Monthly Archives: September 2010

New Release Tells Tale of Pre-Teen Haunted From Beyond the Grave – Book by Faly Colaizzi

A pre-teen with paranormal powers, including the ability to see and talk to ghosts, provides the heart of this tale set around All Hallows Eve. Jake Eden feels like something is missing, and sadness and anxiety haunt him, despite his seven lifelong friends. In a dream, the young man encounters his dead great-grandfather, who explains who Jake really is and that he’s destined to do great things. Although finding answers relieves Jake’s sadness and anxiety, he and his friends experience another adventure around the year’s spookiest holiday.

Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle, published by Dog Ear Publishing, showcases historic places and landmarks in the picture-perfect town of St. Charles, founded in the 1800s. Jake and his friends explore cemeteries, haunted railroads and Drumheller Castle, searching for the answers to Jake’s life mysteries. During their adventures, they meet characters like cemetery groundskeeper Old Man Wiggins and the ghost of Mark Drumheller. A grave, a gold skeleton key, a vampire’s hanging coffin and a haunted castle liven up this tall tale. Events unfold that force Jake to use his paranormal powers, and the young people must use all their wits. Finally, fate and destiny combine as Jake discovers his true purpose in life.

Author Faly Colaizzi, who was born in Chicago, grew up with a love of horses, farmland and music. She loves castles and travels around the world to see them. She graduated from Illinois State University and worked 20 years as a sales manager. Colaizzi and her husband, Steve, have two boys.

For more information, visit www.drumhellercastle.com

Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle:
A St. Charles Tall Tale

Faly Colaizzi

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-726-8            160 pages           $12.95 US

Available at http://www.drumhellercastle.com, Ingram, Amazon.com,
Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Tells of Boy’s Unique Adventures in a Small Town – Book by Tony Farley

Imagine a walk down memory lane that’s more like a tornado twisting through the landscape, and you’ll have an inkling of the author’s humor in this refreshing memoir. Farley grew up in a small rural town he likens to a “geographic Petri dish that produced about 150 of the most unique individuals” he ever met, including his paternal grandparents, Nanno and Pappaw. From nearly blinding his future fifth-grade teacher with a BB gun in his grandmother’s beauty shop to pine cone and bottle rocket wars to tracking down a boy with an Eddie Munster haircut who would soon become his best friend, Farley’s stories put a personal spin on life as a young boy.

Like Farts in a Whirlwind, published Dog Ear Publishing, brings small-town life into vivid focus. The author’s description of Lockhart’s – a general store that serves as the town’s center – will make readers feel as if they too stood on the warped wooden floorboards “that looked like they may have been imported from an old abandoned roller rink.” Its front bench is home to neighborhood children and old men. Although its nonperishable goods might be covered in dust, somehow Lockhart’s manages to have the very latest in sugar products and a clientele that appreciates them.

Author Tony Farley is a lifelong resident of the Vienna area of north central Louisiana. The Louisiana Tech University graduate owns Vienna Motors, which now sits at the epicenter of most of the stories in his book. Readers will delight as they hear tales about the town’s characters, including some from the author’s own family.

For more information, visit www.tonyfarleybooks.com

Like Farts in a Whirlwind

Tony Farley

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-637-7           200 pages          $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Hopes to Alert True Believers to Possible Deception in Fellow Worshipers – Book by Andre S. Taylor

“…[T]here are some sinister influences entangled in the midst, greatly affecting many decisions and beliefs, steering them in the direction of a sometimes dark and rebellious generation. The people of God are also entangled in this system.”  Andre S. Taylor’s fearless study of the various types of characters, both positive and negative, found in any modern congregation will make readers closely examine the contents of their own hearts as well as the hearts of their friends and neighbors.

According to Taylor, there are at least four types found in any given church:  the First Family, the Church Entertainers, the Meek and Humble, and the False Teachers.  These basic genotypes make up the mix of the saved and the lost in a congregation.  Using simple, easy-to-understand language, Taylor shares the characteristics of each “type”, with ample examples from life as well as appropriate supporting scripture.  This book is intended to be a teaching tool for everyone from the newest believer to those who are more developed in their faith.

