisive” (Guy de Rothschild)!



Heal your troubled mind (Brilliant Little Ideas)

Heal your troubled mind (Brilliant Little Ideas)

by Infinite Ideas

It can be a lonely road to recovery from depression. There’s a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes to allegedly â??help’. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? Heal your troubled mind cuts straight to the heart of the matter. With insider shortcuts and secrets garnered from personal experience as both a sufferer and a doctor, Dr Sabina Dosani has ideas, tips and advice for beating the blues so you can reclaim your life. Whatever your circumstances and however depression affects you or someone you care about, Heal your troubled mind will help you find ways to defeat it.



Knockout Interview Answers (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Knockout Interview Answers (52 Brilliant Ideas)

by Ken Langdon

Knockout interview answers is a collaboration between best-selling business author Ken Langdon and human resources specialist Nikki Cartwright. Unlike the majority of interview techniques books this book steers clear of blindingly obvious advice such as not to wear track-suit bottoms or turn up drunk to your interview, and instead provides a way into the mind of the interviewer so that you can spot the likely questions and know how to answer them differently depending on the perspective of the interviewer.



Be creative (Brilliant Little Ideas)

Be creative (Brilliant Little Ideas)

by Infinite Ideas

Who doesn’t want to improve their creative side? There’s a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes to allegedly â??help’. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? Be creative cuts straight to the heart of the matter. With insider shortcuts and secrets garnered from careers at the forefront of creative design and innovation, Rob Bevan and Tim Wright show you how you to unlock your inner creative streak and reveal your innovative side. Packed with tips and techniques to try and be inspired by, Be creative will help you look at the world in a whole new light.



Stress-free living (The Feel Good Factory)

Stress-free living (The Feel Good Factory)

by Elisabeth Wilson

The internet, email and mobile technology have given birth to an â??instant gratification’ society. It’s almost impossible not to find yourself drawn into it. In Stress-free living we help you find and maintain a balanced perspective, so that you can deal with whatever life throws at you. Whether you’re permanently stressed-out or just in need of a bit of a push towards a calmer place, this book can help you regain control. It’s what you want: helpful information that’s jargon-free, gets straight to the point, is easy to navigate and most importantly is actually pertinent to you.



Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons - How to Create a Second Income Couponing in just 15 Minutes per Day!

Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons – How to Create a Second Income Couponing in just 15 Minutes per Day!

by Lynn Copeland

Do you want to know exactly how a 30 year-old Mother of 3 kids under the age of 3 is able to cut her grocery bill in half each month?

This is the fantastic information that is offered in “Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons – How to Create a Second Income Couponing in just 15 Minutes per Day!”

Lynn Copeland is the mother of 3 kids under the age of 3. She stays at home during the day with her kids as her husband brings home the family’s sole income. Tired of struggling and not being able to contribute to the family’s financial bottom line, Lynn decided to put her heart into couponing.

Nowâ?¦she’s ready to share her secrets with YOU!
If you are tired of the same generalized approach to couponing and fixation on slashing the grocery budget by 90% you have found the right book!

With “Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons” you will get a practical approach that requires only 15 minutes per day to save big money at the cash registers.

Most books on the market about couponing want to give you an overwhelming amount of information to sift through to get the few gems you need. With “Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons” you will receive information to take you from clipping coupons to checking out at the grocery store. You know, the information you need to avoid WASTING your time.

There is no complicated planning and sophisticated trickery involved in this plan, it is a practical approach that is guaranteed to save you money and time. Nobody knows how to prioritize their time like a mother and Lynn Copeland will show you how to save between $50 and $100 per week with ease.

Buy “Coupon 101: Saving Money with Coupons” to start your second income today!



INTERVIEW - A Quick Guide to Winning That Job!

INTERVIEW – A Quick Guide to Winning That Job!

by Tracey Osborn M.S. M.B.A.

