Other Jenkins Books

Joseph Jenkins expertise is not limited to slate roofing. His grad school "sustainable built environment" thesis turned into the Humanure Handbook, an underground bestseller with 80,000 copies in print in the USA and translations in 21 languages. The Balance Point is an award-winning experimental "creative non-fiction" book weaving mostly facts with some fantasy to create a compelling read. The Compost Toilet Handbook provides international insight into the world-wide sanitation crisis, including real-world solutions using the miracle of composting. Self Publishing Top Ten Tips summarizes Jenkins' advice and experiences in self publishing over the past couple of decades.

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  • Self Publishing Top Ten Tips
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    Self Publishing Top Ten Tips - New for 2022!

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    ISBN: 978-1-7336035-3-9, April 2022. Softcover, 5X8, 100 pages.

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    "I once made a promise to myself: if I ever sell more than a million dollars' worth of my own self-published books, I'll write a small book about how I did it. This is that book." 

    With no formal education in writing or publishing, and while working a full-time job running a construction business, Joseph Jenkins managed to sell more than 3 million dollars' worth of books he authored and self-published. Over the years he reflected on what people should know if they're thinking about self-publishing. Eventually, he boiled his advice down to Top Ten Tips.

    Jenkins sprinkles personal anecdotes throughout the book to help illustrate some of his experiences and recommendations. He says he learned the hard way and made all the mistakes you can make self-publishing. This book may help the reader leapfrog over some potential pitfalls.

    The book touches upon money, costs, editing, promotion, software, public speaking, copyrights, eBooks, print books, book specifications, paper, fonts, ISBNs, LCCNs, public domain, royalties, incomes, radio, TV, websites, book signings, rights agreements, fair use, libel, consulting, and a whole lot of other things. 

    This is not an encyclopedia. It's a quick read packed with information that is sure to inspire budding self-publishers!
     


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  • Humanure Handbook 4th Ed.
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    Humanure Handbook 4th Ed.

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    The Humanure Handbook  (4th edition)  Shit in a Nutshell 

    By Joseph Jenkins, 2019. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback.

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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition won a gold medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards. Readers' favorite reviewer stated, "This book is a must-have for any library. Trust me." It was also a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Indies Book of the Year Awards in the Nature Category, as well as a Gold Winner in the Science Category.

    The original Humanure Handbook was published in 1995 as a grad school thesis turned into an underground best-seller. The 4th edition is half new edition and half sequel. The book has sold 80,000 print copies in the US alone (4 editions), been translated in whole or in part into 21 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents.

    The previous editions won numerous awards, including the Independent Publisher Outstanding Book of the Year Award, deemed the book "Most Likely to Save the Planet.” The book has been mentioned on such diverse media outlets as: NPR, BBC, CBC, Howard Stern, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy Magazine, the History Channel, Tree House Masters, and many other national and international venues.

    Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting, gardening, or even basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print! 

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    Free shipping in the continental USA (Alaska and Hawaii not included).     

    Also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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    April 21, 2021. 254 pages, 203 photos and illustrations, 161 color pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-7336035-1-5; Trim Size: 6"x9"; $40.00 US

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    143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123.  

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    The Compost Toilet Handbook is an illustrated instructional manual explaining how to make, use, and manage compost toilets, which are waste-free toilets that rely on the biological process of composting to recycle toilet material. It is based on the author’s 40+ years of first-hand experience. The 254-page indexed book has 161 pages of color photos including 203 photos or illustrations from 13 countries where compost toilet systems are in use. 

    It is intended for readers who are interested in learning how to make and use compost toilets, for everyday use, for emergency use, or for specialized use such as in schools, orphanages, remote camps, villages, or off-grid buildings. The book relies heavily on color photos and illustrations. Although the 161 color pages have made this book expensive to print, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the cost is worth it. There is no other book like this in print.

    This book is a companion book to the Humanure Handbook 4th Edition  (Joseph Jenkins Inc., 2019). Its purpose is to provide basic information about how to make compost from toilet material in a variety of situations, locations, and cultures. It is lighter on text and heavier on illustrations relative to the Humanure Handbook, in order to create a book that is easier to translate into foreign languages.

    The 2nd half of the book includes case study reviews of compost toilet projects in African prisons and schools; Haitian schools, orphanages, and villages; schools in Mozambique; neighborhoods in Mongolia; a school and village in Nicaragua; and an ecovillage in the US. 

    Along with the nuts and bolts of compost toilet construction, use, and management, the book covers emergency preparedness, cold weather composting, pharmaceuticals, heavy metals, health, and safety.

    Compost Toilets: A Solution to the Global Sanitation Crisis 

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    The Balance Point Book 

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    You get the print book for $14.95 with a free E-Book PDF download as a bonus, or you can select only the PDF download for $5.00 and you will not receive the print book.

