I never dreamed my book would be available world-wide
Guest blog post by Robert Boyd, DO
Sitting in my own little corner of the planet I had a head full of ideas. I knew no one else had them. They were the outcome of many years of research and what I believed to be original thinking. They were also at odds in many ways with the orthodoxy in my own field.
We all have our dreams. Mine wasn’t so much to become an author as to get a message across. The message was a universal one in the area of health and healthcare and I just had to get it down into the written word.
I had previously self-published a book pre-internet days – local printer using old style type set and all that – and it finally served a very limited professional audience. Next there came another book for which I engaged a self-publishing company and it cost a lot of money with very limited results.
This time, and with a bit more research and lessons learned, the eBook seemed the way to go. The cyber age was upon us and seemed destined to be the dominant player in the years ahead. Not only was it simple to operate as a reader, even to senior citizens like myself, but by its very nature, it was to be available instantly anywhere in the world, be it Singapore, Sydney, New York or anywhere else in the English speaking world.
For an author the publishing ramifications are also a relatively hassle free process. I often compare this experience with my earlier ones and marvel at the differences but this time it was really important to me that my book would have a world-wide audience. The whole purpose was in the message and so I kill two birds with one stone – be an author globally and get the message out globally.
There are publishers and publishers, of course, and my one caveat is that the choice of publisher has to be well researched. I spent a lot of time on this one and it proved to have been well worth the effort.
About Robert Boyd, DO:
Robert Boyd, DO, was a (now retired) Registered Osteopath, trained and living in the United Kingdom. His first love was in the field of herbal medicine and he graduated from the London School of Herbal Medicine. He subsequently became a Faculty member in their Education Department.
Robert later graduated as a Registered (Licensed) Osteopath and soon developed an interest in Cranial Osteopathy. The cranial dimension became his lifetime passion. His research is groundbreaking and he is regarded internationally as a leader and teacher in his field. He is now President of the Bio Cranial Institute International, located in St Louis, MO. He is the author of An Introduction to Bio Cranial Therapy and The HeadWay to Health, with a new eBook published November 2011, The Gateway to 10,000 Illnesses. He has also authored teaching manuals and had numerous articles published in professional journals. Robert is married to Vera, a certified Bio Craniopath, Aromatherapist and Yoga teacher, and who has closely shared his journey. He has two daughters, Cheryll and Sandra and two grandsons, James and Matthew.
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