From now until election day, get a copy of the Open Wide and Say Moo! audiobook free, if you purchase the e-book on Kindle.
Trusting in the integrity of my readers, I base this offer on the honor system. Here’s the process:
Step 1) Purchase the Kindle e-book on Amazon, here.
Step 2) Using the same email address you use in your Amazon account, email me at “DrRich AT covertrationingblog.com,” and let me know you purchased the e-book.
Step 3) I will direct one of my audiobook vendors (Payloadz) to email you a download link for the audiobook.
(Since step 3 requires action on my part, and since I am not on the computer 24/7, please allow up to 24 hours to receive the download link.)
Finally, if you have purchased the Kindle e-book in the past and would also like to have the audiobook version, just let me know, and I will likewise arrange for you to receive it.
I have no use for your email address, and will employ it for no purpose other than directing the download link your way.
This offer expires at midnight Eastern time, on election day.
I now return to my prayers.
I am pleased to announce that Open Wide and Say Moo! is now available as an audiobook, and is listed with several major on-line audiobook retailers. (For a special offer to readers of this blog, read on.)
Producing the audiobook version of Open Wide and Say Moo! was a much bigger challenge than I had anticipated, but I am very happy with the results of this effort. And I am quite proud to say that my audiobook has been accepted for distribution by Open Book Audio, the premier (and most selective) audiobook producer and distributor for independent publishers.
Where You Can Get the Audiobook Version
There are two ways you can purchase the audiobook version of Open Wide and Say Moo!
1) The traditional way.
You can purchase the book from one of the major audiobook retailers who, courtesy of Open Book Audio, have listed the book so far. The book is currently available from:
iTunes (access through iTunes store)
These are all very reputable audiobook sellers, and I would be delighted if you were to buy this audiobook from any of them.
2) The non-traditional way.
As anyone knows who has purchased audiobooks, the price of an audiobook is usually much higher than the price of the print version or the e-book version of the same book. (Now that I have gone through the substantial effort of producing a professional-quality audiobook, I begin to understand why this is the case.) And sure enough, the price currently being charged for my book by these audiobook retailers is much higher than the $5.99 price of the Kindle version.
While I cannot set the price the on-line audiobook retailers are charging for my audiobook, I have made an agreement with Open Book Audio that allows me to sell the audiobook version of Open Wide and Say Moo! directly to readers – and, at least temporarily, at a greatly reduced price.
And so, I am pleased to offer the Open Wide and Say Moo! audiobook – all 14.5 hours of it – to readers of this blog for the same price as the Kindle version, $5.99. This price allows you to download the book in mp3 format, or in m4b format (the audiobook format), or both.
To take advantage of this $5.99 price, exclusive to CRB readers, simply click on this link:
(Note: when you click on this link, the email address you will see as that of the seller is mine. It looks like this: firstname.lastname@example.org. After your payment is accepted, you will immediately receive an email with a download link, from which you can download the audiobook in whichever format(s) you wish.)
I am very pleased to be able to say that my new book, Open Wide and Say Moo! The Good Citizen’s Guide to Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare, is now available in e-book format on Kindle.
The reason I am pleased to be able to say this is: my ability to do so indicates that I was not killed, nor put into a vegetative state from injuries, during my bicycling/camping trip along the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route in Montana. I learned some things during this adventure, including a) Getting some water is more important than getting some electricity; b) If you’re doing the GDMBR, have the right equipment – a really good hybrid bike, even if you soup up the components, will not do. You should have an actual, very sturdy mountain bike; and c) Turns out that I really am getting old. It was a great trip, though, and I would highly recommend this portion of the GDMBR (roughly between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone) for anyone who might be looking for a bicycling challenge in a beautiful environment.
After this adventure, I was ready to get back to more sedentary activities. So. . .
In the process of preparing my book for publication, I made several revisions and edits that I hope have improved it, many of which were suggested by readers over the past six months. I sincerely thank all of you who took the time to give me your feedback (whether positive or negative) during this long project. Your interest is truly appreciated.
If you like my book, I hope you will consider leaving a comment about it on the Amazon page. You don’t actually have to buy the book to decide whether you like it – I intend to leave it up on this blog for the foreseeable future for your reading pleasure/displeasure. But you might consider recommending that your friends buy it. I am, after all, a greedy conservative capitalist pig.
After five months of spending every spare moment on the project, yesterday I finally posted the final chapter of the first draft of my book, Open Wide and Say Moo! You might not think so to look at it, but this has been a big and difficult effort. And before embarking on the next steps, I am taking a break.
I am going to spend the next couple of weeks away from the book, away from this blog, and mostly away from civilization. For much of that time I will not have access to electricity, let alone the Internet. I will let this project percolate.
When I return I will begin the task of editing the book into a more final form, then preparing it for e-book publication. I thank all who have posted comments and criticisms – I will be taking all of your remarks into account as I do this work. (It is far from too late to add any comments you might have, since it will be at least mid-August before I can get back to this.)
My goal is to have a final version of the book available in Kindle format by mid to late September. This is an ambitious schedule.
In the meantime, you should expect my postings on the Covert Rationing Blog to be at least extremely sparse, and more likely nonexistent. However, whenever I am within reach of the information superhighway I will still be monitoring (and responding to, where appropriate) your comments.
Also in the meantime, please know how much I appreciate any of you who have hung in there with me during this project, who have read at least parts of this work, or who have offered your words of encouragement or advice. It has meant a lot, and has kept me going.
Chapter 17 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This, at long last, finishes the first draft of this book.
Chapter 16 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called Individualized Medicine – Our Last, Best Hope.
Chapter 15 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called The Critical Importance of Individual Autonomy. Chapter 15 is the first chapter of Part III of this book, the final part.
I have published Chapter 14 of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called Stifling Medical Progress.
I have now achieved my goal (just) of completing Part II of this book before SCOTUS rules on Obamacare. If SCOTUS strikes down the entire law, I will obviously need to regroup before deciding how to proceed. And at least I am at a logical pause point.
Chapter 13 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called Your Duty To Maintain Wellness – or – The Importance of Demonizing the Obese.
Chapter 12 is now published of my book-in-progress, “Open Wide And Say Moo! – The Good Citizen’s Guide To Right Thoughts and Right Actions Under Obamacare.” This chapter is called Your Duty To Maintain Wellness – or – The Importance of Demonizing the Obese.