REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual “Books to Bookmark” list, for Q3 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from “big name” authors, or major New York book publishing houses.
The following list of books are provided as “worth a look” for media and booksellers, as well as avid readers of new and unique literary content. To learn more about these and other books, in detail, visit: http://www.publishersnewswire.com.
* ‘Dear Graduate’ Book Urges Parental Vigilance in Advance of New Federal Credit Card Rules
The federal government is clamping down on the Wild West of credit card issuing to young adults when tough new regulations go into effect in February 2010, and Brett Handler couldn’t be happier. Handler, author of “Dear Graduate” (ISBN-13: 978-0-615-29936-5, Dreamstar Publishing), the innovative new book and CD for young adults about financial responsibility, has been railing against credit card companies’ injudicious card issuing practices for years.
* New Sports Book Addresses Home Court Advantage: Fact or Fiction?
Home court advantage is often referred to in sports, but does it really exist? According to author, Tom D. Freijo, Ph.D., author of a new book, “Not in Our House! A Decade of Home Court Advantage in American Sports” (ISBN: 978-0-9824108-0-6), it exists, but not in the way most people think it does. Published by Sports Lit, the book begins by addressing why the concept of home court advantage is really somewhat misunderstood.
* Hollywood Executives Clamor Over ‘Sad Zilch’
In his latest book “The Unbearable Sadness of Zilch” (ISBN: 9781440158247, softcover) Konrad Ventana explodes the myths behind the Star Machine with a whole new level of intimate private investigation: No one is innocent … not in this town. In this town, the apocalypse has come and gone, lifting the veil of innocence like a great velvet curtain in an old movie house, where the only victims that don’t return for the sequel are the gods themselves, struck out long ago by the big blue pencil. In this town, every man, woman, and child takes the limits of his or her own field of vision to be the limits of the world.
* Affordable Home Remodeling Gets Easier with ‘The Bathroom Remodeling Workbook’ from ABCD Publishing
ABCD Publishing announces the release of the first book in their Remodeling Workbooks Series. This first book in the series addresses the most popular room of the house to remodel – the bathroom. This new series from trusted remodeling expert Dan Fritschen guides homeowners through the essential steps and decisions of successful home remodeling. The first book is, “The “Bathroom Remodeling Workbook: A Complete Guide to Help Make Your Remodel a Success” (ISBN 1-933007-36-2, $11.95).
* New Book Now Available: A Desperado’s Daily Bread
In this first book of a new literary series, Konrad Ventana draws back the curtains and throws open a window to a perennial drama with a depth of language that can only be described as symphonic. “A Desperado’s Daily Bread: Book One of the Post-Lux Trilogy” (ISBN: 978-0595521548, paperback) is a riveting drama that follows the trail of a Western outlaw biochemist of the subterranean territories through the neo-shamanistic dystopia, neo-contemplative hoo-ha, and blatant neoteny of the 1970′s New Age movements on the hunt for more profound and sublime naturalistic roots.
* As Unemployment Continues to Climb, Many Parents Are Concerned About the Cost of Preschool Tuition
Authors Renee and Mike Mosiman help those parents who choose not to send their young children to school in their book, “The Smarter Preschooler: Unlocking Your Child’s Intellectual Potential” (ISBN: 978-0-9816426-5-9). The authors provide practical advice to parents, supported by the latest research, about boosting their child’s intellect. Their user-friendly book demonstrates how parents can help their children build verbal skills, enhance analytical abilities, and develop early reading skills that set the stage for success in elementary school.
* The Vegan Monologues asks the Burning Question: Is that a Carrot in your Pocket?
“The Vegan Monologues” (ISBN 9781934074367, Apprentice House), guides readers through the world of being vegan, traveling life’s path as an herbivore in a treacherous world of carnivores. Whether explaining how vegetarian guys get the girls, exploring an addiction to Chinese takeout, or being sequestered in the “garden salad zone,” author Ben Shaberman’s gentle sense of humor sheds light on what it means to go meatless. Shaberman also reflects on his Jewish heritage, Pink Floyd concerts, fornicating grasshoppers, and being chased by wild dogs.
* New Book Urges Colorado Law Enforcement to Reexamine JonBenet Ramsey and Other Cold Case Files
Author, and retired detective, Jim Benish’s new book, “Closed Eyes: Who’s Killing Our Children?” (ISBN: 978-0-982-4249-0-2) examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections. In 1993, Benish worked for the Thornton Police Department in Thornton, Colo. At this time, he reopened the Neef file; a murder that took place in 1984.
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