iUniverse Releases Top Ten Best Seller List for April 2009
iUniverse, the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self publishing company, has announced its top ten best-selling books for April 2009, according to retail channel sales figures. Figures Based on Point-of-Sale Data from Major Booksellers
1. Leadership Elements: A Guide to Building Trust, by Mike Mears; (Business).
Leadership is composed of many simple yet powerful elements. In Leadership Elements, author Mike Mears describes these elements and how to apply them in all types of organizations to become an effective leader, improve your organization’s performance, and motivate employees.
2. Becoming You: An Owner’s Manual for Creating Personal Happiness, by Dr. B. Marshall ; (Self Help). George Elliot once wrote, “It's never too late to become what you might have been.” Becoming You provides a step-by-step roadmap to achieving personal happiness through authentic learning strategies and thoughtful self-awareness. The result is personal fulfillment, satisfaction, and ultimately contentment.
3. The Shack, by Thomas Mulholland; (Fiction). It's the late 1960s, and the world appears to be coming apart at the seams. Politicians continue to be assassinated, and the United States becomes embroiled in yet another war. The lives of four boys in a small Midwestern town mimic the turbulent times as their worlds crumble around them.
4. The Bluegrass Conspiracy: An Inside Story of Power, Greed, Drugs and Murder, by Sally Denton; (Fiction). When Kentucky Blueblood Drew Thornton parachuted to his death in September 1985—carrying thousands in cash and 150 pounds of cocaine—the gruesome end of his startling life blew open a scandal that reached to the most secret circles of the U.S. government.
5. The Gangs of Los Angeles, by William Dunn; (True Crime). There is no gang turf more desperately unique than that hidden among the 464 square miles which make up the City of Los Angeles. It is a fragile place; both tantalizing and repulsive, where wild fires can scorch hill-top celebrity homes as easily as gang members decimate a housing project with automatic rifle fire.
6. The School Psychology Licensure Exam Guide, by Peter Thompson M.Ed. Ed.S.; (Psychology). Successfully completing the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) exam is the typical requirement for licensed practice and employment as a psychologist in public education. Until now, most graduate students and other professionals relied only on informal study guides or information provided by the test publisher (Praxis). Although students need to utilize informal study guides, this insider's book is essential for effective preparation.
7. An Uncommon Drunk: Revelations of a High-Functioning Alcoholic, by Jeff Herten, M.D.; (Self Help). For nearly thirty years, author Dr. Jeff Herten was a high-functioning alcoholic-one who drinks every day, yet continues to lead a productive, successful life. Now he shares his first-hand knowledge of how alcohol can destroy lives-as it nearly destroyed his.
8. Chin and the Magic Stones, by L.J. Salazar; (Juvenile). Ten-year-old Chin loves to dream about having grand adventures. But nothing much ever happens in the sleepy little city of Kirkland, so Chin usually ends up playing with his loyal dog, Eagle, and reading thrilling stories. But one afternoon, both their lives change forever.
9. And This Our Life: Chronicles of the Darcy Family: Book 1, by C. Pierson; (Fiction).
Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, ends with the marriage of the Bennet sisters to their hard-won fiancés, but the story of Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy's life together is only beginning.
10. Drama is Optional: A Guide for Teens, by Judee Ausnow; (Juvenile Nonfiction).
As a teenager, it's easy to get sucked into the drama of everyday life. But you have a choice as to how it affects you. Through easy-to-understand and candid discussions, author Judee Ausnow touches on the key points you need to help you control your thoughts and reactions.
These titles, and the complete iUniverse library, are available for purchase through the online iUniverse bookstore at http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookstoreHome.aspx. To learn how to publish a book today, log on to www.iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS today.
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Kevin A. Gray