The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

By Bev Vincent

In 1970, Stephen King launched into what could turn into the crowning success in his literary career-the darkish Tower. The seven-volume sequence, written and released over a interval of 30 years, used to be encouraged via Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the darkish Tower Came," in addition to J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone.

With the total cooperation of Stephen King himself, The highway to the Dark Tower examines the epic trip of the writer to accomplish a narrative that threatened to weigh down him. during this vital better half, Bev Vincent provides a book-by-book research of every quantity within the sequence, tracing the darkish Tower's connections to King's different novels together with The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and delivering insights from the writer in regards to the inventive method desirous about crafting his lifelong work-a paintings that has fed on not just Stephen King, yet his legion of dedicated readers. this can be crucial interpreting for any darkish Tower-or Stephen King-fan.


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Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents (Sign, Storage, Transmission)

By Lisa Gitelman

Paper Knowledge is a amazing e-book concerning the mundane: the library card, the promissory word, the motion picture price ticket, the PDF (Portable rfile Format). it's a media historical past of the record. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the Nineteen Thirties, the Sixties, and at the present time, Lisa Gitelman thinks around the media that the rfile shape has come to inhabit over the past one hundred fifty years, together with letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper, mimeograph, microfilm, offset printing, photocopying, and scanning. even if analyzing overdue 19th century advertisement, or "job" printing, or the Xerox computing device and the position of replica in our figuring out of the rfile, Gitelman finds a willing eye for vernacular makes use of of know-how. She tells nuanced, anecdote-filled tales of the waning of outdated applied sciences and the emergence of recent. alongside the way in which, she discusses documentary issues similar to the relation among twentieth-century technological innovation and the administration of paper, and the interdependence of laptop programming and documentation. Paper Knowledge is destined to set a brand new schedule for media studies.

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Vision, Rhetoric, and Social Action in the Composition Classroom

By Kristie S. Fleckenstein

In this leading edge quantity, Kristie S. Fleckenstein explores how the intersection of imaginative and prescient, rhetoric, and writing pedagogy within the lecture room may also help scholars develop into compassionate electorate who take part in the realm as they turn into extra significantly acutely aware of the realm. Fleckenstein argues that each one social action—behavior designed to extend human dignity, worth, and caliber of life—depends on a person’s repertoire of visible and rhetorical behavior. To advance this repertoire in scholars, the writer advocates the incorporation of visible habits—or methods of seeing—into a language-based pedagogical technique within the writing school room. based on Fleckenstein, interweaving the visible and rhetorical in composition pedagogy permits scholars to extra effectively understand the necessity for switch, whereas arming them with the talents and wish to enact it.

 The writer addresses social motion from the viewpoint of 3 visible behavior: spectacle, which fosters disengagement; animation, or fusing physique with that means; and antinomy, which invitations the discovery of latest realities. Fleckenstein then examines the ways that specific visible conduct have interaction with rhetorical behavior and with school room tools, leading to the emergence of varied sorts of social action.  to augment the certainty of the recommendations she discusses, the writer represents the intertwining relationships of imaginative and prescient, rhetoric, and writing pedagogy graphically as what she calls symbiotic knots. In tracing the modes of social motion privileged by way of a visible behavior and a teacher’s pedagogical offerings, Fleckenstein attends rather to the studies of scholars who've been commonly barred from participation within the public sphere as a result of gender, race, or class.  The e-book culminates in a choice for visually and rhetorically powerful writing pedagogies.

In Vision, Rhetoric, and Social motion within the Composition Classroom, Fleckenstein combines vintage tools of rhetorical instructing with clean views to supply a special advisor for starting up very important advancements in instructing social motion. the result's a notable quantity that empowers lecturers to top motivate scholars to participate of their global at that almost all an important second after they are studying it.




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From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader

By Stuart Greene, April Lidinsky

Educational writing is a talk — a collaborative alternate of rules to pursue new wisdom. From Inquiry to educational Writing: A textual content and Reader demystifies cross-curricular pondering and writing via breaking it down right into a sequence of understandable conduct and abilities that scholars can examine in an effort to take part. The broad thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held in the course of the academy and within the tradition at huge.

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Walking in the Shade, Volume 2: 1949-1962

By Doris Lessing

The second one quantity of Doris Lessing's striking autobiography covers the years 1949-62, from her arrival in war-weary London together with her son, Peter, and the manuscript for her first novel, The Grass is making a song, lower than her arm to the e-book of her most renowned paintings of fiction, The Golden pc. She describes how communism ruled the highbrow lifetime of the Nineteen Fifties and the way she, like approximately all communists, grew to become disappointed with severe and rhetorical politics and left communism at the back of. Evoking the bohemian days of a tender author and unmarried mom, Lessing speaks brazenly approximately her writing method, her associates and enthusiasts, her involvement within the theater, and her political actions. jogging within the colour is a useful social heritage in addition to Doris Lessing's Sentimental schooling.

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Book Formatting for Self-Publishers, a Comprehensive How-To Guide: Easily Format Books with Microsoft Word; Format eBooks for Kindle, Nook; Convert Bo

By Jennette Green

"...a 'must' for any aspiring self-publisher..." ― Midwest e-book Review

FINALIST, 2d position, Writing & Publishing, worldwide booklet Awards

Learn how one can in attaining Your Publishing goals Today!

“Jennette Green’s ebook Formatting for Self-Publishers can assist you take regulate of your publishing profession . . .”

Have you written a booklet that you'd prefer to see released? this day, the obstacles combating an writer from getting his/her booklet released have vanished. now not do authors have to ship out numerous question letters to publishers, who both sell off them within the trash, or ship a customary, chilly rejection letter. Now you can take keep an eye on of your publishing occupation.

