Monday, November 16, 2015

Audio Books: Increase Learning Habits on Every Kids

It is the fact the listening is the good habit rather than the reading as far as teaching environments of kids is concerned. They are prone to listen anything carefully rather than reading. They are capable to concentrate on listening. If you have to teach some complex things to the kids, you have to do a little bit extra effort. In spite of that, you can't be sure that kids are learning thoroughly. But in case of audio book, you can easily and conveniently teach them and they will able to learn the things in a funny and entertaining way. That's one of the big advantages of these kinds of books.

Although, elder people having traditional mindset are not recommended audio for teaching perspective, however these things are said by the people who have not used audio book so far. The people who have used the audio books, you can ask their feedback. They are very positive and enthusiastic about this modern style of readings. As far as kids are concerned, it's a boon for the parents who need not to pay extra attention and time for their kids when they just come to the home after their exhaustive work schedule in the office. One of the other advantages of these books is that they come with music and effective sound effects. So, kids always find them funny and interesting to listen anytime.

Cost is also an important factor as far as comparison of physical books and audio books are concerned. Physical books or paperback edition of books are very expansive in comparison to the same version of audio books. So, parents can save their hard earned money in buying these books. Physical books can be damaged along with the time which is not possible in case of audio books. These books come in the form of CD, audio tape along with many others which can be listened anytime anywhere which is not possible in case of physical books.

In this modern edge, audio can be stored in the mobile and listened while walking, running, doing exercises along with many other physical activities. Thus, it provides multitasking facilities to kids as they can be involved in more than one activity at a time. Listening power of kids can be increased by audio. Moreover, they can improve their communication skills in terms of vocabulary and pronunciations as these books are narrated by professional speakers.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

How To Choose A Suitable Audio Book For Your Children

Audio books are a great way for children to listen to stories while they are doing other things or while you are driving the car. It is important to choose an audio book that is appropriate to your child. I wanted to write an article to help you do this.

1. First consider the child's age

The most important thing to consider is the child's age. Obviously a teen novel would not be suited for a toddler and "The Little Engine That Could" probably won't cut it for your 10 year old who wants a story or novel that is a little more action packed

2. Check out best seller lists

By going through the best seller lists on any of the major retailers who sell books or audio books will quickly allow you to scan titles that may be suitable for your kids. Many of the websites now allow you to scan for books that are suitable for certain age brackets. Your search just got a hell of a lot easier.

3. Read the reviews

You can either Google "(book title) review" or look at the reviews directly from the online books store you are browsing on. What you want to find out is the basic story line and whether or not it would be suitable for your children. Although Twilight is a teenage novel I don't know if I would want my 13 year old reading about Edward and Bella on their honeymoon in book #4.

You also want to see what people thought of the book and rated the book. If the book has bad ratings then you probably don't want to download it. But if it has good ratings then it is probably worth a buy.

4. Buy and download the audiobook and then listen to it

Buy the version you want and download it and if you are really worried about whether or not it will be suitable for your kids then go through it once yourself first before you let them listen to it. I like to listen to them first time through with my kids because there is a sense of excitement because you don't know what is going to happen. However, there is some risk in this.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Medical Book Stores Online

Books are still a primary source of knowledge, even with the advent of the Internet and other methods of research. Books in all subjects are being released in revised editions to keep up with the changes and newer research being done in various fields. One such field that requires continuous knowledge is the field of medicine.

There are stores that specialize in medical books and stock the latest editions of all medical books when they are released. Such stores are the ones to stock the books that are written for medical schools or colleges. Libraries throughout the country also have a good collection of medical books that can be used as a reference right at the library. Some are not even loaned out of the library. However, students, professors and practicing doctors can use these books to refer to a particular disease or make notes about some related topics.

