Books, Tefl

TEFLers Guide Mexico City

All finished. I made a number of adjustments to the final edition, including a better front cover (without any copyright issues this time), a table of contents, a heavily revised intro, a few extra posts, a couple more ‘useful links’ in the back and some photos.

It’s been a fun project. And I’m happy with the results. Lulu is pretty intuitive to use for print books – decide what size you want the book, what binding and what paper quality. Download the Microsoft Word template, copy and paste your book into the template, format it all to your liking, convert to PDF, upload to Lulu and voila …. a book.

You can then upload the covers and set the price/rights etc. You even get a free ISBN number. In fact, it’s all free, although to get a book distributed on Amazon, you do have to buy a copy (at cost – just over $8 in my case) and then approve it for distribution. Seems fair enough to me.


12 thoughts on “TEFLers Guide Mexico City

    • Very stiff I should think. It’d be nice to sell a book or two. I imagine I will, given enough time. But probably no more than a book or two. And with the profit margin at little more than a dollar (at the discounted twelve dollars something it’s currently listed at) I’m not expecting any riches. And the potential audience is pretty narrow….


  1. Kim G says:

    “Swilling tequila.” LOL…

    You should try to advertise your book on I’d imagine that’s probably as close to the target audience as you’re likely to get. Couldn’t hurt to buy some keywords on Google either.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we need to write a guide to dealing with a cold and miserable winter…


  2. Michael Wolf says:

    What’s your cut for a sale of the Kindle version?

    Apropos the Kindle, it’s a good option for (English-) reading expats. The selection of books in English at Gandhi (Miguel Ángel de Quevedo branch) and at El Péndulo has never been better, but they can’t compare to the range of books Amazon can now get to you cheaper and faster. I wish they had more books in Spanish though. Currently the selection is tiny.


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