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November 09, 2014 By: admin Category: Consumer Education

New book titles published this year: 1,809,022
Books published in the world - sources and methods
The data on books published displayed on the Worldometers’ counter is based on statistics published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Below is shown the number of new titles per year, per country, as of the latest year available:
United States (2010) 328,259 (new titles and editions)
United Kingdom (2005) 206,000
China (2010) 189,295 (328,387 total)
Russian Federation (2008) 123,336
Germany (2009) 93,124
Spain (2008) 86,300
India (2004) 82,537 (21,370 in Hindi and 18,752 in English)
Japan (2009) 78,555
Iran (2010) 65,000
France (2010) 63,690 (67,278 total)
South Korea (2011) 44,036
Taiwan (2010) 43,309
Turkey (2011) 43,100
Netherlands (1993) 34,067
Italy (2005) 33,641 (59,743 total)
Poland (2010) 31,500
Vietnam (2009) 24,589
Indonesia (2009) 24,000+
Argentina (2010) 22,781 (26,387 total)
Canada (1996) 19,900
Brazil (2010) 18,712 (54,754 total)
Malaysia (2011) 17,923
Romania (2008) 14,984
Ukraine (2004) 14,790
Hong Kong (2005) 14,603
Belgium (1991) 13,913
Finland (2006) 13,656
Thailand (2009) 13,607
Belarus (2009) 12,885
Denmark (1996) 12,352
Colombia (2010) 12,334 (13,294 total)
Switzerland (2001) 12,156
Singapore (2007) 12,000+
Czech Republic (1996) 10,244
Hungary (1996) 9,193
Mexico (2010) 9,075 (25,348 total)
Egypt (2000) 9,022 [
Australia (2004) 8,602
Austria (1996) 8,056
Portugal (1996) 7,868
Israel (2006) 6,866
Greece (2002) 6,826
South Africa (1995) 5,418
Chile (2011) 5,326 (5,720 total)
Sri Lanka (1996) 4,115
Peru (2006) 4,101
Sweden (2010) 4,074 (30,857 total)
Saudi Arabia (1996) 3,900
Lebanon (2005) 3,686
Myanmar (1993) 3,660
New Zealand (2003) 3,600
Ecuador (2010) 2,854 (4,164 total)
Afghanistan (1990) 2,795
Venezuela (2003) 2,061
Luxembourg (2001) 2,000
Latvia (1996) 1,965
Iceland (2007) 1,533
Philippines (1996) 1,507
Cuba (2003) 1,488
Costa Rica (2003) 1,315
Nigeria (1991) 1,314
Kazakhstan (1996) 1,226
Syria (2004) 1,138
Pakistan (2005) 1,036
Uzbekistan (1996) 1,003
Cyprus (1996) 930
Morocco (1996) 918
Tunisia (1996) 720
Dominican Republic (2003) 705
Algeria (1996) 670
Uruguay (2003) 605
Bolivia (2003) 584
Georgia (1998) 581
Azerbaijan (1996) 542
Jordan (1996) 511
Panama (2003) 506
Turkmenistan (1994) 450
Guatemala (2003) 446
Kyrgyzstan (1998) 420
Malta (1995) 404
Fiji (1994) 401
Armenia (1996) 396
Paraguay (2003) 390
Albania (1991) 381
Nicaragua (2003) 306
Kenya (1994) 300
United Arab Emirates (1993) 293
Honduras (2003) 290
Uganda (1996) 288
Mongolia (1992) 285
El Salvador (2003) 250
Ethiopia (1991) 240
Zimbabwe (1992) 232
Vatican City (1996) 228
Qatar (1996) 209
Kuwait (1992) 196
Tanzania (1990) 172
Botswana (1991) 158
Tajikistan (1996) 132
Papua New Guinea (1991) 122
Madagascar (1996) 119
Malawi (1996) 117
Palestine (1996) 114
Namibia (1990) 106
Eritrea (1993) 106
Brunei Darussalam (2009) 91
Laos (1995) 88
Benin (1994) 84
Mauritius (1996) 80
Réunion (1992) 69
Democratic Republic of the Congo (1992) 64
Andorra (1994) 57
Suriname (1996) 47
Guyana (1996) 42
Monaco (1990) 41
Bahrain (1996) 40
Ghana (1992) 28
Libya (1994) 26
Angola (1995) 22
Mali (1995) 14
Gambia (1996) 14
Burkina Faso (1996) 12
Oman (1996) 7
TOTAL: approximately 2,200,000

Carnegie Library Lunch and Learns

November 09, 2014 By: admin Category: Consumer Education

Thursday Lunch & Learn ❘ 12:15 pm

Bring your lunch and your thirst for knowledge!

