Get Read: August bestsellers from Lulu

Lulu's August 2018 list of popular textbooks from independent authors and publishers

The Lulu Bookstore is home to a lot of books. Like, imagine one of those giant Barnes & Noble locations a few times over. We love that so many of our authors can use this resource to sell their books independently, but the overwhelming quantity of books available can make finding something new and amazing a challenge. To help you make a little more sense of our shop, here are August’s bestsellers.

These books don’t just represent some of the most popular books on Lulu they also provide a terrific cross-section of the kinds of books you can create using Lulu’s self-publishing platform. Note that this week we are not highlighting any books at fall into the strict fiction category, but we will! Just stay tuned and we’ll get you all some awesome reads from our most popular authors in the weeks to come.

If you see something you like, be sure to grab a copy from the Lulu Bookstore and leave the author a review so they know you loved their work!

Algebra 1 Common Core

Algebra I Common Core By Donny Brusca

Course Workbook for the New York State Algebra I Common Core Regents Exam. Each section contains key terms and concepts, model problems, calculator instructions, practice problems, and Regents exam questions. Includes hundreds of past Regents questions, organized by topic, including every Algebra I Common Core Regents question through the January 2018 exam. Answer key available separately.

All right, an Algebra textbook may not be the most exciting book in the world. But I added it to the August bestsellers list for two very specific reasons.

First, this book is only $25.00. For a complete and thorough workbook written to New York State’s standard common core learning requirements. At that price point, it makes this very useful workbook accessible to a range of learners.

Next, we should appreciate that August is a time when going back to school is on everyone’s mind. So highlighting our textbook authors is a big deal right now. If you’re a teacher or in charge of setting curricula, look at this author’s website for more education content –

El Sketchbook Lorenzo: Deluxe Collection 2005-2010 by Lorenzo Etherington

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection: 2005 – 2010 By Lorenzo Etherington

Join us, friends, as we crack open the bizarrely-formed skull of comic artist, LORENZO! and spread it’s unique mushy contents across 600 eye-popping pages!

Lorenzo Etherington is one of the most exciting and interesting artists using Lulu. Lorenzo penned a guest post earlier this year about why creating content with an eye toward doing a public service is the most rewarding way to create.

Today we’ve got his first Deluxe Collection book, one of the best-selling graphic art books on Lulu and a crowd favorite. If you’re an artist or just love amazing drawings, this is the inspiration book for you! And one look through the book will tell you why it’s one of August’s bestsellers.

The View From Here

View from Here by Joseph Underwood

Featuring a foreword by US-Senegal Ambassador Tulinabo Mishingi and feature art from US and Senegalese artists, the View from Here is an introspective look at the way we regard this culture.

This book is full of rich and potent art that seeks to understand perspective, leading to more considerations than just the juxtaposition of two cultures – one can see these images and consider more deeply how we relate to anything and anyone we don’t know within our own circles. I personally love this book and am glad to see it among our best sellers this month.

Scarred for Life Volume 1 by Stephen Brotherstone and Dave Lawrence

Scarred For Life By Stephen Brotherstone & Dave Lawrence

Scarred For Life Volume One is an affectionate look at the darker side of pop culture in the 1970s. Public information films, scary kids’ TV show, bleak adult dramas, dystopian sci-fi, savage horror films, violent comics, horror-themed toys and sweets and the huge boom in paranormal paraphernalia; all this and much more is covered in depth. Prepare to relive your childhood nightmares. The things that made us… Scarred For Life!

Speaking of favorite books, Scarred for Life is another one I love. Here is a witty and insightful look at pop culture from the 1970s, reminding us of the entertainment we grew up with. Or maybe our parents grew up with for some.

While this book is consistently popular on Lulu, what I really want to point out is how well designed and executed this book is. From the font choice to the use of images to amazing page layout, we’ve got a book here that not only captures the spirit of the 1970s but does so with real style.

There we have it. Four of the most popular titles on Lulu’s Bookstore for the last 30 days. I hope you see something in this list you are excited about. And if you see nothing, we’ve got literally thousands of other books to grab your attention.

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