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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Danger & Play Brainstorm

There was a little confusion as to time zones since Mike has been traveling. Just to be clear, the closed Brainstorm event for Mike's new Embracing Masculinity book is on Saturday from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern.

And in Castalia House news, I wanted to thank everyone who made the following possible. We're doing our best to bring you the best books we can find and publish, but you're the core support required to make them successful. And while the categories may be a little on the esoteric side, in the long term, don't count us out for one day doing the same in the larger categories as well. But for now, two simultaneous #1 bestsellers isn't bad, especially when you only publish one book each month.


UPDATE: It's also worth noting that in the Military Strategy category, Castalia House currently publishes five of the top 40 bestsellers.

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32 Comments:

Blogger The Other Robot November 12, 2015 10:56 AM  

The kindle edition of SJWs always lie is listed as $4.99 when I go to Amazon.

Also, the print edition is listed as "Temporarily out of stock" :-)

Blogger VD November 12, 2015 11:06 AM  

That's the European price converted back into dollars at an exorbitant exchange rate. The print edition has been listed as Temporarily out of stock almost since it shipped. Just ignore it, it's quasi-POD.

Blogger JDC November 12, 2015 11:06 AM  

But for now, two simultaneous #1 bestsellers isn't bad, especially when you only publish one book each month.

This is awesome. Great job - keep up the good work.

Blogger Were-Puppy November 12, 2015 11:17 AM  

"two simultaneous #1 bestsellers isn't bad, especially when you only publish one book each month."

Congrats, and may this be the beginning of CH success going forward.

Blogger Guitar Man November 12, 2015 11:24 AM  

Congrats!

Anonymous James E Solbakken November 12, 2015 11:29 AM  

I'm on page 175 of SJWAL, "Strategic Principle #7: Keep the Moderates in Check."

I've already started on a review, but I don't know how to write a book review. I wrote book reports in school 40 years ago, but I don't know what the rules are for publically reviewing a book on Amazon, so I've pasted a copy of what I came up with so far below. Since I'm not even done with the book yet, it is of course just a sketch draft of my thinking so far, but it is an example of the kind of screedish rantings I come up with. I would love to hear what anyone has to say to help me
make a good impression and to actually encourage people to read SJWAL.

One thing VD could have mentioned when he was talking about morale was that the first of the 5 constant factors that Sun Tzu teaches in his Art of War is The Moral Law:

"The Moral Law causes the people to be in complete accord with their ruler, so that they will follow him regardless of their lives, undismayed by any danger."

Moral weakness is the Achilles heel of the SJW's. Because they are mentally ill and think they
will get away with lying forever, they are out of touch with reality. They have caused and are causing and will cause tremendous damage and inflict much pain, but, in the long run, the only
thing they will win if they win is the utter annihilation of the human race. Which, I fear, is what
they actually want, in their heart of hearts, because they are in truth and fact very ill mentally.

My draft review is here:

7:50 AM 11/12/2015

Saul Alinsky wrote his "Rules for Radicals."

Vox Day has written the "Rules for Normal People
Who Are Under Attack By Radicals."

The purpose of his book is not to explore or explain
the deep seated psychopathology of Social Justice
Warriors, but rather to provide a basis of
understanding for how to defend against them, and then
how to mount the necessary counterattack.

As a man of thought myself, and not so much a
man of action, this is the kind of book a person
like me needs desperately to obtain the practical
advice to go with my knowledge of the history
and development of post modern politics.

I've read the Bible, Plato, Augustine,
Locke, etc,; I've read Marx, Lenin, Gramsci, Alinsky,
Charles Reich and Anton La Vey; and thereby
obtained a rather solid philosophical understanding
of the issues involved in the world, but, when
it comes to actual combat on the ground in
the field, I found that I'm mostly able to hunker
down in my trench and keep my head low more than
I felt able to go over the top and into
the fire of the enemy and obtain victory for
the truth and justice and mercy and peace.

