Memorial day is upon us, and while I’m not in the US I do realise that a lot of my readers are.. and Memorial day is both the start of summer and a log weekend. So to help y’all pass the time in the sun, I’m offering free copies of my second book.
From May 26th and until May 30th you can go to Amazon (US, UK, or wherever) and grab a free Kindle copy of
Just a reminder that the Kindle edition of my book will be on sale from Friday the 27th of November at 0000 PST (0800 GMT) and for a full week after that. The price of the paperback have been cut as well.
In order to celebrate a couple of things I’m running a countdown deal on the Kindle version of my book “70 razor and shaving patents“!
This is a very unique and interesting book. I have always enjoyed early 20th century patents. This book is full of them – 200 pages worth – all related to traditional wet shaving. What I appreciate the most is the author’s commentary. He points out the most interesting aspects of the patent in a couple of short paragraphs. This isn’t always obvious from the patent drawing itself, so the author has done the work of reading through the patent and describing the vision and features of the invention. The book is easy to flip through with interesting pictures and easy-to-digest commentary.
Review from Amazon
Since this is a count down deal, the sooner you get your copy, the more you save!
From July 4 @ 1200AM PDT / 0700 UTC; 78% off!
From July 4th @ 1200PM PDT / 1900 UTC; 56% off!
From July 5 @ 1200AM PDT / 0700 UTC; 34% off!
From July 5th @ 1200PM PDT / 1900 UTC; 12% off!
Sale ends on July 6th @ 1200AM PDT / 0700 UTC.
Prices for the paperback have also been lowered, although not as much as for the electronic version since I have to take the cost of printing into consideration.
Got time to spare while being at home due to the situation in the world today? Or just want a light read in between being busy with work?
70 razor and shaving patents – available both as an paperback and for Kindle1 – is a somewhat serious, somewhat humorous meandering look at the history of shaving, as seen through patents from the last century and a half. Explore a wide range of ideas ranging from electrically heated razors to plug into the light fixtures, magnetic pseudoscience, the ever present vibrating razors, and sensible solutions for razors that were the right idea at the wrong time.
My book explores some of the roads not taken and the blind alleys explored – solutions in search of a problem as well as problems caused by the solutions – by inventors to perfect our daily shave and moment of Zen.
I might have mentioned a few times – I’m excited, after all – that I’ve written a book on razor and shaving related patents… the Kindle edition is dropping on the 15th of March (you can preorder it now) and the paperback is now available too – so if you order it now, you’ll get it as early as the electronic version!
Today is a big day for me; today is the day that the kindle edition of my book 70 razor and shaving patents became available for preorder!
You can preorder it at http://getbook.at/70razor_shavingpatents – feel free to share to link to anyone interested. The official release date is March 15th 2020, and it will also be available in paperback.
From Shaving Made Easy, a book in the public domain I like to recommend to shavers new and old:
Purchase a good brush. The cheap ones are usually the most expensive in the end, and nearly always prove unsatisfactory. It should be remembered that the vital part of a brush is in the setting, and particular attention should therefore[Pg 46] be paid to that part of it. Cheap brushes are commonly set with glue, rosin or cement, which soon cracks and becomes unadhesive; whereupon the bristles fall out. We recommend a brush made of bristles or badger hair and set in hard vulcanized rubber. A brush so constructed, with wood, bone or ivory handle, and hard rubber ferule, will not shed the bristles or crack open, and with proper care will last for years.Do not leave the lather to dry in the brush, but after shaving rinse it out thoroughly and dry the brush with a towel, before putting away. The cup and brush should be kept clean and away from dust. Once a week they should be washed with hot water.
Today we have a great deal more choices when it comes to the materials used in the handle and in the glues used for the knot, but the rest of the advice holds true still – even if my cheap and cheerful Turkish brushes so far has provided fantastic value for the price asked.