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Libri Novus   March 2013

 

Featured Book

  Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg  
 
 

Price: $16.95

(Paperback, 224 pages)

 

Order your copy of Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg by March 30, 2013 and use code FREEMEDIA2013 to receive FREE media mail shipping with your order. Offer cannot be combined with other coupons. (Orders processed through PayPal will receive refund after order has been processed.)

Featured  Links    
 
 
 
Mathew Lively has a blog! Visit: Civil War Profiles
 
Other Titles of Interest

Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions   
 
Price: $17.95
(Paperback, 264 pages)
 
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One Continuous Fight
 
  
Price: $22.95
(Paperback, 544 pages)
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Plenty of Blame to Go Around  
 
 
 
Price: $22.95
(Paperback, 456 pages)

Order any of our Other Titles of Interest by March 30, 2013 and use code FREEMEDIA2013 to receive FREE media mail shipping (a $4.50 value). Offer cannot be combined with other coupons. (Orders processed through PayPal will receive refund after order has been processed.)
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In Our March 2013 Issue
Read an eBook Week! Book Contest
Speaking of the Rise of eReaders . . .
The Petersburg Campaign. Vol. II
Read an excerpt from The Last Battle of Winchester
Sneak Peeks for Spring 2013
Book Business Magazine features Ted Savas
Out and About
Now Under Contract
In Our Next Issue

Dear SB Readers:

 

Word of the day: sequestration. A series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to government agencies, totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years. There is no sequestration (cutting) going on here at Savas Beatie, where everyone is working hard to provide you with the following new titles:  

 

March 6-12 is national read an eBook week and is our featured contest for the month. Click here or scroll down for details. Would you pay admission to browse for titles in your local bookstore? It may come to that as many bookstores around the country are falling prey to the "browse, then buy the books" trend sweeping the nation.

 

We are pleased to showcase a few of our Spring 2013 titles this month, including John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General, Robert E. Lee in War and Peace: Photographs of a Confederate and American Icon, and Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Thomas Stonewall Jackson.

 

Managing Director Theodore P. Savas was recently asked to wrote an article for Book Business Magazine. If you want the inside track on his how twisted mind works, click here to read the article, or scroll down at your leisure.

 

Be sure to check our website for the most up-to-date release dates and updates on your favorite titles and read an eBook during March.

 
 

Theodore P. Savas 

Veronica Kane 

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Read an eBook week is March 6 - 12! contest
  

Celebrate "read an eBook week" with Savas Beatie, and be entered to win a free copy of
Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862.

Gadegetologist Jared Newman says, "[E]-readers aren't going away anytime soon, at least not until their unique properties can be matched by inexpensive tablets. The fact that e-readers are cheap, are easy to read even in sunlight and can last for a month or two on a single battery charge means they can be nice to have around, even if you own a more expensive tablet. There's also something to be said for their mandatory focus on reading, which eliminates the myriad distractions that tablets provide." Read the full article.

So, tell us your thoughts. Take our eBook questionnaire, and tell us what eBook you are reading, and on what device. Don't have an eReader? You can still be entered to win! Tell us why you don't have an eReader or why you prefer print books. Fill out the questionnaire here.
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A big thanks to everyone who took the questionnaire for Black History Month. Zack W. was selected as our winner.

 

Be sure to check every edition of Libri Novus for your chance to win a FREE book. 

Speaking of the Rise of eReaders . . .
How much do you love browsing in a real bookstore?
Enough to pay to browse?

The Washington Post recently wrote an article stating:

Chapter 1: You stumble upon an interesting book at your neighborhood bookstore.

 

Chapter 2: You go home and order it from Amazon for half as much.

 

Chapter 9: Your favorite bookstore is bankrupt.

 

Booksellers call it "showrooming," and it drives them crazy - and out of business. Barnes & Noble believes that 40 percent of its customers use the store as a place to discover and examine titles, but then buy the books online.

 

Read the full article in the Washington Post

 

The Petersburg Campaign, Volume II
  

  

Ed Bearss' The Petersburg Campaign-In production. With the strong sales and success of Ed's first volume, we (and his readers and fans) are seriously looking forward to the second and final installment. in The Petersburg Campaign: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, Volume 2. This volume of Bearss' study includes these major battles:

- Peeble's Farm (September 29 - October 1, 1864),
- Burgess Mills (October 27, 1864),
- Hatcher Run (February 5 - 7, 1865),

- Fort
Stedman (March 25, 1865),
- Five Forks
Campaign (March 29 - April 1, 1865), 
- The Sixth Corps Breaks Lee's Petersburg Lines (April 2, 1865). 

