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Selling Art Without Galleries

by Daniel Grant

The first guide to selling art independently. This comprehensive resource shows artists how to make a living from their art-without relying on galleries. Through interviews with a range of successful artists, readers will learn how to write about their own work, how to arrange and curate exhibits, how to work in nonprofit arts spaces, how to determine when and if to advertised artwork for sale, and how to exhibit in non-art spaces. Artists will also find useful information for marketing their work, including photographing and framing, selling at art fairs, getting into juried shows, and selling over the Internet. Selling Art Without Galleries empowers artists everywhere to take control over their careers and find a market for their art. Easy-to-follow, in-depth advice on the marketing of art Follow-up to The Business of Being an Artist-35,000 copies sold! Exclusive information on "thinking outside the gallery" from other artists

Selling Your IT Business

by Robert J. Chalfin

"For close to twenty years I have observed Mr. Chalfin helping owners, business advisors, and students get a grip on the slippery issues of selling a business. This book is a valuable distillation of his expertise. "--Ian MacMillan, Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania"Bob provided us with valuable outside perspective while we prepared our business for sale and during the sale process. His book is an excellent guideline for business owners thinking about selling their company."--Steve Gerlicher, Entrepreneur"Bob Chalfin's experience and intellect make this book essential reading for IT business owners. Provides thoughtful analysis and practical advice invaluable to anybody who is even considering selling their business."--Louis W. Fryman, Esq. Chairman Emeritus Fox Rothschild LLP"Bob Chalfin brings unparalleled experience to developing and executing these transactions. His insights are tempered by years of formulating these deals and then describing the methods to hundreds of students at The Wharton School."--Stephen M. Sammut Senior Fellow, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs Managing Director, Burrill International"This book covers all the bases for someone selling an IT (or really any) business. The observations on buyer motivations are particularly insightful."--Mark Goodwin Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pioneer Investments

Semi-Tough

by Dan Jenkins

Made into a hilarious and timeless film starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh, and recently named number seven on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Semi-Tough is Dan Jenkins's masterpiece and considered by many to be the funniest sports book ever written. The novel follows the outsize adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett, star halfback for the New York Giants, whose team has come to Los Angeles for an epic duel with the despised "dog-ass" Jets in the Super Bowl. But Billy Clyde is faced with a dual challenge: not only must he try to run over a bunch of malevolencies incarnate, but he has also been commissioned by a New York book publisher to keep a journal of the events leading up to, including, and following the game. Infused with Dan Jenkins's characteristic joie de vivre and replete with cigarettes, whiskey, and wild women, Semi-Tough is an uproarious romp through a lost era of professional sports that will have any armchair quarterback falling out of his or her recliner in hysterics on a semi-regular basis.

Semi-Tough

by Dan Jenkins

Made into a hilarious and timeless film starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, and Jill Clayburgh, and recently named number seven on Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Semi-Tough is Dan Jenkins's masterpiece and considered by many to be the funniest sports book ever written. The novel follows the outsize adventures of Billy Clyde Puckett, star halfback for the New York Giants, whose team has come to Los Angeles for an epic duel with the despised "dog-ass" Jets in the Super Bowl. But Billy Clyde is faced with a dual challenge: not only must he try to run over a bunch of malevolencies incarnate, but he has also been commissioned by a New York book publisher to keep a journal of the events leading up to, including, and following the game. Infused with Dan Jenkins's characteristic joie de vivre and replete with cigarettes, whiskey, and wild women, Semi-Tough is an uproarious romp through a lost era of professional sports that will have any armchair quarterback falling out of his or her recliner in hysterics on a semi-regular basis.

