One of the best things I ever did was sign up for the Pixel of Ink newsletter. They send a daily list of free & bargain eBooks. (Mostly kindle and nook.) There are usually 8-10 books listed each day, each with a synopsis and classified by genre, with a link to download. I add a free book or two to my kindle almost every day! Cozies, other mysteries, nonfiction, cookbooks, knitting books! It’s a treasure trove.
Today’s download was fun – A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies!
Twenty years ago the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, was published. From that first printing of that first book came a series unlike anything in the publishing world. This e-book offers chapters – in honor of the 20 years – from 20 out of the thousands of For Dummies books (seriously, google “for dummies”, choose images, and shake your heads in wonder).
The chapters are grouped into five main parts:
Part I: Dummies Classics: Four chapters (including the very first bo0k):
DOS for Dummies – The Doss Shell
Windows 7 for Dummies – Connecting Computers with a Network
Sex for Dummies – Avoiding Sexual Relationship Pitfalls
French for Dummies – Going Out of Town
Part II: Daily Dose of Dummies: Four chapters (lifestyle, self-help, and business skills):
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies – Ten Healthy Attitudes For Living
Meditation for Dummies – Relaxing Your Body and Calming Your Mind
Leadership for Dummies – The Responsibilities of a Leader
Marketing for Dummies – Leveraging Face-to-Face Marketing Opportunities
Part III, Fun with Dummies: Six chapters:
Royal Wedding for Dummies – Charting the Course of the Royal Romance
Guitar for Dummies – Rock
Digital Photography for Dummies – Handling and Cleaning Your Camera and Gear
Puppies for Dummies – Socialization and Civility
Knitting for Dummies – Tools of the Trade <——- Yay!
Wine for Dummies – Marrying Wine with Food
Part IV, Get Social: Three chapters:
Facebook for Dummies – Building Out Your Profile
Social Media Marketing for Dummies – Joining the Conversation
Dating for Dummies – The Perfect Date: Person and Place
Part V, Going Global: Three chapters:
British History for Dummies – The Sun Never Sets, But It Don’t Shine Either
Canadian History for Dummies – Borden and the Great War
Rugby Union for Dummies – The World Cup
A great sampler of why – no matter what the topic – the for Dummies books are so popular. I plan to learn something new!