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New Thailand Ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand by Vern Lovic. (book)

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching in Thailand by Vern Lovic.

Author Vern Lovic has reviewed all the available information about teaching English in Thailand and distilled it into this one – ULTIMATE guide. This new book is destined to become the absolute bible on Teaching English in Thailand.

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching English in Thailand covers:

  • Before coming to Thailand – are you sure Thailand is the right Asian country to start your adventure in?
  • Thai culture – do’s and don’ts and the maybes. What you can get away with and what doesn’t fly.
  • Thai ‘face’ – the major underlying guide for Thai society and individuals
  • First few days in Thailand – what to do to get oriented.
  • Scams – find out about the usual scams and in so doing, you’ll be more ready for innovative scams nobody is up on yet.
  • How much can you earn? Realistically, the god’s honest truth.
  • Choosing a region to live –  biggest single factor determining success. Choose a location that matches what you’re looking for and you’ll have the greatest time. Choose one that doesn’t – and you’ll be packing for home or some other spot in Asia.
  • Costs in Various Regions Chart – priceless.
  • House vs. apartment – what will you be sleeping in? How best to find one?
  • Essentials – contract, moving in expenses, furnishings chart, neighbors, internet ADSL, phone, electric, water, garbage, maid
  • Transportation – taxi, motorbike, auto, share with co-worker
  • Teaching requirements – there have been significant changes recently. Covers teacher course requirements. You must stay on top of the changes as they come. Here’s how.
  • Visa Issues – non-immigrant b visa, visa on arrival by air -30 days, by land 14, overstays, fines, working illegally – without work permit what happens
  • Work permit issues – a teacher’s license is not enough.
  • Types of teaching positions – govt school, private, university, private classes
  • Types of classes you might teach: conversation, GRE prep, TOEFL prep for university entrance overseas, grammar, science, computers, drama, physical education, music, basket weaving?
  • What is teaching in Thailand like?
  • Thai coworkers & foreign coworkers
  • Teaching different ages of Thais
  • Classroom discipline – can you hit the kids? Should you?
  • Classroom style – what works. An excellent system outlined that works.
  • Day in the life of a teacher – what does a typical day look like?
  • 50 Positives to working in Thailand and teaching English
  • Finding a job – applying, dress code, interviews, questions to ask at the interview (very important). Find out what the one thing is you need to do at an interview that maybe one foreign teacher out of 100 does.
  • Working in Thailand without teaching – alternatives to teaching because you may find out quickly that teaching isn’t for you. Some love it and some don’t like it and you’re not going to know if you haven’t taught here before.
  • FAQ
  • Money saving tips
  • Helpful info and phone numbers, etc.

 

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New Thailand EBook: Moving to Thailand

Moving to Thailand - Your 2nd Life Begins! Guide by Mike Fook.

“Moving to Thailand – Your 2nd Life Begins!” is an Amazon Best Seller


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Only $2.99 – Click BUY NOW to receive it instantly in PDF format. If you require another format like Kindle, Sony, Palm, EPub, LRF – write us at eebbookk@gmail.com and request it. We’ll send you a link.

Remember – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE. BUY 3 GET 2 FREE.

Moving to Thailand from your home country takes a lot of problem solving. Not just before you go, but after you arrive. In fact, it’s the details of the problem solving that usually destroy a plan to move to Thailand.

Covered in Moving to Thailand – Your 2nd Life Begins!:

  • Preplanning – before you leave your home country
  • What to bring, and more importantly, what not to bring
  • Staying connected to your money at home or bringing it?
  • Cost of Living – How little can you realistically live on?
  • Money Saving Secrets – from long-term expats
  • Technology – keeping your identity, personal information, and money safe
  • Thai Culture – when to wai and when you’re about to get a bottle to the back of your head
  • Housing – how to choose, how to find it, what to expect
  • Visa – essentials
  • Making Money in Thailand – teaching as well as many alternatives given
  • Escape Plan – the best laid plans can fail. When is it time to throw in the towel?

If you’re moving to Thailand you can’t do without this book. Imagine reading some other book that portrays giving you everything you need… You arrive in Thailand and realize you don’t know everything you need to know. What will you do?
Come here and buy the book you should have bought to start.
Get this book – you won’t be disappointed.

