Announcing… There Are Other Rivers

As I mentioned in the announcement of the creation of Bawdy Zebra, our first book is the iPad version of There Are Other Rivers by Alastair Humphreys. This is a big moment for Bawdy Zebra as the development of the company has been a long process. Alastair, who was nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, walked across India from coast to coast following the course of one of the seven holy rivers. I read the book and loved it and so contacted Alastair in relation to adapting it. By introducing more than 80 full colour, full page photos into what was already a great book, I think Bawdy Zebra has created something truly special. Alastair himself describes it as “the best incarnation” of the book and I am inclined to agree.

Alastair is a special kind of lunatic, he is crazy enough to walk across India, row across the Atlantic, run the Marathon des Sables and cycle around the world, yet, he remains an exceptional writer and photographer; not only is he capable of perfectly describing (and photographing) the joys and sorrows of his mad adventures, but also of grounding them in away that mere mortals such as me can appreciate.

There Are Other Rivers has been a labour of love at Bawdy Zebra. We are delighted to bring to you the best version of an already fantastic product. Check out the free sample, if you have an iPad; if not, either get one, or get it on Kindle or dead tree.

The Blurb

Alastair Humphreys walked across India, from the Coromandel Coast to the Malabar Coast, following the course of a holy river.
Walking alone and spending the nights sleeping under the stars, in the homes of welcoming strangers or in small towns and villages, he experienced the dusty enchantment of ordinary, real India on the smallest of budgets.
There Are Other Rivers tells the story of the walk through an account of a single day as well as reflecting on the allure of difficult journeys and the eternal appeal of the open road.

Nominated for National Geographic’s ‘Adventurer of the Year’

Reviews for previous books:
- “Believe me, he can write, and rather well” – Geographical
- “…displays a tendency for Big Hairy Audacious Goals that is almost unnerving.”

on Amazon:
- “This book has it all: it’s a great travel read, a look into the human soul and how most people, given enough determination, could attempt something like this.”
- “No expensive equipment or ‘fastest, strongest, quickest’; just a brilliant, understated story.”
- “Simply outstanding.”
- “If you prefer the comfort of your armchair these books will still stir your imagination and curiosity for the world.”
- “An absolute must-read or any passionate traveller.”

on GoodReads:
- “Wow… another great book by Alastair Humphreys.”
- “One of the best adventure travel books I’ve read.”

Announcing… Bawdy Zebra

I’m delighted to announce the creation of Bawdy Zebra, a new digital media production company. While Bawdy Zebra is going to be encompass a large number of digital ventures, it shall primarily be focused on the creation of high-quality media-rich digital books. Initially the Apple iPad will be targeted with other devices to follow. Bawdy Zebra will also release some less media-intensive but equally awesome products for the Kindle and, in some cases, dead-tree.

Bawdy Zebra has one goal; to bring exceptional products from exceptional people telling exceptional stories or delivering an exceptional message. Bawdy Zebra will be different.

So what’s in store for Bawdy Zebra?

Along with the announcement of Bawdy Zebra’s creation, I’m delighted to announce the release of the iPad edition of There Are Other Rivers by Alastair Humphreys. Alastair, who was nominated for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, walked across India from coast to coast following the course of one of the seven holy rivers. It’s a fantastic read and a far cry from your typical blow-by-blow, vaguely-unbelievable-problem-by-vaguely-unbelievable-problem, day-by-day accounts typical of most of the travel genre. There is a free sample available here so if you have an iPad, do check it out. The Bawdy Zebra produced version features more than 80 full colour, full page photos as well as the full text of the book. If you don’t have an iPad, the kindle version is also available so check that out here.

What else is in the works? Bawdy Zebra currently has seven (!) products in production or pre-production as well as three non-book digital ventures: Bawdy Zebra design and two others that must remain secret for now. All ten current, and future, projects will be announced here in due time.

This is an exciting time for me and I’d like to thank everyone who has made it possible; my friends, family and now, you, the potential customer.