Online bookstores have a regularly updated stock of the latest editions of books that provide the latest information on the advancements made in the field of medicine. The Internet can definitely be used to buy medical books from online stores, as they can sometimes be found at a much lower price. Online stores such as have an exhaustive books section, and medical books can be ordered online with just a few clicks of the mouse. Some of the online stores also provide used books that can be used just for reference or bought by those who cannot afford to buy new books that are usually priced very high.

Regular book stores that house medical books also have sales and discounts on the medical books, especially at the beginning of a semester. Students and professors, not to mention colleges, can take advantage of discounts at that time. Also, medical books, when purchased in bulk from wholesale shops, can be relatively cheaper. This can be a good deal for libraries that need to house more than just one or two copies of the same book.

One advantage of the regular book stores is that they take orders even for books that have yet to be released. Also, a salesperson can help find the required book at the store, with minimum effort on the customer's part. However, browsing through a number of stores for a rare book can sometimes be exhausting. In such situations, the World Wide Web can prove to be a boon, as it makes searching a lot easier. Whatever might be the method of getting hold of a book, the toughest part lies in mastering what lies inside that book!

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Online College Book Stores

College bookstores can be found in most cities and inside college or university campuses. Using the Internet, one can find literally hundreds and thousands of online book stores. There is a wide variety of options and choices available to students all around the world.

The college textbook market is quite complicated with frequent fluctuations in pricing. Publishers are often accused of coming out with newer edition of books at unnecessary frequencies, which students feel is a deliberate act to make the older versions obsolete. This allegation is refuted by the publishers who feel that they are providing the most current information, by coming out with frequent revisions. Publishers and college book stores are dependent on each for their survival, with each one of them being in the market for making money.

In addition to books, one can find extra materials in the form of CDs in college book stores. Since CDs are cheap to produce and can store vast information, they are becoming popular options, replacing paper text books. Teaching professionals have welcomed such tools, which provide great information to their students. Most of the publishers also have a bundled offer along with college text books in the form of CDs or certain Web resources that can be accessed with the help of the disks.

Many college book stores also sell custom versions of textbooks written by certain professors or meant for only certain universities. There are many college book stores which deal with used books. Students generally sell their books to these book stores, when they are done with the classes. The stores, in turn, sell the used books at a discount to students who will be taking the class the following semester.

It is easy to locate college bookstores. They are all over, on university campuses or they could even be in your neighborhood. Alternately, you can get your books from online stores, which stock thousands of books. Online bookstores, too, have bundled offers and discounts from time to time.

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Kelley Blue Book - A Trusted Vehicle Information Resource

If you don't want to be ripped off, it is essential that you get a car price guide before attempting to buy or sell a car. The most widely known and used automotive value appraisal guide (blue book for cars) in the United States is Kellys Blue Book. Its printed consumer blue book for cars has been available to buyers since 1993 while Kellys Blue Book online auto blue book version has been running since 1995. Both the online and consumer blue book for cars are relatively easy to use.

For the printed version, the cars are alphabetically listed by manufacturer, then by models. For example, let's say you want to search for Toyota Corolla: sift through the pages until you reach the Toyota section, then thumb through "C"s until you find "Corolla". If you are looking through the Kellys Blue Book New Car Guide version, what you will find beside your selection are the following: (1) a usually inflated Manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP), (2) Dealer invoice, (3) New car Kellys blue book value, and (4) Optional-equipment price. You'll want to compare the first three values. If your dealer's asking price is near both Kellys New car value (the actual selling price of the car, which varies depending on region) and Blue Book dealer's invoice (price the dealer paid the manufacturer for the car, minus all overhead expenses like advertising, etc.) then your dealer is offering you the car at fair market price. Remember that a car's fair market price is generally lower than its MSRP. If the price is not quite there yet, keep on bargaining; you might even get a price lower than the blue book New car value or you can look for another dealer.

