The other day, Karol Gajda sent me an email saying that I ought to sell Life Nomadic for $2.99, and that if I did, the volume would make up for the lower sale price. Worth a try, right?
So, for a while at least, the Kindle version of Life Nomadic is $2.99 on Amazon. If you take at least one trip a year, the money-saving tips alone will pay for the book many times over. Of course, there's a lot more to the book than that, evidenced by the emails I get all the time from people saying the book changed their lives.
Speaking of which, if you have read Life Nomadic, PLEASE leave a review on Amazon. This helps Amazon circulate it in its recommendations engine, which helps me get sales.
The link for reviewing or purchasing is here.
If you've bought any of my products: thank you. Most of my income comes from those sales.
Could you bring http://tynan.net/currentgear back online? It seems to have gone missing, but is still in the book.
Hey Tynan, I posted on your "how to write a book in 48 hours thread" a long time ago, and thought I'd share this. I'm an audiobook junkie, so I naturally thought it would be cool to have an audiobook done of my own someday. Although I still don't have the proper book written for that format, I found this link through amazon ...http://www.acx.com/help/audiobook-publishers/200679720
... it helps find a narrator/producer and has a revenue sharing model for all concerned, low minimum sale pricing for smaller books, and it's an amazon company too. I'd love to HEAR Life Nomadic onaudible.com
someday; just something more to consider :) -- Webb M.
I bought this and read it over the weekend. It's an excellent read for someone considering packing up and hitting the road for a new travelling lifestyle. I can't say that I agreed with everything he suggested (but that's OK of course!) - but I found it very motivating and the kick in the butt that I needed to start seriously planning my upcoming lifestyle change.
I had hardly read the first sentences of this article when I typed over to Amazon and bought this gem! Yeah!!!
Hey Tynan. I bought Life Nomadic back in 2009 I think... it's been a while. Has any of the information changed or is it the same?
Kndle Price: $5.74 includes VAT
But I'm from Poland, so maybe that's the problem. Nevertheless, gonna buy it this week :].
Long version: Todd and I used to send each other an email every day with a list of two or three tasks that we absolutely had to get done that day. Then, at the end of the day, we'd check in to see if the tasks actually got done.
The problem with that was that sometimes we'd forget what we said we'd do, so we'd have to dig through the sent box on our phones, and there was no real historical tracking.
I've spend stupid amounts of money on books in my life. When I wanted to learn about a topic, I'd go to Amazon and order the top 5 to 10 books in its category. If I saw a book referenced in a few papers on science I read, I'd add it to the cart, and buy it the next time I ordered a stack of 10-20 books.
I figured it was better to have books lying around unread than to miss the opportunity to read on a topic when I was inspired. Books piled up on history, governance, economics, investing, finance, marketing, business, psychology, biographies, time management, habits, willpower, discipline, creativity, writing, selling, publishing, technology, innovation, philosophy, and, umm, lots more. Fiction too, though I didn't read fiction for a while because I thought it was a waste of time. (I was mistaken on that point.)
At least half of those books never got opened up. But it didn't matter. Books were so ridiculously underpriced compared to what they're potentially worth, that I thought it was worth it to have a copies on hand that I could break open to look something up, or check a controversial study's results. I had books on health and nutrition and biochemistry, and man, those were a nightmare contradicting each other.
I was never good at predicting what I'd want to read, so I'd keep a mix of things onhand in case I got inspired, or hit a roadblock and needed to learn more.
There were auxilliary benefits too. I must have bought Michael Gerber's "The E-Myth Revisited" at least a dozen times, because I kept giving a copy away to people who hadn't read it. Everyone who runs a small business should read that book.