Monday, June 27, 2011

Nonfiction Recommendation: How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months

Yesterday, I read John Locke's writing book How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months.  I don't want to give away his information, but his book has some good advice.  Refreshingly new.  But basically, I love it when people try something new and it works out well, because I don't do standard well.   Some of his advice will work out right great for me; others I need to twist a little for my benefit.  But there should be oodles of usefulness from this book.  

So, what is the difference between this book and others?  Well, it has a lot of business sense in it, some things I slowly started picking up while reading actual books on business.  Good to know I was heading in the right direction.  Also, some of it made me wonder if John Locke ever took a Dale Carnegie class?  Some of his ideas or his approach reminds me a little of the famous book I'm reading by Dale Carnegie, whom I really like.

However, I must add a caveat.  It would work better for the self-publisher than the traditional publisher's author.  Mostly because I think the marketing approach would be harder for those authors to carry out since other people are involved with their work, agents and publishers (editors).  There are a few other things too that make me say that.

Anyway, it made a lot of sense, and now I'm inspired that much more to get something out there.  If you haven't, pick it up.  If like me and you don't have a Kindle, you can pick it up at Smashwords for an epub format.  I did that so I could read it on my nook.


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