have i got sunstroke?

Posted by on November 15, 2007 in general thoughts | 1 comment

No. I have however either had a eureka moment, or my most stupid idea ever.

The plan was – “project A” had to reach target A by the time I came back, or I’d get a job… pffft, I’m changing that.

It’s all very cryptic for those of you reading, who haven’t had an insight into Project A… so lets unveil the plan.

I’m writing a book (I’ve very nearly finished). Just a small one, covering a specific area. I had originally planned to sell it as an ebook… target A being sales of a certain amount, that led into a 3 stage plan.

Today I realised there’s a much better way to hit my long term goals, I’m going to give the book away for free.

Finishing the book to a high standard and giving it away free will make me much more likely to hit the big target, to land a good deal to research and write a larger, more extensive version of the book.

I think to succeed you have to think a bit different, so rather than trying to push an ebook to sell a certain amount with the aim to then pursue a full deal, I’m going to give it away for free.

Overcoming obscurity is the biggest challenge I face, not making money from my first book. By changing my approach I reckon I hit the challenge head on setting me up for future success. By flipping it on its head, I free myself from a stack of issues and can much more effectively drive traffic to the target site, for future use.

Sunstroke – no, insane – maybe… time will tell.

1 Comment

  1. Will you be doing a signed book launch at Waterstones? Pls can u sign a copy for me sir?

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