The video trailer for my book, courtesy of my wonderful publicist Cynthia Shannon. Banjo and the Amish? I think it works! What do you think?
The book is available now. Read the full chapter 1 here.
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I like it and look forward to reading your book. I found your blog thru Amish Wisdom podcast.
Wonderful April, thank you.
Congrats, Erik, on your book release! What a coup! I hope you take some time to enjoy the fruit of so much hard work. Godspeed to your book’s great success!
p.s. I gave a shout-out at www.kimberlystuart.blogspot.com. Might be the only time your book is accompanied by a drawing of a Yeti… 🙂
Turned out very nice!
Looks great. Looking forward to reading the book. Can’t say I get excited about banjo music in connecting with the Amish, however. Sort of “cheapens” the community…Just sayin’
Kudos on the book; I WILL be buying it this weekend. I’ve read part of the first chapter, and it what I have read is bang on with what I have experienced in my own life. I am in 100% agreement with this excerpt; “Fear takes over when we focus on failure. Jonas’s vision has helped him battle and destroy this disabling emotion”. It reminds me (painfully) of when I quit the best job that I have ever had to pursue a business opportunity in 1993. I had analyzed virtually everything that could go wrong and was so afraid of failing that I failed to focus on what I SHOULD be doing to ensure success. Needless to say, I flamed out. Subsequently, I examined my approach to the whole deal and came to the conclusion that what I really lacked was a VISION of where I wanted the business to go and what I wanted it to be. That is why I say your work rings true with me.
I can’t wait to read your whole book. I am sure there will be many more gems such as the above excerpt to ponder. Once again, congratulations on bring your project in to port.
All The Best,
I don’t think the banjo music really fits the Amish but I’m not sure what style of music would fit with the video, either. Otherwise, the video looks very nice.
O. K. Erik – – Harmonica would be better suited to the Amish – – but it still works .
I will just give you my opinion on all money making endeavors undertaken by the Amish – – 1. Well thought out 2. simple 3. business to operate on their schedule(s) 4. hard work, by everyone, to make it successful. Congrat’s & good luck Jack and Eileen
Liked the video. Personally, I love banjo music…but it doesn’t really fit the Amish. I think soft guitar music would have been better. Your book sounds very interesting. I’ll add it to my list of “Must Reads”!
PS: I REALLY like your blog here!
Hey everybody, thanks so much for all this positive attention! Still in Lancaster here up to my ears (: I wanted to post some photos from this morning, but running around so much–am giving some thank you books to Amish business owners who helped me, among other things–it’s lovely up here–but I thought I’d try to check in briefly–and I’m getting the message that banjo music seems to have been a bit of an off choice!! (: I’ll confess: after we actually didn’t have a ton to choose from (it’s harder than I thought to find a suitable piece of music!), so it was sort of a decision between a sleepy soft tune and one a bit more upbeat. So I do agree it’s not a perfect fit (but on a related note, it surprised me to find out about the closet Amish country music listeners out there!)
Thanks and will try to check back in soon!
Received my advance order copy from Amazon earlier this week. Congrats.
BTW, I agree. The banjo music doesn’t fit the subject matter. I agree with the soft guitar suggestion 100%. When I hear banjo I think “Deliverance”.
For what it’s worth!
Erik–awesome video! Banjo? Well . . . how about a harmonica? At any rate, all the best on such a great venture!
I like the banjo music… a catchy and upbeat tune! It fits well enough.
Congratulations on the release Erik.
Picked up a copy today at B&N.
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