14 responses to Amish business book winners, and your questions answered
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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 15:47)

    Congratulations winners!!!

    Thanks Erik! I plan on making very basic ceramics, utilitarian ware such as dishes, mixing bowls, coffee cups, salt and pepper shakers. Just about anything you could use for the kitchen or bathroom. I planned on keeping primarily plan and simple colors down in Arthur. I also hand dip beeswax candles and make home made soaps.

    There is most definitely a lot of reading here. I love it!! I will be sitting down later after I get a few chores done to read it all. Thanks so much for all your input, it is awesome!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 16:28)

    Come on everyone, we need to remember to vote for Erik’s book every day. Only 5 days left. It would be so cool to see him win!! Just click on the link at the top of the page and go vote for Success Made Simple!!

    Blessings, Alice

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    Karen Scearce
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 17:06)

    Thanks, Erik. I’m about half way thru your book and am saddened when I have to stop reading each day. I have read many books about the Amish and it is refreshing to read one that explains an aspect of their lives that has not been so apparent in other writings and wonderfully done, I must add! I am thrilled to hear you will have another book about the Amish for us to enjoy. Do you have an idea of how long it will be before it will be available? Best of luck to you!

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    Lisa
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 18:26)

    Thankyou for answering everyone’s questions. I have enjoyed reading them all.

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 18:38)

    This has been awesome to read Erik, thanks for answering all these questions!!

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    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 20:45)

    Erik,
    Must say that you did overtime here on these questions. From my many years of experience with the Amish, you pretty well get the details right.
    I actually figured you’d skip my question, I confess it was just a grab at a free book, of course.
    You were probably the one that stopped at my place a few years back near Maple Valley Fence south of Charm, trying to peddle me the Bible Story books. You (If it was you) pulled out this list of all my neighbors and showed me how many had bought the set(seemed about 75%), and all the recommendations from them.
    I must admit, when you pulled away I really doubted that that many of my neighbors had really bought a set and recommended it.
    I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt now. :-)
    Mike

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    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 10th, 2010 at 21:01)

    Oh, another point. On #35, early Anabaptists pretty universally forbade their members from engaging in buying and selling to make a living. The idea was that it was making a living off of other people’s labor, and they felt each should work for a living. That probably accounts for the almost universal occupation of agriculture in the Amish up until about 2 generations ago. In Holmes County, 90% of the Amish were farmers in 1960, but now only 10% (or 20%) actually make their total livelihood off the farm. Well, that was what I read a couple years ago when I lived in Holmes. But maybe those numbers are not verbatim. But you get the idea. Mike
    PS. When you start on the Amish Romance genre, expect a goodbye from me. :-)

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 11th, 2010 at 11:21)

    Good morning everyone!! Erik has slpped down to 12th place in the book contest. Please, please keep voting for him there are only a few days left. He does an awesome job on this blog, the least we can do is go vote for his book everyday. Together, we can push him back up in the ratings. He has to be within the top 10 to win.

    Thanks so much!!
    Blessings, Alice

  • Mike,

    Sounds like that probably wasn’t me that visited you, but I am glad you’ve found what I wrote worthwhile anyway.

    And, no need to hold your breath on the romance books. I actually couldn’t tell you the last fiction book of any genre I’ve read. Not that I have any problem with fiction, just not really my area of interest.

    However, the rise in popularity of Amish-theme fiction is interesting in its own way.

  • Alice you are very kind here and thanks for all your support! But I can also understand that some folks may not want to vote for something they might not have read all the way through. Or, some people might not be ‘voters’–which I sympathize with as well :)

    I am about 40 votes out of 10th place right now, and if it doesn’t make the top 10, I am perfectly fine with that–to be honest I think I just get a kick out of contests, and this one has turned out to be a lot of fun 😉 But thank you again, and will still be trying to crack into the winner’s circle by Wednesday.

  • Lisa, I am glad you enjoyed the questions, it was truly a lot of fun for me as well.

    And Karen, that is one of the kindest things I’ve heard anyone say about the book–a huge thank you to you, made my day.

    On the new book, release date is not set in stone but is looking like early-mid spring. Will be sharing some more details once we get into the new year!

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 11th, 2010 at 16:35)

    Hi Erik, I guess I got so excited about wanting to see you win I MIGHT have gotten a little pushy. But if I have offended anyone I sure am sorry. I will shut up about it, LOL. Well,,,,,, maybe, LOL Just kidding!

    I still hope you win and I am still voting when it lets me. 😉

    Have a great day everyone!
    Blessings, Alice

  • No no, that’s not what I meant at all Alice, you didn’t offend anyone–I’ve been plugging away myself :) Thanks for helping out and we’ll see how things stand Wednesday.

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Amish business book winners, and your questions answered (December 11th, 2010 at 17:55)

    Erik, I know you did not mean that at all. I just thought I should apologize in case I did offend anyone who comes in here. I am praying Wednesday morning we wake up to find you well up into the top 10 Erik. 😉

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