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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

Author: Mary Gehlhar, Christian Siriano Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

Mary Gehlhar's third edition of her seminal Fashion Designer Survival Guide is the definitive how-to for navigating the fashion industry, post-pandemic. Mary's trailblazing book illuminates and inspires. She is a fashion treasure and this new edition is a rare gem. Tim Gunn The Fashion Designer Survival Guide is packed with essential knowledge and advice from industry experts and experienced designers to set you on the right path. These insights will give you the solid foundation to create a plan and make smart decisions... Christian Siriano In this updated and expanded edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Mary Gehlhar, industry authority and consultant to hundreds of fashion design entrepreneurs, offers behind-the-scenes insight and essential information to launch and grow your own fashion label. You'll hear from experts in social media, financing, and sales, along with advice from dozens of designers on solutions to their biggest challenges and their keys to success. A new section of full color photos from 25 independent designers bring the concepts to life. In this must-have guide, Gehlhar reveals essential information on: Creating a viable business plan Social media strategies to grow your customer base Maximizing online sales to get your designs directly into customers' closets Integrating sustainability in your sourcing and manufacturing Collaborating with influencers, stylists and brands to expand your audience Landing the right financing for your type of business Establishing wholesale partnerships with the best retail stores Navigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad

AP U.S. Government & Politics Prep Plus 2021 & 2022

AP U.S. Government & Politics Prep Plus 2021 & 2022

Author: Kaplan Test Prep Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Kaplan's AP U.S. Government & Politics 2021 & 2022 is revised to align with the 2021 AP exam. This edition features pre-chapter assessments to help you review efficiently, lots of practice questions in the book and even more online, 3 full-length practice tests, complete explanations for every question, and a concise review of the most-tested content to quickly build your skills and confidence. Rapid and Comprehensive content review sections allow you to choose the amount of prep you need for each topic tested. With bite-sized, test-like practice sets, expert strategies, and customizable study plans, our guide fits your schedule whether you need targeted prep or comprehensive review. We're so confident that AP U.S. Government & Politics offers the guidance you need that we guarantee it: After studying with our online resources and book, you'll score higher on the exam-or you'll get your money back. To access your online resources, go to kaptest.com/moreonline and follow the directions. You'll need your book handy to complete the process. Personalized Prep. Realistic Practice. 3 full-length practice exams with comprehensive explanations and an online test scoring tool to convert your raw score into a 1-5 scaled score Pre- and post-quizzes in each chapter so you can monitor your progress and study exactly what you need Customizable study plans tailored to your individual goals and prep time Online quizzes for additional practice *Focused content review on the essential concepts to help you make the most of your study time Test-taking strategies designed specifically for AP U.S. Government & Politics Expert Guidance We know the test-our AP experts make sure our practice questions and study materials are true to the exam We know students-every explanation is written to help you learn, and our tips on the exam structure and question formats will help you avoid surprises on Test Day We invented test prep-Kaplan (kaptest.com) has been helping students for 80 years, and more than 95% of our students get into their top-choice schools

6 ACT Practice Tests with Online Test

6 ACT Practice Tests with Online Test

Author: Patsy J. Prince, James D. Giovannini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Barron's 6 ACT Practice Tests helps students learn by doing with detailed answer analyses and practice that simulates the actual ACT. The fourth edition features: Six full-length practice tests similar to the actual ACT in length, structure, question types, and degree of difficulty Detailed analyses explaining why each correct answer is the right one Tips and strategies geared toward each section of the test--English, Math, Reading, Science, and the optional Writing Access to one online test with answer explanations for all questions

Graphic Novels Core Collection, 3rd Edition (2020)

Graphic Novels Core Collection, 3rd Edition (2020)

Author: HW Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/12/2020

H.W. Wilson's Graphic Novels Core Collection (3rd Edition, 2020) provides expert recommendations, developed by H.W. Wilson's team of library and media specialists. Whether for collection development, collection maintenance, readers' advisory, or curriculum support, Graphic Novels Core Collection provides the sound guidance that librarians need so they can rest assured that they are selecting materials that will best serve their collection and their patrons.

Weiss Ratings Consumer Box Set, Fall 2020

Weiss Ratings Consumer Box Set, Fall 2020

Author: Weiss Ratings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Deliver the critical information your patrons need to safeguard their personal finances with Weiss Ratings Consumer Box Set. Each of the nine guides is packed with accurate, unbiased information and recommendations to help your patrons make sound financial decisions. Weiss Ratings Consumer Box Set provides your patrons with easy to understand guidance on important personal finance topics, including: Consumer Guide to Variable Annuities, Consumer Guide to Medicare Supplement Insurance, Consumer Guide to Elder Care Choices, Consumer Guide to Automobile Insurance, Consumer Guide to Long-Term Care Insurance, Consumer Guide to Homeowners Insurance, Consumer Guide to Term Life Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, and Consumer Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. Each guide provides an easy-to-read overview of the topic, what to look out for when selecting a company or insurance plan to do business with, who are the recommended companies to work with and how to navigate through these often-times difficult decisions.

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2019-20

Reference Shelf: Representative American Speeches, 2019-20

Author: HW Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Effective Online Searching

Effective Online Searching

Author: Borgman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

This book focuses on searching and hands-on experience, which makes the text suitable for those who wish to learn searching for their own use as well. It is intended for those who will act as search intermediaries, accepting questions from clients and performing the searches.

Atlas of Structural Geology

Atlas of Structural Geology

Author: Soumyajit (Professor of Geology, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India) Mukherjee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2020

Atlas of Structural Geology, Second Edition is a multi-contributed, comprehensive reference that includes submissions from many of the world's leading structural geologists, making it the most thorough and comprehensive reference available to the scientific community. All types of structures are featured, including structures related to ductile and brittle shear zones, sigma- and delta-structures, mineral fish, duplexes and trapezoids, shear related folds, and flanking structures in meso- and micro-scales. This second edition features new and expanded coverage, including seismic-image interpretation, landslide deformations, flowing glacial structures, and more than 150 new full color images to illustrate the geologic structures.

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds, Fall 2020

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds, Fall 2020

Author: Weiss Ratings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

With the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds, consumers need more guidance than ever to select funds with superior return and performance. Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Exchange-Traded Funds answers this need, by providing accurate, easy-to-understand ratings and financial data on more than 2,200 Exchange-Traded Funds.

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stocks, Fall 2020

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stocks, Fall 2020

Author: Weiss Ratings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Investing in the stock market is complex and consumers need unbiased, independent guidance in helping them find a path to investing that is focused on their needs. Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stocks gives investors and consumers independent, unbiased data on which stocks to consider and those that should be avoided.

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stock Mutual Funds, Fall 2020

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stock Mutual Funds, Fall 2020

Author: Weiss Ratings Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Weiss Ratings Investment Research Guide to Stock Mutual Funds provides immediate access to Weiss' Buy-Hold-Sell Investment Ratings, key rating factors, and summary financial data for 20,000 stock mutual funds-more than any other ratings publication. This easy-to-use guide provides understandable, accurate investment ratings so investors can make informed decisions about their investment selections.

Working Americans, 16 volume set

Working Americans, 16 volume set

Author: Laura Mars Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Each volume in the widely-successful Working Americans series focuses on a particular type of American and illustrates what life was like for that group from the 1800s to the present time. The volumes are arranged into decade-long chapters, each introducing to the reader three individuals or families. Individual profiles examine life at home, life at work, life in the community, family finances and budget, cost of living and amusements. To further the reader's understanding of the time period, profiles are supplemented with national current events, economic profiles, an historical snapshot, news profiles, local news articles and illustrations derived from popular printed materials. Profiles cover a wide range of ethnic groups and span the entire country, providing a thorough examination of all types of Americans in that particular group. From a wealth of government surveys, social worker histories, economic data, family diaries and letters, newspaper and magazine features, these unique volumes assemble a rema