How do I download The Koh Samui Guide?
It’s really easy: 3 steps in under 3 minutes. If you have decent internet, you’ll have your copy in less than a minute after your purchase.
The guide is a PDF file: 174 pages and 40mb. On my home broadband it takes about a minute to download, and a little longer over 3G data.
#1. Purchase your copy
Purchase your copy of The Koh Samui Guide, with easy payment options including PayPal, Apple Pay and all major credit cards. Then, you get instant access to your download link.
#2. Get your download link
Immediately after your purchase, you receive your download link in two places:
First, on the webpage that you see immediately after your purchase:
Second, in your email receipt (automatically sent to you):
Just click ‘download’ from either place, grab a drink and get comfortable and – magic! – your copy of The Koh Samui Guide awaits.
3. Download your Koh Samui Guide
Once you've purchased your guide book, and clicked your download link, you'll briefly see this screen – for just a second or two:
Then, you get a download screen like this:
Click 'Download' – just once! The file is 40mb so it can take a few minutes to fully download. Clicking 'download' repeatedly will reset it back to the start.
Click just once, and your file download will begin (saved to wherever you save your downloads).
Here's what that looks like on my Mac – as you can see, it takes a minute or two.
Ta daaa! Through the magic of the internet – your copy of The Koh Samui Guide is totally downloaded, and ready for you to enjoy.
I've opened my copy here in my internet browser, but you might prefer to print it, put it on your iPad, or read it aloud to your dog.
One last thing!
Don't miss the island updates listed in your receipt email – particularly referencing some restaurant changes and new airline policies if you're flying with Bangkok Airways.
I lost my download link, can you resend it?
Chances are, it got buried in your inbox or sent to spam.
Search your email for 'The Koh Samui Guide' or 'kohsamuiguide' (the subject line and sender of your download emails). 99% of the time it's just hiding, and 1% of the time it’s an email address with a typo – both easily fixed!
To reissue your download link:
- Click recover order
- Enter your email used for purchase
If you still can’t find it, send me a note and I’ll send you a new download email (please let me know the email address you used for purchase, so I can find you my log).
It says that I used all my downloads?
Your Koh Samui Guide purchase comes with 10 downloads – more than enough to put your copy on your laptop/phone/iPad and print it out. If you get a little click-happy and reach your download limit, just send me a quick email and I’ll reset it for you. No problem!
What forms of payment can I use?
How much does the guide cost in British pounds?
The payment processor adjusts the currency from USD to GBP, AUD, EUR, CAD, INR and JPY at the time of purchase.
On your shopping cart page, just click the currency menu in the top right to see your own currency.
La guía se puede conseguir en español???
In truth, I had to Google Translate this email. Sorry, it’s in English only.
Despite that, The Koh Samui Guide been downloaded in 81 countries!
As of March, 2017 The Koh Samui Guide has been downloaded in 81 countries!
Aland Islands, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Réunion Island, Romania, Russia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
How cool is that!? And how many of those did I have to Google Map? Nope, not telling. Ok, at least five.
You still haven’t mailed me a real book. I’m irate.
I cannot emphasise enough that I will not be mailing you, or anyone, an actual book.
The Koh Samui Guide has but two earthly forms:
- an instant PDF download that you can choose to print
- an instant Amazon Kindle download (different formatting than the PDF)
Both are beauties, neither arrive via mailman.
The Koh Samui Guide is a strictly digital product.
It’s a PDF file for you to download and then print and/or put on your iPad/phone/etc.
Will you love it just as much as a real book?
I hope so – see what recent customers have to say.
How can I save my guide to iBooks?
Very easily! The Koh Samui Guide will work just like any other PDF file you want to save to iBooks on your iPad. However, it is a large file (nearly 40mb) so it might take a moment to fully open/download. If you don’t see the ‘save to iBooks’ option, give it a minute to load completely (especially on slower island internet).
For step-by-step guides with screenshots:
How can I print my Koh Samui Guide?
Just like any other file you'd like to print:
- After purchase, complete your download (explained in the first FAQ, 'How do I download The Koh Samui Guide).
- From then, it's just a normal file to print as you would with any other document. It's 174 pages, so you might want to run it on a greyscale or economy print setting to save your ink cartridges!
If it only prints 30 pages, it's probably because your printer ran out of paper. (Actual answer to an actual question).