OK guys, so I've taken some time to write about the entrepreneurial spirit of how I'm bringing my hardcover book and apps to market--and I'm very close to leaking my publishing company's Executive Summary on this blog--but before I do, let me share a theory and tactic that makes my model for self-publishing better than traditional publishing.
Simply, it's believing in the visual aspect of the project. In doing so, Zentro Media and I created the Surfing the Middle East iPad app. Additionally, I've found a wonderful graphics dude (straight out of college and couldn't find a job, like me) who I've hired, and we are drafting a 16-page, color insert that will go in the middle of my hardcover book.
I mean, you wanna see the trip, right? You wanna see pictures from the places I describe in my journy of surfing from Israel to Lebanon, right?" Here is a draft of what we've done thus far:
For published excerpts of Surfing the Middle East, CLICK HERE.