Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pre-orders for second edition of "Dancing the Sacred Wheel" now being taken

I am delighted to announce that the second edition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats is on verge of being available and pending a June 2014 release.  As such, pre-orders are now being taken at a discounted rate through Paypal (Australian customers only) for copies will be autographed by the author.

Dancing the Sacred Wheel was originally released in November 2012 and while there many books available on the Sabbats, the eight sacred festivals that are central to modern paganism, most are written from the Northern Hemisphere point of view (where most of the sabbat associated folklore and mythology originated). Dancing the Sacred Wheel is unique in that it is specifically written from the Southern Hemispheric perspective by someone who actually lives in the Southern Hemisphere and who has been following a Pagan path for over 20 years.
 


Due to the lack of information readily available on this subject, it is little wonder that the first edition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel sold out within six months, and despite mu best attempts, aan interested Australian publisher was not secured.  Instead, I opted to re-produce the book through Createspace.com (the self-publishing arm of Amazon.com which will mean that when available, Dancing the Sacred Wheel will be available online through Createspace.com, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon affiliated online sites.

The differences between the two editions largely relate to formatting and sizing with the second edition measuring 15 x 23 cm (9 x 11 in) as opposed to 8.5 x 20 cm (5 1/3 x 8 in). The font size is also larger, resulting in the second edition being 277 pages as opposed to 270 pages contained within first edition.   This larger size also means that the second edition weighs over 500gm (which unfortunately will result in a slight price increase when the book becomes available).
 
One way to beat this price increase is to pre-order your copy now so that your book will be one of the first to arrive on Australian shores.
 
For those who already have the first edition, there are only minutes changes between the two.  An attempt has been made to correct any typographical errors not picked up by the first edition's proofreader, with some additional information also being added, such as including an alternative to Christmas when there are Pagan children. An essay expanding on this additional theme will be made available in the near future to save additional costs to those people who have supported the first edition of Dancing the Sacred Wheel.
 
It is envisaged that Dancing the Sacred Wheel: A Journey through the Southern Sabbats will be available for on-line purchasing early/mid June.  When I have more information, I will let you know. 

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