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November 2012

I wish I'd thought of that!

AstronomySpaceSouthwest-Cover-smallFriends and colleagues have kindly passed on the word about my new co-authored e-guidebook, A Traveler's Guide to Astronomy and Space in the Southwest. Some clever phrases of theirs I plan to steal:

  • Helen Fields: "Nerd it up with this guide!"
  • Polly Shulman: "It's Sirius fun!" and "Go geek guidebook!"
  • Christie Aschwanden: "Your essential guide to astronomy in the Southwest"
  • Sarah Webb: "Like astronomy, the Southwest and travel? @chelseawald and Cyril Emery have written an e-book for you."

But not only were people clever, they were effective. First-day sales put the book at #1 in this category on Amazon:  Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Travel > United States > Regions > West > Mountain

So, maybe that's because our amazingly supportive family and friends bought the book, but it's a great start.  If you want to check to see whether we kept that ranking, the Amazon page is www.amazon.com/dp/B00A16E5GI.

The book's website, where people can submit their own sample itineraries as well as corrections and omissions is www.planisphere-press.com.

Spreading the word is hard, so if you have more clever ways of saying "Buy this book!" please help me out by letting me know.