Seminary Boy

by John Cornwell

One of the most extraordinary memoirs of recent years, the acclaimed writer John Cornwell has finally written his own story, and the story of a choice he had to make between the Church and a life lived outside its confines. John Cornwell decided to become a priest at the age of thirteen, a strange choice perhaps for a boy who'd been sent to a 'convalescent home' for having whacked a nun about the head. Growing up in a chaotic household, sharing two rooms with his brothers and sisters, his hot-headed mother and - when he was around - absconding father, John spent his time roaming the war-torn streets of London looking for trouble. One day, at his mother's suggestion, he responded to a call from his local parish priest for altar servers. The 'dance of the rituals', the murmur of Latin and the candlelit dawn took hold of his imagination and provided him with a new and unexpected comfort. He left post-war London for Cotton, a seminary in the West Midlands. In this hidden, all-male world, with its rhythms of devotion and prayer, John grew up caught between his religious feelings and the rough and tumble of his life back in London; between seeking the face of God in the wild countryside around him and experiencing his first kiss; between monitoring his soul and watching a girl from a moving train whose face he will never forget. Cornwell tells us of a world now vanished: of the colourful community of priests in charge; of the boys and their intense and sometimes passionate friendships; of the hovering threat of abuse in this cloistered environment. And he tells us of his struggle to come to terms with a shameful secret from his London childhood - a vicious sexual attack which haunts his time at Cotton. A book of tremendous warmth and humour, 'Seminary Boy' is about an adolescent's search for a father and for a home.

Sensational Kids

by Lucy Jane Miller Otr Doris A. Fuller

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a condition affecting at least one in twenty children who experience sensations in taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement, and body awareness in a vastly different manner from how other children their ages do. What may be typical activities for most kids are a daily struggle that may result in social, emotional, or academic problems. Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the best-known SPD researcher in the world, brings together a lifetime of study to teach parents and others the signs and symptoms of SPD and its four major subtypes; ways the disorder is diagnosed and treated; sensory strategies for living with the condition; and methods to help SPD kids thrive. .

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

by Jason Roberts

A biography of James Holman (1786-1857). James Holman was a 19th-century British naval officer who became blind at 25, but nevertheless became the greatest traveler of his time. With little money, and long before motorized conveyances made travel easy or popular, James Holman independently traveled over a quarter of a million miles, visiting more than 200 distinct cultures. Be forewarned, this book also contains some rather graphic and disturbing descriptions of the treatment of the Blind in the 19th century.

Senses at the Seashore

by Shelley Rotner

See the blue water. Hear the waves crash. Smell the suntan lotion. Touch a soft feather. Taste the salty seawater. The seashore stimulates all of our five senses in exciting ways. This book is a wonderful discussion and activity starter for children visiting the seashore, while at the same time it is ideal for classroom use in studying the five senses.

Sentences (The Magic of Language)

by Ann Heinrichs

Sentences can be long and short, simple and complex. Regardless of what form they take, they are crucial to reading comprehension. Kid-friendly text and helpful exercises illustrate the different elements that comprise a sentence.

A Separate War and Other Stories

by Joe Haldeman

6 years of stories from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author. Here are fifteen stories-never before collected-that tread upon familiar Haldeman territory, as well as explore the outer reaches of his phenomenal imagination.

September 11: Attack in America (Snapshots in History)

by Andrew Langley

Describes the events of September, 11, 2001, when members of Al-Qaeda hijacked jets and caused tremendous destruction in the United States, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, leader of the group, and the effects of the attack on the country.

Serial Bride

by Ann Voss Peterson

DOUBLE CHECK BRIDEAfter her sister vanished without a trace on her very own wedding day, Sylvie Hayes would stop at nothing to fi nd the only family she'd ever known. Then Bryce Walker appeared, claiming to have answers. One look at the striking attorney made Sylvie long for his help-and for his touch. Now, working with Bryce and his most notorious client, an incarcerated serial killer who was shockingly linked to this case, made Sylvie wonder just how much she knew about her past...and just how likely a happy wedding day would be in her own future.