How to Start a Business Using
A to Z Databases Webinar
November 6 ❘ Presented by Christine Smailys,
A to Z Databases
Experts will demonstrate ways entrepreneurs and businesses can
utilize data from the library business A to Z Databases to start and
grow their business. Join us in-person or dial in from home or the office.
Please call the Library at 412.281.7141 for more details.
Eating Healthy and Alleviating Stress
through the Holidays

November 13 ❘ Presented by Dr. Aaron Prinkey,
Pittsburgh Chiropractic Associates Plus
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends.
Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time of stress, over-eating
and weight gain. Learn to relieve personal stress, use moderation and
substitution to make healthier food choices and other ways to avoid
packing on holiday pounds.

Power Mingling: Make The Office Party Season
Work for You
November 20 ❘ Presented by Karen Litzinger,
Litzinger Career Consulting
Learn strategic networking tips for social settings to enhance your
professional image, business development and your own professional
development. Light refreshments will be served. ■

Want to know more?
412.281.7141 ❘ www.carnegielibrary.org

November Events..2014

November 09, 2014 By: admin Category: Consumer Education

Business Exchange Networking Lunch
* Give a 1-2 minute commercial for your business.
* Bring business cards, brochures, and samples.
* Make new business contacts.

Nov. 5 - Wexford, Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North,
910 Sheraton Drive, Mars/Wexford, PA 16046
RSVP: email Carol Briney at
Nov. 12- Mount Lebanon, The Devonshire of Mount Lebanon,
1050 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
RSVP: email Carol Briney at Carol@CarolBriney.com
Nov. 26- Fox Chapel, Comfort Inn (Old Holiday Inn) in RIDC Park,
Ohara Twp
RSVP: email Carol Briney at

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $18 (Bring cash; No-shows will be billed for the lunch)
RSVP: By Monday prior to the event
For more info, go to: http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=4gu7_&m=JnZDrHgf7eZhGz&b=bhTlH.f.I3kUSlseRwgczg.
Facebook for Business
Presented by Cindy Rack
This workshop is for the Entrepreneur or Marketing Manager looking
for creative ways to promote your business on Facebook.
Some things you will learn:
- How to set up an attractive Timeline Photo
- Ideas for engaging your fans including creating contests to
drive traffic to your page
- Strategic Mind Maps for sharing Content & how to Find Content
- Using Facebook Advertising & Promoted Posts to get the word out
- Understanding your goals and objectives for your page

Cindy Rack has had a successful career in Sales and Marketing for
over 25 years. In 2013 Cindy released a video based training
product called the “Social Media Jumpstart Kit.” She is a teacher
at heart and over the last three years has been teaching business
strategies for LinkedIn and Facebook. Her clients appreciate her
relaxed, down-to-earth teaching style and her commitment to
Excellence and providing huge value.

If you’re on Facebook (and you should be!) then this is the
expert you need to hear.
Class is limited to 14 participants. Note-taking and laptop helpful
but not required. Light meal provided.

Contact Cindy directly with your questions at 412-498-0540.

Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: 1500 Oxford Drive (across from Home Depot)
Suite 300, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Host: National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter
Cost: $25 (includes a light meal)
RSVP: Early registration encouraged (Limited to 14 participants)
Register online at:

The Magnificent Women Workshop

Are You a Woman who puts everyone’s need before your own?
Have you ever said, “I can’t because…”
Do you constantly feel that there is more to life?
Do you spend too much time arguing for your limitations?

If any of these sound like you join us at this interactive and
informative workshop to learn how to break through your old
programing and create the life that you have been dreaming about.

Featured speakers include:
* Carol A. Briney -
Wake Up To Your Power & Create A Life That Tickles Your Soul

* Brenda DeCroo - Reclaim Your Life

* Susan Ceklosky - Love Your Body, Love Your Life

* Jennifer Ohrman -
Shine Your Light, Step into Your Power & Make Your Impact Now

Date: November 8, 2014
Time: Registration at 8:30 a.m.; Starting Time- 9:00 a.m.
Place: The Comfort Inn RIDC Park, 180 Gamma Dr. Pittsburgh 15238
Host: BLX Networking
Cost: $29 by Nov. 1; $39 after Nov. 1
(Buy a ticket by Nov. 1 and bring a friend for free)
RSVP: Early registration encouraged

To purchase tickets, mail a check made out to Carol A Briney
to 134 West 8th Street Aspinwall, PA 15215

For More Information call Carol A. Briney 412-781-8773

Register online at:

Millionaire Referral & Networking Secrets®
Keys for Attracting New & Repeat Business” with ABC TV Shows’
Secret Millionaire James Malinchak

In this Interactive, Entertaining, High-Content, Business and
Life-Changing Experience, you will learn Millionaire Referral
& Networking Secrets, like:

* Why 7 & 8-figure businesspeople don’t waste time networking
and instead invest their time “connecting”! (But connect the
wrong way and you’ll lose them forever!)

