In truth nothing so much tests the limits of ego transcendence as an approach to my life as self-publishing another book.
That’s very much the position I find myself
in today, with just a week to go in the campaign to publish my all verse
translation of The Adventures of Monkey King
In the last three weeks I’ve managed to sell less than 20 copies – by
far the worst performance for the first edition of any of my previously self-published
And yet I’m pleased to say these dismal sales receipts
bother me far less than ever before.
Finally it appears I’m acquiring a much thicker skin, allowing me to
present myself to the world more or less indifferent to the way the world sees
This is no small accomplishment –
perhaps the best measure of my success (or failure) over the last fifteen years
And just in the nick of time
too, because apparently I’m more in need of a thick skin now than at any time
before. An ultra-thick monkey hide to go along with my highly developed monkey mind!
But one more thing I have come to realize – being all but
indifferent to failure doesn’t mean I should cease trying to find new readers.
So much for the elaborate windup, now ladies and gentlemen, here
comes the pitch!
There’s just one more week remaining in my Indiegogo
If you join the ranks of my
sponsors for just $35 you’ll receive a copy of the first edition printing –
each copy will include a personalized inscription from the translator – that’s
me! Click here to order your copy now.
Did I mention that this book is about the journey to
Let me be clear that I do
not guarantee that everyone who reads this book will become enlightened, at
least not on the spot.
That would be
reckless and actionable.
But I do
guarantee that reading Monkey King’s adventures will make you laugh and cry out
loud in delight, upon better understanding the intricacies of monkey mind; and
very likely you will end up a good bit further down the path to enlightenment
than you are right now.
And all that for $35 plus postage and handling.
many of you are in a position to be cavalier about an offer like that?