Indie Titles For College and Academic Collections: IBPA Summer 2019
Hello Librarian Friends,

We're inspired by this Gore Vidal quote, “As every author—and every reader—knows, writing well is the best trip of them all.”

We hope you'll find new journeys for your community in this selection from our publishers, who have garnered rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Foreword Reviews, Kirkus Reviews, Midwest Book Review, and other leading reviewers. Their titles have also received numerous awards. The selection presented is a variety-pack of fascinating reading, and each book is sure to appeal to many of your patrons.

Thank you for your time, and for all that you do!

All of us at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)

Table of Contents:

Business & Career | Education

Fiction: Mystery & Thriller | History

Inspirational | Political & Current Events


Business & Career

The Definitive Guide to Latino Career Success
by Dr. Robert Rodriguez and
 Andrés Tomás Tapia
Latinx Institute Press

Latinos are on the way to being one-third of the U.S. population by 2050. So why are there so few Latino executives and senior leaders? It's what the authors call the "4% Shame"—the low percentage of Latino corporate executives today.

Auténtico digs deep to understand why, and offers strategies for a better outcome.

ISBN: 978-1946229588 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

by Kalpesh Ashar
Vibrant Publishers

This book includes Cost Accounting Fundamentals, Solved Exercises, Important Concepts & Principles and Ample Practice Exercises. It explains the concepts in an easy-to-understand manner and teaches how to apply them to real-life business scenarios.

This and all other books in the Self-Learning Management series are popular among universities as preferred course material for relevant graduate courses.

ISBN: 978-1946383624 (Paperback)
978-1946383631 (eBook)
Ordering info: Follett, Ingram Wholesale, Overdrive

A Job Search Book for Recent College Graduates
by Brian E. Howard
WriteLife Publishing (an imprint of Boutique of Quality Books, Inc.)

There are over 120 pieces of sage advice quoted throughout the book on how to effectively conduct a job search, write a powerful resume and LinkedIn profile, cover letters, and other communications.

ISBN: 978-1608082094 (Paperback)
978-1608082100 (eBook)
Ordering info: IPG, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale

More People at Work Around the World
by Suzanne Skees
Skees Family Foundation

Book 2 of the series profiles 15 professionals in all kinds of industries: health and recovery, education and finance, agribusiness and processing, tourism and culture, and diplomacy and peace.

My Job explores the dignity, identity, economic viability, and inherent challenges of each occupation, and how our career impacts our identity and wellbeing.

ISBN: 978-1626345864 (Hardcover)
978-1626345867 (eBook)
Ordering info: AuthorHouse, Baker & Taylor, Seattle Book Company

The Missing Guide to Living a Meaningful Life
by Craig C. Sroda

Perfect for college students looking to find the right major, career, and direction in life. A life-coach-in-a-book, this manual leads the readers through finding their strengths, purpose, and passion. The place where strengths and passion intersect is the “sweet spot”—a place where life is happiest, most productive, intentional, and lived to the fullest without regrets.

ISBN: 978-1732870802 (Paperback)
978-1732870819 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon


by Dana Stahl
Educational Alternatives

The ABCs of Learning Issues is a valuable resource that “helps parents better understand and support their children’s learning issues and behaviors by providing concrete strategies to help children reach their full potential,” according to Special Needs Book Review.

Winner of a 2019 National Parenting Products Award, The ABCs... is an empowering guide that’s been featured on UpJourney’s Best Parenting Books of 2019 and called a “great read” by MDR.

ISBN: 978-0996846707 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

Fundamentals of Electric Aircraft
by Pascal Thalin, Ravi Rajamani, Jean-Charles Maré, and Sven Taubert
SAE International

Drawing from the expertise of four industry veterans, Pascal Thalin (editor/contributor), Ravi Rajamani, Jean-Charles Maré, and Sven Taubert (contributors), Fundamentals of Electric Aircraft explores what the electric aircraft stands for by offering an objective view of what can be expected from the giant strides in innovative architectures and technologies enabling aircraft electrification.

ISBN: 978-0768093223 (Hardcover)
978-0768093247 (eBook)
Ordering info: SAE International

by Caroline Torres and Kavita Rao
CAST Professional Publishing

How do we help English language learners become resourceful, motivated, and strategic? Two University of Hawaii education professors address this critical problem of teaching practice, showing K-12 and postsecondary educators how to plan for that variability and anticipate special challenges through the innovative framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

ISBN: 978-1930583290 (Paperback)
978-1930583238 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale,

A Field Guide
by Jodie Black and Eric J. Moore
CAST Professional Publishing

The federal Higher Education Opportunity Act endorses and funds universal design for learning (UDL)—a framework for inclusive education—as a way to improve college teaching and learning, especially for people with disabilities. The authors share proven strategies for introducing UDL and getting buy-in from the many campus stakeholder groups.

ISBN: 978-1930583450 (Paperback)
978-1930583467 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale,

Fiction: Mystery & Thriller

by Ivan Obolensky
Smith-Obolensky Media

Eye of the Moon is an award-winning “deftly crafted and simply riveting gothic mystery by a master of the genre... especially and unreservedly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections.” — Midwest Book Review

“Obolensky conjures a remarkably imaginative tale, seamlessly juxtaposing the quotidian and the magical in a way that renders the latter mesmerizingly plausible.” — Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 978-1947780002 (Hardcover)
978-1947780026 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Pathway Services (for North America)


The Resistance Movement in the Concentration Camp
by Jozef Garlinski
Aquila Polonica Publishing

One of History's Best-Kept Secrets. This award-winning book unveils the incredible story of the underground prisoner resistance organization at Auschwitz.

“The definitive study of the topic,” says Prof. Antony Polonsky, Chief Historian, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

A must for every Holocaust and WWII collection.

ISBN: 978-1607720249 (Hardcover)
978-1607720256 (Paperback)
978-1607720294 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, National Book Network


Intriguing Stories Behind Oxford's Shields
by John Tepper Marlin, with Heraldic Artist Lee Lumbley
Boissevain Books

Shields in full color of Oxford's 44 Colleges and Halls and the stories lurking behind them.

“Fascinating and beautifully presented...” —Michael G. Cunningham, Executive Director, Oxford University North American Office

“Essential for all interested in Oxford's fascinating heraldic language of branding.” —Paul Christopher Walton, Oxford Historian and Branding Strategist

ISBN: 978-0984523238 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale


Angels and Dreams
by Anna-Karen Sorensen

“The author pulls the reader from the mortal realm into spheres of transcendent reality, drawing the reader into streams of light. In this collection, the author allows her poetic intuition to meld with her spiritual senses and draws on religious symbolism to speak to the heart and soul of the reader.” —5 star review from Reader's Favorite

ISBN: 978-0980183054 (Hardcover)
978-0980183030 (Paperback)
978-0980183078 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

Political & Current Events

Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State
by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Clarity Press

Obama's Unending Wars provides the first critical, comprehensive, highly documented history of the foreign policy of America's Peace Laureate president - the drone king who ordered the bombing of seven Muslim countries, backtracked on his pledge to reduce America's nuclear arsenal, and helped fuel a new Cold War with Russia. As many in the Trump era now glance nostalgically back to Obama, this book will help them to see the continuity.

ISBN: 978-1949762006 (Paperback)
978-1949763013 (eBook)
Ordering info: AuthorHouse, Ingram Wholesale, SCB Distributors


From Complacency to Clarity
by Steve Gurklys
123 Thinking Press

Critical thinking approach to discovering joy and happiness in all aspects of your life.

A great fit for students in Engineering and Science disciplines.

ISBN: 978-1732543904 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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