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15-Minute Spanish

15-Minute Spanish

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Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Spanish with 15-minute-a day lessons. Each pack contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut cases!
17 Essential Qualities of A team Player

17 Essential Qualities of A team Player

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Leadership expert John C. Maxwell follows his best-selling The Indisputable Laws of Teamwork with this powerfully succinct companion book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player. He presents a clear analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player. Maxwell's detailed descriptions and many examples are easy to understand and applicable whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field.

Inside The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player, Maxwell outlines the successes of team players who have been:

  • Intentional- making every action count toward a long-term goal
  • Relational- focused on others
  • Selfless- willing to take a subordinate role for the sake of the team
  • Tenacious- hardworking and optimistic in the face of setbacks
  • Maxwell shows how these qualities, and many others, impact the team and its success. The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player is not feel-good platitudes and abstract thinking, but concrete actions designed to improve the value of every team player.

    17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork

    17 Indisputable Laws Of Teamwork

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    Your go-to guide for building and maintaining champion level teams and then leading your team to the peak level of success regardless of the field you're in.

    Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it "chemistry"? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build-or rebuild-your team?

    In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how: The Law of High Morale inspired a 50 year-old man who couldn't even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world. The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel crosscountry by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one Web-based company to keep growing and making money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world's largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you-whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer-with the "how-tos" and attitudes for building a successful team.

    John C. Maxwell, known as America's expert on leadership, is a best-selling author and the founder of INJOY Stewardship Services, EQUIP, and Maximum Impact, dedicated to helping people reach their leadership potential. For more information, visit www.MaximumImpact.com.

    179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers

    179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers

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    This text breaks down the fiction writer's process into four levels - soul, substance, structure and style - and shows how misunderstandings at any of these levels can result in failure, and that the key to success lies in avoiding such misunderstandings.
    180 Tips and Tricks for New Teachers

    180 Tips and Tricks for New Teachers

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    Looking for ways to fix your novel? Or: Is your fiction writing in peril?

    Based on real advice gleaned from thousands of writing critiques, 179 Ways to Save a Novel is more than a collection of ideas for troubleshooting your work-in-progress (though it holds plenty of practical writing advice). This inspiring guide doubles as a thoughtful examination of the writing life--and not just with respect to writing, but to the reading habits and thought processes of writers.

    The 179 meditations in this book are grouped under six headings:

  • Substance
  • Structure
  • Style
  • Symbol, Myth & Metaphor
  • Soul
  • and Other Matters

  • Dip into the book at random when in need of nonspecific advice, inspiration, or criticism. Or read it straight through for a deeper examination of the writing life. However you encounter them, these meditations are guaranteed to challenge, inspire, provoke--and occasionally to tickle or annoy. But most of all they'll awaken a deeper awareness of the fiction writer's many challenges and thorny choices.

    19th Century American Writers on Writing

    19th Century American Writers on Writing

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    Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing features essays, letters, poems, prose, and excerpts of interviews by fifty-seven leading authors of the century. Each had to figure out what it meant to be a writer within the context of the relatively new nation they spoke to, for, and about. Each meditated on craft and style and form, as writers do. And each confronted the question of how to define themselves as writers--and their literature as "American"--during a century rocked by the industrial revolution, the Civil War, and the emergence of a global politic.
    20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

    20 Master Plots: And How to Build Them

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    Give your story a solid foundation--a plot that engages readers from start to finish!

    The best stories linger in the hearts and minds of readers for decades. These tales gain their power through plots that connect with the audience on both an emotional and intellectual level.

    Inside Ronald B. Tobias details these 20 time-tested plots. Each is discussed and analyzed, illustrating how a successful plot integrates all the elements of a story. Tobias then shows you how to use these plots effectively in your own work.

    Tobias then goes to the next level, showing you how to choose and develop plot in fiction. He shows you how to craft plot for any subject matter, so that you develop your work evenly and effectively. As a result, your fiction will be more cohesive and convincing, making your story unforgettable for readers everywhere.

    Plot isn't an accessory that conveniently organizes your material according to some ritualistic magic. You don't just plug in plot like a household appliance and expect it to do its job. Plot is organic. It takes hold of the writer and the work from the beginning.
    --Ronald Tobias

    2005 Cars by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

    2005 Cars by the Auto Editors of Consumer Guide

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    Updated for 2005, this guide contains authoritative evaluations of more than 150 new 2005-model of cars, minivans, and sport-utility vehicles. Includes shopping tips and the latest retail and dealer-invoice prices to guide readers to the best new-car deals. Original.
    2005 New York Times Almanac: The Almanac of Record

