10 Step Self-publishing Boot Camp

The Survival Guide for Launching Your First Self-published Novel

Author: S. K. Quinn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545468876

Category:

Page: 350

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Launch Your Author Career! Do you want to make a living with your books? Do you see self-published authors succeeding and want to join them but are unsure how? This 10 Step Boot Camp gives you everything you need to conquer your fears, target the market, and launch your first novel... and your career. Veteran indie author Susan Kaye Quinn walks you step-by-step through the process, start to finish. In BOOT CAMP, you will find: -How to decide when to make the leap into self-publishing -How to make a gorgeous cover, write a killer blurb, and select the right categories for your book... all the things you need to publish a book that will sell -How to launch your novel, plus examples of successful book launches -How to build your fanbase and market in a way that will get your book in front of the people who want to buy it BOOT CAMP will start you on the career you really want. The one where your words will surprise and delight readers around the world. BOOT CAMP will give you the insider tips and marketing tools that really work. BOOT CAMP is the essential guide you need to start your author career. Get started on your journey today!
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5 Steps to Self-publishing for Love Or Money

The How to Guide for Crafting a Career As a Self-published Author

Author: S. K. Quinn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545469682

Category:

Page: 196

View: 5780

Do You Write For LOVE or MONEY? Have you felt the urge to chase a hot trend and write in the latest genre that's flying off the virtual shelves? Do you wonder how these authors target the market so well? Or do you just want to write what's in your heart... but still find a way for it to sell? FOR LOVE OR MONEY looks at this vexing choice and how self-published authors are finding a way, every day, to turn love into money and target the market with books readers love. Veteran indie author Susan Kaye Quinn challenges your assumptions and shares her experience writing in a lucrative genre. In FOR LOVE OR MONEY, you will find: -How to craft your dream writer life -How to park your biases at the curb so you can really understand the market -How make your For Love books more commercial -How to love the books you write For Money FOR LOVE OR MONEY will help you craft a career, so you can pay the bills with work you love. Learn how to make a living with your writing today!
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63 Days and a Wake-Up

Your Survival Guide to United States Army Basic Combat Training

Author: Don Herbert

Publisher: Basic Training Book

ISBN: 9780595425112

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1892

"Straight forward, insightful, essential, and an easy-read. Every Warrior needs to get this book in their hands before going off to BCT. This is the real deal." -First Sergeant David Bobenmoyer, Company B 1SG, Recruit Sustainment Battalion, Camp Grayling, Michigan"Specialist Herbert makes it 'Too-Easy' to get ready for life down-range at BCT. If every one of my soldiers read this book and followed the advice, they would have a distinct advantage over those who didn't. In short: Read it and heed it." -Drill Sergeant J.A.L. Fort Jackson, South CarolinaA must-read for anyone considering the change from civilian to soldier, 63 Days and a Wake-Up takes you inside the closely guarded world of U.S. Army Basic Combat Training, providing an informative and enlightening look at the fascinating process that transforms everyday citizens into modern day American heroes.
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Nonprofit Management 101

A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118017944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 3958

A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.
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Holes

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307798367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2908

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.
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Indie Author Survival Guide (Second Edition)

Author: Susan Quinn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512090048

Category:

Page: 372

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**UPDATED SECOND EDITION** This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state. The Guide is intended to take a first-time-publishing author from those first tentative steps, through the leap, and into the great adventure of indie publishing. Already-published authors who want to jump-start lagging sales or launch a new series will also benefit from nuts-and-bolts marketing advice as well as inspiration for the long-haul of their publishing journey. Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the Singularity Series, the Mindjack Trilogy and the Debt Collector serial (as well as other speculative fiction works) and has been indie publishing since 2011. She's not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she's one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is based on her experience in self-publishing fiction-the First Edition was published in 2013, the Second Edition in 2015, updated to account for changes in the industry. It's a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive. Coming Soon: For Love or Money: Crafting An Indie Author Career The Indie Author Survival Guide is designed to take a first-time-publishing author through the publication of their first indie book. For Love or Money looks at parlaying that first book into a career. TESTIMONIALS FOR THE GUIDE "I recently became an indie author. I was lucky enough to find this book at just the right time, and it became my bible. It's still the most useful how-to book on my writing shelf!" - Garrett Davis, author of Port Starbird "Indie publishing can be a jungle. Susan provides you with a map, a compass, and best of all, a machete to get through the tangles. Not only educational, it's inspirational and my go-to book whenever I feel lost." - Annetta Ribken, author of Still Not Nice or the Strange Planet Inside My Head "I regularly recommend this book to people who want to break into indie. Great advice, great community." - Kim Wells, author of Mariposa "I recommend The Indie Author Survival Guide to anyone who wants to enter self-publishing with a solid foundation. I discovered it a few years after I began my series and still learned a lot from it." - Patricia Gilliam, author of The Hannaria Series
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Break Free from the Divortex