The Serial Killers Club

by Jeff Povey

When our hero finds himself in the path of a serial killer, he somehow manages to defend himself, and give the blood-thirsty madman a taste of his own medicine. But when he goes through the dead man's wallet, he finds a mysterious personal ad inviting him to join a party hosted by Errol Flynn. What begins with passing curiosity soon becomes uncontrollable obsession, as our hero becomes acquainted with 18 killers. Their game: to share the thrill of the hunt and to make sure no two members choose the same two victims. To protect their identities, they have all chosen names of old Hollywood stars, and before long, our hero becomes Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. But he has no intention of following the rules. With a government special agent on his trail who will soon become his partner in crim, "Dougie" plans to knock off the killers one by one, from Carole Lombard to Chuck Norris, to Laurence Olivier and Cher. But what happens when the "stars" notice their numbers dropping?

The Serious Jazz Practice Book

by Barry Finnerty Sher Music

All musicians need to thoroughly learn their scales, chords, intervals and various melodic patterns in order to become complete musicians. The question has always been how to approach this universal task. Guitar legend Barry Finnerty (Miles, The Crusaders, Brecker Bros., etc.) provides in this book a rigorous practice regime that will set you well on the road to complete mastery of whatever instrument you play. Endorsed by Randy Brecker, Mark Levine, Dave Liebman, etc.

Serpent's Lair (Executioner #327)

by Don Pendleton

SUICIDE MISSION Mack Bolan is dispatched to shut down a high-tech arms deal brokered by the Yakuza. But a simple assignment takes an ugly twist when Bolan's cover is blown.Outgunned, outnumbered and on the run with a gutsy kid in tow, Bolan's grim situation becomes worse when a new and deadlier enemy appears in his sights. An ancient cult is taking new recruits and its leader is manufacturing death in a canister.A temporary truce with his Yakuza enemies may be the Executioner's only chance. He has to stay alive long enough to halt the threat of the hour: a madman with a bioweapon that could wipe out the population of Japan... and beyond.

Setting Goals that Others Will Pursue: Committing to an Outcome

by Richard Luecke

By setting goals and measuring their achievement, you can focus on what is most important, waste less energy on noncritical tasks, and achieve greater results. Whether your organization takes a top-down approach to goal setting or a bottom-up one, you are responsible for setting goals for your unit and for yourself. This chapter breaks down the priorities, the obstacles, and the after-action review of goal setting and achieving.

Setting the Table

by Danny Meyer

In October 1985, at age twenty-seven, Danny Meyer, with a good idea and scant experience, opened what would become one of New York City's most revered restaurants--Union Square Cafe. Little more than twenty years later, Danny is the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, which includes eleven unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around?In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality." This innovative philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: The first and most important application of hospitality is to the people who work for you, and then, in descending order of priority, to the guests, the community, the suppliers, and the investors. This way of prioritizing stands the more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success that he and his restaurants have achieved. Some of Danny's other insights:Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts--for and to--express it all.Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location.Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business.Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more.Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit.Full of behind-the-scenes history on the creation of Danny's most famous restaurants and the anecdotes, advice, and lessons he has accumulated on his long and ecstatic journey to the top of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.

The Seven Keys to Effective Business-to-Business Appointment Setting: Unlock Your Sales Potential

by Andrea Sittig-Rolf

The Seven Keys to Effective Business-to-Business Appointment Setting is a unique compilation of tactical appointment setting techniques that have been proven effective for sales professionals in the business-to-business sales industry. Time and time again these techniques have helped thousands of salespeople schedule appointments with qualified prospects leading to millions of dollars in sales. Over her sixteen year career, Andrea Sittig-Rolf has recruited, led, and trained business-to-business sales teams to sell millions of dollars worth of products and services. Her first book, Business-to-Business Prospecting: Innovative Techniques to Get Your Foot In the Door with Any Prospect, detailed actionable ideas to help salespeople start the selling process with new prospects. In her second book Andrea Sittig-Rolf explains:1) Successful methods to prepare for scheduling qualified appointments; 2) Leveraging voicemail and e-mail as powerful appointment setting tools; 3) The ?Aha!? Formula and its use in overcoming common objections; 4) The metrics of sales, and doing the numbers for consistent sales results. About the Author:Andrea Sittig-Rolf is a sales trainer, public speaker, sales strategist, and founder of Sittig Incorporated. She is also the creator of The Blitz Experience?, an activity-based learning and development program that helps salespeople become more effective when scheduling appointments with qualified prospects over the phone. By practicing these appointment setting techniques the day of the training, salespeople gain a pipeline full of new opportunities at the end of the day! She has held a variety of sales and sales management positions throughout her career. For the past sixteen years she has worked with numerous organizations and sales professionals, helping them develop and practice the skills and strategies necessary to succeed in today?s highly competitive sales game. Visit her website at www. sittiginc. com.

