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In this century of high technological advancement, medication is at its peak in enabling doctors and physicians perform with greater efficiency which has brought about commendable ease to the processes involved in treatment. Handbook of Skin Ultrasound is a book that has extensively expounded and illustrated the performance of skin ultrasound. It has also shown the ultrasound relevancy in enabling dermatologists perform with greater precision as they can assess the extent of the skin and cutaneous infection thus can take a more decisive action especially when an operation is required.
Skin cysts are one skin condition that requires operation to remove. Cutaneous ultrasound will show the extent of the cyst and whether it is intact. If the cyst bursts, the ultrasound will show too. Other conditions assessed by ultrasound include nasal inflammation in particular recurrent conditions. In this handbook, you will get relevant information in detail in regard to cyst assessment according to phase showing the anechoic or hypoecheic structure of the cyst as it appears in the subcateneous tissue and dermis respectively.
For a simple cyst, punctrum (a connecting anechoic tract) to the dermis is detected and shown on ultrasound as demonstrated in the skin ultrasound handbook. It is possible also to detect a ruptured cyst in complicated cases whereby inflammation occurs in the surrounding cells to the cysts when keratin is released from the cyst on ultrasound. As demonstrated in the handbook, ultrasound clearly shows the extent of the lesion in all dimensions and the connecting tracts. Ultrasound can also perform other diagnostic discrepancies such as indicating blood flow in the cyst periphery. Skin malignancy, squamous cell carcinoma, is yet another condition that will possibly call for surgery to rectify for which ultrasound assessment is highly commendable.
Other issues highlighted on and elaborated are in this handbook are skin disease ultrasound, aesthetics, ultrasound of cutaneous diseases, surgery, technology and equipment involved with dermatology. You will gain great insights from this handbook on cutaneous ultrasound which include an estimation of the nasal pyramid cutaneous pathology, involving both tumoral and inflammatory pathology. This noninvasive aesthetic placement is of immense significance which can be seemingly instantaneous.
Ultrasound technology is a huge leap forward in an effort to assess cystic entities both for early diagnosis and proper treatment averting the possible ordeals associated with cysts. As you will find in this cutaneous ultrasound handbook, the diversity of assessment recording including recorded clips, images and video, allow dynamic envisage to detail the real condition with precision. The ability of ultrasound to define the location and monitor the changes of these conditions is not only paramount diagnostic tool but also very useful to the patients and health professionals in progressive treatment too.
Handbook of Skin Ultrasound Vol.1, by Dr. Fernando Alfageme and Dr. E. Cerezo, available in paperback and Kindle format with Spanish and English version. This book is highly recommended for plastic surgeons, sonographers, radiologists, dermatologists, and aesthetic physicians.
Amazon publishing has held novel winning award contests in the previous years and the winners were not only lucky to win some of the highly coveted awards in the writing industry but were rewarded with highly profitable publishing contracts too. These contests have seen many novel writers enroll for the contests in the past years hopefully to get through with their novels as well as become publishers with Amazon.
These events feature categories of popular genres which include; Romance, Science fiction, general fiction, young adult fiction and mystery/thriller for this year. The entry openings have been extended to more countries this year than has previously been too.
2013 contest stands out.
The grand prize winner will get a publishing contract with $50,000 advance against the expected loyalties to be earned by the winner. You get an opportunity to market your and distribute your book.
The first prize winner will get publishing contract with $15,000 advance against the royalties the winner is expected to get. The prize winner gets a chance to promote and market his book too.
Those selected as finalist gets a finalist prize, $3,6oo, the finalist too get rewarded with a trip to the venue, transportation and daily expenditure. Theses include; coach class air transportation, 3-5 nights’ night accommodations in a standard hotel with double occupancy in a single room, transportation to and from venue and hotel likewise.
As a selected quarter finalist, you get a, Second Prize. This reward packages a privilege but no cash reward. A second prize winner gets publishers weekly manuscript review which should be solely used to promote the manuscript in an unpublished version of the book and in no way a published version.
A third prize is rewarded for that selected o move on to the second round. These are entitled to Amazon editors excerpt review each on the second round entry of each respective entry. Just like the second prize, the third prize has no cash reward too.
The contest is conducted in five stages;
Round 1 pitch Amazon - Here, top 400 entries are selected to enter the second round from the five categories. Editors read up to 300 word pitch rating each.
