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Alastair McDermott
Running a Website with WordPress - A Quick Guide for Business Owers
Running a Website with WordPress: A Quick Guide for Business Owners is a short guide for business owners containing essential website tips for running a WordPress website. It includes:

- a single change that can get you 40% more visitors
- how to avoid having your website hacked (90% of site owners don't do this)
- tips on choosing the right hosting company
- a guide to the essential types of WordPress plugins for your site
- 3 simple ways to fix problems yourself and avoid calling in an expensive web developer
- how to use your blog effectively
- tips on researching your online competition
- includes links to online resources for every topic covered

The book is composed of three sections:

Section 1 is "Website Essentials" - non-technical information useful for all website owners (even those not using WordPress).

Section 2 is "WordPress Tips" and focuses on WordPress plugins, updates and how to troubleshoot problems. It's a bit more technical and you'll need some basic WordPress knowledge (e.g. how to install a plugin) to get some value out of this section. There are also some advanced tips here which are clearly marked.

Section 3 is "Your Website Planner", a tool to help you brainstorm ideas for your website, as well as create and implement that plan.

This is a short, information heavy, practical guide. This book is not for you if you're looking for a long, step-by-step walk-through on how to set up and run a WordPress website.

This book is for you if you're already using WordPress to run your business website and you'd like to ensure that you've got all the essentials covered and are doing things the right way.
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Alessandro Parisi
IT Security and Privacy
In depth analysis regarding IT security implications on privacy
Alex Sheshunoff
A Beginner's Guide to Paradise
A Beginner's Guide to Paradise: 9 Steps to Giving Up Everything So You Too Can:

- Move to a South Pacific Island 
- Wear a Loincloth
- Read a Hundred Books
- Diaper a Baby Monkey
- Build a Bungalow

And Maybe, Just Maybe, Fall in Love! *

* Individual results may vary. Baby monkey not included.

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From the author of a lot of emails and several Facebook posts, a laugh-out-loud, true story of how a quarter-life crisis led to adventure, freedom, and love on a tiny island in the pacific.
 
In his mid-twenties, Alex Sheshunoff had his own internet start-up and had made national news. But he was also burnt out. So he bought a one-way ticket to Yap, giving up everything he was supposed to want in search of paradise and all the things he never knew he needed.

Along the way, he answered some important questions - about making big choices and big changes, about focusing on what you actually care about - and some less essential ones too, including: :
 
1.            How much, per pound, should you expect to pay a priest to fly you to the outer islands of Yap?
2.            If you could have just one movie on a remote Pacific island, what would it definitely not be?
3.            How do you blend fruity drinks without a blender?
4.            Is a free, one-hour class from Home Depot on “Flowerbox Construction” sufficient training to build a house?
 
Now, Alex shares his incredible story in a book full of surprises, laughter, unforgettable islands like Yap and Pig, and (pretty) hard-won wisdom that maybe, just maybe, will convince you to find your own little place in the sun. Either that or show you that staying home was the best choice all along.
Alexis Rose
Untangled
A story of resilience, courage, and triumph

Recalling her life, the author takes us deep into the inter-generational ritualistic abuse and mind control programming that led to her being sent overseas on an impossible mission.

She repressed the memories of her past until a family tragedy forced her to face what her life had been. A history of abuse, torture, and threats to maintain her silence or be killed, could no longer be denied.

This is the story of facing the truth and risking the consequences of breaking the silence. The author learns to accept the effects of the trauma that echo through her daily life as PTSD.

Through years of self-exploration she learns to live her life fearlessly, with eyes wide open. Ultimately this book is about resilience; hope for victims who have suffered trauma and for the people who support them.
Alexis White Thomas
A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Pain
A true story revealing the raw emotions of a Mother's ups and downs as her daughter battles breast cancer. In A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Pain, you should be able to find hope and encouragement. A collection of poems that takes you on a journey that explores every aspect of emotions, such as joy, pain, sorrow,fear, hope,despair and victory.
Alfred Onuoha
Reviving dry bones: A story of a Dreamer.
Self inspiring
Alicia Adams
The Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia
This book is an entertaining collection of trivia from the Buckeye State. For example, the Kitty Hawk was built in Ohio. A remarkable number of presidents come from Ohio.George Armstrong Custer was born in Rumley and taught school in Ohio before enrolling in military school. This and more in the Bathroom Book of Ohio Trivia.
Alicia Smith
Common Stones
Have you ever awakened from a restless night of sleep and just couldn’t do it—you couldn’t wear that mask another day, acting as though everything were “okay.” Could anyone possibly understand what you were going through? Or are you on the other side of that coin? Times are tough, though you know people have survived worse. But how do others overcome staggering mountains and valleys? What we wouldn’t give to absorb their wisdom.

