Beijing in the Round
See Beijing as you have never seen it before!
'Beijing in the Round' shows the Chinese capital in a totally unique way.
Having spent seven years there, I accumulated many photographs during that time. Using photoshop, and other software programs, this eBook presents a new perspective on many sites visitors and residents have taken for granted.
Underground Art in the Beijing Subway
This is the first and only book to detail the artwork in ALL Beijing's subway (metro) stations. Over half of Beijing's stations (with more planned to open in the future) have artwork, including murals, sculptures, mosaics, lighting, calligraphy, and so on.
This book documents the stories behind much of the artwork and includes details of every single piece of artwork.
Blogger's Guide to Beijing
One of my favourite books that I wrote is a compilation - and update - of many of the blogs I wrote when living in Beijing.
Published as an eBook on Amazon, it comes as one large tome, as well as in five parts covering the north-east/west, south-east/west and central areas of the Chinese capital.
Complete with detailed how-to-get-there instructions for each and every venue.
Riyadh - Heart of Arabia
In 2011/12 I co-authored a coffee table book on Riyadh with Mohsen Al Dajani.:
Arab News wrote a review of the book in December 2012 which you can see by clicking here
(ISBN: 978-603-01-0376-8 - not found on Amazon)
Successful Public Relations in a week
My most recent book for Hodder was in the Teach Yourself series
Six Weeks to Professional Excellence
It was also included in a compilation 4-book volume
Press Releases and Newsletters
I wrote a couple of books for Hodder's Bullet Guides series
One of the most productive publisher relationships I have had has been with Hodder (see below).
Many of the books were in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (previously called Institute of Management) and were translated into other languages.
Leaders of Saudi Arabia
Whilst working in Riyadh I helped ghost a book on Saudi business leaders for a French publishing house - Omnia International
I was commissioned to write a book on Riyadh by Stacey International. After months of doing nothing, they passed it across to the Al Turath organisation in Riyadh who finally published the book in collaboration with Riyadh Municipality.:
Al Manakh 2
I contributed a chapter about Riyadh's museums to a book that documents the Gulf's coming of age
Public Relations in the Middle East
In 2006 I was commissioned to ghost a book about Public Relations for a Saudi, which he then translated into Arabic and passed off as his own work.
He never paid for it... so I now give it away to as many people as want it.
I also used it as an accompanying booklet for my training courses on PR that I gave in the Middle East:.
The Essential Guide to Saudi Arabia
I wrote this general guide to Saudi Arabia for the defence systems company BAE Systems when I was working for them in Riyadh. Published by Sarawat in Jeddah, it was used for giveaways to BAE's clients.
Critical Corporate Communications
In 2002 I wrote a book for the Confederation of British Industry (Publ: John Wiley & Sons) for their Fast track series
A Simple Guide to Visual basic
This book was translated into Polish, (ISBN: 83-7243-330-5, though it doesn't appear on Amazon)
A Simple Guide to HTML
A Simple Guide to e-commerce
Two of my last books for the Simple Guide series
eCommerce Without Tears
eCommerce was very much flavour of the month at the turn of the century, so I was asked to co-author this title
The Complete Idiot's Guide to e-Commerce UK
A UK version of a best selling American book on eCommerce was commissioned, which I helped write. There were major differences between what went on across the Atlantic.
A Simple Guide to Flash MX / 5 / 4
Having written a book about using Flash v4 for Prentice Hall, Flash 5 and then Flash MX followed in quick succession,
A Simple Guide to Quicken 2000 UK
A Simple Guide to Paint Shop Pro 6
The UK Business Internet Starter Kit
Prentice Hall is a subsidiary of Pearson - publishers of the Financial Times. Over three years I wrote 11 books for them.
Kicking off was a business version rewrite of a book by Rob Young
Essential Business Guide to the Internet
This was a rewrite of The Internet as a Business Tool for another Thorogood series, and this time it was a success!...
Business Planning & Raising Finance
This tome was apparently used as a text book at London University
The Internet as a Business
I wrote my first books for Hawksmere-Thorogood in 1997. The first was a disaster sales-wise.
The publisher priced it at £65 and tried to market it to Board Rooms. Sales bombed
This is the one book I (co)wrote that I have never seen published.
It was submitted to the publisher John Wiley; but though they designed a cover and have it listed, I'm not aware that it has ever seen the light of day.
This was the very first book I ever wrote - a romantic fiction.
Mills & Boon turned it down ... hardly surprising when I reread it a few years later.
However, I have now revised all the text and it is published as an Amazon eBook under the pseudonym Sabrina Terl