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Alan Northcott
Technical Analysis - A Newbies Guide
Alan O’Rourke
30 Days To Sell
Turn users from try to buy! You have 30 days to activate a user to a paying customer. The clock is ticking. What will you do?

This two chapter sample of the book looks at the email activation campaigns and strategies companies use to convert trial users to customers in the vital 30 days after sign-up.

==== What you will learn with this Book ====

Full page examples of every email used to convert a user, with the key call to action.

Learn how the leading web companies activate users with email.

This book is the A(activation) in Aarrr from Start-up metrics for pirates

Easy visual reference map to understand what messages get sent at just the right time.

The key activation metric - What is the one activity in your product and service that immediately hooks a user.

==== Who should read this book? ====

Entrepreneurs - who looking for ideas and strategies employed by successful companies to grow.

Marketers - looking at conversion optimization and to automate the sign up funnel and email workflow of their company.

Growth hackers & Product managers - focusing on product activation for first time users using post registration emails.

Designers - looking for email inspiration with strong calls to action.

Lead generators - Looking to convert the leads to paying customers

==== Examples =====
Software companies, Software as a service, Retail, E-Commerce

Marketing, Business, Online

Autoresponder, email, newsletters, eblast, ezine, welcome email, welcome sequence, activation emails, lifecycle emails, email retention, Software marketing, Growth, Product Manager, Product Marketing, Sign-up, Saas activation, Growth hackers, E-commerce welcome email, Conversion, Examples
30 Days To Sell
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.
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.


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
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