Blogging for Photographers
By Jolie O'Dell
Photography is a dominant force in the blogosphere, and the potential reach and influence of a successful blog is something photographers of all levels can hardly ignore but where to begin? Veteran blogger Jolie O'Dell shares the secrets of finding success online with reliable and inspirational methods for building, maintaining, and promoting your own personal photo blog. Your images will find new audiences, your voice will be heard across the web, and your business will grow by leaps and bounds!> Dozens of inspirational blogs featured throughout show off some of the very best work done today.> Loaded with tips on how to consistently create content that's fun for you and your readers.> Learn how to engage your readership and interact with the global community.
By Warren Elsmore
While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs', or Adult Fans of LEGO, have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you may find at a local store.LEGO models created by adult fans, however, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available. Skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark, they may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces.In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St Pancras and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders. In this book, LEGO artist Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 12 global cities and their iconic structures. Each city is examined and recreated in LEGO form.Comprising amazing artwork, exploratory photographs and detailed breakdowns, Brick City looks at the essence of what makes an urban landscape recognizable.
By Cara Frost-Sharratt
William Shakespeare. Abraham Lincoln. Santa Claus. Behind (well, slightly in front of) every great man, lies a great beard. And now you too can join the ranks of the most illustrious beard-sporting gentlemen of history.Find out what each beard says about its wearer, which one will makes women fall at your feet (and not run for the hills) and most importantly, which ones will get crumbs stuck in it. With marks on each one's ease of grooming, growing and its potential to grate, whether you want to sport a French Fork or a Fu Manchu, a Soul Patch or a Chin Puff, we have the lowdown on the right set of whiskers for every occasion. What's more, our custom-designed beard artworks mean you don't have to commit yourself to months of gruelling growth to find out how you'll look with the finished article - just hold the book up to your face to amaze and astound your friends and family with your new found veneer of virility and intellectual prowess.Gone are the days when facial hair was maligned as untrustworthy and unsanitary. With this book, you can give your face a new lease of life and command the respect and admiration you've always deserved.
Blogging for Creatives
By Robin Houghton
Best of British
By Michael Farr
When Ed Baines joined the judges' panel on ITV's Britain's Best Dish, he dived head first into the world of true British cooking. Hundreds of people presented him with their versions of the best food this country has to offer, and here Ed brings his take on the most iconic of those to your kitchen. Over the last ten years, food has become more and more about the incredible ingredients available to us, and Ed will help you transform them into easy, delicious dishes that will 'wow' your guests. Chapters such as Breakfast, Pies, Curries and Teatime show the wide range and depth of the now very trendy British cuisine. Lovers of traditional food will enjoy the Coddled Eggs, Pressed Ham Hock and Steak Pie, whereas adventurous cooks will be inspired by recipes such as Chicken Stuffed with Stilton and Lobster Martini.
By Critsey Rowe
The Bird Photography Field Guide
By David Tipling
Burgers, Bolognese & Meatballs
Mince normally features in everyone's list of favourite dishes - from Shepherd's Pie to Spag Bol and Kebabs to the home-made burger. Here we provide a quick, handy source of inspiration and add delicious new touches to old favourites. Spaghetti Bolognese has become almost a national dish in many countries outside of Italy. Meatballs can be made from all kinds of meat, seafood and poultry and recipes originate from a wealth of different countries. And burgers? A wonderful midweek standby beloved by both children and adults. Burgers, Bolognese & Meatballs also contains recipes for accompanying sauces, salads and fries.
Bread Machine Easy
By Sara Lewis
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly baked bread, but not everyone has the time to hand-make their own. With Bread Machine Easy, you won't have to. Packed with 70 easy-to-follow recipes, this practical recipe book shows you how to make the most of your bread machine. Using an imaginative range of ingredients for traditional and international favourites, you can easily bake anything from everyday classics such as Olive Oil Bread to more exotic loaves like Mediterranean Herb with Salt Glaze, and even wheat-free breads. Including step-by-step instructions for basic techniques, expert's tips and an easy-reference troubleshooting guide, Bread Machine Easy takes all the effort out of baking the perfect loaf.
By Colin Lewis
The New Pyramid Bonsai Basics explains in detail all the techniques needed to keep a bonsai alive and in good shape. Clear text and step-by-step illustrations ensure that even the most nervous newcomer can approach looking after bonsai with confidence. Filled with over 120 specially commissioned photographs and illustrations, the New Pyramid Bonsai Basics is an extensive directory of both indoor and outdoor trees and their characteristics.
Baby's Record Book
By Amy Nebens, Claire Garland
Chronicle your baby's life up to age five - a time of growth and discovery - in this well organised keepsake. Classic lullabies and nursery rhymes are placed throughout the book for you to entertain your growing child. Baby Record Book pairs charming illustrations with prompts that help parents to record their child's measurements, milestones and memorable events. Spacious pages allow plenty of room for photographs, and storage envelopes and pockets are perfect for preserving locks of hair and other mementos. Baby's Record Book will become the keepsake that parent and child can have forever to capture the magic of childhood.
Build Your Own Paper Air Force: Amazing Plane Designs to Print, Fold and Fly
By Trevor Bounford
Everyone loves barbecues - the sun, the smells, the smiles - however most of us would admit that we have a limited range when it comes to producing flame-grilled food. This book gives you over 200 tasty recipes to turn your barbecue into a barbie banquet! From quick and easy classics including Greek-style Lamb Burger and Coconut Butterfly Prawns to more meaty masterpieces such as Balsamic Steaks with Basil Mash and Tandoori Chicken, Barbecues' huge selection ensures that your barbie need never be boring again. There are also recipes for salads, desserts and drinks to make your barbecue complete.