If ever there was a necessary book to provide
practical help to those who want to do justly, love

mercy, and walk humbly with their God in this world,
and put into actual practice the deep and wonderful
wisdom found in the Bible and in other great
books of history, this is it.

Or, alternatively, if you think yourself a
regular sort of person who doesn't know much of
the why's and wherefore's of deep philosophy,
but just want to be left alone to live your life
in peace with a minimum of conflict, then this
book is all that much more important for you.

Because the SJW's are coming for everyone,
eventually. You can say "Peace, Peace," all
you want, but with SJW's, there is no peace.

They are coming for your mind, so, if you
like your mind, understand that they will
not let you keep your mind.

As far as the SJW's are concerned, your mind
is belong to them.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother November 12, 2015 11:34 AM  

I'd love to make this brainstorm but I'll be finishing up my first powerlifting meet at the same time.

Blogger Krul November 12, 2015 11:39 AM  

I just looked at Amazon's Kindle Bestsellers in Political Philosophy

#1: SJW's Always Lie by Vox Day
#2: The Art of War by Sun Tau
#3: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Blogger Stephen Ward November 12, 2015 11:41 AM  

#6

Edited below:

Saul Alinsky wrote his "Rules for Radicals."

Vox Day has written the "Rules for Normal People Under Attack By Radicals."

The purpose of his book is not to explore or explain
the cause of Social Justice Warrior-ism, but how to
defend against them, and then how to mount the necessary counterattack.

As a man of thought myself, and not a
man of action, this is the book I needed to obtain the practical
advice to go with my knowledge of the history
and development of post-modern politics.

If ever there was a necessary book to provide
practical help to those who want to do justly, love
mercy, and walk humbly with their God in this world,
and put into practice the wisdom found in the Bible and in other great
books of history, this is it.

Or, alternatively, if you think yourself a
regular sort of person who doesn't know much of
the why's and wherefore's of deep philosophy,
but just want to be left alone to live your life
in peace with a minimum of conflict, then this
book is all that much more important for you.

Because the SJW's are coming for everyone,
eventually. You can say "Peace, Peace," all
you want, but with SJW's, there is no peace.

They are coming for your mind, and they will
not let you keep it.

Blogger VD November 12, 2015 12:00 PM  

Because the SJW's are coming for everyone, eventually. You can say "Peace, Peace," all you want, but with SJW's, there is no peace.

That's a good, strong close. You will probably want to take out the carriage returns. Glad to hear you found the book to be useful.

Anonymous James E Solbakken November 12, 2015 12:18 PM  

Thank you, #9 , and thank you, VD. I agree with the edits. I always knew I needed an editor, but I could never afford one. And I'll remove the last bit and make the "peace" part the close.

I'm feeling rather energized by SJWAL. I feel like I want to be one of those Vile Faceless Minion's that VD keeps talking about. I think I've always been vile and faceless, but never a minion.

Blogger Anonymous Robot November 12, 2015 12:20 PM  

Also, the print edition is listed as "Temporarily out of stock

I assumed it was because it was so popular it was already out of stock and they were waiting for more.

Anonymous Stickwick November 12, 2015 12:44 PM  

But for now, two simultaneous #1 bestsellers isn't bad, especially when you only publish one book each month.

Congratulations! This is excellent news.

Glad there's a dead-tree version of SJWAL -- I'll be buying a few for gifts.

Blogger Stephen Ward November 12, 2015 12:55 PM  

@11

you're welcome. I had a good solid base to work with. Reviews, unlike reports, should be
* succinct
* opinionated
* personal
* and begin and end w/ rhetoric

Anonymous James Edward Solbakken November 12, 2015 2:10 PM  

I've read many reviews in my life, so maybe I picked up the style from that.

I'm always told that I'm extremely opinionated with extreme opinions, so that part is easy peasy.

