Moving to Asia?

It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’ve already worked 45 hours this week. Why? Because I’ve got stuff to do.

One such stuff is the revision of my book An American in China: Starting Over. A travel guide to the adventurous life. I wrote it years ago about my spontaneous trip to Taiwan and the unexpected “vacation” in Mainland China that followed. Back then, I was sorting out many deep feelings stirred by that tumultuous experience, and the process of writing helped figure it out.

I had done some revision on the book and it sat for several years until I decided to hurry up and finish it and get the new edition out. So I did. I spent half the day today designing the new cover. It’s now on Amazon Kindle and the book will be available in a day or two.

If anybody wants one of the original version (I have about a dozen left), you can have one for five bucks. Just let me know.

I also added 75 Search and Rescue Stories: an insider’s view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart on Kindle. I sell the vast majority of books on Kindle these days.

I hope to finish up two more books this year. One is 80% finished and the other is about 30%.

Part of my plan is this: if I can double my book sales, then I’ll sell everything and move to Guatemala, Thailand or Nepal. Might as well. I hope to accomplish this by next summer – if not sooner, but it’ll take that long to get everything in order. So unless some other opportunity knocks, it’s back out into the world for me. I probably should have gone years ago. Better late than never!

One thought on “Moving to Asia?

  1. Shaun Post author

    The plan seems to be coming along well. Book sales are steady and up 70% or more since this post. One by one, I’m getting things in order. It just might work.

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