Description : Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922.
Description : Strategies for Winning Contracts describes how to plan for and prepare strong proposals for government contracts. the author provides over 180 strategies for proposal planning and preparation including a highly detailed sample proposal. the book's seven chapters contain dozens of tables, charts and graphics that illustrate the processes involved. A glossary and appendix are included as well. Based on the author's extensive experience and high-win ratio, this practical title is an ideal reference for anyone who does business on the federal, state and local levels. Strategies for Winning Contracts addresses service, hardware, software, and construction types of contracts. It provides a general understanding of procurement procedures for federal, state and local contracting agencies as well as proposal preparation for subcontractors.
Description : A collection of short stories with a Halloween theme, by such Newbery Award-winning authors as E.L. Konigsburg, Beverly Cleary, Virginia Hamilton, and Paul Fleischman.
Description : So you want to publish a best seller? You can learn to be a successful author ─ the 4 C's approach to successful authorship: Joan Gelfand, author of You Can Be A Winning Writer, has been teaching the 4 C's to aspiring authors at book festivals and writer’s conferences for the past ten years, and helping writers around the country realize their dreams of becoming successfully published. Joan has taught her 4 C's method for becoming a successful author to college professors, CEO's, doctors, ghostwriters, poets, and playwrights. On writing well: From first draft to building a reputation, the 4 C’s discusses craft, commitment and gives solid tips on how to build a literary community and a fan base. Unfortunately, becoming a successfully published author does not stop with mastering craft, commitment and even building a community. Confidence is key, and Joan tackles this sensitive subject that keeps writers unpublished and manuscripts in the drawer. With the help of Renate Stendhal, Ph.D., Joan defines clear steps writers can take to overcome the demon of lack of confidence. Writing strategies book filled with authorship and publishing tips: With a splash of humor, a dose of empathy and a volume of support, mastering the 4 C’s includes real life anecdotes from famous and not so famous ─ but successful authors. You Can Be A Winning Writer is the go-to book for writers just starting out, to writers stalled after their first or second book, and for students. The 4 C’s wisdom and stories will inspire and encourage. You Can Be A Winning Writer includes: • Post-publication strategies • The mistakes that even the most talented prize-winning authors have made • How, with the help of the 4 C’s, those same authors could have enjoyed greater success • What it means to ‘fire on all burners” and work to develop each of the 4 C’s simultaneously Maybe you've read Stephen King's On Writing, Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, Annie Lamott's Bird by Bird, or William Zinsser's On Writing Well ─ Now you need to read You Can Be A Winning Writer.
Description : A collection of fifteen short stories in which writers including Avi, Jay Bennett, Gordon Korman, Joan Lowery Nixon, and Suzanne Fisher Staples draw upon their own childhood experiences.