Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Challenge Accepted #3 in Michigan Hot New Releases

Continued good news for Challenge Accepted as the book's history finds an audience. Amazon lists Challenge Accepted as the #3 Hot Release in Michigan-themed books. Again, big thanks go out to those who have purchased a copy of the book...Finnish immigrants involved in the historic American labor and political movement have an incredible story to tell, and I'm happy that there is a receptive audience open to reading such history. As a state Michigan has an incredible labor history and the Finnish immigrant contribution is one element of this storied working class history.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Big Thank You--Kiitos Paljon

Challenge Accepted has been doing really well in its early release on amazon.com. It is the #2 book in Finland, and is the #5 book in Michigan. A huge "thank you" in English and "kiitos paljon" in Finnish to those who have bought the book.

Though the official release date is May 1, the International Labor Day, the book has been out for about two weeks now. Links to ordering information at amazon.com and Michigan State University Press are on the left-hand column of this blog.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Challenge Accepted Now In Stock

Images from Challenge Accepted depicting the staff of the TPCo and an English language ad for the company's printing and bookbinding business, both the images date to 1912.

Challenge Accepted is now in stock and on-line. Ordering can be done through Michigan State University Press' web site at: http://msupress.msu.edu/bookTemplate.php?bookID=3913 or
or on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Challenge-Accepted-Immigrant-Industrial-Michigans/dp/0870138731/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1268146461&sr=1-2.