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23Mar/140

Author Your VCD/SVCD using Real-Time Video Editing with EasyMPEG

(PRWEB) October 20, 2004

DigitalView has released version 3.1.2 of EasyMPEG,an PC-based software package that can real-time edit and author your VCD/SVCD more easily and efficiently.

Maybe you have a DV camcorder to record the life scene,and want to save the content as VCD/SVCD,EasyMPEG can help you to edit your video file in a short time,and then create the video disc by yourself.

MPEG is the compress format of video file for VCD/SVCD and DVDs. After save your video to disk as .mpg file,EasyMPEG will show the mpeg file on your disk as a thumbnail list. EasyMPEG use a "Virtual-Play" technique to preview the content during the editing operation,this feature is very useful and exciting because you nearly see the result immediately after the edit and without any time-consuming. EasyMPEG just produce the new file after you had finished all editing. You will find that select several scene to build a new 600MB video file only have 5 minutes taken.EasyMPEG also support .dat file on VCD/SVCD and .vob file on DVD,which means you can add more stuff into you own file.

EasyMPEG has two mode to author your VCD/SVCD:"Sequence Mode" and "Menu Mode". I would like using "Nenu Mode" to create the disc because it can design very complicated multi-level menu. Not merely a static picture,the dynamic video file can be served as a control menus too. EasyMPEG still be able to use a picture array and background music become menu node. Sometimes you may only want to make a disc with simple structure.at that time,"Sequence Mode" is suitable. Under this mode,EasyMPEG can split the content to several discs to fit the capacity of disc automatically.

This software has another useful feature include view the detail of video file and demultiplex the mpeg stream.You will found EasyMPEG is a useful tool to work together with your DV camcorder.

EasyMPEG runs under Windows 98/NT/2000/XP,requires a PC with PIII500 or higher CPU,at least 64MB Ram. EasyMPEG costs $ 29.95. You can purchase EasyMPEG online at http://www.easympeg.com/, or download a free trial version from the same address.

For more information, contact DigitalView Video Studio, Inc. E-mail: sales@easympeg.com or visit their web site at http://www.easympeg.com

Evaluation copy available on request.

Contact: wenxibo wenxibo@tom.com

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2Mar/140

Author Elizabeth Evans Helps Readers Rediscover African History


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2014

With the use of computers, digital records and endless amount social media platforms to share and disseminate the most personal of information, anyone in today’s world can chronicle every detail, every second of their lives. How does this compare to civilizations of the past, where languages were first developing and the written word was impossible to keep preserved?

It varies from culture to culture, however, African history was recorded orally by men called griots. Griots were trained from boyhood to remember and recite the reigns of all the chiefs and kings of the empire. Each major chief and king had his own griot who committed to memory all of the important events of the chief or king’s reign.

“If you don’t know where you come from you can’t know where you’re going is something that can be said of many young African-Americans who believe that their history begins with American slavery and consequently, believe that they are ‘less than’,” said Elizabeth Evans, author of “Sanakhou.”

“This feeling of ‘less than’ results in anger and hopelessness. Giving African-American youth a sense of pride about their African heritage before slavery could present additional and different heroes for a generation in need of pride and positive role models,” Evans continued.

Evans is no stranger to the benefits of a strong, influential role model. Her father gifted her with a passion for black history and surrounded her by the books in his library growing up, which at the time was considered the best private collection of books on African and African-American history in the country. Evans’ father gained success as he creator of the first African-American comic book in the US. It is now part of the collection at the latest Smithsonian museum, The Museum of African-American History.

“Sanakhou“

By: Elizabeth Evans

ISBN: 978-1-4836-9207-4

Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Xlibris online bookstores.

About the author

Elizabeth Evans is the first African-American woman to be head of a K-12 independent school in the United States. She is a founder of The Alliance, an organization that places students of color in independent schools in Southern California giving them the educational tools to succeed in college. Her organization has a 100 percent college matriculation rate. Evans currently pursues passion for writing about ancient African history and desire to make difference through education and writing.







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24Feb/140

Spiffy Press Custom Designs Letterpress Business Stationery For Best-Selling Author Deborah Harkness

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013

Spiffy Press, a graphic design and letterpress printing studio that focuses solely on custom design, creates business stationery for best-selling author Deborah Harkness’ book tour.

The complete, custom-designed stationery suite includes: business card, letterhead, second sheet, envelope, mailing label, note card, bookplate and a New Year’s greeting card. The ensemble was replicated in two colors: blue for use in the U.K., red for the U.S. Both versions use a touch of metallic ink in a transparent base to give the Ouroboros snake a little shadow-of-the-night glow.

