The anonymous nature of the internet is such that Francis couldn’t know it but in the final weeks of studying the maintainability of this idea I followed his blog closely as a source of inspiration to see the feedback and dialogue he was able to have with his readers. And also to see if the abuse I detected from Jamaicans a-yard towards the opinions of Jamaicans abroad were directed his way. Of all the people on my blogroll, he is the only other one blogging about JA from a foreign P.o.V (point of view).
Since this blog is about Jamaican media, it is important to note that this book should have been done long ago. If Jamaican media were serious about their business they’d have a greater variety of products targeted at the Diaspora community and this would be one of them. Another example, Caribbean Life is the free weekly newspaper one is most likely to pick up in a Brooklyn restaurant or store. It is now owned by Rupert Murdoch. Why the Gleaner doesn’t have a comparative free product is beyond me.
Same thing for this ebook, here is an opportunity that is open to any Jamaican, and yet the Wades are the ones who made it happen.
To me this is also an example of how Jamaicans who have overseas experience come at some things from a different and better-informed perspective. Note: I didn’t say ALL things. But understanding how to make and sell an info product over the internet could raise the Jamaican GDP per capita and increase foreign inflows. There has been a revolution that Jamaicans don’t always seem to be aware of, the world is flat.
From the virtual dust-jacket of the eBook:
MyMovetoJamaica Part I is designed for the person who wants to come to Jamaica to experience the country over a period of months or years You might be thinking of making the move, or already have made up your mind, but based on what you have heard or read, you have some concerns.
Big up on the new book guys, wish you much success with it.