Anonymous BGS November 12, 2015 2:36 PM  

Read the 4th gen book before the chimpining to follow the release of a high on PCP knife weilding felon being shot by Chicongo cops
http://townhall.com/columnists/johnkass/2015/11/12/the-video-that-will-rip-chicago-apart-n2079328/page/full

Anonymous BGS November 12, 2015 2:37 PM  

Sorry the release of the video.

Blogger JokersWild November 12, 2015 2:49 PM  

Thanks for the clarification on the time zones. It gets weird when trying to add to Google Calendar.

Blogger GX3Blogger November 12, 2015 3:03 PM  

Kudos on the books

Anonymous Cash November 12, 2015 4:56 PM  

Are there any other publishers like CH that holds the same type of philosophy but different topics and authors?

I don't read much SF other than what I have read of JCW from CH. I love the military stuff from CH but I could stand to read more and support people that are on our side.

Anonymous Viidad November 12, 2015 8:02 PM  

The ongoing success of SJWAL warms my heart. After growing up a churchian cuckservative... I now feel like we have a chance to win and a strategy to do so.

Anonymous Anonymous November 12, 2015 8:14 PM  

I'll pledge one copy of SJW - if matched by ten at least - and hopefully a bunch more - to be sent free of charge to faculty and admin of the University of Missouri.

J. Baxter (jb) Houston

Anonymous Anonymous November 12, 2015 10:38 PM  

Hello all. Long time lurker. I just ordered SJWAL, Martin Van Creveld's A History of Strategy and Gorilla Mindset.

Does anyone know when Riding a Red Horse will be made available in print?

G.A. Biondo

Blogger Were-Puppy November 12, 2015 11:51 PM  

Just got ebooks "4th Generation Warfare Handbook" and "The Four Generations of Modern War" from Amazon.

Anonymous Rolf November 13, 2015 12:35 AM  

And congrats on getting a book to have over 300 reviews.

Three Hundred...

In a month...

Wow.

I mean, Thomas Pain's Common Sense has more than twice that, but it's also been out for rather much longer - by about two and a third centuries.

Blogger VD November 13, 2015 2:13 AM  

Does anyone know when Riding a Red Horse will be made available in print?

No idea. It's on the list, but pretty far down. RTRHv2 will be out before then.

Blogger VD November 13, 2015 2:15 AM  

And congrats on getting a book to have over 300 reviews.

Thanks. But note that your book is CH's King of KU. It has 71.5k pages read this month already, compared to 20k for SJWAL. KU readers love you.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop November 13, 2015 3:21 AM  

@8. Krul

I just looked at Amazon's Kindle Bestsellers in Political Philosophy

#1: SJW's Always Lie by Vox Day
#2: The Art of War by Sun Tau
#3: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli


I think it was Day, Machiavelli, Plato, in that order, in the first three slots a few week ago. Why, oh why, would Sun Tsu edge out Plato these days?

UPDATE: It's also worth noting that in the Military Strategy category, Castalia House currently publishes five of the top 40 bestsellers.

Anonymous James Edward Solbakken November 13, 2015 11:19 AM  

I just this morning finished SJWAL, uploaded my review on Amazon, and ordered another copy along with Gorilla Mindset. I would have also ordered 4th Gen Warfare, but I don't have a Kindle, yet, but it looks like I may have to break down and get one if it doesn't come out on snail paper soon. I added a sentence about Chapter 10 to my review which appears in comment #9 above because I found the explanation of Dialectic versus Rhetoric to be the most helpful and informative and important part of VD's brilliant and hopefully world changing book.

Blogger Dave November 13, 2015 12:04 PM  

@James the free Kindle app can be installed on laptops, tablets, phones, get it today and in under 2 minutes you can be reading 4GW Handbook or Gorilla Mindset.

If you're a member of Amazon Prime and want to borrow books you will need a Kindle device otherwise just download the app.

Blogger Dave November 13, 2015 12:22 PM  

Rolf or Vox what's the latest on the sequel? The interest on KU for The Stars came Back is priming the pump for selling the sequel amirite?

Blogger VD November 13, 2015 5:23 PM  

It's fourth on the list. We are doing what we can....

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