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A new appreciation for Christianity’s
contemplative tradition

The Naked Now
Learning to See as the Mystics See
Richard Rohr
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in Christian Advance (July and September), National
Catholic Reporter (September), Spirituality & Health (September),
and Presence (March 2010)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 800,000 copies
For Christians seeking a way of thinking outside of strict dualities,
this guide explores methods for letting go of division and living in
the present. Drawn from the Gospels, Jesus, Paul, and the great
Christian contemplatives, this examination reveals how many of the
hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost and
how to read them with the eyes of the mystics rather than interpreting them through rational thought. Filled with sayings, stories, quotations, and appeals to the heart, specific methods for identifying
dualistic thinking are presented with simple practices for stripping
away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present.

Excerpt:
A friend of mine once brought back a stack of photos from
a monastery he visited in Tibet. In every photo, there was a
young monk seated on the ground and an older one seemingly circling around him. During the young novice’s training, he is presented with every one of the Buddha’s
teachings. During that time, he has to name all of the difficult and problematic consequences that would follow from
observing this teaching, and all the good consequences.
After each answer, the older monks clap their hands in
approval, and they smile at one another.

Richard Rohr is a well known lecturer who founded the Center for
Action and Contemplation. He has been a featured essayist on the
NPR program This I Believe, a guest on the radio show Oprah and
Friends, and he appeared in the documentary ONE, featuring spiritual teachers from around the world. He is a regular contributor to
Sojourners and Tikkun magazines, and he is the author of numerous
books, including Adam’s Return, The Enneagram, Everything
Belongs, Simplicity, and Things Hidden. He lives in Albuquerque,
New Mexico.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 192 PAGES, 5.38 X 8.15
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Here is the clincher. The only way you can lose the consequentialist debate is to stop smiling! Obviously, this calls
for a letting go of the ego. Have you ever noticed that in
any situation, when your ego is invested, afraid, or needy,
it’s very hard to smile? But when the truth is not your personal possession, it is very easy to smile.
Remember, Jesus never said, “This is my commandment,
thou shalt be right.” Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth,
and the Life” (John 14:6). I think the intended effect of
that often misused line is this: If Jesus is the Truth, then
you probably aren’t!

Everything Belongs
9780824519957
$16.95 (CAN $18.95)

The Enneagram
9780824519506
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Profound religious concepts in a simple,
contemporary way

Intimacy with God
An Introduction to Centering Prayer
Third edition
Thomas Keating
“This is perhaps Keating’s most readable and enlightening work.
Filled with insight and practical advice, it offers sound wisdom on
the way that centering prayer can deepen our intimacy with God.”
—Spiritual Book News
“Packed into this book is a treasury of spiritual history and teaching. There is a richness of complexity which is always disciplined by
the simplicity of the goal of prayer—union (or intimacy) with God.”
—St. Anthony Messenger
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Christian Advance (November) and Presence (March)
• Previous editions sold more than 60,000 copies
• Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies
A poetic and accessible introduction to the method of Centering
Prayer, this guide explains its origins, theological basis, and psychology by drawing on the writings of important Catholic figures,
such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and significant texts, such as The Cloud of Unknowing. Describing the theological basis for the Centering Prayer while staying rooted in the
heart of a practice that is very personal and intimate, the study
explores how harmful attitudes and beliefs about God can distort
a positive relationship with the divine. With a careful balance of
both Christian and Buddhist philosophy, the volume also discusses the psychological barriers and levels of resistance that contemplatives must face and bolsters seekers with supportive practices
like Lectio Divina (holy reading) and praying the rosary. Updated
to include a new foreword, this revised edition of a much loved
classic is sure to inspire a deeply intimate experience with God.
Thomas Keating is the founder of the Centering Prayer movement, an author, a teacher, and a monk who has worked for many
years to foster understanding among the world’s religions. A
member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, he
has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts and
currently directs retreats in the practice of Centering Prayer, a cornerstone of contemporary Christian contemplative practice. He is
the author of numerous books, including Fruits and Gifts of the
Spirit; Manifesting God; Open Mind, Open Heart; St. Therese of
Lisieux; and The Transformation of Suffering. He lives at St.
Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.

Excerpt:
It is not our attention that needs adjusting, because attention is
secondary in Centering Prayer. We are not attending to a particular thought or object, or even to the sacred word as would
be the case in a mantric kind of prayer. Our attention is a general and loving awareness of the presence of God. The actual
work of Centering Prayer is consenting to God’s presence and
in doing so letting go of the present moment with its psychological content. If a thought or feeling stirs unconscious programs along with their commentaries, then before we “get on
the boat,” we return to the sacred word. With time, patience,
and many failures, we develop the habit of letting go of
thoughts promptly—not by thinking about the fact that we are
thinking, but simply by returning ever-so-gently to the sacred
word. If you find yourself on a boat, just get off. There should
be no self-recriminations, no sighs, no annoyance that you
have had a thought. Any such reflection is another thought,
another boat.

Also available:

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ISBN: 9780824525293 (REPLACES 9780824515881)
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Awakenings
9780824510442
$16.95 (CAN $18.95)

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The Heart of the World
9780824524951
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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A celebration of the boundless riches
of Catholic faith

The Difference God Makes
A Catholic Vision of Faith, Communion,
and Culture
Francis Cardinal George, OMI
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in National Catholic Register (October); America,
Christian Advance, and Commonwealth (November); and First
Things (March)
Penned by the leading intellectual in the American Catholic hierarchy, this debut brings together some of the most influential writings on the Catholic vision—not just the Church itself but of the
relation and unity of all people. Weaving together intellectual
insight and personal wisdom, this investigation offers a luminous
Catholic vision of communion, illustrating the Church’s relation to
numerous religions as well as the secular world. Drawing from
both the author’s observations of Catholicism in cultures around
the globe and countless theologians’ perspectives—including Popes
John Paul II and Benedict XVI, Thomas Aquinas, and Francis of
Assisi—this analysis demonstrates how to recognize the self-giving,
liberating God who provides freedom from the competitive,
oppressive gods of secular modernity. This overview also recalls an
assortment of fascinating stories, from a poignant moment with a
non-Christian in Zambia to the humbling dedication of volunteers
who came to observe Pope John Paul II’s visit to Mexico City.
Confronting controversial issues head-on, this volume will inspire
Christians everywhere while also offering non-Christians a
renewed understanding of what a Christian lifestyle means for
political and personal life today.
Excerpt:
In the Archdiocese of Chicago, there is a large Curia, a
chancery office full of people who supervise various ministries and perform different tasks so that the Church’s mission can be more vital. From time to time, I have gone to
some offices and asked: “Would you do anything differently
if God did not exist?” Of course, the people involved in the
various ministries, such as the Justice and Peace Office and
the Schools Office—have good answers to that question,
even though they are immersed in day to day administration. As I talk with the development people, they begin to
talk about philanthropy and its motivation in the Gospel
and not just in good will for all peoples. As I get to the real
estate folk, it becomes less clear. They begin to speak about
buildings as part of the patrimony of the Church. Finally,
the lawyers, who control quite a few things these days, are
prone to chortle and say knowingly, “Why are you bothering to ask?”

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, is the president of the U.S. Council
of Catholic Bishops. He has served as vicar general of the Oblates;
Bishop of Yakima, Washington; and archbishop of Chicago. He was
elevated to the College of Cardinals by Pope John Paul II in 1998.
He lives in Chicago.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/CURRENT EVENTS, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780824525828
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA,
THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA
THE CROSSROAD PUBLISHING COMPANY/
HERDER & HERDER OCTOBER

This is an essential question, especially as we consider not
only the Source of love in the Godhead, but also the expression of that love in His Church. Would we do things to help
others differently if, in fact, God did not exist?

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An essential treasury for fans of the Fighting Irish

An inspiring look at the Catholic experience

The Spirit of Notre Dame

The Joy of Being Catholic

Legends, Traditions, and Inspirations from One
of America’s Most Beloved Universities
Second edition

A Resounding Affirmation of Our Faith
Second edition

Jim Langford and Jeremy Langford
Foreword by Regis Philbin

“You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy The Joy of Being
Catholic! It is a rich celebration . . . of the good, the beautiful,
and the true in the Catholic tradition.”
—Joan Wester Anderson, author, Where Angels Walk

“Notre Dame fans will put this book on the top shelves of their
collections.”
—Boston Globe
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Notre Dame Magazine (October)
Celebrating the character and heritage of the University of Notre
Dame, this collection of stories captures the spirit of an institution
that has come to symbolize excellence and faith in action. A variety
of places and personalities are described setting Notre Dame apart
as an institution of mystique and grace that has deeply influenced
millions of people. Included in these pages are stories of many of
the university’s most prominent leaders and a host of graduates
who have made a difference in the world. Many of the school’s
most famous athletes are profiled alongside stories of miraculous
comebacks and incredible victories, making this account a fascinating and inspiring story of scholars and champions.
Jim Langford is the former director of the University of Notre Dame
Press, and the author of several books, including The Cub’s Fan’s
Book of Days, Happy Are They, and Rookie. He lives in South
Bend, Indiana. Jeremy Langford is the author of God Moments, The
Journey to Peace, and Seeds of Faith. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Regis Philbin is a University of Notre Dame alumnus and cohost of
Live with Regis and Kelly. He is the author of I’m Only One Man
and Who Wants to Be Me? He lives in New York City.
CULTURAL STUDIES/EDUCATION, 304 PAGES, 5.38 X 8.15
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780824525422 (REPLACES 9780385510813)
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA,
THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA
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Mitch Finley

• Co-op available
• Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), St. Anthony Messenger
(October), Christian Advance (November)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Celebrating the best of Catholic faith and culture, this affirmative introduction provides brief overviews of such topics as the
sacraments, the scriptures, the saints, the arts, sex, and intellectual life. With related stories, poems, and images that explain and
support each topic discussed, this illustrated gift book is an ideal
resource for anyone interested in Catholicism.
Mitch Finley is a freelance writer, an editor, and a speaker. He
received the Excellence in Writing award from the American
Society of Journalists and Authors and is the author of Everybody
Has a Guardian Angel and Your Family in Focus. He lives in
Spokane, Washington.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SPIRITUALITY, 144 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5
50 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9780824525729 (REPLACES 9780824517359 )
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA,
THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA
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Bible study made easy

The Bible Companion
A Catholic Handbook for Beginners
Second edition
Ronald D. Witherup
“A user-friendly guide to the Bible . . . great for any Bible-study
group or for personal use.”
—Spirit & Life
• Co-op available
• Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), National Catholic Register
and St. Anthony Messenger (October), and America and Christian
Advance (November)
An entry-level overview of the Bible, which presupposes no specialized knowledge of the Bible or religion, this accessible guide
emphasizes truly experiencing the Bible rather than just studying
it. Written in a warm and inviting tone by a prominent biblical
scholar, the handbook answers many questions, such as What is
the Bible, and how did it come to be? How do you recognize a
true prophet? and Which Bible should I choose? Arranged
according to the books of the Bible, this comprehensive introduction includes chapters on the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles,
and the Letters as well as appendices, a glossary, and resources
for further study.
Ronald D. Whitherup is the superior general of the Society of the
Priests of Saint Sulpice in Paris, France, and the author of numerous books on the bible, including Biblical Fundamentalism and
St. Paul: Called to Conversion.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 264 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780824525477 (REPLACES 9780824517465)

Intuitive spiritual reading inspired
from life lessons

A New Set of Eyes
Encountering the Hidden God
Second edition
Paula D’Arcy
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Presence (March)
• Speaking engagements include Springfield, Illinois;
Worcester, Massachussetts; Louden, Tennessee;
and Kingwood,Texas (November)
A trusted voice shares her literary reflections on how we can find
God’s presence in everyday challenges and experiences. Catching
fresh and original glimpses of God and sharing them through a
series of highly intuitive meditations, this text encourages readers
to see beyond ordinary reality and uncover the truth of God’s
presence in life’s fleeting moments.
Paula D’Arcy is the author of Gift of the Red Bird, Song for
Sarah, and When People Grieve. She is a former psychotherapist
and the president of the Red Bird Foundation. She lives in
Austin, Texas.
SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 144 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.5
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9780824525736 (REPLACES 9780824519308)
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA,
THE CARIBBEAN, AND ASIA
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Gift of the
Red Bird
9780824519568
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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An expose of the pervasive and rampant discrimination in virtually every aspect of women’s lives

Sexism in America
Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future
Barbara J. Berg, PhD
“A remarkable fund of information . . . [provides] a genuine service
for men and women who are curious about women’s role in
American history . . . Stimulating and original.”
—Alden Whitman, New York Times
on The Remembered Gate
“This is Our Bodies Ourselves writ large and personal. Women will
love this book.”
—Library Journal on Nothing to Cry About
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Alternet.org, Bitch, Bust, Feminist Review, Hypatia,
and Off Our Backs
Debunking the many myths about how far women have come and
the pervasive belief that American society is postfeminist, this
account traces women’s status and the assault on their rights from
the 1950s—when Newsweek declared, “for the American girl, books
and babies don’t mix”—to the present, exploring the deception
behind women’s progress and contextualizing the current situation.
The legacy of the women’s movement is being short-circuited in
every aspect of life, as evidenced by statistics such as the growing
wage gap between men and women that begins right after college,
the U.S. ranking of 31st in world gender equity—behind Latvia and
the Philippines—as well as trends ranging from rising medical insurance costs to shortening life expectancy for women. This passionate,
extensively documented, humorous, and persuasive argument is
simultaneously enlightening, frightening, and revitalizing and helps
women understand where they are and why and how they can move
beyond marginalizing strategies.
Barbara J. Berg, PhD, is the author of The Crisis of the Working
Mother, Nothing to Cry About, and The Remembered Gate: Origins
of American Feminism. She has written for the Baltimore Sun, Ladies’
Home Journal, Ms., the New York Times Magazine, Parents, the
Washington Post, and Working Woman. She lives in New York City.
WOMEN’S STUDIES/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556527760
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS SEPTEMBER

Excerpt:
What I was seeing was endemic and profound, and it sliced
through the jaundiced platitudes of postfeminism to reveal a
complicated and painful look at the reality of American
society today. I discovered renewed sexism in our national
policies and our jobs; on college campuses, the internet, and
major television shows; and in our most intimate relations—an unequivocal resurgence of sexism in this country
so potent, so complexly and broadly expressed, so much a
product of the 21st century, it should be called nothing less
than the sexism of mass destruction. Yet astonishingly, the
nation is in a collective state of denial over this deepening
misogyny and these growing gender inequities. It’s as if we’d
rather believe that the emperor really has new clothes than
confront the naked truth.
A dangerous and startling trend is short-circuiting the inheritance of feminism in every aspect of women’s lives. Roles
are being redefined both for us and with us. Measured by
every standard, women’s independence and self-determination are being eroded. The world of equal rights and treatment that so many of us struggled for, the one I believed
and hoped we were still working to achieve, is slowly but
most definitely coming apart.

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A hard look at U.S. drug policy
in Latin America

An entertaining examination of a key figure
in the decade of counterculture

The Politics of Cocaine

Acid Christ

How U.S. Foreign Policy Has Created a Thriving
Drug Industry in Central and South America

Ken Kesey, LSD, and the Last Great Gurus
of American Dissent

William L. Marcy, PhD

Mark Christensen

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Booklist, Nation, and New York Review of Books

• Co-op available

Drawing on declassified documents and painstaking research,
this exploration of the economic drug trade of Central and South
America fills in historical gaps and provides a new and controversial analysis of a complex and seemingly unsolvable problem.
Viewing the problem through the lens of United States policy, the
author puts forth the theory that, through the conflation of the
Cold War and the war on drugs, the United States helped establish and strengthen the drug trade as the area’s economic base.
This authoritative and timely polemic traces the counternarcotics
stance of the 1970s through George W. Bush’s administration
through a wealth of information and unflinching directness,
asserting that the drug war will continue with no end in sight.
William L. Marcy, PhD, is an assistant professor of history at St.
Martin’s University in Washington. He divides his time between
Buffalo, New York, and Lacey, Washington.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9
65 GRAPHS, 10 MAPS
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781556529498
RIGHTS: WORLD
LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS FEBRUARY

Following the leader of the notorious “Merry Pranksters” from
his birth in Colorado to his literary success and the cross-country
journey that inspired the “Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” this candid biography chronicles the life and times of 1960s cultural icon
Ken Kesey. Presenting an incisive analysis of the author who
described himself as “too young to be a beatnik and too old to
be a hippie,” this account conducts a mesmerizing journey from
author Mark Christensen's point of view, who grew up in
Southern California and migrated to Oregon to be part of the
Kesey “flock.” From interviews with family members and those
within his inner circle, this exploration reveals the bestselling
author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in his many forms,
placing him within the framework of his time, his generation,
and the zeitgeist of the psychedelic era.
Mark Christensen is the author of The So-Cal Speed Shop, Super
Car: The Story of the Xeno, and The Sweeps: Behind the Scenes
in Network TV. He is the former editor of Oregon Magazine and
a media columnist for Rolling Stone. He has contributed articles
to American Film, Connoisseur, the Los Angeles Times Sunday
Magazine, Playboy, TV Guide, and Wired. He lives in Laguna
Beach, California.
BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 344 PAGES, 6 X 9
6 B & W PHOTOS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 2 LINE DRAWINGS
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9780980139440
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
SCHAFFNER PRESS, INC.. OCTOBER

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A long-awaited collection of the artist’s most
iconic works

John Van Hamersveld:
Post-Future
John Van Hamersveld
• Co-op available
A retrospective of one of the 20th century’s most important
artistic figures, this beautifully illustrated monograph focuses on John Van Hamersveld’s intensely creative period from
1964 to 1974 and his contemporary reworkings of the original illustrations, posters, album covers, and other artworks
from this period. Revealing the creative genius behind his
extensive body of work—the iconic Endless Summer poster;
more than 300 album covers, including designs for the
Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Blondie, and KISS;
the world famous Jimi Hendrix Pinnacle poster; and the
widely known grinning Johnny Face image—this collection
showcases the artist’s past work, provides insights into his
creative process, and demonstrates how his work has been
widely influential in popular culture. Also discussed are the
new designs and products coming from his Coolhous studio
that will introduce this masterful artist to a new audience.
John Van Hamersveld is a popular graphic designer and
illustrator who was instrumental in the pop art and surf culture movements of the 1960s and 1970s. He has designed
rock concert posters, album covers, corporate logos and signage, book covers, movie posters, and an official poster and
360-foot-long mural for the 1984 Olympic Games. He
launched a product line called Post-Future in 1997, which
builds upon his past imagery for the culture of the 21st century. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
ART/DESIGN, 288 PAGES, 9 X 12
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS,
400 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9781595800473
RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK
SANTA MONICA PRESSS OCTOBER

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An entertaining and enlightening protest
art compilation

Paper Politics
Socially Engaged Printmaking Today
Edited by Josh MacPhee
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
With a widely eclectic variety of protest art in mediums such as
relief, lithography, collagraph, and photography, this major collection of contemporary politically engaged printmaking showcases art that uses themes of social justice and global equity to
engage community members in conversation. Based on an art
exhibition that has traveled to more than a dozen cities in North
America and including many do-it-yourself samples, this eye
opening book contains works from more than 200 international
artists. From the well established—Sue Coe, Swoon, Carlos
Cortez—to street artists, rock poster makers, and up-and-comers
such as Favianna Rodriguez and Chris Stain, this diverse collection is the work of artists who felt the need to respond to the
monumental trends and events of modern politics.
Josh MacPhee is a street artist and activist who runs justseeds.org,
a radical art distribution project. He is the author of Realizing the
Impossible, Reproduce and Revolt!, and Stencil Pirates. He lives in
Brooklyn, New York.
ART/CURRENT EVENTS, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9
144 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781604860900
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PM PRESS OCTOBER

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The authoritative, if rebellious, handbook
to veganism

An influential but oft-neglected portion
of U.S. history—revealed

Vegan Freak

For All the People

Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World
Second edition

Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation,
Cooperative Movements, and Communalism
in America

Bob Torres and Jenna Torres
“In this down-to-earth and entertaining guide, Bob and Jenna
Torres not only convince you that you have to go vegan today,
they also give you what you need to live as a healthy and happy
vegan for the rest of your life.”
—Gary L. Francione,
distinguished professor of law, Rutgers University
In this informative and practical guide, two seasoned vegans offer
tips and advice for thriving without animal by-products. Sometimes funny and irreverent yet always aware of its serious message,
this resource for being vegan in a world that doesn’t always understand or have sympathy for the lifestyle illustrates how to go
vegan in three weeks or less by employing a “cold tofu method;”
convince family, friends, and others that there is no such thing as a
vegan cult; and survive restaurants, grocery stores, and meals with
omnivores. Also offering answers to questions such as “Do you,
like, live on apples and twigs?” this reference dispels myths and
explains the arguments for ethical, abolitionist veganism, encouraging everyone to embrace their inner vegan.
Bob Torres is the author of Making a Killing as well as several
essays that have appeared in Critical Sociology, International
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, the Journal of
Latinos and Education, and Satya magazine. Jenna Torres is a frequent personality of vegan talk shows who has been on Animal
Voices Radio and has been quoted as an expert in Newsweek, Veg
News, and Vegetarians and Vegans in the World Today. They
cohost Vegan Freak radio show and live in Colton, New York.
HEALTH/COOKING, 196 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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John Curl
“It is indeed inspiring . . . to be reminded by John Curl’s new
book of the noble history of cooperative work in the United
States.”
—Howard Zinn, author,
A People’s History of the United States
Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by
most historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines
each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social
change—farmer, union, consumer, and communalist—that have
been all but erased from collective memory. Focusing far beyond
one particular era, organization, leader, or form of cooperation,
the expansive analysis documents the multigenerational struggle
of the American working people for social justice. With an
expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, the chronicle considers
Native American times and follows the American worker from
the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United
States and those who will shape its future.
John Curl is a professional woodworker, a former city planning
commissioner, and a 30-year member of Heartwood Cooperative
Workshop in Berkeley, California. He is the author of seven
books of poetry and several historical books, including History
of Work Cooperation in America and Memories of Drop City.
He lives in Berkeley, California.
HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 506 PAGES, 6 X 9
30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781604860153 (REPLACES 9780977080410)

ISBN: 9781604860726

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A complete chronicle of international anarchist
ideas and practice

An important document on grassroots
anarchism by lifelong activists

Demanding the Impossible

The Floodgates of Anarchy

A History of Anarchism

Second edition

Peter Marshall

Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer

“[This is] the book I always recommend when asked—as I often
am—for something on the history and ideas of anarchism.”
—Noam Chomsky

“A lucid exposition of revolutionary anarchist theory.”
—Peace News

“Attractively written and fully referenced . . . bound to be the
standard history.” —Colin Ward, Times Educational Supplement
Lively and authoritative, this study of a widely misunderstood
subject skillfully navigates the rough waters of anarchistic concepts—from Taoism to Situationism, ranters to punk rockers,
individualists to communists, and anarcho-syndicalists to anarcha-feminists. Exploring key anarchist ideas of society and the
state, freedom and equality, authority and power, the record
investigates the successes and failures of anarchist movements
throughout the world. Presenting a balanced and critical survey,
the detailed document covers not only classic anarchist
thinkers—such as Godwin, Proudhon, Bakunin, Kropotkin,
Reclus, and Emma Goldman—but also other libertarian figures,
such as Nietzsche, Camus, Gandhi, Foucault, and Chomsky.
Essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what anarchists stand for and what they have achieved, this fascinating
account also includes an epilogue that examines the most recent
developments, including postanarchism and anarcho-primitivism
as well as the anarchist contributions to the peace, green, and
global justice movements of the 21st century.
Peter Marshall is a philosopher, a historian, a poet, and the
author of 15 books, including Nature’s Web: Rethinking Our
Place on Earth.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 800 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

ISBN: 9781604860641
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“Coming from a position of uncompromising class struggle . . .
[this book] has a power and directness sadly missing from some
contemporary anarchist writing. It is exciting to see it back in
print, ready for a new generation to read.”
—Barry Pateman,
associate editor, Emma Goldman Papers
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Back in print and featuring a new foreword by the authors, this
polemic approaches the subject of anarchism in relation to class
struggle. It presents an argument against class-based society and
hierarchy and advocates for a free and equal society based on
individual dignity and merit. Drawing from the authors’ experiences as activists and documenting the activities of other 20thcentury anarchists—including clandestine activities and social
change by any means—this fundamental text asserts that government is the true enemy of the people and that only through the
dissolution of government can the people put an end to exploitation and war, leading to a fully free society.
Stuart Christie is an activist for anarchism and the author of
Granny Made Me an Anarchist: General Franco, the Angry
Brigade and Me and We, the Anarchists!: A Study of the Iberian
Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927–1937. Albert Meltzer is an
activist for anarchism and the author of several books, including
Anarchism: Arguments For and Against.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781604861051 (REPLACES 9780900707797)
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A history of living life on the (straight) edge

Sober Living for the Revolution

“The most influential German anarchist
intellectual of the 20th century.”
—Paul Avrich, author, Anarchist Voices

Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge,
and Radical Politics

Revolution and Other Writings

Edited by Gabriel Kuhn

A Political Reader

Examining the multigenerational impact of punk rock music,
this international survey of the political-punk straight edge
movement—which has persisted as a drug-free, hardcore subculture for more than 25 years—traces its history from 1980s
Washington, DC, to today. Asserting that drugs are not necessarily rebellious and that not all rebels do them, the record also
defies common conceptions of straight edge’s political legacy as
being associated with self-righteous, macho posturing and conservative Puritanism. On the contrary, the movement has been
linked to radical thought and action by the countless individuals, bands, and entire scenes profiled throughout the discussion. Lively and exhaustive, this dynamic overview includes
contributions from famed straight edge punk rockers Ian
MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi, Dennis Lyxzén of
Refused and the International Noise Conspiracy, and Andy
Hurley of Fall Out Boy; legendary bands ManLiftingBanner
and Point of No Return; radical collectives such as CrimethInc.
and Alpine Anarchist Productions; and numerous other artists
and activists dedicated as much to sober living as to the fight
for a better world.

Gustav Landauer

Gabriel Kuhn is the author of Life Under the Jolly Roger:
Reflections on Golden Age Piracy and Women Pirates and the
Politics of the Jolly Roger.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/MUSIC, 352 PAGES, 6 X 9
12 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
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“If there were any justice in this world—at least as far as historical memory goes—then Gustav Landauer would be remembered,
right along with Bakunin and Kropotkin, as one of anarchism’s
most brilliant and original theorists.”
—Jesse Cohn, author,
Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation
“Should be required reading for anyone with an interest in radical social change.” —James Horrox, author, A Living Revolution
The first comprehensive collection of Gustav Landauer’s writings
in English, this valuable addition to the history of anarchism in
the early 20th century gathers more than 40 influential works by
one of Germany’s most prominent radical agitators. The readings
presented here cover Landauer’s entire political biography, from
his early anarchism of the 1890s and his philosophical reflections at the turn of the century to the subsequent establishment
of the Socialist Bund and his tireless agitation against the coming
Great War. Additional chapters on war and nationalism, the
United States and Mexico, and opinion pieces and personal letters reveal the further scope of Landauer’s thinking with pieces
on corporate capital, education, language, and Judaism.
Gustav Landauer was one of the key figures of German anarchism who influenced many prominent authors, including
Martin Buber, Walter Benjamin, and Hermann Hesse.
PHILOSOPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 528 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $32.95 (CAN $36.95)

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ISBN: 9781604860542

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An essential social narrative from the philosopher
of the New Left

An influential activist’s quintessential
ruminations on anarchism

New Reformation

Drawing the Line Once Again

Notes of a Neolithic Conservative, Second edition

Paul Goodman’s Anarchist Writings

Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman

“Paul Goodman appears increasingly as our most exemplary
intellectual, that is, the most deeply representative and the most
worthy one.”
—Theodore Solatoroff, Washington Post

“[Goodman] most passionately believed that man must not commit treason against himself, whatever the state—capitalist, socialist, et al—commands.”
—Nat Hentoff, Village Voice

“[Goodman’s] pleading, sane, frank, troubled and by now tired
voice is one of the truest and wisest in American life.”
—New York Times

“Paul Goodman has been one of the few integrated and hence
liberated people of our age . . . He may well have been the only
truly seminal libertarian thinker in our generation.”
—George Woodcock, historian of anarchism

• Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Emphasizing the importance of culture and the arts in society, this
reprint of a 1960s classic—the author’s last book of social criticism—includes a new introduction that situates the late Paul
Goodman in his era and traces the development of his characteristic insights. The probing introduction speaks for a new generation
of young scholars as it discusses the initial impact and continuing
relevance of Goodman’s problematic love affair with the radical
youth of the 1960s. Timely and compelling, Goodman’s narrative
reassesses what he considered a moral and spiritual upheaval comparable to the Protestant Reformation—“the breakdown of belief,
and the emergence of new belief, in sciences and professions, education, and civil legitimacy.” With new analysis of 1960s activism,
this survey shows that Goodman’s prescient voice is as relevant
today as it was four decades ago.
Paul Goodman is the author of Decentralizing Power and the bestselling Growing Up Absurd. He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics
and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature.
POLITICAL SCIENCE, 226 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

ISBN: 9781604860566 (REPLACES 9780394711218)
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Painting a vivid picture of 1960s counterculture ideas, this new
collection of the late Paul Goodman’s essential anarchist writings—from utopian essays to practical proposals—reveals how he
inspired the dissident youth of the era and profoundly influenced
movement theory and practice. Long out-of-print, these provocative, insightful, and incisive pieces analyze citizenship and civil
disobedience, decentralization and the organized system—all
while still mindful of the long anarchist tradition and of the
Jeffersonian democracy that resonated strongly in Goodman’s
own political thought. A potent antidote to U.S. global imperialism and domestic anomie, this collection also includes a new
introduction by Goodman’s friend and literary executor, Taylor
Stoehr, who explains why these nine core texts will thoroughly
explicate anarchism for future generations.
Paul Goodman is the author of Decentralizing Power and the bestselling Growing Up Absurd. He set the agenda for the youth movement of the 1960s and lectured on subjects ranging from politics,
and community planning to psychotherapy, religion, and literature.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/ESSAYS, 128 PAGES, 6 X 9
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A close-up look at the world of music during
a period of unprecedented change

Mr. Langshaw’s Square Piano
The Story of the First Pianos
and How They Caused a Cultural Revolution
Madeline Goold
“Goold succeeds admirably, and the thoroughness of her research is
particularly impressive . . . fascinating and informative.”
—Early Music America
“It was a serial number inside an antique piano which launched
Madeline Goold on the quest to discover its first owner . . . John
Langshaw . . . who bought it in 1807 . . . Goold’s affectionate impulse
to salute him across two centuries is justified.”
—Guardian
• Co-op available
A handwritten serial number inside a neglected 1807 Broadwood
square piano inspired this illuminating story of an almost-forgotten
musical instrument that transformed the musical and cultural perceptions of the western world. Square pianos were the first popular
pianos, and the core of the classical piano repertoire—Mozart,
Haydn, Beethoven—was written for such early pianos. This absorbing
history leads back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution and
the birth of mass production, commoditization, and global distribution of pianos from the ports of London to the shores of America and
around the world. Both an investigative story and genealogical study
that highlights a key period in music history, this chronicle closely
examines the roles of John Broadwood—the most successful piano
maker in late-Georgian London—and of one of his professional customers, Mr. John Langshaw, an organist and music master.
Madeline Goold holds a law degree from the London School of
Economics. A sculptor and artist, she has also taught piano, which
she has played since childhood.
HISTORY/MUSIC, 304 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933346212
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Mr. Langshaw, ca. 1820

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A treasure trove of French classics
for Francophiles and fans of literature

One Hundred
Great French Books
From the Middle Ages to the Present
Lance Donaldson-Evans
“Readers will appreciate this concise and vibrantly written invitation to survey the best and brightest authors of one of the great
literatures on the planet . . . Enjoy!”
—François Rigolot,
professor, French literature, Princeton University
“One hundred tasty, satisfying hors d’oeuvres to prepare the
reader’s palate for the main course—the actual reading of these
great French books.”
—Bob Mitchell, author,
Match Made in Heaven
• Co-op available
Proving that French literature has been a consistent and powerful
source of cultural influence on an international level, this provocative and concise collection of 100 timeless French masterworks spans 10 centuries. Featuring a broad spectrum of literary
genres, styles, and formats—with the entertaining inclusion of
comic books, detective novels, and science fiction—this illuminating introduction provides cultural and social context to emphasize the importance of each work in literary history. Detailing
each author’s background, historical significance, and a focused
summary of content, this fresh and lucid compilation offers a rich
panorama of one of the most fascinating and influential literatures in the world and will inspire aficionados of great writing to
seek out the complete featured masterpieces for themselves.
Lance Donaldson-Evans is a professor of Romance languages at
the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Media, Pennsylvania.

A riveting chronicle of the search for spiritual truth

The Great Medieval Heretics
Five Centuries of Religious Dissent
Michael Frassetto
“Frassetto admirably demonstrates that many who were declared
heretics have much to teach us. ”
—Library Journal
“Frassetto has made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of medieval society and religion . . . Here are utterly fascinating (and complex!) stories.” —Hans J. Hillerbrand, author,
The Division of Christendom
• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781933346120)
Replete with terror, passion, and hope, this gripping narrative history explores the intricate mysteries of medieval Europe through
the lives of the great heretics whose beliefs and practices challenged the teachings of an all-powerful church. Five centuries of
social and spiritual turmoil are covered through a vivid and
telling mix of events, personalities, and ideas. A host of figures are
discussed in detail, including Bogomil, an obscure priest from the
Balkans who introduced Manichean ideas to parishioners; Henry
the Monk, who eluded capture and prepared southern France for
the Cathars; Marguerite Porete, the great mystic who was burned
at the stake; Fra Dolcino, whose brigand followers terrorized
northern Italy; and John Wyclif and Jan Hus, the heralds of the
Reformation. By the end of the Middle Ages, the courageous lives
and beliefs of these and the other heretics discussed had transformed the religious, cultural, and political map of Europe.
Michael Frassetto teaches history at the University of Delaware and
was the religion editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica for a number
of years. He lives in Medford, New Jersey.

LITERARY CRITICISM, 224 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

HISTORY, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9
7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 MAP
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781933346229

ISBN: 9781933346236

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A visually stunning fly fishing reference

Mayfly identification made clear and simple

Matching the Hatch

The Mayfly Guide

A Practical Guide to Imitation of Insects Found
on Eastern and Western Trout Waters
Revised edition

Quick and Easy Steps to Identifying Nymphs,
Duns, and Spinners

Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr.

Al Caucci
Photographs by Bob Nastasi

“In my opinion, [Ernest Schwiebert] was the most important
figure of the 20th century in the fly fishing world.”
—Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize–winner
and former executive editor, New York Times

“At last, a pocket guide to aquatic insects comparable in quality
and practicality to the Peterson’s Field Guides. This book will fill
the stream with hatch-matchers at last . . . bugs made decipherable!”
—John Randolph, Flyfisherman Magazine

• Advertising in Trout Magazine
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

• Advertising in Drake and Trout Magazine
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

Region by region, season by season, this update to the classic flyfishing manual contains all of the information about the structure,
appearance, and habits of the insects that signal the favorite feeding times of various fish. With commentary on dozens of mayflies,
stone flies, and caddis flies as well as on crane flies, dragonflies,
damsel flies, fish flies, backswimmers, and scuds, this is the ultimate resource for fly fishermen looking to understand the rivers to
fish in various situations and how to identify the flies in their different stages. Along with this useful information, the guide is supplemented by large and detailed artwork of the insects as well as a
review of the history of fly-fishing, thoughts on the ethics of
angling, and anecdotes from the author’s fly-fishing experience.

For anglers looking to increase their catch, this indispensable
guide reveals the steps to easily and confidently identifying the
three stages—nymph, dun, and spinner—of many common
mayfly species found in North America. Including information
on when and where mayflies hatch and how trout feed on them
along with illustrated species charts, this reference avoids the
abstractions of complex scientific keys and words and instead
favors a practical and visual approach that supports quick learning. Waterproof pages and a small trim size enhance the guide’s
portability, making it as sensible as it is useful.

Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout
Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon
Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & Stream,
Fly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield. He was
the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper, Nymphs
Volumes I and II, Remembrance of Rivers Past, and Trout.
SPORTS/SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 9
200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 TABLES, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780979903786 (REPLACES 9780883170762)
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Al Caucci is a world-renowned angler, the author of Mayfly Easy
ID, and was inducted into the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame and currently operates Al Caucci Fly Fishing, a fly-fishing destination
travel service. He lives in Starlight, Pennsylvania. Bob Nastasi
cofounded Comparahatch Ltd. and the Caucci/Nastasi Fly
Fishing School for trout and bonefish. They are the coauthors of
Comparahatch, Fly Tyer’s Color Guide, Hatches, Hatches II, and
Instant Mayfly Identification Guide.
SPORTS/NATURE, 80 PAGES, 4.75 X 6.5
80 COLOR PHOTOS, 126 LINE DRAWINGS,
28 TABLES, 1 MAP, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780979903793
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An attractive assortment of the
finest trout in North America

Charmingly illustrated gamefish
note cards

Splendid portraits of the fiercest
bluewater gamefish

Trout of North
America

Saltwater Gamefish
of North America

Bluewater Gamefish
of North America

Eighteen Card Set

Eighteen Card Set

Eighteen Card Set

Illustrations by Joseph R. Tomelleri

Illustrations by Flick Ford

Illustrations by Flick Ford

• Advertising in Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly
Fishing 2009, Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly
Fishing 2010, and Trout magazine (Winter,
Spring, and Fall 2009)
• Author to appear at 2010 fly-fishing shows
in Denver (January 9–11); Marlborough,
Massachusetts (January 16–18); Somerset,
New Jersey (January 23–25); Charlotte,
North Carolina (January 30–31); Bellevue,
Washington (February 6–8); Portland,
Oregon (February 14–15); Pasadena,
California (February 21–22); and
Pleasanton, California (February 27–28,
March 1)
• Author’s previous books sold more than
200,000 copies

• Advertising in Trout magazine
• Author’s previous books sold more than
35,000 copies

• Advertising in Trout Magazine
• Author’s previous books sold more than
35,000 copies

Artfully capturing the distinct and luminescent details of the most popular and
beautiful saltwater game fish found along
the coastal regions of northern America,
this exquisite set of 18 note cards are
comprised of the unique painting reproductions of a world-renowned artist and
dedicated angler. With three cards for each
subject—the striped bass, bonefish, false
albacore, tarpon, redfish, and snook—
these faithfully illustrated hard-fighting
fish are printed on high-quality paper
stock and presented in a sturdy keepsake
case reminiscent of a vintage cigar box.
Classically crafted and beautifully
detailed, this deluxe card set is the ideal
gift for appreciators of the world of
nature, and a stylishly creative way to correspond with the passionate inshore and
offshore angler.

Featuring a variety of card-sized prints of
hard-fighting bluewater gamefish, this
exquisite card collection reproduces the
beauty of these sublime creatures. With six
species of fish—the blue marlin, sailfish,
swordfish, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna,
and dolphinfish—this card set makes a
perfect gift for passionate inshore and offshore anglers. Each illustration is reproduced from an original painting, finely
printed on high-quality paper stock, and
presented in a colorful and sturdy keepsake box.

Depicting the most beautiful trout of the
U.S. and Canada, this exquisitely reproduced 18-card collection is based on photography from more than 20 years of
traveling and fly-fishing the continent. Each
elegantly printed set features six distinct
types of trout, illustrated in breathtaking
detail. This appealing array—complete
with a keepsake box and envelopes—is the
perfect gift for the passionate angler.
Joseph R. Tomelleri is an artist and the
author of About Trout, Cutthroat: Native
Trout of the West, Fishes of Alabama, and
Trout and Salmon of North America. He
lives in Leawood, Kansas.
SPORTS/NATURE, 18 PAGES, 10.25 X 5
1 COLOR PHOTO, 18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
CARD DECK, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780979903717

Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50
Greatest World Record Catches and Fish:
77 Great Fish of North America. He lives
in Albany, New York.

Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50
Greatest World Record Catches and Fish:
77 Great Fish of North America. He lives
in Albany, New York.
SPORTS/NATURE, 18 CARDS, 8 X 6
18 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780979903779
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SPORTS/NATURE, 18 PAGES, 8 X 6
6 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780979903762
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SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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A slew of enchanting mayfly illustrations

A striking artistic array of saltwater game fish

Mayflies of North America
Print Set

Saltwater Gamefish
of North America Poster

Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr.

Illustrations by Flick Ford

• Advertising in Blacks Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2009, Blacks
Sporting Directory: Fly Fishing 2010, and Trout Magazine
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
• Posters shipped in sturdy tubes

• Posters shipped in sturdy tubes

Featuring numerous illustrations of mayfly duns and spinners on
four prints, this pristine collection of drawings enlarges these
tiny critters to reveal their complex structures and wide range of
beautiful colors. Including all of the mayfly species important to
anglers across North America—from the tiny, blue-winged, olive
“psuedos” to the chunky, yellow drakes—each illustration is
augmented by a high level of detail. Organized by the mayfly’s
time of emergence and life-stages and labeled with common and
up-to-date scientific names, this fantastic collection makes a
great gift for experienced and novice fishermen alike.
Ernest G. Schwiebert Jr. was a founding member of Trout
Unlimited, the Federation of Flyfishers, and Theodore Gordon
Flyfishers and a regular contributor to Esquire, Field & Stream,
Fly Fisherman, the New York Times, and Sports Afield. He was
the illustrator and the author of Death of a Riverkeeper; Nymphs
Volumes I and II, Revised Editions; Remembrance of Rivers Past;
and Trout.
SPORTS/NATURE, 4 POSTERS, 12 X 17.75
120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $85.00 (CAN $93.95)

ISBN: 9780979903731
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Skillfully reproduced from the distinct and meticulous paintings
of an acclaimed artist and passionate fly fisherman, this exceptional collection showcases the saltwater game fish that inhabit
the coasts of America on a striking wall poster. With 35 unique
and popular species replicated in breathtaking detail and reflecting relative scale, this collage is illustrated with astounding fidelity and a fine art charm. Including such species as striped bass,
redfish, bonefish, striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, false albacore,
and dolphinfish, this poster can assist anglers in the often tricky
identification of a particular species. Brilliantly colored and
printed on high quality paper to ensure longevity, this essential
saltwater game fish reference is perfect for the home or office of
the dedicated sports fisherman, the weekend angler, or nature
lovers with a penchant for striking wall art.
Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His
fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest
World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North
America. He lives in Albany, New York.
SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 24 X 36
35 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780979903748
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A faithful reproduction of a celebrated artist’s
painting of the striped bass

An artistically detailed collage of the many
unique species of trout

Striped Bass Poster

Trout of North America Poster

Flick Ford

Joseph R. Tomelleri

Encapsulating the true dimension and uncommon beauty of a
hefty 39-inch striper caught off the coast of Massachusetts by the
illustrator—a renowned artist and passionate angler—this referential poster represents the most accurate and detailed illustration
of a striped bass ever made available to the public. With dedication to authenticity and a unique artistic perspective, this charming reproduction is a colorful and essential adornment for the
walls of fly-fishing fanatics and appreciators of the striped bass.

“Amazing illustrations . . . [His] fish shimmer on the pages.”
—Publishers Weekly

Flick Ford is an accomplished fly fisherman and a painter. His
fine art illustrations have been featured in Big: The 50 Greatest
World Record Catches and Fish: 77 Great Fish of North
America. He lives in Albany, New York.
SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 36 X 24
1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780979903755
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“Joseph Tomelleri is the best fish illustrator I’ve ever seen.
Period.”
—Gary Soucie, Audubon magazine
“Tomelleri’s illustrations just have to be seen to be believed.”
—John Gierach, author, Trout Bum
• Advertising in Trout magazine
Masterfully illustrated and designed to capture the intricate
details of 34 species of trout found in American waters, this
essential collection of elite angler quarry are dutifully presented
on one delightful poster. With faithful attention to detail and
accuracy and representative in relative scale, each fish—from the
tiny golden trout to the massive steelhead—is painstakingly
replicated at 40 percent of average size. Reflective of the
immense popularity of fishing among avid anglers throughout
America and the world, and essential as a reference for easy
identification of each distinct species, this colorful and fastidiously accurate poster—by the foremost authority on trout illustration in the country—is a truly remarkable addition to any
fisherman’s functional art collection.
Joseph R. Tomelleri is an illustrator whose work has appeared
in About Trout, Cutthroat: Native Trout of the West, Fishes of
Alabama, and Trout and Salmon of North America. His work is
featured in the Trout of North America Eighteen Card Set and
the Trout of North America Poster. He lives in Leawood, Kansas.
SPORTS/NATURE, 1 POSTER, 25 X 38
34 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780979903724
RIGHTS: WORLD
SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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Homemade projects for a crocheter to enjoy making, keeping, or giving away

Interweave Presents Crocheted Gifts
Irresistable Projects to Make & Give
Kim Werker

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• Co-op available
• Advertising in Interweave Crochet magazine
• Author’s previous books sold more than 45,000 copies
A guide to making stylish crocheted gifts year-round, this collection of projects from today’s most popular crochet designers is full of perfect projects for every occasion. The first small project book to focus exclusively on crochet, the innovative, unusual, and imaginative
designs are provided by various crochet stars such as Doris Chan, Kathy Merrick, Robyn Chachula, and Annie Modesitt, and many others.
From easy-to-crochet to more advanced techniques, each project is accompanied by stylish photography and step-by-step crochet instructions. Crocheters will learn to play with color and build color confidence while creating wearables and home
décor projects—all using fine yarns and big hooks to achieve a crochet fabric that is fluid and never stiff.
Also available:
Directions on changing colors in crochet, stranding techniques, and how to work over yarn tails are also provided. From baby gifts and mittens for the whole family to home décor and fancy lace, this book is the ultimate
gift-giving resource for crocheters, full of various projects they will love to make and be proud to give away.
Kim Werker is the author or coauthor of several crochet books, including Crochet Me and Teach Yourself
Visually Crocheting, and a cohost of Knitting Daily TV. She is the former editor of Interweave Crochet
magazine and the founder of CrochetMe.com. She has written for Crochet Today, Knit.1, and Yarn Market
News magazines. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781596681071
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Crochet Me
9781596680449
$21.95 (CAN $27.95)

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Interweave Presents Knitted Gifts
Irresistible Projects to Make & Give
Ann Budd
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in Interweave Gifts magazine, Interweave Knits magazine, and KnitScene magazine
• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies
Offering more than 30 projects for any occasion—birthday, anniversary, thank-you, get well, bon voyage,
new baby, Christmas, and more—this collection focuses on small knitting projects that can be completed in a relatively short
period of time. The classic to contemporary projects are from a variety of top knitwear designers, including Nancy Bush, Mags
Kandis, Pam Allen, Véronik Avery, Chrissy Gardiner, Marta McCall, Kathy Merrick, and Kristin Nicholas. Sample projects
include garments and accessories for the entire family, gifts for four-legged friends, and items for the home, ranging from beautiful hats, bags, scarves, socks, mittens, and gloves to unique gifts such as a felted oven mitt, napkin rings, baby blocks, a hobby
horse, a catnip mouse, a car seat–friendly baby bunting, and floral ballet shoes.
With detailed instructions and helpful photos, these projects are perfect for knitters
Also available:
looking for small projects to keep or give away.
Ann Budd is a book editor and the former senior editor of Interweave Knits magazine. She is the author of The Best of Interweave Knits, Getting Started Knitting
Socks, The Knitter’s Handy Book series, and Simple Style, and a coauthor of Bag
Style, Color Style, and Wrap Style. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 136 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781596680913
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

The Best of
Interweave Knits
9781596680333
$24.95 (CAN $29.95)

Getting Started
Knitting Socks
9781596680296
$18.95 (CAN $22.95)

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Expert know-how that will inspire timid knitters to leave their
comfort zones and tackle new challenges

Fearless Knitting Workbook
The Step-by-Step Guide to Knitting Confidence
Jennifer E. Seiffert
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Interweave Knits, Interweave Knits Gifts, and Spin-Off
Designed to empower knitters with practical knowledge of how yarn becomes fabric and to
boost confidence in tackling common obstacles and mistakes made during the process, this
knitting how-to guides fiber artists to success in their craft by explaining each word of standard knitting instructions. This illustrated guide offers classically designed swatch exercises—such as knit-and-purl patterns, cables, shaping, and lace—that can later be combined to
create pillow covers, throws, or scarves, in addition to tutorials on how to identify stitches
that are properly mounted and master basic stitch movements and math required for each
exercise. Promoting a deeper understanding of knitting and its facets and encouraging a bold
approach to some of the more complex and daunting knitting styles and designs, this
informative manual is essential in assisting knitters of all levels in gaining crafting mastery.
Jennifer E. Seiffert is a knitter, a technical writer, and a teacher. She lives in Warsaw, Indiana.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8 X 9
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781596681491
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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Advanced techniques for crafting
premium knitwear

Knitwear Design Workshop
The Comprehensive Guide to Handknits
Shirley Paden
• $25,000 marketing budget, co-op available
• Advertising in Fiberarts, KnitScene, Piecework, and Stitch
From the initial spark of inspiration to the sewing of the last
seam, this advanced manual to knitwear design provides
knitters with the foundation to take their projects to the next
level. The five exceptional projects demonstrate the level of
uniqueness and beauty that can be achieved with these
expert techniques and how to achieve the elusive “perfect
fit” that defines a successful end product. Knitters will gain a
clearer understanding of commercial pattern instructions,
improve their attention to detail with a meaningful test
swatch, and acquire a stronger knowledge of proper body
and garment measurements.
Shirley Paden is the owner and founder of Shirley Paden
Custom Knits. She teaches master knitting classes for the
fashion industry and conducts seminars on lace, entrelac,
cables, color knitting, and finishing techniques. She lives in
New York City.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 304 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.25
150 COLOR PHOTOS, 200 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $34.95)

ISBN: 9781596680869
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Inspired rejuvenations of a revered
crafting technique

Dazzling knits infuse ancient Incan designs
with a modern eye

All New Homespun Handknit

Inca Knits

25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn

Designs Inspired by South American Traditions

Amy Clarke Moore

Marianne Isager

• Advertising in Interweave Knits and Spin-Off
• Homespun Handknit sold more than 60,000 copies
• Author’s previous books sold more than 35,000 copies

• Advertising in Interweave Knits and Spin-Off
• Author’s previous titles sold more than 11,000 copies

A follow-up to the original Homespun Handknit—a perennial
bestseller for two decades—this collection revitalizes the craft of
handspun yarn for a whole new generation of spinners and knitters. Packed with modern and traditional spinning know-how
and 25 sophisticated, easy-to-learn projects, the guide helps
crafters create unique gifts and wearable fashion while refining
their skills and enhancing their understanding of this popular art
form. With designs from some of the most influential knitters
and spinners working today—including Kathryn Alexander,
Jeanine Bakridges, and Abby Franquemont—this inspiring
resource features hats, mittens, scarves, socks, bags, children’s
items, wraps, and home décor options to challenge fiber artists
of all skill levels. Imparting essential and informative advice—on
measuring yarns, reviewing woolen versus worsted, drive/tension
differences, special techniques, and basic yarn dynamics—and
complemented by basic knitting and spinning glossaries, this
refreshing contemporary companion to a much-loved classic is
an indispensable addition to every craft lover’s bookshelf.
Amy Clarke Moore is the editor of Spin-It! and Spin-Off and the
coauthor of Beaded Embellishments. She lives in Denver, Colorado.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
50 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681446
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Incorporating the vibrant style of ancient Incan knitting with a
nod to contemporary trends, this new collection of knitwear
designs features 25 garments that bring the vibrant and geometric
motifs of the South American tradition to the 21st century. By
innovatively combining knit-and-purl techniques in lightweight
yarns, the stunning colors, stripes, and zigzags of South American
patterns are complemented by subtle textures. All the featured
projects are suitable for any intermediate knitter, with instructions
and charts for each pattern as well as a glossary to clarify various
knitting techniques. Beyond its instructional role, this guide also
directs knitters to find inspiration for their own designs by examining the landscape, wildlife, and pottery of the high Andes.
Marianne Isager is the author of Classic Knits, Japanese Inspired
Knits, and Knitting out of Africa. She is a textile artist whose
knit garments are sold throughout Denmark, Norway, Sweden,
and Germany. She has had numerous exhibitions of her work in
Europe as well as in Japan and the United States and has taught
at design and craft schools.
Also available:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
60 COLOR PHOTOS,
50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681163
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Japanese
Inspired Knits
9781596681149
$22.95 (CAN $25.95)

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Fresh interpretations of timeless
Norwegian knits

A beginner’s guide to handcrafted weaving

The New Stranded Colorwork
20 Contemporary Designs

One-of-a-Kind Bags
with Folk Weaving Techniques

Mary Scott Huff

Sara Lamb

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Interweave Knits, Interweave Knits Gifts,
and Piecework

• Advertising in Handwoven Magazine

Classic Norwegian knitting techniques are reinvigorated with a
modern twist in this clear and concise handbook to stranded
colorwork. Featuring 20 innovative and fun projects—such as
the Lotus Blossom Vest, the Go for Baroque Tote, the Counting
Crows Pullover, and the Wedding Belle Cardigan—this guide
accompanies each with detailed instructional outlines in the
tutorial section and is perfect for a variety of skill levels. Going
beyond the usual snowflake and reindeer motifs of traditional
Norwegian patterns, this modern resource addresses a niche few
other knitting guides have explored and offers a technique section that is enjoyable thanks to its conversational tone.
Advanced techniques are also highlighted, such as managing
two balls of yarn, adding steeks, and finishing cut edges.
Mary Scott Huff is a lifetime knitter who teaches knitting classes using her elegant, whimsical designs. She lives in Amherst,
Massachusetts.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
60 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681118
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

Woven Treasures

With weaving enjoying a resurgence in popularity among
crafters and cottage industries worldwide, this guide enables
novice weavers to explore basic folk techniques and styles to
produce beautiful and evocative handcrafted works of art. From
creative conception to completion, aspiring fiber artists are given
accessible yet in-depth instructions on hand-manipulating weaving techniques, such as soumak, twining, cut pile, cardweaving,
inkle weaving, and plain weave. Containing six easy-to-follow
weaving tutorials and projects for eight exquisite hand-woven
bags, this manual encourages personal, creative distinctions and
promotes understanding and appreciation of the color and textural components of traditional folk weaving style. Designed to
instill a sense of creativity and accomplishment through the
learned techniques and finished product, this delightful guide is
certain to become an essential reference for those starting out in
the rewarding and inspirational field of fiber arts.
Sara Lamb is a well-known fiber artist and teacher in weaving,
dyeing, and spinning. She has written for Handwoven and SpinOff magazines and contributed to the books All New Homespun
Handknit, Colorworks, Handspun Treasures from Old Peru, and
Homespun Handknit. She lives in Grass Valley, California.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
5 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681026
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The style and freedom of appliqué sewing

Sew Liberated
30 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist
Meg McElwee
• $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Piecework, Stitch,
and Quilting Arts magazines
Resurrecting the art of appliqué—a technique in which
pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and
other creations—this enlightening resource provides
today’s generation of “sewists” with a technique that can
be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some sewing experience
looking to break away from the restrictions of traditional patterns, this guide offers the details for both hand
and machine appliqué techniques, as well as a history of
appliqué and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts.
Featured are 25 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging
from aprons, skirts, pillows, and totes to a duvet cover,
wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, and scarf. With step-bystep instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive
how-to embroidery instructions, this is an all-in-one
resource and guide.
Meg McElwee is an internationally certified Montessori
teacher, a successful sewing pattern designer, and
the author of the blog Sew Liberated. She lives in
Amherst, Maryland.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
120 COLOR PHOTOS, 160 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681613
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS DECEMBER

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Exquisite insight into creating functional
and fashionable Japanese-style handbags

Carry Me
30 Boutique Bags to Sew
Yuka Koshizen
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors and Stitch Magazine
Highlighting the extraordinary influence Japanese craft
has imparted on the world of fiber arts, this brilliantly
illustrated manual showcases the stylish sensibilities of
eastern expertise in creating gorgeously sophisticated
handbags. Revealing a balanced selection of cleverly
constructed handbags, exclusive pull-out pattern templates, intricate details and instructions, and simple
sewing techniques, sewers are shown how to create distinct and fashionable works of functional art, such as a
wool tweed travel bag, a stylish denim bag with grommet and zipper details, a roomy tote with contrast lining
and inside pockets, a handy laptop bag, a wool messenger bag with flower detail, and a soft luggage tote. With
several concepts offering matching companion projects—such as change purses, drawstring bags, and
wristlets—and accessible advice and information, this
lively guide will inspire sewers of all experience levels.
Yuka Koshizen is a fabric designer, a writer, and the former editor of a fashion magazine.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 112 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.5
100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681842
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Cute overload, Japanese-style

Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy
60 Motifs to Stitch Everywhere
Ayaka Otsuka
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors (November/December),
Fiberarts(November/December, Winter), and Stitch
(November/December)
The irresistible and adorable cat and dog motifs in this project book take Japanese cuteness to a whole new level. The
more than 60 original embroidered motifs are shown in stepby-step detail for stitching, and the array of projects includes
home accessories, apparel items, and fashion ornaments.
Complete sewing instructions for each project insure an ideal
backdrop for the embroidered embellishments. Beginners will
appreciate the detailed illustrations and explanations of the
embroidery stitches used through-out the book, while experienced stitchers will be inspired by the contemporary project
designs to take their creativity to the next level. Endearing
dozy kittens, frisky puppies playing with bones, wagging tails,
and paw prints galore guarantee that no cloth surface is safe
from a cute attack.
Ayaka Otsuka is a professional embroiderer and an accomplished teacher of embroidery technique. Her original designs
have been featured in numerous magazines and books.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
120 COLOR PHOTOS, 122 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681835
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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How to craft cuddly stuffed critters

Sew Me, Love Me
Best Stuffed Friends to Make
Hsiu-Lan Kuei
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts,
and Stitch magazines
Perfect for any sewer with a love for animals, this delightful handbook to crafting homemade stuffed animals features 12 fabric and sock animals that are guaranteed to
charm. Making appearances are Poppo Piggy, with a big
button nose and floppy ears; Jeff Bear, with his lanky
body smartly dressed in a turtleneck and corduroy pants;
and Wind Lion, with a mane of colorful fabric scraps and
a sideways expression. Sewers will learn not only quirky
embellishment techniques—from creating button noses or
ribbon hair to hand-embroidering faces—but also how to
craft clothing accessories such as dresses, tops, scarves,
hats, skirts, and pants. Step-by-step illustrations and pattern templates keep the crafting process clear and simple;
and because many of the accessories are made from socks,
fabric scraps, and trims, these stuffed animals make a perfectly adorable—and affordable—gift.
Hsiu-Lan Kuei is a costume designer and an illustrator.
She primarily uses fabric scraps and recycled fabric cloth
for her doll creations.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10
120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681828
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An engaging collection of contemporary fabric projects

I Love Patchwork
25 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew
Rashida Coleman-Hale
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Quilting Arts, and Stitch
Offering a modern approach to traditional fabric design, this charming instructional illustrates
how to create sophisticated patchwork projects by combining linen and print fabrics using
simple quilting procedures. Presenting a diverse collection of projects—many inspired by the
Japanese zakka aesthetic—such as a travel sewing kit, sewing machine cover, table runner,
apron, eco bag, towels, calendar, lap quilt, tote bag, pillowcase, and shoulder bag, all designs
are fun, functional, and easy to master. Combining sewing, appliqué, quilting, and patchwork techniques with thoughtful advice on how to select, work with, and care for linen, this colorful handbook
is brimming with sophisticated and innovative projects to challenge and inspire both beginning and
intermediate sewers and quilters.
Rashida Coleman-Hale studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, sells her designs
on Etsy.com, and has contributed to Stitch magazine. She lives in New York City.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
150 COLOR PHOTOS, 150 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681422
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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The Harmony Guides
Edited by Kate Haxell
• Co-op available
• The Harmony Guides series includes 101 Stitches to Crochet (9781596681019), 101 Stitches to Knit (9781596681002),
Basic Crochet Stitches (9781596680814), and Crochet Stitch Motifs (9781596680838)
Kate Haxell is a crafter, an editor, a publisher, and the author of Customizing Cool Clothing, Decorative Knitting,
First Knits, Simple Handmade Garden Furniture, Simple Handmade Storage, and The Seed Bead Book.

An expansive resource of crochet
finishing designs

Valuable inspiration for unique embellishments

Crochet Edgings & Trims

Knit Edgings & Trims
150 Stitches

150 Stitches

• Advertising in Interweave Knits

• Advertising in Interweave Crochet

Offering clear, concise instructions and photographs for a variety
of knit edgings and projects, this dependable handbook provides
guidance to knitters facing the challenge of finding the perfect
edging or finishing for their projects. From adorning highly textured lace with trim to revamping basic sweater silhouettes with
unique edgings, this is the perfect portable one-stop source for
stitch inspiration. The unique and surprising results are guaranteed to keep knitters in stitches for years to come.

Offering clear, concise instructions, charts, and photographs for
a variety of crochet edgings and trims, this dependable handbook
provides guidance and inspiration to crocheters seeking the perfect edging or finishing to complement their projects. Gathering
an abundance of gorgeous traditional and contemporary designs,
this valuable reference covers a multitude of stitches and applications and is the perfect portable one-stop source for stitch inspiration. Whether explaining the construction of a highly textured
lace trim or demonstrating a technique to embellish a basic
sweater silhouette with a distinctive border, this compendium is
sure keep the discerning crocheter in stitches for years to come.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5
200 COLOR PHOTOS, 150 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681729
RIGHTS: US & CANADA

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 8.5
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681736
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

Also available in The Harmony Guides series:

INTERWEAVE PRESS NOVEMBER

Knit & Purl
9781596680562
$22.95 (CAN $28.95)

Lace & Eyelets
9781596680579
$22.95 (CAN $28.95)

Cables & Arans
9781596680586
$22.95 (CAN $28.95)

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A handy how-to of crafting with
harmonious hues

A thorough and environmentally sound guide
to naturally dyed fibers

Crochet in Color
Techniques and Designs for Playing with Color

The Complete Guide
to Natural Dyeing

Kathy Merrick

Fabric, Yarn and Fiber

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies

Eva Lambert and Tracy Kendall

Revealing the secrets to designing with color in unique and unexpected ways, this innovative resource offers 20 original patterns
that explore sophisticated ways to play with color and build
color confidence for all crocheters. Various projects are featured,
from clothing and accessories to home décor, all of which are
crafted with fine yarns and big hooks to create a fluid fabric that
is never stiff. Ideal for all skill levels, chapters include single- and
two-color designs, which teaches a pleated hat and triangular
shawl; Stripes, which offers a half-circle bag and an Afghan;
Color Blocks, featuring a chain lace shawl and a pillow;
Stranded, detailing mittens and a patterned yoke sweater; and
Random Color, which highlights a round tea table cover, among
many other projects. With various tips and tricks—such as a proportion guide for working with color bands, techniques on
stranding and working over yarn tails, and simple ways to finish
a project—this definitive handbook will encourage crocheters to
experiment with color, design outside their comfort zones, and
make unique color combinations work.
Kathy Merrick is a fiber artist with more than 30 years of experience crocheting and knitting and the author of Crochet Me. She
lives in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Handwoven,
Interweave Knits, Quilting Arts, Spin-Off, and Stitch
Exploring natural and foolproof dyeing techniques—to coincide
with the high demand for organic and rustic approaches to fiber
arts—this colorful guide expertly utilizes the many modern and
traditional methods intrinsic to creating beautiful fibers. Demonstrating that the use of natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber
can be simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable, this
thoughtful instructional is ideal for quilters looking to give their
projects an edge, spinners searching for an eco twist, and knitters
on a quest for that perfect color of yarn—all of whom will learn
how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums and how to mix dye baths for unique results.
Including comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing; step-by-step sequences to simply and concisely explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff; and methods for
both solid and semisolid dyeing, this quintessential dyeing manual
provides novices and seasoned artists alike with plenty of
thoughtful inspiration to get creative the natural way.
Eva Lambert is a fiber artist and the owner of the Shilashair
shop in the UK. She has also done historical dyeing for the
Victoria and Albert Millennium Exhibition. Tracy Kendall
designs her own range of innovative wallpapers. She is the
author of The Fabric & Yarn Dyer's Handbook.