The large stationery set was required for Harkness’ book tour last year. The USC Europe and science history teacher created the The All Souls Trilogy, including A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, which have found their place on the New York Times Best-Seller List, with Witches slated for a movie deal.

"Deborah’s love of wine and 17th century history, including study of magic and science in Europe, was an excellent platform to research her logo graphics," said Scott Wallin, Owner and Graphic Designer/Printer, Spiffy Press. "Everything from the fonts to imagery was inspired by the era and the books’ storylines."

Wallin hand-mixed custom inks, then hand-printed the stationery system on a Vandercook 219 letterpress. Each piece uses eco-friendly, tree-free Crane’s Lettra 100% cotton paper in various weights. Hand-finishing details include: rounded corners, scoring, folding and 3M adhesive on the bookplates.

About Spiffy Press

Spiffy Press custom designs and prints letterpress business stationery, business cards, personal stationery, wedding and party invitations and announcements.

Established in 2008 with the purchase of a Vandercook 219 letterpress, Spiffy Press broadened graphic designer Scott Wallin’s capabilities. A California Institute of the Arts graduate, Scott has been art directing and designing for over 25 years.

Scott’s letterpress wedding invitations and business stationery have been published in The Power of Paper in Graphic Design (Rockport); and Creative Edge, Letterhead + Business Card Design (North Light Books). His letterpress designs have been featured on The Beauty of Letterpress, The Knack, Orange Beautiful and Greetings, Inc. Magazine.

Visit http://www.spiffypress.com and the Spiffy Press Blog to see the complete Harkness project.







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15Aug/130

Best Selling Author Vince Stanzione Introduces the World to the Latest Business Go-Getters, The New Olderpreneurs


Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) July 02, 2013

Best selling author, Vince Stanzione, recently introduced his followers to the latest group of business overachievers: the New Olderpreneurs. Stanzione, the author of the New York Times best seller, "The Millionaire Dropout: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love And Reclaim Your Life" (Wiley; May 2013) has been analyzing those who start their own companies and become their own bosses and in the past it was most common for entrepreneurs to be young go-getters. Most people think of the founders of start-ups as young guys in a basement writing computer code while they eat cold pizza, Stanzione said. They would be wrong; because today it is the over 50s who are powering the next wave of business start-ups.

Stanzione has dubbed these mature business owners New Olderpreneurs and he attributes their rise to several factors. First, the recent economic upheaval has forced many older people to fend for themselves as firms let older workers go in great numbers. These workers had no choice but to use their vast experience to start their own businesses when they were unable to find work in the corporate world. Second, many older workers are simply tired of working for someone else and with modern technology allowing start-ups to launch with relatively small costs, these restless workers feel now is the time to take the plunge. Finally, workers well beyond 50 are entering the game because they have found that retirement savings is not enough to live on or they are simply bored and want to get back into the mix.

Stanzione finds this trend fascinating and has spent a great deal of time analyzing these Olderpreneurs and the types of businesses they are starting. Almost all of the start-ups created by these older workers are founded in their years of experience working in the corporate world. Many start businesses sharing their knowledge with others through seminars and webinars and Stanzione has found that there is a big demand for this type of service as younger workers rush to soak up the knowledge these older workers have.

Many of these older workers spent their careers as problem solvers and the ability to solve problems of all types is in great demand. Busy executives are eager to hand their complex problems to someone who can find the solution. Companies that let older workers offer advice or act as virtual assistants are some of the most common types that older workers focus on. Stanzione has found that older workers are also much more eager to learn new skills than most people give them credit for and that has opened up opportunities in website design, online planning and advice services and even financial traders and investors. In fact Stanzione has seen a dramatic uptick in the number of people over 50 who have signed up for his classes on trading.

Given the emergence of Olderpreneurs, Stanzione has some advice for these go-getters:

Think about what skills to offer the market and look for what people want.
Test a new business in a small way by placing a Google ad word advertisement or classified advertisement if its a local business. That is a cost effective way to get started.
Be market driven not product or service driven look for niche markets and make sure there is a demand. Always remember that people are being asked to part with their money.
Learn to network and call in favors. Use existing contacts and convert them to clients.
Highlight age and experience; they are the New Olderpreneurs best assets. Age and experience may be a hindrance in looking for a job these days, but they are golden when trying to attract clients who want a person with the most expertise.
Concentrate on areas of expertise and outsource the rest. Some are strong at sales but not administrative tasks.
Access teaching tools like Stanziones book "The Millionaire Dropout: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love, Reclaim Your Life" which offers excellent advice and guidance to those striking out on their own.

