Paid to Play

The Business of Game Design

Paid to Play

Do you have game ideas collecting dust in the back of a closet or the back of your head? Dust them off, pick up this book, and discover the simple steps to turning your concept to cash in today s game market. Long-time industry veteran gives a concise and complete insider s view of this fascinating world and shares the process of licensing or publishing your board game, card game, or party game for profit. Find out how the industry works and what companies are looking for in a game. Examine what makes a good game good while understanding the basics of prototyping and play testing. Gain the knowledge on how to best approach companies to maximize your chances of success. Learn how to protect your idea and how to strike a deal when the call comes. It is all covered step-by-step in this easy-to-follow guide to game design.

The World of Sport Examined

The World of Sport Examined

The World of Sport Examined has been fully revised and updated to reflect the increased emphasis in PE on performance and analysis and to introduce more exam-style questions, ICT skills and differentation.

Media Literacy

Thinking Critically about Music & Media

Media Literacy

Tunes into topics of special interest to students! Investigates the societal, cultural, and economic effects of the Internet Helps students become more informed and discerning Internet users Speaks to a variety of subject areas, including language arts and social studies A Center for Media Literacy Recommended Resource

Paid to Play Poker

A Scientific Approach to Winning Poker

Paid to Play Poker

Christa J. Ryan grew up in Kingston, New York into a household that could easily lend itself to incredibility. Her parents were oppressed by alcoholism, three of her sisters were all born with Cerebral Palsy and what is often the case with the less fortunate, accidents and mishaps followed one another like a runaway train. Anyone who has lived through tragedy, seen first hand family illness, lived by self will alone, will identify with the book. Good God is written with humor and frankness and in doing so, enables the reader to relax in a humorous venue with a cast colorful and memorable characters that can look in the mirror without pity or remorse. Good God is a fast paced Novel set in the Hamptons and upstate New York and is filled with colorful, eccentric characters adding up to a novel filled with tragedy, irony, spirituality and hope, existing between the middle class of Kingston NY and the incredibly wealthy of the Hamptons.

Paid to Speak

Best Practices for Building a Successful Speaking Business

Paid to Speak

The content corresponds with the four core competencies identified for success as a professional speaker. Members of the National Speakers Association, who have built thriving speaking businesses, weigh in with valuable insights and proven strategies on a gamut of topics.

The Road Ranger

The Road Ranger

Meet Tom Smith, the entrepreneur-founder of "RoadWheels," a hugely successful company that carries people and their cars from city to city in uniquely designed, double-deck tractor-trailers. While tailing a car that his company brought north from New York City and unloaded at Niagara Falls, a car he believes is smuggling contraband into Canada, Tom is ambushed, knifed and left for dead. An alert Canadian border official, Alonzo Sierra, saves his life by bringing him to a Toronto hospital. During his recovery, Tom decides to feign his own demise and continue his investigation incognito, his true identity known only to the top managers of his company and to Alonzo. Wearing silver aviator glasses to mask his face, Tom follows a trail that leads him from New York City to a remote island in the South Pacific. As he gets ever closer to finding his attacker, a vicious killer known as the "Enforcer," and the Enforcer's boss, an evil woman who leads the smuggling operation, he loses his ownership of RoadWheels and unknowingly enters their deadly trap. While following the twists and turns of his investigation, Tom meets one person after another who desperately needs his help. He takes time to stop whenever and wherever he finds injustice to protect the innocent and bring the wrongdoers to task. Step by step, Tom finds his true self, and a hero is born. He becomes the "Road Ranger," destined to travel the highways with his all-black tractor-trailer and silver motorcycle, accompanied by his young companion, Alonzo, whom he has dubbed "Toronto."

Paid to Party

Working Time and Emotion in Direct Home Sales

Paid to Party

On any given night in living rooms across America, women gather for a fun girls’ night out to eat, drink, and purchase the latest products—from Amway to Mary Kay cosmetics. Beneath the party atmosphere lies a billion-dollar industry, Direct Home Sales (DHS), which is currently changing how women navigate work and family. Drawing from numerous interviews with consultants and observations at company-sponsored events, Paid to Party takes a closer look at how DHS promises to change the way we think and feel about the struggles of balancing work and family. Offering a new approach to a flexible work model, DHS companies tell women they can, in fact, have it all and not feel guilty. In DHS, work time is not measured by the hands of the clock, but by the emotional fulfillment and fun it brings.

Getting Paid to Manage Social Media

Getting Paid to Manage Social Media

This book shows young people how to develop a career in the future world of social media. Interviews and quotes with industry professionals and leaders show young people how to build their social media resumes and discover their own interests and talents within the field.