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 April 16
Shepreneur:
business lessons for the determined female entrepreneur

(I Can. I Will. Watch Me!)

by Kristin Cripps

This book tells the story of the author — a former bartender and massage therapist — became a real-estate mogul and millionaire before her 30th birthday.

The author explains that what people think and do every day defines them and their future. It’s important to identify ambitions and aspirations precisely, and then to pursue them with determination. She cautions against letting fear dictate; the female entrepreneur shouldn’t hold back but must break through.

The author outlines six types of self-investment that are essential. With this approach, anyone can build an empire, as long as she has a clear vision of the life he wants to live and the drive to find and seize every opportunity to make it a reality.

Honors: seen on ABC, NBC and CBS

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386796


Encounters with Demons
(Book One of the Brotherhood of the Beloved series)

by P.A. Minyard

Father-to-be Gabriel Walker has just been murdered by a bank robber. He’s given the choice between passing into the Father’s kingdom or remaining behind to help others in need as a Beloved — a demon hunter.

Although his assigned guardian fumbles at explaining the rules of his complex new existence, Gabe learns a few cool tricks. He must hunt demons to survive and can travel through space and time to do so. After Gabe proves to be an able demon-slayer, he attracts the attention of Nick, who has good reason to convince Gabe to return home to his wife. As he navigates death with his newfound talents, Gabe doesn’t realize his biggest challenge lies ahead in trusting the other Beloved. It turns out that the newest demon hunter isn’t the only Beloved with incredible powers.

Gabe’s story as a modern-day Beloved is juxtaposed against the story of Michel, the very first Beloved. While not all Beloved are related, those who come from Michel’s line seem to cause Nick the most trouble; and Gabriel is one of Michel’s descendants.

P.A. Minyard has the gift to tell a fine story while infusing her tale with significant values that leave an indelible impression. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Recognition for Author: Honorable Mention, Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, 2014

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1943386581

First Deceit
(Book One of the Fatal Deceit trilogy)

by Henry Farley

Jack and Elsa knew one thing… Miami was magical and full of wealthy businessmen just begging to be conned out of their money. Jack uses Elsa’s confidence as an erotic dancer to lure men into embarrassing situations that they will pay generously to escape from. Could this trick continue to bring in riches for this unscrupulous pair?

When Jack and Elsa target Irish-American tycoon Simon Walsh, Jack believes the payday could well be their last, and he may be right. The scam goes dangerously wrong, and Jack attempts a new form of deceit to extract an even more enormous amount of money from Walsh. His scheme involves his dangerous contacts in the criminal underworld.

Surely, being a seasoned con would pave the way for Jack and Elsa to live the rest of their days comfortably well-off. Or has Jack gone too far? This is an engaging thriller because everyone loves deciding who's the villain and who’s the victim in a tale of divided loyalties and twisted characters.

Henry Farley paints his vast canvas superbly, creating credible characters and moods in a manner that pleads for cinematic adaptation. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Mystery & Thriller

ISBN: 978-1943386666

Designed to Win:
what every business needs to know to go truly global
(DHL’s 50 Year)

by Po Chung

This book, written by Po Chung, the co-founder of DHL, reveals the industry secrets they used to build a worldwide network that now operates in more than 200 countries and territories.

She explains how caring about things bigger than ourselves drives effective leadership. She shows how a unique marriage between Eastern and Western values inspired an intercultural leadership model. She reveals why it’s important to address leadership needs rather than management need. She tells how to design, develop, and lead a global service network.

In this book, the author describes the reasons why superior leaders practice noble visions, competence, character and care. She delights to convey the message that happy people led by happy leaders run like a well-oiled machine.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386505

Next Level Selling:
the definitive guide to closing high dollar deals

by Tom Fedro

This book, written by an award-winning sales leader and CEO, is a master work that reveals the steps of the Million Dollar Framework. It explains the eight critical steps of the framework — identifying the ideal customer profile, engaging the prospect, asking quality questions to establish the pain, establishing the authority, ensuring the money is there, creating a compelling proposal, then implementation, followed by growth and renewal.