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10
400 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

INTERWEAVE PRESS OCTOBER

ISBN: 9781596681811

ISBN: 9781596681125

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A delightful foray into past and present applications
of the humble spindle

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Respect the Spindle
Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool
Abby Franquemont
• Advertising in Interweave Knits, Knitting Daily dedicated email, and Spin-Off
Enjoying resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one
of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this
beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step
instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional
spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple projects designed to instill confidence in creating a
variety of yarns with this simple tool. Combining fascinating historical narratives, traditions, and cultures
from around the globe with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle also boasts easyto-follow, contemporary techniques and styles that affirm the tool’s enduring legacy.
Abby Franquemont is an accomplished textile researcher, a technical writer, and a fiber artist. Her writing
has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, and Twist Collective, and she is a coauthor of the forthcoming More
Homespun Handknit. She lives in Lebanon, Ohio.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681552
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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A creativity book that focuses on finding
one’s quilting voice

Art + Quilt
Design Principles and Creativity Exercises
Lyric Kinard
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Quilting Arts,
and Stitch
Secrets for quilting success are presented through a variety of
techniques, exercises, and insider tips to inspire novice quilters and experienced textile artists to make genuine works of
art. Simplifying the basic fundamentals of art and teaching
the underlying principles of the visual language, this guide
explores texture, shape, line, color, and value with examples
and hands-on exercises. Essential principles—such as focal
point, balance, repetition, scale, and space—are paired with
creativity exercises while guest essays, guest artwork, and
inspiring artwork from the author allow readers to analyze
how other artists utilize key artistic elements or principles
and see how to successfully use these elements in their own
work. Both a personal creativity coach and a guide for a
hobbyist or professional artist, this reference clarifies quilting goals and takes the craft to the next level through design
and composition.
Lyric Kinard is an award-winning master quilter whose articles have appeared in Quilting Arts magazine, and her works
have been featured in numerous books and exhibitions. She
lives in Cary, North Carolina.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781596681064
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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A pioneering exploration of the versatile
paper-cloth medium

Stitch Alchemy
Combining Fabric & Paper
for Mixed Media Art
Kelli Perkins
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Cloth Paper Scissors, Fiberarts, Quilting Arts,
and Stitch
Mixing the versatility of paper with the dimensional qualities of cloth, this inventive handbook to crafting with
“paper-cloth” provides mixed-media artists with the knowledge to easily transform their works into collaged quilts
using embellishment techniques, such as painting, stitching,
needlefelting, and beading. Though the technique is inexpensive and requires less space, equipment, and skill than dyeing
fabrics for quilt making, readers will learn step-by-step how
the use of paper-cloth—from making the paper-cloth itself;
adding color and interest to the foundation with inks, stains,
paints, and glazes; texturizing; implementing printmaking
techniques; and more—can allow layers of complexity and
textural appeal. Common projects include art quilts, art
dolls, jewelry, and artist books. Perfect for artists interested
in altered art, found and recycled art, needle felting, and
nontraditional elements, this original resource is the first to
cross the paper and cloth mediums.

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Kelli Perkins is a librarian and a mixed-media artist. Her
work has been featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, and she has
taught at the International Quilt Festival. She lives in
Holland, Michigan.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681132
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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An exhaustive resource for jewelry of all forms

The Encyclopedia
of Contemporary
Jewelry Making Techniques
A Comprehensive Guide for Jewelers
and Metalsmiths
Vanetta Seecharran
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Beadwork, Fiber Arts, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step
Wire Jewelry, and Stringing
The ultimate guide for the experimental jeweler, this complete
how-to offers detailed instructions and clear photographs for
working with all kinds of materials. From rubber, resin, glass,
leather, and paper to plastics, ceramics, textiles, and natural and
found objects, these options, along with precious and nonprecious metals, can all be used individually or combined in a
mixed-media piece. Preceded by a helpful introduction offering
guidance on essential tools and inspirational advice for selfdesigned projects, the main section is organized by material or
media, providing details on the properties and possibilities for
each as well as some inspiring examples of jewelry made using
the techniques described. For the finishing touch, information on
various surface textures that can be achieved for each media as
well as ideas for various clasps and closures are shared.
Vannetta Seecharran is jewelry designer and maker and owns a
workshop in London. She teaches contemporary jewelry techniques at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and at
Camberwell College of Art in London.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 160 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75
250 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781596681460
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An inspiring collection of fashionable
wire earrings

101 Wire Earrings
Step-by-Step Projects and Techniques
Denise Peck
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Beadwork, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads,
Step by Step Wire Jewlery, and Stringing
• Author’s previous book sold more than 13,500 copies
Providing detailed descriptions on how to intricately craft stylish
wire earrings, this beautifully illustrated guide offers simple yet
elegant projects that are inexpensive and easily accomplished.
Easy-to-follow instructions and comprehensive definitions guide
the jewelry maker through the many elements of wire working,
such as headpins, jump rings, hoops, loops, spirals, and ear
wires, clearly highlighting the techniques and detailing the quality materials necessary to produce functional and innovative
works of wearable art. With a diverse selection of 101 contemporary earring projects submitted from top designers, wire
crafters of all skill levels will hone their talents while discovering
new and inspirational ideas for producing unique and creative
works in one of the fastest growing trends of modern jewelry art.
Denise Peck is a wire/metal jewelry artist, the editor in chief of
Step by Step Wire Jewelry, a senior editor for Jewelry Artist, and a
projects editor for Step by Step Beads.
She is the author of Wire Style and is a
Also available:
metalsmith with a bench jeweler’s certificate. She lives in Philadelphia.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
110 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR
ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781596681415
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Wire Style
9781596680708
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Simple yet effective techniques for constructing
designer jewelry

A one-of-a-kind guide to mixed-media
techniques in beaded jewelry

Chain Style

Seed Bead Fusion

50 Contemporary Jewelry Designs

18 Projects to Stitch, Wire & String

Jane Dickerson

Rachel Nelson-Smith

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Easy Wire, Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Wire Jewelry,
and Stringing

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Beadwork, Cloth Paper Scissors, Jewelry Artist,
Step by Step Beads, and Step by Step Wire Jewelry

Incorporating chain as a key element in jewelry design is becoming increasingly popular, and this handy instructional assists jewelry artists in discovering the ease and affordability of
manipulating the medium to produce stunning and fashionable
pieces. Using commonly found chain metals, such as brass, copper, sterling silver, gunmetal, aluminum, base metal, and goldtone, this extensive and accessible reference presents 50 fun and
creative methods for showcasing chain styles to make even the
most inexperienced designer look like a pro. Covering basic
essential techniques—including opening and closing jump rings,
cutting, oxidizing, and hammering—this informative and engaging manual focuses on simple chain styles that can be constructed to form clean, modern, wearable art.

Featuring 18 exciting projects presented with detailed step-bystep photography, color variations, and practical illustrations,
this fresh approach to seed bead jewelry teaches crafters how to
combine materials, techniques, colors, inspiration, and design
ideas for jewelry with a contemporary edge. Inspired by a wide
range of sources—from Indian Punjabi folk costumes to Native
American beading—the designs in this inventive resource fuse
materials such as silver, copper wire, seed beads, Czech glass, and
crystals into these traditional arts in order to achieve a unique
outcome. All of the basic beadweaving stitches, wirework, and
stringing techniques are explained and illustrated.

Jane Dickerson is the managing editor of Jewelry Gifts for the
Holidays and Step by Step Beads. She is the editor of Creative
Jewelry 2008 and is a contributing editor to Step by Step Wire
Jewelry. She lives in St. Davids, Pennsylvania.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
70 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

Rachel Nelson-Smith is a teacher and a jewelry designer whose
work has been displayed at the Milpitas Museum, Santa Cruz
Metro Center, and other locations in the California Bay Area. A
number of her original projects have appeared in Bead & Button
and Bead Style. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 9
200 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681569

ISBN: 9781596681507

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A stunning collection of easy
and affordable projects

Contemporary
Copper Jewelry
Step-by-Step Techniques and Projects
Sharilyn Miller
• $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in Bead Star, Beadwork, Easy Wire, Jewelry Artist,
Step-by-Step Beads, Step-by-Step Wire Jewelry, and Stringing
• Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies
This eye-opening guide epitomizes the revolution of copper
as a rapidly growing trend among designers due to its inexpensive yet stylish nature. Considered to be one of the prettiest and most accessible alternatives to silver and gold, this
essential reference details just how simple copper is to work
with, offering step-by-step photographic demonstrations on
how to craft beautiful and functional pieces with ease. With
17 inspirational projects from top jewelry designers and an
extensive exploration of the many varied techniques and
styles available, this handbook will help jewelry artists of all
skill levels discover exciting new avenues for their craft.
Sharilyn Miller is a wire jewelry artist and the author of
Bead on a Wire, Rubber Stamped Jewelry, Stamp Art, and
The Stamp Artist’s Project Book. She is the former editor
of Somerset Studio and the launch editor for spin-off titles
Art Doll Quarterly and Belle Armoire. She lives in
Idyllwild, California.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
250 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781596681439
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
INTERWEAVE PRESS SEPTEMBER

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Discover the limitless possibilities
of mixed-media jewelry

Enchanted Adornments
Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal,
Clay, Wire, Resin & More
Cynthia Thorton
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Beading Daily dedicated e-mail, Beadwork,
Jewelry Artist, Step by Step Beads, Step by Step Wire Jewelry,
and Stringing
Presented in the style of an artist’s journal, this remarkable
handbook uses an informal, conversational approach to teach
a wide variety of innovative mixed-media jewelry techniques.
Accompanied by fairytale introductions and augmented by
watercolor illustrations and design sketches, the 20 unique
projects featured, ranging from the delightfully simple to the
exquisitely ornate, are infused with personal meaning.
Projects make use of various newly popular techniques in
mixed-media jewelry, including the creation of resin pendants, PMC clasps, polymer clay beads, and more. All basic
techniques are made clear by step-by-step photography.
Cynthia Thornton is the designer for the popular bead-making and jewelry studio, Green Girl Studios. She lives in
Asheville, North Carolina.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.25
200 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781596681576
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Wave goodbye to mundane gloves

Magnificent Mittens
The Beauty of Warm Hands
Anna Zilboorg
Photographs by Alexis Xenakis
“Magnificent, indeed. Largess to knitters from an extraordinarily
talented team; concisely written and edited text; splendid photographs; and scores of mittens of sheer exuberance—in both
design and color.”
—Meg Swansen, Schoolhouse Press
“This collection offers interesting techniques, from the mittens’
unique beginnings to their decorative finishings.”
— Nancy Bush, author, Folk Socks
• Advertising in Knitter’s Magazine (November and February), the
National Needlework Association (January), and Stitches West
Knitting Expo Show Book (February)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
With complete instructions for 42 fully charted mitten designs,
this guide uses geometric color patterns, sophisticated colors,
occasional embellishments and embroidery, and simple yet effective edgings and cuffs to make vibrant, warm mittens. This knitters’ essential includes seven embellishments and 13 cuff designs
that add color and texture to homemade mittens. Notes, photos,
and comments throughout illustrate how to add hand-knit or
machine-knit linings and reveal which dyes and kits to use for
those who wish to exactly reproduce the mittens featured.
Anna Zilboorg is the author of 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit
and Fancy Feet. She lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Alexis
Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter’s Magazine and XRX Books.
He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 11.25 X 9
77 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS, 78 LINE DRAWINGS,
123 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $28.95 (CAN $31.95)

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A wide range of techniques and designs
for a customized fit

Swing, Swagger, Drape
Knit the Colors of Australia
Jane Slicer-Smith
Photographs by Alexis Xenakis
• $25,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Knitter’s Magazine (November, February), Stitches
Knitting Expo (September, October, February), and the National
Needlework Association (January)
• Author tour to include Chicago (September); Hartford,
Connecticut (October); San Diego (January) and Santa Clara,
California (February)
A long-awaited collection of 30 designs by Australia’s leading
knitwear designer is showcased in this instructional knitting
handbook utilizing classic yarns, which features on-location photography of the Australian flora and fauna that inspired her
work. Small projects with step-by-step instructions introduce the
techniques used in the garments, such as intarsia, miters, and textured patterns. Designer notes explain the logic of the shapes and
highlight opportunities for customizing the fit. Alternate colorways are also shown for most garments along with distinctive
shapes for jackets, coats, and simple wraps that flatter and fit.
Jane Slicer-Smith is a knitter, a teacher, and the author of
Signature Handknits. Her work has been displayed in various
knitting magazines, such as Interweave, Knitters, and Vogue
Knitting. Alexis Xenakis is the publisher of Knitter’s Magazine
and XRX Books. He lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 10.5 X 11
172 COLOR PHOTOS, 52 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781933064154
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933064161

ISBN: 9781933064178

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The magic of charm jewelry revealed

Charming:
Jewelry with a Message
The Brighton Company
• Co-op available
Vintage and modern examples of charms are interwoven
throughout the pages of this exploration of charm jewelry,
revealing how they have been worn, collected, interpreted, cherished, and even worshipped. Complete with lavish, full-color
photographs, this work includes sentimental stories of charms
and jewelry—from travel memories and family histories to commemorating important events, holidays, or occasions. This
inspired volume includes the personal stories of the creative staff
of Brighton Collectibles, relating how their jewelry creations and
their own collections correspond. Abounding with creative ideas
and practical tips on how to wear and share charms, there are
also sidebars of information describing how charms are made
and detailing how to throw a charm party. Highlighting charm
jewelry from the era of ancient Egypt to today, this accessory
continues to be popular, due to the emotional attachment of each
delightful little charm.
The Brighton Company is a leading manufacturer of women’s
accessories and is the only major accessories line featuring products that coordinate from head to toe. Rooted in the philosophy
that the difference is in the details, the designers still sketch each
creation by hand and follow the product from concept to
fruition. They are located in City of Industry, California.
DESIGN/FASHION & APPEARANCE, 112 PAGES, 9 X 9.25
138 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781932802511
RIGHTS: WORLD
HOLY MACRO! BOOKS SEPTEMBER

A beautifully illustrated directory of a famed
artist’s illustrious career

Cloth and Culture
Couture Creations by Ruth E. Funk
Ruth E. Funk
Foreword by Jack Lenor Larsen
Photographs by Dominic Agostini
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Author tour to include Atlanta and New York City (August)
and Chicago (September)
An illuminating exploration into the engaging world of artist
Ruth E. Funk’s remarkable body of work, this beautifully compiled visual catalog is replete with brilliant imagery and layered
with enlightening insights into her craft. This inspiring collection
is complemented by the stunning photographic documentation
of her work, showcasing Funk’s unique design aesthetic as
applied to wearable art, her passion for the medium, and her
innate understanding of evolving fashion. Exemplifying the
artist’s versatile design techniques through her hand-sewn and
embellished one-of-a-kind pieces—coupled with her vast knowledge of garment-making and fiber art jewelry—this delightful
monograph is an authoritative historical documentation of a talented and beloved American artist’s contribution to the fiber and
style community worldwide and an essential textile art guide for
the design and fashion enthusiast.
Ruth E. Funk is an accomplished artist and crafter. She is the former director of education at the Albany Institute of History and
Art. She lives in Melbourne, Florida. Jack Lenor Larsen is a
world-renowned innovator in fabric design and technology. He
lives in East Hampton, New York. Dominic Agostini is a freelance photographer. He lives in Satellite Beach, Florida.
DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY, 280 PAGES, 9 X 12
400 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $45.00 (CAN $50.00)

ISBN: 9781933415819
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK
PANACHE PARTNERS LLC SEPTEMBER

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Fun-and-easy, on-the-go designs

It’s In the Bag

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

A wide selection of projects requiring
little material

Knitting Projects to Take & Make

1, 2, 3 Skein Crochet

Edited by Kara Gott Warner

Edited by Judy Crow

• Editor’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies

• Editor’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies

Featuring helpful tips on how to make traveling with knitting
fun and easy, these projects offer a variety of travel-friendly
designs. This guide is all about the knitting bag—what to put in
it, how to organize it, and where to take it. A special addition is
the Take & Make Journal, which helps to track progress on the
road by allowing knitters to log yarn, needles, and where they
last left off in the pattern.

Requiring only three skeins of yarn or less, this collection provides a variety of designs that are fun and fast to finish. Using up
remnants from previous projects or trying out samples of more
expensive yarns, these designs are more flexible in order to make
use of materials not feasible for larger projects. Topics feature
ideas for men, women, and children, the home, pillows, and
throws—and projects that are just plain fun.

Kara Gott Warner is a knitwear designer and an illustrator
whose designs have been published in magazines such as Family
Circle Easy Knitting and Interweave Knits. She is the editor of
Tops & Toes. She lives in Treasure Island, Florida.

Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including
Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special
Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 178 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781592172559

ISBN: 9781592172481

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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Chain-Free Crochet
Made Easy
9781592172269
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Special Techniques
& Stitches in Crochet
9781592172153
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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A crochet collection with enough festive flare
to keep Santa’s elves happy

Holiday decorations that add a personal touch

Christmas in Crochet

Christmas Traditions
in Plastic Canvas

Edited by Judy Crow

Edited by Judy Crow

• Advertising in Crochetmagazine.com
and Crochet-world.com (March)
• Editor’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
A full compliment of clever Christmas designs will keep crocheters happily crafting through the cold months of winter. Six
project-packed chapters offer every imaginable gift and holiday
project: tree toppers, tree skirts, ornaments both whimsical and
elegant, afghans, pillows, table settings, wall hangings, tissue toppers, angels, bookmarks, book covers, hats, scarves, mittens,
shawls, gift baskets, games, stuffed toys, slippers, baby booties,
and even a Santa hat. With this volume, crafters will never again
be at a loss for Christmas projects.

• Editor’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
From bobbles and tree trim to precious symbols of faith, this collection of holiday-themed projects will keep needlecrafters busy
throughout the year. Featuring a wide-variety of ideas, the volume is full of gift ideas for people of all ages. With decorations
to add a warm and friendly glow to any home at Christmastime,
this complete guide also includes a unique fireplace cardholder
to display yuletide greetings.
Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including
Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special
Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.

Judy Crow is the editor of numerous craft books, including
Games in Plastic Canvas, Heirloom Afghans, and Special
Techniques in Crochet. She lives in Gladewater, Texas.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

DRG/THE NEEDLECRAFT SHOP SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781573673365
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ISBN: 9781592172412
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Also available:

Also available:

Holly Jolly
Christmas Quilting
9781592171859
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Holly Jolly Christmas
in Plastic Canvas
9781573672603
$24.95 (CAN $27.95)

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A clever collection of cozy quilts
and comfy crafts

Patchwork Comforters,
Throws & Quilts
Edited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch
• Advertising on Quilters-world.com and Sewingsavvy.com
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 110,000 copies
Focusing on patchwork style, this handy how-to presents 42 fun
quilting projects for every occasion, from baby blankets, artistic
quilts, and comforter shawls to foot warmers, throws, and bedspreads. Through step-by-step instructions, clear diagrams, and
vivid photographs, the guide shows both beginners and experienced quilters how to create traditional designs with a modern
twist. Starting off with a super easy project, each of the chapters—including Simple Comforts, Rolls & Squares, and
Uncommon Quilts—caters to busy quilters looking to create
quality pieces in minimal time. Mindful of both time and available resources, the instructional largely utilizes today’s popular
fabric cuts: 1.5-inch rolls, 2.5-inch rolls, 5-inch charms, and 10inch squares. With several intermediate- and advanced-level
designs, some of which feature both standard and 3-D appliqué,
this lively tutorial is ideal for crafters seeking contemporary
takes on classic quilts.
Sandra L. Hatch is the editor of more than 25 quilting books,
including The Illustrated Guide to Vintage Quilts. She lives in
Lincoln, Maine. Jeanne Stauffer is a quilter with more than 20
years of experience and the editor of more than 50 quilting
books, including Amazingly Simple Star Quilts. She lives in
Berne, Indiana.

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

A quilter’s walk-through guide to runners

Patchwork Table Runners
Edited by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch
• Advertising in Quilters-world.com
and Sewingsavvy.com (September)
Beginning to intermediate level quilters will love this rich collection of runner designs with concise instructions that guide them
through each exciting project. Several of the provided patterns
are reversible, adding an extra layer of functionality to the finished product. Directions for adjusting patterns to fit a specific
table, dresser, or trunk are included—ideal for displaying projects in almost any room of the home. As a special bonus, patterns are provided for matching napkins and rings.
Jeanne Stauffer is a quilter with more than 20 years of experience and the editor of more than 50 quilting books, including
Amazingly Simple Star Quilts. She lives in Berne, Indiana.
Sandra L. Hatch is the editor of more than 25 quilting books,
including The Illustrated Guide to Vintage Quilts. She lives in
Lincoln, Maine.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781592172443
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CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 176 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781592172603
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256 Fat Quarter
Quilt Blocks
9781592170760
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Creative Scraps
9781592171576
$24.95 (CAN $27.95)

New Titles

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Nothing quite compares to owning a stylish
and unique handmade bag or purse

Shape basic patterns into unique and fashionable
handbags and purses

Fabulous Bags to Stitch
& Make

Knit ’N’ Felt Bags

Jenny Rolfe

Bev Beattie

• Author’s previous books have sold more than 15,000 copies

With clear, simple instructions perfect for beginning and experienced knitters alike, this handy, fun reference offers three fundamental bag patterns that can be adapted in a variety of ways.
Taking knitters step-by-step and start-to-finish—beginning with
how to knit the purses, then how to felt them, and ultimately
how to embellish them with buttons, beads, weaving, needle-felting, and embroidery—this guide is perfect for personalizing
accessories, either to match individual personalities or even outfits. Tips for circular and double-pointed needles make the bags
appear seamless, giving them a professional finish, as dropped
stitches disappear under forgiving felt techniques. Both stylish
and sturdy, these purses are perfect for crafters looking for new
ways to explore their creativity or for those new to knitting and
felting yarn.

Crafters who love to pair their accessories with their own individual spirit will delight in this dynamic guide that incorporates
quilting and free machine embroidery techniques that result in
stunning bags and purses for all occasions. With each required
technique skillfully taught and carefully explained, aspiring
designers will learn how to employ ribbons and bondable fiber
and how to make stylish cords that give bags and purses that
personal touch. The fabrics used include cotton, silk, and felt as
well as more exotic metallic organza, chiffon, velvet, and netting.
Variegated and metallic machine threads add texture, and the
bags and purses are further embellished with beads, sequins,
shisha mirrors, and various colored wire. Detailed step-by-step
photographs and easy-to-follow instructions guide crafters
through the construction and decoration of five beautiful bags
and six purses.

20 Quick-and-Easy Embellished Bags

Bev Beattie is a lifelong knitter and the owner of a yarn-importing business and the knitting website Knitting4fun.com.

Jenny Rolfe is a prize-winning textile artist and the author
of Handmade Embroidered Bags and
Handmade Embroi-dered Purses.
Also available:

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.25
120 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
244 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR
INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

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Handmade
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9781844480296
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Knit the coziest of clothes and accessories
with these select mohair-silk designs

Silky Little Knits
Luxurious Designs and Accessories
in Mohair-Silk Yarns
Alison Crowther-Smith
With more than 20 unique projects, this collection of designs for
knitting with mohair-silk yarn—a popular fiber known for its
gossamer lightness and wonderful sheen—is the perfect gift for
knitters craving new crafting ideas. A superb assortment of projects are featured, such as the gleam shawl, latticework scarf, stella
shrug, starry beaded cape and corsage, colorwash mittens, frilled
socks and bag, and ribbed hat, as well as designs for cushions and
a throw, and a few projects that use classic wool and cotton
yarns. For those new to the skill, a wide range of tips are shared,
from how to turn the heel on a sock to knitting on four needles.
Alison Crowther-Smith teaches successful workshops for Rowan,
a British yarn company. She is a former design consultant for the
company and the author of Shibori Knitted Felt.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 120 PAGES, 8 X 10
60 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764417
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Fetching designs for snuggly, cuddly baby items

Booties, Blankets & Bears
20 Irresistible Hand Knits for Your Baby
Debbie Bliss
“Presenting 24 patterns, Bliss offers some usual suspects—
but knits up some surprises too. Stash this tome for your next
baby boom.”
—Vogue Knitting
• Author’s previous works have sold more than 90,000 copies
Nursery essentials that will delight new parents and their babies
are showcased in this lovely collection of knitted heirlooms.
Based around a trio of core baby items—booties, blankets, and
teddy bears—these patterns from bestselling knitter Debbie Bliss
offer a range of toys, garments, and other accessories. Each project is beautiful in its own right, while reoccurring themes link
projects for creating the perfect baby bundle—such as pairing
the stitch blanket with the matching booties, blocks, and bunny.
Photographs complement the instructions, and an introductory
techniques section illustrates knitting basics. Stylish, creative, and
beautifully presented, these hand knits are perfect for new parents and parents to-be or for any knitter looking for a charming,
hand-made baby gift.
Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers of hand knits. She
is the author of numerous books, including Classic Knits for
Kids, Debbie Bliss Home, Essential Baby, Essential Knits for
Kids, and Simply Baby, as well as the producer of the recently
released Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75
75 COLOR PHOTOS, 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $23.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781570764387
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A world-renowned knitter reveals her secrets

Debbie Bliss Tips for Knitters
Stitches and Seams to Finishing Touches
Debbie Bliss
“Always wanted to knit that giant novelty sock but never
knew how? Debbie Bliss’s ‘definitive’ knitting manual will
teach you how.”
—Time Out New York
Written for new knitters looking for quick tips and experienced knitters desiring to improve their skills, this reference
full of tested techniques outlines knitting essentials and gives
crafters the know-how for creating their own patterns.
Starting with the basics—from choosing yarns to casting on
and off—this one-stop guide then moves to more complex
procedures, such as incorporating buttons and beads. Useful
advice can also be found in the section on correcting common
errors, which is ideal for troubleshooting while working on a
project. With beautiful photographs and simple illustrations,
this is the perfect, all-in-one resource to keep in a knitting bag.
Debbie Bliss is one of the foremost designers of hand knits.
She is the author of numerous books, including Classic Knits
for Kids, Debbie Bliss Home, Essential Baby, Essential Knits
for Kids, and Simply Baby, as well as the producer of the
recently released Debbie Bliss Knitting Magazine.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 7.5
130 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781570764394
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How to Knit
9781570761454, $29.95 (NCR)

Baby Knits for Beginners
9781570762482, $19.95 (NCR)

Knitting Workbook
9781570761904, $24.95 (NCR)

Special Knits
9781570763021, $26.95 (NCR)

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A celebrated artist’s famous fairies transferred
to a popular fiber art

Enchanting dolls brought to life by a designer’s
affection for detail

Cicely Mary Barker’s
Flower Fairies™ in Ribbon
Embroidery & Stumpwork

Knitted Witches, Wizards
and Magical Dolls

Di van Niekerk

Providing patterns for knitted dolls based on classical styles
found in fairy tales, this guidebook’s enchanting projects will
delight designers and crafters of all abilities. Featuring widely
available yarns and basic knitting principles, this gorgeous
resource provides descriptive patterns for various dolls—such as
Santa Claus, a fiery flamenco dancer, a pirate, a witch, and a wizard—all standing approximately 16 inches tall. Each doll shares
a common knitted body shape, and elaborately detailed hair,
clothes, and accessories—from layered bodices and tunics to
knitted swords and a nose-wart for the witch—transforming
each model into a charming character.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 34,000 copies
Cicely Mary Barker’s beautiful and beloved Flower Fairies™ have
enchanted children and adults since their introduction more than
85 years ago. Now, needlecrafters can create five of her beloved
characters—Periwinkle Fairy, Black Medick Fairies, White Clover
Fairy, Stork’s Bill Fairy, and Red Clover Fairy—in beautiful threedimensional embroidery. Easy-to-follow, close-up photography,
and step-by-step instructions reveal how to create the winsome
fairies and their hair and clothes using long and short stitches as
well as a variety of threads and ribbons to create the beautiful
background details such as flowers, leaves, and insects.
Di van Niekerk is a professional fiber arts instructor and manager of a mail-order business specializing in ribbons, instruction
guides, and other design-based products. She is the author of
Dreamscapes in Ribbon & Embroidery, A Perfect World in
Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, and Stumpwork Ribbon
Embroidery & Stumpwork.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 152 PAGES, 7.5 X 10.25
800 COLOR PHOTOS, 60 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
27 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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Annette Hefford

Annette Hefford is a crafter and designer who designs and creates sculpted greeting cards and knits dolls and toys.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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ISBN: 9781844484249
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A unique approach to making colorful
and contemporary wearables

Make contemporary and stylish accessories
with minimal effort

Crazy Patchwork
Using Water-Soluble Stabiliser

Crazy Textile Jewellery
& Other Accessories

Jeannette Knake

Using Water-Soluble Stabiliser

Based on simple methods and using basic materials, these projects for making clothes and accessories from leftover pieces of
fabric and craft materials, such as leather and raffia, and
machine-stitching them to water-soluble fabric are suitable for
crafters of all skill levels. With a wide variety of colors and styles
suitable for casual and evening wear, the 20 projects include
scarves, bags, tops, and belts while the deceptively simple techniques can be followed to update any article of clothing by
adding new embellishments and flourishes. A comprehensive lesson on patchwork sewing, this guide includes ideas for creating
individually designed pieces, step-by-step instructions, detailed
information about materials and equipment used, and a tutorial
of basic techniques.

Hannelore Koch

Jeannette Knake has been involved in creative arts and crafts for
many years. She is the author of Crazy Felt and Crazy Wool.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
60 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

Create stunning pieces of textile jewelry and accessories using
simple techniques for machine stitching painted silk, yarn, and
thread on water-dissolvable fabric. With step-by-step instructions
and pattern templates provided throughout, these projects for
making jewelry, bags, shawls, and jackets are perfect for beginning crafters. From casual wear to evening wear, these techniques
can be applied to a variety of projects to create unique items by
varying the colors and textures of the materials.
Hannelore Koch is a textile artist who specializes in painting on
silk and working with silk in fashion design.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 64 PAGES, 8 X 10.75
50 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781844484331
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ISBN: 9781844484324
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Crazy Felt
9781844483563
$13.95 (CAN $13.95)

Crazy Wool
9781844483570
$13.95 (CAN $13.95)

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Showy effects with easy clay jewelry

A contemporary twist on a traditional craft

Polymer Clay Beaded Jewellery
35 Beautiful Designs

The Simple Art
of Japanese Temari

Isabelle Cheramy-Debray

45 Traditional & Contemporary Designs

Inspiration abounds in this fun and colorful guide’s stunning
photos of adorable clay beads and their transformation into eyecatching necklaces, earrings, bracelets, key rings, and brooches in
a range of innovative styles, from fun and funky to elegant
enough for evening. Praising the wonderful versatility of polymer
clay, the book is suitable for absolute beginners as well as experienced jewelry and bead makers. The clear, step-by-step instructions are fully illustrated, and all the materials and equipment
needed are described in detail. Since polymer clays can be easily
shaped at home with improvised tools and baked in a standard
household oven, they are shown to be an attention-getting yet
inexpensive way to experiment with all kinds of beads that can
be embellished with cutters, decorative stamps, powder, paint,
and textured sheets.

Dominique Hervé and Alban Négaret

Isabelle Cheramy-Debray is a jewelry maker who runs
creative workshops.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25
120 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25
180 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781844484003
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Offering a rich introduction to Japanese temari balls, this guide
is a treat for embroiderers of all skill levels. Very little in the way
of materials and equipment is needed for this traditional craft,
and full-color diagrams are used to show the basic techniques
needed to create 45 balls covered with geometric designs that
glow with bright embroidery stitches—some of which are
enhanced with beads and metallic threads. For crafters who are
ready to go off on their own after just a few projects, the handbook offers suggestions for using temari balls to make jewelry,
key rings, and other decorative items.
Dominique Hervé is a jewelry maker. Alban Negarét is a writer.
They are the coauthors of various books in their native French.

ISBN: 9781844483990
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Decorative arts for the letterati, each
a distinct masterpiece

Embroidered Alphabets
With Ribbon Embroidery
Di van Niekerk
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Offering 26 gorgeous monograms in ribbon embroidery and the
instructions for applying them to quilts, toys, journals, cards,
and home decor pieces, each step-by-step demonstration in this
manual instructs crafters on basic techniques, accompanied by
easy-to-follow diagrams and close-up photography that promotes minute details. In this highly versatile guide, each letter is
beautifully reproduced in watercolor and clear instructions for
transferring the painted designs onto fabric are included.
Numerous designs—from embroidered cards, plaques, and boxes
to journals and baby clothes—offer crafters an almost limitless
scope for creating personalized gifts for baby showers, birthdays,
wedding parties, and anniversaries.
Di van Niekerk is a professional fiber arts instructor and the
manager of a mail-order business specializing in ribbons, instruction guides, and other design-based products. She is the author
of Dreamscapes in Ribbon & Embroidery, A Perfect World in
Ribbon Embroidery & Stumpwork, and Stumpwork Ribbon
Embroidery & Stumpwork.

Solutions for enriching customary patterns

Embroidery on Paper
Alphabets & Festive Motifs
Joke De Vette and Adriaan De Vette
Utilizing traditional embroidery techniques for paper, this delightful collection contains numerous ideas for expanding upon ordinary designs. Featuring a diverse array of unique alphabet letters
and festive motifs, this indispensable guide enables crafters of all
abilities to fashion greeting cards suitable for Christmas, birthdays, birth congratulations, and much more. With tips for combining conventional methods with paper decoupage and advice
on accessories such as beads, ribbons, and stars, this all-inclusive
guidebook also provides templates for each design as well as diagrams to assist with the stitching process.
Joke De Vette is a notable embroiderer in the UK and Europe
and the author of Easy Embroidery on Paper. Adriaan De Vette
has created patterns for several craft books. They are the coauthors of Embroidery on Paper for Every Occasion.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 6.5 X 9
10 COLOR PHOTOS, 57 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781844484614
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CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 7.75 X 10.25
250 COLOR PHOTOS, 26 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
50 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781844484461
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A complete guide to silk ribbon embroidery
and painted enhancements

The Handbook
of Silk Ribbon Embroidery
Ann Cox
• Author’s previous books sold more than 140,000 copies
Based on material from the author’s previous books, this beautifully
presented spiral-bound handbook brings together all the techniques
needed to create silk ribbon embroideries. Using just three basic
stitches and gathering techniques, embroiderers of all skill levels learn
how to stitch more than 35 different flowers, including roses, geraniums, irises, pansies, and sweet peas. For those ready for more extensive projects, more than 15 detailed designs provide templates and full
instructions for larger and more intricate pieces. In addition to stitching, the book also teaches how to paint and stencil backgrounds,
paint the ribbons themselves, and mount and frame finished pieces.
Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her own
company selling silk ribbons and kits. She is the author of The
Beginner’s Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Silk Ribbon Embroidery: Designs & Techniques, and Silk Ribbon Greeting Cards.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 112 PAGES, 6 X 8.5
380 COLOR PHOTOS, 70 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
SPIRAL, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781844484607
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Also available:

The Beginner’s Guide to
Silk Ribbon Embroidery
9780855328351
$14.95 (CAN $14.95)

Silk Ribbon Embroidery
9780855329488
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Make stunning flower embroideries with
a contemporary flair

A–Z of Silk Ribbon Flowers
Ann Cox
• Author’s previous books sold more than 140,000 copies
Perfect for beginners, this project guide features step-by-step
instructions and stunning close-up photography for more
than 30 flowers designs in a wide variety of styles. A comprehensive tutorial on techniques covers all of the basic skills
needed to make beautiful ribbon flowers, including how to
handle and work with ribbon, transfer a design to fabric using
a template, and paint ribbons and backgrounds to achieve different effects. Each design includes a template and diagrams
while inspirational ideas for variations on the main design
expand the range and style of the projects. Information on
ribbon stitches and gathering techniques and types of materials rounds out this useful reference.
Ann Cox is a silk ribbon embroidery designer who runs her
own company selling silk ribbons and kits. She is the author
of The Beginner’s Guide to Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Silk
Ribbon Embroidery: Designs & Techniques, and Silk
Ribbon Greetings Cards.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
400 COLOR PHOTOS, 45 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9781844481996
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Silk Ribbon
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A library of patterns and inspirational designs

The Complete Book
of Flower Designs
Search Press
A comprehensive collection of flower patterns for artists and
crafters, this sourcebook is packed with line drawings of a wide
range of flowers, floral motifs, decorative patterns, borders, and
frames. From the flowing curves of art nouveau and intricate
Medieval and Tudor designs to the simple lines of folk art and
traditional Japanese designs, this detailed guide features clear
designs that may be photocopied, inspirational finished pieces
that illustrate how designs may be incorporated into a range of
projects, and a CD-ROM that includes all of the designs from
the book.
Search Press is a leading publisher of arts and crafts books.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
20 COLOR PHOTOS, 300 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR, INCLUDES CD-ROM
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844484409
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Dyeing experiments for coloring textiles, paper,
wood, reeds, and stems

Colours from Nature
A Dyer’s Handbook
Jenny Dean
• Author’s previous book sold more than 20,000 copies
Useful for anyone wanting to explore color without harming the
natural world, this navigable reference book offers organized
guidelines on how to obtain dyes through environmentallyfriendly methods. Featuring dyes obtained from natural sources,
such as plants, insects, and shellfish, this striking guidebook
contains up-to-date information combined with simple recipes
that will offer pleasing results for more than 100 colors. A comprehensive recipe section gives instructions for mixing both traditional dyes, such as cochineal, indigo, madder, and weld, and
dyes drawn from alternative sources, such as blackberries,
rhubarb, oak trees, and walnuts. Using color charts, this
resource covers every step of the natural dyeing process,
employing simple, user-friendly methods, clear instruction,
and an advanced knowledge leading to excellent results.
Jenny Dean is an advocate for natural dyeing and the author
of The Craft of Natural Dyeing.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 108 PAGES, 6 X 8.5
7 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 CHARTS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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The Craft
of Natural Dyeing
9780855327446
$16.95 (CAN $16.95)

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An appealing introduction
to bookmaking techniques

Inspirations for creating cards
with a personal touch

Making fun and functional
little boxes

Handmade
Decorative Books

Greetings Cards to
Make and Treasure

Mini Gift Boxes

Sue Roddis

Search Press

• Part of the A Passion for Paper series,
which includes Paper Punching
(9781844481675), Outline Stickers
(9781844481033), Rubber Stamping
(9781903975862), and South American
Parchment Craft (9781844480654)

A great source for ideas and creativity, this
compendium provides excellent yet simple
instructions for a large number of decorative techniques, including 3-D decoupage,
pen and wash, flower pressing, glass painting, powder and metal embossing, and
using polymer clay. Art nouveau, Celtic,
oriental, and Victorian designs predominate, but fairy and rustic themes and a collection of paper-pierced and paper lace
cards are also included. Additional information is provided and details the use of
enhancements, such as rubber stamping,
clear stamping, craft stickers, chalks, alcohol inks, sewing, beads, origami, craft
punching, and quilling. Clear, step-by-step
photographs and a set of templates make
the designs appropriate for card makers of
all skill levels, and there are dozens of
beautifully photographed variations for
more inspiration.

• Author’s previous books sold more than
230,000 copies
• Part of the Twenty to Make series,
which includes Artist Trading Cards
(9781844482597),Beaded Felt Jewellery
(9781844483150), Bracelets (9781844482764),
Charms (9781844482757),Layered
Cards (9781844483464), Necklaces
(9781844483105), Tags & Toppers
(9781844483372), and Wild Women
(9781844483020)

Lavishly illustrated, this step-by-step guide
shows crafters how to make and decorate
their own books. The seven projects presented all take different bookmaking
approaches, including piano-hinge books,
accordion books, and flag books, while a
section on materials and techniques provides a number of variations on each of
the projects. Bright color photographs of
the construction process dazzle throughout, and the charming finished pieces are
truly something to treasure.
Sue Roddis is a contributor to numerous
craft magazines throughout the United
Kingdom and the United States.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 80 PAGES, 8 X 10.25
150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844483143
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Search Press is a leading publisher of arts
and crafts books.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8 X 10.25
280 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844483945
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Michelle Powell

Pretty papers, glitter, ribbons, and other
embellishments adorn the projects in this
gorgeous collection of tiny gift boxes.
Smartly sized for holding wedding favors,
candy, or jewelry, these miniature treasures can be made quickly with this guide’s
easy-to-follow instructions for 20 cleverly
designed boxes, plus 20 additional variations of each. Requiring only basic craft
materials and tools, these fun creations are
also an ideal way to use leftover scraps
from other craft projects.
Michelle Powell is a craft project designer
and the author of Beadwork, Iris Folding,
and Michelle Powell’s Iris Folding Papers.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 6.25 X 8.5
50 COLOR PHOTOS. FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844484621
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Creating strikingly expressive nonfigurative
artworks from start to finish

The Art of Abstract Painting
A Guide to Creativity and Free Expression
Rolina van Vliet
Filled with inspired instruction, this detailed guide shows how to compose dramatic, beautiful, thought-provoking, and evocative abstract paintings. Providing
background information about the artistic style, the procedures and aims of the
abstract method are explored in depth. This manual also teaches where to find inspiration, how to develop ideas, the way to create lively effects, and how to apply a
range of techniques on different surfaces, whether it be transparent watercolor or
thickly applied acrylics. While focusing on the goal of developing the creativity and
self-expression inherent in each individual, the approach is unique in that there are
no step-by-step instructions.
Rolina van Vliet is a painter and a teacher of abstract art at a variety of centers for
artistic training. She regularly exhibits her work, which varies from abstract expressionism to lyrical abstract painting, and is the
author of Painting Abstracts.
Also available:
ART, 128 PAGES, 8.75 X 8.75
145 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $25.95 (CAN $28.95)

ISBN: 9781844484270
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Painting Abstracts
9780855327446
$16.95 (CAN $16.95)

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How to Draw series

Equestrian etchings made simple

Learn to draw exciting mythical creatures

How to Draw Horses
in Simple Steps

How to Draw Fairies
in Simple Steps

Eva Dutton

Paul Bryn Davies

Exploring the concept that all drawing is based on the construction of lines and simple geometric shapes, this valuable guide
teaches aspiring artists how to draw horses in a variety of poses.
Providing easy-to-follow instructions, a simple two-color method
is used to demonstrate the sequences for creating a complete,
realistic image. Detailing 28 positions and forms of movement—
including standing, trotting, galloping, sitting, and jumping—this
invaluable guide includes a full color, vivid illustration at the
conclusion of each lesson.

• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies

Eva Dutton is a professional artist, illustrator, and a qualified
riding instructor and stable manager.
ART, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
28 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 112 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844483723

Derived from the idea that all drawing is based upon a simple
construction of lines and shapes, this exciting guide teaches aspiring artists how to draw fairies. Artists of all skill levels will find
satisfaction by following the easy, step-by-step instructions that
result in highly-detailed drawings of amusing, charming, and
mischievous fairies. Appropriate for all ages, this guidebook
will also appeal to fans of the fantasy genre and artisticallyinclined children. Final drawings for each of the 28 projects
are shown in full color, for those seeking coloring inspiration.
Paul Bryn Davies is a commercial illustrator and the author of several books, including How to Draw Dragons in Simple Steps.
ART, 32 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844483716

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Also available in the How to Draw series:

How to Draw Birds
9781844483549
$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

How to Draw Cats
9781844483693
$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

How to Draw Dragons
9781844483129
$9.95 (CAN $9.95)

How to Draw Flowers
9781844483266
$9.95 (CAN $9.95)

How to Draw Leprechauns
9781844484164
$9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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Drawing, the foundation of all expressive
mediums, is given a generous introduction

A trio of accomplished artists conduct a master
class in acrylic technique

Drawing Step-by-Step

Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step

Richard Box, Ronald Swanick, Denis Naylor,
Sally Michelle, and Carole Massey

Wendy Jelbert, Carole Massey, and David Hyde

• Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies
From media and techniques to styles and subjects, this comprehensive drawing resource benefits beginning and experienced
artists alike. Starting with advice on the breadth of drawing and
its importance to other art mediums, these early chapters examine
graphite weights, as well as colored pencils, charcoal, chalks, pastels, conté crayons, water soluble pencils, and ink mediums. Later
chapters explore the various techniques that can be used with
these media—from making gestural marks and creating tone and
texture, to mixing and overlaying colors. Detailed, specific advice
is offered on drawing landscapes, trees, and pets, with step-bystep demonstrations for students to follow. Each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational drawings by the five
featured artists, each pulling from a rich variety of styles.
Richard Box is a professional artist and instructor and the
author of Basic Drawing Techniques. Ronald Swanick teaches
classes in oils, acrylics, and watercolors. He is the author of
Drawing Landscapes. Denis Naylor studied wildlife painting at
Swansea Institute and is the author of Drawing Trees. Sally
Michelle is a professional artist, a member of the Society of
Wildlife Artists, and the author of Animals in Watercolour.
Carole Massey is a practicing instructor and exhibiting artist.
She is the author of Figures in Watercolour, Flowers in Acrylics,
and Water Soluble Pencils.

• Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies
In this practical and inspiring guide for all acrylics enthusiasts—
from beginners to experienced artists—helpful advice abounds,
covering core principals, such as shopping for materials, which
brushes are appropriate for acrylic paint, buying and using a
palette knife, and selecting a preparation surface. As each author
adds their unique, instructive voice to the subject, aspiring artists
will benefit from various viewpoints. Wendy Jelbert explains the
basics of painting with acrylics and gives advice on useful techniques and their effects. David Hyde explores landscape painting, from composing landscapes and choosing colors to creating
depth and painting different seasons. Carole Massey, an expert
on flowers, offers valuable advice on composition, drawing the
image, creating accurate flower colors, and capturing tone. Ten
easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations—complemented by
color photographs and helpful instructions—offer inspirational
paintings for painters to both admire and engage.
Wendy Jelbert is a teacher and a professional artist who works
with pastels, oils, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. She is the
author of several books, including Wendy Jelbert’s Line & Wash
and Wendy Jelbert’s Water-Soluble Pencils. Carole Massey is a
practicing instructor and an exhibiting artist. She is the author of
Figures in Watercolour, Flowers in Acrylics, and Water Soluble
Pencils. David Hyde is a self-taught artist and the author of
Landscapes in Acrylics.

CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11
198 COLOR PHOTOS, 132 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ART, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11
330 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781844484393

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How to Paint series

Easy techniques that encourage creativity
and experimentation

A distinctive stylist guides artists toward their
own expressive identity

Abstracts

Pastels

Dani Humberstone

Carol Hodgson

Guiding aspiring artists through three projects, this tutorial uses
simple approaches that make abstract paintings accessible to
beginners. Assuming no prior experience, this guide begins with
a comprehensive review of materials, a primer on how to get
started, tips and techniques for working in a variety of media,
and step-by-step photographs that make painting abstracts simple and clear. A demonstration on transforming photographs and
images into unique abstract art is accompanied by a discussion
of aspects of composition and the imaginative and creative skills
needed to paint personal and symbolic works.

Emphasizing a free, spontaneous style and explaining the properties of this fascinating medium—and the various surfaces that
can be used as a canvas—this convenient guide walks painters
through the basic steps of getting started with tips and tricks for
a tempermental medium. This guidebook, full of vital, confidence-building advice, teaches painters how to work upright to
avoid dust spoilage, correct mistakes with relative ease, and protect, store, and transport finished works. Richly illustrated sections emphasize color and sketching techniques—such as how
different strokes can be executed with the end or the side of a
pastel stick, and how colors can be blended—while planning the
layout of each painting is also fully explained.

Dani Humberstone is a freelance designer who trained in fashion
design prior to opening her own shop and studio.
ART, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Carol Hodgson is an art instructor with more than 25 years of
experience as a professional artist.

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

ART, 64 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
216 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

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ISBN: 9781844483655

ISBN: 9781844482900

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Also available in the How to Paint series:

Acrylics
9781844482955
$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Drawing Techniques
9781844482689
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Flowers in Watercolour
9781844482672
$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Oils
9781844482917
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolours
9781844482665
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Ready to Paint series
• Removable tracing papers are included along with step-by-step demonstrations in each book in the series

Oil painting that doesn’t intimidate

Landscapes in Oils

A beginner’s guide to making quick progress
with a core medium

Noel Gregory

Flowers in Acrylics

• Author’s previous books have sold more than 75,000 copies

Wendy Jelbert

For people who want to learn to paint landscapes in oils but are
hesitant about their draftsmanship or their drawing skills, this
inspiring and practical guide provides reusable tracings to set up
five different paintings. Step-by-step photographs show how to
fill in each canvas; and because the tracings can be used again
and again, they offer vital practice and quick results for artists
and amateurs alike.

Covering everything from flowers depicted in formal still life to
wildflowers in their natural landscape, this introductory guide
requires no prerequisite drawing skills as full-size, pull-out tracing papers for each project is provided. Aspiring artists who
want to dabble in a new creative vehicle or who want to start
painting acrylic portraits of their favorite flowers—such as
stargazer lilies, poppies in a cornfield, or flowers in a classic
Venetian windowbox—will benefit from each of these confidence-building projects.

Noel Gregory is the author of Flowers in Oils, Instant Oil
Painting, and Painting with Oils.
143 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781844483648
NOVEMBER

Wendy Jelbert is is the author of several books, including Wendy
Jelbert’s Line & Wash and Wendy Jelbert’s Water-Soluble Pencils.
130 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781844484256
SEPTEMBER

ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)
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Sample
instructions
and tracing
paper

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Ready to Paint series, continued

A collection of projects illuminate an ancient land

The art of painting pastoral scenes

Painting Ireland in Watercolour

Watercolour Barns

Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison

• Author’s previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies

• Author’s previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies

Showcasing Gaelic scenes, such as a Georgian doorway in Dublin
and a classic pub entryway, this collection of watercolor projects
will surely appeal to lovers of iconic cityscapes and landscapes.
Amateur artists and travelers alike who wish to experience or
relive Irish cultural motifs will quickly benefit from basic step-bystep demonstrations and clear, guided instructions. Also, for
artists who are new to painting and do not have accomplished
drawing skills, this project guide offers tracing papers for each of
the five Irish scenes along with tips for transferring the images to
watercolor stock.

Clear instructions and step-by-step images illustrate the methods
for painting rustic barn scenes in this informative study.
Spotlighting five vivid demonstrations and accompanied by helpful pull-out tracings, aspiring artists will enjoy mastering the
medium of watercolor without relying on advanced drawing
skills. Encouraging and jargon-free, guidance is offered for transferring each image to watercolor paper and recreating respective
landscapes. A detailed section for necessary materials is included,
along with a bonus tracing for inspiration.

Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of numerous technique books, including Brush with Watercolour and Terry’s Top
Tips for Watercolour Artists.

Terry Harrison is a painter and the author of numerous technique books, including Brush with Watercolour and Terry’s Top
Tips for Watercolour Artists.
230 COLOR PHOTOS

230 COLOR PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781844484089

ISBN: 9781844483631

NOVEMBER
ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)
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JANUARY

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Also available in the Ready to Paint series:

Landscapes in Acrylics
9781844484232
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Venice in Acrylics
9781844484133
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolour Flowers
9781844482849
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

Watercolour Landscapes
9781844482658
$17.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Seven respected artists share their expertise on
technique, style, and subject

Palette-loads of instruction for capturing
atmosphere, mood, and meaning

Watercolour Painting

Watercolour Landscapes

Step-by-Step

Tips & Techniques

Jackie Barrass, Richard Bolton, Ray Campbell-Smith,
Frank Halliday, William Newton, Wendy Tait,
and Bryan A. Thatcher

Richard Bolton, Geoff Kersey, Joe Francis Dowden,
and Barry Herniman

• Authors’ previous works sold more than 420,000 copies
A comprehensive resource for all watercolor enthusiasts, from
beginners to experienced artists, this practical manual offers
advice on materials—from how to shop for them and what quality factors are important to technical issues such as color and
composition—before discussing watercolor techniques, such as
composition, perspective, and tone. This collection includes some
of the top professional voices in watercolor instruction and
describes basic techniques along with advanced touches that add
wonderful detailing effects. Each easy-to-follow lesson is accompanied by step-by-step demonstrations showing art students how
to paint skies, trees, water, buildings, and flowers. For further
study, each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational
paintings by the seven featured artists, each drawing on a rich
variety of styles.
Jackie Barrass is the author of Light in Watercolour. Richard
Bolton is the author of Creative Watercolour Techniques. Ray
Campbell-Smith is the author of Landscapes in Watercolour.
Frank Halliday is the author of Laying a Watercolour Wash.
William Newton is the author of Painting with Watercolours.
Wendy Tait is the author of Flowers in Watercolour. Bryan A.
Thatcher is the author of Bryan Thatcher’s Wet-into-Wet.
ART, 144 PAGES, 8.75 X 11
337 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781844484386
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• Authors’ prevous books sold more than 200,000 copies
Packed with essential tips and practical advice, this comprehensive resource contains basic step-by-step instructions that explore
a wide range of techniques and styles. Offering art students and
hobbyists first-rate guidance from an assemblage of experts, this
collection explores how to shop for and select quality materials,
including brushes, paints, and surfaces. Projects focus on the fundamental landscapes of watercolor style, including skies, bodies
of water, forests, and mountain ranges, with special emphasis
placed on capturing the drama and mood of each scene.
Richard Bolton is a professional watercolor artist. He is the
author of Creative Watercolour Techniques and Painting
Landscapes & Nature. Geoff Kersey is a painter and teacher, and
the author of Ready to Paint: Watercolour Trees & Woodlands;
Painting Skies; and Perspective, Depth & Distance. Joe Francis
Dowden is a professional artist and the author of several books,
including The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook and
Painting Water. Barry Herniman is a painter and the author of
Painting Mood & Atmosphere and Successful & Creative Washes.
ART, 376 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
1064 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 DIAGRAMS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

ISBN: 9781844484317
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Make stunning and imaginative worlds come
alive in paint

A master of natural scene painting reveals her
secrets for artists of all skill levels

Fantasy Landscapes
in Watercolour

Creative Acrylic Landscapes

Stuart Littlejohn

• Author’s previous books sold more than 170,000 copies
• Part of the Acrylic Tips & Techniques series, which includes
Painting with Acrylics (9781844480104)

Wendy Jelbert

• Part of the Fantasy Art series, which includes Angels in Watercolour
(9781844483969), Celtic Fantasy in Watercolour (9781844482924),
Dragons in Watercolour (9781844483822), Fairies in Watercolour
(9781844483839), and Unicorns in Watercolour (9781844483846)
Fantasy artists of all skill levels will delight in these innovative
and simple watercolor techniques that result in dynamic fantasy
landscapes. Step-by-step instructions offer a wealth of practical
advice and help build skills and confidence. With sections on
where to find inspiration and how to develop ideas, this enjoyable guide shows how to add mood, drama, atmosphere, and a
little sprinkling of magic to create your own fantasy world.
Bursting with helpful hints and tips, there are three distinctly different projects included that result in dramatic, rich, and mystical finished paintings.
Stuart Littlejohn is a painter, an illustrator, and a teacher who
specializes in the myths, legends, and spiritualities of ancient civilizations. He is a member of the British Visionary Artists Group.
ART, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
100 COLOR PHOTOS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available:

Creating beautiful convincing landscapes in acrylics is made easy
with this handy artist’s reference. Brimming with detailed instructions and practical tips, this in-depth course teaches painters what
materials to buy, how to use sketches and photographs, how to
evaluate landscape shapes, and using tone and composition for
stunning effects. Six beautiful step-by-step demonstrations with
clear photographs and instructions are included, so painters can
explore the variety of acrylic techniques presented and reflect on
the lessons concerning landscape elements, such as foregrounds,
distances, and skies. No drawing skills are required, and the focus
is purely on acquiring the painting skills needed to build confidence and create truly inspiring paintings.
Wendy Jelbert is a professional artist, a teacher, and a member
of the Society of Women Artists. She is the author of several
books, including Acrylic Painting Step-by-Step, Creative Acrylic
Techniques, Watercolour Techniques, Wendy Jelbert’s Line
& Wash, and Wendy Jelbert’s WaterSoluble Pencils.
Also available:
ART, 96 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
200 COLOR PHOTOS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781844483778
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ISBN: 9781844481712
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Angels in Watercolour
9781844483969
$15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Painting with Acrylics
9781844480104
$19.95 (CAN $19.95)

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A slick and sophisticated guide to the innovative
series, Mad Men

Kings of Madison Avenue
The Unofficial Guide to Mad Men
Jesse McLean
• Co-op available
• Advertising on PopMatters.com
Reveling in the consumerist decadence of AMC’s infamous
advertising house Sterling Cooper, this complementary volume to
the groundbreaking series Mad Men provides behind-the-scenes
revelations, episode guides, cast biographies, and rich sidebar
content, including “How to Party Like the Mad Men.” Delving
beneath the glitz and glamour to highlight the workings of a
sophisticated modern classic, this definitive fan guide also offers
fascinating sociological context and cultural analysis. The details
of historical ad campaigns that are woven into the show’s storylines are provided—such as Volkswagen Beetle’s landmark
“Think Small” campaign, the Nixon/Kennedy presidential push,
and the creation of Lucky Strike’s “It’s toasted” slogan. This is
the ultimate guide to a series that has been praised by the New
York Times, Time magazine, and USA Today.
Jesse McLean has written television and film criticism for popmatters.com, movie industry op-ed pieces for Suite101.com, and
numerous humor articles for Yankee Pot Roast. He lives in
Toronto, Ontario.
TELEVISION, 200 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
50 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228878
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Excerpt:
Since 1917, Lucky Strike used the slogan “It’s toasted”
along with the signature acronym L.S./M.F.T. (Lucky
Strikes/Means Fine Tobacco). Examples of era-specific
advertising for Lucky Strikes include lines such as “Get the
Honest Taste of a Lucky Strike” and “Lucky Strike Separates
the Man from the Boys . . . But Not from the Girls.”

Sample interior photo

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New insights into the bewildering events on this
popular program

Indispensable anatomy of the pop-culture
phenomenon, Gossip Girl

Finding Lost—Season Five

Spotted

The Unofficial Guide

Your One and Only Unofficial Guide
to Gossip Girl

Nikki Stafford
“Nikki Stafford knows TV, and she knows TV fans . . . Stafford
has succeeded in creating books for [Lost fans], a crowd that
could arguably be called the most difficult to please.”
—Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV.com
“If you’re a fan of the popular TV show Lost, you can’t be without this unofficial guide.”
—California Bookwatch
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising on PopMatters.com
• Author’s previous books sold more than 87,000 copies
The preeminent source for Lost fans, this fourth volume of the
popular companion series finds the show having regained both
audience fervor and critical praise as the rescued “Oceanic 6”
decide whether or not to return to the island for those left
behind. Featuring the most comprehensive episode guide available as well as many never-before-seen photos, this resource is
invaluable for all followers of Lost, whether casual viewers or
hard-core theorists. With an analysis of how John Locke could
become the mysterious Jeremy Bentham, the in-depth handbook
also includes background information on the show’s historical,
philosophical, religious, and literary references, such as those
alluding to James Joyce’s Ulysses and Stephen King’s The Stand.
Nikki Stafford is the author of several books, including Bite Me!:
An Unofficial Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Once Bitten: A Guide to the World of Angel, and Uncovering
Alias: An Unofficial Guide. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Crissy Calhoun
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
Centered on the philosophy, fashion, and high society of the
wildly popular and critically acclaimed teen series Gossip Girl,
this nitty-gritty exposé provides an episode-by-episode dissection
of the first two groundbreaking seasons. Diving below the surface plotlines to detail the cultural references, glamour, haute
couture, music, and morality of the privileged teenagers of the
Upper East Side, this essential fan bible covers all of the juicy
and intriguing aspects of the hit show—itself a biting social commentary on this generation of entitled, tech-savvy youth. With
bios of the cast and creators, a comparison of the show to its
teen soap and literary predecessors, a look at the adaptation
from books to screen, and a Gossip Girl introduction to real-life
New York City, this guide is not only the first of its kind but a
must-have accessory for any Gossip Girl fan.
Crissy Calhoun is an editor and a writer. She lives in
Toronto, Ontario.
TELEVISION, 240 PAGES, 5.25 X 8
32 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781550228892
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TELEVISION, 224 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
48 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781550228915
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How a spin-off show tarnished TV’s
favorite family

A cinematic examination of the Lord of the
Rings trilogy

Love to Love You Bradys

The Lord of the Films

The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch
Variety Hour

The Unofficial Guide to Tolkien’s Middle-Earth
on the Big Screen

Ted Nichelson, Susan Olsen, and Lisa Sutton

J. W. Braun

• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Author tour includes New York City

• Co-op available

Chronicling a production rife with conflicts—from drug addiction and power struggles to sexuality and weight issues—this
behind-the-scenes history of the rarely seen Brady Bunch Variety
Hour investigates how the show was conceived, produced, and
ended up ranked one of the “Worst Shows of All-Time.”
Featuring hundreds of never-before-published photos and interviews with cast, crew, and production staff, this colorful retrospective details how the spin-off ultimately shattered the Brady’s
perfect image and forever scarred their television legacy. After
decades under lock and key, the story behind the most disastrous
offering in television history is revealed in full Brady detail.
Ted Nichelson is a writer, musician, scholar, business entrepreneur, and pop culture historian. Susan Olsen is internationally
recognized for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch. She
is an actress, writer, artist, producer, and radio personality. Lisa
Sutton is a graphic designer and art director. She writes a weekly
television and pop-culture memorabilia column for TVLand.com.
They all live in Los Angeles.
TELEVISION, 272 PAGES, 8.75 X 10.5
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $25.95)

ISBN: 9781550228885
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A unique scene-by-scene breakdown of all of the Lord of the
Rings movies, this guide provides in-depth analysis of the liveaction trilogy and other related films, alongside games, puzzles,
and interviews with the filmmakers. Each scene is explored in
four different ways: a closer look at the plot and the action, a
look behind the scenes, a reveal of mistakes that slipped through,
and audience reactions. In addition to covering the stunning
Peter Jackson trilogy and the animated versions, details are also
revealed about the prequel films currently in production, making
this an essential volume for any Lord of the Rings fan.
J. W. Braun has been a Lord of the Rings fan since the 1980s and
followed every detail of the film adaptations from beginning to
end on his website, http://www.angelfire.com/film/rings/blog/. He
lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.
FILM, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9
40 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781550228908
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The perfect stepping stone into the world
of kung-fu movies

The Ultimate Guide
to Martial Arts Movies,
Vol. One
700+ Fight Films of the 1970s
Craig Reid
• Part of the Ultimate Guide series
Dynamic and entertaining, this movie guide brings
depth to the martial arts films of the 1970s, with more
than 2,000 titles from 14 countries, broken down into
lively reviews, detailed discussions, and meticulous references. Beginning with an engaging introduction to
kung-fu cinema, this examination then launches into a
collection of 700 martial arts reviews that include the
movie name, time and place of theatrical release, director name, list of principal actors, fight instructors, and
interesting tidbits about the film. Each entry also
includes statistics such as the number and length of
training and fight sequences. Complete indexes are
also featured, listing actors and movies by their English
variations as well as countries of origin. Both a fun
read and an accurate resource, this handbook is a
must-have for movie fans and martial artists.
Craig Reid has been a martial arts practitioner for
more than 30 years. He has acted and performed
stunts in Chinese kung-fu movies and on TV in
Taiwan. He is a former fight choreographer in
Hollywood and has written for Black Belt magazine,
Film Quarterly, Hollywood Reporter, and
www.kungfumagazine.com. He lives in San Diego.
FILM/MARTIAL ARTS, 600 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
300 B & W PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9780897501842
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS NOVEMBER

Sample interior spread

Also available in the Ultimate Guide series:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
9780897501712
$16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Grappling
9780897501606
$16.95 (CAN $19.95)

Knife Combat
9780897501583
$16.95 (CAN $19.95)

Mixed Martial Arts
9780897501590
$16.95 (CAN $19.95)

Striking
9780897501545
$16.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Notable commentators of the 20th century’s
most significant art form

The Complete History
of American Film Criticism
Jerry Roberts
• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Anaheim, Los Angeles, and San Diego,
California (March and April)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 25,000 copies
From the first published movie review in the late 1800s to the
21st-century era of the “great movie critics’ wake,” this chronicle
reviews the nature, scope, and controversies in American film
criticism. Moving through the Silent Era, the pre- and postwar
years, the golden age of the 1970s, and the eventual decline of
the 1980s and 1990s, this exhaustive overview includes biographical information on some of the most influential film critics—
including Leonard Maltin, Roger Ebert, Pauline Kael, and James
Agee—as well as a historical record and critical assessment of
their work. Illuminating various past controversies, this invaluable reference documents the battles between auteur theorists
and their opposing critics as well as between the critics and studios, filmmakers, and even themselves. Little-known aspects of
film criticism lore are also related, such as the epic battles waged
in print by Pauline Kael and Andrew Sarris, the studio boycotts
of the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune over
unflattering press, and the critics barred from attending premieres by studios for writing “negative” reviews. Honoring those
who shed light on the artistic visions, storytelling sensibilities,
and the emotional intent inherent on the big screen, this authoritative guide is a must-have for industry professionals, film historians, and movie buffs.
Jerry Roberts is an acquisitions editor for Arcadia Publishing. He
is a former film critic and columnist for the former Copley Los
Angeles Newspapers and Copley News Service and has contributed to Daily Variety, DGA Magazine, and the Hollywood
Reporter. He is a past coordinator of film programs for the
UCLA Film & Television Archive, featuring speakers such as
Elmore Leonard, Oliver Stone, Robert Altman, Robert Towne,
Roy Scheider, and Horton Foote. He is the author of The
Encyclopedia of Television Film Directors, The Great American
Playwrights on the Screen, Images of America: Hawthorne,
Images of America: Hermosa Beach, Mitchum: In His Own
Words, and Movie Talk from the Front Lines. He lives in
Carson, California.
FILM, 336 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781595800497
RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK
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Excerpt:
Kael’s intensely personal reviews were distantly reminiscent
of the responses of Otis Ferguson and James Agee. But where
Ferguson or Agee bemoaned a dud, Kael ratcheted up the
provocation levels, wantonly throttling individuals in print.
Aside from “Is There a Cure for Film Criticism?” Kael’s
broad-ranging, benchmark compositions include: “Circles
and Squares” in Film Quarterly in 1963, in which she blithely
shot Andrew Sarris, the American messenger of the French
auteur theory, figuratively in the kneecaps with a scattershot
pen; a glowing watershed review of Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and
Clyde (1967) in the New Yorker, certainly one of the single
most important film assessments in history; and “Trash, Art,
and the Movies” in Harper’s in 1969, which stands as her
essential manifesto on the movies and reviewing.

