Holiday Book Sale! (aka Inventory Clearance)

November 12, 2014

CandOThe holidays will be here soon. And I have some extra books in my basement. Time for a sale!

While they last, you can visit my online store and order signed copies of Chasing the Runner’s High and Overthinking the Marathon for only $8.99 each (regular price $12.99). And if you buy both books, you can save even more – get both for only $15.99.

While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up a copy of my new book, Idle Feet Do the Devil’s Work, or the One Fund benefit anthology, The 27th Mile.

If you want the books inscribed for a specific person, be sure to email me after you place your order with the appropriate information.

Or you can get any of my books from the usual places (Amazon, etc…) in either paper or ebook form, if that’s more in line with your desires.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Festivus, National Pastry Day, or Hogswatch, one (or more) of my books makes the perfect gift for the runners in your life. Especially when they’re on sale (I won’t tell if you won’t).


New editions of “Chasing the Runner’s High” and “R is for Running”

February 5, 2013

Y42K Book Production logoRevised versions of Chasing the Runner’s High and R is for Running are now out! Both books have improved formatting (I’ve learned a few things since they first came out), I’ve added a new high-res cover to the ebook editions, and I’ve fixed a few things that were missed during the original editing process.

No need to rush out and replace your existing copy (unless you want to :-), but if you purchased a Kindle edition from Amazon, you should be able to upgrade to the new version by requesting it from customer service.


“An Easy 10” with Pavement Runner

November 19, 2012

I go out for an Easy 10 with Pavement Runner.  Click to read the interview and his review of Chasing the Runner’s High.


Trail and Ultrarunning reviews “Chasing the Runner’s High”

September 11, 2012

Today on Trailandultrarunning.com, VanessaRuns posted her review of “Chasing the Runner’s High“.  Read the review, read the book!


One Kilobook!

July 1, 2012

I just tallied up my book sales for June and I’ve now sold over one thousand copies of “Chasing the Runner’s High”!  Reaching that goal feels good – sort of like qualifying for the Boston Marathon, only instead of sore legs, my butt is sore from sitting at my keyboard.  No one’s getting rich, but for an indie publisher, 1000 books is pretty good.

Because I’m me, I’m going to run a few numbers out for you:

Total sold: 1029

Days since publication: 628

Paper copies: 331
(online 194, direct 95, consignment 42)

Ebooks: 698
(Kindle US 422, Kindle foreign 51, Smashwords (mostly Apple) 101, Barnes & Noble 62, Google 21, my eStore 41)

Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point, especially Ruth, and to all my readers!


A reading from the book of running, Chapter One

June 24, 2012

I looked into making an audiobook version of Chasing the Runner’s High, but it turns out that it would take me an impractical amount of time to create an adequate recording.  You can hire people to produce an audiobook for you, but it’s a very expensive undertaking.  So on to other projects.

I tried recording a few things before making the decision.  On the odd chance that anyone’s interested, here’s a link to me reading Chapter 1.  It’s not horrible, but you can see (hear) that it needs work.  Still, I hope you find it interesting.

If you do…


Chasing the Runner’s High to Kuala Lumpur

June 6, 2012

Jamie Pang returns with a review of Chasing the Runner’s High!

“Part autobiography, part collection of reports and part cautionary tale, Charbonneau’s writing style is straight-forward and easy to read.”