Indie Nonfiction from IBPA Members: 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 readers 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:

Cookbook | History

Home & Garden | Humor

Nature & Environment | Parenting & Family

Personal Finance/Legal | Pop Culture/Philosophy

Professional & Technical | Psychology



Healthy, Tasty and Affordable / saludables, sabrosos y económicos
Edited by Stephanie Maze
Moonstone Press

Bilingual cookbook with well-known ethnic recipes–tasty and healthy–highlights the importance of immigrant culinary contributions to the United States.

Compiled by lovers of good ethnic food who have lived all around the world, it features 30 well-known dishes that are identified with specific countries worldwide. Full color photos plus cooking tips and tricks.

ISBN: 978-0972769723 (Paperback)
Ordering info: SPU-IPG, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale


The Mob, the Garden and the Golden Age of Boxing
by Kevin Mitchell
Hamilcar Publications

“This is as much a history of 20th-century boxing as it is a true crime story; it will please fight enthusiasts and mafia mavens equally.” – Library Journal

Use promo code LIBRARY50 for 50% discount when ordering from

Publishes August 27, 2019.

ISBN: 978-1949590029 (Paperback)
978-1949590098 (eBook)
Ordering info: Two Rivers/Ingram Publisher Services, Hamilcar Publications

The true story of pilot Howard Snyder and the crew of the B-17 Susan Ruth
by Steve Snyder
Sea Breeze Publishing

“A great introduction to the history of the U.S. air war in Europe.” — Publishers Weekly

“A must-read for anyone with an interest in this gripping period of American history.” — Foreword Reviews, 5 Star Clarion Rating

“A gripping story for readers in search of either drama or historical edification.” — Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 978-0986076008 (Hardcover)
978-0986076015 (Paperback)
978-0986076022 (eBook)
(Also available as an Audiobook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Ingram Wholesale

Home & Garden

A field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables
by Acadia Tucker
Illustrated by Krishna Chavda
Stone Pier Press

“A must-have resource for home gardeners looking to take their conservation efforts to the next level… guides the reader both philosophically and practically.”
—Stephanie Anderson, One Size Fits None

“This guide to creating a regenerative food garden starts with addressing the existing soil and moves through all the steps needed to create a healthy, nurturing bed.” — Booklist

ISBN: 978-0998862354 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Follett SPU-IPG, Chelsea Green Publishing via


The Fun and Fascination of Language
by Susanna Janssen
Lexicon Alley Press

“Reading Wordstruck! one basks in the presence of learning dressed up to have fun.” —Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English

Wordstruck!, winner of five national awards, including two first place in Humor, is 60 zany pieces on words, language and culture to excite the brain, warm the heart, and tickle the funny bone. It's a love affair with lexicon, lingua-lore, and life.

ISBN: 978-0998304823 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon, Barnes and Noble


Nature & Environment

A Time For Concern
by Dr. Gil Lusk
Gatekeeper Press

Experience the 35 year career of a National Park Service Superintendent as his career advances. Over time he grew concerned with the impacts and issues confronting our LIving National Treasures. He explores his concerns and provides possible solutions so that our National Parks continue to exist for future generations unencumbered and beautiful.

ISBN: 978-1642374971 (Paperback)
978-1642374988 (eBook)
Ordering info: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Parenting & Family

The Guide to Protecting and Raising Strong Daughters
by Sally Clark
Morgan James Publishing

Roadmap to navigating the difficult the journey from girlhood to womanhood. Speaks directly to moms who are overly anxious about keeping their daughters safe. Shows that the crucial element in raising strong, resilient daughters lies in healing/addressing their own adolescent wounds. Interviews with experts/leading practitioners in mental health. Teaches proven techniques to dramatically reduce parenting stress.

ISBN: 978-1683509974 (Paperback)
978-1683509981 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Publisher Services, Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale

Personal Finance/Legal

How You Can Avoid Probate, Keep Control, Save Taxes and Enjoy Peace of Mind
by Vickie Schumacher
Schumacher Publishing

Why pay hundreds of dollars an hour for an attorney to educate you? Use this bestseller (nearly 400,000 sold) to learn about estate planning and living trusts in your own home, on your own time. Clear, conversational English. A favorite of consumers and professionals for 30+ years. Updated for 2019.