Church Folks: The Sheep and the Goats, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a hard-hitting spiritual book, designed to help strengthen the reader’s faith by pointing out potential pitfalls found in most every church.  Andre S. Taylor is the founder of Passion for Christ Ministries in Memphis, TN.  He answered the call to ministry in 2000, and has worked with various outreach and mission groups ever since.  His current work includes teaching seminars, outreach and volunteer collaboration with other ministries, and  also includes a weekly radio broadcast called “Mission Possible,” which airs his teaching series: “One on One Bible Teaching with Andre Taylor.”   Taylor lives in Memphis, TN with his family.

For more information, visit www.astaylorbooks.com

Church Folks:  The Sheep and the Goats

Andre S. Taylor

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-622-3          27  pages          $10.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Shows Alcoholics How To Achieve Long-lasting Sobriety On Their Own – Book by T. Christopher Portman, Ph.D

Deciding to quit drinking is an important step for those who abuse alcohol. This book is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to gain sobriety on his own and pursue “a forward-going approach to recovery and to become excited, rather than depressed, about life without alcohol.” The author goes beyond standard treatments to provide a practical, self-directed guide to sobriety and a better quality of life through a personalized recovery template that addresses each person’s needs. Portman helps drinkers focus on going forward, providing a forward-facing template for recovery, powerful strategies to prevent relapses and the motivation to reinvent their life on their own.

The New Template for Recovery, published by Dog Ear Publishing, draws on Portman’s more than three decades of helping thousands of people with alcohol problems. His approach breaks the process down into logical areas of recovery. Alcohol abusers can learn how bad their alcohol use problem is, how to safely manage withdrawing from alcohol, the pros and cons of AA and standard treatment programs and the effects of psychological and physical addiction. This guide also details “quitting vs. recovery,” emotional recovery, repairing and starting relationships, career recovery, philosophical/spiritual recovery and understanding relapse. Instead of abusers fearing to give up alcohol, the book aims to liberate them.

Author T. Christopher Portman earned a doctorate at the University of Oregon. He lives in Bellingham, Wash., where his practice focuses on treating addictions and related mental health and relationship issues. Portman has directed both outpatient and inpatient treatment programs and taught addiction courses and seminars in the Pacific Northwest.

For more information, visit www.recoverytemplate.com.

The New Template for Recovery:
How To Quit Drinking and Build a Better Life

T. Christopher Portman

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-583-7           336 pages          $17.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

Explore How Baby Boomers Make Decisions About Life, Love with New Release – Book by Francis J. Kostel, Ph.D.

People make all kinds of decisions every day of their lives, whether it’s what they should have for lunch or what kind of care they should arrange for an aging parent. Everyone’s decision-making process is different, driven by his experience in understanding, relationships and God. This engaging book explores what drives the nation’s 75 million baby boomers and the decisions they make regarding love, school, career, family and fun. It moves from love and prejudice to the daily reality, dreams and worries of baby boomers, driven by snippets that “expose the author’s best and worst decision making.”

A Baby Boomer’s Decision Making, published by Dog Ear Publishing, leads readers through the process of making decisions, from learning the tools to the peaks and valleys of choices to reflecting on choices made. The author shares his own decisions, such as agreeing to serve as interim principal at a high school he’d served for many years, and how he made his way after not being named officially to that position. Or his decision to attend St. Augustine Seminary for high school and learning meditation, which helped him later in life in his career and as a family man. A series of discussion questions mirroring the 11 chapters of the book allows individuals to reflect in private and provides small groups the opportunity to explore decision-making issues together.

Author Francis J. Kostel has experience with organizational success and conflict resolution. He serves as executive coach and mentor through August One Consulting and as an educator has given presentations on leadership, strategic planning, personnel evaluation, change and policy decisions. He has served on statewide and regional boards. Kostel, who earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, was superintendent of schools in St. Charles, Il., and principal of St. Charles High School.

