Thank you to everyone who has picked up a copy. I went into the launch without any expectations. It wasn’t Gorilla Mindset techniques; I literally did not know what to expect. Book sales the best-kept secret of authors, and exactly how does a website with x-traffic translate into book sales?
Gorilla Mindset has already sold more than 90% of books ever will.
Thank you for the reviews!
I’ll be giving a full accounting of book sales once everything has cooled down.
In the meantime….
Ask me anything about the book launch, marketing, writing, self-publishing, or your web business.
Have a question about the launch, my marketing strategy, or how you can do some web business stuff?
Other than book sales, which will be covered extensively in a couple of weeks, no question is off limits.
I market, self-promote, and don’t hide any of those strategies from you.
“Putting the fine print in bold print,” as Frank Kern likes to say, is the most effective modern marketing strategy.
People don’t mind being marketed to if you’re open and transparent about it. To the contrary, people enjoy being marketed to.
Here are some marketing books and articles I relied upon during the launch and which I recommend to you:
- Launch by Jeff Walker (Launch by Jeff Walker review; Amzn),
- How to Publish a Best Seller and Self-Publishing Your Own Book is the New Business Card by James Altucher,
- Write. Publish. Repeat by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant (my review; Amzn).
- The Ultimate No Holds Barred Kick Butt Take No Prisoners Direct Marketing for Non-Direct Marketing Businesses by Dan Kennedy (my review; Amzn),
- Spartan Entrepreneur Vol. 1 by Victor Pride,
- Convert by Frank Kern (my review),
- Mike Cernovich’s Guide to Self-Publishing.
Those books/articles to be required reading for anyone who wants to work with me on anything web-related, and when people want to hire me as a consultant I tell them to read those books before asking me any questions.
A quick note on Internet marketing: I do not like Dan Kennedy or Frank Kern’s style of Internet marketing. I don’t like squeeze pages, big nasty red font, clickbaity headlines, etc. Yet Frank Kern has far more to offer than goofball Internet marketing tactics.
I changed my writing style based on Frank Kern’s Convert, as Kern shows how to write simultaneously for skimmers and readers.
Convert also gave me my marketing vision. If you wonder why I do what I do, read Convert.
“Absorb what is useful, reject what is not.” – Bruce Lee
The marketing expert who shares my values closest and who I learn the most from is Jeff Walker. Jeff Walker puts out a video every week on YouTube. His videos are useful, applicable, and a bit encouraging.
The book launch was stressful and it’s time to unwind.
Gorilla Mindset training seminars are coming soon, and the first one is going to be in London.
I won’t be shuttering Danger & Play anytime soon. The book launch went great. Gorilla Mindset hit a sales rank of 605, made Amazon’s hot new releases in multiple categories, and hit #3 in a tough category.
We did all of that with an $8.99 list price.
If anything, I’ll work harder at Danger & Play.
After all, during the launch I published three articles:
- Male Liberation,
- How to Make Better Decisions at Life,
- How to Prevent and Treat Back Pain by Dr. Brett Osborn.
I’ll be doing more, more, more.
You guys (and more than a few gals) delivered. Thank you!
I gave to you.
You gave back to me.
I will give even more to you.
This is a great relationship and I look forward to building it up even more.
P.S. I’m moving to Paris.
P.P.S. Gorilla Mindset is available at Amazon