May is Lyme Disease Awareness Week

Dear Readers,

I hope you all had a good week. This week at NOVA Publishers was uneventful however, the weekend looks promising. This morning as usual, we looked at the NOVA books that sold well last week. The books that stand out, among others, are:

  • Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures: Management, Technologies and Methods for Improvement –
  • Meeting Mental Health Needs: Service Delivery in Israel – You can also see the REVIEWS if you click on the link.

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The difficult task now is to determine why. Why do some books sell better than others even though the marketing is the same?

NOVA Publisher’s strives to announce 40 books a week. Usually, we don’t. In an academic year, our goal is to publish between 1500 to 2000 new books (and 50 Journals). This comes as a surprise for some and might seem like a large amount of books to publish in one year for an Academic and STM Publisher. But we are no where near what other Top Academic Publishers publish in a year’s time. If you take Springer, for example, they publish over 2,700 journals a year and 300,000 new articles.


Newly Announced NOVA Titles

Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery

Hunaid A. Vohra, Vinayak Bapat and Christopher P. Young (Bristol Heart Institute, UK)

(Hunaid Vohra’s journey in Cardiac Surgery went through working in hospitals in London (Harefield) and Southampton, UK. Having been conferred the status of a Fellow both by the British as well as the European Cardiac Surgical Boards, he was awarded the prestigious Ethicon Scholarship from the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons to sub-specialise in mitral and aortic valve repair with Professor Gebrine El Khoury at Saint-Luc University Hospital (Brussels) followed by minimally invasive mitral valve repair with Professor Hugo Vanermen at OLV clinic (Aalst, Belgium). On his return to UK, he completed another sub-speciality fellowship in minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and trans-catheter aortic valve insertion (TAVI) at the St Thomas’ Hospital, London.His love of the practical aspects of surgery is matched by an enthusiasm for research. He has been awarded a BUPA Cardiac Surgical Research Fellowship where his thesis looked at the mechanisms of apoptosis and necrosis after a myocardial infarction. He maintains an active involvement in research through his Honorary Senior Lecturer position at the University of Bristol. He is faculty on various international training courses and currently holds the position of Associate Editor of the Cardiac Valve section of ICVTS/EJCTS journal.)

Substance Abuse and Aftercare

Leonard A. Jason and Sarah Callahan (DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA)

(Sarah Callahan received her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Science from DePaul University, her Masters’ degree and doctorate in Community Psychology from DePaul University. Her research includes substance abuse and aftercare, the microeconomics of substance abuse and incarceration, and reducing barriers to reentry for marginalized groups. She teaches classes on substance abuse and mental health at DePaul University, and has been working with formerly incarcerated substance abusers for over 10 years)

The George W. Bush Presidency, Volume I: The Constitution, Politics, and Policy Making

Meena Bose (Hofstra University, NY, USA)

(Meena Bose is Executive Dean of Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, and the Director of Hofstra’s Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency.  She is the author of Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy (1998), and editor of the reference volume The New York Times on the Presidency (2009). She also has edited several volumes in presidency studies and a reader in American politics, and she is third author for the American Government: Institutions and Policies textbook (15th edition, 2016). 

  • The Psychology of Consumer and Social Influence: Theory and Research
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Diagnosis, Treatment
    Options and Prognosis
  • Traffic Accidents and Safety: New Research

To get a 40% discount on these books, please use PreOrder40 at the checkout on our website at This promotion is only available for a short period of time!

Other books that were announced by NOVA this week can be found here:


  • It was announced this week that Norway will be the Guest of Honor for the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2019. We are more excited about the Guest of Honor for 2018 however, which will be the Republic of Georgia (most to come on this). This October, the Guest of Honor is Flanders and the Netherlands together. There is not much in the news in the States about Flanders. They have a very complex and intricate Political System and I’m sure some very interesting authors come from there as well.
  • May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. It is a seriously misunderstood disease. I would check out the recent book by Tommy Hilfiger’s daughter called “Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made me Crazy and Almost Killed Me” –
  • This week is BEA (BookExpo) in Chicago. To all those attending, good luck.
  • We are developing a new Twitter page called NovaSciNews. This is a Twitter page not directed towards Nova Science Publishers’ books, but rather news in general that is taking place in the world that you might not be able to find from other sources.

Nova News

Have a nice weekend everyone.




Scopus and Other News

April 21, 2016

TRIPS: Our President, Nadya Columbus, is leaving to Moscow on May 1st. In terms of other trips, some of my NOVA colleagues were thinking about attending the ALA (American Library Association) conference or BEA (Book Expo America). As an Academic and STM Publisher however, sometimes such meetings are helpful and at other times, they are not particularly useful. We are also days away from the ARVO conference in Seattle (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). I hope we can participate in some way particularly because it is important for our authors that we do (see the related and newly released title by NOVA Science Publishers: Uveitic Glaucoma:

These are business trips. What is really on my mind is Costa Rica or Hawaii.

NEWS: Today it was confirmed that Amazon will be providing eBooks to New York City public schools. This is a deal that amounts to approximately $35 million (how, I am not sure…). A great deal for Amazon. But is it a good deal for the students? In other news, starting in 2017, there will be an increase tax on books (from 5 to 15% in some parts of Canada). Hopefully, this will not affect consumers’ buying habits, although it probably will.

In last week’s New York Times, there was a #1 Bestseller – “When Breath Becomes Air.” I decided to purchase it on my Kindle and I read it in one day. I highly recommend the book.

NOVA SCIENCE PUBLISHERS: Today, we received a few endorsements for different NOVA books. One was for “Sports Nutrition: A Guide for Youth Sport Coaches” –  The endorsement was written by a well-known USA Volleyball Coaching Education Director and read as follows:

“Proper nutrition for athletic performance is one of the most overlooked, under addressed, misrepresented, and misunderstood topics for optimal sport performance at all levels….but even more so for youth sport coaches, parents, and players.  Sports Nutrition: A Guide for Youth Sport Coaches will help coaches, athletes, and their parents make sure their players’ “tanks” are full of the right fuel at the right times for their sport!”

Thank you, Diana Cole!

In other NOVA news, in next month’s issue of Nephrology News & Issues (, information comes out about our author’s new book – “Essentials of Chronic Kidney Disease.” Please check it out!

Finally, in a presentation done by Dr. Wim Meester, in the Head of Product Management at SCOPUS, much to our delight, we noticed NOVA Science Publishers as a lead publisher in terms of Scopus books coverage. We were quite happy about it.


Finally, we wish to congratulate our advisor, renowned China expert and probably one of the greatest men working in Publishing today – Robert Baensch – on his webinar coming up about the Chinese marketplace. If you have time and this is an interesting subject for you, please sign up – You will get information from this man you can’t find anywhere else.


Have a nice weekend, everyone!