The author introduces “a smart gal named PAM” as a mnemonic for pain, authority and money — the criteria for establishing whether there is a sales deal to be made. He shows how the PAM sales process has identified, closed and delivered high-value deals with the largest, most respected brands on the planet, including American Airlines, ASUS, Cisco, Comcast, Dell, GoPro, HP, Logitech, Microsoft and Toshiba.

Next Level Selling shows how to identify, qualify and close valuable opportunities while developing long-term relationships with target audiences.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386529

In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
WISER:
the definitive guide to starting a business after the age of 50

by Wendy Mayhew

As the fastest growing and most successful group of new entrepreneurs in the world, new business owners older than 50 have the experience, knowledge, initiative and skills to create successful businesses. Previously, however, there has been no catch-all guide to equip them to take on this journey.

This is an essential manual for older entrepreneurs. It gives them the necessary tools and information to start a new business successfully.

The book includes advice on how to get the most out of a coach or mentor. It provides suggestions on how to build confidence when networking. It also contains marketing recommendations for both traditional and social media. The author clearly explains the legal requirements business owners face in a changing world, and supplies key accounting and finance information.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-0988100015

Growing Up, Poetry
by Jennelle L. White

This is a collection of poems that capture the spirit of youth. Seeing the world through youthful eyes brings back the emotions that people of all ages experience at the arrival of spring or whenever a new aspect of life starts.

The joys of childhood are experienced through whimsical poems similar to Mother Goose nursery rhymes. They spark the imagination of young minds with scenes such as the bird bath in the garden and flying a kite on a breezy day.

The verse is about nature in its many forms and how it brings each of us a sense of happiness and peace in the different seasons, in the cycles of the moon and planets in the starry skies and in the wonderful variety of creatures of different shapes and sizes, especially those that are easily encountered by young children.

White shares themes that will take the reader back in time and will stimulate the imagination of children. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Finalist, Poetry, Book Excellence Awards; seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Children’s

ISBN: 978-0997861235

The Elon Musk Method:
business principles from the world's most powerful entrepreneur

by Randy Kirk

In this book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Randy Kirk looks at what lies behind the business success of Elon Musk.

He exposes 16 secret principles that guide Elon Musk in his entrepreneurial decisions. He sees Musk as a visionary entrepreneur shaped by an approach consisting of curiosity, observation, expertise, analysis, asking big questions, breaking rules, setting goals, leading, networking, valuing people, ability to execute, taking risks, overcoming obstacles, creating quality, insisting on incremental improvement, passion and persistence.

Filled with dozens of Elon Musk quotes, this is a rare opportunity to gain proven principles and methods that are unlike anything to be read elsewhere.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386444

Smarter Business Exits:
strategies and toolkits for corporate divorce, succession planning and joint exits

by William B. Bierce

This book helps people to identify classic solutions to foreseeable scenarios so they can plan, adapt, renew, transform, and restructure for exit excellence at different stages of the business lifecycle.

· The author explains how corporate governance for owners can protect all parties. He shows how dispute resolution can be successfully achieved while giving advice on what to do when corporate divorce litigation is foreseeable. He provides tips to special succession planning for family businesses and outlines
the five types of exit planning toolkits any business should have.

This book is an essential resource for the development of governance tools to keep co-owners fulfilling their promises of service, loyalty, productivity and commitment during business exits.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386789

The Self-Discovery Book
(Book One of the Inner Self-Improvement series)

by Michael Cavallaro

This book offers the chance to embark on a breathtaking and unique journey toward self-discovery. Psychologist, international speaker, workshop leader, artist and self-improvement guru Michael Cavallaro provides the tools to look within, master human experience, awaken to a new sense of self, and discover a new way of being.

This book is a guide to taking the first steps toward inner self-improvement, self-discovery, a new way of being and expanded personal growth. It leads to an understanding of who we are, how the world works, how life works and what it means to have a human experience.

The author explains how to change, grow, and experience life in a totally new way. This book is based on the first level of the 12-month course in human mastery that the author has been delivering as an audio course.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Self-Help

ISBN: 978-1943386734

We trust that your readers will enjoy our hand-picked selection.

For more bestselling and award-winning books from the independent publishing sector, please go here.

Warm regards,

Alinka Rutkowska
CEO, LibraryBub