For $2.99 you cannot go wrong.

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If you’ve already read any of Mike’s other guides, you understand that Mike leaves out NOTHING. It’s all in there and you don’t need any more. This book is worth $100. You can have it for less than 3 bucks! You’re not missing anything.

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Moving to Thailand – Your 2nd Life Begins!

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Thailand’s Sickest – a Top Thailand Thriller

Same great book. Better title.

Thailand's Sickest is a fiction novel set in Patong Beach, Thailand and is an action-thriller.

Here is “Thailand’s Sickest / Cleansed” for purchase. I’ve not changed the book title at all the distribution channels yet, it will be month to get to all of them.

Thailand’s Sickest – is a full-length vigilante fiction novel, set in Patong Beach, Thailand.

Here are some reviews:

“What a fantastically action packed, scary and realistic story! I really, really enjoyed it – I read it in one day because I just couldn’t put it down! My only criticism would be that it needed a touch more editing, to get rid of some repetition of facts and quite a few grammatical and typing errors. Other than that little quibble, which really did not detract from the book at all, it was spot on. I love that the author has left things open for another book with some of the main characters, although it didn’t feel at all unfinished as some books can when they have more possibilities in the storyline. I will definately be looking for more fiction books from Mike Fook.”

And this review from a NAVY SEAL:

“Sir for a first work of fiction wowowowowow. This book isn’t for the feint of heart. If you struggle with the reality of what really bad people do then this book will upset you. If you you want a look at what evils this world really has to offer, if you want to see something that isn’t sanitized, or sugar coated, then read this book……

I have been all over the world and have seen my share of the dark side. This book captures the horror.

I liked that Mr. Fook was able to show the difference and varying degrees of bad guys. He was able to show that even the good guys are flawed and that too is a reality.

Readers this book will shock you like a dip into an ice filled pool of water. It will make your blood boil and you will want to rage. The sad part is that it is all too real. Just like in reality sometimes not all the bad guys are caught and sometimes even those we save are never saved.”

This vigilante fiction novel is not likely to appeal to people with a weak stomach. Anyone with a soul might not enjoy this book. If you enjoy payback stories – this is one of the most hard-hitting you’ll find.

Today’s Price – FREE

Click HERE to see our free offer – and you can be downloading your FREE COPY of Thailand’s Sickest within minutes.

New Thailand Ebook: Living in Thailand by Pete Mees

Living in Thailand
What is it like to move from the west and live in Thailand?

One man’s account of moving from America to Thailand in 2004 and what he found when he arrived.

“Living in Thailand” has many photos and is now 104 pages long.

We’ve received excellent feedback on this ebook already. In 2006 it was released as a free ebook of 47 pages. After 34,000+ downloads the author has fleshed it out and added photos.

All the response we’ve had about this ebook is that it’s an exceptional read and gives a good introduction to what it’s like living in Thailand for a western expat coming to live or vacation in the Land of Smiles.

From the book:

The “f – it” attitude is important. As an American I think we have less of it than perhaps some other cultures.   In school we were made to be good. It was not a democracy in the classroom. We didn’t just get rowdy as an entire class if we all felt like it. And I find it hard to believe that we EVER got as loud as a classroom of Thai kids when they get going. Picture 45 kids mainlining liquid crack via Intravenous during the class right before yours.

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In Isaan one time I had lunch with some top administrators from the department of education… the first thing the top guy ordered was some rice bugs for appetizer.  Oh, and some beer for everyone.  There is no stigma attached to those that order beer at lunch time here in Thailand. Even among teachers!  It’s normal.  It’s easy to get used to also…

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From the “First Time for Everything List”, another 40 are listed in the book:

