The Everything Learning Spanish Book (Dec., $12.95) by Andrew R. Thomas and Jacqueline E. Pastor features vocabulary lists along with complete instructions on written and spoken grammar.
ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
The Alaska Almanac: Facts About Alaska, 25th Anniversary Edition (Oct., $12.95) features rich information about the 49th state, with a new design, updated entries, recipes and tips on living in the far North.
Sprezzatura: 50 Ways That Italian Genius Shaped the World (Oct., $14) by Peter D’Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish features Italian cultural achievements that have influenced Western civilization.
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors (Feb., $45) by Barry Monush offers a complete listing of credits, vital statistics and revealing commentary on more than 1,000 performers. Advertising.
The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (Sept., $15) by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek offers a complete guide to the real-life history and folklore behind J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally popular world of magic.
CAREER PRESS/NEW PAGE BOOKS
Urban Legends (Sept., $13.99) by Richard Roeper has been updated to include more humorous, entertaining myths that keep circulating as the "gospel truth."
CARLTON BOOKS LTD.
TXT TLK: HW2 Tlk Wo Being Heard (Sept., $7.95) by Terry Burrows features more than 1,000 practical text messages designed especially for cell phone use. 50,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
The Halloween Handbook (Sept., $12.95) by Ed Morrow explores the holiday from its Celtic roots to today’s modern celebrations.
Greene’s Guide to Educational Planning: Presenting Yourself Successfully to Colleges (Oct., $10) and ... Making It into a Top Graduate School (Dec., $15) by Howard Greene and Mathew West Greene guide students in choosing and getting into college or graduate school.
COLLINS & BROWN
(dist. by Sterling)
Ceremonies for Life: Birth and Naming Rituals, Marriage and Commitment Celebrations, Remembrance Ceremonies (Oct., $19.95) by Michael Jordan is a compendium of ideas from Eastern and Western cultures.
FACTS ON FILE
The Facts on File Dictionary of Clichés: Meanings and Origins of More Than 3,000 Terms and Expressions (Nov., $17.95) by Christine Ammer details the meaning, source, early uses, evolving history and usage of terms and expressions.
Jewish Heroes & Heroines of America (Oct., $16.95) by Seymour Brody documents those who have made heroic contributions in every facet of American industry and culture. $5,000 ad promo.
How to Go to College Almost for Free: The Secrets of Winning Scholarship Money (Sept., $22) by Ben Kaplan. A major scholarship winner explains how. 75,000 first printing. Advertising. 50-city radio satellite tour.
The Post’s New York: Celebrating 200 Years of New York City Through the Pages and Pictures of the New York Post (Oct., $18) by the New York Post editors shares history, headlines, gossip and glamour. 25,000 first printing. Advertising.
Writing the Mystery: A Start-to-Finish Guide for Both Novice and Professional (Sept., $18.95) by G. Miki Hayden offers an authoritative guide to writing the genre. Ad/promo.
Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal: The Art of Transforming a Life into Stories (Jan., $13.95) by Alexandra Johnson shows readers how to write an effective journal by documenting important memories. 25,000 first printing.
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Retire in Style: 50 Affordable Places Across America (Oct., $22.95) by Warren Bland provides readers with information on 50 recommended communities across 10 regions in 20 states. $15,000 ad/ promo.
How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas (Jan., $15) by Joseph Collins, Zahara Heckcher and Stefano DeZerega compiles in-depth information on locations, requirements and profiles of those best suited to volunteer. Ad/promo. Radio satellite tour.
PRENTICE HALL PRESS
Clean It! Fix It! Eat It! (Sept., $10.95) by Joey Green presents wacky and amazingly helpful tips, hints and suggestions for solving everyday problems by using hundreds of brand-name products. Author publicity. Radio satellite tour.
QUILL DRIVER BOOKS
Damn! Why Didn’t I Write That?: Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000 or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too! (Sept., $14.95) by Mark McCutcheon guides the novice nonfiction book writer from idea to publication.
Dictionary of the American West: Over 5,000 Terms and Expressions from Aarigaa! To Zopilote (Sept., $19.95) by Win Blevins embraces the West in all of its cultural richness with words that honor its colorful history.
How to Publish Your Articles (Sept., $17.95) by Shirley Kawa-Jump features a practical guide for writers who want to get their articles published in either commercial or academic publications.
The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Etiquette (Sept., $9.95) by Michael MacFarlane explains etiquette origins, as well as cultural differences.
TEN SPEED PRESS
The Cannabible (Nov.; $35, cloth $50) by Jason King looks at 200 varieties of marijuana, with informative and irreverent descriptions of their aromas, flavors, effects and origins.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Reference