94 of 96 people found the following review helpful
Kind of obvious if you think about it!,
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.
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Initial post: 19 Jul 2011 23:04:22 BDT
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
on the US site and she says a similar thing.
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