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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bargain Book Roundup

BooksonBoard is having a 33% off sale on all titles (EPUB or PDF only), including 33% all HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Hachette titles.

Kobo's 90% off sale has been updated - pick any one book on the list and get 90% off using promo code 90BK during checkout. Note that the code seems to be limited to some countries and the list of books you'll see varies by country, as well. Limit one book using the code (but it seems to have reset, for those who used the code last Fall).

Crazy Sexy Diet ($2.99 Kindle), by Kris Carr with contributions by Dean Ornish M.D. (Foreword) and Rory Freedman (Preface)
Book Description
On the heels of Kris Carr’s best-selling cancer survival guidebooks and her acclaimed TLC documentary comes her new journey into a realm vital to anyone’s health. Infused with her signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass!

Along with help from her posse of experts, Carr lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: a low-glycemic, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes.

In ten chapters with titles such as, “pHabulous,” “Coffee, Cupcakes and Cocktails,” “Make Juice Not War,” and “God-Pod Glow,” Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair. In addition to debunking common diet myths and sharing vital tips on detoxifying our bodies and psyches—advice that draws both on her personal experience as a cancer survivor and that of experts—she provides helpful hints on natural personal care, how to stretch a dollar, navigate the grocery store, eating well on the run, and working through the inevitable pangs and cravings for your old not-so-healthy life.

Crazy Sexy Diet is a must for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

Including contributions by:
  • Dean Ornish, M.D. – author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
  • Neal Barnard, M.D. – author, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), author of Food for Life
  • Kathy Freston – author of Quantum Wellness and health advocate
  • Alejandro Junger, M.D. – author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
  • Rory Freedman – coauthor of Skinny Bitch and health advocate
  • Mark Hyman, M.D. – author of The UltraMind Solution and pioneer in functional medicine
  • Emily Deschanel – star of the Fox series Bones and health advocate
  • Sharon Gannon – author of Yoga and Vegetarianism, and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
  • Wayne Pacelle – president & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Stacy Malkan – author and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
  • Dr. Lilli Link – specialist in raw foods and integrative nutrition
  • Frank Lipman – author of Revive: Stop feeling Spent and Start Living Again and founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

Troubleshooter ($2.99 Kindle), the third novel in the Tim Rackley series by Gregg Hurwitz [HarperCollins].
Book Description
The maestro of pulse-pounding suspense delivers an explosive new white-knuckle thriller featuring deputy U.S. Marshal Tim Rackley -- a lawman driven by honor, morality, and a thirst for justice. The leader of one of the country's most violent biker gangs, Den Laurey should have been behind bars. But thanks to a daring escape on an L.A. freeway, several deputy marshals are dead and Laurey is riding free. Rackley, back on the Service's warrant squad, is in hot pursuit of the outlaw and his ruthless gang -- with a media whirlwind and the entire Los Angeles law-enforcement community driving him.

Just when Laurey is within his grasp, circumstances force Rackley to let him go -- with devastating results. A few miles up the road, a sheriff's deputy is attacked: Tim's pregnant wife, Dray. Driven by guilt, Tim vows to hunt Laurey down -- a search that will lead him into a dark world of deception and lies, a world of criminals and undercover cops, drugs and mutilation. And the key to the violent puzzle lies in the discarded corpses of women -- women for whom Tim must seek justice when no one else will. With the stakes rising, Tim must unravel a horrifying secret and confront a deadly terror that reaches from the back alleys of Mexico to the poppy fields of Afghanistan ... and threatens to explode on the dark streets of L.A.

Caveat Emptor: The Secret Life of an American Art Forger ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Ken Perenyi [Pegasus Books].
Book Description
It is said that the greatest con man in the world is the one who has never been caught—and here for the first time is the astonishing story of America’s most accomplished art forger

Ten years ago, an FBI investigation in conjunction with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure.”

Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this book, Caveat Emptor, is Ken Perenyi’s confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off.

Glamorous stories of art-world scandal have always captured the public imagination. However, not since Clifford Irving’s 1969 bestselling Fake has there been a story at all like this one. Caveat Emptor is unique in that it is the first and only book by and about America’s first and only great art forger. And unlike other forgers, Perenyi produced no paper trail, no fake provenance whatsoever; he let the paintings speak for themselves. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds.

In the tradition of Frank Abagnale’s Catch Me If You Can, and certain to be a bombshell for the major international auction houses and galleries, here is the story of America’s greatest art forger.

