Here are some new pages that will always be available in the pages section on the right side of the site.
We did it, we published the book! The Unexpected Circumnavigation: Unusual Boat, Unusual People — Part 1 San Diego to Australia is done and available to purchase. The book is available through the publisher, Lulu. You can get a printed paperback book shipped to you, a digital copy, or both. The Lulu site has the full description, preview pages (the preview is low resolution, but we assure you it comes out sharp when printed or downloaded), and a shopping cart to buy the book.
You can buy the book now from Lulu!. If you enter the code IDES in the coupon section at the checkout screen, you will get 10% off the purchase price (through March 31, 2010).
It was a 10 month process to create the book. The book is different from the blog. It is written in first person from Christi’s perspective. It has new information, including things we did not want to mention on the blog. Learn about the challenges, rewards, and the surprises that come with both traveling and boating. It is a fun an easy read that both boaters and non-boaters will enjoy.
We want to thank everyone for their support in creating the book.
Today, at 1715, the editor sent over the completed book. She has requested we make some changes in a few places to help clarify some things. We are hoping to get all the changes made this weekend and send it off to the printer on Monday. We’ll keep you posted.
We’re sorry we’ve been slacking about posting on the blog lately. Eric is busy with work and Christi is consumed with the book. Things are progressing smoothly with the new editor, but we have discovered that editing is a more time consuming process than we had realized. The book is still on track for this month, and once it is done, we’ll try to get the blog caught up to real time.
We also wanted to remind everyone that we are speaking at Trawlerfest on March 7th from 1430 – 1530. And, we have a very fun stunt planned for the Springtime, so stay tuned for it.