Power Through Your Divorce and Launch Your New Life

Author: Christina Pesoli

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 1580055354

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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With half of all marriages in America ending, more and more women are finding themselves in the midst of the messy, emotional divorce process. It’s easy to get sucked into the Divortex: a black hole of despair created by navigating legal issues, personal stresses, and the strain of putting lives back together. Packed with no-nonsense advice and practical survival tips,Break Free from the Divortex offers advice from someone who can do more than settle your case. Christina Pesoli is a professional divorce coach and an attorney who acts as therapist, lawyer, and best friend, all rolled into one relatable guide. Pesoli teaches the reader how to: Avoid blow-ups with her ex by employing a "less is more” approach Choose the right divorce lawyer to get the most for her money while keeping costs down Shake off her ex’s dating escapades and get ready to date after her divorce is finalized--without repeating the same mistakes Filled with honest wisdom from someone who’s been divorced herself,Break Free from the Divortex delivers the advice women need to come out on top--with their finances and their sanity intact.
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Gold Trading Boot Camp

How to Master the Basics and Become a Successful Commodities Investor

Author: Gregory T. Weldon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118046180

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6284

Praise for Gold Trading Boot Camp "If speculate you must, read Weldon first." —James Grant, Editor, Grant's Interest Rate Observer "This book delivers on all of the essential elements of successful financial literature. Weldon provides a compelling context, walks through the metrics that affect the price action, and assimilates the decision-making process in kind. From soup to nuts, this is one of the most comprehensive tutorials I've read on the subject of commodities." —Todd Harrison, founder and CEO, Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC "The gold price is rising in today's turbulent financial times. Preparation and knowledge are essential to profit from higher prices, and this book provides everything you need to take advantage of the trading opportunities thatlie ahead." —James Turk, founder, GoldMoney.com "This book, with its insights into the current investment climate coincides with what many feel is a new bull market in gold. There is no 'one-size-fits-all' investment approach, but every investor who applies such preparation and rigor as Greg outlines will certainly have increased returns with fewer losses. It should be on every investor's bookshelf, handy for reference, and re-read every year. Greg puts paid to the notion of random walk!" —Kim Evans, CEO, Global Building and Supply
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Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl

A Dad's Survival Guide to Raising Daughters

Author: Brian A Klems

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440545464

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 658

Rules for Raising Little Girls "As the father of a daughter, I wish I'd read this very funny book sooner, if only to know that it's OK for a grown man to wear a tutu." - Dave Barry "Required reading for any parent who doesn't know pants from leggings." - Dan Zevin, author of Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad It's easy to imagine how you'd raise a boy--all the golf outings, lawnmower lessons, and Little League championships you'd attend--but playing dad to a little princess may take some education. In Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl, Brian, a father of three girls, shares his tactics for surviving this new and glittery world. From baby dolls and bedtime rituals to potty training and dance recitals, he leads you through all the trials and tribulations you'll face as you're raising your daughter. He'll also show you how to navigate your way through tough situations, like making sure that she doesn't start dating until she's fifty. Complete with commandments for restroom trips and properly participating in a tea party, Oh Boy, You're Having a Girl will brace you for all those hours playing house--and psych you up for the awesomeness of raising a daughter who has you lovingly wrapped around her little finger. "Somehow, Brian Klems has taken one of the most traumatic situations known to a father--having a daughter--and made it into something so completely hilarious you'll laugh until you've got oxygen deprivation!" - W. Bruce Cameron, author of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
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Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307476869

