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Publish the Book in you…

Cranking WheelPublishing technology and the industry has changed dramatically in recent years. It’s no longer impossible or expensive for new authors to get published thanks to “Indie Publishing” and POD (print on demand) technology. Join local author “Mr. Boomsma” to learn how he published and distributes his recent book “Small People — Big Brains” using readily available resources.

The RSU 19 Adult Education Program is sponsoring this class on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Nokomis High School in Newport.

For additional information and to register, contact:
http://rsu19.maineadulted.org/
Telephone: 207 368-3290

Fall courses starting soon…

Is There a Book in You? Publish it!stick_figure_holding_book_above_his_head

Publishing technology and the industry has changed dramatically in recent years. It’s no longer impossible or expensive for new authors to get published thanks to “Indie Publishing” and POD (print on demand) technology. Join local author “Mr. Boomsma” to learn how he published and distributes his recent book “Small People — Big Brains” using readily available resources.

Your WordPress Website/Blog

WordPress is one of the most popular free and open source blogging and website publishing platforms available today. In this “user friendly” and hands-on course you’ll learn the basics of building a blog or website for your business or pleasure—in fact, you’ll have your site up and running by the end of the class. You should have some basic computer skills and a basic understanding of the Internet.  The class is not designed for advanced users! You will need to be able to access your email during the first session. (Class meets twice.)

Both courses are scheduled evenings in Dover Foxcroft with PVAEC and in Newport with RSU 19 Nokomis Adult Education. Dates and details can be found here.

Real Estate Law and Rule Handbook Released

BookCoverImageAbbot, ME – The recently formed company Abbot Village Press has released a handbook of Maine Real Estate Law and Rules designed as a reference and study aid for students taking licensing courses and practicing licensees. The handbook reprints most applicable statues and rules with the added feature of an extensive table of contents that facilitates locating information.

Walter Boomsma, an instructor for the Arthur Gary School of Real Estate, edited and produced the book with the goal of making it “student friendly.” He explains, “The book includes a detailed table of contents that will allow students to locate information quickly. We are also using the capabilities of print-on-demand publishing to produce an actual paperback book. This means no more photocopying and stapling to make a copy that quickly falls apart and gets shabby. This is a book that is easily carried and readily referenced.”

The exact text of all statues and rules has been included with the intent of creating an educational tool more than a legal reference book. Included are MRS Title 32, Chapter 114—the Real Estate Brokerage License Act and the rules adopted by the Maine Real Estate Commission. Additionally, MRS Title 5, Chapter 341 and MRS Title 10, Chapter 901 are included as reference to laws pertaining to all professional licensing in Maine.

The handbook has application to all three licensing courses currently offered in Maine: Sales Agent, Associate Broker, and Designated Broker as well as many continuing education programs. In addition, real estate licensees and companies will find the handbook a handy guide to their daily practice of real estate brokerage in Maine.

Boomsma has been teaching real estate courses for over a decade and is a member of the Real Estate Educators’ Association. He is a licensed broker with Mallett Real Estate in Dover Foxcroft. He writes a blog of “brain leaks and musings” and last year wrote and published “Small People – Big Brains: Stories About Simplicity, Exploration and Wonder.”

The Maine Real Estate Law and Rule Handbook will be distributed through Abbot Village Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. For more information, please visit http://abbotvillagepress.com or contact Boomsma at 207 343-1842.

Is There A Book In You?

Book LogoPublishing technology and the industry has changed dramatically in recent years. It’s no longer impossible or expensive for new authors to get published thanks to “Indie Publishing” and POD (print on demand) technology. Join local author “Mr. Boomsma” to learn how he published and distributes his recent book “Small People — Big Brains” using readily available resources.

Two spring classes are scheduled to be taught by Walter Boomsma:

Tuesday, May 6, 6:30–9:00 at SeDoMoCha, Dover Foxcroft
Contact PVAEC at 564-6525 or visit the PVAEC website for more information or to register.

Tuesday, April 29th, 6:30–9:00 PM at Nokomis High School, Newport
Contact RSU 19 at 368-3290 or visit the RSU 19 Adult Ed website for more information or to register.

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