Author Alicia M. Smith sought answers to the questions shared above, questions occupying real estate within the shadows of our minds. Her quest was to speak with said people. Those who understood the struggle and the loneliness—but who could also share their stepping stones toward higher ground.

The moments shared by these individuals are humbling, to say the least:
~A life-altering car accident
~A woman’s quest to escape addiction and life under a bridge
~A nurtured passion, years of hard work and memories, stolen by Hurricane Katrina
~A late-night phone call, notifying a woman that the police may have found her husband’s body
~A vision bestowed on a man, moving him and others to walk away from safety and toward the unknown

How do these anecdotes apply to you? Are there common denominators? Or are we all separated by our own circumstances and experiences? The lessons gleaned from these testimonies are invaluable—sparks of hope demanding to extinguish the shadows.

“The essays themselves are tightly paced and engaging….Inspirational without being patronizing; a well-organized collection.” —Kirkus Reviews
Alisha Land
How to Make Ends Meet When You Don't Have Any Money
Sometimes you can't wait two to four weeks to get money coming in. Most of the time when you're having a money crisis you need money immediately. Bills are due, your family likes to eat every day, the car needs gas, etc. It can be a VERY frustrating cycle that causes stress, arguments and unhappiness.

I wrote this book to help people get through financial crises by showing them how to earn immediate money in a legal, simple way that doesn't cost them anything. These are the things I did to go from being almost evicted, to having a stable life that eliminated the daily stress I was living with.

In addition to showing you how to bring in immediate cash in a safe and reliable way, I will show you how to stretch the money you make and already have by giving you real world tips and strategies on cutting monthly expenses, finding resources to get help if you need it and how to feed yourself and/or your family on a really tight budget.

Add in learning how how to make a long term income so you can get out of the financial stress you might be dealing with and you've got a book that can change your life.

It is my hope that those who read this book, benefit from it in many ways and that it DOES change their lives for the better. Financial stress can cause many problems, including health issues. Your situation can change, and this book can help you change it!
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Alison E Buehler
Rethinking Women's Health
"Rethinking Women's Health: A Guide To Wellness" provides practical and integrative health solutions while addressing what women can do to shift their culture from one that treats disease to one that cultivates wellness for women at every stage of life. Women are beginning to understand that they must find and share their own solutions to health epidemics in order to achieve wellness, rather than relying on an over-industrialized health care system. These stories hold the power to heal women.

The OB/GYN is the primary doctor for females throughout their lives, yet women are not getting answers to serious health concerns at doctors’ appointments. They are swarming blogs, chat rooms, and Facebook support groups looking for alternative answers to health challenges and encouragement from an empathetic community as they move through the stages of womanhood. Women are taking the responsibility for health back into their own hands. As integrative health hero, Dr. Terry Wahls, says in the Preface, “People are interested in wellness because the epidemic of poor health has not been stopped by increasing medications or medical interventions.”

The groundswell of discovering diet and lifestyle health solutions is evident in everything from the popularity of Dr. Oz to the latest best sellers: Grain Brain, The Blood Sugar Solution, The Power of Now. The purpose of this book is to provide current, integrative resources for women dealing with female health puzzles and to simultaneously reshape the way our culture handles female health for the next generation. The book is divided into three sections based on female archetypes: The Maiden, The Mother, and The Wise Elder. Each section addresses female health challenges present in specific phases of a woman’s life within the cultural context that helps create them. In an authentic and relatable voice, every chapter provides difficult-to-find but effective health solutions and resources for female challenges, while presenting cultural changes that could improve how women approach their health overall.