Fill Your Christmas E-Stocking

The Shenandoah Spy, Francis Hamit’s dramatic tale about how 17-year-old Belle Boyd became a spy for the Confederate Army in the Civil War, first appeared in 2008, garnering many five-star reviews. Now through January 8, 2012 you can buy as a 99-cent e-book the 115,000-word novel available as a $22.50 trade paperback and ordinarily priced at $9.99 in Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader editions.

Hamit says, “It’s not quite a giveaway, but if you can’t spend a dollar on this, then you just don’t know a great deal when you see one. Amazon Kindle has dramatically improved in recent years and you can read Kindle editions on a wide variety of devices. It’s now a great venue for consumers. We hear great things about the Nook as well. We have some titles which are only available in e-book format because they are too small for regular book publication or not of wide enough interest to justify the expense of a printed edition.

“These novels do have print editions, but we understand times are hard right now and want to give people the best chance we can to read this one. We have to make something. This is a business, after all, but 35 or 40 cents net is about as low as we can go.”

[The full press release follows the jump.]

Update 12/12/2011: Tweaked the wording to avoid confusing anyone about the continued availability of the trade paper edition. Which continues.

For Immediate release:

BRASS CANNON BOOKS OFFERS NINETY PERCENT OFF ON E-BOOK EDITION OF

“THE SHENANDOAH SPY” FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 99 CENTS FOR 115,000 WORDS!

(Pine Mountain Club, California)

“The Shenandoah Spy”, Francis Hamit’s riveting and dramatic account of how 17 year-old Belle Boyd became a spy and scout for the Confederate Army in 1861 and ‘62 was published in 2008 and garnered many five stars reviews and other critical praise. Originally published in trade paperback and currently priced at $22.50 in that edition , it is also available as an e-book for the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook e-readers at $9.99.

“We want to reacquaint readers with this exciting novel about the American Civil War and inspire them to buy the second one in our “Acts of War” series, “The Queen of Washington”, which is about Confederate spy Rose Greenhow,” Hamit said; “So in the spirit of the holidays we are temporarily marking down the e-book of “The Shenandoah Spy” to 99 cents until about January 8, 2012. Our goal is to sell at least 100,000 copies at that price.

“It’s not quite a giveaway, but if you can’t spend a dollar on this, then you just don’t know a great deal when you see one. Amazon Kindle has dramatically improved in recent years and you can read Kindle editions on a wide variety of devices. It’s now a great venue for consumers. We hear great things about the Nook as well. We have some titles which are only available in e-book format because they are too small for regular book publication or not of wide enough interest to justify the expense of a printed edition.

“These novels do have print editions, but we understand times are hard right now and want to give people the best chance we can to read this one. We have to make something. This is a business, after all, but 35 or 40 cents net is about as low as we can go.”

The holiday sale is only offered in the USA and UK.

Hamit also hopes that customers will buy some of his other titles in these e-book formats and might even buy his new book “The Queen of Washington”, which is currently offered only in hardbound by online bookstores at a substantial discount from list price.

For further information contact:

Francis Hamit
(661) 242-1686 or by e-mail at francishamit@earthlink.net
Printed review copies available of either book upon request.