Professional & Technical

September 4, 2017

Making A Living From Your Book

"Making A Living From Your Book: Traditional Publishing Versus Self-Publishing" by Sylvester Murray

Today, more writers are turning to self-publishing. Due to its multiple benefits, people now prefer to self-publish. Many times, self-publishers do not wish to give up control of their book at all. Publishers are interested in a say in the final draft of the book, from a book’s cover to an editorial standpoint. When thought of as a business approach, publishers also wish to put forth control over the pricing, sales plan, marketing and distribution of the book to maximize their profit. The majority of writers select to control their work themselves, on both the business and artistic side of publishing a book.

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May 9, 2017

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration


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Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014

Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes.

  • Improve oversight with better management and monitoring
  • Protect your work with enhanced security features
  • Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering
  • Learn new options for backup and recovery

Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.

Wrox Press
$38.58
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March 20, 2017

Professional Manga Character Design: Taking Your Characters to the Next Level


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March 18, 2017

Everything Explained for the Professional Pilot


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This is a big book. Full of everything aviation. And, we do mean everything. This ultimate reference book explains all aspects of aviation from props to heavy jets.
$46.09
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