Alright, Sam Culper at Forward Observer is in the process of sending you emails right now—to all of the email addresses, including any I had that were victims of typos or my own transcription errors—so you should have your copy of The Reluctant Partisan, Volume Two: The Underground in your inbox soon.
(If you notice MAJOR errors, like photos in the wrong place or something, or something was not covered that you were specifically hoping to see, let me know via email, and I’ll try to get the changes made before it goes to the printer)
In the meantime, as of today, there are 1513 people who subscribe to this blog. As many of you know, I’ve been writing articles for Forward Observer for a while now. For the most part, it has turned out really well. There have been some complaints about my language, but ironically, this time they’re about my language having been cleaned up for FO. As of Wednesday, 1JAN15, Sam and the FO crew are changing the face of the website and the magazine.
In addition to the awesome content that Sam is already sending you, there’s going to be a free monthly web seminar, and a digital library that has gigabytes worth of documents, ranging from DoD and Intelligence community manuals and reports, to articles from professional journals, and more.
Sam is also changing the way I interact with the site and magazine.
I will still do a weekly article for FO magazine’s main page, and a quarterly article of more depth for the print journal. In addition however, there will be a sub-domain…a carryover of this blog, if you will… Having discussed with with Sam and the other SF veteran on staff, that blog sub-domain will allow me to write—weapons-free on language and content. So, I can go back to writing the way I talk.
The new site will also allow me to do more than “just” write lengthy expositions. I will use it for shorter commentary on a variety of subjects, relevant to preparedness and the reluctant partisan. While I’m a pretty big fan of lengthy narrative, this will also allow me to make shorter, almost Twitter-like comments when appropriate, and I can post links to articles others do, that I like.
So, here’s the catch…..there’s 1513 of you who are getting a notice from your email, when I post this. I know not all of you are going to be willing to do it, since you won’t buy the books even, but I do need you to do ME a favor, for a change….
Go, log onto http://readfomag.com and consider—seriously—subscribing to the magazine.
An annual digital subscription is a measly $24, and an annual print subscription is only $40. I don’t know about you, but I spend more than that on shit that won’t do me nearly as much good—even in the short-term.
As inexpensive as that is, a lifetime digital subscription is an even better deal. From now until 1JAN15, the lifetime subscription is only $120. After the 1st, it goes back to $240. That’s not an inconsiderable amount to pay for a lifetime subscription to a brand-new publication, admittedly. Here’s the thing though…three years ago, no one thought the Mountain Guerrilla blog would still be around. Now though, I’m still here, and there’s two full-length training books as a result.
How much amazing is going to come out of the combined contributions of Sam, myself, and the other members of the crew over there, in the next three years? The next six?
You don’t have to subscribe. You will still be able to read the tawdry raving nonsense that I write. You’d be doing a solid good thing though, if you could actively support the effort.
Sam informed me to tell readers from here, if you use the discount code MOSBY, it’ll get you 10% off. So, there is that…..
Besides, Forward Observer is taking over publishing both of my books, at no great profit for them. The more support they get, the longer the books will be available (and the sooner Volume Two’s hard copy will be available!)