What inspired you to write your book?
There is a great need to help those wishing to become US Citizens whose first language is not English. There are many study guides available but they are in English only. With my study guides, the applicant can study the sample questions and answers in English and their native language for clarification. In addition, I do what no other study guide does, I supply the names of the representatives for Congress, Senate and Governors. All other guides tell the applicant to “Check other sources.” For someone with limited access to reference material, my study guide is helpful in identifying these government officials.
About your Book:
(This series is available in 8 bilingual languages. The English Spanish version is the most popular and a best seller in the category.)
100 Sample Questions and Answers to the US Immigration Test in Spanish and English
A unique product, professionally developed and annotated with current Representatives names
Updated January 2015
The U.S. Citizenship Services (USCIS) administers a verbal test to all immigrants applying for citizenship. This study guide tutors Spanish speaking immigrants for the USCIS verbal citizenship test in English and Spanish. The questions have been selected from questions used on past exams by the USCIS.
Craft or Tutorial Genre
Education & Teaching > Test Preparation > Citizenship
Sample From Book
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT / GOBIERNO AMERICANO
I. Principles of American Democracy / Principios de democracia americana
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
¿Cuál es la legislación nacional suprema?
2. What does the Constitution do?
Sets up the government
Defines the government
Protects basic rights of Americans
¿Qué hace la constitución?
Establece el gobierno
Define un gobierno
Protege derechos fundamentales de americanos
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
We the People
La idea del gobierno autónomo está en las primeras tres palabras de la constitución. ¿Cuáles son estas palabras?
Nosotros la gente
What formats are your books in: eBook, Print, PDF, Other
How do you see writing a a craft book or tutorial as different from writing other genres of books?
When writing my novels and short stories, I relied on my imagination and life experiences to craft my stories. Once the novels were done, the only thing left was the marketing. My Study Guides (in 8 languages) required extensive research and formatting. I also have to update the guides on a regular basis since Congressmen, Senators and Governors change with each election cycle and sometimes due to resignation.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a craft book or tutorial
Do your research. Think of something that makes your book unique. Nobody wants a “me-too” book. Make sure you explain the steps thoroughly. Avoid acronyms and jargon that may confuse your readers.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
It was through extensive research and a year long process that started at Smashwords and eventually to CreateSpace.
Mike Swedenberg Bio:
Mike Swedenberg, a native of Greenville South Carolina, moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts where he studied Concept, Copywriting and Design. He later worked in sales and marketing and spent 30 years in corporate America with 16 years in Legal Publishing. Mike graduated from Adelphi University on Long Island with a business degree. He studied creative writing at the Gotham School of Writing in Manhattan and fine art painting at the Long Island Academy of Fine Art. He teaches How to Publish an eBook at Nassau Community College and has authored a dozen books, one of which was a best seller on Amazon.com. Sam Chinkes Sound Advertising, Las Vegas
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