  • 1st time I saw thin persons outnumber chubby, heavy, obese people.
  • 1st time I saw pretty or acceptable girls outnumber ugly or undesirable girls.
  • 1st time I ate bugs. (rice bugs, crickets, grasshoppers, ant larvae, hellgrammites, giant Chinese cockroaches, silkworm larvae, and scorpions (which landed me in the emergency room!)
  • 1st time I ate such spicy food (yum woonsen) that I sweat profusely, felt violently ill, and recovered within an hour.
  • 1st time I had diarrhea more than 10 days.
  • 1st time I saw a fight where a guy was cut in the stomach with a broken bottle and then his head was kicked and bottles were bounced off his face after he was unconscious. He died. So, first time I saw a murder too.
  • 1st time I threw water at people and had water thrown at me for 24 hours over a 3-day period. (Songkran)
  • 1st time I saw ladyboys that WERE prettier than girls.
  • 1st time I spent less than 50 cents USD for breakfast and lunch and less than $1.00 USD for dinner.
  • 1st time I slept on a tile floor; a concrete floor; a hard bed; a wooden couch.
  • 1st time I had my crotch grabbed by anyone other than a woman.
  • 1st time I’ve eaten black beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, silk worm larvae, queen red ant larvae, giant Chinese cockroach, and a huge Scorpion (which landed me in the hospital overnight).

As with all of our ebooks you can choose which format to download in – you always receive the PDF version of our books because it’s one format preserves photos. This ebook, in particular, has many high-quality photos you’ll want to see.

Thai Girls Exposed! An In-depth Look at Thai Girl Lifestyle

This is a brand new ebook by Matt Smith. It’s a collection of interesting facts and speculation about Thai girls – both the good girls and the bad girls. If you want to find a Thai girl to marry – this book is for you, Matt outlines the perfect solution. It’s the only solution really when you get right down to it.

Thai Girls Exposed! Is a digital book in PDF format – readable by most phones, just about all computers, and maybe even some calculators. If you require a different version like for your Kindle – go to Amazon.com and search for, “Thai Girls Exposed!” and buy it there.

 

New Thailand EBook: 25 Ways to Make Money in Thailand

The full title of this book is, ’25 Ways to Make Money in Thailand Without Teaching’ by Mike Fook. In reality, it’s more like 150 ways to make money because Mike offers multiple subjects he believes would do well for each way to make money.

What would you pay to be able to get out of teaching and continue to live in Thailand?

Teaching is the usual way foreigners coming to Thailand for a short or long-term stay. Many teachers try teaching in Thailand for a term, maybe a year, and decide – it’s definitely not for them.

What to do then?

Before you quit your teaching job read this book. In it author Mike Fook outlines 25 ways to make money in Thailand to support yourself. Most of the suggestions are for online projects – but, don’t let that scare you. Mike lays it out for you completely if it’s possible to do it in a chapter, or, refers you to exactly the right place to learn the skills you need to have to make enough money to get out of teaching.

So, what would you pay to know about a project you can start today and build up in a short time so you’re earning enough money to stop teaching?

$295?

I think most teachers – if they were seriously looking for an ‘out’ of teaching and a solution that would take care of them for a year or ten – would pay 9990 baht – about $300 USD.

But, you don’t have to. This ebook is just $19.95 and promise to send Mike your first $100 you make with one of the programs.

2018 The Year of the Ebook

Last year was pretty good – but, I am betting that THIS year is the year that ebooks really get traction and take off. There are like 100 ebook readers / tablet computers coming out from Dell, Toshiba, Apple, Sony, HP, Asus, Acer, etc… this will be what the ebook needs to go mainstream. Tablets are outselling notebook computers at the moment – and there really is only one decent tablet on the market at the moment – the Apple iPad.

Imagine when there are 100 types of tablet?

Ebooks are here to stay, and they are going to crush the paperback market. There are so many reasons ebooks are better. Look at Mike Fook’s post about 50 reasons ebooks are better than books.

Ebooks in Thailand are just starting to take off. I expect because Thailand is a great travel destination, that many tourists don’t want to lug around paperbacks and they’re buying Kindle’s or other ereaders to read their ebooks on.

What do you think?

Do you have a Kindle yet?

An iPad?

Another tablet?

Reading Ebooks in Thailand

There are many people that just don’t understand the whole ebook concept yet. I’ll explain it as best I can here. It isn’t difficult. It doesn’t require a lot of money. Actually, you can read ebooks for much less money, and with much less effort required to read a paper book.

If you are traveling to Thailand, and you landed here at this page – I’ll go over in-depth what is required to find, purchase, and read ebooks.

