Antenna Books

Publisher info

Antenna Books is an ebook publishing company that really started in 2011. Doug Grad decided to do something he'd dreamed of for years--publishing books that he likes. Doug had spent 22 years as an editor with imprints at Simon & Schuster (Pocket Books), Random House (Ballantine), Penguin (New American Library) and HarperCollins (ReganBooks). He also runs the Doug Grad Literary Agency.

With publishing going through its greatest technological upheaval since some dude named Gutenberg invented movable type, Doug thought--"Hey! Now would be a good time to publish books that were falling through the cracks at the big print publishers--new voices in fiction and nonfiction, as well as old voices too, including books that had gone out of print but still deserved to be read. Or books that were still in print but had never appeared in an ebook edition." Yes, really, that's what he thought.

So fire up your Kindle, Nook or iPad, or even your smart phone or other lesser-known off-brand el-cheapo e-reader, and download an Antenna Book. Unlike the big publishers, we can guarantee that we've actually read the books we publish, and we're publishing them because we want to, not because we have to. We may not get rich doing this, but maybe it'll pay for the repairs on the old family Dodge.

Happy reading,
Doug (and yes, it's weird to write about yourself in the third person)

Where to find Antenna Books online


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A Tale of Two Rabbis
Series: The Rabbi Ben Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,980. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Religious
Rabbi Ben, hero of For Whom the Shofar Blows and A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn, is back. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times—newly-engaged, Ben is in Pittsburgh when he's drawn into a baffling mystery of a vanished rabbi, a murdered congregation member, some missing papers, and a tale dating back to before WWII. And it appears the missing rabbi may not have been a rabbi at all...
A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn
Series: The Rabbi Ben Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2017 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Religious
Rabbi Ben, hero of For Whom the Shofar Blows, is back—and more than ever, he’s not your bubbe’s rebbe. Lured to a clandestine meeting with the President of Israel, Ben is asked to find the long-missing third of the Aleppo Codex, the oldest and most authoritative copy of the Hebrew Bible—more than 1,000 years old and rivaled in historical importance only by the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Ruby
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
TOUGH. SMART. DANGEROUS. SEXY AS HELL. AND ALL WOMAN… When Lee Schonfeld meets Tony Fortuluni, she figures the handsome young Mob runner is her ticket out of poverty. Loony Tony, as he’s known, works as a fence for small-time Italian, Jewish and Black Mobs. A good natured guy, everyone likes Tony. But when Harlem thug Russell Barnes rips off all three gangs, Lee and Tony are stuck in the middle.
Perfect Crimes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 112,650. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
No such thing as PERFECT CRIMES? Witness this whirlwind tour of dirty deeds, sinister scandals, and cold-blooded murder--done in the name of love, money, madness, and more--from around the world or right next door. All of these notoriously wicked characters overlooked a fatal flaw that brought their almost perfect crimes to light.
Michael Shaara: The Collected Short Stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 238,630. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Shaara published many short stories during his early career before getting his first novel published. He wrote science fiction stories for pulp magazines with names like Galaxy and Fantastic Universe, but also domestic dramas and humorous stories for magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Redbook, McCall's and The Saturday Evening Post, and even one for Playboy.
Rotten Apples: True Stories of New York Crime and Mystery
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 118,080. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » North America
Rotten Apples is a thoroughly investigated treasure of true crime straight from the streets of The City that Never Sleeps. This bushel of vice, victims, and vengeance spotlights sinister citizens from Boss Tweed and Typhoid Mary to Mark David Chapman and Jack Henry Abbot, plus detailed map references to guide you to the locations where they committed their grisly crimes.
Rebel Without A Suit: The Not-So-Casual Road to Casual Friday
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Business, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Workplace culture
Rebel Without A Suit: The Not-So-Casual Road to Casual Friday by Richard Press and Joseph Cosgriff is a well-informed and witty 6,000 word exposé on the origins and misinterpretations of Casual Friday, the trend that has taken over the global business world.
Where White Men Fear to Tread: The Autobiography of Russell Means
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 261,620. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
An autobiography of epic scope--the riveting, controversial story of Russell Means, the most revolutionary Indian leader of the Twentieth Century. Where White Men Fear to Tread (written with Marvin J. Wolf) tells the absorbing story of the accountant-turned-Indian activist who burst onto the national scene when he led a seventy-one-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1973.
The Broken Place
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,610. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Michael Shaara’s first novel, The Broken Place, is the triumphant story of Tom McClain—Korean War hero, wounded veteran, professional boxer, college student, and sufferer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Above and Beyond
