Make Money Quilting (Feb., $19.95) by Sylvia Ann Landman teaches the transition from hobby to business endeavor. Advertising.
The Fashionists Files: Adventures in Four-Inch Heels and Faux Pas (Sept., $13.95) by Melissa de la Cruz and Karen Robinovitz introduces two women, two wardrobes, and how they found their inner divas. Advertising. Author publicity.
Poker Nights: Rules, Strategies, and Tips for the Home Player (Sept., $8.95) by Scott Tharler gathers lore and winning-advice on a wide range of poker games.
Carolina Herrera: Portrait of a Fashion Icon (Sept., $60) is a retrospective of the designer's creations and lifestyle.
Yuppy Puppy: The Art of Pampering Your Pooch (Sept., $8.95) by Binky von Barksdale offers tips on providing Fido and Fifi with a lavish lifestyle.
Don't Pet a Pooch…While He's Pooping (Sept., $8.95) by Jennifer Quasha includes 100 additional guidelines for refining canine behavior.
Hannah's Art of Home: Managing Your Home Around Your Personality (Jan., $17.95) by Hannah J. Keeley shows how to de-clutter, clean, decorate and organize a home according to one's habits.
COLLINS & BROWN (dist. by Sterling)
Chinese Flower Painting Made Easy (Oct., $19.95) by Rebeccas Yue. Detailed instructions guide budding artists on how to produce floral paintings.
Decorative Painting & Faux Finishes (Oct., $19.95) by Sharon Ross and Elise Kinkead teaches techniques to create drama, texture, detail and illusion. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
The Smart Approach to Baby Rooms (Oct., $19.95) by Joanne Still suggests safe and appropriate décor. 30,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo.
DAVID & CHARLES
Bra: A Thousand Years of Style, Support & Seduction (Sept., $12.99) by Stephanie Pederson traces this undergarment's evolution from the corset to the Wonderbra.
Superdate (Jan., $20) by Tracey Cox. This guide to body language and dating behavior helps one to get—and be—a great date.
Simple Soft Furnishings: 50 Stylish Home Sewing Projects to Transform Your Home (Oct., $24.95) by Katrin Cargill zeros-in on projects that can be completed in a weekend.
FOX CHAPEL PUBLISHING
How-To Book of Birdhouses and Feeders (Sept., $19.95) by Paul Meisel features 30 birdhouse and feeder projects.
Woodworking Projects for Women (Sept., $17.95) by Linda Hendry includes 15 easy-to-build projects, from a hanging nightstand to a wine glass holder.
House About It: Dream/Design/Dwell (Sept., $24.95) by Sheri Koones is a complete resource for planning, building and remodeling a home.
Super Quick Colorful Quilts: 20 Sparkling Designs for Fast Quilts (Oct., $24.95), edited by Rosemary Wilkinson, uses only squares, rectangles and triangles to make quilts designed for beginners and those tight on time.
GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMAN (dist. by Sterling)
Upholstery: A Beginner's Guide (Sept., $17.95) by David James covers all of the basics from selecting material to decorative trim, and includes 10 projects.
HAMLYN (dist. by Sterling)
First Home: Decorating: The Beginner's Guide to Creating a Beautiful Home by Jill Blake and
...Soft Furnishings... (Sept., $12.95 each) by Morwenna Brett help the novice to decorate with flair.
20 Years of Style: The World According to
Paper (Sept., $35) by Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits illustrates the evolution of style. 50,000 first printing.
Interior Style: How to Use Color Throughout Your Home (Oct., $24.95) by Lesley Riva . Experts from Benjamin Moore share their know-how. 25,000 first printing.
Bad Beats and Lucky Draws: Poker Strategies, Winning Hands, and Stories from the Professional Poker Tour (Nov., $14.95) by Phil Hellmuth offers an instructive look at high-stakes poker and pivotal matches between top players.
Popular Mechanics Workshop: Router Fundamentals: The Complete Guide (Sept., $17.95) by Rick Peters gathers information plus sidebars and illustrations.
HOME USER PRESS
Better Houses, Better Living: What to Look for When Buying, Building or Remodeling (Sept., $24.95) by Myron E. Ferguson helps people to assess prices asked vs. the quality of the house or construction proposed.
