Author: Julia Kent

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 2007, Julia was delighted to find out that “professional book recommender” was a job. She has been working in marketing and publicity with independent Bay Area publishers ever since. She joined North Atlantic Books in 2014. She lives with her husband and two very nice cats in Oakland.

Join Us at the Bay Area Book Festival!

Calling all friends in the Bay Area! North Atlantic Books will be at the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley, CA, on June 4 and 5 and we want to see you! The event is free to the public, and will feature local bookstores, publishers, authors, and the incredible Lacuna—a magnificent structure built entirely of books that …continue

More Simple Steps to Start Your Meditation Practice

Last week, we covered some of the basics of meditation. Now that we have the foundations down, let’s get started. What follows are five techniques from Marcey Shapiro’s book  Freedom From Anxiety, that will help you get in the zone during a seated or walking meditation: Following the Breath This common technique involves little more than mentally watching and following the breath as …continue

Ten Ways You Can Help an Endangered Species

As a kid, I was obsessed with whales. I saw the movie Free Willy and grew determined to become a whale activist. I learned all kinds of Orca facts, and even harassed my friends and family for using too much water, telling them to save some for the whales (not sure how I came up with that one). When my parents took me to …continue

Simple Steps to Start Your Meditation Practice

Maybe you’ve always been interested in starting a meditation practice, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. If you really need to find a good reason to start, look no further than this study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, which reports that a regular yoga and meditation practice can offset your risk for developing memory loss and dementia. Studies reporting …continue

Congratulations to Our 2016 Nautilus Award Winners!

We are thrilled to share news of our four Nautilus Award winning books. Honorees are selected for their exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change as well as to the worlds of art, creativity, and inspirational reading for children, teens, and young adults.  

Congratulations to Our 2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Winners!

       North Atlantic Books is pleased to announce that three of our recent releases have been acknowledged by the Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY). These awards, which will be presented at a ceremony in Chicago on the eve of Book Expo America, “honor the year’s best independently published titles from around the world.” In the category of …continue