500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Kurt Eichenwald [Simon and Schuster].
Book Description
Kurt Eichenwald—New York Times bestselling author of Conspiracy of Fools and The Informant— recounts the first 500 days after 9/11 in a comprehensive, compelling page-turner as gripping as any thriller.

In 500 Days, master chronicler Kurt Eichenwald lays bare the harrowing decisions, deceptions, and delusions of the eighteen months that changed the world forever, as leaders raced to protect their citizens in the wake of 9/11.

Eichenwald’s gripping, immediate style and true-to-life dialogue puts readers at the heart of these historic events, from the Oval Office to Number 10 Downing Street, from Guantanamo Bay to the depths of CIA headquarters, from the al-Qaeda training camps to the torture chambers of Egypt and Syria. He reveals previously undisclosed information from the terror wars, including never before reported details about warrantless wiretapping, the anthrax attacks and investigations, and conflicts between Washington and London.

With his signature fast-paced narrative style, Eichenwald — whose book, The Informant, was called “one of the best nonfiction books of the decade” by The New York Times Book Review — exposes a world of secrets and lies that has remained hidden for far too long.

Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement ($1.99 Kindle, companion audiobook $5.49), by Sally McMillen [Oxford University Press]
Book Description
In the quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, over the course of two days in July, 1848, a small group of women and men, led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, held a convention that would launch the women's rights movement and change the course of history. In Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement, Sally McMillen reveals, for the first time, the full significance of that revolutionary convention and the enormous changes it produced. The book covers 50 years of women's activism, from 1840 to 1890, focusing on four extraordinary figures--Mott, Stanton, Lucy Stone, and Susan B. Anthony. McMillen tells the stories of their lives, how they came to take up the cause of women's rights, the astonishing advances they made during their lifetimes, and the far-reaching effects of the work they did. At the convention they asserted full equality with men, argued for greater legal rights, greater professional and education opportunities, and the right to vote--ideas considered wildly radical at the time. Indeed, looking back at the convention two years later, Anthony called it "the grandest and greatest reform of all time."

Bruiser ($1.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Neal Shusterman [HarperCollins]
Book Description
Don't get me started on the Bruiser. He was voted "Most Likely to Get the Death Penalty" by the entire school. He's the kid no one knows, no one talks to, and everyone hears disturbing rumors about. So why is my sister, Brontë, dating him? One of these days she's going to take in the wrong stray dog, and it's not going to end well.

My brother has no right to talk about Brewster that way—no right to threaten him. There's a reason why Brewster can't have friends—why he can't care about too many people. Because when he cares about you, things start to happen. Impossible things that can't be explained. I know, because they're happening to me.

Award-winning author Neal Shusterman has crafted a chilling and unforgettable novel about the power of unconditional friendship, the complex gear workings of a family, and the sacrifices we endure for the people we love.

Vengeance ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), the first title in The Tainted Realm series by Australian author Ian Irvine, is this month's Orbital Book Drop [Hachette]. The book is quite long (>650 pages), so you can wait a few days to pick up the second in the series, Rebellion, which was released this week.
Book Description
Ten years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults.

Tali watched as two masked figures killed her mother, and now she has sworn revenge. Even though she is a slave. Even though she is powerless. Even though she is nothing in the eyes of those who live above ground, she will find her mother's killers and bring them to justice.

Rix, heir to Hightspall's greatest fortune, is tormented by the fear that he's linked to the murder, and by a sickening nightmare that he's doomed to repeat it.

When a chance meeting brings Tali and Rix together, the secrets of an entire kingdom are uncovered and a villain out of legend returns to throw the land into chaos. Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other and find a way to save the realm -- and themselves.

Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town ($2.99 Kindle; companion audiobook $3.99), by Nick Reding [Bloomsbury]
Book Description
Crystal methamphetamine is widely considered to be the most dangerous drug in the world, and nowhere is that more true than in the small towns of the American heartland. Methland is the story of the drug as it infiltrates the community of Oelwein, Iowa (pop. 6,159), a once-thriving farming and railroad community. Tracing the connections between the lives touched by meth and the global forces that have set the stage for the epidemic, Methland offers a vital and unique perspective on a pressing contemporary tragedy.

Oelwein, Iowa is like thousand of other small towns across the county. It has been left in the dust by the consolidation of the agricultural industry, a depressed local economy and an out-migration of people. If this wasn't enough to deal with, an incredibly cheap, long-lasting, and highly addictive drug has come to town, touching virtually everyone's lives. Journalist Nick Reding reported this story over a period of four years, and he brings us into the heart of the town through an ensemble cast of intimately drawn characters, including: Clay Hallburg, the town doctor, who fights meth even as he struggles with his own alcoholism; Nathan Lein, the town prosecutor, whose case load is filled almost exclusively with meth-related crime, and Jeff Rohrick, who is still trying to kick a meth habit after four years.

