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Take Control News/28-Aug-06

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New Ebook Helps You Book a Cheap Airline Ticket -- Our latest ebook - Sam Sellers's "Take Control of Booking a Cheap Airline Ticket" - is somewhat unusual, but we think it solves an important problem for anyone who needs to book a plane ticket but doesn't want to pay too much or waste time on futile Web searches. That's because it's easy to see a collection of airline ticket sites as modules in one big confusing application, and this ebook teaches you the best way to use that application to save time and money, while reducing frustration.

Tonya and I recently ran into this problem when we wanted to book an open-jaw trip from Ithaca to San Francisco and then home again from Seattle. We spent hours hunting for a deal, had fares increase seemingly within minutes of our first search, and felt that we had to consult far too many sites before we found a good price. In short, we felt out of control. Next time, we'll know what to do because Sam's ebook explains exactly which sites to visit in the right order when booking plane tickets for trips originating within the United States. If you fly at all, we encourage you to try Sam's technique for finding the lowest available ticket prices; your savings on even a single flight will more than pay for the $10 ebook!


Discounted Class Copy Pricing Now Available -- As an author, you know you've arrived when your work is required reading in a class, and that's something we're hoping to see more of with our Take Control ebooks. Over the years, we've received a number of inquiries from teachers who want to purchase copies of our ebooks to distribute to their students, but at full price, the cost was too high for most classes. Now, however, we're pleased to announce that - in order to make our ebooks more cost-effective as class materials - we have introduced special ultra-discounted pricing specifically for classes, whether taught at a college or university, in an Apple Store, by a Macintosh consultant, or in a K-12 or adult-education setting. Teachers can now buy our ebooks for distribution to up to 10 students for what you would normally pay for only 2 copies (that's as much as 80-percent off); for more students, additional copies can be purchased in 10-student blocks. Once we've received payment, we'll create a custom-stamped version of each ebook for the teacher to distribute to students. Apart from the stamp, these ebooks are identical in every way to the normal versions we sell, including free minor updates. To learn more and apply for class-copy pricing for your class, visit our Take Control Class Copies page.

 

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