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Canada
David F. Marx
0516270834
March 2000
Paperback
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From Booklist
Gr. 1-2. With large, full-color photographs and a simple bold-face text, this small, attractive book in the Rookie Read-About Geography series gives a good overview of the country, with a quick glance at its early history and at its places and people in all their diversity. In Quebec today, French is spoken just as much as English, though English is the language in most of Canada. Most people live in the big southern cities, but there are also contemporary pictures of Inuit in the icy Nunavut territory. The clear photos show miners underground, farmers on the land, people in stores and factories and on the snowy streets of Ottawa. A final double-page spread repeats nine of the photos in miniature with a few key words from the pages. --Hazel Rochman Hazel Rochman
Copyright © American Library...


RVing Alaska and Canada

0964397048


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Book Description
RVing Alaska and Canada is a "How-to" and "Why-not" book completely revised in 2002 with 28 more pages of information, photographs and photo vignettes. It takes you through what to do before you leave; map and information gathering; what to take, when to go, how to go, the real scoop on the road conditions and how much it might cost. Told in the author's personal and humorous fashion, the book unfolds with not only practical suggestions regarding safety, vehicle breakdowns, campgrounds and boondocking, but takes you on every paved and major (and a few minor) gravel roads throughout Alaska and Northwestern Canada. From the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay and the Dempster Highway to the Northwest Territories of Canada, you will experience true adventure with this solo silver gypsy. The author combines the excitement of...


Milepost
Morris Communication Corp
189215417X
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Pound for pound and inch for inch, The Milepostis the most valuable piece of luggage you could include on a trip to Alaska and northwestern Canada, whether you're going by plane, car, bus, or bicycle. No wonder they're celebrating their fiftieth anniversary as the "Bible of North Country Travel." This is not a fluff and nonsense production, because there's serious driving to cover when you're heading to Anchorage or Denali Park, and you need to know things, like what the major highways and roads contain, mile-by-mile, where there are gas stations, campgrounds, fishing, lodging, and food, what the geography is like and what road conditions to expect. There's even some information on the history of the lands and communities, and what attractions are nearby. The maps are exceptional and the abundance of...


Apple's America: The Discriminating Traveler's Guide to 40 Great Cities in the United States and Canada
R. W. Apple
0865476853
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred hotel reviews, restaurant price ranges and detailed directions have no place in Apple's latest travel guide (after Apple's Europe). Instead, readers get an appealing array of historical trivia and museum mentions relating to American cities. As a former New York Times correspondent (he's now an associate editor), Apple traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. After "playing Baedeker" for many years, he parlayed his knowledge of America's cities into a series of articles for the Times, which he updates here. Written in a conversational tone with an emphasis more on city character and less on the best shopping districts, this opinionated, nontraditional work is refreshing. Among Apple's revelations: San Francisco is "full of itself"; Tampa is home to the "world's largest collection of paintings...


Alaska & Canada's Inside Passage Cruise Tour Guide: City Maps, History, Native Culture Plus a 6-Foot Fold-Out Map of Cruise Route from Puget Sound to (Cruise Tour Guide)

0961143800


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New York Times-- May, 1984
"There's loads of information on things such as customs, wildlife, geographical data and historical facts about places along the way." (Travel & Leisure Magazine-- March, 1988) "If you are interested in an excellent guide to the Inside Passage, the best I have found is the beautifully-illustrated Coastal Cruise Tour Guide." (Denver Post-- February, 1986) "A host of colorfully illustrated lore and facts..."

Book Description
A giant six-foot by 11-3/4" fold-out map opens up to reveal vital details of this magnificent 1,000 mile Inside Passage-- names of glaciers, islands and channels that the cruise ships navigate through. Read about early explorers and ancient Indian cultures. Information on land and sea mammals are colorfully illustrated along with various...


