I was happy finally to receive my copies of the paperback edition of “Last Christian Peace” last week. Even though I had to settle for the same cover art (for lack of money to pay royalties on the painting I wanted), I am much happier with this version than the last one. The title on the hardcover (besides being different) was far too vertical and difficult to read. I thought the same thing of the text. The paperback is much easier to read and creates a pleasing effect.
I am also excited that the local Barnes and Noble agreed to carry a few copies of my book. (I intend to ask New Dominion Books as well, but haven’t made it there.) Even if no one buys it, it has long been a fantasy of mine to see my own book in a bookstore. The store’s general manager was so nice and kept asking, “I wonder what will happen?” as though it might become a big seller. It almost certainly won’t, but it makes me happy to have the opportunity.