In case you missed it, PrimalCon Oxnard 2013 took place this last weekend. This recap of the festivities was written by Mark’s Daily Apple team member and PrimalCon attendee Erik Cisler.
It was supposed to be sunny all weekend. That’s what weather.com kept telling us in the days leading up to PrimalCon Oxnard 2013. Sure, it was windy and kinda cold, but we were confident things would clear up. And then Friday morning, the attendees huddled together to hear Mark give the opening address of the weekend under a grey sky. “Don’t worry, guys. The sun will come.” Technically, it did. Right after lunch, it popped out and the grey dematerialized. It wasn’t exactly warm, but at least we had sun.
Last month, we released Mira and Jayson Calton’s Rich Food, Poor Food, and early reader feedback has been incredibly positive. With ten more books either nearing release or in development and with many of you emailing me asking for details, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you what I have in the pipeline. Whether you’re just starting or are a Primal veteran, I think there’s something here for everyone.
I’d love to hear what you think. In the comment board below, let me know which of the ten books below you’re most excited about and why, and tell me your idea(s) for a book you think Primal Blueprint Publishing needs to publish. Do those two things and you’ll be entered to win all eight Primal Blueprint books pictured to the right. The lucky winner will be chosen at random. This contest ends at 11:59 pm, Thursday, Mar. 28. Many thanks to everyone that shares their thoughts and, in so doing, helps me make better books for you.
First up, a look at the books with 2013 release dates:
Following is an excerpt from the Caltons’ popular new book, Rich Food, Poor Food. I’ve chosen their section on herbs and spices because I learned more details about how to choose the best herbs and spices, and what benefits they offer, from reading their material. If you notice on my Primal Blueprint Food Pyramid, herbs, spices and extracts occupy a nice little triangle at the top. You’re not consuming mass quantities of them as a big calorie source, but they make an important contribution to a healthy diet nevertheless. Besides adding flavor and protecting against microbes, herbs, spices, and extracts provide outstanding levels of antioxidants – some of the highest values found in any food.
This week marks the release of Rich Food, Poor Food, the “Ultimate Grocery Purchasing System”, a book I am personally thrilled to introduce you to from Primal Blueprint Publishing. Rich Food, Poor Food is a special book in many ways, one of them being that it’s the first title from Primal Blueprint Publishing without my byline! This book was written by Jayson Calton, Ph.D, and Mira Calton, CN, a dynamic couple from Florida whose message about how to navigate past the hype and misinformation on food labels to emphasize the most nutritious foods in every category has already resonated strongly with a national audience, as it did with me. (Rich Food, Poor Food sold out at Barnes & Noble stores across the country and climbed to as high as #18 on Amazon.com after an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sunday.) Over the past couple of years – after publishing seven Primal Blueprint books of my own – it’s been my ambition to branch out beyond my voice and publish the works of other authors who promote healthy living while honoring ancestral health principles. My team and I have several books in the works right now, and the fact that the Calton’s is the first to the finish line is a quite a surprise.
Thanks to your tremendous support, The Primal Connection has risen to the top of many book rankings on Amazon.com and elsewhere. It’s reached #1 in the Healthy Living category, #1 in Personal Health, #1 in Personal Transformation, #1 in Self-Help, and #10 out of all books sold on Amazon! (At the time of this writing it is at #13 overall.)
Once again I’m completely floored by the power and generosity of this community. It goes to show that you always get back more than you give. The Primal Connection was a three year labor of love, and it was worth all the effort to see the response, to read the reviews, and to see it already touching people’s lives.
Here are some screenshots of what you have done for The Primal Connection:
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