INTERVIEW – A Quick Guide to Winning That Job!
(Expert Interviews)

An Amazon Best Seller, this e-booklet will arm you with the Expert Interview Tips you need to take you from the job “Hunt” to “Hired!” You will find quick tips on how to find jobs, how to present yourself professionally, how to relax in the interview, and how to build a connection with the interviewer. Also provided are: lists of the most commonly asked interview questions, behavioral and situational interview questions, and web resources for job hunters. Additionally, templates are provided to show you how to design a targeted cover letter, chronological resume, functional resume, and a follow up Thank You letter to you interviewer.

CONTENTS:
Expert Interview Tips – 65 tips on how to prepare before the interview, what to do during the interview, and after the interview
Appendix A. Common Interview Questions
Appendix B. Behavioral & Situational Interview Questions
Appendix C. Targeted Cover Letter Template
Appendix D. Chronological Resume Template
About Chronological Resumes
Appendix E. Functional Resume Template
About Functional Resumes
Appendix F. Interview Follow up Letter Template
Appendix G. Web Resources for Job Hunters

This quick tips booklet will assist you with the entire interview process! From finding jobs, mailing out your resume and cover letter, interviewing, and following up after the interview!

In today’s economy with many jobs already moved overseas, and with so many employers downsizing in almost every industry, it is paramount for job hunters to take advantage of every tool and credible resource available to them. An interview is an exciting yet stressful undertaking! Now that you are done celebrating the good news, let this quick guide show you how to begin preparing so that you can land that job! Whether you are just starting out, or you are an experienced professional expecting to garner a six figure income – you will find useful and relevant interview tips here!

This informative e-booklet, written by Tracey Osborn, M.S., M.B.A, an Instructional Designer and H.R. expert will provide you the tips you need to land your ideal job! Word count: approx. 7,200 words. 38 pages in 6″ x 9″ format.



Help! I want to change my life (Brilliant Little Ideas)

Help! I want to change my life (Brilliant Little Ideas)

by Infinite Ideas

Help! I want to change my life is the indispensable guide to identifying and dealing with all the things in life that can get you down and make you feel lost. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice Help! I want to change my life will help you take control of your life and make sure you get to where you want to be, on your own terms. Help! I want to change my life is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value.



Be healthy (Brilliant Little Ideas)

Be healthy (Brilliant Little Ideas)

by Infinite Ideas

We all want to feel healthier and boost our vitality. But who’s got the time to wade through all the advice to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? We’ve done it for you! What we need are failsafe short cuts to boost our health so we can look and feel fantastic, inside and out. Be healthy is the indispensable guide to revitalising your lifestyle and improving your health for good. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Be healthy will show you how to live a healthier lifestyle so you can eliminate stress, reduce the risk of health problems and feel more vital every day.



Clueless

Clueless

by Kenneth Nowack

Clueless, a practical guide for coaching leaders and employees at all levels does a masterful job of providing a clear framework for behavior change (Enlighten, Encourage & Engage, relevant evidence-based coaching research and conceptual models as well as useful strategies and skill building exercises that coaches can directly use in their practice with clients. Each indivdiual behavior stage represents a milestone for clients to transition from successful adopters to successful maintainers of new behaviors.

Not only does it help coaches learn what to do, it shows them why and how to maximize and influence successful behavior change over time. While aimed at coaches, this book is also a critical how-to resource for practitioners such as trainers, managers and those involved in professional development.



Relax (Brilliant Little Ideas)

Relax (Brilliant Little Ideas)

by Infinite Ideas

Need to relax but don’t know how? Or perhaps you just don’t know how to fit it into your frenetic schedule. It’s time to act before stress messes with your health, your career and your relationships. It can be difficult to know where to start though. The never-ending avalanche of feel-good books and the reams of articles in magazines, websites and TV programmes are all supposed to help. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from the rubbish? Well, we’ve done the hard work for you – Relax cuts straight to the heart of the matter, providing you with quick to read and easy to implement tips.



Boomercide: From Woodstock To Suicide

Boomercide: From Woodstock To Suicide

by Peter Levitan

Peter Levitan has scheduled his own death.

