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Too many calls to action
on 12 March 2016
Not sure how to rate this as it appears to be a compilation of web pages put together to make a booklet (not a paperback as I would expect a paperback to look). Most pages contain hyperlinks to click on for free information from the eofire website run by J. L. Dumas.
No doubt there is a lot of useful information for a novice to learn from but I think a lot (if not all) the information is available on his website if you sign up for the various offers. He has obviously worked hard and compiled huge amounts of information so in fairness he has the qualifications and a track record to back up the value of his words.
Unfortunately for me, I found there are far too many links to follow and sign up for extra content. Every link takes you to other pages with further links and there comes a time when too much knowledge becomes too much information. It actually turned me off as I couldn't get into the booklet without wondering what I was missing by not signing up or following the suggested links. I know this is how he makes his money but I expected a book of information not a booklet of hyperlinks with email sign ups to find the information.
No doubt J.L Dumas has made a very successful business in the podcast industry and he has great advice to offer but this is not a nice book to read as a stand alone guide to podcasting.
I'm also a bit put off by his last page asking for reviews on Amazon ("even if you did not buy the book from Amazon") in return for "an incredible bonus video". I'm leaving the review but I'm not emailing him to say so as I really don't think I need another bonus video.
I would suggest looking at his website instead of buying the booklet, even if you buy the booklet the chances are you will visit the website anyway so save yourself a few quid and go straight there. Now that's a useful call to action!