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Sounds True Publishing

Waking up the world with life-changing adult nonfiction and children’s books

Bestsellers

We celebrate our bestsellers, but what matters most is the connection between an author and their reader. Our greatest measure of success is every single person whose life is in some way lifted up and transformed by our books and our authors.

About Sounds True Publishing

Every book we publish at Sounds True is in service to our mission to wake up the world. We are real people (and dogs!) bringing our full hearts to every project, and we are committed to working in true partnership with all of our authors, agents, and illustrators to offer genuine tools for transformation.

We want to help people experience a greater sense of well-being and fulfillment, a deeper level of resilience, and a felt connection to our human goodness—and it’s our intention to have our book publishing program align with these values as well.

New & Upcoming Releases - Adult

With topics ranging from spirituality and self-help to psychology and professional development and much more, Sounds True offers a deep catalog of life-changing books and audio programs for adult learners from all walks of life.

New & Upcoming Releases - Children

Sounds True’s children’s books plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, kindness, self-care, and other personal growth skills that will benefit our little ones for a lifetime.

Our Book Publishing Team

Editorial

Jaime Schwalb
Associate Publisher
Jaime Schwalb
Associate Publisher
Jaime believes that we’re only as good as the people around us—thankfully, the ST team is as good as they come. She gets her moxie from green smoothies and long runs and her negotiating skills from her five-year-old daughter.
Jennifer Brown
Executive Editor
Jennifer Brown
Executive Editor
Jennifer landed at Sounds True in 2004 alongside a pair of red-tailed hawks. She has been on the hunt for exceptional content ever since. She enjoys trees, water, bikes, songs, books, and other people’s babies.
Haven Iverson
Editorial Director
Haven Iverson
Editorial Director
Haven believes the author-editor relationship is central to good books. She loves those that explore the strangeness and magic of life and address the cultural context of the day. She enjoys literary fiction, true crime podcasts, and the wilderness.
Diana Ventimiglia
Senior Editor
Diana Ventimiglia
Senior Editor
Diana’s passionate about all things yoga, rock climbing, and pizza. When she’s not editing, you’ll find her working through the five-plus books on her nightstand and yelling at her cat, Phillip, to stop knocking things off the shelf. But he’s so cute!
Jen Adams
Children's Acquisitions Editor
Jen Adams
Children's Acquisitions Editor
Jen loves old stone walls, lightning storms, dragonflies, and the first snowfall. She creates children's books that plant the seeds of mindfulness, compassion, and spirituality for kids.
Anastasia Pellouchoud
Associate Acquisitions Editor
Anastasia Pellouchoud
Associate Acquisitions Editor
Anastasia has kept the acquisitions gears running smoothly at ST since 2015, and has been in love with the written word for much longer. As fluid as her sign, Gemini, she also manages the trade audio list.

Trade Sales & Marketing

Brian Galvin
VP, Trade Sales & Marketing
Brian Galvin
VP, Trade Sales & Marketing
Sounds True author Clarissa Pinkola Estés once told Brian, “You have the map of Galway on your face.” As a lad, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Riverdance. According to 23andMe, Brian is 80% pug.
Wendy Gardner
Publicity Director
Wendy Gardner
Publicity Director
Before Sounds True, Wendy hadn't heard of the enneagram (she’s a 7!), Reiki, or shamanism, but over the past decade she’s embraced it all, especially dream catchers. She lives with her family and 3(!) cats in Brooklyn, NY.
Christine Day
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Christine Day
Senior Product Marketing Manager
As a '70s baby and proud Gen-Xer, Christine loves the word "old school" and gravitates to yacht rock to fuel her nostalgia. She enjoys being a mom, hanging out in bookstores, and making cocktails for friends and family.
Chloé Prusiewicz
Product Marketing Manager
Chloé Prusiewicz
Product Marketing Manager
Many call Chloé an “old soul.” She loves classic films, fine food and drink, listening to records, and Danish furniture. One day, she’ll have her own Walden—a cottage in the woods with a pond and maybe a moss garden.
Nick Small
Publicity Manager
Nick Small
Publicity Manager
Nick's life is shaped by clean nutrition and skincare; streaming; books; family and friends; and his precious cat-daughter, Pearl. She was asked for a quote, but declined to comment on grounds of napping.
Samantha Sacks
Associate Publicist
Samantha Sacks
Associate Publicist
Sam thinks that if she weren’t a publicist, she’d either be a marine biologist or a Great British Bake Off contestant. To her, working at ST is an experience unlike any other—the books rock, and the team is the best around.

What Our Authors Say About Us

“Working with Sounds True has been a dream come true. Whether it’s developing and recording audio programs or creating my books, I’m always deeply thankful for the ease with which each project has progressed and reached the market.”

Elena Brower,
Author of Being You and Practice You

“Working with Sounds True has been an overall pleasurable experience. From conception through the physical manifestation of an actual book, the process is inspiring, and they produce some of the most beautiful books out there today.”

Damien Echols,
Author of Angels & Archangels and High Magick

“Sounds True is not only my publisher; they are my sangha, my spiritual family. They weave a basket of high standards and vast heart, of radical authenticity and a commitment to being of real service. I am honored to have my books held and shared in this robust container.”

Mirabai Starr,
Author of Wild Mercy

Featured Authors

Ruth King
MINDFUL OF RACE
Terri Cole
Boundary Boss
Charlie Gilkey
Start Finishing
Tara Brach
Trusting the Gold

How to Submit Your Work

Interested in publishing with Sounds True? Please see our submission guidelines here. Thank you for your interest in joining Sounds True’s mission to wake up the world.

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Presence FAQ

Can I participate in an Inquiry discussion group?

The Diamond Approach is offering live, online Inquiry groups to accompany this course at a discounted rate — $100 for eight, 90-minute sessions, where you’ll take turns with other students working one-on-one with an expert teacher. This is completely optional and available after purchasing Presence.

 

How do I purchase Presence: Venture into the Heart of Enlightenment?

You can purchase it here.

 

How do I access Presence: Venture into the Heart of Enlightenment after I have purchased it?

To access your course, you will need to:

  • Log in to your Sounds True account
  • Click on “Digital Library” (located in the maroon navigation bar at the top right of the page)
  • Click on “Online Courses” (located on the left side of the page)
  • Find Presence: Venture into the Heart of Enlightenment
  • Click on “go to course”

 

How do I contact customer service?

You may contact us Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm MT.
Email: support@soundstrue.com
Phone: US Customers 1.800.333.9185 #3
Phone: International Customers 1.303.665.3151 #3

 

What browsers do you recommend?

We recommend the most recent version of Safari for Mac users or Google Chrome for PC users (with a second choice of Firefox). We do not recommend using Internet Explorer—but if you must, please use version 11 or higher.

 

How do I access my bonuses?

To access Realization Unfolds: A Conversation between A.H. Almaas and Adyashanti, you will need to:

  • Log in to your Sounds True account
  • Click on “Digital Library” (located in the maroon navigation bar at the top right of the page)
  • Click on “Online Courses” (located on the left side of the page)
  • Find Realization Unfolds: A Conversation between A.H. Almaas and Adyashanti
  • Click on “go to course”

 

I already have the bonus in my library. Can I substitute it for something else?

Unfortunately, it is part of the bundle, and substitutions are not allowed.

 

Can I download the course audio or video content to a computer or mobile device?

You can download the audio/video content onto your computer or Android mobile device. With the exception of eBooks, Apple has restrictions that prevent items from being downloaded directly to iOS devices, unless purchased from iTunes or Apple. Digital items may be downloaded to your computer and then synchronized to your iOS device via iTunes. Courses are also available to stream within the Sounds True App.

 

Can I stream the live sessions from a computer or my mobile device?

Live sessions are viewable on Mac and PC. You can stream them on Android and Apple mobile devices through the browser. If you are not using WiFi, please check with your mobile carrier, as additional data rates may apply.

 

How do I know what time live sessions start if I live abroad or in a different time zone?

All events are Eastern Time unless otherwise noted. Here is the schedule. Please use a time zone converter of your choice or thetimezoneconverter.com.

 

Why is the video player blank, or why can’t I hear it?

Player solutions:

  • The session has not started. Please wait a few minutes.
  • Try refreshing your browser window or clearing your browser’s cache.
  • If the broadcast stops or you see a black screen, try refreshing your browser window.
  • If you are using a Windows PC, we recommend using the Google Chrome web browser.
  • If you are on a Mac, we recommend using the Safari web browser.
  • If you can’t hear anything, check the two places your volume is controlled. One is your video player and the other is your computer.

 

Are the sessions live or prerecorded?

The course videos are prerecorded. Videos noted as “Live” are live.

 

What is your return policy?

Click here for the Sounds True return policy.