Putting Heads On Beds
By Michael Cockman
This book will tell you everything you need to know about making a success of your independent hotel or guest accommodation. It is an essential marketing guide for managers and owners and any sales specialist new to the hotel business. You'll find out to: price your product for maximum profit; generate loads of free publicity; set up systems that make your life easier; open your mind to local revenue potential; develop a product that fits a profitable niche; understand the importance of a consistent identity; make extra revenue through the internet; measure your level of guest satisfaction; make the most of your advertising and sales activities; make and use a marketing action plan; develop and empower a support team; and recruit and manage a sales specialist.Contents: Dedication Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Part 1 - Getting Started 1. Where are you now? 2. Where do you want to be? 3. What help do you need? Part 2 - Reaching your prospects 4. Using personal contact 5. Direct marketing 6. Advertising 7. Media relations 8. Promotional materials and activity Part 3 - Getting where you want to be 9. How do you price to maximise revenue? 10. How do you make systems and data work for you? 11.What tactics can you use to develop revenue? 12. Planning your marketing activity Resources Further reading Index
Putting the Children First When You Divorce
By Penelope Leach
Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.
Putting Wealth to Work
By Joel L. Fleishman
During the next twenty years, as part of the largest transfer of wealth in history, more than $500 billion is expected to pour into the philanthropic sector. Some of it will come from retiring baby boomers, but even more will come from newly rich Silicon Valley billionaires. Since 2006, the appeal of "giving while living" has grown, so much so that many philanthropic donors now expect not just to give money during their lifetimes, but to create organizations or ventures-some for profit, others not for profit-whose missions are expected to be completed within the lifetime of the donors. The combination of these two trends has transformed the not-for-profit sector in scale and dynamism, attracting some skeptical scrutiny along the way. Philanthrocapitalism has acquired some of the trappings of financialization, and has the potential to deliver ever greater impact. But will it? And will the demand that the impact be quickly realized mean that longer-term institution-building missions will be neglected?Joel L. Fleishman is one of the wisest of wise men in philanthropy whose advice is routinely sought by organizations and individuals across the country. In Putting Wealth to Work, he tells the story of a uniquely American financial sector, all but created by Andrew Carnegie's example, that since 1995 has become more dynamic with every passing year. Staggering personal fortunes are made and given away, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg, as in no previous era since the golden age of American capitalism. America currently leads the world in this trend-of the 138 signers of the giving-while-living pledge, 110 were American-but the world is following in its footsteps. This movement of socially motivated capital is unprecedented and its consequences are potentially transformative for the American economy and the world at large.
Putting Children First
By Karen Woodall, Nick Woodall
Children living in separated family situations fare best when their relationship with each of their parents continues to be close. Putting Children First helps mothers and fathers unlock and resolve the conflict around contact with children that can arise during and after separation. Using strategies such as parenting plans, scripted phone calls and parenting meetings, the book will enable parents to communicate effectively on all the most important things in their children's lives - and make relaxed arrangements for the continued involvement by both parents with their children.
Put The Disciple Into Discipline
By Erin MacPherson, Ellen Schuknecht
PUT THE DISCIPLE INTO DISCIPLINE gives parents the tools they need to truly disciple their kids through their most trying discipline situations.What do you say when your kid has really messed up?How do you respond when your three-year-old is throwing pennies at other carts as you walk through the aisles at Target? Or when your eight-year-old daughter rolls her eyes in a dramatic fit of preteen angst? Or when your sixteen-year-old son is lying as he attempts to go somewhere that he never should be?These are the tough moments in parenting.But they are also the moments that will define your kids.We want to give parents the tools they need to truly disciple their kids through their most trying discipline situations. With these tools, parents can guide their kids' hearts towards the God who loves them deeply, and survive those pull-out-your-hair parenting moments. We pray that PUT THE DISCIPLE INTO DISCIPLINE will help parents to connect with their kids in a heartfelt way so that their kids, in turn, can connect with the God who created them to be truly and imperfectly His.
