This is navel gazing, don’t read it. It’s a memo I wrote for myself and sent to my editor Vox Day and since some of you are authors and/or have questions about my next book, here is it.
Still thinking on title. I usually don’t make a 100% choice until it’s up for pre-sale.
Part 1 – Politics. You have this section. Edit at will.
Part 2 – Media. – 75% done.
Part 3 Mindset – Putting the final touches on.
Even if Trump fails, not a big deal. This is material that can be used and re-worked into other books.
Big picture for Trump book? I see it doing 10,000 copies between print and ebook. If he wins, then it’s a 50,000 copy book over his 4 years in presidency if promoted properly.
BOOK SALES ESTIMATES
Danger & Play the book, which is a bunch of my best blog posts put into an ebook, has sold 3,500 copies im a few months and I don’t even link to it or promote it much. If it were in paperback and audio, it’d have done 10,000 total copies by now.
I now put 10,000 copies as my floor for new book releases.
FYI, Gorilla Mindset has sold 36,000 copies of all formats as of today and sales are not cooling off at all. It’s going to be a 100,000 copy book *at least*.
BARNES & NOBLE NEWS
B&N is going to do some new thing where self-published authors can do hard backs and have book signings at stores. This is a new thing. I’m looking into this now and figuring it out. That’s something for you to keep an eye out for CH.
I previously hadn’t even put GM on B&N. In hindsight, a mistake, as Gorilla Mindset has sold so well that it’d have been high up on any list as far as getting a self-published book in stores.
Not sure what’s up with the War on Men book. It’ll still sell well, but right now my brand is so hot that a book on public relations/marketing might do even better. I’m staying nimble as far as future book releases go.
I already have enough material published on D&P for the best book on personal branding and marketing ever written. It’d only need to be polished and updated. Keeping it loose.
Another hit book would be Hoaxed: The Media’s War on Truth, which I could write while doing a documentary of the same name. Who knows? Right now everything is so fast paced.
P.S. In other news, Twitter verified me, which has triggered a lot of people.