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Paul Conibeer Bali

10 months in jail for not paying hotel bill

In August 2012, Paul Conibeer was jail for 10 months for not paying his hotel bill in Bali. He has now written a book about his experience: “I Survived Kerobokan”. I have watched a couple of interviews now of him promoting his new book. I have sympathy for him having to go through his ordeal, […]

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A new guide to retiring in Bali

I have just finished my second book about Bali and this time I have written a guide for people interested in retiring in Bali. Writing certainly doesn’t come easy for me and even though I have all of these ideas running around in my head, getting them written down is another thing all together. I […]

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How to sell over 1 million ebooks in 5 months

I have to admit even though I am a bit of technology geek, I have been reluctant to buy a Kindle or any other electronic reading device. I am still a fan of ordinary printed books. While I regularly buy books from Amazon and have them delivered to Bali, I also enjoy browsing bookstores. I […]

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Printed book available now from Amazon

I just received the proof of the printed version of my book “How to start a business in Bali”. I approved the proof, so it is now available for sale through Createspace and hopefully soon, through Amazon. My whole experience with Createspace has been fantastic and the printed book looks great. It’s a weird feeling […]

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Selling print on demand and ebooks on Amazon

I was looking for more places to get exposure for my guide to starting a business in Bali. After doing some research, I found that anyone can sell print on demand (POD) and ebooks on Amazon. I think it is a fairly recent move that Amazon has started or they acquired a site called CreateSpace. […]

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How to start a business in Bali – new eBook

Today I have great pleasure to announce the launch of my new eBook – How to start a business in Bali – A practical guide to setting up and running a successful business in Bali. If you have ever thought of setting up a business in Bali, this guide is for you. When I started […]

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Shop Smart – shopping guide to Bali

I am probably one of the world’s worst shoppers, but I do like reading and being able to flip through guide books on Bali. This book is more than just a shopping guide though, it also covers restaurants, day spas, bars and hotels in Bali.   The reviews are frank and to the point. The […]

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Books on Bali

The Indonesian tourism authority spends very little on marketing Bali to the world, yet millions of visitors every year choose to spend their holidays in Bali. I believe this is partly due to the many books written on Bali mostly by foreigners that create a special sense of Bali for anyone visiting the island. This […]

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Free guide to living and making money in Bali

When I first posted this picture on Facebook my auntie said how she could imagine sitting in one of those deck chairs alongside her husband. If you live in Bali, and I don’t mean just visiting for a short holiday, you can do it everyday! Imagine having your own maid for just $100 a month […]

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