Find and Network with the Right ProfessionalsYou know it's smart to connect with over 500 million business professionals on LinkedIn, but you may not know how to do it without wasting tons of time and money. LinkedIn expert and trainer Ted Prodromou delivers a step-by-step guide to using LinkedIn to grow your business, find profitable clients and customers, and hire the perfect employees. With more than a decade of experience helping businesses and entrepreneurs grow using SEO, pay-per-click management, and LinkedIn, Prodromou shares the most effective ways to keep you and your business in front of decision makers and build strong referral networks.You'll learn how to:Make online connections that are as strong as those made in personUse content marketing to build and promote your thought leadership profileBuild trust with prospective clients by exploring similar interests and groupsDevelop a closing process that convert connections to...
Sometimes secrets aren't so sweet... Just as Maddie picks up her pumpkin spice frappe from the coffee shop counter, she spills it all over the cute boy behind her. Talk about mortifying! Luckily, the boy — Jacob — is also friendly and easygoing, and soon Maddie is deeply in crush. But before she can tell her best friend Jana about him at lunch the next day, Jana announces her huge new crush — on Jacob! Maddie doesn't want to cause trouble, so she keeps her feelings hidden. Jana will get over him soon, right? Add major school stress to Maddie's secret, and it's a recipe for disaster. Can she stay true to both her friend and her heart... without it all turning into sticky mess?
Lily has lived with her mom since her parents got divorced several years ago, and her dad has recently remarried to a woman with a daughter her age, named Hannah. But now, Lily's mom has gotten a once-in-a-lifetime work opportunity in Africa and she'll be gone for a year, and so Lily is moving in with her dad—and new stepmom and new stepsister. It'll be as easy as apple pie, right? Wrong. Lily promises her dad that she'll try to get along with everyone, but she is not happy about it. Her stepmom is nice, but she's no replacement for her real mom, and Lily feels like she barely gets any one-on-one time with her dad anymore. The real problem, though, is Hannah. What starts out as tension between the new stepsisters becomes a full-on war, both at home and at school. Harmless pranks turn into total sabotage. Can Lily survive the year—or is her family fractured beyond repair?
Sophie Fanuchi and her BFF Maddie Chen posted the Hot List as a jokejust a silly tally of the cutest boys at Travis Middle School. But the list takes on a life of its own, and the girls are thrust into the popular crowd, which pleases Maddie to no endand angers Sophie. As Sophie and Maddies friendship begins to unravel, Sophie makes a bet that will expose the list as meaningless: She has to make over their wacky classmate, Squid, and land him on the list. Can Sophie turn a nottie into a hottieand can any bet or list replace the importance of friendship?
When Ernestine Smith moved to California, she reinvented herself as Taffeta-- so successfully that she's now the leader of the most popular clique at La Cambria Middle School. That is, until she's caught cheating off brilliant but geeky Winslow Fromes and her teacher gives her the option of a fresh start. What Taffeta doesn't realize is that Mr. Dribble can magically turn her back into Ernestine. The only way to become Taffeta again is to dance with Winslow at the Winterfest dance, but even Winslow wants nothing to do with a loser like Ernestine. Unexpected story twists and an accessible, cinematic style make H. B. Homzie's first tween novel a perfect M!X book.
From the author of Bond Girl and Lost Along the Way, comes a fiercely funny, insightful story of marriage, family, and the crooked path to figuring out who we really are.Claire thought she had everything a woman was supposed to want—a loving husband, a newborn son, a beautiful home in the suburbs. Then she walks in on her husband canoodling with their realtor in their newly renovated kitchen, and in an instant, her perfect life comes crashing down. With her marriage heading for divorce, Claire knows it's time to stop feeling sorry for herself. But how can she move on when she's still stuck in the orbit of her husband's world? For starters, she can get rid of her soon-to-be ex's possessions—including his prized, gigantic foosball table—by dumping them onto the curb...until complaints from the neighbors get the police involved. Now Claire is busy dodging the mean mommies at story hour and hiding from her ex-husband's girlfriend in the grocery...
A tween social media queen is forced to give up her phone and learn that there's more to life than likes in this M!X novel from the author of The Hot List.Karma Cooper is a seventh grader with thousands of followers on SnappyPic. Before Karma became a social media celebrity, she wasn't part of the in-crowd at Merton Middle School. But thanks to one serendipitous photo, Karma has become a very popular poster on SnappyPic. Besides keeping up with all of her followers, like most kids at MMS, her smartphone—a bejeweled pink number Karma nicknamed Floyd—is like a body part she could never live without.But after breaking some basic phone rules, Karma's cruel, cruel parents take Floyd away, and for Karma, her world comes to a screeching halt. Can Karma—who can text, post photos, play soccer, and chew gum all at the same time—learn to go cold turkey and live her life fully unplugged?