Online shopping continues to grow at an astounding rate. In 2012 more than $1 trillion were spent in online retailers alone. The nature of shopping is drastically changing - but with so little information on how best to interact with online customers, how are businesses to succeed? With Click.ology, Internet psychologist Graham Jones has filled that gap. Through years of research into Internet psychology and online consumer habits, Jones has written the first how-to of its kind for online businesses. With his C.L.I.C.K. system, businesses will learn the crucial ways in which online shopping differs from traditional brick-and-mortar salesmanship and how to tweak their websites to avoid the dreaded ´´abandoned shopping cart´´. Jones tackles tricky psychological subjects such as priming customers for a certain price point and the social aspect of online shopping in a way that makes his strategies easy to implement. In addition to these essential tips, Jones investigates the fast-paced future of ecommerce and what businesses can do to stay ahead of the game. In an online world where customers make their choices in a matter of seconds, Click.ology distills the essentials every company in the online economy needs to know in order to turn clicks into dollars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001708de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mix six teenaged girls and one ´60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two... and you´ve got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson´s chick lit series for young adults! When her mom died, DJ had to move in with her grandmother, internationally famous ´60s fashion model Katherine Carter. Now Mrs. Carter´s opened a boarding home for young ladies, and DJ - who would rather wear her basketball team uniform than haute couture - is sure they´ll all be unbearable fashion snobs. One by one, the girls arrive and begin to figure out how to fit into this new family, getting to know each other. Sure, there´s an aspiring diva or two, but before long, the Carter House girls are dating, fighting, laughing, shopping, sharing clothes, purses, shoe... and their deepest secrets. DJ may not turn into the perfect little lady her grandmother has in mind, but one thing´s for certain - with all these new ´sisters´, her life will never be the same! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/000869de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shirley Pitts, the eldest of six children, was born upside down on November 24, 1934. Her ´´career´´ began by thieving bread off doorsteps and coal from coal carts. Her father´s bungled attempts at black marketeering and her dipsomaniac mother´s inadequacies made Shirley resolve to be not only a first-class thief but also the best mother her six children could wish for. Before she died Shirley told her story to Lorraine - the story of a generous, brave, and beautiful woman with a huge sense of fun and a love of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Aldinton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026230de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Miss Araminta pushes her shopping cart to the neighborhood market, but stops when she sees a well-dressed woman stealing from a blind man´s cup. The beggar is well known in the neighborhood; Bill and his seeing-eye dog sleep in a derelict shed behind the grocery store. He just turned up one day from nowhere, and is fed and clothed by the community. Miss Araminta follows the woman robber, who waves a gun at her and steals her groceries. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elizabeth Cook. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052395de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her husband, Ebenezer, now ´doornail dead´, the coldest Christmas Eve on record finds Mrs Scrooge outside the supermarket, protesting against consumerism and waste. ´Spoilsport!´ shout the passersby as they load up their shopping carts with Christmas goodies. Just as Ebenezer did, Mrs Scrooge keeps to her frugal ways...but with the current state of the world, perhaps Mrs Scrooge has the right idea. That night, alone in her bed with Catchit the cat beside her, Mrs Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. As each in succession takes her by the hand and sweeps through the scenes of her life, Mrs Scrooge learns not only what the ´Christmas Spirit´ really means, but the nature of the real gifts we give and receive. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Ann Duffy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/000995de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Simply told but deeply affecting, in the best-selling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore - and gets away with it for 21 years. Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: She takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It´s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades - from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends. When Lucy´s now-grown daughter, Mia, discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood. Author Helen Klein Ross, whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, weaves a powerful story of upheaval and resilience told from the alternating perspectives of Lucy, Mia, Mia´s birth mother, and others intimately involved in the kidnapping. What Was Mine is a compelling tale of motherhood and loss, of grief and hope, and of the life-shattering effects of a single irrevocable moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julia Whelan, Cassandra Campbell, Amanda Carlin, Rebekkah Ross, Jonathan Todd Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007316de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One Kid. One Crime. One Chance to Make Things Right. It was a bitterly cold day when Arthur T. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. But none of that matters to the judge - he is ready to send Arthur to juvie for the foreseeable future. Amazingly, it´s the Junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service...working for him. Arthur is given a rickety shopping cart and a list of the Seven Most Important Things: glass bottles, foil, cardboard, pieces of wood, lightbulbs, coffee cans, and mirrors. He can´t believe it - is he really supposed to rummage through people´s trash? But it isn´t long before Arthur realizes there´s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the "trash" he´s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine.... Inspired by the work of American folk artist James Hampton, award-winning author Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Podehl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/007358de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Did You Worry About Today? Chances Are, You Didn´t Need to . . .Paranoid Parents take heart: You´re not alone in your sleepless nights. When surveyed by Paranoid Parents founder Christie Barnes, 75 percent of moms and dads said they worried about ´´everything´´ when it came to their kids. Things like: Is this really the right school? Will she get kidnapped at the mall? Are those car seats safe? Will he be bullied at camp? Is that splinter infected? Does he really have ADD or is he just hyper? Is she experimenting with drugs? In our fear-based culture that makes us over-buy, over-protect, and over-parent in an effort to keep our kids safe, Christie Barnes knows the truth: Most parents are wasting their time worrying about the wrong things. From years of research, Barnes will give parents a much-needed reality check, opening their eyes to the real dangers likely to befall their kids with simple, effective tips to prevent them from happening. She will help paranoid parents to come clean about their biggest fears, reveal the Top Ten real dangers as opposed to the Myth Makers, and offer realistic ways to safeguard kids at every stage without stealing their childhoods. By rallying against our biggest fears with the facts, the Paranoid Parents Guide will help moms and dads enjoy parenthood more, and allow their kids develop the resiliency, independence, and good decision-making skills that are essential yet lacking in today´s society. So stop worrying about a shark attack . . . because your child is more likely to be injured by a shopping cart. Think that ice hockey is more dangerous than cheering? Think again. Is there ever an age when your kids are safer? (The answer is yes.) Are strangers the real enemy? (Actually, no.) How dangerous is the world we live in? As Barnes will prove, it´s easier to enjoy your time with your children when you are prepared; not paranoid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002752de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn everything you need to know about running your online store and more. Entrepreneurs and shop owners must listen to this! Tired of the complex and expensive ecommerce platforms available now? Are you in search of an easy to set up and no-hassle shopping cart platform that lets you focus on your core business functions? Learn the secrets of prosperous online retail with Shopify. Whether you own a small or medium scale business, or you are thinking of starting one online, Shopify brings you a host of beneficial features and apps. This book will guide you on using Shopify, which is a ready-to-use ecommerce platform created for entrepreneurs who are not familiar with web designing or development. Shopify makes the entire online store set up a breeze without compromising on the functionality you expect from an ecommerce platform. Shopify is the most cost effective solution available now. This audiobook reveals insightful information on: The benefits of the Shopify ecommerce platform How to set up a successful online store from scratch including the design, theme, products, payment and shipping details How you can increase your store´s popularity and sales Take control of your business now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Theis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065413de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Being a kid is like having two permanent police officers watching you all the time - even when you´re going to the bathroom. At least that’s how it feels to Billy March. He’s been grounded for 63% of the past month. The thing is, every time Billy almost gets his parents’ trust back, his mind wanders off, and he causes another disaster! Like the time he and his best friend Keenan decided to play droid war in a parking lot — and ended up launching a shopping cart into a car… Now Mom and Dad are threatening to send Billy to a psychologist. They may even make him take brain drugs! But deep down, Billy really worries that Dad wishes he had a different son. He’ll never be as perfect as his two sisters. Maybe he doesn’t belong in this family at all. But maybe, just maybe, talking to a ´´shrink” won’t be as terrible as Billy thinks. Even if the doctor’s last name sounds eerily like the word grave… 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/005684de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.