Did you know that the writing and publishing industry is perpetuating old, antiquated traditions simply because no one has questioned them in over a century? Until now, that is. Based on her original research, author Lori Anne Rising dares to challenge the age-old “wisdom” of the writing and publishing industry. In short, this book shows professional speakers, consultants, coaches and trainers how to leverage their knowledge effectively to reach more people, make more money, and make a powerful difference in the world.
Did you know, for example, that sales do not create influence? And yet, the writing and publishing industry wants you to believe that sales are the only thing that matters. Wrong! There’s so much more to consider if you truly want your hard-earned knowledge and experience to serve you and your readers.
The Influential Authorship series is based on years of professionally reviewed, academic research – and yet it’s written conversationally with the busy, traveling professional in mind. By asking a different question than anyone has ever asked before, Lori Anne has discovered a break-through approach to nonfiction writing and publishing that has already created bestselling and award-winning results for her clients.
In this book, Book 1 in the Influential Authorship series, you’ll learn:
What influence really is, why it matters, and how you can leverage it as an author…
What the fundamental building blocks are to develop more powerful content far more easily…
How the power of your intentions guide your book, and how to clarify them in order to create content that meets – and even exceeds – both your personal and business goals…
Practical tips and strategies to apply immediately to get your next (or first!) book started right to ensure the best possible results possible for you – and your business…
The biggest mistakes a newbie author can make – and what to do instead….
What really connects with readers and causes them to take action in their lives to ensure you’re book is making a real difference….
And much more!
It has been said that a book is the expert’s and thought leader’s most compelling business card. Now, you can take your writing – and your business – to a whole new level through the art of influence. If you’re a professional speaker, consultant, coach, trainer or other expert in your industry – or want to position yourself as one – this is the break-through nonfiction writing guide you’ll want to read.
Practical and invaluable advice on every aspect of modern etiquette, both royal and everyday. The author, Her Ladyship, guides you through basic good manners in a range of situations, both formal and informal occasions, whether at home or at work or abroad. How to meet and greet The Queen and other royals and elegant ways of sitting down, standing up and getting in and out of cars. And how not to look as if you are bored to death.
Late night comedians and journalists eagerly seized upon the case of an elderly woman who sued McDonald’s when she spilled hot coffee in her lap as a prime example of frivolous litigation. But as Rustad and Koenig argue, cases such as these are an incomplete and misleading characterization of tort law. Corporations have successfully waged a public relations battle to create the impression that most lawsuits are spurious, when in fact the opposite is true: tort law plays a crucial role in protecting consumers from dangerous and sometimes life-threatening hazards. Without legal remedies, corporations would suffer no penalty for choosing profits over public health and safely.
In Defense of Tort Law is the first book to systematically examine the social, legal and policy dimensions of the tort reform debate. This insightful analysis of solid empirical data looks beyond popular myths about frivolous lawsuits, and tackles a variety of contentious issues: Should punitive damages be capped? Who is favored by tort law? Who loses, and why?
Koenig and Rustad’s detailed case study analysis also reveals disturbing gender inequities in a legal system that is largely dominated by men. Because women are disproportionately injured by medical products, impermissible HMO cost cutting, medical malpractice and sexual exploitation, restrictions on the rights to recovery in these fields inevitably creates gender injustice. Engaging and up to date, In Defense of Tort Law also identifies aspects of the current law that require further elaboration, including the need for measures to combat cybercrime against consumers.
Facts101 is your complete guide to American Law and Legal Systems. In this book, you will learn topics such as Court Organization, Procedure and Evidence, Limitations, and Constitutional Law plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham | Conversation Starters
John Grisham’s 2014 legal thriller, Gray Mountain, focuses on the life of a pauper and society’s view of injustice. The main character, Samantha, faces the ultimate challenge and disappointment when the high-power law firm she drudgingly serves gives her only one option—work for a non-profit firm of theirs and, possibly get your prestigious job back. The victim of a law firm that loses prosperity, Samantha is desperate to keep her place among the elite. She learns a quick lesson in the importance of serving humanity first through placement with the Mountain Aid Legal Clinic. Her life looks a bit “gray” on the mountain of suffering she discovers exists in the world, which changes her entire perspective on life, including a new chance at romance. Gray Mountain was touted to be an “angry but important” novel by the Washington Post due to its focus on the coal miners’ life at Big Coal. Released in 2014, following another serious look at human suffering in Sycamore Row (2013), this novel took the number 3 slot on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks
A Brief Look Inside:
EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER
than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive,
and the characters and its world still live on.
Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to
bring us beneath the surface of the page
and invite us into the world that lives on.
These questions can be used to..
Create Hours of Conversation:
• Foster a deeper understanding of the book
• Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups
• Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately
• Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before
In our hectic world, sleep can be the last thing on our minds—but it often has the biggest effect on our daily lives. Sleep Tight is a book of reassuring quotations and suggestions intended to quiet your mind, preparing you for a good night’s rest. Add this to your nightly ritual and find comfort and rest in the soothing quotes and mantras.
The book’s subject is highly topical, and is likely to become even more so in the years to come (see for example the recent anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam and the shift towards remilitarisation in Japan).The book goes beyond the current fixation on the Asia-Pacific, and looks at the equally important phenomenon of China’s growing influence in Central AsiaThe author is a seasoned Asia analyst and journalist who writes in a clear, accessible style for a broad general audience.