Peek Between Covers of my New Book :)

in esteem •  4 months ago

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So, I spent the day, yesterday, wrapping my mind around the fact that my latest book, #7, is finally out in the world! Composed over a 10 year period and requiring over one year to actually print, this might well be my biggest literary undertaking so far.

I began by laying the 12 complimentary copies I received from my UK publisher out on the table, so that I can admire their physical beauty, first :)


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Then, throughout the day, I cracked the book open and revisited some of my thoughts over this past decade—most of which still seem startling fresh, a few which I admit I’m ever-so-slightly tired of (after reading so many times and proofing them with editors).

Here, is the first page of aphorisms:


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Altogether, there are over 800 of these original one-liners in my book—what I consider to be worth quoting from the soul’s dialogue with itself— covering a diverse range of subjects: art, morality, spirituality, philosophy and life observations, in general.

I’m happy to see that, even before the book’s publication, many of my aphorisms are already widely-quoted, online and off, such as these:


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Since this book was crowdfunded, it wouldn’t have been possible without my nearly 400 supporters, whose names are included in the last few pages.


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I hope you might consider ordering a copy, too, to keep you company this summer :)


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Cheers from the beach!


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How exciting for you and how amazing that it was crowdfunded!

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Bless your heart, my friend. All I’ve been shown of light & grace, this past decade, is in between these book covers 🙏🏼

Crowdfunding was truly a humbling experience & a lesson in how readers can actively collaborate in a creative work 🤓

If you’d like, @violetmed I’m happy to share an e-copy of book with you!

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I would love an e-copy! I clicked on your link in this post and it said the book will be out in the fall...do you just have the advance copies?

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I do have advance copies, but the limited edition is out, now, too — for the nearly 400 supporters & I believe there’s another 100 or so available for anyone who pledges on the site.

Then, in fall (around November) I believe trade edition will be available in bookstores, etc. Just saw mention on Amazon, today :)

Meantime, if you drop me an email (so I can have your address) happy to share copy:

Lababidi.ink@Gmail.com

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Okay, now it makes sense! I'll email you! I'll wait and order one when it gets to Amazon!

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My heart laid bare flies your way :) Many thanks, for your encouragement and support!

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This is a very interesting concept. I can see this will be very interesting (and possible humorous) to read. I'll have to follow the link posted and pick up a copy to read on my holiday coming up rather soon. LOVE the cover. Black and Gold..simple yet catches the eye. I would say good work, but I haven't read it yet.. I can however say congratulations on bringing it to completion! I bet it feels surreal. Looking forward to it. :-]

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Excellent, many thanks, for your support! Hope it makes you think & tickles you, too :) Let me know what you make of it, when your copy arrives.

I do hope the contents live up to the cover :)

Have a great weekend!

With just a few words, bits of string, you do craft some amazing tapestries of thought. Thanks for showing the book, it looks great in the photos, visually well presented. I'll resteem, then I can find the link easier later to order a copy!

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Hey, that super kind of you, Paul, thanks! Lovely image the bits of string & tapestries of thought... Remarkable to see the fabric of one’s life bound & sent off into the world this way!

Very grateful for your support & hope my tapestries inspire tapestries of your own ✨🙏🏼💫

It's beautiful and big congratulations!! Very exciting

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Many thanks, my friend, trying to read a bit of it each night :)

Congrats sir...you deserve all the accolades:)
You have given it ten years, must be something worth reading...
Well said
"Where there are demons, there is something precious worth fighting for"

Certainly deserves a Resteem:)

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Many thanks, for your encouragement & support ✌🏼

Thats good news, Congratulation! I like the cover :)

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I appreciate your support, @hanen, and hope you or friends might consider ordering a copy :)

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I resteemed your post for more visibility and good luck :)

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Success for your new book, Sir! I always enjoyed your writing.

that cover is very elegant and minimalistic... congratulation on your success @yahialababidy

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Elegant and minimalistic is a good way to describe the contents, too... at least, I hope so :) Thanks, for your warm encouragement.

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i meant it as a compliment..wish you happiness😊😊😊

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Congratulations 🎊 that's a very big step 😬

Congratulations @yahialababidi! Wonderful cover, looking great, best of luck.

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Thanks, for the good cheer :)

Heartiest congratulations @yahialababidi on publishing 7th books. It reveals your talent as a writer. I hope your 10 years efforts will be good rewarded as you deserve. Your aphorisms are real gems. Thanks for sharing @yahialababidi

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Thanks, for your encouragement, @kamchore. Perhaps, you might consider ordering a copy (or sharing the news with someone who might)?

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Yes this is the right way to appreciate the hard efforts of author.

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Cool, l appreciate it.

I congratulate you! I like the look of your book. Very aesthetic. The reader will be very pleased to take your book in hand, read and think!

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