Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

I'm not advertising, but my Kindlebook (unnamed) is now #1 best seller

I'm not advertising, but my Kindlebook (unnamed) is now #1 best seller

Jun 9th, 2010, 03:17 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,026
I'm not advertising, but my Kindlebook (unnamed) is now #1 best seller

I'm not going to say the name of the guidebook I wrote, but I'm pretty happy that it is now ranked #1 best seller in two Kindle categories and #2 in a third.

I will not give out the name, I'm just bragging. Gee, all of this trivia that I know is finally paying off.



dave
daveesl is offline  
Jun 9th, 2010, 03:45 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 11,212
Congratulations! Will you email me the name of the book? That way it won't be advertising on this site.
adrienne is offline  
Jun 10th, 2010, 10:57 AM
  #3  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,159
Good for you, D.

ira is offline  
Jun 10th, 2010, 01:09 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 196
Congratulations! We used your maps and watched your videos before we visited Rome in April. Very helpful.
celticmoon is offline  
Jun 10th, 2010, 04:04 PM
  #5  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,026
Celtic, if you purchased the old videos you'll be able to get the new series for free by download. Glad it worked for you.

dave
daveesl is offline  
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:17 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,598
Congratulations.
Luisah is offline  
Jun 30th, 2010, 05:08 PM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6,523
Congratulations!! I would love to know the name.
I'll be visiting Rome next year.

Celticmoon, What maps did you use?
kodi is offline  
Jun 30th, 2010, 05:12 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 518
Just tell us the name of the book, will ya. You've earned it and apparently you don't even need the advertising...
Woyzeck is offline  
Jun 30th, 2010, 05:13 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 704
How many pages and was it difficult to get accepted?
krgystn is offline  
Jun 30th, 2010, 05:31 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
Congrats!! Wish I knew the name.
scatcat is offline  
Jul 1st, 2010, 06:52 AM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,660
tell us the name, PLEASE!!!
dina4 is offline  
Jul 1st, 2010, 06:59 AM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
Where might I find this list?
scatcat is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 05:57 AM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,026
Ok, it is Passage to Roma. However, since I've been a member here for so long, I need to also tell you guys that you can download the PDF version from my website for free.

Go to www.passagetoroma.com

Go to the Library menu area and you'll find it under the "Guidebooks" category. It also has instructions on how to print and bind it yourself, if you wanted.

The new video series is still in editing, so it isn't ready yet.

dave

Remember guys, I did not "advertise", I was asked and I put up the link to the free version too.
daveesl is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:18 AM
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 33,465
of course you advertised, you started the post in the first place to get people to buy your book
Christina is online now  
Jul 4th, 2010, 07:29 AM
  #15  
sap
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,049
Thank you, daveesi!
sap is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 09:51 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 6,523
Thank you Dave and good luck with it.
kodi is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 01:45 PM
  #17  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
Thanks Dave!! And it is really nice of you to give us the free version. I appreciate it. And lots of luck to you!
scatcat is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 03:52 PM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,566
Thank you Dave, really appreciate what you have done. It looks fabulous, I will certainly be taking your guide to Roma with us. Best wishes with your venture.
Maudie is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 06:53 PM
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,026
Christina, no I was not advertising. In fact, I have built an entire website that does little more than give away free information on Rome. It does not require anyone to register or anything. The only reason I gave out the name of the book on Amazon was simply because so many asked for it. And, as you will notice, I immediately gave out the way to get it for free. If you get the free conversion software that is out there to convert PDF files to any of the ereader formats, then you can turn it into a Kindlebook. In reality, I tried to give the book away on Amazon, but Amazon does not allow free distribution except to major publishing houses.

I'm sorry I was happy when I learned I had the top selling book in 2 Amazon categories.

Get a life

dave
daveesl is offline  
Jul 4th, 2010, 06:58 PM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
dave- I would have been so excited that I would have shouted it across the world. Good for you. I am very happy for a fellow fodorite! (is that a word?)
scatcat is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:54 PM.