Press Release: 30 DAY BOOKS Announces 3rd Edition to Amazon Best-Seller, 30 Day GMAT Success

New edition features Integrated Reasoning section to reflect test changes

November 6, 2012 – SEATTLE, Wash.  30 Day Books, an independent book publishing studio, is pleased to announce the publication of the third edition to the Amazon best-selling book, 30 Day GMAT Success. The book, originally published in 2010, helps students achieve outstanding results on their Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT).

The new edition takes into account the changes that were made to the test in June, 2012. Edition 3 also features:

  • Added Integrated Reasoning section for the latest GMAT tests
  • Expanded Verbal and Math sections to include even more detailed advice!
  • More of ‘Brandon’s Tips’ peppered throughout – personal advice that the author used himself on test day.
  • An easy-reference Math terminology section.
  • The Idiom cheat-sheet Brandon studied from.
  • Even more Verbal and Math practice questions to consolidate your understanding. Plus reference to similar types of questions on the Official Guide 13th edition for further studying.
  • More than 100 pages of new content compared to the 2nd edition and twice as much compared to the 1st edition.

 

Editions 1 and 2 of 30 Day GMAT Success are both Amazon best-sellers, reaching the top 10 in print editions of GMAT books and #1 in Kindle books in the GMAT category. Since its initial publication, the Mandarin rights to 30 Day GMAT Success was bought by one of Asia’s largest publishers, Business Weekly Publications, in the summer of 2011.

“I’m amazed at the response I’ve received from students who have not only achieved what they set out to do on the test, but surpassed them, after having adopting my study strategies,” author Brandon Wu says. “Since the first edition, we’ve gathered feedback from readers all around the world and implemented them into this new edition. I can’t wait to hear more success stories.”

30 Day GMAT Success, Edition 3 can be purchased in multiple online venues:

Paperback here: http://amzn.to/Y7IGYS

Kindle here: http://amzn.to/VeSxN1

It is also available on Barnes & Noble, Kobo.com & the Apple bookstore.

 

Brandon Wu Biography 

Founder/owner of a creative entertainment studio, Brandon Wu is a 32-year-old entrepreneur who believes that everything is possible. Failing the SAT in high school did not stop him from getting into the university of his dreams. After two transfers and countless hours of hard work he eventually graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with an Economics degree. (BA Econ,2002 

After university Brandon enjoyed spending most of his energy in the high-tech industry working with passionate artists and intelligent engineers. However, in the cold San Francisco February of 2005, he decided to leave and pursue new opportunities in the world of business just one month before the deadline for all the business schools he wanted to apply. With so much to study for the GMAT, and not much time, he developed a unique way to study that enabled him to score 780 (99 percentile) on the GMAT within a short amount of time. He received his MBA from Marshall School of Business (University of Southern California) with a scholarship.

After business school, Brandon worked as a Manager in the strategy division at the Sony headquarters in Tokyo where he spent much of his time with top executives from all over the world incubating new ideas and analyzing existing businesses. While at Sony Brandon was featured on Sony’s global website as a success story of Sony’s MBA Program. 30 DAY GMAT SUCCESS was written during these years in Japan. Everyday after work, Brandon would find a quiet coffee shop, and write down the journey he took while preparing for the GMAT hoping that his experience would one day benefit others who are in the similar dire situation he once was with just one month left to prepare for the GMAT.

Brandon left Sony in December 2009 to follow his entrepreneurial heart and start two businesses. He now lives in sunny Seattle.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles of the Week (Apr 27, 2012)

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Apr 27, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. Being Honest About Your Failures May Help You Get Into Business School
When it comes to the admission process, honesty is definitely the best policy. If there are any weaknesses in your profile, being upfront about them can actually work in your favour. 

2. MBA FAQs: How to Manage Your Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation are an important component of your application. Find out what your letters of recommendation can do for you and how to choose the best recommenders.

3. MBA Admissions: How Much Work Experience Do You Need?
Is it better to get an MBA degree earlier rather than later? What is the opportunity cost of going to business school now versus deferring your education? Read this article to find out. 

4. Save Time on GMAT Critical Reasoning Questions
Reading the question before reading the argument will give you an idea of what type of information you should look for and help you find the answer more quickly. 

