Saturday, July 5, 2008

WARSKYL Conference/Don't Buy My Book

Just this week I discovered that the link to my book was dead. Should be taken care of, now, so if you want to check out 12 US Military Combat Techniques That Could Save Your Life, all you have to do is click the link. Just don't buy it.

That is, don't buy it if you have plans to come to the WARSKYL conference in Peoria, IL this October 11th. I've finished the conference work-text except for a few finishing touches. (I hate blank pages, and I want to put as much information & inspiration as possible into the hands of attendees.)

Anyway, I have lifted the pages from 12 US Military Techniques that contain said techniques along with the bonus techniques (and my comments,of course), and I've inserted them into the work-text. So, if you plan to come to the conference, buying the 12 Techniques book would not be worth it -- too redundant.

Since finishing the major part of the work-text, I've also started a PowerPoint presentation based on the text. It is my hope that we will have a recording of the conference along with the Powerpoint presentation & book available to those of you who, for some odd reason, do not see fit to turn your lives upside down, empty your bank accounts to fill the gas tank and give up family, friends & career just to attend this gathering.

Also, I am hoping soon to hear from one of two possible presenters who may also speak at the conference. Please keep this event in your prayers, even if you don't plan to come. It will provide a platform to produce more Bible-centered resource material for Christian Martialists, like you.

BTW, thanks to all of you who have commented & otherwise encouraged me over the past weeks & months. You have no idea how much it means.

4 comments:

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Oh, wow!

First, I didn't even know that you had a book, second (and this is going to sound insulting so I apologize in advance) I didn't even know you were, well...famous I guess? I thought you just practiced it in your spare time.

Amazing. Unfortunately I won't be able to come to the conference, but it will definitely be in my prayers. It's a spectacular idea. Hope all goes well!

I also didn't realize you had a website outside of your blog. It's now on my sidebar.

Spencer

Gravelbelly said...

Spencer,

Writing a book doesn't make you famous. SELLING COPIES of your book makes you famous. If you put the sales of all three of my books together, it would still come out to less than 200 copies.

That ain't fame ;-) It's not even notoriety.

The website is a free one on freewebs, and I haven't promoted it. I toyed with the idea of promoting the forum for you guys to discuss stuff on, but when I took a little poll on the blog, it seems that folks did not want to participate so much as to read what others had to say. If even two or three would like to use the forum to discuss martialist topics, it's there.

Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Oh, you have mentioned your forum...haha, I just posted about it in your comments section. :-D

Spencer

P.S. And your three books are...?

Gravelbelly said...

My 3 books?

You know about the 12 Techniques book.

My first was "Rearing Faithful Children"
See it here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0741416425/002-5999152-3095245?ie=UTF8&tag=rearingfaithf-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0741416425

The other is called "Christian Methodology" (which I hope to expand someday)
See it here:
http://www.lulu.com/content/212946