New edition of the DIY manual you can't afford to be without - expert know-how with step-by-step show-how for success every time! Whether you need to do a quick fix or a large DIY project, find out how to tackle any DIY task with confidence following this revised and updated step-by-step guide. From fitting a shower cubicle to applying different painting techniques, the simple, clear, un-intimidating instructions ensure even hard jobs are made easy whatever your level of ability. Every step is presented sequentially and photographically, breaking down each stage of a DIY job, from choosing tools to performing tasks to simple fixes for common problems. A helpful overview keeps you on track by showing you the entire sequence of events from start to finish. Plus, new eco-friendly options will help you DIY the green way.
A dead actress, a dead gambler, a dead professor, a dead fisherman … With murder following his every step, determined under-achiever Steele Hill is tangled in layers of intrigue and deviousness. Pulled from his cosy world of the racetrack, the rock-music pub and the gambling den, everybody the wise-cracking Hill meets is in danger, as he is sucked into the undertow of forces beyond his understanding. One ally is a reclusive teenage maths whiz, channeling Hendrix, and tapping into military software and magic mushrooms. The fix is in and the bodies are piling up. Leaping off the shoulders of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Iraqi Icicle is a wild and hilarious ride through the dark and murky worlds of gambling, drugs, politics and rock’n’roll.
Taking your first steps towards trampling over the obstacles in an independent market
Author: Michael Repel
Publisher: Repel Media
I originally wrote The Music Industry Self Help Guide because it seems that regardless of genre or region, every musician goes through identical stages of development and needs access to the same tools and information to get ahead in this industry. Over the last three decades I have continued to see a reoccurring disparity with different musicians that don’t know where to look—and don’t know what to look for—which keeps them isolated with no real hope of success. I’ve encountered this not only in local developing music scenes but also while formally mentoring aspiring artists at music conferences across the country. In writing the original manuscript, my experience and accumulated knowledge base placed me in a unique position to provide you with information from the point of view of an artist, a manager, and also from that of a record label. It was important in the creation of this book that all of these perspectives were taken into consideration, as they vary so greatly in how they interpret what is actually required to succeed in today’s market. I also would like to stress the fact that the views in this book are not merely comprised of one person’s observations of the music industry, but includes tried and true methods of success that have been implemented by bands that have maintained relevance for more than three decades. This resulted in a well-rounded, all-encompassing guide to creating momentum and visibility for emerging artists that covered all of the developmental elements that they would need to lay a solid foundation for themselves in the independent market. Although multiple books and publications have been written on some of the various subjects contained herein that have a cold encyclopedic reference style of providing information, what I did in writing The Music Industry Self Help Guide was approach as many of these topics as possible, link them all together, and present them on more of a personal and direct level. What resulted was a brutally honest and thought-provoking guidebook written in a conversational manner that can give your career a serious head start and help you move forward if you choose to implement its information. The first edition provided a very solid framework for this expanded edition which has additional chapters, resources, lists, and a step by step guide on how to fill out an online copyright form. This entire book was also re-tooled from the 1st Edition to provide quick and easy reference points for easy navigation. What you now have in your hands is a book that was designed with your success in mind and has been refined into a better product for your added benefit. Although this book encompases the entire spectrum of the music industry from the earliest stages of a developing artist’s career to the corporate wranglings of the music industry giants, I chose to focus primarily on the independent market, because this is the place that you must pass through while earning your stripes and paying your dues in this industry. As the title implies, this is a self help guide, so what this book also does to prepare you for success is look at one of the largest hurdles that aspiring musicians face as they try to move forward in their career: themselves. No other key component in this book will surpass the importance of one’s ability to master oneself, and this book will callously press you to take an unflinching look inside yourself to understand who you really are and attempt to identify what is holding you back. How far you get beyond the independent market will not only rely on the quality of the music you release, but will also hinge largely on how you utilize the things that you read in this book. Approx 400 pages - 34 chapters - 50+ color photos and several resources.
DIY Draperies, Curtains, Valances, Swags, and Shades
Author: Linda Neubauer
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
"Step-by-step instructions for 50 projects, including valances, swags, cornices, draperies, and shades. Skills taught include measuring the window, cutting the fabric, sewing, and installing. More than 500 photos and diagrams. Index"--Provided by publisher.
Welding is a satisfying skill that will yield many rewards, Welding Complete shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder. Welding is a fun and surprisingly affordable activity, with complete welding kits available at home-improvement stores for just a few hundred dollars. This book shows you everything you need to know to become a competent and safe welder of a wide variety of metal projects. Featured projects include a coffee table, magazine rack, wine rack, truck rack, firepit, and gate. The time has never been better to learn to weld. New tools and equipment are lower in price and easier to use. Growing interest in metalworking has made supplies easier to come by, with most home-improvement stores now stocking a variety of metals and fuels. As interest in welding expands, the number of great plans and designs continues to grow. This updated edition of Welding Complete comes packed with fresh designs and up-to-date information, this new book is your personal metal shop teacher.
How to take control of your investments and plan for a financially secure future
Author: Andy Bell
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
The DIY Investor is your guide to independent and successful investing. It will show you how to build an investment portfolio using a range of low-cost tax efficient strategies. If you are a first time investor, investment guru Andy Bell will show you how to make the crucial initial steps towards taking control of your financial future. If you’re a seasoned player in the market, the book will help you develop your investing style and strategy. The DIY Investor will show you how to: Construct the sort of portfolio that a professional advisor may recommend Avoid expensive investing mistakes and poor value products Invest in the most tax-efficient way through an ISA, SIPP and a Dealing Account Have access to online support and updates at www.diyinvestor.co.uk
How to make money from shares in up or down markets
Author: Robbie Burns
Publisher: Harriman House Limited
Category: Business & Economics
REVISED AND UPDATED 2ND EDITION OF THE NO.1 BESTSELLER! Have you dabbled in shares or the stock market? And wondered what spread betting was all about and whether you should be doing it? Perhaps you thought it all looked a bit complex or was just for City boys? The no. 1 bestselling beginner's guide that explains - in plain English - how to do it, and how to make money from it, is back and better than ever! Spread betting shares can be dangerous: most people lose - some even lose their shirts. But it's not a world populated by pinstriped men waiting to rob you, steal your savings and do nasty things to small kittens. You can win. (And you never have to pay a penny in tax!) This book shows you how. Robbie Burns, bestselling author of The Naked Trader and Trade Like a Shark, has been spread betting for years. He explains why it's an indispensable tool to use alongside normal investing or trading. Especially as you can make money even if the market goes down. Robbie takes you through everything from how it works, to managing your risk, working out exposure, and how, often, doing nothing is the best move! He explains the ins and outs of successfully betting on shares in his trademark down-to-earth style, covering all you need to know. From the simple stuff through to proven strategies, including those that can be used in different markets - it's all here. There are also tons of real-life trading examples from his own account. But it's a big, bad old world out there, and there are a whole heap of mistakes you can make, an awful lot of money you can lose. Rounding up spine-chilling traders' tales of spread bets gone wrong, and using all he has learnt from making silly mistakes himself, Robbie also helps you learn what NOT to do. This is the ultimate guide to spread betting - how to do it, have fun and hopefully make a few quid. You can't afford to spread bet without it!