* Simple strategies that can attract a stampede of referrals
to you and generate more profits than ever before!

* Unique ways for really getting-in with movers-n-shakers and
how to influence them to want to do business with you!

* How YOU can generate a constant stream of high-quality referrals
for your business, just like millionaires do!

Do not miss this rare opportunity to spend time learning from
one of “America’s Highest Paid, Most In-Demand Business Speakers
and Marketing Consultants” as you will learn how to apply James
Malinchak’s Millionaire Secrets® and success habits to your
business and life.

Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 6:30 PM
Place: Sigma’s Conference & Event Center,
1717 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15209
Sponsor: No BS Marketing
Cost: No charge but RSVP required
RSVP Date: Suggested by November 7

Registration Web Address:


Business for Breakfast Networking Event

Featuring: Dr. Ann Gatty, Partner, Drs. Gatty, LLC

Topic: Playing Nice with Others: Beretta’s Best Business Advice

Smart business leaders understand that productive and positive
employee engagement is a key component to a company’s success.
In this clever canine-led presentation, learn practical leadership
strategies that inspire trust and motivation in the workplace.
Beretta, a four year-old Great Dane therapy dog teaches the
lessons he’s learned while endearing himself to thousands of
individuals in hospitals, VA facilities, and workplaces.
Dr. Gatty and her gentle giant will share helpful tools that
your organization can implement immediately to improve the
workplace culture.

Network with fellow business professionals, enjoy a continental
breakfast and listen to an interesting and informative speaker.

Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Place: Cambria Suites at CONSOL Energy Center
1320 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15219
Host: Pittsburgh Business Times
Cost: $25 (includes continental breakfast)
RSVP: Suggested by November 10th

Register online at:

For more info, contact Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or


Pittsburgh Leaders Advancing the Impact of Coaching
A panel presentation moderated by
Patty Kreamer, ACC, COC, Referral Institute of Western PA

Panelists include:

Diane Bickford, CORE
Raymond L. Wolfe, Pittsburgh Mercy
Anne Papincak, Coach and Consultant

Join us to experience how local business leaders focused on
growing talent and creating healthy work environments are
advancing the impact of coaching.

During the Spotlight, each leader will share the scope of
their coaching program within their company and its effect
on the organization. Then, the panel will engage in an open
and frank conversation about the state of coaching in our
region and best practices of coaching within organizations.

If you are a coach interested in working with organizations
or a business owner curious about how coaching could benefit
your organization, you will not want to miss this enlightening
and engaging panel.

Date: November 12, 2014


4:30-5:00 p.m. Reception
5:00-5:10 p.m. Welcome- Anne Papinchak, ICF Pittsburgh President
5:10-5:15 p.m. Moderator and Panelists Introductions
5:15-6:15 p.m. Panelist Spotlight

* What is the goal and scope of the coaching program?
* What has been the impact?
* Expectations of Coaches: Internal/External
* Best Practices & Lessons Learned?

6:15-6:45 p.m. Moderated Panel - Open Question and Answer
6:45-7:00 p.m. Close and Networking

Place: Rivers Club, One Oxford Center, Pittsburgh, PA
Host: Pittsburgh Coaches Association
Cost: By 5 p.m., Nov. 7: Members -$55, Nonmembers-$75.
After 5 p.m., Nov. 7: Members-$75, Nonmembers-$75

Register online at

Further info: contact Roberta Rollings at Pghcoachesassoc@aol.com.


Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference

Discover technology trends and tools to grow your business.

This full-day conference features:

* A panel discussion with technology experts and innovators
* Expert-led workshops on the most timely technology topics
* A technology showcase of the latest innovations, software,
and support providers

Workshops include:
* Promote & Engage:
The Anatomy of a Powerful Digital Marketing Campaign
* Show Me, Don’t Tell Me: The Power of Images & Video
to Grow Your Business
* Lessons in LinkedIn: How to Leverage Today’s Lead
Generation Powerhouse
* Emerging Trends in Telecommunications
* Great Google Tools to Grow, Connect & Organize
* Compel & Sell: Content & Calls to Action That Get Results
* A 15-Step Guide to Getting More Traffic to Your Website with SEO
* How to Build, Manage, & Promote Your Own Do-It-Yourself Website
* High-Impact Email Marketing: Best Practices & Winning Strategies

Date: November 13, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Host: Duquesne University
Cost: $119 (includes continental breakfast, luncheon,
keynote speaker, networking reception)
Half-day registration: $79
RSVP: Suggested by November 6

Register online at:


