Book finished!

I’m excited, and a little relieved too! Today’s the day! I have finally finished the book, and this morning I sent the files off to the printer!

I have been at work on this pretty-much full-time since early July, and am very pleased with the final outcome. The book is called “A Life Sold”, and is subtitled “What ever happened to the guy who sold his whole life on eBay?”

I am publishing it via Print On Demand, through one of the world’s largest POD suppliers, LightningSource. This means that the book will be available to a large part of the world, via Amazon’s vast network, as well as through many other online book retailers, many of which also access books from LightningSource.

Here is the cover design, for your interest (click on the image for a larger version):

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The back blurb reads as follows:

What on earth would make someone decide to put their whole life up for sale… on eBay?

When Ian Usher decided that it was time to leave the past behind and move on to the next chapter of his life, that is exactly what he did. The results were surprising, entertaining and challenging.

However, the auction was only the beginning of the adventure. What does someone do when they have sold their life? Well, just about anything they like really!

Armed with a list of 100 lifetime goals, and a self-imposed timeframe of 100 weeks, Ian embarked on what could truly be described as the journey of a lifetime – a global adventure spanning six continents, two years, and almost every emotion.

From the amazing highs of achievement, happiness and love, to the terrible lows of disappointment, loneliness and despair, come along and enjoy the rollercoaster ride of life, as experienced by one traveller who is simply looking for a new start.

I now have to wait for the files to be accepted and a proof copy to be printed and mailed to me. Once I okay this, the book should be available online shortly afterwards – almost certainly before the end of November if there are no hitches.

Thanks to all who have been part of the story, and have assisted me along the way.

How exciting!!

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Yvette - November 1, 2010 Reply

Yay! Congratulations! Another very big goal accomplished! I'm so glad I could follow along on the journey and can't wait to get the book. (Maybe I can be the first! (But I want an autographed copy so be sure and let us know how we can get one of those!)

Ian Usher - A LIFE SOLD - November 1, 2010 Reply

Hi Yvette. Your copy will be on it's way as soon as I get hold of the first shipment!! Thanks for the support.

Anthony - November 2, 2010 Reply

Fantastic, inspiring and FUN story, Ian! Congrats on reaching yet another goal that most people dream about for years… and I hope your book charges people up as much as your adventures have done for me. Thanks for that!

Alan - November 2, 2010 Reply

Congrats Ian! I've been following you the entire way and as an aspiring author myself, can certainly connect with the publishing goal. I hope you get yourself out on a little book tour and do some hands on marketing, radio shows, talks, tv, etc. You deserve to reap a little reward for your 2 year investment. Besides, you've been pretty sedentary for the past 4 months, you might want to travel south before it gets really cold up there again.

Ian Usher - A LIFE SOLD - November 3, 2010 Reply

Thanks Anthony, thanks Alan!
Yes, would love to do a bit of a book tour, and certainly plan to try to get some TV or radio spots.
I'm up here until christmas, and then head south to warmer weather for a while – can't take a whole winter of Yukon darkness!

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