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Selling A Yoga Book

“The yoga market is completely saturated,” the literary agent said over the phone.  He had just taken a look at my book proposal for a coffee table book filled with pictures of babies doing yoga.  The pictures that my partner, Doug, had taken were charming.  There was no doubt about it.  I reminded myself that even Casablanca was repeatedly rejected before it sold.

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The Yoga of Making Media

Years ago, I ran across an interview with philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti. It was plain to say the least. He sat in a chair and talked while a camera watched. There was no lighting, editing, expensive set or comedian sidekick making jokes. At the time, I was a producer for MTV and spent most of my time focusing on fancy camera angles and $600/hour post-production facilities in an effort to keep my audience’s attention. But this video blew me away because although it had none of that, it worked.

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