In this e-book, you'll examine uncomplicated suggestions to provide a certified taking a look print booklet or booklet. make the most of the author’s years of expertise generating specialist booklet documents for chuffed consumers. Her suggestions and tips to studying the technical information of publishing a booklet are offered in an easy, step by step structure that any one can comprehend. Dozens of accompanying illustrations make studying the stairs even more straightforward. when you personal Microsoft note and Adobe Acrobat seasoned (version 7 or later), you could submit your publication now.* With a well-written booklet, a very good advertising and marketing plan, and this how-to guide, you can also make your publishing goals come precise. what's preventing you? start this day!

In this booklet, you are going to the way to:

Use Microsoft Word. the right way to structure your novel or nonfiction booklet. research the right way to make your ebook glance specialist.

Easily layout eBooks. Use your Microsoft be aware print record to create ebooks for Kindle, corner, and Smashwords.

Convert booklet Covers. realize how one can construct a booklet conceal on a template. convert any e-book conceal dossier with a view to be authorized at Lightning resource and CreateSpace.

Apply for Amazon’s “Look contained in the Book.” easy methods to layout and publish your e-book to Amazon’s “Look within” software.

And a lot, a lot more...

Jennette Green is a multi-published, overseas writer of either fiction and nonfiction. She has helped a variety of authors and publishers organize their books for booklet. She presents technical help, e-book and booklet formatting, in addition to her area of expertise of creating and changing covers to fulfill Lightning resource and CreateSpace necessities. Her ardour is to empower others to accomplish their publishing goals.

* Adobe Photoshop (or Scribus) is usually wanted in an effort to produce a canopy dossier for Lightning resource.

If you ought to practice complicated Kindle formatting on your booklet, please be aware that this how-to guide doesn't disguise using CSS, html, KindleGen, NCX documents, or different complicated Kindle formatting matters. If this quarter is of curiosity to you, the acquisition of a separate ebook masking those subject matters is usually recommended. to boot, this handbook is most fitted for fiction novels, or common nonfiction books. in the event that your print nonfiction ebook calls for loads of really good formatting, you'll think about using a qualified web page structure software, comparable to Adobe InDesign. using InDesign isn't coated during this book.

For Windows/PC; assistance for Mac on FormatABook.com website

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The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism in the Information Age (2nd Edition)

By Philip Meyer

5 years in the past in The Vanishing Newspaper, Philip Meyer provided the newspaper a company version for keeping and stabilizing the social accountability features of the clicking in a manner which may live longer than technology-driven adjustments in media kinds. Now he has up to date this groundbreaking quantity, taking present declines in flow and the variety of dailies into account and delivering a greater diversity of the way to avoid wasting journalism.

Meyer's "influence model" relies at the premise newspaper's major product isn't information or details, yet impact: societal effect, which isn't on the market, and advertisement effect, that is. The version is supported through an abundance of empirical proof, together with statistical checks of the standard and impression of the journalist's product, in addition to its results on enterprise success.

Meyer now applies this empirical facts to fresh advancements, akin to the influence of Craigslist and present tendencies in info applied sciences. New charts exhibit how a surge in newsroom employment propped up readership within the Eighties, and information at the results of newsroom desegregation are actually incorporated. Meyer's so much arguable recommendation, making certification to be had for journalists and editors, has been gaining floor. This re-creation discusses a number of examples of certificates courses which are rising in agencies either outdated and new.

Understanding the connection among caliber and revenue most likely won't store conventional newspapers, yet Meyer argues that such wisdom can consultant new media organizations. He believes that we have got the instruments to maintain high quality journalism and look after its targeted social capabilities, even though in a reworked means.

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Arabic Writing for Beginners: Part I

By Zafar H. Qureshi

Provide your scholars abundant perform with their writing abilities with those supplementary workout books. degrees raise with the power of youngsters starting with uncomplicated letters in remoted positions, then growth to 2-3 letter phrases, and eventually to uncomplicated Arabic and Islamic expressions. scholars commence by means of tracing styles of letters after which are given area to jot down on their own.

This ebook is a part of the Arabic Writing I-III sequence to benefit the Arabic alphabet. the 1st half indicates the alphabet. the second one half indicates how the letters mix to shape phrases. The 3rd half supplies phrases in accordance with the opposite volumes. half I is suggested for first graders (5 - 6 years old); half II is for moment graders (6 - 7 years old); and half III is for fourth graders (7 - eight years old).

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Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business

By Ann Handley, C.C. Chapman

The advisor to making attractive websites and construction a devoted following, revised and updated

Blogs, YouTube, fb, Twitter, Google+, and different structures are giving every person a "voice," together with enterprises and their shoppers. So how do you create the tales, movies, and web publication posts that domesticate fanatics, arouse ardour on your product or service, and ignite your enterprise? Content Rules equips you for on-line good fortune as a one-stop resource at the artwork and technology of constructing content material that folks care approximately. This assurance is interwoven with case reviews of businesses effectively spreading their principles online—and utilizing them to set up credibility and construct a faithful patron base.

  • Find an real "voice" and craft daring content material that may resonate with customers and dealers and inspire them to proportion it with others
  • Leverage social media and social instruments to get your content material and concepts disbursed as largely as possible
  • Understand why you're producing content—getting to the beef of your message in sensible, common sense language, and defining the pursuits of your content material strategy
  • Write in a manner that powerfully communicates your carrier, product, or message throughout numerous internet mediums
  • Boost your on-line presence and interact with consumers and clients like by no means ahead of with Content Rules.

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