On June 23, my first book America's Back-Door Enemy: Unmasking the Unknown Terrorists was officially released by Tate Publishing & Enterprises. This was a proud day for me as a young author, and roughly coincided with my four-year anniversary of beginning to write the book. (I started the first draft manuscript in early June 2005, although I cannot remember the exact date.)
From my viewpoint as author, the release date represents the culmination of a long and involved process that includes researching, writing, rewriting, submitting, finding a publisher, editing, and getting a book published. But for the staff at the publisher, things are only just beginning. They accepted the manuscript, helped me prepare it for publication, printed the book, prepared it for distribution, and developed a marketing strategy to get bookstores interested in the book. Now, finally, Tate Publishing can begin marketing and distributing the book to thousands of bookstores across the United States, giving it a chance to succeed.
There's a lot more to it than that, but it all boils down to this: As of June 23, America's Back-Door Enemy is now widely accessible through both traditional and online bookstores.
1. The book is available from Borders, Barnes & Noble or your local bookstore if that store is plugged into the Ingram/Spring Arbor distribution system (more than 25,000 bookstores in the U.S. are part of this system). If this store does not happen to have the book in stock, you may order it through them and expect delivery within a few weeks.
2. The book is available on Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Target.com and other websites.
As always, I welcome your comments and questions regarding the book and my blog.