Category: Travel

Page: 240

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In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Mending a Shattered Heart

Author: Stefanie Carnes,Christopher Gallegos

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 0983271356

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 4794

When your partner betrays, what are the first steps to picking up the pieces of your shattered heart? Many unsuspecting people wake up every day to discover their loved one, the one person whom they are supposed to trust completely, has been living a life of lies and deceit because they suffer from a disease-sex addiction. This is a disease shrouded in secrecy and shame. This is your go-to-guide for what to do when you discover your partner is a sex addict. Each chapter is based on frequently asked questions by partners such as: Should I Stay or Should I Go? Is This Going to Get Better? How Do I Set Boundaries and Keep Myself Safe? and What Should I Tell the Kids?
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The Freelance Manifesto

A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer

Author: Joey Korenman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619616714

Category: Art

Page: 358

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Designing beautiful boards and making smooth animation come naturally to us Motion Designers. It's what we're good at. However, designing the career we want, with the freedom, flexibility, and pay we crave, that's more difficult. All of the above is within your grasp if you're willing to take the plunge into freelancing. School of Motion founder Joey Korenman worked in every kind of Motion Design role before discovering that freelancing offered him not only more autonomy but also higher pay, less stress, and more creativity. Since then, he's taught hundreds of School of Motion students his playbook for becoming a six-figure freelancer. Now he shares his experience and advice on breaking out of the nine-to-five mold in this comprehensive and tactical handbook. The Freelance Manifesto offers a field guide for Motion Design professionals looking to make the leap to freelance in two clear and concise parts. The first examines the goals, benefits, myths, and realities of the freelance lifestyle, while the second provides future freelancers with a five-step guide to launching and maintaining a solo business, including making contact, selling yourself, closing the deal, being indispensable, and becoming a lucrative enterprise. If you're feeling stifled by long hours, low-paying gigs, and an unfulfilling career, make the choice to redesign yourself as a freelancer-and, with the help of this book and some hard work, reclaim your time, independence, and inspiration for yourself.
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Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl

Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590513777

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Includes an author biography, chapter summaries, vocabulary builders, reproducibles, and cross-curricular activities for students of all learning styles for Anne Frank's historic diary
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Get Published!

Professionally, Affordably, Fast

Author: Diane Gedymin,Susan Driscoll

Publisher: iUniverse Star

ISBN: 9781450211062

Category: Reference

Page: 300

View: 7623

You Can Make Your Dream a Reality Writers who want to see their work in print have more options today than ever before: traditional publishing (get almost everything done for you), self-publishing on your own (do it all yourself) and supported self-publishing (get all the help you need). Get Published! gives you an insider's look at book publishing-how it works and how you can make it work for you-and introduces you to the entire iUniverse process, from preparing your manuscript all the way through marketing and selling your published book. Get Published! tells you everything you need to know to Get Started Learn how to go from an idea to a finished manuscript. Get Informed Discover the publishing options available to aspiring authors today. Get Support Take advantage of services that will help you make your book the best it can be. Get Published Find out how using the latest publishing technology can save you time and money. Get Noticed Hone your marketing skills to earn recognition for your efforts and talent. Few accomplishments can give you the same satisfaction as holding your published book in your hands. With the help of Get Published!, you can achieve that special personal goal.
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Smartups

Lessons from Rob Ryan's Entrepreneur America Boot Camp for Start-Ups

Author: Rob Ryan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801459591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 926