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,580. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Above and Beyond is the story of Neil Thompson, a third-generation West Pointer whose father and grandfather were killed in the two world wars. Raised without a father, he seeks to reunite with his dad by immersing himself in combat. It is also the story of the Special Forces Reconnaissance units in Vietnam, units with annual casualty rates that sometimes exceeded 100 percent.
For Whom the Shofar Blows
Series: The Rabbi Ben Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Religious
You don’t have to be Jewish to love Rabbi Ben, kicker of butts, taker of names, and solver of mysteries. Ben’s clients invite him into situations where police are unwelcome and discretion is paramount. When $3 million suddenly appears in an L.A. synagogue's bank account, its leaders wonder if their prayers have been answered—until the money vanishes. For Whom the Shofar Blows? It blows for thee...
The Rebel in Autumn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Written just before the fatal shootings of four students at Kent State in Ohio, and then forgotten in a drawer for nearly 45 years, The Rebel in Autumn is now published for the first time anywhere, ready to take its place as one of the great works of American fiction from a time when words mattered.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.
2066 Election Day
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the year 2066. The American Government has changed dramatically. In a world where anyone can become president, there exists a system that judges the qualities of America's next leader. Its name is UNCLE SAM. Through this highly advanced supercomputer, qualified people are chosen without scrutiny and human fault. Until the unforeseen happens and leaves America on the brink of war.
Fallen Angels
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,100. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
In Fallen Angels, you'll go beyond the glitzy public facades, beyond the hype and dreams to the real streets and highways of this intriguing, often violent city. Exploring 39 exhaustively researched true crimes and mysteries, they reveal an altogether different side of L.A. than the one you might have seen on TV or in the movies, involving the mobsters, politicians, movie stars and average Joes.
Baby Killers
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author Jim Morris ponders the hated nickname "Baby Killers" given to Vietnam War soldiers, and then explains the extraordinary lengths U.S. soldiers go to in order to avoid civilian casualties, often at the soldiers' own expense.
The Green Berets Fiftieth Anniversary
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author and ex-Green Beret Jim Morris attends a fiftieth anniversary party for the Green Berets. This special forces unit traces its history back to the dawn of World War II when the OSS ran American intelligence's field operations in conjunction with resistance and guerilla fighters from countries occupied by the Nazis.
The Junglas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Military, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General
Former Green Beret Jim Morris goes on a mission with the Colombian anti-narcotics police who ferret out the coca-growing revolutionaries known as FARC in the mountainous Colombian jungles. The anti-narcoterrorist force is known as the Junglas (pronounced Hoon-glas), and with top grade U.S. equipment and training, they are a formidable force indeed.
Get Ready!
Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
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A man lays on his deathbed, reminiscing about his past as a Vietnam War Paratrooper. As he remembers his past, his health begins to decline, leaving doctors to wonder how he's managed to live this long. Jim Morris manages to tell a story about the Vietnam War from the point of view that was silenced: the soldiers. This book will give you an insight into the Vietnam War and the men who lived it.
Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Slightly altered from its original appearance in Soldier of Fortune magazine, Death of a Hero, Birth of a Legend tells the story of four men as they battle war and life. However, when one man, Vietnam Vet Rick Rescorla (a major character in We Were Soldiers Once...And Young), is tested during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11, the beauty of a true hero is shown.
Chimps with Nukes
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this compelling article, Jim Morris, a Vietnam Veteran, points out that the individuals making war decisions are often not the ones carrying them out. With the realization that only one Congressman's son served during the Vietnam War, Morris explains that, "The people will lose faith in a leadership that expends their sons and daughters like used Kleenex, but sends its own to Harvard and Yale."
Family Blood: The True Story of the Yom Kippur Murders
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,740. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
Gerald Woodman, an Englishman and an Orthodox Jew, came to American penniless and hungry for the good life. By 1980 he had gained and lost two fortunes, had built his plastics company into a cash cow that supported his large extended family in great luxury. Killed in 1985 along with his wife Vera, the police asked Vera's sister if the Woodmans had any enemies, she replied , 'Yes, their sons.'

Series

The Rabbi Ben Mysteries
Meet Rabbi Ben, master of Torah, Talmud and Taekwondo, kick-ass computer whiz and a quick study on the dark side of human nature. A knight errant and roving troubleshooter, Ben’s clientele invite him into situations where police are unwelcome and discretion is paramount. Young, single and handsome—in a short, redheaded way—divorcees and unhappy wives scheme to coax Rabbi Ben into their beds. Ben fends off their not unwanted advances; he harbors many secrets that he'd just as soon not reveal. Follow Rabbi Ben in his debut, FOR WHOM THE SHOFAR BLOWS, followed by A SCRIBE DIES IN BROOKLYN and A TALE OF TWO RABBIS. Look for the fourth Rabbi Ben Mystery with the forthcoming BRIDE OF FINKELSTEIN!

For Whom the Shofar Blows

Price: $3.99 USD.

A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn

Price: $5.99 USD.

A Tale of Two Rabbis

Price: $5.99 USD.

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