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New Title: Home Buying In 30 Minutes

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Home Buying In 30 MinutesPublisher i30 Media today launched Home Buying In 30 Minutes: Build your team, get your mortgage, and close the deal. The quick guide to doing real estate right (ISBN: 978-1-64188-025-1). If you are buying a house, condo, or multifamily property, housing expert Jim Morrison lays out you what you need to know before making one of the most important purchases of your lifetime.

In the book, Morrison explains how to hire a real estate team, secure financing, evaluate properties, and close the deal. Find out how to handle bidding wars and negotiations, and what red flags to watch out for when touring any property. This quick guide uses plain-English explanations and examples from the author’s decades of experience as a home inspector and award-winning journalist reporting on the housing sector.

Home Buying In 30 Minutes also covers the following topics:

  • Best practices for building a professional real estate team
  • How to determine how much home you can afford  
  • Mortgages and down payments, and how to get the lowest mortgage rates
  • Tips for making an offer on a house
  • When to waive real estate contingencies   
  • What to watch out for when touring homes
  • How to work with home inspectors
  • How defects impact negotiations

More information about Home Buying In 30 Minutes as well as online ordering options can be found on the companion website, homes.in30minutes.com. The site also includes a home buying blog and other resources for readers. The paperback retail price is $11.99, while the ebook edition is available on the Amazon Kindle and other devices for $7.99. A hardcover edition costs $19.99.

About the author

Jim Morrison is a former home inspector and award-winning reporter whose writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Banker & Tradesman, and Forbes.com. Growing up just north of Boston, Morrison joined his father’s home inspection business the day after he graduated high school. He eventually took over the business and wrote about inspections and construction for his local newspaper.

After 25 years of inspections and a short stint as a rental agent and home inspector in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Morrison returned to the Boston area and launched a full-time writing career. He is married with three children and his work has appeared in hundreds of publications in the United States and overseas.

He won a 2014 New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) health reporting award and was part of a team that won the 2016 NENPA Distinguished Newspaper Award. He is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (www.ire.org) and the Society of Professional Journalists (www.spj.org). He is also a past president of the New England Chapter if the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). Follow him on Twitter @JimNewsMorrison.

About In 30 Minutes guides

i30 Media is the publisher of IN 30 MINUTES guides – “Quick guides for a complex world.” Thousands of readers turn to IN 30 MINUTES guides to understand mildly complex topics, ranging from home-buying to social media. The tone is friendly and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and lots of examples. Top-selling titles include Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and LinkedIn In 30 Minutes. For more information about the series, visit in30minutes.com.

Announcing Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes

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Newton, Mass., June 19 — Publisher i30 Media today released Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes: Fire your publicist and leverage free radio and podcasting to market your business, brand, or idea (ISBN: 978-1-64188-020-6). In the book, authors Jim Beach and Rachel Lewyn demonstrate how practically anyone can get on the air, whether it’s via a niche podcast with an audience of just a few hundred people or a national radio program that reaches millions.

“No matter your company’s niche, no matter the nature of your product, the tactics in our book can deliver real results, whether it’s sales, awareness of an issue, or some other benefit,” Beach says. “With 93% of Americans listening to terrestrial radio on a regular basis, radio has the broadest reach of any media platform, more than TV or smartphones or other devices.”

“Prospective guests can spend thousands of dollars on publicists to pitch to radio and podcast producers,” Lewyn adds. “Doing it on your own can not only save a lot of money, it can also deliver better results — if you take the approach that we outline in the book.”     

Drawing upon their extensive entrepreneurial and broadcasting experience, Beach and Lewyn have prepared practical advice and tips for business owners, inventors, authors, and other experts. Topics include:

  • How free radio marketing can save thousands of dollars in advertising and publicist fees
  • Building credibility and showcasing expertise
  • How find the most suitable radio programs and podcasts
  • Crafting the perfect pitch and an irresistible hook
  • Best practices for reaching out via email, phone, and snail mail
  • Leveraging news and current events
  • Working with hosts, producers, and audiences
  • How to use sample questions and anecdotes in interviews  
  • Tips to sound great on the air
  • Using radio and podcast appearances to boost SEO and discoverability

The radio and podcast marketing book is written in plain English, and is filled with examples that can help readers prepare to get on their air. The ultimate goal is to make it easy and affordable for anyone to promote a business, product, brand, or idea using free radio and podcast appearances.

More information about Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes as well as online ordering options can be found on schoolforstartupsradio.com, in30minutes.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book retailers. The retail price is $14.99 for the paperback edition, and $7.99 for the ebook editions. A hardcover edition is also available.

