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I’ve Signed a Contract With Asia Books: Bringing “Hell in Paradise” to Shelves Near You

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I'm thrilled to announce that I've signed a contract with Asia Books to bring my book, "Hell in Paradise," to over 300 branches across Thailand. The book is a personal account of my quest to find my friends after the 2004 Tsunami in southern Thailand. It's an emotional, gripping story that I can't wait for you to read. The book is currently at the printers and will be available later this month. Stay tuned!

Hey everyone, I’ve got some incredible news to share! I’ve just signed a contract with Asia Books, Thailand’s largest English-language bookstore. So, what does this mean for you and me? Well, it means that my book, “Hell in Paradise,” will soon be available in over 300 branches across Thailand. Let’s dive into the details!

Why This Contract is Monumental

The Reach of Asia Books

Asia Books is more than just a bookstore; it’s a sanctuary for English-language readers in Thailand. With its extensive network, it’s the perfect platform for my book.

A Personal Milestone

Getting “Hell in Paradise” into Asia Books is a dream come true. It’s a story that’s close to my heart, and I can’t wait for you to read it.

About “Hell in Paradise”

Hell in Paradise” is an emotional rollercoaster that takes you through my three-day quest to find my friends after the devastating 2004 Tsunami in southern Thailand. As a long-time expat, I share my harrowing experiences piecing together clues to determine if my friends survived. It’s a story of friendship, despair, and hope that has stayed with me for 18 years. You won’t want to put it down.

The Journey to the Bookshelf

The Importance of a One-Liner

Asia Books suggested adding a one-liner to the cover, and it’s made a world of difference. It encapsulates the essence of the book in just a few words.

From Manuscript to Print

The book is currently at the printers and should be hitting Asia Books’ shelves later this month. The anticipation is killing me, and I bet you’re excited too!

What This Means for You

A Riveting Read

When you pick up “Hell in Paradise” at an Asia Books store, you’re not just buying a book; you’re investing in a story that will touch your soul.

Expertise and Authenticity

This book is a labor of love and expertise. I’ve poured my heart and soul into it, ensuring you get an authentic, gripping read.

Presentation Matters

Designed for You

I’ve made sure that the book is not just well-designed but also mobile-friendly and error-free. It’s all about enhancing your reading experience.

A People-First Approach

Written for the Love of Storytelling

I didn’t sign this contract for the sales or rankings. I did it because I have a story to tell, one that I believe will resonate with many of you.


Signing with Asia Books is more than just a business deal; it’s a promise to bring you a story that’s both heart-wrenching and uplifting. “Hell in Paradise” will be available later this month, and I can’t wait for you to dive into it.

About Me

Coming to Asia Books! Hugh Van Es Reveals All About His New Book, 'Hell in Paradise'

I’m Hugh Van Es, with over 25 years of experience in leadership and employee empowerment. But beyond my professional life, I’m a storyteller at heart. “Hell in Paradise” is a testament to that, and I’m thrilled to share this emotional journey with you.