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 I Common Core Regents Course Workbook

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. CONTENTS 1. PREREQUISITE TOPICS REVIEW 2. EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES 3. VERBAL PROBLEMS 4. LINEAR GRAPHS 5. LINEAR SYSTEMS 6. POLYNOMIALS 7. IRRATIONAL NUMBERS 8. UNIVARIATE DATA 9. BIVARIATE DATA 10. INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONS 11. FUNCTIONS AS MODELS 12. EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS 13. SEQUENCES 14. FACTORING 15. QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS 16. PARABOLAS 17. QUADRATIC-LINEAR SYSTEMS 18. OTHER FUNCTIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS 19. NEXT GENERATION LEARNING STANDARDS AI. REFERENCE SHEET AII. STANDARDS AIII. PACING CALENDAR AIV. INDEX

Algebra I Common Core Regents Course Workbook

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 – http://www.courseworkbooks.com


El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection: 2005 – 2010

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! EL SKETCHBOOK LORENZO DELUXE COLLECTION: 2005 – 2010 collects together the first 4 volumes of the El Sketchbook series, and adds a further 200 pages of new concepts, scribbles and design sheets. The book weighs in at a whooping 600 pages, and features thousands of separate illustrations, together with step-by-steps, tutorials and exclusives. This surely is the one sketchbook to rule them all!

El Sketchbook Lorenzo Deluxe Collection: 2005 - 2010

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.


View from Here: Contemporary Perspective from Senegal

The View From Here: Contemporary Perspectives From Senegal Participating Artists; Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Manthia Diawara, Khalifa Dieng, Ibrahima Dieye, Pap Souleye Fall, Camara Guèye, Fatou Kandé Senghor, Amalia Ramanankirahina, Henri Sagna, Fally Sene Sow,Ibrahima Thiam. Contributing Authors: Beth Buggenhagen, Michelle Bumatay, Rachel Ellett, Abby Hermosilla, Lauren Taylor, Joseph L. Underwood

View from Here: Contemporary Perspective from Senegal

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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