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Dog Ear authors have published professional-quality custom books that explore a wide range of topics in an equally wide range of reading categories, including Trade Fiction, Non-Fiction, Autobiographies, Self-Help, Cookbooks, Children's, Business, Academic Textbooks, Historical Works, Fiction, Short Story, Poetry Collections and much more.

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Creating Positive Affirmations, Living an Intentional Life: A compilation of affirmations and stories designed to nurture and empower

Jean A. Costa

Pages: 194
ISBN: 978-145755-723-1
List Price: 15.00
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Available: August 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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This book is designed to encourage you to make conscious choices about how you want to live life, what you want to change, what you want to improve upon and what you value and want to fully appreciate.
Jean Costa, where were you when I was younger? Your vision and powerful insights – underscored by your uncommon gifting in shaping ideas and creating texture – jump off the page.
Reader – and this is not an overstatement – your life can be changed, for how we live begins with what we intend.
Slowly read; ingesting her ideas as they move you from now to where you want to be. Underline. Reread. Tell another. Chat with a friend about what caught your attention. This is life, and it is good. I know dozens I’ll send this to.
Brian C Stiller Global Ambassador – The World Evangelical Alliance
President Emeritus – Tyndale University College & Seminary

Jean Costa is a life-long journaler, a teacher and a yogini. Her approach to daily writing led her to Creating Positive Affirmations. She is a former Mathematics teacher and has a Masters in Social Work from UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is a registered yoga teacher from the Kripalu Center for Yoga in Massachusetts.
In 2005, she created the Pink Ribbon Yoga Retreat for women breast cancer survivors under the auspices of The Duke Cancer Patient Support Program. (PinkRibbonYoga.org) She sits on the DCPSP and the Preston Robert TIsch Brain Tumor Advisory Boards. She also leads workshops which encourage the development of a creative spirit.
She lives in Cary, NC with her husband Sandy Costa, attorney at law, author and speaker.

Shedding Black Africa’s Burden: Africa Rising

Dr. David Ogula

Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-145755-364-6
List Price: 14.99
Category: Nonfiction
Available: August 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Africa Rising: Shedding Black Africa’s Burden is an introspective insider perspective about the burdens that have thwarted progress in Sub-Saharan Africa. Born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. David Ogula reflects on the images and perceptions that have defined Africa for centuries. Images of war, famine, hunger, pandemic, dilapidated infrastructure; abysmal basic utilities and health services, malnourished children, political and economic instability, capture the imagination of the world. Hunted by these images and the urgent need to lead the way toward a brighter future for African children, Dr. Ogula challenges black Africans to take charge of their own development, solve their problems and take control of their own lives and destiny. Africa Rising: Shedding Black Africa’s Burden, is in many respects, a bullhorn calling on Africans to shed the images of impoverishment, decline and the appetite for passive consumption of finished products in the 21st century. Africans must create thriving cultures that foster innovation, creativity, economic prosperity and growth.
The book has two parts: The first part describes Africa’s burdens, without the defensive shield that often blinds Africans to reflective insights. The second part offers practical solutions to address the enormous deficits in development that persist throughout black Africa. This is the challenge that present and future generations of Africans must tackle and overcome. Devising and implementing lasting solutions that can lighten and eventually lift black Africa’s many burdens is a challenging prospect. Only Africans can reverse the crippling effects of their burdens and negative influences, and transform their lives.

Dr. David Ogula was born and raised in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a child, he was curious about life beyond his immediate rural surroundings and dreamt of a better and a brighter future. His pursuit of that dream propelled him to the United States, a world vastly different from his homeland, with almost limitless opportunities. The opportunity and experience of a better life in America proved that the dream of a better life is a reality human ingenuity creates. This realization strengthened his resolve to help those he left behind, especially those children who may never have the same opportunities he had. Drawing from his experience and observations on both sides of the Atlantic, David Ogula provides an introspective insider perspective about Africa’s burdens. His assessment of Africa’s burdens and the solutions proffered are insightful and compelling. Join Dr. Ogula on this journey to chart Africa’s future. Dr. Ogula lives with his wife and children in Long Island, New York. He is devoted most of his time in the United States to mobilizing resources to alleviate the suffering of those he left behind. He works with various Diaspora organizations, professionals, and human rights organizations to build a cross Atlantic alliance between Africans and international partners, promoting economic advancement, freedom, equality and justice in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Ogula is the Director of Human Development and Special Programs at the largest Fire Department in the United States. In 2014, he was awarded the Leon Lowenstein Award, at the Fire Department of New York for continuing excellence, professionalism and executing human development programs. He has a doctorate degree in management and served as Professor, Vice President and Dean of the School of Business at Apollos University; an educational evaluator for the Distance Education Accrediting Commission DEAC, and a consultant on emerging economies. His publications cover a range of topics including: Chaos Theory and Strategic Management, Attractors; Strange Attractors and Fractals; Corporate social responsibility, and various articles on social and political issues in Nigeria.

