This morning I did a search on Amazon: Kindle nonfiction ebooks found on the first eight pages by the word “cryptozoology.” I was delighted to find my newest book in the number one spot.
The results are under two conditions: only nonfiction ebooks whose subject matters are primarily related to cryptozoology or one or more cryptids. I found plenty of novels, and a few books primarily about paranormal subjects such as ghosts, UFO’s, and non-biological weirdness; none of those are included.
I don’t mean to imply that my ebook Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea has been the number one bestseller every day for the past two weeks; but I promote it as a serious work, worthy of attention in the cryptozoological community and elsewhere.
It was time consuming, examining many books to determine if they were genuine nonfiction cryptozoological ebooks. Rather than spend almost an entire day on the project, I stopped after eight pages and the following 32 entries (low number means a book is selling better):
#54,232 Live Pterosaurs in Australia and in Papua New Guinea
#56,296 THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE WOODS: A Transatlantic Hunt for Monsters and the Mysterious
#61,206 Destination Truth
#61,604 Caverns, Cauldrons, and Concealed Creatures . . .
#114,361 Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside
#167,180 Monsters of New Jersey: Mysterious Creatures in the Garden State
#181,785 Top Secret Sasquatch: Exposing the True Nature of Bigfoot . . .
#194,811 AUSTRALIAN CRYPTOZOOLOGY: The Australian Yowie, New Guinea Mermaid . . .
#203,984 The Werewolf in America: The True History
#219,288 Strange Animals. An Atlas and History. 1800 to 1977
#222,554 Monster Spotter’s Guide to North America
#235,455 Creature of Controversy: A Candid Look . . . [Bigfoot]
#240,984 Mysterious Kentucky
#251,756 Monsters of West Virginia: Mysterious Creatures . . .
#259,558 Bigfoot in the New Jersey ‘Burbs
#301,135 Bigfoot in Kentucky
#311,889 Abominable Snowmen, Legend Come to Life
#326,295 You Are Sasquatch
#350,605 THE YOWIE: In Search of Australia’s Bigfoot
#356,052 The Beasts that Hide from Man: Seeking the World’s Last Undiscovered Animals
#377,898 Biblical Cryptozoology Revealed Cryptids of The Bible
#445,400 Extreme Expeditions: Travel Adventures Stalking the World’s Mystery Animals
#481,424 Cryptozoology: Lectures
#491,004 Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra . . .
#561,779 Mythical Monsters
#563,788 Mokele-Mbembe-Legend of the Congo Dinosaur
#564,486 Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology
#578,635 Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology
#618,504 The Evolution of the Dragon
#807,721 Beastly Encounters
#1,031,918 Lake Norman Monster: A Decade of Sightings (2002-2012)
#1,115,104 Die Seeschlange vom Comer See (German Edition)
Cover of the digital book published in September, 2012, in nonfiction cryptozoology genre (not in print-paper format)
Update: This book is now offered FOR FREE, as a pdf easy-download, to promote awareness of modern pterosaurs
I believe in living pterosaurs and hope they will soon be officially discovered. More important, I believe in you, that you can soar above dogmatic assumptions about extinctions. I hope that you already understand that we are more than a by-product of culture: Our existence transcends the boundaries of the human cultural assumptions that have shaped our beliefs.
Pterosaur Sighting in Queensland