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.

Climate Change, Morality, and Social Change

Guest Post by Liz Cunningham We tend to have collective amnesia about how social change occurs. I’ve been asking myself over and over lately, Where does change come from? It happens right smack in the middle of mindsets that tell us that whatever it is we want to change is so intrinsic to the way …continue

8 Ways to Reconnect with Nature

As Earth Day approaches communities all over the world, from Berkeley to Berlin, are celebrating our planet through acts of environmental love. From planting trees and picking up trash, to spreading online petitions and emailing elected officials, each of us has our own Earth Calling, and each is as unique as a fingerprint. In their book, Earth Calling: A …continue

Study Projects Myopia Epidemic by 2050

A paper published last month in the journal Ophthalmology has predicted that by the year 2050 nearly half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. The culprit? Screen time. This comes as no big surprise considering the average American adult spends nearly 11 hours a day in front of a screen (Nielsen). Modern medicine can help people with …continue

Congratulations to Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalists

North Atlantic Books is pleased to announce that three of our Fall 2015 titles, The Cannabis Manifesto, Empty Hands, and Ocean Country have been recognized as finalists in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work …continue

Delicious Vegan Desserts You Can’t Resist (and Don’t Have To!)

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but as David Mamet so eloquently put it in the play Boston Marriage: “Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” There’s a lot to be said for the curative powers of a tasty treat! These six recipes are sure to reduce your stress.