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A fascintating look at the heyday of freak shows

Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo
Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens
A. W. Stencell
• Co-op available
From Lentini the three-legged man and Siamese twins to equipment caravans and big top architects, this captivating collection
lifts the striped curtain to reveal the larger-than-life world of circuses, carnivals, and freak shows in post-World War II America.
Copious never-before-seen photographs, in-depth historical
research, and insightful interviews with former sideshow employees illustrate the development of the circus sideshow, the roles of
key groups—the freaks, working acts, managers, talkers—and
the importance of the grift.
A. W. Stencell owned and operated his own circus for 19 years
and is a former president of the Circus Historical Society. He
lives in Toronto, Ontario.
HISTORY/PHOTOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 10 X 8
300 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781550228809
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A drama-free guide to establishing a thriving
independent ensemble

How to Start Your Own
Theater Company
Reginald Nelson
Foreword by David Schwimmer
• Co-op available
• Advertising in American Theatre, Dramatics, New Theatre
Quarterly, Performing Arts, and Variety
With hands-on advice and instruction from an experienced actor
and theater director, this pragmatic, authoritative guide to starting a theater company imparts essential backstage know-how for
would-be playhouse practitioners on everything from fundraising
and finding a space to selecting plays and successfully navigating
tricky legal issues. Chronicling three seasons at Chicago’s awardwinning Congo Square Theatre Company, this journey behind
the curtain reveals the nitty-gritty details of practical issues that
are often overlooked amidst the zeal of artistic pursuit, such as
how to manage rent, parking, and safety issues; determine tax
status and calculate budgets; and find flexible day jobs to help
foster artists’ creative passion. Concluding with lists of equity
offices, legal advisers, and important organizations for assistance, this complete resource is sure to help ambitious theater
lovers establish and maintain their own successful companies.
Reginald Nelson is the founding board president and former
managing director of Congo Square Theatre Company in
Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles. David Schwimmer is an actor
who has appeared in numerous films and TV series and a
cofounder and an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre in
Chicago. He lives in Los Angeles.
PERFORMING ARTS, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9
24 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781556528132
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A one-of-a-kind recollection of political unrest
south of the border

A delightfully quirky view of the banks
of the Nile

Diario de Oaxaca

Edward Lear

A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico

Egyptian Sketches

Peter Kuper
Introduction by Martín Solares

Jenny Gaschke

“An artist at the top of his form.”

—Publisher’s Weekly

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political
upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs
comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the
events that unfolded around a teachers’ strike and led to a sevenmonth siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and
his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful, 15th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year
or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the
U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they
hadn’t counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico’s
biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling,
this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic
vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the
environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers
and government troops that left more than 20 people dead,
including American journalist Brad Will.
Peter Kuper is best known for drawing Mad magazine’s Spy vs.
Spy comic since 1997. He has also illustrated covers for
Newsweek and Time magazines and is the author of the graphic
novel Sticks and Stones, which won the New York Society of
Illustrators gold medal. He lives in New York City. Martín Solares
is the author of Los Minutos Negros (The Black Minutes).
CURRENT EVENTS/ART, 208 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25
208 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781604860719
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Drawings from Edward Lear’s Egyptian travels are gathered and
matched with travelogues in this never-before-published collection. Lear—famous for his nonsense poetry and prose as well as
his landscape paintings—traveled extensively in Europe, the
Middle East, and India, and documented his sojourns in what has
been described as “poetical topography.” However, Lear never fulfilled his intention to document his adventures in Egypt, where he
traveled during the later half of the 19th century. Compiling a
selection of his most picturesque and informative watercolors
from these voyages and uniting them with extracts from his travel
diary as well as quotations from his poetry, this retrospective
account offers a charming view of Lear as a travel artist.
Jenny Gaschke is curator of fine art at the National Maritime
Museum and the author of Turmoil and Tranquility.
ART/TRAVEL, 64 PAGES, 9.75 X 7.5
2 B & W PHOTOS, 40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 4 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
CLOTH, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781906367206
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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A complete history of dance

Appreciating Dance
A Guide to the World’s Liveliest Art
Fourth edition
Harriet Lihs
• Previous edition sold more than 10,000 copies
Written for the dance novice, this reference is a concise history of
all forms of dance. Detailing the development of dance from its
earliest beginnings, this guide covers the intersection of dance and
religion, social dance, ballet, modern dance, tap, jazz, film and
theatrical dance, and contemporary dance. This fourth edition has
been thoroughly revised and includes a chapter on dance in the
new millennium, along with lists of the social dances of Europe
and America, basic ballet terminology, Hollywood movie-musicals, dance organizations, suggested readings, and filmographies.
Brief biographies of notable dancers and choreographers who
have contributed to each form of dance are also included.
Harriet Lihs is a professional dancer who has performed with
the Radio City Ballet Company and the Brooklyn Ballet. She is
an associate professor of dance at Lamar University. She lives in
Beaumont, Texas.
DANCE/CULTURAL STUDIES, 160 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25
45 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780871273185 (REPLACES 9780871272492)
RIGHTS: WOR X AU, NZ & UK
PRINCETON BOOK COMPANY SEPTEMBER

A world-class dance instructor shares her secrets
to poise and alignment

Zena Rommett: The Art
of Floor-Barre®
Ballet Class on the Floor: A Conditioning
Program for Dancers, Athletes, the Injured,
and the Elderly
Zena Rommett and Lisa Jo Sagolla
“Everyone and anyone would benefit from Floor-Barre®. When
you are centered properly, everything becomes easy and correct.”
—Phylicia Rashad, actress-singer
“One of the most constructive [techniques] I have worked with.”
—Prima ballerina Melissa Hayden
Accurately representing all aspects of Zena Rommett and her
Floor-Barre® technique, this record includes a biographical essay,
commentary from her many pupils, and a description of the concept and framework of her unique and groundbreaking teaching
form. Ideal for any type of dancer looking to correct their alignment, elongate their muscles, and develop muscle memory, this
guide provides expert advice from one of dance’s true luminaries.
Zena Rommett is a former professional dancer and a world
renowned dance instructor who has been teaching for more than
40 years. She lives in New York City. Lisa Sagolla is a professional dance instructor and choreographer. She is a dance critic for
Back Stage and the author of The Girl Who Fell Down: A
Biography of Joan McCracken. She lives in New York City.
DANCE/FITNESS, 128 PAGES, 7 X 9
45 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780871273192
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The keys to creating stirring musical performances

Bringing Music to Life
Barry Green
Foreword by Don Campbell
• Author’s previous books sold more than 250,000 copies
Ideal for amateurs and professionals alike, this innovative, imaginative guide demonstrates how musicians can reach their full
potential. Delving deeply into the methodology and inspiration
required to energize and enliven music making, this manual
offers countless suggestions for creating joy and excitement in
performance. A stimulating series of activities and reflections
using YouTube video clips clearly illustrates ideas, concepts, and
techniques such as breathing, pulse, and movement. This entertaining reference also recounts the author’s experiences singing,
conducting, and playing with violinist Joshua Bell, Latin musician Tito Puente, symphony conductors Leonard Bernstein and
Gustavo Dudamel, and even with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
during his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Barry Green is the director of a young bassist program for the
San Francisco Symphony and teaches privately at the University
of California–Santa Cruz. He is the former principal bassist of
the Cincinnati Symphony and the executive director of the
International Society of Bassists. He is the author of The Mastery
of Music: Ten Pathways to True Artistry and the coauthor of The
Inner Game of Music and The Popular Bass Method. He lives in
El Cerrito, California. Don Campbell is the founder of the
Institute of Music, Health, and Education and he has worked
with musicians such as Jean Houston and Leonard Bernstein. He
is the author of Creating for Harmony and The Mozart Effect.
He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
MUSIC/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 276 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781579997571
RIGHTS: WORLD
GIA PUBLICATIONS SEPTEMBER

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Era-defining images from a renowned blues
photographer

Chicago Folk
Images of the Sixties Music Scene
Photographs by Raeburn Flerlage
Edited by Ronald D. Cohen and Bob Riesman
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Dirty Linen and Sing Out! magazine (Summer)
The vibrant urban folk scene of the 1960s and early 1970s is
dazzlingly portrayed in this collection of more than 150 previously unpublished photographs by Raeburn Flerlage. From concert performances and studio sessions to interviews and intimate
club shows, Flerlage’s images effortlessly capture the essence of
both the artists and their music. Arresting photographs of popular performers, such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger,
mingle with those of more traditional musicians, including the
Reverend Gary Davis, Booker White, Dock Boggs, and Mother
Maybelle Carter as well as many other blues, bluegrass, Cajun,
and gospel artists who performed at the University of Chicago
Folk Festival.
Raeburn Flerlage was an acclaimed photographer of the Chicago
Blues scene. His work has appeared in magazines such as Blues
Access, DownBeat, Living Blues, and Sing Out!; books including
Blues Legends and Who’s Who in the Blues; and on record covers for Chess, Delmark, and RCA record labels. Ronald D.
Cohen is the author of Folk Music: The Basics and A History of
Folk Music Festivals in the United States and a professor emeritus of history at Indiana University. He lives in Gary, Indiana.
Bob Riesman is the cowriter and coproducer of the documentary
American Roots Music: Chicago. He lives in Chicago.
MUSIC/PHOTOGRAPHY, 180 PAGES, 10 X 8
150 B & W PHOTOS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $22.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781550228731
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“Nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie
McTell.” —Bob Dylan

The freshest insights on a popular musical
art form

Hand Me My Travelin’ Shoes

How to Rap

In Search of Blind Willie McTell

The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC

Michael Gray

Paul Edwards
Foreword by Kool G Rap

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Acoustic Guitar, Blues Access, Blues Revue,
and Living Blues
Evoking the turbulent past of the subject’s time and place, this
odyssey to rural Georgia peels back the many layers of Blind
Willie McTell’s compelling, occasionally shocking, but ultimately
uplifting story. Portraying him as one of the most gifted artists of
his generation, this account uncovers the secrets of McTell’s ancestry, the hardships he suffered—including being blind from birth—
and the successes he enjoyed. Traveling throughout the South and
beyond, this personal and moving journey unearths a lost world of
black music, exploring why he drifted in and out of the public eye,
how he was “rediscovered” time and again through chance meetings, and why, until now, so little has been written about the life of
this extraordinary man. Part biography, part travelogue, part
social history, this atmospheric, unforgettable tale connects the
subject’s life to the tumultuous sweep of history, exploding every
stereotype about blues musicians and revealing a vulnerable milieu
of poverty and discrimination, demonstrating that little may have
changed in the Deep South, even today.
Michael Gray is the author of The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia,
Mother: The Frank Zappa Story, and Song and Dance Man III:
The Art of Bob Dylan.
MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 448 PAGES, 6 X 9.25
11 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781556529757
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Examining the dynamics of hip-hop from every region and in
every form—mainstream and underground, current and classic—
this compelling how-to discusses everything from content and
flow to rhythm and delivery in relation to the art and craft of
rap. Compiled from the most extensive research on rapping to
date, this first-of-its-kind guide delivers countless candid and
exclusive insights from more than 100 of the most critically
acclaimed artists in hip-hop—including Clipse, Cypress Hill,
Nelly, Public Enemy, Remy Ma, Schoolly D, A Tribe Called
Quest, and will.i.am—unraveling the stories behind their art and
preserving a wealth of the genre’s history through the words of
the legends themselves. Exhaustively detailing the many complex
aspects of rapping—such as utilizing literary tools and devices to
strengthen content, battling, imagery, similes, metaphors, analogies, slang, performing both live and in the studio, word play,
controversial content and punchlines, and constructing beats,
singles, and freestyling—with emphasis on enunciating and
breathing for unique vocal style, this remarkable book will benefit beginners and pros alike with its limitless wealth of rapping
lore and insight.
Paul Edwards is a writer and a researcher of hip-hop who has
interviewed more than 100 rappers. Kool G Rap is one of the
most important MCs of all time and has been cited by Eminem,
Jay-Z, Big Pun, and many others as a major influence. He lives in
New York City.
MUSIC, 288 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
20 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781556528163
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The complete Florence Ballard story—for the
first time

A newly designed, highly detailed discography
of contributions and collaborations

The Lost Supreme

Beatles Deeper Undercover

The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard

Kristofer Engelhardt

Peter Benjaminson

“What a book! A massive job.”

• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781556527050)
In the months before she died, Florence Ballard, the spunky
teenager who founded the most successful female vocal group in
history—the Supremes—told her own side of the story. Recorded
on tape, Flo shed light on all areas of her life, including the surprising identity of the man by whom she was raped prior to her
entering the music business, the details of her love-hate relationship with Motown Records czar Berry Gordy, her drinking problem and pleas for help, a never-ending desire to be the Supremes’
lead singer, and her attempts to get her life back on track after
being brutally expelled from the group. This is a tumultuous and
heartbreaking story of a world-famous performer whose life
ended at the age of 32 as a lonely mother of three who had only
recently recovered from years of poverty and despair.
Peter Benjaminson is the author of Death in the Afternoon:
America’s Newspaper Giants Struggle for Survival, Secret Police:
Inside the New York City Department of Investigation, and The
Story of Motown, and is the coauthor of Investigative Reporting.
He is a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and
the Detroit Free Press. He lives in New York City.
MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9
21 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

“Outstanding. It deserves to be added to the library shelf of
every serious fan of the group.”
—Goldmine magazine,
on Beatles Undercover
Focusing exclusively on more than 1,000 musical endeavors
shared between more than 300 artists, this updated continuation
of the critically acclaimed Beatles Undercover contains new chapters, previously unpublished interviews, and exclusive firsthand
information on the Fab Four from the artists who knew them
best. An exhaustively researched, highly detailed discography of
the Beatles’ musical contributions is also included, giving a clear
look into their songwriting and recording processes. Many of the
Beatles’ contributions to other artists’ recordings were done
anonymously and are documented here for the first time, making
this an extremely valuable book for any Beatles fan.
Kristofer Engelhardt is the former host of Breakfast with the
Beatles and has been a regular guest speaker at authorized
Beatlefest conventions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York.
He has appeared on numerous radio and TV shows, including
CNN’s Showbiz Today, Fox News, and PAX’s Treasures in Your
Home. He is the author of Beatles Undercover and From Grand
Funk to Grace: The Authorized Biography of Mark Farner. He
lives in Bay City, Michigan.

RIGHTS: WORLD

MUSIC, 350 PAGES, 6 X 9
50 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

LAWRENCE HILL BOOKS SEPTEMBER

ISBN: 9781926592091

ISBN: 9781556529597

—George Harrison,
on Beatles Undercover

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“Thoroughly researched . . . chockfull of fascinating revelations . . . it is, surprisingly, the first
real history of the pioneers of anarcho punk.”
—Classic Rock

The Story of Crass
George Berger
“Lucid in recounting their dealings with freaks, coppers, and
punks, the band’s voices predominate, and that’s for the best.”
—Guardian
In-depth interviews with the main movers in the punk rock
movement—Crass members Penny Rimbaud, Gee Vaucher, and
Steve Ignorant—detail the face of the revolution founded by
these radical thinkers and artists. When punk ruled the waves,
Crass waived the rules by putting out their own records, films,
and magazines and setting up a series of situationist pranks that
were dutifully covered by the world’s press. Not just another
iconoclastic band, Crass was a musical, social, and political phenomenon: commune dwellers that were rarely photographed and
remained contemptuous of conventional pop stardom. As
detailed in this history, their members explored and finally
exhausted the possibilities of punk-led anarchy. This definitive
biography of the band not only gives backstage access to their
lives, philosophies, and the movement that followed, but also to
never-before-seen photographs and rare dialogues.
George Berger is the author of Levellers: State Education/No
University. He has written articles for Amnesty International,
Melody Maker, and Sounds.
MUSIC/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 304 PAGES, 6 X 9
20 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781604860375
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A groundbreaking look at a revolutionary
rock group

Linkin Park:
An Operator’s Manual
Neil Daniels
• Co-op available
Showing how one of the most popular American rock bands of
the third millennium has superseded the ambitions, talents, and
durability of all their original “Nu-Metal” contemporaries, this is
the first-ever chronicle to investigate the career of Linkin Park.
Demonstrating how they have found such success, this account
begins with a group biography before moving into a discussion
of the band’s music and detailing all of their albums and songs.
Guides to past and present band members are also included, as
well as information on recording and touring guests, music
videos, tours, and films. The handbook concludes with a more
personal collection of hundreds of quotes from and interviews
with the band. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and band
paraphernalia and featuring sidebars detailing intriguing tidbits,
this is a visually stunning survey of a group that has been compared to legends such as Bon Jovi, U2, and Nirvana.
Neil Daniels is the author of Defenders of the Faith: The Story of
Judas Priest and Robert Plant: Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page & The
Solo Years. He has written for Big Cheese, the London
Guardian, MediaMagazine, musicOMH, Powerplay, Record
Collector, and Rock Sounds.
MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 6 X 8.5
200 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781842404713
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A revealing portrait of a deeply influential
musical icon

Insights into the life of one of modern jazz’s
most important figures

Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

Paul Bley

A New Biography

The Logic of Chance

Tim Footman

Arrigo Cappelletti

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 12,000 copies

Retracing the life of Paul Bley—one of the most complex and
mysterious personalities in the history of jazz—this fascinating
biography positions him in the pantheon of great jazz musicians
from the last 50 years. A proponent of free jazz and improvisation, his techniques, aesthetic values, and individual style are
examined in the context of his contributions to modern jazz. The
story of his musical career is also discussed alongside many of
the great bands and jazz icons that he performed with, including
Charlie Parker, Charles Mingus, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins,
Don Cherry, and Keith Jarrett.

Chronicling the highs and lows that have punctuated the life of a
musical genius, this in-depth biography reveals new insight into
the legendary songs of Leonard Cohen. Covering each stage in his
prolific career—his early years as a poet and author in Canada, his
relocation to New York City and subsequent impact within the
folk and rock scenes, his years spent in a Buddhist monastery, and
his recent rediscovery by a new generation of fans—this definitive
history combines perceptive research with previously unpublished
photos. Balancing his literary and musical influences with themes
of religion, depression, sex, politics, and complex interpersonal
relationships, fresh perspectives are highlighted through interviews
with colleagues who have never before gone on record. His recent
release of new music, current revival in popularity, and first tour in
15 years are fully detailed and cited as one of the most dramatic
periods in the life of this eloquent songwriter.
Tim Footman is the author of several biographies on bands,
including Blink 182: The Unauthorised Biography in Words and
Pictures, Global Assassins: The Limp Bizkit Story in Words and
Pictures, Radiohead: A Visual Documentary, and Radiohead:
Welcome to the Machine. He is the former managing editor of
the Guinness Book of World Records and has contributed pieces
on music and pop culture to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music,
the Guardian, and Time Out.
MUSIC/BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 6 X 9.25
40 COLOR PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781842404720
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Arrigo Cappelletti is a pianist, a composer, and a professor at the
Conservatory of Venice.
MUSIC, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
12 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781550652529
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA
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More fun than a new belt buckle

Country Music Fun
Time Activity Book
Aye Jay
“A fun, knowing tribute that takes its metal trivia seriously
and still affectionately goofs on it.”
—Bust Magazine on
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
“The 48-page children’s activity book send-up pays loving
tribute to those fantastic little workbooks Mom and Dad
would buy us . . . it’s heavy metal. It’s fun time. It’s activities. And yes, it’s a book, too.” —San Francisco Guardian
on Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
“Never has ‘fun time’ been so charged with such raw, terrorfueled rock power.”
—Utne.com on
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
Sure to elicit an “aw shucks” from fans of old country legends and new tabloid faves, this whimsical book moseys
through a variety of classic activities, such as connect-thedots, coloring, and simple puzzles. Cowboys and girls with
a loaded six-shooter of crayons can help Willie Nelson
escape the taxman’s maze, outline Billy Ray Cyrus’ mullet,
insert a hat on Dwight Yoakam’s head, and draw Dolly
Parton’s notorious curves.
Aye Jay is the author of Gangsta Rap Coloring Book,
Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Book, Punk Rock Fun
Time Activity Book, and The Indie Rock Connect-theDots Book. He lives in Chico, California.
MUSIC/HUMOR, 48 PAGES, 8 X 10
48 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $9.95)

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Heavy Metal Fun
Time Activity Book
9781550227987
$9.95 (CAN $11.95)

Punk Rock Fun
Time Activity Book
9781550228724
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The ultimate bible for the young—and not so
young—at heart

A compendium of celebrated skateboarding
stunts

The Complete
Geezer Guidebook

Skateboarding:
Legendary Tricks 2

Everything You Need to Know
About Being Old and Grumpy!

Steve Badillo

Charles F. Adams
• Co-op available
Defining the differences between run-of-the-mill old farts and the
loveable geezer, this hilarious tome for old men illuminates what
they need to embrace geezerhood. Tools for recognizing different
types of geezers—from the golfer to the hypochondriac—help
men identify what type of cranky old man they are, and geezer
role models and great geezer moments offer inspiration for who
they can ultimately become. Offering daily insights into geezer
philosophies and tips for locating popular geezer stomping
grounds, this must-have gift for grandpa also includes crosswords, puzzles, and New Yorker cartoons he can enjoy from the
comfort of his own recliner.
Charles F. Adams is a former advertising executive and owner of
the Pittsburg Penguins of the National Hockey League. He is the
author of Murder by the Bay. He lives in San Francisco.
HUMOR, 216 PAGES, 6 X 9
60 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781884956980
RIGHTS: WORLD
LINDEN PUBLISHING/QUILL DRIVER BOOKS OCTOBER

“Serious skateboarders looking for descriptions of high-level
tricks need look no further than this title.”
—Voice of Youth Advocates on Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks
“This is a strong addition to collections; it’s great for browsing,
for readers seeking tips and instruction, and for those interested
in learning about the history of skateboarding.”
—School Library Journal on Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks
• Author’s previous books sold more than 147,000 copies
Compiling more legendary skateboarding figures and their pioneering tricks, this comprehensive resource details dozens of spectacular stunts—combining invaluable technical information with
insightful historical perspectives. Each feat is captured in action
sequence and captioned allowing aspiring riders to learn how to
perform them. A history of the tricks, featuring their legendary
inventors, is also included. Blending background and how-to, this
copiously illustrated reference explains amazing maneuvers that
changed the sport and encourages a deep respect for the legends
that made skateboarding the worldwide passion it is today.
Steve Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard
guides, including Skateboarder’s Start-Up, Skateboarding: Book
of Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks, and Skateboarding:
New Levels. He has worked as a stunt double and actor in
numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding,
including Lords of Dogtown. He lives in Oxnard, California.
SPORTS, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
500 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781884654350
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The new and improved Skateboarding 101

Skateboarder’s Start-Up
A Beginner’s Guide to Skateboarding
Second edition
Doug Werner and Steve Badillo
• Previous edition sold more than 45,000 copies
• Part of the Start-Up Sports series, which includes Bowler’s StartUp (9781884654053), Fencer’s Start-Up (9781884654084),
Golfer’s Start-Up (9781884654077), In-Line Skater’s Start-Up
(9781884654046), Longboarder’s Start-Up (9781884654060),
and Surfer’s Start-Up (9781884654121)
Providing updated and revised chapters on safety, equipment,
and basic skills, this instructional guide discusses the fundamentals of skateboarding. Presented in a helpful question and answer
format, beginner’s will find information on buying a first board,
where to plant one’s feet, how to stay safe while learning new
stunts, and the history of this exciting sport. From ollies to kickturns, detailed techniques are presented on the 15 tricks every
skater should know. Honest and humorous interviews with skating professionals are included, along with an invaluable list of
resources—including books, camps, museums, skate parks,
shops, websites, and magazines. With more than 500 new
images, step-by-step instructions and photographs illustrate the
foolproof methods to turn skateboarding novices into experts.
Doug Werner is the founder of Tracks Publishing and the author
of 17 books on sports and fitness, including the books in the
Start-Up Sports series. He lives in San Diego, California. Steve
Badillo is the coauthor of several top-selling skateboard guides,
including Skateboarding: Book of Tricks, Skateboarding:
Legendary Tricks, Skateboarding: Legendary Tricks 2, and
Skateboarding: New Levels. He has worked as a stunt double and
actor in numerous commercials and films featuring skateboarding, including Lords of Dogtown. He lives in Oxnard, California.
SPORTS, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
500 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781884654343 (REPLACES 9781884654138)
RIGHTS: WORLD
TRACKS PUBLISHING OCTOBER

Sample interior photo

Also available in the Start-Up Sports series:

Backpacker’s Start-Up
9781884654107
$9.95 (CAN $14.95)

Boxer’s Start-Up
9781884654091
$11.95 (CAN $17.95)

Sailor’s Start-Up
9781884654015
$11.95 (CAN $17.95)

Snowboarder’s Start-Up
9781884654114
$11.95 (CAN $17.95)

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One hundred striking and grappling moves

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
No Holds Barred!
Fighting Techniques
Rodrigo Gracie and Kid Peligro
• $24,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Grappling Magazine (September)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 325,000
copies combined
• Part of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series
Offering 100 striking and grappling combination
moves, this guide will give jiu-jitsu practitioners the
edge they need to excel in the sport of no-holdsbarred fighting. Taught by Rodrigo Grace, winner of
the 2002 Pride Fighting Championship, these techniques are not only for high-level competitors but for
amateur fighters, as well. Whether aiming to be
unstoppable in the ring or just looking to add new
moves to their arsenals, competitors who utilize these
grappling and striking techniques are sure to find success in the MMA world.
Rodrigo Gracie runs his own fighting academy and is
the author of the Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
and No Holds Barred Fighting. He lives in Los
Angeles. Kid Peligro is the author of the Gracie Way
and coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Self-Defense
Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling
Techniques, The Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu,
and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.
MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
700 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781931229500
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Sample interior spread

Also available in the Ultimate Guide series:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt Techniques
9781931229326
$29.95 (CAN $44.95)

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission
Grappling Technique
9781931229296
$29.95 (CAN $44.95)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Theory and Techinique
9781931229081
$29.95 (CAN $32.95)

The Gracie Way
9781931229289
$29.95 (CAN $44.95)

Superfit
9781931229333
$29.95 (CAN $44.95)

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Lessons in self-defense from the world’s
jiu-jitsu masters

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Self-Defense Techniques
Charles Gracie, Royce Gracie, and Kid Peligro
• Author’s previous books sold more than 370,000 copies
Favoring an emphasis on real-life situations over the dramatic
kicks and throws of a formal competition, Brazilian jiu-jitsu has
quickly become recognized as one of the most effective selfdefense techniques for non athletes. This guide provides lessons
that anyone, regardless of strength or size, can use to neutralize
an attacker in seconds. Offering a variety of defenses against
knife and gun attacks, as well as escapes from headlocks, choke
holds, and other situations, this volume is the next best thing to
taking the classes popular with the military, police academies,
and women’s self-defense schools.
Charles Gracie is a jiu-jitsu champion in both Brazil and the
United States and a leading teacher of the sport. He maintains
an academy in San Francisco. Royce Gracie has won multiple
Ultimate Fighting Championship events and runs the Gracie
Academy in California. He is the author of Superfit, Ultimate
Fighting Techniques Volume 1: The Top Game, and Ultimate
Fighting Techniques Volume 2: Fighting from the Bottom. He lives
in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is the author of The Gracie Way and
coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques, Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling Techniques, The Complete Guide
to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.
MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5
600 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781931229487
RIGHTS: WORLD
INVISIBLE CITIES PRESS LLC SEPTEMBER

The steps to jiu-jitsu’s highest level

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Path
to the Black Belt
Rodrigo Gracie and Kid Peligro
• $24,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Grappling Magazine (September)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 325,000 copies combined
• Part of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu series, which includes Brazilian JiuJitsu Black Belt Techniques (9781931229326), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Submission Grappling Technique (9781931229296), Brazilian JiuJitsu Theory and Techinique (9781931229081), The Gracie Way
(9781931229289), and Superfit (9781931229333)
Presenting the well-regarded Gracie family’s comprehensive
method of achieving a jiu-jitsu black belt, this step-by-step textbook informs fighters of exactly what they need to learn, when
and why they need to learn it, and what they can do to progress
more quickly. How and how often to train, pacing, training objectives, and how to measure success are all addressed according to
the different goals students might have, from casual practitioner to
self-defense student to professional competitor. The plan detailed
in the text can be customized to fit the trainee’s body type and
strengths. Instructors of jiu-jitsu will also find the manual helpful,
as it provides advice on program management, student evaluation,
the selection of techniques for lessons, and recognizing a prodigy.
Rodrigo Gracie runs his own fighting academy and is the
author of the Complete Guide to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and No
Holds Barred Fighting. He lives in Los Angeles. Kid Peligro is
the author of the Gracie Way and coauthor of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt Techniques, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Submission Grappling
Techniques, and Superfit. He lives in San Diego.
MARTIAL ARTS, 272 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
800 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781931229494
RIGHTS: WORLD
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The most powerful tactic in the art of grappling

Jujitsu Figure-4 Locks

An authoritative analysis of the art of controlling
an opponent

Submission Holds of the Gentle Art

The Grappler’s Handbook

George Kirby

Gi and No-Gi Techniques: Mixed Martial Arts,
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Fighting

Focusing on essential principles, this overview illustrates jujitsu’s
most effective trapping technique. From elementary figure-4 lock
characteristics to variations on multiple positions, practitioners
of all skill levels will learn how to utilize basic methods through
detailed photographic sequences and easy-to-read captions.
Accessible and comprehensive, this guidebook will prove invaluable to both beginning and advanced grapplers.
George Kirby is a jujitsu pioneer and an internationally recognized martial arts instructor. He holds a 10th-degree black belt in
jujitsu and has been teaching the art for more than 40 years. He
is the author of Advanced Jujitsu and Jujitsu Nerve Techniques.
He lives in Los Angeles.
MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 150 PAGES, 6 X 9
800 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $20.95)

ISBN: 9780897501804
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
BLACK BELT COMMUNICATIONS SEPTEMBER

Also available:

Jean Jacques Machado and Jay Zeballos
Providing a clear demonstration of all its techniques, this guide
presents an integrated, nonpartisan approach to grappling.
Highlighting gi and no-gi techniques from major positions found
in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and submission fighting,
this handbook builds an accessible foundation that grapplers of
any background can utilize. Detailed how-to photo sequences
that illustrate techniques with and without a gi in complementary positions are also featured, including mount, guard, side control, and back control.
Jean Jacques Machado is one of the five brothers of the world
renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family. He is the author of Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Techniques and Championship Grappling
Techniques. He has appeared in the motion pictures Force of the
Spirit and Redbelt. Jay Zeballos is a black belt under Jean Jacques
Machado and is active as a competitor, teacher, and student. He is
a cofounder of Lo9on, Inc., a website design company that developed and manages the Jean Jacques
Also available:
Global Online Training Program.
They both live in Los Angeles.
MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS
200 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
600 COLOR PHOTOS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9780897501835
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Jujitsu: Basic Techniques
of the Gentle Art
9780897500883
$9.95 (CAN $11.95)

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Black Belt Techniques
9781931229326
$29.95 (CAN $44.95)

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Pearls of wisdom from history’s most legendary
martial artist

Bruce Lee—Wisdom
for the Way
Bruce Lee
• Author’s previous books sold more than three million copies
Summing up the philosophies of the greatest modern martial
artist of all time, this compilation includes a variety of
proverbs coined by Bruce Lee himself. Touching on martial
arts, the universe, and life in general, this collection defines the
concepts behind both a warrior and a martial artist. Ideal for
fans and philosophers alike, this compendium is an attractive,
elegant, and compact guide to the insight of a legend.
Bruce Lee was an iconic figure in martial arts who pioneered
the concept of jeet kune do from his physical training, personal
research, and formal education in philosophy at the University
of Washington–Seattle. He acted in several motion pictures,
including The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, and
Way of the Dragon. He is the author of Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
PHILOSOPHY/MARTIAL ARTS, 70 PAGES, 4.5 X 6
70 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9780897501859
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Tao of Jeet Kune Do
9780897500487
$16.95 (CAN $19.95)

Bruce Lee's
Fighting Method, Vol. 1
9780897500500
$12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Bruce Lee's
Fighting Method
9780897501705
$34.95 (CAN $43.95)

Bruce Lee's
Fighting Method, Vol. 2
9780897500517
$12.95 (CAN $14.95)

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Bruce Lee's
Fighting Method, Vol. 3
9780897500524
$12.95 (CAN $14.95)

Bruce Lee's
Fighting Method, Vol. 4
9780897500531
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Practical self-defense for extreme situations

Combat Hapkido

The intriguing history behind one of today’s
most popular fighting systems

The Martial Art for the Modern Warrior

The First Mixed Martial Art

John Pellegrini

Pankration from Myths to Modern Times

Intending to bring a classical art into the modern world, this
guidebook contains the wisdom and experience behind the art of
combat hapkido. Providing real-life tactical know-how, this manual discusses the evolution of hapkido into a modern art for selfdefense as well as the key principles behind the system. Focusing
on empty-hand techniques, this thorough reference illustrates
effective defenses against strikes, kicks, grabs, chokes, knives, and
guns. By offering fundamental concepts and techniques for practitioners of all skill levels—including military and law enforcement
personnel—this resource demonstrates how classical hapkido has
evolved into a potent fighting style ideal for self-defense.
John Pellegrini is one of the world’s leading authorities on handto-hand combat. He has trained in the arts of aikido, judo,
karate, taekwondo, hapkido, jeet kune do, special forces handto-hand combat training, and counterintelligence self-defense. He
is the founder of the art of combat hapkido, which is now taught
at more than 250 schools in a dozen countries. He is the first
American to be promoted to ninth-degree black belt by the
World Ki-Do Federation and has been named Black Belt magazine’s Instructor of the Year. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 150 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
600 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780897501811
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Jim Arvanitis
• Author’s previous books sold more than 12,000 copies
Detailing the evolution of the Hellenic combat arts, this handbook chronicles the history behind the art of pankration.
Beginning with the myths and traditions behind the art’s development, this examination also touches on pankration’s modern
methodology and techniques, fully explained in illustrative photographs and easy-to-follow captions. Revealing and informative, this exploration is a must-have for mixed martial arts and
pankration practitioners as well as Ultimate Fighting
Championship fans.
Jim Arvanitis is a worldwide pankration instructor. He is the
author of Game of the Gods and Pankration. He has received
myriad awards and has been honored by numerous organizations,
including the World Martial Arts Alliance. He lives in Florida.
MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS, 230 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
350 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9780897501828
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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The dark secrets behind a recent
wrestling tragedy

Recollections from “the most hated man
in professional wrestling”

Chris & Nancy

Rope Opera

The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide
and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death

How WCW Killed Vince Russo

Irvin Muchnick

Vince Russo
• Co-op available

• Co-op available
Exploring the steroid-fueled world of professional wrestling, this
riveting chronicle lays bare the devastating events that led to the
2007 murder-suicide of Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy, and their
seven-year-old son, Daniel. Benoit’s performance-enhancing drug
addiction—massive amounts of doctor-prescribed human growth
hormone were found in Benoit’s home—and subsequent suicide
proved to be the tipping point for the professional wrestling
world, resulting in unprecedented scrutiny of the sport’s subpar
health and safety standards. Using public records, dozen of interviews with those inside and outside of wrestling, and investigative
results, this authoritative analysis provides an uncompromising
look at the price athletes pay in this rough-and-tumble world.
Irvin Muchnick is the author of Wrestling Babylon and the coauthor of Benoit. His work has appeared in the New York Times,
Penthouse, and the Village Voice. He is the nephew of legendary
wrestling promoter Sam Muchnick.
He lives in Berkeley, California.
Also available:
SPORTS/TRUE CRIME, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9
30 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

Highlighting the athlete renowned as the savior of the World
Wrestling Federation (WWF) and the man who destroyed World
Championship Wrestling (WCW), this behind-the-scenes autobiography documents the astonishing career of Vince Russo.
Chronicling the rise, fall, and eventual rebirth of professional
wrestling, this engrossing account answers questions such as How
did Vince McMahon win the war between the WWF and WCW?
What was Eric Bischoff really like? and Why did Hulk Hogan
threaten lawsuits? Penned by a winner of the WCW World
Heavyweight Championship, this memoir details the author’s historic face-off with Hulk Hogan in Daytona Beach as well as the
legendary Monday Night Wars. Exploring the inner workings of
the sport’s most turbulent era, this memoir speaks from the center
of the maelstrom, delivering a fresh and informed perspective on
the current pro-wrestling scene. From the death of WCW to the
rise of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling—the world’s fastest-growing and most cutting-edge wrestling promotion—this remarkable
narrative demonstrates how a grown man can find peace within
the insanity of the squared circle.
Vince Russo is a Christian minister. He was the editor of WWF
Magazine, the head of the WCW’s creative department, and the
creative force behind the National Wrestling Alliance’s Total
Nonstop Action Wrestling promotion. He is the author of
Forgiven. He lives in Broomfield, Colorado.

ISBN: 9781550229028
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
ECW PRESS NOVEMBER

SPORTS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.25
25 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

Wrestling Babylon
9781550227611
$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228687
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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An unconventional view of this hands-on sport

A view of the steroids subculture from the inside

Slam! Wrestling

Generation S

Shocking Stories from the Squared Circle

Tales for a Steroid Culture

Edited by Greg Oliver and Jon Waldman

Anthony Roberts

• Co-op available

“Not seeking any diplomatic offices in the field of anabolic
steroids, Roberts doesn’t pull any punches. He is one of the most
knowledgeable men in the world on this issue and has provided
a fascinating read.”
—Randy Roach, author,
Muscle, Smoke, and Mirrors

From the celebration of WrestleMania XVIII in Toronto to the
tragic death of Owen Hart, this collection features highlights
from SLAM! Wrestling’s 12-year history. Interviews with “Stone
Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson,
and Trish Stratus seamlessly mesh with stories about the World
Wrestling Entertainment megalith and the independent leagues
that dot the North American landscape while striking photographs tell a visual tale. Founded by journalists yearning to break
free from traditional sports coverage, the SLAM! Wrestling website has been a haven for fans and an inspiration to the internet
wrestling community; behind-the-scenes information on the site’s
staff and insight into its ever-growing popularity is also included.
Greg Oliver is the cofounder of SLAM!, a website dedicated to
professional wrestling in North America. He is the author of
The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Canadians and coauthor
of The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Heels and The Pro
Wrestling Hall of Fame: The Tag
Teams. He lives in Toronto,
Also available:
Ontario. Jon Waldman is a
veteran SLAM! staffer. He
lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
SPORTS, 380 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
24 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $20.95)

Providing a first-person perspective on the multibillion-dollar
steroids industry, this narrative examines the factors that have
placed it daily in the mainstream news headlines. From the doctors hired to attack steroid use, only to turn around and become
advocates for the drugs within the industry, to education and
misinformation about steroids, the history and evolution of the
drugs are captured here from the vantage point of an insider
who knows everything and everyone in the black market and
underground. His voice comes straight from the middle of the
controversy—from his own use of the drugs, his relationships
with steroid-pushing websites, and his ongoing research into
government interventions and the legal and illicit sides of the
medical system.
Anthony Roberts is a trainer and consultant for athletes at all
levels of competition. He has been researching anabolic steroids
for more than a decade and is the author of Anabolic Steroids:
Ultimate Research Guide.
SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
20 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $22.95)

ISBN: 9781550228847
RIGHTS: US & CANADA

ISBN: 9781550228854
RIGHTS: US & CANADA

ECW PRESS NOVEMBER

The Pro Wrestling Hall
of Fame: The Tag Teams
9781550226836
$18.95 (CAN $22.95)

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• Co-op available

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Stories from boxing’s last golden age

Four Kings
Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran
and the Last Great Era of Boxing

A behind-the-scenes analysis of Jamaican athletic
achievements

Jamaican Athletics
A Model for 2012 Olympics and the World

George Kimball

Patrick Robinson

“Boxing’s last golden age gets the book it deserves. Kimball’s
breezy, detail-packed book . . . provides vivid, knowledgeable
accounts of the action. He also draws clear, colorful portraits of
four fighters whose styles in and out of the ring were so markedly different and shows how interwoven their lives became.”
—Richard O’Brien, Sports Illustrated

• Co-op available

• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131626)
“Sugar” Ray Leonard, “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler, Thomas
“Hit Man” Hearns, and Roberto Duran all formed the pantheon
of boxing greats during the late 1970s and early 1980s—before
the pay-per-view model, when prize fights were telecast on network television and still captured the nation’s attention.
Championship bouts during this era were replete with revenge
and fury, often pitting one of these storied fighters against another. From training camps to locker rooms, veteran sports journalist George Kimball was there to cover every body shot, uppercut,
and TKO. Inside stories, including recent interviews of each of
the boxers, are full of drama, sacrifice, fear, and pain, resulting in
a fast-paced, blow-by-blow account of four extraordinary adversaries and a remarkable boxing epoch.
George Kimball was a sports columnist for the Boston Herald
for 25 years and was awarded the Nat Fleischer Award for
Excellence in Boxing Journalism in 1985 from the Boxing
Writers Association of America. He is the author of Only Skin
Deep and Sunday’s Fools. He lives in New York City.
SPORTS/HISTORY, 352 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781590132388

Celebrating an area of excellence in Jamaica that deservedly brings
pride to every Jamaican, this book illuminates the country’s highquality performances in global athletics throughout the past 60
years. Seeking to isolate the environment in which athletic excellence thrives, this guide asserts that Jamaica’s athletic achievements
can be attributed to a rich legacy and history of sport; the spirit
that Jamaica is known for; the immense athletic talent that
abounds in the country; and, most importantly, the systemic and
structural features that underpin the athletic training programs.
Jamaica has frequently placed between third and 10th in athletics
at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships; at
the Beijing Olympics, from a field of 205 countries, Jamaica
placed third in track-and-field athletics, and this book offers an
explanation and analysis of the Jamaican athletic system. Praising
the quality of the coaching and the intensity of training regimens,
it is suggested that the Jamaican product is a model for the
world—particularly for developing countries in time for the 2012
Olympics—because it illustrates how success in athletics can be
achieved at the global level with relatively few resources.
Patrick Robinson is a former employee of the Jamaican government
legal service. A specialist in international law commission and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human
Rights, he was made a commander of the order of distinction by
the government of Jamaica for services in international law.
SPORTS/EDUCATION, 152 PAGES, 10.25 X 8.5
100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781906413293

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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A comprehensive guide for trainer and horse
communication

The step-by-step guide to the Downunder
Horsemanship® training method

Beyond a Whisper

Lessons Well Learned

Train with a New Language
for Better Horse Behavior

Why My Method Works for Any Horse

Ryan Gingerich and Ami Hendrickson

“Delivers just what the clinician promises in his preface—real
solutions for real riders with real problems.”
—Western Horseman magazine on
Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship

Objective and effective, this step-by-step guidebook provides the
tools to develop a means of clear communication between trainer and horse. Not only does this resource illustrate how to evaluate a behaviorally challenged horse, it also develops a training
plan specifically designed for the problem animal. By explaining
the simple but powerful forces that drive horses, this remarkable
handbook instructs how to cue horses so that they instantly
understand and respond accordingly. Trainers and horses will
benefit with this consistent and logical plan, which discusses
assessment, the rehab process, and training.
Ryan Gingerich is a professional horse trainer and the creator of
Connective Horsemanship, which applies scientific research into
horse behavior. His method crosses all disciplines and is used at his
National Equine Behavior Center to rehabilitate every breed of
horse. He lives in Moscow Mills, Missouri. Ami Hendrickson is an
author, a screenwriter, a writing consultant, and a horse owner. She
is the founder of Muse Ink, which provides writing and marketing
resources to writers. She lives in Coloma, Michigan.
HORSES/SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.5
150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781570764295
RIGHTS: WORLD
TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS MARCH

Clinton Anderson and Melinda Kaitcer

• Author’s previous book sold more than 60,000 copies
Through personal insights and dynamic color photographs, this
engaging handbook examines the unparalleled effectiveness of
the Downunder Horsemanship® method of horse training.
Influenced by lessons learned from the horses themselves, this
guide explains how the training process developed and entertains
as it educates. Written in basic, practical language, this manual
clearly demonstrates how to apply the knowledge to everyday
equestrian activities and shows how Downunder Horsemanship®
works for any horse.
Clinton Anderson is the author of Clinton Anderson’s
Downunder Horsemanship and the first horse trainer to launch
a made-for-TV weekly training program broadcast on satellite
television. He is the owner of a training facility and the winner
of both the 2003 and 2005 Road to the Horse competition. He
lives in Stephensville, Texas. Melinda Kaitcer is a writer and
horse owner who benefited from Anderson’s horse training
method. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
HORSES/SPORTS, 176 PAGES, 8 X 9.25
75 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764356
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Why a trustful and engaged horse
is the best performer

The foremost reference for one of the most
popular horse events in North America

Connect with Your Horse
from the Ground Up

Rookie Reiner

Transform the Way You See, Feel, and Ride
with a Whole New Kind of Groundwork

Heather Cook

Peggy Cummings and Bobbie Lieberman
Introducing a new approach to specialized groundwork for horse
training, this guide provides more than two dozen exercises to
help horses and their handlers find a reciprocal connection on
the ground before the rider takes a position in the saddle. These
exercises—done both standing still and in motion—are shown to
drastically change the way a rider sees and feels about the horse,
and immediately improve how the horse moves, responds, and
works. Aspiring to the ideals of lightness and ease promoted by
top riding instructors and classical texts, the exercises found in
this manual help handlers achieve the goals of discipline and joy
that they have for their horses—leaving behind the mechanical,
stiff movements that inhibit horses from expressing their innate
curiosity, trust, and freedom of motion.
Peggy Cummings is the author of Connected Riding. She lives in
Poulsbo, Washington. Bobbie Lieberman is an award-winning
writer and journalist, the former senior editor of EQUUS magazine, the editor and publisher of Modern Horse Breeding, and
coauthor of Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training. She lives in
Amado, Arizona.
SPORTS/ANIMALS, 240 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
225 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781570764226
RIGHTS: WORLD
TRAFALGAR SQUARE BOOKS FEBRUARY

How to Survive and Thrive in the Show Pen
Demystifying one of the world’s most exciting and fastest-growing equestrian sports, this thorough guide is an essential asset to
competitors new to horse reining competition. In addition to
explanations of basic maneuvers and patterns, the manual
includes the history of the National Reining Horse Association
(NRHA) and information about how judges are trained and
score performances. A competition diary offers a variety of suggestions for setting goals, a table for tracking earnings, a calendar for scheduling events, and some important contact
information for NRHA and its international affiliates.
Answering questions such as Does the rider’s body position
affect the score? How early should children start reining? and
What are the “Rookie Days?” this comprehensive guide discusses a wide range of topics, from selecting a trainer or coach and
equipment to being the best possible athlete and a rider’s first
show. With lessons gleaned from successful competitors as well
as tips from amateur coaches and top trainers—such as Tim
McQuay and Tom McCutcheon—this ultimate resource offers
all the insights needed to slide into the winner’s circle.
Heather Cook is an editorial team member for The Western
Horse Review, a monthly columnist for The Quarter Horse
News, and an international reining correspondent for
PhelpsSports.com. She has been published several times in The
Reiner, the official publication of the National Reining Horse
Association. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
SPORTS/ANIMALS, 240 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781570764141
RIGHTS: WORLD
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A visually enticing guidebook
to performance horses

Gallop to Freedom
Experience the Joy of Training Horses
with the Founding Stars of Cavalia
Frédéric Pignon and Magali Delgado
In a delightful series of conversations, this copiously illustrated
handbook demonstrates how to read horse behavior as well as
how to develop a better partnership with horses. Balancing
friendship and leadership, this guidebook presents the tools to
appreciate horses in either a casual or performance environment.
Written by two of the equine artists from Cavalia, an equestrianthemed show, this dynamic book features the author’s own horses as well as other strikingly beautiful horses with whom they
have performed. A visual and educational treat for equine lovers,
this resource opens the gates of communication between horses
and their owners.
Frédéric Pignon is an equine performer and the owner of his own
stable. He and his wife Magali Delgado worked with Norman
Latourelle, the pioneer of the Cirque du Soleil, in the multimedia
spectacle Cavalia. Magali Delgado trained under master horsemen Jose Ataide and Carlos Pinto and is a state-certified dressage
instructor. She furthered her competitive dressage career through
the upper levels representing France and performing in shows
such as Cavalia and Passion Cheval.
ANIMALS, 160 PAGES, 9 X 9.5
75 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781570764202
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Donkeys do not think, behave, or eat like horses

Donkeys
A Veterinary Guide for Owners and Breeders
Stephen Purdy, DVM
Addressing a common misconception, this handbook explains
that donkeys are not horses and that the two kinds of animals
are genetically and anatomically quite different. Carefully laying
out the special physiological and environmental needs of donkeys, the book educates owners, would-be owners, and breeders
about how best to care for their charges while also providing
clear technical information on donkey anatomy and behavior,
diseases, breeding, and general husbandry. Written with affection
for donkeys and their antics, the book goes a long way toward
preventing common and sometimes dire mistakes in caring for
these interesting animals.
Stephen Purdy, DVM, is a professor of veterinary education and
the director of the Camelid Reproduction Center at the University
of Massachusetts–Amherst, where he specializes in practical
research and educational projects to improve farm-animal health.
He lives in Hadley, Massachusetts.
ANIMALS, 176 PAGES, 7.5 X 10
125 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781570764189
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Charming dog tales to amuse and inspire

Good Dogs Doing Good
Lives Transformed by Man’s Best Friend
Edited by The Healing Project
Filled with heartwarming stories of loveable dogs helping their
masters cope with life-threatening diseases or chronic illnesses,
this moving collection will comfort and encourage readers to
face their own challenges. The courage, loyalty, love, and determination of these canine companions is faithfully documented in
each touching story. From rambunctious pups whose antics have
yanked down the curtain of depression and let the sun shine into
their owners’ lives to loyal and resourceful dogs who have
become vital aids in their owners’ struggles with chronic or lifethreatening diseases, these stories are rich with the drama,
humor, and pathos that have earned the humble dog the beloved
status of man’s best friend.
The Healing Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in
2005 that is dedicated to creating a community of support for
those challenged with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. They
produce numerous books in the Voices Of series, including
Voices of Alcoholism, Voices of Autism, Voices of Breast Cancer,
and Voices of Lung Cancer.
ANIMALS/INSPIRATIONAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9
25 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781934184097
RIGHTS: WORLD
LACHANCE PUBLISHING LLC DECEMBER

Excerpt:
The worst of it came on the morning I lapsed into a “temporary” diabetic state due to the high dosage of
steroids I was taking for my serious liver ailment. As the doctors detailed the many times a day I would need to
test my blood sugar and where I should give myself insulin shots, my heart sank and I lowered my head into my
hands. How much more difficult could life get?
I wandered toward an upstairs bathroom, too lost in my worries to even notice Lola wagging her tail and
watching me pass. She followed me upstairs and waited outside the bathroom door as I sat on the floor and
cried. I could hear her pacing back and forth in the hall. Then, suddenly, I heard a thump against the door.
Another thump. Then another. I opened the door to see that Lola had collected all of her toys and tossed them at
the door! There she was, giving me a quizzical look before taking a toy in her mouth and shaking it furiously.
When this failed to cheer me up, she flipped onto her back, kicked her paws into the air and let out a series of
playful yelps. I smiled, hoping to appease her, but Lola seemed to know I needed more serious distraction. She
sprinted around the room a few times before landing at my feet with an expression that absolutely demanded I
pick her up. So I gathered her in my arms, and she began to kiss me until I was laughing through my tears.
From then on, each time the phone rang Lola acted preemptively, dashing off to collect toys and then rushing
to pile them at my feet, sensing I might need some cheering up. Perhaps playing with Lola and her toys was the
antidote I’d needed all along. I certainly felt better when presented with every one of her stuffed animals. Or
maybe Lola knew all along that I’d be okay if I drew from her deep, deep well of undiluted optimism.

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A moving memoir of the dog–huntsman
relationship

Creating good rapport between parrot
and owner

The Line

Why Does My Parrot . . . ?

A Hunter’s Passion for Breeding Dogs

Second edition

William A. Urseth

Rosemary Low

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Shorthair Journal and with the American Kennel Club

“When you are buying your new bird and its cage and toys,
make sure this book is part of your purchases. It will save a lot
of headaches at a later date, and you will love reading it.”
—Cage & Aviary Birds

Striking a perfect point, flushing grouse for hours, and retrieving
perfectly to hand, two German shorthaired pointer dogs named
Jäger and Cent are at the heart of this huntsman’s memoir. After
hiring an expert to find the best of this breed in the world,
William Urseth created “The Line”—generations of dogs that
not only won countless tournaments but also created countless
highs and heartbreaks in their lifetimes of bird hunting and
spending days in the field. Centering on stories about the
Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club, the kennel and dogs there, and
the hunts in the northern Midwest of the U.S., these dog tales
comprise an entertaining and touching look at the German
shorthaired pointer breed and one man’s relationship with it.
William A. Urseth is the author of Death Spiral, the editor in chief
of Menz Tournament Hunter magazine in the U.S. and Menz magazine in Canada, and the host of the latter magazine’s Where the
Adventure Never Ends radio show in eastern Canada. He has been
a recurring host on Trevor Gowdy’s television program In the
Hunt, and he is the cohost of Quest for the One, an Outdoor Life
Network television show. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
PETS/AUTOBIOGRAPHY, 240 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
20 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781550229035
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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“Parrot authority Rosemary Low seeks to prevent many common problems owners have . . . The A-to-Z format makes it an
easy reference tool.”
—Bird Talk
Parrots are sensitive creatures whose intelligence is often grossly
underrated and, as a result, frequently exhibit behavior that is
misunderstood by their owners. This reference guide to owning a
parrot answers questions about problems and tensions between
these feathered creatures and their owners. The basic elements of
parrot psychology are explained, as are environmental factors
that can cause biting, screaming, and feather plucking. Case
studies of specific relationships are used to illustrate both good
and bad examples of the pet/owner relationship.
Rosemary Low is the author of The Parrot Companion and has
answered readers’ queries in Cage & Aviary Birds and
PsittaScene (the magazine of the World Parrot Trust) for more
than 25 years.
PETS/ANIMALS, 208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5
36 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780285638402 (REPLACES 9780285635708)
RIGHTS: US, CANADA & PHILIPPINES
SOUVENIR PRESS OCTOBER

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

New Titles

A hauntingly beautiful
photographic trek through
the Himalayas

Himalayan Portfolios
Journeys of the Imagination
Photographs by Kenneth Hanson
• Includes a foreword by Greg Mortenson,
author of the international bestseller
Three Cups of Tea, and an introduction by
mountaineer Doug Chabot
• Features an 11” x 46” panoramic foldout
of the Biafo Glacier, part of the world’s
longest glacial system outside of the
polar regions
Dramatically immortalizing the breathtaking beauty and remote wilderness of
one of the planet’s last untamed frontiers, this intriguing photographic exploration of near inaccessible landscape and
culture illuminates the starkly beautiful
but often inhospitable Himalayan
regions. Religiously documented over a
20-year period, these glorious, panoramic black-and-white images—including one breathtaking, 48-inch panorama—are the remarkable result of a dedicated and passionate
fascination with the history and vistas of the Himalayas. Complemented by trekking maps of mountains, glaciers, and rivers—from
the peaks of Kashmir, the Hidden Realm, and the Great Cleft of the Kali Gandaki to mighty Mount Everest in Tibet and Nepal—and
accompanied by scholarly essays penned with scientific, geological, and spiritual analysis of the region, this stunning visual journey
illustrates the Himalayas as an enduring emblem of man’s ultimate challenge in nature.
Kenneth Hanson is a writer, an exhibiting artist, and an extreme-climates landscape photographer. He is a former senior research
biochemist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and is a member of the Silvermine Guild of Artists. He lives in
Orange, Connecticut.
PHOTOGRAPHY/NATURE, 190 PAGES, 13.5 X 11
109 B & W PHOTOS, 2 DIAGRAMS, 12 MAPS
CLOTH, $85.00 (CAN $93.95)

ISBN: 9780979059704
RIGHTS: WORLD
FIELDS PUBLISHING SEPTEMBER

Sample interior photos

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How to create flattering portraits of newly
married women

500 Poses
for Photographing Brides
A Visual Sourcebook for Professional Digital
Wedding Photographers
Michelle Perkins
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (February)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
Containing numerous contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual concerning wedding portraits
explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph—one that focuses on the head,
shoulders, arms, legs, or torso—in different levels of close-ups,
from head-shots to full-lengths. Since posing is the second most
challenging aspect of photography and with the added complications of a wedding—from the bride’s personal style to her figure
and gown—it can be very easy for a photographer to make a
wrong turn. This perceptive reference provides the perfect place
to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas.
Michelle Perkins is a writer, a photographer, and a digital imaging
specialist. Her work has appeared in After Capture, PC Photo,
and Rangefinder. She is the author of numerous photography
books, including 500 Poses for Photographing Women,
Professional Portrait Lighting, and Professional Portrait Posing,
and is the coauthor of The Illustrated Dictionary of Photography.
She lives in Buffalo, New York.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
500 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282723
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. FEBRUARY

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Turning clients into cover girls, from start to finish

Extreme Makeover Techniques
for Digital Glamour Photography
Jerry D. and Bill Hurter
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (January)
Spotlighting a unique service that provides a competitive edge to
any professional photographer, this thorough handbook teaches all
of the essential skills for creating glamorous portraits. Stressing the
importance of facilitating a stronger, healthier sense of self-admiration, tips are provided for emphasizing the subject’s desirable features and downplaying perceived flaws. Offering breakthrough
techniques for applying highlight and shadow, corrective posing,
camera tricks, and digital enhancements, this superbly illustrated
guide also provides 17 makeover sample sessions. Each case documents an untouched starting photo and analyzes desired goals, followed by detailed discussions and step-by-step demonstrations of
the varied techniques used for addressing problem areas and creating a masterful image, including an array of Photoshop® time-saving tips and shortcuts. Each final portrait is coupled with a
statement from the subject—a touching testimony on the positive
personal effects of their session.
Jerry D. is an award-winning professional portrait photographer,
a licensed cosmetologist, a hairdresser, and a member of Wedding
and Portrait Photographers International. He lives in Upland,
California. Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder magazine and
the author of more than a dozen instruction books for professional photographers, including The Best of Portrait Photography and
Existing Light Techniques for Wedding and Portrait Photography.
He lives in West Covina, California.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282686
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. DECEMBER

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The perfect introduction to a growing segment
of the portrait photography market

How to perfectly capture two of the most popular
religious events

Mother and Child Portraits

Professional Digital Techniques
for Photographing Bar and
Bat Mitzvahs

Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers
Norman Phillips
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (February)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 45,000 copies
Examining a style of photography that has become increasingly
popular with families, this in-depth analysis explores the most
important aspects of mother and child portraiture. Summarizing
advice from seasoned professionals, this helpful reference
demonstrates how to create the right environment for the shoot
as well as carefully select the best props, backgrounds, and lighting for mother and child while allowing them to interact naturally. Starting with mothers and newborns, this survey works its
way up through toddlers to elementary and middle schoolers and
concludes with teenagers. A vastly diverse collection of images
that express each photographer’s concept of what mother and
child represent is also included. Filled with inspiring examples
and no-nonsense techniques, this extensive overview also covers
photographing moms with groups of children and extended sessions that offer potentially greater sales volume.
Norman Phillips is a master photographer who is the recipient
of more than 150 awards. He has contributed to Master
Photographer, Professional Image Maker, and Rangefinder,
and is the author of Lighting Techniques for High Key Portrait
Photography and Wedding and Portrait Photographers’ Legal
Handbook. He lives in Highland Park, Illinois.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
250 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282624
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. FEBRUARY

Stan Turkel
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (January)
Highlighting two of the most recognized and attended Jewish
occasions, this exploration details all of the vital elements for bar
and bat mitzvah photographers. From the synagogue and party
to the family portraits, this meticulous study covers the best
lighting and posing techniques for the most important shots of
the day, providing the background photographers need to beautifully document each event. In addition to the photographic
aspect, this exhaustive overview also features marketing guidelines, outlining where to advertise, what packages sell best, and
how to identify and communicate with key contacts in the field.
A section of frequently asked questions as well as a glossary of
Jewish words and terms are also included.
Stan Turkel is a professional photographer who has photographed hundreds
of mitzvahs. He is the author of
Photographing Jewish Weddings.
He lives in Pikesville, Maryland.

Also available:

PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
140 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR
INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282709
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. JANUARY

Photographing
Jewish Weddings
9781584282549
$39.95 (CAN $43.95)

95

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Portrait photography from start to finish—
whether indoors or out

Capturing the human form in pictures
for business and art

Portrait Lighting Made Simple
A Guide for Digital Photographers

The Beginner’s Guide
to Photographing Nudes

Stephen Dantzig

Techniques for Digital Photography

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (November)

Peter Bilous

The fundamentals of exposure and the essentials of lighting are
explored in this photography reference that uses progressive
images from portrait sessions as its basis of explanation. Starting
with how light is perceived differently by the camera than the
human eye, this resource clarifies the more complicated laws that
govern light, breaking the rules down with clear, effective examples. Various light sources are investigated—from simple sunlight
to advanced professional and studio systems—as well as the
types of lighting units used at different times during the sessions.
By adding or modifying one light at a time, a sequence of images
shows how the desired effect was achieved, offering photographers step-by-step troubleshooting tips. Concise text paired with
photo examples offer any portrait photographer the techniques
needed to create perfectly lit images.
Stephen Dantzig is a nationally renowned lighting expert and the
author of Lighting Techniques for Fashion and Glamour
Photography for Digital Photographers, Mastering Lighting
Techniques for Outdoor Location Digital Portrait Photography,
and Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers.
He is a frequent contributor to Rangefinder magazine, and his
articles have appeared in Professional Photographer Magazine,
PC Photo Magazine, and Studio Photography and Design. He
teaches and lives in Honolulu, Hawaii.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
190 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282655
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. NOVEMBER

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• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (October)
Teaching beginners how to enter into the field of professional
nude photography, this guide discusses a wide-range of topics—
from concept through the actual shoots to editing and review.
Approached systematically, the easy flow of steps provide invaluable insight into determining artistic versus commercial imagery,
finding models who suit the work’s goal, techniques for working
with models, selecting the appropriate environment and lighting,
maintaining direction and a quick pace during a session, and
processing the images and experiences. Also included is information on creating a website, designing a portfolio, and preparing
for gallery presentation. The ideas and direction expressed in this
volume are designed as a starting point for even greater artistic
expression or commercial success with photographing nudes.
Peter Bilous is a commercial and artistic photographer. His work
is a permanent part of the Elizabeth Collection at Artisan Works
and has exhibited pieces at Image City Gallery, Kodak Park’s
main lobby, and the VARGA Gallery. His images have appeared
in numerous publications, including The New Nude. He lives in
Rochester, New York.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
170 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282631
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
AMHERST MEDIA, INC. OCTOBER

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Succeed in taking photos for paying clients

An A to Z on self-employment for photographers

Commercial Photography
Handbook

Freelance Photographer’s
Handbook

Business Techniques for Professional
Digital Photographers

Success in Professional Digital Photography
Second edition

Kirk Tuck

Cliff Hollenbeck and Nancy Hollenbeck

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (September)

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder magazine (November)

Targeting new and experienced commercial photographers alike,
this invaluable guide explores the different aspects and challenges of succeeding in the industry. Approaching the subject systematically, the topics begin with determining what kind of
commercial photography to pursue and how to get the training
needed to carve out a niche in the market. Continuing to delve
further, the topics expand to marketing techniques, negotiation
skills, estimating and charging for work, maximizing profits
while minimizing expenses, and ethical business behavior. Armed
with this information, commercial photographers who are developing or expanding their businesses will know how to evolve
and grow during periods of both prosperity and recession.

Providing useful strategies for becoming a freelance photographer and building a successful business, this in-depth manual
offers a complete overview of the profession—from perfecting
the art form to project management. Demonstrating important
points for getting started—customer service, marketing, billing,
and negotiating prices—this comprehensive guide also delves
into important matters of law, taxes, permits, insurance, and
copyrights. Paying special attention to the evolving role of technology in the creation, marketing, and sales of images, this reference provides invaluable advice on digital photo equipment,
computers and software, and custom processing. Loaded with
entirely new images, this revised edition details a variety of interests—such as advertising, entertainment, fashion, or travel—and
presents step-by-step instructions for turning a passion for photography into an exciting, full-time career.

Kirk Tuck is an award-winning advertising photographer whose
clients include Dell, Elle magazine, IBM, Motorola, Pharmaco,
and Time Warner. He is the author of Minimalist Lighting:
Professional Techniques for Location Photography. He lives in
Austin, Texas.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282600
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Cliff Hollenbeck and Nancy Hollenbeck are one of the leading
travel photography and film making teams. Together they own and
operate Hot Shot Productions and Hollenbeck Photography—a
flourishing film business and a still photography company. They are
the coauthors of Great Travel Photography, Make-up Techniques
for Photography, and Portrait of Hawaii. They live in Seattle.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
140 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282662 (REPLACES 9780936262819)
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
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Marrying photography and
design to create lifelong memories

Capture spectacular matrimonies
with a discerning, insightful eye

Creative Wedding
Album Design with
Adobe Photoshop

The Best of Wedding The Beginner’s Guide
Photojournalism
to Underwater
Techniques and Images for
Digital Photography

Fantastic underwater shots
without breaking the bank

Step-by-Step Techniques for
Professional Digital Photographers

Professional Digital Photographers
Second edition

Larry Gates

Mark Chen

Bill Hurter

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (March)

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (September)

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (March)
• Author’s previous books sold more than
150,000 copies

Pairing photographic creativity with digitalmanipulation techniques, this unique manual teaches the use of Photoshop® to design
artful, distinctive, and compelling wedding
albums. Showing that the artistic process
need not stop at the click of the shutter, the
steps for album creation are detailed—
reviewing the images, forming a story line,
and conveying the tale through welldesigned montages. Offering 10 projects
with varying levels of complexity and covering diverse skill sets, step-by-step techniques
are demonstrated with detailed screen shots,
and a companion website features downloadable practice files for easy review.
Mark Chen is a professional photographer
and teaches Photoshop® at Houston
Baptist University. He lives in Houston.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282617
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In contrast to a traditional wedding photographer, a wedding photojournalist works
unobtrusively to capture the “real life” flavor of the special event as it unfolds, and this
guidebook addresses the unique challenges
and specific preparations required to excel in
this field. Calling upon the best and brightest
photojournalists to share their images and
insights, this updated edition reveals the
secrets for capturing all the breathtaking
exchanges between the personalities, so that
the photographs tell a story rich in detail.