To learn more about Vince Stanzione and the New Olderpreneur phenomenon, visit http://www.themillionairedropout.com. Stanziones book is available in bookstores and online.

About Vince Stanzione

Vince Stanzione is a self-made multimillionaire active in telecommunications and financial trading. He is the former CEO of TV Commerce Holdings PLC, a media and entertainment company specializing in TV and mobile entertainment content and broadcasting services. He has been featured in media outlets including Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, the Guardian, and the New York Times.

The Millionaire Dropout, Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Reclaim Your Life is published by Wiley and is a USA Today, Amazon, B&N and New York Times Bestseller.

For interviews and media inquiries, contact media(at)themillionairedropout(dot)net.







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23Jul/130

Keynote Speaker Micah Solomon, Customer Service Author, Expert, and Consultant, Introduces New “Keynote Plus” Option That Goes Beyond Standard Keynote Speaker Format


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Heading into a busy conference and event season, Micah Solomon, one of today's leading business keynote speakers, authors, experts, and consultants on customer service and the customer experience, announces the addition to his keynote speech offerings of a new option: a "keynote plus" extended master class option for groups and events wanting more material and interaction than are included in the traditional keynote speaker format Solomon traditionally uses to kick off or bookend an event.

Micah Solomon offers keynote speaking and the new "keynote plus" extended master class in the U.S. and throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia to the following industries, among others:

The Automotive Industry Banking & Financial Services Insurance Law Firms The Building Trades B2B & Manufacturing Healthcare Not-for-Profits Death Care Technology & IT Event Staging Hospitality: Hotels, Foodservice, Spas, and Resorts Retail Communications The Travel Industry Real Estate People with Disabilities

Solomons four powerful keynote speeches for businesses looking to grow and prosper with today's new breed of customers are now available in both the standard 60-minute keynote format, and in the extended (2-hour) Keynote Plus master class format.

In his High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service" presentation, based on his latest bestseller by that name, Micah Solomon explains how to build customers for life in this age of social media, self-service, global competition, and endless distractions. This keynote Includes hands-on experience, best practices, and culture-building insight from Apple, Google, The Ritz-Carlton, Zappos, Four Seasons, and more.

In his "Marketing on a Digital Island" presentation, Solomon explains how to harvest the value of customer loyalty in a world where everyone knows everyone--online and off. Solomon explains why old-style marketing has lost much of its power, and instructs conference and company participants how to take advantage of the connectivity revolution and spark a great conversation about your brand in the digitally connected world.

In his classic presentation, "Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit," Micah reveals the secrets of building a truly Five-Star Customer Service organization. This keynote includes the classic tenets delivered in a very practical manner of hospitality, service, and building a culture to support them based on the #1 bestselling book Micah wrote in collaboration with the creators of the modern-day Ritz-Carlton.

Finally, Solomon is now offering his unique "The Heart of Hospitality" conference presentation, covering the past, present and future of delivering extraordinary guest service in the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, restaurants and others in foodservice, and spas, as well as the travel industry.

Solomon also offers customized content designed to match the specific needs of an event or organization. And all presentation topics are also available in extended form, as a half-day, interactive workshop. Micah Solomon travels worldwide as well as throughout the United States to give business keynote speeches and workshops.

About Micah Solomon

Micah Solomon was recently named a new guru of customer service excellence by the Financial Post. His latest business bestseller, "High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service," as well as his perennial bestseller, "Exceptional Service, Exceptional Profit" (a collaboration with the creators of the modern-day Ritz-Carlton), have won multiple awards. His expertise has been featured in Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNBC, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review. He also helms the online College of the Customer.

As the lead customer service consultant and customer loyalty consultant at Four Aces, Inc., Micah Solomon specializes in helping companies, governmental agencies, and other other organizations build customer service initiatives and customer loyalty transformations that provide both immediate results in today's challenging business environment and significant sustainability over time.

As a keynote speaker, Micah Solomon's uniquely inspiring and humorous keynote speeches on customer service and customer loyalty convey his passion for everything that makes a business great, delivered in his famously relaxed and friendly 21st-century speaking style. Micah is legendary for engaging his audiences through his sincerity, his genuine passion for his clients success, and his unique visual presentation style - no stock photos here, just real life examples.

An entrepreneur and business leader himself, Micah used the techniques he speaks about to build his company from a one-man home operation into a market leader in the manufacturing and independent entertainment fielda story well known to readers of FastCompany and Seth Godins marketing bestseller Purple Cow. Micah was also an early investor in the Apple-related speech recognition technology behind Apples Siri.

