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      • 345. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

        Make More, Worry Less  


        Make More. Worry Less. Everyone wants to do that–but how? And how can you do it within the organization, where most people will spend their entire working lives? This book has the answers. No academic theory here: Make More, Worry Lessbrings together 18 riveting stories from people who ve achieved both of these goals, gaining surprising wealth and real peace of mind along the way.

        These aren t superheroes. They re ordinary people who ve done the extraordinary: from fast-food worker Linda Robb, now earning a six-figure income at Aflac, to once lowly telemarketer Steve Hudson, now running business development at one of the most promising start-up companies in the nation. Author and radio host Wes Moss reveals the powerful lessons these individuals have learned. Better yet, he shows how you can use those lessons to take ownership of your life and career, earning more money than you ever thought possible.

        But that s only half the equation! Moss also shows how to handle your increased success with less stress, fewer worries, and greater happiness.

        Every single story in this book is accompanied by specific tips, tricks, steps to take, and mistakes to avoid: actionable information you can use right now. If you want to change your life, start right here.

        Harness what you have

          Find it, create it, or tweak what you have

        Underestimate your obstacles

          Stop wasting time thinking about what you can t do

        Notice your network–and make the most of it

          Earning friendships, building alliances, finding mentors

        Take the first step, today

          You know what to do: learn how to get past whatever s stopping you

        Easy Money 

        Simplify your financial life…

        now and forever!


        • By the Internet’s #1 personal finance expert, MSN’s Liz Pulliam Weston

        • Stop feeling overwhelmed by your finances: take control, the easy way!

        • Save time, avoid mistakes, and help secure your future


        Common sense. Easy solutions. Plain English. Best selling author,

        Liz Pulliam Weston, takes on the problem everyone has, and nobody talks about: the sheer hassle of managing your money! Weston offers practical guidance and easy checklists for every decision: investments, credit cards, insurance, mortgages, retirement, college savings, and more! Discover how to consolidate, delegate, and automate your finances…save time and money…and live a more rewarding, secure life!

        Analysis Without Paralysis    

        If you’re a manager or business owner, you need tools to make better decisions—about business strategy, marketing, competition, positioning, product development, and much more. In Analysis Without Paralysis, two renowned experts on business analysis and strategy bring you those tools, in plain English!

        Babette Bensoussan and Craig Fleisher teach you exactly what you need to know, without dragging you through unnecessarily complex concepts or advanced mathematics. They start with a practical, realistic introduction to the analysis process; then they walk you through ten core sets of analysis techniques that every manager can use effectively.

        You’ll master classic techniques like SWOT analysis and Porter’s Five Forces, in addition to the latest approaches to competitor, financial, issue, and value chain analysis. Next, Bensoussan and Fleisher guide you through analyzing the global social, political, and macroenvironmental challenges that will increasingly shape the future of your business.

        For each tool, the authors present clear descriptions, context, rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and case study examples. The result: a book you can rely on to address your strategic and business challenges—whatever your role, experience, industry, or environment.


        • Don’t just collect data—use it for competitive advantage
          Uncover correlations, assess trends, identify performance gaps, and identify your best opportunities


        • Get truly actionable outputs from your analysis
          Perform future-oriented analysis that leads to better competitive strategies and tactics


        • Use analysis to anticipate and adapt to rapid change
          Get early warnings of emerging threats—and respond more quickly


        The Practical, Plain-English Guide to Business Analysis for Every Manager and Business Owner!

        You can use business analysis to address your most crucial strategic and tactical challenges—without burying yourself in advanced math or arcane theory! This friendly guide walks you through the entire business analysis process and then explains each of today’s most valuable analysis tools—in plain English. You’ll be able to make better decisions and get better results—even if you’ve never been responsible for analysis before.