Round 2 Excerpt Amazon reviewers read and rate 3, 000 - 5, 000 word excerpts giving feedback to the entrants. Only top 10 entries in each category are selected for the quarter finals.
Quarter-finals reviewers read the full manuscripts and rate them. Only the top five in each category proceed on to the semi-finals.
Semi finals - Amazon publishing editors read full manuscripts and select fine finalists, one from each category.
Finals - The customers select the winner by voting after the finalist excerpts are read. The novel with majority votes is he winner.
Are you writing or aspiring to write a children’s book? Do you find it fashionable or is it really out of passion that you want to write a children’s book? a wise writer will always follow his passion when writing a book because it becomes easier to write from your heart what really inspires you and not something you are not sure of or simply want to impress anyone simply by writing.
Writing children’s books is not only sensitive but quite challenging too. The idea of writing children’s books should instantly bring into perspective three stakeholders; the child, the teacher and the parent of the child. Basically, children have little knowledge and understanding of what content is or isn’t suitable for their reading. Therefore, the parent and the teacher of your readers become co-readers with the child; thus you need to bear in mind that your have three targets whose expectations must be met.
Below are qualities of an ideally good quality children’s book.
A good book of high quality ought to win the appeal of the child, teacher and the parent. It should be targeted at nurturing the understanding of the young developing brain of the child thus need to be of selected content and written with great articulation not only to pass the message but have a positive impact in molding the character of that child.
On the other hand, you need to understand that children have limited ability to concentrate when reading. Plain text will not only be boring for a child to read but will fail to have the right impact on the child’s perception. This is because children’s reasoning is quite limited but they are good understanding things that are visible. Therefore you need to make your writing quite colorful to appeal to the children’s eye.
Illustrations will be the ideal bait to capture a child’s attention in your book. Good images and graphics will not only capture a child’s attention but will make permanent impression on the child’s brain. Images are more easily memorized than text. When ideal images are used, they can tell a story on their own so vividly than plain text would when it comes to children reading.
Simplicity is the language to communicate with children as their brains are just beginning to grasp information, thus complicated language will be a total put-off for them. Therefore, inn as much as you need to keep your young readers engaged, you ought to use simple language for their easy understanding.
Children are literally engaging in digital learning thus it would be a great investment to publish your book as an eBook. For great illustrations, formatting, editing and eBook conversion; come to us, the experts and we shall use every skill at our disposal to make the very best of your book.
Self-help books have flooded the market. However, not all are effective or rather useful to the readers. Not because they don’t have substance but mostly because the writers fail to communicate with the reader. Books for self improvement need to address the readers’ predicament and offer practical solutions that can consistently form a life pattern and eventually result in a total lifestyle change for the individual.
Not many writers have been able to effectively indulge their readers in such effective and life transforming illumination through reading. It is not an easy task to undertake when it comes to writing self improvement books as many may think.
Do you have a book idea? Did you know that you don’t have to be a writer to develop your idea into a book? All it takes is investment and your idea becomes a book. You can hire a ghost writer to get your book done or better still collaborate with book writers and get your book rolling.
By choosing the title of your book carefully, you can stipulate your specifications to an expert writer to have your book written. However there are things you need to place great importance on to come up with a great sensational edition of your writing. You certainly can do this better by first conducting a market survey to get a better and more effective title-choice and also strategize on your marketing schemes.
A must–consider aspects to writing a great self-help book.
Once you have the title of your book, you will need to structure your book and lay out a clear plot of what your book will entail. Since you need to put your life experience in an articulate yet inspiring publication, there are a few things you have to bear in mind.
Write engaging content - Speak directly to your reader as an individual and make him or her feel that you are addressing him/her personally. Addressing your reader directly makes them feel valued and eventually takes the message personally and will actually go to any lengths to utilize your advice and recommendations.
Make your content compelling - Use touching narrations to compel your readers to take action on your message. If something worked for one person, someone else will no doubt get convinced that it would work for him or her too.
Be practical - It is only wise to position your reader in a practical perspective by letting him or her know that there’s no magic to get his her problem solved. Let your reader understand that it will cost him or her commitment and persistent to get to where they aspire.
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When marketing, flyers are not only handy but also one great way to get word out about your business. It is important that you get your flyers noticed by creating not only professional but highly attractive flyers too. Essentially, the look of your flyers will get a reader interested or simply toss the flyer away.
There are a number of things you could consider doing and come up with great flyers.
