IP Notables

These titles were chosen as the most "notable" from the hundreds of newly released, independently published titles received in our offices each month. IP NOTABLES are chosen by our editorial staff for exhibiting superior levels of creativity, originality, and production quality. We list these books to bring increased recognition to the thousands of great - and often overlooked - independently published titles released each year.

The noteworthy, independently published books can be read below.

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Category: Aging / Death & Dying

A Friend in Grief: Simple Ways to Help
High Windy Press; Fairview, NC; www.afriendingrief.com ; 107 page softcover; $10.95 (March 2012); ISBN: 978-0-942303-49-0

It is inevitable and real, something we will all undoubtedly experience in our lifetimes, the death of a loved one. Despite the universal emotions and processes that accompany more…

Category: Animals

Forever Home: Tales of Four Lucky Dogs
Becklyns; Weatogue, CT; www.Becklyns.com; 32 page hardcover; $14.95 (Sep 2012); ISBN: 978-0986022203

In Forever Home we are introduced to four unique furry friends, each with his or her own endearing personality, yet with a binding dream… to be adopted and more…

Category: Animals

The Bird Book - Alma’s Story
Xlibris; Indiana, IN; www.xlibris.com; 107 page hardcover; $61.99 (Jan 2012); ISBN: 978-1-4535-8082-0

Learn to know and love Alma in Patsy Levang’s, The Bird Book, Alma’s Story. Afraid of people and too shy to overcome that fear, Alma found an escape in more…

Category: Autobiography/Memoir

Being Frank About Vietnam
AuthorHouse; www.authorhouse.com ; 244 page softcover; $17.96 (June 2013) ;ISBN: 978-1-4817-5715-7

There is one word that will come to mind as you are touched by Frank Hill’s account of the Vietnam War: REAL. This is not a blockbuster movie, this is not a miniseries or more…

Category: Coffee Table Book

Butch: Never Judge A Butch By Her Cover
Qwest Press; Washington D.C.; www.qwestfilms.com ; 130 page hardcover; $40.00 (Dec 2012); ISBN: 978-0615692791

Butch brings new meaning to the phrase, “A picture paints a thousand words.”  And what do these pictures say?  They say:I am a more…

Category: Cookbook

A Romance with Indonesian Cooking
Self-Published; Melbourne, Australia; www.LilianLiem.com; 143 page hardcover; $25.00 (Nov 2012); ISBN: 978-0646568072

This touching dedication from wife, Irene Liem to her late husband, Dr. BK Liem hits home as we contemplate through Part 1: The Journey, the importance that food more…

Category: Education / Parent Participation

Ready, Set, Action! An Entertainment Fun Book for Parents of Dyslexic Pre-Teens
E Labs Publishing; Austin, TX; www.elabsworkbook.com; 112 page softcover; $24.95 (Aug 2012); ISBN: 978-0615483887

A guide for parents and their dyslexic pre-teens, Ready, Set, Action! comprehensively explores the potential writer and actor living within your son or daughter and more…

Category: Education / Parenting

Teaching Unity: We Can All Get Along
UnityWorks; Yakima, WA; www.teachingunity.com; www.unityworks.net; 306 page softcover; $39.95 (Feb 2013); ISBN-13: 978-0-9828979-9-7

One world, one people. We all have our place. We are all in this together, as one. Guide children to this understanding, teaching tolerance, acceptance and ultimately, more…

Category: Enlightenment / Spirituality

A Journey of Clarity
Self-Published with CreateSpace; Charleston, SC; www.CreateSpace.com; 160 page paperback, Kindle and audio; $10.71 (Dec 2011); ISBN: 978-0615573717

When looking up the word clarity in the dictionary, you are referenced to the word clear.  Upon finding the word clear, you will see the word more…

Category: Environment / Green Living

What Has Nature Ever Done for Us? How Money Really Does Grow on Trees
Synergetic Press; Santa Fe, New Mexico; www.synergeticpress.com; 336 page softcover; $29.95 (Aug 2013); ISBN: 978-0-907791-48-5

There has never been a greater need for the raw, eye-opening awareness Tony Juniper brings to the table with his educating contribution to our broken society.  What more…

Category: Family / Parenting

Family Types, A Guide to Better Parenting Using Personality Types
Self-Published; www.FamilyTypes.com; 294 page softcover; $14.99 (April 2013); ISBN: 978-0988446908

As a mother of two young children, I found this book extremely educational as I began to understand the various personality types that Selah Rose Cambias presents in her book, more…

Category: Family / Parenting

Forever Wild Parenting
LB2 Publishing; Laurens, SC; www.foreverwildadventures.com; 192 page softcover; $19.95 (May 2013); ISBN: 978-0-9889227-7-8

With humorous anecdotes and compelling insight, Forever Wild Parenting brings nature and adventure back into the art of parenting. Authors Laura Tyler Blind and Lauren more…

Category: Family / Parenting

The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook
Stella Maris Press, LLC; Frederick, MD; www.StellaMarisPress.com; 248 page paperback; $14.95 (April 2013); ISBN: 978-0988937918

What IS missing from the pages of all those handbooks, those how-tos, those informational guides lined on shelf upon shelf at your local bookstore?  Real life experiences more…

Category: Fine Art / Historical

The West in Action
Self Published; Carthage, MO; www.andythomas.com ; 128 page hardcover; $50-150 (Sep 2012); ISBN: 978-0-9742285-2-5

The Wild, Wild West… There is something that draws us in, something romantic, raw even, about this time period that is irresistible. The images Andy Thomas conjures more…

Category: Health / Wellness

Prescriptions from Paradise
Healing Spirit Press, Inc; Merritt Island, FL; www.healingspiritpress.com; 240 page softcover; $25.00 (2008); ISBN-13: 978-0-9789920-4-0

Dr. Carlos M. Viana presents an excellent comprehensive overview of holistic medicines in his book Prescriptions from Paradise.  Dr. Viana’s clinical more…