Happy Holiday and a big thank you to everyone who bought my book The Cure for Jet Lag over the past year and helped put Back2Press Books on the map. I think it is about time to back-burner my shameless self-promotion efforts for the holidays and call it “party time.” So this is just a quick note of thanks to the travelers who have bought, read, commented and/or reviewed The Cure for Jet Lag in response to that shameless self-promotion. Extra thanks to
- Joe Sharkey of The New York Times
- Erik McLaughlin, MD, MPH, AdventureDoc.org, Expedition/Travel Medicine/Global Health
- Arash Kardan, Featurestravelblog.com
- Lola Akinmade, Matadorgoods.com & Matadortravel.com
- Alan Goldsmith, Bikester.com.
And special thanks to the nice folks who have taken the time to write glowing reviews on Amazon.com and over at my website The Cure for Jet Lag.
The original book, Overcoming Jet Lag, was a blockbuster before it was allowed to fizzle and go out of print by Berkley Travel Books. (Don’t get me started!) It took me a solid year to overhaul the original edition and bring it up to date. A daunting task, really, because my co-author Dr. Ehret passed away. So it is very rewarding to know that travelers think I did a good job revising, updating, and redesigning The Cure for Jet Lag. (Let’s hear it for larger typeface!)
I hope my coauthor, Dr. Charles F. Ehret, world famous chronobiologist and the world’s leading authority on how to prevent jet lag, would be proud, too. He was the best co-author with whom I ever worked. It wasn’t easy nosing through 30 years of Dr. Ehret’s scientific papers and translating arcane material into the page-turning, bodice ripper that is now The Cure for Jet Lag. But with Dr. Ehret’s guidance, I got the job done.
And since I’m sending out an all-encompassing thank you, I want to thank Mark, my brother, for the enormous amount of help this very smart and generous guy provided by line-editing the book when I was beyond bleary-eyed. And how about my terrific graphic designer, Kris Warrenburg of Cyan Design in East Hampton, NY? If you are putting together a “print on demand” book and self-publishing, she’s the go-to designer. Kris made working with the POD printer look easy, and it was not, believe me. The specifications required by the printer baffled me and put me into a near mental breakdown with frustration, and I know a lot about book production from my years as a publisher at AdWeek.
Happy holiday and happy travels!
All the best,
PS While I’m thanking people, thank you to all the people who routinely visit this blog and have racked up over 700,000 page hits this year. A special thanks to those who have left comments after my postings. OK, that’s it, I’m all thanked out.