Customer Review

94 of 96 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of obvious if you think about it!, 22 Jun 2011
This review is from: How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months! (Kindle Edition)
First thing to remember is this is not how to sell 1 million copies of a book. This is about selling a suite of complementary books, using branding and targeted marketing.

This information exists for free in the ether and some of it is kind of obvious especially to more commercially aware types. In fact I read a blog of an author who has done exactly what John has done but hasn't had the same success. The useful thing about this book is that it puts it altogether in a coherent approach.

The most useful part of this book is the advice on what not to spend your money on. Parts of the book drag but as John will profess he isn't pretentious with his writing so you'll fly through it no time. I found the book reasonably interesting as it pretty much confirmed the approach that was in my head. However, having it written down and confirmed helps your mind focus and stops you digressing from your goals.

This is more for someone who wants to produce a commercial product but it's still useful if you want to get your labour of love out to a wider audience.

This is an honest review as you can tell I've read the book and I don't have a book to plug off the back of John's success! Some reviews you'll notice have been written to plug their own book and actually don't offer any critical content of this book at all.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 19 Jul 2011 23:04:22 BDT
Maxillus says:
My sentiments entirely. The author is an affable cove who has put a lot of work into pushing his numerous books, which he sells cheaply and promotes hard. I completely agree that his list of what not to spend your money on is the best part of this book which is well worth reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2011 16:39:15 BDT
O. Jones says:
your score is more generous but I read this review

http://www.amazon.com/review/RE1WGXXVSONQG/ref=cm_cr_dp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0056BMK6K&nodeID=133140011&tag=&linkCode=

on the US site and she says a similar thing.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

3.9 out of 5 stars (87 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (45)
4 star:
 (16)
3 star:
 (10)
2 star:
 (6)
1 star:
 (10)
 
 
 
1.79
Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 35,804