Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2012-10-12
12,500 entries. 196 countries. 365 days. Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe! If you're looking to tie a promotional event to a special month, create a suggested reading list based on a festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday roundup on your radio show or Twitterfeed, Chase's Calendar of Events is the one resource that has it all. For broadcasters, journalists, event planners, public relations professionals, librarians, editors, writers or simply the curious, this is one reference you can’t do without! Chase's Calendar of Events 2013 brings you: Milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the 100th birth anniversary of civil rights activist Rosa Parks, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 200th birth anniversaries of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner New birthday entries for sports stars such as Robert Griffin III (Feb 12); actors such as Jessica Chastain (Mar 24), Jean Dujardin (June 19) and Benedict Cumberbatch (July 19); musical artists such as Pitbull (Jan 15), Adam Levine (Mar 18) and Scotty McCreery (Oct 9); newsmakers such as Françoise Hollande (Aug 12) and many others Special events such as Dyngus Day (Apr 1), Bedbug Awareness Week (Apr 22–26), National Polka Festival (May 24–26), Lincoln Highway Centennial (June 30–July 5), Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day (Sept 13), the 34th America's Cup (Sept 7–22) or Steamcon V (Oct 25–27). Search Chase's Any Way You Want! Whether you want to target a specific date, location or subject, our fully searchable CD-ROM (PC-compatible only) makes your research quick and easy. Also included is a free installer, so you can load Chase's directly to your hard drive.
Author: Susan Salzman Raab
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
An Author’s Guide to Children’s Book Promotion has been the leading source of information on children’s book marketing and promotion for authors, illustrators and publishers for nearly twenty years. This easy-to-use handbook provides an inside look at this complex market plus advice and guidance on getting children’s books into the hands of key decision-makers and buyers in the media, at schools, libraries, review journals, wholesalers, and bookstores...and ultimately into the hands of parents and children. Topics include: How to self promote without driving a publisher crazy Why it can make sense to set up as a distributor How to build traffic at bookstore events What’s the honorarium range for new authors New information on blogs and websites Plus a Source Directory of specialized contacts: Associations and organizations; Information sources; Trade and educational publications; Children’s book clubs wholesalers and book chains.
Author: Jo Bell Whitlatch
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Ideal for public, school, and academic libraries looking to freshen up their reference collection, as well as for LIS students and instructors conducting research, this resource collects the cream of the crop sources of general reference and library science information. Encompassing internet resources, digital image collections, and print resources, it includes the full section on LIS Resources from the Guide to Reference database, which was voted a #1 Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this guide makes it a snap to find the right sources. It offers an appealing introduction to reference work and resources for LIS students and also serves as an affordable course book to complement online Guide to Reference access.
Author: Shyrl L. Plum
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Performing Arts
This media sales primer serves as a step-by-step manual to assist students in attaining sales proficiency and confidence. The author employs a practical, hands-on approach, enabling readers to develop valuable professional and interpersonal skills and to improve their options for obtaining sales positions. Underwriting 101 covers the activities involved in sales work, such as developing sales kits and presentations, handling objections, writing proposals, closing, and preparing underwriting announcements. Role-playing, sales promotion, résumé preparation, and interviewing are also covered. Special features include: *materials needed to teach the 15 week course, including a syllabus, calls schedule, positioning worksheet, sample proposals, sample résumé, sample cover letter, and course evaluation; *comments from former students who have secured sales positions upon completion of the course; *underwriting announcement guidelines for FCC conformation; and *a guide to Internet research tools for sales presentation enhancement. Intended for upper-level students in radio or broadcast sales courses, Underwriting 101 will be useful to sales instructors with or without sales experience. It is also appropriate for use in college radio stations, as a resource for sales departments.
Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publisher: American Library Association
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.
Ein journalistischer Auftrag, bei dem Raoul Duke von seinem Anwalt Dr. Gonzo begleitet wird, führt zu einem unglaublichen Trip, der eine ganze Generation geprägt hat. Mit Johnny Depp und Benicio Del Toro von Terry Gilliam kongenial verfilmt, bleibt Hunter S. Thompsons schonungslose Beschreibung des Drogenkonsums und der radikalen Freiheitssuche der 60er bis heute unerreicht.
Drachenläufer erzählt vom Schicksal der beiden Jungen Amir und Hassan und ihrer ungücklichen Freundschaft. Eine dramatische Geschichte von Liebe und Verrat, Trennung und Wiedergutmachung vor dem Hintergrund der jüngsten Vergangenheit Afghanistans.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-03-22
Once upon a time, not so long ago, a monster came to the small town of Castle Rock, Maine . . . He was not a werewolf, vampire, ghoul, or unnameable creature from the enchanted forest or snow wastes; he was only a cop . . . Cujo is a huge Saint Bernard dog, the best friend Brett Camber has ever had. Then one day Cujo chases a rabbit into a bolt-hole. Except it isn't a rabbit warren any more. It is a cave inhabited by rabid bats. And Cujo falls sick. Very sick. And the gentle giant who once protected the family becomes a vortex of horror inexorably drawing in all the people around him . . .
