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)

New Amazon Kindle Fire Color Multitouch Tablet – eReader:

New Amazon Kindle Touch eReader:

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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.

New Thailand EBook: Joy’s Top 20 Thai Desserts Cookbook

Joy’s 2nd Thai food ebook – this one,
the Top 20 Thai Desserts eBook!

Joys Top 20 Thai Desserts Ebook

Inside Joy’s Thai Desserts Recipes eBook You’ll find:

  • 42 Colorful Illustrated Pages – packed with photos.
  • 20 of Thailand’s TOP, and most favorite Thai Desserts!
  • Step-by-Step instructions for Cooking each delicious dessert!
  • Joy’s Personal Stories about making these desserts at home! (priceless!)
  • Easily Printable – so you can take the dessert recipes to your kitchen!
  • Adobe PDF and many other file formats – read this ebook with your computer, Kindle, Nook, Sony reader, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod Touch, etc.

TODAY just $2.99!

If you just want to buy now and don’t need a cart choose this button below to order Joy’s Top 20 Thai Desserts Ebook… Even if you aren’t the best cook in your circle of friends – these simple Thai dessert recipes will make you seem like an absolute pro. Joy’s simple way of showing you how to cook the most delicious dessert recipes Thailand has to offer will have you cooking like a pro in very little time. Try it! We’ll bet you can’t stop! Don’t miss Joy’s other Thai food recipe ebook:

Joy’s Thai Food Recipes Ebook – with 50 authentic Thai recipes from Thailand’s traditional northeast.

If you want the Amazon Kindle version of this book, just click the book below:
Joy's Top 20 Thai Desserts Book

New Thailand EBook: Joy’s 50 Best Thai Food Recipes

In 2005 Joy set about to create an ebook of authentic Thai recipes she’d learned growing up with her mother and aunts teaching her in their modest home.

After editing and adding photos Joy’s Thai Food Recipe book became the most sought after Thai Food ebook on the planet within 6-months. Today she sells her ebook through a number of affiliates and partnerships and we’re lucky to have her agree to sell her ebooks here too! Yes, I said ebooks.

Joys Thai Food eCookbook

Joy’s Thai Food Recipe EBook contains:

  • 101 Colorfully Illustrated Food Pages – featuring tastiest Thai food dishes.
  • 50 Thai Favorite Recipes!
  • Step by Step instructions for Cooking all Recipes!
  • Joy’s Personal Touch – short stories about growing up in Thailand related to cooking Thai food.

New Thailand EBook: 50 Ways to Make Money While Living Overseas

If you are considering moving overseas on a limited budget, a pension, whatever fixed-income source you have, and you are concerned about being able to make a little (or a lot) more money while you are living abroad – this book has 50 answers that may work for you.

What would you pay to be able to get out of teaching and continue to live in Thailand?

Teaching is the usual way foreigners coming to Thailand for a short or long-term stay. Many teachers try teaching in Thailand for a term, maybe a year, and decide – it’s definitely not for them.

What to do then?

Before you quit your teaching job read this book. In it author Mike Fook outlines 50 ways to make money in Thailand, or wherever you are with an internet connection – so you can support yourself. Most of the suggestions are for online projects – but, don’t let that scare you. Mike lays it out for you completely if it’s possible to do it in a chapter, or, refers you to exactly the right place to learn the skills you need to have to make enough money to get out of teaching.

So, what would you pay to know about a project you can start today and build up in a short time so you’re earning enough money to stop teaching?

$295?

I think most teachers – if they were seriously looking for an ‘out’ of teaching and a solution that would take care of them for a year or ten – would pay 9990 baht – about $300 USD.

But, you don’t have to. This ebook is found at:

AMAZON – HERE ->

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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All Books and Ebooks

All books between $2.99 and 4.99.

Click a Thailand book title to see the full description:

Thailand’s Sickest – a vigilante adventure fiction novel set in Patong Beach.

Thai Black Book – The Ultimate Thailand Survival Guide

Living in Thailand – What is it like? Is it safe? What will you encounter?

The Ultimate Guide to Teaching in Thailand – comprehensive guide to teaching in Thailand. Nothing else needed.

Joys Thai Food Recipes – Joy’s 50 best Thai food recipes in a best selling cookbook. 100% authentic!

Joys Thai Dessert Recipes – Joy’s TOP 20 Thai desserts favorites. Thailand has hundreds of great desserts, influenced by bordering countries. You must try these!

Moving to Thailand – Everything you need to know about moving to Thailand from the west.

 

All ebooks can be downloaded immediately after processing your payment. You can choose the format and will receive whatever you choose plus the PDF version which is readable on virtually any computer across the globe.