Praise for Free Radio & Podcast Marketing In 30 Minutes

“No matter what you sell, getting PR is critical for spreading the word. Today podcasts are as important as radio and this book is the best I’ve seen that handles both.”

—Martin Yate, author, New York Times bestseller
Knock ‘em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide

“Jim has given you the keys to the kingdom with this book! He breaks down the branding and booking process into easily accomplishable steps that can help almost anyone get booked on radio and podcasts. I hope my clients never see this book!”

—Wendy Guarisco, founder, Guarisco Group PR Agency

“If anybody knows about how to turn a radio show into revenue for your business, it’s Jim Beach. This book shares the secrets he’s learned by doing this for his own business over a decade. Pure gold.”

—Jamie Turner, author, speaker, and CEO, 60SecondMarketer.com

“Jim’s book is packed with nuggets on how to secure radio or podcast interviews to market your business. I’ve used many of his strategies in the past and they have worked well for me. I highly recommend checking it out—you’ll get a very good ROI on your investment.”

Jason Treu, executive coach and #1 best-selling author, Social Wealth

About the authors

Jim Beach is an experienced author, broadcaster, educator, and entrepreneur. Jim’s first book, “School for Startups” (McGraw-Hill, 2011) was a top-ten title on Amazon. His small business radio show, School for Startups Radio, airs on 16 AM/FM stations across the United States and online.

At the age of 25, Jim started the American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and more than 700 employees. After the business was acquired in 2001 for $200 million, Jim taught at Georgia State University and was the top-ranked business school instructor for 12 consecutive semesters.

In addition to hosting his own radio show, Jim has also appeared on the other side of the microphone as a frequent media guest and commentator. Dubbed the “Simon Cowell of venture capital” by CNN, he has been interviewed by NPR, MSNBC, and the New York Times.

Rachel Lewyn studies anthropology at Emory University in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. A former producer for School for Startups Radio, she handled all aspects of screening potential guests and coordinating interviews. As a contributing writer for FanBolt.com, Rachel was responsible for creating search-optimized news articles about cinema, television, and pop music.  

About In 30 Minutes guides

i30 Media is the publisher of In 30 Minutes guides – “Quick guides for a complex world.” Thousands of readers turn to In 30 Minutes guides to understand mildly complex topics, ranging from genealogy to software. The tone is friendly and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and lots of examples. Top-selling titles include Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and LinkedIn In 30 Minutes. For more information about the series, visit in30minutes.com

PUBLISHER CONTACT: info@in30minutes.com, +1 (617) 213-0811

Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes is a finalist in the Foreword INDIES competition

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i30 Media Corp., the publisher of IN 30 MINUTES guides, is pleased to announce Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes has been named a finalist in the Foreword INDIES competition, in the Careers category.

The competition is run by Foreword Reviews, an established magazine that publishes reviews of independent books. The official announcement described how this year’s finalists were chosen:

More than 2,000 entries spread across 68 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of judges across the country, reflecting Foreword’s readership of booksellers and librarians.

INDIES finalists are moved on to final judging by an expert panel of librarians and booksellers curated specifically for each genre and who will determine the books who will be named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winners. Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice winners, and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced on June 15, 2018.

About the finalist

In Crowdfunding Basics In 30 Minutes, author and crowdfunding expert Michael J. Epstein explains how to plan and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign. In a single sitting, readers can learn about the different types of crowdfunding projects that are possible, including entrepreneurial startups, creative or artistic projects, charities and community causes, individual support campaigns, and patronage funding. The book covers budgeting basics as well as goal-setting, not to mention the importance of preparing professional-looking campaign assets. Epstein cites his extensive experience organizing crowdfunding campaigns as well examples from some of the hundreds of other campaigns he has backed.

About IN 30 MINUTES guides

i30 Media Corp. is the publisher of In 30 Minutes guides – “Quick guides for a complex world.” Thousands of readers turn to the guides to understand mildly complex topics, ranging from genealogy to software. The tone is friendly and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and lots of examples. Top-selling titles include Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and LinkedIn In 30 Minutes (which last year received an honorable mention in the Foreword INDIES competition). For more information about the series, visit in30minutes.com.

