Thursday, August 4, 2011

Church and New Media Book Is Released!

Thanks to Brandon Vogt for putting together such a great project and asking me to be a contributor. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with a great team on this book project. I hope it helps move the Catholic Church forward in advancing the Gospel.

The following is from an email from Brandon:
Before I say anything else, I want to thank you one more time for contributing such a great chapter to the Church and New Media book. The book would have been incomplete without you.

Yesterday, Wednesday August 3, was the official release date for The Church and New Media paperback edition, though the Kindle eBook has been available for a few days. The Amazon page currently has a kink saying the paperback edition is not yet available, but the issue should be fixed very soon. For those without a Kindle, other eBook versions including Nook and ePub should be available within a week or so.

Even in these early stages, the book's momentum has been building around the Internet. It's climbed quickly up the Amazon charts and reviews have been popping up all over the place. So our message is getting out!

And there's more exciting news. Our Sunday Visitor just told me that they are sending a gratis copy of the book to every active bishop in the country, along with a letter and list of endorsements! If a main goal with this book was to get the Church to embrace new media--especially her institutional arm--I can't think of better news than this.

If that wasn't enough, a Communications professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville told me that he has assigned The Church and New Media as mandatory reading for three of his classes this fall!

Again, thank you deeply for all you've done to make this book happen. Grace and peace!

Your brother,
Brandon Vogt
Congrats to Brandon and thanks again! Did I mention that 5 out of 11 contributors are Aggies? If you need one more reason to read the book. 5 of the 12 contributors are Aggies:
I will be selling copies soon. I just got my first box, but those will sell out quickly. Once I get a larger order, I will sale them at presentations, from my website, and at the front desk of St. Mary's Catholic Center.

FYI - Another great thing about this book - 100% of the royalties from The Church and New Media will help establish computer labs throughout schools in the Archdiocese of Mombasa, Kenya, through Catholic Relief Services!

How cool is that?

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