Out today: Sight Loss – The Essential Guide

•December 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

NEWS

For immediate release

Sight Loss – The Essential Guide

If your sight is not as good as it used to be, you are not alone. Sight loss affects 1.8 million people in the UK. RNIB research predicts that by 2050 the number of people with partial sight and blindness in the UK will double to nearly 4 million, and most people find their sight worsening as they get older.

Sight Loss – The Essential Guide, by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, published today, is for anyone who wishes to find out more about sight loss or who is concerned about that of a relative or friend.

This practical guide takes you through all aspects of sight loss, starting with how it is defined and what causes it. This book also covers the help and support, including financial aid, which is available, and tips on adjusting your home and lifestyle to suit your changing needs.

Both authors are aware of the difficulties created by sight loss: Antonia Chitty is a trained optometrist as well as a freelance health writer; Victoria Dawson has been teaching in special schools for eight years. They say, ‘Losing your sight is stressful and confusing. You can find yourself visiting a number of professionals who may talk in jargon, and afterwards sit at home wondering exactly what is happening to your sight.’ This book aims to explain in clear terms what is happening to your vision, what you can expect in the future and offers advice and support.

If you or someone you know is suffering from worsening vision, Sight Loss – The Essential Guide will give you a better understanding of eye problems and offers practical tips and solutions at this worrying time.

Published by Need2Know – the imprint of Forward Press that focuses on overcoming real life problems – Sight Loss – The Essential Guide is the 60th in the series and is available now from the Need2Know website (www.need2knowbooks.co.uk) or by calling 01733 898103 or emailing sales@n2kbooks.com. The book is also available from all good bookshops. Sight Loss is also available in large print format, and as an ebook from the Need2Know website.

ISBN: 978-1-86144-091-4

Binding: Paperback

Price: £9.99

 

Website: http://www.need2knowbooks.co.uk

News Release: Sight Loss – The Essential Guide

•November 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

NEWS

For immediate release

Sight Loss – The Essential Guide

If your sight is not as good as it used to be, you are not alone. Sight loss affects 1.8 million people in the UK. RNIB research predicts that by 2050 the number of people with partial sight and blindness in the UK will double to nearly 4 million, and most people find their sight worsening as they get older.

Sight Loss – The Essential Guide, by Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson, published on 1st December 2010, is for anyone who wishes to find out more about sight loss or who is concerned about that of a relative or friend.

This practical guide takes you through all aspects of sight loss, starting with how it is defined and what causes it. This book also covers the help and support, including financial aid, which is available, and tips on adjusting your home and lifestyle to suit your changing needs.

Both authors are aware of the difficulties created by sight loss: Antonia Chitty is a trained optometrist as well as a freelance health writer; Victoria Dawson has been teaching in special schools for eight years. They say, ‘Losing your sight is stressful and confusing. You can find yourself visiting a number of professionals who may talk in jargon, and afterwards sit at home wondering exactly what is happening to your sight.’ This book aims to explain in clear terms what is happening to your vision, what you can expect in the future and offers advice and support.

If you or someone you know is suffering from worsening vision, Sight Loss – The Essential Guide will give you a better understanding of eye problems and offers practical tips and solutions at this worrying time.

Published by Need2Know – the imprint of Forward Press that focuses on overcoming real life problems – Sight Loss – The Essential Guide is the 60th in the series and is available now from the Need2Know website (http://www.need2knowbooks.co.uk) or by calling 01733 898103 or emailing sales@n2kbooks.com. The book is also available from all good bookshops. Sight Loss is also available in large print format, and as an ebook from the Need2Know website.

Publication Date: 1st December 2010 (Pre-publication copies available now)

ISBN: 978-1-86144-091-4

Binding: Paperback

Price: £9.99

Dimensions: 205mm x 195mm

Website: http://www.need2knowbooks.co.uk

Ends

Notes for Editors:

  1. ‘Sight Loss – The Essential Guide’ is priced at £9.99

2.       Antonia Chitty is a freelance health writer and author of a number of parenting and business books. She trained as an optometrist and promoted eye health for RNIB before moving on to write health features for Which? Magazine.

Victoria Dawson is a teacher; she has taught in special schools for eight years and holds a post graduate diploma in Special and Inclusive Education and a diploma in counselling. Victoria has also worked for Scope as a project manager, researching and writing a training package around strengthening family relationships when the child has a disability.

