Thailand Book Lovers

More ebooks are coming and will be listed here over the next couple of days. There is a Thailand book niche that some people can’t get enough of.

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We are, once again, considering adding to the talent pool here at Thailand eBooks. If you are a writer and you want to sell your ebooks through Thailandebooks.com – send a short note to mikefook@gmail.com and let us know what the focus of your book is, and we might consider adding it here.

Right now we’re looking primarily for Thailand fiction books, but we might accept true stories related to visiting or living in the country.

You will create an account at e-junkie.com, and set that all up and then we can sell your books as an affiliate. E-junkie has a great little program. You collect the money through Paypal for your book sales, and you pay us once per month for any sales that came as a result of us selling as an affiliate. You see the stats for your side, and we can see them as well from our side – for your books that sold through us.

We won’t accept any Thailand book related to politics, or about specific individuals in Thailand. No unauthorized biographies, or anything like this. We won’t accept, “I came to Thailand and fooked 38 girls in 9 days!” type books either.

If you don’t have or don’t want a Paypal account in order to setup your book with e-junkie.com we may be OK with doing it for you. You won’t have direct access to stats for your book, but when we pay you for books sold through our account, we’ll send you a screenshot of your sales.

If you are also selling your books on Amazon or in some other marketplace, the price you sell them for here – will have to be the same as at the other venue. We take 40% commission, and if you’re using our e-junkie account, there is a 2,000 THB setup fee for us to get your book live.

When you sell through us – we need your book in Microsoft Word, or PDF format. If you’ve submitted a copy of your book through SmashWords.com – we need to have a copy in all the formats SmashWords converts your book to – to facilitate sales.

Again, if you might be interested in this program, email us and tell us what your book(s) are about and where they are presently listed for sale.

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Thai Black Book by Tom Wilson

Thai Black Book - Survival guide for Thailand travelers.

Chapters in Thai Black Book

1 – Things that Can Kill You

2 – Other Cautions

3 – Thai Culture – the Essentials

4 – Thai Concept of “Face”

5 – Foreign Men – Thai Women Relationships

6 – Bar Girls

7 – Foreign Women -Thai Men Relationships

8 – Ladyboys (Katoeys)

9 – Thais and Alcohol

10 – How Thais Fight – Staying Alive

11 – Pornography, Indecency

12 – Underage Sex

13 – Illegal Drugs

14 – Scam Alerts

15 – Technology

16 – Teaching in Thailand

17 – Money Saving Tips

18 – Helpful Phone Numbers & Other Info

Thailand FAQ

Poisonous and Non-Poisonous Snake Photos

Buy now for under $5 in PDF, EPUB (for Amazon Kindle), LRF (for Sony eReaders), Palm Doc formats – you specify.

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Thailand is the kind of place that, when you arrive – you’ll wonder – What in the hell is going on?

Thai and western cultures couldn’t be more different if Orson Wells created them.

If you have never come to Thailand before – you will be happy to have read all 128 pages. You’ll have a better picture of the dangers and be a lot more street smart than you would be without it.

This book is selling a couple hundred copies per month – and sales are increasing month-to-month. There’s only one reason for that -word of mouth. People are telling others that the book has some good information. Someone told US the book is great – thinking we didn’t have it for sale yet.

You need this book:

If you are a first time visitor to Thailand.

If you are the type of person to get into fights, or get taken advantage of during scams – you need this book.

If you are going to drink a lot, indulge in the other nightlife passion that most guys come for – you need this book.

If you are a woman interested in dating Thai men – you need this book.

  • 128 pages packed with new information (8/2010) you won’t find in ANY other Thailand guide.
  • Illustrated
  • Easy to read formatted Adobe PDF file you can read on your Nokia, iPhone, or other smart phone, notepad, netbook, iPad, Macbook Pro, Mac anything, or desktop PC computer.
  • If you have a KINDLE, IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD, SONY READER, NOOK, or other ebook reader – after you purchase the PDF version here below, write: mikefook@gmail.com to request the appropriate version of the book for your reader.
  • Sold to buyers in – Thailand, UK, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Canada, USA, Spain, Korea, Philippines, Denmark, Netherlands, Mexico, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, and even Fiji. Plus the book is selling many copies at Amazon Kindle Store each month… and we don’t have access to where those sales are coming from.

NOTE – There is nothing in this book promoting illegal activities. Shooting pornography in Thailand is a punishable offense with jail-time and big fines. Underage sex is a serious offense that can get you years in jail. The chapters in Thai Black Book covering these subjects reveal Thailand’s stance on these subjects and doesn’t offer any information about how you can obtain illegal drugs, sex, or employment shooting pornography. What you get instead is 128 pages of Thailand street smarts that will help you have a better vacation than you would have otherwise.

