Author: Editors of Chase's Calendar of Events
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 2014-10-14
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, travel to a music festival halfway around the world, blog about a historical milestone or do a celebrity birthday round-up 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 2015 brings you: Major sporting events such as the FIFA Women's World Cup (June 6), the Pan American Games (July 10) and the 48th Transpacific Yacht Race (July 13). Milestones such as the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, 200th anniversary of Waterloo, 150th anniversary of Lincoln's assassination, 75th anniversary of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain, 150th birth anniversary of poet W.B. Yeats and much more. New birthday entries for newsmakers like the new king of Spain, Felipe VI of Bourbon and Greece (Jan 30), or political activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nov 7); sports stars such as Meryl Davis (Jan 1) and Johnny Manziel (Dec 6); and entertainers Lupita Nyong'o (Mar 1), Chiwetel Ejiofor (July 10), Jamie Dornan (May 1), Dakota Johnson (Oct 4), Lorde (Nov 7) and Macklemore (June 19). New special days such as Take Your Poet to Work Day (July 15), National Black Women in Jazz and the Arts Day (Mar 1), National Biscotti Day (Sept 29), Runner's Selfie Day (June 23), No Selfies Day (Mar 16) and many more. New! Get exclusive access to the Chase's Calendar of Events companion website with: What's on Today? All the holidays, events, anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, and so on for the current day Advanced Search: customize your search--date ranges, location, key word, category, attendance--however you want! Unique Festivals of the World: a new, interactive map of the world--click on a country and discover its major festivals Tabbed pages for Major Awards, About the Holidays, Spotlight for 2015, Glossary of Calendar Terms and Special Months For information on the url and password of the companion website, please see details inside the book.
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: 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. Here’s what experts have said: “Susan Raab’s An Author’s Guide to Children’s Book Promotion is a short but packed collection of tips and ideas for authors who want to take a more active role in marketing their own books, especially children’s books...Raab’s Guide is a handy and accessible reference full of useful pointers.” -Small Press Magazine “Raab’s sparse, no nonsense approach reminds me of another guidebook, Strunk and White’s Elements of Style. The lean to-the-point style makes this guide a quick reference source a writer turns to with each book published.” -Chicago Children’s Reading Roundtable Bulleti “There is nothing fancy about this book. It is a down and dirty guide to book promotion by a woman who does it for a living. What a fantastic resource. There’s no flowery filler, just good information. Gotta love it.” -Elizabeth O. Dulemba “Especially useful to beginners with trade publishers and the self-published, the key message though is universal: No one will care as much about your book as you, so you need to take responsibility to help promote it.” -Cynsations This great compact guidebook provides children’s authors with practical information on how to promote to the three major markets for children’s books: bookstores, schools and libraries. Raab also discusses how to promote to some little-known specialty markets, such as book fairs and special interest groups. It’s an outstanding primer for beginning authors and offers great ideas for the established author as well. “I particularly like the way that Ms. Raab starts her guide with these words: “Book promotion is the author’s job.” Truer words were never written.” -Bella Online Writing for Children “I read (and took copious notes). An Author’s Guide to Children’s Book Promotion has so much helpful information. I think I highlighted the entire book! The advice and recommendations are really so helpful. The book answers so many questions, especially for a beginner like me.” -Wendy Kupfer “A small, but extremely helpful book detailing many effective ways for authors to market, promote, and publicize children’s books. There are sample formats for promotional materials, as well as lists of organizations, contacts, and source materials to assist in promotional efforts.” –Verla Kay “ A concise guide from a children’s marketing consultant, covering all the different aspects of book marketing and publicity, and including a useful list of contacts.” -Harold Underdown, The Purple Crayon “An Author’s Guide to Children’s Book Promotion is now my faithful companion! I am telling all my writer friends to read it.” -Lizette M. Lantigua 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: 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.
