The current publishing environment has experienced a drastic change in the way content is created, delivered, and acquired, particularly for libraries. With the increasing importance of digital publishing, more than half the titles published in the United States are self-published. With this growth in self-published materials, librarians, publishers, and vendors have been forced to rethink channels of production, distribution, and access as it applies to the new content. Self-Publishing and Collection Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries will address multiple aspects of how public and academic libraries can deal with the increase in self-published titles. While both academic and public libraries have started to grapple with the burgeoning issues associated with self-published books, many difficulties remain. To develop effective policies and procedures, stakeholders must now tackle questions associated with the transformation of the publishing landscape. Obstacles to self-publishing include the lack of reviews, the absence of cataloging and bibliographic control, proprietary formats for e-books, and the difficulty for vendors in providing these works. General chapters will include information on reviewing sources, cataloging and bibliographic control, and vendor issues. Information addressing public libraries issues will highlight initiatives to make self-published materials available at the Los Gatos Public Library in California and the Kent District Library in Michigan. Chapters on academic library issues will address why self-published materials are important for academic institutions, especially those with comprehensive collecting interests. Several self-published authors focus on how they attempt to make their works more suitable for public libraries. Finally, the book concludes with a bibliographic essay on self-publishing. As the term "e;traditional publishing"e; begins to fade and new content producers join the conversation, librarians, publishers, and vendors will play an important role in facilitating and managing the shift.
Some people still view Bitcoin as a startup. But despite being declared dead many times by the mainstream media, Bitcoin grows stronger every year. What’s going on? It’s not too late to learn about Bitcoin and invest. Bitcoin’s value has grown exponentially over multiple boom and bust cycles spanning a decade. Bitcoin is an Internet-native phenomenon like Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Microsoft, and Tencent. It therefore benefits from the “network effect” which makes it dramatically more valuable as the network grows. But its potential value is much larger than the giant Internet companies we know so well. If Bitcoin reaches that potential, its value could rise by 50 times its current price in the coming decade. This book will help you understand the role of money in our society, the current state of debt in our economy, and how Bitcoin provides a better solution.
A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home.
After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.
Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.
In Do Cool Sh*t, serial social entrepreneur, angel investor, and all-around cool sh*t–doer Miki Agrawal shows how to start a successful company—from brainstorming to raising money to getting press without any connections—all while having a meaningful life!
With zero experience and no capital, Miki Agrawal opened WILD, a farm-to-table pizzeria in New York City and Las Vegas, partnered up in a children's multimedia company called Super Sprowtz, and launched a patented high-tech underwear business called THINX.
Miki has seen significant growth in her businesses. She pulls back the curtain of how you can live out loud, honor your hunches, and leave nothing on the table.
Whether you’re a student with big aspirations or an experienced professional looking for new opportunities, Do Cool Sh*t will open your eyes, make you laugh, and give you the confidence to quit your day job, start your own business, and live happily ever after.
Do Cool Sh*t features a foreword by Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos.
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You don't have to wait until you retire to get the relaxing, worry-free life you want. All it takes is a change in lifestyle, and you can be living your retirement dream now!
Are you making good money, but still don't feel happy? Always thinking about how to save for your retirement, seeing it as the day you'll finally be able to enjoy life? You may be what Timothy Ferris calls a "Deferrer," or someone who postpones their dreams until it's too late. It's hard to find happiness in life with this mindset, but all it takes to break it is a change in how you address your work. Let Ferris show you how to stop deferring your dreams, join the New Rich, and enjoy the freedom and income you want right now!
You will learn:
· What the DEAL formula is and how following it makes your work much easier
· How to convince your boss to let you work from home (or anywhere you want!)
· Why unrealistic goals are actually easier to reach than realistic ones.
Are you sick of your office job? Sick of office politics? Then consider working from homeThis book can solve your problems.Work-from-home jobs have been on a steady increase over time. This has been due to the internet revolution that has brought about better and cheaper technologies that have made it possible to have virtual offices. Workers are able to work remotely from home or wherever they do feel at home. This book aims to provide you with great information as a potential work-from-home employee. It also provides a glimpse to work-from-home employers about the immense benefits that they can gain from using it.For both remote workers and employers, the book demonstrates the benefits that each gets and sheds more light on the kind of jobs that are better done remotely, and more so, from home. The book goes further to advise the would-be home-workers on how to find work-from-home jobs.Definitely, despite professional training, each work environment requires a set of unique skills. A work-from-home environment is not an exception. This guide provides you with information on the skills you need to succeed as a remote worker.Building an online portfolio and networking online are great ways to prepare yourself to find those well-paying work-from-home jobs. This book teaches you how to build your online portfolio and network online to be able to fish out more work opportunities. At the end, you desire to have paid clients for you to be able to finance your lifestyle. This book guides you on how to get your first paid clients. Much more importantly, you would spend less time and effort maintaining your clients than easily losing them and keep on looking for others. In this book, you are guided on how to maintain long-term, productive and sustainable relationships with your clients.Enjoy reading! Here's a Preview of What You'll Learn from This Book:
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The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today's best known self help books take there core concepts form this book. The Secret, the Power of Positive Thinking, the Millionaire next door, and The Law of Attraction all take their basic premises from this landmark work. Now you can get it from the source. Once you've read this book you will understand what gives certain people an edge over everyone else. By following the advice laid out clearly herein you'll be the one with an edge. It's time to stop wondering what it's like to be rich and start knowing. This book has changed countless lives and it can change yours! Unlike many of the other editions on the market today, this edition is complete and unabridged!
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