Methland is a portrait of a community under siege, of the lives the drug has devastated, and of the heroes who continue to fight the war. It will appeal to readers of David Sheff's bestselling Beautiful Boy, and serve as inspiration for those who believe in the power of everyday people to change their world for the better.

The Journeys of Socrates ($2.99 Kindle, Kobo), by Dan Millman [HarperCollins].
Book Description
The Way Begins . . .

Sergei was three when the soldiers took him. At fifteen he fled into the wilderness, with nothing to cling to but the memories of a grandfather who called him Socrates and the promise of a gift buried near St. Petersburg. Thus begins The Journeys of Socrates -- an odyssey that forged the character of Sergei Ivanov, whose story would one day change the lives of millions of readers worldwide. This saga of courage and faith, of love and loss, reveals the arts of war and the path to peace. Ultimately, it speaks to the quest we all share for a meaningful life in a challenging world.

The Evil that Men Do ($2.51 Kindle), the eleventh novel in the Dorothy Martin series by Jeanne M Dams [Severn House]
Book Description
Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, are on holiday in the idyllic English village of Broadway when they stumble across the body of a man who appears to have fallen down a disused quarry. When it is revealed that the man, a local farmer, was probably pushed over the edge, and that the police have failed to find any suspects or motives for the murder, Dorothy can't help but get involved . . .

Into the Darkest Corner ($1.99 Kindle; companion audiobook $4.49), by Elizabeth Haynes
Book Description
Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell.

But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape.

Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee’s impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee’s old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover’s sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.

Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, Into the Darkest corner is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

Lark ($0.99 Kindle) is an interesting looking fantasy, self-published by Erica Cope.
Book Description
The last time she checked, Mia Carrington was pretty sure that she was a normal girl with a completely ordinary life.

She goes to high school, has a crush on the gorgeous and mysterious new boy in town, and has strange dreams that she can’t help but feel are real somehow.

Okay, so maybe she’s not all that normal after all.

A freak accident changes Mia’s life forever when she is thrown into another world and left to deal with the revelation that she is the daughter of the King of the Light Elves. Throw in an ominous prophecy predicting that Mia will break a curse unleashing the Dark Elves on the world and well, things don’t look too good.

There is danger lurking at every corner in this strange world and Mia isn’t sure who she can trust…
The only thing she is certain of is that the Dark Elves know about her, and they will stop at nothing until they have her.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Free Audiobook - Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

The MP3 download edition of Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln ($17.49 Audible), narrated by Alan Sklar, is free direct from Tantor Media.
Book Description
From Lincoln's personal letters to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and many more, this vital collection of speeches and writings gives listeners a uniquely intimate view of America's sixteenth president.

Abraham Lincoln was undeniably one of the most influential politicians in American history. In this collection of letters, speeches, and other writings by Lincoln, listeners can gain a uniquely intimate perspective on the sixteenth president of the United States. From personal letters to friends and family to Lincoln's speeches as an Illinois state legislator and a United States Representative, from his first inaugural address to the Emancipation Proclamation and the famous Gettysburg Address, Lincoln addresses such important political issues as slavery and states' rights and relates his personal views on marriage and depression. Also included are Lincoln's eulogy for Henry Clay, a letter of condolence for one of the Civil War's first casualties, the second inaugural address, Lincoln's last public address, his last written words, and many more. A vital glimpse into the mind of one of America's greatest statesmen, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in Lincoln's life and legacy.
Get the free ebook from Tantor Media, along with a bonus PDF ebook when you download the complete ZIP file from your library.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Free AudioBook - The Jefferson Bible

The audiobook download of The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth ($12.59 Audible), by Thomas Jefferson, narrated by Mel Foster, is free over at Tantor Media thru the end of December.
Book Description
Thomas Jefferson believed that the pure-principled teachings of Jesus should have been separated from the dogma and abuse of organized religion of the day. This led him to recast, by cutting and pasting from the gospels, a new narrative of the life and teachings of Jesus.