Put Out More Flags
By Evelyn Waugh, Michael Maloney
Upper-class scoundrel Basil Seal, mad, bad, and dangerous to know, creates havoc wherever he goes, much to the despair of the three women in his life-his sister, his mother, and his mistress. When Neville Chamberlain declares war on Germany, it seems the perfect opportunity for more action and adventure. So Basil follows the call to arms and sets forth to enjoy his finest hour-as a war hero. Basil's instincts for self-preservation come to the fore as he insinuates himself into the Ministry of Information and a little-known section of Military Security. With Europe frozen in the "phoney war," when will Basil's big chance to fight finally arrive?
Put On Your Crown
By Queen Latifah
Modelled after Maria Shriver's Just Who Will You Be, Queen Latifah's goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females aged 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the 'hollywood ideal' of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.
Put a Spell on You
By Karen Clarke
On the eve of her 27th birthday, Josie Goodwin is feeling harassed. Her boyfriend Will has become a donkey-loving hippy and her best friend Lara has baby-brain. She desperately needs to find the perfect location for a film shoot, or her career may implode. Her eccentric grandma has always said that Josie will inherit a book of spells on her birthday, but since she doesn't believe in magic, nothing will improve; or will it?
By Elliott James
A fascinating twist on the Prince Charming fairy tale with a hunt for monsters - both supernatural ones and those within . . .This is the third in a series of short stories by debut author Elliott James. Trying to make money off the grid, John Charming discovers an underground poker tournament where the hors d'oeuvres are made of human flesh and the players are gambling with much more than their money. All bets are off. Other Short Fiction by Elliott James: Charmed I'm SureDon't Go Chasing WaterfallsSurreal EstateDog-Gone
By Jennifer Block
A ground-breaking narrative investigation of childbirth in the age of machines, malpractice, and managed care, Pushed presents the complete picture of maternity care in America. From inside the operating room of a hospital with a 44% Cesarean rate to the living room floor of a woman who gives birth with an illegal midwife, Block exposes a system in which few women have an optimal experience. Pushed surveys the public health impact of routine labour inductions, C-sections, and epidurals, but also examines childbirth as a women's rights issue: Do women even have the right to choose a normal birth? Is that right being upheld? A wake-up call for our times, Block's gripping research reveals that while emergency obstetric care is essential, we are overusing medical technology at the expense of maternal and infant health.
By Beverly Guhl, Don H. Fontenelle
Created specially for today's busy, hassled, two-career, microwave-dependent couple, Purrfect Parenting offers a humorous approach to making the transition from being a twosome to becoming a family.
Purposes of Love
By Mary Renault
Vivian, a student nurse, chose her profession as a challenge, both to her spirit and to her permanently exhausted body; Mic immerses himself in his work at the hospital to ward off the emotional wounds of an unhappy childhood. Through Jan, Viv's beloved older brother, they meet, and their friendship turns into a secret romance. Secret because, if discovered, it would cost them their jobs.Despite the discipline and rigid hierarchy imposed by the hospital, their passion takes root, but between them hangs the tantalising and enigmatic shadow of Jan.
By Toure Roberts
Your life began as a brilliant thought in God's mind. Your purpose, therefore, is the awakening to that thought. This new way of perceiving the meaning of purpose emphasizes that you don't find purpose; purpose finds you. Purpose conceived you. It was the catalyst for your birth. It is not the destination but an awareness. And that awareness determines the destinations and locations. It's not about where you go but Who guides you.PURPOSE AWAKENING will facilitate growth in important areas of the reader's life: Faith, Spiritual Growth, Personal Development, Overcoming Separation, and Walking Out Purpose. The reader will discover the impact their life can have-that their life is supposed to mean something, and, ultimately, that life exists to affect change.
The Purpose Driven Life
By Rick Warren
Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, one of America's largest and best-known churches, shows you how to lead a Purpose-Driven Life. This Miniature EditionT will help you understand why you are alive and God's amazing plan for you- both here and now, and for eternity.
