Indie Titles For College and Academic Collections: IBPA Fall 2018
Hello Librarian Friends,

We're loving the “Human Family” poem by Maya Angelou that includes this stanza, “I note the obvious differences/between each sort and type,/ but we are more alike, my friends/than we are unalike.” Words, poems, stories, books—their magic helps us see with new eyes.

We hope you'll find new magic for your readers in this selection of books 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:

Art | Biography & MemoirBusiness & Career

EducationHealth | Poetry

Political & Current Events | Reference | Sociology & Psychology


History, Design
by Lois Rose Rose
Lois Rose Rose Studio

Fringe: History, Design informs students and inspires teachers. This 120 page book defines the 10 basic types of fringe, and shows 80 original full color examples.

With a peer-reviewed text by Lois Rose Rose, artisans and scholars will learn the potential of fringe for their designs and research.

ISBN: 978-0977767021 (Paperback)
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Biography & Memoir

Scott, Zelda, and the Betrayal that Shaped an American Classic
by Kendall Taylor
Rowman & Littlefield

Exploring private motives behind the Fitzgeralds' public actions, Taylor offers new explanations for their erratic behavior. In addition to the love triangle involving French pilot Edouard Jozan, she delves into a sexual assault Zelda suffered as a teenager which affected her future relationships. Both a literary study and probing look at an iconic couple's psychology, The Gatsby Affair provides readers with a new look at how one of America's greatest novels was influenced.

ISBN: 978-1538104934 (Hardcover)
978-1538104941 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Ingram Wholesale

The Uncensored Truth about Shakespeare and his Works
by Katherine Chiljan
Faire Editions

Is something wrong with Shakespeare’s biography? No lifetime evidence proves the “Stratford Man” was the great author. Research-packed book shows contemporaries believed “William Shakespeare” was a nobleman’s alias, and details the fraud in the First Folio’s preface.

“A must for history and literary studies collections, recommended.” – Midwest Book Review

ISBN: 978-0982940556 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Amazon,

Business & Career

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

“A collection of intimate interviews [that] will inspire readers... Highly personal, often poignant, sometimes gritty... showcasing workers across diverse industries, income levels, countries, and cultures expressing how they find meaning in their work beyond earning money. A vocational and sociological travelogue that readers will find to be time well spent.” — Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: 978-0996295109 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Midpoint Trade Books, Amazon



Vibrant Publishers

Continue to write flawless essays with the 2019 Edition of GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1. This book contains 60 sample Issue and Argument essays along with the rubrics, prompts, essay writing strategies and tips to use when writing your own essays.

ISBN: 978-1949395068 (Hardcover)
978-1949395006 (Paperback)
978-1946383891 (eBook)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, Library Direct


How the California Stem Cell Program is Fighting Your Incurable Disease!
by Don C. Reed
World Scientific

One American in three suffers chronic disease or disability. The cost of care exceeds two trillion dollars a year, more than all federal income taxes combined. But California is fighting back with a
$3 billion stem cell research program—
and we are beginning to win. From the publisher of the late Stephen Hawking.

“Engrossing read.” — Midwest Book Review

ISBN: 978-9813231368 (Hardcover)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Ingram Wholesale, World Scientific


A Tribute in Poetry
Ginny Lowe Connors (editor)
Grayson Books

Named “best anthology” by Grace Cavalieri of Washington Independent Review of Books, who said, “A treasure chest of great poems about women known and unknown. There’s more talent in this book than stars in a jar–each poem chosen is a well-made thing about a notable female.”

ISBN: 978-0996280990 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems
Phyllis Cole-Dai and Ruby R. Wilson, editors
Grayson Books

Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Awards. From the judges’ comments: “A truly unforgettable anthology, filled with astute and lyrical observations of the world... The editors offer a book to savor, smile at, and cherish always.”

Includes such poetry greats as Derick Walcott, Jane Hirshfield, Pablo Neruda, Wendell Berry, and Joy Harjo.

ISBN: 978-0998258836 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

Political & Current Events

The Trickster in Politics and Culture
by Shepherd Siegel, PhD
Wakdjunkaga Press

“A historically panoramic examination of human playfulness as a naturally healthy and politically subversive force… Siegel’s thesis is philosophically provocative and original.” — Kirkus Reviews

Disruptive Play is about tricking power into performing acts of love. Anonymous, Banksy, Bugs Bunny, and other culture jammers illuminate possibilities for the Play Society.

On Sale: September 10, 2018

ISBN: 978-1732294844 (Paperback)
978-1732294806 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom
by W. Cleon Skousen
Izzard Ink Publishing

A timely update to the phenomenal national bestseller that sold over 1,750,000 copies.

The Naked Communist lays out the whole progressive plan. It is unbelievable how fast it has been achieved.”
—Dr. Ben Carson

“No one is better qualified to discuss the threat to this nation from communism.”
—President Ronald Reagan

ISBN: 978-1630729219 (Hardcover)
978-1630729226 (Paperback)
978-1630729219 (eBook)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale, Amazon

A Rabbit Hole of Narcissism and Empathy
by Blunt Honest

Trump Is a Duck takes a satirical look at Donald Trump and a serious look at how narcissism and empathy affect our world. This book is like Alice In Wonderland visits George Orwell's 1984. Topics include prejudice, climate change, propaganda, war, philosophy, personality disorders, creativity, and diversity.

This book has colorful illustrations and links to YouTube playlists. The videos shared demonstrate topics discussed in the book.

ISBN: 978-1732063327 (Hardcover)
978-1732063303 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Ingram Wholesale

Too Costly in Dollars, National Prestige, and Lives
by Paul Brakke
American Leadership Books

In THE COSTLY U.S. PRISON SYSTEM: Too Costly In Terms Of Dollars, National Prestige And Lives, author Paul Brakke provides a careful, close-up look from a conservative perspective of what’s wrong with the prison system and how to fix it.

ISBN: 978-1947466371 (Hardcover)
978-1947466388 (Paperback)
978-1947466395 (EPUB)
Ordering info: Ingram Publisher Services, Ingram Wholesalers, Overdrive


by Stephen E. Gillen
Textbook & Academic Authors Association

“A concise and straightforward explanation of the issues that arise from the rights clearance process. Thorough, well-written, and accessible to non-lawyers. A valuable resource for anyone who needs to understand the rights and permissions process.—Ashley Messenger, Senior Associate General Counsel, NPR, author of A Practical Guide to Media Law

ISBN: 978-0997500431 (Paperback)
Ordering info: Textbook & Academic Authors Association, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address
by Robert Hickey
The Protocol School of Washington

“An essential purchase for all libraries... made to last and well worth the price.” — Library Journal

Updated second edition of today's standard reference at The White House, US State Department, Pentagon, embassies, universities, public libraries, and corporate headquarters. 6" x 9" hardcover library binding, 576 pages, index, acid-free paper. $80.00.

ISBN: 978-0989188609 (Hardcover)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Amazon

Sociology & Psychology

How Human Social Organisms Create Gods, Build Cities, Form Nations, Unleash Devils, Make War, and KILL US DEAD! Second Edition
by Britt Minshall
Renaissance Institute Press

There's two of each of us. One the soulful self; the other the social self. The first is the you everyone knows; the other is the MEME member (club, gang, religion, military). The first ruled by principles, the second by their Meme.

Our discovery is "the 55 default UNIVERSAL settings" (MEME LAWS) that facilitate this transformation. In this way MEMES control life on earth.

ISBN: 978-0964277397 (Paperback)
(Also available as an eBook and PDF)
Ordering info: Baker & Taylor, Atlas, Ingram Wholesale

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