5. MBA Essay Topic: How to write the Failure Essay
By asking you to discuss any challenges or setbacks that you have faced, the admissions committee wants to see how you react to adversity. Make sure that your essay explains how you overcame the situation and what you learned from the experience.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles of the Week (Apr 21, 2012)

Weekly Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Apr 21, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. GMAT Data Sufficiency Problem: A Tricky Trap to Avoid
Data Sufficiency problems can have hidden traps which can make you pick the wrong answer, so be vigilant while assessing the given statements.

2. MBA Admissions A-Z: M is for Motivation
Your application essay should not only have a story element, but it should also analyze the anecdote and convey your motivations.

3. Blundering through Calculations
Memorizing multiplication tables as well as squares, cubes, factorials, and powers of numbers can help you solve GMAT math questions more quickly.

4. Chasing Superman: Change In Distance As Work On The GMAT
Learn how to solve tricky problems involving moving objects that could appear in the GMAT math section.

5. DOs and DON’Ts while writing your MBA resume
To create an impressive resume, be concise, use simple language, quantify your accomplishments if possible, proofread your work, and ask someone to review your resume before submission.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Apr 13, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Apr 13, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. 6 Résumé Writing Tips for Business School Grads
To create an impressive résumé, focus on the highlights of your profile, don’t exceed one page, don’t embellish details, place elements where they best serve you, and follow the STAR (Situations, Tasks, Actions, and Results) format.

2. Accepting an internship offer – a few tips
When deciding which internship opportunity to go for, keep in mind what you hope to achieve from the experience and how it will help your post-MBA career.

3. GMAT Tip: Counting Problems
Understand the basics of permutations and combinations, and learn how you should approach counting questions that appear on the GMAT.

4. Want to Get Into B-School? Be Yourself
Being genuine can make you stand out as a candidate and can improve your chances of admission, so present an authentic image of yourself, reveal your passions, and be gracious about your accomplishments.

5. GMAT Integrated Reasoning: Bubble Charts
Bubble Charts are like scatter plots with an added variable: size. Learn how to analyze these charts and solve relevant questions that could appear in the Integrated Reasoning section of the GMAT.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Apr 06, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Apr 06, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. MBA School Visits: Start Off Right
Before you visit a campus, come up with a concise “elevator pitch” that conveys important information about you so that you can make a good first impression on everyone you meet.

2. Guessing and Skipping Strategies for the GMAT
If you are running out of time, should you skip questions or guess their answers? Read this article to find out which strategy works best for the Verbal and Quantitative sections of the GMAT.

3. Critical Thinking Does Not Equal GMAT Critical Reasoning
Both Data Sufficiency problems and Critical Reasoning questions might prove challenging for test takers as they differ from problems that generally appear elsewhere in real life.

4. Integer Properties: The Most Common GMAT Question Topic
Integers (positive and negative whole numbers) and their associated properties turn up in a number of GMAT Math questions. Mastering these concepts can help you tackle the relevant questions with more precision.

5. GMAT Math Example: The “Shortest Distance” Solution
Find out how the ability to recognize shortcuts can help you save time and quickly come up with the solutions to math problems.

Bonus! Admissions Tip: Feedback Sessions for Denied Applicants

Attending admissions feedback sessions offers you a chance to demonstrate your commitment to improvement and show your dedication to the program, while helping you identify and work on your weaknesses.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Mar 30, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Mar 30, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. Your MBA: The Pros & Cons of Choosing a “Big School”

While bigger schools add prestige to your profile and give you the chance to get to know a diverse range of people, they also tend to be more expensive and offer students less individual attention.

2. GPAs & GMATs: What You Need To Get In

Despite what admission officials may say, a survey shows that your GMAT score is the biggest factor in determining your chances of getting into business school.

3. GMAT Grammar: Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

Learn about adjectival phrases and clauses so that you can effectively use these grammatical forms in the Sentence Correction section.

4. Interview with an MBA Admissions Director

The Director of Admissions for the MBA program at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado shares insights about the admissions process.

