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Seasons of Freethought: The Collected Work of G.W. Foote is the first publication of mine I ever handled 100% on my own. Everything from formatting to cover design.
That said, the book is important for me for a couple of reasons. First, bringing back G.W. Foote's freethought works into print was of vital importance to me. Second, it marks my first attempt at becoming a micro-publisher above and beyond just self publishing.
This book provided excellent practice for me as I ventured into the world of Indie publishing. But it was my first attempt, after all, and there just were things about it that I knew I could have done better. Flash forward three years later, and I have come back to this volume to give it a complete overhaul.
I have reformatted the text to fit a less bulky volume. The first book was 746 pages of large print. I've streamlined things to get it down to 624 pages.
Additionally, the first and second volumes had different covers, because I was still an amateur cover designer. Now that I've had 3 years of practice designing covers and have picked it up as a full time hobby, I have redesigned the cover for this 3rd edition of Seasons of Freethought to be both extra eye catching and more elegant. I hope you like it as much as I do.
By day I am an educator and a cultural ambassador. By night I entertain notions of being a literary master. In reality I am just a family man and ordinary guy who works hard and loves writing just about as much as I love my family. Just about.