For more information, please contact Four Aces Inc: info(at)micahsolomon(dot)com, 484-343-5881







17Jul/130

Author Asks Readers to Savor a Sampling of Sage Advice


KERRVILLE, Texas (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

Author I. Leahanna Young knows that those who have completed the stepping stones to maturity have incredible amounts of wisdom waiting to be tapped. In her new book, Savoring Sage Time: The Journey from No One to Wise One (published by iUniverse), she tells the stories of 10 remarkable people whose lifetimes will give inspiration and hope. Here is a guide book for the baby boomers positioned to move us into a nation of wise elders, she says.

Each sage interviewed by the author recounts the story of their journey of challenges faced, lessons learned and courage built. As readers follow along they will discover life is a grand, mysterious adventure filled with opportunity, learning and joy. Young illustrates how essential tasks completed along the journey allow growth into wisdom. Through Young's research and observations, readers become privy to the art of aging gracefully, a key component to being a true sage.

Many are weary with news of doom and gloom, headlines of economic despair. It is time people are hungry for the hope and good news of Savoring Sage Time. (It) offers a kind of life GPS to assist people to navigate ahead with hope and tools for recalculating when needed. The use of these tools guides us to our golden years vitally alive, joyfully contributing to life and connected with younger generations. Using the life experience of the wise combined with the energy, ingenuity and high tech capacity of youth allows all to prosper.

Savoring Sage Time

By I. Leahanna Young

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781475957594

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781475957570

E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781475957587

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

I. Leahanna Young is a lifetime educator who earned bachelors, master's and educational specialist degrees. In addition to many years as a teacher and counselor in public education, she worked as a hospice counselor, literacy educator and advocate for peace. Her completion of a CEP course of study at Unity School of Christianity adds to her understanding of the importance of spiritual growth and development. Young continues to teach weekly classes at her church and writes daily from her home in the Texas Hill Country. Her two grown sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren and many friends continue to inspire her to savor life. More information is available at http://www.wisomofsages.com.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Readers Choice, Rising Star and Editors Choice designations self-publishings only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.







16Jul/130

Author Deb Schense Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Extended Vacation: Home Never Looked So Good

North Liberty, Iowa (PRWEB) June 04, 2013

When the aggravating Granny ends up dying across the Mexican border on vacation, her son-in-law thinks it's the end of his problems. Then the van gets stolen, with Granny's body in it. The border patrol wont let the family re-enter the United States until they can account for the missing body and van. To make matters worse, the morticianpaid in cashgoes on an extended international vacation. They need a duplicate death certificate but, dont know when the mortician will be back and with a toilet paper convention in the city, the hotels are booked solid. Will Grannys body show up before the money runs out? Where will they stay? Who ends up in jail? Let the comedy begin!

Author Deb Schense has launched a pre-publication crowdfunding campaign at:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/914862964/extended-vacation-home-never-looked-so-good where she offers limited edition paperback books with the names of the financial supporters, signed limited edition books, an eight or six pack for literary groups or gift giving, a custom gel mousepad, a custom deck of playing cards, posters, and a metal portrait print along with a thank you card with each order.

This pre-publication offer allows readers to obtain the book at a $ 3 discount with domestic free shipping before being offered at major bookstores. Pre-publication rewards are available until June 26th, 2013, for supporting the Kickstarter project.

Deb has also written the matching screenplay and has it edited professionally. The editor commented, "Your characters are all so hilarious." The book will help promote the screenplay. Also, she has edited many state, local, regional, ethnic books, and cookbooks, including many award winning titles while contracting for Penfield Books of Iowa City. Debs personal titles of regional interest are, "The Adventures of Molly Sue and Buster Too," "Barns Around Iowa: A Sampling of Iowas Round Barns," and "Eastern Iowas Historic Barns". Deb is a Kirkwood Community College and University of Iowa graduate with over 20 years in the computer field. She currently lives in North Liberty, Iowa, in the United States with her husband and their son.

"Extended Vacation: Home Never Looked So Good will be available this summer from http://debschense.wix.com/bookem, http://www.amazon.com, Amazons Kindle, Barnes and Nobles Nook store, and https://www.createspace.com. Her website and contact info can be located at: http://debschense.wix.com/bookem.

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Deb Schense, please call Deb at: 1-866-549-4016 (cell) or e-mail her at debschense at gmail dot com.







