What I have grown to affectionately refer to as my ‘Cricket eBook’ has become my best selling publication to date. In fact, it has outsold all of my other eBooks combined. Plus, it receives the most pages read online than all my other eBooks combined as well. Why it is so popular is still a bit of a mystery to me.
Titled “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects for Protein” I published it at Amazon as a Kindle product on October 14, 2015. At the time, it was my third eBook and probably the most unusual at the time. When I first published it there were no other eBooks that I could find on the subject. Now there are so many I’m even more surprised that I still sell copies of mine.
In fact, earlier this month my ‘Cricket eBook’ held the #5 position in Canada in the High Protein Diet category. I was a lot more than just a little bit stunned when I discovered that piece of trivia. The eBook has brought me in contact with several individuals and businesses that support the entire edible insect movement. I’m even convinced it can solve hunger issues all over the globe.
But I would never have imagined that my little (it’s not a very long read) contribution was going to have such an impact. I wasn’t really sure what was going to happen once I started writing it. All I knew was that I was on to a new trend and that maybe I could benefit from it in some small way. By the way, the revenue so far in eBook sales will not make me rich.
The idea of the eBook was just one of those things that happened. I was reading a magazine in a doctor’s office and for some reason I kept flipping back to a page on edible insects. It didn’t sound all that strange to me and I thought nothing more about it. On the way home I mentioned the article to my wife, Brenda and then told her I thought I had an idea for a new eBook.
Within days I was researching and writing and had it published shortly after that.
I have since published three more eBooks – each one on a very different subject – and although each of my total of six eBooks has seen some sales, nothing comes close to the activity on my ‘Cricket eBook’ and it would take a major miracle for any of the others to catch up to it any time soon. Which is okay as far as I’m concerned.
I suspect I will keep publishing a couple titles per year until I have a complete catalogue of eBooks online. Regardless of what happens to them I will never forget the funky little one about insect protein that caught the attention of readers from all over the world – most copies have been sold in the United States for some reason. Some in Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.
To find out more about “The Foodie Guide to Farming Insects for Protein” or any of my other eBooks visit my Amazon Author Page. To download your copy of my ‘Cricket eBook’ click on the link here.
My name is George Elliott. I have been in the Media Industry since 1978. I spent 23 years in Broadcasting and worked in a total of six different radio stations located in southern British Columbia Canada during my career. In 2000 I switched gears and moved into the Print Media Industry at a small town, local weekly newspaper. In 2004 I bought the paper and operated it with my wife, Brenda until July 2016 when we closed it. I launched a freelance web content and article writing business from my home in January 2014.