October 2020 update: The Koh Samui Guide, 7th edition is now available – freshly updated for October 2020 – better than ever!
Update: I’ve just published the updates you need for October 2020 on Koh Samui, with COVID-19 updates and other island changes included in a free supplement.
- Existing 7th edition customers – see how to get your updates here (they’re included free and you just need to download your guidebook files again).
- New customers – (hello!) – your updates are already waiting inside your guide, so all you need to do is make your purchase, click download … and sail into the sunset. Enjoy!
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The Koh Samui Guide (7th edition)
It’s hard to believe that what began as more or less a rainy day project in February 2012 has turned into this –
- Readers in 96 countries (and 49 U.S. states!)
- 84,045 words
- 393 pages
- … and a full-time job!
How to celebrate seven years?
We wanted to really mark how far this little beauty has come (The Koh Samui Guide’s first edition in 2012 was just 71 pages) – so we thought we’d give the book a “bit of a spruce-up” this year. Famous last words! We should not be allowed near Adobe products or colour wheels ever again. It became the most misguided “I’ll just clean out my closet in two hours” project ever undertaken…
What happened instead?
A total reinvention. We started The Koh Samui Guide’s 7th edition from bare bones with a plain text document. Then, we reformatted and re-styled the entire book with new maps, new photos, an updated cover – everything. And, because we’re obsessive, we straightened the horizons in over seven hundred photos, too. Pixel by painstaking pixel.
A major difference for The Koh Samui Guide’s 7th edition was the decision to use big photos – HUUUUUGE – and lots of them. With dozens of new photos taken from both sea level and way up above, all 753 photos are absolutely representative of the island today and really elevate the book to a new level of gloss. We think it’s the ideal mix of picture-perfect total honesty.
Two months later…
It’s taken over two months to complete The Koh Samui Guide’s 7th edition and now? Cannot look at it without squealing. We are so, so proud of this travel guide and its evolution from 2012 to today. As an example, here’s a recent email that made the carpal tunnel go away –
Best. Email. Ever.
“Just a quick note to say this is the best guide by a mile!!! It was so fun to read and makes the most sense. Koh Samui is my dream holiday and I just cannot wait to go (next week!) so just a thank you really for writing my new bible! Thank you so much again for making me feel so much more relaxed about my trip to Thailand! I have recommended your guide to about 10 people so far! You have no idea how much you have helped me – Thailand is my dream holiday and I just cannot wait to go but was always apprehensive but you have taken all those fears away and I am eternally grateful.”
Oh, there was dancing after that email. A whole lot of dancing.See More Reviews
The Koh Samui Guide’s 7th edition is 393 pages – with tons of maps, charts and helpful checklists – and is available now for your instant download as a handy PDF file.Buy Now
- “Thanks for Creating Such a Fabulous Guide Book”
- “By Far the Best Single Spot Travel Guide I’ve Seen”
- New! Get Your 2020 Updates for The Koh Samui Guide
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