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30Jun/130

She Writes Press Author and Travel Writer Shares the Top Ten To-Dos for the Cotswolds, England, This Spring


Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

A picturesque network of hamlets, villages, and market towns in southwest England, the Cotswolds is well known for its honey-colored stone cottages, stately homes, and stunning scenery. Jennifer Richardsontravel writer and author of Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage (She Writes Press/ May 2013)spent three years living in the heart of the Cotswolds, after she and her British husband bought a two-hundred-year-old cottage, hoping for an escape from their London lives.

Spring is in full bloom in England, and theres no better time for travelers to visit the Cotswolds. For visitors heading overseas, Jennifer Richardson runs down her top ten to-dos for travelers in this iconic English region:

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27Feb/130

Engineer and Author James OKon likes announcement of MOOCs at Georgia Tech


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 31, 2012

In the over forty years since he attended Georgia Tech, James Okon has seen many aspects of engineering and technology change. Now, as the author of a book on ancient Maya technology, he is seeing changes occur in how technology is taught. OKon says, Many things about my two favorite subjects, technology and the Maya, are hard to describe in words. Often the concepts require images as well as words for people to find them understandable. This is true for my book, The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology. So when my friend, Dr. Mark Van Stone, created an interactive version of his book 2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya, I saw this as a great teaching tool for engineering.

The interactive iBook addresses only one student at a time but greater benefits can come from teaching complex engineering classes online with the visual aids that an online class can offer. My Alma mater, Georgia Tech, has been chosen to create massive open online courses or MOOCs for introductory engineering classes. I feel this concept will change how we teach science and technology. We will see this type of technology used so that complex subjects can be presented in visual ways allowing teachers to reach students as never before. More of my thoughts on this and other educational technology subjects like edX and MOOCs are in my Blog on my website.

James OKon has pursued a lifelong passion for the engineering, sciences and technology of the Maya. In his role as an archaeo-engineer he has combined his unique professional engineering experience with the search for lost Maya technology. After years of collecting field data, obtained by traveling in dugout canoes, hacking his way through the jungle and sleeping in tents, he was able to use his forensic engineering skills, along with modern digital tools, to reveal the mysteries of lost Maya technology.

His discoveries in Maya technology have been recognized by, among other publications, National Geographic Magazine and in a production on The History Channel. He has delivered scientific papers dealing with his discoveries in Maya technologies at international engineering and archaeological symposia and presented his discoveries to the Explorers Club in New York City. His explorations and discoveries of Maya technology have been documented in his book, The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology.







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23Feb/130

Author Richard Bingy Brown returns to the literary world with his gripping work of fiction, Double Standards


United Kingdom (PRWEB) January 19, 2013

Richard Bingy Brown, author of the action thriller Living the Dream, returns to the literary world with the new novel, Double Standards. In this gripping work of fiction, he invites readers to examine the complexity of human relationships in light of the experiences of a group of people bound and broken by love and lust, betrayal, murder, loyalty, desire and deception.

At the center of this intricate fable that sizzles with sex and Browns signature blend of fact and fiction, are men and women who dare to examine the deepest chambers of the heart and psyche. There is strong-willed, 29-year-old Soneyah; the feisty Sylvia; Shevaughn, whose love and devotion to her husband did not spare her 10-year marriage from the pain of infidelity; Asia, a 24-year old single mother of three and Rosemary, whose adolescence marred by sexual abuse makes it almost impossible for her to trust men. These women are uniquely different but they are bound to one another by their negative experiences with men and their determination to give their male counterparts a taste of their own medicine.

On another layer of the story are four men, Rayman, Luke, Knuckles and Hives, who will not let anything get in the way of their faithlessness and womanizing- even their own partners. The end of their odyssey of discovery will reveal to each character unexpected destinies and a stunning truth about themselves and those they love.

Witty, sharp and thoroughly engaging, Double Standards is a searing story of life peopled by broken yet real souls on the road to discovering redemption and what it truly means to love.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.XlibrisPublishing.co.uk.

About the Author

Richard Bingy Brown had been self employed for many years. He has been involved in various businesses such as clothing retail and concert promotions, and a Caribbean restaurant and night club owner, among other things. He discovered his passion for writing as a young teenager, writing poems and then songs which he performed on his sound system under the moniker Bingy.

While serving a prison sentence from 2001 to 2007, he studied continuously and achieved top level qualifications in computers, business studies, black history, psychology, journalism and teaching.

After completing a creative writing course, he decided to write a fictional novel based on his own true life experience resulting in his first novel Living The Dream. Now 48, he finds himself harnessing many exciting ideas for future novels. As well as managing a promising reggae dancehall artiste, he is now writing full time and hopes to become a bestselling author.

Double Standards * by Richard Bingy Brown

Publication Date: December 26, 2012

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