- Distinct colorful images - You need to choose brightly colored graphics over bright colored paper and you will get people from afar coming to read as the graphics will definitely capture the eye.
- Catchy title/headline - Use a font that is clear and easy to read yet make the wording interesting in form of witty, funny of simply mind-boggling phrases. A snappy title or headline will make your reader want to read more.
- Compelling testimonial - Ensure that include persuasive testimonials in your flyers as they could be quite convincing. Getting someone who has previously used your products to get their positive opinion is crucial in bringing out the much needed appeal.
- Highlight your product/service benefit - Be precise and to the point on what you are offering and what benefits your clients expect to get. Place value on your readers and make them feel that it’s them you are addressing and that they are the ones who stand to gain at the end of the road.
- Exclusive points - Use different font style that is clear to draw attention to your points or use icon bullets on your points. These will draw focus onto your points and make them easy to identify.
- Attractive formatting - Systemize your flyer with contrasting colors, borders or boxes to capture reader attention. Use different colors and decorations to separate your text; the venues, dates and other specifications so that your reader has fun reading the flyer.
- Proofread your content - Typographical errors are an outright put-off to your readers, thus the importance of proofreading your flyers to avoid such. You need to check carefully the dates, time location and prices just to be sure what you have is precisely what you intended. You don’t want to have your audience to show up at the wrong time, place or wanting the wrong things for the wrong prices.
- Make simple flyers - Don’t complicate your flyers with excessive graphics or too many details. Give the basic information and graphics just enough to attract your audience to your venue for more.
- Offer your attendants discounts and special offers - You will have many people attending looking forward to obtaining the discounts and the waiver too.
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Clear, appropriate style, tone and format are all important aspects to adhere to in order to come up with a good business book. Distinctive and clear writing projects a professional personality favorable for creating the right impact not only on your clients but your associates too.
Factually, it’s the customer clique that makes a business grow, however, business associates are essential business pillars you cannot afford to neglect. Therefore, when writing a business book, it is crucial that you address the two audiences; associates and clients with undeterred attention. Giving value to your clients and paying attribute to your associates will ensure that your message reach your target and make a positive impact.
What are the qualities of a good business book?
- A business book should not be aimed at providing the reader with a formulaic approach to business but rather be a guide to broaden the imagination and mind creativity of the reader. The ability to identify opportunities and make good use of them is what a good business book should be directed at.
- Coaching a business minded individuals who are receptive to business openings is what your message should dwell on. You are supposed to make your book an instrument of transformation in the way a business oriented individual or corporate persons think.
- Transforming perspectives is one way your book should influence your readers. Observations and philosophies built from past experiences can be quite a huge hindrance to new enterprisers and can even kill existing ones. Therefore it should be the role of your book to change that kind of mentality.
- Success orientated impartation should be your greatest aim as you formulate your content. Aim at making your readers realize and embrace their potential to reach their goals and that they are only limited by their own visions and ambition.
- Tactical dealing with competition must be highlighted on in your book to enable the readers acquire a creative mind-set to be able to invent new ways to combat competition.
- Creation of new avenues is one aspect you can’t afford to leave unrolled as your readers need to broaden their scope of focus to tap into the unexplored yet available business opportunities.
In order to formulate a great business book that gives the reader a systemic approach to making business a success, you will need an expert who can help you choose your wording with precision. Effective business writing will definitely enable your readers to literally excel beyond limits.
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eBook reading is taking the trend in the book industry. As a result internet book-publishing is gaining trend too as readers all over the world turn to digital books. The book industry has greatly evolved and is well placed in the present world of technology advancement.
Unlike the former days when libraries and book stores were regarded as avenues of knowledge, books are not read the same way any longer in this digital era. Everyone is busy and looking for a more convenient and less time-consuming way to have access to reading materials such as over the internet.
eBooks are to the advantage of both the reader and the author. In as much as the readers find accessing books over the internet as convenient and less costly; the author too has a lot to gain with eBook publishing on print books.
What’s the author’s take in eBook conversion?
Get your transcript converted into an eBook and the gains are unlimited. If you already have a print book, you will gain a lot by converting it into an eBook.
eBook publishing is liberating as you have total control over the entire process of your book publishing. In as much as you may need a professional’s advice and services, you still have the final say on what you want to do with your book, unlike as it is the case with the publishing houses where your publisher is the one to decide the fate of your book.
