On behalf of myself and the staff of Hanshi Warrior Press I am more than pleased to announce this upcoming season’s releases of books and videos. There is so much happening that I am going to list them by event and in no particular order.
Portraits of the Living Tao – A magnificent selection of photographs by naturalist photographer Peggy Thompson and Taoist captions beneath them, the book will contain 45 photos of the Pacific Northwest to include grand shots of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Columbia River Gorge, etc. and wildlife in pristine settings. The book is 8½ x 11 in landscape format. Many of you who subscribe to the Hanshi Reader are familiar with some of them. We had previewed the book by featuring a sample in past newsletters. This book is a winner. Hanshi Press will be approaching the segmented markets for this one. Pre-release acclaim is building. This is a beauty.
The Wit and Wisdom of an American Hanshi published by Worthy Press, this is a sampler of much of my work and is sure to raise a lot of interest in some of the existing titles including Sword in the Boardroom, Shogun Scrolls, Self-Revealization Acceptance, Zen Fairy Tales, Portraits of the Living Tao, etc.
The Hanshi in Brussels. Book Two in the Hanshi David Mann action adventure series. Nothing needs to be said about this one. Any indications of past success with the Hanshi of Central Park can only add to the excitement being drummed up about ‘Brussels.’ Scheduled for release in April or May of 2009 is Book Three: The Hanshi in China. There are a total of six titles to date in the Hanshi David Mann series.
Zen Fairy Tales is in production as well and will be released in the coming year as a book and CD/DVD with an original music score written by yours truly. (By the way – did I ever mention that I go to Juilliard…still?)
A complete set of training videos is in the works as well to enhance the two major martial arts books I have written: Musashi’s Book of Five Rings and Zen and the Art of Stickfighting.
So, as you can see, Steve Kaufman and Hanshi Warrior Press aren’t lying about waiting for some fortune to fall into place. By aggressively going after it the results can only be productive, profitable, and profound.
I have no idea who reads this blog. Should someone out there have an interest in investing in the future of this inordinate production organization, get in touch.