We’ve had our book on Amazon, iTunes, and Smashwords for some time now, but we’re super-ecstatic to say that we finally have our first retail placement, and at one of the coolest stores in Ann Arbor, Crazy Wisdom. If you live in the area, support the local bookstore trade by stopping in and picking up a copy. It’s on the second floor in the back, so you can also take a moment to enjoy Crazy Wisdom’s awesome second-floor tea room while you peruse the book. We have plans for much broader distribution, and we have several more books in the pipe, but we’re really grateful to Crazy Wisdom for finding room on their shelves for our first release. This may seem like a minor milestone, but it’s all the little milestones that make for a journey, isn’t it? It was only a year and a half ago that we decided we were going to publish books. And just over a year ago that we set up a publishing company to do it. And less than a year since 101 Ideas to Kick Your Ass Into Gear was first available on Amazon and iTunes. We have a long, long way to go, but I was heartened the other day when I heard Deepak Chopra say in an interview that he has had over 60 books published in his career. I don’t imagine most people had heard of him until his eighth book, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. We’re aiming to make a splash a little faster than that, but if we don’t, we’ll just keep plugging away. Because we earnestly believe that you haven’t failed until you give up. And that’s not in our nature.
Strangely gratifying. Note to self: publish thicker books!