The story of Nomadic Devotion Books begins a long time ago when Paul W. Jacob was in undergraduate school in St. Augustine, Florida, and he created an alternative media publication named Phage. This sparked a deep interest in independent publishing within him. He later attended graduate school in San Francisco where his graduate thesis delved into the consciousness of place. From there he traveled throughout Europe and the United States on assignment for the global club-culture magazine Revolution, writing about music subcultures and the places where they flourished. During his travels Jacob decided that a magazine was needed to inspire conscious travel while looking deeply into the transformational aspects of location. Thus the groundbreaking Modern Nomad magazine was born and published from 2001-2004. From 2004-2009 he traveled throughout North America and Europe working as a natural chef and writer-in-residence at various retreat centers.
Fast-forward to 2009 when he completed work on his book Conscious Cocktails: A Journey into the Realm of Mystical Mixology. Jacob quickly acquired a well-known agent in Manhattan who brought him an offer for the book from a respected publisher on the West Coast. However with the economy spiraling downward the West Cost press eventually made a financial decision to only publish three of the ten titles that it had contracted. Thus Conscious Cocktails was not published at that time and the author and agent parted ways on friendly terms. A couple of years later the author was offered another contract with a sizable advance from a publisher in Toronto but was asked to cut the spirituality out of the book to make it more mainstream. The author denied the publisher's request and once again the book was not published. Then, in 2013, Jacob was sent another contract from a publisher in the Northeast. However, after receiving the contract with the agreed upon publication date, the publisher later called the author to request that they move back publication one year. The author denied this request and once again the book went unpublished. Thus the book, Conscious Cocktails, which was ready for publication in 2009, has continued to sit unpublished due to several publishers' inabilities to follow through with their offers and contracts.
Thus in 2014 he and his wife Jessica decided to found Nomadic Devotion Books, in order to create a grassroots business model that exists outside of the trendy materialistic mainstream publishing pattern. Jessica's graduate studies are in linguistics and she currently teaches second language acquisition at the college level, thus they both have a vital interest in developing deep and clear communication in order to evolve human consciousness. They also also have talented friends and colleagues who will bring their various skills and gifts to this burgeoning endeavor.
As Modern Nomad magazine revolutionized the way readers comprehended travel and place, and many of the restaurants and retreat centers where Jacob worked transformed the way people thought about food, so Nomadic Devotion Books will alter people's socially conditioned views of the world by inspiring transformational wonder within them one carefully selected book or musical composition at a time.