Arbor Books (arborbooks.com), a backbone of the independent publishing movement for more than a decade, has compiled a list of some of its favorite titles to help consumers get right to the good stuff this holiday season.
This brief list of suggestions is a fun way to highlight some of the best books produced by the independent presses --and a way to help consumers sort through the thousands of titles released each year.
This year's list includes children's books, wealth-building books, personal memoirs and holiday-specific titles, and covers the entire family when it comes to genres and reading levels. According to Arbor Books, this list gives the whole family something to look forward to.
The independent publishers on the recommended reading list for this holiday season hail from around the country. The authors come from around the world. Just as the independents in the music, film, theater and art industries forge new paths, making available works and titles that would not be available to consumers otherwise, so do these independents in the publishing field, and Arbor Books ghostwriting and publishing services is proud of each and every one of them.
Below is the list of Arbor Books' picks for the best of the holiday season:
Susan Bosscawen, Blueprint Your Future: Creating Powerful Personal and Career Results through Alignment (ISBN: 0615273912)
Raymond Salcido, LCSW, Chaos to Balance-A Life Changing Strategy (ISBN: 0-9822302-0-6)
2. Children's Fiction
Jolie Vanier, Puwaii Adventures With Joliea & Friends...The Adventures Continue (ISBN: 0-9822341-1-2)
Shannon Bates, Yes! You Can! An Iknowicant Tale (ISBN: 0-9821509-0-3)
3. Business/Personal Finance
Santiago Maggi, Investment Strategies for Uncertain Markets (ISBN: 0615325815)
David Schumacher, PhD and Steve Dexter, Buy & Hold Forever: How to Build Wealth for the 21st Century (ISBN: 0-9701162-6-8)
4. Personal Memoirs
Judy Joseph Hamlin, From Riches to Happiness: A Semi-Autobiography by an Enlightened Orange County Woman (ISBN: 0615310362)
5. Business Memoirs
Michael J. Ellis, The Metabolife Story: The Rape of Cinderella (ISBN: 0-9822402-0-1)
Debi Brown, It's All in the Delivery: How to Move Mountains Without Crushing the Villagers (ISBN: 978-0-9812098-0-7)
Barbara Schwartz, Mercy, Mandates, Merger (ISBN: 978-0-615-28720-1)
Catherine Walters, The Hand of God: A Message of Faith and Love (ISBN: 0-9818658-6-0)
Rick Ward, The Lawmaker (ISBN: 0-9823564-0-4)
Christine Whitehead, Tell Me When It Hurts (ISBN: 0-9822946-0-3)
10. General Fiction
Ryan O'Reilly, To Nourish and Consume (ISBN: 0-9794128-1-1)
Rick Ward, Blood-Stained Justice (ISBN: 0-9823564-4-7)
12. Science Fiction/Fantasy
Timothy A. Bramlett, Sharkey and the Parallel Universe (ISBN: 0-9796444-2-9)
Dr. Vikki Petersen and Dr. Richard Petersen, The Gluten Effect: How "Innocent" Wheat Is Ruining Your Health (ISBN: 0-9822711-0-7)
Dr. David Siroospour, MD, FACS, Spinal Surgery Myths: A Surgeon's Personal Experience With Back Surgery (ISBN: 0-9823362-0-9)
Armen G. Ketchedjian, MD, Will It Hurt A Parent's Practical Guide to Children's Surgery (ISBN: 0-9815373-0-8)
Kay Mixson Jenkins, Who Is Pee Dee Explaining Parkinson's Disease to a Child (ISBN: 0-9819129-0-7)
All of these books are available on Amazon.com, where millions of holiday shoppers are searching for just the right books to give to friends, spouses or relatives.
As the country begins a period of economic and spiritual renewal, Arbor Books feels it's a pleasure to be a part of a movement of small presses and independent publishers. The people in this field, with their optimism and vision, are the future of publishing as they break the stranglehold of the larger, traditional publishing houses.