John Cater has been a professional geologist since 1984, wandering dusty corners of the globe looking at rocks. Having survived aortic valve replacement in 2019 he decided to publish the tale of those years, mainly for the people he has yet to meet in the Green Dragon.
Completed the book and re-scanned the photos in June 2020. Then had hard copies printed through Troubador, so as to send copies to reviewers at the Geological Society and PESGB. The book was well received liked and it seems worthwhile so I asked Troubador to publish it as an e-book for general sale, promoted via Matador. I also have hard copies (POD) to give to my kids and a select few mates. The main thing is to make the book available to interested parties but not to push it too hard; so I will use hashtags in Instagram as a simple marketing strategy to find anybody interested in Earth Science field work, travel across the Middle East and adventure travel. I do not anticipate high volumes of sales and in any case profits would be taxed, so there is no real chance of making serious money from this, nor do I want 'fame', which is just the price of 'fortune' anyway!