LOS ANGELES, July 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
LibraryBub is a service that helps thousands of librarians to discover bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector. LibraryBub works with all major libraries and is the industry's first service connecting indie and small-press authors with libraries. It was founded in 2015 by international bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska. As a successful indie author, she helps thousands of other authors achieve self-publishing success through her books, newsletters, courses and coaching. The core commitment of LibraryBub is to help librarians to identify acclaimed books from the independent publishing sector.
The July list of remarkable books by self-publishing authors appears below. The featured publications have been well received both by readers and critics while some have quickly become Amazon best sellers in their categories. Many of these books have won awards within the independent publishing sector. Moreover, these books are already shaping the lives of their readers. Eudora Welty, long before she won the Pulitzer Prize for her writing, was an avid reader of library books. She remembered how as a child her consumption of library books was a matter of urgency: "I read library books as fast as I could go, rushing them home in the basket of my bicycle. From the minute I reached our house, I started to read. Every book I seized on… stood for the devouring wish to read being instantly granted. I knew this was bliss." Librarians can make that kind of difference to people's lives and LibraryBub CEO Alinka Rutkowska is delighted to support them in that role. "It's very exciting to think of the cycle that is at work in libraries - the role of librarians in promoting books by present-day authors is instrumental in enthusiastic young readers growing up to be the next generation of authors. The future is in safe hands," she says.
Below is July's selection by category.
Literature & Fiction
Husro & Shirin: Persian Legends in Love by Maryam Tabibzadeh ISBN: 978-0979411229
Jesus and Me: revealed by Angelo his guardian angel by Theodore D. Sugges ISBN: 978-1539916253
20 Degrees from Normal: creative poems for all ages by Anissa Ferris and Antonio Ferris ISBN: 978-1483458601
Ed - For Love and Hope (Book Two of the Band 4 trilogy) by Marguerite Nardone Gruen ISBN: 978-1525510793
Hello Again (Book One of the in the Garden series) by Heather Tullis ISBN: 978-1630340117
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Born of Water (Book One of the Elemental Origins series) by A.L. Knorr ISBN: 978-1775067122
Alf the Workshop Dog (Book One of the Once Upon a Now series) by Emma Calin ISBN: 978-1502479587
Animal Farm: Sugarcandy Mountain by Alicia Shaw ISBN: 978-1520457963
Blue Troll's Broken Berry Rod (Book One of the Troll Stories series) by Annabel Schiotz ISBN: 978-1503078536
A Buss from Lafayette by Dorothea Jensen ISBN: 978-1939371904
Dogs of a Different Collar by Marti Regan ISBN: 978-1425154585
How Santa Got His Reindeer by Pam Atherstone ISBN: 978-0997927115
Biographies & Memoirs
Life with Mollie but Really It's All About Me by Sherry Turner ISBN: 978-1535581240
Predictable Results: how successful companies tackle growth challenges and win by Patrick Thean ISBN: 978-0997825718
Principled Profits: outward success Is an inside job by Bobby Albert ISBN: 978-1683505433
Be Your Own Spiritual Nurse: healing through the chakras by Trudy Dintzner
The Emergence: a time of accelerated change by Howard Cooper ISBN: 978-1504395373
Promotion Protocol: Unlock the Secrets of promotability & career success by Kim Nugent ISBN: 978-1627472722
Out-of-Style: An illustrated guide to vintage fashions by Betty Kreisel Shubert ISBN: 978-0486819884
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