The Cat Guru (Sept., $16.95) by Naina Lepes explains what we can learn from our feline friends.
Comics Crash Course (Sept., $19.99) by Vincent Giarrano. The Marvel and DC artist teaches how to create dynamic comics. Advertising.
The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges (Sept., $26.95) by Ann Budd. This pattern book and reference guide offers more than 1,500 sweater options. Crafter's Choice main selection.
Hip to Crochet: 23 Contemporary Projects for Today's Crocheter (Sept., $19.95) by Judith L. Swartz shows the modern side of crochet design. Crafter's Choice alternate selection.
Everyone Can Quilt with Kaye Wood (Sept., $22.99) by Kaye Wood makes the art of quilting faster and easier.
Sew with Confidence (Sept., $21.99) by Nancy Zieman teaches basic sewing techniques, and includes information on cloth and tools, organization and more.
1000 Glass Beads: Innovation & Imagination in Contemporary Glass Beadmaking and
1000 Rings: Inspiring Adornments for the Hand (Sept., $24.95 each) survey beautiful works in decorative art.
LAUREL GLEN PUBLISHING
Clean House! (Sept., $12.95) by Alison Haynes provides tips, charts and environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions.
Say It Isn't Sew (Sept., $24.95) by Leisure Arts editors collects decorating tips, techniques and projects that add flair to every room of the house. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Memories in the Making: It's All About Pets & Animals (Oct., $14.95) by Leisure Arts editors shows how to create memorable albums starring your pet. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.
Sacred Home: Creating Shelter for Your Soul (Oct., $12.95) by Laurine Morrison Meyer teaches a Western equivalent of feng shui.
LORENZ BOOKS (dist. by NBN)
Country Traditions for the Home (Sept., $14.99) by Stephanie Donaldson brings a country-like sensibility to food, gifts, beauty products and home decorations.
Tao of Puppies: How to Raise a Good Dog Without Really Trying (Nov., $16.95) by Krista Cantrell encourages owners to use their intuitive sense to understand their puppy's nature.
The Revolution in Horsemanship: And What It Means to Mankind (Jan., $24.95) by Robert Miller and Rick Lamb explains how "natural horsemanship" has taught us to relate to, train and care for horses.
How to Build the Cars of
The Fast and The Furious (Nov., $19.95) by Eddie Paul shows how to transform compact sports cars into ones seen in the film.
Monster Garage: How to Custom Paint Damn Near Anything (Dec., $19.95), edited by Lee Klancher, teaches the painting techniques used by professionals on the Discovery Channel series, Monster Garage.
How to Restore & Repair Practically Everything (Oct., $15.95) by Lorraine Johnson, includes restoring stained-glass panels and re-threading pearls.
SALLY MILNER (dist. by Sterling)
Beaded Dimensional Embroidery (Sept., $19.95) by Helan Pearce uses beads to enhance embroidery.
NEW WORLD LIBRARY
Angel Cats (Sept., $12.95) by Allen and Linda Anderson presents true stories of the extraordinary ways in which cats have responded to human need. 25,000 first printing. $25,000 ad/promo. Advertising. 4-city author tour.
Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook to Saturday Night Poker (Jan., $11.95) by James Ernest with Mike Selinker and Phil Foglio gives casual players the chance to recreate the excitement of the World Series of Poker.
Cool Hotels (Sept., $30) by Kim Inglis, photos by Jacob Termansen, displays design ideas from the best hotels in India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. 15,000 first printing.
The Knitted Teddy Bear: Make Your Own Heirloom Toys with Dozens of Patterns for Unique Clothing and Accessories (Sept., $19.95) by Sandra Polley contains 12 teddy bear patterns plus accessories.
Doug's Rooms: Transforming Your Space One Room at a Time (Nov., $19.95) by Douglas Wilson. The Trading Spaces designer provides inspiration.
Making Leather Handbags and Other Stylish Accessories: Easy, Chic, Luxurious (Oct., $19.99) by Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, Sarah Mullins and Nicole Malone features 24 projects with patterns and instructions. 30,000 first printing.
