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.
One of the start-up world’s most in-demand executive coaches—hailed as the “CEO Whisperer” (Gimlet Media)—reveals why radical self-inquiry is critical to professional success and healthy relationships in all realms of life.
Jerry Colonna helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being. Now, this venture capitalist turned executive coach shares his unusual yet highly effective blend of Buddhism, Jungian therapy, and entrepreneurial straight talk to help leaders overcome their own psychological traumas. Reboot is a journey of radical self-inquiry, helping you to reset your life by sorting through the emotional baggage that is holding you back professionally, and even more important, in your relationships.
Jerry has taught CEOs and their top teams to realize their potential by using the raw material of their lives to find meaning, to build healthy interpersonal bonds, and to become more compassionate and bold leaders. In Reboot, he inspires everyone to hold themselves responsible for their choices and for the possibility of truly achieving their dreams.
Work does not have to destroy us. Work can be the way in which we achieve our fullest self, Jerry firmly believes. What we need, sometimes, is a chance to reset our goals and to reconnect with our deepest selves and with each other. Reboot moves and empowers us to begin this journey.
Shows massage therapists how to articulate their career desires into goals
Teaches massage therapists how to succession plan their careers
Empowers newly graduating massage therapists who aren’t taught the importance of business planning in massage school
Motivates and inspires massage professionals to tap into the greatness of who they are within this evolving industry
Educates massage therapists on the importance of specializing their services to attract the right type of clients who happily pay top dollar
Teaches the importance of accountability with career results, and how to use self-awareness as the driving force to success
Creates an understanding for massage therapists that success isn’t a secret, it’s a system to be understood and followed
Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.
In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.
Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
It's easy to confuse our ultimate goals with our practical goals. You must have a crystal-clear idea of the outcomes and objectives you want for your life.
You have to keep igniting your motivation and keep at it until it is self-sustainable.
When you enter a certain mental and emotional state, it seems like all you can do is produce lots of your best stuff. It doesn’t matter what's going on around you.
This is called your state of flow. The good news is everybody has one. It can take different forms. It definitely takes place at different times. It can be triggered by many things.
With this step by step guide:
You are going to understand the importance of motivation.
You will learn to identify the five pillars of sustainable motivation.
You will understand why a lot of people continue to struggle.
You can begin to be clear about the big outcomes and objectives of your life.
You are going to learn exactly how to get motivated on command, so you can achieve your state of flow.
Learn How to Effectively Persuade Others to do What You Want And Use Human Psychology to Your Advantage
Just as a knife can be used to murder someone, it can also be used by a trained surgeon to save someone's life.
Whether manipulation is evil or good totally depends on your intentions and motivations.Manipulation is part of the human experience.The issue is how to use it in such a way that it leads to common goals and produces a net positive social good.
Manipulation Tactics explains how to avoid manipulation and most important how you can use it get what you want. You will learn effective techniques to influence human behavior, understand how people manipulate and persuade people to concede to your ideas so you can achieve your goals.
You will learn ways to control the behavior and emotions of other people. It also involves using all sorts of tactics to control your relationships.
Here is what Manipulation Tactics offers you:What is anti-social personality and how to avoid such people?You'll learn WHY people try to manipulate.How to know if you're being manipulated.Logical techniques that offer an alternative view of reality.How to tap the power of shame to your advantageLearn to use seduction and why repetition is the key part of this technique'Minimization'- how to smartly downplay competitors and emphasize your strong points.Use 'Guilt Trips'- find out what the other person regretsHow to change people's impression or opinion by 'rationalization techniques'Use 'Gaslighting' as a powerful tool to make people think differentlyHow to effectively point out hypocrisy and influence behaviorAnd much more.
Whether you want to become more persuasive or you want to avoid getting manipulated, knowing the ins and outs of key manipulation techniques can help you become a more effective communicator and organizer.
Are you a Project Manager?
Are you ready to master the agile approach to management?
There's a lot to consider when you start down the road to managing someone's expectations and Agile Management: The Keys to Success aims to help you along the way, using vast experience, gained over decades, to make sure you are best positioned to deliver the excellence anticipated.
With Agile Management, you will find a book which guides you towards your goal along with a variety of routes, rather than making you stick to the main road, delivering chapters on:
Understanding the process
Recognising the importance of individuals and interactions
How to work with customers in a fluid environment
Learning to respond to change
The value of software
Agile is not a religion and isn't meant to be followed strictly. Nor is it a cure-all or a formula for success, because every project is different and each comes with its own set of problems, expectations and potential outcomes.
Simply put, Agile is a mindset which you must develop, nurture and cultivate at the right time.
Agile Management can help you achieve that.
Get a copy now and see how it can influence your next project!
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