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This unit will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of Religious Studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF are not supported ...
 
Join author and educator Adam Stone as he discusses his book, "Pointy Three." Presented in both American Sign Language (ASL) and English, this is the story of a fork who’s missing one of his prongs, but not his brave spirit. Follow Pointy Three on his journey through the land of Dinnertime as he meets characters left and right and looks for a place where he belongs. Adam will also demonstrate how to use iBooks Author and answer a few questions.
 
Stories turn songs into symphonies, events into memories, and lives into legends. In our crowded world, “knowing your story” cuts through the noise so you can make your mark — whether you want to sell more books, increase profits, or just make a difference. At Sterling & Stone, Story is our business. The Story Studio Podcast is where we explore ways we can all tell our stories better.
 
Join Ryu Murakami, one of Japan’s leading authors as he discusses his book on iBookstore, ”I’ll Always Be With You, Always (Kokoro wa Anata no Motoni)”. This book has interactive emails in each chapter to bring you even deeper into the story. The talk is moderated by Atsushi Matsumoto, Journalist. Murakami will also answers questions about some distance between himself and his readers.
 
Rachael Ray is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty cookbooks, the host of multiple cooking shows, and the star of syndicated talk show "Rachael Ray." The Apple Store, SoHo hosted Rachael to talk about her latest book, My Year in Meals—an invitation into her kitchen in which she reveals what she cooked for her own family and friends over the course of a year.
 
In the history of popular music, no one looms as large as Clive Davis. His career has spanned more than forty years, and he has discovered, signed, or worked with a staggering array of artists. Join us for a moderated discussion as Clive talks with "Rolling Stone" contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis about "The Soundtrack of My Life"—his star-studded autobiography in which he shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last fifty years of popular music as only a true insi ...
 
Mac Users Guide offers the latest news, reviews, how-tos and expert opinions on everything Mac users need to know about Apples line of Mac computers and software. Keep up with the latest developments in iPhone, iPod and third-party software, hardware and networking and learn the latest tips, shortcuts and tricks to get the most out of your Mac. This Everything Apple website provides in-depth research, comparisons and reporting to find the best Apple products and services available for your M ...
 
Jessica Rosenberg, E-RYT 500, YACEP, MID, RYS 200/500, Reiki Master, is committed to helping students live an inspired life through Mindful Moments. She is an author, a national mind & body educator, a leader in the wellness community and a yoga instructor, teaching the wisdom practice of yoga for over 20 years and practicing since she was a teenager. Jes’s passion for mindfulness and movement has allowed her to cultivate a uniquely blended teaching style to help students of any age find ali ...
 
Why does the way a page looks influence how we interpret the information it contains? This unit looks will examine how typography and images can be combined to improve literary creativity and allow a document to communicate more readily with the reader. This study unit is just one of many that can be found on LearningSpace, part of OpenLearn, a collection of open educational resources from The Open University. Published in ePub 2.0.1 format, some feature such as audio, video and linked PDF a ...
 
iBooks and the Apple Store have teamed up to bring you an incredible mix of interesting authors talking about the biggest books. Subscribe and you'll hear fiction and nonfiction authors from Neil Gaiman to Jeff Kinney to Clive Davis to Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson to Mario Batali discuss their latest books. If you like what you hear, download the books on iBooks.
 
This unit is taken from Lebensumstände, a language module that concentrates on German as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into German society and culture through authentic printed, audio and video materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in German. This unit focuses on German family, particularly on the role of parents. This study unit is just one of many that can b ...
 
Mac Mania gives you your weekly dose of Apple News. The show is hosted by Mark Knight from the MrMarkuk1 youtube channel at http://youtube.com/mrmarkuk1 and also hosted by the footy and tech fanatic Jacob Bevis from Bevtv http://youtube.com/bevtv1 and http://facebook.com/bevtv
 
As editor-in-chief of "Guitar World" magazine, Brad Tolinski has interviewed and profiled some of music’s greatest guitarists, including Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Eddie Van Halen, Jack White, and Jeff Beck. Join Brad at this event as he speaks about his new book, "Light and Shade," an “oral autobiography” of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, and perhaps the most complete and revelatory portrait of the legendary guitarist ever published.
 
Known as much for his irreverent, irrepressible voice as the steamed buns at his Baohaus restaurant, Eddie Huang is one of the funniest and freshest stars in the food world. His new memoir, "Fresh Off the Boat," is a hilarious and insightful mashup of food, culture, family, and the new immigrant experience. Join us for a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with Eddie about his critically acclaimed memoir.
 
Founder of famed record label Sub Pop, Bruce Pavitt is a music historian, professional DJ, and cultural progenitor. His book, Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, is a photo journal and a grunge rock micro-history, an inside look into a crucial eight-day period in the touring life of Nirvana and Kurt Cobain. Journalist and author of the definitive, bestselling biography of Nirvana, Come as You Are: The Story of Nirvana, Michael Azerrad moderates.
 