Put Me in the Game Coach: A Practical Guide to Becoming an A+ Adjunct and Facultypreneur

Dr. Tim Glaid & Dr. Ken Knox

Pages: 138
ISBN: 978-145755-856-6
List Price: 14.99
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Available: October 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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“Put Me in the Game Coach”
A Practical Guide to Becoming an A+ Adjunct and Facultypreneur is a practical primer for those professionals who wish to supplement their income by teaching at the college level. The book is based on the careers of Dr. Tim Glaid and Dr.Ken Knox, who share inside tips and advice for preparing for a career as a facultyprenuer. Readers will benefit from the practical, straight-forward approach to securing and keeping adjunct teaching assignments.
A “start-to-finish” roadmap for aspiring adjuncts, “Put Me in the Game Coach” is an invaluable handbook for anyone wanting to build a career as a facultyprenuer.

For 30 years, Dr. Glaid consulted with many Fortune 500 information technology leaders on ways to use technology to gain competitive advantage. He has held senior management positions with AT&T, MCI, and Verizon. Additionally, for the past 14 years, he has led large teams in the higher education industry, including serving as the Dean of the Business School at a West Virginia University, the College President and Campus Director of a Pittsburgh-based proprietary technical college, and a full-time professor of leadership programs at a private university. Dr. Glaid enjoys teaching in the areas of business, leadership, management, organizational behavior and development, HRM, and information technology. Tim earned his undergraduate degree in computer science, a graduate degree in organizational management, an MBA degree with a concentration in international business, and a doctorate in management and organizational leadership.
leadershipignite.com • tglaid@gmail.com

Ken Knox is an average guy who has enjoyed an extraordinary life. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies and has owned several small businesses. He believes that what we get out of life is directly proportional to what we put in. He earned his undergraduate degree in Human Resources Management and graduate degree in Strategic Leadership. He earned his Ph.D. in Organization and Management in 2008.
Ken has been serving small and large businesses for the past fifteen years with training seminars on such topics as customer service, marketing, management development, and organizational design. He has had the privilege of speaking throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to his speaking and seminars, Ken teaches at several colleges and universities.
kenknox.com • ken@kenknox.com • @KenKnoxPhD facultypreneur.com

Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business

Edited by Joshua Gans and Sarah Kaplan

Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-145755-665-4
List Price: 10.99
Category: Nonfiction
Available: August 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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Whether big or small, companies incessantly face challenges that can threaten their bottom line and even their survival. These threats keep corporate leaders up at night. What can companies do to stay alive? Survive and Thrive: Winning Against Strategic Threats to Your Business features a collection of essays by strategy professors at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Canada’s #1 business school. The essays take the reader on a tour through some of the most vexing threats to business today, threats that put the very existence of organizations into question. From disruptive innovation, to social media disasters, to mistaken technical investments, to gender discrimination, to misunderstood competition, companies need to be able to anticipate crises and prepare to deal with them head on. Across this collection of essays, readers will get warnings about four mistakes that companies commonly make – failing to appreciate interactions within systems, getting stuck in existing ways of doing business, falling victim to cognitive biases, and getting derailed by short-term incentives.
But, this book isn’t just about mistakes. Its primary goal is to provide step-by-step actions to help companies stay alive. Executives will find principles and practices for anticipating potential threats and creating responses that permit their businesses to not only survive but thrive.

Editor Joshua S. Gans is a professor of Strategic Management and holds the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair of Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management. He is also chief economist of the University of Toronto’s Creative Destruction Lab. Gans wrote The Disruption Dilemma, Information Wants to be Shared, and several other books.
Editor Sarah Kaplan, Director of the Institute for Gender and the Economy at the Rotman School of Management, is also Distinguished Professor of Gender and the Economy and a professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. She co-wrote the business bestseller Creative Destruction.

The San-Man: Love, Loyalty, and Vengeance

T.D. Leoverture

Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-145754-558-0
List Price: 14.95
Category: Fiction
Available: August 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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THE SAN-MAN HAS ESCAPED!!!
…leaving a crimson trail of Judases and public officials on an ingenious rampage
of retribution that seeks to rock the criminal injustice system to its core!

