We have a published author in our midst.
Some months ago Pa Broon's blog Fazzledown featured the story of his walk with a group of Scouts along the Great Glen. I know that some of the regular readers of this blog read the story. I certainly did, and enjoyed it immensely.
Pa, who is a Scout leader, and has been involved with scouting for over 20 years, tells the story in an really engaging way recounting the joys and travails of the trip in Scotland's unpredictable weather... and when the under canvas is out of the question because of the aforementioned weather, the joys, or otherwise, of youth hostelling.
Pa says he enjoys writing: "... its a good feeling to concoct a sentence or paragraph which is economic with words yet concise in its message, I mean I hardly ever manage to do it, but still; I try." ...Self deprecating as ever! He actually does manage to do it a lot amount of the time. When I was reading it I could feel the cold and the rain, and smell the youth hostel! But I also laughed a lot, and could see the scenery in my mind's eye. Most of all, I kinda wished I'd been there!
Anyways, he's expanded the story now and published it as an ebook, available on Smashwords or Kindle. It's ridiculously cheap for a good and entertaining read, and on top of that, all the money goes to his Scouts' group. So it's win win. You get a good read; his group gets some of your money.
Of course, this might not be your cup of tea for reading matter. If so maybe you'd at least consider publicising the book on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace, or whatever other social media you use.