Peter believed that after working 35 years he had set up a smart retirement plan. After the housing collapse, the financial meltdown and the continuation of an unstable economy, he realized that there were just too many variables out of his control to make any plan a guarantee. This book is about how Peter takes back control by eliminating one of the biggest uncertainties in future financial planning; his own life expectancy.

Boomercide: From Woodstock to Suicide chronicles this Baby Boomer’s need for personal control over his future and his resulting decision to use suicide as a financial planning tool.

His research reveals that he is not alone. Baby Boomers haven’t saved nearly enough and have the highest suicide rates in the U.S. and that rate is dramatically on the rise.

Boomercide: From Woodstock to Suicide examines the concept of rational suicide, the act of suicide itself, religious and moral views about suicide, and Peter’s very personal decision to schedule his own death, complete with his family’s reaction.

Rational suicide as a solutionâ?¦ what do you think?



Dollar Default: How the Federal Reserve and the Government Betrayed Your Trust

Dollar Default: How the Federal Reserve and the Government Betrayed Your Trust

by Bill Cross

President Richard Nixon’s momentous decision to break the tie between the dollar and gold in August 1971 has become a legend in financial history. Nixon’s action was the final step in a 38 year process that began with FDR’s legislative initiatives. In 1933 FDR led the charge to end the right of the American people to own gold. Nixon’s action went one step further. This step ended the right of foreign nations to exchange their dollars for gold, and broke a long-standing covenant. Through this measure the final connection between the dollar and gold ended.

In Dollar Default, former Money Manager Bill Cross cuts through over three hundred years of propagandized faux history to voice a concise, balanced and opportune reminder that there was a profound reason the framers of the Constitution defined the dollar in terms of silver and gold.

By and large Americans have forgotten if not been told of their ancestors first experiments with paper money. It was disastrous, so much so that the framers insisted on defining the dollar in terms of silver and gold in terms of weight and measure. Dollar Default tells us why.

With a broad brush Bill Cross details the key moments in American financial history that have led us from paper money to sound money and back again to paper money. Written for the general reader who has a love of history Cross reveals the critical background information for a first step forward to greater understanding of money in America. With context being ever so important Cross takes us back to antiquity, brings us forward to early American history and then carries us up to the present day.

After reading Dollar Default you will have a solid grasp of the basics of American financial history, and why gold and silver were important in the founding of America.

Dollar Default will change forever the way you view the paper money in your wallet, and connect you again with your heritage.



7 Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money Today to help you make ends meet - 2011 Edition

7 Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money Today to help you make ends meet – 2011 Edition

by EJ Thornton

(Updated for 2011) – All indications are that the economy is going to get more and more hostile over the next couple of years and since there is a credit crisis, a mortgage crisis and a gas crisis, we decided to counter all that and give people real tools that they can use to help bring in the extra money they need right now to help them through their crisis. This book outlines, in detail, seven ways to make extra money which will not interfere with any job you have or any business you’re running, it is simply extra income.

Thornton and Craig have written many books on creating multiple streams of income, here they’ve outlined 7 really easy and quick ones that pay you quickly.

At the end of 7 Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money, there are three free gifts from the authors to you!

To your success!



I Am Lubo

I Am Lubo

by Lou Pechi

I Am Lubo, is a true story of growing up, before, during, and after the Holocaust. It tells about a child’s struggle, not only to survive, but also to keep his true identity throughout those difficult years.This is an inspirational story that needs to be told.

The story narrated through the eyes of Lubo, a young boy, who fascinated by the all the happenings is unaware of the dangers that surround him. Despite all the fear, humiliation, difficulties of constant movement, changes of identity, separation from his parents, Lubo remains upbeat and positive.

