I just ordered the final proof copy five minutes ago. As soon as I receive it I will speed read it one last time and then approve it for sale on Amazon.
I had intended to have it in print by now, but when I received my initial proof copy last week, I realized that I had way more typographical errors than I realized! Over a three day period I reread it and then had a relative carefully go over it to help me find any typos that I had overlooked.
While doing this proofing, I took the time to enhance my Epilogue to include commentary on the current election in light of the two national conventions over the last two weeks. I have been in on some interesting conversions both in person and on the comment sections of a few blogs concerning the “lesser of two evils”, Hillary/Trump, and the recent convention theater.
If all goes well, As America Fades will be available for sale on Amazon this weekend. It will be 96 pages. I have designed a pretty nice looking cover for it, unlike the plain vanilla cover I put on Putnam Liberty Notes. The price will be the same, $5. (Recall my essay on the 12th Protocol). Thank you all for checking back. I will post in here when it goes for sale on Amazon.
Side note: I was talking to some guys in the payout line at Dinky’s Auction Barn here in rural southern Indiana last Friday night. These three boys were country boys, with two probably being professional farmers. They talked of crops, animals, weak men, recent skunk problems and resolution on the farm (45ACP and 00 Buck), Hillary and Trump, the “white people to the back” video at a recent BLM protest. They even mentioned crooked banks. But when I tried to bring up Constitutional liberties and that Trump wants to make America great (economically) again and is not talking about freedom -I just got a blank look. They then responded about building a border wall and 2nd amendment; that was about the extent of their thoughts on liberty. They had good gut instincts on being free and manly, but little deep political knowledge. I hold out hope for guys like that.