Join Stephan Pastis, creator of the comic strip "Pearls Before Swine" and "New York Times" best-selling cartoonist, as he discusses his first book for young readers, "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made." Take 11-year-old Timmy Failure—the clueless, comically self- confident CEO of the best detective agency in town. Add his lazy business partner—a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile—Timmy’s mom’s Segway. And what you have is Total Failure, Inc. Bring the kids to hear ...
 
Join us in conversation with Mark Russ Federman, former owner and proprietor of Russ & Daughters, as he discusses his new book, "Russ & Daughters: Reflections and Recipes From the House That Herring Built." His book chronicles the delightful, mouthwatering story of an immigrant family’s journey from a pushcart in 1907 to the beloved smoked fish appetizing shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Mark will also share some stories and take a few questions.
 
Index Fund Advisors (IFA) is an independent financial advisor that provides wealth management by utilizing risk-appropriate, returns-optimized, and tax-managed portfolios of index funds. IFA.tv provides webcasts explaining the investing strategies of IFA.com and Mark Hebner's book, Index Funds: The 12-Step Recovery Program for Active Investors, with Foreword by Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz. See hard cover here: http://indexfundsbook.com and iBook here: http://iBookIndexFunds.com.
 
Tyrese Gibson, actor and multiplatinum R&B singer, and Rev Run, a founding member of pioneering hip-hop group Run-DMC, talk about their new book, "Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed." This unlikely twosome teamed up to present a bold, honest, and uncensored look into the male mind and offer real guidance on how to build healthy relationships. Join us for a moderated discussion as they stop by to talk about their collaborative process and give a short reading.
 
Join famed photographer Neal Preston in conversation with Josh Baron, editor-in-chief of "Relix Magazine," as they talk about his new book, "Led Zeppelin: Sound And Fury." Created using iBooks Author, this stunning collection provides an unprecedented, interactive Led Zeppelin experience. The book features over 250 photographs of Zeppelin onstage and behind the scenes, including over 100 previously unpublished images, 80 original proof sheets, and audio and video commentary by Preston and ot ...
 
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It’s a wrap! Season 1: State of the Industry is done. After interviewing some truly stellar guests with their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in all different areas of self-publishing, the guys, Niamh, and Bonnie sit back to discuss what patterns they’ve seen and what lessons they’ve learned. The gang discusses being mindful both of what th…
 
“There’s never been a better time to be an indie author,” Craig Martell says on this episode of the Story Studio Podcast. Craig Martell runs the 20 Books to 50K facebook group and events with Michael Anderle who we also interviewed in this State of the Industry series. In this interview, Craig shares the behind the scenes of both his own wildly suc…
 
Erin Wright is a contemporary western romance author who also runs the fantastic online/Facebook Group called Wide For The Win. Erin was initially invited onto the podcast in place of having someone on from Apple since it is very difficult (maybe impossible) to get someone from Apple on a podcast to talk about the state of the industry, but her int…
 
When the guys first met Mark Leslie Lefevbre, they got to know him as Mark Kobo, because he was working for Kobo back then. Now Mark works for Draft2Digital, through which he continues to promote wide publishing options, including Kobo, but, through the easy-to-use Draft2Digital dashboard interface, also Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more. Draft…
 
Andre Chaperon and Shawn Twing are writing and business partners. Together they run a website called Tiny Little Businesses (which you can find at https://tinylittlebusinesses.com). Sean first found Andre through his Autoresponder Madness course. Andre also spoke at the very first S&S event (after at first refusing to). Shawn has been in digital ma…
 
Once upon a time, there was a fiction writer who wanted to send a free copy of his book to his mom. But he didn’t want her to have to read it in a word doc on her desktop. He wanted her to see the book in its finished form, with the cover and copyright and all the rest. And he wanted her to read it on her e-reader, just like any other published boo…
 
It’s no secret that the audiobook segment of the publishing industry has been growing in recent years. In the last 9 months of stay-at-home orders and quarantines, people have been listening to audiobooks more than ever. But a lot of indie authors don’t know how to break into the audiobook market. How do you find the right narrator and get the righ…
 
Sean has known Jane Friedman since before the beginning, way back when Yesterday’s Gone was just the seed of an idea and he approached her to talk about a series of Shel Silverstein-like children’s poem’s that he wanted to write. She invited him to talk to one of her college classes about copywriting, and they have been close friends ever since. Ja…
 
In today’s episode, the guys talk to Dave Chesson, founder of Kindlepreneur.com, a website devoted to teaching advanced book marketing. His tactics and insights help both Fiction and Nonfiction authors get their books discovered by the right readers. Dave and the guys talk about how he went from being a career military member to becoming an author …
 