Ebooks are great for many reasons – one of which is they are cheaper than paper books. They are cheaper to make. They are cheaper to mass produce and distribute. They are usually, and should always be, cheaper to buy. Some authors and publishers – the big names – are refusing to drop prices of their ebooks. They have very little expense in producing them without having to worry about printing and distributing ebooks – but, they are greedy and are still charging over $10 USD for one book. It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous. It offers those of us that are not big name writers – a chance to break into the ebook market, which is what we’ve done.

Ebooks are “Electronic Books”. Instead of paper, books are created digitally on a word processor in a computer or other device. Almost always a computer, though in Japan they sometimes create entire full-length books on their phones. Insane – right?! I don’t know any Thailand writers doing this, and I don’t think we’ll see it anytime soon either.

Ebooks are usually created in Word format, or some other standard, and are converted to other formats so they can be easily read on electronic devices. Thailand is like the rest of the world – we have desktop and notebook computers, we have Apple.co.th online, and Apple stores in Bangkok, Phuket, and even Ubon Ratchathani in Thailand’s northeast – Isaan region.

Different electronic ereaders – read different types of files. If you see an ebook for sale, you need to know what format it is being offered in so you can know – will it be able to be read on your particular device – or not?

Here at Thailand Ebooks – we offer the major formats – PDF, .Epub, .Mobi and a couple of others. Nearly all ebooks are formatted in one of the three formats just mentioned. Any computer with the “Reader” application from adobe.com can read PDF files. Probably your smart phone can read PDF files. It is not a very nice file to use to read a book, because a PDF is basically an image file. Books should be in a text format to be read easily. This is why Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and other major ebook retailers – use one of the best text formats available: Epub or Mobi.

You can search for ebooks in Thailand using Google. Type in Thailand ebooks and see what happens. You see our site near the top, or at the top. We have a small collection of Thailand focused books, that are selling well. We’ve put a lot of time into them and we have more coming out. We are adding new Thailand authors as time goes by, and we are building up to be a much larger shopping place for ebook hunters looking for fiction and non-fiction about Thailand’s people, places, and things. Guidebooks are something we’re looking to add soon.

You can buy a book on our site by clicking the buy, or add to cart, buttons. You can pay with your credit card using Paypal. It’s easy and you will get a download link quickly so you can get your book and read it with whatever device (ereader) you have.

If, for whatever reason, you realize you ordered the wrong format for the ereader you have – no worries, just write us and let us know – we’ll check your order and send you the correct file. Help is just a minute away. Usually we can send your ebook instantly through email.

Which eReader to choose?

This is an often asked question. Many readers are bewildered by the whole affair and some just stick with paperback books because they know them and it’s a no-brainer.

There are many ereaders to choose from – but the best is probably your phone. Phone displays are increasing in size, the world finally realizing that a 3.8 inch display is too small to do much with. The new Galaxy Note II has a 5.5″ display. It’s almost a tablet. Personally, we love the size because it IS almost a tablet, and yet it is much smaller and the resolution is gorgeous. The price is the same as a tablet, and you can use it as a mobile phone too. No need to carry mobile phone AND tablet in Thailand when you have the Galaxy Note I or II. You can add Kindle or Nook (Barnes & Noble) ereader software to your smart phone like the Note, Galaxy Tab, iPhone, or other high-end device and get a good reading experience without carrying around a tablet computer too. If you like the tablet format, you can install the software there too – no problem.

If you don’t want to bring a tablet or mobile phone to Thailand – just install the ereader software of your choice on your notebook computer. The new Macbook Air 11 or 13″ ultrabook computers are nothing short of amazing, and will give you 5-7 hours of ereading on a single battery charge. Personally, we use the Lenovo E125 – available only in Asia – and we get 9 hours. The computer was $500! Cheap!

There are many options for reading ebooks as you travel through Thailand, and all of Asia or wherever you end up. You can store hundreds or thousands of ebooks on your ereader. With Kindle you can even send documents to your Kindle software program, whether you have the hardware Kindle you bought at the Amazon store, or you’re using Kindle on your phone, computer, or tablet as software. You right click a file and say – “Send to Kindle”. It sends it to your device. How cool is that? It’s what we use for sending anything we want to save a copy of, or read later, to our phone. Currently we use an HTC One V phone and reading ebooks is easy here in Thailand using that phone. The phone is half the price of an iPhone, but does everything the iPhone does – and better.

