Kilimanjaro Book a Global Ebook Award Finalist

My book, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, is a finalist for the 2012 Global Ebook Award in the Inspirational/Visionary – Non-Fiction category. The book is a memoir that chronicles my attempt to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. At forty years old and on the verge of a midlife crisis, I tried to change my life by climbing a mountain. This is my true story of facing Kilimanjaro and other challenges at middle age.

To celebrate the occasion, I’ve put the ebook version of Kilimanjaro on sale for a limited time at these booksellers: for Kindle (United States) – $1.99 for Kindle (United Kingdom) – £1.32 for Kindle (France) – €1,87 for Kindle (Germany) – €1,87 for Kindle (Italy) – €1,87 for Kindle (Spain) – €1,87

Barnes & Noble for Nook – $1.99

Smashwords for iPad and other e-readers – $1.99 / enter code SSW50 at check out

In addition, I added a fifth chapter to the excerpt from the book Kilimanjaro. Click here to read the first five chapters. If you like it, you can purchase the entire book from one of the booksellers listed on the last page. Thanks for reading it! I hope you enjoy it.

Readers have called Kilimanjaro “life changing,” “inspirational,” “an epic journey of self-discovery,” and “a peek into someone’s personal travel journal.” It’s a book for anyone who feels over the hill and needs encouragement to make a life change in the face of difficult odds. It’s also for the casual climber, mountaineer, or hiker who is interested climbing one of the world’s tallest mountains. Filled with insights and advice for those who are contemplating their own Kilimanjaro climb, my book will put you on the mountain and inspire you to go over it.

The Global Ebook Awards honor and bring attention to ebook publishing. Now in its second year, the Awards are given in 101 specific categories. They are open to all publishers. Each winner is chosen by category rather than based on size or region. This year, almost 1,000 submissions were judged by a panel of more than 250 judges who are experts in the categories and genres of the books nominated. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Santa Barbara, California on August 18, 2012. For more information, visit

Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill is available to purchase for $3.99 mge-kili-cover-front-largeas an ebook from these booksellers:

Apple iTunes


Kobo Books

The Wordshop

Kilimanjaro is available to buy in print for $9.99 from these booksellers:

Barnes & Noble


Diesel Book Store

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Pick up your copy today!



Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his family. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at or contact him by e-mail at or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. July 13, 2012    

    So happy for you!!

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 13, 2012    

      Thanks, Sheila! I think you’ve become my muse…I really enjoy reading your prose and poetry. It’s inspiring. 🙂

      • July 13, 2012    

        Oh, thanks so much 🙂 I’m glad you enjoy it! Now I’m the inspired one…

        • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
          July 13, 2012    

          Great! I hope it’ll inspire you to keep publishing more inspiring posts!

  2. July 13, 2012    

    Congrats again, Mike! I’ll be posting my review of Kilimanjaro soon! See my 5* rating on Goodreads!

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 13, 2012    

      Thanks, Lada! I appreciate it. 🙂

  3. July 13, 2012    

    Bravo !

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 13, 2012    

      Thank you very much!

  4. July 13, 2012    

    So excited for you – Congrats – YAY!!!

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 13, 2012    

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. July 13, 2012    

    Wow! That is brilliant news! Hey – does that mean I can say I know a celebrity? 🙂

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 13, 2012    

      Thanks! Ha ha, not yet. You must be confusing me with my doppelganger, Charley Sheen. Once upon a time, that was a good thing!

  6. July 20, 2012    

    This subject matter is so interesting, and I can see why an ebook about the mountain is popular! I have some videos about it which can be viewed at

    • mgedwards's Gravatar mgedwards
      July 20, 2012    

      Thanks! I hope you enjoy the book. I watched your video about the Machame Route. It’s a different route than the one I took, Rongai. But it brought back memories! Thanks for sharing.

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