Sakura Publishing

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akura Publishing was founded in 2007 by author and musician Derek Vasconi. Fed up with the major publishing houses’ apathetic treatment of new talent, Derek decided to create a company that offers a genuine interest in anyone with a creative literary vision. Derek also structured Sakura to act as an intermediary publishing label for first-time authors, offering services such as website construction and social networking assistance—essential tools for building a successful author platform. Sakura Publishing is the home to established authors as well. Derek has built his publishing house to include the benefits of publicity and social networking through Sakura’s active Goodreads, Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, and Facebook sites. He also makes arrangements for interviews, public appearances, and traditional ad publicity, too. Overall, Sakura Publishing has been working hard towards the advancement of a more supportive environment for writers across every stage of their writing process. Sakura authors have reached worldwide markets with their books and have enjoyed steady sales through Sakura Publishing’s online store, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and various other stores across the globe.

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The Shaping of an "Angry" Black Woman
By Tamara Woods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
The Shaping of an "Angry" Black Woman is the debut book of poetry by author Tamara Woods. Written over 15 years, each poem challenges conventional society and is poised with acerbic, witty, and abrasive language that is reflective in the often discussed isotope of society, that being the "Angry" Black Woman.
Answer Then Question
By Ian Ebbitt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
A collection of poetry comprised of both fictional and non-fictional inspirations. Ian takes a traditional style in Haikus and puts a modern taste to them. Some of Ian’s poems are based on his life events and accounts but others are not at all, especially the more melancholy ones. He delves into these fictional situations so much so that as the reader you cannot believe that the events are not his
Dark Horse: How Challenger Companies Rise To Prominence
By Dan Mack
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,310. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Business veteran Dan Mack takes you inside the minds, hearts, and boardrooms of dark horse companies who winning big despite having the odds stacked against them. From the beloved Wiffle ball and bat to the highly stylized line of Method soap, and PURELL hand sanitizer, there is no shortage of dark horse companies to root for in the American business race today.
Where the Battles Weren't
By Adam Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,530. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Where The Battles Weren’t is a book about ten towns in the western United States who share a name with an important Civil War battle. From Gettysburg, South Dakota to Winchester, Oregon and Petersburg, Alaska to Vicksburg, Arizona, Where The Battles Weren’t takes readers on an exciting ride across the American West.
Winter Walk
By Brian Wood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
Served up in the style of classical poems, this collection of verse channels all the old poets like Frost, Whitman, and Hopkins, and does so with a reverence and respect for the tradition of poetry that we see today being widely appreciated as contemporary voices of poets all over. This collection of verse certainly aspires to remind us about where poetry came from and remind us about...
The Quiet
By Hisa Eig
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
The Quiet is a story Hisa soldiered through a lifetime to tell; it’s at once a first-person chronicle of history, and a heartening tale of a compassionate, resilient human spirit.
Shadows and Silhouettes
By Sharday Cage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,670. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
Sharday for the first time really opens up her own personal life in a very vulnerable and intimate way where every poem is her experience and her story. This collection of prose is a standout because she is able to take the painful and troubling memories and experiences and communicate it to her readers in a beautiful way. The beauty existing in the pain is the revelation that she is free.
Mad Hatter: Perceptions from Babble
By Brittany Wyatt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
The theme of this book is to show how the world might appear through the eyes of an insane mind. It is filled will comical, nonsensical poetry but some tell great truths. These truths illustrate that often those considered “mad” are the ones who can see truth in its purest and simplest form, both sharper and clearer. There is much to be learned...
I Am Always Proud Of You
By Brittany Hudson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 500. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
I Am Always Proud Of You is a lovely children’s story that was written by a mother for her son. It is a good teaching book for children that discusses how parents are proud of their children no matter what and how parents will stick up for their children in everything that they do. I Am Always Proud Of You is a great book to teach kids the meaning of self-confidence.
Losing My Mind (Dark Secrets of a Wounded Healer)
By Dr. David Mirich Ph.D
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,510. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Losing My Mind deals with Dr. David Mirich, Psychologist, and the terrible mistake he did in his past which he learns to deal with the rest of his life.
Memento Mori: When Ecclesiastes Sprouts Legs
By Brittany Wyatt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
A book of reflection on the brevity of life. The poetry searches through the feelings of those about to die, those who have faced the death of a love one, those who question the meaning of life, and those who are simply beginning to understand the shortness of time.
My Awfully Wedded Life
By James “Jimmy” Hyten
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Jimmy Hyten has come up with a hilarious and at times, just plain sad, recounting of his marriage gone horribly wrong. Many men will be able to relate in Jimmy’s day to day exploits with his wife, from what it’s like to share the same bed every night with a woman, going grocery shopping as a married couple, and of course, what happens when a husband mentions ANYTHING about his lover’weight!
Because I’m Small Now and You Love Me
By Gina London
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,910. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
From an award-winning veteran Cnn correspondent and author, comes a romantic, exotic, wacky and fun book about her young daughter and the adventures they have together! Set in Paris, Tuscany and the good old U.S. of A., this anthology of true exploits and conversations between acclaimed journalist Gina London and her indomitable daughter Lulu creates a love story like no other.
Touretties
By Chris Mason
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a collection of twenty-one true short stories about people that have Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders.
When Heaven Calls
By Courtney Stackhouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
When Heaven Calls is about mystery, sex, the power to heal, the ability to fly, and the consequences of not loving another. The story has two characters, Gregor and Sheila, who each have lived their lives without finding a way to connect to anyone except through their "art." When these two finally meet each other, a kindred bond is formed, but will it last?
Death of a Black Star
By Sharday Cage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,010. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
Drawing from her African heritage and pulling from her Chicagoan upbringing, Sharday provides passionate prose and rhymes about what it's like to be black and living in America while having dreams of Africa. Along with this, her words debate what it means to be troubled by life, to be inspired by love, and most of all, to shine bright as a black star.
Defeat Wheat: Your Guide to Eliminating Gluten and Losing Weight
By Brian Gansmann
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 29,820. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Debut book by author Brian Gansmann~the Gluten Gladiator. Brian has Celiac disease and through living with this incurable condition, he has discovered a very unique way to live healthy and lose weight. Brian will show you very easy to understand techniques on how to properly eliminate gluten from your diet and be on the fast track to achieving the kind of body that only movie stars have.
Did I Really Do My Hair For This?
By Stephanie Goldman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
Ever been on a disastrous date? You're not the only one! Dating myths and mayhem are all debunked in this gotta have blog-series-turned-book featuring wildly entertaining stories of love gone awry. Stories are brutally honest, sexually explicit, and most of all, a funny depiction of the modern dangers of dating men as told from the perspective of a woman trying to make it in the dating world.
Elvolution
By Jason Kinnear
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,440. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by Sakura Publishing. Category: Fiction
If you ever wanted to know about how Santa Claus really found his elf workforce, then this story is for you! From Sakura Publishing author Jason Kinnear comes a tale of the Elbanians who went to America in search of work and a better life, and got way more than they expected!


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