Subject: LibraryBub's best indie books for this week

We are delighted to recommend the following books from the independent publishing sector.
Best Independent Books October 24
Homeschooling: You Can Do It!
by Kirsten McTernan

This book answers many burning questions about homeschooling while giving practical help in a new and easy-to-implement way. It is a reliable and relatable source with step-by-step guidance through the decision-making process. It shows how to homeschool children of any age successfully.

The book is filled with tried-and-tested homeschool hacks, easy-to-follow action steps, personal stories and valuable homeschool resources — all in a style that speaks straight to the heart.

The author explains why she decided to homeschool her children after thinking she’d never do it. She explains that it’s not necessary to be a supermom to homeschool. She provides simple strategies for selecting curriculum and for planning, and other practical skills.

A well-researched, Christ-centered, informative and helpful book — Goodreads

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Health, Family & Lifestyle

ISBN: 978-1732428515 

The 5 Stages to Entrepreneurial Success:
what every entrepreneur should know about dominating your market

by John North

The common question as to what makes a successful entrepreneur starts a whole conversation about the definition of success. The author maintains that success isn’t only about making money. Most people start a business for the freedom they expect it to give them. The cold, hard reality is that most entrepreneurs end up working longer hours and for a lot less than a typical wage.

The author asks what the secret is that helps the budding entrepreneur become successful. There are no real shortcuts to success, of course, there are exceptions to the rule. It’s a matter of being at the right place at the right time. But often even the overnight success stories actually have a hard-luck backstory and years of failure and frustration.

This book is about the process, strategy and implementation of entrepreneurial ideas. The author shows in five stages a viable success path, and explains the mindset necessary for achieving success.

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1979285773


Time of Destruction
by John Meyer

This book begins in 2085 with an explosive first chapter, and continues at a fast pace as Arthur Helman, CEO of Lunarcom, which has used solar-powered satellites to become the world’s largest electric production company, plots the destruction of Hydroteck, its biggest competitor.

In the midst of this competition, a catastrophic destructive force strikes the Earth, catapulting two Hydroteck engineers, Austin Johnson and Jerry Sheryl, into a time paradox. As Johnson and Sheryl move back and forth in time between 2085 and 2245, they become entangled with Helman, as they search on the Moon, Earth and the L-4 space colony for the cause of the catastrophe.

Understanding the cause is the key to preventing the time of destruction and saving billions of lives.

The idea behind the plot is sound and new... a well-written story... — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1517360559

The Joy of Obstacles
by Kathryn Johnson

This book is a journey of discovery, deeper understanding, gratitude and fulfillment. The author learned to see the joy in obstacles from a very early age. She was born with cerebral palsy. She sees this circumstance as a gift and a vehicle for profound understanding of what each experience has to offer. She is inspired to share her message so others can live with joy and pass on wisdom.

The book is intended to help people to feel motivated and inspired, experience greater joy, face challenges with curiosity and a positive outlook, move through changes in life more easily, and find deeper meaning in life’s challenges.

The author gives an honest look at her challenges and victories and what she has learned from them. Each chapter concludes with an opportunity to “celebrate the silver lining”. These simple exercises help people to assess their perspectives on obstacles.

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Self-Help

ISBN: 978-1720137993


The Growth Hacking Book
by Parul Agrawal and Rohan Chaubey

Curated by GrowthMedia.AI, this book features more than 35 marketing experts, trailblazing entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders and successful companies from all over the globe.

The expert contributors share radical ideas on how to grow a business using unconventional marketing strategies. Each chapter is a treasure trove of growth ideas that businesses in the Valley try to shield from the public. But they’re not secrets anymore.

This book explores the concept of growth hacking. It describes the best growth strategies from growth hackers for growth hackers. It explains the mindset, skillset and toolset for growth marketers. In this book, the authors identify and analyze growth channels, and examine the future of growth marketing.

The authors... have beautifully compiled a step-by-step guide... for early stage entrepreneurs, content creators and businesses. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1733095556


In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
The Strongman and the Mermaid
(Book Two of the Donora Story Collection series)

by Kathleen Shoop

In present-day Donora, Pennsylvania, 91-year-old Patryk Rusek hides in his attic. When Lucy finally bursts in, she discovers her grandfather clutching a, hand-illustrated book. It contains the story of this town that shaped America. Marveling at the book, Lucy and her son Owen lose track of their goal to get Patryk somewhere safe.

