The Power of the Cross was originally published back in 2004. Michael was working on a revised edition when he died – one which would be more explicitly designed as a Lenten devotional. Because of that loose end, OSV went ahead and put the book out of print a couple of months after he died.
I have been intending to self-publish it for two years now, and am finally getting serious about it. I have a Kindle edition in process – should be available tomorrow, I hope. (And those of you not familiar with the whole Kindle thing – you don’t have to actually own a Kindle to buy Kindle editions and read them. I don’t own a Kindle, but I have the (free) Kindle app on my Android phone and on my computer, so I can buy Kindle books and read them that way. I believe there are also Kindle apps for Apple products? Am I right? Wrong?)
I am working on doing a print edition either through LuLu or CreateSpace or both, but I need a larger version of the cover (that is front & back) before I can proceed, so I am waiting on that.
Anyway, the simplest form of ebook is the pdf file, so that has been my first line of attack. I have the pdf of the final galley proofs (in case you are wondering I have the rights to the content, naturally, but also to the interior design – I checked!).
Brandon Vogt, who blogs at The Thin Veil and who has a book coming out from OSV in the fall on Catholics and new/social media – kindly volunteered to clean up the pdf a bit. Thanks, Brandon!
Andy Kurzen, who did the original interior art for the book, designed a new cover. Thanks, Andy!
The pdf ebook is available through my Big Cartel store. It costs $3.00. Dorian Speed of Scrutinies has done a test-run through of the buying and downloading process for me and reports that it went smoothly. Thanks, Dorian!
Michael did a series of interviews with KVSS about the book. Here are those interviews.
And *do* let me know if you run into any problems in payment/downloading, etc.
Update: I will be publishing the book on Smashwords as well – hopefully later tonight if I can remember how to do it. That should work for the Nook as well as for IBooks if it is accepted into the IBooks catalog.