Educating Consumers on the Value of your Business

Speaker: Carla Castagnero, Co-Founder, AgRecycle

Carla Castagnero grew her small startup into an industry
leader in composting through a long and tireless campaign
of consumer education on the process and benefits of her
products as well as sound business decisions and innovative
manufacturing. Most people associate composting with a
bin in their neighbor’s backyard, or something farmers do.
Today, composting is a large scale manufacturing process
producing refined, finished products that have the ability
to transform the biological, chemical, and physical properties
of American soil. AgRecycle is one of the oldest and most
successful composting companies in the US, with clients
such as the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Date: November 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Place: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University, Shadyside
Host: The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University
Cost: $25 (includes continental breakfast)
Students- $12.00 with valid ID (Email pdecker@chatham.edu)
RSVP: Suggested by November 11

Questions? Contact 412-365-1253

Register online at:


Delivering the Best Presentation They’ve Ever Seen:
Using Technology to Send Your Speaking Career to the Cloud
Presented by Dave Nelsen

Date: November 15, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Location: Sheraton Station Square, 300 W Station Square Dr,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Host: National Speakers Association, Pittsburgh Chapter
Cost: NSA Members & Affiliates-$35; Nonmembers-$45
Add $20 for networking lunch.
RSVP: Suggested by November 12th

For more information and to register, go to:


Get More Business with a Proper Pitch
Speaker: Nate Dunlop, Toastmasters

This interactive workshop will give you techniques to boost Your
credibility, calmness, and confidence. Learn how to create a
focused step-by-step pitch and apply interaction skills that
will make conversation easier and help you close your next sale.

Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Volunteers of America, 1650 Main Street, Sharpsburg, PA
Host: Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
Cost: Free (Bring a brown bag lunch)

To register, call 412.782.5344 (x209) or email


Engaging Employees with Exciting Educational Experiences
Presented by Al Borowski, Certified Speaking Professional

If you are a Student, a New Trainer, a Slightly Experienced Trainer,
or even an Old Dog Looking for New Tricks, you will discover at
least one idea you can use to plan or present a training program.

Oops. Make that plan or present an Exciting Educational

This program guarantees that you will experience 35 Ways to:

* Engage your audience
* Make the learning fun
* Have fun yourself
* Make the learning stick

And you will receive a Trainer’s Checklist to help you remember
and use these ideas.

Because of the highly interactive nature of this program, we must
limit the class size to 25.

Date: November 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place: Experis, 1001 Liberty Ave, Ste 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Host: ASTD Pittsburgh
Cost: Members- $25; Guests-$35; Students-$15
RSVP: Suggested by November 12th (Seating limited to 25)

Register online at:

Disability Resource Breakfast

Thursday, November 20, 2014

8:30 – 9:30 AM
Speaker: Mary Pat Joseph, Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Western PA
Topic: Becoming an adult with Custic Fibrosis. The relationship between chronic health conditions; health and wellness; and transition and employment outcomes for youth and disabilities.

Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania
1650 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
RSVP: 412.782.5344 x 209 or volunteersofamerica@voapa.org


Lead From Your Strengths

Presented by Brenda DeCroo

When we know what our natural gifts are and we maximize those
gifts in our work, relationships and activities, we are most
productive, effective and personally satisfied. Come learn how
to maximize your strengths, moderate your weaknesses, and unlock
your ability to cultivate empowered teams.

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St, Pittsburgh
Host: River’s Club Women’s Leadership Forum
Cost: $6.00

To register, contact Erin Sustar at erin.sustar@clubcorp.com
or 412.391.5227 ext. 236.


Women’s Power Lunch

Come be a part of the longest running networking luncheon in the
Pittsburgh area. Bring 50 business cards or brochures to hand
out and be prepared to give a short presentation on your business
to introduce yourself to other business women and professionals.

Date: November 21, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: To be announced
Cost: $25.00 (Prepayment required)
RSVP: By November 19th

Questions: Contact Suzanne at Suzanne@womenspowerlunch.com
or 724-452-5152.

Register online at: http://clicks.aweber.com/y/ct/?l=4gu7_&m=JnZDrHgf7eZhGz&b=41JXposWU5Pmy38Vqu7MQw


Book Launch & Celebration

Journey of Life Presents…
3 Local Authors:

Carol A. Briney, Author, Speaker, Mentor
Mj Callaway, Sales Coach, Author, Speaker
Brenda DeCroo, Author, Coach, Speaker

Come to network and hear presentations from local authors.
Enjoy wine and light finger foods. You may even win a door prize.

Date: December 1, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Author Presentations: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Up Modern Kitchen (2nd Floor. Handicap Accessible.)
Across the street from Journeys of Life
809 Bellefonte Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Cost: Free
RSVP: Suggested by November 25th
To RSVP, contact Carol at: Carol@CarolABriney.com