Author: Brad Hutchins
Publisher: Black Inc.
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Inside the secret world of tennis court-siding. Brad Hutchins has been living a young bloke’s dream: getting paid to travel the world and watch sport. Sitting court-side on the pro tennis circuit, he uses his phone to transmit results to a gambling syndicate, taking advantage of the time delay in TV broadcasts to beat other online punters to the big pay-offs. His stories from life on the road capture the adventures and mishaps that come with following the world’s best tennis players and partying in a new country every week. But like card counters in casinos, court-siders are despised by the tennis establishment. The more time Brad spends at tournaments, the harder it becomes for him to evade the security guards who are hell-bent on ejecting him from matches. The resulting cat-and-mouse chases will appeal to anyone who loves the roguish spirit of The Wolf of Wall Street or Catch Me If You Can. Brad Hutchins spent his youth playing sports and travelling the world, before finding his dream job as a tennis trader. Born and raised in Brisbane, he has lived and worked in the UK and Canada, and now teaches primary school students on the Gold Coast. Game, Set, Cash! is his first book.
Author: Marcus Luttrell
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2014-03-17
Genre: Political Science
Auf einmal stand da eine Armee . . . SEAL-Team 10: eine Elitetruppe. Die Mission: einen Al-Qaida-Führer zur Strecke bringen. Der Feind: Dutzende zu allem entschlossene Taliban-Kämpfer. Vier SEALs gegen eine ganze Armee. Und dann bricht die Hölle los. Die Army schickt Helikopter zur Verstärkung. Neunzehn Männer kommen um, ein einziger kehrt zurück. Dies ist sein Bericht. In einer sternenklaren Nacht im späten Juni 2005 verlassen vier US Navy SEALs ihre Basis im nördlichen Afghanistan in Richtung pakistanische Grenze. Ihr Auftrag: Gefangennahme oder Tötung eines hochrangigen Al-Qaida-Führers, der mit Osama bin Laden operieren und sich in den Bergen versteckt halten soll . . . Lone Survivor ist die Geschichte von Marcus Luttrell, des einzigen Überlebenden der Operation Red Wings. Nicht nur seine drei Kameraden sterben im Gefecht mit einer unterschätzten gegnerischen Truppe, auch die komplette Besatzung des Special-Operations-Aviation-Regiments, das zur Rettung per Hubschrauber losgeschickt wurde, findet den Tod. Nur dank der Hilfe von Einheimischen, die ihn aufnehmen, pflegen und vor den Taliban beschützen, überlebt der schwer verletzte Luttrell. Seine Geschichte handelt von Angst, Tod und grenzenlosem Leid, aber auch von Mut und Treue, von Freundschaft und Hoffnung – und von dem unbedingten Willen zu überleben
A seemingly innocuous job, a jaw dropping reward. It didn't even occur to Aiden Pearce to think twice before accepting. Before long, an explosion rips through city hall and Pearce is left wondering if he's the cause of all the chaos and destruction. A chance encounter with a mysterious woman draws him into a bone chilling conspiracy too horrifying to imagine.Watch Dogs: The DedSec Revenge is an enthralling story Aiden Pierce and his life before the events of the popular video game. Discover hidden secrets about Aiden and the hackers he meets up with in his everyday life.In Watch Dogs: The DedSec Revenge you can expect:-Dramatic and intense action scenes that can only be found in the city of Chicago, car chases filled with hacking takedowns and more.-On the fly hacking fights that pit Aiden against some of the best of them, find out just how good he really is.-Plenty of in depth hacking events that go past what you thought you knew could happen in the Watch Dogs universe. -New characters that add a whole new layer to the underground hacking world of Watch Dogs.-And a whole lot more as the book's story drags you down into the underground world of hackers and exposes the darker side of their world. Find out just how Aiden gets tangled up with some of the darkest and politically motivated members of DedSec.Watch Dogs: The DedSec Revenge is no simple hacking tale, instead it is a rich and deep story that doesn't play it safe. Any fan of the video game simply MUST read this story of Aiden's past and discover some of his roots.
Author: Scott Smith
Release Date: 2008
"Nichts stört die Idylle in dem verschneiten Ort in Ohio. Alles geht sinen gewohnten Gang. Bis die dri Freunde Hank, Jacob und Lou bei einem ihrer Streifzüge durch den Wald in einem Flugzeugwrack 4 Millionen Dollar finden. Einfach so. Sie beschließen, das Geld zunächst noch zu verstecken und es erst zu verbraten, wenn die Luft wirklich rein ist. Ein ganz einfacher Plan. Aber einfache Pläne haben die Angewohnheit, in kürzester Zeit äußerst kompliziert zu werden ..."--Page 4 of cover.