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 Business / Economics / Entrepreneurship / Management

  • Michael Hennelly, Ph.D., West Point Inc.: Bridging Military and Corporate Strategy to Build Great Leaders and Organizations

  • JUST SOLD! Lorraine Justice, PhD, Innovating Great Products: 10 Key Global Factors for Design and Marketing Teams to Nicholas Brealey, Hachette Publishers

  • JUST SOLD! Jim Karrh, PhD, The Business Messaging Playbook: Discovering and Managing Your Company's Hidden Growth Engine to Red Wheel/Career Press and to Brilliance Audio

 Personal Finance / Investing / Trading / Real Estate

  • JUST SOLD! William Francavilla, The Madoffs Among Us: How to Spot a Fraud, Make Better Financial Decisions, and Protect Your Future to Career Press

 Careers / Personal Growth / Psychology / Relationships

  • Mike D'Antoni, Tom Markert, Dave D'Antoni, Fast Break: Accelerating High Performance and Your Career Success
    See Author's Website

  • JUST SOLD! Ashley Davis Bush, The Art and Power of Acceptance to Octopus/Hachette

 Health & Wellness / Lifestyle / Parenting

  • Kristen Darcy, Heart of Power: 50 Ways to Break Free From Toxic Energy, People and Predators
    See Author's Website

  • Megan Smith Gill, The Bullshift Blueprint: Busting Your Personal Myths and Barriers to a More Abundant Life
    See Author's Website

  • JUST SOLD! Amy Alamar and Kristine Schlichting, Connected Conversations: Turning Everyday Talk into Lasting and Resilient Relationships with Our Kids to Fairwinds Press, Quarto Group

 History / Biography / Politics / Current Events

  • Cedric Alexander, Ph.D, The Fourth Branch: How America's Real "Deep State" Will Save Our Democracy

  • Harlan Green, Answering Kennedy's Call: Inspiring Lessons from the Sixties for the Future
    See Author's Website

  • Edward Segal, From Whistle-Stops to Photo Ops: The Remarkable History of Campaign Trains in American Politics
    See Author's Website and Blog

  • JUST SOLD! Phillip Barlag, The Story & History of Rome: A Travel Companion to Rome's Ancient Sites to New Page Books

  • JUST SOLD! Chris Formant, Saving Washington to Post Hill Press

  • JUST SOLD! Michael Wildes, Opening the Golden Door to Ankerwycke Books, ABA Publishing

  • JUST SOLD! Lauren Wright, PhD., In Fame We Trust: America's Celebrity Addiction and the Future of Our Democracy to Routledge Press, Taylor & Francis Group

 Historical Fiction / Thrillers / True Crime

  • Chris Formant, Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and the Battle of Brooklyn, Foreword by Mike Perry, Army War College
    Buried deep below the busy streets of Brooklyn, in an unknown grave, lie the remains of perhaps the most important yet most forgotten citizen soldiers in American history. The selfless act of bravery by the Maryland Regiment on August 27,1776, only six weeks after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, not only saved the Continental Army from certain destruction, but galvanized the young republic against an overpowering oppressor. The heroic sacrifice by "The Sons of Baltimore," long buried as a historical footnote, is exhumed to remind us of the full extent and unwavering dedication to the principle of freedom that these young men believed in.

  • JUST SOLD! Chris Formant, Film rights to Saving Washington to Fearless Films, Gregg Feinberg, Emmy winning producer of Big Little Lies

  • JUST SOLD! Diana Forbes, Mistress Suffragette to Penmore Press

  • JUST SOLD! Dorothy Marcic, PhD, Crazy Little Thing Called Murder: 5 Husbands, 4 Murders, $2 Million and 1 Wife who went from JC Penney to Tiffany....and One Family's Search for the Truth to Kensington Books

 Science / Technology

  • JUST SOLD! Todd Neff, The Life Ray: How the Lidar Laser Changed Our View of the World and Will Revolutionize How We Live In It to Prometheus Publishers

  • JUST SOLD! Rod Pyle and the National Space Society, Space 2.0: A New Era of Opportunity, Exploration and Innovation from Earth Orbit to the Moon, Mars and Worlds Beyond to BenBella Books

  • JUST SOLD! Rod Pyle and the National Space Society, Film and documentary rights to Space 2.0 to Glass Entertainment Group, Eric Neuhaus

  • JUST SOLD! Rod Pyle, Amazing Stories of the Planets and Amazing Heroes of the Space Age to Prometheus Publishers

 Special Topics / Reference / Gift Books / Humor / Sports

  • Jeff Cioletti, Drink Like A Geek, author of The Drinkable Globe
    See Author's Website

 Japanese Artists and Authors

  • The Nikoli Puzzle Company, Japan
    Nikoli is the world's leading puzzle and game development company based in Japan. Nikoli published the first puzzle magazine in 1980 and has developed more that 200 original puzzles. Nikoli puzzles are used by Sony and over 100 media outlets worldwide in newspapers and magazines. Nikoli and its founder, Maki Kaji named the popular number puzzle Sudoku and has published numerous books and calendars on Sudoku with Workman Publishers. In 2008 they launched a new series of puzzle books with Sterling Publishers introducing new puzzle games such as slitherlink, heyawake, masyu, nurikabe, slitherlink and many more. See the company's Website.

  • Kuniko Kanawa, The Art of Japanese Kanzashi Design
    "Atelier Kanawa" means "the studio to produce Japanese harmony and peace" and it is run by Kuniko Kanawa, a professional Tsumami Kanzashi artisan and certified Kimono consultant whose work appears at the Japanese American National Museum. Through intensive training by one of only five master Kanzashi artisans in Japan, Kuniko's passion to preserve this beautiful traditional art and crafts has led to her working on her book in part as a memorial for her master trainer. It introduces the authentic Tsumami Kanzashi as well as the modern Kanzashi focusing of how to preserve this traditional art and culture. Kuniko's art, hairpins, and jewelry can be viewed at her website and will be the basis of her new book and crafts kit.

  • Masaki Sato, President of Sato Seni and award-winning fashion designer introducing the world's thinnest mohair to create one-of-a-kind accessories and crafts. With new offices in New York, Sato Seni's yarn creations are being introduced (and brought) by the world's top fashion design firms and brands. Our new crafts book and kit will reflect Masaki's innovative approach and designs using elegant mohair produced by his company. See the company's Website.

  • JUST SOLD! The Editors at the Nikoli Puzzle Company, Animal Mazes and Puzzles, to Workman Publishers

  • JUST SOLD! Taro Yaguchi, Origami City

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