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  • A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers: How to Print-On-Demand with Createspace & Make eBooks for Kindle & Oth

    By Chris Mcmullen

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781480250208
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
    • Published: November 2012
    This is a highly detailed guide with several step-by-step instructions for how to format and publish your book both as a paperback book with Amazon (and other major online booksellers) and as an eBook with Kindle (and a variety of other eReaders). The author, Chris McMullen, has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. Find highly detailed try-it-yourself, walk-you-through it tutorials for how to use Microsoft Word 2010 (which is similar to Word 2007) specifically with Windows to publish your book both as a paperback book and as an eBook. This includes how to use numerous formatting features (like page borders and bookmark hyperlinks), how to draw your own pictures from scratch, how to insert and format equations, how to create your own cover, how to convert the content file for your paperback book into an eBook, how to format pictures and equations in an eBook with a variety of eReaders in mind, and how to minimize the eBook’s file size. Chris McMullen, who has drawn thousands of professional illustrations from scratch using Word’s drawing tools, shares several useful drawing and formatting tips. The book is both very informative (like listing the pixel sizes of different brands of eReaders and describing how to manually create precise colors), yet also focused on useful formatting and publishing skills. The paperback instructions are largely geared toward CreateSpace, while the eBook instructions accommodate Kindle and other eReaders. With this reference as a guide, you can self-publish a quality manuscript with ease!
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Second Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393933611
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2010
    A primer on persuasive writing for business, political, and educational writers, originally published as a best-selling college textbook, counsels practitioners on key principles without using cluttered language, in a straightforward guide that is complemented by user-friendly templates.
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393935844
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2014
    A primer on persuasive writing for business, political, and educational writers, originally published as a best-selling college textbook, counsels practitioners on key principles without using cluttered language, in a straightforward guide that is complemented by user-friendly templates.
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393912753
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: November 2011
    Using this unique, portable (5x7.5"), student-friendly text/handbook, first-year composition students can respond to the arguments they read in the book's 44 engaging readings using sentence templates designed for various rhetorical situations, such as introducing an ongoing debate, explaining quotations, and making concessions. Students are encouraged to modify templates like "While some argue that--, others contend that--" for their own purposes. The handbook does not prohibit the use of the first-person in persuasive writing, and many of the templates reflect this. The collected readings touch on higher education, pop culture, fast food, sports, and the American dream, and come from current newspapers, magazines, books, and speeches. Each reading is accompanied by several questions leading students to understand how the author uses the rhetorical moves covered in the book; one question for each reading invites students to write a response. The book is illustrated with b&w photos and cartoons. In addition to many new readings, this second edition includes a chapter on writing in the social sciences. A lively companion blog offers up-to-the-minute articles on issues discussed in the book's readings, from sources such as National Public Radio and print and online magazines. Students and teachers can join the online conversation using the blog's comment feature. Graff is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, with 2016 MLA Update (Third Edition)

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $30.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393617436
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2017
  • 'They Say / I Say': The Moves that Matter in Persuasive Writing

    By Gerald Graff

    Our Price: $11.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393065459
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: August 2007
    As empoyers, politicians, parents, and other citizens lament the decline of writing skills among Americans, this little book comes to the rescue. An instant bestseller when it first appearedlast year as a college textbook, 'They Say / I Say' gives writers precisely what we need to know in the all-important domain of persuasive writing. With user-friendly templates to help us make these key moves in our own writing, this book is already being called the 'Strunk & White' of persuasive writing.
  • 08/22 Event: Nancy Kelton Writing Workshop

    By Nancy Kelton

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112173925
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2018
  • 09/11 Event: Secrets of Publishing Success Stories / Byline Bible

    By Susan Shapiro

    Our Price: $15.00 - $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789112308716
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2018
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.
  • 100 Ideas for Teaching Writing

    By Anthony Haynes

    Our Price: $20.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826483096
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: May 2007
    Pupils across the age range and across the curriculum spend an extraordinary amount of time writing, yet teachers often do not receive much training on how to teach writing. Pupils do not always develop confidence or fulfil their potential. This book shows teachers how to approach the teaching of writing so that they: - Can teach writing as part of the whole curriculum and as a component of pupils' linguistic development- Can teach writing as a process rather than just a product - the process includes: finding ideas, designing briefs, drafting, revising, polishing and presenting- Use assessment as part of a cycle to improve pupils' learning and the teacher's planningThe book is full of practical tips including instant lessons, effective resources, and lists of dos and don'ts. Emphasis is put on providing pupils with a sense of purpose, opportunities to write for real and varied audiences, and experience of real life types of writing.
  • 100 Trait-Specific Comments: Middle School

    By Ruth Culham

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545138383
    • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
    • Published: August 2010
  • 100 Writing Lessons

    By Tara McCarthy

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780545110020
    • Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
    • Published: April 2009
    Dip into this vast collection of quick writing lessons and activities to find exactly what you need-whether it's a lesson on using exact words, writing an essay, developing a plot, or organizing a report. You'll find dozens of ideas for teaching students the persuasive, narrative, descriptive, and expository writing skills they need. This comprehensive resource gives you the tools you need to successfully-and joyfully-teach writing. For use with Grades 4Ð8.
  • 1000+ Still Useful Words: And How to Use Them in Your Writing

    By Laura Grebe

    Our Price: $12.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781945907081
    • Publisher: Reji Laberje Writing and Publishing
  • 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas

    By Ron Shaw

    Our Price: $40.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415447096
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Published: January 2008
  • 101 Creative Writing Exercises

    By Melissa Donovan

    Our Price: $8.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780615547855
    • Publisher: Swan Hatch Press
    • Published: February 2012
  • 101 Tips on Writing and Selling Your First Novel

    By Prudy Taylor Board

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595293131
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: September 2003

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