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Iceland Review loves our eBook!

OK, so we now have the first proper review of Living Inside the Meltdown, over on Iceland Review, this country’s longest-standing and most established English-language publisher. In short, the reviewer, Alana Odegard, loves it.

If you take anything away from this review, let it be this: You must read this book.

Now, before any of you start grumbling about croneyism and nepotism and whathaveyou, let me state for the record that Eygló, editor of the Iceland Review website, made a point of getting someone to review the book who doesn’t know me and who has no vested interest in giving the book a positive review. [As many of you will know, I have worked for Iceland Review in the past and know the people there well — some better than others.]

And I must say that I am delighted that they did that AND that the book resounded with Alana to such a degree.

Any breaks I took were to calm my breathing and overcome the ill feeling in the pit of my stomach because to read this book is to ride the proverbial emotional rollercoaster. My heart ached, my blood boiled, my eyes welled, and at times my arms were covered in goosebumps.

I particularly liked this part:

Even if you’re on “economic crash” overload, this book goes beyond what we’ve all been hearing, the openness and honesty of the interviewees will give anyone, Icelandic or otherwise, a firsthand account of what’s been going on here.

And this:

The book isn’t a collection of rants, nor is it an all out sob-fest, but rather gives accounts on the same topic, the collapse, each with its own story and insight.

You can read the full review here.

Incidentally, this wonderful review plus some other excellent feedback, has me with my nose to the grindstone right now, trying to figure out ways to convert the book to the ePub format. That will make it easier to read on electronic readers like Kindle. I am also working on setting up an affiliate programme, so those of you who would like to promote the book to your friends, family, blog readers, colleagues, minions, adoring worshippers can do so AND earn a commission. More on all that soon!

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  • PeterRRRRR June 29, 2010, 4:44 pm

    ePub would be nice. I did try loading LITM on my Kindle, but pretty much unreadable as a PDF. Fine on a laptop.

  • None June 29, 2010, 6:37 pm

    Congrads on your success, but worshippers ,oh Please, is that not what got Iceland in the situation its in.The folks sold out,sold their souls thinking others were better off (the grass is greener over there),only looking at strip malls,and mcmansions.The cost of course is that many folks are marginalized,unemployed,homeless,drug use…When one looks out remember to visit the slums ,the working class neighborhoods. these are the folks who gave/or had stolen their humanity so many can have lemons…may the thought of peace fill the day

  • alda June 29, 2010, 6:41 pm

    Um, yeah, OK.

  • John June 29, 2010, 7:18 pm

    Proud of you Alda

  • Lissa June 29, 2010, 7:36 pm

    epub is the best e-book format for most e-readers. I can’t offer to help with the conversion, but the Mobile Read forums have excellent advise and very helpful people, should you need advice or help.

  • alda June 29, 2010, 7:37 pm

    John – thank you 🙂

    Lissa — good steer. Thanks!

  • Lissa June 29, 2010, 8:08 pm

    Alda, I think this is the one you need;

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=179

    I’ve used Calibre under Linux (there is a Windows version, don’t know about Mac). I haven’t done much format conversion, though.

  • Schnee June 29, 2010, 8:22 pm

    I’ll happily buy it as soon as there’s a dead-tree edition. 😉

  • hildigunnur June 29, 2010, 9:01 pm

    Congrats, Alda! yay you!

    I don’t get None’s point at all…

  • Skuli Saeland June 30, 2010, 1:15 am

    Congratulations Alda. Well deserved 🙂

  • alda June 30, 2010, 1:30 am

    Takk. 🙂