Unlike the print format version, eBooks are quite cheap as they don’t require paper and ink to produce the paperback. As an author, you will find it cost friendly compared to the much you would have invested in publishing a print book. On the other hand, your readers will easily upload your book from wherever they are, while paperback books require shipping and distribution expenses.
You are guaranteed of a wider audience and market access with eBook publishing as potential readers and buyers can easily have access to your book all over the world. Break the geographical barriers and reach your audience globally with internet publishing.
You can distribute you book with ease by deciding how you want to distribute your book; hire a distributor or upload the book personally to e Book stores. You may find it more preferable to use a company that is already dominant in the market such as CreateSpace or Lulu to distribute your book.
Professional eBook conversion could be what your book needs to give you a breakthrough to your success. All you need is our expertise and experience of many years in the book industry to enable you reach the specifications and requirements of the publishing platform of your choice; may it be CreateSpace, Lulu, KDP, Smashwords or Lightning Source.
Have you ever found yourself in a room filled with young adults? Do you notice how they are around people? How they act and mingle with their fellows? Are you one of these people, coming of age, struggling to find a place in this world, and trying to act maturely as possible? This is what Young Adult (YA) books are all about- seeking for an ultimate purpose in life, forming intimate relationships which don’t seem to end, and measuring up to the ideals of the world. Undoubtedly, YA books are still at the peak of their notoriety today. We can find them in the bookshelves of all bookstores. We continue to hear amazing reviews about them in the social networking sites. We look forward to their movie adaptations. How is a Young Adult book cooked and what are its ingredients to achieve full success?
Picking the Right Genre
YA books can still be classified in different sub-genres: romance, mystery, science-fiction, fantasy, humor and a lot more. Experienced YA writers know how exploring and curios the minds of YA readers are and this is the main reason why they refuse to limit their books in a sole area or topic. Because YA book readers tend to come from the younger age bracket (12-early 20s), they are still at the stage of life where their foremost concerns revolve around “making a huge transformation”, “knowing their purpose in life”, or the “essence of building important relationships.” Readers desire to finish reading a book which plot and characters they can definitely identify with. If you do not like your novel to be revolving around vampires or apocalyptic characters, you can always try for a different one which you know you will really do better at.
Creating Your Own Writing Tone and Style
Writing a YA book means that you have the freedom to use the set of vocabularies you want to. You are also entitled to using your own tone and style. The voice, the language, the manner by which sentences are structured- these things depend on how you want them to be. Just make sure that they will all fit in the box where your plot awaits along with other elements like your characters. A tip you might want to consider when picking out the tone of your novel is this: do not be to tedious-sounding. Sentences which are long and boring will bore your young readers.
Crafting a Positive Ending
One of the hardest parts when writing a book or a novel, regardless of its genre, is building the most appropriate ending for it. A YA book has to have a positive ending. It has to contain an optimistic message which will make the readers feel that they, too, still has a ray of hope to cling on to. The responsibility which comes along in writing a book for an audience who are young, vibrant and full of hope is grave. Allowing your readers to feel that tinge of optimism will surely spark their inner sense of peace and contentment. At the end of the day, they will be saying something good about your work in return- perhaps a constructive review to start with.
Self-help books have been around for years in the market and one reason why they clicked in the first place is their ability to help people improve their current circumstances in various aspects- physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. If you are meaning to make this world a better place by creating people with positive outlooks in life, writing a self-help book is the way to go. Don’t you think it is time to stop putting off things which can contribute a lot of good in the society where you live in?
Whatever your purpose is in writing a self-help book, the major thing you should keep in mind is the message which you would like to send across your readers. Be sure that your first chapter contains it. It should immediately be thrown right into the first paragraph if necessary. Is your self-help book about losing weight? Is it about grieving the loss of a brother? Are you writing about coping with depression? Let your concern be known right away so your readers will know if your book is the right book to help them address their issues. Next step is on knowing well the scope of your chosen topic. You definitely cannot discuss “grieving” if you haven’t experienced what it is like to lose a special someone to death. You won’t be able to give the appropriate advices and tips on how to handle anguish. Be knowledgeable about your own topic. If it requires from you to study again, do your most extensive researches and interview people who are authorized to give their opinions on it, then do so. Give them a solid testimonial from experienced people. Back your testimonies with genuine proofs. The more clued-up you are, the more reliable you become as an author. If readers find you believable, it boomerangs in a positive way. They will continue reading your book and might find themselves following your counsel. A self-help book should also be well-organized and well-sorted. The subtopics should be grouped accordingly, meaning an efficient outline is needed to make that possible. No one wants to read s self-help book which is out of order and rather confusing.
