Sunday, May 19, 2013

Current Status of Book 1


The work on the second half of Book 1 continues slowly but it does progress towards completion.  A few more chapters have been completed for editing.  


Book 1 - Part 1 has been released in eBook format!


The first half of my book "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History" which is "Book 1" of the "Secret of an Immortal" book series is now available in eBook format.


Everyone who has prepaid for Book 1 is entitled to a free copy of this eBook.  Please respond to this email if you want a copy and have not received yours.



Saturday, February 2, 2013

Happy Groundhogs Day!

Ok, I'm back, again with full steam ahead. 

I finally got something ready to publish: Book 1 - Part 1

Everyone who has pre-purchased the first book is entitled a free copy of this book in electronic form. 
Now on to get Part 2 and the rest of the book released!

Blessings everyone!

Ben

Sunday, October 14, 2012

September / October 2012 Book Update

I'm back!


I want to give everyone my apologies for the continued delays in getting you a copy of this book.  Since my last update, I made progress in getting more chapters to the editors and even closer to the “done” state for at least to be released electronically.

In case you were not aware, the biggest delay in getting this book done was I essentially have rewritten it 3 times.  Since my background is in technical writing, my first manuscript for this book was more of a science paper, with footnotes and annotations linking to recyclable material.  While it would make a great historical research book, it was a very boring read.  I then got talked into rewriting it as if it were a story of man telling his story; similar to the movie “The Man From Earth”.  However it was still too dry and left out my role in the story.  For this third and now final rewrite, I have added “color” and “feelings” along with my narration weaved in, for a more interesting read similar to the “Interview With a Vampire; 
although I am no way in the close to a writer like Anne Rice is.

Since my last update I did have a few requests for the first half of the book be main available in an electronic version such as PDF or Kindle format.  I hesitated because of the time it would take to perform such a project would take aware from me completing what else needed to be done.

However, as I am faced with other delays from my editors, etc.,  I have decided to push for a special first half edition of the book to be released in electronic-only format which I am tentatively calling “Book 1A”.  Right now I need to get this piece “registered” and then I can release it.  My plans today are top have Book 1A released within the next 7 days.  Once it is ready, I will be offering it to all whom have paid for the full book to receive it free of charge at no obligation.

By now, all of you should have received a free copy of my first book "Wake Up ... Moments of Inspiration". If you have not please contact us right away. Also, if you have requested Chapters 1 & 2 in electronic Adobe PDF format, you should have received them by now as well.

As of now, I am still adding still additional free gifts to all of you for your continued patience. The free copy of "Wake Up ... Moments of Inspiration" and now the new electronic-only copy of “Book 1A” are yours to keep, whether you decide to be patient with me or demand your money back.  If you can wait for the hard copy to be released, you will receive an electronic copy of the full Book 1 in PDF format and now Book 2 (when it becomes available). I also promised a CD of some other eBooks which I plan to ship with the hardcover book. At your request, I will autograph the hard copy of the book and / or send you the electronic copy in Kindle format (when it is ready).

Thank you again for your continued patience.

Be Blessed!

Ben Abba

Friday, June 8, 2012

Positive Attitude Linked to Living Longer

Interesting article from ABC News about extending ones life.

"The results indicated they had two things -- a positive attitude for life, meaning they are optimistic, easygoing, extraverted, laughed more and expressed emotions rather than bottling them up," said Dr. Nil Barzilai, a study co-author and director of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine's Institute for Aging Research.

This is similar  to some of my research on longevity:

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Book Project Status Update Released

A long, long overdue update on the book project is coming soon.  Hopefully this week.  My deepest apologies for the delay in getting this out.

*** Update *** a book status was sent out to all buyers who have purchased the book.  If you did not receive the email, please contact me via eamil or by this blog.

Thank you!

Ben Abba

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Interview

Another Reschedule: My interview today has now been rescheduled to next Tuesday, December 13th; possibly at the 7:20PM CET / 3:20PM EST / 12:20PM PST time. Stay tuned for whenever this really happens.