Building successful start-ups was never quite as easy as it seemed, and the changing economic climate has raised the stakes, reduced the margin of error. New entrepreneurs can't stumble into wealth on the power of half-formed ideas, or turn dreams into reality without doing a lot of homework. It's time to get smart. This book teaches would-be entrepreneurs the skills they need to get through the venture capital process with companies that will survive to grow and succeed. Rob Ryan, a pioneer in the high-tech industry, founded Ascend Communications in 1989, and throughout the nineties provided firms with the infrastructure they needed to keep up with the rapid growth of the Internet. At the beginning of 1999, Ascend was sold to Lucent for $25 billion. Since retiring from Ascend and starting Entrepreneur America, Ryan has helped launch a string of successful companies, including Virtmed, RightNow, and Virtual Ink. All provide electronic solutions to real-world problems, meet existing-rather than manufactured-needs, and save their customers time and money. In Smartups, Ryan focuses on methods he's developed over the years for building a sustainable business that makes money. He emphasizes the importance of testing ideas on customers and making sure that a product offers something new and important. Recognizing a team's key competencies is crucial, Ryan says. He also finds it necessary to take certain steps at the correct stages of a company's inception. Smartups will show you how to turn your idea into a real product, take it to investors, and get your start-up started right.
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Get a Literary Agent

The Complete Guide to Securing Representation for Your Work

Author: Chuck Sambuchino

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599638010

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 331

"The ultimate guide to getting a literary agent"--Back cover.
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Bunk 9's Guide to Growing Up

Secrets, Tips, and Expert Advice on the Good, the Bad, and the Awkward

Author: Adah Nuchi

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523501995

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6664

CONGRATS! YOU HAVE FOUND “THE BOOK”! Filled with facts, tips, advice, and illustrations, BUNK 9’S GUIDE TO GROWING UP is the girl-powered puberty book you’ll actually want to read. Written in the voice of the counselors in training at the fictional Camp Silver Moon, it’s like having your best friend or older sister share everything there is to know about being comfortable in your changing body. From periods, bras, and hormones to nutrition, exercise, and sleep—to crushes, that first kiss, and ALL the feels—it’s the head-to-toe guide to not only surviving puberty but totally, 100% owning it! GUARD THIS BOOK WITH YOUR LIFE AND USE ITS SECRETS WISELY. The Top Three Tips for the Best Puberty Ever A Field Guide to Breasts Acne: Self-Care and Skin Care The ‘No-Smell’ Basics Rocking Your First Period Why Sleep? Boys: They’re Changing, Too Crushing It
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They Don't Make Books about Uncles

Author: Joe Jurek

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477285822

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 40

View: 1941

Children learn their uncle is a superhero who can take them anywhere inside their favorite storybooks, but "They don't make books about uncles."
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The Pink Marine

One Boy's Boot Camp Journey to Manhood

Author: Greg Cope White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996710305

Category:

Page: 266

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When Greg Cope White's best friend tells him he is spending his summer in Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, all Greg hears is "summer" and "camp." Despite dire warnings from his friend, Greg vows to join him in recruit training. He is eighteen, underweight, he's never run a mile-and he is gay. It's 1979-long before Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, and with no LGBT rights in place in most states, and the Marines having a very definite expulsion policy in place for gay people when it comes to military personnel, will Greg even survive? The Pink Marine is the story-full of hilarity and heartbreak-of how a teenage boy who struggles with self-acceptance and his sexuality and doesn't fit the traditional definition of manliness-finds acceptance and self-worth in Marine Corps boot camp. Greg's sheltered life has not prepared him for military service. At first he struggles to keep up, and afraid his secret will be discovered. But midway through, the desire to survive and become a Marine trumps fear. He learns that everyone comes into the service feeling "different"; possibly prejudged for the color of their skin, their weight, their poverty-some have even chosen boot camp over jail. In this land before Gay Pride became almost a national holiday, can a flighty, 112-pound, effeminate Texan transform into one of the few, the proud, the Marines? About the Author: Greg Cope White is a television comedy writer. He's written for Norman Lear, Marta Kauffman & David Crane among others and for shows airing on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and HBO. He's not a doctor but he played on Another World. He's a world-traveling bon vivant with a voracious appetite for life. He puts his funny where his mouth is, blogging on EatGregEat, The Huffington Post, and cooking on television. Catch him on Cooking Channel's Unique Sweets. Advance Praise for Greg Cope White and The Pink Marine "Greg is as inspirational as he is hilarious-I love this book!
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