Good Food Cookbook for Dogs: 50 Home Cooked Recipes for the Health and Happiness of Your Canine Companion (Nov., $19.99) by Donna Twichell Roberts supplies nutritional information plus stories from animal lovers and pet owners. 30,000 first printing.
The Cat Owner's Manual (Oct., $14.95) by David Brunner, M.D., and Sam Stall answers questions such as which breeds interface best with dogs. 30,000 first printing.
Home Plans to Simplify Your Lifestyle: Over 300 Home Plans Back to the Basics with Easy-to-Build Homes (Nov., $6.95) by the Family Handyman magazine editors gathers expertise from the nation's best designers and architects.
Feng Shui in a Day (Jan., $9.95) by Barb Rogers. This Just Try This series title offers inexpensive feng shui tips.
A Year Full of Flowers (Nov., $19.95) by Jim McCann and Julie McCann-Mulligan. The creative team from 1-800-FLOWERS displays ways to add nature's beauty to the home.
Maine Antique Digest (Oct., $19.95) by Lita Solis-Cohen revisits landmark sales of silver, tramp art, pottery, paintings and furniture and recount famous frauds, forgeries and crimes of passion.
Make It Memorable: An A—Z Guide to Making Any Event, Gift or Occasion…Dazzling! (Oct., $12.95) by Robyn Freedman Spizman covers perfect gifts to exquisite decorations.
SANTA MONICA PRESS
A House Rabbit Primer: Understanding and Caring for Your Companion Rabbit (Feb., $14.95) by Lucile C. Moore imparts complete information.
Step One: Teach Yourself Drums (Jan., $14.95) by Amsco includes a book and DVD.
THE SHOESTRING BOOK COMPANY (dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
The Window and Bed Sketchbook (Oct., $28.95) by Wendy Baker suggests window treatment and soft furnishing ideas for all rooms and decors.
SIXTH & SPRING BOOKS (dist. by Sterling)
Candy Babies: Cute Crochet for Wee Ones (Sept., $19.95) by Candi Jenson offers a compendium of designs for stylish babies.
Basic Woodworking: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started (Oct., $19.95), edited by Cheryl Sobun, introduces the novice to hand and machine tools and woodworking techniques.
Hippie Crafts: Creating a Hip New Look Using Groovy 60's Crafts (Sept., $12.95) by Joanne O' Sullivan brings back embroidered bell-bottoms, beaded peace pendants and more.
The One-Minute Organizer Plain & Simple (Sept., $9.95) by Donna Smallin is a guide to bringing order to life's little messes. 100,000 first printing. HomeStyle Book Club main selection. 20-city author tour.
TEN SPEED PRESS
The Modern Lover: A Playbook for Suitors, Spouses & Ringless Carousers (Oct., $14.95) by Phineas Mollod and Jason Tesauro. This sequel to The Modern Gentleman offers essential advice.
THAMES & HUDSON
Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish (Sept., $22.50) by Janet Bloor and John D. Sinclair is a lively history of fun and fantastic uses of rubber.
Magic of Place (Dec., $18.95) by Helen Williams lists tips and techniques on balancing the energies in the home, office and garden to promote positive change and well-being.
Magazine's New Etiquette for Today's Bride (Jan., $13.95) by editor-in-chief Diane Forden with Kristen Finello helps the bride handle every moment with grace and style. Ad/promo.
Manhwa Mania: How to Draw Korean Comics (Sept., $19.95) by Chris Hart moves to the next phase in the manga craze.
The eBay Home Makeover: Transforming Your Home with the Click of a Mouse (Oct., $19.95) by Alyssa Ettinger tells readers how to work the Net in this first title in the Everyday Makeovers series.
WILEY/HOWELL BOOK HOUSE
Reflections of the Heart (Sept., $14.99) by Deborah DeMoss muses whether our animals understand us and how can we understand them.
WILEY/TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Knitting & Crocheting (Sept., $24.99) by maranGraphics focuses on pictures over words.
Halloween Handbook: 447 Costumes (Sept., $12.95) by Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd contains an encyclopedic costume section with more than 400 ideas plus decorating tips, party ideas, recipes and lore.
Stitch n' Bitch Nation (Oct., $13.95; cloth $23.95) by Debbie Stroller features 50 trendy patterns for Gen-Xers.