Gardening Break, "What the Heck" Kindle Book Sale   (July 30, 2010)

We take a break from analysis to view our garden and announce a "what the heck?" Kindle sale on my novels and other books.

I call this Kindle book promo a "what the heck?" sale, because $2.99 is a "what the heck, I'll give it a look" price. I chose $2.99 because this is roughly the cost of a latte or other specialty coffee (don't forget the sales tax!) in much of the country, and since few people seem to give that $2.99 much thought (at least those who are still employed) then snagging one of my books for $2.99 might also qualify as a "what the heck" purchase.

I've dropped the price of three novels to $2.99 each, the cost of Survival+ to the magic $9.95 price point, and Survival+ the Primer and Marketing in Crisis: Weblogs and New Media to a flat $5 each.

Here are quick descriptions of each novel's plot, genre and theme.

Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation ($9.95)

Survival+ The Primer ($5)

Weblogs & New Media: Marketing in Crisis ($5)

Claire's Great Adventure ($2.99)

Of Two Minds ($2.99)

Kama Sutra Cadillac ($2.99)

Due to the contract with my publisher, my first novel I-State Lines remains $9.95.

My "adult themes" books remain in print only:

Verona in Spring     For My Daughter

If you're going to buy the new $139 Kindle Reader (6" Display, U.S. Wireless, shipping August 27), please do so through my site as I earn a modest commission which costs you nothing.

As a break from the monotony of charts and analysis, here are some photos of our modest garden. I am a lazy gardener, hence the weeds, general disorder, etc.

Sunflowers in foreground, zucchini behind.

Cilantro flowering on the right, strawberries and parsley, new lettuce on the left.

Ripening peaches.

Trellised scarlet runner green beans.

From the garden to the wok to the dinner table.

Many of the seeds used in our garden come from our site sponsor, Everlasting Seeds. Please give the ES website a look--it's not too late to plant fast-growing greens, etc.

If you would like to post a comment where others can read it, please go to, (registering only takes a moment), select Of Two Minds-Charles Smith, and then go to The daily topic. To see other readers recent comments, go to New Posts.

Order Survival+: Structuring Prosperity for Yourself and the Nation and/or Survival+ The Primer from your local bookseller or from or in ebook and Kindle formats. A 20% discount is available from the publisher.

Of Two Minds is now available via Kindle: Of Two Minds blog-Kindle

"This guy is THE leading visionary on reality. He routinely discusses things which no one else has talked about, yet, turn out to be quite relevant months later."
--Walt Howard, commenting about CHS on another blog.

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