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Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:47 am

I have just published a book on amazon kindle that covers, I hope, the complete history of every rank ever used by the american uniformed services and the insignia thereof.

I have been working on the book for about five years and my overly long and wordy posts have been a function of the research for the overly long and wordy book.

It is only available on kindle and it is doubtful that, due to the length, it would be cost effective to publish it in physical form.

I never claimed to be a writer, just read the last three sentences, but at least I am able to get this information out to the world.

The book is available here:

http://www.amazon.com/History-American- ... B008NXV1NQ
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Unread postby ChrisWI » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:54 pm

Id love to get it but unfortunately I do not own a Kindle. Could it be opened in Adobe Acrobat like other e-books?
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Unread postby SFMRAS » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:18 am

ChrisWI wrote:Id love to get it but unfortunately I do not own a Kindle. Could it be opened in Adobe Acrobat like other e-books?

Here are Kindle Apps for the computer, http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=sv_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:05 am

It’s only on kindle for now, but kindle apps are available.
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:24 pm

The book is now availible in trade paperback here:

http://www.amazon.com/History-American- ... k+insignia
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:12 pm

Thanks to Sarge Booker for the nice review!
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Unread postby J.T. Broderick » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:13 am

I got a copy for the Kindle and wow, what a nice job. There were ranks in there I never knew existed! Everything's very nicely referenced, very impressive.

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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 am

Thanks Justin.
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Unread postby Dorward » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 am

Great work, Steve! Congratulations!
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Unread postby ijnfleetadmiral » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:30 am

Congrats on your work being published!
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:32 pm

Thanks everyone!!
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Unread postby Miklós Lovász » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:09 pm

Got it today, hope I'll meet you one day so I could get a dedication too :)
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:28 pm

An updated and better typed version is now up on amazon for kindle.

I asked Amazon if anyone who bought the first kindle version could get the second for free and this was their response:

[size=85]“Yes, your customers who purchased the original book can download the second edition for free.

Currently, customers who have purchased a Kindle book cannot automatically download the revised content. Our technical team is aware of this issue, and are working towards automating this process.”[/size]

They then went on asking me to provide more information about the changes so that can see where it fits in their notification policy. They may notify of the new version or they may not.

A second edition paperback will be out eventually.

My main reason for naming this update a second edition was to apply for a Library of Congress Control Number that will allow the book to be placed in libraries. The application must be entered before publication, so the paperback second edition will have to wait until that is straightened out.

I have to publicly thank Justin Broderick for helping me out with some (most) of the information that was updated.
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Re: Shameless self promotion

Unread postby gghbisa » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:41 pm

The second edition paperback is now available here:

http://www.amazon.com/History-American- ... .+Bingaman
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