Book of the Day: Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future by Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk

There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk’s relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. – from the Inside Flap

Here’s a very interesting book, if you love technology and everything that revolves around it. “Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our Future” by Ashlee Vance is one of the latest books for any aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to read.

Ranked #9 in Business category and #18 in Entrepreneurship, it is a must-have book for those who seek to understand both technology and entrepreneurship. It provides amazing insights on Elon Musk (background, life journey & achievements).

Discover the life of one of the most prominent figures in the silicon valley with this book. You can get it in different versions.

Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback | Audio CD

Kindle To Help You Save Papers

I love books. I know there are many people who love to read books. However, most books are printed on papers and when we talk about papers, we think about trees and the nature. The truth is that we have less trees now (all over the world) and we can do something to help save our environment.

E-books have been introduced to us for a very long time. Just how many of us appreciate the value of E-books? I am sure you know you can buy E-books easily from online sites such as Amazon. Kindle is a tool developed by Amazon to help us read E-books the easy way.

Most of the time, we read E-books on PC or laptop. With Kindle, we can read at anywhere we want because Kindle is as big as a normal paperback book. Kindle is also thin and light so you can hold it in your hand without feeling heavy (or bulky).

This is Kindle:

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kindle and books

Name of the product: Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6″ Display, U.S. & International Wireless, Latest Generation)

Specifications:

  • Slim
  • Light
  • 3G wireless
  • International coverage
  • Buy books within a minute and get it immediately
  • can hold up to 1,500 books
  • long battery life
  • Text-to-speech feature so the kindle can “read to you”
  • Preview samples before you buy the books
  • Affordable books to buy
  • Size: 8″ x 5.3″ x 0.36″
  • Display: 6″ diagonal E Ink®

Get your books from The Kindle Store. With more than 360,000 books to choose from, take your time to pick your books.

More technical information:

Display: 6″ diagonal E Ink® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 8″ x 5.3″ x 0.36″ (203.2mm x 134.6mm x 9.1mm).

Weight: 10.2 ounces (289.2 grams).

System Requirements: None, because it’s wireless and doesn’t require a computer. Check wireless coverage.

Storage: 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low-coverage areas or in EDGE/GPRS-only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included U.S. power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: HSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T’s 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle U.S. power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.

Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (Audible Enhanced (AA, AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Included Accessories: U.S. power adapter (supports 100V-240V), USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery. Book cover sold separately.

Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online.

Warranty and Service: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the Kindle License Agreement and Terms of Use.

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Book Recommendation:

Once you get your Kindle, try these books:

fearless

Fearless, by Max Lucado

lost symbol

Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown

A Gate at The Stairs, by Lorrie Moore

5 Freelance Writing Ebooks for Free

 

Ebooks are great reads especially during the weekends when we are taking a break from work.

I have so many ebooks sitting on my hard drive waiting for me to read them and I am doing it one at a time.

Most of the time, you will have to buy ebooks but we have 5 free ebooks on freelance writing to help you get started if you are a new writer.

Spend some time to browse through these. You might get the ideas to start your own freelance writing business.

All of them provide great information so make sure you read them.

  1. http://www.freelancewriting.com/ebooks/book-writing-for-fun-and-profit.php

  2. http://www.bookproposalwriting.com/how-to-write-a-book-proposal-super-fast.php

  3. http://www.freelancewriting.com/ebooks/creative-freelancing-ebook.php

  4. http://www.writingcareer.com/creative-freelancing-book.php

  5. http://www.writingcareer.com/lousy-writers-guide-to-writing-persuasively.php

Alternatively, you might want to check out some of the professional written ebooks:

Freelance Writing Books

Freelancing Career

Writing Tips and Guides

Creative Writing Lessons

Becoming A Writer