Canada
Elaine Landau
0516270214
September 2000
Paperback
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Card catalog description
A basic overview of the history, geography, climate, and culture of Canada. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Pioneer Girl

0887765505


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From School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-These letters written by 14-year-old Caswell to her grandmother between April 12, 1887, and January 1, 1888, describe her family's journey west from Ontario in search of a new life as well as what it was like to settle on the Canadian prairies. The land and its animals, daily life, and hardships are vividly portrayed. Additionally, the letters exhibit feelings of sadness and fear of the unknown. Everyday life is discussed, including chores such as cheese making, binding of wheat into sheaves, and haying. Tragedies included deaths from illness and drowning. Events such as the fair and church services provided recreation for the settlers. Although much of the experience parallels that of American pioneers, there are some differences. Caswell's description of the Indians is one of interest rather than of...


Rand McNally the Road Atlas U.S./Canada/Mexico
Rand McNally
0528957937
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The gift edition of America's #1 road atlas features a durable, clear vinyl cover that stands up to heavy use, protecting against spills and exposure to the elements. Features include: More than 2,000 updates for 2006, including new highway numbers, exits, and road construction projects Detailed inset maps of more than 300 cities and 20 U.S. National Parks Annual Rand McNally "Best of the Road™" editorial feature-five new road trips with recommended stops for dining, shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment "50 Years of Interstates" — features Intersate system history and trivia, plus 50 adventures Toll-free numbers and websites for major national hotel and car rental chains Individual road maps, road construction and condition hotline info, and complete list of tourism contacts of every U.S. state and...


Smithsonian Birds of North America
Fred J. Alsop, III
0789471566
Apr 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Published in association with America's preeminent authority, the Smithsonian Institution, this comprehensive handbook to the birds of North America: Eastern Region includes 706 species ---- all birds known to breed east of the 100th meridian on the United States and Canada, as well as regular visitors and vagrants to this region. The Smithsonian Handbook is the first identification guide that includes details of the bird's life history in a concise and user--friendly format. Each full--page profile combines a precise description, annotated photographs, and artworks to highlight the key field marks of the species in each plumage. Similar species are shown and distinguishing characteristics are noted. Further information on the bird's habits describes the typical song and other vocalizations, behavior, breeding,...


Retire in Style: 60 Outstanding Places across the USA and Canada
Warren R. Bland
1932919198
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Seventy-six million American and 10 million Canadian "baby boomers" born between 1946 and 1964 are moving toward retirement in an era of increasing affluence and mobility. Providing information on 60 of the communities that are most rich in amenities across North America, this handy sourcebook guides retirees toward outstanding places to spend their golden years. Careful consideration was given to the final 12 criteria covered for each place—landscape, climate, quality of life, cost of living, transportation, retail services, health care, community services, cultural activities, recreational activities, work/volunteer activities, and crime—and each review includes a discussion of each characteristic as well as a city map and climatic table. Structured regionally rather than alphabetically, this revised and...


The Milepost 2006 (Milepost)
Kris Valencia (Editor)
1892154196
March 2006
Paperback
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The Meeting Place
Janette Oke
0764221760
Mar 1999
Paperback
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From Library Journal
In 1753, the French and British settlers of Acadia are divided by threats of war. Realizing that fighting will surely break out if the British government demands oaths of loyalty from the French settlers, Catherine Price hopes for the best and continues to plan her wedding to Lieutenant Andrew Harrow. Louise Belleveau is also planning to marry, and the two women meet accidentally while picking wildflowers for their wedding bouquets. They quickly form a bond, only to have their friendship threatened by the growing tension between their two societies. Oke and Bunn's (The Matchmakers, LJ 11/1/97) huge readership should find much to enjoy in this smoothly written romantic adventure, though others may be put off by the overstated messages about peace, love, and the importance of God.Copyright 1999 Reed Business...


Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism to the World
Stewart Bell
0470834633
March 2004
Hardcover
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Review
“Every responsible citizen of Canada, the US, the UK and other Western countries should read this book” (Times Higher Educational Supplement, 27 August 2004)

Review
"Cold Terror will shock the conscience of the nation. In terrifying detail, it shows how the world's terrorists have made themselves at home in Canada-and how they have been made welcome by cowardly politicians. This book is not an exposé; it is an urgent call to action."
—David Frum, former White House speechwriter and author of The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush

"The book may cause the earth to shake in certain political circles—justifiably. An important contribution towards alerting Canadians to the threats and dangers in our...



Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) 2007-2008: The Most Authoritative Guide to All U.S. and Canadian Medical Schools (Medical School Admission Requirements, United States and Canada)
Association of American Medical Colleges
1577540492
April 30, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
This must-have book -- often called the "bible of medical school guides" -- is the #1 source for medical school applicants. The 2007-2008 edition features more information than ever before and has a completely new design to improve functionality and access to the information you need when applying to medical school. The MSAR™ is the #1 source for: Application procedures and deadlines Selection factors such as MCAT & GPA dataMedical school class profilesCosts and financial aid packagesMD/PhD and other combined degreesGraduates' specialty choices MSAR™ is the only resource fully authorized by medical schools.


Alaska by Cruise Ship: The Complete Guide to Cruising Alaska with Giant Pull-out Map (5th Edition)
Anne Vipond
0968838979
March 30, 2005
Paperback
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Library Journal, March 2005
"This book should be considered a high priority. A core resource for most public libraries."

Travel Trade Magazine, New York
"Covers the destinations with solid detail and from the cruiser's perspective." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A Field Guide to Trees and Shrubs: Northeastern and north-central United States and southeastern and south-central Canada
George A. Petrides (Illustrator)
039535370X
September 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
All the wild trees, shrubs, and woody vines in the area north to Newfoundland, south to North Carolina and Tennessee, and west to the Dakotas and Kansas are described in detail. Accounts of 646 species include shape and arrangement of leaves, height, color, bark texture, flowering season, and fruit. Clear, accurate drawings illustrate leaves, flowers, buds, tree silhouettes, and other characteristics.

About the Author
Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world"'s greatest naturalists, received every major award for ornithology, natural science, and conservation, as well as numerous honorary degrees, medals, and citations, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, and the...


A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants and Herbs
Steven Foster
0395988144
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
With more than 300 photos, this new edition shows how to identify more than 500 healing plants. Descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found, as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical topics, symbols next to plant descriptions, and organization of plants by colors all make this an essential guide to understanding the traditional medicinal uses of the plants around us. At a time when interest in herbs and natural medicine has never been higher, the second edition of this essential guide shows how to identify more than five hundred kinds of healing plants. More than three hundred new color photos illustrate their flowers, leaves, and fruits. The updated descriptive text includes information on where the plants are found as well as their known medicinal uses. An index to medical...


Home Landscaping: Northeast Region: Including Southeast Canada
Roger Holmes
1580110045
March 1998
Paperback
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Review
"The Home Landscaping Series promises to make your particular gardening situation easier because it's created to suit your regional needs, and it's one of the best this reviewer has ever seen. All the books in this series are perfect for first-time home owners and novice gardeners, but more experienced gardeners will find them useful to. Keep the entire series on your bookshelves...you never know when you'll be moving."
Pat Regel, Book Page
April 1998


The Sacred Shore
Janette Oke
0764222473
Jan 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
This historical novel is the sequel to The Meeting Place by best-selling authors Oke and Bunn. The plot follows Anne Harrow and Nicole Robichaud, whose families voluntarily switched them at birth (read the first novel to find out why) and then lost touch with each other when the Acadian Robichauds were forced out of Nova Scotia by British edict. Now grown, the girls learn about their "real" parents, and a shaken Nicole (born Anne) embarks on a desperate search to find the Harrows and reaffirm her belief in herself with God's help. At the same time, Lord Charles Harrow, Nicole's uncle, arrives in Nova Scotia to end the estrangement with his brother, now a minister, and name his niece Anne (now Nicole) as his heir. Unfortunately, shallow characterizations and miraculous resolutions mar the plot, but the strength of...


Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
0689826990
July 1, 1999
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This Newbery Honor book is a dramatic, heart-stopping story of a boy who, following a plane crash in the Canadian wilderness, must learn to survive with only a hatchet and his own wits. Ages 12-up. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 8-12 Brian Robeson, 13, is the only passenger on a small plane flying him to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when the pilot has a heart attack and dies. The plane drifts off course and finally crashes into a small lake. Miraculously Brian is able to swim free of the plane, arriving on a sandy tree-lined shore with only his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. The novel chronicles in gritty detail Brian's mistakes, setbacks, and small...


