Your Nerdy Best Friend: Book Release Party

Date: Sunday, August 14 Time: 6pm Number of sessions: 1 Members: Free Nonmembers: Free Location: The Ink Spot, 710 13th St., STE 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Do you ever feel lost in the world of technology, like everyone else has an app for that, but you can’t figure out which tech tools are safe, affordable or easy to use?

Beth Ziesenis, your new nerdy best friend, literally wrote the book on free and low-cost tech tools that make your life easier. Upgrade to Free: The Best Free and Low-Cost Online Tools and Apps hits the shelves August 1. Join us for her book launch party to enjoy wine, cheese and, of course, cupcakes – as well as a short presentation of a handful of her favorite tools.

The book is an easy-to-understand guide for all the new online applications and downloads that can help you look like you’re working with a team of marketing, computer and productivity experts, even if you suffer from a shrinking staff and a disappearing budget (or even NO staff and NO budget).

Beth Ziesenis is an author, speaker, marketing analyst and complete tech geek. Since her first Commodore 64 computer, Beth has been fascinated with technology and computer shortcuts that make people’s lives easier. From her home base in sunny San Diego, California, Beth helps computer users all over the country filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for business and personal use.

Advance praise for Upgrade to Free: The Best Free and Low-Cost Online Tools and Apps:

“Very useful book. As someone who has shied away from using a lot of online tools and apps due to costs, this book opened up a world of great tools for free or for a very small fee. Wonderful! This book is cover to cover useful information for anyone in today’s technical world.”

“I love being able to open the book to a random page and get an idea that I can try out. It is fun to browse through and easy to use.”

“Great resource. Lots of solutions for online problems and I love the price — Free & Low-Cost!  Beth is a great writer and makes it very easy to follow, even if you aren’t computer savvy.”

“The author does an outstanding job of highlighting each productivity tool and has some great advice on how to best implement them in a way that works for the user. I also really love the format of this book. The QR codes are a really unique way to present the information. Love this! Recommended to anyone who uses the web in their daily life!”