Speak Your Truth – in a Book

These are the words of Andrew Dean, Balboa Press author of “Moving Light – Meditation Journeys.” Andrew answered the call to write his book and self-publish with Balboa Press. If you’d like to learn more about Andrew you can visit his website. Download the Balboa Press free publishing guide to receive more information.

Finding Your Inner Truth

truthAs a doctor, I never expected to write a meditation book, let alone to have it published. “Moving Light – Meditation Journeys” is the result of this process. Balboa Press has enabled both of these goals to become reality. If I can do it, you can too.

What I have come to realize is that one’s own inner truth has value and needs to be shared with others, who may find it useful as they move through their own life journey.

It’s funny how consuming a book can become, a bit like an unseen friend who is trying to become visible. At first, I felt uncomfortable writing my ideas down. It was as if I was preaching to people about meditation. I doubted myself and considered abandoning the process of writing. I was encouraged by friends and family. And the book itself started to develop a personality of its own as if it was actually saying: “Write me! This could be important to someone. If you don’t write me, someone may miss out on the help that this book could provide in their life.”

My Publishing Journey

truthHaving a graphic designer put together the images which formed a central theme to the book helped enormously – it resulted in a sudden increase in momentum for the project. The graphic designer was my daughter, which is great too!

Writing a book is a lot of work, but it is so worthwhile. Balboa Press is a great company to deal with. The process was explained patiently to me at each stage and sometimes explained again, as I began to explore what for me is a very unfamiliar environment, the world of self-publishing of one’s first book. I would certainly consider Balboa Press for my next book.

The Table of Contents has been written for the second book? That is a story for another day! Good luck on your own publishing journey!

Balboa Press authors who’d like to share a 350-600 word experience related to the self-publishing of their books are invited to do so by emailing blog@balboapress.com or the submission form on the Guidelines page. We may not be able to use every story, but we will read and consider them. Balboa Press reserves the right to edit stories for content, grammar, and punctuation accuracy; as well as for space. 

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