Simplifying the seemingly difficult and
expensive art of underwater photography,
this accessible investigation outlines the four
elements of success: focus, exposure, composition, and subject. Beginning with an
overview of necessary diving skills, this survey reviews these four categories in detail,
depicting how to obtain superior results
even without the latest and greatest equipment. Maintenance and first-aid tactics are
presented as well, reducing the chance of
disappointing malfunctions during a dive.
Also covered is the importance of developing a photography plan beforehand—both
for the safety of the divers and the protection of the underwater environment.

Bill Hurter is the editor of Rangefinder and
the author of numerous photography books,
including The Best of Wedding Photography.
He lives in West Covina, California.

Larry Gates is an underwater photography
instructor and has been featured in Florida
Scuba News, Skin Diver, and Water Line.
He lives in Key Largo, Florida.

PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
150 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
160 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282730
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ISBN: 9781584282747

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Capturing remarkable images
of the kids that rule the school

Master the skills needed to
control light effectively

Maximize commercial
photography skills—and profit

Jeff Smith’s Senior
Studio Lighting
Portrait Photography Techniques for
Handbook
Photography

Professional
Commercial
Photography

A Guide for Professional
Digital Photographers

Tricks of the Trade for
Professional Digital Photographers

Techniques and Images from
Master Digital Photographers

Jeff Smith

Christopher Grey

Lou Jacobs Jr.

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (December)

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (October)
• Author’s previous books sold more than
50,000 copies

• $20,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in Rangefinder (January)
• Part of the Pro Photo Workshop series

With detailed, informative instructions for
capturing personable and memorable yearbook photos, this reference presents stepby-step demonstrations on advertising,
talking to clients, producing outstanding
images, and finalizing a sale. Noting the
delicate balance of pleasing parents and
teens alike, this resource combines a wealth
of lighting and posing techniques with tips
for analyzing the subject, choosing which
features to accent and which to downplay,
and creating alluring, fashionable looks
that the whole family can appreciate.

Through lengthy image sequences, this
invaluable examination takes the guesswork out of lighting and presents the most
essential principles for photo shoots,
including different finishes for reflective
surfaces, types of light sources, light modifiers, and even light placements. From creating fundamental looks to the effect of
fine-tuning placement and setting, this
detailed guidebook enables photographers
to maximize productivity on any shoot.

Jeff Smith is the author of Outdoor and
Location Portrait Photography and Posing
for Portrait Photography. He lives in
Fresno, California.

Christopher Grey is the author of Creative
Techniques for Nude Photography and
Photographer’s Guide to Polaroid Transfer.
He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
130 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282679

PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
300 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 DIAGRAMS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

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Presenting ideas and commentary as well
as photographs, this collection offers new
photographers revelations and wisdom
from professionals and informs them how
to achieve commercial success. With a section focusing on each area of expertise,
this reference furnishes those new to the
business with a wide variety of information about each specialty. Tips for selecting the most effective equipment and
business-savvy know-how, this a comprehensive reference for being both behind
and in front of the lens.
Lou Jacobs Jr. is the author of
Photographers Lighting Handbook and
Studio Lighting. He lives in Cathedral
City, California.
PHOTOGRAPHY, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
160 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

ISBN: 9781584282693
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A must-have floral guidebook gets
a handsome makeover

Great Book of Floral Patterns
The Ultimate Design Sourcebook
for Artists and Crafters
Second edition
Lora S. Irish
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts (Holiday, Spring)
and Woodcarving Illustrated (Fall, Holiday)
• Author’s previous books have sold more than 200,000 copies
With the addition of more than 30 beautiful flower designs, the
updated edition of this all-in-one resource features expertly
drawn patterns for hundreds of flowers. From poppies and
peonies to daffodils and daisies, these realistic and stylized floral
designs are perfect for craft projects in any media, from painting,
quilting, and scrap booking to intarsia, woodcarving, and stained
glass. Crafters benefit from full-color photos of finished works in
a variety of settings, scenes, themes, and backgrounds that reveal
the versatility of floral patterns, inspiring every artist to create
their own masterpiece. Each design includes a line drawing for
easy transfer and a shaded variety to illustrate depth and shadow. These attractive designs are great for beginners or experienced crafters alike.
Lora S. Irish is an artist who runs an internet carving studio with
her husband at www.carvingpatterns.com. She is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and Wood Carving
Illustrated and the author of Great Book of Dragon Patterns,
Great Book of Fairy Patterns, Great Book of Tattoo Designs,
Great Book of Woodburning, Modern Tribal Tattoo Designs, and
Wood Spirits and Green Men. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781565234475 (REPLACES 9781565232402)
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Expert advice for safe and effective chainsaw use

Homeowner’s Complete Guide
to the Chainsaw
A Chainsaw Pro Shows You How to Safely and
Confidently Handle Everything from Trimming
Branches and Felling Trees to Splitting and
Stacking Wood
Brian J. Ruth and Jen Ruth
Taking the fear out of chainsaws by emphasizing safe handling
practices, this resource aims to put raw power in the hands of
everyday yardworkers. With step-by-step color photographs
throughout, 12 of the most common household chainsaw operations—such as cutting firewood, taking down small trees, trimming branches, grooming hedges, and making lumber—are
tackled with expert advice and sure-handed guidance. With an
additional section devoted to chainsaw types, potential buyers can
also assess which size and type of chainsaw best meets their needs.
Also included is an appendix that has useful technical information
and identifies the parts of a chainsaw and how each functions.
Brian J. Ruth is the owner of Masters of the Chainsaw, a talent
agency with offices in the United States and Japan that has
placed more than 60 professional performance chainsaw artists
at more than 1,200 events worldwide. He is a former tree surgeon and has been featured on the CBS Early Morning Show and
ESPN’s Play of the Week. He lives in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.
WOODWORKING, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
300 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565233560
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Celebrating the individual, creative spirit
of today’s elite box crafters

New Masters
of the Wooden Box
Expanding the Boundaries of Box-Making
Oscar P. Fitzgerald
“In this beautiful, wide-format soft cover, Oscar Fitzgerald
does an admirable job of describing each maker’s importance to the movement.”
—Fine Woodworking on
Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery
“In all, this is a can’t miss text for any collector of American
studio furniture.”
—American Style Magazine on
Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery
• Advertising in Woodworker’s Journal
Featuring some of today’s best woodworkers and artisans—
such as Michael Hosaluk, Steven Kennard, Richard Raffin,
Jacques Vesery, Bonnie Klein, and Hans Weissflog—this
craftsmen’s companion celebrates these modern masters and
others who have taken box-making to a higher level of aesthetic form. The artist profiles include full-color, studio-quality photographs of their work along with essays that
illustrate their design ideas and objectives. In addition, this
collection also offers an in-depth introduction detailing the
recent history of the wooden box in woodworking and its
place in contemporary crafts and instrumental pieces, such
as jewelry boxes, desk boxes, reliquaries, and keepsakes.
Oscar P. Fitzgerald is the former director of the Navy
Museum in Washington, DC, and currently works as a historian and a teacher with the Smithsonian American Art
Museum. He is the author of Four Centuries of American
Furniture and Studio Furniture of the Renwick Gallery
and the 2004 recipient of the prestigious James Renwick
Research Fellowship. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 208 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781565233928
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Sample interior spreads

Studio Furniture of
the Renwick Gallery
9781565233676
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An assemblage of easy-to-master lessons simplify
a popular woodcraft

A master carver shares the secrets for realistic
birds and beasts

Intarsia Woodworking
for Beginners

Wildlife Carving in Relief

20 Skill-Building Lessons for Creating Beautiful
Wood Mosaics
Kathy Wise
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Holiday, Spring)
Although intarsia—the assembly of various woods into a unified
mosaic piece—is often perceived as a challenging, unapproachable woodcraft, this guidebook rejects that notion by describing
the small, achievable steps, thereby offering crafters an easy entrypoint into this rewarding art form. Following a progression, this
resource starts simply, teaching how to cut basic shapes and introducing sanding concepts, and then leads to more advanced skills,
such as stack cutting and finishing techniques that add shading
and grain to the mosaic masterpiece. Each step is organized into
17 total mini-lessons, including practice exercises and a final stepby-step guided project. Five additional patterns for each skill level
round out the chapters for a total of 20 patterns.
Kathy Wise has been sculpting animals
for the gift trade for more than 25
years. She is the author of Intarsia
Woodworking Projects and has been
featured in Scroll Saw Woodworking &
Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated.
She lives in Emmitt, Michigan.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234420
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Carving Techniques and Patterns
Second edition
Lora S. Irish
• Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated
• Author’s previous books have sold more than 130,000 copies
Within the pages of this convenient source, woodworkers will
learn the art of relief carving, which gives the illusion of depth,
through projects on wild creatures. An in-depth introduction
teaches novice carvers basic techniques, such as choosing wood
and transferring a pattern while intermediate and experienced
carvers will appreciate a section devoted to advanced techniques,
such as undercutting for depth and creating free-floating areas
within a carving. Step-by-step line drawings are included for
each project, with shaded patterns illustrating depth and shadow.
Genre-specific techniques for wildlife creatures are given exclusive study in this resource and include difficult detailing elements
such as creating facial features, and texturing fur, hair, and feathers. More than 60 patterns, including 15 new projects for creating fighting buck, mule deer, elk, and fish, will provide skilled
hands with many new challenges. Additionally, woodcarvers will
learn how to add finishing details to their projects with woodburning, Danish oil, and paint.
Lora S. Irish is a frequent contributor to Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts and Woodcarving Illustrated and the author of Great
Book of Dragon Patterns, Great Book of Fairy Patterns, Great
Book of Tattoo Designs, Great Book of Woodburning, and Wood
Spirits and Green Men. She lives in Mount Airy, Maryland.

Intarsia Woodworking
Projects
9781565233393
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234482 (REPLACES 9781565231368)
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Charming keepsakes from the 19th
and 20th centuries

How to make eco-friendly, innovative playthings

Turning Vintage Toys

Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz,
Spin, Pop, and Fly

Chris Reid

28 Projects from the Toy Inventor’s Workshop

To the delight of children and grandchildren, this handy guidebook offers an assortment of vintage wooden toy projects that
hearken to bygone eras. Drawing primarily from Victorian and
Edwardian eras, each wonderful toy project offers step-by-step
instructions, cutting lists, wood recommendations, and techniques
such as jigmaking and turning spheres and cylinders. In these 15
projects, crafters will find age-appropriate toys for toddlers to
teens, including a diabalo for juggling, a yo-yo, toy soldiers and
mice, colorful stacking discs, spinning tops, and bowling pins.
More skilled toymakers will enjoy the challenge of crafting a
kaleidoscope and a walking cow. Variations for each project
allow crafters to personalize each toy, and a brief history of how
and where the toy was used provides added value and interest.

Bob Gilsdorf

Chris Reid is a trained engineer and has been turning wood for
more than 50 years.
WOODWORKING, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781565234512
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• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
and Woodcarving Illustrated
Inventive and unique, this dynamic collection of woodworking
projects teaches the basic skills needed to make exciting, actionpacked toys. From rapid-fire nickel launchers and ball-and-socket
robots to a monkey-toss gumball machine, each project includes
a color photograph, a tools and materials list, a full diagram,
woodworking plans, and instructions for using the finished product. Covering all the methods necessary for creation—selecting
wood, drilling and shaping, making wheels and axles, and decoration—these constructions are simple enough for children and parents to complete together, all in an afternoon’s time.
Bob Gilsdorf is a third-generation woodworker who is active in
the Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Young Life organizations. He
lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 224 PAGES, 8 X 8
450 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 75 LINE DRAWINGS,
25 CHARTS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565233942
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An inspiring source for those who seek
sweet music

Original patterns, tool reviews, and more from
the world’s best scrollers

Violin Making

Big Book of Scroll Saw Projects
and Techniques

An Illustrated Guide for the Amateur
Second edition
Bruce Ossman
• Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies
Utilizing fewer tools and expressing a get-it-done attitude, this
useful manual makes the violin-making process easy for the
everyday crafter. Using step-by-step instructions and hundreds of
detailed drawings and color photographs, the obscure language
and unfamiliar techniques of instrument-making are given a populist overhaul in this newly revised and expanded resource.
Requiring only basic tools and everyday woods, aspiring luthiers
can begin each new project with full-size component cutouts,
which are included for each instrument piece. An inspiring fullcolor gallery of violins made by other amateur crafters is also
included. From cutting and shaping each piece to assembly and
performance, the theory that only elite crafters can make wood
instruments is debunked.
Bruce Ossman is a retired teacher and a woodcrafter. He lives in
West Chester, Pennsylvania.
WOODWORKING, 112 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234352 (REPLACES 9781565230910)
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Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts
(Fall, Holiday, Spring)
Collecting the most popular projects and useful scrolling techniques, this all-in-one reference is an essential bookend for all
scroll saw libraries. While appropriate for all skill levels, new
scrollers will benefit from a comprehensive section devoted to
basic skills. This section includes articles pulled directly from the
pages of Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts on such essential
subjects as choosing blades and wood, cutting, pattern placement,
sanding, and safety. Beginners get plenty of advice on these basics
before moving forward with novice projects, including simple
Christmas motifs, a maple-leaf pattern, and a curious cat. Not to
be overlooked, a variety of intermediate and advanced patterns
and projects are also included, along with the techniques needed
to create them—such as compound cutting for a chess set, fretworking for an intricate Victorian doll bed, intarsia for holiday
ornaments, and stack cutting for a classic corner shelf. Seasoned
woodworkers will enjoy the chapter committed to using unusual
materials such as corian, coins, stained glass, and vellum. Each
pattern design is taken from the workshops of today’s top designers, including Rick Hutcheson, John Nelson, Gary MacKay,
Karen Longabaugh, Sue Mey, Kathy Wise, and Gary Browning.
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts is the leading magazine for
wood crafters and scroll saw artists, providing step-by-step projects and original patterns from the world’s best designers.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781565234260
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You can’t build a house with just
one tool, but you can build a box

New bowl-making techniques
for a time-honored craft

A resource for woodworkers
seeking divine inspiration

Creating Wooden
Boxes on the
Scroll Saw

Wooden Bowls
from the Scroll Saw

300 Christian
and Inspirational
Patterns for Scroll
Saw Woodworking

Patterns and Instructions for
Jewelry, Music, and Other
Keepsake Boxes
Editors of Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts (Spring, Summer, Holiday)
Uniting form and function without complicated joinery or the need for a shop full of
tools, this crafting guide offers step-by-step
instructions and patterns for 26 unique,
keepsake boxes, made exclusively with the
scroll saw. Incorporating popular scrolling
techniques like fretwork, segmentation,
intarsia, and layering, the projects include a
holiday card holder, a desktop organizer, a
patriotic flag box, and themed ideas for hikers, patriots, cowboys, and poker players.
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts is the
leading magazine for wood crafters and
scroll saw artists, providing step-by-step
projects and original patterns from the
world’s best designers.
WOODWORKING, 128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234444
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33 Useful & Surprisingly
Easy-To-Make Projects
Carole Rothman
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts (Fall, Holiday, Spring)
While wood bowls are commonly made
on a lathe, this guided resource offers 33
projects for crafting beautiful bowls with
the more accessible scroll saw. Each project is organized in a progressive learning
format; beginning crafters can start with
the most basic starter bowl and gradually
work their way toward more elaborate
bowls—such as laminated swag bowls; a
flared lobed bowl made with varied
angles; a thin, eight-segmented bowl; and
an inward curving bowl.
Carole Rothman has been refinishing furniture since the late 1960s. Her woodwork has been featured in Scroll Saw
Woodworking & Crafts, and she was a
finalist in the 2008 Design Competition.
She lives in Somers, New York.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234338
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Second edition
Tom Zieg
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts (Summer, Fall, Holiday)
• Previous edition sold more than
30,000 copies
Expressions of faith and love for the Lord
abound in this collection of more than 300
unique scroll saw patterns for inspirational
and Christian motifs. Perfect for scroll saw
artists and applicable for any craft medium, these beautiful designs can be used to
make wall plaques, nativity sets, holiday
ornaments, gifts, jewelry, paintings, functional objects such as napkin holders, letter
openers, and puzzles. The patterns include
The Last Supper, Noah’s Ark, and more.
Tom Zieg is a crafter whose work has
appeared in Wood Magazine. He lives in
Lincoln, Nebraska.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
40 COLOR PHOTOS, 300 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234307
(REPLACES 9781565230637)
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Add machine power to workshop repertoires

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Year-round woodworking
projects from a host of experts

Power Carving Manual Chip Carving
Tools, Techniques, and 12 AllTime Favorite Projects

Expert Techniques and 29
All-Time Favorite Projects

Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated

Editors of Woodcarving Illustrated

• Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated
(Spring, Summer)

• Advertising in Woodcarving Illustrated
(Holiday, Spring, Summer)
• Part of The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
series

• Part of The Best of Woodcarving Illustrated
series
Featuring 12 projects from the pages of
Woodcarving Illustrated, crafters will
learn all about the various benefits of
carving with power tools and how to master this technique. Additional information
about power units, hand pieces, carving
burs, materials shopping, and maintenance advice, as well as the particular
techniques associated with each type of
tool is included. Additional lessons are
given on detailing more intricate pieces,
and each project includes step-by-step
instructions and original pattern designs.
Woodcarving Illustrated is a leading howto magazine for woodcarvers of all skill
levels and has a circulation of more than
65,000 readers.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
144 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
200 COLOR PHOTOS,
100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

Pyrography
Workshop
with Sue Walters
Hawk Portrait: Step-by-Step
Woodburning Tutorial
Sue Walters
• Advertising in Scroll Saw Woodworking
& Crafts (Summer, Fall, Holiday) and
Woodcarving Illustrated (Summer,
Fall, Holiday)
• Author’s previous book sold more than
30,000 copies
In this intimate DVD, crafters and hobbyists receive a private lesson on the ancient
art form of pyrography from an expert.
New woodcrafters will benefit from a 20minute introduction to pyrography that
details the tools and wood required to
pursue this skill, complemented by a series
of 10 lessons that result in the creation of
a gorgeous woodburned hawk project.

Woodcarving Illustrated is a leading howto magazine for woodcarvers of all skill
levels and has a circulation of more than
65,000 readers.

Sue Walters is the author of Pyrography
Workbook and a frequent contributor to
Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts and
Woodcarving Illustrator.

WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES
16 PAGES, 5 X 7
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
DVD, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781565234499

ISBN: 9781565234505

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In this collection of 29 projects, woodworkers of all skill levels are taught several
variations of chip carving—the timeless art
of decorating a wood surface by removing
chips of wood with short triangular-shaped
cuts—including basic chip carving, line
carving, shallow-chip carving, and highly
stylized European chip carving. Featuring
patterns from a host of preeminent chipcarvers, this handy guidebook includes
Christmas ornaments, a beautiful linecarved birdhouse, a handsome chip-carved
chess set, and fun chip-carved golf balls
with intricate, geometrical designs.

A master woodburner’s
tips for beautiful results

ISBN: 9781565234413
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Step back in history with these extensively
researched period pieces

Tips for using hand tools while working
with wood

Civil War Woodworking

How to Choose and Use
Bench Planes and Scrapers

17 Authentic Projects for Woodworkers
and Reenactors
A. J. Hamler
Ranging from fairly easy to moderately difficult, this woodworking manual furnishes accurate reproductions of Civil War-era
objects. Historical information about manufacturing and woodworking in the 19th century complements a discussion on standards, offering interested craftspeople all the relevant information
to produce authentic replicas in the modern shop. Step-by-step
instructions present a variety of projects—such as an officer’s
field desk, an ammunition box, a folding camp table, a lantern,
and a camp chest—and a detailed history accompanies each item.
With period photographs of the original items as well as modern
images of reenactors using the reproductions, this reference will
appeal to both the woodworker and history buff.
A. J. Hamler is a woodworking editor and writer who has written articles for Handy, Wood Magazine, Woodshop News,
Woodwork Magazine, and Woodworker’s Journal. He is the editor of The Collins Complete Woodworker, the author of several
science fiction novels and short stories, and is a Civil War reenactor. He lives in Williamstown, West Virginia.
WOODWORKING/HISTORY, 160 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
217 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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John English
A simple, straightforward shop manual for woodworkers of all
skill levels, this reference dispenses with the lore and legend of
planes and offers techniques for adding these tools into woodworking regimens. The step-by-step photography and instructions for using bench planes and scrapers comprehensively
covers the usage and care of these two types of hand tools. Each
chapter represents the practical, relevant facts about different
types of planes and scrapers, showing woodworkers how to use
these tools to create deep, rich surfaces.
John English is a cabinetmaker, a teacher, and the author of The
Woodworker’s Guide to Sharpening and many articles published
in Woodshop News and Woodworker’s Business News. He is the
former editor of Today’s Woodworker and Woodworker’s
Journal. Currently he designs and builds magazine projects for
American Woodworker magazine and runs the Black Hills
School of Woodworking. He lives in Spearfish, South Dakota.
WOODWORKING/CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 216 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
300 COLOR PHOTOS
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The truth behind the methodical killing
of a notorious activist

The basis for the critically acclaimed film In the
Valley of Elah

The Assassination
of Fred Hampton

Murder in Baker Company

How the FBI and the Chicago Police
Murdered a Black Panther
Jeffrey Haas
“The hard truth is that this is a remarkable work.”
—Studs Terkel, author and historian
• Co-op available
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Progressive, and Z Magazine
• Publication will coincide with the 40th anniversary
of Hampton’s assassination
Uncovering a cold-blooded execution at the hands of a conspiring
police force, this engaging account relentlessly pursues the murderers of Black Panther Fred Hampton. Documenting the entire 14year process of bringing the killers to justice, this chronicle also
depicts the 18-month court trial in detail. Revealing Hampton
himself in a new light, this examination presents him as a dynamic
community leader whose dedication to his people and to the truth
inspired the young lawyers of the People’s Law Office. Contending
with FBI stonewalling and unlimited government resources bent
on hiding a darker plot, this reconstruction relates an inspiring
narrative of upholding morality in one man’s memory.
Jeffrey Haas is an attorney and cofounder of the People’s Law
Office, whose clients have included the Black Panthers, Students
for a Democratic Society, and other community activists. He lives
in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
TRUE CRIME/AFRICAN AMERICAN, 424 PAGES, 6 X 9
30 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

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How Four American Soldiers
Killed One of Their Own
Cilla McCain
“This work has been created with an insightful heart and an
activist’s drive.”
—Paul Haggis, writer/director, Crash,
In the Valley of Elah, and Million Dollar Baby
• Co-op available
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and Utne Reader
Using court transcripts, personal interviews, and police records
to retrace the key events of the case, this journey to uncover the
truth about what happened to Richard Davis provides a disturbing, eye-opening look into the problems of today’s military. After
surviving tours in Bosnia and Iraq, Davis was mercilessly tortured and ultimately murdered before his remains were set on
fire in the woods of Georgia. Four members of his own platoon
were arrested for the crime. When one was asked why they set
Richard on fire, his answer was both cold and revealing:
“Because that’s the way we got rid of bodies in Iraq.” There is no
other case on record in which American soldiers have killed one
of their own in such a twisted manner. They were home. They
were alive. So the only question is, why? This is not only the
exploration of the heinous murder of a soldier; it is also a call to
action for U.S. citizens to provide support and necessary programs for veteran reentry and reassimilation into U.S. society.
Cilla McCain is a writer focusing on social justice issues. She
lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
TRUE CRIME/MILITARY, 312 PAGES, 6 X 9
24 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556529474
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A powerful and moving glimpse into the
character of New Orleans

A groundbreaking account of the eclectic history,
influence, and music of New Orleans’ early years

The Year Before the Flood
A Story of New Orleans

The World That Made
New Orleans

Ned Sublette

From Spanish Silver to Congo Square

• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
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Ned Sublette

Spending 2004–2005 in New Orleans investigating the city’s legendary past both in the archives and its living culture in the
street, this account combines personal memoir, historical
research, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a suspenseful arc
through the last year New Orleans was whole. The perspectives
of daily life and the passage of seasons in the antediluvian city
are darkly comic, irreverent, passionate, and angry. Fully revealing the city’s vicious heritage of racism and its murderous poverty, this heartbreaking narrative of joy, violence, and loss features
a grand parade of unforgettable characters in the town that is
both America’s great music city and its homicide capital.
Ned Sublette is the author of The World That Made New
Orleans: From Spanish Silver to Congo Square and Cuba and Its
Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Cofounder of the
record label Qbadisc, he coproduced the public radio program
Afropop Worldwide for seven years. A writer, record producer,
and musician, he lives in New York City.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 496 PAGES, 6 X 9
24 COLOR PHOTOS, 16 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

“Cultural studies and history do not get much better than this, a
must read for anyone who wonders why this city must be saved.”
—Booklist
• Co-op available
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American, and Shelf Awareness
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781556527302)
• The cloth edition was the winner of the 2009 Humanities Book of
the Year award from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of
New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the
city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on
New Orleans’ first century of existence, it presents a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana’s early years. This innovative
history tracks the important roots of American music back to the
swamp town, making clear the effects of centuries-long struggles
among France, Spain, and England on the city’s unique culture. It
also reveals the origins of jazz and the city’s eclectic musical
influences, including the role of the slave trade.
Ned Sublette is the author of Cuba and Its Music: From the First
Drums to the Mambo. He lives in New York City.

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HISTORY, 368 PAGES, 6 X 9
23 B & W PHOTOS, 7 MAPS
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One family’s journey through American history

Middling Folk

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Observations on the metamorphosis of smalltown America

Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family

Boom Town

Linda H. Matthews

How Wal-Mart Transformed an All-American
Town Into an International Community

• Co-op available
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Writers, Preservation, and Virginia Living
Telling the stories of those who quietly conducted the business
and built the livelihoods that made their societies prosper or fail,
this account shows how one Scots-Irish American family, the
Hammills—millers, wagon makers, and blacksmiths—lived out
their lives against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the
Civil War, and westward expansion. Spanning three centuries
from the shores of Ireland to the Chesapeake Bay Area to the
Pacific Northwest, this saga brings to life the early days of the
founding of this country through the lens of the middle class.
From revolutions, uprisings, and economic booms and busts to
owning slaves in the colonial South, these personal encounters
through dramatic historical events depict the private dramas—
tragic deaths, business successes and failures, love and loss—of
the ordinary families who helped shape this country and managed to hold their own through turbulent times.
Linda H. Matthews is the cofounder and former publisher of
Chicago Review Press. She is the coauthor of The Balancing Act:
A Career and a Family and has contributed several articles to The
Mill Racer, the monthly newsletter of the Occoquan Historical
Society of Occoquan, Virginia. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHY, 368 PAGES, 6 X 9
16 B & W PHOTOS, 9 MAPS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556529696
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Marjorie Rosen
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous works sold more than 120,000 copies
• Advertising in American Sociological Review, Harpers.org, Mother
Jones, Nation (online), New York Review of Books, Northern
Arkansas newspapers, Oxford American, and Shelf Awareness
Investigating the personal stories behind the headquarters of the
Wal-Mart empire, this examination focuses on the growth of
Bentonville, Arkansas—a microcosm of America’s social, political,
and cultural shift. Numerous personalities are interviewed, including a multimillionaire Palestinian refugee who arrived penniless
and is now dedicated to building a synagogue, a Mexican mother
of three who was fired after injuring herself on the job, a black
executive hired to diversify Wal-Mart whose arrival coincided with
a KKK rally, and a Hindu father concerned about interracial dating. In documenting these citizens’ stories, this account reveals the
challenges and issues facing those who compose this and other
“boom towns”—where demographics, the economy, and immigration and migration patterns are continually in flux.
Marjorie Rosen is an associate professor in the department of
journalism, communication, and theatre at Lehman College–
CUNY. She is the author of Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies &
the American Dream and What Nigel Knew and the coauthor of
Mia & Woody: Love and Betrayal. She lives in New York City.
SOCIAL SCIENCE/BUSINESS, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9
20 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556529481
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An autobiographical account of race, journalism,
and a white-establishment media giant

My Times in Black and White
Race and Power at the New York Times
Gerald M. Boyd
Afterword by Robin D. Stone
• Co-op available
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and Progressive
A rags-to-riches story of the climb from urban poverty to success
at the New York Times, this insider’s view of struggle and change
at the nation’s premier newspaper reconstructs the most controversial period in the paper’s history and records how journalists
reported and edited the biggest events of the past two decades. A
candid discussion on race, this memoir is the inspirational story
of a man who covered presidents, documented extraordinary
social and cultural challenges, led his team to an unprecedented
number of Pulitzers, stumbled disastrously during an unjust
scandal, and in the end discovered the true value of his life.
Gerald M. Boyd was the first black managing editor at the New
York Times. During his 20-year tenure there, he served various
roles, including White House correspondent. A Neiman Fellow at
Harvard, he was a board member of the American Society of
Newspaper Editors and was named the Journalist of the Year by
the National Association of Black Journalists. Robin D. Stone is
the author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can
Heal from Sexual Abuse; a former deputy editor of Health magazine; a former executive editor of Essence magazine; and the
founding editor in chief of www.essence.com. She lives in New
York City.

A revelatory look at the new African Americans

Post Black
How a New Generation Is Redefining
African American Identity
Ytasha L. Womack and Derek T. Dingle
• Co-op available
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Highlighting certain socioeconomic and cultural trends, this
exploration discloses the new dynamics shaping contemporary
lives of African Americans. Using information from conversations with mavericks within black communities—such as entrepreneurs, artists, scholars, and activists as well as members of
both the working and upper classes—this powerful examination
gives voice to what the author has deemed “post black”
approaches to business, lifestyles, and religion that are nowhere
else reflected as part of black life. The argument states that this
new, complex black identity is strikingly different than the
images handed down from previous generations and offers new
examples of behavior, such as those shown by President Obama,
gays and lesbians, young professionals, and black Buddhists.
Contending that this new generation feels as unwelcome in traditional churches as in hip-hop clubs, this dynamic provocation
dispels myths about current, popular black identity.
Ytasha L. Womack is a journalist, a filmmaker, and the coeditor of
the award-winning anthology Beats, Rhymes, and Life. She is the
director and producer of several award-winning films, including
The Engagement, Love Shorts, and Tupac. Her work has appeared
in the Chicago Tribune, Emerge, Essence, Honey, King, VIBE, and
XXL. She lives in Chicago. Derek T. Dingle is the senior vice president and editor in chief of Black Enterprise magazine.

MEDIA & JOURNALISM/AFRICAN AMERICAN, 432 PAGES, 6 X 9
12 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $26.95 (CAN $29.95)

AFRICAN AMERICAN, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9
14 B & W PHOTOS
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A Gen-X black female speaks out with wit,
self-deprecating humor, and insight

Advising students and parents on how to achieve
a successful college career

Conversate Is Not a Word

Tom Joyner Presents How
to Prepare for College

Getting Away from Ghetto
Jam Donaldson
Funny, sad, and refreshingly honest, this provocative commentary
based on the author’s award-winning blog explores what is
wrong with black culture and what needs to be done to fix neighborhoods and improve lives. The fresh, female voice presents a
new perspective without assuming a condescending tone.
Continually reviewing the ongoing struggle between her own conflicting identities, she asks such questions as How can African
Americans speak out about the aspects of their culture that need
improvement without risking mockery and the reinforcement of
negative stereotypes? and How can you improve a situation when
simply calling it out is fraught with the risk of undermining your
own race? By weaving her own warring viewpoints into the discussion, the author provides a window into the complex, contradictory perspectives that exist within every member of the black
community while also offering comic anecdotes, making this call
to action accessible as well as poignant.
Jam Donaldson is an author and attorney who is best known for
writing and producing the TV series We Got to Do Better and
creating the popular website www.hotghettomess.com. Her blog,
www.conversateisnotaword.com, was nominated for Best Culture
Blog of the Year by the Black Weblog awards, and she most
recently worked as a legal-aid attorney representing low-income
residents in civil matters, receiving the Frederick Abramson
Award for Public Service. She is the CEO of the popular news
website www.blackpower.com. She lives in Washington, DC.
AFRICAN AMERICAN/HUMOR, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9
16 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

Thomas LaVeist and Wil LaVeist
Foreword by Tom Joyner
• Tom Joyner’s previous books sold more than 250,000 copies
Written specifically for African Americans, this unique and realistic
guide leads parents and students through the steps that should be
taken at every grade level in order to gain acceptance into the most
suitable college available. Through long-term planning and execution, students will be able to develop the long-term extracurricular
activities that are the hallmarks of the well-rounded academics that
admissions officials seek. Activities that show dedication and commitment to an applicant’s social surroundings—such as volunteering and community service—are highlighted for their desirability
and their positive demonstration of time management abilities.
Lists of historically black colleges and universities, a catalog of
scholarship-granting organizations, and examples of successful
interview answers round out this invaluable college preparation
manual for conscientious parents and ambitious students.
Thomas LaVeist is a research scientist, a public speaker, and the
author of The DayStar Guide for Colleges for African Americans
and Minority Population and Health. He lives in Baltimore,
Maryland. Wil LaVeist is an editor, a journalist, an internet consultant, and the author of Fired Up: How to Win When You Lose
Your Job. They are the coauthors of Eight Steps to Help Black
Families Pay for College. He lives in Norfolk, Virginia. Tom Joyner
is a nationally syndicated radio and television personality, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur. He lives in Dallas.

ISBN: 9781556527807

AFRICAN AMERICAN/EDUCATION, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9
7 B & W PHOTOS
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An in-depth profile of the “community-organizerin-chief”

The first posthumous biography of a political
and literary legend

Barack Obama

Aimé Césaire

The Movement for Change

Gabrielle Parker

Anthony Painter

• Co-op available

Examining in detail the origins of President Barack Obama’s
mission to change America, this biographical account is focused
on his days as a community organizer on the south side of
Chicago and his rise through the racially charged Chicago political scene. Obama’s plan for change is put forth as the latest
expression of a movement for justice: a movement that has
swept forward with the collective energy of great leaders such as
Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson,
Harold Washington—Chicago’s first black mayor— and others
who have bent the “arc of morality” towards justice. This examination of Obama’s early years in Chicago explores how his life
touched and was touched by a beleaguered and sinking community in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods and how his
work with the residents of Chicago’s Woodlawn and Altgeld
Gardens communities has shaped how he thinks, how he works,
and his vision for the American people. Stepping back from
recent events, it becomes apparent that Obama’s unlikely victory
is not merely the story of a single, remarkable individual, it is a
story of a movement and of the people who drove that movement forward and one that will cascade down the generations.

Aimé Césaire’s many literary and political achievements—from
the founding of his literary journal L’Etudiant Noir, a forerunner
of the Negritude movement that aimed to provoke a black consciousness, to the poetry of his classic work, Return to My
Native Land—are all explored in this introduction to his life and
works. A poet, playwright, and political activist, Césaire was an
inspiration to generations worldwide. Here, his relationship with
his protégée Frantz Fanon, his association with André Breton
and the surrealists, his involvement with the Communist Party,
and his political career that spanned half a century as deputy to
the French National Assembly in Martinique are all examined in
illuminating detail.

Anthony Painter is a freelance political commentator who has
been published in numerous newspapers and periodicals. He was
awarded the New Statesman prize for political writing in 2003.

Gabrielle Parker is a founding editor of the Current Issues in
University Language Teaching series and a member of the editorial committee of the Modern & Contemporary France journal.
She is the former pro-vice-chancellor and dean of the school of
arts at Middlesex University, London.
BIOGRAPHY/CULTURAL STUDIES, 100 PAGES, 4 X 7
TRADE PAPER, $10.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781906413248
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BIOGRAPHY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 213 PAGES, 4.5 X 7
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ISBN: 9781906413231
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Revisiting the real “King of the Wild Frontier”

David Crockett in Congress

Before the Donald, there was the Commodore,
Nucky, Jimmy, Stumpy, and Hap

The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friend

Boardwalk Empire

James R. Boylston and Allen J. Wiener

The Birth, High Times, and Corruption
of Atlantic City

• Co-op available
Countering the widespread historical persona of David Crockett
as little more than a coonskin-capped, buckskin-clad frontier hero,
this remarkable biography chronicles his life in politics, revealing
him instead as an inveterate entrepreneur, advocate for the poor,
and career politician with a talent for hardball campaigning.
Through a careful review of his letters, speeches, and political circulars, this provocative and insightful examination provides a
unique, long-ignored perspective on the man behind the legend
and corrects inaccurate portrayals perpetuated by previous works,
most notably John B. Shackford’s landmark 1956 biography.
Following his political rise from justice of the peace and magistrate
to two-term representative in the Tennessee State Legislature and
three-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, this
account fully documents the elections of 1829, 1831, 1833, and
1835 and details the progress of both the Tennessee Land Bill and
the Indian Removal Bill.
Jim Boylston is a member of the Alamo Society and the Alamo
Battlefield Association and has written articles for the Alamo
Journal and the Crockett Chronicle. He is the creator and moderator of the Alamo Studies online forum, www.alamostudies.com.
He lives in Orlando, Florida. Allen J. Wiener is the author of The
Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide and The Music of the
Alamo. He lives in Potomac, Maryland.
BIOGRAPHY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9
16 COLOR PHOTOS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781933979519
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Nelson Johnson
• Co-op available
• HBO pilot in production, directed by Martin Scorsese (The
Departed, Goodfellas) and written by Terence Winter (The
Sopranos), starring Steve Buscemi (Fargo), Kelly Macdonald (No
Country for Old Men), Michael Pitt (Dawson’s Creek), and Academy
Award–nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road)
From its inception, Atlantic City has always been a town dedicated to the fast buck, and this wide-reaching history offers a riveting account of its past 100 years—from the city’s heyday as a
Prohibition-era mecca of lawlessness to its rebirth as a legitimate
casino resort in the modern era. A colorful cast of characters, led
by Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, populates this stranger-than-fiction
account of corrupt politics and the toxic power structure that
grew out of guile, finesse, and extortion. Atlantic City’s shadowy
past—through its rise, fall, and rebirth—is given new light in this
revealing, and often appalling, study of legislative abuse and
organized crime.
Nelson Johnson practiced law for 30 years, during which time he
was active in Atlantic City and Atlantic County politics. He is currently a judge of the New Jersey Superior Court, sitting in the Civil
Division of Atlantic County. He lives in Hammonton, New Jersey.
HISTORY/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC, 296 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
33 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780966674859
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Surprising truths about pirate society in the 1700s

Life Under the Jolly Roger
Reflections on Golden Age Piracy
Gabriel Kuhn

A history of Native American opposition
to European colonial domination

500 Years of Indigenous
Resistance

“Brings the golden age of piracy to life and shows us the link to
contemporary radical politics . . . A well-reasoned analysis of
their legacy.” —Luis A. Fernandez, author, Policing Dissent

Second edition

Dissecting the conflicting views of the golden age of pirates—as
romanticized villains on one hand and genuine social rebels on
the other—this fascinating chronicle explores the political and
cultural significance of these nomadic outlaws by examining a
wide range of ethnographical, sociological, and philosophical
standards. The meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and disability
in pirate communities are analyzed and contextualized, as are the
pirates’ forms of organization, economy, and ethics. Going
beyond simple swashbuckling adventures, the examination also
discusses the pirates’ self-organization, the internal make-up of
the crews, and their early-1700s philosophies—all of which help
explain who they were and what they truly wanted. Asserting
that pirates came in all shapes, sexes, and sizes, this engaging
study ultimately portrays pirates not just as mere thieves and
killers but as radical activists with their own society and moral
code fighting against an empire.

An alternative and unorthodox view of the colonization of the
Americas by Europeans is offered in this concise history.
Eurocentric studies of the conquest of the Americas present colonization as a civilizing force for good, and the native populations
as primitive or worse. Colonization is seen as a mutually beneficial process, in which “civilization” was brought to the natives
who in return shared their land and cultures. The opposing historical camp views colonization as a form of genocide in which
the native populations were passive victims overwhelmed by
European military power. In this fresh examination, an activist
and historian of native descent argues that the colonial powers
met resistance from the indigenous inhabitants and that these
confrontations shaped the forms and extent of colonialism. This
account encompasses North and South America, the development of nation-states, and the resurgence of indigenous resistance in the post-World War II era.

Gabriel Kuhn is the author of Sober Living for the Revolution:
Hardcore Punk, Straight Edge, and Radical Politics and Women
Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger.

Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation. He is a
writer, an artist, and a militant activist. He has been active in the
Indigenous resistance, anticolonial, and anticapitalist movements—often using the pseudonym Zig Zag. He lives in
Vancouver, British Columbia.

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 272 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $20.00 (CAN $22.00)

ISBN: 9781604860528
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Gord Hill

HISTORY/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 96 PAGES, 5 X 8
70 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
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Participants offer insight into an intriguing and
widely misunderstood revolution

The only coloring book to challenge female
gender roles and stereotypes

Venezuela Speaks!

Girls Are Not Chicks
Coloring Book

Voices from the Grassroots
Edited by Carlos Martinez, Michael Fox, and JoJo Farrell
A collection of interviews with activists and other contributors,
this compelling oral history details Venezuela’s bloodless uprising
and reorganization. For the last decade, Venezuela’s “Bolivarian
Revolution” has captured international attention. Poverty, inequality, and unemployment have all dropped, while health, education,
and living standards have seen a commensurate rise—and this
chronicle is the real, bottom-up account. The stories shed light on
the complex facets within the revolution, detailing the change in
such realities as community media to land reform, cooperatives to
communal councils, and the labor movement to the AfroVenezuelan network. Offering a different perspective than that of
the international mainstream media, which has focused predominantly on Venezuela’s controversial president, Hugo Chavez, these
examples of democracy in action illustrate the vast cultural, economic, and racial differences within the country—all of which
have impacted the current South American state.
Carlos Martinez recently served in Venezuela as the program
director for Global Exchange. His articles have been published
in Common Dreams, Monthly Review Zine, and on
www.venezuelanalysis.com. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Michael Fox is a journalist, a reporter, and a documentary filmmaker based in South America. He is the cofounder of the internet radio program Radio Venezuela en Vivo. JoJo Farrell worked
in Venezuela as the program director for Global Exchange, an
international human rights organization. A journalist and former
reporter, he teaches and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9
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Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak
“An ingeniously subversive coloring book.”
—Heather Findlay, editor in chief, Girlfriends magazine
“Get this cool feminist coloring book even if you don’t have a
kid.”
—Jane Pratt, founding editor, Jane and Sassy magazines
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies
Truly fun for all ages, this unique coloring book subversively and
playfully examines the female gender stereotypes that pervade
daily life. A diverse group of pictures reinforce positive gender
roles throughout the book and show that girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, and healers. Some of the characters who show the
new face of the feminine include Rapunzel, who now has power
tools and Miss Muffet, who tells the spider off and considers a
career as an arachnologist. Deconstructing the homogeneity of
gender expression has never been so colorful.
Jacinta Bunnell is an artist and writer who promotes a genderdefiant new world. Julie Novak is the art director for New York
House magazine, an actor, a writer, a musician, and an artist.
They both live in New York’s Hudson Valley.
WOMEN’S STUDIES, 32 PAGES, 8 X 11
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An updated narrative of the Brigade
and the trials of its alleged members

Newly available social commentary from
a champion of the working class

The Angry Brigade

A New Notion: Two Works
by C. L. R. James

A History of Britain’s First
Urban Guerilla Group
Second edition
Gordon Carr
“Even after all this time Carr’s book remains the best introduction to the culture and movement that gave birth to the Angry
Brigade.”
—Barry Pateman, coeditor, Emma Goldman:
A Documentary History of the American Years
Based on extensive research, this book remains the essential
study of the Angry Brigade, a group of urban guerillas, who,
between 1970 and 1972, used guns and bombs on embassies of
repressive regimes, police stations and army barracks, boutiques
and factories, government departments, and the homes of cabinet ministers as well the attorney general and the commissioner
of the metropolitan police. An avalanche of police raids followed, culminating in the “Stoke Newington 8” conspiracy
trial—the longest criminal trial in British legal history—which is
throughly discussed in this volume. Updated with a comprehensive chronology of the “Angry Decade” and new illustrations,
this new edition also adds introductions by Stuart Christie and
John Barker, two of the defendants, who discuss the political and
social context of the movement and its long-term significance.
Gordon Carr has been a newspaper reporter and a producer and
director of investigative documentaries for BBC television.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/HISTORY, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9
60 B & W PHOTOS, 20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
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“Every Cook Can Govern” and “The Invading
Socialist Society”
C. L. R. James
Edited by Noel Ignatiev
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
Portraying C. L. R. James as a leading figure in the independence
movement in the West Indies and in the black and working-class
movements in both Britain and the United States, this volume provides an extensive introduction to James’s life and thought before
presenting two critical works that illustrate the tremendous
breadth and depth of his worldview. Both long-out-of-print pamphlets display James’s contributions to Marxist and revolutionary
theory as he documents and elaborates on the aspects of workingclass activity that constitute the revolution in today’s world. Fully
encapsulating James’s thoughts on democracy and workers’ emancipation, these essential works represent the principal themes that
run through James’s life: implacable hostility toward all “condescending saviors” of the working class and an underlying faith in
the power of ordinary people to build a new world.
C. L. R. James is a major figure in Pan-Africanism and the
author of a wide array of fiction and nonfiction, including
Beyond a Boundary, A Majestic Innings: Writings on Cricket,
and The Nobbie Stories for Children and Adults. Noel Ignatiev is
a teacher at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the
author of How the Irish Became White. He lives in Boston.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
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The Vegetarian Myth
Food, Justice, and Sustainability
Lierre Keith
“Everyone who eats should read this book. Everyone who eats
vegetarian should memorize it . . . This is the single most important book I’ve ever read on diet, agriculture, and ecology.”
—Aric McBay, author, What We Leave Behind
Part memoir, nutritional primer, and political manifesto, this controversial examination exposes the destructive history of agriculture—caused the devastation of prairies and forests, driven
countless species extinct, altered the climate, and destroyed the
topsoil—and asserts that, in order to save the planet, food must
come from within living communities. In order for this to happen, the argument champions eating locally and sustainably and
encourages those with the resources to grow their own food.
Further examining the question of what to eat from the perspective of both human and environmental health, the account goes
beyond health choices and discusses potential moral issues from
eating—or not eating—animals. Through the deeply personal
narrative of someone who practiced veganism for 20 years, this
unique exploration also discusses alternatives to industrial farming, reveals the risks of a vegan diet, and explains why animals
belong on ecologically sound farms.
Lierre Keith is a writer, a farmer, and a feminist activist. She is
the author of the novels Conditions of War and Skyler Gabriel.
She splits her time between Northampton, Massachusetts and
Humboldt, California.
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES/HEALTH, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9
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An empiricist theory of knowledge derived from
a rejection of Kantian dualism

The Nature of Human
Brain Work
An Introduction to Dialectics
Joseph Dietzgen
“Brilliant contributions to the theory of knowledge.”
—Anton Pannekoek, author, Lenin as Philosopher
This primer on dialectical materialism is the first and best-known
work of a pioneer of socialist philosophy. Joseph Dietzgen, a tanner by trade, was self-taught and developed his theory of dialectical materialism independently of Karl Marx. In this book he
argues that thinking is a process involving two opposing
aspects—generalization and specialization—and all thought is
therefore a dialectical process. Knowledge is limited, truth is relative, and the only absolute is existence itself. This cornerstone of
socialist philosophy lays the foundation for a nondogmatic, flexible, nonsectarian yet principled socialist politics.
Joseph Dietzgen was a philosopher of social theory and comrade
of Karl Marx whose work influenced Vladimir Lenin. He lived in
Germany, Russia, and the U.S., where he became the editor of the
anarchist publication Chicagoer Arbeiterzeitung after the previous
editors were executed for their role in the Haymarket bombings.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
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Darwin meets God, Allah, and Yahweh

A closer look at the inevitable

And God Said, “Let There
Be Evolution!”

Passings

Reconciling the Book of Genesis, the Qur’an
and the Theory of Evolution

Carole A. Travis-Henikoff

Edited by Charles M. Wynn and Arthur W. Wiggins

From dream research and global belief systems to extraordinary
occurrences such as near death and out-of-body experiences, this
fascinating study delves into every aspect of death. Taking a scientific and anthropological approach, this examination focuses
on how other cultures deal with death, how diverse kinds of
death are treated differently, and how belief systems set the tone
for grieving. In addition to the use of science and anthropology,
this analysis includes the author’s own personal experiences as
well as other stories that illustrate the striking realities of passing. Beginning with the many losses that occurred during the
author’s childhood, this recollection moves into to an up-closeand-personal look at the tragic three-and-a-half year period during which she lost her daughter, father, husband, grandmother,
and mother. By combining personalized accounts with the scientific and the uncanny, this intriguing overview offers up a comprehensive investigation into the end of life, exploring individual
beliefs and encouraging a better understanding of how the
human species copes with death and dying.

Sound science and personal reflection on religious questions are
presented in this discussion on the continuing conflict between
science teaching and religious beliefs. The effects of scriptural literalism and the heightened interest in interfaith initiatives and
multicultural diversity makes this a timely book that provides
extensive evidence in support of evolution as a scientific reality
and how it can be reconciled with various faiths. Examining
three monotheistic religions in particular—Christianity, Judaism,
and Islam—and their relationship to Darwinism, this study concludes that evolution is not an obstacle to faith but a complement to it. In a world where more and more people are seeking
common ground, both culturally and personally, this book is a
valuable addition to the discussion.
Charles M. Wynn is a professor of chemistry at Eastern
Connecticut State University. He lives in Columbia, Connecticut.
Arthur W. Wiggins is a professor of physics at Oakland
Community College in Oakland County, Michigan. He lives in
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They are the coauthors of The Five
Biggest Unsolved Problems in Science, Natural Science: Bridging
the Gap, and Quantum Leaps in the Wrong Direction.
RELIGION & THEOLOGY/SCIENCE, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
6 LINE DRAWINGS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781601642684

Death, Dying, and Unexplained Phenomena
• Co-op available

Carole A. Travis-Henikoff is a businesswoman, a rancher, and an
independent scholar specializing in the study of human origins.
She is the author of Dinner with a Cannibal and Star Food
Revisited. She lives in Chicago and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
SOCIAL SCIENCE, 312 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781595800480

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Ultimate resource for covering tuition bills

1001 Ways to Pay for College
Practical Strategies to Make
Any College Affordable
Fourth edition
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe
• $50,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and New Step
Magazine (October)
• Author tour to include Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia,
and Pittsburgh (September); and Atlanta, Charlotte, Jacksonville,
Los Angeles, Phoenix, Raleigh, and San Francisco (October)
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies
Completely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher
education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit
of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding
and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges
for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks, and
benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative
strategies—such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises,
trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts
with loan repayment programs—help students find extra money
when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are
designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents.
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of
Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a
Winning Scholarship Essay, Sallie Mae How to Pay for College, and
The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010. They have been featured as
college admissions experts in the New York Times, U.S. News &
World Report, and USA Today. They live in Belmont, California.
TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 448 PAGES, 7 X 10
20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 TABLES
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Sallie Mae How to Pay
for College
9781932662313
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Pay for College
Chapter 2: Find a Scholarship
Chapter 3: Contests for Students
Chapter 4: Guaranteed Scholarships
Chapter 5: Reward Programs for Students
Chapter 6: Save for College
Chapter 7: Tax Breaks for Students
Chapter 8: Maximize Financial Aid
Chapter 9: Asking for More Financial Aid
Chapter 10: Avoid Financial Aid Scams
Chapter 11: Get Your State to Pay
Chapter 12: Borrow Money for College
Chapter 13: Loan Forgiveness Programs
Chapter 14: Military Options
Chapter 15: Save Money While in College
Chapter 16: Make Your College Cheaper
Chapter 17: Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur
Chapter 18: Internships and Part-time Jobs
Chapter 19: Be a Part-time Student
Chapter 20: Opportunities for Adult Students
Chapter 21: Opportunities for Graduate Students
Chapter 22: Conclusion

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Winning tactics for crafting admission essays

50 Successful Ivy League
Application Essays
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe
• $50,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and Next Step Magazine
(October)
• Author tour to include Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September); Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte
and Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Los Angeles;
Phoenix, Arizona; and San Francisco (October)
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies
The powerful tools in this invaluable resource equip students with
the skills to write successful entrance essays for top-notch universities. The strengths and weaknesses of 50 application compositions
from Ivy League schools, as well as Caltech, Duke, MIT, Stanford,
and University of Chicago, are analyzed in detail, highlighting techniques to emulate and mistakes to avoid. College admission officers
from some of these schools provide informative strategies and
inside information on their writing assessment criteria. A comprehensive writing workshop provides tips toward selecting topics,
developing stories, editing drafts, and applying finishing touches.
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are
the authors of 1001 Ways to Pay
For College, Accepted! 50
Successful Business School
Admission Essays, and Sallie Mae
How to Pay for College. They live
in Belmont, California.
TEST PREP/REFERENCE
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An innovative approach to winnowing college
options to the schools that are ideal for the student

8 First Choices
An Expert’s Strategies for Getting into College
Joyce Slayton Mitchell
• $35,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in College Outlook Magazine (October) and Next Step
Magazine (October)
Written within an educational framework, this handbook offers
general guidance to help students do a self-assessment and select
the top eight colleges that are the strongest fit for them.
Establishing readers as anthropologists, students will learn to
observe 20 campus cultures, assess each one, and research their
options in American higher education. Additionally, it offers several basic assumptions that are contrary to common knowledge
about getting into college. Written by a college counselor with
decades of experience, this guide offers insight into the college
admissions process and allows students to hone in on the schools
that are right for them.
Joyce Mitchell writes for college advice columns in both the
Hardwick Gazette (Vermont) and the teen edition of the China
Daily. She has served as the director of college advising at
schools in New Jersey and New York City, an editorial advisory
board member for the College Board’s Review, and a school
committee member of U. S. News & World Report’s special college issues. She is the author of College to Career: The Guide to
Career Planning and Winning the Heart of the College
Admissions Dean. She lives in New York City.
TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 192 PAGES, 6 X 9
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An inside look at how scholarships are won—
and lost

How to Write a Winning
Scholarship Essay
30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million
in Scholarships
Third edition
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe
• $40,000 marketing budget
• Advertising in College Outlook Magazine and Next Step Magazine
(October)
• Author tour to include Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia and
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (September); Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte
and Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Los Angeles;
Phoenix, Arizona; and San Francisco (October)
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 200,000 copies
Examining the two basic components of scholarship competition—essays and interviews—this vital guidebook offers practical
advice and real-life examples to guide students through the entire
application process. A roundtable panel of judges and applicants
supply inside information regarding the winning qualities sought
after by award-giving organizations and tips for finding scholarships by using books, the internet, personal connections, and
sources in the community. With insight into the judges’ criteria for
a successful application, 30 previously awarded scholarship essays
are thoroughly analyzed, from choice of topic to writing style.
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of numerous titles,
including 1001 Ways to Pay For College and Get into Any
College. They live in Belmont, California.
TEST PREP/REFERENCE, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9
45 LINE DRAWINGS, 2 TABLES
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Start the countdown to outrageous science fun

Soda-Pop Rockets
20 Sensational Rockets to Make
from Plastic Bottles
Paul Jarvis
• Co-op available
Anyone can recycle a plastic bottle by tossing it into a bin, but it
takes a bit of skill to propel it into a bin from 500 feet away, and
this fun guide features 20 different easy-to-launch rockets that can
be built from discarded plastic drink bottles. After learning how to
construct and launch a basic model, readers find new ways to
modify and improve their designs, including built-on fins,
nosecones, and parachutes that enable a rocket to float safely back
to earth. More complex designs include two-, three-, and five-bottle rockets, gliding rockets, long-tail rockets, cluster rockets,
whistling rockets, ring-finned rockets, and a jumbo version made
from a five-gallon water-cooler tank. Clear, step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations accompany each project, along
with photographs of the author firing his creations into the sky.
Paul Jarvis is a full-time engineer and a trained pyrotechnician.
SCIENCE, 112 PAGES, 5.75 X 7.75
150 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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Office-supply-based weaponry unleashed

MiniWeapons
of Mass Destruction
Build Implements of Spitball Warfare
John Austin
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Geek Monthly and Wired.com
With the advent of modern household products and office supplies—binder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens,
toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and matches and barbeque lighters—troublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized,
arsenal. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project are
provided, including materials and ammo lists, clear diagrams,
and construction tips. The 35 devices include catapults, slingshots, minibombs, darts, and combustion shooters—build a tiny
trebuchet from paper clips and a D-cell battery, wrap a penny in
a string of paper caps to create a surprisingly impressive
“bomb,” and convert champagne party poppers and pen casings
into a three-barreled bazooka. Finally, plans are provided for a
top secret concealing book to hide your stash, as well as targets—cardboard critters, big-headed aliens, and zombies—for
shooting practice. Never let your cubicle, home office, or personal space go undefended again!
John Austin is a professional toy designer and author of Cubical
Warfare and Prank University. He lives in Appleton, Wisconsin.
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Table of Contents

Sample interior image

Introduction
Play It Safe
1. Small Launchers
2. Bows and Slingshots
3. Darts
4. Catapults
5. Combustion Shooters
6. Mini Bombs and Claymore Mines
7. Concealing Books and Targets

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The bizarre and unsuccessful ideas of the world’s
most famous inventors

Edison’s Concrete Piano
Flying Tanks, Six-Nippled Sheep, Walk-on-Water
Shoes, and 12 Other Flops from Great Inventors
Judy Wearing
• Co-op available
Highlighting the careers of well-known inventors, this exploration of failure amid greatness reveals the lesser-known and
most fascinating facts about their careers, their wackier hobbies,
and their big flops alongside great successes. Thomas Edison, for
example, not only revolutionized the world with the light bulb
but also designed a concrete piano, a nonoperational helicopter
made from box kites and piano wire, and a machine to speak to
the dead. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone,
actually devoted most of his time to his sheep farm in Nova
Scotia—devising a multinippled sheep somewhere along the way.
The ludicrous ideas and faulty designs housed in this volume will
inspire laughs and serve as a reminder that even the very best
minds make mistakes.
Judy Wearing is an award-winning educator, author, and science
education consultant, who holds a PhD in biology from Oxford
University. She lives in Newburgh, Ontario.
SCIENCE, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25
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Sample interior photos

Leonardo da Vinci

Alexander Graham Bell

George Washington Carver

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The Mistakes of Great Inventors: An Introduction
Thomas Edison’s Concrete Piano
James Watt’s Apparatus for the Administration of Medicinal Airs
George Davison’s Popcorn Volcano
Danny Hillis’s Paint Can Robot
Stanley Mason’s Chinese Tallow Tree Plantation
Leonardo da Vinci’s Walk-on-Water Shoes
Henry Ford’s Flipping Fordson
Nikola Tesla’s Earthquake Machine
Robert Hooke’s Flying Machine Powered by Artificial Muscle
Alexander Graham Bell’s Six-Nippled Sheep
George Washington Carver’s Miracle Peanut Cure
Elihu Thomson’s Quartz Telescopic Mirror
Jerome Lemelson’s Flying Balloon
J. Walter Christie’s Flying Tank
Buckminster Fuller’s Fish-Shaped People Carrier
Leo Szilard and Albert Einstein’s Howling Refrigerator

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The Handy Answer Book series
• Co-op available
• Part of the Handy Answer Book series, which includes The Handy Anatomy Answer Book (9781578591909), The Handy Astronomy Answer
Book (9781578591930), The Handy Biology Answer Book (9781578591503), The Handy Geology Answer Book (9781578591565), and The
Handy History Answer Book (9781578591701)

A wealth of information about Earth’s mysterious
prehistoric creatures

More than 1,000 questions answered about the
world of philosophy

The Handy Dinosaur
Answer Book

The Handy Philosophy
Answer Book

Second edition

Naomi Zack, PhD

Patricia Barnes-Svarney and Thomas E. Svarney

• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies

• Authors’ previous books sold more than 500,000 copies
• Previous edition sold more than 20,000 copies

Combining a basic history of philosophical thought with the
often quirky personal stories of famous philosophers, this comprehensive introduction to the world of philosophy answers
more than 1,000 questions, ranging from What was the
Enlightenment? to Why did the Pythagorians avoid fava beans?
Analyzing the collective effort of philosophers throughout history in the pursuit of truth and wisdom, the guide explores the tangible significance of philosophical thought to modern society and
civilization as a whole. With a wide range of information suitable for various knowledge bases—from junior high to junior
college—this is an ideal resource for anyone looking to get a better grasp of the history of thought.

Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as
What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did
dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur
Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures.
From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and
exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums
today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record
includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of
these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but
seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.
Patricia Barnes-Svarney is the author or coauthor of more than
30 books, including the award-winning New York Public Library
Science Desk Reference. Thomas E. Svarney is the author of Skies
of Fury: Weather Weirdness around the World and The Oryx
Guide to Natural History. They live in Endicott, New York.
SCIENCE/ANIMALS, 336 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
100 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR

ISBN: 9781578592180 (REPLACES 9781578590728)

Naomi Zack, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at the University
of Oregon and the author of Inclusive Feminism, Philosophy of
Science and Race, Thinking About Race, and Women of Color
and Philosophy. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.
PHILOSOPHY/HISTORY, 450 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25
100 B & W PHOTOS

ISBN: 9781578592265
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A macabre investigation into the secret
history of nocturnal fiends

Real Vampires, Night
Stalkers and Creatures
from the Darkside
Brad Steiger
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies
A chilling chronicle of the often ignored history of
vampirism as it has surfaced repeatedly in news articles, historical accounts, and first person interviews,
this shocking account of occultist rituals and the inhuman forces that influence them shines a light on the
horrifying truth. Revealing that real vampires are not
immortal, do not have fangs or sleep in coffins, and
have no fear of sunlight or crucifixes, the examination
dispels many myths but also confirms the truth behind
several traits of real vampires, such as the insatiable
thirst for blood and the dream of an eternal soul.
Complete with 30 spine-tingling tales of the hideous
wraiths and creatures that lurk in shadow, this fascinating collection includes the stories of the Mexican
prostitute who mesmerized an entire village, convincing them she was an Incan goddess who required
human sacrifice for her magic; the three teenagers who
left a trail across the South as they conducted blooddrinking rituals with animals; and the mysterious
Lady in Black who draws psychic energy from men
who dare approach her as she wanders through city
streets and parks.
Brad Steiger is an award-winning writer with more
than five decades of experience exploring unusual,
hidden, secret, and strange occurrences. He is the
author of Conspiracies and Secret Societies; Real
Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Houses; and
The Werewolf Book. He lives in Forest City, Iowa.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 400 PAGES, 7.25 X 9.25
100 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
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The vampire legend has always been with us—from the shadows of the
ancient Egyptian pyramids to the bright lights of New York City, the vampire’s evil remains eternal. From the villages of Uganda and Haiti to the
remote regions of the Upper Amazon, indigenous people know the vampire in its many guises. The traditional Native American Medicine priest,
the Arctic Eskimo shaman, the Polynesian Kahuna, all know the vampire
and take precautions against those who were once human who are now
undead and seek blood by night to sustain their dark energies.

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Romantic suspense among ancient Greek ruins

My Brother Michael
Mary Stewart
“This detective adventure . . . is seen through the eyes of a characteristic Stewart heroine; and surely there are few more attractive young women in today’s popular fiction.”
—New York Times
“Mary Stewart’s best novel to date . . . The villains are wonderfully ruthless, the people—major and minor—are alive and picturesque, and the treasure-hunt theme has perhaps never had
such an awesome and uplifting object. This one is truly delightful, and exciting enough for anyone.” —San Francisco Chronicle
• Co-op available
First published in 1960, this classic novel, with its superb mingling of romance and suspense and its vivid and foreboding
descriptions, chronicles Camilla Haven’s adventure to Delphi in
the company of a charming but quietly determined Englishman
named Simon Lester. Camilla begins to investigate the craggy
ruins of the mountainside with Simon, who believes his brother
Michael stumbled upon something of great importance before he
was murdered. Soon, however, Simon and Camilla learn that they
are not alone in their search and that Michael’s death is still
remembered by others in whom brooding passion and unresolved
conflict still rage. Endlessly evocative prose pairs with a relentless
pace in this stirring novel that leads to a last terrifying moment
on the slopes of Parnassus where, high above the majestic serenity
of Delphi, love and hatred meet in a climactic conclusion.
Mary Stewart is the author of 20 novels, including the Merlin
trilogy, The Ivy Tree, Nine Coaches Waiting, and Thornyhold.
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He disappeared into the darkness of the cleft. I waited. Once
again, far away, I thought I heard that little thread of music,
the ghostly echo of the pan-pipes. Heard now, in this hot cruel
corrie, the sound spoke no longer of Arcadia, and the kindly
god of flocks and herds. It was a panic prickle along the flesh.
It had gone. I had imagined it again. I stood with my hands
tightly clasped together in front of me, and made myself wait
without moving.
Simon showed in the darkness of the cleft, like a beckoning
ghost. I almost ran towards him into the cool darkness of the
cave.
After the glare of day the place was dead-dark. It was like
running against a black velvet curtain. I stopped, blinded. I felt
Simon’s arm come round me, guiding me in out of the light, then
he switched on a torch. The light seemed feeble and probing
after the blaze of day, but we could see. . . .

