Thursday, May 2, 2013
In 2005, wild-simulated ginseng expert, Scott Persons, and I published the book "Growing and Marketing Ginseng, Goldenseal and Other Woodland Medicinals. It sold out fairly quickly and so we did a minor revision and another printing in 2007. All those copies are gone now, too. Unfortunately, our publisher Cynthia Bright of Bright Mountain Books, is retiring and we have to look for a new publisher. In the meantime, she arranged to have our book released in an ebook version so it is still available (thank you, Cynthia!). You can now download the book to your Nook, Kindle, computer, smartphone, or tablet. Instant gratification!!! I love it. It is the complete book for only $15. It is available through the links above and through a number of other online ebook retailers. Be careful, we have already found two illegal download offerings for pdf versions but Trend Micro gives a "dangerous" warning if you click on the links.
In addition, Scott and I are negotiating with a new publisher to produce an expanded new version of our book. We will update all the information in the current book AND I will add a chapter just for home gardeners. The demand for me to give workshops and presentations to home gardeners has exploded, so it's time to put that information in print. We expect that book to be available in spring 2014.
UPDATE July 2013: Scott and I signed a contract with New Society Publishers in Canada and plan to release the new book next summer. Until then, the ebook version of the current book is good. There will be some broken links on some URLs, but you can search for updated ones and the prices shown for some herbs will be out of date, but still give you a good idea of what herbs are selling for.