Platform: Loomis blogs at the hugely popular site Lawyers, Guns, and Money, with 550,000 unique visitors and over one million pageviews a month, where his ongoing series "This Day in Labor History" (the basis for this book) won the 2011 Cliopatria Award from the History News Network. He also has over 17,000 followers on Twitter, where he maintains an active presence and isn't afraid to wade into debates on class, race, labor movements, and electoral politics.
Media track record: Loomis's A History of America in Ten Strikes was featured in The New Republic, The Nation, Working Class Studies Journal, Labor Notes, Socialist Worker, and The Indypendent; Loomis has written for the New York Times, The Washington Post, Dissent, and The New Republic.
Material: Wonderfully accessible introductory format; there are no other obvious introductory texts in labor history.
Strong hardcover sales: A History of America in Ten Strikes has sold over 6,000 copies in hardcover and ebook and still enjoys consistent sales over a year since publication
New Press labor track record: Labor history is a solid subject for The New Press--From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend has sold 18,000 copies combined; Lexicon of Labor has sold 14,000 copies combined.