Excerpt from Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: How to feel better without logging off, by Sue Thomas. Paperback and Kindle. Buy Now.
Perhaps you have noticed that digital guilt has become the media’s favourite way to fill an empty column or two? The smallest mention of the dangers of technology is guaranteed to make us shift uneasily as we scroll through our phones and tablets.
Remarks like this, for example, can really sting when you’re doing your best just to get through the day:
‘Reading Thoreau by the fire, fishing for trout, and playing chess over blackberry wine are just some of the pleasures I’ve found since I turned my back on tech’
wrote digital detoxer Mark Boyle.[i] Ouch! That makes me feel so inadequate, with my phone always in my pocket!
Actually, though, it doesn’t have to be like that. Continue reading Choose more nature, not less technology
Thousands of people have published their own Kindle books and then blogged about the process. I decided to do the same. But this is in no way a definitive guide. It’s just a list of bits of information I picked up along the way and thought ‘that’s useful, I wish I’d known it before’. I’ve added on some notes about a later decision to produce a print-on-demand paperback too.
This is the book I’m discussing – Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age: how to feel better without logging off.
Some parts of the process of publishing a Kindle are surprisingly unintuitive, whilst other parts are easier than you think. But at the start you can only know what you know. After that, you learn as you go along. These are my learnings. I hope they’re helpful to you. Continue reading Publishing a Kindle book, and then a paperback too
When I published the Kindle edition of ‘Nature and Wellbeing in the Digital Age‘, I was quite surprised to find that lots of people I know don’t read e-books at all. They asked for a paperback version and I didn’t have one. But now I do. It’s on sale at Amazon from today, so if you prefer paperbacks to e-books, now you can get one!
Is the paperback different from the e-book?
Just a tiny bit – the paperback includes a few images which were difficult to incorporate into the e-book. I’ve updated the structure and cover to match the paperback, so if you own an older copy of the e-book you’ll notice some changes to the way the content is organised, and some of the headings have changed, but basically it’s pretty much the same.
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