The German bombing of Belgrade, and the brutal prosecution of the Jews in Croatia that followed, shatter Lubo’s pre-war idyllic life in Zagreb, Croatia. To save their lives Lubo’s parents flee to Italy. Not knowing what awaits them, they leave seven year old Lubo with his aunt, married to his Catholic uncle. Two years later, at the age of eight someone informs the Nazis and he is arrested and ready to be sent to the concentration camp in Germany. Through intervention of friends and relatives he is released six hours before the scheduled convoy departure and smuggled to his parents in Italy. The family relative safety in Treviso, Italy is broken by the German invasion that forces them to flee again to Rome, where the Allies eventually liberate them. After the liberation, Lubo returns to Communist Yugoslavia, emigrates to Israel, and finally arrives to the United States.

As the number of Holocaust survivors shrinks daily their memories will be lost. This is one of the many stories about the Holocaust that has an urgency to be told. It differs from others, since it shows the triumph of a child’s spiritual and physical survival and the goodness of many people who risk their lives to save his.



Robert Collier's Secret of the Ages (Infinite Success)

Robert Collier’s Secret of the Ages (Infinite Success)

by Karen McCreadie

After overcoming an illness through what he felt was subliminal means, Robert Collier became fascinated with the power of the mind and how to use it to create success in every area of life. Collier believed that our subconscious mind is like a sleeping giant. Once awoken it can bring us fame, fortune and happiness. He set to work on a series of texts, the first of which was â??The Secret of the Ages’, to explore his theory. In this book, first released in 1926, Collier plots a course for his readers to follow in order to achieve their ultimate goals. It proved fantastically popular, selling over 300,000 copies. Much of his insight is still relevant today. Karen McCreadie’s interpretation of â??The Secret of the Ages’ illustrates the timeless nature of Collier’s insights. By bringing them to life through 52 modern case studies, this brilliant interpretation of â??The Secret of the Ages’ is an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most famous books on self help ever written.



Speak Easy (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Speak Easy (52 Brilliant Ideas)

by Barry Gibbons

Public speaking is something that many people struggle with and yet these days not only do lots of people want to be able to speak better in front of an audience, often their careers depend on it. In Speak easy, Fortune magazine’s ”Turnaround Champ” Barry Gibbons, draws on his vast experience of speaking in public to help you make your dread of delivering speeches a thing of the past. Who knows, you might even start to enjoy it! Barry is the first one to admit that he’s made a mistake or two along the way but these have helped him develop some brilliant ideas to avoid falling into the same trap twice.



Power-up Pilates (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Power-up Pilates (52 Brilliant Ideas)

by Steve Shipside

Fitness specialist Steve Shipside shows you how to get the most out of your Pilates, whether you’re a lady who lunches or a recuperating rugby player! Steve’s Pilates starts with the meeting of belly button and back bone. Here’s how to get your daily dose of dorsal alignment. Power-up Pilates shows how you can get the most out of your hard work by putting into practice the inside secrets of top Pilates practitioners. Power-up Pilates is the key to a healthier and more balanced you.



Perfect skin

Perfect skin

by Infinite Ideas

Looking good shouldn’t really require deep pockets, a coterie of therapists and stylists, a good surgeon and an account at Chanel. You can do it on the cheap, you just need a few brilliant shortcuts, the right tools and privacy. If you start with your skin you’ll have the ideal platform for a new radiant you. We have assembled some great tips in Perfect Skin to help you on your way. Good luck!



The Borgias: The Lives and Legacies of Rodrigo, Cesare, and Lucrezia Borgia

The Borgias: The Lives and Legacies of Rodrigo, Cesare, and Lucrezia Borgia

by Charles River Editors

*Analyzes the Borgias’ legacies and how it endured over the centuries.
*Examines the legends and rumors surrounding the Borgias in an attempt to separate fact from fiction.
*Includes pictures depicting the Borgias and important people and places in their lives. .
*Includes a Bibliography for further reading.
*Includes a Table of Contents.

“Alexander never did what he said.
Cesare never said what he did.” – Italian Proverb

The stories and legends attributed to the Borgias have made them one of the most notorious families in history. 500 years after their deaths, they have come to be associated more with incest, political intrigue, murder and state-sponsored violence. While 21st century TV series have cast the Borgias as the first organized crime family, the rumors spread by the family’s political opponents in the late 15th century have taken hold among a fascinated public. Did Cesare really have an incestuous relationship with sister Lucrezia? Did the pope really throw lavish orgies?

