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I Wrote a New RV Book! My Old Books are on Sale!

I had a discussion about book pricing recently with one of my favorite bloggers, Sebastian Marshall. His new book, Ikigai, is being sold for $7.77. He doesn't really care how much money he makes off it (his portion goes to charity, anyway), but he didn't want to lower the price because he thinks that it would signal that the book isn't high quality. I said that I'd accept that possibility for a chance of reaching a larger audience.

And due to lowering the price of Life Nomadic to 2.99, I've been able to reach an incredibly wide audience. In the past month I've sold far more copies of Life Nomadic than all other months combined. Reviews have been coming in, and lives have been changed. Despite much thinner margins, I'm even making more money from it.  I couldn't be more happy about all this.

Make Her Chase You and Life Nomadic

Meet Mortimer

On Where Pianos Roam

O and B are becoming acquainted with a new member of my little family.

I mentioned in a couple of previous posts that I've been reading a lot lately.  Well, there's a reason for this.

 Truthfully, in spite of my love of reading in general, it has taken a distant backseat to all of my musical and artistic pursuits over the last couple of years.  If I could, there would be two or three books that I could be working my way through, but that generally creates more of a hassle in terms of lugging them around and frequently misplacing them (as I am prone to doing more than I should).

Several years ago, Amazon (dot) com, the behemoth online get-whatever-the-heck-you-want website to end all websites, released it's first version of The Kindle.  It was a portable and digital reader that allowed folks to read books and carry them around within a little machine.  It could be held easily in one hand and weighed less than 9 ounces.   I was fairly skeptical when I first heard about it.  I've long loved the smell and feel of books and the physical act of turning a page.  To me, this is like a warm bowl of soup on a cold day or a soft bed to lie in when taking a nap.  Reading an actual book has always felt like home to me.

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