I know that I said I was going to do a new year post
right after my dome greenhouse update, but I felt
compelled to share this with all of you right away.
My good friend John from Sunfood Living
sent out an email last week about his new book.
Here is what he wrote:
After years of work, I have decided to pass over the traditional book
publishing fiasco and to publish my newest book on an
advertiser-supported Web site:
People told me, “Oh, you can't do that!”
Yes, I can!
Yes, I did!
Various that looked at the manuscript
wanted the book to be shorter, to be focused only on hemp,
and to not contain the “controversial chapters” about the drug war,
political corruption, the prison industry, and corporate greed.
To their proposals to cut my book in half, I say: No, thanks!
That would truly be a book to nowhere.
By publishing the book for free on the Web,
people all over the planet can educate themselves on the topic.
People all over the planet have already been looking at
my other Web sites (http://www.sunfoodliving.com,
and http://www.sunfoodtraveler.com - which is going to be overhauled).
This new site will give them more of my writing to read.
I didn't write the book for money. I wrote it for the environment,
for wildlife, for family farmers, for the health of humanity,
and for a more sustainable world.
According to the authorities and industry leaders who
read through the manuscript as I was writing it,
it is the most up-to-date and complete book on the history,
laws, and uses of hemp, the world's most useful plant.
Even though the U.S. is the world's number one
importer of hemp products, U.S. farmers are not
allowed to grow it, but Canadian farmers are growing
many thousands of acres of it, and they are doing so
largely to supply hemp products for the U.S. market.
Read my book and understand why the U.S. government
refuses to allow family farmers to grow hemp.
My new book has been endorsed by
The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance;
The Hemp Lobby;
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML);
and The Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform.
Also, the people at http://www.VoteHemp.com read
through the manuscript, provided me with information for the book,
and connected me with people to interview.
After years of writing, rewriting, researching, toiling,
interviewing, editing, and more researching and writing and rewriting…
As of today, December 30, 2008…
The complete manuscript of
HEMP: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW
can be read for free by accessing:
"Hemp: What Needs Now" is the first book to be formulated for this strain of Web delivery by a new company. If you know of any other authors who want to publish their books in the same advertiser-supported format, feel free to contact Sam Estrin: Sam@Odinmetatech.com.
Meanwhile, spread the word about http://www.hempnowbook.com.
Link it to your Web sites.
Educate yourself about hemp and what it can do
to create a more sustainable culture.
Add raw hemp seed powder and raw hemp oil to your
daily diet, and feel your health improve.
And, have a great New Year!