Always be reminded that writing a self-help book is a huge responsibility. You might end up helping an individual if your book is written well. You might end up wrecking a life if it is not appropriately made. Making your readers feel the connection between themselves and your book will surely help a lot in their healing process. After all, this should be your goal in writing one, isn’t it?
The process of writing a book is never an easy lane. There are days when you will surely feel like giving up already or worst, throwing your computer outside of your window. What is even more frustrating when attempting to write is the fact that the more you force it, the more it eludes you. Yes, writing entails a painstaking procedure. Many things are required from a person in order for him or her to gather his or her thoughts completely and start scribbling them in a more thoughtful vessel. If you find yourself being stuck on a constant rut whenever you are writing, you can use the following four tips to increase your speed and productivity as a writer all at the same time.
Find time to brainstorm.
Brainstorming is a very useful process in almost everything that we do. The initial procedure you should always do in writing a novel is to brainstorm. You have to write down everything which comes to your mind no matter how small or inadequate you might think it is. As you go on, you will find out that there are actually a lot of things which you can group together into several clusters. This will help you have a clearer idea on the outline of your whole work. Those ideas which keep on popping into your head? Do not ignore them. Scribble them down and set a definite period of time when all you can do is to brainstorm.
Assess what distracts you.
Distractions come and go. However, some sorts of distraction linger a little longer if you do not find a way to get rid of them. Assessing the source of your writing disturbances will help you in busting them too. An example of this is if you are easily distracted by social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram while firing your thoughts away, find a way to control yourself from logging in during your working hours. There are different kinds of software nowadays in the Internet which can be installed in your computer to help you block these social networking sites for a specific period of time.
Select a specific theme.
If you are caught among the trap of selecting from too many themes, you should wake yourself up from that dreary illusion and stick to only one. Wanting to do many things at a time is an ultimate time-waster. It will also prevent you from creating a cohesive story. Choose a theme that will maximize the potentials of your plot and characters. Do not confuse your readers by giving them a multi-thematic novel.
Time to actually write.
This one is the most important tip of all. You have to set aside a portion of time during the day (or night) to actually write. Some people find it easier to write during the early hours of the morning. Others think more easily when they sit down and write during the late hours of the night. Find out which time zone works particularly for you. Use that time productively to write everything down. Set a time limit in writing so that when the allotted time is already used up, you can stop and proceed to your other pending activities. This method is more effective than choosing random hours of the day to finish your book because your mind is programmed to function for a definite occasion at a specific task- which in this case is writing a novel.
Is your book without images? Are you considering including images in your writing? Can any image be suitable for any book so long as it’s an image? What’s the importance of images in book content? Are images an additional cost on your book? Can one use cheap images yet get the desired impact intended in his or her writing? If all or any of these aspects are bothering you as you consider writing a book, then its time you got the facts as they are; thus you will make the right choice on your images.
Is there a book without images?
Even if you haven’t included images in your writing, your cover will not be complete without am image. Cover image is very important as it is the first thing that captures a reader’s attention. If your cover image does not deliver the message of your book’s theme, then you will have failed in delivering the message contained in your book. Your cover image is meant to deliver a fast impact illustration and a reader is supposed to get what’s going on from a glance.
If you are considering including images in your writing; is any image ideal?
Choosing your own images could save you a little, however, you may not pick professional images that are appropriate thus may not serve the intended purpose. It is important that you present your images to a graphic design expert for editing and let him give your images a professional touch.
What are images used for in books?
It is said that seeing leads to believing. It is more likely that a person will not need an explanation to what the eye can see. Images illustrate the context in which they are included and help the reader to relate better with the writer’s narration. Illustrations are inevitable in academic books and majority of non fiction books that are factual based.
An image enhances your brain to get a message with more clarity as opposed to plain text. An image attracts the attention of a reader to the adjacent text for more information inspired by what the image is already speaking. Images helps one read with anticipating to get more clarity on what the eyes can already ascribe to from the image. Individual’s interpretation of a context may be varied due to diverse perceptions and preconceptions. However, an image gives a more precise perspective especially in a learning environment where the text is purposed to deliver facts with precision.
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