from the Korean Army to being published

the blog of an "ex-patriot" writer in Korea

Entry #66: The Book Is Out (Finally)

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It’s been 10 years since I first thought of writing this book and five years since I started writing the earliest draft of the manuscript (and writing in this blog), and I’ve finally stopped dragging my feet and (self-)published the book.

The official title is The Accidental Citizen-Soldier under my real name (Young Chun) and it is being sold for $2.99 on as a Kindle edition.*

front cover3

A link to the Amazon page:

I’ve never been good at self-promotion and I dread giving interviews so it’s going to be tough to market the book (which is one of the reasons why I didn’t want to self-publish), but I’ll have to get started.

If you enjoy the book, please take some time to write a customer review. It’s one way to get more exposure on Amazon.

Although I’m still not satisfied with the book and wanted to do another complete re-write, I admit that it feels great to finally have it completed and on the (electronic) bookshelf. Now I can finally focus on my novels, which is what I really wanted to write all along.

On another note, I’ll be spending most of this week in the hospital as I’m finally getting the metal taken out of my leg. It’s been a year since my fifth and last surgery, and once the metal is taken out, hopefully I’ll be able to start recovering to the point that I can run again.

Here’s to hoping that 2015 will be a good year.

* I’ve also signed up with Amazon’s print service CreateSpace, so printed copies will eventually be available, but due to the number of pages in the printed version (over 400), it’s really expensive ($11.99) and I don’t expect anyone to pay that price for the book.


Written by Young

March 1, 2015 at 9:02 pm

5 Responses

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  1. Congratulations!


    March 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    • Thanks. It feels good to finally get the first book out of the way. Now on to the next one.


      March 2, 2015 at 12:37 pm

  2. Young! This is a big day. I would like to buy it in print. Let me know when it’s ready. Hugs,jackie

    Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:02:04 +0000 To:

    Jacqueline Butin

    March 2, 2015 at 11:49 am

    • Thanks, Jackie. It’d be cool to see my book on someone’s bookshelf.


      March 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    • You can now buy the print version on the Amazon site. It’s expensive, almost completely printing costs.


      March 7, 2015 at 7:56 pm

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