Writing has always been my passion, and in yoga I’ve found a perfect counterbalance. It takes me out of the rat race of my mind and the to-do lists that so often dictate my days. Yoga also addresses many of the physical issues common among those of us who spend hours each day hunched over a computer. I suspect my yoga practice will continue to influence my career for decades to come.
It’s natural, then, that I’ve documented my yoga journey through the written word. Those columns are now available as an ebook, “Balancing Act: Yoga Essays.” This short collection traces my journey from yoga newbie to yoga teacher. It’s available for virtually all ebook platforms for $2.99 through Smashwords.com, and will soon roll out to other retailers as well.
I’m excited to share this with you. The journey has only just begun.
FAQs (or what I imagine would be FAQs if I didn’t go ahead and answer them)
Q: How long is the book?
A: It’s 9,060 words, or 54 pages on my Kobo Mini. Your ereader will likely be different.
Q: Will it work on my Kindle?
A: Yes, there’s an option for that (download the mobi version of the file). The book will not be available through Amazon, but it is totally Kindle compatible.
Q: Why did you decide to publish an ebook?
A: Well, why not? The publishing industry is rapidly changing–I’m sure that’s not news to you–and this project allowed me to familiarize myself with another aspect of the industry.
Q: Did you pay Smashwords to do this? Was it hard? Did it take a long time?
A: No, Smashwords’ deal is they get a percentage of all sales. (The division is favored heavily toward the author, in case you wondered.) Since I had already written each of these essays, all I had to do was format the document per Smashwords’ stipulations and design a cover. That took about three hours, all told.
Q: So wait a second–this is stuff that has already been published as blog entries. Can’t I read these essays free on your website?
A: Of course you can. They’re not going anywhere. This is merely another option if you prefer ebooks or to read these as a collection, rather than interspersed through a great many other entries here.
Q: Can I get a coupon?
A: Actually, yes. Through Jan. 1, sign up for either of my enewsletters and you’ll receive a coupon code for 33 percent off the ebook. You can sign up for the books newsletter here, and the yoga newsletter here.
Q: Can I get a coupon for “Muscle Shoals Sound Studio: How the Swampers Changed American Music” instead?
A: I’m sorry, but no. That’s determined by my publisher and individual retailers.
Q: Well, is it at least available as an ebook?
A: Yes indeed! You can buy it from your ebook retailer of choice.
Q: Roll tide?
A: Roll tide. And go Seminoles.