If you are considering a trip to Thailand – bring your mobile phone prepared with the latest software from Kindle (the best, we think) – and load up on books set in Thailand here at Thailand Ebooks. Tell your friends. Email us with any questions.

Best of luck,

MF

Writing eBooks in Thailand?

Here in Thailand I know about a dozen authors and wanna-be-authors that are writing Thailand fiction, and about their experiences in Thailand. If you are a writer, there is a lot to do after you write the book. Editing, artwork, and publishing, whether creating ebooks or paperbooks, you will need to take care of these crucial steps. Established parasites publishers are still hanging around – they didn’t disappear off the face of the planet – yet. It’s all going that way, in 5 years there will be few that are in business any more. There are many reasons for that.

From my own point of view – I don’t care to publish paperback books, even if it means more money (and it does, I have 25 books published digitally). I just don’t like the idea of paper books.

Have I read paperback books in the past? Yep, there was no alternative. Do I read them now? No, not at all. The ebook revolution has given us an alternative to creating wasteful paper books to read. The new Kindle Paperwhite ereader is better than books printed on paper in so many ways. Need a bigger font? Increase the size of the font on the Kindle. Want to change the contrast of the epaper and “ink”? Change it. Want to read in bed with the lights turned off? Use the light in the Kindle. Turn pages with a simple tap on the right side of the ebook page.

What is strange to me is that it took this long for the ebook idea to get going. We had computer screens capable of offering ebook reading back before the Apple Newton tablet arrived. I had one of those back in 1996 I think it was. It took 10 more years before ebooks really took hold.

Now it is here and there are many writers that want to try their hand at writing books. In the Thailand market I know a handful of new writers that have made the effort and went ahead and published ebooks at Amazon, or through some other means.

Comparing creating your own ebook with publishing through a traditional publisher, it looks something like this:

Do It Yourself:

  • You write the book.
  • Find an editor. From Thailand or wherever you are – use the internet. Best to go to writers that are currently producing their own ebooks, and see who they use and recommend.
  • Find a cover artist or create it yourself – much better to find an artist that does it for a living. You should be able to get a decent cover for $100. Some graphic artists are charging $350 per cover! It is outrageous, and the covers aren’t any better than someone could do with $100. The simple graphics needed to do cover art can be done by a high-school student. Find a student you want to employ – and help them on their way to a bright career.
  • You decide the final product in every way.
  • You either upload the Word version directly to Amazon yourself (can do from Thailand or anywhere with internet connection), or, go through someone like Smashwords.com to do it. It is not difficult once you have the prior activities completed.
  • Give Amazon a way to pay you. Linking your bank account makes it fast and avoids checks. You get paid monthly, the current delay is 2 months from the time a book is sold, to the time it arrives in your bank account. If you are writing in southeast Asia – do not get the check, if at all possible. Checks are slow to reach you, slow to clear your bank (we wait 60 days sometimes), and sometimes they bounce because the banks don’t know what they’re doing. We have had about 8 Amazon.com checks bounce after depositing them in Thailand. Not so good for your relationship with your bank, or the $50 they charge for each bounce.
  • You own all rights to your ebook. You can assign those rights any way you choose. You own those rights for eternity. You can give your books to your children, along with all the rights, so they can collect royalties on your books – in full – after you die.

 

Use a Publisher:

  • You write the book.
  • Your publisher will assign an editor. He/she may be good, or suck. There is nothing you can do about it. The editor might want to revise your book drastically – and you will have to rewrite small or large sections of your book to make someone else happy. Sometimes a book doesn’t resemble the original after the editing process.
  • Your publisher will assign a graphics person to create your cover. Quite often they will have the rights to choose what is even ON the cover. The final product is not up for your disapproval. You are at the whim of the publisher, and they are cranking out many new books – not just yours. You are a number with a publisher.
  • You decide the final product in every way. Through a collaborative effort with someone you don’t know, maybe don’t like or approve of – you will come up with a final product – “your” book.
  • The publisher will distribute your book through channels it has, or, more likely – will just put your book on Amazon in paperback, and then format it for ebook release as well. You as author will likely have no say about where your book is released, or how much it will sell for. Amazon takes 30% of sales. Your publisher will probably take more than that. You’ll be left with something ludicrous to feed your family with. It will not resemble in any way, what you could have done on your own.
  • Royalty checks are slow in coming. The accounting methods some publishers use are impossible to figure out.
  • You own some rights to your book, those that haven’t been signed away in your agreement with the publisher. When you die, the publisher probably retains the rights to sell your book – and will continue to take commission before giving checks to whomever you assigned as a benefactor.

