Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pointless e-book

My first year of travelling and writing about it is now available as a FREE E-BOOK!

Covering September 2010 to September 2011 in Italy, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Singapore again (plus 20 minutes in Cambodia).


...though I don't know why you'd want to, really. You can already read it all here, with easier navigation. I really did spend far too long on this pointless project over the last few weeks, when I should have been working or just trying to enjoy life rather than getting pissed off by disappearing text boxes. But look what's included:

  • 268 PAGES!
  • SOME! new photos (but mostly loads taken out)
  • LESS! content overall
  • ANGRY COMMENTS! left by dicks
  • ILLEGAL! third party copyright images used without permission
  • LIMITED EDITION! in that it's loads more limited than a website

I'd love to bring out an actual book of this some time, but that would require far too much trimming down. If I only included the decent entries when I visited something interesting, and leave out the rubbish where I'm trying to work out which country to go to next or being unintentionally racist after getting pissed off by bus drivers, you wouldn't be getting an accurate overview of my journey.

I don't have an iPad/Kindle/e-book reader, I'm just working off a 10-inch laptop and it looks okay on that. Please let me know if there's anything seriously wrong, or if you're annoyed by the formatting, image sizes, file size or whatever, because I'll doubtless go through this ludicrously time-consuming project again in September when year two's over.

How is it?


  1. Convert it to a Kindle file and sell it on Amazon! You can make monies online

  2. Apparently this has been downloaded by nine people so far (or at least the link's been clicked nine times before people decided against it).

    Still, that's about three times as many downloads as my wildest dreams. The bad news is that this extremely minor success will only encourage me to self-publish more rubbish in the future.

  3. I've always want to create one, I'm just lazy to, so good job to you! You've done it! :)

    1. Don't do it, Lyndsay. Such a waste of time, making images the right size. Live your life!