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 30
Next Level Cybersecurity:
detect the signals, stop the hack

by Sai Huda

In this game-changing book, the author — recognized globally as a risk and cybersecurity expert — asks can anything be done to stop the hack. The answer is reassuring. Intensive reviews of the world’s largest hacks uncovered the secret is to detect attackers’ signals early. This book reveals what those signals are and shows how to detect them.

This book explains in detail the Top 15 signals of cyber attackers’ behavior and activity. It shows how these signals can detect the attackers. In case studies, he outlines how these signals were missed and could have detected the attackers in some of the world’s largest hacks.

The author provides a seven-step guide to implementing the signals.With this method, attackers will be detected early, the hack will be stopped, and damage will be prevented.

Honors: seen on ABC, Boston Business Journal, CBS, Fox, Market Watch, NBC and Yahoo Finance

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386413


Why They Buy:
a bulletproof method to closing any sale

by David Fuess

Companies spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars annually teaching their people how to sell instead of investing in answering the only question that ever matters to the bottom line — why they buy.

Whether selling goods or services, this informative play-by-play guide explains how to close any sale.
In this book, the author describes how to become highly attuned to the people that are being sold to; how to present ideas to target customers in a way that they are inspired to sell themselves; and how this art of the sale creates customers for life.

Why They Buy is the ultimate guide that will show how to take sales from where they currently are to where they need to be.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386321


Pocket Mentor:
the entrepreneur’s guide to building a lasting business from
scratch
by Mark Nureddine

This book is the missing link between where aspiring business people are now and where they want to be. It is for entrepreneurs looking for advice on the opportunities, challenges and pitfalls of entrepreneurship.

In this comprehensive guide to launching and building a lasting business, people can find out which mistakes to avoid; learn if a business idea has the wings to fly; figure out profit margins with a proven formula; discover the type of market research that matters; learn about the legal issues of creating and running a business; read how to work effectively with suppliers; and understand how to launch your product.

All of this comes with the underlying reassurance that the author has been through it all before and has taken time to share his experience with a new generation of entrepreneurs.

It is an excellent mentoring book providing guidance, motivation and emotional support to the reader. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386291 


Outsource Your Book:
your guide to getting your business book ghostwritten, published and launched

by Alinka Rutkowska

This book shares the secrets of a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author on how to hire experts to write, publish, and launch your bestseller.

The author describes the 17 steps involved in going from a book idea to a six-figure funnel. She explains numerous aspects of the process, including how to position a book so that it’s a bestseller; where to hire a pro to craft a clever book outline; the three different types of editing; how and where to hire for interior layout and formatting; where to hire a designer for an attention-grabbing cover; and how to reach libraries and
foreign markets.

Outsource Your Book enables business leaders to become recognized as authorities in their field, to build credibility, to prepare for a consultancy, and to leave an appreciable legacy.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386406


Write and Grow Rich:
secrets of successful authors and publishers

by Alinka Rutkowska et al.

This book reveals the behind-the-scenes process for 24 authors who've used books to build lucrative, inspiring businesses. It contains advice for authors looking to turn books into a six-figure calling.

Write and Grow Rich shares the inspirational success stories of an incredible group of authors, marketers, teachers and trainers. By sharing their best practices, authorpreneurs, such as Alinka Rutkowska, Bryan Cohen, Marc Guberti, Daniel Hall, Adam Houge, Kristin Joy Laidig and Caitlin Pyle, provide a roadmap to the steps aspiring authors need to take to join their ranks.

This is a jam-packed guide for self-publishing authors to making their words worth more than they ever dreamed possible.

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC

Category: Business

Recognition for Author: Bronze Medal, Business/Finance, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards, 2016

ISBN: 978-1943386260 


In case you missed the books featured in the last newsletter, here they are again:
Demons at War
(Book Two of the Brotherhood of the Beloved series)

by P.A. Minyard

Daniel Parker, a young Civil War major, is killed during a fight at Antietam. Not all that unusual, except that it’s not an enemy soldier who does the deed but a vengeful demon who disguises himself as an officer to enact his sworn revenge against the Beloved. Meet Benedict.

Daniel is given the choice between passing into the Father’s kingdom or joining the Brotherhood of the Beloved. When Daniel accepts the bizarre offer, he returns to his family as a Beloved, thinking his experience was the result of an injury-induced hallucination. His family, unaware of his death, eagerly welcome him back home, 
particularly his younger, gentler brother, Jonathan.

When Bernard — Daniel's assigned guardian— arrives, though, Daniel learns that his new existence is no fever dream. He really is dead. This is the second novel in a sci-fi saga of good versus evil.

The unique blend of historical fiction, paranormal, romance and fantasy elements make this a tale that is sure to please a wide fan base. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: Honorable Mention, Christian Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Readers’ Favorite Book Awards; seen on ABC, CBS and NBC

Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy

ISBN: 978-1943386604 


The Financially Independent Millennial:
how I became a millionaire in my thirties

by Rick Orford

This book shares how one regular millennial became a millionaire by the age of 35! The author currently operates the Surplus Academy, an online community that helps people to achieve financial independence., and this book is an extension of that program.

The author describes the steps necessary to becoming financially free. He explains how being broke can teach you how to be wealthy. He shows how to examine your cash flow and improve it. There is detailed guidance on budgeting, cutting expenses, and building a surplus account.

The author also gives well-informed advice about business projects that can form part of the journey to financial independence, including buying and selling real estate, investing in stocks, and operating successful side hustles.

Rick Orford has written a book filled with actionable steps... The writing is simple and the voice is bold. — Readers’ Favorite

Honors: seen on NBC, ABC and CBS

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386482


How to Live to 100:
secrets from the world's happiest centenarians

by Elizabeth Lopez

This book shares the secrets of how regular people embrace a long, healthy and happy life. It reveals the insights (known only by Costa Rica's famous Blue Zone centenarians) to living a long life full of purpose.

The book consists of ten individual case studies from the Nicoya peninsula on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast.

The author explains the role peace and well-being play in day-to-day life and why connecting to others is life's best medicine. She investigates the ways in which culture can extend life expectancy. She has also collated simple recipes that have been part of the centenarians’ happy and healthy way of life.

Honors: seen on ABC and NBC

Category: Health, Family & Lifestyle

ISBN: 978-1943386550


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

Disruptive Leadership:
8 counterintuitive secrets for running a successful business

by Christopher Catranis

In this book, the author reveals eight successful approaches to running a business that might seem counterintuitive. He shows how to improve performance by embracing failure.

The author explains how he learned from the mistakes and failures of several of his enterprises. He details how to build, sell, and rebuild businesses. An essential part of this learning process is an understanding of the need to leave behind egotistical approaches to leadership and an appreciation of the importance of guiding others with humility and thoughtfulness.

This book contains dramatic case studies from the author’s business life in the Middle East and West Africa. Not only is it a stimulating book on leadership, it’s also a thrilling memoir.

The value of this book is the frank and warmly humorous manner in which Christopher delivers his principles of enlightenment, success and change... This is a fresh approach to leadership and one that deserves wide attention. — Goodreads

Honors: seen on ABC, CBS & NBC

Category: Business

ISBN: 978-1943386468


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

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Alinka Rutkowska
CEO, LibraryBub