In the early nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, conceived the idea of extracting a gospel purified of what he saw as extraneous philosophical, mythological, and theological elements. To do so, he took verses from the four canonical gospels and arranged them into a single narrative, focusing on the actual words of Jesus. This work was never published during Jefferson's lifetime but was inherited by his grandson and printed for the first time in the early twentieth century. The original bound manuscript, popularly referred to as The Jefferson Bible, is held by the United States National Museum in Washington.
Get the free audiobook from Tantor Media. Included in the ZIP download is a PDF edition of the book, as well.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Free Audiobook - The Story of Classical Music

The audiobook edition of The Story of Classical Music, by Darren Henley, narrated by Marin Alsop, is free in the Audible store.
Book Description
The lives and music of the great composers of classical music unfold in this entertaining account, introduced by the conductor and musical personality Marin Alsop. In 1200 years, classical music grew from the chanting of medieval monks through the symphonies of Beethoven and the grand operas of Wagner to the huge orchestral sound-world of the 21st century, with its electronics and its film music. In her easy-going style, Marin Alsop paints vivid portraits of over 90 composers, each one illustrated with some of his, or her, most famous music.
Get the free audiobook from Audible (some geographic restrictions may apply)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3 Free Books from Charles River Editors (K)

The Charles River Editors have added to their batch of free books in the Kindle store
  1. How to Get Great Skin: From the Inside and Out, by Dr. E
  2. Current Events: Israel and Her Enemies (Illustrated)
  3. American Legends: The Life of George Washington (Illustrated)

Monday, March 12, 2012

36 Free Books from Charles River Editors (K)

The Charles River Editors have another batch of free books in the Kindle store
  1. The Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol and 13 Other Classic Stories (Illustrated)
  2. Current Events: Arab Spring (Illustrated) *repeat
  3. Consulting Interview Case Preparation: Frameworks and Practice Cases
  4. The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
  5. 25 Classic Christmas Poems (Illustrated), by Walt Whitman, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Robert Frost and Sir Walter Scott
  6. Christmas Short Stories (Illustrated), by Stephen Leacock
  7. A Kidnapped Santa Claus (Illustrated), by L. Frank Baum
  8. A Christmas Story: The Story of Three Wise Men (Illustrated), by William J. Locke
  9. Christmas Every Day (Illustrated), by William Dean Howells
  10. Timeless Classics: The Overcoat (Illustrated), by Nikolai Gogol
  11. Balancing the Chakras: The Body's Energetic Channels, by Michael Solis *repeat
  12. Timeless Classics: Rip Van Winkle, by Washington Irving
  13. How to Craft the Perfect Admissions Essay for an Ivy League School, by Michael Solis *repeat
  14. Timeless Classics: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving
  15. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh (Illustrated), by Ulysses S. Grant
  16. Timeless Classics: The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith
  17. How to Get Into an Ivy League School, by Michael Solis *repeat
  18. Master the Tricks of the S.A.T., by Michael Solis *repeat
  19. Timeless Classics: Antigone (Illustrated), by Sophocles
  20. Timeless Classics: Oedipus the King (Illustrated), by Sophocles
  21. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Confederate Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign (Illustrated), by John S. Mosby
  22. Timeless Classics: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience (Illustrated), by Henry David Thoreau
  23. Timeless Classics: The Best Russian Short Stories (Illustrated), by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov
  24. Timeless Classics: The Theban Plays (Illustrated), by Sophocles
  25. Timeless Classics: The Nose, by Nikolai Gogol
  26. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Cavalry Battle near Gettysburg (Illustrated), by William E. Miller
  27. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Chancellorsville Campaign (Illustrated), by Darius N. Couch
  28. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Invasion of Maryland (Illustrated), by James Longstreet
  29. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Struggle for Round Top (Illustrated), by Evander M. Law
  30. Timeless Classics: Dead Souls, by Nikolai Gogol
  31. Timeless Classics: Oedipus at Colonus (Illustrated), by Sophocles
  32. Timeless Classics: Philoctetes (Illustrated), by Sophocles
  33. Timeless Classics: The Iliad (Illustrated), by Homer
  34. Timeless Classics: The Iliad and The Odyssey (Illustrated), by Homer
  35. Timeless Classics: The Odyssey (Illustrated), by Homer
  36. Timeless Classics: The Trachiniae (Illustrated), by Sophocles

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

6 Free Books from Charles River Editors (K)

Charles River Editors (Main/UK) has another batch of free books in the Kindle store.
  1. The Essential Guide to Marketing, by Quentin G. Love
  2. Everything You Need to Know About the Harry Potter Series
  3. American Legends: The Life of John F. Kennedy (Illustrated)
  4. Experience Mumbai (Illustrated)
  5. American Legends: The Life of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Illustrated)
  6. Everything You Need to Know About The Great Gatsby (Illustrated)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