In 1910, at the early dawn of Donora, the mills make the steel that builds America. Mary Lancos lives in a tiny house on a hill overlooking the town. She is determined to marry well and create a better life. Lukasz Musial, arrives in Donora seeking the blue skies, green lawns and better life he’d seen on a postcard. Settled in the town’s Polish community, he secures a job in the wire mill. All he now needs is a wife who believes in him.

Fate brings Mary and Lukasz to the river under a moonlit sky, and everything changes. Their attraction is sudden and consuming, putting the pair on an unexpected path. With mounting disapproval from Mary’s parents, she and Lukasz must decide if love is enough to risk losing everything else that matters.

The writing is cinematic, punctuated by exciting dialogue. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Silver Medal, Regional Fiction – Mid-Atlantic, Independent Publisher Book Awards; seen on CBS and NBC

Recognition for Author: Gold Medal, Regional
Fiction – Midwest, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2016; Gold Medal, Regional Fiction – Midwest, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2018

Category: Literature & Fiction

ISBN: 978-1731561138 


Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack
by Warrick Bishop

A number of years ago, something incredible happened; an amazing coincidence that started the author on the mission to prevent heart attacks rather than try to cure them. He was driving to work one day when he stopped at a commotion by the side of the road. A runner had collapsed during a fun run with a heart attack. He helped in his resuscitation only to find out that he had seen the very same man two years earlier and reassured him that he was fine. The author had missed the chance to make a difference and it nearly cost a life! Based on risk calculation and the best practice of the time, the runner shouldn’t have been at high risk, but he was.

In response, the author asked himself could things be done differently. This important question started him on a journey that meant he was open to looking more closely at new and emerging technology to help in being more precise about the risk of having a heart attack.

It became clear to the author that the more precise doctors can be in the information we have in regard to a patient’s heart health and real risk of heart attack, the better they can look after that person.

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Health & Fitness

ISBN: 978-1642045697


Scoop, Crush & Rocks:
Making Profit, Playing Nice

by Nancy Moorhouse

A portrait of a time and place — the aggregates industry in the 1980s — that provides an account of Rex, a production manager whose character is tested at a critical moment.

The course of the book follows the events in the life of an aggregate production manager with insight, escapade and drama. Rex hires Logan, his new business analyst, to analyze production budgets — a routine procedure to ensure Stonie Rocks and Materials makes goals and meets targets. Interacting with his boss Evon, other managers, miners and the union, Rex relies on his wit and his experience to keep the plant running despite production problems and personal setbacks.

With the board of directors flying in for the quarterly review, Evon’s confrontation over what makes a plant profitable is brought to life in his meeting with Rex. It is, however, the following day’s conversation with his previous Fisk — now working for a competitor — that brings an unexpected twist of fate for the production manager.

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Literature & Fiction

ISBN: 978-1547277001


Thriving Not Surviving:
the 5 secret pathways to happiness, success and fulfilment

by Gina Gardiner

This book is designed to help people get the very best out of life. Life offers lots of challenges, detours and seeming dead ends. These can stop people in their tracks, causing them to get stuck in the morass of feeling overwhelmed. Alternatively, these can act as the impetus to achieve a better way of being.

Thriving Not Surviving offers people a satnav to help them reach their deepest desires more easily. The author provides numerous examples of where people have used the principles and strategies to navigate their way through life’s challenges.

Each of the five secret pathways offers a different route to achieving a happy, successful and fulfilling life. The principles and strategies are easy to incorporate into a busy life.

Honors: seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Self-Help

ISBN: 978-1641363617

The Freedom to Eat:
10 secrets for lasting weight loss and inner peace

by Jackie Trottmann

Some people struggle with their weight, their relationship with food, their body image, self-criticism, doubt, fear, shame, self-loathing and any number of other issues; they typically struggle in secret. The secrets to lasting weight loss and inner peace are hidden from them. They are too wrapped up in their present preoccupation to see a way forward.

For people who are carrying a lot of emotional and spiritual weight, this weight can be much heavier than physical pounds reflected on a scale. Within these pages, the author helps people to find relief. More importantly, they can receive an invitation to true freedom.

By putting these secrets into practice, people can experience a lighter body, mind and spirit. They can experience lasting weight loss and inner peace.

Honors: Finalist, Women’s Health, International Book Awards; seen on CBS and NBC

Category: Health & Fitness

ISBN: 978-0998038919 


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