Although Gorilla Mindset was the most successful non-fiction independent book launch of 2015, I always look for ways to move the needle. Those who have read my books know the drill:
- Be grateful for what you have while focusing your vision of higher peaks.
- Keep moving forward.
- Appreciate who you are today.
- Visualize who you can become tomorrow.
The only way to become better than you are is to work with the best.
Vox Day is a man I admired long before he knew of me. I was linking to his insightful, if controversial, blog as far back as 2009. And while he and I do not agree on everything, that is what free men say of one another. Clones are for cults.
Vox himself had a highly successful non-fiction book launch this year. SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police debuted at #1 in Political Philosophy and stayed there for 12 straight weeks, making it the successful political philosophy book launch of 2015. It may have even been more successful than Gorilla Mindset, but who cares? When you join a championship team, the rest is just details.
He followed up that success with a book he edited, 4th Generation Warfare Handbook, going straight to #1 in the Strategy category. Castalia House currently publishes five of the top 40 books in a category usually dominated by classic names like Clausewitz, Musasshi, and Sun freaking Tzu!
So, I’m pleased to announce I’ve signed a book deal with Castalia House. Vox Day, Lead Editor at Castalia, will be my development editor for LAST MAN STANDING: Surviving and Thriving in the War Against Men.
It’s an honor that a man I once looked up to now views me as a peer. Together we will take independent book publishing to the next level, as there’s even more great news.
I’ve accepted an Editor-at-Large position with Castalia House.
In that capacity I’ll be scouting for talented men and women who have ideas, yet lack the knowledge to put those ideas into a book and bring it to market. Using my skills in marketing and social media, I’ll be helping other authors launch their own best-selling books with the best independent publisher in the business.
Castalia House is committed to publishing ideas others are afraid of. From groundbreaking military strategy to 800-page volumes of obscure science fiction literary analysis, if it’s smart and if it’s good, they’ll publish it. The book deals are fair – indeed they are far more generous than you’ll find in independent publishing, and they are unheard of in traditional publishing.
As Editor-at-large, I’ll give you an advance to cover living expenses for one month. You won’t have to wonder how you’ll eat.
I am proof that when you have a burning passion for a subject, you can write a best-selling book in one month. Editing takes time. Sure. Revisions take time. Yes. Cover design takes time. I know. But when your soul is on fire, the keyboard burns as you type. One month of Gorilla Focus is enough for the first draft.
Get your book finished. I’ll show you how to write it. If you have the will, I’ll show you the way. The rest is up to us. We’ll bring your book to market.
I look forward to a killer 2016 with Vox Day as my editor, and together we will ensure LAST MAN STANDING: Surviving and Thriving in the War Against Men sets the standard for independent book publishing.
Do it right and maybe your book will outsell mine. The best way to insult a teacher is to forever remain a student, and my hope is that everyone who works with me sets a new standard for others to follow.
Thank you for a great 2015. It’s been an outstanding year.
If you watch TV (turn it off) or read online news (close the browser), you’ll feel hopeless. If you believe those who want to bring you down, you’ll feel worthless.
But Amazon sales rank tells the truth tale.
Vox Day is one of the most hated men on the Internet. The Wall Street Journal publicly called him “the most despised man in science fiction.” And his book on SJWs has sold more copies than most authors dare dream of.
Every single day people write hateful words about me. So what? I’ve sold more copies of Gorilla Mindset than 99 percent of authors will sell of all of their books combined.
Several months after its release, Gorilla Mindset frequently outsells David Brooks and other SJW journalists.
Don’t believe the hype. The news is propaganda. When push comes to shove, people are buying our books because they believe in our message.
So here is the new message for a new year. We are going to murder the game in 2016.
And we are just warming up!
P.S. It cracks me up to this day that Tim Ferris reduced the price of Four Hour Workweek during Gorilla Mindset’s launch to keep me from overtaking him. 4HWW sells for $8.99 today and was put on sale during my launch week.