Much to tell, friends. So much, in fact, that I’ll have to let the book itself tell the tale. This past Thursday, April 12, our publisher listed “Powerful Peace; A Navy SEAL’s Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War” for pre-order at Amazon. By Friday morning (the 13th!) Powerful Peace had risen to “Bestseller” status among all titles available for pre-order. That same afternoon, our publisher sent the phenomenal news that it had risen to #1 in the Category, “War & Peace in Current Events.” Keep in mind that this category includes not only pre-order, but ALL titles. We were on top of all available books in the category.
In less than 24 hours, Powerful Peace became a literal Overnight Success! The official release date is October 1st…but the publication board at Morgan James, in the capable hands of @DavidHancock, is considering accelerating our production and release in response to this popular uprising. You can help them decide by clicking in and pre-ordering one or more at http://amzn.com/1614481881.
Don’t be lulled into complacency by this amazing turn of events. We aren’t. Starting tomorrow, Monday the 16th, the Powerful Peace team will begin to execute a campaign to dwarf this week’s accomplishments. You’ll start seeing changes in this site, a Facebook Fan Page, email announcements, reviews of the book, author interviews and more. The tide is rising. Surfing this tsunami is going to be one heck of a ride!To kick it all off, I’ve re-ordered the sample chapters you’ve enjoyed here over the past few months. Read on, below, to see acknowledgements, introduction and dedications in exactly the same order as you will eventually enjoy in paper-and-ink or e-versions to include Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobe and iBooks! That, plus five sample chapters, will give you a very good feeling for what this book is about.
Remember, accelerate our launch date by pre-ordering (Amazon’s discount drops the price below $12!) at http://amzn.com/1614481881
…One personal note, before we kick off this unprecedented Balanced Peacemaking hurricane. As the author, I’ve gotten a lot of credit for carrying this message. You can’t imagine how grateful I am for all the kind words, but please keep in mind that in many ways, my part is incidental. The heroes of this story are men, women and children, on every continent, who have lived out the lessons I have been blessed to observe. They include the people you read about, as well as the people–of every complexion, nationality, faith and political orientation–who have tirelessly linked arms to support the book and get this story out. It is Our story. You are the reader, and the advocate, and the subject. Thank you for sharing your life with me.