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SkillBites Supports National Read Across America Day


Valley Forge, Pa. (PRWEB) March 01, 2013

SkillBites, an innovative online resource center offering quick, easy-to-absorb and easy-to-implement training materials, is supporting the National Read Across America Day by allowing anyone to acquire the eBooks on its site for free. Most people know that to maintain a competitive edge they have to keep their skills sharp, but dont have time in their busy schedules to read a book or take a class. Through SkillBites (http://www.Skillbites.net), people can learn key business and lifestyle skills in a fraction of the time that it would take them through other learning methods. On March 1, 2013, they can now obtain those skills at no cost.

Visitors to the website will be able to download individual SkillBites, simple-to-use media files providing essential information in plain English and in an easy-to-absorb format, at no cost by using the coupon code FREE SKILLBITE. Each SkillBite takes just minutes to read and provides the key elements of the subject, as well as practical tips and techniques.

SkillBites are available on a wide variety of different topics, covering both business skills and lifestyle skills. Users interested in sharpening their business skills can learn the essential elements of effective negotiating, the keys to successful sales and how to use Twitter, for example, while on the lifestyle side, they can learn valuable skills such as how to ace a job interview, how to meditate and how to train a puppy. The SkillBites resource center adds new SkillBites regularly.

SkillBites authors are experts recognized in their fields for their specific knowledge and skills. Michael Tasner best-selling author of Marketing in the Moment: the Practical Guide to Using Web 3.0 Marketing to Reach Your Customers First, authored a terrific SkillBite eBook called The Complete Guide to Twitter Traffic. Using this SkillBite, readers will learn basic to intermediate-level tips that will help them increase their traffic on Twitter, from choosing the right user name, to designing an engaging landing page, actively participating in Twitter communities and automating campaigns, all in under 20 minutes. Traffic, SEO, leads, what more could you want from a social network? Tasner shows you the way with The Complete Guide to Twitter, says Sarah Silverson, founder of The Silverson School and SkillBites reader.

We are pleased to be able to support the National Read Across America Day, says founder Judy Weintraub. We want to help others learn the essential skills to accomplish their objectives and gain the confidence to do so, by giving them the opportunity to read the valuable eBooks on our site.

About SkillBites

SkillBites is a convenient resource center that provides useful information that can be absorbed and implemented in a fraction of the time of other learning methods, enabling people to get results sooner. SkillBites also provides an easy publishing platform for business professionals seeking to leverage their expertise and turn prospects into hot leads by publishing a book. Further information about the company and the resources available can be found at http://www.SkillBites.net.







New Books from Southern New Hampshire University MFA Faculty Draw National Attention and Acclaim


(PRWEB) April 27, 2012

The SNHU MFA faculty is making a splash in the publishing world this spring, as four newly released books are drawing critical praise and climbing bestseller lists.

Wiley Cash, Katherine Towler, Mark Sundeen, and Jessica Anthony all recently launched exciting new publications, including a Southern novel, a nonfiction story of a man who chose to live without money of any kind, a thoughtful essay collection about poets thoughts on spirituality and writing, and an innovative e-book that includes its own App.

The books are all enjoying national attention and acclaim a testament to the prestige and talent of SNHUs MFA faculty, said the programs director, Diane Les Becquets. We are proud to have such incredible, accomplished authors teaching in our program, she said. Our creative writing students are working with some of the best writers in the country.

Even before its April 17 debut, Cashs A Land More Kind than Home was already catching the eye of readers and critics across the country. The novel, published by William Morrow, is a dark and haunting mystery about the death of a disabled boy during a Pentecostal service in a small North Carolina town. Kirkus Reviews described it as an evocative work about love, faith and redemption, while Library Journal declared, Lovers of Southern fiction should not miss this one. Cash was also recently featured in a Q&A with Publishers Weekly. He will spend the next few months on a book tour through the South, a trip that he and his wife are also using to raise money for local literacy projects and public libraries.

In March, Tupelo Press published A God in the House: Poets Talk about Faith, edited by Towler and Ilya Kaminsky. The book, which debuted at number 20 on the national poetry best-seller list and was featured in the February issue of Poetry magazine, brings together nineteen of Americas leading poets in a collection of conversations about spirituality and the craft of writing. Since its publication, the book was also selected as a prose feature on Poetry Daily and caught the attention of the religion editor at The Huffington Post, who asked Towler to become a Huffington Post blogger. Towler, who is a founding member of the SNHU MFA faculty and author of the Snow Island trilogy, says she believes the book is appealing to a wide audience because many Americans are hungry for a dialogue about spiritual life. The poets we spoke with addressed questions about doubt and faith so eloquently. The conversations are an exploration of the dimensions of faith without an agenda or dogmatic point of view. This seems to be resonating with people.

Meanwhile, Sundeens The Man Who Quit Money landed on the Los Angeles Times Bestsellers list and enjoyed worldwide publicity through a feature in a mini-documentary on the BBC. The book, published by Riverhead/Penguin in March, is the story of a man who decided to live without earning, receiving, or spending a single cent. Daniel Suelo lives in caves in Utah, does not pay taxes or accept food stamps or welfare and declares himself to be happy and free. The Philadelphia Inquirer described the book as mind-blowing; an extraordinary and thought-provoking book, while Kirkus Reviews called it a modern picaresque a sophisticated blend of memoir, biography, romantic travelogue, history and psychology. Sundeen will embark on a book tour in May through the Pacific Northwest before joining the MFA programs summer residency in June.

In February, Anthony brilliantly scaled the digital divide between print and e-books with her release of Chopsticks, in collaboration with designer Rodrigo Corral. An homage to multimedia storytelling, Chopsticks is a book, but its also an iPhone and iPad app filled with songs, videos, photographs and instant messages that bring the story of young love to life. In an interview with App magazine, Anthony said the project was an opportunity to experiment with traditional forms of character development. If a character is watching television in a novel, then what they are watching is at a distance to the reader. When the reader has the chance to actually see what the character sees, the video itself becomes part of the narrative. Published by Razorbill, the book was described by School Library Journal as spellbinding and inventive while Kirkus Reviews called it eerie and edgyand effective as Poe. Anthony is also the author of the adult novel The Convalescent.

Students in Southern New Hampshire Universitys low-residency MFA program work one-on-one with faculty members. All four authors are teach year-long in the program.







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