Could I Vote for a Mormon for President? Is Now on Sale

Could I Vote for a MormonCould I Vote for a Mormon for President? An Election-Year Guide to Mitt Romney’s Religion, by sociologists of religion Ryan T. Cragun and Rick Phillips, is now on sale. It’s available in original trade paperback ($12.95) and eBook ($3.99) formats. The audiobook version will be released in the coming weeks.

In this accessible, concise, and often humorous introduction to Mormonism, two sociologists of religion take an objective look at 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s beliefs. The book is geared to voters wondering whether Romney’s Mormon faith should affect their vote. Mark Silk, Professor Religion in Public Life at Trinity College and author of One Nation, Divisible: How Regional Religious Differences Shape American Politics, says, “Cragun and Phillips’ irreverent guide for the perplexed tells you everything you need to know about Mormonism this election season.” And Geoffrey Kabaservice, author of Rule and Ruin: The Decline of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, from Eisenhower to the Tea Party, calls the book “a scholarly but highly accessible analysis of Mormonism in politics that is even-handed, educational, enlightening, and even entertaining. It should be read by anyone who’s planning to vote for Mitt Romney — or against him.”

To celebrate, Strange Violin Editions is sponsoring a worldwide book giveaway of 10 free copies of the paperback version on Goodreads.com, with entries being accepted from now through July 14.

Click here to sign up for the giveaway!

In addition, Strange Violin Editions is offering a promotional discount on the eBook at Smashwords.com. Use the coupon code EC52D to buy the eBook in any format for only $2.99. Available formats include .MOBI (for Kindle), .EPUB (for Nook, iPads and iPhones, Kobo, Sony eReaders, etc.), and .PDF. The coupon is valid through August 1.

Click here to use your coupon and buy the eBook!

To see book details, more information on where to buy the book, media coverage, author endorsements, and the authors’ bios, please click here.

If you are a reviewer and would like to request a paper or electronic review copy, please write to: publisher@strangeviolineditions.com. The authors are available for interviews and book signings. Bookstores and libraries, please order this book through Ingram (listing should be active within a week or two) or contact the publisher at the above e-mail address for terms. Industry standard trade discounts and returnable basis apply.

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Other news:

Steven L. Peck’s critically praised novella of existential horror, A Short Stay in Hell, is now available as an audiobook at Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.com, with narration by Booklyn-based actor and playwright Sergei Burbank. It’s also newly available as an eBook in the Nook store and the Apple iBookstore in addition to the Kindle and Smashwords stores. The Midwest Book Review called it “an excellent and much recommended pick, not to be missed.”

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A Short Stay in Hell: Release and Worldwide Book Giveaway

A Short Stay in HellAuthor Steven L. Peck’s critically well-received novella, A Short Stay in Hell, releases today. It’s available in simultaneously released hardcover ($21.95), trade paperback ($11.95), and eBook ($2.99) formats. The audiobook version will be available in April. 

A Short Stay in Hell is the story of ordinary family man, geologist, and Mormon Soren Johansson, who after dying from cancer wakes up in a hell that takes the form of a near-infinite library. Dan Wells, author of I Am Not a Serial Killer, writes: “Profound and disturbing, A Short Stay in Hell is a perfect blend of science fiction, theology, and horror. A terrifying meditation on faith, human nature, and the relentless scope of eternity. It will haunt you, fittingly, for a very, very long time.”

To celebrate, Strange Violin Editions is sponsoring a worldwide book giveaway of 10 free copies of the paperback version on Goodreads.com, with entries being accepted from March 23-April 8.

Click here to sign up for the giveaway!

In addition, Strange Violin Editions is offering a promotional discount on the eBook at Smashwords.com. Use the coupon code JY52C to buy the eBook in any format for only $1.99. Available formats include .MOBI (for Kindle), .EPUB (for Nook, iPads and iPhones, Kobo, Sony eReaders, etc.), and .PDF. The coupon is valid March 23-April 30.

Click here to use your coupon and buy the eBook!

To see book details, more information on where to buy the book, reviews, author endorsements, and Steven L. Peck’s bio, please click here.

If you are a reviewer and would like to request a paper or electronic review copy, please write to: publisher@strangeviolineditions.com. The author is available for interviews and book signings. Bookstores and libraries, please order this book through your usual channels (such as Ingram or Baker and Taylor) or contact the publisher at the above e-mail address for terms. Industry standard trade discounts and returnable basis apply.

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King’s English Bookshop to Carry A Lost Argument

King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake CityStrange Violin Editions is entering the world of brick-and-mortar bookstores. Beloved indie bookseller The King’s English Bookshop in Salt Lake City is going to be making A Lost Argument available on its shelves. So, Salt Lakers, next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by the bookstore and pick up a copy!

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The Friendly Atheist Book Giveaway

Popular atheist blog The Friendly Atheist posted about A Lost Argument on Wednesday and will be giving a free copy of the book away to a random commenter. (Hemant Mehta is the man behind the blog, and you should definitely check out his book, I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith Through an Atheist’s Eyes.)

Meanwhile, we’re still running our Goodreads book giveaway through October 23rd. Don’t forget to sign up to win a free copy!

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Main Street Plaza Reviews A Lost Argument

There’s a review of A Lost Argument up on the Main Street Plaza blog (which describes itself as “A Community for Anyone Interested in Mormonism”). Check it out!

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Goodreads and Free Book Giveaway

A Lost Argument now has a page on Goodreads. We’ll be doing a free book giveaway on the Goodreads site from September 26 through October 24. Don’t forget to sign up!

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Watch this space for news and updates about Strange Violin Editions.

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