  1. A jpeg high-resolution image of the cover is available upon request.
  1. Translations will shortly be available.  Please contact the Need2Know office for details.
  1. Need2Know is the imprint of People’s Publisher Forward Press Ltd.

Forward Press writing initiatives include: Young Writers / Anchor Books / Spotlight Poets / Need2Know / Triumph House / New Fiction / WomensWords / StrongWords / Poetry Now / Pond View. Find out more at: www.forwardpress.co.uk

For more information or interviews with Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson contact Alison Cross on 01733 898103 or email: alisoncross@forwardpress.co.uk

Kick Start Your Mumpreneur Business this Autumn

•September 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

The Mumpreneur GuideDid you know The Mumpreneur Guide’s Start Your own Business Book is now available as an e-book for just £9 – buy it now and you will get a link sent through to your inbox so you can use the book to develop your business straight away. www.themumpreneurguide.co.uk

“I have started my own business already as a writer and I run a busy blog. I thought Antonia’s book may be a bit basic for me but NO! It was truly fab. I have read stories of other successful inspiring women and feel very motivated. Antonia writes simply and to the point…a delightful, helpful work book.” Becky Goddard,

Enter the Business Mums Conference Awards

•September 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Winning an award for your business has to be the best feeling. When you run your own business you rarely get external acknowledgement and an award makes all the difference. It can help you gain all sorts of publicity, and builds customer trust.

Whether you have yet to win an award for your business, or you have won already and know just how powerful an award win can be, why not enter this years’ BusinessMums Conference Awards?

Entering is simple. Don’t panic about your style or grammar: we’re looking for inspiring businesses run by committed mums who are making a success of their enterprise. The more detail you supply the more able we will be to make a good decision. Please include supporting material as appropriate:

  • Media coverage
  • Customer testimonials
  • Images

Send in your entry by 17th September. The panel of judges is headed by What’s On 4’s award winning founder Sam Willoughby, Lynette Allen of The Womens Coaching Company together with Nicky Chisholm, Suzanne Borrell, and Antonia Chitty.

Click here to enter the awards http://www.businessmumsconference.co.uk/awards.php

CATEGORIES:

Best ‘business start up’ award – for businesses within
their first two years.

Sponsored by Create.net

Sponsored by Create.Net

Best ‘growing business’ award – for businesses two
years and older.

Sponsored by The Womens Coaching Company

Sponsored by The Womens Coaching Company

Click here to enter the awards

The winner of each award WILL WIN:

arrow Media coverage of their win in:

  • Sussex Life
  • Mums Inc
  • ABC Magazine
  • Startups.co.uk
  • FamilyFriendlyWorking.co.uk

arrow 1 year membership of the Mumpreneurs’ Networking Club

arrow A Make-Over including Makeup, manicure and pedicure by Anita Smith of Brighton Beauty – http://www.brightonbeauty.co.uk

arrow A personal Style session from Helen Reynold, Style Step Consultant and Sarah Greg Green House Clothes Consultant. More about this prize

arrow A coaching session with Lynette Allen of the Women’s Coaching Company.

arrow In addition the winner of the Best Start up Business will win a Website Consultation session courtesy of Create.net.

arrow And the winner of the Best Growing Business will win £250 worth of Advertising with the What’s On 4 Group.

http://www.businessmumsconference.co.uk/awards.php

AWARD RULES

1. To be nominated for an award you must be a mum and own your own business.
2. You may nominate yourself or someone else.
3. Judges and relatives of the judges may not enter.
4. To enter you must be able to attend the BusinessMums Conference on October 5th in Brighton.
5. Shortlisted entries and winners will be announced at the BusinessMums Conference on October 5th in Brighton.
6. Award entries may be submitted until midnight 17th September.
7. Businesses in their first two years of trading may enter the best business start up category. All other businesses will be judged in the ‘growing business’ category.
8. There will be a shortlist of three finalists for each category.

