Author 101: Bestselling Book Proposals (Nov., $12.95) and Author 101: Bestselling Secrets from Top Agents (Jan., $12.95 each) by Rick Frishman and Robyn Freedman Spizman cover two important aspects of the publishing process.
Stump the Duct Tape Guys (Aug., $9.95) by Tim Nyberg and Jim Berg collects questions and answers from the Stump the Duct Tape Guys Web site. 35,000 first printing.
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The 1772 Philadelphia Furniture Price Book: A Facsimile (Sept., $21.95) by Alexandra Alevizatos Kirtley duplicates the first furniture price book ever published.
Prescription Drugs for Half Price—or Less (Dec., $14) by Stephen S.S. Hyde offers tips on cutting prescription drug costs by as much as 90%.
The Da Vinci Quiz: 501 Questions to Crack the Code (Sept., $8.99) by Tracey Turner educates readers in Da Vinci fact and fiction.
Mandarin by Wu Shu-hsiung and Ulrich Hoss, French by Jacqueline Sword and German by Rupert Livesey (Oct., $12.99 each) are among the illustrated guides in the Barron's Traveler's Language Guides series.
500 Manga Heroes and Villains (Jan., $16.99) by Helen McCarthy is an illustrated guide to figures such as Astro Boy and Pokémon.
Magical Worlds of Narnia: A Treasury of Myths, Legends, and Fascinating Facts(Nov., $14) by David Clobber explores C.S. Lewis's popular fantasy series.
BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
The Robert B. Parker Companion (Oct., $14) by Dean James and Elizabeth Foxwell is a comprehensive guide to this noted crime writer's novels.
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Scottish Forenames (Nov., $13.95) by Donald Whyte traces the changes in naming patterns over the centuries.
BOWTIE PRESS/THOROUGHBRED TIMES
The Original Thoroughbred Times Racing Almanac, 2006 Edition (Sept., $19.95) by the staff of Thoroughbred Times covers all the facts, tracks and stats.
20 Questions to Ask Before Buying on eBay (Jan., $9.99) by Lissa McGrath reveals how to set up and organize an eBay business, choose products and get paid.
CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS/ ZEPHYR
Improving Test Scores: A Practical Approach for Teachers and Administrators (Nov., $19.95) by Scott Mandel is a comprehensive resource for all grade levels and subject areas.
So You Want to Be a Lawyer? (Sept., $12.95) by Mary Ann Calibrese takes a realistic look at a lawyer's role; a Fell's Official Know It All Guide.
Finding Anyone, Anywhere, Anywhen (Sept., $19.95) by Noel Montgomery Elliot describes how to use the Internet and other sources to find anyone who's ever lived.
GRAPHIC ARTS CENTER/ ALASKA NORTHWEST BOOKS
The Alaska Almanac: Facts About Alaska 29th Edition (Nov., $12.95), edited by Nancy Gates, presents facts and figures on the state's geography, history, economy and culture.
Japanese in Mangaland Vol. 2: Basic to Intermediate Level (Oct., $21) by Marc Bernabe combines the popularity of manga with a proven approach to learning Japanese.
MARION STREET PRESS (dist. by IPG)
The Wrong Word Dictionary: 2,000 Most Commonly Confused Words (Sept., $14.95) by Dave Dowling assures accurate and effective word choices.
Book Sense Best Children's Books: Favorites for All Ages Recommended by Independent Booksellers (Sept., $14.95), compiled by Book Sense, provides more than 200 recommendations from independent booksellers across the country. Ad/promo.
The Street Smart Writer: Self-Defense Against Sharks and Scams in the Writing World (Jan., $16.95) by Jenna Glatzer and Daniel Steven exposes the unsavory deals writers may encounter. Ad/promo.
QUILL DRIVER BOOKS/ WORD DANCER PRESS
The American Directory of Writer's Guidelines, 5th Edition (Dec., $29.95), compiled and edited by Stephen Blake Mettee et al., helps writers target their submissions for individual publishers.
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The Wall Street JournalGuide to the Top Business Schools 2006 (Sept., $16.95) by Ronald J. Alsop and Harris Interactive reveals how corporate recruiters rank business schools.
Countdown to Your Perfect Wedding: From Engagement Ring to Honeymoon, a Week-by-Week Guide to Planning the Happiest Day of Your Life (Jan., $14.95) by Nancy Joyce Scardina Becker offers a step-by-step guide to a stress-free walk down the aisle.
The Military Advantage (Jan., $17.95) by Christopher P. Michel is a comprehensive guide to military and veterans' benefits.Ad/promo.
125 Great Schools You Can Actually Get Into (Oct., $16.95) by the staff of U.S. News & World Report discusses options available for the "average" student.Ad/promo. 50-city national radio campaign.
How to Make Money on Foreclosures (Sept., $16.95) by Denise L. Evans covers everything from finding and negotiating for properties to reselling them.
Modern Ballroom Dancing: All the Steps You Need to Get You Started (Sept., $13) by Victor Silvester features step-by-step instruction, including footwork diagrams.
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Codex Derynianus (Sept., $14.95) by Katherine Kurtz and Robert Reginald explicates Kurtz's 17-book Deryni saga.
Testifying Under Oath: How to Be an Effective Witness (Sept., $18.95) by James Vukelic comprises 41 tips, anecdotes and sample courtroom dialogues.
ThePurpleBook, 2006 Edition (Sept., $19.95) and TheBabyPurpleBook, 2006 Edition (Oct., $7.95) by Hillary Mendelsohn are authoritative guides to the Web's best shopping sites.Ad/promo.
Another Word a Day: An All-New Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English (Oct., $14.95) by Anu Garg uncovers 260 curious and compelling new words, from agelast to zugzwang.
YALE UNIV. PRESS
Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits (Oct., $25), edited by Gary Westfahl, presents more than 2,900 quotations from SF and fantasy stories, novels, films and TV shows.