Author: Ian Lamont

Ian's top-selling book GOOGLE DRIVE & DOCS IN 30 MINUTES is now available as a video course! Go to the official companion website at http://googldrive.in30minutes.com to see viewing options OR copy and paste this coupon link into your browser to get 25% off: https://www.udemy.com/google-drive-docs-in-30-minutes/?couponCode=amazon10

Ian is the founder of IN 30 MINUTES® Guides and the author of TWITTER IN 30 MINUTES, EXCEL BASICS IN 30 MINUTES, DROPBOX IN 30 MINUTES, GOOGLE DRIVE & DOCS IN 30 MINUTES, and PERSONAL FINANCE FOR BEGINNERS IN 30 MINUTES. These are quick guides for a complex world -- the goal being to help people understand the mildly complicated (and sometimes frustrating) aspects of modern life. Readers love the guides, which are designed to be read in a single sitting. Thousands have been sold, with many repeat customers. Ian's latest book is IPHONE 6 & IPHONE 6S IN 30 MINUTES, available for the Kindle or as a paperback.

A former technology and business journalist, Ian's writing and editorial work have garnered awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Ian is a graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, the Harvard Extension School, and MIT's Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership. He lives in the Boston area. When he's not working or writing, he likes to spend time with his family, work on his Chinese cooking skills, and geek out on data-driven genealogical research.

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Twitter In 30 Minutes (3rd Edition)

Twitter In 30 Minutes (3rd Edition)
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781939924476
  • Release: 2016-01-03
  • Author: Ian Lamont
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Technology
  • Publisher: In 30 Minutes® Guides
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How to connect with interesting people, write great tweets, and find information that's relevant to you

Updated and revised third edition of the top-selling Twitter book! Are you interested in using Twitter, but don't know where to start? Are you mystified by hashtags, retweets, and other strange conventions? The revised and expanded third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes is here to help! This unofficial Twitter tutorial will walk you through the basics, using plain English, step-by-step instructions, and lots of examples from real Twitter users. In no time, you'll learn how to: Create a new Twitter account online or on your phone Customize your Twitter profile with photos and a bio that's right for you Navigate Twitter icons, the Twitter app, and Twitter.com Follow other Twitter accounts … and block those you don't like Identify local people and organizations on Twitter Find people who share the same interests and hobbies Compose your first Tweets Share photos on Twitter Use hashtags, retweets, and other Twitter conventions

There's more. Twitter In 30 Minutes shows you how all kinds of people use Twitter to promote their businesses, connect with their Twitter followers, explore their interests, and have fun! It's peppered with real-world examples, from everyday people to top Twitter celebrities.

Authored by award-winning technology journalist Ian Lamont, the revised third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes covers Twitter's new interface for the Web and mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones. There are new screenshots, along with instructions for Twitter registration on iOS and Android devices.

Twitter In 30 Minutes is a perfect introduction to people who are new to Twitter, as well as those who already have accounts and want to learn how to get the most out of Twitter. Buy the book today!


Excel Basics In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition) - The quick guide to Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets

Excel Basics In 30 Minutes (2nd Edition)
  • Number: 9781939924308
  • Release: 2015-01-05
  • Author: Ian Lamont
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Non-fiction, Technology
  • Publisher: In 30 Minutes® Guides
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Updated for Excel 2016! Here's your chance to finally learn how to use Microsoft Excel! In a single sitting, this quick and easy user guide will help you learn MS Excel basics, from navigating the home screen to working with formulas and charts. It’s a great Excel tutorial that will help you in the office, at school, or even at home. Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is written in plain English, with lots of step-by-step instructions and screenshots that demonstrate exactly what to do. This MS Excel tutorial references Excel 2016, but most of the step-by-step instructions apply to earlier versions of MS Excel released as part of the Microsoft Office and Office 365 suites, including Excel 2013 and Excel 2010. If you don't own Excel, the book explains how to use two free online spreadsheets programs: Excel Online and Google Sheets (part of the Google Drive online office suite). Topics in this top-selling Excel book include: Excel screen layout, cells, and terminology Excel 2016 vs. Excel Online vs. Google Sheets Basic Excel formatting AutoFill Excel formulas and functions How to make charts in Excel Sorting and filtering Collaboration and sharing Exporting PDF, CSV, and other forms Printing tips Excel import and export formats (PDF, .CSV, .TSV, text, etc.) This is not an Excel bible, but rather a basic Excel tutorial and reference that answers the core questions that any new Excel user will have: What is a spreadsheet? What are cells? What is the button with the Greek letter for? How can Excel spreadsheets create basic financial projections? How can certain data in a worksheet be highlighted? How can data be alphabetized or ranked? How to edit a chart in Excel How to print an Excel spreadsheet without cutting off columns The second edition is up-to-date with new instructions and high-resolution screenshots of Excel 2016, Excel Online, and the new Google Sheets. It includes new sections about collaboration, OneDrive, and other features. Here are some real reader reviews of Excel Basics In 30 Minutes: “Fast and easy, this book is everything it claims to be. The material presented is very basic but it is also incredibly accessible with step-by- step screenshots and a friendly tone more like a friend or co-worker explaining how to use Excel than a technical manual.” ”One thing I particularly liked about "Excel Basics in 30 minutes" is that it covers BOTH the MS Excel basics and the Google version basics. Explaining anything this intricate in 30 minutes is a challenge. (Can it be read in 30 minutes? Yes, I could do it, but I am not a typical user, I did not need to stop and practice the examples.) I was impressed that the book does go into some of the ‘meat’ of Excel while still being a book that someone with NO previous exposure to a spreadsheet can grasp.” Excel Basics In 30 Minutes, 2nd Edition is authored by Ian Lamont, an award-winning technology writer and author of Google Drive & Docs In 30 Minutes, Twitter In 30 Minutes, and Dropbox In 30 Minutes. Note: Excel Basics In 30 Minutes is not affiliated with “For Dummies” books, Microsoft Excel 2016, MS Excel 2013, Excel Online, Office 365, Google Sheets, or other Google and Microsoft services referenced in the guide. In 30 Minutes® is a registered trademark of publisher i30 Media Corp. All rights reserved.


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