LOS ANGELES, October 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
LibraryBub is a service that helps thousands of librarians to discover bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector. Founded in 2015, LibraryBub works with all major libraries and is the industry's first service dedicated to connecting indie and small-press authors with libraries. Imbued with the enthusiasm and ambition of its founder, the bestselling author Alinka Rutkowska, the core commitment of LibraryBub is to help librarians to identify acclaimed books from the independent publishing sector.
The October list of eye-catching books by self-publishing authors appears below. The featured publications have been well received both by readers and critics while some have already become Amazon best sellers in their categories. Many of these books have achieved awards within the independent publishing sector. Moreover, these books are already enhancing the lives of their readers. Pulitzer-winning novelist John Updike understands the importance of the librarian's role as gatekeeper of the literary encounter between writer and reader: "When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but to a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. I think of the books on library shelves, without their jackets, years old, and a countryish teenaged boy finding them, and having them speak to him. The review, the stacks in Brentano's are just hurdles to get over, to place the books on that shelf." Librarians enable writers to 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. Rutkowska helps thousands of emerging authors achieve self-publishing success through her books, newsletters, services, courses and coaching.
Below is October's selection by category:
Mystery & Thriller
Mrs. Fitzroy (Book One of the Captain Savva Mystery series) by Rachael Wright ISBN: 978-1980391715
Point and Shoot for Your Life by Robin Murphy ISBN: 978-1984328441
Redeeming Grace by Ward Tanneberg ISBN: 978-1938499470
Faking Lucky by Q. D. Purdu ISBN: 978-0692780978
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Awakened (Book One of the Gods and Guardians series) by C.J. Anderson ISBN: 978-1973861317
Battlefield Earth by L. Ron Hubbard ISBN: 978-0312069780
Dark Opius by Dariel Raye and Muffy Wilson ISBN: 978-1724821195
Meritropolis (Book One of the Meritropolis trilogy) by Joel Ohman ISBN: 978-1500189600
Babies Nurse by Phoebe Fox ISBN: 978-1930775718
The Flying Shark of Bouncy Land (Book One of the Adventures of Emanuel series) by Eleanor Oberio ISBN: 978-1539581260
Missing (Book Two of the Lessons from Fiori series) by Peggy M. McAloon ISBN: 978-0962779213
The Lost Tooth by Mary Vela ISBN: 978-1503005709
Arts & Photography
Counting Down Elvis: his 100 finest songs by Mark Duffett ISBN: 978-1442248045
Career Reinvented: how to build an independent life by starting your own business by K. Gregg Elliott ISBN: 978-1513637402
Work Like an Immigrant: nine keys to unlock your potential, attain true fulfillment, and build your legacy today by Carlos Siqueira ISBN: 978-1948787239
Health, Family & Lifestyle
Family Pledge: raising life-long learners and good citizens (Book Two of the Common Sense Parenting series) by James L. Casale ISBN: 978-0692924570
Getting COMFY: your morning guide to daily happiness by Jordan Gross ISBN: 978-1985236325
Mind Control through Breath Regulation by Nguyen Tran ISBN: 978-1466943322
To Date a Man, You Must Understand a Man: the keys to catch a great guy (Book Seven of the Dating and Relationship Advice for Women series) by Gregg Michaelsen ISBN: 978-0692237243
Sport & Leisure
Yoga for Surfing: tips, techniques and living the flow state by Dashama Konah ISBN: 978-1493032372
"I've never had exposure like this," Clifford Browder, historical novelist, enthuses. "The two LibraryBub newsletters mentioning Dark Knowledge, my novel about the slave trade in New York, were opened by librarians almost 5,000 times, and the Amazon link for the book was clicked more than 400 times. And the book was listed in LibraryBub press releases picked up by ABC, CBS and NBC."
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