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Take Control Books: 50% Off Through January 25

Tc itunesTake Control Books is running a 50% off sale on all books through January 25. All our ebooks are DRM-free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats, so you can find the real-world advice you need wherever, whenever, and on whatever device you like.

You can buy my books – Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ, Take Control of LaunchBar, or Take Control of Scrivener 2 – or you can get any of dozens of other great books about using your Mac, your iOS device, or great apps for either platform.

Check out the Take Control 50% off sale now.

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My Latest Book: Take Control of Scrivener 2

Have you ever used Scrivener, the word processor for creative writers? If you have, you’ll want to check out my latest book, Take Control of Scrivener 2.

In this ebook, you’ll take a creative voyage with Scrivener 2, a unique and popular content-generation tool. Scrivener supports wordsmiths of all types, and it’s designed especially for long-form writing projects—scripts, novels, academic works, and more.

Using Melville’s Moby-Dick as his exemplar, author Kirk McElhearn walks you through using Scrivener to create and manage a writing project. You’ll learn how to use Scrivener’s Binder, Outliner, and Corkboard to develop characters and settings, collect and organize research materials, and arrange your scenes. Kirk even explains how to keep yourself on track by composing in Scrivener’s Full Screen mode and by setting daily progress targets, all on the way to helping you produce a polished, submission-ready manuscript.

Learn more about the book on the Take Control Books website. Download the book in any of a number of ebook formats – PDF, ePub, Mobi, etc. – and order printed copies if you want. The ebook is available for only $10. You can also buy this in Kindle format from Amazon.com.

Hear me discuss Scrivener on the MacVoices podcast.
Read a review on the MacTips website.

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Take Control Books 50% Off Sale

To celebrate its 7th year, Take Control books is running a 50% off sale on all its books, including my recent Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

Take this opportunity to stock up on the many great books that Take Control has published. Get some for yourself, or for friends or relatives for Christmas. Make sure to use this link to take advantage of this great offer.

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My Take Control of iTunes Now in the iBookstore

My latest book, Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ is now available in Apple’s iBookstore. You can now get it in epub format, in addition to the original PDF, and read it in iBooks more easily. (Epubs do flow more easily than PDFs when you change font sizes.)

If you’re on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, click this link to see the book in the iBookstore.

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Read an Excerpt from my Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ on Macworld

Macworld is running an excerpt from my latest book today. The section they’ve published tells you about sharing your iTunes library. But, of course, there is much more in the book.

You can download the introduction and table of contents here, and you can buy the book for a mere $10.

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Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ


Hot off the digital presses, the first book about iTunes that’s up-to-date for the recently released iTunes 10: Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

Find answers to all your questions about iTunes 10

Join iTunes expert Kirk McElhearn as he helps you think like an iTunes power user so you can get the most out of your audio, video, and book collections in iTunes 10. You’ll also learn the best way for you to transfer media to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod.

In question-and-answer format, Kirk helps you appreciate and understand the process of bringing media into iTunes, tagging it, adding album artwork, and organizing it into playlists. With that setup completed, you can enjoy your music, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, and more without hassles on your Mac or Windows computer, and on all your Apple devices.

Questions answered include:

  • How do I use the new Album List View in iTunes 10?
  • What can I do with Ping, the new musical social network in iTunes 10?
  • How do I control the sound quality when I import (rip) a music CD?
  • What should I consider before I rip an audiobook CD?
  • How do I turn on Genius?
  • Where are good places to shop for digital music besides the iTunes Store?
  • Which tags should I worry about?
  • How do I add lyrics to my tracks?
  • How can I locate music that I haven’t listed to in a while?
  • What special things can I do with smart playlists?
  • How do I share my iTunes library over a network?
  • What can I print with iTunes?
  • What’s the best way to deal with my huge music library?
  • What are Kirk’s favorite AppleScripts to extend iTunes’ functionality?

This 176-page ebook is only $15. Available now in PDF, epub and .mobi (Kindle) formats from Take Control Books. Also available in epub format from Apple’s iBookstore and Kindle format from Amazon.com.

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