Seven Loves

by Valerie Trueblood

Who most deeply affects our lives? Sometimes it is those who touch us briefly, even unexpectedly. For May Nilsson, these include the lover she takes in her forties; the handsome, troubled young rebel she is determined to rescue; the police officer who inadvertently plays a major role in her greatest catastrophe. Moving back and forth in time, from May's childhood to her eighth decade, SEVEN LOVES weaves together the strands of an ordinary life made extraordinary by the complex passions that drive it.

Seven Seconds or Less: My Season on the Bench with the Runnin' and Gunnin' Phoenix Suns

by Jack Mccallum

In Seven Seconds or Less, Sports Illustrated's chief NBA writer, Jack McCallum, gets in the paint with the Phoenix Suns and takes a season-long look at the NBA's most exciting and controversial team. <P> A few weeks before the 2005-2006 NBA training camps began, Jack McCallum called the Phoenix Suns ace director of public relations to propose a story idea for Sports Illustrated. He would spend the preseason with the team as an "assistant coach" and then write a story about his experiences. He was quickly granted access, and while his role as "assistant coach" lasted only through the preseason, McCallum stayed on with the team throughout their amazing 2005-2006 season. McCallum was looking for real inside access and he certainly got it. He spent the season in the locker room and in the coaches' meetings, learning what makes this wildly popular, innovative, and international assemblage of talented players and brilliant coaches tick. <P> For years, NBA basketball was marked by a plodding, dull-as-dishwater style of play -- that was until coach Mike D'Antoni, point guard Steve Nash, and the high-flying Phoenix Suns set the league on fire with their old-school, run-and-gun approach to offense. Along the way they won back legions of disillusioned fans and demonstrated the virtues of team play to a league preoccupied with one-on-one theatrics. <P> In Seven Seconds or Less, McCallum describes his year trying to keep up with the fast-breaking Suns on and off the court. He takes readers inside the heads of Nash, the team's mercurial floor general; the maverick D'Antoni; and dozens of others who make up the close-knit Suns family. On the court, there's excitement as the Suns overcome a rash of injuries to once again battle for a conference title. Off the court, controversy rages as the team endures a major front-office change in midseason. Throughout it all, the team continues to bedevil opponents and challenge the status quo with their throwback style. <P> In the spirit of Buzz Bissinger's Three Nights in August and John Feinstein's A Season on the Brink, Seven Seconds or Less is an in-depth look at one of the greatest shows in sports.

Seven Secrets of the Eucharist

by Vinny Flynn

Although this book is intended for Roman Catholics, what Flynn has to say cannot help but draw all Christian closer to Christ as they participate in the Lord's Supper. From the introduction: This book is helpful because it takes the reader through the author's own personal questions about Christ's hidden presence. We are drawn into his growing awareness and insight into the amazing secrets of the Eucharist. His step-by-step deepening of faith helps the reader to follow the same path in discovering Christ's hidden presence. ... Another tremendous service of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist is the way St. Faustina's Diary is integrated into the theme of the Eucharist. Vinny Flynn has been instrumental in introducing millions of people to the Divine Mercy message, through his writings and talks, and through the video of his family praying the Chaplet. ... We all need books like this one to help us grow spiritually, to remind us of what we are doing in the Mass, and to summon us to receive Jesus Christ in the Eucharist with fuller awareness and participation in the infinite mystery that remains always beyond the total grasp of our minds and hearts.

