Writing the Great American Romance Novel (Sept., $19.95) by Catherine Lanigan shows aspiring writers how they might become the next Nora Roberts.
Creative Careers in Fashion(Nov., $19.95) by Debbie Hartsog covers a wide range of opportunities within the industry.
Creative Careers in Photography: Making a Living with or Without a Camera (Jan., $19.95) by Michal Heron explains how dyed-in-the-wool shutterbugs can turn pro.
Street Talk(Sept., $19.95) by Randy "Mo Deezy" Kearse combines a slang dictionary of hip-hop with a study of the urban lexicon.
Body Trauma—A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries(Oct., $17.95) by David W. Page, M.D. Novelists—and medical enthusiasts—can discern the results of assorted traumas.
The Essential Rock Discography(Oct., $29.95) by Martin Strong charts the history of the rock era through its various performers.
Your Military Family Network: Your Connection to Military-Friendly Businesses, Resources, Benefits, Information and Advice(Feb., $19.95) by Caroline Peabody et al. contains information and resources vital to every member of a military family. 15,000 first printing.
Human(Sept., $24.95) by Robert Winston and Don E. Wilson profiles more than 250 peoples of the world in an illustrated rendering of the human species.
365 Ways to Change the World: How to Make a Difference, One Day at a Time(Jan., $14) by Michael Norton offers doable acts of conscience and kindness in an idea-a-day handbook. Ad/promo.
HAMLYN (dist. by Sterling)
The Top 10 of Everything 2007(Sept., $19.95) by Russell Ash features 600 lists of topics from movies and universities to popular drinks.
HARD PRESS EDITIONS
(dist. by Antique Collectors' Club)
First Aid for Art: Essential Salvage Techniques (Oct., $19.95), edited by Jane K. Hutchins and Barbara O. Roberts, outlines procedures for rescuing damaged artwork, photos, books and more.
Making Comics (Oct., $22.95) by Scott McCloud offers instruction on how to create this graphic art form. 75,000 first printing.
100 Words to Make You Sound Smart(Oct., $4.95) by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries offers a minilexicon for those wishing to sound more articulate. 30,000 first printing.
Ultimate Classroom Control Handbook: A Veteran Teacher's On-the-Spot Techniques for Solving Adolescent Student Misbehavior(Sept., $15.95) by Dave Foley provides answers to classroom management questions.
The Perfect Day (Sept., $7.99) by Lonely Planet authors reveals the authors' prized experiences in 100 cities around the world.
Peak Oil Survival: A Guide to Life After Gridcrash (Sept., $12.95) by Aric McBay explains how to survive after oil runs out.
The Essential Hybrid Car Handbook: A Buyer's Guide to Fuel-Saving, Planet-Saving, Fun-to-Drive Hybrids(Oct., $14.95) by Nick Yost considers the technology of, and devotion to, the hottest auto fad.
NEW HOLLAND (dist. by Sterling)
Draw Cartoons(Sept.) by Noel Ford et al. and Draw Manga(Sept., $14.95 each) by Sweatdrop Studios offer instruction in these genres.
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books(Jan., $14.95), edited by J. Peder Zane, compiles the treasured tomes of 125 celebrated authors.
OXFORD UNIV. PRESS
Breaking Robert's Rules(Sept., $15.95) by Lawrence E. Susskind and Jeffrey L. Cruikshank outlines ways for groups to hold more effective meetings.
See Jane Write(Sept., $14.95) by Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs explains every stage of writing and selling a chick lit novel.
RED ROCK PRESS
101 Things to Buy Before You Die(Oct., $21.95) by Maggie Davis and Charlotte Williamson details the shopping spree of a lifetime—from diamonds to motorbikes or that indispensable little black dress.
Medical Marijuana Law (Sept., $14.95) by Richard Glen Boire and Kevin Feeney gives legal information, including state-by-state laws, for users of medical marijuana.
How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author (Sept., $13.95) by Janet Evanovich with Ina Yalof answers questions asked by aspiring authors. 350,000 first printing.
Women's Poker Night: Stories and Strategies from the Feminine Side of the Felt (Feb., $15.95) by Maryann Morrison shows women how to navigate the poker world.
First 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Editionand ...Traditional Character Edition (Jan., $14.95 each) by Tuttle editors show beginning students how to recognize, read and write Chinese characters.
Dirty Italian: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*ck Off!" by Gabrielle Euvino; and Dirty Japanese... by Seigo Nakao and Matt Fargo (Nov., $7.95 each) include phrases not usually found in textbooks.
UNIV. OF SOUTH CAROLINA PRESS
The South Carolina Encyclopedia (Sept., $75), edited by Walter Edgar, contains 2,000 entries covering the history and culture of the Palmetto State.
To the Manner Born: A Most Proper Guide to Modern Civility(Oct., $12.95) by Thomas Blaikie. A British writer steers Americans through the labyrinth of 21st-century etiquette.
Manga Mania: Magical Girls and Friends(Nov., $19.95) by Christopher Hart explains how to draw the popular action-fantasy characters of manga.
Manga for Dummies(Dec., $19.99) provides a step-by-step guide to creating different types of manga characters.