        Babette Bensoussan and Craig Fleisher illuminate BCG matrix; Porter’s “Five Forces”; SWOT analysis; modern competitor, financial, issue, and value chain analysis; long-term scenario planning; emerging macroenvironmental (STEEP/PEST) techniques; and much more. You’ll find realistic case studies, in addition to practical guidance for choosing the right tools for each challenge. Even if you’ve never performed business analysis before, Analysis Without Paralysis can help you gain the insights and build the strategies for a winning future.

        • 347. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

          Yesterday....10 new posts....1 interesting novel

          Today....11 new posts....1 interesting novel


          This thread seems to be digressing...I come here for free book listings, not arguments over what should or shouldn't be posted, reviews, or complaints.

          • 348. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

            Another post to help clarify and define this thread. aColoradoMom mentioned something that I think bears repeating -- it's very helpful when you are posting a free ebook, if you include the publisher.  That tells us a lot about whether we might be interested, and I'm not just talking about if it's a Smashwords title.  Not all of us like Christian fiction, for example, so it's helpful to know if it's a known Christian publisher before we click on the link.


            This being said, no, I'm not going to have a public meltdown if you forget to include the publisher in your posting.  :smileywink:

            • 349. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT














              I dont know how good these are and please forgive me if I repeat something but I dont think Ive seen these listed yet although I could have missed them in all the arguing and off topics.....



              I Thought It Was You  



              Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.


              Warning: the following story contains some unfinished business, some unrequited love and a whole lot of action between 3 somewhat debauched guardian angels.

              Grimm's Circle, Book 2.5

              The events of this free short story take place between the events of No Prince Charming and Ren's story, Crazed Hearts. It turns out both Ren and Elle had some loose ends they needed to tie up . . . and that's what this story is about. It's not Ren's happy ever after. That's in Crazed Hearts.

              Hidden by Blood  


              Publisher: Harlequin



              An ebook exclusive Sweetblood novella.

              Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy—Guardians who safeguard humanity and Darkbloods, rogues who will stop at nothing to satisfy their craving for the sweetest of human blood.

              Now, former Army Ranger Finn McKentry finds himself imprisoned as a blood slave, forced to submit to an enemy more powerful than any he's encountered before. Only Brenna Stewart, the woman he'd loved and lost, can set him free—but the secret she harbors might lead them down the most dangerous path of all…


              The Strange Case of Finley Jayne  


              Publisher: Harlequin


              An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.

              Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…


              • 350. Free NOOKbook July List as of 7/15

                CHRISTIAN FICTON

                Abingdon Press

                Contemporary The Big Five-OH! 


                Baker Publishing Group: Revell Books/Bethany House

                Fantasy Heartless 


                Light Of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian King Series #1)


                Historical Outsider 

                Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan


                Contemporary All Through the Night 
                Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson
                Invisible by Lorena McCourtney
                Stuck in the Middle (Sister to Sister Series #1) by Virginia Smith


                Suspense Through the Fire 

                Back on Murder 


                Relentless (Dominion Trilogy Series #1)  by Robin Parrish




                David C. Cook

                Historical Breathe  by Lisa Tawn Bergren


                Tyndale House

                Suspense Veiled Freedom 

                Teen Fiction Taken (Left Behind Hardcover Collections Book 1) 



                Suspense Day of War  by Cliff Graham



                CHRISTIAN Non-Fiction


                Love Me If You Must 


                Live Like You Mean It 


                Craving God  - long term freebie?

                Tyndale House

                Leadership Prayers 


                CHILDREN's Books


                Dixie (I Can Read Book 1 Series) 

                NOOKkids Read-to-Me NOOKbooks for the NOOKcolor from Sterling/B&N:

                General Market FICTION


                Suspense Blood, Sweat and Tea 


                Adams Media Corp

                Suspense County Line by Bill Cameron - FRIDAY FREEBIE 7/15



                KP Books

                Harry Potter Collector's Handbook 

                Pearson Education

                Easy Money 

                • 351. Re: Free NOOKbook July List as of 7/15

                  Historical Breathe  by Lisa Tawn Bergren is no longer free.