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Discover the gilded lives of the early prospectors
and pioneers

The next chapter in a captivating portrait of the
Civil War era

Calico Palace

The President’s Daughter

Gwen Bristow

A Novel

• Co-op available

Barbara Chase-Riboud

Bringing to life the thrilling days of the California gold rush, this
novel follows the men and women who were already there when
it all began with the first discovery of gold in 1848—when San
Francisco was a village of 900 people. Kendra came because her
stepfather was an army officer assigned to duty in San Francisco.
Ted said he came because he was bored working in a New York
law office. And Marny went to the mining camp called Shiny
Gulch to set up a gambling tent called the Calico Palace. These
were the people who went up to the hills and came back staggering under the weight of the treasure they carried and who began
transforming San Francisco from a shantytown into one of the
most brilliant cities in the world. Witness the foundation of the
golden empire before the first 49ers arrived; this is frontier
California brought to vivid life.

• Co-op available
• Previous edition sold more than 250,000 copies

Gwen Bristow was the author of Celia Garth, Golden Dreams,
Jubilee Trail, This Side of Glory, and Tomorrow Is Forever.
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Illuminating an enigma of the past, this is the provocative continuation of the irrefutable chronicle of Sally Hemings—Thomas
Jefferson’s mistress, the mother of his children, and the slave he
would never set free, even when the scandal nearly cost him the
presidency. Epic in proportion yet rendered in exquisite detail, this
controversial story begins in 1822, recounting the tale of Harriet
Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings’ beautiful and
headstrong slave daughter. Harriet is allowed to run away from
Monticello and pass for white, as Jefferson had promised Sally
their children would be able to do. Experiencing the turbulent
events leading up to the American Civil War, Harriet eventually
finds herself thrust into the very heart of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Astonishing in its depiction of American history, this is an authentic and classic account of love and color in the United States.
Includes a new reader’s guide written especially for this edition.
Barbara Chase-Riboud is an awardwinning novelist and poet. Her bestselling historical novels include Echo
of Lions, Hottentot Venus, Sally
Hemings, and Valide.

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A disquieting tale of disaster and betrayal

The Carnivore

A novel of the fantastic life and times
of Sacagawea’s son

A Novel

Museum of Human Beings

Mark Sinnett

A Novel

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Bookninja Magazine, Broken Pencil, Geist Magazine,
Globe and Mail, Matrix, Quill & Quire, and Taddle Creek

Colin Sargent

When Hurricane Hazel tore through Toronto on October 15,
1954, it left its mark on both the city and its inhabitants. In the
aftermath, a young cop named Ray Townes emerges as a hero—
numerous accounts detail the way he battled the raging Humber
River to save those trapped in their homes—and his story is featured prominently in the newspapers, thrusting him into the spotlight as a local celebrity. Meanwhile, his wife Mary is wrestling
with doubts about her husband’s heroism. While performing her
own miracles the night of the storm as a nurse at a mud-filled,
overcrowded emergency room, Mary met a woman—disoriented
and near death—with a disturbingly peculiar recollection of
events. While Mary tries to shake her suspicions about Ray as
they rebuild their life in the shell-shocked city, she can’t help but
wonder about her husband and that fateful night. When a
reporter comes knocking 50 years later to revisit that horrendous
night, the truth begins to surface and threatens to destroy them.
Mark Sinnett is the author of The Border Guards, Bull, The
Landing, and Some Late Adventure of the Feelings. He lives in
Kingston, Ontario.
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“From the beginning to the novel’s spellbinding conclusion, playwright and poet Sargent allows us an intimate glimpse into what
could have been the heart of Jean-Baptiste. This memorable
novel will captivate all who read it. Highly recommended.”
—Library Journal, starred review
• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131671)
From deprivation in the wilderness to the lavish courts of
European nobility, this poignant historical novel explores the life
and quest of Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, the son of Sacagawea.
After the famed Lewis and Clark expedition and the death of his
mother, Jean-Baptiste was brought up as Clark’s foster son. He
was eventually paraded throughout Europe as a curiosity from
the wilds of America, labeled as a half gentleman and half animal, entertaining nobility as a concert pianist. Jean-Baptiste
returns to North America with a burning desire to create his own
place in the New World. In doing, so he returns to the heart of
the American wilderness on an epic quest for ultimate identity
that brings sacrifice, loss, and the distant promise of redemption.
Colin Sargent is a playwright and the author of three books of
poetry. He is the founder and publisher of Portland Magazine.
He lives in Portland, Maine.

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Kydd Sea Adventures series
Julian Stockwin
“Stockwin’s richly detailed . . . portrait of life on ship and shore in Britain’s oceanic empire is engrossing. He writes evocatively of
shipboard routine, the panic and confusion of combat, and the terrifying approach of a storm at sea, and he knows how to stage
enthralling action scenes.”
—Publisher’s Weekly
“Continuing the rousing adventures of Thomas Kydd . . . Stockwin, a career navy man, writes of the nautical life with vivid authority.”
—Kirkus Reviews
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books have sold more than 80,000 copies.
• Part of the Kydd Sea Adventures series, which includes The Admiral’s Daughter (9781590131435), Command (9781590131206),
Kydd (9780743214599), Mutiny (9781590131145), and Tenacious (9781590131191)
Julian Stockwin is a retired lieutenant commander of the Royal Navy Reserve. He entered the British Navy at age 15 and was eventually named a Member of the British Empire.

The next installment in the exhilarating
Kydd Sea Adventures series

Invasion

A high seas adventure of loss and revenge

The Privateer’s Revenge
A Kydd Sea Adventure

A Kydd Sea Adventure

• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781590131657)

In the 10th book of the popular series, rumors fly of Napoleon’s
planned invasion of England, and British naval commander
Thomas Kydd is sent to liaise with American inventor, Robert
Fulton, who has created “infernal machines” that can wreak
mass destruction from a distance. Fulton believes that his inventions, namely the submarine and torpedo, will win the day for
the power that possesses them, and Kydd must help him develop
the devices. Despite his own scruples, believing that standing
man-to-man is the only honorable way to fight, Kydd agrees to
take part in the crucial testing of these weapons of mass destruction, which just may decide the fate of England.

Following the loss of his fiancée, Lieutenant Thomas Kydd
descends into depression in this installment of the riveting nautical-adventure series. Rescued from despair by his close friend
Renzi, Kydd finds life increasingly difficult when he is framed
and dismissed from his ship. The pair eke out a pitiful existence
in Guernsey, where, in a moment of desperation, Renzi offers his
services to the Prince de Bouillon and becomes embroiled in
covert operations. Meanwhile, Kydd accepts the captaincy of a
privateer and is soon taking many prizes. Kydd longs to rejoin
his rightful place in the navy, however, and when he gets his
chance, he risks all for revenge and restoration.

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A fact-based techno-thriller of cyber capers

A cult classic back in print

Geek Mafia: Black Hat Blues

Fire on the Mountain

Rick Dakan

Second edition

“Filled with charming geek humor, thoroughly likable characters,
and a relentless plot.”
—Cory Doctorow, author,
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom,
on the Geek Mafia books

Terry Bisson

• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies
• Part of the PM Fiction series, which includes Geek Mafia
(9781604860061) and Geek Mafia: Mile Z ero (9781604860023)
A gripping story of con artists and activists, this story follows a
crew of elite hackers, new recruits, anarchists, and impersonators
as they attempt to take down their most challenging target to
date—the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Gathered
under the cover of HackerCon in Washington DC—a place for
security experts, penetration testers, and technology geeks to
meet and discuss the latest hacks and exploits—this group of
renegades plot their attack on the federal government for its
objectionable security practices. Thought provoking and entertaining, this fast-paced adventure is based on years of research in
the hacker community, addresses many contemporary social
issues, and provides an overview of how hacking really works.
Rick Dakan was the lead designer of the online game City of
Heroes and he is the author of many role-playing game books,
including Conspiracy X, Deadlands, Dungeons & Dragons, Kult,
Vampire: The Masquerade, and Wraith: The Oblivion. He is also
the author of several novels, including Greek Mafia and Rise of
the Titans. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
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“You don’t forget Bisson’s characters, even well after you’ve
finished his books . . . [this book] does for the Civil War what
Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle did for World War
II.”
—George Alec Effinger, author, When Gravity Falls
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
• Part of the Spectacular Fiction series
Presenting an alternative version of African American history,
this novel explores what might have happened if John Brown’s
1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry had been successful. Chronicling life
in a thriving black nation founded by Brown in the former
southeastern United States, this dramatic story opens 100 years
later, just as Nova Africa is poised to celebrate its first landing of
a spacecraft on Mars. The prosperous black state will soon be
tested when the granddaughter of John Brown returns from
Africa to reunite with her daughter and share with her a secret
that will alter their lives forever.
Terry Bisson is the host of SF in SF, a popular science-fiction
reading-series. He is the author of several books, including The
Cat’s Pajamas, Greetings & Other Stories, and Numbers Don’t
Lie. He lives in San Francisco.
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An uproarious illustration of the religious right

Hiroshima reimagined

The Left Left Behind

The Lucky Strike

Terry Bisson

Kim Stanley Robinson

“Bisson is a national treasure!”
“Bisson can charm your toes off!”

—John Crowley, author,
Little Big
—Washington Post

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Sardonic and merciless, this satire of the entire apocalyptic enterprise provides a humorous and timely interpretation of the bestselling Left Behind series—the adventures of those “left behind”
to battle the Anti-Christ after all Born-Again Christians have
ascended into heaven. From predatory preachers and goth lingerie
to Indian casinos and “art cars” at Burning Man, this religious
spoof deftly pairs the personal with the fictional. Featuring an
extensive author interview and biography, this contemporary parody also includes the unique one-act drama, Special Relativity,
which asks the question: When Paul Robeson, J. Edgar Hoover,
and Albert Einstein are raised from the dead at an anti-Bush rally,
which one wears the dress?
Terry Bisson is the host of the popular reading series SF in SF,
the editor of the Outspoken Authors pocketbook series, and a
recipient of the Hugo and Nebula awards. He is the author of
Crossfire, The Fifth Element, Greetings, Numbers Don’t Lie,
and Star Wars. He lives in San Francisco.
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“The foremost writer of literary utopias.”

—Time magazine

“It’s no coincidence that one of our most visionary science
fiction writers is also a profoundly good nature writer.”
—Los Angeles Times
• Author’s previous works have sold more than 350,000 copies
Combining dazzling speculation with a profoundly humanist
vision, this astounding alternate history tale presents a dramatic
encounter with destiny wrapped around a simple yet provocative
premise: the terrifying question of what might have happened if
the fateful flight over Hiroshima had gone a bit differently. An
extensive interview with the author, offering insight into his fiction and philosophies, is also included.
Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of Antarctica, Fifty Degrees
Below Zero, The Martians, Sixty Days and Counting, and The
Years of Rice and Salt, as well as the award-winning Mars trilogy.
He lives in Davis, California.
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A compelling and necessary tale of tough
judgment for corporate unaccountability

Lives Less Valuable
A Novel
Derrick Jensen
“Derrick Jensen is a man driven to stare without flinching at the
baleful design of our culture . . . His analysis of our culture’s
predilection for hatred and destruction will rattle your bones.”
—Daniel Quinn, author, Ishmael
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
• Part of the Flashpoint series, which includes Songs of the Dead
(9781604860443)
Putting corporate disregard for ecology on trial, this novel follows Vexcorp, a wealthy corporation that, at a safe distance,
counts both the lives of others and the health of the environment
as expenses on a balance sheet—but that distance is about to collapse. Malia is an activist who has lost faith in systemic reform,
and Eddie is a street thug torn by grief at his younger sister’s
death. When Eddie mugs Malia, she compares him to Vexcorp,
triggering a storm inside him. That storm only clears when he
identifies the real agent of his pain: Larry Gordon, Vexcorp’s
CEO. Injury requires justice, so Eddie kidnaps Gordon, and presents him to Malia for judgment. As bystanders become involved
and time runs out, Malia is forced to make grueling moral decisions between survival and loyalty, safety and courage, agency
and despair.
Derrick Jensen is a teacher, an activist, and the author of The
Culture of Make Believe, Endgame, and A Language Older Than
Words. He lives in Crescent City, California.
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Violence erupts in a peaceful modern country

Lonely Hearts Killer
Tomoyuki Hoshino
“A major novel by Tomoyuki Hoshino, one of the most compelling and challenging writers in Japan today.”
—Thomas LaMarre,
William Dawson Professor of East Asian Studies,
McGill University
• Advertising in Journal of Asian Studies, Otaku USA magazine,
and Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique
Taking on a subject that is still largely avoided in Japan, this
powerful thriller explores the threat posed by an emperor, even
in a ceremonial role, to a democratic government. Set in a fictional island country, the novel is told from the perspective of a
group of young adults who are embroiled in their private problems of friendship, work, and sex. Much of the plot is revealed
though their internet postings, which gradually become a tool of
resistance when the country’s popular young emperor dies and
his sister is next in line to the throne. In the confusion that follows, martial law is declared and the populace, obsessed with
fears about personal and national security, agrees to accept a
new authoritarian government. Horrified by the rapid swing in
the nation’s politics, the main characters confront the brutality
that is eroding support for basic rights and environmental and
humanitarian reforms.
Tomoyuki Hoshino made his literary debut in Japan in 1997 and
is the author of 12 novels, including Fantasista, which won the
Noma Bungei award in 2003, and The Mermaid Sings Wake Up,
which won the Mishima Prize in 2000. He is also known in
Japan for his nonfiction essays on art, politics, social issues, and
sports—particularly soccer.

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A reissue of a thrilling maritime escapade

The Bird of Dawning

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

A gripping and graphic story of an adventurous
pirate’s life

John Masefield

The Pirate Gow

• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies

Daniel Defoe

Originally written in 1933, this classic sea adventure tells of the
Blackgauntlet and her homeward-bound race from China to
London. Disaster strikes when the ship is struck at night by a
passing steamer—only half of the crew manages to escape to the
lifeboat while the others perish. Cruiser, the 22-year-old second
mate who has always longed to be captain, takes command of
the survivors as they plan to sail 700 miles to the island of Fayal.
Cruiser and his crew battle all odds, including sharks, potential
mutiny, a leaky boat, too few provisions, and the sea herself, in
this taut and haunting narrative.

• Author’s previous works sold more than one million copies

John Masefield was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and the
author of The Box of Delights, The Midnight Folk, and SaltWater Ballards. He spent many years traveling by ship, including
years working on a hospital ship for the Red Cross.
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With a fascinating introduction that provides historical context
for the book, this rendition of novelist Daniel Defoe’s historical
account details the life of John Gow, the notorious 18th-century
pirate who ransacked the waves. Leaving home at an early age to
sail the seas, Gow overthrew the crew of the ship Caroline,
which propelled him to the rank of Captain. He exploited
French, Spanish, and Portuguese ships, establishing himself as an
infamous seaman adept at evading authorities at sea and ashore.
Perfect for any collector of fiction or for those interested in piracy and maritime history, this adventurous tale is a faithful,
unedited reproduction of Defoe’s original.
Daniel Defoe has been credited as the father of the English novel.
He is the author of many books, including Moll Flanders and
Robinson Crusoe. He harbored strong political views, which led
him to become a spy as well as the founder of the pro-government
newspaper, The Review.
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A young woman’s disturbing obsession leads
to dire consequences

A mystery from one of Norway’s leading authors
of crime fiction

A Kind of Intimacy

The Writing on the Wall

Jenn Ashworth

Gunnar Staalesen
Translator Hal Sutcliffe

• Co-op available
Tracing the dark possibilities of best intentions gone awry, this
darkly comic novel about a dysfunctional young woman’s life in
the suburbs offers interesting psychological insights. Annie—morbidly obese and lonely—moves into a new home hoping for a
clean slate but is convinced she has seen her next-door neighbor
before. She embarks on a series of increasingly bizarre attempts to
ingratiate herself with the boy next door, but wrong turns and
snap judgments lead to a compelling and bloody climax.
Jenn Ashworth is head librarian in a prison. She studied English
at Cambridge and creative writing at Manchester.
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“An intriguing reworking of an old idea”

—Time Out

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books have sold more than one million copies
internationally
In this crime drama, set in Bergen, Norway, detective Varg
Veum’s adventures take him into a dark world of privileged citizens who have been drawn into cross-dressing, drugs, and prostitution. When the local judge is discovered dead and clad only in
women’s lingerie in a luxury hotel, Varg is called in to explain
the judge’s death. Soon, when a teenage girl suddenly goes missing and her parents ask that he find her,Varg finds that all of the
clues lead him deeper into Bergen’s criminal underworld.
Gunnar Staalesen is a leading author of crime stories. His books
have been translated into more than 12 languages and have
twice won Norway’s top crime-writing prize, the Golden Pistol.
Hal Sutcliffe is a prize-winning translator affiliated with the
European Union.
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Volumes one and two of the trilogy often considered Hungary’s War and Peace
Miklós Bánffy
Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katlin Bánffy-Jelen
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 35,000 copies
Miklós Bánffy was a diplomat, a member of parliament, and a foreign minister in the early 1920s. He signed the peace treaty with
the U.S. that granted Hungary’s admission to the League of Nations. He is the author of The Phoenix Land and volumes one, two,
and three of the Transylvanian trilogy: They Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided. Patrick Leigh
Fermor is the author of numerous travel books, including Between the Wood and the Water: On Foot to Constantinople, A Time of
Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople, and A Time to Keep Silence. Patrick Thursfield is a translator and a former Times journalist and
television writer. Katlin Bánffy-Jelen is a translator and the daughter of Miklós Bánffy. They are the cowinners of the Weidenfeld
Translation Prize for their translation of volume three of the Transylvanian trilogy, They Were Divided.

They Were Counted

They Were Found Wanting

• Included in the 2009 Guardian list of 1,000 Novels Everyone
Must Read

The tale of the two Transylvanian cousins, their loves, and their
very different fortunes continues in this second volume of the
Transylvanian trilogy. Balint Abády is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy, while Lázlo Gyeroffy is
rapidly heading for self-destruction through excessive drinking and
his own fecklessness. Politicians, quarreling among themselves and
stubbornly ignoring their countrymen’s real needs, are still pursuing
their vendetta with the Habsburg rule of Hungary from Vienna.
Meanwhile, they fail to notice how the Great Powers—through
such events as Austria’s annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in
1908—are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 1914–1918
that will destroy their world forever. Contrasting a life of privilege
and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate
Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help, this portrait
is an unrivalled evocation of a rich and fascinating aristocratic
world oblivious of its impending demise.

Painting an unrivalled portrait of the vanished world of pre-1914
Hungary, this story is told through the eyes of two young
Transylvanian cousins, Count Balint Abády and Count László
Gyeroffy. Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes
in parliament, and the luxury of life in Budapest provide the backdrop for this gripping, prescient novel, forming a chilling indictment of upper-class frivolity and political folly, in which good
manners cloak indifference and brutality. Abády becomes aware of
the plight of a group of Romanian mountain peasants and champions their cause, while Gyeroffy dissipates his resources at the gaming tables, mirroring the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
itself. The first book in a trilogy published before World War II, it
was rediscovered after the fall of Communism in Hungary and this
edition contains a new foreword.
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Four tragic lives intertwine during the Spanish
Civil War

Blind Sunflowers

An exotic mix of gay, war-themed short stories

A Casualty of War
The Arcadia Book of Gay Short Stories

Alberto Méndez

Edited by Peter Burton

“Readers should be grateful to have this book, and English readers doubly grateful for Nick Caistor’s impeccable translation.”
—Times Literary Supplement

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous titles have sold more than 50,000 copies
• A finalist for the 2008 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT
Anthologies category

• Awarded the Critic’s Prize and the National Prize for Literature
in 2005
• Serialized in the New Yorker in 2006
• Now a major film by director José Luis Cuerda and starring Javier
Cámara and Maribel Verdú
In this beautifully translated account of loss and reconciliation
set in the time of the Spanish Civil War, four subtly connected
vignettes come together to form a cohesive narrative that underlines the horrors of the war in Spain. The stories are narrated in
the same engaging spirit but are clearly set apart by the individual voices of the narrating characters: a captain in Franco’s army
who renounces winning the war on the very day of victory; a
young poet who flees with his pregnant girlfriend and is forced
to grow up quickly, only to die within a few months; a prisoner
in Porlier’s jail who refuses to live a lie so that his executioner
can be held accountable; and a lustful deacon who hides his
desires behind the apostolic fascism that clamors for the purifying blood of the defeated. Combining power and passion with
delicacy and literary art, these heartbreaking tales blur the line
between victor and conquest until only one thing remains clear—
whatever one’s affiliations, nobody survives unscathed.
Alberto Méndez is an award-winning writer who worked for
both Spanish and international publishing companies.

In this grisly anthology of gay-themed short stories, a carefully
selected assortment of fictional vignettes are brought together to
form an eclectic compilation of stories on conflict and war.
Opening with an insider’s take on military brutality in war-torn
Baghdad and following with a blend of acclaimed authors—such
as Neil Bartlett, Desmond Hogan, and Richard Zimler—and upand-comers, this heart-wrenching anthology represents writings
from a wide range of international locales, including Britain,
Ireland, Spain, Canada, and the United States. Sometimes serious, often sinister, at times light-hearted, and always absorbing,
these stories contain something to satisfy readers of all tastes.
Peter Burton is the editor of six anthologies of gay short stories,
three of which were Lambda Literary Award finalists. He is the
former literary editor of both Gay News and Gay Times and has
written or contributed to more than 30 books, including
Amongst the Aliens, The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories,
and Parallel Lives.
FICTION/GAY STUDIES, 289 PAGES, 5 X 7.75
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An American officer switches sides at the height
of the Cold War

Murderers from different centuries tell their
connected chilling accounts

The Envoy

This Breathing World

Edward Wilson

José Luis de Juan

“A glorious, seething broth of historical fact and old-fashioned
spy story.”
—Times

“A work of stunning virtuosity, intelligence, and elegance.”
—Francis King, author, The Dividing Stream

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 10,000 copies

“An elegant, disturbing, and labyrinthine thriller.”
—Richard Zimler, author, Guardian of the Dawn

Kit Fournier, a disaffected former American officer, goes deep
undercover and sides with the enemy in this sophisticated espionage thriller that takes place at the height of the Cold War.
Giving a unique look into the CIA in London, Kit faces not only
the looming arms race and an impending H-bomb apocalypse but
also a crisis of the soul—brought about by the unveiling of his
own dark, personal secret that might prove more deadly than the
dispatches he’s decoding. In a world where sexual blackmail and
personal betrayal are essential skills, the consequences of siding
with the enemy are exposed in this gripping historical drama.

• Co-op available

Edward Wilson served as an officer in Vietnam and was decorated with the Bronze Star and a U.S. Army commendation medal
for valor. He is the author of A River in May.
FICTION, 274 PAGES, 5 X 7.75
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Constructed as reflections of one another, this pair of playfully
unsettling, wonderfully sensual thrillers explores the secrets of
desire and the dark yearning to make history—and the drastic
lengths some will go to in order to do so. Set in first-century
Rome, the first tale tells of Mazuf, a homosexual scribe who is
driven to kill. The second story, set in modern-day Boston, focuses on the sexual exploits of a Harvard student, eventually revealing that he, too, is a murderer. Carefully intertwining the two
narratives of the young murderers, this novel ultimately begs the
question Can actions change not just the future but, more compellingly, the past?
José Luis de Juan is the prize-winning author of a short story collection, a book of essays, and four novels in his native Spanish.
He was also distinguished as a writer in residence at Villa MontNoir in France.
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An undercover Secret Service agent battles
violent Irish criminals

Shamrock Alley
A Novel
Ronald Damien Malfi
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Crime Spree (September/October) and Strand
(Holiday)
When Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates a ring of
organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit
money operation, including two violent Irish criminals from
Hell’s Kitchen, he risks his life to stop what may be the most
sinister operation in the country’s history. Every step of drugs,
booze, and blood brings him closer to his own demise in a gory,
dangerous undercover world far removed from his own personal
reality, which includes his pregnant wife and terminally ill father.
But when these two worlds meet, Mavio must implement every
skill he has learned to save himself, his family, and the people of
New York City.
Ronald Damien Malfi is the author of The Fall Of Never, The
Nature Of Monsters, and Via Dolorosa. He lives in Baltimore.
FICTION, 400 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25
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ISBN: 9781933836942
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Excerpt:
“Freeze, goddamn it!”
“Police! Nobody move!”
John hit the wall as if struck by a passing locomotive and wasted no time gathering his legs up around his body and rolling
behind the corner edge of the bar. His head struck the side of the bar and bright, oily spirals exploded behind his eyelids. Legs
flitted past him; a barstool crashed to the floor. Breathing heavily, his throat suddenly burned. Something flailed beside him. It
was Jeffrey Clay, the color abruptly drained from his face, his eyes bugging out to the size of chicken eggs. Clay fumbled with a
.38, juggled it as if unaccustomed to its weight and texture.
He waved a hand at Clay. “Shit,” he hissed through clenched teeth. “Shit, Jeffrey!”
Jeffrey Clay did not hear him.
They were pegged behind the bar and against the wall. One of the officers shouted for them to stand, and no one moved. The
room thundered like a series of amplified heartbeats. Frantically, John surveyed his immediate area for any sign of Francis
Deveneau. At first he didn’t see him, but then caught a glimpse of the man edging back across the floor on his hands and knees,
his face twisted, his eyes darting. He was crawling backward toward a darkened room. Their eyes met briefly and locked.
Tressa Walker had pressed herself against the doorframe behind the bar, her pale, slender arms wrapped tight around her
knees. She was visibly shaking; John thought he could almost hear the sound of her head thudding against the wall, her teeth
rattling in her skull . . .
“Stand up!” one of the cops shouted. The voice was too close. John could sense their presence all around him, thick like
humidity. The walls vibrated. “Stand up slow!”
John slid himself against the wall beside Clay. The guy was shaking. He pushed his hand against Clay’s gun. “Chill out,” he
half-whispered. “Chill out. You’re gonna blow your own goddamn foot off. Give me the gun.”
Clay didn’t respond.
“Jeffrey . . .” He closed his fingers around the grip of Clay’s gun, slid his index finger behind the trigger. “Give it to me . . .”

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A dangerous foray into the world
of human trafficking

Unexplained murders bring out mysterious
secrets in a small town

Traffyck

Dark Secrets of the Old
Oak Tree

Michael Beres
“A page-turner of the highest order: from the compelling characterization to the vividly described landscape of a devastated
Ukraine to the stunning cover art, Beres has penned himself a
winner.”
—Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune,
on Chernobyl Murders

Dolores J. Wilson

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Mystery Scene (Fall), BookPage (October),
CrimeSpree (October/November), and Strand (Holiday)
• Part of the Lazlo Horvath Thriller series, which includes Chernobyl
Murders (9781933836294)

“Her [Wilson’s] debut novel is an affectionate chronicle of one
woman’s discovery that commitment, support, and trust are closer than she thought.”
—Publishers Weekly on
Big Hair and Flying Cows

When a Kiev video store is torched, the wife of the now-deceased
owner—and primary suspect in the arson case—hires private
investigator Janos Nagy. As he delves into the woman’s past,
Janos discovers things are far more than meets the eye, and as
the case is pursued further, a human trafficking plot unfolds
from Kiev across the Ukraine. With mixed involvement of
Eastern European and Russian mafia, the Ukraine Secret Service,
and both orthodox and nonorthodox church rivalries, the race
to untangle the threads of the international trafficking ring turns
quickly to a matter of life and death.
Michael Beres is the author of Chernobyl Murders, Grand Traverse,
and The President’s Nemesis. He lives in Freesoil, Michigan.
FICTION, 500 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25
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ISBN: 9781605421056
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“Dolores J. Wilson is a storyteller who will soon find her own
audience. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Made me wish I could
drive a wrecker.” —Sandra Chastain, author, Bedroom Eyes, on
Barking Goats and the Redneck Mafia

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Book Page, Crime Spree, Mystery Scene, Romantic
Times, and Strand
Following the end of her 15-year marriage to a high-powered
attorney, Evie Carson returns to her small hometown in Georgia
only to stumble upon a horrible secret. She is stunned into
silence as she watches a mentally-challenged member of the community carry the nude, lifeless body of her childhood friend. The
authorities are sure that once the man is arrested, the town’s
nightmare will be over. But when he turns up dead and Evie’s
home becomes the center of bizarre events, she and an investigating state trooper fear she may be the next victim. With his help,
Evie wages a battle to save her life against the secrets of the oak
tree. Soon, she begins to wonder if she is safe from anyone in her
hometown, including the state trooper.
Dolores J. Wilson is the author of several novels, including Barking
Goats and the Redneck Mafia and Big Hair and Flying Cows.
FICTION, 350 PAGES, 6.5 X 9.25
CLOTH, $24.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605421063
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A military experiment meant to protect the
United States is now out to destroy it

Forty-Eight X
The Lemuria Project
Barry Pollack
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Mystery Scene (Fall), Strand (November, December),
Ebaumsworld.com and SliceofScifi.com (December),
and CrimeSpree (Holiday)

Excerpt:
There was a small clinic in the town with broken-tiled,
almost dirt floors, a dozen beds, one doctor, and a few
nurses. Unlike the antiseptic odors of most medical facilities, this one reeked of urine and feces. The doctor had
little to offer, some basic antibiotics, bandages, and most
importantly, the gift of pain relief: intravenous narcotics,
in the form of the local homegrown heroin. If you survived
the place, you likely left addicted. In a corner bed there
was a man, or they assumed he was a man, wrapped like a
mummy, head to toe, in bloodied bandages. His body had
been serrated, from the top of his head to his feet. Krantz
immediately had doubts about his theory. Could a child
soldier wielding a battle scythe have done this? The man
had been blinded. His lips, tongue, and mouth were shredded. He was fed through a feeding tube in his abdomen
and was in great pain, even with the heavy doses of
narcotics they were giving him.

On the tropical island of Diego Garcia in the middle of the
Indian Ocean, the United States has gathered together its most
talented geneticists to work on the top-secret Lemuria Project.
These secret experiments create a revolutionary new warrior so
strong and so valiant that the age of casualties of war would
become only a sad and distant memory. Haunted by a dark and
dangerous past, Colonel Link McGraw is the officer chosen to
train these new soldiers. He understands the rules of engagement
and agrees to serve his country, reestablish his professional reputation, and secure his freedom in the process. As a trained and
commissioned officer in the United States Armed Forces,
McGraw knows what constitutes the perfect soldier: following
orders without question. When Egyptian beauty Fala al Shodaha
and Israeli Joshua Krantz, scientists in their own right, stumble
across the top-secret project, they are determined to uncover its
true nature and pursue their quest to Diego Garcia. Tensions
mount as Krantz and McGraw clash over the project—and vie
for the affection of the lovely Fala. When they discover they
aren’t the only ones on the island competing for her attention,
shocking truths are revealed that beg the question, Is it too late
to save themselves—and the entire human race—from almost
certain annihilation?
Barry Pollack is an emergency-room physician and a writer who
has written prime-time television screenplays, a newspaper column, and a travel book. He also wrote and directed Cool Breeze,
the 1972 blaxploitation remake of John Huston’s 1950 classic
Asphalt Jungle. He lives in West Lake Village, California.
FICTION, 450 PAGES, 6 X 9.25
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A race against time in rural Washington state

The Rock & Roll Queen
of Bedlam
A Wise-Cracking Tale of Secrets, Peril,
and Murder!
Marilee Brothers
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Leggy, karaoke-singing Allegra Thome spends her days teaching
dysfunctional teens and her nights with a wealthy new
boyfriend. Her life is grand until she finds herself in the middle
of a drug bust and meets Sloan, a rough-around-the-edges DEA
agent. Soon after a student from her class disappears, things
quickly head south, and their search becomes a race against time
with dead bodies piling up and her own life in peril.
Marilee Brother is the author of Castle Ladyslipper and
Moonstone. She lives in Selah, Washington.
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Effervescent mystery meets offbeat comedy
in this page-turner

Diary of a Confessions Queen
Kathy Carmichael
• Co-op available
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Romantic Times, and Strand
Confessions writer Amy Crosby has put her life on hold for the
last seven years after the disappearance of her husband, Dan. In
writing for True Lies Magazine, guilt-ridden Amy takes on the
abilities her fictional characters confess to, such as the time she
thought she was psychic after researching clairvoyants. With
fatalistic acceptance of the craziness in her life, she uses humor
to cope; but when the home Dan bought for them is about to be
foreclosed, her only answer is his having him declared legally
dead and using his life insurance policy. Her home is safe—that
is, until she receives a blackmail note. Equal parts mystery and
humor, this novel is sure to keep readers guessing—and laughing—until the end.
Kathy Carmichael is the award-winning author of Chasing
Charlie, Here Comes Trouble, My Lady Mischief, and Hot Flash.
She lives in Palm Harbor, Florida.
MYSTERY/FICTION, 350 PAGES, 5 X 8
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ISBN: 9781605420950

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Hot Flash
9781934755037
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A novel of drugs, guns, sex, and gold bullion

Swap

Everybody Knows
This is Nowhere

A Mystery
John McFetridge
“Canada’s answer to Elmore Leonard, John McFetridge is going
places.”
—Toronto Star
“[McFetridge is] a clear disciple of Elmore Leonard . . . a fun
read.”
—Publishers Weekly
When Toronto’s shadow city sprawls outwards with its vicious
and encompassing criminal economy, all the local detectives can
do is watch, grimace, and drink, sweeping up detritus left in the
wake—dead hookers, corrupt cops, and people too slow or weak
to keep up or too stupid to get out of the way. Detroit-born,
projects-raised, former soldier Get feels right at home here, having returned from the business opportunities he sought in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Selling guns to biker gangs and hiding in a
veneer of respectability, he soon finds himself wavering because
of stick-up girl Sunitha. She wants him to help her rob the bikers’ gold bullion drug money and escape with her, swapping this
life for another.
John McFetridge is the author of Below of the Line, Dirty Sweet,
and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. He lives in Toronto.
MYSTERY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, CAN $24.95

ISBN: 9781550228144

Crime and corruption abound in this Torontobased thriller

Also available:

A Mystery
John McFetridge
“An absorbingly complex tale . . . There are wheels within
wheels, plots within plots, betrayals within betrayals—along with
confusions and hopes.”
—Toronto Sun
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Bloody Words and CrimeSpree magazine
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781550227550)
The seedy massage parlors, gang-ridden housing projects, and
expensive mafia-run clubs of Toronto provide the backdrop for
this riveting crime story featuring Detective Gord Bergeron.
Plagued by unanswered questions in his personal life and at
work, Gord immerses himself in the investigation of a death that
may be terrorist-related. Did the Arab-looking man who fell 25
floors to his death jump, or was he pushed? Sharon MacDonald
may know the answer, but she is knee-deep in her own problems—namely, her house arrest, the impending arrival of her
drug lord ex-boyfriend, and the attention of the preternaturally
good-looking Ray. It’s only a matter of time until Sharon and
Gord’s paths cross in this fast-paced mystery.
John McFetridge is the author of Below the Line, Dirty Sweet,
and Swap. He lives in Toronto.

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MYSTERY, 334 PAGES, 6 X 9
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ISBN: 9781550229097
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Dirty Sweet
9781550228298
CAN $7.95

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A return to the city where bullets
square everything

An excellent introduction to the eccentric
Clay Blackburn series

Grinder

The Incredible Double

A Mystery

Owen Hill

Mike Knowles

“Owen Hill’s breathless, sly, and insouciant mystery novels are
full of that rare Dawn Powel-ish essence: fictional gossip.”
—Jonathan Lethem, author, The Fortress of Solitude

“The action is hard and raw and savage, and the characters are
about as deliciously nasty as you’d expect.” —January Magazine
“The action is straight, hard, and fast, and the characters are as
sharply etched as this stuff gets.”
—Mystery Scene
• Co-op available
Two years ago Wilson left his old boss alive in exchange for a
clean slate, keeping up his end of the bargain and staying off the
grid. Then, thousands of miles from the city he once escaped, a
man comes calling on Wilson with a gun in hand and a woman
in his trunk. Wilson is pulled back into his old life as a “grinder”
to work under the radar to quietly find out who is responsible
for a dangerous mobster’s missing nephews—and this time all
bets are off.
Mike Knowles is the author of Darwin’s Nightmare. He lives in
Hamilton, Ontario.
MYSTERY, 220 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781550228953
RIGHTS: US & CANADA

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• Author tour to include New York City (June)
Most of the time, Clay Blackburn is your average, bisexual, book
scout in Berkeley, but sometimes he’s a would-be private detective—without a license, gun, or even a business card. Despite his
questionable qualifications, people still come to him for help,
and he inevitably comes across more than his fair share of trouble. Through it all, he’s constantly seeking the fountain of youth,
the myth of paradise, the pie in the sky—The Incredible Double.
Fighting his way through corporate shills, Berkeley loonies, and
CEO thugs, Clay struggles to understand the secret of The
Double and discover the true meaning of life. Joined by his three
trusty but goofy sidekicks—best friend and lefty soldier of fortune Marvin, ex-FBI agent Bailey Dao, and smarmy but debonair
Dino Centro—Clay confronts a host of bizarre characters,
including drug casualty turned poet Loose Bruce, conspiracy theorist Larry Sasway, and Grace, the Tallulah Bankhead of
Berkeley. Together—and sometimes not so together—they team
up to foil Drugstore Wally, the CEO with an evil plan.
Owen Hill is the author of The Chandler Apartments and Loose
Ends. He was awarded the Howard Moss Residency for poetry
at Yaddo in 2005. He lives in Berkeley, California.
MYSTERY, 128 PAGES, 5 X 8
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781604860832
RIGHTS: WORLD

Darwin's Nightmare
9781550228427
$24.95 (CAN $24.95)

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A riveting police procedural set amongst jazz
clubs and high society

Water-Blue Eyes

A young criminal longs for romance

To Steal Her Love
Matti Joensuu

Domingo Villar

• Co-op available

“Villar’s prose is brilliantly concise and depicts consistent scenes
and characters.”
—Babelia

Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää takes on a strangely elusive
case in this mystery that begins with reports of a nocturnal visitor who tiptoes through apartments in Helsinki. Nothing is
stolen or destroyed, but numerous women have awakened to an
unknown presence in their bedrooms, only to assume in the light
of morning that it was all a dream. The police take little notice at
first, and the women themselves begin to doubt their sanity. As
the evidence accumulates, the dragnet starts closing around a
local burglary ring’s lock-picker. When the suspect falls in love
with one of his nighttime victims, Harjunpää thinks his big
break has come, but his pursuit falters when he is forced to
reassess his own private life.

“A piece of hard-boiled crime fiction. In luminous prose Villar
lets the Mediterranean space speak.”
—Times Literary Supplement
• Co-op available
• Part of the EuroCrime series, which includes Dead Horsemeat
(9781900850827), A Deal with the Devil (9781905147526), Final
Curtain (9781900850599), Janeites (9781900850735), and Rough
Trade (9781900850872)
Set amid the aromatic sea and forest of Vigo, Spain, this captivating thriller opens with the discovery of a young saxophonist
found murdered in his posh, beachside apartment. An unusually
cruel murder, the body is found tied by the wrists to the bed’s
headboard, with two glasses of whiskey nearby, and bearing
hideous burns across its midsection. The disheartened police
inspector assigned to the mysterious case, Leo Caldas, stealthily
moves his investigation between the inviting jazz clubs and the
affected atmosphere of the upper crust, all whilst on the look out
for a more headily desired object—a sense of meaning and purpose in his life.

Matti Joensuu is one of Finland’s leading crime writers and until
recently worked as an investigator in the Helsinki Police
Department. He is the author of Priest of Evil, and his books
have been translated into 13 languages.
MYSTERY/FICTION, 216 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781906413156
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Domingo Villar is a screenwriter, a radio food critic, and a frequent contributor to various periodicals. He is the recipient of the
Brigada Prize 21 for best first crime novel and the Sintagma Prize.
MYSTERY/FICTION, 168 PAGES, 5 X 7.75
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781906413255
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Murder and lobsters abound in this classically
charming regional mystery

Lushly illustrated look into the work of science
fiction’s master artist

Geoff Henry
and the Menke Whale

Outermost

Simeon Gorges

Luis Ortiz

• Author tour to include Camden and Yarmouth, Maine (September)

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Illustration Magazine (Spring), Locus Magazine
(Winter/Spring), and Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
(Spring)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 12,000 copies

Geoff Henry, a retired businessman who dabbles in detective
work, takes on his first case when a lobsterman is found murdered on a downtown Portland pier. When a rare whale that had
been frequenting the local bays turns up dead on shore, Geoff
enlists the help of his best friend, the newly appointed police
chief, in an attempt to piece together the two deaths. Set on the
scenic coast of southern Maine and filled with rich, evocative
details of place, this whodunit offers a gripping, intelligent, and
fast-paced mystery.
Simeon Gorges is a writer. He lives in Portland, Maine.
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The Art & Life of Jack Gaughan

Fantastic imagery, explosive color, and occasionally creepy creations merge together in this elaborate collection of the work of
genius artist, Jack Gaughan. Extremely prolific and popular from
the 1960s through the 1980s, Gaughan is showcased in this
chronicle that is the first detail the art and life of this master of
the science fiction and fantasy genre. Overflowing with samples
of work from the artist’s personal archives and exploring examples of his working method, this definitive guide provides an
inside look into this four time Hugo Award winner. After his
death, the New England Science Fiction Association created the
Jack Gaughan Award for best emerging science fiction illustrator.
Luis Ortiz is the author of Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee
Brown Coye, Cult Magazines: From A to Z, and Emshwiller:
Infinity X Two, which was nominated for both the Hugo and
Locus awards. His writings have also appeared in Comics
Journal, Filmfax, and Illustration Magazine. He lives in New
York City.
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Blurring the boundaries between fiction genres

The Secret History
of Science Fiction
Edited by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel
• Co-op available
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• Author tour to include Burlington, Massachusetts; Montreal;
and Orlando, Florida
This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question, If Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow had won the
Nebula award in 1973, would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased? Exploring the
possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction, this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already
been obscured. Don DeLillo’s “Human Moments in World War
III” follows the strange detachment of two astronauts who are
orbiting in a skylab while a third world war rages on earth. “The
Ziggurat” by Gene Wolfe traverses a dissolving marriage, a custody dispute, and the visit of time travelers from the future. T. C.
Boyle’s “Descent of Man” is the subversively funny tale of a man
who suspects that his primatologist lover is having an affair with
one of her charges. In “Schwarzschild Radius,” Connie Willis
draws an allegorical parallel between the horrors of trench warfare and the speculative physics of black holes. Artfully crafted
and offering a wealth of esteemed authors—from writers within
the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction,
as well as those with a crossover reputation—this volume aptly
demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises.
Table of Contents
“Angouleme”
Thomas M. Disch
“The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” Ursula K. Le Guin
“Descent of Man”
T. C. Boyle
“Human Moments in World War III”
Don DeLillo
“Homelanding”
Margaret Atwood
“Interlocking Pieces”
Molly Gloss
“Salvador”
Lucius Shepard
“Schwarzschild Radius”
Connie Willis
“Buddha Nostril Bird”
John Kessel
“The Ziggurat”
Gene Wolfe
“The Hardened Criminals”
Jonathan Lethem
“Standing Room Only”
Karen Joy Fowler
“1016 to 1”
James Patrick Kelly
“93990”
George Saunders
“The Martian Agent, A Planetary Romance” Michael Chabon
“Frankenstein’s Daughter”
Maureen F. McHugh
“The Wizard of West Orange”
Steven Millhauser

James Patrick Kelly is the author of Burn, Think Like a
Dinosaur, and Wildlife, and the coeditor of Feeling Very Strange
and Rewired. He is a columnist for Asimov’s Science Fiction
Magazine and the winner of two Hugo Awards. He lives in
Nottingham, New Hampshire. John Kessel is a Nebula-,
Sturgeon-, Tiptree-, and Locus-award winner and the author of
Corrupting Dr. Nice, Good News from Outer Space, and The
Pure Product. He is the coeditor of Feeling Very Strange and
Rewired and teaches science fiction, fantasy, and fiction writing
at North Carolina State University. His criticism has appeared in
Foundation, Los Angeles Times Book Review, the New York
Review of Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Age. He lives in
Raleigh, North Carolina.
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“Still the gold standard for short fiction in
America.”
—Stephen King on
Fantasy & Science Fiction

The Very Best of Fantasy
& Science Fiction
Sixtieth Anniversary Anthology
Edited by Gordon Van Gelder
“It’s obvious why F&SF has thrived while competitors have vanished. Eloquent, scintillating, often sublime.” —Kirkus Reviews
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Fantasy & Science Fiction and Locus magazine
(September)
• Author tour to include Montreal and San Jose, California
Collecting more than two dozen stories that originally appeared
in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction—the premiere
speculative fiction magazine—this extraordinary anthology celebrates 60 years of top-notch genre fiction. Including “All
Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury’s lasting tale of what happened
on one special day; “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes,
describing what happened to Charlie Gordon when he was made
into a genius; “Harrison Bergeron,” Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist
cautionary tale of mandatory equality; and “The Electric Ant” by
Philip K. Dick, concerning what Garson Poole learned after the
accident that hospitalized him. This remarkable collection also
features some of the most highly acclaimed, award-winning
authors, including Neil Gaiman, Harlan Ellison, Shirley Jackson,
Peter S. Beagle, Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Theodore
Sturgeon, and Roger Zelazny. Hand-picked by the magazine’s
current editor, this is an unmatched assemblage of appealing,
first-rate fiction.
Gordon Van Gelder is the editor of Fantasy & Science Fiction
(F&SF). He has been honored twice with the World Fantasy
Award and twice with the Hugo Award. Under his leadership,
F&SF has won the Locus Award for Best Magazine for eight
consecutive years. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Gordon Van Gelder
“Of Time and Third Avenue”
Alfred Bester
“All Summer in a Day”
Ray Bradbury
“One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts”
Shirley Jackson
“A Touch of Strange”
Theodore Sturgeon
“Eastward Ho!”
William Tenn
“Flowers for Algernon”
Daniel Keyes
“Harrison Bergeron”
Kurt Vonnegut
“This Moment of the Storm”
Roger Zelazny
“The Electric Ant”
Philip K. Dick
“The Deathbird”
Harlan Ellison®
“The Women Men Don’t See”
James Tiptree, Jr.
“I See You”
Damon Knight
“The Gunslinger”
Stephen King
“The Dark”
Karen Joy Fowler
“Buffalo”
John Kessel
“Solitude”
Ursula K. Le Guin
“Mother Grasshopper”
Michael Swanwick
“macs”
Terry Bisson
“Creation”
Jeffrey Ford
“Other People”
Neil Gaiman
“Two Hearts”
Peter S. Beagle
“Journey into the Kingdom”
M. Rickert
“The Merchant and the Alchemist’s Gate”
Ted Chiang

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A deliciously tongue-in-cheek Talmudic study

The Kosher Guide
to Imaginary Animals
The Evil Monkey Dialogues
Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous works have sold more than 25,000 copies
• Advertising in Locus magazine
• Author tour to include Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco,
California; and Miami and Orlando, Florida
Whimsically illustrated, this bite-sized bestiary is the deciding
vote on which fantastical creatures are kosher. Embarking on
an undomesticated romp from A to Z, the ritual cleanliness of
E.T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra are discussed. This hilarious kashrut is the offspring of
a debate that began on Jeff Vandermeer’s blog, between his
alter-ego, Evil Monkey, and his editor/wife. Addressing questions such as Is a vegetable-lamb a vegetable or a lamb? Does
licking the Pope make you trayf? What exactly is a Pollo
Maligno? and Is Sasquatch roast stringy? this irreverent
abecedary is a perfect gift for anyone seeking to broaden their
imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free.

Excerpt:
Pollo Maligno
Of Columbian origins, the evil cannibalistic chicken or “pollo
maligno” is a spirit of the forest that takes the form of poultry.
Pollo maligno haunts hunters, drawing them into the deepest forest. Once the hunters are lost, the huge chicken challenges them
to a boxing match, but cheekily devours them while they're still
preparing for the fisticuffs.
Then the pollo maligno runs through the forest screaming its
own name until it is absorbed back into the vines and leaves
until the next time. This mighty chicken is unrelated to the
“pollo maligno” familiar to you from bad fast food joints.

Ann VanderMeer is the fiction editor for Weird Tales and the
founder of Buzzcity Press and Silver Web magazine. Jeff
VanderMeer is the author of City of Saints and Madmen,
Secret Life, Shriek, and Veniss Underground and the founder
and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. They coedited the
Best American Fantasy series, as well as The New Weird and
Steampunk. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.
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Kosher?
No
Discussion:
Ann VanderMeer: “When you say cannibalistic, do you mean a
chicken that eats other chickens or a chicken that eats humans?”
Evil Monkey: “When I say Pollo Maligno, I have no idea what
I mean except I sound fierce.”
Ann: “Well, chickens are kosher, but if it's eating meat, probably not.”
Evil Monkey: “POLLO MALIGNO! POLLO MALIGNO!”

Sample interior illustration

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“A terrifically gifted storyteller.”
—Washington Post Book Review

The Best of Joe R. Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale
“A folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s
sense of pace.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Like 10-alarm chili, Lansdale is pretty strong stuff. . . . He has
become a cult figure.”
—People magazine
“Lansdale is a storyteller in the Texas tradition of outrageousness . . . but amped up to about 100,000 watts.”
—Houston Chronicle
“A zest for storytelling and a gimlet eye for detail.”
—Entertainment Weekly
• Co-op available
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By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Horny steam-shovels, odd-ball detectives, malicious rocks,
spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire hunters permeate these
vividly detailed stories. Featuring cult-classic award-winning
tales such as “The Night They Missed the Horror Show,” “Mad
Dog Summer,” and “Dog,” along with non-fiction forays into
drive-in theaters and low budget films, this dynamic retrospective represents the broad spectrum of Lansdale’s career. “Bubba
Hotep”—the tale of Elvis, John F. Kennedy, and a soul-sucking
mummy, which was made into an award-winning film—is
included along with the acclaimed novella, “On the Far Side of
the Cadillac Desert with Dead Folks,” and never before collected
works. Original, compelling, and downright odd, this unforgettable compilation is essential reading for fans of horror, mystery,
and southern gothic.
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of 30 novels, including Bad Chili,
The Bottoms, Lost Echoes, and Mucho Mojo, and more than
200 short stories, nonfiction articles, and comic books. His
novel, Bubba Hotep, was made into a major motion picture and
he is the winner of seven Bram Stoker Awards, the British
Fantasy Award, and the International Horror Award. He is a
writer in residence and teacher at Stephen F. Austin University.
He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas.
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Excerpt:
Godzilla, on his way to work at the foundry; sees a
large building that seems to be mostly made of shiny
copper and dark, reflecting solar glass. He sees his
image in the glass and thinks of the old days, wonders
what it would be like to stomp on the building, to blow
flames at it, kiss the windows black with his burning
breath, then dance rapturously in the smoking debris.
One day at a time, he tells himself. One day at a time.
Godzilla makes himself look at the building hard. He
passes it by. He goes to the foundry. He puts on his hard
hat. He blows his fiery breath into the great vat full of
used car parts, turns the car parts to molten metal. The
metal runs through pipes and into new molds for new
car parts. Doors. Roofs. Etc.
Godzilla feels some of the tension drain out.

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Fiendish fiction at its finest

Darkness
Two Decades of Modern Horror
Edited by Ellen Datlow
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• Author’s previous works have sold more than 150,000 copies
Compiling the finest in frightening tales, this unique anthology
offers a diverse selection of horror culled from the last 25
years. Hand selected from cutting-edge authors, each work
blends subtle psychology and mischievousness with disturbingly visceral imagery. In the classic “Chattery Teeth,” Stephen
King provides a tautly drawn account of a traveling salesman
who unwisely picks up yet another hitchhiker, while in Peter
Straub’s eerie “The Juniper Tree,” a man whose nostalgia for
the movies of his childhood leads to his stolen innocence.
Renowned fantasy author George R. R. Martin weaves a sinister yarn about a young woman encountering a neighbor who
is overly enamored with her in “The Pear-Shaped Man.”
Combining acclaimed masters of the macabre, such as Clive
Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, and Thomas Ligotti, with bold new talents to the genre, including Kelly Link, Neil Gaiman, and
Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill, this distinctive collection of stories will delight and terrify.

Excerpt from “My Father’s Mask” by Joe Hill:
“Why can’t you protect me?” I asked.
My mother said, “Because there are some things a mother’s love
and a father’s courage can’t keep you safe from. Besides, who
could fight them? You know about playing card people. How
they all go around with little golden hatchets and little silver
swords. Have you ever noticed how well armed most good
hands of poker are?”
“No accident the first card game everyone learns is War,” my
father said, driving with one wrist slung across the wheel.
“They’re all variations on the same plot. Metaphorical kings
fighting over the world’s limited supplies of wenches and
money.”

Ellen Datlow has edited more than 50 anthologies, including
The Dark, The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy,
Inferno, Little Deaths, Poe, Twists of the Tales, and The Year’s
Best Fantasy and Horror. She coedited The Coyote Road,
Salon Fantastique, and Troll’s Eye View and has won the
Locus Award, the Hugo Award, the Stoker Award, the
International Horror Guild Award, and the World Fantasy
Award for her editing. She lives in New York City.
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My mother regarded me seriously over the back of her seat, her
eyes luminous in the dark.
“We’re in trouble, Jack,” she said. “We’re in terrible trouble.”
“Okay,” I said.
“It’s been building for a while. We kept it from you at first,
because we didn’t want to scare you. But you have to know. It’s
right for you to know. We’re—well, you see—we don’t have any
money anymore. It’s the playing card people. They’ve been
working against us, poisoning investments, tying assets up in red
tape. They’ve been spreading the most awful rumors about your
father at work. I don’t want to upset you with the crude details.
They make menacing phone calls. They call me up in the middle
of the day and talk about the awful things they’re going to do to
me. To you. To all of us.”

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“Some of the best stories you will ever read.”
—RPG.net

The Best of All Flesh
Zombie Anthology
Edited by James Lowder
“Full of excellent stories from 25 different writers. All have their
own little spin on what a zombie story should be and all of them
entertain . . . definitely pick up this book.”
—Games Unplugged
“Zombie fans won’t want to miss out.”
—Hellnotes on The Book of More Flesh
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Fangoria (August and November) and Realms
of Fantasy (October and November)
• Editor’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies
Bringing the living dead into stark reality, this anthology reveals the
best of undead horror and monstrous zombie tales. Culled from the
popular All Flesh Must Be Eaten zombie anthology series, this
broad collection of stories proves that no place in the world is safe
when the dead rise again. Their shambling hordes flood cities, scour
the countryside, and leave no part of history untouched. Ideal for
fans of supernatural terror and apocalyptic fiction, this horrific
array includes narratives by Tobias Buckell, Scott Edelman, Charles
Coleman Finlay, and Tom Piccirelli.
James Lowder is the editor of several critically acclaimed anthologies, a four-time Origins Award winner, and a finalist for the Stoker
Award and the International Horror Guild Award. He is the author
of The Book of More Flesh, The Doom of Camelot, The Final Book
of Flesh, and Prince of Lies. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Excerpt from “Night Shift” by Rebecca Brock:
The fire drew the dead. I sat in my car for a long time,
watching the flames, listening to the static on the radio.
No broadcasts. Not a surprise. I don’t think I wanted to
know what was going on in the cities.
The things stood as close to the fire as they could. A few
of them got too close and went up like they’d been soaked
in gasoline. On the far side of the house, just behind the
ruined wall of the nursery, one of the things watched me
instead of the flames. I stared at her for a long, long time.
I remembered the pink nightgown and fuzzy houseshoes.
The glasses hanging around her neck by a thick gold
chain.

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The latest in the dark adventures of supernatural
detective Teddy London

A handful of eerie yarns spun from
another world

The Sleep That Rescues

Ancient Shadows

A Supernatural Detective Novel

Dark Tales of Eldritch Fantasy

C. J. Henderson

Edited by William Jones

“Henderson is a solid and original writer who brings a great deal
of variety as well as a twist-in-the-tail irony to his stories. In the
glutted private-eye field, some follow conventions slavishly while
others like Henderson bring a fresh slant.“
—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

“Mr. Jones has proven himself to be one of the best editors—if
not the best—working in the horror presses these days, and I
urge you folks reading this to go pick up any of the books he’s
edited, as well as Dark Wisdom magazine.”
—Stephen Mark Rainey, editor, Dark Realms Magazine,
and author, Dark Shadows series

“C. J. Henderson is a born storyteller.”
—The Armchair Detective
• Co-op available
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and Realms of Fantasy (September, December)
Private investigator Teddy London, who has stood firm against
vampires, werewolves, and terrors from beyond without flinching, now faces not only an unimaginable god-horror of unlimited
power but also the consequences of his own reckless ego. Acting
without thinking, he inadvertently opens the doorway of the
dreamplane to a beautiful cat burglar, giving her access to the
secrets of the universe. Now, the balance of all time and space
has been thrown into chaos, and Teddy will need more than a
gun named Betty and a blade named Veronica to save his own
skin, let alone the entire world.
C. J. Henderson is the creator of the Jack Hagee private detective
series, the Teddy London occult detective series, and author of
the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies. He lives in
Brooklyn, New York.
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and Realms of Fantasy (September, December)
Presenting an eldritch dimension that is familiar and unsettling,
this anthology of alternate-history tales touches upon a dark
mythos unseen beneath the surface of the real world. Conducting
a journey into a timeless universe of what might have been, this
collection of stories contains narratives composed by today’s
most popular Cthulhu Mythos authors. Ideal for sword and sorcery aficionados and written in the authentic style of traditional
dark fantasy, this compilation is a must-have for fans of Robert
E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, and H. P. Lovecraft.
William Jones is the author of The Strange Cases of Rudolph
Pearson and Voodoo Virus. He is the editor of Dark Wisdom
magazine and the anthologies Arkham Tales, High Seas
Cthulhu, Horrors Beyond, and R’lyeh Rising. He lives in
Metamora, Michigan.
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A girl battles the most deadly of killers—
her own mind

“I had to put this book down to catch my breath.”
—Steve Vernon, Cemetery Dance Weekly

Imola

Personal Demons

Richard Satterlie

Gregory Lamberson

• Co-op available
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and Horrorhound.com (September, October)
and in Rue Morgue (September)
• Part of the Agnes Hahn series

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Book Page (August, September), on Fangoria.com
and Fearzone.com (October), in Horrorhound (September,
October), on Horrorhound.com (August, September, November,
December), and in Rue Morgue (September, Halloween, November)

After witnessing the horrific murder of her twin sister Lilin,
Agnes Hahn developed a multiple personality disorder in the
form of her dead sibling and was admitted to the Napa State
Mental Institution, simply known as “Imola” to its residents. By
controlling her sister’s body, Lilin escapes from the institution
and begins a killing spree throughout northern California.
Calling on the lessons learned in her therapy sessions and with
the support of investigative reporter Jason Powers, Agnes begins
to challange her maniacal sister. Wrestling with the secrets of her
dark past and her persistent inner demon, Agnes finds herself in
the ultimate battle to regain her life.

Jake Helman, an elite member of the New York Special
Homicide Task Force, faces what every cop dreads—an elusive
serial killer. While investigating a series of bloodletting sacrifice
rituals executed by an ominous perpetrator known as the Cipher,
Jake refuses to submit to a drug test and resigns from the police
department. While battling a cocaine addiction, Jake starts a
high-pressure position as the director of security at Tower
International, a controversial genetic-engineering company.
Beneath the polished exterior of the corporate identity and the
CEO—who has a reputation as the frontiersman on the cutting
edge of science—is a deranged mind. As Jake delves deeper into
this frightening laboratory, he discovers much more than unethical practices performed in the name of human progress.
Sequestered in rooms veiled in secrecy is the worst crime the
world will ever see—the theft of the human soul. Horrifying and
gruesome, this is a gripping, suspense-filled novel that offers
intense arguments about science, ethics, and human life.

Richard Satterlie is the author of the novels Agnes Hahn,
Phoenix, and Something Bad and the short story “The Stick,”
which is included in the horror-and-suspense anthology Fear. He
is a former Fulbright Scholar, a recent Guggenheim Fellow, and
the author of many articles published in scientific journals. He
lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Gregory Lamberson is the writer and director of the horror films
Naked Fear, Slime City, and Undying Love. He is the author of
Johnny Gruesome and a contributor to Cheap Scares: Horror
Filmmakers Share Their Experience. He lives in Cheektowaga,
New York.
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Whimsical yarns examine the thrill of the chase

Dreamwish Beasts and Snarks
Mike Resnick
“Resnick is thought-provoking, imaginative . . . and above all
galactically grand.”
—Los Angeles Times
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Vividly imagined tales from a new voice
in science fiction

Are You There and Other Stories
Jack Skillingstead
“Skillingstead ably maps the landscape of humankind’s present—growing—confusion.”
—Locus Magazine

At times humorous, at other times serious, this endearing collection of short fiction explores many concepts regarding fantastical
or futuristic safaris. Detailing the many contrasting pitfalls of
hunting, a hardboiled detective attempts to locate a unicorn in
New York City on New Year’s Day, and in a later tale, must
track down a millennia-old vampire in order to save his assistant. In the Nebula-nominated story “Hunting the Snark,” a classical big-game hunt on a newly discovered planet develops
similarities to Lewis Carroll’s famous poem, yet ends with a surprising twist. In “The Soul Eater” and “Nicobar Lane—The Soul
Eater’s Story,” separate views are offered from the hunter and the
hunted in an eccentric love story that incorporates elements of
Moby Dick and the legend of the Flying Dutchman. Offering a
few somber features, “Safari 2103 AD” looks at a world where
the number of wild animals can be counted on one’s fingers,
while in “Bwana,” colonists leave industrialized Africa to create a
paradise on a new world, only to discover how fragile they are.
Imaginative and captivating, each narrative offers a unique spin
on what it means to be a hunter.

• Co-op available

Mike Resnick is the author of numerous science fiction novels
and short stories, including Dragon America, Lara Croft: Tomb
Raider: The Amulet of Power, Return to Santiago, and Santiago.
He is the editor of This Is My Funniest and has won five Hugo
Awards and the Nebula Award. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jack Skillingstead is an author whose short stories have appeared
in several anthologies, including Fast Forward 2, The Mammoth
Book of New SF, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, and The
Year’s Best Science Fiction, as well as numerous periodicals,
including Asimov’s Science Fiction, F&SF, and Realms of
Fantasy. He lives in Seattle.

FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION, 278 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781930846609
RIGHTS: WORLD
GOLDEN GRYPHON PRESS SEPTEMBER

Unconventional and deep, this dynamic collection of 26 stories
offers a wealth of fantastical and horrifying settings. Several perspectives on life after death are explored—reincarnated swarms
of nanobots with digital personalities and a spirit wandering a
bleak and violent city in search of lost love—as well as dynamic
themes of alien invasion and Lovecraftian horror. In “Life on the
Preservation,” the Earth has been devastated, but Seattle has
been preserved in a time loop taking place one day before world
destruction, and a young girl who has never known such opulence is sent to destroy the city. A man injured by a terrorist’s
bomb discovers that he can relive the event, but if he chooses to
save the woman at the table next to him, there will be dire consequences to himself in “Rewind.” In the title story, a parapolice
detective in hot pursuit of a serial killer receives help from a
responsive memory module of the killer’s mother, but soon discovers that he might be falling in love with the module. Edgy and
surreal, each tale reflects on familiar, emotional issues and complex relationships from new and imaginative angles.

SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR, 310 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.25
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781930846616
RIGHTS: WORLD
GOLDEN GRYPHON PRESS OCTOBER

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A battle rages against a wickedness stronger
than any human

Magic and freedom are threatened by a powerful
and hateful enemy

The Keepers of Sulbreth

May Earth Rise

Susan Gourley

Holly Taylor

• Co-op available
• Advertising in BookPage and Realms of Fantasy

• Co-op available
• Advertising in BookPage (September, October); Dragonpage.com
(November, December); Realms of Fantasy, Renaissance
Magazine, and SliceofSciFi.com (November)
• Part of the Dreamer’s Cycle series, which includes Crimson Fire
(9781933836034, 9781933836676), Cry of Sorrow
(9781933836263), and Night Bird’s Reign (9781932815535)

In this magical, medieval fantasy, forces must combine to save
the kingdom of Futhark from the evil abyss that threatens it.
Sitting within this land and high above an unexplored sea is
Sulbreth, the seat from which the Otten family has always ruled.
Standing next to their throne are the Keepers, gifted sorcerers
who hide a guarded truth only the king understands. When
Prince Jonared takes the throne, he also inherits a tragic and
dark shadow ready to befall his land. He and the Keepers summon Sabelline Shelton, a rare sorceress gifted in metallurgy, for a
duty she has always feared. But even her exceptional talents are
not enough to forestall the soulless enemy issuing forth from the
dark places of Futhark. When Cage Stone enters Sulbreth in a
tournament to secure his sister’s future, he too is called by a
prophetic destiny to help fight the otherworldly foes and renew
the seals that protect their kingdom.
Susan Gourley is a novelist, a teacher, and a coach. She lives in
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.
FANTASY/FICTION, 450 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420653
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MEDALLION PRESS JANUARY

In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a fullscale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In
the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented
pillars of society as the Gifted. These Gifted peoples are essential
to his empire. When they are taken captive by the Corianans,
King Arthur confronts his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader—
a formidable opponent backed by menacing powers that threaten
to end the magic in Kymru. Forced to enter a treacherous realm
where captives are collared and sacrificed, where ruthless territorial boundaries are drawn and enforced, and where death by poisoning and torture are the norm, King Arthur and those loyal to
him must fight to save their way of life and to liberate the Gifted.
In this captivating and stirring fantasy, only the strongest survive
in the pursuit of freedom. Only the deepest passion will drive
away the evil that lurks in this mystical land of fragile kingdoms,
powerful warlords, and ancient magic.
Holly Taylor is the author of the Dreamer’s Cycle series. She is
an avid fan and scholar of fantasy; Celtic, Germanic, and
Arthurian mythology; and medieval history. She lives in
Monrovia, California.
FANTASY, 485 PAGES, 5 X 8
1 MAP
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836577
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156

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A futuristic romance breaches clan alliances

Darkscape: Redemption
R. Garland Gray
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Romantic Times (November, December),
and Sliceofscifi.com (December)
• Part of the Darkscape series
In this science fiction romance that blends clan alliances, historical heritage, and a feudal government, Declan de Douglas has
come to Planet Forest to negotiate a trade agreement with the
treacherous Clan MacKendrick. Despite his training on Planet
Mars under the Braemer Keep of Clan Douglas, Declan is not
prepared for the peril ahead and ends up in the collared life of
slavery. Fallon MacKendrick, princess of the MacKendrick clan,
has fallen deeply in love with this forbidden savage despite the
laws of her betrothal contract. When she later discovers that he
has been kidnapped, she resolves to rescue the haunted man
who touched her heart. But the destined lovers are doomed
unless Declan’s soul can accept the DNA synthesis that has
altered his physical makeup. Princess Fallon holds his life in her
hands—the only woman with the power to save him from his
captors and himself.
R. Garland Gray is the author of the Darkscape series, Fey Born,
Predestined, and White Fells.
Also available:
ROMANCE/FICTION, 430 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836553
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MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST DECEMBER

A star witness on the run from the mob finds
solace in the arms of a small-town sheriff

Reclaim My Life
Cheryl Norman
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(Fall), Romantic Times (August, September),
and Romantictimes.com (September)
• Part of the Mustang Sally series, which includes Restore My
Heart (9781932815863)
When Sofia Desalvo enters the witness security program, she
transforms her sleek, sophisticated image into nondescript
English professor Elizabeth Stevens, hoping to quietly disappear
in the safety of a small Southern town. Organized-crime boss
Frank Sullivan—a respected doctor accused of racketeering and
murder—has a contract out on Elizabeth, and her only hope is to
survive long enough to testify against him in court. When two
women close to Elizabeth are brutally murdered, small-town
sheriff Wilson Drake steps in to solve the mystery and instead
falls head over heels for the professor who, despite her best
efforts, still emanates the charisma and charm of Sophia
Desalvo. As the investigation deepens, so do Wilson’s feelings for
Elizabeth, and he soon realizes that he must solve the violent
murders quickly to prevent the woman he loves from becoming
the next victim.
Cheryl Norman is the award-winning author of Full Moon
Honeymoon, Full Moon Lullaby, Last Resort, which won the
2003 EPPIE award, Restore My Heart, Running Scared, and
Storms of the Heart. She lives in Wellborn, Florida.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 390 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781934755006
Darkscape:
The Rebel Lord
9781933836485
$7.95 (NCR)

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Lost love that can withstand the test of time
and transcend death

Garden of the Moon
—Affaire de Couer
on Miracle in the Mist

“Sinclair sketches out her characters thoroughly enough that
their pain and love is tangible.”
—Publishers Weekly
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BOOKreviews magazine (November, December),
www.romantictimes.com and www.romanceforeveryone.com
(December), and Romance Sells (Winter)
When Sara Wade inherits her paternal grandmother’s plantation,
Harrogate, her mother encourages her to go—despite the fact
that it’s unheard of for a single woman to live alone in 1850—
because she doesn’t want to explain Sara’s embarrassing ability
to see ghosts to her friends. Fed up with being offered on the
marriage market to less-than-desirable suitors, Sara couldn’t be
happier to move to the old plantation house for which she has
always had a special, if inexplicable, affinity. Not until she
arrives at Harrogate does she realize that the house holds more
than her freedom; it also holds her destiny with a ghost who
loved her in another lifetime and is determined to win her back.
But all is not benevolent peace at Harrogate. Another ghost
resides there who is just as determined to keep the lovers apart,
even if it means killing Sara.
Elizabeth Sinclair is the author of numerous romance novels,
including Baptism in Fire, Eye of the Dream, Jenny’s Castle, and
Miracle in the Mist. Her books have been sold in 19 countries and
translated into nine languages. She lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 350 PAGES, 4 X 6.25
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836980
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA
MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST DECEMBER

158

Emerald Embrace
Shannon Drake
Illustrations by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya

Elizabeth Sinclair
“A sweet story of love and healing.”

Their love might be the greatest peril of all

• Co-op available
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BOOKreviews magazine, www.romanceforeveryone.com,
and www.romantictimes.com
After a friend’s untimely death arouses suspicion of murder,
Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the
late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce
Creegan’s presence arouses more than just her suspicions.
Surrounded by fear, temptation, and uncertainty, Martise tries to
unlock the mystery of the ancient castle and locate a missing
emerald. But when the Lord’s stormy eyes and charm melt her
resolve, Martise struggles to destroy the shadow of her doubts in
flames of reckless passion.
Shannon Drake is a New York Times– and USA Today–bestselling
author who has written more than 100 novels, including The
Pirate Bride and The Queen’s Lady. She has been honored with
several awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance
Writers, Affairs de Coeur, Romantic Times, including the Silver
Bullet from Thriller Writers. Yevgeniya Yeretskaya has a BFA
from Pratt Institute. They both live in Miami.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 400 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
20 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420820
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Choosing between love and duty in the time
of dragons

There Be Dragons
Heather Graham
Illustrations by Cherif Fortin and Lynn Sanders
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Affaire de Coeur (September), Romantic Times
(August and September), and Romance Sells (Fall)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 1.5 million copies
When the beautiful Marina tragically loses her parents, she is left
alone and in the hands of the one responsible—the devious sorceress, Geovana. Greedy for power, Geovana arranges for the girl
to marry her evil son, even though Marina is in love with someone else. As Christmas day approaches, the girl is faced with the
terrible choice to either save her land and her people or follow
her heart and believe in the magic of Christmas and true love.
This enchanting holiday tale also includes an audio CD of original Christmas songs by the author as well as several classic carols.

Excerpt:
Once again, a storm rose. And it was quite bizarre, for the
Countess Elisia was sleeping in her own bed when a stone
flew straight into the bedroom, borne on the wind. It struck
her on the head.
Within a fortnight, she, too, passed away. She did so as had
her dearly beloved Nico, at the stroke of twelve. When the
clock echoed with its last chime, the heavens cleared again and
the stars showed the shape of a magnificent, magical falcon,
and the people whispered that her soul had been taken
through the stars to join with Nico’s. True or not, it made for
a lovely legend.

Heather Graham is the New York Times– and USA Today–
bestselling author of more than 100 novels and novellas, including The Death Dealer and The Flynn Brothers Trilogy. She lives
in Coral Gables, Florida. Cherif Fortin is a freelance photographer, illustrator, and writer. Lynn Sanders is an artist, photographer, and writer of romance fiction and children’s books. They
both live in Chicago.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 100 PAGES, 8.25 X 9.25
30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
INCLUDES AUDIO CDCLOTH, $25.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420714
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MEDALLION PRESS/MASTERPIECE SEPTEMBER

Lendo was cast into a deep mourning, for Elisia had been so
dearly adored by her people.
The talk around the countryside became, with the passage of
time, quite practical. Thank goodness that the Countess had
remarried, for Lendo was, at least, left with a new lord.
There was always danger on the wind. The People of a Distant
Land might send raiders again at any time.
And then again, they did, indeed, live in a time of dragons . . . .
Years passed.
Fire and danger forever threatened.
Even when the beauty of peace of Christmastide came near.

Sample interior images

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An adventurous young woman wants love
on her own terms

A masquerading man is allured by a pair
of sensual, azure eyes

Beauty’s Curse

Lady Blue

Traci E. Hall

Helen A. Rosburg

• Co-op available
• Part of the Boadicea series, which includes Love’s
Magic (9781933836270)

“Full of strength and beauty . . . captivating”
—Publishers Weekly on Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder

In this reversal of the Sleeping Beauty story, gorgeous Galiana
Montehue—resisting her family’s efforts at arranged marriage—
scorns all her suitors and finds true love only after she awakens
an injured knight from a deep sleep. Wishing for an adventure
before she is forced to settle down and marry, she takes a stroll in
winter’s first snowfall with her younger twin brothers and is horrified by the sight of a knight drawing a sword on one of the
boys. Without thought, she throws a rock and hits the knight on
the back of the head, knocking him unconscious. Taken prisoner
by the knight’s men, Galiana is forced to care for the handsome
victim of her well-aimed throw, but when the young man finally
wakes from his coma, the household’s happiness turns to sorrow
upon hearing he is now blind. By this time, Galiana has become
fond of her knight, and he in turn is fascinated by her gentleness
and her wit. Because he is unable to see Galiana’s beauty, she
trusts him, and by the time his eyesight returns, the young knight
is ready to ask for her hand in marriage. He also reveals his true
identity—as a spy for Prince William. As he describes his life-anddeath mission to find an ancient, magical stone known as the
Breath of Merlin, Galiana knows her wish for meaning and
adventure has come true, and she joins her prince in his fight
against the forces of treachery and ancient magic.
Traci E. Hall is the current president of Florida Romance Writers
and the author of Love’s Magic and The Secret. She lives in
southern Florida.
ROMANCE, 400 PAGES, 4 X 7
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836560
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA
MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST NOVEMBER

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Romantic Times (October, November),
and Romantictimes.com (November)
Written with humor as well as suspense, this love story depicts a
young woman in captivity who yearns for her duplicitous lover.
After the death of her affluent parents, Harmony Simmons loses
everything—including her freedom. Forced to move to England
and live with her domineering and jealous older sister Agatha,
Harmony’s existence becomes restricted to the prim atmosphere
of an English parlor, a stifling environment compared to the
expansive American West of her former, privileged life. With her
spirit crushed by her confinement, she meets Anthony Allen—a
rogue who immediately falls for Harmony. He falsifies his inheritance and introduces himself as the suave aristocrat Lord
Farmington. As they begin their romance, Harmony slowly recognizes the ruse behind his persona and starts to question
whether her mysterious lover is a cavalier bandit or an honorable hero. Yet, his secret does nothing but ignite her passion for
him as she strives to uncover his past.
Helen A. Rosburg is a writer and the owner of Medallion Press.
She is the author of Blaze of Lightning, Roar of Thunder; By
Honor Bound; Call of the Trumpet; Circle of Promise; Dream
Thief; and Ellie and the Elven King. She lives in Odessa, Florida.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 380 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420639
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA
MEDALLION PRESS/SAPPHIRE NOVEMBER

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A gripping tale of unlikely love and a fortune
at risk

Stolen Promise
Lisa Marie Wilkinson
“Lisa Marie Wilkinson weaves deep emotion, tenderness, and
sensuality into a rich historical tapestry in this sweeping romance
of adventure and intrigue.”
—Christine Wells, author,
The Dangerous Duke, on Fire at Midnight
• Co-op available
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Cultures clash and passions collide when a stunning deathbed
confession by his mother sends Evan Dark, the heir to a sprawling South Carolina plantation, to England in search of information about the father he never knew. Evan, a Southern gentleman
who has just discovered his Gypsy heritage, cannot resist coming
to the aid of a spirited young Gypsy woman, Jade of the Lowara
tribe, who has fled her campsite after learning she is betrothed to
a brutal clansman. Jade’s father, seeing an opportunity to bring
wealth to his clan through marriage, pegs Evan as Jade’s bridegroom. Coerced into marrying Jade, Evan intends to abandon his
Gypsy bride and return to South Carolina, where his own
fiancée awaits him, unaware that she has been unfaithful with
his half brother and that the two are plotting to challenge Evan’s
status as heir. When loyalties divide and fortunes are at risk, will
Jade’s love be enough?
Lisa Marie Wilkinson is a writer and the Grand Prize Winner in
the 2007 Maryland Writers Association Novel Contest. She is the
author of Fire at Midnight. She lives in Antioch, Tennessee.
ROMANCE/FICTION, 380 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781605420691
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA

Look for evil but finding love

Wild Magic
Ann Macela
• Co-op available
• Advertising in BookPage and Romantic Times (September
and October) and Romance Sells (Fall)
• Part of the Magic series, which includes The Oldest Kind of Magic
(9781932815436) and Your Magic or Mine? (9781933836324)
Irenee Sabel is a good witch, a sophisticated beauty, a member of
Chicago’s old-money elite, and a defender of an ancient code of
ethics that prohibits the indiscriminate use of power attached to
magical possessions. Responsible for confiscating and destroying
hidden relics of the sorcery realm still employed by practitioners
of the craft for self-centered reasons, she attends an aging warlock’s gala party to burglarize his safe in search of an item of
mystical mayhem. But when undercover agent Jim Tylan interrupts her break-in with an undisclosed search warrant from the
Department of Justice and Homeland Security, she finds herself
not only launched into an escapade after pieces of a legendary
evil object but also thrown together with the agent destined to be
her soul mate.
Ann Macela is a former public school and university teacher and
the author of both history
and romance books, including the
Also available in
Magic series. She lives in the
the Magic series:
Chicagoland area.
ROMANCE, 400 PAGES, 4 X 6.75
MASS MARKET, $7.95 (NCR)

ISBN: 9781933836997
RIGHTS: WORLD X CANADA
MEDALLION PRESS/AMETHYST
OCTOBER

MEDALLION PRESS/SAPPHIRE MARCH

Do You Believe in Magic?
9781933836164
$7.99 (NCR)

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A devastated woman examines her grief

A personal exploration of utopian failure

An Accidental Memoir

Paper Radio

How I Killed Someone and Other Stories

Poems

Wendy Reed

Damian Rogers

“Memoirs address all kinds of scars, but few so real as this.
Wendy Reed writes chillingly about how fast life can change, and
end, on a piece of asphalt.”
—Rick Bragg, bestselling author,
All Over but the Shoutin’ and The Prince of Frogtown

• Co-op available
• Advertising in Poetry Magazine (October/November)

“I am in awe of Wendy Reed.”
—Diane McWhorter,
Pulitzer Prize–winning author, Carry Me Home:
The Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Movement
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Birmingham magazine, First Draft: The Journal
of the Alabama Writers’ Forum, The Oxford American, Poets
and Writers, and the New York Times Book Review (September)
In this collection of deliberately fragmented essays, a talented
documentary filmmaker points the lens at herself and explores a
succession of personal tragedies. Told from unusual perspectives
and in highly figurative language, the essays draw on the Southern Gothic tradition of Flannery O’Connor and feature dark
humor, flawed people, disastrous events, and moments of spiritual grace. Taken together they become a meditation on subjects
such as death, work, family responsibilities, and raising a child.
Wendy Reed teaches scriptwriting at the University of Alabama,
produces the Emmy-nominated Bookmark series for Alabama
Public Television, and is the coeditor of All Out of Faith:
Southern Women on Spirituality. She lives in Hoover, Alabama.
ESSAYS/FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS, 208 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780615276809
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Steeped in the language and images the author was raised on,
this fractured memoir explores the nature of utopian impulses
and how they break down—from 19th-century spiritual movements to 1960s radicalism to the current hopes for Barack
Obama. Melding the influence of such varied ideas as Dorothy
Parker quips, Beat diatribes, Victorian children’s stories, and the
crumbling beauty and very real danger of downtown Detroit, the
writing is related closely to traditional lyricism, while also surveying narrative, mystery, memory, and the emotional effect of
language on a reader. With research subjects ranging from communes and hippie cookbooks to surrealism and the MC5, no
subjects here escape the search for profundity.
Damian Rogers was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her
poems have been published in Brick Magazine, MoonLit, Salt
Hill, This Magazine, and The Walrus. She lives in Toronto.
POETRY, 120 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781550228922
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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

An examination of what it
means to be human

An epic poem of characters,
creation, and artifice

Inventive verse that tackles
the modern era

Theory of Mind

The Plot Genie

Barn Burned, Then

New & Selected Poems
1978–2008

Gillian Conoley

Michelle Taransky

• Co-op available
• Advertising in American Book Review,
American Poetry Review, Conjunctions
Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project
Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine,
and Rain Taxi
• Author tour to include Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Santa Rosa, and Sonoma,
California; Chicago; Boulder, Colorado;
Athens, Georgia; Iowa City; Baton Rouge,
Louisiana; Minneapolis; New York City;
Seattle; Austin and Dallas, Texas;
Montpelier, Vermont; and Richmond, Virginia

• Co-op available
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American Poetry Review, Conjunctions
Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project
Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine,
and Rain Taxi
• Author tour to include Amherst,
Massachusetts; Chicago; Iowa City;
Buffalo and New York City, New York;
and Philadelphia

Bin Ramke
• Co-op available
• Advertising in American Book Review,
American Poetry Review, Conjunctions
Magazine, Poetry Flash, Poetry Project
Newsletter, Poets & Writers Magazine,
and Rain Taxi
• Author tour to include Berkley, California;
Chicago; Boulder and Denver, Colorado;
and Iowa City
Drawing upon four decades of poetry and
including new work, this perceptive collection shares intimate experiences and
compelling encounters with the world.
Sharing insight into private forms of suffering, personal issues are used to assess
continued struggles with the profound
questions of what it means to be human,
moral, and conscious. Directly responding
to current social and cultural issues, these
engaging meditations examine the complex interrelations of people with their
environment, work, health, cultural
upheaval, and natural disasters.
Bin Ramke is the editor of the Denver
Quarterly and teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Denver.
He is the author of nine poetry collections.
POETRY, 162 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781890650414
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Inspired by “the plot genie”—a plot-generating device created in the 1930s that
used numerical games of chance to divine
character traits and plot points—this
book-length poem discusses the ways that
stories affect people. Exploring and blending genres with exciting and lyrical language, references to film and pop culture
are laced throughout. Presenting a memorable cast in moving and humorous
motifs, this rich composition examines the
way the characters behave when inhabiting a construct created by ideas.

Politically charged and deeply insightful,
this critical exploration of poetry maps
the interior of our deepest feelings and
fears through reflections on money, commerce, and the capitalist machine.
Allegorically referencing the topical issues
of labor and finance, each piece turns current concerns into timeless verse, with
unrelenting courage and candor. Offering
a modern lyrical style that reflects a lineage of the great Objectivists, each tautly
crafted poem observes the intimacies and
alienations of popular culture.

Gillian Conoley is an award-winning poet
and the founder and editor of VOLT—a
national literary magazine. She lives in
Corte Madera, California.

Michelle Taransky is a poet whose work
has been published in the Denver
Quarterly, Drunken Boat, and VOLT.
She is winner of the 2008 Omnidawn
Poetry Prize and the coauthor of the
chapbook, The Plans Caution. She lives
in Philadelphia.

POETRY, 96 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

POETRY, 72 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781890650421

ISBN: 9781890650438

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A professional author shows how to break
into publishing

How to Write Fiction That Sells
Patrick Quinlan
• Author tour to include Portland, Maine; New York City;
and Washington DC (October)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 30,000 copies
With wide-ranging topics—such as the best way to begin a
novel, endings that satisfy, what agents do, what editors want,
and what happens after a manuscript gets sold—this entertaining
and instructional writer’s manual shows how to craft perfectly
tailored commercial fiction for today’s market. Detailing every
aspect of the publishing industry, this guidebook provides the
tools necessary for writers to avoid slush piles and to sell their
fiction efficiently and effectively. A guide to writing appealing
and marketable short stories and a comprehensive list of additional resources for further education are also included.
Patrick Quinlan is a critically acclaimed author whose novels
have appeared in more than a dozen countries throughout the
world, have been translated into several languages, and have had
film rights optioned. He is the author of the crime novels The
Drop-Off, The Hit, Smoked, The Takedown, and the coauthor
of the memoir All Those Moments. He lives in Portland, Maine.
WRITING, 126 PAGES, 5.25 X 7.75
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“As the director of one of the nation’s most prestigious writers conferences, Marcia Meier knows
what’s happening in the book world.”
—Catherine Ryan Hyde, author, Pay It Forward

Navigating the Rough Waters
of Today’s Publishing World
Critical Advice for Writers from Industry Insiders
Marcia Meier
“Who knows better than Marcia Meier . . . how authors can navigate past the treacherous rocks of publishing despite the current
storm?”
—Jerry Camarillo Dunn Jr., author,
My Favorite Place on Earth
A complete review of the modern publishing process, this
resource is an ideal companion for aspiring authors who want to
break into this ever-changing industry. A question and answer
format with a robust roster of literary agents, editors, authors,
and insiders—including Huffington Post founder Arianna
Huffington, Slate magazine editor David Plot, and New York
Times–bestselling author Bob Mayer—this guidebook demystifies
the entire process. Discussions on the difference between fiction
and nonfiction publishing, working with an agent, maximizing
marketing and promotional opportunities, and getting published
in magazine, newspapers, and online make this an essential reference for anyone wanting to reach publishing success.
Marcia Meier is an award-winning journalist and writer and the
owner and director of the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She
is the author of Santa Barbara: Paradise on the Pacific and a former editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press. Her work has
appeared in a number of publications, including Huffington Post
and Los Angeles Times. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.
WRITING, 200 PAGES, 6 X 9
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Proven methods for surviving and thriving
in today’s publishing world

Booklife
Strategies and Survival Tips
for the 21st-Century Writer
Jeff VanderMeer
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous works have sold more than 25,000 copies
• Advertising in Locus Magazine
Offering timely advice in an era when the burden of production
and publicity frequently falls on authors, this essential reference
reflects on methods for being focused, productive, and savvy in
the craft of writing. Discussing a wide range of essential topics
for self-promoting authors, this important guide explores questions such as How can authors use social media and the internet?
How does the new online paradigm affect authors, readers, and
the book industry? How can authors find the time to both create
and promote their work? and What should never be done?
Through good-humored encouragement, practical tips of the
trade culled from 25 years of experience as a writer, reviewer,
editor, publisher, agent, and blogger are shared. Including topics
such as personal space versus public space, deadlines, and networking, the benefits of interacting with readers through new
technologies is revealed.
Jeff VanderMeer is the founder and editor for Ministry of
Whimsy Press. He is the author of City of Saints and Madmen,
Secret Life, Shriek, and Veniss Underground. He is the editor of
the Leviathan series and The Thackery T. Lambshead Pocket
Guide to Eccentric & Discredited Diseases and the coeditor of
The New Weird and Steampunk. He is a regular contributor to
Amazon.com’s book blog, Omniverous, and his short fiction has
appeared in Wired magazine. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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How autobiography is good for the soul

Write Your Memoir
The Soul Work of Telling Your Story
Allan G. Hunter
“In this groundbreaking study, Allan Hunter uncovers the vital
interplay of literature and psychology as he takes a bold new
look at the way archetypes—whether found in The Odyssey or
Harry Potter—can profoundly transform both individual lives
and our spiritually starved society.”
—Robert Atwan, editor,
The Best American Essays, on Stories We Need to Know
• Co-op available
Drawing from more than 25 years of literary know-how and
modeled after a 15-week college course, this manual provides
guidance for seekers wishing to delve further into self-exploration through writing. Extending beyond the idea that memoir
writing intends to put past events into a more understandable
current perspective, the guide maintains that keeping a document
of one’s life is actually the basis of a psychic process called “soul
work,” which manifests as a desire to experience the state of
being alive to the fullest. This unusual approach to memoir writing aims to generate more honest and genuine results that come
from inner needs rather than outer expectations. Intended to
clarify a writer’s developmental path, this resource emphasizes
the importance of self-awareness and the need for dealing with
difficult material that actually alters the writer in the process,
resulting in significant growth of the soul.
Allan G. Hunter is a professor of literature at Curry College,
where he also teaches memoir writing for the Blue Hills
Writing Institute. He is the author of Life Passages, The Six
Archetypes of Love, and Stories We Need to Know. He lives
in Watertown, Massachusetts.
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Using the power of writing to break down
roadblocks to personal growth

Journaling Through
Seven Benefits of Unleashing the Power
of Your Authentic Self
Angela Caughlin
• Co-op available
Journaling is a valuable tool for chipping away at emotional pitfalls and personal stagnation, and this dynamic guide helps
unleash the thoughts and inspiration that lay within each individual. Including the latest scientific research, this comprehensive
workbook draws out the connection between the brain, body,
and stories that help define a path towards achieving personal
life goals. Guided exercises with step-by-step instructions help
focus the journaling towards unveiling the unique, curious, and
amazing qualities embodied in each person and how to embrace
them. Describing seven distinct benefits of journaling, this guide
provides the tools needed to manifest personal changes for a
more fulfilling and dynamic life.
Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of The Only
Way Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences.
She was the program director of Bo’s Place, a children’s grief center. She maintains a private counseling practice and has been
involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the
Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She
lives in Houston, Texas.
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Writing as a path to healing

Journaling Your Way Through
A Guided Journal for Coping with Loss
Angela Caughlin
Journaling is a valuable tool for coping with loss, and this consumable journal helps address the important questions that surround grief. Guided exercises with step-by-step instructions help
focus the journaling towards healing the pain of any variety of
loss—whether the loss of a loved one, a job, or even a mindset.
There are several sections to work through in the journal, including My Life as It Was, Going Through the Valley, Transformation,
and finally a section that goes full circle to questions for future
thought and journaling. With wisdom and empathy, this guide
will provide the tools needed to return to a place where there is,
once again, hope.
Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of The Only
Way Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences.
She was the program director of Bo’s Place, a children’s grief center. She maintains a private counseling practice and has been
involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the
Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She
lives in Houston, Texas.
SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 6 X 9
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See strength come from sorrow
in this uplifting memoir

A middle-aged woman is surprised to find that
the elderly are a force to be reckoned with

The Only Way Through

The Route

A Grief Memoir

Lessons Learned from Meals on Wheels

Angela Caughlin

Gale Sears

• Co-op available

Vibrant and funny, this inspirational novel treats aging and death
as natural and often revealing parts of life. Deciding that she has
arrived at a midlife crisis, Carol Nimitz volunteers to take meals
once a week to homebound senior citizens. Every Thursday her
delivery route brings her into the world of wacky and fascinating
people whose backgrounds, good and bad decisions, and startling experiences have created strong personalities and lots of
opinions. Carol’s interactions with her old folks run the gamut
from pesky to poignant, humorless to hilarious; and through
their diverse lives she comes to see that there are many good reasons to savor one’s later years.

A woman must learn to come to terms with the death of her
young husband in this powerful tale of loss that is ultimately
inspiring and life affirming. When Angela’s husband was diagnosed with cancer, they decided to remain positive and work
hard to provide a wonderful life for themselves and their young
children. After his untimely death, Angela is left alone to pick up
the pieces of the life he left behind. Chronicling the way the family dealt with his death as well as the power of transcendence
that the tragedy eventually brought to them, this stirring memoir
provides others going through profound loss with the comforting
knowledge that they are not alone in spirit.
Angela Caughlin is a psychotherapist, the author of Journaling
Through, and a presenter at workshops and conferences. She
was the program director of Bo’s Place, a children’s grief center.
She maintains a private counseling practice and has been
involved in pilot programs at the Rockwell Foundation and the
Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine. She
lives in Houston, Texas.

Gale Sears is the author of By the Light of a Star and Christmas
for a Dollar. She lives in Sandy, Utah.
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Compelling analysis of women’s role in
the healing and transformation of today’s world

A unique autobiography
of spiritual transformation

The Return of the Feminine
and the World Soul

The Face Before I Was Born

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

• Advertising in Light of Consciousness: Journal of Spiritual
Awakening (Winter 2009)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies

The first compilation of writings and talks by Llewellyn
Vaughan-Lee culled from the past two decades, this stirring volume provides an understanding of the feminine for both men
and women, describing the central part it must play in the work
of global healing and transformation and stressing its redemption in order for Anima Mundi—the soul of the world—to
reemerge. Exploring the historical, cultural, and theological
insights of the Sacred Feminine as well as practical advice for
bringing the feminine principle into consciousness, this examination briefly explores the past patriarchal and matriarchal eras,
moving from a historic perspective into addressing the potential
of the present day. Explaining how the feminine has a deep
understanding of the power of matter, this argument conveys the
idea that every woman embodies the sacred substance of creation necessary for life’s regeneration within her spiritual center.
Maintaining that God’s omnipotence and transcendence must be
balanced by intimacy and love, this study addresses the need for
the balancing of masculinity and femininity in order to birth the
next phase of evolution.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a Sufi sheikh who has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and the
author of more than 15 books, including Alchemy of Light and
Spiritual Power. He lives in Inverness, California.

A Spiritual Autobiography

Describing the intoxicating intensity of his own spiritual journey—which began when he was 16 years old—this autobiography reveals the events that followed throughout the next 22
years: tremendous love, psychological breakdown, craziness,
bliss, and the slow work of balancing the inner world of the spirit and the outer demands of everyday life. An ancient story of a
spiritual transformation experienced in present times relates the
terrifying depths, vulnerability, and emptiness of the spiritual
journey—only revealed in divine love. More than 10 years since
the original publication of the book, this revised edition includes
new material exploring the continuing mystery of human experience and divine revelation.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the NaqshbandiyyaMujaddidiyya order of Sufism and the author of numerous
works including Alchemy of Light, Awakening the World, and
Traveling the Path of Love. He lives in Inverness, California.
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Alchemy of Light
9781890350130
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Presenting a beloved Buddhist poem’s
modern-day relevance

Eight Steps to Happiness
The Buddhist Way of Loving Kindness
First American Edition
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
• Author tour to include Albuquerque; Atlanta; Boulder; Chicago;
Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; New York City; Phoenix; Portland,
Oregon; Santa Fe; Seattle; and Washington, DC
• Previous edition sold more than 10,000 copies; author’s previous
books sold more than 500,000 copies
Offering ancient wisdom to those who seek meaning and lasting
happiness in their modern lives, this inspiring book explains
how to meditate on the eight beautiful verses that comprise one
of Buddhism’s best-loved teachings. Composed by the great
Tibetan Bodhisattva, Geshe Langri Tangpa, the short poem
Eight Verses for Training the Mind is newly accompanied by
line-by-line commentary that demonstrates its peaceful power,
showing how all of life’s difficulties can be transformed into
valuable spiritual insights. Presented clearly and practically with
meditations interspersed throughout, the classic text is given
modern, accessible trimmings that will appeal to new Buddhists
as well as accomplished scholars.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a Buddhist monk, a meditation master,
and an international teacher who has founded more than 1,000
Kadampa Buddhist meditation centers. He is the author of more
than 20 books, including The New Meditation Handbook.
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The fascinating origins of the Buddhist religion

The Flower of Chinese Buddhism
Daisaku Ikeda
Translated by Burton Watson
• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available
• Advertising in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion,
Living Buddhism, and Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (November)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 60,000 copies
• Part of the Soka Gakkai History of Buddhism series, which
includes Buddhism: The First Millennium (9780977924530)
and The Living Buddha: An Interpretive Biography (9780977924523)
Beginning with the introduction of the religion into China, this
chronicle depicts the evolution of Buddhism. The career and
achievements of the great Kumarajiva are investigated, exploring
the famed philosophical treatises that form the core of East
Asian Buddhist literature. Providing a useful and accessible
introduction to the influential Tien-t’ai school of Buddhism in
Japan as well as the teachings of the 13th-century monk
Nichiren, this examination places special emphasis on the faith
of the Lotus Sutra and the major works of masters such as Huisu, Chih-i, and Chanjan. From the early translations of the
Buddhist scriptures to the persecution of the T’ang dynasty, this
exploration illuminates the role of Buddhism in Chinese society,
and by extension, in humanity in general.
Daisaku Ikeda is the president of the Soka Gakkai International
and the founder of the Soka University of America. He is the
author of For the Sake of Peace, Unlocking the Mysteries, and
The Way of Youth. Burton Watson is a former professor at
Columbia, Stanford, and Kyoto Universities. His translations
include Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings, The Lotus Sutra, Mo Tzu:
Basic Writings, Ryokan: Zen Monk-Poet of Japan, Saigyo: Poems
of a Mountain Home, and The Vimalakirti Sutra.
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A Catholic approach for life’s major decisions

Discerning the Will of God
An Ignatian Guide to Christian Decision Making
Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV
“Father Gallagher has emerged as one of the foremost commentators on Ignatian spirituality in the United States.”
—Harvey D. Egan, S. J., professor, Boston College
• Co-op available
• Advertising in U.S. Catholic (September), National Catholic
Register (October), St. Anthony Messenger (October),
America (November), Life and Soul (January 2010),
and Presence (March 2010)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
Drawing from the timeless methods of Saint Ignatius of Loyola,
this thoughtful meditation is enriched with examples and stories
that offer practical and profound wisdom for aligning personal
desires and goals with God’s will. With guidance on recognizing
God’s infinite love, opening the heart to what God wants, making
use of silence, the Eucharist, scripture, spiritual direction, finding
clarity, and understanding discernment as part of the overall spiritual life in Christ, this discussion addresses questions asked by
many Christians throughout life, such as What does God want
for my life? Is it time to change jobs? and Should I marry?
Focusing on major life decisions such as marriage and career,
these insights can be adapted to any of life’s decisions, helping the
thoughtful Christian find a spiritually inspired mission.
Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, is a priest and a popular retreat
leader who lectures around the world. He is the author of several
books on Ignatian spirituality, including The Discernment of
Spirits, The Examen Prayer, An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer,
and Meditation and Contemplation. He lives in Boston.
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A new and vital translation of a timeless
spiritual classic with commentary

The Spiritual Exercises
of Ignatius Loyola
With Commentary
Joseph A. Tetlow
“A fine translation of the original text, an historical overview of
St. Ignatius and the background of the Exercises, as well as
deeply insightful commentary on the meditations.”
—James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints
• Co-op available
• Advertising in America and Christian Advance (November)
Offering an accessible translation of the classic Ignatian text The
Spiritual Exercises, this reference provides step-by-step commentary that explains its meaning and relevance to the modern spiritual life. An important resource for those seeking to grow
spiritually, whether Christian or not, every page provides compassionate advice for each stage of the journey and reflects the
understanding of the human soul. Chronicling a spiritual work
out, this resource employs stories, analogies, and approachable
language to make this an ideal companion for anyone seeking
divine inspiration.
Joseph A. Tetlow is the director of the Montserrat Jesuit Retreat
House, the former head of the Jesuit general’s Secretariat for
Ignatian Spirituality, the former president of the Jesuit School of
Theology at Berkeley, and the associate editor of America magazine. He is the author of Making Choices in Christ and Mana for
the Desert of Business. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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Simple, uplifting virtues to enhance everyday life

Angels Calling
50 Invitations to Empower Yourself
Second edition

Day-by-day reflections, readings, and practical
exercises for the Lenten season

This Way to Heaven
40 Joyful Journeys for Lent

Anselm Gruen

Gwendolin Herder

• Co-op available
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• Author’s previous books sold more than 25,000 copies

• Co-op available

This inspirational guide explores angel qualities and their meanings, rooting each in Western tradition and revealing how to
apply them to modern life. A resource of comfort and strength,
this valuable exploration addresses a wide array of concepts—
from universal themes of love, community, and harmony to the
encouraging qualities of confidence, enthusiasm, and endurance.
Explaining the wisdom of old in a contemporary context, this
fascinating analysis truly conveys the power of angels and
reveals how humans can aspire to angelic behavior.
Anselm Gruen is a Benedictine monk and bestselling author of
Finding Your Inner Balance, A Happy Heart, and Heaven Begins
Within You.
SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 164 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5
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Opening with two-page reflections on each day of Lent, including Mardi Gras—which rarely appears in Lenten books—the
daily entries in this handbook are rooted in the basic themes of
the fundamental prayer the Our Father. Each week and individual days have a theme—from love and embrace to rejoice and
share—to help readers find their own rhythm and practice during the time leading up to Easter. Every entry contains a short
reflection and a call to action that will help practitioners prepare
physically, mentally, and spiritually for Lent.
Gwendolin Herder is the publisher and CEO of the Crossroad
Publishing Company, which promotes a universal vision for
religious and spiritual publishing. She lives in Spring Valley,
New York.
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Comfort for the bereaved through
understanding dreams of the departed

A modern, well-rounded guide to the ancient
practice of fasting

Special Dream

Fasting

Personal Accounts After the Death
of a Loved One
Second edition

What • Why • How

Luellen Hoffman
“I am fascinated with the book Special Dream as it speaks to me
. . . I have had many such dreams. They are quite real and reassuring.”
—Cliff Robertson, Academy Award–winning actor
“People who have had a special dream will find this book
immensely helpful.”
—Helen Fitzgerald, author, The Grieving
Child and The Mourning Handbook
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Spirituality & Health (September), St. Anthony
Messenger (October), and Christian Advance (November)
Exploring the world of special dreams—clear, unforgettably vivid
encounters with loved ones who have died—this unique collection shares the personal stories of those who have experienced
them, including the author herself, and reveals the distinct qualities surrounding this phenomenon. After an introduction that
examines whether or not the contact is real and a questionnaire
to determine if readers have had any themselves, more than 80
poignant stories offer comfort to mourners, detailing the special
bonds between the dreamers and grandparents, parents, siblings,
in-laws, children, spouses, and friends.
Luellen Hoffman is an adjunct professor at George Mason
University and the recipient of the Chairman’s Award
VNU/Nielsen Business Media for her outstanding people and
communication skills. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia.
SELF-HELP/SPIRITUALITY, 144 PAGES, 5.15 X 7.5
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Niklaus Brantschen
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Christian Advance (November), Spirituality
& Health (February), and Presence (March)
Providing a no-nonsense introduction to fasting, this guide presents the physical, spiritual, and sociopolitical dimensions of this
ancient practice. Short reflections from practitioners clarify misunderstandings about what fasting is and is not. The inclusion of
a practical overview of the steps to conducting a fast round out a
thorough exploration of a venerated practice.
Niklaus Brantschen is a Zen master in the White Plum Sangha,
the cofounder of both the Lassalle Zen lineage and the LassalleInstitut, and the former director of Haus Bad Schönbrunn and
Lassalle-Haus. He is an experienced seminar leader and the
author of The Advantage of Being Good and On the Zen Path: A
Christian Buddhist.
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Achieving spiritual growth through kindness

Serving & Giving

Combining the physical with the philosophical
on the road to recovery

Gateways to Higher Consciousness

Healing Addiction with Yoga

John-Roger, DSS, and Paul Kaye, DSS

A Yoga Program for People in 12-Step Recovery
Third edition

• Advertising in Leading Edge Review and New Age Retailer
(November/December)
• Author’s previous books sold more than two million copies
Looking at the act of giving as a way to bring greater happiness
into the life of the giver as well as the receiver, this insightful
exploration challenges contemporary concepts of service.
Offering simple and practical techniques for open-minded volunteering, a wealth of quotes, narratives, and reflective pieces seek
to motivate and inspire. Encouraging an attitude of selflessness
with positive and timely action, this thought-provoking guide
posits that serving is a gateway to higher consciousness.
Comprised of brief, clear chapters, this perceptive meditation is
easy to reference while attending the needs of others.
John-Roger, DSS, is the founder of the Church of the Movement
of Spiritual Inner Awareness. He has appeared on numerous radio
and television shows and been a featured guest on Larry King
Live, Politically Incorrect, and The Roseanne Show. He is the
author and coauthor of more than 50 books, including Fulfilling
Your Spiritual Promise, Loving Each Day for Peacemakers, and
The Rest of Your Life. Paul Kaye, DSS, is an ordained minister
and the president of the Church of the Movement of Spiritual
Inner Awareness. They both live in Los Angeles.
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Annalisa Cunningham
“An enlightening, easy-to-read book for 12-step people who
want to enrich their physical, emotional, and spiritual life.
Cunningham’s personal and persuasive text describes how
adding the yoga dimension can enhance program recovery and
increase the mind/body connection.”
—Emily Marlin, author,
Relationships in Recovery
• Co-op available
Especially oriented toward those in 12-step programs, this comprehensive wellness guide describes how yoga can stimulate
recovery from addiction by bringing the mind and body closer
together. The supportive and understanding text presents a 21day yoga regimen using dynamic affirmations, relaxation techniques, nutrition and lifestyle suggestions, aerobic activities, and
journal writing, all of which are geared to incorporate the 12step philosophy into yoga practice. The featured poses are drawn
from the popular hatha yoga tradition, while the complementary
contemplations are applicable not only to addicts, but to anyone
seeking physical and spiritual enrichment. Newly updated and
revised, the guide includes beautiful, professional photographs
throughout to demonstrate the wide variety of asanas.
Annalisa Cunningham is a certified yoga teacher and a communications teacher with a background in counseling. She is the
author of Gentle Yoga for Healing and Yoga Vacations: A Guide
to International Yoga Retreats. She lives in Chico, California.
HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 144 PAGES, 6 X 9
70 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781844091706 (REPLACES 9781844090204)
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A glimpse into the world’s numerous angels

A New Light on Angels
Revised/Expanded edition

Pocket-sized angels for guidance, meditation,
and prayer

Angels of Light Cards

Diana Cooper
Illustrations by Damian Keenan

Pocket edition

• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
and New York City (October)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies

Each card in this lavish deck portrays a different angel for guidance, protection, help, and healing. Intended for inspiration and
affirmation, the cards work with the user’s thoughts and decisions
to raise levels of consciousness and open up psychic and spiritual
gifts. Whether attempting to release negative thought patterns or
clear emotional blockages, the cards offer significant meditative
light from which spiritual knowledge and information emanate.
This smaller presentation of the best-selling cards offers a lighter,
more portable option better suited to purses and pockets.

The ubiquitous angels of everyday life are introduced in this fully
revised and expanded bestseller. Buoyed by the firsthand experiences of regular people who have interacted with angels, the
book offers guidance on how to reach out to the gentle beings
who have chosen to serve mankind through help, support, and
healing. The identities and purposes of a multitude of angels are
explored, from the small angels who care for the slightest daily
tasks to the enormous archangels who cast light over great universal projects. By raising consciousness and awareness about
these heavenly spirits and the amazing companionship they have
to offer, this investigation offers a glimpse into a more evolved
world full of peace, light, and joy.
Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on many topics, such as
metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author
of more than a dozen books, including Angel Answers, Angel
Inspiration, Light Up Your Life, and The Wonder of Unicorns,
and the coauthor of Enlightenment Through Orbs and
Ascension Through Orbs. Damian Keenan is a freelance graphic
designer and illustrator who cofounded Design Factory, a wellknown agency based in Dublin. He is the illustrator of Atlantis
Cards and Unicorn Cards.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP
144 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5
11 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

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Diana Cooper

Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on such topics as metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author of
more than a dozen books.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP
55 PAGES, 2.75 X 3.75
1 COLOR ILLUSTRATION, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT, $9.95 (CAN $10.95)

ISBN: 9781844091713 (REPLACES 9781899171149)
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An assortment of orbs for inspiration, strength,
and healing

Harnessing the transcendent power of crystals
to revitalize life and enliven dreams

Orbs Cards

The Complete Guide
to Manifesting with Crystals

Diana Cooper and Kathy Crosswell
• Co-op available
• Author tour to include Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
and New York City (October)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies
Packaged in a standard square tuckbox, this deck of 44 orbshaped cards provides inspiration and empowerment from the
mysterious spirit guides that are concealed in the orbs often
found in digital photographs. Each card features a unique orb
image on one side with corresponding meditative qualities
described in the accompanying booklet, allowing easy connection to the orbs for personal and planetary transformation
and healing.
Diana Cooper is a traveling speaker on many topics, such as
metaphysics, spiritual law, angels, and Atlantis. She is the author
of more than a dozen books, including Angel Answers, Angel
Inspiration, Light Up Your Life, and The Wonder of Unicorns.
Kathy Crosswell is a Reiki master and astropsychologist who
runs workshops designed to enable individuals to develop and
improve their spiritual gifts. They are the coauthors of Ascension
Through Orbs and Enlightenment Through Orbs.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP
44 PAGES, 5.25 X 5.25
44 COLOR PHOTOS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
MIXED MEDIA PRODUCT
$16.95 (CAN $18.95)

Also available:

Marina Costelloe
Providing real-life examples on how to live in a fruitful partnership with crystal energy, this how-to guide fully explains the
power of crystals and how they can be utilized. Crystals magnify
the highest energy within, and both the newly spiritually-aware
and the seasoned crystal worker can gain insight and focus into
their lives when combining this energy with the suggested positive
affirmations to elicit forces of attraction and confidence. The
book also taps into ancient and medieval cosmology to explain
how crystals interact with the four elemental substances thought
to constitute the physical universe: earth, fire, water, and air. By
applying the wealth of information and experiences the manual
has to offer, anything that can be visualized can also be fulfilled,
whether extending the journey of the soul or wishing to improving surrounding circumstances.
Marina Costelloe is a student of tarot, astrology, crystals, alchemy, past life, color therapy, and Jungian psychology. She is the
author of The Complete Guide to Crystal Astrology.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 80 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25
TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $13.95)

ISBN: 9781844091690
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Ascension Through Orbs
9781844091508
$24.95 (CAN $27.95)

The Complete Guide
to Crystal Astrology
9781844091034
$26.95 (CAN $33.95)

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Daily meditations from the “still, small voice”
of Findhorn’s founder

The revised and expanded guide to healing
disturbed landscapes

Gems of Wisdom
from Eileen Caddy

Nature Spirits
& Elemental Beings

366 Daily Sayings and Photographs
from Findhorn (Desktop Perpetual Calendar)

Working with the Intelligence in Nature
Revised, updated, expanded edition

Eileen Caddy

Marko Pogacnik

“This is an exquisite distillation of the luminous guidance that
came through Eileen Caddy.”
—Miranda Macpherson, author,
Boundless Love

• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than 500,000 copies
Serving as a perennial meditational diary, this attractive desktop
calendar offers familiar simple teachings on faith, fulfillment,
and stillness, taken from a spiritual bestseller on which meditators have relied for more than 20 years. The inspirational and
practical messages within are presented in daily doses for a year’s
worth of study, but not tied to a particular calendar year, so
those seeking spiritual truth or questing for the inner self will be
able to cherish its adages year after year. Beginning meditators
will also appreciate these well-worn kernels of guidance, which
are housed in a unique presentation that can be accessed each
morning and kept visibly available throughout each day.
Eileen Caddy was instrumental in creating the international spiritual community centered on the Findhorn Foundation in the
North of Scotland, and in 2005 she was awarded a Member of
the Order of the British Empire from the Queen for her lifelong
service to spiritual inquiry. She is the author of The Dawn of
Change, Footprints on the Path, God Spoke to Me, The Living
Word, Opening Doors Within, and The Spirit of Findhorn.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SPIRITUALITY, 368 PAGES, 4.3 X 5.125
366 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
DESK, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9781844091461
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Based on firsthand practical experiences of communicating with
natural spirits through meditation, this eye-opening guide to
healing the earth teaches how to work with elemental beings by
describing each in detail while defining their roles within the
web of life. As a result of tuning in to plants, trees, and animals,
and illustrating the disrupted flow of energies within the landscape, the true impact of human culture upon the harmony of
the natural world is evocatively revealed. Insight into related
topics, such as how the long-suppressed Goddess culture
embraces these energies to make strides toward healing the
earth, can set anyone with earth and landscape concerns—gardeners, growers, designers, and builders—one step closer
toward becoming environmental warriors.
Marko Pogacnik is an international consultant, a specialist and
seminar leader on earth healing and lithopuncture, and the president of the Hagia Chora school for geomancy in Germany. He is
the author of Christ Power and the Earth Goddess; Earth
Changes, Human Destiny; Healing the Heart of the Earth; and
Touching the Breath of Gaia.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 320 PAGES, 6 X 9
52 LINE DRAWINGS, 5 TABLES
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781844091751 (REPLACES 9781899171668)
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Everything looks better by moonlight—especially
the garden

In Tune with the Moon 2010
The Complete Day-by-Day Moon Planner
for Growing and Living in 2010
Michel Gros
“This beautifully illustrated book, which explains how anyone
can take account of the lunar influences in their day-to-day gardening, is the best we have read.”
—Alan Gear, MBE,
and Jackie Gear, MBE, former directors, Garden Organic
• Co-op available
This detailed guide to the day-by-day 2010 lunar cycles includes
information on the waxing and waning moon, the constellations
and the Chinese zodiac, and an abundance of gardening tips. The
effects of the moon on plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables are
explained in simple but ample detail, and recommendations for
the ideal times to sow, transplant, rotate crops, and harvest are
provided. This guide explains how animal husbandry, beekeeping, and even brewing beer and wine making yield better results
when done in concert with the lunar cycle. In addition to gardening and farming advice, suggestions for living life in tune with
the moon are offered, such as the optimum time for a haircut, a
fast, and even when and what to eat. An extensive color-coded
daily diary section makes it easy to record reminders and daily
gardening tasks. This biodynamic approach to gardening in harmony with the moon is a simple, inexpensive, and green way to
boost garden yields and live a better life.
Michel Gros grew up on a farm and was an organic market gardener for many years. He recently gave up farming to devote all
his energy to the lunar calendar project.

Herbal healing for hurting hearts

Scents of the Soul
Creating Herbal Incense for Body, Mind
and Spirit
Ginger Quinlan
An exuberant and enlightening adventure into releasing old,
obstructed energy, the creation of herbal incense is the focus of
this complete compilation of energy work and healing techniques. Beginning with the preparation of herbs and essential
oils, from purchasing or growing to drying and storing, each
individual recipe offers step-by-step instructions for mixing,
energetically charging, labeling, and using. The concoctions are
supported by meditations, candle work, breath work, and creative visualization techniques to facilitate the purging of stale
energy, including guided work for the release and healing of personal issues, such as financial burdens, relationship issues, and
grief over departed loved ones. The practical spiritual transformation that can take place is further enhanced by effective journaling exercises for writers of all skill sets, including explicit
questions posed to promote self-dialogue. Herbs, oil, chakras,
and candle colors are all extensively cross-referenced.
Ginger Quinlan is a clairvoyant, empath, and medium who has
written articles for local alternative newspapers and has been featured on local talk radio. She lives in Camden, South Carolina.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781844091744
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BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/GARDENING, 114 PAGES, 5.75 X 8.25
55 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, 5 CHARTS, 19 TABLES,
12 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $15.00 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781844091782
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Introducing a pleasurable and professional new
massage tool

Joya®
Crystal Massage for Everyone
Michael Gienger and Ulrich Metz
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
Intended to facilitate the ability to perform a crystal massage
anywhere at anytime with no great skills required, this handbook is the companion to the Joya® Massage Roller, a revolutionary wooden implement that holds an easily changeable
crystal ball, allowing it to spin freely and glide with ease over
the skin. Including step-by-step massage instructions as well as
information on how to treat particular problems and the effects
of using different varieties of crystal, the guide teaches how to
®
make the most of the Joya Massage Roller to produce a truly
profound massage.
Michael Gienger is a self-taught scientist and crystal healing
researcher. He is the author of more than 20 books, including
Crystal Massage for Health and Healing, The Healing Crystal
First Aid Manual, Healing Crystals, and Purifying Crystals. Ulrich
Metz is the creator of the Joya® massage roller. He continues to
develop the Joya® principle into other massage products.
HEALTH/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 144 PAGES, 4.5 X 6.5
360 COLOR PHOTOS, 4 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781844091683
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Spiritual tools to hone the inner voice

Questions About
Wisdom and Love
Important Questions for Myself
Bengt Rudqvist
Seekers on the spiritual path will look for answers within themselves and make their own journey of discovery with this treasury of 115 important personal questions meant to inspire
self-reflection. Combining a knowledge of psychology, philosophy, and spirituality, the book uses question techniques from
Socrates and Kierkegaard to enable seekers to deepen their own
knowledge and to develop their own inner oracle. The questions
are granted a special, meditative rhythm with the beautiful landscape photographs interspersed throughout, taken by the author
with his eyes closed.
Bengt Rudqvist is a lifelong student of psychology and
philosophy who subscribes to the spiritual discipline, A
Course in Miracles.
BODY/MIND/SPIRIT/SELF-HELP, 64 PAGES, 8 X 8.25
33 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781844091720
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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Voices Of series
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Part of the Voices Of series, which includes Voices of Alcoholism (9781934184042), Voices of Caregiving (9781934184080),
and Voices of Lung Cancer (9781934184004)

Insight and encouragement shared by
individuals affected by bipolar disorder

An insightful collection of stories dedicated to a
neurological disorder that affects 2.5 million
people worldwide

Voices of Bipolar Disorder
The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage,
Comfort and Strength
Judtih Cohen
This inspirational collection includes personal stories from more
than 40 diverse people who are living with bipolar disorder. Each
story reveals strategies used to cope with the varying symptoms
and offers insight into what it is like to have this mood instability
disorder. Paired with essays from renowned medical researchers
on the science of the disease and a comprehensive resources section on where to get help, these first-hand accounts offer the
advice and encouragement essential to recovery.
Judith Cohen is a writer and a teacher whose work has appeared
in Rosebud, Mochila Review, and Women’s Review of Books.
She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
PSYCHOLOGY

Voices of Multiple Sclerosis
The Healing Companion: Stories for Courage,
Comfort and Strength
Edited by Richard Day Gore
Offering candid, heartfelt, and inspiring stories of 40 diverse
individuals who have been affected by multiple sclerosis (MS),
this compilation creates a connection that is vital to those dealing with the mysterious and difficult symptoms of this nerve condition. With 10,000 new cases diagnosed in the United States
each year and its causes still not fully understood, these stories of
personal experience act as a support group by offering advice
and encouragement and creating a sense of community.
Richard Day Gore is editor of the Voices Of series. He lives in
New York City.
HEALTH/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT

ISBN: 9781934184073

ISBN: 9781934184080

JANUARY

DECEMBER
275 PAGES, 6 X 9
10 B & W PHOTOS
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LACHANCE PUBLISHING LLC

Voices of Breast Cancer
9781934184028
$16.95 (CAN $21.95)

Voices of Alzheimer’s
9781934184011
$16.95 (CAN $21.95)

Voices of Autism
9781934184059
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Get microorganisms working for you instead
of against you

Boost Your Health with Bacteria
Harness the Power of Beneficial Bacteria To:
Lose Weight, Relieve Digestive Problems,
Decrease Inflammation, Increase Energy,
Combat Allergies, Enhance Immunity
Fred Pescatore, MD, and Karolyn A. Gazella
• $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available
• Advertising in Better Nutrition magazine, Optimum Wellness
magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Whole Foods Magazine (October)
• Author tour to include Boston (September) and Anaheim (March)
Discussing the important distinction between good and bad bacteria, this study presents compelling evidence why bacterial balance is the key to optimal health and provides practical,
cutting-edge information for disease prevention. From boosting
immunity to helping with weight loss, good bacteria influences
every system in the human body, and this guide reveals their
broad health impacts and how to use friendly microorganisms to
foster vitality, wellness, and healthy aging.
Fred Pescatore, MD, is the head of the Centers for Integrative
and Complimentary Medicine in New York and the author of
Feed Your Kids Well, The Hamptons Diet, and The Hamptons
Diet Cookbook. He has been featured in the New York Times
and has appeared on the Today show, The View, and many other
television programs. He lives in New York City. Karolyn A.
Gazella is the coauthor of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and
Return to Beautiful Skin. She is the founding publisher of the
journal Integrative Medicine, the managing editor of the Healthy
Living Guide series, and a regular contributor to Better
Nutrition magazine. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
HEALTH/MEDICAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781935297215
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Cleanse and purify the entire body

Whole Body Cleansing
Transform Your Health Through Gentle
Purification and Effective Detoxification
Gaetano Morello, ND
• $20,000 marketing budget, co-op available
• Advertising in Better Nutrition magazine, Optimum Wellness
magazine, Vegetarian Times, and Whole Foods Magazine
Arguing that detoxification is an ongoing process to be done
gently rather than an intense purge to be performed periodically,
this whole-body approach to purification goes beyond the gastrointestinal tract to include practical information on how to
support the entire body so it can effectively process toxins.
Clarifying the many misconceptions regarding the proper way to
cleanse and detoxify, this practical and comprehensive guide promotes an inside out approach that enables the body to detoxify
safely, effectively, thoroughly, and consistently. Individuals concerned about the toxic world will look and feel more energetic as
they bolster their innate ability to fight illness by transforming
health on the cellular level.
Gaetano Morello, ND, is a board-certified naturopathic doctor
at the West Vancouver Wellness Centre. He received a doctor of
naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University of Natural Health
Sciences in Seattle and educates physicians, pharmacists, and
consumers about the scientific uses of natural products. He lives
in Vancouver, British Columbia.
HEALTH/MEDICAL, 250 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781935297222
RIGHTS: WORLD
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A guide to shaping life despite chronic symptoms

Living with P.C.O.S.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Second edition
Angela Boss, Evelina Weidman Sterling, and Scott Isaacs, MD
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 27,000 copies
Confronting an illness that affects an estimated 10 million
American women, this jargon-free reference sheds light on the
commonplace ailment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
The symptoms of this hormonal disorder are explored in detail,
including irregular menstrual cycles, excess facial and body hair,
weight gain, and adult acne. Identifying the affliction as the leading cause of infertility, this study also investigates the long-term
risks of leaving the condition untreated, such as endometrial cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke. Penned by an
expert physician and two women who are living with PCOS, this
analysis provides a much-needed examination of an underreported, under-diagnosed malady.
Angela Boss is a freelance woman’s health writer. She is the
author of Heart of a Shepherd and Surviving Your First Year as a
Pastor. She lives in New Palestine, Indiana. Evelina Weidman
Sterling is a certified health-education specialist. She has worked
for the American Association for Health Education, Health
Resources and Services Administration, and the American Heart
Association. She lives in Marietta, Georgia. They are the coauthors of Budgeting for Infertility. Scott Isaacs, MD, is the clinical
instructor of medicine at Emory University and the medical
director at Intelligent Health Center. He is the author of
Hormonal Balance, Overcoming Metabolic Syndrome, and A
Simple Guide to Thyroid Disorders. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 170 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
2 B & W PHOTOS, 3 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

An exceptional overview
of an all-too-common ailment

Understanding Parkinson’s
Disease
A Self-Help Guide
Second edition
David L. Cram, MD, Xiao Gao, MD,
and Steven Schechter, MD
• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies
Addressing a disease that affects half a million Americans
today—with 100,000 new cases diagnosed annually—this reference emphasizes how treatment and education are vital to maintaining the best quality of life possible. Coauthored by a former
physician who has lived with Parkinson’s for 20 years, this handbook discusses both the basics of the disease, for which there is
no “cure,” and ways that patients can stay active and maintain
independence. Additional topics include symptoms and stages,
treatment options, the role of self-help, the emotional side of the
illness, day-to-day coping, benefits of exercise, choosing the right
doctor, and care for caregivers.
David L. Cram, MD, is the clinical professor emeritus for the
University of California–San Francisco. He is the author of
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Parkinson’s Disease
and The Healing Touch. He lives in Walnut Creek, California.
Xiao Gao, MD, works in private practice and is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at New York University Medical
Center. She lives in Riverside, Connecticut. Steven Schechter,
MD, is a clinical assistant professor of neurology at Wayne State
University School of Medicine and a member of the American
Academy of Neurology. He lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

ISBN: 9781886039018 (REPLACES 9781886039490)

HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 170 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
1 TABLE
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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ISBN: 9781886039001 (REPLACES 9781886039407)

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Personal stories to help cope with IBD

A fun and motivational weight-loss guide

Colitiscope

Love Your Body

Living With Crohn’s Disease
and Ulcerative Colitis

The Real Secret to Losing Weight
and Lifetime Fitness

Andrew Tubesing

Bethany Hughes and Vince Grbic

“Charming and earnest . . . an open-hearted and informative
reflection on the experience of living with IBD.”
—Jonathan Braun, MD, PhD, professor and chair, pathology and
laboratory medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

• Co-op available

“Colitiscope should be read by everyone affected by a chronic
disease—patients, families, friends, and coworkers. It is informative and touching and, best of all, laugh out loud funny. I can’t
wait to recommend it to friends, family, and my patients.”
—Ken Loving, MD, AAFP, medical director,
Access Community Health Centers, Madison, Wisconsin
More of an adventure story than an encyclopedia, this resource
for Crohn’s and colitis patients weaves humor with introspection
and information with observation. Written by a sufferer of
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the guide shares common tales
and insights while also covering symptoms, medications, and procedures, from a uniquely entertaining viewpoint. Humor and
frankness are used as a coping method, helping to illustrate and
conquer common difficulties brought on by the chronic illness.
Andrew Tubesing is an educator, an artist, and an engineer. He
was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in 2002 and
works closely with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of
America as a group leader and chapter board member. He lives
in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
HEALTH/SELF-HELP, 192 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
1 B & W ILLUSTRATION
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781935388005
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Founded on the philosophy that working out should be a pleasant experience, this uplifting and instructional manual teaches
how to get in shape through personalized health plans that combine exercise, simple nutritional advice, and important diet
secrets. Emphasizing the importance of self-love and positive
self-reinforcement, this health handbook covers such topics as
healthy shopping, how to debunk and decipher food labels, and
how to combine foods effectively to ensure ample energy and
minimum hunger throughout the day. Each exercise is explained
by a certified personal trainer and designed to be adapted to
almost any environment—the gym, the park, or even the home—
in order to change body, attitude, and quality of life.
Bethany Hughes is the cofounder of the Love Your Body Fitness
Boot Camps for women. Vince Grbic is a personal trainer, a
member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association,
and a certified health and fitness instructor with the American
College of Sports Medicine. He has more than two decades of
fitness experience and was the lead trainer for the George
Foreman Walk It Off With George! videos. They both live in
Houston, Texas.
FITNESS/HEALTH, 128 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979618
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Tofu Hound Press series

Fresh and flavorful recipes for the finicky vegan

The definitive vegan cookbook for all palates

Alternative Vegan

Cook, Eat, Thrive

International Vegan Fare
Straight from the Produce Aisle
Second edition

Vegan Recipes from Everyday to Exotic

Dino Sarma
“This is vegan new school, which is really vegan old school,
which draws on traditions that pre-date any of us. Cooking can
be empowering, no doubt about it.”
—Loren Corman, host,
Animal Voices, University of Toronto radio
Taking a fresh, bold, and alternative approach to vegan cooking
without the substitutes, this cookbook showcases more than 100
fully vegan recipes, many of which have South Asian influences.
With a jazz-style approach to cooking, it also discusses how to
improvise cooking with simple ingredients and how to stock a
kitchen to prepare simple and delicious vegan meals quickly. The
recipes for mouth-watering dishes include one-pot meals—such
as South-Indian Uppama and Chipotle Garlic Risotto—along
with Pakoras, Flautas, Bajji, and Kashmiri Biriyani, Hummus
Canapes, and No-Cheese Pizza. With new, improved recipes this
updated edition also shows how to cook simply to let the flavor
of fresh ingredients shine through.
Dino Sarma is a cook who writes a food-related blog at
altveg.blogspot.com and creates food-related podcasts at
www.alternativevegan.com. He lives in New York City.
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Joy Tienzo
“Gives vegans the option of choosing exotic and extraordinary
recipes for special dinner preparations, or simpler, yet imaginative creations for day-to-day meal planning. Whether you’re
looking for everyday vegan fare, or exquisite vegan dining,
Tienzo serves it up with culinary flair!”
—Dreena Burton, author, Eat, Drink, & Be Vegan
Encouraging chefs to savor the cooking process, this collection
of recipes provides distinctive meals using fresh, flavorful ingredients. Drawing from a variety of influences, this lively compendium features a diversity of innovative vegan dishes, ranging
from well-known favorites such as Buttermilk Biscuits with
Southern Style Gravy and Barbecue Ranch Salad to more exotic
fare such as Palm Heart Ceviche and Italian Cornmeal Cake
with Roasted Apricots and Coriander Crème Anglaise. Offering
a wider culinary horizon with internationally inspired dishes,
this reference is ideal for creating cuisine that allows people, animals, and the environment to fully thrive. With planned menus
for all occasions, clear symbols for recipes that are raw, low-fat,
soy-free, and wheat-free, and a section on making basics like seitan and nondairy milks, this is an essential handbook for those
interested in cooking the very best vegan food.
Joy Tienzo is a cook and baker. She lives in Denver.
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A spirited introduction to vegan eating that is
heavy on sass and light on lecture

Cook Food
A Manualfesto for Easy, Healthy, Local Eating
Lisa Jervis
This rousing call to action for healthy, conscious eating is an
inspirational primer for those who want to move beyond packaged and processed food toward a more responsible and sustainable way of eating. Many people are learning about the political
ramifications of what they eat, but don’t know how to change
their habits or expand their kitchen repertoire to include meatless dishes. This compendium offers a straightforward overview
of the political issues surrounding food, and a culinary toolkit to
put principles into practice. Without resorting to faux meat, fake
cheese, or obscure ingredients, the recipes focus on fresh, local,
minimally processed ingredients that sustain farmers, animals,
and the entire food chain. Instead of a rigid set of recipes to be
replicated, it offers tips for improvisation, creative thinking in
the kitchen, practical suggestions for cooking on a budget, and
quick and delicious vegan and vegetarian meal options for anyone who wants to eat fast, tasty, nutritious food every day.
Lisa Jervis is the founding editor and publisher of Bitch: Feminist
Response to Pop Culture, the founding board president of
Women in Media and News, and a member of the advisory
board for outLoud Radio. Her work has appeared in numerous
periodicals, including Ms. magazine and Utne Reader, and she is
a contributor to the anthologies Body Outlaws and The BUST
Guide to the New Girl Order. She is coeditor of Young Wives’
Tales: New Adventures in Love and Partnership and BITCHfest:
Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch
Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California.
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Treats for a vegan sweet tooth

Lickin’ the Beaters 2
Vegan Chocolate and Candy
Siue Moffat
Illustrations by Celso and Missy Kulik
“Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what this little book
is made of.”
—Sarah Kramer, author, Vegan a Go-Go
and How It All Vegan
Chocolate, candy, and even ice creem—a vegan alternative to ice
cream—are featured in this fun vegan dessert cookbook. With
quirky illustrations, useful hints, and a handy “Quick Recipe”
indicator, vegan renditions of tantalizing delicacies, both traditional and original, are included. Recipes include old favorites,
such as carmel corn, saltwater taffy, pralines, cookies, cakes, and
fudge, plus some brave, new gluten-free recipes, such as the
Fabulous Flourless Chocolate Torte and the Toll-Free Chocolate
Chip cookies. These decadent temptations allow treats for dairyfree or wheat-free diets as well as for anyone who loves sweets.
Siue Moffat runs a chocolate truffle business out of her home
and is the author of Lickin’ the Beaters: Low Fat Vegan Desserts.
She lives in Toronto. Celso is the comic book artist and writer of
Monk in Ogreland and has contributed to such zines as Celso,
Clip-Tart, Free, and Hame-Kame-Ha! He lives in Portland,
Oregon. Missy Kulik is a product and graphic designer who also
draws comics for the free weekly paper Flagpole Magazine. She
lives in Athens, Georgia.
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Indispensable information
about the most popular method
of home winemaking

Seasonal cooking
and gardening tips
for the perfect holiday hostess

Kit Winemaking

Seasonal Favorites

The Illustrated Beginner’s
Guide to Making Wines
from Concentrate

Festive Food

Daniel Pambianchi

• Co-op available

• Author’s previous book sold more than
20,000 copies

Organized around the calendar year and
designed to celebrate the cycle of life
reflected by a garden, this wonderful compendium includes special recipes handed
down through generations, flower arranging and gardening tips, and ideas for
unique parties with family and friends.
Although its focus is on the delicious
food, this guide also offers seasonal planting tips, valuable ideas for incorporating
garden elements into decor, and a wide
variety of party-planning ideas for lessconventional holidays.

