A Vagabond World: Essays From A Solo Journey Around The Globe
I am pleased to announce that my travel book, A Vagabond World, is now available as an e-book on both iTunes and Amazon (the book is also available in paperback).
Many years ago, I spent two years circumnavigating the globe primarily by sea, bus, and train. This around-the-world travel odyssey indelibly shaped the years to follow. As our world has become increasingly interdependent and Americans more aware of our connections to peoples the world over, the journey has taken on a greater significance.
A Vagabond World speaks to the universal themes surrounding travel and the personal transformations that greet one on the road each day. As an exploration of the poignance, import, and changing dynamic of the long-term travel experience, this solo journey around the globe is a rite of passage that turns the outward experience inward so as to examine ourselves and our place in the world. The journey becomes a guidepost to a greater world. Once we buy the ticket, all of our life is transformed.
The e-book contains 110 photographs. A web gallery is provided for the print edition.
For more information, visit: http://www.thomasbachand.com/travel/ .
I wanted to add my voice to those offering condolences to the Jobs’ family and the Apple community.
There is much being said about how Jobs developed many great products and improved the consumer experience. Of more importance to me and many other creatives, though, has been the tools unleashed by Apple products and how they have allowed us to do what we do. The Macintosh and OS X, along with software by such companies as Adobe, has completely transformed what I do and how I do it. Every step of my workflow, from creating a photograph, to correcting, printing and distributing it, whether by print or web, has Steve Jobs’ fingerprints on it.
Multiply this by a couple billion and you begin to see the impact of Steve Jobs.
God’s speed, Steve.
My new white paper, “The Author’s and Artist’s Guide To The Book Contract: Demystifying the publisher’s agreement and the economics of book publishing” is now available for sale.
By demystifying the book publishing process, the economics of publishing (including royalties and advances and how they are derived), and the key sections of the typical book contract, I hope to empower authors and artists to be more successful. This paper should help authors and artists to better understand the business of publishing; refine their book proposals to be more market-focused; conduct more substantive discussions with their agent, attorney, and editor; and enable effective and successful negotiations with publishers.
While this paper is not a substitute for legal advice, it will help you better understand it when you get it.
Click here to learn more.