There is literally nothing more satisfying for a writer than seeing their books in the wild. Normally this happens to me at seminars or events, but sometimes my readers are kind enough to send in photos from far flung places.
Dan Weber, for instance, took The Medieval Longsword camping with him (definitely easier to pack than an actual medieval longsword!)
Tom Farmer in Colorado went elk hunting in the mountains (with a flintlock!), and took The Art of Sword Fighting in Earnest for company:
And Tomáš Venhoda is clearly a man after my own heart. He disdains ebooks, and took the free pdf of The Fiore Translation Project part 1: The Sword in One Hand (catchy title, huh? You can get your own copy by signing up to my email list below this post), and had it printed and bound as a hardback.
In this he anticipates me by some degree: when I’ve completed the entire longsword on foot out of armour section, I’m planning to compile the work into a book. But it is beyond awesome to see my work in such enthusiastic hands.
Thank you, Dan, Tom, and Tomáš!
And yes, if you have photos of my books in the wild, I’d love to see them.