ISBN: 978-0945811282 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale

Pop Culture/Philosophy

10 Comic Book Heroes; 10 Ways to Save the World; Which One Do We Need Most Now?
by Travis Smith
Templeton Press

“Travis Smith ably demonstrates that costumed characters... can teach us plenty about right and wrong in these morally murky times.” — Reed Tucker, author of Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-Year Battle Between Marvel and DC

ISBN: 978-1599474540 (Hardcover)
978-1599475660 (Paperback)
978-1599475523 (eBook)
Ordering info: Chicago Distribution Center

Professional & Technical

A Plain English Explanation To Help You Pass The Securities Industry Essentials Exam
by Robert M. Walker

As of October 2018 the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requires all prospective entrants into the Financial Services industry to pass the Securities Industry Essentials Exam (SIE

Pass The SIE™ is a comprehensive exam preparation manual covering all testable concepts on the SIE outline inclusive of practice exams.

ISBN: 978-0998517674 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale,


Working Through Social Anxiety
by Dr. Signe A. Dayhoff, PhD
Effectiveness-Plus Publications

“Excellent ...valuable ...I definitely recommend it.” —Albert Ellis, PhD.

“Knowledge and expertise of the professional and insight and understanding of the consumer. Empathy and warmth.” —Ronald Rapee, PhD, author of Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety: A Step by Step Guide

It’s the insider’s scoop and social-effectiveness life-strategy approach to alleviating social anxiety.

ISBN: 978-0967126517 (Paperback)
978-0967126562 (eBook)
Ordering info: Effectiveness-Plus Publications, Amazon


How to Acheive More, Worry Less and Save Money in Your Divorce
by Larry Sarezky, Esq.
21st Century Divorce Books

The first major title to revise for game-changing new divorce tax laws. Update with this uniquely engaging discussion of divorce essentials plus a veteran lawyer's strategies for optimizing outcomes.

“Aside from the sheer breadth of knowledge demonstrated, Sarezky is also notable for his sensitivity... Always, he suggests avenues to minimize the hurt...” — A BlueInk Review “Notable Book”

ISBN: 978-0996380959 (Paperback)
978-0996380942 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Smashwords

Embracing People and Things as They Are
by Daniel A. Miller
Ebb and Flow Press

A Library Journal Best Wellness Book of 2018!

Illustrates the profound blessings of accepting our loved ones, children, friends, parents, and others as they are, as well as life's challenges and adversities. It provides tools, intentions, and strategies for practicing acceptance so you can live a more serene life.

ISBN: 978-0982893050 (Paperback)
978-09828932067 VERIFY NUMBER (eBook)
978-0982893050 (Audiobook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon, Barnes & Noble


by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. & HeatherAsh Amara
Hierophant Publishing

Most of us yearn for fulfilling relationships. In this book, best-selling authors don Miguel Ruiz Jr. and HeatherAsh Amara share their seven secrets to healthy, happy relationships: Commitment, Freedom, Awareness, Healing, Joy, Communication, and Release.

Whether you've been with someone for years or are single and want to prepare for a relationship, these principles can help lead you to deeper, more meaningful connections.

ISBN: 978-1938289828 (Paperback)
978-1938289835 (Ebook)
Also available as an Audiobook
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Red Wheel Weiser

A Guide To How Life REALLY Works
by Rob Davis
Creative Group Publishing

“A successful guide that uses anecdotes to reveal powerful truths about life... gives readers not just points or principles to ponder, but real human experiences that demonstrate them... stand[s] apart from others in the genre.” — Kirkus Reviews

“I have also read The Secret, The Celestine Prophecy & Think and Grow Rich... Rob’s is my favorite.”—Sheryl Woodhouse

ISBN: 978-1732566507 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale

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