We’ve tested three prices – $19.95, $9.99, and $4.95. At $19.95 and $9.99 we’re not selling as many copies as we could. At $4.95 we’re giving them away.

for now the book is just $19.95 $4.95 (PDF format – or, email us to request Kindle, Sony, or Palm formatted ebooks) –

Or, buy directly at Amazon – click here for Amazon Kindle format (just $2.99)!

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Want even more information about the book?

click to see -> “Thai Black Book .com

Want the Amazon Kindle version of The Book for $2.99 if you’re in the USA or UK? Go get it!
Otherwise Thai Black Book is available to those in other countries at $4.99 – Amazon adds $2.

Mike Fook – Thailand’s Best Selling Author?

Mike Fook has been selling the heck out his ebooks on Amazon lately. If you check the bestselling list after searching the Kindle ebook store for “Thailand” you’ll find that he has two books already in the top 10. One is at position 8, the other at 10.

John Burdett, who wrote Bangkok 8, has a number of books in the top 10. Shows that there are few authors that have any decent books to offer the ebook readers. Not to say his work is no good – I’ve read no more than the sample chapters. John writes in a way I don’t enjoy reading – and from a perspective that doesn’t jive with what I like. Still – THOUSANDS of people like how he writes and he’s the top writer. For now.

The ebook market has the potential to change everything. There are writers today – book writers – traditional book writers – that enjoy being top dog. They’re going to be replaced in some cases. Obliterated in others.

Currently – taking into account all online channels – Mike Fook is selling over 25 books per day. John Burdett prices his books (rather, his publisher does!) at the insane price of $14.99 in some cases for the EBOOK! Nuts.

If you are a new author and you want to write a book about some aspect of Thailand – WRITE IT NOW. Get it out of your head and into your computer as fast as you can. New authors this year – who crank out a few books per year (10?) can be firmly established when the ebook revolution takes hold and kills the last remaining holds outs (paperback readers).

Ebooks Starting to Take Off!

We have a few channels where we sell ebooks – and it’s quite clear by sales lately that the ebook world is taking off like a rocketship.

Sales have increased at least 30% month over month for almost a year now. That’s pretty nice growth. The end is nowhere in sight – as most people are still reading paperback books. Imagine when that changes and people finally throw away their paperback books and go for ebooks… Ebook authors will be rejoicing – while those stuck in contracts with paperback publishers will be crying in their Cheerios.

Currently we have 14 books for sale at Amazon’s Kindle Store – and here at ThailandEbooks.com. We are selling over 400 books per month online. No paper. No postal service.

If you have been thinking about jumping into Ebook publishing -now is the time. Get started today and don’t look back. The future is ebooks – not paperback books.

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22 Day Meditation Course

Meditation For Beginners - 22 Day Course by Vern Lovic

Meditation for Beginners
– A 22 Day Course
(ebook)

By Vern Lovic, MA.

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I created this unique 22 day meditation course as a way to help you learn a simple Vipassana like meditation – without religion or dogma attached to it.

Meditation is a physical act… the extra fluff of Buddhism, Vipassana, Pali language, rules, heirarchical levels, etc – is completely unnecessary and probably hinders those that place a priority on it.

This easy to understand meditation ebook is 75 pages long and illustrated. If you need a format other than those listed above, write us at the Contact Page email address.

Enjoy!

Write eebbookk[{@]}gmail.com if you have questions or comments about the book. 🙂

Apple Tablet Wishes

Ultimate ebook reader? Apple Tablet PC on stand.
Ultimate ebook reader coming soon? Let's hope we can at least plug in an external keyboard.

The impending Apple tablet could come in so many variations that I’m bound to be disappointed. I want the tablet to have it ALL: Ereader, HD movie player, mp3 player, speakers, etc.

Specifically, as a bare minimum here’s what I want the upcoming Apple iSlate, iPad, iGOD product to do:

  • Read PDF’s well. PDF’s have the best graphics and readability – now, just create something that works with it – do not make a new proprietary format.
  • It should read all ebook formats and work with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and anyone else that offers ebooks for sale online.
  • Have a 10 inch touchscreen with a full-size haptic touch keypad that works as well as my Nokia 5800 Xpress Music phone. Handwriting recognition should work very well.
  • Play HD 1080 and 720 flash, .mov, .avi, .wmv, .anything with built in speakers.
  • Have a built in microphone so I can use it for VOIP on SKYPE and give it verbal commands it understands. I don’t like the stupid earphones w/mic contraption.
  • Have a 3MP camera for video chats. A good stand that comes with it for free.
  • It should serve as an extra monitor for my notebook by plugging it into a USB port anytime I want.
  • Have BlueTooth, WIFI, EDGE, 3G, 4G.
  • Enable me to replace the battery.