In comparison, if you are using Kellys Blue Book Used Car Guide, again find your car of choice by sifting through the pages of the blue book for cars alphabetically. Once you find your selection, you will have the following information: (1)  Retail value (the average "asking" price by dealers around the country, (2)  Private-party value (estimated price you could expect to get for a car if you personally sold it to a buyer), and Kellys Blue Book Trade-in value (typical price that a dealer would offer you for your used car). Take note that the retail and trade-in prices are higher than private party values in the blue book for cars because of the dealer's overhead costs. Remember that there are many factors that can affect the final price of used cars. And more often than not, the actual "selling" price is lower than the Blue Book Retail value.

While using the print version of the Blue Book car prices is quick and easy, using the online KBB is even simpler. With a simple click of a button, a huge array of blue book auto information becomes available to you within seconds. What's more, the blue book car prices and information are now updated weekly online. You only need to go to KBB website, select the type of car you want: new or used. For blue book value of new cars, click on the make and model then select your specific make or manufacturer (Toyota) and model (Corolla) after which you will be asked to choose a specific model year together with a list of options (overview, pricing, photos, reviews, free price quote). Of course, if you want to know the KBB price, click the pricing tab. If different versions or body trim of the car are available, choose the body trim that you want the blue book car value for. As an example, a car may be available as 4-door or 2-door or hatchback, etc. The KBB website will then show you pictures of your selection, its MSRP, the  dealer invoice price, and the KBB Price. If you type in your zip code, the available dealers selling the car in your area will also appear. As I said, quick and easy access to blue book for cars!

Blue book valuing a used car at KBB website is similar, but they will ask you to select a lot more options. Just follow the same steps under the Used Cars tab. For example, if you want a Toyota Corolla 2005 model, select 2005 as the specific year, Toyota for make and Corolla for model. Then select your KBB Value, whether trade-in, private party or suggested retail value blue book for cars. You will then be redirected to choose a specific version or body trim. Next, you'll need to select your required equipment and mileage.

Don't be overwhelmed with the number of selections: the standard items on the web page are already checked. You just need to revise or add more equipments as you see fit.

Finally, you have to choose your vehicle's condition - from excellent to poor. Don't worry if you don't know the characteristics of each Kelly Blue Book Used Cars condition category because a description is provided below each KBB condition category. And if you still can't decide, fill out a condition quiz. The KBB website will show you pictures of your selection and its pricing information to give you an idea of how much to sell or buy your car for. If you're looking to buy, you can even search the local listings by clicking its tab.

Remember that the blue book for cars values provided by Kellys Blue Book are not the final value of the car of your choice, just its fair Market Value. Use the information you gather from Kellys only as a guide for negotiating the final price of your vehicle.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

How to Write Your Single Book

Are you planning to write just one book? Wait! Before you decide, at least let me show you how easy it is to make your single book into a series of books. By the way, publishers love book series and readers become fanatical over a serial of books.

Begin to change your thinking. Don't look at your book as a one time thing or a one title event. Begin to look at it as the beginning of your successful author journey. If you are looking for an easier journey, more rewards and more profits with a series of books, follow the tips below:

1. Slash your huge book into separate books. The easiest way to do this is to separate your book into chunks, chapters, sections and parts. Writing this way will allow you to divide and conquer. You can easily take the chunks or sections and divide them into several books. Your readers will love that you made your book such an easy read and buy each one of them.

2. Put your overflow information into a second book. Gather all the overflow research material. You know all the extra information discovered that wouldn't fit into your first book. Put it in order and develop it into a separate book. For example, if one of your chapters is becoming bloated with information overload consider marking it for book two. There's no better time to start collecting information for book two than when you are organizing book one.

3. Poll your readers for a key point they want to know more about. Expound on a point your readers show interest in knowing more about. If you don't know already, try to discover their problems and write the solutions in the next book. Handle this well and your sequel may sell better than the previous book.

4. Select a sub-topic to do further research. Do more research on one of your book's sub-topics. Take a sub-topic that you only touched on in the first book and cover if fully in the sequel. Your readers will love the additional information and anticipate buying the next volume.