FINALIST PRIZES

Each finalist will win a selection of signed business books from Antonia Chitty and Startups.co.uk

Startups

Click here to enter the awards http://www.businessmumsconference.co.uk/awards.php

New Review: Down’s Syndrome

•June 21, 2010 • 1 Comment

Sharon of I live for Glitter has reviewed my latest book co-written with Victoria Dawson. Sharon is the mum to a 5 year old girl with Down’s Syndrome, so her review is really important: if we get it right for Sharon, we have hopefully got it right for other parents. Sharon writes,

“Recently, a good friend of mine, Elaine from Littlesheep Learning wrote a short review of this book on her blog. I asked her whether she would be able to let me have a copy to look at and review, and instead she put me in touch with Antonia Chitty (one of the authors) who I have had previous contact with via a parenting forum we both used to use.

I have to say, I was not holding out much hope that this book would actually offer an “Essential Guide” (sorry Antonia – being honest here!). As a mother of a 5yr old with Down syndrome I have read various books over the years, and have not found that many that I would be happy to recommend to others, in fact I normally refer people to the booklets from the Down Syndrome Education Trust (http://www.downsed.org) rather than suggesting a book to read as a new parent.

However, I have to apologise to Antonia, as I thought that this book was excellent. Ok, it did not teach me anything new, but this is because I am 5 years down the line and someone who reads about DS on a regular basis. I do think, however, that the book is a great guide for anyone following a new diagnosis.

It covers a range of topics – antenatal testing, feelings post diagnosis, health concerns, early years, education, family life and more. It gives practical suggestions for things to make your life easier, and a fantastic list of support resources and websites at the back of the book. I could not think of anyone that I would normally recommend that had been missed off the list.

I was worried that the book would not be factually correct or might have used out of date information (again sorry for this Antonia – its just from experience of other books, not of your writing!) but again I need not have worried. The Down’s Syndrome Association have obviously been involved throughout the writing of this book, as have parents of children with DS.

I felt that the tone was reassuring but also realistic, for instance it says that children with DS benefit from speech therapy throughout their lives but that you have to be persistant to get the level that they need. Tell me about it! this is the story of my life 😉 hours and hours spent trying to increase speech therapy provision.

The book is available to buy now.

Full Programme and Speakers Announced for BusinessMums Conference

•June 7, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Mums with Businesses have the chance to learn from an amazing speaker lineup at the BusinessMums Conference 2010 which takes place in Brighton later this year. After keynote speaker Annabel Karmel, attendees can listen to Mel McGee, author of Millionaire Mumpreneurs who explains how to Stop Marketing – Start Engaging.

Breakout sessions include:

  • Get Started! Invaluable advice on how to set up your own business by Julia Chanteray, Channel 4 business expert
  • Get Out of Your Rut! Ongoing business development. How to keep up the momentum and revolutionise your business practices by Carmen MacDougall of The VA Coaching and Training Company
  • Get Noticed! Branding and brand promotion by author and award winning entrepreneur Mumpreneur Guide Antonia Chitty of ACPR
  • Get Confident! Robyn Hatley, coach, Mums the Business

The afternoon starts with a Case Study, “Business Stripped Bare” – hear how Jo Wise’s started a new service to beat the recession. Get Social with Nikki Backshall of Webmums who shows how Harnessing the Power of Online Networking can get your name out there. This is followed by a panel discussion and your chance to question Sophie Cornish of NOTHS, Sam Willoughby of WhatsOn4 and Alex Stone of Just too Busy

The Business Mums’ Conference 2010 will help you get inspired and learn skills to develop their business. Book at earlybird rates until 30th June. For more about The Business Mums’ Conference 2010, see www.businessmumsconference.co.uk

6 Tips to help you Start or Grow Your Blog

•June 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

I love blogging and it has made an enormous difference to my business. It has allowed me to reach far more mums interested in flexible work, self employment and running a business. I know, though, that not everyone finds blogging easy and want to share some tips for blogging success.

  1. If you want to blog but are unsure where to start, try Erica Douglas’s Mum Blogger eBook. The first of its kind it takes you step by step through creating a fabulous blog.
  2. Slot in time each week to blog rather than waiting until you feel like it.
  3. Spend an evening brainstorming everything you might blog about so you can start writing as soon as you sit down.
  4. Try allocating different types of post to different days – a ‘photo-post’ day, a competition day, a product review day etc.
  5. If you have a blog but aren’t getting the comments and visitors that you’d like, the Mum Blogger eBook really comes into its own. It shows you hundreds of ideas for attracting readers and making your posts into ones that get comments.
  6. If you can’t face blogging, let me and my team of writers blog for you! I can usually double the number of targeted visitors to a site by providing keyword-rich content.

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