Timeline

I sold my first self-published print book back in 1995, and my first e-book in 2000 – under a pseudonym,

In 2008 I started my second publishing company which I still run today. I don’t use pseudonyms anymore.

Below is a timeline of what I have done. If you want to see archives of my old sites, just click on the ‘Read more’ links.

2018-present: eatweeds publishing

Since launching I have self-published over 40 foraging guide books. Here’s my current site.

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2009-present: foragingcourses

Started running foraging courses with some friends. [Proof] Here’s my current site.

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2008-present: eatweeds

Started blogging about wild foods. [Proof] Here’s my current site.

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2005-2008: A.W.O.L.

Burned out, I became ill (alcohol and drug addict) and quit. I disappeared and went to walk the highways and byways of the British Isles….

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2005: directory profits

Published an online video course teaching people how I had successfully published my Underground Directory e-book. [Proof]

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2003: cashocean

Launched an affiliate reseller programme to help sell more of my e-books. At its peak, I had over 3000 affiliates selling my e-books. [Proof]

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2003: double your way to a million

I published a creative thinking game for aspiring entrepreneurs. This was another PDF eBook. [Proof]

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2001: changed focus

The 911 terrorist attacks destroyed my business over night. The world became a dangerous place for writers/publishers like myself. I got out!

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2000: secret offshore banking report

Published my new e-book. Back then you could write and publish what you liked. Not anymore! [Proof]

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2000: the international underground directory

Converted my Underground Directory to a PDF e-book and took it internationally, thanks to the invention of the internet. – The subject matter was controversial…

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1999: holisticworld

Launched an online alternative health search directory that got over 15,000 unique visitors a month. [Proof]

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1995: launched my mail order publishing company

Sold the printed edition of my Underground Directory from ‘off the page’ adverts and classified ads in the back of magazines like Viz, GQ, Loaded,…

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