Professional & Technical

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You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around.

Get the The Wedding Series
Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding
Book 2 - Wedding Party
Book 3 - Grady's Wedding
Book 4 - The Christmas Princess

Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding
The free spirit: Paul Monroe

Charming Paul Monroe has the Peter Pan thing down pat. As an antique toy appraiser, even his work involves play. Which is fine, unless your job is to keep his Chicago business running smoothly . . . and all that charm, humor -- and sexiness -- is aimed at you.

Organization and reliability are Bette Wharton's hallmarks. She handles the toughest clients with aplomb, until Paul provides a challenge that goes way beyond the office. She has a plan and a timetable. How can she let herself fall for Mr. Live-for-the-Moment when all he offers is Love-for-the-Moment?

Book 2 - Wedding Party
The best man: Michael Dickinson

Michael Dickinson is delighted to be best man at his friend's wedding - but there's one complication. Tris Donlin is a standing up for the bride. He's wanted Tris for longer than he cares to remember, but to her, he's just good old Michael - college pal, confidant, best buddy ... Would a few days of wedding celebration let him finally get her out of his system once and for all?

Her cousin Paul's wedding party has Tris' head and heart full of memories of college days with him, Michael, and their friend Grady. Grady was her college crush and Michael was her buddy. Now that they're all grown up, my how things have changed.

She's certain she's found the best man for her ... if only she can convince him that friends can make the best lovers.

Book 3 - Grady's Wedding
The last bachelor: Grady Roberts

Grady Roberts has never been the marrying kind - and he still isn't. But after watching his best friends walk down the aisle to their brides and even start families, flipping through his little black book and ordering take-out for one suddenly seem boring ...and lonely. Yet the one woman who intrigues him keeps him at arm's length.

Leslie Craig is human. She feels the full effect of handsome, intelligent, wealthy, successful Grady's attraction . . . and his loneliness. It's the last element that snags her heart. She's developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. Can she do that for Grady?

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You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around.

The Wedding Series
Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding
Book 2 - Wedding Party
Book 3 - Grady's Wedding
Book 4 - The Runaway Bride
Book 5 - The Christmas Princess
Book 6 - The Surprise Princess
Book 7 - The Forgotten Prince

Always the best of friends ... can they become the best of lovers?

Michael Dickinson is honored to be best man at his friend Paul's wedding, even with Tris Donlin being a bridesmaid. He's wanted Tris for as long as he's known her, while accepting that friendship is all there will be between them. But now, finally, he plans to get her out of his system once and for all.

Her cousin Paul's wedding party has Tris' head and heart full of memories of college days with him, Michael, and their friend Grady. Grady was her college crush and Michael was her buddy. Now that they're all grown up, will things change?

Oh, yes, they will ...

The spotlight's on the bride and groom, but sparks catch fire for the wedding party, too. While Michael is trying to forget, Tris discovers her heart has grown up, too. She's sure she's found the best man for her . . . if only she can convince him that friends make the best lovers.

(4.5)

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You are cordially invited to join the wedding celebration as college friends embark on the greatest education of all - falling in love, finding the perfect bride, and becoming the happiest grooms around.

The Wedding Series
Book 1 - Prelude to a Wedding
Book 2 - Wedding Party
Book 3 - Grady's Wedding
Book 4 - The Runaway Bride
Book 5 - The Christmas Princess
Book 6 - The Surprise Princess
Book 7 - The Forgotten Prince

Grady Roberts' best friends have found loves to last a lifetime and watched their brides come down the aisle to take their vows. Now he wonders when -- if -- it will be his turn. He has it all – good looks, intelligence, fortune, and success. Everything except the close family he's longed for since a lonely childhood.

Leslie Craig is human – she feel Grady's attraction . . . and his loneliness. She's developed a knack for helping people with problems and sorrows without ever revealing her own. But Grady, with an unnerving perception, doesn’t fall for that. How long can a woman hold out with a man like Grady pursuing her?

But when Grady discovers the secret of Leslie's private tragedy, he has to confront the reality that this time he might not be able to have it all.

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Book cover image for Secrets Every Author Should Know: Indie Publishing Basics (Career Author Secrets Book 1)
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Frustrated with the plethora of conflicting information on how to self-publish? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sit down with someone who has already made the mistakes, done the analysis, and will provide you the short cuts—the secrets about the things that work? Now you have that chance with the Career Author Secrets series.Indie Publishing (Self Publishing) has changed dramatically in the past five years. There are now new, easier tools to use for every part of the process—editing, formatting, distribution, sales, and analysis. This first book in the Career Author Secrets series provides a foundation for navigating the indie publishing process and staying away from the scammers. It breaks down the requirements for self-publishing successfully, protecting your rights for the future, and YES I do share all the secrets I’ve learned.

