Sunday, February 14, 2010

"1871" available as e-Book

Well, it's official: my historical novel 1871 is now available on Amazon. It should be available soon on Barnes and Noble's Nook, Sony's Reader, and a number of other e-book stores.

Before you ask, it's not available in print, at least not at this stage. I’m shopping it around, and I’d love to see it get picked up, but that’s easier said than done. The publishing industry is going through the same painful changes that the record labels went through a few years ago: everybody is switching to digital downloads, and it’s hitting them right in the pocketbook.

So there you have it. Check it out, read the book, let me know what you think... comments are always welcome, good or bad.


  1. Hello Peter! I wish I had known about your book when I was researching the Fire for my book It Happened in Chicago. I have another book coming out later this year called Chicago Curiosities, and I would love to include a 50-word sidebar about Daniel Quirk and his saloon. I have access to the historical Chicago Tribune but haven't found any articles on the incident.

    Would you be willing to share your source on the Daniel Quirk item with me? Thanks!

    Scotti Cohn

  2. Absolutely. I would have to check my notes (which I don't have handy at the moment) but off the top of my head, I believe it was in "Fabulous Chicago" by Emmett Dedmon, or possibly "The Great Chicago Fire" by Robert Cromie.

    Let me know if that helps. If not, I can do some more digging & get the original source.

  3. Thanks, Peter! I had to send my manuscript off to the publisher by June 1, so I'll have to let that one go. No big deal. :)