Arbor Books Picks Holiday Favorites
on: December 18, 2008, 7:43 am
Release Author: Arbor
Release Summary: Independently published books are filling a much-needed
role as affordable gifts this year, but which ones should you
Release Body: ARBOR BOOKS PICKS HOLIDAY FAVORITES
(New York, NY)—Independently published books are filling
a much-needed role as affordable gifts this year, but which ones
should you buy?
Arbor Books (www.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.
“Our brief, suggested list is a fun way to highlight
some of the best books produced by the independent presses we’ve
worked with—and a way to help consumers sort through the
thousands of titles released each year,” says Joel
Hochman, co-founder of Arbor Books.
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 genre and reading-level. According
to Mr. Hochman’s partner, Larry Leichman,
“The whole family has something to look forward to on
The independent publishers on the recommended reading list for
this holiday season hail from around the country. The authors
come from around the world.
“The presses that Arbor Books works with are very special,”
says Mr. Leichman. “As in the
music, film, theater and art industries, these independents in
the publishing field are forging a new path, making available
works and titles that would not have been available to consumers
otherwise, and we’re proud of each and every one of them.”
Below is the list of Arbor Books’ picks for the
best of the holiday season:
1. Santa’s Secret Emergency Service by Claudia de Silva
is a delightful book that explores what might happen if Santa
Claus couldn’t deliver his presents. A touching story that
turns parents into heroes, this story is great for the whole family.
Who Is Pee Dee? Explaining Parkinson’s Disease to a Child
by Kay Mixson Jenkins seeks to help children understand a disease
that affects one in every 100 people over the age of sixty in
the United States. With colorful illustrations, the book follows
a boy named Colt and his toy panda bear named Pee Dee as they
learn about this chronic disease.
3. NYPD Blue Lies: The Shocking True Story of Racism, Corruption,
Cover-Ups and Murder in the NYPD by Charles Castro is a gripping
story of life in the NYPD as told by a veteran of the force and
an activist fighting racism among the city’s finest.
4. The Secrets of Money: A Guide for Everyone on Practical Financial
Literacy by Braun Mincher is a guide to managing and investing
money that eschews the get-rich-quick ideas of most titles in
this genre. With detailed discussions of topics ranging from first-time
home buying to car purchasing, Mincher has it all covered.
5. Dafka—In Spite Of, by Magda Watts, tells the heroic,
autobiographical story of a young Hungarian girl who survives
the terrors of Auschwitz to become a thriving artist.
All of these books are available on Amazon.com,
where millions of holiday shoppers are searching for just the
right book to give to a friend, spouse or relative. Mr. Hochman
says that he believes these titles are a good start.
“As the country begins a period of economic and spiritual
renewal, it’s a pleasure to be a part of a movement of small
presses and independent publishers,” he says. “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. We’re proud of each and every
one of them.”
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a mainstay of the independent publishing movement throughout the
world, is a provider of ghostwriting, editing, self-publishing
and marketing services to individuals, corporations and independent
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