As you may know, I’ve made it my mission to provide as many families as I can reach, all the information they need to make global travel a reality. To that end I have written and recently published my first book called, Have Home Will Travel, the Ultimate International Home Exchange Guide for Families.
Today, I’m delighted to report that I have joined forces with an international ‘partner’ (note: not partners in the business sense) and have high hopes that this partnership can help get my book into the hands of many more interested and deserving families. Everyone should have the means to enjoy global family travel.
My new partnership is an especially intriguing and enjoyable one for me, since my partner and I are from different countries and cultures. Our partnership just highlights how realistic it is to engage with and trust your peers around the globe.
Here’s how this cross cultural partnership evolved:
Ans Lammers, owns my favorite home exchange website, http://www.homeforexchange.com; it’s the one that I have used exclusively to arrange all of my families home exchanges.
When I began writing my book, one of the first things I did was write my acknowledgements, and I wrote three. The third acknowledgement was to my very supportive husband; the second was to my favorite travel writer, Rick Steves; and the first was to Ans Lammers. Ans was acknowledged first because I am so grateful to her for maintaining such a wonderful, user friendly, home exchange website, and for providing it at such great value.
As soon as Have Home Will Travel made it into print, I sent Ans a copy. Needless to say, she was delighted to be so positively acknowledged. She replied in an e-mail “My ears turn a bit reddish while reading about me and my website.”
Upon reading the book in it’s entirety, Ans decided she’d like to offer it to new members in the United States as part of a new promotion.
Ans has just purchased 500 copies and she will be giving them away for free to anyone in the USA who signs up for a three year membership.
I can tell you that a three year membership on http://www.homeforexchange.com costs only $129.50, and already represents fantastic value. Now along with the three year membership, new members will also receive a free copy of Have Home Will Travel, my 304 page paperback, which retails on Amazon.com for $22.99.
Ans and I worked closely to facilitate this arrangement. The international aspect has presented some interesting challenges. You see, Ans (who is Dutch and until recently lived in the Netherlands) has recently relocated to Mallorca, Spain and I am in the USA. What we have ultimately arranged is for my books to be shipped from the printer here in the USA to Amazon fulfillment centers across the USA. Ans will then use Amazon’s fulfillment services to process and ship her orders to customers in the USA. The promotional offer went live this week. If you would like to see or take advantage of this promotion. Here is the link: HomeForExchange.com Offers Free Copy of Have Home Will Travel It’s been so satisfying to work with Ans; her ‘product’ has given my family so much joy; and it is so natural for me to want to promote it further.