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Welcome to Legacy Books Press

Legacy Books Press is a publisher based in Kingston, Ontario, specializing in non-fiction about history and Classics.  We are dedicated to exploring those interesting corners of history, both modern history and ancient history, that tend to be overlooked, but still shaped the world as we know it today.

We are currently looking for academic and mainstream non-fiction books about all time periods of modern and ancient history.  Please see our submission guidelines for details.

News

(April 3, 2014) Nicoletto Giganti's The School of the Sword: A New Translation by Aaron Taylor Miedema, can now be pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

(April 15, 2013) From First Word to Last: The Craft of Writing Popular Fiction, can now be pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

(March 31, 2013) Legacy Books Press is proud to announce that it has signed an agreement with Parson Weems to represent Legacy Books Press books to bookstores and libraries in the United States.

(October 8, 2012) Legacy Books Press is proud to announce the start of our "History Books for Libraries!" crowd-funding campaign.  Running until November 30th, it will try to raise money to bring the Legacy Books Press history collection - both new books and Legacy Books Press Classics - into public libraries across North America.  For your contribution, there will be a number of perks, including e-books, paper books, and books donated on your behalf to a library of your choice.  Help us bring our wonderful books to a public library near you!

(August 9, 2012) Legacy Books Press is proud to announce the launch of the LBP Kindle book line.  Now, new books from Legacy Books Press are also available for the Amazon Kindle at the low price of $9.99 or $9.95.  And, with the launch of the LBP Kindle line, all e-books available for both the Kindle and Adobe Digital Editions have been reduced in price to match the Kindle book.

The Secret History of Star Wars can be purchased here.

The War that Changed the World can be purchased here.

The Face of the Foe can be purchased here.

Bayonets and Blobsticks can be purchased here.

(April 23, 2012) Legacy Books Press is proud to announce the launch of the LBP e-book line.  Now, new books from Legacy Books Press are also available as Adobe Digital Editions e-books for the low price of $12.95 US.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora is now for sale at Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and Booksonboard.

The Secret History of Star Wars is now for sale at Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and coming soon from Booksonboard.

The War that Changed the World is now for sale at Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and Booksonboard.

The Face of the Foe is now for sale at Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and Booksonboard.

Bayonets and Blobsticks is now for sale at Powells, Ebookmall, Diesel E-books, and Booksonboard.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does the LBP e-book line include titles from Legacy Books Press Classics?

A: No.  While there may be some exceptions down the road, most, if not all, LBP Classics books are already available as free e-books.

2. What formats does the LBP e-book line use?

A: At this point, the LBP e-book line is only available in Adobe Digital Editions PDF format.  This is due to the nature of the books Legacy Books Press publishes – as history books, they tend to have a lot of footnotes and endnotes, which are not yet supported properly in other formats.

3. Does the LBP e-book line use DRM?

A: Unfortunately, yes.  While in an ideal world there would be no e-book piracy, making copy protection unnecessary, we do not live in an ideal world.  As a publisher, Legacy Books Press has a duty to see to the interests of its authors, and one of those interests is ensuring that their royalties are not reduced from e-book piracy.

(November 19, 2011) Bayonets and Blobsticks: The Canadian Experience of Close Combat 1915-1918, by Aaron Miedema, is now available to order from Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com in the United States, and your local bookstore.

(August 7, 2011) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora - Second Edition: Agora Harder! is now available from Amazon.com in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, from Barnes & Noble, and for order at your local bookstore.  With the release of this new edition, the first edition of the book is now out of print.

(February 26, 2011) How I Filmed the Great War, by Geoffrey H. Malins, is now avaiable from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

(February 26, 2011) The Foundation Napoleon has reviewed John-Allen Price's The War that Changed the World.  Read the review here.

(August 17, 2010) The Face of the Foe is now available from Amazon in Canada, Great Britain, France, and Japan.

(August 13, 2010) The Face of the Foe, by Kjeld Hald Galster, is now available from Amazon.com, and your local bookstore.

(November 2, 2009) The War That Changed the World, by John-Allen Price, is now available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and your local bookstore.

(October 23, 2009) Legacy Books Press is pleased to announce that all of its titles are now available for the Espresso Book Machine (EBM).  This means that any title from Legacy Books Press can be printed on demand at any bookstore with an Espresso Book Machine.

(October 23, 2009) Early praise has arrived for The War that Changed the World, by John-Allen Price.  New York Times bestselling author Michael A. Stackpole writes: “John-Allen Price's The War that Changed the World is a brilliantly written and exhaustively researched masterwork. With all the attention to detail one would expect of Keegan or Ambrose, Price has created a stunningly entertaining and thorough examination of an historical era which shaped the conflicts of the 20th and 21st Centuries. Price's examination of the Franco-Prussian war is engrossing, entertaining and delightfully readable—presented with a historian's eye for detail and a novelist's ear for story. Students of military history pass this book by at their peril.”

The War that Changed the World will be available for sale shortly from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore.

(June 1, 2009) The Great War as I Saw It is now available from Amazon.ca.

(May 19, 2009) The Great War as I Saw It is now available from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

(April 27, 2009) Legacy Books Press is pleased to announce the next title in the Legacy Books Press Classics line will be The Great War as I Saw It, by Canon Frederick George Scott, with a new introduction by upcoming historian Aaron Miedema.  A witness to the whole of the involvement of the Canadian Corp in World War I, Canon Scott's passionate and at times heartbreaking account is a must-have for any World War I library.  The Great War as I Saw It will be published in the latter half of May, 2009.

(April 27, 2009) Legacy Books Press is pleased to announce that it has signed Kjeld Galster of the Royal Danish Defence College to write The Face of the FoeThe Face of the Foe is both a historical and insider's look at how military intelligence is used once it is gathered, and the impact it can have on the battlefield.  The Face of the Foe will be published in mid-2010.

(January 1, 2009) The Art of War: Restored Edition is now available from from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com in Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, and Japan.

(December 30, 2008) The Art of War: Restored Edition is now available from Amazon.com.

(December 20, 2008) Legacy Books Press is pleased to announce the launch of the Legacy Books Press Classics book line.  The inaugural title, The Art of War: Restored Edition, by Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini, will be in full production by Tuesday, December 23.

(December 2, 2008) The Secret History of Star Wars is now available for sale in Kingston, Ontario, at Indigo Books and Music, Novel Idea, and the Queen's University Campus Bookstore.

(November 26, 2008) The Secret History of Star Wars is now available from Barnes & Noble; on Amazon in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Japan; and your local bookstore.

(November 22, 2008) The Secret History of Star Wars is now available for sale online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon, as well as for order at your local bookstore.

(July 17, 2008) The Bryn Mawr Classical Review has published a very positive review of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora.  Read it here.

(May 28, 2008) The Classical Journal has posted an online review of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora.  Read it here.

(March 27, 2008) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora has been featured on page 4 of the Queen's Gazette.  The article features photographs of R. Drew Griffith, the primary author, and Laura E. Ludtke, the illustrator.  The issue can be downloaded or viewed here.

(December 27, 2007) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Agora is now available from Amazon in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, and Japan.