We are beginning a much-needed update of our site. There is no fixed schedule on this for the moment, but just wanted to let you know. In the meantime, our Facebook page is still up and running, so you can keep up with us there. Thanks for your patience!
…or at least we’re working on a digital version of The Psychology of Astro*Carto*Graphy. It’s taking a little longer than expected due to the explosive, yet chaotic, competition between about half a dozen different ways to read a book in this form. This book represents a special challenge because the first seven chapters contain examples of those nice maps – the real point of the book, actually. They don’t fit comfortably on a standard Kindle, Nook, or Kobo, so we have to make some decisions and do some redesigning.
The same is true to some extent for tablet readers. It was easy enough when there was just the iPad, with Steve Jobs swearing never to produce a tablet with a screen under 10 inches. But Steve is gone, the iPad mini is here, and a flock of competitors with circa 8″ screens arrived ahead of it. And though ebooks are mostly free-flowing, with no pages, there are now ebooks with fixed pages sizes.
But while these things add to the complication of making sure a digital book with sensitive graphics, it’s not an insurmountable problem. So, patience, e-fans…
After a few years in the wilderness, Jim Lewis’ life work, organized and edited, along with additional material by Kenneth Irving, is back in print! We’re working on the digital editions, so keep an eye on this space. The book was a sell-out at the United Astrology Conference in New Orleans (May), so it’s a good thing we brought more than the bookstore had asked for. We’re getting a steady stream of orders here on our site, have shipped to distributors, and Barnes and Noble is selling it. Amazon.com for some reason seems to be having trouble getting it on their virtual shelves, but we’ll get that straightened out in the fullness of time.