 

 

 

 

Announcing Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes

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Newton, Mass., March 7 — Publisher i30 Media today launched Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes: A guide to acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD for patients and families (ISBN: 9781641880077). In the book, author, doctor, and Harvard Medical School Professor J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. uses plain-English explanations, case studies, and illustrations to explain the basics of heartburn and acid reflux, from causes to treatments. Topics include:

  • How the human stomach works
  • How reflux occurs
  • Heartburn symptoms
  • Modern methods to diagnose acid reflux
  • Trigger foods to avoid and acid reflux diets
  • Lifestyle changes for reflux control
  • Acid reflux pillow, bed, and sleeping tips
  • Antacids for heartburn relief, and other heartburn treatments
  • Acid reflux medicines, from acid blockers to PPIs
  • Surgical procedures to diagnose and treat acid reflux

The author also describes four cases involving heartburn and acid reflux. Through the stories of an obese patient, a new mother, a 64-year-old suffering from severe acid reflux, and a college student, readers will learn how heartburn and GERD impact the lives of ordinary people, the types of treatment that are available, and what the road to recovery looks like. While some patients experience heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms on a daily basis and despair that they will ever recover, there are in fact a range of acid reflux treatment options that can offer relief.

Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes is not a do-it-yourself guide—a doctor is needed to diagnose and treat serious cases of acid reflux and GERD. However, this guide can help readers understand what doctors are recommending and why. If you or a loved one has acid reflux, Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes can be an invaluable and expert resource to help you understand and deal with the condition.

More information about Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes as well as online ordering options can be found on the companion website, heartburn.in30minutes.com. The paperback retail price is $14.99 while the ebook edition is available on the Amazon Kindle and other devices for $9.99.

About the author

J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. received his medical degree in 1965 from the University of Rochester, and was intern, resident and chief resident in medicine at UCLA. Following a GI Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, he joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1974. He currently serves as Interim Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

About In 30 Minutes guides

i30 Media is the publisher of In 30 Minutes guides – “Quick guides for a complex world.” Thousands of readers turn to In 30 Minutes guides to understand mildly complex topics, ranging from genealogy to software. The tone is friendly and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and lots of examples. Top-selling titles include Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and LinkedIn In 30 Minutes. For more information about the series, visit in30minutes.com

PUBLISHER CONTACT: info -at- in30minutes.com, +1 (617) 213-0811

Announcing PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes

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Publisher i30 Media released its new guide to Microsoft PowerPoint this week. Titled PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes: How to make effective PowerPoint presentations using a PC, Mac, PowerPoint Online, or the PowerPoint app, the book explains how to make great PowerPoint presentations that get real results.

PowerPoint Basics In 30 MinutesThis unofficial PowerPoint user guide covers the basic features of PowerPoint 2016 (part of the Office 365 suite), PowerPoint Online, and the PowerPoint mobile apps, including PowerPoint for Android and PowerPoint for iOS. The PowerPoint manual also demonstrates how to use some of PowerPoint’s most powerful features and tools, such as:

  • Premade PowerPoint templates with gorgeous backgrounds and fonts.
  • Custom PowerPoint layouts that fit your personality or corporate identity.
  • Special PowerPoint formatting and design options.
  • Tools to place photos, video, and audio onto slides.
  • Shapes, graphs, tables, and SmartArt.
  • Graceful transitions between PowerPoint slides.
  • PowerPoint animations that can make text and other elements come to life.
  • Proofing tools for spelling and review.
  • PowerPoint collaboration features that make it easy to work with colleagues or classmates.
  • Exporting PowerPoint PDFs, online versions for the Web, and package presentations to share with others.
  • Creating paper copies and printed PowerPoint handouts.
  • Showing your presentation with a mouse or mobile device, or using a PowerPoint remote or PowerPoint clicker.

Author Angela Rose also gives tips on how to communicate more effectively using PowerPoint decks. Whether you are giving a business presentation, preparing a lecture for a class or seminar, or using Microsoft PowerPoint for personal use, PowerPoint Basics In 30 Minutes can help you create a better-looking presentation that makes a big impact.

The book is available as a paperback, a Kindle book, and an ebook for the iPad and other e-reader devices. A PDF version is also available. Visit powerpoint.in30minutes.com for more details.

About the author

Angela Rose is a writer and B2C marketing strategist based in Colorado. She is the author of the award-winning LinkedIn In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) as well as Microsoft Word In 30 Minutes.

About IN 30 MINUTES Guides

i30 Media Corp. is the publisher of the award-winning IN 30 MINUTES series – quick guides for a complex world. Thousands of readers turn to the series to understand mildly complex topics, ranging from genealogy to computer software. The tone is friendly and easy to understand, with step-by-step instructions and lots of examples. Top-selling titles include Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and the award-winning LinkedIn In 30 Minutes. For more information about the series, visit in30minutes.com