    2005 New York Times Almanac: The Almanac of Record

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    A comprehensive annual reference draws on authoritative resources to cover such topics as the world's nations, sports, the Internet, environmental issues, the economy, the Academy Awards, the workings of the government, and many other topics. Original.
    2005 Poet's Market

    2005 Poet's Market

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    The how, who, where, and when resource for poets of all skill levels, 2005 Poet's Market is a poet's complete guide to getting published. This edition provides: Publishing opportunities for aspiring and established poets alike, from magazines, small presses, and competitions, to state and provincial grants; Advice and inspiration from prominent poets, including Nikki Giovanni, Jared Carter, Marie Jordan and more; Helpful indexes categorized by book and chapbook publishers, openness to submissions, geography and subject; Ideas for self-promotion, information on publishing scams, and other valuable marketing advice for poets, this guide provides all the direction they need to get their poetry in print.
    2005 World almanac and book of facts

    2005 World almanac and book of facts

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    A new edition of the best-selling annual reference provides in-depth coverage of the year's top news stories, a recap of the 2004 Olympics, a photo section highlighting top events, and thousands of facts about the fields of sports, entertainment, politics, travel, science and technology, vital statistics, health, business, the arts, and other impor
    2006 Writers Market

    2006 Writers Market

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    The resource for helping writers get published and get paid for what they write. Writer's Market is the ultimate go-to guide. Backed by 85 years of authority, this edition: Offers complete, updated contact information and submission guidelines for more than 4,000 markets in the US and elsewhere - 700 more than any comparable resource Includes 600 new markets, allowing writers to explore fresh opportunities Bigger and better than ever, 2006 Writer's Market continues the tradition that's made the brand the number one resource for writers since 1921.
    2007 US Standard Road Atlas

    2007 US Standard Road Atlas

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    Covering the United States, Canada and Mexico, this road atlas utilises digital cartography to present large-scale, up-to-date maps of North America. Each map includes details of climate and terrain, as well as some of the featured area's attractions.
    2007 World Almanac World Atlas

    2007 World Almanac World Atlas

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    The World Almanac 2007 World Map offers a new twist in world atlas publishing. This innovative book combines exceptional cartography with authoritative and compelling data from the World Almanac and Book of Facts. This unique combination contributes to a deeper understanding and appreciation of our global community.
    2010 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

    2010 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

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    THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING

    If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, "2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market" is the resource you need. Whether you create picture books or young adult novels, fiction or nonfiction, books or magazine articles--the 2010 edition tells you who to contact and what to send them. You'll find:

    Complete, up-to-date contact information for hundreds of book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps, as well as listings for organizations, contests, and conferences that offer important networking opportunities.Interviews with and articles by industry insiders including prominent editors; National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr; "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" author Rachel Cohn; bestselling author of "The Spiderwick Chronicles" Holly Black; authors Lisa Yee, Ellen Hopkins and Mitali Perkins; plus interviews with four debut authors who share their stories and offer advice.Nearly 200 pages of informative and inspirational articles on children's publishing topics like getting through your first draft, revision, naming characters, writing humor, the acquisitions process, writing GLBTQ books, graphic novels, and more.

    2010 Guide to Literary Agents, 19th annual edition

    2010 Guide to Literary Agents, 19th annual edition

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    FIND THE RIGHT AGENT TO REPRESENT YOUR WORK

    Selling your book and securing a good contract often requires more than persistence and a good attitude. The "2010 Guide to Literary Agents" is your essential resource for finding that agent - without fear of being scammed - and getting your writing published. This new edition includes:

    Completely updated contact and submission information for literary agents who adhere to the ethical guidelines established by the Association of Authors' Representatives.Informative articles on researching agents, preparing your query, composing a synopsis or book proposal, and building a platform through social networking.Hundreds of listings for writers' conferences across the country - so you can learn where agents will be and when.

    2010 New York Times Almanac: The Almanac of Record

    2010 New York Times Almanac: The Almanac of Record

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    From "The New York Times" comes the world's most authoritative almanac- exhaustively updated for 2010.
    Drawing on the resources of the world's premier news organization and featuring reports by leading "Times" writers, "The New York Times Almanac" provides in-depth national and international coverage of politics, education, health, medicine, the economy, the environment, science, technology, awards and prizes, sports, and a host of other topics. It remains the first choice for students, writers, researchers, and anyone who needs accurate, timely facts at their fingertips.
    "The New York Times Almanac 2010" includes:
    * Comprehensive coverage of all the U.S. states and every nation in the world
    * The most complete sports coverage of any almanac
    * Notable obituaries from the world of politics, entertainment, and science
    * More information on gloabl issues, including world population, terrorism, AIDS, environmental concerns, the Internet, and technological developments
    * A 16-page color map section
    2012 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

    2012 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

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    The titles in this collection contain all the information you need on your market.