Celine Dion
Jenna Glatzer
0740755595
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Céline Dion has long been one of the world's most admired performers. Her unique blend of brilliant talent and an unstinting willingness to share her life has defined her career in the public eye. With new interviews and special memorabilia, Céline Dion: For Keeps will invite her fans to get to know the professional and personal parts of her life as never before. Céline Dion is a very special collection: a combination of memoir, personal scrapbook, and looking glass into one of the world's most admired lives. Drawing heavily from Céline's personal archives and those of her husband and longtime manager, René Angelil, this book focuses on the key elements of her life, including her family, career, inspirations, courtship and marriage to René, show business hiatus, son René-Charles, and...


Illustrated History of Canada
Craig Brown (Editor)
1552635082
February 2003
Textbook Paperback
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From Booklist
Perhaps because of our growing Hispanic population, Americans have become increasingly aware of the history, politics, and culture of our neighbors to the south, particularly Mexico. But what about Canada? One suspects that even most well-educated Americans are woefully ignorant of the key personalities, events, and trends in Canadian history. Hopefully, this excellent anthology devoted to various aspects of Canadian history will help remedy that situation. Each of the six chapters is written by a different and distinguished historian or geographer. Among the topics covered, the examinations of Native American cultures and of Canada's relations with the U.S. are particularly interesting. The illustrations, both black and white and color, are superb complements to the text, and few of them are familiar to Americans. This...


Native Plants of the Northeast : A Guide for Gardening & Conservation
Donald J. Leopold
0881926736
February 8, 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The Northeast of the title refers to the northeastern quarter of the U.S and all of eastern Canada. Leopold lists nearly 700 species of native trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Illustrated with 500 color photographs, his guide provides detailed information on each plant's cultivation and propagation, height, color, natural range, and hardiness. An appendix recommends particular plants that tolerate wet and dry soil and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and mammals such as deer, opossums, and raccoons. George Cohen
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

Review
Jean S. Wexler Vineyard Gazette : This review would not be complete without a tribute to the incredible photographs the book contains. The clarity of...


Fire and Ice: The United States, Canada and the Myth of Converging Values
Michael Adams
0143014234
May 2005
Paperback
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Winnipeg Free Press
If timing is everything, Toronto pollster Michael Adams clocks in perfectly with his latest book.

Toronto Star
A persuasive and arresting antidote to the popular wisdom du jour . . .

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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees : Eastern Region (Eastern)
Elbert Luther Little
0394507606
May 12, 1980
Turtleback
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Book Review
For the untrained observer, it can be quite a challenge to sort out the many trees that make up a stand of older forest in, say, New England or the Ozarks. This well-illustrated guidebook, covering 364 species, comes to the rescue with photographs organized in several ways: by, for example, the shape of the leaf or needle, by the fruit, by the flower or cone, and by autumn coloration. Following one visible characteristic or another, the reader can narrow the range of possibilities, then turn to an informative text that describes a tree's physical characteristics, habitat, and range. Many of the species covered are relatively rare, such as the "stinking cedar" of the Georgia-Florida border; others are locally abundant, such as the paper birch of the boreal forest, used to make ice-cream sticks; still others, such as the...


Cities Ranked & Rated
Peter Sander
076452562X
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Cities Ranked & Rated: Your Guide to the Best Places to Live in the U.S. & Canada provides timely facts and unbiased information on over 400 U.S. and 30 Canadian cities in an easy-to-access format. Whether you're mulling over the idea of relocating, trying to decide where to start out, or just curious about how your hometown stacks up, you’ll be intrigued by Cities Ranked & Rated. In addition to providing population statistics, each city is ranked on a number of essential factors, many of which are of vital interest in today's economy. Categories include: economy and jobs, cost of living, climate, education, health and health care, crime, transportation, leisure, and arts and culture. Easy-to-use tables help you put this wealth of information to work to find the city that best suits...


Curse of the Narrows
Laura M. MacDonald
0802714587
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Assiduous research, beautiful writing, and a great talent for historical reconstruction make Laura MacDonald's Curse of the Narrows the definitive account of the Halifax explosion of December 1917. MacDonald is a master of minutia--chemistry, laws of navigation, the horrors visited on the poor people of Halifax's north end--and she writes with supreme authority and exquisite detail.