While Rodrigo may not have been as colorful or criminal as the enduring legends, there is no question he was manipulative, ruthless and, ultimately, effective. From an administrative standpoint, Rodrigo was a success as Pope Alexander VI, with a big assist from son Cesare. In one of the most famous political treatises in history, Niccolo Machiavelli famously advises those who hold power that it is better to be feared than loved. Though he uses Cesare as a cautionary tale about acquiring power through the good-will and powers of another person (his father, Pope Alexander VI), it is clear in The Prince that Machiavelli holds out Cesare as a skillful, effective ruler and administrator. In many ways, Cesare has been characterized as the “prince” Machiavelli tells his readers to be. As one translator of The Prince put it, Cesare is “cited as a type of the man who rises on the fortune of others, and falls with them; who takes every course that might be expected from a prudent man but the course which will save him; who is prepared for all eventualities but the one which happens; and who, when all his abilities fail to carry him through, exclaims that it was not his fault, but an extraordinary and unforeseen fatality.”

The world has always had a fascination with femme fatales, and few historical women have ever been portrayed as one quite like Lucrezia Borgia. Lucrezia is a baseless, immoral villain in Victor Hugo’s Lucrezia Borgia, and she continues to be depicted as a schemer and manipulator on par with her famous brother and father in film and critically acclaimed television series. Indeed, it would be hard to find another woman in the historical record who is remembered in any way comparable to the legacy of Lucrezia that remains nearly 500 years after her death.

The great irony is that Lucrezia’s reputation seems to be wildly at odds with the actual woman herself. Though political opponents of the Borgias successfully portrayed Lucrezia as an incestuous schemer, Lucrezia was unusually moral for a powerful woman during the Renaissance. Aside from adultery, hardly unusual in that era, Lucrezia proved to be both an efficient and benevolent ruler when her husband was away from Ferrara, and the two of them had an unusually close and loving relationship in an era where political marriages were made out of convenience, not love.

The Borgias chronicles the lives, intrigues, myths and legends of the famous family in an attempt to separate fact from fiction. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about Rodrigo, Cesare, and Lucrezia Borgia like you never have before, in no time at all.



Instant happiness (Best Value)

Instant happiness (Best Value)

by Infinite Ideas

Instant Happiness is the must-have guide to getting the life you want. From reducing stress to removing negative influences, and from changing perceptions to advice for becoming the person you want to be, this book has it all covered. By following the ideas, tips and techniques contained here, you can tackle everything you want to change in your life with confidence, so you can achieve your dreams and ambitions. The practical ideas in Instant Happiness are accessible, straightforward, and more often than not, fun. No waffle, no fill, just fantastic tips for changing your life and getting to where you want to be, on your own terms.



Instant yoga

Instant yoga

by Infinite Ideas

This handy little guide is packed with tips and techniques for the yoga beginner. Clearly the best place to learn yoga is with a qualified instructor, but we hope these ideas will inspire you to start and motivate you to try out new postures. We can’t promise that reading these ideas will turn you into Bikram Choudhury (you may not want to be turned into Bikram Choudhury anywayâ?¦) but we do hope you find them entertaining, inspiring and informative.Happy stretching!



Hexult

Hexult

by Perry Aylen

When the seas rose and the Earth froze much knowledge was lost.
And in this world of ice a little knowledge goes a long way.

Life on Hexult is about to change, with the arrival of the new young wizards and their strong magic; the new magic they call ‘science’.

Sail with Aulf across the ice, through the frozen breath of the deadly Vajra crevasse and between the quarrelling isles of Hexult.