For more information, visit www.frankostel.com or contact August One Consulting at augustone@sbcglobal.net.

A Baby Boomer’s Decision Making:
A Reflection on Relationships and God for Today with a Guide for Tomorrow

Francis J. Kostel

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-647-6          220 pages          $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense

New Release Helps Used Car Dealership Owners Rev Up Their Profits – Book by Kevin Thomas

It’s no secret the automobile industry has changed dramatically in the last few years. Auto dealers wondering how to manage their growth – or lack of it – will find answers to the questions they grapple with every day. The author provides instructions on how to get predictable and consistent results to ensure a dealership’s long-term success. His three easy steps guide entrepreneurs to success, allowing them to learn from his mistakes and use his experience with what worked to do well in their own business.

How To Make Extreme Profits In Your Used Car Operation, published by Dog Ear Publishing, showcases the author’s extensive experience in the automobile industry, from sales consultant to general manager and owner.  The book describes basic steps to opening a dealership, as well as strategies and systems that improve efficiency, such as finding the right vehicles, defining a niche in the marketplace, developing a base of customers and blending all of the ideas together to get the most money from every deal. The author says that following his “Right System,” leads to success: “The right customer, plus the right vehicle, plus the right process equals the right profit.” This practical guide can help not only those considering starting a used car dealership but owners and managers whose dealerships are struggling.

Author Kevin Thomas, a 15-year veteran of new and used car dealerships, owns and operators several of Georgia’s most successful stores. This Quality Dealer Award winner served as president of the Georgia Independent Automobile Dealers Association. Thomas is a graduate of the Professional business Coaching Alliance’s School of Coaching and serves on the board of directors for the Chamber of Commerce and is a past president of the local Rotary Club.

For more information, visit www.extremeprofitbook.com

How To Make Extreme Profits In Your Used Car Operation

Kevin Thomas

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-635-3          152 pages           $19.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Puts Humorous Spin on Murder Mystery – Book by Clive Endive Ogive IV

This clever tale is another perceptive look into the wonderful and fascinating world of private clubs. Board of Directors President Clive Ogive and waitress-extraordinaire Esther team up again, this time to solve a gruesome murder at one of the world’s most private clubs – the Old Bunbury Golf Links & Reading Club. These colorful characters, first introduced in Ogive’s Private Clubs in America and Around the World, once again give readers a behind-the scenes look at the exclusive world of private clubs. The author’s insights, off-beat humor and wit provide plenty of humorous moments – and political jabs as well.

Murder and Mayhem at Old Bunbury, published by Dog Ear Publishing, provides a tongue-in-cheek tale about private clubs, which have significant influences throughout U.S. history and the present. From the moment police and other officials arrive to investigate longtime member Alfie Johnsons’s demise on the golf course, the club is thrown into mayhem. The case has plenty of suspects: Johnson’s three ex-wives, loan sharks and husbands of married women he entertained all had motive to do away with him. So why is Clive not relieved when Esther says she’ll investigate on her own? Old Bunbury is rocked by multiple arrests and an assault before the tale comes to its surprising conclusion.

Author Clive Endive Ogive IV belongs to at least 18 exclusive private clubs. This is his second book.

For more information, visit www.CliveEndiveOgiveIV.com.

Murder and Mayhem at Old BUnbury:
A Clive and Esther Tale of Humor and Intrigue

Clive Endive Ogive IV

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-682-7          182 pages          $25.00 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Discusses Plight of Afghan Women Through History, Personal Experience – Book by Alia Rawi Akbar

The country of Afghanistan has been under siege for over three decades; all the Afghan people have suffered as Russian, British, Taliban and American military forces fought over the fate of the country, but the women of Afghanistan have been particularly wronged.  Alia Rawi Akbar is uniquely suited to discuss the issues that Afghan women face today.  Born in Afghanistan, she was forced into marriage in her early twenties, and lived under the oppressive tradition until she and her family fled to America.  Sadly, her problems did not end there—she was faced with prejudice and a broken social system, and after the tragic events of September 11, she was fearful for her homeland as the American president launched a “follow-up policy, which could more accurately be called ‘revenge’.