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    Paperback: 280 pages
    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc. (May 29, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425866
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425866
    Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches 

    The Balance Point took first place in the Science/Nature/Environment category in the the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book AwardsIt also won first place in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards in the Sustainability category. It was also a finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category in the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards. It also won the New York City Big Book Awards in two separate categories: Environment, and Spirituality! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world. 

    The Balance Point is  a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and  spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

    Based on actual occurrences and factual scientific and environmental information, The Balance Point weaves a compelling adventure story into an ominous tapestry of planetary degradation. Jonathan is reluctantly goaded into satisfying the conditions of his deceased Aunt's cryptic Last Will, sending him on a puzzling journey to perplexing destinations. What he finds is worrisome, yet hopeful: something has gone missing in our collective human consciousness.

    The timely message takes a critical subject  and handles it in a clever way. This is an uncommonly provocative  educational, and spiritual  journey which ingeniously captivates the reader from the beginning. The  story is so engrossing and the author's writing style so light and breezy that only after finishing the book will it hit the reader just  how much information had been conveyed. The Balance Point is intriguing and suspenseful; all in all, a fascinating read.

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    The Humanure Handbook  (4th edition)  Shit in a Nutshell - By Joseph Jenkins, May 2019. 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6”X9” paperback. $25.00 US

    The Compost Toilet Handbook - April 21, 2021. 254 pages, 203 photos and illustrations, 161 color pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-7336035-1-5; Trim Size: 6"x9". $40.00 US 

    Your order confirmation message will include the download links, which are good for 7 days and 3 downloads. Registered customers can also access the links in their account under orders/ordered files.

    If you live in a foreign country and you want to buy a book download, you will have to insert a US address as your shipping address. You can use this one:  

    143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123.  

    Also you may have to enter a US state in your billing address since there are no options for international orders. Use, for example, OHIO as your billing state.

    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition won a gold medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards. Readers' favorite reviewer stated, "This book is a must-have for any library. Trust me." It was also a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Indies Book of the Year Awards in the Nature Category, as well as a Gold Winner in the Science Category.

    The Compost Toilet Handbook is an illustrated instructional manual explaining how to make, use, and manage compost toilets, which are waste-free toilets that rely on the biological process of composting to recycle toilet material. It is based on the author’s 40+ years of first-hand experience. The 254-page indexed book has 161 pages of color photos including 203 photos or illustrations from 13 countries where compost toilet systems are in use.  


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  • Humanure Balance Point Combo
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    Humanure Balance Point Combo

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    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition and The Balance Point Book Combo

    You get free PDF downloads when you buy the print books. If you want only the PDF downloads and not the print copies, select that option below. 

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    If you live in a foreign country and you want to buy a book download, you will have to insert a US address as your shipping address. You can use this one:  

    143 Forest Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123.  

    Also you may have to enter a US state in your billing address since there are no options for international orders. Use, for example, OHIO as your billing state.

    The Balance Point book:

    Kindle | Amazon | PDF E-BookChelsea Green 

    Paperback: 280 pages

    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc. (May 29, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425866
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425866
    Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches 

    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition:

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    Paperback: 300 pages
    Publisher: Joseph Jenkins, Inc.; 4th edition (May 6, 2019)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0964425882
    ISBN-13: 978-0964425880
    Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches 

    The Balance Point took first place in the Science/Nature/Environment category in the the 2018 TopShelf Indie Book AwardsIt also won first place in the 2019 Book Excellence Awards in the Sustainability category. It was also a finalist in the Current Events/Social Change category in the Top Shelf Indie Book Awards. It also won the New York City Big Book Awards in two separate categories: Environment, and Spirituality! It also took the Bronze in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards Category: Essay/Creative Non-Fiction. The IPPY award is the largest book awards contest in the world. 
     

    The Balance Point is  a story of a search for something so mysterious that the main character doesn't even know what it is, or how  to recognize it if he finds it. It touches on science, mathematics, economics, religion, and  spirituality, in a manner that is  both illuminating and disturbing.

    The Humanure Handbook 4th Edition won a gold medal in the 2019 Readers' Favorite Awards. Readers' favorite reviewer stated, "This book is a must-have for any library. Trust me." It is also a finalist in the Foreword Magazine Indies Book of the Year Awards in two categories: Nature and Science. The book has sold 70,000 print copies in the U.S. alone, been translated in whole or in part into 20 languages and has been published in foreign editions on four continents. 

    Not only does the book address what to do with human turds, but it is also a priceless manual for anyone involved in composting, gardening, or even basic survival skills. There is no other book like this in print!  

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