Nomadic Devotion Books was an Indie publishing house devoted to releasing literature that inspired its readers to walk a conscious path through life. This included the following sub-genres of creative nonfiction: memoirs, travel narratives, essay collections and unique works on gastronomy. Our editors appreciated writing that deeply addressed the themes of spirituality and locality. We also released limited edition artistic collaborations between writers and musicians that opened up new avenues for patrons to appreciate the interplay of words and sound. We were mavericks of artistic collaboration in this regard.
Our publishing house valued writers who had both formal and experiential education in their discipline; authors who worked extensively and inventively within their field of inquiry. We sought writers and musicians who brought a fresh perspective to the way they communicated their art forms in order to holistically inform and entertain readers.
Nomadic Devotion Books was conscious of both what we published and how we published it. We created an enviro-friendly grassroots business model that included offset printing our books in the U.S.A. on 100% post-consumer recycled paper with non-toxic plant-based inks and animal free glue. Our books were found in Indie bookstores, music stores, and travel stores throughout the United States and Canada. However, most of our books were sold direct to our patrons at the many readings, lectures, spiritual retreats, and community-building events that we presented. At these events, we also raised awareness and money for several important non-profit organizations that provide food and shelter for marginalized people. Basically, we brought people together in order to celebrate and inquire deeply into life.
We thank you for your support and wish all of you blessings along your paths.
Blue Collar Nomad Tour
Listen to author Jake Kaida and pianist Matthew Tavis Johnson on NPR's KLCC in Eugene, Oregon.
- Nomadic Devotion Books ceased publishing in September 2017. We would like to thank all of our patrons for making the projects that we published and the events that we held a wonderful success. We raised awareness and money for several important non-profit organizations that provide food and shelter for marginalized people.
- Paul W. Jacob will read and speak at the Toxic or Sacred Farming event at The Faculty Club on the campus of Rollins College on May 10th.
- Paul W. Jacob will be a featured speaker at Central Florida Earth Day on Saturday April 22nd at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. He will speak at 11 A.M. and at 3 P.M. in the Speakers Tent.
- Paul W. Jacob will read from Nomadic Devotion and then sign books at Somewhere Along the Way Art Gallery in Micanopy, Florida, on Sunday March 12th at 1 P.M.
- Paul Jacob will read from Nomadic Devotion while accompanied by classical guitarist Jacqueline Henry-Ross at the Bush Auditorium on the campus of Rollins College on Thursday November 3rd at 7 P.M..
- Listen to Paul Jacob as he shares his new book Nomadic Devotion with Rollins College A Dialogue with Voice.
- Nomadic Devotion: A Contemplative Inquiry into the Poetics of Place will be released throughout North America in January 2017.
- Miami Session, a musical collaboration between the late jazz pianist Eddie Higgins and writer Paul W. Jacob has been released in a limited edition format.
- There are now less than 10 copies of the Blue Collar Nomad Literary Soundtrack Project left. We thank all of our patrons for making this unique creative collaboration a tremendous success. Order yours today before they're all gone.
- Paul Jacob performed selections from his literary work accompanied by The Beat Trio at Bush Auditorium on Rollins College on Wednesday April 27th. The night was a huge success, as there were over 100 people in attendance, and Nomadic Devotion Books raised money for a local food bank.
- Jake Kaida is a featured artist at Somewhere Along the Way, an art gallery in Micanopy, where he will also lead a workshop on The Power of Place in Art and Life on Saturday April 16th at 4:00 P.M..
- Check out the article in The University of Florida's student newspaper, Independent Florida Alligator, on Jake Kaida.
- Nomadic Devotion Books is now accepting submissions for two books: Poetics of Place (San Francisco) and The Acoustics of Place. Go to Submit for more details.
- Jake Kaida sold 30 signed copies of Blue Collar Nomad at Sherman's Maine Books in Portland. Blue Collar Nomad is now available at all six Sherman's locations throughout Maine.
- NDB gains North American distribution from IPG.
- West Coast Tour was a huge success from San Francisco, CA, to Seattle, WA.
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