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April 07, 2009

Want to See Your Name in My Next Book?

Last week I officially pre-launched my newest book, called "55 Ways to Promote & Sell Your Book on the Internet."

But I did it in a very unusual way. Some might even call it "revolutionary."

See what I'm talking about at

Actually, I borrowed this idea from a familiar source: the indie music world. As I wrote about recently in my fan funding and donation sites post, many bands over the years have turned to their fans for help. They pre-sell a new CD before it's even recorded. And they give the fans who support them early on a lot of perks, like free downloads of early song demos, their names in the CD sleeve credits, etc.

I'm doing something very similar with this next book, which will be my 7th published paperback -- and my very first title specifically geared for authors and book publishers. (A survey a few years ago showed that 8 out of 10 people want to publish a book at some point in their life. Are you one of them?)

So I invite you to be part of this unconventional book launch. You'll get your name and web address in the printed book, along with lots of other goodies. See all the details at

Yes, this isn't your typical book publishing formula. Then again, I'm not your typical author :-)

I encourage you to think outside the octagon as you build your own music (or book) career too.


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