It contains everything a DIY author needs to get her book from manuscript to professional publication in both ebook and print, including:

Why books don’t sell
Options for DIY or contracting professionals
The truth about ISBNs & Copyright Registration
Secrets for formatting your book the easy way
Creating book covers that sell
Making decisions about distribution
This book is especially valuable for those with limited technical skills who want to produce a quality professional book for the least amount of cost. Learn the secrets to easier implementation and how to make good decisions on what is worth your time and money.

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Book cover image for Secrets to Effective Author Marketing: It's More Than "Buy My Book" (Career Author Secrets Book 3)
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Have you put your book out there and been disappointed in your sales? Perhaps you’ve tried a variety of marketing tactics to boost discoverability: blog posts, social media, book tours, paid ads in a variety of venues. But nothing is working.

The publishing landscape changes every year. The number of books published has increased and the competition for readers is more than it has been before. The key is to define your audience and then convince those potential readers of the value of your book. Your marketing time and money should primarily be spent on a message of value–not price, not story, and not genre.

This book provides specific techniques to exploit that value without resorting to the typical overexposure in social media and newsletters with “Buy My Book” sales messaging. Instead, focus on the top three proven techniques that actually sell books. Follow step-by-step instructions and timelines to learn how to: 1) Create an Effective Plan for Communicating to Readers; 2) Use Social Media and Email lists to Engage with Your Readers; and 3) Plan for Effective Campaigns for both Book Launches and Backlist Rejuvenation throughout the year.

In addition this book provides techniques to:

Distinguish specific groups of readers most likely to buy your novel or nonfiction book.
Understand your competition and the advantages that your book offers.
Clarify hooks that capture attention of the media, reviewers, and readers.
Identify where and how to reach readers, reviewers, and media.
Create and implement a consistent brand throughout all marketing efforts.
Effectively select, from 100+ options, the appropriate marketing tactics and timing that matches your book intentions and values.
Maximize organic reach and stay to a budget of less than $100 per book campaign.
Develop a long-term online marketing plan.

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Book cover image for Acquisition of Word Formation Devices in First & Second Languages: Morphological Cross-linguistic Influence
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Early school-age English children acquire over 3000 words a year. The main factors which account for such rapid vocabulary growth are context and word-formation knowledge.
Such vocabulary growth is also of great interest in the L2 acquisition. Using empirical tests, the book puts side by side L1 and L2 acquisition of word-formation devices. The first chapter explores the early acquisition of word-formation devices by English children and presents the principles through which cross-linguistic influence diverts L2 learners from the natural way of acquiring word-formation devices of their target language. It also presents the 'Dual Semantic Transparency' Hypothesis in the L2 acquisition. The second and third chapters utilize empirical evidence in examining the advanced acquisition of word-formation devices by both native speakers and L2 learners, as well as highlight the points in which morphological cross-linguistic transfer is more evident to L2 learners. The fourth chapter offers suggestions over the way L2 learners' knowledge of word-formation devices of their target language can be improved. The book is targeted to anyone interested in language acquisition.

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“How often do you find yourself unhappily committed to a book?” asked Pollens. “I believe that “HAUNTED” would not fall into this category, but I want readers to have a special option… the “IN THE BEGINNING” version… FREE on Sunday, Oct. 23 and again on Oct 24.”

Here’s a bit of what the story is about…

In spite of years of successful academic achievement, Dr. Harold Treadwell, a PHD psychologist at Philadelphia’s Jess Hawkins University (JHU), has extremely low self-esteem. Memories of a year’s earlier incident plague him and he loses himself in the complexities of a sleep-study research project.

Harold’s proposed research focuses on sufferers of undiagnosed and untreated mysterious pain… mental and physical difficulties that appear without warning and ruin lives. Harold spends five-years designing a sleep-stasis chamber… a necessary apparatus in the proposed study. Finally, he submits a grant application to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its approval is in doubt until an unexpected source of support with NIH influence surfaces.

“That much is all in the “IN THE BEGINNING” intro,” explained Pollens, “and I believe is enough to excite readers who will want to get the full tale.” The intro runs more than 35 pages and more than 7000 words. The Kindle eBook version is normally available for $2.99 at Amazon.com but will be free during Oct. 23 and 24. Get it by entering “Allen Pollens, ‘IN THE BEGINNING’ in the Amazon search window or use this link: http://tinyurl.com/hdb2ak2

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180 Ways To Walk The Customer Service Talk is the resource you'll want to read and distribute to every person in your organization. Packed with powerful strategies and tips to cultivate world-class customer service, this handbook promises to be the answer to getting everyone "Walking The Customer Service Talk" and building a reputation of service integrity.

At its low price, if everyone adopts just a few ideas to help ensure customers come back again, this book will pay for itself. All employees at every level of the organization need this powerful guide ... from front line employees, to call center representatives, sales people, telemarketers, managers, client services and marketing teams.

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