MacDonald begins her account with geography and she sets the scene by examining the bustling port of Halifax in the First World War. Using the very best recent scholarship, she then reconstructs the accident itself, describing closely the series of small errors that lead the Norwegian freighter Imo to ram into the French munitions vessel Mont Blanc in the narrows of Halifax harbor: "The Mont Blanc, with 2,925 tons of explosives,...



Weeds of the Northeast
Richard H. Uva, et al
0801483344
April 1997
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Brown (founder of the North American Native Orchid Journal) provides a guide to 71 orchid species and varieties found growing wild in New England, New York, and adjacent areas of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on distribution and tips for locating flowering colonies. He describes several orchid "hotspots"?e.g., The Northeast Kingdom (Vermont) and the Route 128 arc around Boston?including such unusual habitats as bogs and sand/gravel excavations near roads, which support certain orchid species. This book would be a natural for libraries in the region, but librarians may wish to compare it with William Chapman's Orchids of the Northeast (Syracuse Univ., 1996). Weeds of the Northeast is a more specialized reference to 298 species of weeds in agriculture, nurseries, gardens, turf areas, landscapes, and...


The Complete Anne of Green Gables (Boxed Set)
L. M. Montgomery
0553609416
September 1990
Paperback
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Book Review
When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends--and much trouble--her way. Not a day goes by without some melodramatic new episode in the tragicomedy of her life. Early on, Anne declares her eternal antipathy for Gilbert Blythe, a classmate who commits the ultimate sin of mocking her hair color. Later, she accidentally dyes that same cursed hair green. Another time, in her haste to impress a new neighbor, she bakes a cake with...


Rand McNally 2006 The Road Atlas & Travel Guide: U.S. / Canada / Mexico (Rand Mcnally Road Atlas and Travel Guide: United States, Canada, Mexico)
Rand McNally and Company (Unknown)
0528957988
bound - September 2005
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
This complete edition of America's #1 road atlas features a 107-page travel guide with tourism websites and phone numbers, major city overviews, key historic sites, scenic locations and drives, and outdoor activities for each U.S. state, as well as overviews of Canada, Mexico, and Washington, D.C. Features include: More than 2,000 updates including new highway numbers, exits, and road construction projects Detailed inset maps of more than 300 cities and 20 U.S. National Parks "50 Years of Interstates" â€" features Intersate system history and trivia, plus 50 adventures Toll-free numbers and websites for major national hotel and car rental chains Individual road maps, road construction and condition hotline info, and complete list of tourism contacts of every U.S. state and Canadian province One-page...


Woodall's North American Campground Directory, 2006 (Woodall's North American Campground Directory)
Woodall Publishing Corp.
076273941X
January 1, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The camping and RV industry's most widely used and respected campground directory, known for its accurate information and up-to-date, reliable rating system.

All privately-owned parks are personally visited yearly by Woodall's professionally-trained representatives, ensuring up-to-date data. Over 15,000 government and privately-operated facilities are listed including RV service centers and attractions. Campground/RV park listings include facility descriptions, easy-to-follow driving directions, camping fees, and telephone numbers. Includes pet restrictions, phone/modem hookups at sites, handicap accessibility, county information (for weather warnings), e-mail addresses for parks, and much more.

The "Travel Sections" at the front of each state and province contain facts about popular attractions, events,...


Complete Guide to Self Publishing: Everything You Need to Know to Write, Publish, Promote, and Sell Your Own Book (Self-Publishing 4th Edition)
Tom Ross, Marilyn Ross
1582970912
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
"Self-publishing," say authors Tom and Marilyn Ross, "is a perfect example of the American dream." The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, then, is an aspiring self-publisher's dream. "This isn't a book of fancy theory," as the authors put it; "it's a practical handbook of state-of-the-art specifics." In 521 pages, it lays out everything you need to know to publish your own books, from start-up considerations to the possibility of selling to a big publisher: how to choose a name for your press, how to get an ISBN, what cover designs cost, how to find a reliable printer, how to price your book, where to find lighter-weight shipping envelopes, how to generate working capital. The authors' encyclopedic grasp of the ins and outs of self-publishing is matched by their natural good sense about self-promotion. Turn your signings...

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