Indie Book Reviews

HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: May 19, 2016

"An energizing roundup of tips on alleviating headache pain."
A chiropractor discusses types, causes, and drug-free treatments for headaches in this health guide. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"Tightly organized and well-written; answers fundamental questions about what it takes to broaden the scope of a business into international markets."
A debut book provides advice from a localization expert for companies that want to go global. Read full book review >

The November Working by E.A. Odin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"A chilling, and unfortunately timely, commentary on the dangers of demonizing the other."
Social and political turbulence in the 1930s sets the stage for murder in this debut historical thriller. Read full book review >
Reconfigure by Epredator
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 23, 2015

"A short but punchy tale of a techie who gets in too deep."
Epredator (Cont3xt, 2016) tells the story of a young coder who's suddenly able to manipulate reality in this sci-fi novel.Read full book review >
The Mermaids of Lake Michigan by Suzanne Kamata
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 14, 2017

"A lyrical, compelling coming-of-age story with magical elements."
A water-loving girl struggles to find her place on land in this novel. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: June 27, 2016

"A successful, Christian-slantedguide for couples looking to reclaim healthy sex lives after prostate surgery."
A comprehensive introduction to prostate cancer treatment and a compassionate guide to recovering sexual function. Read full book review >
The Apology by Eric Haggman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2016

"An impressive novel, brimming with action and history, with a lead character that has enough swagger for future adventures."
A filmmaker comes to terms with his past in Southeast Asia while battling denizens of the criminal underworld in this debut political thriller. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

"An indispensable ophthalmological volume for any general practitioner's office."
Hung (Silk Road on My Mind, 2015, etc.) offers an ophthalmology guide intended for use by nonspecialist medical practitioners.Read full book review >
Like You and Me by Shahnaz Qayumi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"A sincere message of human diversity and interconnectedness, delivered with cozy simplicity and accessibility for young readers."
In this picture book, early childhood educator Qayumi (Afsana Seesana, 2014) depicts the everyday lives of kids from around the world in order to celebrate their similarities, despite diverse customs and cultures.Read full book review >
Fulfilled! by William A. Schiemann
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"A tangible, motivational life-planning approach with useful examples."
An organizational psychologist provides tools and insights to achieving professional and personal happiness in this debut self-development guide. Read full book review >
Rotting Floorboards and Debut Dreams by Kathryn Allen Rabuzzi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 22, 2016

"An affecting autobiography that reflects philosophically on the perils of remembrance."
A debut memoir recounts one woman's emotionally dysfunctional upbringing. Read full book review >
Transcendent by K.M. Szpara
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 17, 2016

"A varied, remarkable collection of trans-themed fiction."
Szpara edits an anthology of new, speculative short stories from transgender perspectives. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >