Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

I’m really only doing two things this summer: traveling with my son, and working on my next book. That’s it. Nothing else. Almost every hour is spent doing one of those two things. It’s wonderful.

Two books down, one to go

I’m publishing three new books this year:

  1. “Your Music and People” was done last year. Patrick Smith is animating the whole audiobook.
  2. “Hell Yeah or No” was finished a few weeks ago. I just recorded and edited the audiobook. Now sending the text to translators.
  3. “How to Live” is a rough draft, and needs a couple months of writing.

I’m still working out where I’m going to get it printed, and what that will cost. Once I know, I’ll set up a page to take advance orders. If you get on my private email list, I’ll let you know long before the public.

Though Penguin published my last book, and offered to publish my future ones, I wanted the experience of self-publishing, and selling directly from my own site.

Summer holidays = lots of kid time

I usually spend about 30 hours a week with my kid, giving him my full attention.

But now that it is school holiday time, that’s more like 60 hours a week.

We go to a different country every week, and explore for a few days.

I don’t even bring my computer on these travels. I know I’m not going to get any work done.

I also leave my phone in the hotel room, and just engage fully in the present play with him. It’s a blast.


Updated August 19th, 2019, from Oxford, England.