I Wrote a Book

Thursday, 31 May, 2012

As many of you know, I’ve been off work for a few months now. Having some down time has been a lot of fun really, and it’s allowed me to do some things that I just haven’t had time to do otherwise. One of those projects was to write a book. The exciting news is that the book is now available on two of the three e-book publishing platforms that I plan to release it on, with the third one to come later in June.

The book is titled Self-Guided Safaris in Kruger National Park, and draws upon my experiences in the park over the past decade or so. The book is written for first time visitors to Kruger, with the aim to explain how easy it can be to organize a self-guided safari in the park.

The cover of the book. There’s also a website for the book that you can find here.

kruger book

The book was originally written and produced using the Apple iBook Author tools, and was designed to take advantage of the interactive nature of the iPad as a source for consuming rich media.  The level of interactivity provided by the iBooks Author platform really lends itself to producing a guide book, and the iBook version of the book is the definitive edition, and offers the most content. It’s highly interactive, full of photos I’ve taken, and provides a great experience. Even if you’re not planning a trip to Africa soon and just enjoy photos of African wildlife, it’s worth having a look. The only downside to this version of the book is that it’s only available for use on the iPad.

I realize not everyone has an iPad, so I created a version of the book that can be read on any e-Reader. The Kobo version is already available in the Kobo store, and I hope to have the Kindle version online in the next couple of weeks. 

I hope that you have a chance to download a copy of the book, and anyone that does, I would appreciate any feedback that you might have. Thanks to Lisa for helping me out with the editing, and to a number of friends that reviewed and provided feedback. It was very much appreciated.

As with any effort of this type, it’s only worthwhile if people read the book and find it interesting/useful. Please pass along the link to the web site (http://selfdrivekruger.com) to as many people as you can.