AGENTS PAGE AND DECKER…
…match wits and wiles with the most methodical murderer they’ve ever encountered, a
courageous district attorney’s life hanging in the balance!

JOYCELYN STEVENS…
…is the young bride trapped in an abusive marriage until THE SAN-MAN’s escape provides
an outlet she’d never fathom!

CYNTHIA NICHOLS…
…is the psychiatrist who struggles to reveal THE SAN-MAN’s diabolical plans without unearthing her own intimate secrets!
Love, lust, and loyalty draw these diverse heroines into flames of betrayal and murder, as they try to pull the driven men of their hearts from the consuming fire of vengeance!

DON’T miss this CERTIFIED CLASSIC and winner of The DEP Literary Excellence Award by FIVE-time PEN winner T. D. Leoverture!!!
CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND AWARDS FOR THE SAN-MAN: LOVE, LOYALTY, & VENGEANCE
*****Full of intimate secrets, intricate plot twists, sexy, unforgettable stars, and a scandalous supporting cast—THE SAN MAN is like a literary gumbo of sex, intrigue, and violence spiced to perfection with meaty chunks of action that will surely garner T. D. Leoverture best crime drama of 2017 honors!
–Joy Avery, author of Road to Matrimony

*****Five stars! A literary tsunami, wiping out the competition and declaring to the world, that a new master has stepped on the scene. THE-SAN-MAN is pure brilliance that will be favorably compared to some of James Patterson’s best work!
–Sgt. Kenneth Martin, CEO of Righteous Pub.
*****Winner of DEP Literary Excellence Award! “Awesome book”! Kept me guessing, kept me reading. Excellent character development, excellent use of dialect when various characters were speaking, yet smooth transitions to standard English when necessary. Really strong story line, strong use of red herrings to keep readers guessing.
–Leslie Hatch, DEP Editor

*****The best thriller of 2017! A sexually-charged, thrilling, dark love story unlike any other T. D. Leoverture is the undisputed KING of urban literature! –Dina Milito, MB6
GET YOUR COPY TODAY of the CERTIFIED CLASSIC that has the industry abuzz with talk of a blockbuster movie, possibly starring Brad Pitt as the volatile Federal Agent Charles Decker!!!
GO TO_____________________________ and weigh-in on who you think should play:
(a) Charles Decker?
(b) Nikki Page?
(c) THE SAN-MAN?
(d) Cynthia Nichols?
(e) Joycelyn Stevens?
…and you could win a special prize!!!

T. D. Leoverture has been honored with five prestigious PEN awards for his literary excellence.
A widely published and prolific author, T. D. has received global attention and literary awards
for his hard-hitting gangbanging expositions and his explosive erotic memoirs. His hilarious
romantic comedy/action adventure screenplay THE COBRA’S CROSS received two PEN
awards. A devout activist and revolutionary rehabilitator, T. D. is the founder of The Righteous
Foundation Of The World, which is committed to the education and empowerment of the next
generation to survive and succeed.
He has become the go to author and spokesman when dealing with the criminal mind, urban
warfare, and the criminal justice system.
THE SAN-MAN: Love, Loyalty, and Vengeance has already won the DEP Award for Literary
Excellence and is in discussion to be made into a blockbuster movie possibly starring Brad Pitt
as Charles Decker!

Connected Guy

Frank Zazza

Pages: 290
ISBN: 978-145754-241-1
List Price: 29.95
Category:
Available: August 1 2017
Edition: Hardcover (DJ)

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Creative Statement

I’ve been waiting thirty years to tell this story. I grew up in Brooklyn, only son to an Italian immigrant father and mother. My father was a Longshoreman, broke his ass on the docks to put food on the table. As for my mother, well, I was the apple of her eye. Unfortunately, they both died of cancer when I was in my twenties.

I am a survivor. My creed was to always have my shit together when opportunity knocks. That opportunity came my way in the summer of 1982 when I was the manager of one of the hottest clubs in New York.

Logline

A quick-witted club manager reunites The French Connection only to find out that his greedy wiseguy connections have made other plans about his future.

Snapshot

Wisecracking, fast-talking Jimmy Valentino is not really connected to the Mob. He just makes his nightclub their favorite place to party. That all changes the night Marcel and his crew walk in. They want to restart The French Connection—the infamous drug supply route. They ask Jimmy to set up a meeting with his Italian club patrons who are wiseguys. As a wannabe connected guy, Jimmy tells “Bobby Hops”, his only mob connection about the request. This triggers events that get Jimmy to take his newly found relationship with the Frenchmen to new levels. Soon Jimmy is in deeper than he ever wanted to be.