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: Beth M. Howard
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Release Date: 2014-04-01
DIVBeth M. Howard knows about pie. She made pies at California’s Malibu Kitchen for celebrities including Barbra Streisand (lemon meringue), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb), and Steven Spielberg (coconut cream) before moving back home to rural Iowa. She now lives in the famous American Gothic House (the backdrop for Grant Wood’s famous painting) and runs the hugely popular Pitchfork Pie Stand./divDIV /divDIVWith full-color photos throughout, Ms. American Pie features 80 of Beth’s coveted pie recipes and some of her own true tales to accompany them. With chapters like Pies to Heal, Pies to Seduce, and Pies to Win the Iowa State Fair, Beth will divulge her secret for making a killer crust without refrigerating the dough and will show you how to break every rule you’ve ever learned about making delicious, homemade pie./div
Author: James Hadley Chase
Publisher: House of Stratus
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Mark Girland, good-for-nothing secret agent with a distinct weakness for money and women, finds himself in Prague for his latest adventure. Events in the Communist country prove all too much for Girland as he comes face to face with a sinister world of deception, fraud and corruption. The result is another gripping thriller from the James Hadley Chase Library.
Improve students' reading fluency while providing fun and purposeful practice and performance through Reader's Theater Scripts. Engage students through Reader's Theater to make learning fun while building knowledge of Texas history and the significant people, events, and places that make Texas what it is today. Improve vocabulary and comprehension with repeated practice and performance of the scripts along with TEKS-based activities in the lesson plans, which include word study, comprehension questions, and extension activities. Make your classroom a Reader's Theater classroom today!
Author: James Hadley Chase
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Detective and mystery stories
When Detective Tom Lepski shot down the runaway killer on his beat in Paradise City, he unleashed a chain of events that would involve two sets of criminals and a honeymoon couple in one of the most exciting nights any of them had seen for a long time. Wilbur Warrenton and his beautiful, grasping wife Maria are on their honeymoon in the luxurious Spanish Bay Hotel when their penthouse suite is the scene of a collision between a gang of jewel thieves intent on stealing the famous Warrenton diamonds and a gang of ransom-hungry Cubans - all determined to get exactly what they want - at any cost ...
This book documents in lavish detail the unique styling, engineering, and performance of Porsche’s new mid-engine coupe - the Porsche Cayman. Produced in cooperation with Porsche AG, the book includes behind-the-scenes design blueprints, studio sketches and cutaway drawings, spec information, specially commissioned photography including testing and development, and historical comparisons with the 904 racing car. Beautiful, commissioned photography and an engaging text tells the Cayman story in all its splendor—performance, technical features, handling, lightweight construction, intelligent use of space—at once a true Porsche and a unique model in its own right in the family of legendary sports cars. Leading German automotive photographers and journalists worked with Porsche, and the book is printed using a 7-color process and varnished pages for a luxurious look and feel (most illustrated books use a 4-color process and lesser glossy pages). Porsche Cayman is the ultimate collectible for any owner of the new car, and an essential contribution to any Porsche enthusiast's library.
Author: Kevin M Sullivan
Publisher: Wildblue Press
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: True Crime
VAMPIRE: The Richard Chase Murders is the tale of a diabolical, homicidal madman running amok, mutilating and murdering the unsuspecting residents in the quiet neighborhoods of Sacramento, CA. His diabolical and unrelenting desires, not just to kill his victims but to drink their blood, unleashed a terror within the city unlike anything the residents had ever known. By the time Richard Trenton Chase graduated high school, everyone knew he was strange. But no one had any idea how bizarre he'd become, or what dark impulses were flowing through his troubled brain. The transformation from the outwardly strange young man to the diabolical killer he ultimately became, was gradual and would not become known until it was too late. First it was the killing of small animals and birds, and the drinking of their blood. However, when these sacrifices failed to satiate his needs, Richard Chase would seek out the highest form of life, and the city of Sacramento, California would react in horror to the hideous murders and mutilations committed by his hands. For those living in the quiet neighborhoods where the murders occurred, it was nothing less than a time of terror until the fiend was captured. VAMPIRE is an in-depth look into the life and disturbed mind of a killer, his family, and his many victims, the living as well as the dead. Within these pages you'll discover what it was like for the police, and what a difficult job they had finding a killer they knew wouldn't stop until he was apprehended. It was a race against time, in a series of murders that would stun even the most hardened investigators. It is the story of a city under siege, held captive by the man whose appetite for blood could not be satiated.
