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QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual--New from O'Reilly: Answers Found Here!

Press release: November 4, 2008

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual Sebastopol, CA—Thousands of small companies and nonprofit organizations rely on QuickBooks to keep their company finances on track. And while other books offer mind-numbing feature tours that are about as clear as tax form instructions, QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, $29.99) is designed to help readers at every technical level.

"Learning how to run a small business and keep your accounting books is tough. But with my new Missing Manual you can learn how to use QuickBooks without tearing your hair out," notes author Bonnie Biafore, who also wrote Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual.

Indeed, QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual comes packed with real-world advice--covering everything from setup to advanced tasks--and it's written in an engaging way that won't put you to sleep. You'll find step-by-step instructions for using QuickBooks on your Windows PC (or on your Mac if you've installed Windows), including useful features such as tracking time and mileage, invoicing, and producing statements.

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual teaches you how to:

  • Set up your QuickBooks files and preferences to fit your company
  • Track inventory, control spending, run a payroll, and manage income
  • Follow the money all the way from customer invoices to year-end tasks
  • Export key snapshots with QuickBooks reports
  • Get a birds-eye view of your business with the new dashboard
  • Build and monitor budgets to keep your company financially fit
  • Share information with your accountant quickly and easily

As your company's accountant-in-chief, the last thing you need is confusing guidance that gets in your way. Only this Missing Manual helps you master QuickBooks and dishes out sound financial advice along the way.

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Bonnie Biafore has always been a zealous planner, whether setting up software demos, cooking gourmet meals, or scheduling a vacation to test the waters of spontaneity. Ironically, fate, not planning, turned this obsession into a career as a project manager. Bonnie has a knack for mincing dry subjects like accounting and project management into easy to understand morsels and then spices them to perfection with her unique sense of humor.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for Quickbooks 2009: The Missing Manual.

QuickBooks 2009: The Missing Manual
Bonnie Biafore
ISBN: 9780596522902, 735 pages, Book Price: $29.99 USD, £18.50 GBP
PDF Price: $23.99 USD

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The book that should have been in the box. Warm, witty, and jargon-free, Missing Manuals have enough clarity for the novice, and enough depth and detail for the power user.