Providing day-by-day instructions for
novice winemakers, this guide takes the
guesswork out of using kits and concentrates for producing high-quality wine at
home. Covering everything the hobbyist
vintner needs to know about the winemaking process, this informative handbook discusses the different kinds of
winemaking kits that are on the market,
presents solutions to the most common
problems experienced by kit winemakers
with tips on how to avoid these pitfalls,
and includes a glossary that demystifies
winemaking lingo.
Daniel Pambianchi is the founder and
CEO of Cadenza Wines, which operates
Maleta Winery. He is a regular columnist
and technical editor for WineMaker magazine, and the author of Techniques in
Home Winemaking. He lives in Montreal.
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The Garden Club of Houston
Bulb and Plant Mart

The Garden Club of Houston Bulb and
Plant Mart is a group whose purpose is to
stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment. They
have been in operation for nearly five
decades, and proceeds from their annual
Bulb Mart are donated to benefit parks,
civic improvement, and education in the
Houston area.
COOKING/REGIONAL: SOUTH
128 PAGES, 7 X 7
75 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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A truly nutty celebration
of history and savory flavors

In Praise of Pecans
Recipes & Recollections
June Jackson
Photography by Watt M. Casey Jr.
• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth
(9781933979007)
From the introduction, which wistfully
recalls the author’s childhood spent picking out pecans for her mother’s candymaking, to the candid discussion of the
health aspects of pecans, this collection
evokes nostalgia and a desire to cook with
pecans in order to improve health. The
compendium of more than 100 sumptuous recipes includes the use of pecans in
all categories of cooking, from Key Lime
Pecan-Laced Pies to Toasted Pecan
Polenta-Cheese Slices. Recipes that have
been handed down through generations in
pecan country become even more treasured when paired with the stories of their
origins in this guide.
June Jackson is a teacher of English and
creative writing, and the author of The
Showboat Cookbook. She lives in
Bethesda, Maryland. Watt M. Casey, Jr. is
a rancher and a photographer whose
images have appeared in the CIAO cookbook series and in Barbecue, Biscuits and
Beans. He lives in Albany, Texas.
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A new look at the old-fashioned custom
of food storage

Simple Secrets for Using Food
Storage in Your Own Recipes
Crystal Godfrey
Powdered milk and dried beans come to mind when people mention long-term food storage, but this cheerful guide, inspired by
the author’s popular blog and YouTube videos, hopes to transform the image of this thrifty practice. For starters, the discussion asks Would you really like to start eating powdered eggs all
of sudden? The answer is forceful: if a household doesn’t know
how to use stored food now—and make it palatable for family
meals—they probably won’t eat it in an emergency and eventually must dump it out. Instead, the book explains, bulk foods must
be rotated out of storage and incorporated into everyday meals,
an easy skill to learn when armed with this collection of more
than 100 fun, easy, and great-tasting recipes and tips for substituting dried and canned ingredients in favorite family dishes.
Crystal Godfrey is an expert on food storage and runs
the websites www.everydayfoodstorage.net and
www.funwithfoodstorage.net. She lives in Lehi, Utah.
COOKING/NUTRITION, 182 PAGES, 7.5 X 7.5
100 LINE DRAWINGS
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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A handy little guide to coping with emergencies

Emergency Preparedness
Handbook
Tami Girsberger
Simple instructions and practical advice make this reference a
reassuring household guide to disasters such as power failure,
fire, storms, floods, and exposure to the elements. The information covers first aid kits, food and water storage, protective
clothing, cooking and staying warm without electricity, creating
shelter, and evacuation. Supplies are specified for a 72-hour
emergency kit as well as for periods up to a year, and each page
features a helpful tip that sums up the topic covered. The later
chapters discuss CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
volunteers, neighborhood block plans, back-up generators, and
contact information for state and local agencies.
Tami Girsberger is the founder of an emergency preparedness
and food-storage company and the author of The Essential Food
Storage Cookbook. She lives South Jordan, Utah.
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The all-purpose remedy to a different kind
of pain

Healing Your Grieving Body
100 Physical Practices for Mourners
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, and Kirby J. Duvall, MD
• Advertising in the Forum newsletter (Fall)
• Part of the Healing Your Grieving Heart series, which includes
Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart (9781879651319),
Healing a Spouse’s Grieving Heart (9781879651371), Healing
Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas (9781879651258),
Healing Your Grieving Heart for Kids (9781879651272),
and Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens (9781879651234)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 250,000 copies
Acknowledging the unique set of symptoms that accompanies a
period of mourning, this guide is the ideal companion to weathering the storm of physical distress. From muscle aches and pains
to problems with eating and sleeping, this handbook addresses
how the body responds to the impact of profound loss. Low
energy, headaches, and other conditions are also taken into
account. With 100 ways to help soothe the body and calm the
mind, this compassionate study is an excellent resource in understanding the connection between the two.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, grief counselor, and the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author
of Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Journey Through Grief,
and Understanding Your Grief. Kirby J. Duvall, MD, is a family
physician and occupational-medicine specialist. They both live in
Fort Collins, Colorado.

A guide to revealing the hidden power of loss

Twelve Critical Questions
for Mourners . . .
The Answers That Will Help You Heal
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD
• Advertising in Forum newsletter (Spring)
• Author’s previous books sold more than 250,000 copies
Confronting the “little griefs” that can occur in the course of a
lifetime, this handbook seeks to relieve the inevitable burden of
loss. Taking the “wilderness experience” into account—being disconnected from oneself and the outside world—this guide presents 12 vital questions, the answers to which encourage the
choice between deciding to live and letting sadness take control.
Delving into the possibilities behind integrating sorrow into
one’s life, this study is the road map to exploring and honoring
the transformational nature of grief.
Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, and
the director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is
the author of Healing Your Grieving Heart, The Journey
Through Grief, and Understanding Your Grief. He lives in
Fort Collins, Colorado.
SELF-HELP/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT, 176 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
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A Child’s View of Grief
9781879651432
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The definitive training resource
for the aviation industry

FAR/AIM 2010
Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical
Information Manual
2010 Edition
Federal Aviation Administration
• Part of the FAR/AIM series
Adhering to a reputation for excellence, this definitive manual of
the latest civil aviation directives has been fully updated and
indexed to clearly reflect all the changes in the Federal Aviation
Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual
(AIM) over the past year. In addition to the regulations, AIM procedures, and redrawn AIM illustrations, this retypeset edition also
includes a study guide for specific pilot certifications and ratings, a
pilot/controller glossary, the NASA Aviation Safety reporting form,
important FAA contact information, and a free e-mail service that
accounts for regulation changes throughout the publication year
via the Aviation Supplies & Academics website. A combined
FAR/AIM index is also included.
The Federal Aviation Administration is the government
agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards
for the aviation industry.

FAR /AIM Contents
Federal Aviation Regulations
(from Titles 14 and 49 Code of Federal Regulations)
Part 1: Definitions and Abbreviations
Part 43: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding,
and Alteration
Part 61: Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground
Instructors
Part 67: Medical Standards and Certification
Part 71: Designation of Class Airspace Areas; Service Routes;
and Reporting Points
Part 73: Special Use Airspace
Part 91: General Operating and Flight Rules
Part 97: Standard Instrument Procedures
Part 103: Ultralight Vehicles
Part 105: Parachute Operations
Part 119: Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial
Operators
Part 135: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On
Demand Operations
Part 136: Commercial Air Tours and National Parks Air Tour
Management
Part 137: Agricultural Aircraft Operations
Part 141: Pilot Schools
Part 142: Training Centers
49 CFR: NTSB 830 Accident Reporting • TSA 1552 Flight
Training Security Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM)
Pilot/Controller Glossary
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System Form

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FAR/AIM series
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards
for the aviation industry.

The quintessential regulatory reference
for AMTs

FAR/AMT 2010
Federal Aviation Regulations for Aviation
Maintenance Technicians
2010 Edition
As the most accurate and reliable regulatory reference on the
market for aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs), this volume of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and relevant
Advisory Circulars clearly marks all changes from the previous
year. Additional AMT references from the FAA Advisory
Circular publication makes this the most comprehensive regulations book available for aviation technician and repair centers.
All data is indexed by subject matter and features the regulations
from the original government text. Reformatted for better legibility, this edition offers access to a free e-mail service that posts
FAR updates throughout the year.
TRANSPORTATION/REFERENCE, 872 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75
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TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

In-depth FAA regulations reference

FAR/FC 2010
Federal Aviation Regulations for Flight Crew
2010 Edition
These handbooks present the latest civil aviation regulations
gathered from the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) for airline
transport pilots, air carriers, dispatchers, flight engineers, and
flight crew. All regulations that have changed since the last
release are precisely marked and indexed to provide a clear listing of subject matter and to refer pilots and staff to the correct
paragraph or regulation number. Free updates are provided
throughout the year and a study list of pertinent regulations for
flight crew is included.
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How to study for and pass the FAA’s license exams

Test Prep series
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

190

Commercial Pilot
Test Prep 2010

Airline Transport
Pilot Test Prep 2010

Private Pilot Test
Prep 2010

Study and Prepare for the
Commercial Airplane, Helicopter,
Gyroplane, Glider, Balloon,
Airship and Military Competency
FAA Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Study and Prepare for the Aircraft
Dispatcher and ATP Part 121,
135, Airplane and Helicopter
FAA Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Study and Prepare for the
Recreational and Private
Airplane, Helicopter, Gyroplane,
Glider, Balloon, Airship, Powered
Parachute, and Weight-Shift
Control FAA Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Applicants studying for the Commercial
Pilot Knowledge Exam will find answers
and explanations for every question in the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
exam database in this guide. All of the
more than 900 questions from the exam
are arranged by subject category and are
accompanied by specific study material.
Each question is followed by the answer,
an explanation of the answer, and a reference and subject code for further study in
FAA materials. Subjects covered include
basic aerodynamics, aircraft systems, flight
instruments, basic navigation, airspace and
airport operations, and meteorology.

Applicants studying for the Airline
Transport Pilot and Aircraft Dispatcher
Knowledge Exams are provided answers
and explanations for every question on
the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) exam database in this guide. All of
the more than 900 questions from the
exam are arranged by subject category
and are accompanied by specific study
material. Each question is followed by the
answer, an explanation of the answer, and
a reference and subject code for further
study in FAA materials. Regulations,
weather and weather services, flight physiology, and aircraft performance are
among the subjects covered.

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Applicants studying for the Private Pilot
Knowledge Exam will find answers and
explanations for every question in the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
exam database in this guide. All of the
more than 900 questions from the exam
are arranged by subject category and are
accompanied by specific study material.
Each question is followed by the answer,
an explanation, and a reference and subject code for further study in FAA materials. Basic aerodynamics, engine operation,
flight instruments, performance, and meteorology are among the subjects covered.
TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP
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How to study for and pass the FAA’s license exams

Test Prep series, continued
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

Certified Flight
Instructor Test
Prep 2010
Study and Prepare for the
Ground, Flight and Sport
Instructor: Airplane, Helicopter,
Glider, Weight-Shift Control,
Powered Parachute, Add-On
Ratings, Fundamentals of
Instructing, and Designated
Pilot Examiner FAA
Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Sport Pilot Test
Prep 2010

Instrument Rating
Test Prep 2010

Study and Prepare for the Sport
Pilot Airplane, Lighter-ThanAir, Glider, Powered Parachute,
Weight-Shift Control,
and Gyroplane FAA
Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Study and Prepare for the
Instrument Rating, Instrument
Flight Instructor (CFII),
Instrument Ground Instructor,
and Foreign Pilot: Airplane
and Helicopter FAA
Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

Applicants studying for the Certified Flight
Instructor (CFI) Knowledge Exam will find
answers and explanations for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration
exam database in this guide. The more
than 900 questions are followed by the
answer, an explanation of the answer, and
a Subject Matter Knowledge Code for further study in FAA materials.

Designed to aid the applicant in studying
for the Sport Pilot Knowledge Exam by
providing answers and explanations for
every question in the FAA exam database,
this resource encourages self-testing and
promotes memory recall and better understanding. All of the questions from the
exam are arranged by subject category
and accompanied by specific study material, including figures, legends, color sectional charts, and subject codes for further
study in FAA materials. Updated annually,
this comprehensive guide stays current
with any changes made by the FAA.

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Applicants studying for the Instrument
Knowledge Exam will find answers and
explanations for every question in the
Federal Aviation Administration exam
database in this guide. The more than 900
questions from the exam are arranged by
subject category, and each question is followed by the answer, an explanation of the
answer, and a Subject Matter Knowledge
Code for further study in FAA materials.
IFR procedures, arrivals and approaches,
and review computations are among the
subjects covered for the instrument rating.
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Effective study aids for aviation mechanics

Fast Track series
Dale Crane and Federal Aviation Administration
Part of a series designed to prepare applicants who are seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications for the full range
of material, these guides offer current test questions followed by the answers with detailed explanations that include learning statement codes that identify the subjects in which further study is required. Illustrations and oral and practical study outlines to the FAA’s
Knowledge Exams for the Airframe, Powerplant, and General tests make this the most comprehensive resource for any aviation
mechanic looking to obtain the FAA Airframe and Powerplant license. The series is designed in a “fast-track” format for increased
comprehension and retention of the basic ideas through to the advanced concepts.
Dale Crane is an airframe and powerplant mechanic, a designated mechanic examiner, a commercial pilot, and a flight instructor.
He is the recipient of the FAA’s Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award for 50 years of service to the aviation-maintenance industry.
He lives in Basin, Wyoming. The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that regulates and sets standards for the
aviation industry.

General Test
Guide 2010

Airframe Test
Guide 2010

Powerplant Test
Guide 2010

The “Fast-Track” to Study for
and Pass the FAA Aviation
Maintenance Technician General
and Designated Mechanic
Examiner Knowledge Exams
2010 Edition

The “Fast-Track” to Study for
and Pass the FAA Aviation
Maintenance Technician
Airframe Knowledge Exam
2010 Edition

The “Fast-Track” to Study for
and Pass the FAA Aviation
Maintenance Technician
Powerplant Knowledge Exam
2010 Edition

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208 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75
8 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

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ISBN: 9781560277439
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TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP
176 PAGES, 8.5 X 10.75
63 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 1 TABLE
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781560277415
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FAA Handbooks series
The Federal Aviation Administration is the government agency that oversees and
regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.

A comprehensive overview
of the latest compositematerial forms, applications,
and requirements
Fully revised, thorough
reference for aviation instructors

The most basic FAA aviation
knowledge resource in print

Aviation Instructor’s
Handbook

Pilot’s Handbook
of Aeronautical
Knowledge

FAA-H-8083-9A
2008 edition
A key reference tool to all the information
necessary for operating as an authorized
flight instructor, this book was designed
for ground, flight, and aviation maintenance instructors to provide up-to-date
information on learning and teaching
aeronautical knowledge and skills.
Subjects covered include effective communication, the teaching process, and risk
management. Appendices include a comprehensive bibliography of references, certificates and ratings endorsements, and
relationships of decision-making models.
The revised edition reflects current aviation industry procedures, equipment, techniques, and regulations.
TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY
226 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
31 COLOR PHOTOS, 5 B & W PHOTOS,
71 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
1 B & W ILLUSTRATION, 1 LINE DRAWING,
13 TABLES, 2 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781560277491
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FAA-H-8083-25A
2008 edition
Used extensively as a reference source for
the FAA Knowledge Exams, this resource
includes basic knowledge that is essential
for all pilots. This updated guide covers a
wide array of fundamental subjects,
including principles of flight, aircraft and
engine structures, performance calculations, weather theory, reports, forecasts,
and flight manuals. Required reading for
pilots for more than 25 years and formerly published as an Advisory Circular
(AC 61-23C), this new edition is now
listed as an official FAA Handbook.
TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY
470 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
57 COLOR PHOTOS,
310 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
23 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
40 TABLES, 35 GRAPHS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $29.95)

ISBN: 9781560277507
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Essentials of Advanced
Composite Fabrication
and Repair
Louis C. Dorworth, Ginger L. Gardiner,
and Greg M. Mellema
Although largely geared toward the aerospace industry, this handbook assumes no
prior knowledge about advanced composite materials. After giving a comprehensive
description of what composites are and
how they work, this guide breaks materials
down into their constituents and offers
details about design considerations and
guidelines, various tooling concepts, manufacturing methods, and accepted repair
theories and concepts.
Louis C. Dorworth has been teaching composite-related courses for the last 20 years.
He lives in Reno, Nevada. Ginger L.
Gardiner is a consultant for Abaris. She
lives in Washington, North Carolina. Greg
M. Mellema is an airframe and powerplant
mechanic. He lives in Reno, Nevada.
TRANSPORTATION/TECHNOLOGY
325 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.75
188 COLOR PHOTOS,
120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
12 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS, 35 TABLES,
5 GRAPHS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $79.95 (CAN $95.95)

ISBN: 9781560277521
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Complete study guide of the
FAA oral exam for private pilots

Complete study aid for the FAA
mechanic certification

Private Oral
Exam Guide

Aviation Mechanic
Practical Test
Standards for
General, Airframe
and Powerplant

The Comprehensive Guide
to Prepare You for the FAA
Oral Exam
Ninth edition
Michael D. Hayes
• Part of the Oral Exam Guide series, which
includes Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam
Guide (9781560274544) and MultiEngine Oral Exam Guide (9781560277248)
Updated to reflect vital FAA changes, this
indispensable tool prepares private pilots
for the “checkride” with an FAA examiner.
It clarifies the requirements of the written
and oral portions and presents practice
questions from the exam with a reference
to the information source from where the
answer may be derived. A new appendix
with a “Practical Test Checklist” written in
question-and-answer format—with questions the FAA checkride examiners are
most likely to ask—is also provided.
Michael D. Hayes has been flying for more
than 25 years and is a certified flight
instructor. He is the author of several titles
in the Oral Exam Guide series. He lives in
Fort Worth, Texas.
TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP
208 PAGES, 5.25 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $12.95 (CAN $12.95)

ISBN: 9781560277231
(REPLACES 9781560275794)

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FAA-S-8081-26, -27, and -28
2008 edition
Federal Aviation Administration
• Part of the Practical Test Standards series
Detailing all the skills and knowledge
parameters that must be demonstrated to
obtain a pilot license, this guide aids aviation maintenance technicians, student
pilots, flight instructors, and FAA-designated examiners though the final test to
acquire a pilot license—the checkride. The
requirements for passing the checkride are
thoroughly itemized, from takeoff to physiological conditions. This guide also fully
covers the skills in repair and maintenance
that must be demonstrated as well as the
knowledge of airframe and power plant
theory, processes, and techniques.
The Federal Aviation Administration is the
government agency that regulates procedural standards for the aviation industry.
TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP
96 PAGES, 5.25 X 8
TRADE PAPER, $9.95 (CAN $11.95)

ISBN: 9781560277514
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All the knowledge needed
to obtain the Inspection
Authorization license exam

Inspection
Authorization
Test Prep
A Comprehensive Study Tool to
Prepare for the FAA Inspection
Authorization Knowledge Test
Fifth edition
Dale Crane
Edited by Terry Michmerhuizen
With more than 350 sample questions,
this sourcebook is ideal for aviation maintenance technicians seeking to add
Inspection Authorization (IA) privileges to
their license. Since the test questions are
not released to the public, applicants will
utilize the comprehensive and effective
sample questions, answers, and explanations to prepare for this difficult exam.
Dale Crane has been involved in aviation
for more than 50 years. He lives in Basin,
Wyoming. Terry Michmerhuizen is a designated airworthiness representative with
10 years experience teaching aviation
maintenance at the university level. He
lives in Gobles, Michigan.
TRANSPORTATION/TEST PREP,
720 PAGES, 8.25 X 10.75
24 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS,
2 LINE DRAWINGS, 1 TABLE
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $35.95)

ISBN: 9781560277538
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Apogee Books Space series
• The Apogee Books Space series includes Floating to Space (9781894959735), Lunar Exploration Scrapbook (9781894959698),
Saturn 1/1B (9781894959858), To the End of the Solar System (9781894959681), and Virtual Apollo (9781896522944)

The history and mechanics behind a worldfamous flying machine

Space exploration looking forward to the 22nd
century and beyond

Rocketbelt Pilot’s Manual

The Farthest Shore

A Guide by the Bell Test Pilot

A 21st Century Guide to Space

William P. Suitor

Edited by Dr. Joseph N. Pelton and Dr. Angelia P. Bukley

The rocketbelt—a device designed by Bell Aerosystems in the
1960s to be a tactical rescue vehicle for the United States
Army—is described here for the first time by one of the
machine’s original test pilots. Covering everything from service
and fueling to step-by-step directions for use, the guide also
includes an in-depth technical background of the flying device
and a detailed, easily accessible explanation of the science behind
jet propelled flight. Accompanied with photos of each distinct
component of the machine and an explanation as to how the
parts relate to one another, this unique guide answers more than
four decades worth of questions on the rocketbelt and ultimately
encapsulates the sheer excitement of flight from a man who
experienced it firsthand.

Providing a synoptic look at the entire scope and vision of space
exploration, this comprehensive reference covers the intercultural, artistic, and historical aspects of space travel as well as amazing new insights into where it might go in the future. All aspects
of space technology are included in the guide, from how space
can be used to deal with global warming to the latest in space
tourism. Largely written in narrative form, the book assembles a
variety of space experts from all over the world to explain everything from human artistic achievement in space to the practical
applications and business investment opportunities that space
travel affords.

William P. Suitor is a rocketbelt test pilot for Bell Aerosystems
who has flown over 1,200 flights without serious injury. He was
also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and flew the rocketbelt
for a variety of television shows and motion pictures, including
The A-Team, The Fall Guy, Gilligan’s Island, Lost in Space,
Newhart, The Six Million Dollar Man, and Thunderball. He
lives in Niagara Falls, New York.
SCIENCE, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10
30 COLOR PHOTOS, 30 B & W PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
30 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592053

Dr. Joseph N. Pelton is the director of the Space and Advanced
Communications Research Institute at George Washington
University. He is the author of more than two dozen books,
including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Global Talk. He lives in
Arlington, Virginia. Dr. Angelia P. Bukley has more than two
decades of professional experience in space and defense systems
and is the acting vice president for research at the University of
Tennessee Space Institute. She has published more than 70 technical publications and is the coauthor and coeditor of Artificial
Gravity. She lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee.
SCIENCE, 275 PAGES, 7 X 10
60 B & W PHOTOS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592077

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Apogee Books Space series, continued

Russian space exploration through
American eyes

Selling Peace
Inside the Soviet Conspiracy that Transformed
the U.S. Space Program
Jeffrey Manber
Offering surprising insight into the Russian-American relationship during the golden age of space exploration and detailing the
current circumstances surrounding commercial space travel, this
revealing memoir charts the emergence of the Russian space program as a powerful ally to the international community from the
perspective of an American who participated on the Russian
side. Revealing what it was like to witness the American space
community struggle to reconcile a world where the Russians
were the low-cost, quality manufacturer for space goods, this is
the true story of NASA’s lack of international cooperation, crosscultural understandings, and acceptance of different perspectives.
This insider’s exposé brings about a greater understanding of the
complicated relationships between international partners set on
exploring an infinite universe through finite means.
Jeffrey Manber is CEO of SEFSpaceworks and was the first
American to ever have an official role within the Russian space
industry. He is the former CEO of MirCorp, who leased the
Russian space station Mir, and is the coauthor of Lincoln’s
Wrath. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
SCIENCE, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10
20 COLOR PHOTOS, 10 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592084
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Solving the world’s problems with solar energy

Energy Crisis
Solution from Space
Ralph Nansen
Presenting a bold solution for global climate change and dependence on oil—and the threat of war over its diminishing supply—
this visionary reference explores how developing solar energy
could bring about unprecedented economic prosperity and
opportunity on a global scale. By using existing technology in
revolutionary ways, this new energy plan would have the potential to create jobs and revitalize the economy while offering a
clean, affordable, and long-term solution. Asserting that the current generation can develop this innovative energy source to
change the world economically, environmentally, and politically
for the better, this stunning guide offers an unexpected new hope
for the future.
Ralph Nansen has been involved with space engineering for more
than four decades. He is the founder and president of Solar Space
Industries and the former Boeing solar-power satellite program
manager. He is the author of Sun Power: The Global Solution for
the Coming Energy Crisis. He lives in Lopez Island, Washington.
SCIENCE, 258 PAGES, 7 X 10
3 COLOR PHOTOS, 7 B & W ILLUSTRATIONS
TRADE PAPER, $27.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781926592060
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Detailed plans for several sizes of sailing
dory designs

Whatever happened to Triumph, BSA,
and Sunbeam

Building Badger

Shooting Star

& the Benford Sailing Dory Designs

The Rise & Fall of the British
Motorcycle Industry

Jay Benford and Pete Hill
• Advertising in PassageMaker and WoodenBoat (January, March,
May, July, September, November)
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 56,000 copies
Popularized by the bestselling Voyaging on a Small Income, the
Badger design of Benford sailing dories is fully dissected in the
comprehensive guide to its conception, design, and construction.
With sections by a skilled Badger builder, the in-depth, how-to
includes detailed architectural plans of each boat for DIY enthusiasts, while commentary reveals the designer’s logic behind the
idea, the sailing capabilities and clever innovations of the boat,
and builder’s tips on choosing the best tools and materials to
execute the plan. Featured boats include the twin keel cutter, the
Baby Badger, and the sailing dory Donna, among others.
Jay Benford is the author of Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts,
Small Craft Plans, and Small Ships. He lives in Easton, Maryland.
Pete Hill built the first Badger sailing dory, gaining recognition
for his skilled woodworking. He lives on a boat and sails around
the world.
TRANSPORTATION/OUTDOOR
128 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
TRADE PAPER, $25.00 (CAN $30.00)

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Small Craft Plans
9781888671056
$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Abe Aamidor
• Co-op available
• Advertising in American Motorcyclist
In the years just after World War II, motorcycles were the third
largest source of foreign exchange for the United Kingdom, lagging behind only automobiles and Scotch whiskey. And yet, the
British motorcycle industry was essentially dead by 1975. This is
the first comprehensive examination of the demise of what was
once not only the largest motorcycle industry in the world, but
something that virtually defined a nation for decades. With a
critical look at business and trade practices, fresh information
about the businessmen who built these companies and then ran
them into the ground, as well as the engineers and designers who
were brilliant and badly flawed, emerges alongside the full
romance, beauty, and excitement of the machines and the top
racers who rode them. Combining archival material and new
interviews with industry insiders and living legends, this objective investigation will fascinate enthusiasts and is a cautionary
tale for the currently declining American automotive industry.
Abe Aamidor is a university lecturer, a life-long motorcycle
enthusiast, and an award-winning journalist. He has been a
reporter for the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, the
Indianapolis Star, and the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, and has
taught journalism at Indiana University, Georgia Southern
University, and Southern Illinois University. He is the author of
Chuck Taylor, All Star. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.
TRANSPORTATION, 176 PAGES, 6.75 X 9.75
20 COLOR PHOTOS
CLOTH, $29.95 (CAN $34.95)

ISBN: 9781550229004
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197

NEW TIT LES

An expedition to promote a world ungoverned
by fear

One More Day Everywhere
Crossing 50 Borders on the Road
to Global Understanding
Glen Heggstad
“When you read his book, start it on a Friday evening, because
you’ll spend all weekend traveling with him. You won’t be able
to put it down.”
—Cycle World Adventures
• Co-op available
In 2001, martial arts–trained biker Glen Heggstad began a journey from California to the tip of South America on his motorcycle and made it as far as Colombia, where he was kidnapped by
local rebels and held captive. Undeterred by more than a month
of traumatic incarceration, the “Striking Viking” finished his trip
after being released. Three years later he set out into the world on
his bike again, this time searching for truth on his own terms in a
world that had become strangled by a climate of fear. Starting his
trip in Japan, he traveled through Siberia, Mongolia, Europe, the
Middle East, South East Asia, and Africa, stopping in more than
30 countries to deliver his message of the real United States, as he
knew it. Unique stories and gritty adventure fill this quest for new
sights and insights amongst extreme temperatures, knee-deep
mud, bureaucratic roadblocks, health problems, and loneliness.
Glen Heggstad is the author of Two Wheels Through Terror. He
was the youngest Hell’s Angel ever voted in and his story of harrowing capture by Colombian rebels has been featured on 48
Hours, Larry King Live, MSNBC, a National Geographic
Channel docudrama, and NPR.
TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION, 280 PAGES, 6 X 9
25 COLOR PHOTOS, 100 B & W PHOTOS
TRADE PAPER, $18.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781550228823
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An exploration of American culture by rail

All Gone to Look for America
Riding the Iron Horse Across a Continent
(and Back)
Peter Millar
“He writes with a confidence and a historical grasp that compel
the reader.”
—Times on Bleak Midwinter
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books have sold more than 50,000 copies
In this mixture of memoir and travelogue portrayed through
sharp and vivid narrative, a man sets out to rediscover the
United States by following the ravaged last traces of the railroad.
Armed with only a shoestring budget, his favorite tunes, a backpack, and an open mind, Peter Millar crossed the country two
and a half times in hopes of discovering the quintessential
American experience—from the people to the music to the beer
selection—all the while watching the vast American landscape
unfold in slow motion around him. In the tradition of Bill
Bryson and Paul Theroux, this witty and observant account presents a fun and educational journey across the United States characterized by powerful descriptions, intelligent humor, and
undeniable humanity.
Peter Millar is a popular fiction critic for the Times. He has
worked as a journalist for the Daily Telegraph, Reuters, the
Sunday Telegraph, and the Sunday Times. He was named foreign
correspondent of the year for his coverage of the fall of the Berlin
Wall. He is the author of Bleak Midwinter and Stealing Thunder.
TRAVEL/CURRENT EVENTS, 319 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781906413026
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The widely acknowledged “bible” of RV
camping in Mexico

Traveler’s Guide
to Mexican Camping
Explore Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize
with Your RV or Tent
Fourth edition
Mike Church and Terri Church
• $20,000 marketing budget
• Author tour to include Vancouver (September); Houston, Texas;
Indio and Los Angeles, California; Perry, Georgia; Seattle,
Washington; and Tampa, Florida
• Authors’ previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
• Part of the Traveler’s Guide series, which includes Traveler’s
Guide to Alaskan Camping (9780974947167) and Traveler’s Guide
to Camping Mexico’s Baja (9780974947181)
Offering a sunny climate, interesting local culture, ocean-side
campsites, and ancient ruins, Mexico is quickly becoming the
most accessible, affordable, and exciting winter destination for
American and Canadian RVers, and this ultimate tour guide confidently navigates this colorful country’s resources. Essential
information, such as crossing the border and the location and
details of virtually every campsite available, is expertly covered
with comprehensive maps that are difficult to obtain within
Mexico itself, and demonstrative photographs assist even the
most experienced RV campers in their holiday adventures.
Mike Church and Terri Church are the authors of Pacific
Northwest Camping Destinations, RV Adventures in the Pacific
Northwest, Southwest Camping Destinations, and the Traveler’s
Guide series. They live in Benson, Arizona.

A big, entertaining guide to a popular destination

People’s Choice
Guide.com–Cancún
Travel Survey Guidebook
Third edition
Eric Rabinowitz
“What makes this handy guidebook special is that it’s practically
interactive.”
—Newsday
“The most comprehensive set of reviews [for Cancun] available.”
—Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“An admirable populist effort.”

—Chicago Tribune

• Co-op available
Jam-packed and inventive, this guide to Cancun, Mexico, features more than 500 listings for hotels, restaurants, tours, and
attractions—with bars, clubs, and nightlife taking center stage.
Transportation, money, and shopping are also discussed, and lots
of advice is provided in quirky chapters such as Gay/Lesbian
Friendly, How to Maintain Good Digestive Health, and Who &
How to Tip. The innovative rating system for hotels and dining
options combines the opinions of the author with the results of
polling and interviewing thousands of travelers to the city.
Eric Rabinowitz is a writer and a musician. He lives in New
York City.
TRAVEL, 384 PAGES, 3.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9780942257465 (REPLACES 9780978513917)
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TRAVEL, 544 PAGES, 6 X 9
50 B & W PHOTOS, 10 TABLES, 250 MAPS
TRADE PAPER, $21.95 (CAN $24.95)

ISBN: 9780982310106 (REPLACES 9780974947129)
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The ultimate low-down on cities for savvy travelers

City Guide series
Edited by Kim Atkinson and Anna Roufos
“An indispensable primer for quick-trippers.”

—Washington Post

“Considered by many to be the last word in gauging quality and luxury.”

—Charlotte Observer

“An authority for details needed by travelers who are planning a trip or vacation
in order to make it run as smoothly as possible.”

—Golf Today Magazine

“Earning five stars from Mobil is considered one of the most prestigious honors
for a hotel.”

—Atlanta Journal Constitution

• Co-op available
For busy travelers who are always on the hunt for the best places to visit during a short jaunt, these authoritative and witty guides
provide the most up-to-date coverage of a city, including shopping, art, music, sports, theater, and nightlife. With the inside scoop
from both anonymous inspectors and top-notch local writers, the guidebooks use a time-tested, star-rating system to allow travelers
to have the best possible experience in a city for both their time and money. Value and style are part of the package in these handbooks that include updated maps with pinpoints of star-rated properties, key sites, and top attractions, and provide quick tips and
insider secrets to round them out.
Kim Atkinson has written about travel for major publications including Boston Magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal, and More
Magazine. She has taught journalism and magazine editing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Anna Roufos is
an award-winning journalist who has written about travel for many publications, including the Detroit Free Press, Marie Claire, and
Self. They both live in Chicago.

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Mobil City Guide
New York 2010

Mobil City Guide
Chicago 2010

Second edition

Second edition

TRAVEL/REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC
192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

TRAVEL/REGIONAL: MIDWEST
192 PAGES, 4.5 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010042 (REPLACES 9780841607460)

ISBN: 9781936010059 (REPLACES 9780841607330)

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MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

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City Guide series, continued

Mobil City Guide
Los Angeles 2010

Mobil City Guide
San Francisco 2010

Second edition

Second edition

TRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST
192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

TRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST
224 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010035 (REPLACES 9780841607439)

ISBN: 9781936010226 (REPLACES 9780841607415)

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MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

MOBIL TRAVEL GUIDE JANUARY

Mobil City Guide
Las Vegas 2010

Mobil City Guide Hong Kong
& Macau 2010

Second edition

Second edition

TRAVEL/REGIONAL: WEST
192 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

TRAVEL, 224 PAGES, 4.25 X 7.5
90 COLOR PHOTOS, 6 MAPS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $15.95)

ISBN: 9781936010028 (REPLACES 9780841607392)

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ISBN: 9781936010011 (REPLACES 9781936010158)
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For travelers who wish to celebrate local business in style

eat.shop guides series
“Each compact guide zooms in on 90 one-of-a-kind shops or restaurants . . . whose operators are passionate about what they do . . .
[Each is] illustrated with lots of scrumptious color snapshots that make you want to consume.”
—USA Today
• Co-op available
Sleekly designed and focusing exclusively on locally-owned restaurants and stores, these modern city-guides are unique in both form
and content. Each featured business is hand-picked by the author to represent the crème de la crème of cities beloved by both locals
and tourists. The overall selection presents a fresh and unexpected look at each city, highlighting an exciting array of neighborhoods.
The convenient size is ideal for bags and purses, while the eye-popping layouts of luscious photographs, efficient maps, and brief hotel
recommendations will help make planning an excursion almost as fun as eating and shopping.

eat.shop boston

eat.shop new england eat.shop chicago

The Indispensable Guide to
Inspired, Locally Owned Eating
and Shopping Establishments
Second edition

The Indispensable Guide to
Inspired, Locally Owned Eating
and Shopping Establishments in
Providence, Newport, Portland,
Burlington and Many Other
Areas of the Region

The Indispensable Guide to
Inspired, Locally Owned Eating
and Shopping Establishments
Third edition

Jan Faust Dane

Anna H. Blessing is the Lucky magazine
correspondent for Chicago. She is the
author of eat.shop philadelphia, eat.shop
phoenix, eat.shop twin cities, and eat.shop
washington dc and the coauthor of
eat.shop nyc. She lives in Chicago.

Anna H. Blessing
Anna H. Blessing is the Lucky magazine
correspondent for Chicago. She is the
author of eat.shop philadelphia, eat.shop
phoenix, eat.shop twin cities, and eat.shop
washington dc and the coauthor of
eat.shop nyc. She lives in Chicago.
ISBN: 9780979955792
(REPLACES 9780976653479)

Jan Faust Dane is the author of eat.shop
denver, eat.shop montreal, and eat.shop
rhode island and the coauthor of eat.shop
miami and eat.shop nyc. She lives in
Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
ISBN: 9780982325407
(REPLACES 9780976653448)

Anna H. Blessing

ISBN: 9780982325438
(REPLACES 9780978958886)
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eat.shop brooklyn
9780976653417
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eat.shop portland
9780979955754
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eat.shop twin cities
9780978958824
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eat.shop guides series, continued

eat.shop seattle

eat.shop vancouver

The Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally
Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments
Fourth edition

The Indispensable Guide to Inspired, Locally
Owned Eating and Shopping Establishments
Second edition

Kaie Wellman

Jon Hart

Kaie Wellman is an award-winning graphic designer and the
founder of Cabazon Books, the publisher of the eat.shop guides
series. She is the author of eat.shop austin and eat.shop los
angeles and the coauthor of eat.shop kansas city, eat.shop
miami, eat.shop nyc, and eat.shop portland. She lives in
Portland, Oregon.

Jon Hart owns an artist management company. He is the author
of eat.shop paris and eat.shop sf bay area and the coauthor of
eat.shop kansas city, eat.shop miami, eat.shop nyc, and eat.shop
portland. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
10 MAPS

ISBN: 9780982325414 (REPLACES 9780974732541)

12 MAPS

ISBN: 9780982325421 (REPLACES 9780976653493)

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eat.shop kansas city
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eat.shop montreal
9780978958893
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eat.shop rhode island
9780976653448
$14.95 (CAN $20.95)

eat.shop sf bay area
9780978958848
$16.95 (CAN $21.95)

eat.shop washington dc
9780979955747
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

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Book of Musts series

A complete guide to Alberta and its
many attractions

An amusing overview of Canada’s
prairie province

Alberta Book of Musts

Saskatchewan Book of Musts

The 101 Places Every Albertan MUST See

The 101 Places Every Saskatchewanian MUST See

Edited by Dina O’Meara

Edited by Tim Lehnert

From munching on smokies at Spolumbo’s and gazing at trumpeter swans in Swan City to touring Jasper hot springs and Whyte
Avenue, this comprehensive guide showcases one of Canada’s
prairie provinces—Alberta. With information on driving tours,
historic sites, river rafting, and horseback riding, this handbook—
that also features the input of well-known natives from across the
province, including author Cheryl MacDonald, CBC personality
Gilbert Bouchard, and gold-medal winner Duff Gibson—caters to
tourists of all ages. Thorough and engaging, this guidebook
inspires admiration for Alberta and what it has to offer.

From the endless prairie on Bald Butte lookout and the Wascana
Park in Regina to the pints and cappuccinos on Broadway in
Saskatoon and Dino Country, this comprehensive guide explores
the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Famous and unfamiliar
Saskatchewanians—including writer Noelle Chorney, Chef Moe
Mathieu, and reporter Wayne Mantkya—discuss their favorite
places to visit and activities to enjoy. Informative and entertaining, this guidebook is geared towards inhabitants and tourists of
all ages and is sure to inspire a trip to Saskatchewan.

Dina O’Meara has worked as a journalist for nearly 20 years.
She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
TRAVEL, 176 PAGES, 4.5 X 8.5
TRADE PAPER, $13.95 (CAN $13.95)

Tim Lehnert is a freelance writer. He was the editorial director of
the Manitoba Book of Everything and has contributed to several
publications, including the Boston Globe, the Montreal Gazette,
and the Providence Journal. He lives in Cranston, Rhode Island.

ISBN: 9780981094120

TRAVEL, 176 PAGES, 4.5 X 8.5
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Book of Musts
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Prince Edward Island
Book of Musts
9780978478414
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Extensive city guides to fashionable restaurants, bars, clubs,
and hotels

BlackBook Guide series
BlackBook Media
Whereas most city guides focus on places to stay and things to do, these sleek and indispensable pocket-sized bibles for nightlife connoisseurs pinpoint exactly where to go to
be seen. Boasting hundreds of succinct listings for the hippest restaurants, bars, clubs,
and hotels, these offshoots of BlackBook magazine’s Little BlackBook offer smart and
fresh commentary with a healthy dose of snark, written by and for discerning city
savants. Containing the latest information about the most intriguing and fashion-forward hot spots, each volume also sports an extra garnish or two, from interviews with
entertainment icons to signature cocktail recipes and photos from featured venues. The
inclusion of numerous two-tone city maps ensures that life in the fast lane never has to
slow down.

An insider’s guide to the
Green Mountain state

BlackBook Media produces BlackBook magazine, the BlackBook Guides,
and BBook.com.

Vermont 101
Everything You Wanted
to Know About Vermont
and Were Going
to Ask Anyway
Edited by Charles Mandel
From the Battle of Bennington and the
Appalachian National Scenic Trail to
Rudyard Kipling’s Brattleboro home
and artisanal food, this comprehensive
guide explores the state of Vermont and
all it has to offer. Lifelong residents—
including visual artist Sabra Fields, filmmaker Jay Craven, and former state
governor Madeleine Kunin—discuss
their favorite aspects of Vermont and
provide insight into the Green
Mountain state. Politics, history, weather, culture, and wildlife are just a few of
the varied topics examined in this
remarkable handbook that will engage
natives and first-time visitors alike.
Charles Mandel is a freelance journalist
who has been published in Canadian
Business, Explore, and the Globe and
Mail. He is the recipient of the 2006 silver National Magazine award and four
P.E.I. Literary Awards for feature writing. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

BlackBook Guide
to New York 2010

BlackBook Guide
to Los Angeles 2010

• Co-op available

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8 B & W PHOTOS, 40 MAPS,
TWO-COLOR INTERIOR
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ISBN: 9780981094113
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Enthralling tales and gorgeous photography
explore the wonder of the mountains

The Blue Ridge
Ancient and Majestic

Tales of the strangely departed

Death in California
The Bizarre, Freakish, and Just Curious
Ways People Die in the Golden State

A Celebration of the World’s Oldest Mountains

David Kulczyk

Charles W. Maynard
Photographs by Jerry D. Greer

• Author tour to include Bakersfield, Chico, Corte Madera,
Los Angeles, Malibu, Oakland, Petaluma, Sacramento,
and San Francisco, California

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 100,000 copies
A selection of informative essays and vibrant photography combine to form a rich tapestry of the life and story of the ancient
Blue Ridge Mountains. Stories range from the heritage of the
mountains to the present day and include “Life Abundant,” which
describes the mountains from a geologic, geographic, and natural
perspective and “River Gaps and Mountain Swags,” which traces
the origins of the mountains back over 10,000 years through settlement, war, and exploitation. Through this unique combination
of storytelling and visual splendor, the intricate, interwoven fabric
of the natural world and the human culture of the mountains is
brought to life.
Jerry D. Greer has been a professional photographer for more
than two decades. His images have appeared in various publications, including Backpacker, L.L. Bean, and Mountain Bike magazines. His previous books include Appalachia: The Southern
Highlands, Blue Ridge Mountains: America’s First Frontier, Blue
Ridge Parkway, and Virginia Wonder and Light. Charles W.
Maynard is the author or coauthor more than 28 books, including The Appalachians and The Rocky Mountains. They both live
in Johnson City, Tennessee.
REGIONAL: SOUTH/PHOTOGRAPHY, 168 PAGES, 10 X 12.25
145 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $39.95 (CAN $43.95)

ISBN: 9780982116227
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With details about grim and grisly fatalities, this history of
California’s arcane deaths encompasses the murders and accidents that at one time shocked the West Coast. The stories of
hangings, gun accidents, suicides, crashes, and overdoses of both
the famous and obscure offer a bizarre and lighthearted, if sometimes perverse, glimpse into the Golden State’s strange past.
From the tragic tale of 14 tourists swept to their deaths over
Vernal Fall in pastoral Yosemite National Park and the gritty
details of Bob “Bear” Hite overdosing on heroin in a seedy
Hollywood nightclub to the shocking chronicle of a 10-ton jet
crashing into a Bay Area kitchen, this zany collection is delightfully weird and enthrallingly human.
David Kulczyk is a historian and author whose work has
appeared in the Chico News and Review, the East Bay Express,
the Sacramento News and Review, and the San Francisco
Guardian. He is the author of California Justice. He lives in
Sacramento, California.
Also available:
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200 PAGES, 6 X 9
30 B & W PHOTOS, 1 MAP
TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781884995576
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A breathtaking tour through Napa Valley’s
wine caves

Fascinating tours of newer wineries along
the shoreline of California

Into the Earth

Spectacular Wineries
of California’s Central Coast

A Wine Cave Renaissance
Molly Chappellet and Daniel D’Agostini
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books have sold more than 25,000 copies
From the hand-dug caverns of the late 1800s to the elaborate,
dramatic caves of recent decades, this is an intriguing overview
of Napa Valley’s wine caves—where wine is stored at specific
temperatures in order to leave the land unscarred and available
for agriculture. The magic, mystery, and magnificence of the
region—from the rich history and unique character to the classic
architecture and delectable cuisine—is fully captured in this stunning guidebook that profiles such esteemed estates as Quintessa,
Spring Mountain, Far Niente, and Stags’ Leap. Perfect for wine
enthusiasts and novices alike, this tour of California wine caves
also includes profiles of the stewards of the land, who share their
philosophies, accomplishments, and dreams for the future.
Molly Chappellet is the cofounder of Chappellet Winery. She is
the author of Gardens of the Wine Country, The Romance of
California Vineyards, and A Vineyard Garden, which received
the James Beard Award. She has appeared on The Home Show,
Martha Stewart Living, and The Regis and Kathy Lee Show. She
lives in St. Helena, California. Daniel D’Agostini is a photographer whose prints have been selected for inclusion in numerous
exhibits and publications. He lives in San Francisco.
TRAVEL/COOKING, 400 PAGES, 9.75 X 12
300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9781933415826
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A Captivating Tour of Established, Estate
and Boutique Wineries
Edited by Panache Partners, LLC
• Co-op available
• Part of the Spectacular Wineries series, which includes
Spectacular Wineries of New York (9781933415659)
and Spectacular Wineries of Sonoma Valley (9781933415666)
Presenting a taste of California’s future, this guide features the
hottest new wineries of California, which are sure to capture the
world’s attention soon. Still young, these vintners are brimming
with ambition and possibilities. Brilliant photographs and
descriptions bring Paso Robles in San Luis Obispo County, Santa
Barbara wine regions, Edna Valley, and Santa Maria to life.
Perpetually tempting, robust cabernets, smooth sauvignon blancs
and spicy merlots fill the pages—exhibiting the voyage from
vineyard to glass.
Panache Partners, LLC, is a publishing company based in Dallas,
Texas, that specializes in developing upscale coffee-table books
on architecture, golf,
Also available in the
interior design, and travel.
Spectacular Wineries series:
COOKING/REGIONAL: WEST,
300 PAGES, 10 X 12
300 COLOR PHOTOS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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ISBN: 9781933415642
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PANACHE PARTNERS LLC MARCH

Spectacular Wineries
of the Napa Valley
9781933415406
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Art of Celebration series
Edited by Brian Carabet and John Shand
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
From planners, caterers, and entertainers to floral designers, ice sculptors, and lighting gurus, these compendiums share the passions
and motivations of the event industry’s most popular specialists—and even a few of their best-kept secrets to executing unforgettable
occasions. With beautiful, lavish photographs and lighthearted editorial, these collections provide a look behind the scenes at birthdays, corporate functions, religious milestones, and charity galas and invite readers to enjoy the splendor of elite events.
Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. He lives in Plano, Texas. John Shand has more than 30
years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the
cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas.

A collection of the capital’s biggest
and best events

A behind-the-scenes guide to elaborate
special occasions

Art of Celebration
Washington, DC

Art of Celebration
South Florida

The Making of a Gala—Washington, DC Style

The Making of a Gala—South Florida Style

A pictorial journey that begins at the event’s conceptualization,
moves through each stage, and ends with the finishing touches
that make it memorable, this insider’s guide to DC’s triumphant
occasions offers both inspiration and motivation for creating a
dazzling, extraordinary party.

Such Floridian professionals as the Special Event Resource &
Design Group, Always Flowers, Hy-Lite Productions, and
Designs by Sean are among the dozens of firms whose work and
philosophies are showcased in this insightful guide to creating a
fabulous event.

REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC/COOKING
400 COLOR PHOTOS

REGIONAL: SOUTH/COOKING

ISBN: 9781933415796

NOVEMBER

ISBN: 9781933415741

MARCH

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FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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Art of Celebration New York
9781933415536
$45.00 (CAN $50.00)

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Perspectives on Design series
Edited by Brian Carabet and John Shand
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous works sold more than 50,000 copies
Present-day tastemakers share their wisdom, experience, and talent in these showcases of the finest architects, home builders, interior
design artisans, and craftsmen. Highlighting luxurious residences with captivating photographs, the regions most notable industry specialists share the inspirations and motivations behind their work and explain their projects from initial design decisions to adding final
fixtures and accoutrements.
Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry. He lives in Plano, Texas. John Shand has more than 30
years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the
cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company based in Dallas, Texas.

Inspiration and ideas for beautiful homes

Perspectives on Design Southwest
Design Philosophies Expressed
by the Southwest’s Leading Professionals
Exploring the creations of architects and designers, art and
antique specialists, landscaping and lighting experts, and artists
of all sorts, this resource for fashioning exquisite residences
exhibits the work and advice of Southwestern design professionals from Phoenix to Austin.
DESIGN/REGIONAL: WEST

ISBN: 9781933415833

Tips and techniques from remarkable
Southern houses

Perspectives on Design Georgia
Design Philosophies Expressed
by Georgia’s Leading Professionals
Industry specialists from top Georgian firms, such as Summerour
and Associates Architects, Housing Trends, Lisa Torbett
Interiors, C Lighting, and Land Plus Associates, offer commentary on their most impressive collections in this showcase of
ideas and inspirations.
DESIGN/REGIONAL: SOUTH

ISBN: 9781933415680
Also available in the Perspectives on Design series:

300 PAGES, 9.75 X 9.75
300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $44.00) EACH
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK
PANACHE PARTNERS LLC MARCH

Perspectives on
Design Florida
9781933415376
$34.95 (CAN 41.95)

Perspectives on
Design Minnesota
9781933415772
$40.00 (CAN $45.00)

Perspectives on
Design Pacific Northwest
9781933415611
$40.00 (CAN $44.00)

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A look at the past, present, and future
of an iconic California municipality

Breathtakingly glamorous interior design
from a master of the medium

City by Design:
San Francisco Bay Area

Geoffrey Bradfield Ex Arte

An Architectural Perspective
of the San Francisco Bay Area

“Geoffrey’s work is inspired and original. Its historical references
are clear, yet the contemporary vocabulary renders it absolutely
unique. He has accomplished a design tour de force.”
—Paige Rense, editor in chief, Architectural Digest

Edited by Brian Carabet and John Shand
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 50,000 copies
• Part of the City by Design series, which includes City by Design:
Atlanta (9781933415475), City by Design: Charlotte
(9781933415543), City by Design: Chicago (9781933415512),
City by Design: Dallas (9781933415413), City by Design: Orlando
(9781933415529), City by Design: Phoenix (9781933415550),
and City by Design: Texas (9781933415567)
An inspiring history of one of the country’s most beloved regions,
this celebration exhibits the work of the firms responsible for creating the Bay Area’s architectural fabric. Featured works include
the restoration of San Francisco City Hall, the extensive additions
to the AIA San Francisco’s headquarters, mixed-use row-house
development, and the state-of-the-art de Young Museum.
Brian Carabet has more than 25 years of experience in the publishing industry, ranging from third-party publishing to magazine
publishing and coffee-table-book development. He lives in Plano,
Texas. John Shand has more than 30 years of business management experience in a diverse mix of corporate structures, specializing in building and managing sales and marketing organizations. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the
cofounders of Panache Partners, LLC, a publishing company
based in Dallas, Texas.
REGIONAL: WEST/ARCHITECTURE, 300 PAGES, 13 X 10
300 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $40.00 (CAN $44.00)

ISBN: 9781933415499
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Geoffrey Bradfield

• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies
A dazzling tribute to decades of magnificent design from the
internationally acclaimed designer and architect Geoffrey
Bradfield, this luxuriously illustrated collection depicts the passion and product of his immeasurable skill and aptitude for artfocused interiors. Dubbed “the billionaire’s designer” by his
global roster of wealthy clientele, South African–born Bradfield’s
predilection for drawing upon silver-screen glamour and his
innate understanding of the medium as a universal and enduring
art form is lavishly detailed in this exquisite tome. Showcasing
unique and sophisticated designs—including an American chateau
in Ohio, the Moroccan Embassy in New York City, an art collector’s penthouse in Chicago, and an Eaton Square townhouse in
London—this visually stunning record reaffirms Bradfield’s place
as one of the world’s most fervent art advocates.
Geoffrey Bradfield is a world renowned architect and the author
of Celebration of Christmas, Geoffrey Bradfield: Defining
Millennium Modern, and Point of View: Design by Jay Spectre.
He lives in New York City.
DESIGN/PHOTOGRAPHY, 360 PAGES, 12 X 9
340 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $50.00 (CAN $55.00)

ISBN: 9781933415789
RIGHTS: WORLD X UK
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A narrative history of a storied building

The Queen’s House

A lavishly illustrated guide to one of America’s
premier landscape-design institutions

A Social and Architectural History

Gale Nurseries

Pieter van der Merwe

Four Generations of Garden Excellence

Watercolors, photographs, and blueprints provide a detailed
account of a key architectural timepiece, offering a glimpse into
the Stuart period of English history. Part of the Maritime
Museum at Greenwich as well as the focal point of the
Greenwich World Heritage Site, Inigo Jones’s magnificent and
revolutionary “Queen’s House” was commissioned by Anne of
Denmark, wife of James I, in the early 17th century. From these
aristocratic beginnings, it has served many functions—from a
grace-and-favor residence to a school for the sons of seamen—
each of which is discussed in this exploration. Moving beyond
the house itself and looking to the people who have formed its
history, this visual record is a fascinating retelling of a beautiful,
intriguing story.
Pieter van der Merwe is the general editor at the National
Maritime Museum. He is the author of numerous books, including Captain Cook in the Pacific, Lord Lewin of Greenwich,
Maritime Greenwich, Nelson, Pioneers of the Pacific, Science and
British and French Navies 1700–1850, and South: The Race to
the Pole.
ARCHITECTURE/HISTORY, 160 PAGES, 5.5 X 8
50 COLOR PHOTOS, 25 B & W PHOTOS, 5 LINE DRAWINGS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $20.95 (CAN $23.95)

ISBN: 9781906367114
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM NOVEMBER

Adam Levine
Photographs by Rob Cardillo
Foreword by Chuck Gale
Showcasing a compilation of the most exquisite and colorful gardening designs of the past four decades, this sumptuously illustrated collection celebrates the history and development of one of
America’s most influential and renowned horticultural pioneers.
Garnering numerous awards and recognitions for their groundbreaking work, this beautiful archive relates the stories of each
garden’s creation, with client interviews and details from noted
architects and designers. Opulent photography and concise cultivation insight brings each amazing garden to life and demonstrates the breadth of style, innovation, creativity, and execution
by one of the country’s most highly regarded gardening families.
Adam Levine is an award-winning writer and the author and
coauthor of A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia
Region, The Passion for Gardening, and The Philadelphia Flower
Show. He has written for Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Martha
Stewart Living, and This Old House. He lives in Media,
Pennsylvania. Rob Cardillo is an award-winning horticulture
photographer whose work has appeared in Better Homes and
Gardens, Country Living, the New York Times, Organic
Gardening, and Town and Country Living. He has contributed to
the books Foliage, Gale Nurseries: Four Generations of Garden
Excellence, and Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia
Region. He lives in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Chuck Gale is the
owner of Gale Nurseries. He lives in Gwynedd, Pennsylvania.
GARDENING/NATURE, 224 PAGES, 12.25 X 7.75
300 COLOR PHOTOS, 2 B & W PHOTOS, 30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
30 LINE DRAWINGS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $60.00 (CAN $66.95)

ISBN: 9780979903700
RIGHTS: WORLD
SCOTT & NIX, INC. OCTOBER

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A greenthumb’s guide to greener gardening

The Garden Organic Guide
to Making Compost
Pauline Pears
Getting to the heart of compost—the making, baking, and using
of this magic material—is the objective of this invaluable handbook for the modern gardener. Featuring step-by-step photographs throughout, growers seeking nutrient-rich soil for their
plantlife will find pages packed with practical advice and helpful
information for producing more colorful fruit and vitamin-dense
vegetables. Additional advice is offered for maintaining healthy
patio and house plants with their own magical compost mixture.
By taking the mystery out of the composting process and simplifying the terminology, gardeners will learn how to brew a successful “heap” for growing stronger, sturdier, earth-friendly, and
chemical-free plants.
Pauline Pears has been involved in the practice and promotion
of organic gardening for more than 20 years. She is the author
of All About Compost, The Garden Organic Guide to
Growing Vegetables, and Pests: How to Control Them on
Fruit & Vegetables.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES, 48 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.5
160 COLOR PHOTOS,
Also available:
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TRADE PAPER, $15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781844484652
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
SEARCH PRESS OCTOBER

A thoughtful tracing of the historical origins
of agriculture in America

Seed Money
Growing America’s Great Seed Companies
Priscilla Dunhill
Chronicling a little-known aspect of this country’s rich agricultural history, this integral documentation highlights the illustrious history of the early seedsmen, and their remarkable
contributions to the development of agricultural America.
Presented in the social context of their times, the stories of 20
seedsmen and one woman—who founded the seed houses that
began an empire that grew across America from 1795 to 1925—
are fittingly embodied by extraordinary chromolithographic
illustrations first published in seed catalogs in the United States.
With vintage catalog text accompanying images ranging from
line drawings in Aztec, Mayan, and Inca styles to detailed and
illustrative photography, this enlightening lineage of America’s
horticultural scientific history provides enough insight to resonate with those fascinated by the origins of modern gardening.
Priscilla Dunhill has worked as a reporter, writer, and editor for
Architectural Forum, Interiors Magazine, New York News for
Kids, Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Victoria
Magazine. She was the recipient of the Educational Press
Association of America Distinguished Achievement Award and is
the author and coauthor of several books, including An Island
Sheltered, Glorious Gardens to Visit in Northern California, and
A Victorian Scrapbook. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
GARDENING/HISTORY, 192 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
100 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $37.00)

ISBN: 9781933979502
RIGHTS: WORLD

The Garden Organic Guide
to Growing Vegetables
9781844480883
$17.95 (CAN $19.95)

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Inspirational tales about healing injured wildlife

A celebration of the legendary Texas beer

Bird Poop

Shine On

Real Stories of Bird Rescues

100 Years of Shiner Beer

Bebe McCasland

Mike Renfro

• Co-op available

“Full of heartwarming stories, hilarious anecdotes, and fabulous
archival photos.”
—Austin Chronicle

Written from the birds’ points of view, the tales in this collection
feature dramatic bird-rescue stories ranging from the smallest
hummingbird to the largest golden eagle. Filled with informative
facts about the vast variety of bird species rescued—whether a
member of a native species or one of the migratory visitors passing through the Texas Flyway—this volume discusses the miraculous similarities and differences of each species. Focusing on the
importance of conservation and illuminating the joys of rescuing
injured wildlife, the stories have one thread that tie them all
together: a feisty, articulate avian champion is both the author
and the heroine of this eloquently delivered collection based on
real-life efforts.
Bebe McCasland is a former schoolteacher who has rescued and
rehabilitated birds for 35 years. She is licensed by the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service, the Department of the Interior, and Texas
Parks & Wildlife. She is a columnist for the Big Spring Herald,
and her rescue stories were awarded the National Conservation
Award by the Daughters of the American Revolution. She lives in
Big Spring, Texas.
NATURE/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 240 PAGES, 9 X 9
84 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $30.00 (CAN $32.95)

ISBN: 9781933979526
RIGHTS: WORLD

• Co-op available
• New in paper; also available in cloth (9781933979205)
More than 100 years of Shiner Beer are covered in this entertaining history, telling the complete story of a famous Texas
establishment. From the improbable beginning of German and
Czech immigrants who founded the brewery, this chronicle
details the successes and struggles of a growing business. Shiner
Bock has entered into the pantheon of Texan icons, recalling the
many times the brand was as good as dead. For beer connoisseurs, Texas-history buffs, or simply those who appreciate a
story of beating the odds, this is a tribute to an independent and
well-made beer.
Mike Renfro is an advertiser whose work has been recognized
with awards such as the Adweek Magazine Creative All-Star, the
Radio Mercury Award, and the One Show Creative Award. He
lives in Dallas, Texas.
HISTORY/REGIONAL: SOUTH, 192 PAGES, 10.5 X 10.5
65 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 B & W PHOTOS, 15 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979601
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NEW TIT LES

Artistic images of a gorgeous
national park

A one-stop guide
for Texas gardening

Texas gardening explained
accessibly by region

Texas’ Big Bend

The Texas Garden
Resource Book

Texas Gardening
for the 21st Century

A Guide to Garden Resources
Across the State

Planning, Constructing,
Planting, Embellishing, and
Maintaining Your Landscape

A Photographic Adventure from
the Pecos to the Rio Grande
Foreword by Roy Flukinger
Michael H. Marvins
Preface by Bill Wright
• Co-op available
The grandeur, remoteness, rich history,
and dramatic ecologic diversity of the Big
Bend is dramatically captured in this
beautiful collection of intimate photographs. Showcasing rugged landscapes
and geological wonders, this celebration
of the region includes images of the historic towns and sweeping territory of
southern Texas.
Roy Flukinger is the photography curator
of the University of Texas’s Harry
Ransom Humanities Center. He is the
author of Fruit of the Orchard and Texas
Rangeland. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Michael H. Marvins is a professional
photographer who has traveled Big Bend
National Park for more than 20 years. He
lives in Houston, Texas. Bill Wright serves
on the Texas Commission for the Arts
and is the author of several books, including The Texas Outback. He lives in Big
Bend, Texas.
REGIONAL: WEST/OUTDOOR
192 PAGES, 10.5 X 10.5
100 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $35.00 (CAN $38.95)

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Nan Booth Simpson
and Patricia Scott McHargue
• Co-op available
Detailing more than 500 garden centers,
specialty nurseries, and sources for garden
furnishings throughout Texas, each chapter in this guide outlines one of the state’s
12 gardening regions, providing a comprehensive directory of retail garden sources.
Information provided for each retailer
includes hours of operation, staff credentials, products offered, directions, special
events, and seasonal sales. Offering an allinclusive list of Texas gardening stores and
supplies, this guide has everything the avid
green thumb needs to get materials and
inspiration for a beautiful Texas garden.

• Co-op available

Nan Booth Simpson is the author of
Great Garden Sources of the Pacific
Northwest and coauthor of Great Garden
Sources for Texans. Patricia Scott
McHargue is the coauthor of Great
Garden Sources for Texans. They both
live in Wimberley, Texas.

Nan Booth Simpson is the author of
Great Garden Sources of the Pacific
Northwest and coauthor of Great Garden
Sources for Texans. Patricia Scott
McHargue is the coauthor of Great
Garden Sources for Texans. They both live
in Wimberley, Texas.

REGIONAL: SOUTH/GARDENING
192 PAGES, 6 X 9
60 LINE DRAWINGS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

REGIONAL: SOUTH/GARDENING
192 PAGES, 6 X 9
50 LINE DRAWINGS
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781933979670

ISBN: 9781933979496

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Nan Booth Simpson
and Patricia Scott McHargue

Full of in-depth information and gardening tips, this resource contains the latest
information on organic gardening and
native plants, as well as regional-specific
tips for each type of plant in the garden
and creative suggestions for hardscaping.
Each chapter in this sourcebook is devoted to one of Texas’s 12 gardening regions,
describing each region’s climate and soil
type, and interspersed throughout are
money-saving tips and professional landscaping advice on plant selection and
garden maintenance.

