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As an author of 10 books so far and 59 ideas for more, I’m always looking for an edge or a smart strategy to speed up, streamline or systemise. This book gave me all of the above. Now off to deploy some weapons of mass distraction!
I like the straightforward and practical strategy and tactics Brehm presented. He makes it sound simple and easy. I'm feeling reassured benefitting from another's testing of how to launch a book and sustain ongoing promotional leverage of that book. I feel relieved that a tight focus on a few highly effective tools can simplify my workload. Looking forward to taking his plan on a road test of my own.
Convincing system with the main phases BUILD, RELEASE, IMPACT. Well thought out and logical. Wrote down 4 pages of tips that I now need to follow for my book launch. Will come back and revise my text according to the results.
Snake oil salesman—just another marketing trick to sell you his products. His other book "BESTSELLER BOOK LAUNCH" is basically the same. However, I don't believe he wrote this book himself—because there were so many typos I lost count; I believe he got one of those foreign based writers on Fiverr to write and edit this book, as demonstrated by one of his charts showing a huge watermark with the word Fiverr in the background. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame me by wasting one hour of my precious time reading this garbage!!!!😠😠😠😠
I read the negative reviews and I don’t understand why people took the time to post them. If they resented the time they spent with the book, why spend more time trashing it?
I bought the book way back in October when I first heard about it, because I want to see how it goes - the IDEA of being able to have sales before a book even launches. I’m totally willing to fork over a whole DOLLAR just to watch along.
He sold 1836 copies of the book before it launched. If that’s “snake oil” then give me some. Have any of the negative reviewers ever sold 1800 books before they were launched? MOST of the books on amazon NEVER sell 1800 copies. So, come ON!
Yes, I agree that there is some (maybe even a lot of) fluff in the book - so what. Maybe he felt he had to tell stories to make points. Maybe he felt he had to fill in the “newbies”. I don’t care.
There are nuggets, like the freakin’ “PIXEL” chapter, that is, as he said, pure gold. The idea of being able to target people, or retarget people, without having to collect email addresses is H.U.G.E. I have spent thousands of $$ trying to collect emails and I am going to leap at this pixel suggestion. He could do a book on just this pixel thing and it would certainly be worth more than $0.99.
And I also want to be there when he does his debrief, or roundup, or whatever he calls it when he explains what worked and what didn’t.
So - I’m giving it 5 stars because he did what he intended to do, and I get what he is trying to show us what to do, and I think it’s going to save me a boatload of money.
One last thing - he sells other “stuff” and even his own “stuff” in the book. I think that’s AWESOME. I want to copy every bit of that - and use my book to sell other stuff also. Isn’t that what being an entrepreneur is about?
The author of this book has, at best, a very elementary understanding of book launches and the book industry. Even though in the book description it says, "This isn't one of those "game the system books" to become a Bestseller on Amazon. There are plenty of those available (ie: become a Bestseller by making a minimum amount of sales in a small niche category)," that's exactly what he suggests doing.
Not only is his advice horrible, some of it is actually against Amazon KDP's TOS and could get your book removed from sale and/or endanger your entire account. Don't get suckered into following this guy's advice. I can't believe people actually pay him to run their launches. He's aiming for people who want the empty vanity stroke of saying they're a "bestseller" because they got that orange tag on Amazon. If you actually want to make your living as a writer or make a substantial income from your books (not just use them to trick people into thinking you're an expert so they'll buy your upsells) save your money.
Much like a snowball, this book starts with a lot of fluff and takes a while to get to the hard content that makes a difference. I wanted to give this 3 stars, but the huge amount of typos and grammatical errors (again, like a snowball, getting worse as the book goes on), disappointed me, and at times created full-on confusion (in particular, one section shows a statistic you should be looking at as bad at over 1,000% then good at under 100% making it very unclear if one of those numbers is a typo). The 1st 1/3 of the book basically seems aimed at convincing you of the value of the book, and the actual Snowball Book Launch method doesn’t start until the 50% mark. I’m not really sure why there’s so much “marketing guru” name dropping, especially Frank Kern who has a spotty history at best. When you do finally get to the brass tacks, there are some interesting techniques on finding potential readers that I never would have thought of, and some good ideas on planning your launch. Still, most of this seems aimed at making your book a loss-leader to upsell to a bigger product, so keep that in mind. This book doesn’t make me as mad as the other seller as the reviewer who called the author a snake oil salesman - he was fairly straightforward that he would be using the book to link to affiliate programs and to promote his own courses, but it does come across as a little excessive. My bigger problem is the feeling that this is slapped together and desperately in need of an editor.