Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Obama Delivers State of the Union Address

President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union address, focusing on the economy, and also touching on the subjects of health care, defense, climate change, human rights, and the crisis in Haiti.

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Apple iPad Reads Ebooks With An App Called iBooks

Steve Jobs demonstates how to read ebooks on Apple's new iPad. The ebook reading software is called iBooks.

Jobs said that when the iPad launches, it will sell ebooks from five of the largest publishers, "and we're going to open up the floodgates for the rest of the world starting this afternoon."

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Free Ebook Tells How to Get a Summer Camp Job in the USA

Everyone looking for a summer camp job in the USA will benefit from a new free ebook: Summer Camp Jobs USA Lite.

Published by Zorba Press, the new free ebook is in the PDF format, an can be downloaded from the Internet Archive.

Summer Camp Jobs USA LITE

This is the free LITE edition of Zorba's paperback and ebook: Summer Camp Jobs USA.
This free LITE edition contains the first 5 Chapters — 54 pages — of the full edition.

Summer Camp Jobs USA (the free LITE edition) is packed with detailed information and strategies about how to find the best jobs at American summer camps. The book explains:

  • 1] Why Bother? … Why You Should Work at a USA Summer Camp
  • 2] Know Thyself: How to Express The Real You on Paper, Pixels or Phone
  • 3] Paradise: Your Ideal Camp and How to Find It
  • 4] Job Hunting 101: How to Find the Jobs Using the Classic Methods
  • 5] Job-Hunting Super-List: 20 Websites for Finding Summer Camp Jobs
For more information, including the Table of Contents of the Full edition, visit the book's web page at the Zorba Press website:

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Monday, January 18, 2010

George Leonard (1923-2010)

George Leonard in 2005

George Leonard — author, speaker, lecturer, musician, akido master and teacher — died on January 6, 2010.

Leonard's dozen-plus books, which shaped and were shaped by the human potential movement, included The Transformation; Education and Ecstasy; The Silent Pulse; and Mastery.

One of Leonard's important themes is finding joy and actualization via movement, balance, and the body. Here is a lecture by Leonard, about his book "The Silent Pulse", delivered in 2005, at the age of 82.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Summer Camp Jobs USA 2010

paperback cover of Summer Camp Jobs USA 2010

Getting a job is easy; getting a good job is not.

A new 204-page paperback book, published today, is packed with detailed information about how to find and land the best jobs at American summer camps. The paperback book is released simultaneously with ebook editions, which contain all the same information as the paperback, yet sell for only four dollars.

“There are about 12,000 summer camps in the USA,” says author Pastore. “And about 1.2 million jobs available at these camps. This book will help you to find a summer camp job that matches your unique personality, interests, and skills.”

Pastore calls his ebook editions “possibly the biggest bargain in contemporary publishing. The paperback is $ 20, and the ebook — containing all the same content — is four bucks. The ebook contains everything in the paperback book — except the paper!”

The ebook editions are available in two formats: PDF and EPUB. (Customers who purchase the ebook receive both formats, EPUB and PDF, for the one four-dollar price.) The PDF format is primarily designed for reading on desktop and laptop computers. The new EPUB format is primarily for iPhones, iPods, and a number of PDAs and ebook readers. “The EPUB format is the next big thing,” says Pastore. “It’s quickly becoming the industry standard, capable of being read on more and more software programs and hardware devices.”

Pastore insists that this 4-dollar ebook price is not temporary. “President Obama reminded us recently that the American people need to make some sacrifices,” said Pastore. “Reducing the price of your products and services is a good thing to do these days. If more people and more companies adopt this notion, it will help us all to get through these hard economic times.”

Pastore says that a good quality summer camp can be an important growth experience not only for children, but for summer camp staff. “Don’t miss the fun and friendship of camp,” Pastore advises. “A summer is a terrible thing to waste.”

To buy the book or ebook, to learn more, or to read the book's Table of Contents, visit the book's web page at the Zorba Press website:

Summer Camp Jobs USA 2010

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Zorba's Guide to Free Ebooks

Woodcut, 1568, of a printing press.

There is no such thing as a free lunch; there is such a thing as a free ebook. About 2 million ebooks are available free, for you to download and read.

This extraordinary resource is Chapter 3 from my book 50 Benefits of Ebooks: A Thinking Person's Guide to the Digital Reading Revolution. That book is updated twice yearly, in March and September. This page of free ebooks will be updated every January and June.

Zorba's Guide to Free Ebooks

Be careful before downloading a free ebook, or before downloading anything: be sure that the ebook comes from a trusted and malware-free source.

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