Another Update: My interview by Lisa Grant of the Talk Europe radio network is now scheduled for 9:20PM CET / 5:20PM EST / 2:20PM PST tomorrow (Wednesday), December 7th. I am trying really hard to get another book status update out and I intent to do so on the radio interview. See you all then.

Final Update: There was technical difficulties at the radio station so we will be rescheduling our interview later on; possibly next week.

Update: I may have my time zones wrong. I now have 3:20PM EST and 12:20PM PST. Apologies for missing that one.

I received a surprise request for an interview by Lisa Grant of the Talk Europe radio network at 9:20PM CET / 5:20PM EST / 2:20PM PST on Thursday, November 24th, Thanksgiving Day.

I will be giving another status update on the show.


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Book Status Update

I will be interviewed tomorrow, November 20th, by Stewart Swedlow on his Infinite Realities Radio Show where I will be giving a book status update.

Shortly after the radio interview, I will be giving a more formal book status update.

Be Well everyone!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Can a blood test really tell you when you'll die?

Interesting article in The Guardian newspaper in the UK about using telomeres, found in the cells of our bodies, could be used to predict the aging process within our own bodies. Here are some select experts from the article that I found interesting:

To start with, telomeres are "the protective caps ... on the ends of my chromosomes". Many scientists believe that aging occurs when the telomeres are shorten. I am not yet convinced this is true as the science is still inconclusive on this.

"a New York Times interview with 2009 Nobel prize-winner Carol Greider ... "The science really isn't there to tell us what the consequences are of your telomere length," she said.

Science has however been testing the effects of shortening and lengthening in telomeres on mice cells.

"the idea that telomeres can be "re-elongated" and, hence, that biological age can be reversed does not open the door to immortality – even if scientists have been able to extend a mouse's age by up to 40%. "That's a lot, but nobody has been able to make a mouse that is immortal,""

I would love to see testing on how our thoughts, and our "programming" have any effects on our telomere lengths.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Major Book Status Update

Book 1 - Current Status

First of all I want to give everyone my deepest apologies for the terribly long delay in getting you a copy of this book.

Since my last update, I ran into some personal issues, along with my editors, which have caused delays in getting the book editing done.

Right now, we have about 2/3rds of Book 1 ready to release; with an ongoing full court press in getting the remaining chapters in Book 1 done a.s.a.p.

By now, all of you should have received a free copy of my first book "Wake Up ... Moments of Inspiration". If you have not please contact us right away.

If you have requested Chapters 1 & 2 in electronic Adobe PDF format, you should have received them by now as well. If you have not received them, you are still welcome to request these chapters via email.

Free Gifts

In appreciation of your continued patience, I will now be adding another free gift which you will receive as part of your order.

As part of your pre-release order of the hardcopy version of "Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History", you will now be receiving the electronic version (in Adobe PDF format) of Book 2 when it becomes ready. Books 2 through 4 were partially written when the first version of Book 1 was written. Like Book 1, it will have to be revised and edited before it will be released. Therefore Book 2 should be following shortly after Book 1 is finally released.

This new gift is an addition to the previously mentioned free gifts you will be receiving for pre-ordering Book 1 which include: (1) Book 1 in electronic format (Adobe PDF), (2) an Audio CD of select podcasts about the Secrets of an Immortal book series, (3) a Data CD of select eBooks which related to Book 1, (4) a copy of "Wake Up Moments of Inspiration", and Chapters 1 & 2 from Book 1 in electronic format.


p.s. the radio interview scheduled today on BlogTalkRadio had been rescheduled to a later date.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Book Status Update

As you may have guessed, despite my best efforts, the book still not quite ready to release.

I will be putting together a more detailed newsletter to all of those who have pre-ordered the book from our website with more details.

If you have not already done so, please email me with your current email address to make sure I have it when I mail out updates.

If you are having difficulty emailing to me or would like to be on the newsletter, please comment this blog post and I will get the message.

Blessings to all. Have a safe and fun Memorial Holiday weekend!