9 Free Books from Vook (K)

Vook has another batch of free books in the Kindle store; generally their books stay free for a few days.
  1. Yogic Meditation: Its Meaning from the Yogic Masters, by Michael Solis and the Charles River Editors
  2. American Legends: The Life of Thomas Jefferson (Illustrated), by the Charles River Editors
  3. American Legends: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (Illustrated), by the Charles River Editors
  4. American Legends: The Life of Martin Luther King Jr., by the Charles River Editors
  5. Everything You Need to Know About Atlas Shrugged, by the Charles River Editors
  6. The ABCs of Marketing: Introduction to Marketing, by the Charles River Editors
  7. The ABCs of Marketing: Marketing for Small Businesses, Startups, & Non-Profits, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors
  8. The ABCs of Marketing: Media Advertising, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors
  9. The ABCs of Marketing: New Ways to Market with Social Media, by Quentin G. Love and the Charles River Editors

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Four Free Vook Books (Kindle)

The Charles River Editors at Vook have four free books for us today, starting with this illustrated edition of Current Events: Arab Spring.
Book Description
A barrel of gunpowder is relatively safe until a match is put to it, and then there’s a big bang and an awful mess. Set the barrel in an arsenal with other explosives and flammable materials, and there’s no telling how bad that mess will be. In 1914 an Archduke was shot, not a very special murder in and of itself, but it set off World War I, and that spread across a continent ready and waiting for it to be started.

Nearly 200 years later, in 2010, in keeping with the lowered tone of society, it was a barrow boy driven by despair to suicide who triggered the spreading revolution of angry Arabs against their autocratic governments. In a span of a few months, autocratic regimes that had held power for decades fell in countries like Egypt and Libya, while others in Yemen and Syria have been left barely clinging to life. Some have been mostly peaceful; others have been brutally opposed by governments. All face an uncertain future.

Current Events: The Arab Spring can’t provide the answers to all of the burning questions, but in a region whose politics and demonstrations have been turbulent and rapid, this quick primer will bring readers up to date on all of the events taking place in countries affected by the Arab Spring. With chapters on each nation in turmoil, this easy to read guide provides answers to some questions while also posing questions currently without answers.

How to Get Into an Ivy League School, by Michael Solis
Book Description
Applying to an Ivy League College? Curious to learn more about what it takes to gain admissions to America's most elite institutions? Then look no further.

Written by an Ivy League grad, How to Get Into an Ivy League School presents a comprehensive overview of what aspiring Ivy League students can and should do to strengthen their applications and improve their chances of securing admission to the school of their choice. Along with pictures of the various Ivy League campuses, this book includes several chapters breaking down the admissions process, discussing extracurriculars, Letters of Recommendation, Essays, Top 10 Tips, and more.

How to Craft the Perfect Admissions Essay for an Ivy League School, by Michael Solis
Book Description
Applying to an Ivy League College? Curious to learn more about what it takes to gain admissions to America's most elite institutions? Then look no further.

Written by an Ivy League grad, How to Craft the Perfect Admissions Essay for an Ivy League School presents a comprehensive overview of the one chance students are given to separate themselves from the pack: the essay. How to Craft the Perfect Admissions Essay for an Ivy League School provides the reader with the tools necessary for selecting well-chosen and interesting topics, drafting the essay from introduction to conclusion, sprucing up one’s writing, avoiding common college essay pitfalls, and revising effectively with the goal of creating essays that will leave admissions officers both satisfied and impressed.

Master the Tricks of the S.A.T., by Michael Solis
Book Description
No high school student wants to do it, but just about all of them will find themselves staring directly into the beast. If there are three letters high school juniors hate most, they are S, A, and T. While this three-letter word is loathed by many and dreaded by most, it is a necessary component for anyone who wishes to attend an undergraduate college in the United States.

The SAT's subject material is taught in every high school, but that hardly makes it easy, and most students will look for study guides outside of simply remembering their 10th grade algebra homework. This eBook, prepared by Ivy League graduates, presents a basic overview of what tricks SAT test-takers can learn to boost their scores in each of the testing sections. It dedicates one chapter to each of the testing sections: critical reading, writing, and mathematics, while giving sample problems that are based on SAT problems that have been seen on actual tests. The goal of this eBook is to help SAT test-takers learn the traps used to trick students, as well as ways to better prepare for each of the sections.