hey, just made an eBook version of Before the Mountain available for download. yes, it doesn't look like the Blurb cover. the Blurb version is no more. it was just too darned difficult to get a reasonable result. the eBook is an "all white" version of the printed book, which has a black background on the cover. i am making the download available at no cost, and simply ask that if readers like it, they make whatever donation they think is reasonable via Paypal. seems pretty fair to me. re: the printed version of the book, i will be announcing pricing shortly - as i will be using PhotoBook Press, i will be giving some thought as to how best to package and distribute the book for those interested. am thinking of including a print along with the signed copy. i am guessing for now that the price will be around $200. what do you think?