Sort out your money

Sort out your money

by Infinite Ideas

For many of us life can feel like a constant financial juggling act at the best of times. And these aren’t the best of times. We probably owe money on our credit cards, our living costs are going up, our children want ever more expensive trainers, and even the modest wish to have a secure income stream to pay for our home and to secure our pension seems pretty ambitious. Now’s the time to get all those issues sorted, and this is the book to help you succeed. Sort out your money contains practical, easy-to-implement advice. There is absolutely no padding, waffle or theory. There are no pictures, stories or case studies, just 100% turn-your-finances-around-now value. Here are the 25 superb ideas consumers and investors – all of us – have to implement now to survive the economic downturn.



How To Build A Profitable Niche Blog

How To Build A Profitable Niche Blog

by Dee Ankary

Interested in blogging for income, but feel it’s too complex and only “other” people can do it successfully?

The secret to a building a profitable niche website is not difficult. The right keywords, great content and some judicious promotion.

The key is focus, both in terms of targeting a specific niche, and consistently moving forward until your site is thriving.

There are literally thousands of guides, tutorials, and video courses on how to monetize the web. This powerful guide will show you how to build a niche site, one step at a time, in simple and easy to understand terms.

Follow along, and in a short amount of time, your niche site will be up and running.

Use it as your platform to deliver value to your customers, capture email addresses for future marketing, or simply place a relevant offer in front of your traffic.

The basics are simple, and with this guide, so is the execution. The caveat is that you take action on the information you will receive from the guide.

Become part of the blogging community – the one that makes a rewarding return on their invested focus, time and effort.



Willow Crossing

Willow Crossing

by Rhodora M. Fitzgerald

Children and Parents love Willow Crossing because it’s a fun read.
Teachers have read Willow Crossing with their class and loved the discussions it creates.

An ordinary day turns into anything but, when Douglas is magically extracted from his bedroom and cast into a world which seems to be created by his own imagination. In this new world he is joined by several other children who are also escaping something in their lives. Upon their arrival, they are greeted by a man they call Mr. E. As they set out to fulfill a quest for Mr. E, they embark on an adventurous journey. On their mission they experience many fascinating things and places, as they learn about each other, the Nation of E. Magi, and even Mr. E. They discover Hugo Valley and learn the secret to a mystery we have all experienced. They visit the Archinites and find out what makes them so special. Once completing the mission, Douglas eventually returns from his adventure back to reality. Was the entire adventure simply his imagination? Only Douglas knows for sure.



The Animal Rainbow

The Animal Rainbow

by Jacob Teschner

Come sit with your children and read them this colorful book about animals. Filled with drawings of animals in vibrant colors, this book will have your little ones attention with fun rhymes and questions for them to take part in and learn!

**This book is in color so it would work well with the Kindle Fire, Kindle for iphone, and Kindle for ipad.



The Lucky Escape (Human Body Detectives)

The Lucky Escape (Human Body Detectives)

by Dr. Heather Manley

Merrin and Pearl’s little brother Robbie has swallowed a penny. Now through magic and imagination they find themselves on an adventure through his digestive system where they must grab the penny, save Robbie, and narrowly escape his poopy diaper.



Perfect weddings (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Perfect weddings (52 Brilliant Ideas)

by Lisa Helmanis

Organising the big day can become a full-time job. And with other aspects to balance such as your relationships, friends, work, family and social life, it’s sometimes easy to lose perspective. So what’s the key to getting the balance right? The secret is in the planning and timing, and remembering why you want to get married in the first place! Perfect weddings reveals dozens of inspiring ideas for overcoming the challenges you may face in the run up to your wedding day.



Jack Maroo - Snippet!

Jack Maroo – Snippet!

by Jon U

Jack Maroo – Snippet! is a limiited preview version of the amazing color ebook!

Jack Maroo is a children’s series that is designed to help Preschool & Kindergartners learn colors, pronounce words by rhyming, identify animals, and to develop their mathematical skills by counting by 2’s!

In the FULL version: The adventure continues with Jack Maroo’s Gumshoes! Try to solve the clues of Jack Maroo by going back through the story to find all the different numbers, colors and animals; and then cross-check your answers with Suzie Q to earn your official Gumshoe Badge!



Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen's Legion of Super-Heroes

Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen’s Legion of Super-Heroes

by Julian Darius

No other run divides Legion of Super-Hero fans like Keith Giffen’s. To detractors, it dismantled everything good about the series.

In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius argues that Giffen’s run offered an ambitious and unprecedented response to the growing maturity of super-hero comics — one that, far from trashing Legion history, actually respected it.

The contents of this book previously appeared in TEENAGERS FROM THE FUTURE: ESSAYS ON THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES.

From Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. More info at http://Sequart.org



Blog Transformation Secrets

Blog Transformation Secrets

by Dee Ankary

What is stopping your blog from becoming a traffic magnet authority?
You want to take your blog – you know, the one that started as a labour of love in a frenzy of working to your passion.  Yet somehow, despite much time and effort on your part, it has not quite become the thriving digital water cooler you were expecting.

  • Are you sick and tired of creating great content, yet never ranking in the search engines?
  • Are you unsure on how exactly to structure your website?
  • Do you feel discouraged by the tiny trickle of traffic?

I created Blog Transformation Secrets for fellow Moonpreneurs (moonlighting corporate refugees) as a blueprint to transform an every day blog into a successful digital asset that commands, and gets attention.

Get this simple, easy to follow and actionable guide and discover the roadmap to transforming your blog into:

  • a digital asset search engines love to send traffic to
  • a powerful resource visitors return to over and over again
  • a recognized authority in your area of expertise

The only way the little guy wins is to become the big guy. In Blog Transformation Secrets you will learn:

  • The difference between a nice enough blog and a great authority one
  • How to source, and get, targeted traffic
  • How to structure your blog to make search engine spiders and human visitors happy
  • The blog metrics that show you just how happy you’ve made them
  • The five keys to a great blog that converts visitors to customers

Ultimately, it is all about taking the right kind of action.  This book is structured into eight chapters, with specific and actionable steps at the end of each chapter for you to implement.Now, go and transform your blog into a valuable digital asset, and let your voice be heard loud and clear in this increasingly crowded world of bloggers.



The Art of Money-Getting according to P.T. Barnum (for the 21st century)

The Art of Money-Getting according to P.T. Barnum (for the 21st century)

by Ivo Dias de Sousa

“If you have been thinking for a while about doing something that doesn’t cost much in terms of effort and won’t be the end of the world even if it turns into a failure, then do it.”
P.T. Barnum was a showman, an entertainer and a businessman. Back in 1880 he published a book, Art of Money Getting, where he gave 19th century folks advice on how to make money or, at least, live a financially stable life.
In this fictional book by Portuguese author Ivo Da Sousa, Barnum’s spirit, who’s been watching over humanity from above for the past century, decides to speak to modern individuals and give them a lesson or two on how in today’s times of crisis, they can start their own business and make it grow into a profitable activity.
From how to manage your own finances, and the importance of persevering when following your dreams, to the importance of focusing energy on one specific goal, and ensuring you keep your integrity, this ‘modern version’ of Barnum’s book is an essential guide to understand the real meaning of entrepreneurship and is packed with useful lessons on how to be successful in business.



Bootstrap Your Way to a Successful Business

Bootstrap Your Way to a Successful Business

by Mary Weins

How to start, build, and maintain a successful business.



PostWLEUMomo

PostWLEUMomo

by D L

Do not buy this book.



Step #3 - How to Create an Online Ad That SELLS Your Car or Truck (How To Sell Your Used Car Online -- A Step-by-Step Guide)

Step #3 – How to Create an Online Ad That SELLS Your Car or Truck (How To Sell Your Used Car Online — A Step-by-Step Guide)

by L. James Johnson

How do you make your ad stand out from the thousands of others online? Don’t make mistakes that can cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Get the NEW RULES for selling your vehicle quickly and profitably. Written by an automotive writer and industry expert, L. James Johnson helps you create a distinctive ad that separates you from a host of private sellers and professional car dealers. You can do it — and James shows you how in this step-by-step guide.



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