ISBN: 9781933979687
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The business wisdom of an oil
and gas magnate

One brave girl’s inspiring journey
from a cult to the courtroom

A metaphorical interpretation
of life’s pathways

Something from
Nothing

Matches in the
Gas Tank

A Tale of Three Ships

Joe B. Foster’s Exponential Success
with Newfield Exploration

Surviving Hell on Earth in the
Armstrong Cult: A Memoir

Dwight Edwards

Arthur L. Smith

Carla Powers

• Co-op available

• Co-op available

From a nine million dollar start-up to a
thriving nine billion dollar conglomerate,
this narrative explores the remarkable rise
of Newfield, an independent crude oil and
natural gas production company, and its
founder, Joe B. Foster. After spending several years heading up Tenneco’s oil and
gas division, Foster founded Newfield in
1989 and for the next decade his vision
and business acumen created rapid
growth. Combining the story of a remarkable man with the history of a fascinating
company, this study offers valuable
insights into what it takes to grow a startup into a major industry player.

An empowering story of the survival of
the spirit, this heart-wrenching memoir
recounts a girl’s stifled and abusive childhood in the Radio Church of God—a cult
founded by alleged prophet Herbert W.
Armstrong in Big Sandy, Texas. Rules
imposed by Armstrong were arbitrary and
unforgiving, covering everything from
food preparation and appearance to
arranged marriages and earning income
for the church. Overcoming a childhood
of warped teachings and deprivation, the
wrath of narrow-minded, punitive ministers, and a dangerous, alcoholic father,
Carla escaped the control of the church
and surpassed the legacy of abuse and
shame left of her family to become a highly successful corporate lawyer.

Using a metaphor based on the story of
Columbus and his three ships, this extended parable outlines the three possible
directions every person’s life may take: the
sinking ship, the cruise ship, or the battleship—respectively symbolizing personal
survival, unbridled enjoyment, and meaningful influence. Acknowledging that
many people choose all three approaches
at some point, this meditation focuses on
avoiding smaller ambitions and striving
for the quality and significance possible
within the “battleship.” Providing specific
and practical guidelines for discovering
one’s combined ability and passion, this
inspirational handbook is beneficial for
both young and older adults.

Arthur L. Smith has been an energy analyst for more than three decades and is
currently an investment advisor with
Triple Double Advisors. He has appeared
on CNN, CNBC, and Wall Street Week
and serves on the board of directors at
Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., and
Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners. He
lives in Houston, Texas.
BUSINESS/BIOGRAPHY, 208 PAGES, 6 X 9
CLOTH, $27.95 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781933979434

Carla Powers spent her formative years in
an enclave of the Radio Church of God in
Big Sandy, Texas. She is now group counsel
at Shell Oil. She lives in Houston, Texas.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS/RELIGION
& THEOLOGY, 240 PAGES, 6 X 9
20 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781933979533

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Charting Your Course in Life
• Co-op available

Dwight Edwards is a former pastor, a popular motivational speaker, and the
cofounder of NovaQuest, a company dedicated to helping individuals and groups
attain peak performance. He is the author
of Releasing the Rivers Within and
Revolution Within. He lives in Houston.
SELF-HELP/INSPIRATIONAL, 80 PAGES, 5.5 X 7
5 LINE DRAWINGS, TWO-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $12.95 (CAN $14.95)

ISBN: 9781933979595
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Sound advice for friends and relatives of those
recently incarcerated

Arrested

Real stories from the dark side of the church

Gone to Hell
True Crimes of America’s Clergy

What to Do When Your Loved One’s in Jail

Randall Radic

Wes Denham

• Co-op available

• Co-op available

Extortion, embezzlement, drunk driving, theft, mafia ties, and
even murder make up this collection of true stories of priests
gone bad. A parish priest is revealed as the culprit twenty years
after a nun is murdered as part of a satanic ritual inside their
chapel. Another priest flees to Ireland, leaving his colleague
behind to take the fall after embezzling more than eight million
dollars from an affluent Palm Beach church. A third crashes his
car into a crowded restaurant while driving drunk, injuring 10
people, and then employs shady defense tactics in the ensuing
civil lawsuits. These stories and more are dramatically recounted
through full research and vivid detail.

Whether a defendant is charged with misdemeanor disorderly
conduct or first-degree murder, this is an indispensable guide for
those who want to support family members, partners, or friends
facing criminal charges. Draining away the confusion by explaining legal proceedings and jail procedures, it identifies common
bond scams and lawyer rip-offs and helps organize inmates to
assist in their legal defense. In addition to the most common
legal motions, challenges, and investigations, this resource also
provides additional coverage on how to avoid fights, sex, gambling, and scams that can result in injury while in jail and cause
additional criminal charges to be filed. Detailed budgeting forms
to calculate the true, multiyear costs of legal defense—all the
way through the years of probation, parole, and reentry into
society—are also included.
Wes Denham is the coauthor of Arrest-Proof Yourself. He has
spent years interviewing men behind bars as an investigator and
Spanish translator for a criminal defense law firm and writing
family management plans for criminal defendants. He lives in
Jacksonville, Florida.
Also available:
LAW, 240 PAGES, 7 X 10

Randall Radic is a former priest in the Old Catholic Church, a
convicted felon who was sentenced to 16 months in prison, and
the author of Priest in Hell: Gangs, Murderers, and Snitching in
a California Jail. He lives in Ripon, California.
TRUE CRIME/RELIGION & THEOLOGY, 288 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9781550228977
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9 LINE DRAWINGS,
8 DIAGRAMS, 21 REPRODUCIBLES
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9781556528347
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A Priest in Hell
9781550228694
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A case study of those affected by the decline
of the auto industry in America

The roller-coaster rise and fall of Detroit’s
Big Three

Crash Course

Crash

Middle America’s Battle to Save the Car Industry
Abe Aamidor and Ted Evanoff

Why the Big Three Failed and the Future
of America’s Automotive Industry

• $20,000 marketing budget; co-op available

David Magee

Detailing what is at the center of the troubled American auto
industry, this story is described by the people most affected by it
as they confront 2009, which is bound to be their year of decision. It is not only Detroit’s fate that hangs in the balance but
also places such as Kokomo, Indiana—home to three generations of auto workers, many of whom are descended from the
original pioneers in the state. The exploration focuses on
Chrysler in particular and the citizens of Kokomo: union leaders,
salaried plant managers, and elected local officials, as well ordinary citizens who run small businesses in town, and the veterans
who gather at the American Legion halls. This examination
explains how the Detroit auto industry stumbled, why the
decline matters, and how its collapse would leave the factory
cities filled with millions of citizens reliant on part-time or seasonal work or on welfare handouts.
Abe Aamidor is an award-winning journalist, the author of
Chuck Taylor, All Star and Shooting Star, and a former journalism professor at Southern Illinois University, Georgia Southern
University, and Indiana University. He lives in Carmel, Indiana.
Ted Evanoff is a newspaper reporter who has received more than
two dozen reporting awards for writing about the automobile
industry, manufacturing, and economic development. He is currently the economics reporter for the Indianapolis Star. He lives
in Zionsville, Indiana.

• Author’s previous books have sold more than 20,000 copies
While it spent more than three quarters of a century as the
world’s largest automaker, by 2008 General Motors had ceded
its top position, teetered on the fringes of bankruptcy, and was
looking, with increasing desperation, for a way out. Ford and
Chrysler, who round out America’s Big Three automakers, were
in the same position. How did the industry fall so quickly from
the SUV-fueled euphoria of the turn of the century to the death
spiral days of 2008? This groundbreaking investigation, based
on unparalleled access and reporting, shows exactly why the Big
Three failed and explains how both American citizens and businesses alike can learn from this failure and become strong as
a result.
David Magee makes regular appearances on Fox Business and
CNBC and is the author of How Toyota Became #1, Jeff Immelt
and the New GE Way, and Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn
Rescued Nissan. He lives in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
BUSINESS/MANAGEMENT, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $16.95 (CAN $18.95)

ISBN: 9780980016451
RIGHTS: WORLD
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CURRENT EVENTS/BUSINESS, 270 PAGES, 6 X 9
20 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781550229042
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An introspective look at our justice system

Whatever Happened to Justice?

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

How to avoid the grief, pain, and emotional
torture associated with divorce

Joel Jacobsen

Protect Your Heart and Cover
Your Assets

• Author’s previous book sold more than 10,000 copies

Write a Legal Marital Covenant for Life

Informed by nearly two decades of experience in criminal law
and thoroughly immersed in legal and criminal history, this analytical narrative, told from an insider’s perspective, discusses how
many guilty parties go free because of political maneuverings
and loopholes. Marrying the insight and ideas of an academic
title to the dynamics of journalism, these thought-provoking stories of true crime show the need for a reformed criminal justice
system and to think about judges in an entirely new way—as
those who are responsible for the decline not only of justice but
of democracy itself. For those who are angry or disturbed about
what is happening to the criminal justice system, this examination will reinforce how in many circumstances truth is not present in this brach of the U.S. government.

Louise March and Mary Wroblewski

How the Guilty Elude Punishment

Joel Jacobsen is the assistant Attorney General for New Mexicoa
and a violent-crimes prosecutor who has worked in both public
and private practice. He is the author of Such Men as Billy the
Kid: The Lincoln County War Reconsidered and was featured on
the BBC docudrama The Wild West: Billy the Kid. He lives in
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
LAW/TRUE CRIME, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

Acting as more than merely a guide to writing a prenuptial agreement, this useful manual teaches readers how to protect their
livelihoods with a legal covenant that covers all aspects of their
married lives. Defining marriage as a financial relationship that is
always open to negotiation as well as a romantic partnership, the
legal covenant put forth in this book encompasses and explains
every aspect of marriage, including property, finances, career possibilities, domestic responsibilities, and most importantly—children. Written from painful, real-life experiences, this practical
discussion aims to spare others the grief, pain, and emotional hurt
that the authors dealt with in their own marriages.
Louise March formerly worked for Dow Jones & Company
in Chicago and the Wall Steet Journal in Europe. She currently
works at The Boulder County Business Report in Boulder,
Colorado. She lives in Longmont, Colorado. Mary Wroblewski
is a former reporter, college English professor, and editor for
the Chicago Sun Times. She is currently the director of public
relations for a medical management company. She lives in
Wheaton, Illinois.

RIGHTS: WORLD

LAW/SELF-HELP, 256 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

KUNATI INC. OCTOBER

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ISBN: 9781601642691

ISBN: 9781601642677
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How to protect against deceptive physicians

Managing the intersection of love and money

When Doctors Lie

Financial Intimacy

Why Deception Is Accepted Medical Practice,
and How You Can Protect Yourself
from Dishonest Doctors

How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your
Money and Your Mate

Melvin Schechter
• $25,000 marketing budget; co-op available
Bringing to life the research evidence of routine doctor-patient
deception with provocative anecdotes and wrenching case histories, this examination also reveals actions that can be taken to
protect against these unethical practices. Positing that doctors
routinely and systematically withhold the truth from their
patients or distort it and that this lack of truthfulness is learned
and fostered in medical schools, it suggests that this creates a
culture of deceit and condescension among doctors and a sense
of helplessness among patients. Answering the questions Why
do doctors lie? Is it legal? and Do significant numbers of
American patients want their doctors to shield them from the
truth? this guide takes a patient-advocacy approach in which
specific steps that can be taken are provided. A chapter on
patients’ rights organizations is also included, encouraging collective patient action.
Melvin Schechter is a former professor and biomedical
researcher at New York Medical College. His research papers
have been published in professional journals and his more popular writings in the New York Times and Psychology Today. He
lives in New York City.
MEDICAL/TRUE CRIME, 288 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
CLOTH, $24.95 (CAN $26.95)

ISBN: 9781601642660
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Jacquette M. Timmons
• Co-op available
• Advertising in Black Enterprise, Bookslut.com,
Colorsofinfluence.com, and Pink magazine
Addressing the common reasons people don’t discuss personal
finances in detail and in-depth with their partner, this unique
three-prong approach to managing money goes beyond the
superficial to the substantial and significant conversations couples should have about money. In part one, personal profiles of
19 women reflect the financial and emotional challenges every
woman, to some degree, eventually faces when the relationships
she has with herself, her money, and her mate converge. The second section reviews key individual thoughts, behavior, and
expectations concerning money and examines how these affect
the expectations of a significant other. The love-and-money
dance is the focus of the third part, providing a framework for
asking questions and exchanging information that allow any
couple to know and understand each other’s personal financial
history. Assessing and improving the emotional impact of managing money in a romantic relationship, this guidebook elevates
the conversation about money and provides women with the
tools to take the lead.
Jacquette M. Timmons is a national investment expert and financial coach and the founder of Sterling Investment Management, a
New York–based investment-education and financial-coaching
firm. She has worked in the investment industry for 23 years and
conducts numerous personal finance and investing workshops.
She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
FINANCE/WOMEN’S STUDIES, 256 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781556527753
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What it takes to make money as a publisher

Publishing for Profit
Successful Bottom-Line Management
for Book Publishers
Fourth edition
Thomas Woll
Foreword by Dominique Raccah
“The bible of the industry.”

—Associated Press

“Publishing for Profit is a great book. It sits on my nightstand. I
often pick it up and read parts of it again.”
—Rod Colvin,
president, Addicus Books
Publishing is a rapidly changing business, and this comprehensive reference is right in step—covering operations, finances, and
personnel management as well as product development, production, and marketing. Written for the practicing professional just
starting out or looking to learn new tricks of the trade, this
revised and expanded fourth edition contains updated industry
statistics and benchmark figures, features up-to-date strategies
for creating new revenue streams such as online marketing and
sales and e-book publishing, and provides new information on
using financial information to make key management decisions.
More than two dozen highly practical forms and sample contracts for immediate use are also included.
Thomas Woll is president of Cross River Publishing Consultants.
He has held a variety of executive positions in publishing,
including vice president of the professional and trade division
of John Wiley & Sons; publisher of Storey Communications/
Garden Way; and vice president and publisher of Rodale Press’s
book division. He lives in Katonah, New York. Dominique
Raccah is the president and founder of Sourcebooks. She lives
in Naperville, Illinois.

An updated tax-filing handbook providing
special attention to small-business concerns

Toolkit Tax Guide 2010
Edited by Robert Steere
• Part of the Business Owner’s Toolkit Series, which includes Find
& Keep Customers for Your Small Business (9780808003540),
Safe Harbors: The Asset Protection Guide for Small Business
Owners (9780808004127), Small Business Financing
(9780808007388), Start, Run & Grow (9780808017943), and Win
Government Contracts for Your Small Business (9780808015796)
With expert commentary and line-by-line explanations, this
resource addresses the federal tax-filing process while helping to
minimize liabilities. Detailed discussions focus on issues of primary importance to small-business owners and help answer
commonly asked questions such as What is the best form of
organization for a given business? and What might the IRS look
for when conducting an audit? Free online information and support are included, as are sections covering the latest changes to
the federal tax code. In addition, book buyers will have free
access to an online tax-preparation service.
Robert Steere is an accountant and attorney specializing in tax
law. He lives in Riverwoods, Illinois.
FINANCE/REFERENCE
432 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
20 CHARTS, 20 TABLES
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

Also available in the Business
Owner’s Toolkit series:

ISBN: 9780808021162
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
TOOLKIT MEDIA GROUP JANUARY

BUSINESS, 384 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $24.95 (CAN $27.95)

ISBN: 9781556529979
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Business Plans that Work
9780808017936
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Business Owner’s Toolkit series

All the tools entrepreneurs need to prepare
and organize new business activities

A detailed plan of action for starting
a thriving nonprofit

Launching Your First
Small Business

Found, Fund & Manage
a Successful Not-For-Profit
Organization

Make the Right Decisions During Your
First 90 Days
Third edition

John Riddle

Ideal for aspiring small-business owners, this guide identifies the
key issues that must be addressed in order to turn an idea into a
profitable business. The detailed resource lists factors to consider
when making the transition to self-employment and stresses the
importance of choosing the right professional services and evaluating whether to start a new business or buy an existing business
or franchise.

This manual masterfully charts a path for success and growth in
a competitive environment with proven strategies for three crucial areas of the nonprofit arena—starting the agency, managing
day-to-day operations, and raising needed funds. Invaluable
tools are provided, including an overview of the governmental
maze of paperwork and requirements to establish the entity, aid
in developing a mission statement, helpful tips for working with
a board of directors, staffers, and volunteers, and the latest
resources for marketing and fundraising.

Joel Handelsman is an editor at CCH Incorporated. He lives in
Riverwoods, Illinois.

John Riddle is the author of Managing a Nonprofit. He lives in
Riverwoods, Illinois.

BUSINESS/REFERENCE, 216 PAGES, 7 X 10
200 CHARTS, 200 TABLES
TRADE PAPER, $14.95 (CAN $16.95)

BUSINESS/REFERENCE, 224 PAGES, 7 X 10
TRADE PAPER, $17.95 (CAN $19.95)

ISBN: 9780808021155 (REPLACES 9780808008590)

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Edited by Joel Handelsman

RIGHTS: US & CANADA

ISBN: 9780808021148
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Also available from the Business Owner’s Toolkit series:

Find & Keep Customers
for Your Small Business
9780808003540
$16.95 (CAN $25.95)

Safe Harbors: The Asset
Protection Guide for
Small Business Owners
9780808004127
$19.95 (CAN $29.95)

Small Business Financing
9780808007388
$17.95 (CAN $26.95)

Start, Run & Grow
9780808017943
$24.95 (CAN $27.95)

Win Government
Contracts for Your
Small Business
9780808015796
$24.95 (CAN $31.95)

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Identify the best job candidates quickly and easily

Finding Needles in a Haystack series
Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW
Designed for corporate and staffing-firm recruiters, these valuable resources offer keywords for searching employment databases. Job
candidates and their qualifications are stored by the thousands in the records of employers, employment agencies, job boards, and on
many other websites, but for recruiters to search efficiently, a strategic approach is essential. Furnishing an exhaustive list of industryspecific keywords presented in a logical layout, quick selection and cross-referencing are ensured. Additional information includes tips
on making an initial action plan and optimizing the results gleaned from each search.
Wendy S. Enelow, CCM, MRW, JCTC, CPRW, is the author of more than 30 books on job searches and career management, including 1,500 Keywords for $100,000+ Jobs, Best Keywords for Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews, and Keywords to Nail Your Job
Interview. She lives in Coleman Falls, Virginia.

Finding Needles in a Haystack
Vol. II

Finding Needles in a Haystack
Vol. III

Keywords for Finding Top Talent
in Resume Databases

Keywords for Finding Top Talent
in Resume Databases

The second installment in a three-volume series, this specialized
handbook provides a complete vocabulary of keywords within
specific industries and occupations—including banking, broadcasting and media, dentistry, hospitality, insurance, investment
finance, law, pharmacy, real estate, science, social work, social
services and human services, and teaching and education.

The third installment in a three-volume series, this specialized
handbook provides a complete vocabulary of keywords within
specific industries and occupations—including accounting, auditing, bookkeeping and collections; administration, office management, and secretarial services; advertising and corporate
communications; architecture; art and design; customer service;
equipment installation, maintenance, and repair; hazardous
materials; manufacturing and production operations; public relations and public affairs; purchasing; security; translation and
interpretation; transportation, logistics, warehousing, and distribution; and writing, editing, and journalism.

BUSINESS/CAREER
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Breaking new ground in eco-friendly development

The Green Quotient
Insights from Leading Experts on Sustainability
Charles Lockwood
Featuring conversations with cutting-edge green thinkers from
around the world—including Pulitzer Prize–winning New York
Times columnist Thomas Friedman and Nobel Prize–winning
economist Paul Krugman—this collection of interviews from
Urban Land magazine’s “Green Quotient” column explores the
green issues, challenges, and trends facing real estate development today. Each column provides a glimpse into the important
issues of a particular moment, from significant political changes
and advances in the green-building industry to the country’s
energy roller-coaster ride and the current economic crisis.
Charles Lockwood is a leading corporate sustainability strategist
and green real estate authority with more than 20 years of experience working with domestic and international companies. He
lives in Topanga, California.
BUSINESS, 160 PAGES, 6 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $29.95 (CAN $32.95)

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Make any office building
environmentally friendly

Retrofitting Buildings
to Be Green
Leanne Tobias
Aimed at real estate industry professionals, developers, and
investors, this guidebook fully explains the best practices and
methods for retrofitting an existing office building to be green—
increasing the efficiency of resource use while reducing building
impacts on human health and the environment. Covering numerous eco-friendly systems, this reference demonstrates how green
features are definitely worth the investments they require. Case
study examples of projects that have incorporated these aspects
as well as how they were constructed are included.
Leanne Tobias is founder and principal of Malachite LLC. She is
a nationally recognized speaker and author on sustainable real
estate accredited by the U.S. Green Building Council under its
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. She
lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
ARCHITECTURE/BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 8 X 10
140 COLOR PHOTOS, 20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
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Green building rules demystified

Sustainable Development
Navigating the New World of Green Regulations
and Incentives

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A comprehensive look at this urbanplanning superstar

Edmund Bacon
A Biography of a Visionary Planner

Douglas Porter

Gregory Heller

Real estate developers in the public and commercial sectors can
navigate green projects with ease with this comprehensive analysis of the latest sustainable-development regulations and incentives. Information on how to best take advantage of these
eco-enticements during the planning process is included.

• $45,000 marketing budget; co-op available
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Douglas Porter is one of the nation’s leading authorities on
growth management at the state, regional, and local level and the
founder of the nonprofit Growth Management Institute. He lives
in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Historic preservationist, visionary urban planner, and the creator
of Philadelphia’s post–World War II image—these are some of
the many hats worn by Edmund Bacon and celebrated in this
insightful biography. As executive director of the Philadelphia
City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, he reshaped and
revitalized the landscape of Philadelphia and became one of the
most significant city planners of the 20th century.
Gregory Heller is president of the Edmund Bacon Foundation, a
planner for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission,
and a former director of planning for the Parkside Historic
Preservation Corporation. His articles on planning and urban
issues have appeared in numerous publications, including The
Next American City, Philadelphia City Paper, and Philadelphia
Inquirer. He lives in Philadelphia.
BIOGRAPHY, 300 PAGES, 7 X 10
20 B & W PHOTOS
CLOTH, $34.95 (CAN $38.95)

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Breaking the Development Logjam
9780874209563
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A prognosis on the real estate collapse

Real Estate
and the Financial Crisis

Practical development information
from the real estate experts

Real Estate Market Analysis

How Turmoil in the Capital Markets
is Restructuring Real Estate Finance

A Case Study Approach
Second edition

Anthony Downs and Urban Land Institute

Adrienne Schmitz and Deborah L. Brett

• $40,000 marketing budget
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• Author’s previous books sold more than 20,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than 15,000 copies

Explaining that the current financial crisis began with an
unprecedented flow of financial capital into commercial and
housing markets, this study by a real estate insider describes the
impact of the downturn and assesses the future for real estate
markets. Topics of discussion include the credit crunch, problems
with the flow of capital, the outlook for commercial property
markets, and advice to individual investors for buying and selling while the market is down.
Anthony Downs is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
and the author of An Economic Theory of Democracy and
Niagara of Capital. He lives in Washington, DC. Urban Land
Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use of land and
in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.
BUSINESS, 180 PAGES, 7 X 10
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ISBN: 9780874201192
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Offering the tools needed to evaluate trends and understand key
factors affecting the real estate market, this book explains how
to get started, where to get information, and how to apply the
basic techniques to a variety of development types. This practical
primer offers a step-by-step approach to developing property—
whether public or private sector—and shows how market-analysis methods have been employed in real projects. The 13 case
studies written by top market analysts provide models that can
be applied to multifamily, hotel, office, industrial, entertainment,
mixed-use, and/or master-planned communities. This is an excellent reference for real estate students and professionals to maximize potential in a troubled market.
Adrienne Schmitz is a director at the Urban Land Institute, the
world’s leading real estate and land-use education and research
institute. She lives in Washington DC. Deborah L. Brett is a real
estate and planning consultant for a wide range of public and
private organizations, providing project-related market analysis.
She lives in Plainsboro, New Jersey.
BUSINESS, 243 PAGES, 8 X 10
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ISBN: 9780874201369 (REPLACES 9780874208689)
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Emerging Trends in Real Estate series
Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing leadership in the responsible use
of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

The highly anticipated update
to this critical series on real
estate investment

Hundreds of industry
leaders predict the best
investment opportunities

Emerging Trends
in Real Estate 2010

Emerging Trends
in Real Estate
Asia Pacific 2010

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Widely recognized as one of the most
accurate forecasts for commercial real
estate trends, the new iteration of this
established series offers information on all
categories of the commercial real estate
industry. Based on interviews with leading
real estate authorities, the manual offers
advice and predictions on all of the important variables of U.S. markets, including
investment trends, capital markets, markets to watch, and what is happening in
multifamily, retail, office, industrial, and
hotel development. An essential resource,
this is a must for any serious investor
looking for a helping hand.
BUSINESS/FINANCE, 62 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
10 COLOR PHOTOS, 40 CHARTS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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Widely considered the most comprehensive
annual forecast available on all categories
of the commercial real estate industry in
Asia, this thorough reference is based on
interviews with leading real estate authorities. Topics covered include investment
trends; capital markets to watch; and what
is happening in multifamily, retail, office,
hotel, and industrial development.
BUSINESS, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
15 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 CHARTS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $62.95 (CAN $69.95)

ISBN: 9780874201406
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The best European real estate
investments for the coming year

Emerging Trends
in Real Estate
Europe 2009
The most comprehensive annual forecast
available for all types of commercial real
estate in Europe, this guide, based on interviews with leading real estate authorities,
addresses European investment trends,
capital markets, markets to watch, and the
latest developments in the multifamily,
retail, office, industrial, and hotel sectors.
BUSINESS, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
10 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 GRAPHS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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Building and operating
a parking lot

Making transit stations into
lively hubs of city life

Innovative approaches to
reduce automobile air pollution

The Dimensions
of Parking

Pedestrian and
Transit-Friendly
Design

Moving Cooler

Fifth edition
Urban Land Institute
and National Parking Association
Analyzing the requirements of both free
and pay parking lots, this reference
reveals the best practices for planning,
designing, financing, building, and operating an efficient facility. Parking studies
and expert practitioners provide insights
and solid how-to information on a bevy
of topics, including zoning requirements,
automated structures, spacing geometrics,
drainage and ventilation systems, and
security considerations.
Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit
research and education organization
devoted to the responsible use of land
and the creation and maintenance of
thriving communities worldwide.
National Parking Association is an international network of more than 1,200
companies representing thousands of
parking-industry professionals.
ARCHITECTURE, 170 PAGES, 8 X 10
80 COLOR PHOTOS,
40 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $89.95 (CAN $98.95)

Urban Land Institute
Outlining the best available practices, this
guide explains how to incorporate attractive features into urban design that will
make the area around transit stations
interesting, walkable, and safe for pedestrians. While other books describe such
planning in new developments, this wideranging study is applicable to many kinds
of urban sites.
Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit
research and education organization
devoted to the responsible use of land and
the creation and maintenance of thriving
communities worldwide.
ARCHITECTURE/ARCHITECTURE
200 PAGES, 8 X 10
150 COLOR PHOTOS,
30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

ISBN: 9780874201307
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Surface Transportation
and Climate Change
Cambridge Systematics
Based on recent research, this timely study
analyzes projects and policies that might
reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
lessen the impact of automobiles on the
environment. More than 20 transportation policy scenarios are studied, including
the cost of parking, freeways, and fuel
taxes; the deregulation of land-use policies; investment in public transportation,
ride-sharing, and high-occupancy vehicle
lanes; accommodation for bicycles; workplace and commuter choices; intelligent
transportation systems; and new policies
for heavy-duty vehicles.
Cambridge Systematics is a consulting
firm specializing in transportation issues
and investment. They are located in
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
TRANSPORTATION, 160 PAGES, 8 X 10
30 COLOR PHOTOS, 50 CHARTS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $44.95 (CAN $49.95)

ISBN: 9780874201185
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How to incorporate natural
space in planned communities

Conservation
Development
Creating Value with Nature
and Open Space

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

An all-encompassing urbanplanning and development
market reference

Public/Private
Development
Lynne Sagalyn

Ed McMahon

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Practical how-to information for conservation-minded urban-planning professionals is provided in this invaluable guide.
The importance of natural lands or open
space in master-planned communities—
either in the suburbs or on the edge of
existing cities—is thoroughly explained
and coupled with examples of conservation-oriented housing developments that
incorporate this key component.

Demonstrating the collaborative procedures required to make public/private
partnerships work, this comprehensive
guide provides practical examples of how
these steps have been implemented in a
wide variety of real estate projects. With
integral advice informing the public sector
on what private investors are looking for,
strategic consultation instructing the private sector on how to acquire public sector financing and approval, and practical
information and examples to illustrate
how to develop a project as a public/
private partnership, this relevant and
informative guide is a compelling resource
for professionals involved in the real
estate industry.

Ed McMahon is the Charles Fraser Senior
Resident Fellow for Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute and a
former vice president and director of land
use at the Conservation Fund. He is a
renowned authority on sustainable development, land conservation, and urban
design. He is the author of Better Models
for Commercial Development, Green
Infrastructure, and Land Conservation
Finance. He lives in Washington, DC.
BUSINESS/ECONOMICS, 160 PAGES, 8 X 10
120 COLOR PHOTOS,
20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

Lynne Sagalyn is a professor at Columbia
University, the director of the Paul
Milstein Center for Real Estate,
and the author of Cases in Real Estate
Finance and Investment Strategy, Times
Square Roulette, and is the coauthor
of Downtown Inc. She lives in New
York City.

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How to design and develop
mixed-use buildings

Developing
Residential
Over Retail
Urban Land Institute
A practical how-to book, this resource
clarifies the feasibility, financing, planning,
design, and marketing of building housing
above retail stores. Explaining the evolution and current popularity of mixed-use
buildings, this reference features case studies from design experts whose insights
navigate the complex and unique challenges faced when developing properties
that combine housing, shopping, and
offices. Simple floor plans and color photographs of innovative and financially successful projects from a variety of urban
settings are also included.
Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit
research and education organization
devoted to the responsible use of land and
the creation and maintenance of thriving
communities worldwide.
ARCHITECTURE/BUSINESS, 250 PAGES, 8 X 10
150 COLOR PHOTOS,
20 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
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An investigation of the changes
in land-use control and community-growth management

Fresh ideas for the redevelopment of obsolete churches
and schools

The New Politics
of Planning

New Uses for
Religious Buildings
and Schools

How States and Local
Governments Are Coming to
Common Ground on Reshaping
America’s Built Environment
Arthur C. Nelson and Robert E. Lang
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Chronicling land-use controls from the
past generation, this analysis describes
recent changes in state perspective toward
managing community growth. Case studies of six states, representing diverse political cultures and locations, are analyzed in
regard to how they have dealt with issues
such as transportation, affordable housing, and economic development, and the
way in which other states are handling
newsworthy matters such as sustainability
and infrastructure to improve the quality
of life in communities is also discussed.
Arthur C. Nelson is the author of The
Social Impacts of Urban Containment. He
lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Robert E.
Lang is the author of Boomburbs and
Redefining Urban and Suburban America.
He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Robert Simons, PhD
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Offering how-to information on restructuring and remodeling vacant and antiquated church and school buildings, this
helpful guide covers the best redevelopment practices and techniques for making
use of these unique and often difficult lots.
With case studies of successful redevelopment projects across the United States that
have benefited communities, developers
and architects with any sort of revival plan
will find this guide immensely useful. Each
example provided is innovative and economically feasible.
Robert Simons, PhD, is the principal of
Robert Simons & Associates, Inc. and a
professor in the college of urban affairs at
Cleveland State University. He is the
author of Turning Brownfields into
Greenbacks and When Bad Things
Happen to Good Property. He lives in
Cleveland, Ohio.

ISBN: 9780874201284

BUSINESS, 200 PAGES, 8 X 10
150 COLOR PHOTOS,
30 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $79.95 (CAN $87.95)

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SOCIAL SCIENCE, 48 PAGES, 6 X 9
10 CHARTS
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Planning sustainable properties
with profit in mind

Sustainable
Properties
An Investor’s and Lender’s Guide
Molly McCabe
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Focusing on the nexus of profit and sustainability, this nifty resource leads
investors and lenders through the land
mines of the “Green Revolution,” describing cost structures and regulations, barriers to capital investment, financing, the
economic impact of incentives, nontraditional revenue streams, valuation, and
operations and leasing. With a focus on
planning with economic feasibility, this indepth manual is crucial for those looking
to understand and make their business
benefit from the growing trend in energy
conservation. Case studies throughout
provide concrete examples of how companies are thinking strategically and investing in sustainable properties.
Molly McCabe is the founder and president of HaydenTanner, a financial firm that
helps corporations and entrepreneurs invest
in sustainability and energy efficiency. She
has more than 20 years of experience in
real estate finance and business development. She lives in Bigfork, Montana.
FINANCE, 200 PAGES, 8 X 10
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A pragmatic guide to sustainable architectural design
and development

Best Practices
in Development

Growth opportunities
and trends for developers

Funding roads for the future

Global Demographics
and Real Estate 2009

A Global Perspective

Infrastructure 2009
Urban Land Institute

Shaping Real Estate’s Future

• $20,000 marketing budget

ULI Award-Winning
Projects 2009

M. Leanne Lachman
and Deborah L. Brett

Urban Land Institute

• $30,000 marketing budget
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and the Wall Street Journal

Examining trends in transportation and
road networks in the United States and
abroad, this resource details how to
finance their construction and maintenance with both public and private funds.
The comprehensive resource also explores
the effect of these projects on the existing
environment, innovative ways countries
across the globe have built these systems,
and infrastructure’s essential role in building sustainable communities around
the world.

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Profiling premier commercial and residential projects, this informative guide
instructs urban developers on how to
develop architectural designs that are economically viable, aesthetically pleasing,
and valuable to local communities. Each
featured project is either a winner or finalist for the prestigious ULI Award for
Excellence—an annual prize based on
financial viability, the resourceful use of
land, overall design, and sensitivity to the
community and environment. Accompanied by photographic documentation,
detailed development stories, project data,
and ruminations on the challenges faced
throughout the planning and construction,
this instructional manual is an invaluable
resource for professional architects, urban
planners, and real estate developers.
The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit research and education organization. It is located in Washington, DC.
ARCHITECTURE, 150 PAGES, 9 X 9
200 COLOR PHOTOS, FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
CLOTH, $69.95 (CAN $76.95)

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Exploring demographic trends and the
impact of such trends on real estate markets, this thoroughly researched volume
looks at issues such as demand for workforce housing, the expansion of midsized
communities, and the future for masterplanned communities in terms of accommodating the growing middle class.
M. Leanne Lachman is the president of
Lachman Associates, an independent real
estate consulting company, and a former
partner at Schroder Real Estate
Associates. She lives in New York City.
Deborah L. Brett is an adjunct professor
at Rutgers University’s Bloustein School of
Planning and Public Policy and the author
of Real Estate Market Analysis: A Case
Study Approach. She lives in Plainsboro,
New Jersey.
BUSINESS, 100 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
15 COLOR PHOTOS, 80 CHARTS, 10 MAPS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $59.95 (CAN $65.95)

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Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit
research and education organization
devoted to the responsible use of land and
the creation and maintenance of thriving
communities worldwide.
TRANSPORTATION, 60 PAGES, 8.5 X 11
30 COLOR PHOTOS, 15 CHARTS,
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
TRADE PAPER, $49.95 (CAN $54.95)

ISBN: 9780874201222
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An accessible guide to tax regulations in the Keystone State

2010 Pennsylvania
Tax Handbook
Editors of ALM Publishing
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the Legal Intelligencer, and the Pennsylvania
Law Weekly
Detailed and concise, this reference is the
complete and authoritative guide to
Pennsylvania’s tax laws. This updated edition contains information on numerous
new topics, such as the Keystone
Opportunity Zone program expansion,
changes to Philadelphia wages, net profits
and business-privilege tax rates, and
changes to telecommunications services
resulting from the Internet Freedom Act.
Penned by a highly regarded team of
authors, this compendium is the preferred
tax handbook for accountants, tax attorneys, and business professionals.
The contributors to this book are Julia M.
Bennetsen, JD; H. Robert Boehringer III;
Sara E. Britt, JD; Laurence R. Cusack, JD,
LLM; Rachel V. Goc, MST; Seth M.
Komitzky, JD, LLM; Ulrich Schmidt, MA;
Howard R. Sklaroff, JD, LLM, CPA;
Christina M. Sray; Glenn D. Todd, JD,
LLM; Chau H. Tran, CPA, MST; Robert
R. Van Gulick, CPA; Andrew I. VandenBrul, CPA, MST; Jason R. Wade, JD;
Kimberley A. Wick; and Franzel G. Zullo.

The essential survey
for Pennsylvania
courtroom regulations

The ideal tool for any legal
practitioner confronting
an insurance company

Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania
Court Rules

Insurance Bad Faith
in Pennsylvania

2010 Edition
Edited by The Legal Intelligencer
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Law Weekly
Featuring the most current and thorough
coverage, this accessible reference is the
key to all adopted, amended, and rescinded court rules for the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania. Highlighting more than 50
revisions to civil, juvenile, and evidence
rules, this handbook also details contact
information for each county’s courthouse
and features a CD-ROM with all requisite
forms, this overview is a must-have for all
law practitioners in the Keystone State.
The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad
Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania
Legal Research Handbook, and The
Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.
LAW, 1315 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25
INCLUDES CD-ROM
TRADE PAPER, $83.00 (CAN $83.00)

LAW, 781 PAGES, 6 X 9
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ISBN: 9781577863014

ISBN: 9781577862543

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Richard L. McMonigle Jr.
Foreword by Edward N. Cahn
Foreword by Joseph F. Roda
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Law Weekly
Detailing more than 50 new court opinions and summaries of significant cases,
this compendium is the ultimate companion for any insurance bad-faith case. This
handbook also includes reviews of the
most recent bad-faith trial verdicts,
expanded liability in first-party bad-faith
claims, recovery for compensatory and
consequential damages, and a review of
the latest awards. Updated verdict and
judicial indexes are also featured.
Richard L. McMonigle Jr. is a partner
with Post & Schell, P. C. and a veteran
of numerous bad-faith cases. He lives
in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Edward
N. Cahn is attorney-at-law at Blank
Rome, LLP. He lives in Lower Macungie
Township, Pennsylvania. Joseph F. Roda
is a practicing attorney and president
of RodaNast, P. C. He lives in
Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
LAW, 1042 PAGES, 6 X 9
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ISBN: 9781577861294
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The definitive sourcebook for
Orphans’ Court practice in 20
Pennsylvania counties

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

The comprensive guide to court
rules governing the counties of
Allegheny and Westmoreland

Allegheny/
Pennsylvania
Orphans’ Court Rules Westmoreland County
2010 Edition
Court Rules
Edited by The Legal Intelligencer

2010 Edition

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the Legal Intelligencer, and Pennsylvania
Law Weekly

Edited by The Legal Intelligencer

Featuring the most thorough coverage of
newly adopted and amended rules for the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, this
compilation provides the tools for effective and successful practice in Orphans’
Court. Presenting an accessible breakdown by county, this compendium
includes a CD-ROM featuring all necessary court forms. Ideal for law practitioners, legal assistants, and chambers of
commerce, this authoritative guidebook
also lists indexes, administrative orders,
and adoption rules.
The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad
Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania
Legal Research Handbook, and The
Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.
LAW, 1264 PAGES, 8.5 X 11.25
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Outlining official comments on countyspecific rules, this indispensable examination summarizes the legal elements of
Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties.
Featuring a CD-ROM of relevant forms
cross-referenced with their corresponding
rules, this guide covers civil, criminal, family, orphans’, and municipal court divisions. Highlighting a new practice primer
section as well as new and rescinded
courtroom regulations, this overview is
essential for practitioners, bar associations, paralegals, and law clerks.
The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad
Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania
Legal Research Handbook, and The
Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.

Delaware County
Court Rules
2010 Edition
Edited by The Legal Intelligencer
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the Legal Intelligencer, and the Pennsylvania
Law Weekly
Newly revised and fully documented, this
rule book is essential for understanding
court regulations for Delaware County,
Pennsylvania. With editors’ notes that
quickly identify updated material, this
compilation features information for all
relevant divisions, including criminal,
juvenile, district justice, and orphans’
court. Highlighting recent and historical
administrative orders, this encyclopedic
reference also covers the Judge Pro
Tempore program, Accelerated
Rehabilitative Disposition, and alternative
sentences. A CD-ROM displaying all necessary forms is also featured.
The Legal Intelligencer editors have nearly 30 years of experience in legal journalism. They are the editors of Insurance Bad
Faith in Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania
Legal Research Handbook, and The
Pennsylvania Tax Handbook. The company is based in Philadelphia.
LAW, 466 PAGES, 5.5 X 8.5
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An invaluable handbook for the
Delaware County courtroom

ISBN: 9781577862055

New Titles

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

Grief as a place with no familiar landmarks

The Wilderness of Grief

A guide to surviving the trying journey towards
healing after a divorce

Finding Your Way

The Wilderness of Divorce

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

Finding Your Way

• Part of the Understanding Your Grief series, which includes
Understanding Your Grief Journal (9781879651395),The Wilderness
of Grief (9781879651524), and Your Grief Support Group Guide
(9781879651401)

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

Based on the author’s previous guides to grief therapy, this
audiobook takes an inspirational approach to the material, presenting the idea of wilderness as a sustained metaphor for grief—
where the death of a loved one is likened to the experience of
being wrenched from normal life and dropped down in the middle of nowhere. Feeling lost and afraid in this uncharted territory, people are initially overwhelmed, the book explains, but they
begin to make their way through the new landscape by searching
for trail markers—or touchstones—until they emerge as intrepid
travelers climbing up out of despair. The touchstones for each
step are described in short chapters such as “Recognize You Are
Not Crazy” and “Appreciate Your Transformation.”

Addressing a significant loss in life, this audio book enables
those who have experienced a divorce to mourn sufficiently and
begin to heal. Delving into the 10 essential touchstones of the
healing process, this resource encourages the exploration of feelings of loss, identifying the specific needs of divorce transition,
and understanding the divorced person’s bill of rights.
Compassionate and accessible, this outline will allow those in
need to navigate through what can be overwhelming grief to a
new beginning.

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a speaker, a grief counselor, the director
of the Center for Loss and Life Transition, and the author of several books, including Healing Your Grieving Heart and The
Journey Through Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
SELF-HELP
CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 30 MINS, 5.5 X 7
$15.95 (CAN $17.95)

ISBN: 9781879651555
RIGHTS: WORLD

• Author’s previous books sold more than 65,000 copies
• Part of the Transcending Divorce series, which includes
The Transcending Divorce Journal (9781879651548)

Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD, is a grief counselor and the director of the
Center for Loss and Life Transition. He is the author of several
books, including Healing Your Grieving Heart and The Journey
Through Grief. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
SELF-HELP/PSYCHOLOGY
CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 30 MINS
5.75 X 7.25
$15.95 (CAN $17.95)

Also available in the
Transcending Divorce series:

ISBN: 9781879651647

Also available in the
Understanding Your Grief series:

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COMPANION PRESS
SEPTEMBER

Understanding
Your Grief
9781879651357
$14.95 (CAN $22.95)

Transcending Divorce
9781879651500
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Stories from the celebrated public radio program

Selected Shorts:
A Touch of Magic
Symphony Space
“Selected Shorts is one of the best evenings of the theatre.”
—David Sedaris, Selected Shorts guest host
• Previous titles in series sold more than 36,000 copies
• Part of the Selected Shorts: A Celebration of the Short Story series,
which includes Selected Shorts: Baseball (9780971921849),
Selected Shorts: Food Fictions (9780971921894), Selected Shorts:
Lots of Laughs! (9780971921825), Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics
(9780971921832), and Selected Shorts: Travel Tales (9781934033005)
By turns funny, moving, romantic, and surreal, each of the tales
on this magical lineup is filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Stephen Colbert performs Ray Bradbury’s tale about a room that
can take one anywhere in the world—sometimes with dangerous
consequences. From a romance between a mermaid and an imp
to a wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers,
this eclectic collection also features narratives by W. W. Jacobs,
Andrew Lam, Saki, and T. C. Boyle as well as performances by
John Lithgow, James Naughton, Daniel Gerroll, and René
Auberjonois.
Symphony Space is a performing arts center based in New York
City that fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing
arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences
together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy. This
organization reaches audiences throughout New York City, the
wider metropolitan area, and—through distribution of programs via media such as radio, recordings, podcasts, and touring—the nation.

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

A discourse on justified civil action with an
experienced practitioner

War and Civil Disobedience
Howard Zinn
• Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies
• Part of the PM Audio series, which includes The Boy Bands Have
Won (9781604860276), English Rebel Songs 1381-1984
(9781604860009), and Get on with It: Live (9781604860016)
Delivered in the context of the current war in Iraq, this recording
of a lecture and discussion from a master historian focuses on
several instances of civil disobedience in response to wars in U.S.
history, offering models, ideas, and inspirations concerning the
reasons and ways to challenge and change the structure of
power. In this wake-up call to concerned citizens across the
globe, the premise that knowledge of history can only aid in analyzing the present and the future is a central theme, and many
questions are posed, such as What are citizens to do when confronted by unjust laws that embroil them in unjust wars?
Howard Zinn is professor emeritus at Boston University. He
served as an air force bombardier in World War II and was an
active voice in the anti–Vietnam War movement. He is the author
of many books, including the bestseller A People’s History of the
United States. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604860993
RIGHTS: WORLD
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$28.00 (CAN $30.95)

ISBN: 9781934033135
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Now This War Has Two Sides
9781604860078
CD, $19.99 (CAN $21.99)

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PM Audio series
• Part of the PM Audio series, which includes The Boy Bands Have Won (9781604860276), English Rebel Songs 1381–1984 (9781604860009),
Get on with It: Live (9781604860016), and Now This War Has Two Sides (9781604860078)

Striking political commentary from the father
of modern linguistics

An investigation of the global food industry’s ills
and how to heal them

Iraq

Stuffed and Starved

The Forever War

Raj Patel

Noam Chomsky

“For Patel, it is a short step from Western consumers ‘engorged
and intoxicated’ with cheap processed food to Mexican and
Indian farmers committing suicide because they can’t make a living. The ‘food industry’s pabulum’ makes us all cogs in an evil
machine.”
—New Yorker

“A global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on
foreign policy on the planet.”
—New York Times
“The conscience of the American people.”

—New Statesman

• Author’s previous books sold more than one million copies
Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the
war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nation’s past. Demonstrating how imperial powers
have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to
their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on
Iraq as not just a mistake but a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. The discourse focuses
on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and
the dangerous and immoral use of “anticipatory self-defense” to
undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In
spite of this dark assessment, this argument maintains hope for
democracy at home and abroad, inspiring listeners to let political
malaise fall by the wayside and instead work to build a more
egalitarian future for all.
Noam Chomsky is an internationally renowned MIT professor.
A highly sought after public speaker, he has been a leading voice
for peace and social justice for many decades. He is the author of
9-11, The Essential Chomsky, Hegemony or Survival, and What
We Say Goes. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
CURRENT EVENTS/POLITICAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604861006
RIGHTS: WORLD
PM PRESS DECEMBER

• Paperback edition sold more than 20,000 copies
Ranging from colossal Californian supermarkets to wrecked
Indian paddy fields and bankrupt African coffee farms, this
audio edition of the bestselling book scrutinizes the global food
network. With a combination of hard-hitting investigative journalism and personable storytelling, several questions are
explored, such as How can starving people also be obese? Why
does everything have soy in it? and How do petrochemicals and
biofuels control the price of food? Shocking evidence points to
an epidemic of farmer suicides in famine-stricken Asia and
Africa, yet there is great cause for hope as international resistance movements work to create a more democratic, sustainable,
and joyful food system. Going beyond ethical consumerism, the
study explains the steps, from seed to store to plate, to regain
control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of both
farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance.
Raj Patel is a writer, an activist, and a former policy analyst with
Food First. He has worked for the World Bank, the WTO, and
the United Nations and has also protested them on four continents. He lives in San Francisco, California.
BUSINESS/SOCIAL SCIENCE, 1 CD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 5.5 X 5
$14.95 (CAN $16.95)

ISBN: 9781604861037
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Groundbreaking investigative journalism behind
the bestselling book—explained

The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
(8 DVD Set)
Naomi Klein
“Naomi Klein is an investigative reporter like no other. She
roams the continents with eyes wide open and her brain operating at full speed, finding connections we never thought of and
patterns which eluded us.” —Howard Zinn, author, A People’s
History of the United States on The Shock Doctrine
• Author’s previous books sold more than 300,000 copies
• Part of the PM Video series, which includes The Angola 3
(9781604860207), Black and Gold (9781604860108), Deserter
(9781604860122), The Jena 6 (9781604860115), Venezuela
(9781604860177), and The War of 33 (9781604860139)
• A portion of the proceeds will go to the antipoverty charity
the War on Want
Offering illuminating insight into the investigative journalism
behind Naomi Klein’s bestselling book, The Shock Doctrine: The
Rise of Disaster Capitalism, this riveting hour-long lecture and
interview explains the ideas and research behind the book that
exposed the popular myth of the free market economy’s peaceful
global victory. From Chile in 1973 to today, this is the chilling
tale of shock doctors, those powerful few making a killing
around the world by cashing in on chaos and exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally implement their policies.
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, a syndicated
columnist, and the author of the bestsellers No Logo: Taking
Aim at the Brand Bullies and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of
Disaster Capitalism. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
POLITICAL SCIENCE/CURRENT EVENTS
FOUR-COLOR INTERIOR
8 DVDS, RUN TIME: 8 HRS, 5.5 X 7.5
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

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Functional fashion for full-figured females

Full Busted? Sew Clothes
That Fit! (DVD)
Marta Alto
Produced by Pati Palmer
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• Producer’s previous DVDs sold more than 500,000 copies
Created specially for full-busted women—who must often buy
oversized clothing simply so they can button the front—this
interactive DVD demonstrates how ladies can sew their own
clothes for a custom fit and teaches which size patterns will best
fit the neck, upper chest, and shoulder areas. Easy to play and
pause during alterations, the DVD first explores full-bust fitting
basics, listing the tools needed for preparing a pattern, altering a
darted front, pin-fitting fabric, and lowering a bust dart. The
presentation then tackles style challenges, such as cut-on sleeves
and tops and skirts with a twist. Further design techniques reveal
how to transfer darts into pleats and move darts virtually anywhere, while video of everyday women displays the final products. Helping to ease both fit frustrations and wallet woes, these
cost-efficient garments—including both the side-panel jacket and
the princess jacket—offer full-busted women unique style solutions they can’t find in any store.
Marta Alto is a teacher, writer, and researcher at Palmer/Pletsch
Publishing, the author of 21st Century Sewing, and the coauthor
of The Serger Idea Book and Sewing Ultrasuede. Pati Palmer is
the CEO of Palmer/Pletsch Publishing, a designer and consultant
for the McCall Pattern Company, and a coauthor of Sewing with
Sergers. They are the coauthors of Fit for Real People, Jackets for
Real People, and Pants for Real People. They both live in
Portland, Oregon.
CRAFTS & HOBBIES/FASHION & APPEARANCE
DVD, RUN TIME: 2 HRS, 5.25 X 7.5
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781604861044

ISBN: 9780935278798

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Connecting individual spiritual
consciousness with the awakening of the whole

Discover the connection between
individual responsibility and the
well-being of the world

Rare and inspiring material on
the mystical secret of oneness

“This is an important articulation of the
spiritual awakening occurring on the planet at this time.”
—Network Review

July, 2006

Boulder, Colorado

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

• Author’s previous books sold more than
50,000 copies

• Author’s previous books sold more than
50,000 copies

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
and Fr. Thomas Keating

In this unique discussion, Sufi teacher
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee addresses what it
means to experience a spiritual awakening. Beginning with the ancient spiritual
teaching that everything was, is, and will
be perfect, this guide argues that when one
realizes this perfection, one will be able to
explore the veils, illusions, and distortions
that typically separate one from this
awakened reality. Through the legend of
the Holy Grail and the story of the
Garden of Eden, he describes the true
meaning of service and the relationship
between individual spiritual awakening
and global awakening.

Exploring the topic of global oneness, this
conversation explains how the emerging
consciousness of oneness is not just an
individual, mystical experience but is also
something that the whole of humanity is
taking a step toward achieving. Asking
important questions such as What is the
current state of global awakening? and
Can humanity collectively awaken on its
own? this DVD is presented by a wellrespected and long-time observer and
teacher of the subject. Exploring this
emerging consciousness through use of the
internet and other forms of global communication, this is an ideal resource for
any spiritual seeker wanting to learn more
about the oneness in everyday life that is
at the root of all spiritual practice.

Awakening (DVD)
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the
Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of
Sufism and the author of several books,
including Awakening the World. He lives
in Inverness, California.
SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
DVD, RUN TIME: 1 HR, 3 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5
$14.00 (CAN $16.00)

ISBN: 9781890350161
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
THE GOLDEN SUFI CENTER SEPTEMBER

Oneness and the
A Conversation About Heart of the World
Oneness (DVD)
(3 DVD set), May 2 & 3, 2008

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the
Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of
Sufism and the author of several books,
including Awakening the World. He lives
in Inverness, California.
SPIRITUALITY/BODY/MIND/SPIRIT
DVD, RUN TIME: 51 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5
$14.00 (CAN $16.00)

ISBN: 9781890350178

• Authors’ previous works sold more than
80,000 copies
In a unique meeting of two mystical traditions, this 3 DVD set explores the oneness
that is at the heart of all spiritual traditions and the contribution it can make in
a time of global transition. Exploring the
importance of the meeting of the individual heart with the mystical heart of the
world, these recordings provide unique
material on the importance of how contemplative life awakens us to oneness.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee is a sheikh in the
Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya order of
Sufism and the author of several books,
including Awakening the World. He lives
in Inverness, California. Fr. Thomas
Keating is the author of several books,
including The Fruits and Gifts of the
Spirit; The Human Condition; and The
Mystery of Christ, Invitation to Love. He
lives in Snowmass, Colorado.
SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION & THEOLOGY
3 DVDS, RUN TIME: 4 HRS, 30 MINS, 5.25 X 7.5
$19.95 (CAN $21.95)

ISBN: 9781890350154
RIGHTS: US & CANADA
THE GOLDEN SUFI CENTER SEPTEMBER

RIGHTS: US & CANADA
THE GOLDEN SUFI CENTER SEPTEMBER

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Practical applications for face-to-face combat

Kapap Combat Concepts: Martial Arts of the Israeli Special Forces series
Avi Nardia, Albert Timen, and John Machado
Guaranteed to appeal to civilians, martial artists, law-enforcement officers, and military personnel, this series captures one of the most
versatile self-defense systems being practiced today. From original kapap fighting theories to position and movement principles for
real-life conflict applications, these demonstrations ensure adaptability to any type of training. Additional topics include grappling
techniques, multiple-defensive responses, reality-based combat conditioning exercises, fundamental knife drills, striking tactics, and
pressure points.
Avi Nardia is a Black Belt magazine contributor and the head instructor of the Kapap Academy. He has studied numerous styles of
martial arts and has taught courses on tactical and defensive shooting, high-risk entry, and VIP protection. He lives in Rochester, New
York. Albert Timen is the president of the Kapap Academy. He is a former lotar and close-quarters combat instructor as well as a certified defensive-tactics, kapap, and shooting instructor. He lives in River Edge, New Jersey. John Machado is one of the five brothers of
the world-renowned Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts family. He won every major title and competitive award in Brazil from
1982 to 1990 and holds a fourth degree black belt. He is considered one of the foremost authorities in martial arts.

Kapap Combat Concepts:
Martial Arts of the Israeli
Special Forces (DVD)

Kapap Combat Concepts:
Martial Arts of the Israeli
Special Forces (DVD)

Volume One: Principles and Conditioning

Volume Three: Weapons Skills and Defenses

ISBN: 9781581334593

ISBN: 9781581334616

Kapap Combat Concepts:
Martial Arts of the Israeli
Special Forces (DVD)

Kapap Combat Concepts:
Martial Arts of the Israeli
Special Forces (DVD)

Volume Two: Holds and Third-Party Protection

Volume Four: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Applications

ISBN: 9781581334609

ISBN: 9781581334623

Also available:

MARTIAL ARTS/SPORTS
1 DVD EACH, RUN TIMES: 60 MINS EACH, 5.5 X 7.5
$29.95 (CAN $32.95) EACH
RIGHTS: US & CANADA

Kapap Combat Concepts
9780897501613
Trade Paper
$24.95 (CAN $29.95)

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INDEPENDENT PUBLISHERS GROUP – FALL 2009

A newly revised guidebook to accompany
the versatile accounting program

Running QuickBooks® 2010
Premier Editions
The Only Definitive Guide
to the Premier Editions
Kathy Ivens
• Author’s previous books sold more than 350,000 copies
Updated to include information on the QuickBooks® 2010
Premier Editions, this reference is filled with information for
accounting professionals who want to provide extra services to
clients. Business owners and bookkeepers will learn how to use
the advanced accounting features unique to the software’s
Premier Editions to create professional business plans as well as
analyze and project company performance. Easy-to-follow
instructions, coverage of undocumented features, and dozens of
tips, tricks, and shortcuts are provided, along with file specifications for importing data into QuickBooks®.
Kathy Ivens is the author of more than 50 books, including Home
Networking for Dummies, Quickbooks: The Official Guide, and
Running Quickbooks in Nonprofits. She is a senior contributing
editor for Windows IT Pro magazine. She lives in Philadelphia.
COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE, 608 PAGES, 7.25 X 9
TRADE PAPER, $36.95 (CAN $40.95)

ISBN: 9781932925135
RIGHTS: WORLD
CPA911 PUBLISHING NOVEMBER

More than 400 Excel conundrums answered

Learn Excel 97–2010
from Mr. Excel
427 Excel Mysteries Solved
Third edition
Bill Jelen
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 160,000 copies
Updating the previous edition’s tips to make them compatible
with Excel 2010, and featuring tips that are only available in
Excel 2010, this new edition of Mr. Excel’s popular software
guide even incorporates suggestions sent in by readers. Each featured topic has a problem statement and description, followed by
a broad strategy for solving the problem. Mr. Excel then walks
readers through the specific steps to solve the issue. Alternate
strategies are also provided, along with common “gotchas” that
trip users up, leaving readers with not only answers to their specific dilemmas but also new and quicker ways to use formulas
and spreadsheets.
Bill Jelen is an Excel expert at www.mrexcel.com, a regular on
TechTV Canada’s Call for Help, and a video podcaster who is
regularly listed in the iTunes top 50. He is the author of Excel
Gurus Gone Wild, Pivot Table Data Crunching, and 14 titles in
the Excel for Professionals series. He lives in Akron, Ohio.
COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE, 925 PAGES, 7.5 X 9.25
12 TABLES, 1451 SCREEN SHOTS
TRADE PAPER, $39.95 (CAN $39.95)

ISBN: 9781932802443 (REPLACES 9781932802276)
RIGHTS: WORLD
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Computer Books for Seniors series
Studio Visual Steps
• Co-op available
• Author’s previous books sold more than 150,000 copies
• Part of the Computer Books for Seniors series, which includes Digital Photo Editing for Seniors (9789059050648)
and Interesting Online Applications for Seniors (9789059052857)
Studio Visual Steps is a team of experienced professionals dedicated to producing useful and informative technology titles.

Navigating the internet for older adults

Navigating a PC for older adults

Internet and E-mail for Seniors
with Windows 7

Windows 7 for Seniors

For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start Using
the Internet
Written primarily for the beginning or intermediate computer
user over the age of 50, this large-print guide introduces seniors
to the Web with precise directions, screenshots, and step-by-step
instructions. Leading users through the basics of searching and
finding information on the internet, it describes the fundamentals
of e-mail management, electronic communication, and connecting with other internet users.
COMPUTER: INTERNET/COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE
6 B & W PHOTOS,

ISBN: 9789059051164
Also available from the Computer Books for Seniors series:

For Senior Citizens Who Want to Start
Using Computers
The ultimate starting point for senior citizens who want to learn
how to use a personal computer, this reference guides users
through the basics of the Windows 7 operating system with easyto-read large print and numerous screenshots. Seniors can work
through the book at their own pace while sitting at the computer, learning how to write letters and memos, send and receive email, explore the World Wide Web, and customize computer
settings. The information is suitable for users with Windows 7,
Internet Explorer 8, and Outlook Express.
COMPUTER: OPERATING SYSTEMS/
COMPUTER: APPLICATIONS & SOFTWARE
30 B & W PHOTOS

ISBN: 9789059051263
400 PAGES, 7.75 X 11
800 SCREEN SHOTS
TRADE PAPER, $19.95 (CAN $21.95) EACH
RIGHTS: US, CANADA, AUSTRALIA,
NEW ZEALAND & UK
VISUAL STEPS PUBLISHING OCTOBER

Internet and E-mail for
Seniors with Windows Vista
9789059052840
$19.95 (CAN $26.95)

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Windows Vista for Seniors
9789059052741
$19.95 (CAN $26.95)

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Easy Oracle Series
John Garmany
Series Edited by Donald K. Burleson
• The Easy Oracle series includes Easy HTML-DB Oracle Application Express
(9780976157311), Easy Oracle Automation (97809745993366), Easy Oracle PHP
(9780976157304), and Easy Oracle Warehouse Builder (9780979795176)
John Garmany is the author of Oracle 11g New Features, Oracle RAC & Grid
Turning with Solid-state Disk, and Oracle Replication. He lives in Golden, Colorado.
Donald K. Burleson is the author of 30 books and serves as editor in chief of Rampant
TechPress. He lives in Kittrel, North Carolina.

Fully revised to compliment
the new release
of the Oracle Database

Oracle Tuning
The Definitive Reference
Second edition
Donald K. Burleson

Concise and affordable information for Oracle professionals

Extract Oracle data and format
reports easily

Easy Oracle PL/SQL
Programming

Easy Oracle SQL

Get Started Fast with Working
PL/SQL Code Examples
Second edition
Designed for any Oracle professional who
must quickly implement Oracle reporting,
this indispensable guide offers new tips
and tricks that make Oracle reporting simple. The basics of PL/SQL are introduced
using multiple examples, and this methodology teaches PL/SQL language structures,
anonymous blocks, and stored procedures
so well that by the end of the first chapter
users will be coding blocks confidently.
250 PAGES

ISBN: 9780982306116
(REPLACES 9780975913574)

Get Started Fast Writing SQL
Reports with SQL*Plus
Second edition
An introduction to using SQL and
SQL*Plus with an Oracle database, this
guide is ideal for quickly implementing
Oracle reporting without buying expensive
third-party reporting tools. This handbook
will provide proven methods to building
queries and reports using SQL. Also
included is a section detailing how to effectively use SQL*Plus to produce quality
reports and scripts.
260 PAGES

ISBN: 9780982306109
(REPLACES 9780972751377)
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• Part of the Oracle In-Focus series, which
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Easy HTML-DB Oracle Applications
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Designed for Oracle tuning professionals,
this guidebook introduces the various tuning analytical tools and helpful strategies
to make the database easier to use. Details
describe how to extract information from
the database and use it to determine and
increase efficiency. Sample code, sample
code results, and guidelines on how to
interpret the results along with countless
hints, tips, and tools help users manipulate
code in an effective way.
Donald K. Burleson is the author of 30
books. He lives in Kittrel, North Carolina.
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A comprehensive guide to a
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The Joy of X
The Architecture
of the X Window System
Niall Mansfield
• Author’s previous books sold more than
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Aimed at those new to the system seeking
an overall understanding first, and written
in a clear, uncomplicated style, this reprint
of the much-cited 1993 classic describes
the standard windowing system for Linux,
UNIX, and other operating systems.
Widely recommended as a course text, this
thorough representation of the entire X
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with applications. Although this is a technical book, it does not assume advanced
programming or system-administrative
experience—great for those laying a foundation for later work. This is an ideal
guide for system and network managers,
programmers, and technical-end users.

A detailed guide to
OpenChange for programmers
and network administrators

MAPI E-mail
and Groupware
with OpenChange
For Windows
and Linux Administrators
and Programmers
Julien Kerihuel
Containing numerous incremental programming samples, this programmer’s
resource lays out the possibilities available
with OpenChange, an open-source implementation of the protocols on which
Microsoft Exchange is based. With applications readily adapted to the networking
needs of the modern business world and
detailed descriptions suitable for academic
courses on e-mail/groupware architectures,
this guide is both practical and scholarly,
ideal for students and experienced network
and system administrators alike.

Niall Mansfield is the founder of the
European X Window System User group
and the author of Practical TCP/IP and
The X Window System: A User’s Guide.

Julien Kerihuel is the project founder and
lead developer of OpenChange. He
has also taught computer security
classes at EPITECH and has managed
the EPITECH open source laboratory’s
industrial projects department.

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Treasury of programming aids
and utilities for LEGO robots

LEGO®
Mindstorms™ NXT™
Power Programming
Robotics in C
Second edition
John C. Hansen
With fun projects, tips, instructions, illustrations, and programs, this companion to
the powerful Mindstorms NXT robot kit
will help LEGO popularize robotics in the
way that the iPod did for digital music.
This second edition to programming on
the NXT helps users make the most of the
latest LEGO Mindstorms NXT release for
further robot enhancements. Included is an
ingenious set of projects that explore the
complete arsenal of basic and advanced
NXT functionality.
John C. Hansen is the creator of several
LEGO Mindstorms tools and utilities and
is currently a member of the Mindstorms
Community Partners. He lives in
Nashville, Tennessee.
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