The Mindful Carnivore has been spotted in the wild.
First, came the Facebook page. Before I even had the thing properly set up, it was discovered by fellow vegetarian-turned-hunter Anthony Lynn, out in British Columbia. He “liked” it. (If Facebook was a truly social medium, I think he would—at the very least—have had the option to “love” it, “hate” it, or “not give a damn.”)
Second, came the online bookstores. The first sighting was made, yes, out in British Columbia, by Anthony. How the book slipped over the border—appearing on Amazon.ca days before it showed up on any U.S. website—is a mystery to me. Maybe Canada has a special program for carnivores seeking dietary asylum.
Now the book is popping up all over the place. Here in the U.S, you can reserve a copy through Amazon, Books-a-Million, or Barnes & Noble. And Powell’s should be listing it soon. (The February release will also include multiple eBook formats.)
Or you can get your local bookstore to pre-order the hardcover for you, through Indiebound or by asking directly. I love the idea of hundreds of bookstores across the continent getting pre-order requests for a book they haven’t even heard of yet.
Third and last, comes the renovated website. You’ll see the book cover on the sidebar and a brief description on the new home page.
In redesigning the site, I’ve done some tidying and reorganizing. With the exception of the blogroll, links have been cleared from the sidebars and now have their own pages. All the old resources are there, and then some. The list of recommended books, for instance, has expanded to almost fifty. If you come across any glitches while navigating the new site, please let me know.
By the way, Anthony, I don’t know whether or not you spotted this new website design at the “sandbox” url where I’ve been tinkering over the past couple weeks. Either way, I’m impressed by your knack for finding things. I could use a hunting companion like you. Whatever your method, it beats the one I’m most familiar with: blind luck.
(Note: Thanks to Ken Thomas for permission to use his photo of a white-tailed doe in one of the randomly rotating header images above.)
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