Yesterday, would-be readers found nothing on this site but this small logo announcing construction. Hey, it was the closest I could come to Tennessee's famous orange barrels! Anyway, I'm back --sort -of -- and you'll notice some small changes in the design of the blog header. I'm plugging away at re-organizing the rest of the website, so it probably will be a mess for the next few days. Bear with me. I'm trying to make it easier to find my books.
For now, I have just a couple of "heads up" to pass along to you. First, I want to let my medievalist friends know that The Dilemma of Arnulf of Lisieux is now available for the first time in a Kindle edition. What's even more amazing: all the endnotes, diagrams, and photographs from the original hardback are fully functional in this electronic edition -- no easy feat. I won't be issuing it in any other format; the logistics are simply too complicated. But those of you who read e-books know that there are Kindle apps available for all your other readers, so you'll still be able to read it if you like, even on your desk computer. And since it will only be available in a Kindle edition, I've listed it with the Kindle Select program. Amazon Prime members can borrow it for free, if you're just curious. Order here.
Also, for the academics whom might be considering using it as a reading assignment for advanced undergraduates or graduate students, it's a real bargain. And if you let me know that you want it for classroom use, I can arrange some special pricing for you. Just send me an e-mail or leave a comment here.
And for the old-timers among you -- if you remember this book from 1990, when I was a brash new PhD with my first book and it was being discussed and sold at medieval conferences, I'd appreciate a brief comment left on its Amazon website. I've posted little blurbs from the major historical journals, but nothing helps a book more than having somebody say, "Hey, this is a good book. I remember it when . . . .. . ."
The other bargain concerns The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese: How to Avoid the Traps of Self-Publishing. I'm running a special promotion on it during the month of September because it has been nominated by the Military Writers Society of America as one of the best "How-To/Business books of the year. The awards will be announced on September 29th at their annual banquet, so until then, you can get an e-book free or the Kindle version for just $0.99.
Right now you can order a free copy of the e-book in any format from Smashwords.com. Just click here. If you'd prefer to get a free Kindle edition, please let Amazon know by going to the book's page and clicking on the link at the bottom that tells them you found the book for a lower price at Smashwords. Thanks.