Tim Ferriss, author of best-selling books such as The Four Hour Work Week, is venturing into the world of publishing-sort of. In a blog post, Ferriss announced he was start a book club and buying up the audio and ebook rights to books he loves. Starting with Vagabonding, Ferriss will create audio books and then market those to his audience.
He wrote: "I could never find a book club for 20-40-year old males, or a curator for that demo. I'm now in a position to give it a shot myself (and extend it to women, of course)." The first installment of this new endeavor is an audiobook version of Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts.
In short, Ferriss hopes to put his Oprah-esque stamp of approval on books he thinks his followers will enjoy, and then distribute his audio and ebook versions to them. You can listen to the first chapter of Vagabonding for free on Ferriss' blog post. The full audiobook is available through iTunes and Audible.