Author: Ed Warren
Publisher: Graymalkin Media
Release Date: 2014-10-04
“Ghosts are always hungry,” someone once said—and no one knows how ravenous they really are more than Ed & Lorraine Warren, the world’s most renowned paranormal investigators. For decades, Ed and Lorraine Warren hunted down the truth behind the most terrifying supernatural occurrences across the nation... and brought back astonishing evidence of their encounters with the unquiet dead. From the notorious house immortalized in The Amityville Horror to the bone-chilling events that inspired the hit film The Conjuring, the Warrens fearlessly probed the darkness of the world beyond our own, and documented the all-too-real experiences of the haunted and the possessed, the lingering deceased and the vengeful damned. Graveyard chronicles a host of their most harrowing, fact-based cases of ghostly visitations, demonic stalking, heart-wrenching otherworldly encounters, and horrifying comeuppance from the spirit world. If you don’t believe, you will. And whether you read it alone in the dead of night or in the middle of a sunny day, you’ll be forever haunted by its gallery of specters eager to feed on your darkest dread. Don’t miss the Warrens’ latest film “Annabelle” in theaters now.
This title examines an important historic eventthe police beating of Rodney King in 1991 and the riots in Los Angeles, California, in 1992. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the events of March 3, 1991, when a high-speed car chase ended in KingÍs beating, the significance of the video tape of the beating, the officersÍ trials, and the riots that followed their acquittal in May 1992. Key to the discussion is an examination of the racial context of the riots, including preexisting racial tensions in the city. Also discussed are the 1993 federal trial and the aftermath of the riots. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web sites, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Author: Nomi Prins
Publisher: Nation Books
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Political Science
Who rules America? All the Presidents' Bankers is a groundbreaking narrative of how an elite group of men transformed the American economy and government, dictated foreign and domestic policy, and shaped world history. Culled from original presidential archival documents, All the Presidents' Bankers delivers an explosive account of the hundred-year interdependence between the White House and Wall Street that transcends a simple analysis of money driving politics—or greed driving bankers. Prins ushers us into the intimate world of exclusive clubs, vacation spots, and Ivy League universities that binds presidents and financiers. She unravels the multi-generational blood, intermarriage, and protégé relationships that have confined national influence to a privileged cluster of people. These families and individuals recycle their power through elected office and private channels in Washington, DC. All the Presidents' Bankers sheds new light on pivotal historic events—such as why, after the Panic of 1907, America's dominant bankers convened to fashion the Federal Reserve System; how J. P. Morgan's ambitions motivated President Wilson during World War I; how Chase and National City Bank chairmen worked secretly with President Roosevelt to rescue capitalism during the Great Depression while J.P. Morgan Jr. invited Roosevelt's son yachting; and how American financiers collaborated with President Truman to construct the World Bank and IMF after World War II. Prins divulges how, through the Cold War and Vietnam era, presidents and bankers pushed America's superpower status and expansion abroad, while promoting broadly democratic values and social welfare at home. But from the 1970s, Wall Street's rush to secure Middle East oil profits altered the nature of political-financial alliances. Bankers' profit motive trumped heritage and allegiance to public service, while presidents lost control over the economy—as was dramatically evident in the financial crisis of 2008. This unprecedented history of American power illuminates how the same financiers retained their authoritative position through history, swaying presidents regardless of party affiliation. All the Presidents' Bankers explores the alarming global repercussions of a system lacking barriers between public office and private power. Prins leaves us with an ominous choice: either we break the alliances of the power elite, or they will break us.