That’s about it. We’ll see what it actually has when it comes out – supposedly it will be announced in January and start shipping about March 2010.

If the new Apple tablet has the above functionality – would you buy it? What else would you want to have it do?

(photo credit: flickr.com user – ndeviltv)

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Why Thailand Authors Should Embrace Ebooks…

I started out with the goal of getting published – a paperback book, I thought, would be the ultimate ego boost. At least until the movie was made… After looking into it more and asking myself what was more important, money or fame? I came to the conclusion – money is more important. Money is far more important.

The publishing contracts authors sign with traditional paperback book publishers are quite restrictive on present and future acts. For instance, most paperback publishers will insist they own the digital rights to your book content as well – for distribution! Meaning, if you write a book, sign a contract with Bangkok Books, or Asia Books, Lotus Books, whichever company – you are probably signing away your digital rights to market your OWN book on the internet on your site, eBay, Amazon, anywhere.

In order to sell your book online your publisher must sell it for you… which results in a pittance of an income for you – regardless how many ebooks they sell. Not only that, many publishers don’t have agreements with Amazon or other major distribution channels – so, your digital ebooks go nowhere. This very important channel goes unused because traditional book publishing companies are not excited about ebooks – nor are they set up to sell ebooks.

Wouldn’t you rather retain all the rights to your written works?

I decided a year ago that I wanted all the rights. Similar to music industry performers that are tired of selling an entire music CD and making a dollar… I want to retain as much money and rights to distribution of my own material as possible.

Not only this – but, I want to help other authors retain their rights by giving them an outlet for their digital ebooks here at ThailandeBooks.com.

Sign on here and you’ll give up nothing of your rights – we’re just another outlet that you allow to market and sell your ebooks for a commission. You might sell your ebook 50 other places online as well. You might self-publish your book in paperback form on your own as you make enough money from ebook sales to do so. Or, you might give up caring about selling a paperback book.

Ebooks are more than just another way to get your book out there – ebooks are here now – and give authors the chance to retain all rights to their content in the present and the future.

Do you have books already written about Thailand or Asia topics that you couldn’t find a publisher to publish? If you’re a writer based in Thailand – of course you have. It’s very difficult to match up a story with a publisher and actually go through and get published. It’s an exercise in futility often times.

Now you have an outlet for these books – assuming they are decent books and will have an audience – sell them here and everywhere else you possibly can sell them online.

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EBook Submissions

For writers that wish to publish their unpublished books with us:

If you are a writer in Thailand or anywhere in Asia and you want to write an eBook and sell it here please read the ebook submission process first.

Here is the process:

1. Create your ebook. Create a book that will generate a lot of interest. We already have travel guides in Thailand covered, but look at our list of other ideas to come up with something we’re sure will work – or, come up with your own ideas. Fiction welcome, set in Thailand.

2. Edit and format your ebook for ereaders. We have detailed instructions, and it takes some effort – but I can reformat my 100 page ebook in 2 hours. It’s necessary to reformat because most ereaders don’t like graphics, and special formatting. ANY special formatting. So, it’s a pain, but necessary.

3. If you absolutely don’t want to do it – we can just sell your book as a PDF. Send us the PDF or Microsoft Word copy and we’ll convert to PDF.

4. Sign our agreement. You retain all rights, we just need rights to sell your ebook also.

5. You’ll choose a price for your ebook – which will the same price as it is listed in other markets, or, under $7.99 USD if not for sale elsewhere.

6. We list your ebook(s) here. We have a number of Thailand based sites that are linking to this site and we are already in the searches at G! or Y! for “thailand books” or “thailand ebooks”.

7. Tell any friends that have websites about the availability of your ebook and ask them, beg them, pay them, to link to your ebook sales page here. Any link you can get to your product pages from other sites will help you sell more books.

8. We’ll also market your ebook on Twitter, Friendfeed, Tumblr, Google, and Facebook, and through other channels.

9. When your ebook sells you’ll make 60% of sales (after payment processor fee).

One of the best ways you can make money through selling ebooks is if you create a SERIES of ebooks. One book is great. It might sell well. Create a series that people can’t do without and you’ve really set yourself up for what might turn into a career.

You’re free to sell your ebooks anywhere else you like, or sell them on your own at eBay, or wherever. We have no binding agreement that takes any rights from you, just enables us to sell your ebook in addition to whatever you’re doing. This is in stark contrast to traditional paper book publishing contracts.

Best ebook readers on the planet? There’s no contest…

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