Land of Promise
Releasd December 1st, 2015 from Liberty Paradigm Publishing: “Land Of Promise.” Volume 1 of The Counter-Caliphate Chronicles novel series. This novel is available in trade paperback with a cover price of $11.99 and as a Kindle e-book priced at just $3.99. An audio book edition and a hardback edition will follow, in early 2016.
Land of Promise is a bold piece of speculative fiction that posits the establishment of a Christian nation of refuge, in response to the establishment of a global Islamic Caliphate in the near future. Launched by a pair of free-thinking venture capitalists and an Israeli art dealer, the fictional Ilemi Republic is carved out of a disputed border region between Kenya and South Sudan, with the consent of the governments of these two neighboring nations.
The fledgling Ilemi Republic is a nation of firsts in modern history: The first nation as a dedicated place of refuge for Christians and Messianic Jews; The first nation with absolutely no taxes or levies of any kind; The first nation with no licenses or permits; The first nation with minimalist government; The first nation to reject fiat currency and establish a tri-metallic currency (gold, silver, and platinum); The first nation to have a self-policing citizenry with a citizen’s militia–and hence no standing army and no police force; The first nation with a near absolute right to keep and bear arms, where only weapons of mass destruction are restricted from private ownership; and the first nation without a parliament or congress, where all decisions are made by public referendum.
“In Land of Promise, [Jim Rawles] crafts an exception to the rule: He speculates on proactive efforts to carve out a liberty lifeboat on Earth. It is the last refuge of free people in charge of their own lives. In every other place on Earth that man has put down roots, the usual suspects come out of the woodwork to offer advice on how to run his life and eventually develop systems that strangle that very life out of them. Some of these have been much worse than others as witnessed in the blood-soaked twentieth century.” – Bill Buppert, ZeroGov Forums
Released in October, 2014 by E.P. Dutton: “Liberators: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse” — the final sequel to Patriots. This novel is set in Canada and the United States.
The book’s ISBN is 978-0525953913. This novel is available in hardcover, in trade paperback, as an e-book, and as an audio book.
Liberators is set in the same timeframe as the others in the Patriots series, but features many different characters and different locales. It is the longest book in the series, and ties all of the others together. It more deeply explores resistance warfare than the previous novels.
Publishers Weekly called Liberators a “rousing fifth after-the-apocalypse thriller” and noted that “Supporters of the ‘prepper’ movement…will lap up every detail.”
One of the co-editors of Total Survivalist wrote: “My overall assessment is this book was excellent. I tried not to get into spoilers but there is a lot on bugging out by vehicle as well as by foot. Additionally many interesting lessons for potential insurgency situations as well as more general survivalist ones were present. Furthermore I found it a very enjoyable read with characters you can really relate to and root for as they go through the events that unfold. This is probably the best book in the series.”
Jeff Soyer of North Country Review of Books gave Liberators a three star rating overall, and a four star rating for Writing Style.
Mark Rubinstein of The Huffington Post called the book “…another entertaining and thought-provoking novel, describing steps people can take in the event of a global collapse.”
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Released on December 30, 2014: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own
Now available at Amazon.com and from many other book vendors: Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own. This book is a guide to the selection, use, and care of tools. The book’s ISBN is 978-0-452-29812-5
Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse
A New York Times Bestseller!
Released in 2013
(from E.P. Dutton)
Expatriates: A Novel of the Coming Global Collapse is a contemporaneous sequel to “Patriots.”
This exciting novel is set in Florida, Australia, and The Philippines.
It is also available in hardcover, as an e-book, and as an audio book.
This novel is set in the same timeframe as my others, but features different characters and substantially different locales. My goal with this novel was to show the global ramifications of the economic collapse.
Here is a summary, from the publisher’s web site:
When the United States suffers a major socioeconomic collapse, a power vacuum sweeps the globe. A newly radicalized Islamic government rises to power in Indonesia, invades the Philippines, East Timor, Papua New Guinea, and finally northern Australia. No longer protected by American military interests, Australia must repel an invasion alone.
In the thick of these political maneuvers, an American family of missionaries living in the Philippines and a Texan petroleum engineer in Australia must face the fear of being strangers in a world in flux. Are their relatives back home healthy and safe? Will they ever see them again?
In its depiction of the authentic survivalist skills and techniques needed to survive a global socioeconomic meltdown, Expatriates is as informative as it is suspense-filled.
416 Pages / ISBN-10: 0525953906 / ISBN-13: 978-0525953906
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A New York Times Bestseller!
“Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse” is a contemporaneous sequel to my first two economic collapse novels, “Patriots” and “Survivors.” It was released in 2012. This novel is set in the same timeframe but in different locales, and with mostly different characters. (There are just a few crossover characters, such as Ken and Terry Layton.) The novel is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. It was first released in hardcover. It was followed in September 2013 by a trade paperback and a smaller-format mass market paperback. The book reached #4 Amazon.com’s rankings. There were 44,000 copies in the first press run.