5. Write a companion book for the original book. You can excerpt sections from your first book, insert groups of checklists, discussion or reflection questions and voila you have a study guide or workbook.

6. Develop a meditation or journal book. Gather quotes related to your book's topic and pair them with excerpts from your original book to put in a meditation book or devotional. Or create a journal with quotes from your original books in the corner of each lined page of the journal. You can number them according to weeks, days or lessons. For example, 52 weeks of inspiring thoughts or 365 days of inspirational thoughts from your book's topic.

7. Repurpose your material for a different audience. Plan another edition of your book for a different audience than the original book. Remember the Chicken Soup for Teen-Agers, Prisoners, Mothers and so on sold better than the original Chicken Soup for the Soul. The original book was for a more general audience. Find out how you can target your audience even more and you may discover a better selling market within a general market.

If you don't change your thinking, your book could end up being a tiny drop in the scheme of life. Instead plan a wildly successful series of books and make the splash you're destined to make. You may feel you can't dream that big. No worries; start with the simple tips above. Expand your thinking. Dream a bigger dream and write your single book into a plethora of books. I look forward to seeing your name in print many times.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Marketing And Bookselling Tips

Ensuring the success of any book is something even the biggest publishers have never been able to guarantee, but with a good book, a little or a lot of money, and just plain hard work the odds are in your favor; many have done it.

If you've written a 'how to' book you'll find people are always seeking 'how to' information making your book easy to sell; in fact the most sought after items on the Internet are information products. Whether you've just published a book or have a book that isn't selling, now is the time to get to the marketing; start marketing aggressively today!

Make sure your press release spells out the 'who, what, where, when, and why.' Using press releases for marketing or promoting your book or book's website has become increasingly popular as publishers discover the powerful benefits of using press releases to promote their books. Using press releases can be a very effective marketing tool if used properly.

When picked up by wire services, a press release can easily end up generating hundreds, or even thousands of mentions, via syndication, for your book. Send out at least 10 press releases to the print and broadcast media in your area every month. Press releases can generate thousands of dollars in sales when picked up by national trade or print media.

Don't underestimate the value of a good press release for making book sales. Invest in press release submitting software and set aside time every week to send out a press release online to the press directories.

I've not found that book signings sell many books for publishers and are often a waste of time; better to spend it elsewhere. It's important to publish a website that focuses on your title; you'll be able to refer editors and customers and all interested parties to your book information with the click of a mouse. Find a non-exclusive distributor with a good reputation to carry your book for the book store trade, as well as for other retailers.

Contact non-bookstore booksellers and offer to leave books on consignment. Build a web site that provides another avenue for ordering, a virtual online press kit and link exchanges with sites that relate to your topic. Print and online publications provide longevity to your marketing campaign in terms of having something tangible for people to reference ongoing.

If your book fits a specialty market, find a store that fits the genre and offer to leave books on consignment; many publishers have sold thousands of books this way. Submit articles to online article directories that focus on your book's topic to drive customers to your website. Contact any companies, corporations or organizations that might use your book for promotions; offer significant discounts for volume orders or for thousands of copies offer a specified amount above book production costs.

Make sure to promote and market your book each and every day, both online and offline. Place free ads periodically for your book's website on Craigslist in different categories to drive even more traffic to your website. Market your book to your number one market first, and then go after the secondary markets.

Get as many testimonials about your book, as possible, from experts in the field relating to your title, not from your customers; use on your fliers and back of books. If your book solves a problem, focus on this in your marketing.

Make sure your sales letter or flier is first class; this is the formal presentation of your title to the prospective buyer. Women buy more books then men; see how you can fit your book into the women's' market.

If you apply yourself every day and you promote your book like crazy, you can achieve that ultimate goal of selling thousands of copies of your book, many self publishers have. The success of any book marketing effort depends on a good book and just plain hard work; its been done many times before and you can do it too. Use your book promotion and book marketing dollars wisely; go after the free and cheap resources daily.