Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My First E-Book Coming Soon!

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The image above is a sneak peek at my very first e-book, "Learn About Liberty." I will be making it available here at The Humble Libertarian as early as tomorrow, or by the end of the week at the latest.

People are more interested now than ever before in the philosophy of libertarianism, so I thought it was amiss not to have a general overview of some kind available from THL. I am presently hard at work putting the finishing touches on it and I could really use all your help in promoting Learn About Liberty once it's released.

If this goes over well, I'll be releasing a second e-book sometime this Spring- one that I'm very, very excited about. In the meantime, I am still working on a much more in-depth project, a book entitled Bush 2.0 that I hope to start promoting to major publishers by the Summer.

The pen is mightier than the sword. A revolution in government will only occur as the result of a revolution in the minds and hearts of its people, which must be driven by the effective communication of ideas. It is this ideological revolution that I am hard at work to affect with my writing. The Cato Institute quotes Mr. Adams, who says it all too well:

The American Revolution is all too often confused with the War for Independence. As John Adams noted in a letter of 1815 to Thomas Jefferson, "What do we mean by the Revolution? The war? That was no part of the Revolution; it was only an effect and consequence of it. The Revolution was in the minds of the people, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington. The records of thirteen legislatures, the pamphlets, newspapers in all the colonies, ought to be consulted during that period to ascertain the steps by which the public opinion was enlightened and informed concerning the authority of Parliament over the colonies."

Thank you so much for supporting The Humble Libertarian's mission to enlighten and inform the American people about the proper nature and role of government in a civil society.

5 comments:

Eric Olsen said...

So, you're saying that 15 years after you convince people, we have blood to look forward to....

W. E. Messamore said...

I most sincerely hope not. Of all libertarians, I have been the most conspicuously opposed to the use of violence to accomplish our ends. (See http://bit.ly/bBQyxn, http://bit.ly/dv2MzG, & http://bit.ly/axYj4G.)

And if there is blood to be shed, I hope it's the blood of we patriots, not that of our enemies, that the world would see and judge between us and know that we are for peace while the nations rage. While I think George Washington's actions were just and justified, I prefer Gandhi's tactics to Washington's.

Though in the end I very seriously doubt we'll even need to suffer as Gandhi and many of his followers did to affect revolutionary change in America. We're very lucky. The tools and institutions of peaceful revolution are already in place for us.

We simply need to enlighten hearts and minds with a powerful, but hardly original Idea. That is exactly that I mean to do.

Teresa said...

While I disagree with your belief in not taking a proactive role in our national defense I applaud you and congratulate you on your first e-book published.

BTW- How did you go about publishing an e-book? I have something more sociologically oriented than politically related that I want to publish but its only 9 pages long?

Ryan said...

Good stuff. I'll post a link to it on my blog (RTR) when it's ready..

W. E. Messamore said...

Teresa, thanks so much! As for this one- I'm actually just going to make it available for free (donations welcome though!) right here on the website. I'm going to charge for the next one I'm working on however, and I'll probably use e-junkie.com to make that work. As I understand, it's like $10/month, so if you sell one book a month at $10 you'll break even. You could also just charge people with PayPal and then e-mail them the Word or PDF file of the book manually if you want to keep your upfront costs down. If you have more questions, Teresa, don't hesitate to e-mail me. I'd love to help in any way I can.

Ryan, thanks so much! I'm pumped.

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