The e-book and the unabridged MP3 audio book are also available. You can order your copies from any of these vendors:
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“Founders” can be purchased by the case (for resale or for gifts.) It comes boxed 20 copies to the case. Some fairly deep discounts are available. Contact: Atria/Simon & Schuster’s wholesale order desk. To have you local bookstore order you copies, they can use ISBN-10: 143917282X or
A New York Times Bestseller!
“Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse” is a contemporaneous sequel to my first economic collapse novel, “Patriots.” It was released in 2011. This novel is set in the same timeframe as “Patriots”, but in different locales, and with mostly different characters. (There are just a few crossover characters, such as Ian and Blanca Doyle.) The novel is published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. It was first released in hardcover followed in September 2012 by a mass market paperback. The book reached #2 in Amazon.com’s rankings, and #3 on the New York Times Bestseller List. (In their Hardcover Fiction category.) It is now in its fifth printing.
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Where to Buy “Survivors”
It will also soon be available to armed forces servicemembers, through the All Services Exchange Catalog.
“Survivors” can be purchased by the case (for resale or for gifts.) It comes boxed 20 copies to the case. Fairly deep discounts are available. Contact: Atria/Simon & Schuster’s wholesale order desk. To have you local bookstore order you copies, they can use: ISBN-10: 1439172803 or ISBN-13: 978-1439172803.
This fast-paced novel has been described as “a survival manual dressed as fiction.” This novel has a 4 star rating on Amazon.com. The new edition features a glossary and and index that were not included in the previous paperback editions.
An unabridged audiobook of “Patriots” is also available on CD, or as a downloadable MP3 file.
Copies of the new edition are orderable from Amazon.com for just $8.50 each. In England, “Patriots” is available from a variety of Internet vendors including Foyles, Tesco, WH Smith, Waterstones, and Amazon.uk. In Australia, it is available through Angus & Robertson Books. In New Zealand, it is available through Abe Books. In France, it is available through Amazon.fr.
The ISBN for the new Ulysses Press trade paperback edition is. 978-1569755990. It is orderable from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.
(Also available in the British Isles from Amazon.co.uk)
Kindle edition: “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse – Kindle“
Case lots (30 per case) are available directly from the current publisher: Ulysses Press. The cover price is $14.95 (or $19.50 in Canada)
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Snail Mail: Ulysses Press, P.O. Box 3440, Berkeley, CA 94703
An International Best Seller!
“How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It” — A 336-page fully-indexed nonfiction book from the Plume Division of Penguin Books. There are now 172,000 copies of the book in print, and it has gone through 12 printings. There are now ten foreign publishing contracts in place to produce editions in nine languages.
1 The Survival Mind-set for Living in Uncertain Times
2 Priorities: Your List of Lists
3 The Survival Retreat
4 Water: The Key Resource
5 The Deep Larder: Your Family’s Food Storage
6 Fuel and Home Power
7 Gardens and Livestock
8 Medical supplies and Training
9 Communications and Monitoring
10 Home Security and Self-Defense
11 Firearms for Self-Sufficiency and Self-Defense
12 G.O.O.D. Vehicles and the Dreaded Trip Outta Dodge
13 Investing, Barter and Home-Based Businesses
14 It Comes Down to You
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Books and Online Resources
Appendix C: Protecting Your Family from an Influenza Pandemic
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Rawles on Retreats and Relocation by James Wesley, Rawles.
This Book Covers: Retreat Locales, Detailed State and Local Statistics, Weapons Laws, Climate Zones, Property Selection Criteria, Zoning and CC&Rs, Self-Sufficiency, Emerging Threats, Terrorist and WWIII Targets, Offshore Retreats, Privacy, Stocking Your Retreat, and Much More! 225 pages, fully indexed, with detailed maps and retreat locale analysis, covering 19 western states. $28. Available as a wire-o bound print-on demand book from CafePress – Click here for details
Note: An e-book edition of Rawles on Retreats and Relocation is included as a bonus to the 2005-2011 edition of the SurvivalBlog Archive CD-ROM.
Previous and Collaborative Works:
I’m the editor of SurvivalBlog, the Internet’s most popular blog on preparedness topics. It is updated daily and has deep archives that are available free of charge.
I’m also the author of:
- “SurvivalBlog-The Best of the Blog, Volume 1” — Now Out of Print (Privately published 2006-2009.)
- Rawles Gets You Ready preparedness course (co-author.) — Available again, via digital download only.
- “Pulling Through” — a feature length survivalist action/adventure movie screenplay. The full screenplay text is available for free download. The screenplay has not yet been sold or optioned, so if you know anyone in Hollywood, please let them know that it is an available property! (They can contact my agent, Robert Gottlieb of Trident Media Group in New York.)
- The Foreword to the book Armageddon Medicine by Dr. Cynthia Koelker.
- The Foreword to the recent book When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival by Matthew Stein. (Released in 2011.)
- The Foreword to Suburban Survival: Preparing for Socio-Economic Collapse
- Numerous Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) articles. These are all available for free download.
Other Planned Book Releases:
November, 2017: Piece of Resistance (Volume 2 of the Counter-Caliphate Chronicles)