Seven Years to Seven Figures

by Michael Masterson

In Seven Years to Seven Figures, self-made millionaire and renowned wealth coach Michael Masterson reveals the steps you can take to accumulate seven-figure wealth within seven years--or less. Seven Years to Seven Figures will give you the tools to increase your income, get the highest possible returns on investments, save wisely--and secure your financial future faster than you may have ever dreamed.

Sex and the Family in Colonial India: The Making of Empire

by Durba Ghosh

In the early years of the British empire, cohabitation between Indian women and British men was commonplace and to some degree tolerated. However, as Durba Ghosh argues in a challenge to the existing historiography, anxieties about social status, appropriate sexuality, and the question of who could be counted as 'British' or 'Indian' were constant concerns of the colonial government even at this time. By following the stories of a number of mixed-race families, at all levels of the social scale, from high-ranking officials and noblewomen to rank-and-file soldiers and camp followers, and also the activities of indigenous female concubines, mistresses and wives, the author offers a fascinating account of how gender, class and race affected the cultural, social and even political mores of the period. The book makes an original and signal contribution to scholarship on colonialism, gender and sexuality.

Sex and the Office

by Julie Berebitsky

In this engaging book—the first to historicize our understanding of sexual harassment in the workplace—Julie Berebitsky explores how Americans’ attitudes toward sexuality and gender in the office have changed since the 1860s, when women first took jobs as clerks in the U. S. Treasury office. Berebitsky recounts the actual experiences of female and male office workers; draws on archival sources ranging from the records of investigators looking for waste in government offices during World War II to the personal papers ofCosmopolitaneditor Helen Gurley Brown andMs. magazine founder Gloria Steinem; and explores how popular sources—including cartoons, advertisements, advice guides, and a wide array of fictional accounts—have represented wanted and unwelcome romantic and sexual advances. This range of evidence and the study’s long scope expose both notable transformations and startling continuities in the interplay of gender, power and desire at work.

Sex and the Seasoned Woman

by Gail Sheehy

A seasoned woman is spicy. She has been marinated in life experience. . . . She can be alternately sweet, tart, bubbly, mellow. She can be maternal and playful. Bossy and submissive. Strong and soft. . . . The seasoned woman knows who she is. She could be any one of us, as long as she is committed to living fully and passionately in the second half of life. In her most groundbreaking work sincePassagesandThe Silent Passage, bestselling author Gail Sheehy reveals a hidden cultural phenomenon–increased vitality in women’s sex and love lives after fifty. Sex and the Seasoned Woman is the story of an intimate revolution taking place under our very noses. Boomer generation women in midlife are open to sex, love, dating, new dreams, exploring spirituality, and revitalizing their marriages as never before. This is a new universe of passionate, liberated women–married and single–who are unwilling to settle for the stereotypical roles of middle age and are now realizing they don’t have to. As life spans grow longer and as societal constraints continue to loosen, older women–once free of the exhausting demands of young children, needy husbands, and demanding careers–find themselves ready to pursue the passionate life. They embrace their “second adulthood” as a period of reawakening. Written in Sheehy’s singularly compelling style, combining interviews and research, this book gives voice to more than a hundred fascinating and colorful women. The inspiring stories tell of wives who reinvigorate their marriages after their children leave the nest as well as divorced, widowed, and long-single women who find new dreams and new loves. Sheehy delineates a crucial link between cultivating a new dream and reopening the pathway to intimacy and sexual pleasure. She also examines the latest medical breakthroughs addressing symptoms that have unnecessarily curtailed women’s sex lives. From women who find their sexuality reawakened by a younger lover, to couples whose marriages survive health crises and grow stronger, to women who finally find a soulmate in their sixties, to stories from seasoned sirens in their seventies, eighties, and even nineties, these portraits cover an enormous range of experience. In them, Sheehy locates the universal patterns that enable us all to recognize and understand our own lives. From the Hardcover edition.

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