If that’s not bad enough, Jimmy is seductively wining and dining a savvy teacher from Queens who has only one flaw. Her protective and paranoid father is the head of a rival Mafia family.

This humorous crime drama vividly portrays New York in the 1980’s. Based on a true story, Connected Guy depicts an era in which greedy wiseguys ruled. Their mannerisms, the cadence of their speech, are captured perfectly in a saga that winds from Jimmy’s old Brooklyn neighborhood to the bright lights of New York’s club scene to hotel rooms in Midtown where the major players make the deals.

The Strength of a King

Terry M Clark

Pages: 88
ISBN: 978-159858-616-9
List Price: 11.95
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Available: September 2008
Edition: Perfectbound

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In this refreshing, revelatory commentary on II Samuel chapter three, Overseer Clark takes a parabolic look at the attributes of a king and the leaders that surround him. He examines David’s process and helps us to understand and appreciate Gods purpose and process for our lives. David ‘s life was filled with highs and lows, and much of his destiny was intertwined with other men.
Some of witch had ulterior motives and hidden agendas. But the promise of Gods blessing and favor was always evident. In II Samuel chapter three we see that even with destiny on our side, we can be delayed, denied and even destroyed if we are not wise. Every promise of God is contingent, upon obedience, wisdom, time, season, and a number of other contributing factors. Overseer Clark insightfully looks at this season in David’s life extracting powerful truths and lessons that can help every leader no matter what level you may be currently on.

Overseer Clark is an exciting fresh voice in the Body of Christ. His message is profound, provocative and practical. He is blessed with a unique ability to rightly divide the word of truth.
His ability to inspire and motivate leaders has been widely recognized throughout the Body of Christ.
He has been married to the lovely First Lady Meshelle for over 23 years. They have two sons, TJ and Devon. He is the Senior Pastor of Christ Harvest Church, Charlotte, NC. He is currently serving under the covering of Bishop Eric K. Clark.
He is also a member of The African American Joint college of Pentecostal Bishops, head-quartered in Cleveland, Oh. Bishop J. Delano Ellis III founder.

The Capable Child for Life: How to Teach the Child about Art & Culture–For Life Without Knowing Anything Today: Art Rocks: Simon and Sophie Meet the Sculpture that Comes Alive

by bender

Pages: 46
ISBN: 978-145753-492-8
List Price: 19.95
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Available: January 2015
Edition: Perfectbound

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The cousins ditch their class tour of the museum because art is BORING. But, while exploring all the rooms and corridors on their own, they enter a world of mystery and suspense.
This fantasy picture book for the seven to ten year old takes Simon and Sophie on a personalized tour of the museum by one of its sculptures.
Arthur, who was turned to stone with his grandfather years ago, comes to life when the cousins enter the room his exhibit is in. A er Simon and Sophie recover from the shock, Arthur shows them all the wonders the museum holds. But once the tour is over, he has to go back into the sculpture. Just before he freezes in place, he tells the cousins what they can do to help him and his grandfather become alive again . . . and stay alive.

Kenth Bender lives in Gothenburg, Sweden. His passion for painting began in 1987. But, in 2013, the fire in his heart and the passion for his painting exploded. This passion has led to solo exhibitions in Sweden and Germany. He has also been included in group participations in Sweden, United States of America, and Denmark.

Bender loves how art crosses all boundaries. His art allows him to symbolize with a stroke, colors, shapes, and design, things not easily described.

Once the painting is finished, Bender hands it over to the viewer. Although the viewer has no idea what the artist intended, a connection is made. This is the moment where the painting achieves greater things.

Art is to be interpreted. This means that the viewer creates a feeling or has particular thoughts about the painting. Since each viewer is unique, with his own personality and experiences, the interpretations will be unique and personal.

The author originally only worked in oils. In recent years though, he more often uses acrylic because it works better in the abstract art he now focuses on.

Bender paints to obtain a better understanding of the world, his surroundings, and himself. Painting helps develop understanding as an artist and also as a human being. Painting also fosters learning – there is always something to learn through art.

The author actively promotes his work and the world of art. He established Art Tour Europe 2014 and is in the process of launching Art Tour Europe 2016.

