Book Sale!

In case you’re wondering, that’s not my beautiful hand in the picture. A reader and a fan sent that in after buying and enjoying my book. If you live in Romania I’ve got some very good news. Someone put in a large order of books and then changed their mind so now I’ve got a…

Christian Missionary Edition

I am very happy to announce the American release of my guidebook, The Complete Insider’s Guide to Romania: Christian Missionary Edition. Please be aware that the material in the Christian Missionary Edition is virtually identical to the standard version of my book, The Complete Insider’s Guide to Romania. What sets the Christian Missionary Edition apart…

Further Adventures in (Self) Publishing

Oh my word, yesterday I did something that a normal person would’ve done a long time ago – research the fields of writing, publishing and selling books. You might remember my earlier post on this subject. All of my books (so far) have been self-published, which means that not only did I write them but…

Book News

Ok folks, more good news on the book front. The “regular” Amazon page for the paperback version is working now. It is here. PLEASE, please, if you have an account on Amazon, please log in there and write a review, even if you haven’t read the book. Just a few words mentioning that you like…

Crappy Travel Guides: Leif Pettersen of Lonely Planet

Oh mercy, now time to address the heavyweight Romanian travel writer of them all, Leif Pettersen. My first travel guide I ever used in Romania was from the Lonely Planet and it is the one I still see most often clutched in tourists’ hands.  And it is this same Leif Pettersen who has done a…