As powerful people are so fond of saying, “Knowledge is Power” and in the world of ebook publishing, Alex Newton’s K-Lytics is a powerful thing. Knowing the real numbers about the category, genre, and subgenre that you publish in can help to give you a deeper understanding, more realistic expectations, and help to make ebook launches and sales a li…
 
Knowing what to quit doing can be just as important as knowing what to do. Sean and Johnny first encountered Becca Syme through her book, Dear Writer, You need to Quit. Listen in to learn more about how Becca helps authors by leaning into their strengths and quitting the things they don’t need to be doing. Becca Syme holds a master’s degree in tran…
 
In today’s episode, the guys sit down with their old friends Mark Dawson and James Blatch to check in on what they’ve been doing and what they see coming in the near future for the self-publishing industry. Mark and the guys met early on in Mark’s career when he was just starting out. Listen in to hear that story and to find out what Sean said that…
 
State of the Industry with Michael Anderle The Guys first met Michael Anderle right at the start of his journey in Self-Publishing. He had the (dubious) pleasure of riding in a car with them at a very early Smarter Artist Summit and immediately realized that the guys are exactly the same in person as they are on their podcast. Michael is the award-…
 
Joanna Penn is a North Star in the Self-Publishing Industry. She is someone who was already there when the guys first got started, and most people think of them as being there from the very start. She has written, published, and podcasted consistently for over a decade. She has seen fads and trends come and go, and through it all, she has kept her …
 
Welcome to The Story Studio Podcast Season 1: The State of the Industry. Yes, after 131 episodes of The Story Studio Podcast, the show is finally transitioning from Season 0 to Season 1. For the next 15 episodes the guys, along with Niamh and Bonnie, will be interviewing leaders, thinkers, and doers in self-publishing to bring you the most up-to-da…
 
In today’s episode, the guys, along with Bonnie and Niamh, talk about the big changes coming to the Story Studio Podcast in the coming weeks. This episode is the last episode of what we are calling Season 0, and starting next week we will be embarking on Season 1 at last! Season 1 will focus on The State of the Industry. This will include interview…
 
Out of everyone in the story studio, Sean is probably the most versatile author who can dexterously turn his hand from one genre and form to another quickly and with ease. Maybe it’s because he started his writing career as a copywriter who wrote sales copy to spec and got paid per word. He has written, co-written, and ghostwritten sci-fi, horror, …
 
Johnny B Truant writes complex stories. Stories with plots that tend to branch out and get more complex by the chapter and book throughout a series. If you’ve read Invasion, The Beam, Fat Vampire, or The Inevitable, you know just how complex his stories can get. He creates not only fascinating characters living in richly textured worlds but multifa…
 
If you’ve ever read a David Wright story, you’ve experienced narrative tension. But how does Dave do it so well? And how does he crank it up a notch higher when your heart’s already beating out of your chest? One of his secrets: he’s really good at finding ways to make any situation worse. No matter how bad a situation already is, Dave can double-d…
 
Worldbuilding is about building both the hardware and software that supports a story. Culture is the software. How we interact with the hardware, how we view it and use it, and what kind of subcultures grow up around different views and uses, those are the kinds of cultures we want to explore. Today’s Story Studio guest, Vered Ehsani, who was raise…
 
When the critics can’t stop talking about something, and people can’t stop talking about it too, you hit that sweet spot we all look for in terms of finding ways to make our art commercial. Commercialism is particularly important in terms of outreach. When no one knows who you are they don’t have any reason to choose you. You have to give them thos…
 
Ninie Hammon wrote in the newspaper world for 25 years before she started writing novels. When she started writing novels, 12-13 years ago, she never thought about the process. She just started and wrote until she finished. Then she revised and revised and revised. She wrote stand-alone books and did all she knew to sell them. She would give them a…
 
In today’s episode of The Story Studio Podcast, the guys talk with Eileen Rose who is a member of the Sterling and Stone Story Studio. Before Eileen joined the Story Studio, she already had a successful career as a singer-songwriter and live performer. She has toured the world with well-known bands and has had a number of her own songs in the US ch…
 
Different people come up with ideas and brainstorm in different ways. In the Sterling & Stone Story Studio, all of the authors bring stories to the table to brainstorm at different times. Without fail, Joel Quinn is always an asset in any brainstorming session. On today’s episode, we wanted to showcase some of Joel’s full-frontal, no-holds-barred, …
 
On today’s episode, the guys talk about watching the movie Doctor Sleep and the Shining franchise. They have a lot to say about movie adaptations from books, about one book or movie relying on another so that things don’t make sense if you watch one movie without seeing another. And the things that get cut from the director’s cut of a movie. As an …
 
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