The Purple Shroud
By Stella Duffy
Once, Theodora was little more than a slave, the daughter of a bear-keeper, running barefoot through the streets of Constantinople. Now she is Theou doron, 'the Gift of God', Empress of Byzantine Rome and the most powerful woman in the world. In Stella Duffy's compelling new novel, the beguiling and extraordinary Empress Theodora emerges from the shadow of history into brilliant light. Clever, courageous and ruthless when betrayed, Theodora rules alongside her husband, the Emperor Justinian - a true love match in a world of political marriages. While wars rage on the borders of the Empire, Theodora discovers that the greatest danger to her reign - and her life - lies much closer to home. From the catastrophic and terrifying riots that burn through the city; to vengeful enemies at the palace who will never accept 'Theodora-from-the-brothel'; to plagues and plots and murder, Theodora learns what it truly means to be Empress.Spanning over twenty dramatic years of Theodora's reign, The Purple Shroud is a vivid portrait of a charismatic, exceptional woman and a fascinating exploration of both the pleasures and the burdens of power.
The Purity Myth
By Jessica Valenti
The United States is obsessed with virginity , from the media to schools to government agencies. In The Purity Myth, Jessica Valenti argues that the country's intense focus on chastity is damaging to young women. Through in-depth cultural and social analysis, Valenti reveals that powerful messaging on both extremes , ranging from abstinence-only curriculum to "Girls Gone Wild" infomercials , place a young woman's worth entirely on her sexuality. Morals are therefore linked purely to sexual behaviour, rather than values like honesty, kindness, and altruism. Valenti sheds light on the value , and hypocrisy , around the notion that girls remain virgins until they're married by putting into context the historical question of purity, modern abstinence-only education, pornography, and public punishments for those who dare to have sex. The Purity Myth presents a revolutionary argument that girls and women are overly valued for their sexuality, as well as solutions for a future without a damaging emphasis on virginity.
Purity In Death
By J. D. Robb
We seek only the purity of justice. By the time this message reaches you, the first execution will have taken place.New York, the summer of 2059, and the unbearable heat drives everyone to the very edge of madness. So when homicide lieutenant Eve Dallas is called to a violent attack by a deranged man, she thinks she's in control. She couldn't be more wrong.Someone is managing to spread insanity like a virus, forcing targeted criminals to lose their minds. But with a method of execution so unpredictable and brutal that even those behind it are starting to panic, Eve must act decisively. Faced with a spiders-web of betrayal protecting those responsible, Eve is forced to fight back and fight dirty.
By Nicole Johns
Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the struggle to piece together one's path in life. While other books about eating disorders and treatment may sugarcoat the harsh realities of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, Purge does not hold back. The author presents an honest, detailed account of her experience with treatment, avoiding the clichéd happily-ever-after ending while still offering hope to those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as anyone who has watched a loved one fight to recover from an eating disorder. Purge sends a message: though the road may be rough, ultimately there is hope.
By Amanda Carlson
There's nowhere left to run. Back from Hell, Jessica arrives to find her world thrown into chaos. Her father is fighting a losing battle against the Made wolves, and when Jessica and her crew rush to his aid, they discover the war is not as straightforward as it seems. Something larger is on the hunt, something ancient and powerful that won't rest until Jessica is dead. Now Jessica's plan of attack must change - but how can she defeat someone who can predict her every move?
By Gill Edwards
PURE BLISS is an indispensable handbook for the 21st century. Written by leading spiritual writer and teacher Gill Edwards, you will learn how to: * Tap into your inner wisdom * Be more creative and productive * Fulfil your higher purpose * Find your peak performance; * Enjoy the simple pleasures of life* Find inner peace. PURE BLISS offers 75 simple and practical guidelines for living in 'Soft Time'. The 75 short chapters are to be dipped into, meditated on and enjoyed. They cover themes that resonate with us all - such as your personal relationships, the inner you, parenting, work, prosperity, health and your home.