According to Akbar, Afghan women are suffering from a form of post-traumatic stress disorder.  This stems from the horrors the women have witnessed and experienced—from the brutal death of close family members to rape and forced marriage for the women themselves.  These women endure the many physical manifestations of depression as well as the mental ramifications.  Akbar herself experienced this at different points in her life, particularly when she felt the most helpless against the conservative tradition of her homeland.

Crisis Confronting Afghan Women, published by Dog Ear Publishing, is a brutally honest account of the indignities heaped upon the women of Afghanistan, and a fascinating chronicle of Afghan politics in the last three decades.  Using her own personal trials as well as the historical record of the region, Akbar weaves a compelling tale.  Alia Rawi Akbar is a brave, independent spirit who has dedicated herself to speaking for those who have no voice—the women of Afghanistan.

For more information, visit www.afghanwomenincrisis.com

Crisis Confronting Afghan Women

Alia Rawi Akbar

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-515-8          253 pages          $14.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Release Gives First-Time Homebuyers Keys To Purchase a Place – book by Michael J. Wolf

Buying a home is a big responsibility, and navigating the process takes patience and know-how. The author, a Realtor, writes that buying a home “can be like break-dancing in a minefield – one wrong move, and the whole thing can blow up in your face.” First-time homebuyers can turn to a professional in the industry before embarking on one of the biggest – and most expensive – purchases of their lives. Stories of real-life situations provide detailed examples of what to do and when to do it.

The First Time Homebuyer Book, published by Dog Ear Publishing, draws on the author’s experiences to guide first-time homebuyers through every step of the process, from the time they choose a home to closing day. The author addresses such homebuying topics as getting pre-approved for a loan, closing costs, what to look for in selecting a Realtor, how to find just the right home, making an offer in a cold or hot market, explaining escrow and appraisals and finding the best lender for your purchase. The book also offers advice on how to present an offer creatively and explores the intricacies of homeowners associations. Taking it one step further, the book includes free access to a referral database of real estate professionals from around the country so readers can find the help they need.

Author Michael Wolf, a Realtor practicing in the San Diego area, studied for a master’s degree in architecture at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego and received a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He has earned several production and sales distinctions since starting his professional career in 2005.

For more information, visit www.thefirsttimehomebuyerbook.com.

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The First Time Homebuyer Book: All You Need To Know To Help You Buy Your First Place

Michael Wolf

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-575-2           132 pages          $15.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!

New Non-Fiction Release Considers Power of Thought Book by Allan R. Fuller Through Mathematics, Theology

“This book is intended for the reader to gain a better understanding of the reality of God and the power of thought through a critical analysis of science and mathematics embedded within the nature of the universe. “  Thus begins Allan R. Fuller’s in-depth rumination on thinking and theology, mathematics and parapsychology, truth and knowledge.  Fuller tackles the broad topics of the  Supreme Creator as well as the mathematical elements present in theology with great relish, and introduces ideas that will provide food for thought for any discerning reader.

Thought: The Only Reality, published by Dog Ear Publishing, addresses the hotly-debated question of God’s existence with cool logic, and explores the amazing universal language of mathematics.  Fuller’s approach to these progressive ideas is accessible and inspirational, encouraging the reader to continue the thread of thought, even including pages for the reader to write down his or her own thoughts about the material.

Allan R. Fuller wrote Thought: The Only Reality with the intention “to weave three of the same complex realities together – science, mathematics, and the existence of a divine Creator – through a logical breakdown of observation and conclusion to arrive at an ultimate consensus of truth.”  He has accomplished this goal, creating a thought-provoking, insightful study on theology and mathematics as well as the power of thought.

For more information, visit www.creationfromthought.com

Thought:  The Only Reality

Allan R. Fuller

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-160844-590-5          151  pages           $13.95 US

Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble
and fine bookstores everywhere

About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Self-publishing services are available globally at http://www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dog Ear Publishing – self-publishing that actually makes sense!