As professional educators, the staff at DiscoverSkills works hard to provide you with the best possible learning materials, creating them with an eye toward making the complicated simple, and the overly technical, easy to understand.

And although we provide a lot of our materials to you on this site for free, we do have special eBooks, video courses, and class webinars that we sell to help promote our program.

That’s what you’ll find here in our Learning Catalog.

For all of our learning products, we accept credit card payments (using PayPal), and once you have checked out, we give you INSTANT ACCESS to your new materials which are found in a secure area on this web site.

If you have any questions as you browse the catalog, or have any questions about purchasing, please contact me (John Lortz –

NOTE: All of our eBooks come as PDF files that you download. In order to read the PDF on your computer, you’ll need the free Adobe Reader program, which your probably already have, but can get by clicking here.

PC Maintenance & Windows Tune-up

Does your computer seem to be running a bit slower? When you turn it on, can you walk away and have coffee while you wait for the desktop to appear? Do you have a massive number of little icons down by your computer clock?

All of these symptoms, and more, point to acomputer that needs a tune-up. Sure, you can have the geeks do it, but did you know there are a list of routine tasks you can do yourself, on a regular basis, to keep things humming at their best?

In this PDF ebook, which is used in our PC Maintenance & Windows Tune-up class, we step you through WHY your computer slows down and then tell you the steps to take to bring it back to life.

COST: $19.97 + tax

Creative Word Processing

Are you ready to move your documents past basic word processing? Would you like to add some clipart? How about pictures and borders? Why not add wordart or text boxes? The fact is, there is SO much you can do to documents to make them look great, and that’s what this book is all about.
In this Creative Word Processing PDF eBook, we give you all you need to know to make great look documents, using Microsoft Word 98, Word 2002, and Word 2003. We even cover the older Microsoft Works program.
And for Word 2007 and Word 2010 users, we’ve included an extra bonus PDF that shows all the new “ribbons” and what features can be found on each one. This helps you to even use the Creative Word Processing eBook with those newer versions of Word.
COST: $23.97 + tax

Understanding & Using eBay

eBay is the world’s largest online auction site, and the perfect place to find just about anything you can imagine, often at prices that can’t be beat. But it also a wonderful place for the average person at home, to sell those “treasures” that are sitting in the closet. But where do you start?
In in this eBook, which is a supplement to our Understanding and Using eBay class, we take you from start to finish in getting started with eBay, whether you just want to make your first purchase, or your passion is to become an eBay seller.
COST: $17.97 + tax

Staying Safe on the Internet

As much as we hate it, the Internet is not as safe as we’d like it to be. Unfortunately, you have to put up with computer viruses, spyware, malware, hackers, and a host of other nuisances that can liternally bring your computer to its knees.

But, there are ways you can stay safe as you browse the web, use email, and make those important online purchases. That’s what this book is all about. As a companion to our Staying Safe on the Internet class, it provides all you need to know about WHAT is after you, and HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF from it.

An Introduction to Using Your Digital Camera

As much as we loved our old film cameras, your new digital camera is a technological wonder that suddenly propels you beyond anything your old point and shoot film camera could do. Yes, you CAN still just turn it on, point, and shoot, but with all those new buttons, wheels, and LCD menu options, you MUST be able to do more.
Well, you’re right! And in this book, which follows our 3-part camera class, we show you what all those buttons and features are for, and how to get the best picture possible. Regardless if your brand-new to photography or a veteran photo geek, you’ll find this book a great addition to your “how-to” library.

COST: $22.97 + tax

Books on Fixing Up Your Photos

Digital Imaging has become one of our most popular topics at the Landing Computer Education Center in Lincoln. With this in mind we just HAD to put together some books to help our students get started.
And now, you can purchase the same books we use in the classroom right here.

Getting It Done with iTunes, iDevices, and Digital Media
Smartphones, tablets, and eBook readers are all the rage for taking your music, book libraries, email, and internet with you, where ever you go.
And of all the devices out there, Apple iPads, iPods, and iPhones (which we call iDevices) are by far, the most popular mobile devices.
In fact, the devices are so popular that we’ve come up with a class to teach you about them. And for those that can’t make it to our class, we’ve written a guidebook that fills you in on all the topics we teach.

Getting It Done with Word 2010

In “computer years”, word processing is about as old as it gets. In fact, there were dedicated word processing machines long before there were personal computers.
It’s obvious why… one of the most important things we do is communicate with each other using the written word.
And that importance is even more evident now that we have the Internet.
Never before has a “normal” person like you or me had the ability to write words and then distribute them for free to literally millions of people with the click of a mouse.
Yes, the written word is more important today than ever before. And by association, learning to effectively use a word processor to create those written words is almost a “must”.
That’s what this book is about.
In it we help you understand and use Microsoft Word 2010, the most popular word processor in the world, so that you can take your thoughts and musing, and turn them into attractive, well-designed, written creations that you can share with family and friends.

COST: $19.97 + tax