Are you a reader who loves the feel and smell of real books? I am. There’s nothing better than cozying up with a new book where I can skip ahead or back or scribble notes in the margin, while never needing a power cord.

And when the book is discounted too… well… it’s a no-brainer.

That’s why I am partnering with Tertulia, an online service that offers substantial discounts on newly released print books. For example, how would you like a 50% discount on your first book? Pretty cool.

Here’s how it works:

This link takes you to Max’s War which is on their site. Max’s War is my upcoming historical novel, and it will be formally released April 9. (The print version will be out April 2). It’s an epic WW2 story that begins in Germany in 1932 and ends in 1945. It’s both a coming of age tale and one of the first fictional accounts of the Ritchie Boys. For those who don’t know, the Ritchie Boys were a group of young German Jewish immigrants who got out of Hitler’s Germany before the war started and came to the US because they wanted to fight Nazis. They either enlisted or were drafted into the Army, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered intelligence on German troop movements. All told, there were about two thousand of them.

Back to Tertulia…

If Max’s War is your first preorder on the site, you’ll get a 50% discount! After that you have a choice of a 20% discount OR 25% off when you sign up for a 30-day trial of their offerings. And why wouldn’t you? It’s almost too good to be true… print copies for about the same price as an ebook.

The books are printed by Ingram; exactly what other bookstores distribute. So you know they’ll be professional and colorful.

In fact, I’m not seeing any downside to this, are you?

Try it out and make Max your first pre-order so you can get that 50% discount! (It goes without saying how grateful I’d be)… Then sign up for a regular discount going forward.

Thanks. You won’t be disappointed.