5. Monday Morning Essay Tip: The Optional Mistake

Applicants should choose to write the optional essay only if they have something vital to say about their candidacy, and they should try to keep the essay as brief and direct as possible.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Mar 23, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Mar 23, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.
1. 8 Ideal Jobs for MBA Grads Business school graduates have a wide range of potential career opportunities they can pursue. Here are eight professions you could go for with an MBA degree, along with advice on how to navigate the job market.
2. GMAT SC: Wordy vs. Concise? Sentences that are “too short” and either cram words together or use illogical equivalents may show up in everyday speech, but they are not acceptable by GMAT Sentence Correction standards.
3. How to Choose the Right Business School To find the best business school for you, consider which field you are interested in, where you plan to work, and whether the tuition rates and expected benefits make the program a good financial choice.
4. Admissions Tip: Dealing with a Ding If you haven’t been accepted into the business school of your choice, then use this as an opportunity to re-evaluate your position, review your applications, and seek feedback from the admissions committee if possible.
5. Monday Morning Essay Tip: Take Responsibility in Optional Essays Candidates can use the optional essay to discuss their experiences and address the weaknesses in their profile.
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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Mar 16, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Mar 16, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. Tips to ace your MBA application To improve your chances of getting into business school, make sure your essay conveys your goals; display a professional demeanor during the interview; highlight accomplishments and be specific in your resume; and pay attention to all the sections of the GMAT to prove that you are well rounded in all areas.

2. Avoid 7 Deadly Sins of Business School Applicants To make a positive impression on the admissions committee, be courteous, follow directions, and proofread your work before submission; avoid asking obvious questions and making unnecessary contact with the committee, and don’t exaggerate or misrepresent facts in your application.

3. Arguments and Assumptions on the GMAT Learn about the three parts – premise, conclusion, and assumption – of an argument, and see what role assumptions play in the Critical Reasoning section of the GMAT.

4. Collective Nouns as Antecedents Understand the grammatical concepts associated with collective nouns and learn how to evaluate the relevant Sentence Correction statements.

5. How Important are MBA Rankings? MBA applicants should understand the methodologies and limitations of business school rankings to make this data more useful for their individual needs, and also conduct their own research to pick the program that best meets their requirements.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Mar 09, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Mar 09, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. Networking: How to Write Thank-You Letters A well-timed thank-you letter can help improve your chances of getting into business school by making a favourable impression on the recipient, but make sure that your letter is short, personal, and has a point.

2. GMAT Impact: Integrated Reasoning The integrated reasoning section will be a blend of both the quant and verbal parts of the test. Here is an introduction to this new addition to the GMAT.

3. MBA Applicant: Know Thyself Business school applicants could benefit from reflecting on who they are and how their lives are changing.

4. Symbolism in GMAT Math When GMAT math questions use symbols that students aren’t familiar with, the problems always define these symbols and usually require simple substitution to calculate the answer.

5. What are the criteria for MBA Admission? MBA admissions officers assess candidates based on their academic profile, career progress, leadership portfolio, career goals, and other qualities, such as self-awareness and maturity. Here is a list of the selection criteria to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your profile.

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Top 5 GMAT MBA Must-Read Articles, Week of Mar 02, 2012

Top 5 GMAT MBA Articles

Week of Mar 02, 2012

Too many articles and not enough time? Top 5 GMAT / MBA articles this week, hand-picked by the team here at 30 Day GMAT Success, and delivered directly to your inbox.

1. Differentiating Yourself With Your Resume To make your resume stand out, highlight and quantify your tangible achievements, address gaps and fill them with relevant experience, and include your social media handles with your contact information.

2. Your Work Experience Good Enough? If you have inadequate work experience, use your resume and essay to highlight your growth and contributions, and offer valid reasons for job switching.

3. How to Prepare for Business School Interviews with an MBA Admissions Officer To prepare for your MBA interview, come up with potential questions based on your application material, practice your responses, learn how to address weaknesses, and also prepare answers for typical questions.

4. GMAT Quadratic Inequalities Understand the basics of quadratic inequalities and learn how to solve relevant GMAT math problems.

5. Do Your Letters of Recommendation Have This? Your letters of recommendation must effectively convey enthusiasm about your candidacy while still sounding professional.

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