While it will be a day or two before you can actually go to Amazon.com and BN.com to purchase Views from Sandhausen (they have work to do after I finished), we are officially published! The Hardcover and softcover versions will be another month to 45 days, VFS will be available tomorrow.
While I respect your enthusiasm, hold off on purchasing for the paper versions. They are much more satisfying (in my opinion). The eBook’s advantages are that the interior photos are in color, and the hotlinks to places mentioned in the book are ‘hot’. That means that you can click on the link, while holding down the Ctrl key, and be magically swept off to the location in question. I am considering offering a bundle that includes your choice of eReader file along with a hardcover copy. That was you have the tactile sensations of a paper book, along with the portability and added functionality of an eBook.
News from the Back Room indicates that another wonderful review has been received from Washington DC. It is as follows:
Views from Sandhausen: Experiences from Foreign Service Assignment
Author: Clifford L. Feightner
Provocative and playful, Views from Sandhausen: Experiences from Foreign Service Assignment takes you on the Autobahn and highways of Europe, to a small village south of Heidelberg—Sandhausen. An American corporate ambassador and his wife share their first-hand experiences of the history, traditions, art, culture, cuisine, conveniences and inconveniences of living abroad. From this base location they venture through Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and later the Cayman Islands—sharing their enterprising excursions, tips, photos and humorous stories. From the well known Louvre Museum and Neuschwanstein Castle to the local, lesser known KERVE celebration and “Blumen Flumen,” it is the personalities and perspectives of the expatriate couple that makes it a book well worth reading.
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