iUniverse Announces Newest Rising Star Titles

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Rising Star Designation Recognizes Titles that Show Potential for Commercial Success

iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self publishing company, has announced the most recent titles recognized with the prestigious Rising Star designation. The selected titles will be featured each month on the Rising Star special collection at http://www.bn.com/risingstar. The latest titles include:

  • Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed, by Bruce Lord; (Humor)

Incorporating familiar characters in children's literature and folklore, this collection tells a series of tales with surprises to keep you guessing.

  • Europe Beyond Your Means, by Conrad G. Lucas III & William D. Norgard; (Travel)

A hilarious and satirical travel guide focused on understanding Parisian culture and enhancing the overall experience of visiting one of the world's most celebrated cities.

  • The Earthen Realm, by Mark T. Edmonson; (Fantasy)

Biblical prophecy and the book of Revelation come to life in this fantasy tale about the devil's assault against the Earth and the final testament of man.

  • Escape of the Terra-Cotta Soldiers, by Nick Barry; (Adventure/Suspense)

Ethan Sparks is psyched when he lands an assignment as a photojournalist with The Young Explorer magazine. He's covering his dad's latest archaeological dig in China.

  • Magic Happens, by Cathy Corcoran; (Fiction)

Kate Driscoll, a recovering alcoholic and public relations consultant, lives in a Boston suburb with her husband and their six year-old daughter. Though she describes herself as a "relentless heterosexual," Kate is soon horrified to find herself falling in love with Lou, a female instructor at the gym.

  • Rx For Business, by Sandra W. Evans; (Business)

This guide presents a dynamic new way of thinking for harnessing the power of creativity within organizations seeking an enterprise-wide roadmap for change.

  • A Host of Suspects, by Michael Marra; (Fiction)

In tales exploring dark, primal desires of man, intriguing characters face police corruption, revenge, and murder that catch on quickly and arrive at seemingly obvious conclusions, and then discover that things are not always as they appear to be.

  • Land of Men, by Edward Muesch; (Fiction)

Samuel Dover is distressed at becoming separated from his wife of twenty-seven years, but he's determined to follow a dream. He plans to sail around the world, and purchases an antique sailing ketch that appears to come directly from the past.

  • The Great Hour Struck, by Gary Varner; (Fiction)

As the inferno of World War II engulfs 101st Airborne Division paratrooper Lieutenant Sam Henry, the scholar-turned-soldier is thrust on a collision course with the embodiment of beauty--and the horrors of combat.

  • The Sound of Hope, by Anne Bauer; (Memoir)

When children are kept in the dark regarding their origins, nobody wins. This memoir is authored by an adoptee who cannot pretend that she had another life and another family before being adopted.

  • Consider the Ravens, by Karen Karper Fredette; (Lifestyle)

If you've ever wondered how hermits live, or if you are an active participant in the eremitical life, this resource guide will serve as a valuable resource.

  • Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary, by Sharnnia Artis PhD; (How-To)

An educational guide for all students, young and old, that presents a step-by-step process for the real world. A must-read for all middle and high school students as well as their parents.

  • The Giles Amendment, by Stirling Scruggs; (Fiction)

The Democrats have introduced a resolution for the Equal Rights Amendment for Women during every session of Congress since 1982. Each time it has been sent to die in committee. But Congresswoman Shiloh Catherine Giles isn't going to let that happen this time.

  • You Can Do It!, by Donald H. Young; (Personal Finance)

Filling a critical need that hasn't been adequately addressed with the bewildering array of both general and very specific books on achieving financial security, and providing an educational background and then a step-by-step comprehensive analysis to help readers achieve financial objectives.

  • The Short Book on Happiness, by David Cane; (Self-Help)

An instruction manual that provides a concise, easy-to-implement ten-day approach for all who are ready to reclaim their true selves, eliminate worry and fear from their lives, and be truly happy.

  • The Hundred-year Diet, by Blair Beebe, MD & Sue Beebe; (Diet)

A diet guide offering specific health recommendations that will lead to effective weight control and enhance good health, with measurable results confirmed in clinical trials. The hundred-year diet strives to build good health habits that last.

To be eligible for the Rising Star designation, authors must publish a book using the Premier Pro publishing package, receive the prestigious Editor's Choice designation, and complete a Marketing Readiness Survey (MRS). Based on answers to the MRS, the iUniverse Editorial Review Board will select certain titles for Rising Star recognition. In addition to inclusion on the Rising Stars special collections page, Rising Star books will receive a number of other benefits, including:

  • Industry standard discounts
  • Custom Cover Design
  • Supplied media kit, which includes author bio, book description, and press release
  • Featured in Rising Star catalog and on the iUniverse Web site
  • Returnability status for book retailers

To purchase any of these iUniverse Rising Star titles, log on to bn.com/risingstar. For more information on iUniverse's Rising Star program, or to begin publishing your book today, call 1-800-AUTHORS or visit iUniverse.com.

About iUniverse
iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services brand, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self publishing company. The iUniverse management team has extensive editorial and managerial experience with traditional publishers such as Random House, Wiley, Macmillan, Chronicle Books, and Addison-Wesley. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada; and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in New York City; Indianapolis; and Milton Keynes, England. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS.

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