Accompanying these salient chapters are some four dozen (!) original maps by Civil War cartographer George Skoch, together with photos and illustrations. The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campaign. Summer 2013.

 

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Copies of The Petersburg Campaign is available for reserve from our website. Please visit our website or call our office at 916-941-6896 to place an advance order.

Read an excerpt from The Last Battle of Winchester  
 

 

 

The September 1864 combat was the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The Last Battle of Winchester covers five weeks of complex maneuvering and sporadic combat that had changed hands dozens of times over the previous three years. This book is complimented with numerous original maps and explanatory footnotes that enhance our understanding of this watershed battle and is rich in analysis and character development. Read more.

 

Here is an excerpt from the book for your enjoyment. You can also visit Scott on his blog. 

 

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Place your advance order for The Last Battle of Winchester by calling our office at 916-941-6896. Use code FREEMEDIA2013 to receive free media shipping, if you place your order by March 30, 2013. 

Sneak Peeks for Spring 2013: 

 

 As promised last month, here is a sneak peek at John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General by Stephen W. Hood.   

 

John Bell Hood, one of the Confederacy's most enigmatic figures, died unexpectedly from yellow fever in August of 1879 at the age of 48. He had been working hard on his memoirs, the first draft of which he finished just before his death. When Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate States Armies was published the following year, they immediately became as controversial as its author.

A careful and balanced examination of these "controversies," however, coupled with the recent discovery of Hood's personal papers-long considered lost forever-finally sets the record straight in John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General. Read more

   

Read the press release here.

  

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Calamity at Chancellorsville: The Wounding and Death of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson is the first full-length examination of Jackson's final days. Contrary to popular belief, eyewitnesses often disagreed regarding key facts relating to the events surrounding Jackson's reconnaissance, wounding, harrowing journey out of harm's way, medical care, and death. These accounts, for example, conflict regarding where Jackson was fatally wounded and even which road he was on when struck. If he wasn't wounded where history has recorded, then who delivered the fatal volley? How many times did he fall from the stretcher? What medical treatment did he receive? What type of amputation did Dr. Hunter McGuire perform? Did Jackson really utter his famous last words, "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees?" What was the cause of his death? Read more.

 

Join author Mathew Lively on Facebook and his blog 

 

  

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Robert E. Lee is well known as a Confederate general and as an educator later in life, but most people are exposed to the same handful of images of one of America's most famous sons. It has been almost seven decades since anyone has attempted a serious study of Lee in photographs, and with Don Hopkins's painstakingly researched and lavishly illustrated Robert E. Lee in War and Peace: Photographs of a Confederate and American Icon, the wait is finally over. Read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Watch the new Robert E. Lee book trailer!

 

 
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If you would like to reserve a copy of these titles, please visit our website or call our office at 916-941-6896 to place an advance order.

 

Book Business Magazine Features Ted Savas  ted

Lemonade, cigars, and steak. While it's clear which item might not make the best pairing with your palette, all three work together to form a perfect book marketing example in a recent article written by Savas Beatie Managing Director Theodore P. Savas for Book Business Magazine about Nick Popaditch's new cigar line and his book Once a Marine. Read the full article
here.    

Enjoy the article and story, and here's to hoping it gets your creative juices flowing as well.  
Out and About 


Chris Mackowski, co-author of Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862 recently came to visit the Savas Beatie crew at the office, and sign copies of his book.

Ted and Chris 
Veronica and Chris
   

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Now Under Contract . . .

The following manuscript is now under contract. We will notify you through Libri Novus and our website when this title is about to be released. 

We have more than a dozen contracts out for signature or soon will be, and will bring this news to you as soon as the ink is dry.

 

In Our Next Issue 
A Special Offer
Please call our office at 916-941-6896 to order any book in stock and receive FREE shipping (a $4.50 value). Offer cannot be combined with other coupons and must be placed by calling our office at 916-941-6896. Good until March 30, 2013.