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Libri Novus �  March 2012


Featured Book

Unholy Sabbath 

Price: $32.95
(Hardcover, 408 pages)


Order your copy of Unholy Sabbath by March 30, 2012 and use code FREEMEDIA2012 to receive FREE media mail shipping (a $4.50 value).  Offer cannot be combined with other coupons.

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Other Titles of Interest

Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions
Price: $17.95
(Paperback, 264 pages)

 The Ultimate OCS 
Price: $18.95
(Paperback, 216 pages)


Napoleon and the Art of Diplomacy
  Price: $34.95
(Hardcover, 432 pages)

Order any of our Other Titles of Interest by March 30, 2012 and use code FREEMEDIA2012 to receive free media mail shipping (a $4.50 value). Offer cannot be combined with other coupons.
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In Our March 2012 Issue
Covers, Coffee, and a FREE Mug
How do I order a Savas Beatie eBook?
Petersburg Campaign Excerpt
Finalist, Finalist, and Finalist
Oh! That Scoundrel Sickles!
Out and About
The Making of a Battlefield Map
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Dear SB Readers:


In honor of Dr. Suess' birthday, the NEA has designated March 2 as National Reading Day and March as National Reading Month. What better time to put down the remote, start the weekend early, and begin reading your new Savas Beatie title or download -- we have many new releases and old favorites just waiting for you.


Speaking of new releases, National Guard 101 author Mary Corbett was recently interviewed on Fox and Friends. Click here to watch her interview.


What do our book covers and coffee have in common? If you said "mugs" you're halfway there to winning our next contest. For all the details on our special March marketing contest, be sure to read Covers, Coffee, and a FREE Mug below.


Have you been wanting to order one of our eBooks, but haven't because you are unsure how? Our new book trailer aims to fix that problem, so be sure to scroll further down to view our new trailer giving you detailed instructions for ordering any Savas Beatie title available electronically. You can bet Dr. Suess would approve!


We had a great response to last month's sneak peek of The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses, so we decided to make this a regular feature when available. So this month we are giving you a peek at The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 1 by Ed Bearss with Bryce Suderow (Spring 2012).


Our authors continue to be recognized for their outstanding writing efforts and last month, three were named Finalists for the Army Historical Foundation's 2011 Distinguished Writing Award (Reprint). Please join us as we congratulate Jim Morgan, Scott Mingus, and Eric J. Wittenberg.


On Sunday, March 4, Jim Hessler, author of Sickles at Gettysburg will air nationally on NPR stations to discuss our favorite historical scoundrel, Major General Daniel E. Sickles. Please tune in if you can.


Finally, Steve Stanley gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into his process for creating one of his outstanding battlemaps.
Think left, think right
and think low and think high
Oh, the thinks you can
think up if you only try!
                        -- Dr. Suess
Theodore P. Savas 
Veronica M. Kane 

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Covers, Coffee, and a FREE Mug
We are in the process of designing special Savas Beatie coffee mugs to use for various marketing efforts, but need your help. The mugs will be full-color with our Savas Beatie marketing information on one side and three Savas Beatie covers on the other side. This is where we thought you -- our readers -- could help and possibly win one of our new mugs in the process. To enter, email Veronica the three Savas Beatie covers you think should be on our mug, plus why you think these three covers should be featured. We will be selecting three winners from all entrys received by March 28, 2012. Good Luck! 



Richard S. visited Ted's blog last month and will receive a FREE copy of Napoleon and the Art of Diplomacy. Be sure to check every edition of Libri Novus for your chance to win a FREE book.
How do I order a Savas Beatie eBook?

Our latest book trailer explains exactly how you can order one of our titles for your eBook reader. The process is very simple and only involves a few more clicks after you bring up our homepage. Currently, 9 out of 10 Savas Beatie titles are available in digital format (iPad, Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader, and all android platforms).


Did you know that Barnes & Noble saw a 70% increase of their Nook and tablet sales this past holiday season compared to the same period last year? Sales have been so successful that B&N is considering spinning off Nook into a separate company. Current estimates for Nook content sales -- which are up 11 percent -- are expected to be $750 million by the end of 2012. Wow! Looks like eBooks are here to stay.

Sneak Peek: The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 1


The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months. This important-many would say decisive-fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June - September 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium. For a sneak peek at Chapter 1, visit our excerpt page.


Reserve your copy of The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 1 today with no obligation to buy. Estimated ship date is 5/15/2012. 

Finalist, Finalist, and Finalist  


The following three Savas Beatie books were named as Finalists for the Army Historical Foundation's 2011 Distinguished Writing Award (Reprint):




The winners of the 2011 Distinguished Writing Awards will be announced at the Foundation's annual meeting in June 2012.


Purchase one of these books by March 30, 2012 and use coupon code FINALIST2012 to receive 10% off plus FREE shipping. Note: orders processed through PayPal will receive a refund after the order has been processed. 

Oh! That Scoundrel Sickles!

On Sunday, 3/4 Talk of the Nation host Jim Fleming will interview author Jim Hessler about one of our favorite scoundrels: Major General Daniel E. Sickles. The show will feature Sickles as one of five scoundrel-related topics and will air nationally on NPR, so be sure to have your radio tuned to your local NPR station on Sunday, 3/4.


Sickles at Gettysburg, by licensed battlefield guide James Hessler is a selection of the History and Military Book Clubs and WINNER of the 2009 Bachedeler-Coddington Literary Award. Click here to read an excerpt.


Order your copy of Sickles at Gettysburg by March 30, 2012 and receive 10% off and FREE media mail shipping. Use coupon code SICKLES2012. Note: Orders processed through PayPal will receive refund after order has been processed.


Also available in these eBook formats (coupon code does not apply). 

Out and About  

With the ground thawing in some parts of the country, our authors are starting to gear up for their busy spring season. If you are available, stop by to chat with them in March.


Scott Mingus, author of Flames Beyond Gettysburg and a Finalist for the AHF Distinguished Writing Award (Reprint) will be at these locations in March:


Dan Van Haften will be at the DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton, IL on Thursday, 3/15 at 7 pm for a book signing and discussion of Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason.





Brian Matthew Jordan will be at the Gettysburg Visitor's Center on Sunday 3/18 from 2-4 pm to discuss and sign his newly released Unholy Sabbath.


Stay up-to-date with all of our authors' appearances by visiting our homepage events calendar.

The Making of a Battlefield Map


We recently had a chance to chat with cartographer Steve Stanley about what goes into creating one of his award-winning battlefield maps.


SB: What layout or design program do you use? What are its good points and its drawbacks?


SS: I use the illustration program CorelDRAW to produce my map illustrations. It is a fine program - one I have been using for almost 20 years. There are some things about the program that make it better than others and things that make it worse. Without getting too technical, one of the features I love is that you can import images with transparent backgrounds into the map, i.e., I create the drop shadows and graduated shaded arrow colors in Photoshop and then import them back into the map. Without this feature the drop shadow or arrow colors would block any image or drawing that was layered underneath. Read more.

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FREE ShippingPurchase our Featured Book of the Month, Unholy Sabbath before March 30, 2012 and use code FREEMEDIA2012 to receive FREE media mail shipping (a $4.50 value). Offer cannot be combined with other coupons. Note: orders placed through our website using PayPal will be issued a refund after the order is processed.