How to Write and (Un)Successfully Market an eBook

How to Write and (Un)Successfully Market an eBook

Although I don’t generally write about writing (other than why I suck as a travel blogger), many of you have asked how I plan to make money while keeping up this glamorous lifestyle.  In the Digital Nomad world eBooks are all the rage.  I have always wanted to write a book, so I followed the trail of bread crumbs to the eBook world. The result: I recently published an eBook on Amazon, Exploring Myanmar.  I had been thinking about writing a book, or multiple books, for quite some time.  I had a mess of ideas, but never got around to actually putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.  But, with our 28 days spent in the burgeoning tourist destination that is Myanmar, and with how little is written about what it is like to travel there, I thought this would be a great opportunity to test out publishing an eBook. The actual writing was not a problem.  I started with my blogs on Myanmar, and added in a lot of other stories that I sort of saved for the book.  The second overnight bus ride and the craziness that ensued really solidified the story though – I knew I had to share that experience, and thought it would make a great introduction to the book.  After leaving Myanmar, I tried putting it all together in my spare time.  It was not until an uber productive week in Thailand, though, that it came together, with final edits from me and my friend, Ann.  I also met a German graphic designer, Florian, that week who offered to make the simple book...