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"Accounting Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide," Leita A. Hart, CPA

Pros: Understandable, good examples, covers a lot of ground Cons: Addresses so many topics, there isn’t always much depth Rating: 3 out of 5   I picked up Accounting Demystified after volunteering myself to keep the books for ErrantDreams. This

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"Pricing Your Craftwork," James Dillehay

Pros: Wonderful advice on realistically running a crafting business and pricing your work accordingly Cons: Ignores online possibilities entirely Rating: 4 out of 5   One thing that so many crafters struggle with is the issue of how to price

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"Starting an eBay Business" (CIG) Weltman & Katt

Pros: Covers just about everything Cons: Dry as a gulch in a drought; quite a bit of material that’ll change over time Rating: 3 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Alpha Books.   Who doesn’t want to become an

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Paying for products and services

Recently I stumbled across a great post over at Grimwell’s awesome blog called nobody rides for free. It’s basically a discussion of why WotC would charge money for their upcoming “Gleemax” service. To quote Grimwell: When someone says “I don’t

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"The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Starting a Home-Based Business, Third Edition," Barbara Weltman

Pros: Plenty of business and legal information; lots of additional resources Cons: Somewhat dry Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of Alpha Books.   These days who doesn’t want to work from home? It’s such an appealing notion:

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"Thinkpak, Revised," from Michael Michalko

Pros: A playful, useful toy to help you loosen up and create; portable and quick; self-contained Cons: None Rating: 5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of 10 Speed Press. Michael Michalko’s “Thinkpak” cards are a handy little adjunct to

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"Thinkertoys, Second Edition," by Michael Michalko

Pros: An incredible range of inspiring exercises with many suggestions and fascinating anecdotes Cons: Occasional confusions Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Review book courtesy of 10 Speed Press. Michael Michalko’s “Thinkertoys” is aimed at businesspeople who want to stretch their

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"Book Marketing from A-Z," Francine Silverman

I found this to be not only a highly informative and useful book, but also a fascinating read. I think it will be of great value to any writer looking for ways to sell a book, whether you’re self-published or you’ve published through more traditional means.

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"Starting an Online Business for Dummies," Greg Holden

This is handy material, and if you’re looking to start a business on the web I highly recommend getting the most recent edition of this book.

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Restaurant, Second Edition" by Howard Cannon

If I planned to open a restaurant I would read this book at least three times and make copious notes.

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