Don’t give away your rights to sell the book on your own. Most that care about this issue have already given away their own right to sell their books online – to their publisher. If you haven’t yet, by all means DON’T.

There are really only a couple more things to think about when doing it all yourself:

1. Finding a good editor you like.

2. Finding a good cover artist.

That’s basically it. Any monkey can fill out the submission data needed for Amazon or Smashwords release.

If you want to write books in Thailand, Philippines, anywhere in the world – do the work yourself. Once you find an editor and a cover artist – you don’t have to worry about that any more. Sure it may take a few tries to find someone you like, but at least you can do that and you are not stuck with whomever the publishing company assigns to do your book.

Disclaimer: I’ve not used a traditional publisher in the past. The points above are taken from what I’ve read from authors that have used publishers for years, and became dissatisfied with the process. They now publish their own books digitally and are much happier with the new system.

Are EBooks and EReaders Selling in Thailand?

The first part to this question is simple – yes, ebooks are selling very well in Thailand, and have been over the past two years. Though I have rarely seen someone carrying around a dedicated ereader like the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes and Noble “Nook”, I have seen quite a few people with tablet computers. How many of them have Kindle software installed so they can use them to read books directly from Amazon – I have no idea, but probably a good percentage of them, meaning somewhere around 20%.

That’s a guess – of course.

I usually see ereaders at the train station and airports. I don’t hang around Thailand bus stations, having not taken a bus in 6 years in this place, but they are probably there too. Usually it is foreigners visiting the country that have the Kindles. I think many people read Thailand ebooks on their iphones and other smart phones in which they just install the ereader software for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & N Nook, etc. I have the Kindle software for Android installed on my HTC One V phone, and it works well. I don’t have many options with it, but it’s decent enough to use for reading Thailand books or whatever else I’ve downloaded from Amazon.

There is another thing you can do once you have the Kindle software installed on your phone – even from here in Thailand. You can get the “Send to Kindle” software program that you install on your computer. Once installed you can right click a file (in Windows) and choose “Send to Kindle”. You choose a couple options and whammy – the file is sent directly to your Kindle, or the phone you have set up with the Kindle software. Cool huh? I use it to send PDFs, Text files, Word Docs and other stuff. It works very well and is super convenient. If you are living in, or visiting Thailand or anywhere in Southeast Asia and want to take things to read – this works well before you leave home, or even when you’re on the road and don’t want to fire up your notebook or tablet computer – you can just read on your phone, saving the battery of your other devices.

Now, at this point – Thais are not reading many ebooks. I have never seen a Thai with a dedicated ebook reader. I don’t expect to for another couple of years. There just aren’t many ebooks in Thai language out there. The numbers are increasing, but, it will be years before it is significant. You might want to tell your significant other – if Thai, or Thai friend – to get started now and write ebooks in Thai for consumers to buy later as it picks up in Thailand and Southeast Asia. There must be a good number of Thais turned American that would love to read some Thai books… I wonder how big that market would be worldwide.

Thailand ebooks are selling exceptionally well online – I can fully vouch for that. Here at our site we have Thailand fiction and non-fiction, guidebooks mostly, to help readers accomplish something if they are coming to Thailand.

If you are an author with a book about Thailand and you have the rights to sell it online – meaning, you haven’t given the rights away to a publisher… contact us and we’ll see if it is a good match for ThailandEBooks.com. We give 70% of commissions to authors, like Amazon. We don’t ask for any exclusivity – you can sell your books anywhere you choose.

If you have a favorite Thailand author whose books you would like to see here – contact us in that case too and let us know.

Best of luck to you –

MF