Thanks for everything
This will be the final update on the book. Most of the rest of the premiums were sent out over the weekend, and I made arrangements with everyone I didn't... Read more
We're finally, mostly, practically done
Thanks to everyone for their patience:
• The Kindle version of the book is on Amazon (http://bit.ly/1eou3dz) and doing quite well, peaking at No. 12 among wine books in the... Read more
Just one chapter to go
The next to last chapter, “How to buy cheap wine: The basics” was sent to the editor this morning. All that’s left to write is the final chapter, “How to... Read more
The blog wins an award, and three chapters go to the editor
The blog was named best industry/business blog on Saturday night, winning a Wine Blog Award. I wonder: Do they call them Bloggies?
Needless to say, I am quite grateful, and... Read more
Blog is finalist for Wine Blogging Award
Believe it or not. Because even I am a little surprised, given how my work is usually seen by the wine community. "He wants to simplify wine? What's wrong with... Read more
Yes, the book is being written
My original goal was to finish the book so it could be published sometime in the next six or eight weeks. That's not going to happen; call it the vicissitudes... Read more
We made it!
And who doubted we would?
Thanks to everyone who made this possible. I'm quite appreciative.
Now I need to get writing, yes?
The book needs your help
We're getting close to the end of the Kickstarter fund-raising period, and the news is not good. There's a week to go, and the project still needs $3,500. Thanks to... Read more
How does this book cover look?
Pretty spiffy, no?
Having said that, we're still running behind -- 45 percent funded with two weeks ago. But that's not an insurmountable gap. Please send this link around, and... Read more
15 days gone, 15 days to go
But the Cheap Wine Book is only 42 percent funded, so we have some ground to make up this week. I'm about halfway through the first chapter, and I'm working... Read more
One-third of the way, almost one-third funded
Thanks again. And, as before, we've had terrific support around the Internet, including an interview with Lynn Krielow at iWineRadio.
The next step is to pass the link for the... Read more
One-quarter of the way there!
Thank you, everyone. That certainly makes up for my Lost Writing Weekend -- my chair broke on Saturday after 15 years and my Internet was down for much of today.... Read more
Internet love for the book
• From Kim Pierce on The Dallas Morning News East blog: "As far as I’m concerned, Jeff is one of our most trusted local voices on wine. I love his... Read more
The writing goes well
As does the pledging -- thank you so much.
I have the introduction finished, and I'm working on the first chapter. Some pretty good stuff, including price fixing in the... Read more