                  • 352. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                    Sorry, if this a repeat. :smileyvery-happy:



                    The Hunt  


                    The complex and romanticized lifestyle of elite foxhunters is revealed in this thrilling murder mystery. An attractive and wealthy lawyer and horseman, Doug Cummings personifies the old money equine subculture of Middleburg, Virginia. Driven to succeed, Cummings's climb to the top is halted when he becomes the target of a twisted scheme to frame him for the murders of his former lover and horse groom. As Cummings attempts to find the true culprits, the conflicting forces of his community offer a revealing look at how vengeance, love, and envy obscure the search for truth and justice.

                    • 353. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                      The Triumph of Grace  


                      Publisher: Abingdon Press


                      This riveting conclusion of Grace Winslow's fight for freedom carries her from England to America's Deep South. After learning that her husband, Cabeto, is on a South Carolina plantation, Grace dons a sailor's disguise and boards the only ship headed for America-a detestable slave ship. When her secret is discovered, Grace is locked up in the hold.

                      In South Carolina, Grace is bought immediately, but soon sold to a man who is not a slave keeper. Moved by her story of perseverance and faith, John Hull makes Grace's mission his own. Grace now has a dear brother in Christ to help her, but a restored sense of hope does not mean the path to finding Cabeto will be clear-or free of trouble . . .


                      • 354. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                        Smart Women Protect Their Assets  



                        • Publisher: Pearson Education



                        “This little book contains a wealth of estate planning information that every successful woman needs to know. Wynne Whitman makes complicated subjects comprehensible and outlines a plan of action that any woman can follow.”


                        —Liz Pulliam Weston, “the most-read personal finance columnist on the Internet” (Nielsen/NetRatings); author of Easy Money, Your Credit Score, and Deal with Your Debt


                        “Thanks to Wynne Whitman’s great advice, I’ve learned everything I need to know to ensure my stellar Grey Goose collection goes to the right person. But more importantly, I now know what I need to do to protect my assets as well as Chuy’s.”


                        —Chelsea Handler, best-selling author of Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and My Horizontal Life; host of Chelsea Latelyon E! Entertainment Television


                        “I’ve worked hard all my life to support my family and was wondering what the future held for them when a friend sent me this book. WHAT SHOULD I DO? Here are the answers. Very clear with tons of information, especially about wills and how to help the family in the future.”


                        —Sally Jessy Raphael, Emmy Award-winning talk show host


                        “This book is a must read for smart women (and men). The author’s humorous writing style gets you up to speed painlessly on estate planning essentials—so your children have guardians, so you avoid taxes, and so your money and other assets go to the right people. Don’t have a will, trust, living will, or durable powers of attorney? Get them, immediately after reading this book.”


                        —Greg Karp, syndicated personal finance journalist and author of Living Rich by Spending Smart


                        Too many women still haven’t taken control of what will happen to their wealth and their assets. If you don’t plan, the government will decide who’ll act for you when you’re sick...who’ll manage your estate when you die...who’ll get everything you’ve worked for. Everyone needs to plan, but women face unique issues that are often ignored in “typical” discussions of estate planning. Smart Women Protect Their Assetsoffers the specific guidance women need to safeguard their futures and control where their assets will go. Leading estate planner Wynne A. Whitman offers smart, up-to-date, and easy-to-use advice for the scenarios millions of women will face. You’ll discover how to protect children of a previous marriage...give gifts the right way...do the easy planning that may save you nearly a million dollars...get the Living Will and Power of Attorney you simply must have...and a whole lot more. Written by a woman for women, this is a quick, focused, engaging, and practical book packed with simple checklists and “what-to-do-next” advice: information every woman can act on, right now.


                        • Are you risking everything?
                          What you could lose if you don’t start planning now


                        • How to choose the right estate planning instruments for your situation
                          Wills, trusts, and “fancier” options: Which are right for you and those you care about?


                        • What if you get sick and can’t act for yourself?
                          Make sure the right person is there to make the right decisions


                        • How to provide peace of mind to your loved ones
                          Get organized and tell your loved ones exactly what you want


                        • How to discuss life’s toughest topics
                          Bringing it up with your husband, partner, or significant other



                        • 355. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT


                          Publisher: F+W Media


                          You Can Work Professionally in Comics!

                          Jump-start your comic book career! Creating Comics From Start to Finish tells you everything about how today's mainstream comic books are produced and published. Top working professionals detail how comics are created from concept to completion.

                          Dig deep into every step of the process including writing, editing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering and even publishing. Working professionals talk candidly about breaking into (and staying in) this exciting industry.

                          Interviews and advice from:


                          Mike Marts - Editor - Batman

                          Mark Waid - Writer - Kingdom Come, Flash, Irredeemable

                          Darick Robertson - Penciler - Wolverine, The Boys, Transmetropolitan

                          Rodney Ramos - Inker - Green Lantern, Punisher

                          Brian Haberlin - Colorist - Witchblade, Spawn

                          Chris Eliopoulos - Letterer - Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men

                          Joe Quesada - Chief Creative Officer - Marvel Comics

                          Stan Lee - Former President, Chairman - Marvel Comics


                          • 356. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT



                            Publisher: Night Shade Books


                            Science Fiction


                            From Publishers Weekly

                            Starred Review. In this provocative near-future tale, humans mingle with artificial intelligences called proxies in the virtual world of Zendegi. Shortly after Iranian scientist Nasim Golestani develops a way to make proxies so lifelike that some people believe they should have the same rights as humans, journalist Martin Seymour, an Australian living in Iran, finds out that he might not live to raise his young son, Javeed. He becomes obsessed with finding a way to guide Javeed even after his death and decides that if he could make a proxy of himself, then he could die in peace. Nasim agrees to help him even as proxy rights activists attack her for creating and enslaving conscious entities. Egan (Crystal Nights and Other Stories) creates a thought-provoking, intensely personal story about conflicting instincts and desires as technology recapitulates humanity.
                            Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

                            • 357. Re: Free NOOKbook summary - November 16, 2010

                              Reinventing Leona  

                              Leona Harper loves being a pastor’s wife. Her impressive resume touts thirty years of coaxing hot water from rusty parsonage plumbing, planning church potlucks, and standing beside her husband while members take potshots at his sermons. Except for the little tiff with her grown children, Leona feels her life is right on track with the wishes of the Almighty . . . until her husband drops dead in the pulpit.

                              When the church board decides to fill the Reverend’s vacated position, Leona is forced to find a paying job, mend her fractured family, and tackle her fears. With life spiraling out of control, Leona might find the church members’ antics comical if she weren’t so completely panicked. Can the faith of an overwhelmed widow withstand the added heartache of two resentful children and several underhanded church members? If Leona can’t trust God, how will she learn to trust herself?

                              • 358. Re: Free NOOKbook summary - November 16, 2010

                                Cash Burn  


                                Billions of dollars flow through Jason Dunn’s banking office each year. When he suffers a series of career setbacks and his marriage begins to crumble, he and his attractive new assistant devise a plan to disappear with a slice of the bank’s cash flow. The unwelcome appearance of his brother on the scene, just released from prison, threatens to sidetrack Jason’s plans. But Jason’s brother “Flip” has his own problems with a parole officer who isn’t fooled by this dangerous parolee. In the race to the jackpot between Jason and Flip, and the unwinding of their troubled history, the question soon becomes, Who will get burned?

                                • 359. Re: Free NOOKbook summary - Smashword title with 4* rating

                                  Suddenly a Spy  


                                  Technical writer Veronica Talbot has a plan: marry prince charming, get a white picket fence and have 2.7 children. She’s found her prince charming, but the rest of the plan goes awry when a siren from his past crashes their wedding reception. Their young marriage is tested when it comes to light that Rick had a previous life—one of espionage and intrigue that he’d neglected to mention.

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