Lay Them Down To Sleep

Amos Williams

Pages: 186
ISBN: 978-145755-215-1
List Price: 12.99
Category: Fiction
Available: December 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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When Officer Quynlin Lee leaves his beat and becomes a detective, he realizes that sometimes you get what you wished for. But working in the big leagues also means dealing with heartbreaking cases, and this one is no exception. Someone is killing children, and the Canton Police Department feels keenly the loss of one of its own when the daughter of Quynlin’s partner, Buster, is one of the victims. The case leads to Buster’s retirement and voluntary commitment to a mental health center—the same one where Quynlin’s own sister lives—when he can’t get the answers he seeks. In working to solve the case, Quynlin must also battle his own demons, including a serious heroin addiction and thoughts of suicide. And he has a daughter of his own who could fall prey to the Candy Man Killer. Clairvoyant visions from his sister, Amy Sue, give Quynlin and his partner some clues into the case, but can they solve it before the killer strikes again? Lay Them Down to Sleep takes readers on a twisting, turning ride of suspense as they follow the detective with raw edges and his determination to do whatever it takes to solve the case.

Stories have surrounded Amos L. Williams all of his life, and he grew up hearing some that were more exciting than fiction. The passionate storyteller used the emotions he still feels about his brother’s murder when the two were young men to create a sense of realism in his novel, imbuing his characters with the anger and pain of that violent act. He hopes readers enjoy the twists and turns of Lay Them Down to Sleep and follow along in Detective Quynlin Lee’s journey.

The World From Outside Its Box

Brent Lang

Pages: 204
ISBN: 978-145754-886-4
List Price: 14.99
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: August 2016
Edition: Perfectbound

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The World from Outside Its Box takes an in-depth look at what many of us do not consider as we get caught up in our everyday routines, our collection of thoughts and emotions that wrap us up into what we think is our reality. The World from Outside Its Box is exactly that, a world from outside its box. Brent Lang takes the reader on a journey outside our world to religious tolerance, racial equality, and communication utopia while never reaching to bias the reader. The end of each chapter reaches for the pinnacle, the harmony that each one of us holds ourselves, and, as a result, each other from. The World from Outside Its Box takes us through many emotional adventures, culminating into the powerful metaphor that we are all divided because of our own reactions, attitudes, and behaviors, and that the issues humans face in the twenty-fi rst century are not because of any outside forces, but because of what is within. While this may be nothing radically different from what any of us should already know, the angle the author takes is something completely different from anything you have read. The only way to grasp the true measure of the messages within is to venture the journey for yourself. If you are ready, your reality will change!

Brent Lang is a poet, and now an author. He lives with his family in Streetsboro, Ohio.

Dog Ear Authors Write in All Genres

Autobiograhy & Biography

The focus of many of our authors' dreams is the telling of someone's life story, whether it is their story, that of a loved one, or someone they find just plain fascinating. Dog Ear builds books that beautifully showcase a personal story.

Business, Investing, & Finance

Business, finance, and entrepreneurial experts all turn to Dog Ear Publishing to create books that deliver value and benefit to their readers. Whether the topic is how to achieve financial independence, strategies for making a business more successful, or creating new sources of wealth, Dog Ear Publishing has built products to help authors in the business and professional community reach out to their core customers.

Children's

Our authors produce some amazingly beautiful children's books, all with wonderful stories. A variety of formats have been created, including square and portrait, paperback and hardcover - all available in full-color.

Cookbooks

One of the great niche markets that authors are exploring is the world of cookbooks. Dog Ear Publishing can produce cookbooks in black-and-white and color, and both paperback and hardcover. We help our authors produce cookbooks about everything from wondeful ethnic food recipes to healthy cooking alternatives.

Special Interest

Our authors write on a variety of topics catering to specific niche audiences.

Fiction

In the large category of Fiction, the old adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words' describes the importance of a great book cover. Dog Ear Publishing produces the finest book covers in the self publishing market - and our fiction books look stunning. No matter what genre of fiction our authors write on, Dog Ear will build an amazing cover to showcase the book.

Self-Help, Health & Wellness

Many Dog Ear Publishing authors produce books that help the reader get and stay healthy. Their expertise ranges from physical therapy to mental wellness to spiritual renewal. Dog Ear can build books that showcase exercises, charts, and images to help the reader understand best the instruction being given.

Inspirational

Encouragement, enlightenment, and enrichment can all be found within the books produced by Dog Ear authors.

Poetry

Words can transform the world around us - and Dog Ear Publishing's poets showcase their works through the words they use to convey their emotions. Poetry doesn't have to flow in a single, straight line, but should move across the page in motion to the rhythm of the poet's thoughts. Our professional design team translates the poet's vision to the page.

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Professors, scientists, doctors and technical experts of all fields have turned to Dog Ear to produce their books.