Born from the ashes of mainstream book publishing, Sun Rider Press was founded in the European summer of 2019. Mike, its founder and long rider of the road, began putting pen to paper when he embarked on his first multi-country journey. He originally wrote short stories of his hitch-hiking and Couchsurfing adventures, but after a couple of books and an overflowing inbox of literary rejections, Mike came to a startling realisation: travel stories don't sell. That is, unless you're a somebody. That transatlantic voyage by some ex Tour de France winner, or that latest celebrity cookbook exploring the cultural delicacies of ‘off-the-beaten-track’ areas. These were the travel stories publishers wanted. It's a shame that they are so short-sighted.