On Friday I promised a big announcement to everyone who subscribes to my newsletter. At 11 am I sent out the announcement that my next book is called Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness and that it was now available to pre-order.
I wanted to watch how (and if) it would spread from a single email. I know that email marketing works, but it is always fun to experiment and see what happens.
Thankfully, it went just as I had hoped for.
I watched as people tweeted the news, shared their pre-orders and sent congratulation messages that also contained a link to the book. I still haven't said anything publicly about the book until this post and yet I've watched it climb the charts at Amazon and had family members over the weekend talk to me about it because they had heard about it from other people.
If you've ever listened to Managing the Gray than you know what you are in for. Straight forward advice that helps me be successful in the hopes that it will help you be successful.
It'll get labeled as a "self help book" and I've got mixed feelings about that. I firmly believe this book will help people out, but it also isn't one that is going to be filled with fake promises like so many of these books contain. I wrote it in the typical blunt, yet helpful manner that I usually write. I don't sugar coat anything and I know some people are going to disagree with me. I'm ok with all of it.
The book hits shelves on November 27, 2012 and yes it'll be available on all electronic book formats and an audiobook will be released as well. You just can't pre-order the ebook or audio formats yet, but I promise they are coming.
First week sales are extremely important, so if you could please order a copy from your bookstore of choice I'd be ever so appreciative.
I'm looking to work with events and brands on bulk order promotions and events. I'm plotting out a fun book tour. I'm dreaming up some crazy bonus things to go beyond the pages. If you have ideas or want to be part of the fun contact me and we can discuss.
It is an exciting time in my world and while I never like to rush time, I can't wait for November to arrive!