Yup, thats right, a NEW updated and revised edition of Silhouettes and Shadows comes out this week and it's free. Usually 2.49 - Shadows and Silhouettes (Book 1 in the series of 4) is downloadable right now to anyone who shares or tweets it this week
PDF or ePub?
You say Tomay-toes and I say Tomar-toes!
Got an ipad, tablet or smartphone? Then e-Pub is probably your choice? Got a laptop or desktop? Then maybe its PDF. Can't decide? Well, worry not as both are in the same convenient zipped package. E-pub and PDF huddled together for comfort.
So What's it all About?
Pick a selection of choice quotes from writers on Spain and match them to a series of gorgeous images and a theme begins to emerge. Shadows and Silhouettes is the first theme in a series of 4 that explores Spain by contrasting the written word and the image. Do this, and another Spain becomes visible - one that previously lay hidden.
Why 4 Books?
Each book takes a different theme, but builds from the previous one. Shadows and Silhouettes introduces the series, Blanco Y Negro (book 2) builds on the theme of light and contrast, whilst book 3: Speaking and Shouting talks about, well...speech. Finally Book 4 deals with harmony and balance in a country that is too often seen as a society in conflict. But these are not text books, they are photo books with succulent words that ooze from the edges of the page. These are books to devour over a glass of something, accompanied by a garlicky olive or two.
And Book 1 is Free?
Yup. For the next week its free. All I ask in return is that you share the book. That means send out a tweet or share on Facebook to get a copy. Don't worry if you don't have a twitter account or FaceBook account (really, you don't?) - just let me know and I'll get a copy to you by other means. It's not obligatory to share - it's just a nice thing to do. (Plus it saves you 2.49).
Can't I just pay the 2.49 ?
Emmm, sure. If you prefer.
And what's with Book 2?
Blanco Y Negro comes out at the end of this month. Make sure you are subscribed to the site to be notified. Its bigger and better. and Blanco Y Negro (out Feb 25th 2014) takes the contrasts of Shadows and Silhouettes and investigates Spain from a perspective stripped of colour. Find out what is left when colour is removed from a country that is synonymous with Miro, sunsets and blue skies. You'll be surprised.
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Continuing on from the theme about the importance of images and story telling, this month I'm releasing a new downloadable free magazine called Images. The images are of and about Andalusia, so all of you aficionados out there, will enjoy some of the montages, such as this month's cover photo depicting how the inland town of Loja would be like if global warming reverses the history of this planet, and the valley in which the town sits, once more flooded with waters.
Also in this months edition: The dog who struck during the general strike, The Marx Brothers and animal Crackers, and the Buddha that finally turned blue.
If you have an iPhone you can load it directly into the Beamr app.
Or you can view it online here, and even download a copy for yourself. Enjoy the monthly magazine.....
For more real and surreal images from Spain, follow the Gazpachomonk on Instagram or Instastory.
Miguel has sold his truck and bought a mule. Everyone in the village believes he is crazy, but Miguel follows a wisdom far greater than those that mock him. Miguel's dog, his neighbours and the stranger with the burnt trees are about to learn the benefits of going slow and living the change you wish to see in the world.
The Slow Route Home is FREE right now. Tell everyone to get a copy now. It will shortly be available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Nook, Kobo, etc in the meantime grab your FREE epub copy. (Or pick another format from here).
Oh...and you won´t want to miss the intro video? Catch it below....
And Watch The Tortilla Intro Video here...
Why Orwell is essential to understanding Spain today. More here
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