Top 10 Self-Publishing Books in Honor of Cinco de Mayo

The Fifth of May is the perfect time to branch out with a tasty spring read — preferably one that captures the spirit of Cinco de Mayo in all its glory.

We have it all covered: From collections of mouth-watering authentic Mexican recipes to page-turning thrillers set south of the border to juvenile literature that primes children for bilingual reading, our Top 10 Self-Publishing Books in Honor of Cinco de Mayo include “un poquito” something for everyone.

The Authentic Mexican Salsa

The Cinco de Mayo Reckoning

The Clownfish/El Pez Payaso

From the Hands of Ethnic Women with a Mexican Flare

Hispanic Profiles

Latino and Hispanic History


Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle

Mexican Madness

Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking

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Top 10 Self-Publishing Books to Help You Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

While Cinco de Mayo is a holiday on which Mexicans celebrate freedom and democracy, it’s a day on which many Americans choose to celebrate the cultural contributions of our neighbors to the south. Outskirts Press wants to help you do that with a selection of books from our self-published authors.

Here we present our Top 10 Cinco de Mayo selections, from epic novels set on the Camino Real to cookbooks to help you whip up an authentic Mexican feast. In alphabetical order, the Top 10 self-published Mexican- and Cinco de Mayo-themed books written by Outskirts Press authors are:

An American Dream by José Astorga

Apache Mex by Chestcat Thomas

The Authentic Mexican Salsa by Ernesto Gallo


The Cinco de Mayo Reckoning by Terry Money

 	 From the Hands of Ethnic Women with a Mexican Flare by Lori Najera

Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking by LeAnn Bird

Search for the Camino Real by Robert Richter

Spanish for Unitedstatesers by Silas Acosta

Yes, Si, Oui by Jean Yacoub

All of these books, along with other Outskirts Press titles, are available from the major online book retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and others, plus conveniently from the Outskirts Press bookstore.

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Top 3 Self-Published Mexican Cookbooks to Enjoy for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5) is a time to celebrate the defeat of the French Army by soldiers of the Mexican Army. While not an American holiday, many Americans celebrate this day, and what better way to celebrate than with food? To prepare you for your day-long celebration, here are our top 3 books that have Mexican recipes listed (in alphabetical order):


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Best Cookbooks for Cinco de Mayo in Self-Publishing

The Authentic Mexican Salsa
by Ernesto Gallo 

The Authentic Mexican Salsa is a compilation of the most exquisite (yet easy to prepare) traditional Salsas of Mexico. All recipes in this book are as authentic as they can get and have been carefully chosen to provide the reader with the best variety of salsas, each of which has a recommended use or application. Besides Salsa, it also contains the recipe to probably the tastiest Mexican Guacamole.

The Authentic Mexican Salsa book also features interesting sections on “The Molcajete” (Mortar) and illustrated sections on “Traditional Chiles of Mexico” and the “Scoville Scale”.

A must have for a SALSA lover!

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Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking
by LeAnn Bird

Even if you don’t think you know how to boil water, you can create mouthwatering, authentic Mexican dishes – in less time than it takes to order out! Pantry-Friendly Mexican Cooking collects nearly 100 delicious recipes, each with its own unique story. And it shows you how to save money by buying exactly the ingredients you need and storing them correctly to easily make dozens of dishes. There are no exotic ingredients to buy, no special stores to visit. Just authentic, delicious and quick meals perfect anytime!

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