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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Greg Holden  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Des Plaines, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Holden was born in Des Plaines, Illinois and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated with both his Bachelors and Masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Greg Holden is a writer, editor, and web site designer. He owns and operates his own company in Chicago called ''Stylus Media''. Holden has been the Assistant Director of the Office of University Publications for the The University of Chicago and has written many books and articles.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Literary Chicago: A Book Lover's Tour of the Windy City (Illinois)
ISBN: 1893121011

Lake Claremont Pr. 2001

See Chicago Through the Eyes of its Writers...

Discover the Windy City that has attracted and nurtured writers, editors, publishers, and book lovers for more than a century. Trace the steps of literary figures who called Chicago home, incorporated cityscapes into their writing, and put a uniquely Chicago stamp on their work. People like novelists Ernest Hemingway and Richard Wright, poetry pioneers Harriet Monroe and Gwendolyn Brooks, playwrights Charles MacArthur and David Mamet, journalists Ben Hecht and Mike Royko, and documentarians Jane Addams and Studs Terkel.

Visit the historic dwellings of writers such as Carl Sandburg, Edna Ferber, and Saul Bellow. Stroll through the neighborhoods of such characters as Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan, and Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski. Glimpse into present-day Chicago through the insights of resident authors like Ana Castillo and Scott Turow.

Literary Chicago combines anecdotes and excerpts drawn from the city’s rich literary legacy with walking tours that guide readers to historic sites, settings from Chicago classics, past and present literary hangouts, and current events for readers and writers.

1000 Best eBay Success Secrets: Secrets From a Powerseller
ISBN: 1402208057

Sourcebooks. 2006

According to an AC Nielsen study conducted in early 2005, as many as 724,000 Americans depend on eBay sales for all or part of their income. But it is becoming more difficult to run a profitable business on eBay, as its sales growth slows and fees increase. Sellers are being squeezed between these two factors.

In order to thrive in this unique marketplace, sellers need to spend their money wisely, buy goods that will sell at low prices, market those goods aggressively and develop a well-rounded business presence. 1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets is packed full of insider secrets and strategies designed to help readers accomplish all this and more. Topics include:
--Researching items to maximize profitability
--Dealing with buyer questions
--Making the payment process run smoothly
--Confronting problems after the sale ends
--Boosting customer satisfaction through packing and shipping

1000 Best eBay PowerSeller Secrets provides tips, strategies and prescriptions for making any eBay business venture healthier, wealthier and wiser.

Selling Beyond eBay: Foolproof Ways to Reach More Customers and Make Big Money on Rival Online Marketplaces
ISBN: 0814473490

AMACOM. 2006

New ways to make big money in online sales! EBay is still the world's most popular auction site, but it's not the only one. The savviest PowerSellers are finding new places to sell online. Selling Beyond eBay offers powerful strategies for targeting not just more buyers, but the right buyers. By taking advantage of specialty sites, other auction sites, and online storefronts, sellers can dramatically increase their profits. This book gives them:

* descriptions and reviews of hot auction sites and marketplaces like uBid, iOffer, Yahoo!Auctions, Overstock Auctions, Bidville, Bid4Assets,, and Amazon * profiles of successful sellers using these sites in addition to (or instead of) eBay * step-by-step instructions for creating and managing online storefronts * options for combining online storefront sales with eBay auction sales * details on how to expand sourcing options in order to sell more merchandise

There's more than one way to sell online. It's time to start Selling Beyond eBay!

Affiliate Millions: Make a Fortune using Search Marketing on Google and Beyond
ISBN: 0470100346

Wiley. 2007

Affiliate Millions

For more than a decade, the Internet has allowed people to makesubstantial amounts of money on both a full-time and part-timebasis. Today, with even more online opportunities available thanever before, you can achieve a level of financial success that mostpeople only dream about-and in Affiliate Millions, authorAnthony Borelli will show you how.

With the help of coauthor Greg Holden, Borelli will show you howto make thousands, and eventually tens of thousands, of dollarseach month through the process of paid search marketing andaffiliate advertising. Along the way, they'll also share thesecrets to mastering this often-overlooked strategy and provide youwith the tools and techniques needed to maximize your potentialreturns.

Since making one million dollars through paid search marketingand affiliate advertising in his first full year of operations,Anthony Borelli has never looked back. Now, he wants to help you dothe same. Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice,Affiliate Millions will introduce you to this profitableendeavor and show you how to make it work for you.

How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Live
ISBN: 0071485600

McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. 2007

Get your e-business started with ease and quickly boost sales and productivity with help from this hands-on guide. How to Do Everything with Microsoft Office Live explains how to harness this all-in-one service to create and maintain a dynamic online presence for your business. Learn how to set up a commerce-driven website and take advantage of free hosting, website statistics, personalized domain names, and e-mail addresses. You'll also discover how to get the most out of the project management, communications, inventory, and accounting tools available in Microsoft Office Live.

  • Create a professional, e-commerce website for your business
  • Improve communication using the e-mail and time management functions
  • Promote your site via search engine optimization
  • Create an employee workspace to share contacts, calendars, schedules, and other business applications
  • Schedule and manage projects
  • Track your assets and inventory
  • Make it easy for customers to find and purchase your products
  • Manage and store documents and sales collateral
  • Create and run an eBay business with Office Live
  • Streamline accounting and business administration tasks

Wiley Pathways E-Business
ISBN: 0470198575

Wiley. 2008

For anyone thinking about starting an online business, this resource provides all the steps needed to take an idea and turn it into reality. Wiley Pathways E-Business begins by discussing the legal considerations involved in launching the business as well as tips for acquiring the necessary financing. It also delves into the techniques to follow for operating the e-business, including selecting the right products, managing inventory, creating a marketing plan, and more. The book then covers how to create a secure Web site that can track customer data.

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
ISBN: 0470561734

For Dummies. 2011

Step by step guide to connecting all your electronic devicesinto one network

A home network allows you to share Internet connections, photos,video, music, game consoles, printers, and other electronicgadgets. This do-it-yourself guide shows you step by step how tocreate a wired or wireless network in your home.

In the For Dummies tradition of making technology lessintimidating, Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummiesbreaks down the process into easy steps with clearinstructions.

  • Increasing broadband speeds, cellular technology, the explosivegrowth of iPhone sales, and the new Home Group feature in Windows 7all contribute to a booming interest in home networking
  • This step-by-step guide walks do-it-yourselfers through theprocess of setting up a wired or wireless network with Windows 7and Windows Vista
  • Demonstrates how to connect desktops or laptops, printers, ahome server, a router, high-speed Internet access, a video gamesystem, a telephone line, and entertainment peripherals
  • Shows how to share files, music, and video, and connect to aniPhone
  • Provides maintenance and troubleshooting tips

Home Networking Do-It-Yourself For Dummies enables you totake advantage of everything a home network can offer withouthiring a technology wizard.

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