I've finally finished making Make Her Chase You into a paperback. I've been selling it as an ebook for the past year and a half or so and refining it and adding to it. After one last edit I finally felt like it was good enough to be put into a permanent format.
I also had a lot of fun laying out the book. I get really into design things like this, so I surrounded myself with books in my RV and figured out how a book is laid out. There's a ton to consider, from gutters and margins to font sizes and chapter pages.
For example... what is the very first page of a book? Take a guess! I would have gotten it wrong.
In the next couple of weeks the book will be on Amazon. I want to price it at $20, but I may have to jack it up to not compete with the ebook, depending on the strategy of the person who takes over the project.
Anyway, I'm in Austin for another 19 days, and so I'm going to do at least one batch of autographed books before I go. I may have time for two batches, but maybe not. I have the feeling the last week is going to be spent making last minute gear adjustments, figuring out how to store the RV, etc.
So... if you want an autographed book, now's the time! Maybe the only time!
Here are some photos:
The price for an autographed copy is $19.99 plus $3.99 for shipping (more for international). I think that's a pretty great deal since I normally sell the book for $47.
Of course, it doesn't come with the online-only extras (70+ minute audio course, wingman ebook, and 30 day interactive online pickup course). If you want all that, I'll make you a deal. Pay the $47 for the online version and I'll send you an autographed copy of the paperback for free. I'll even pay shipping.
If you already have the ebook then don't feel like you have to get the paperback. The edits from the 2008 edition are mainly for clarity. There are no new sections, so don't buy it expecting for it to be something new.
If you aren't familiar with the book, it's basically the collection of all of my pick up knowledge. It's different from other books because it focuses on BUILDING a life and personality that attract women, rather than tactics and routines (although there are a few of those). It covers everything from opening to getting out of the friend zone to date ideas, etc.
People who have read the book really like it and despite a very liberal return policy on the ebook, I get virtually no returns. Lots of people have written to me and told me that their dating lives have been turned around 180 because of the book.
I'm really proud of the book and really happy with how it came out. I hope you enjoy it too! I'll take down this link in a few days when I won't have time to order, sign, and ship the books. Until then:
EDIT: I have ordered all the books. If you order now you will have to wait for a second order which may not be until January.
And you also get free shipping if you order more than two. This is mainly because I got sick of trying to set up the shipping tables properly. This includes international orders for the same reason.
Also, you can get more info on the book by clicking the "dating" link at the top, but make sure you buy with the link above to get a deal.
If you want to wait and buy through Amazon, it will be on there in a few weeks, but the price may be really high. Not sure yet.
P.S. I have two proof copies which were sent to me to verify the layout of the book. I have them labeled #1 and #2. They represent the first two physical copies of a book that I've written that have ever existed. If you want to buy these as a collector's thing or an investment (because you rightly believe that I will be famous-er some day), I'll sell the #1 for $200 or the #2 for $150.
haha i love it... you make me miss Austin and my friends there! reading your book gave me plenty of laughs as I turned the pages of my memory back to the days of driving all over that crazy 'hill country'. Congratulations, you paper back writer!
hey, Tynan! Is it possible for me.if I have a bad English and wanna pick up girls. Can you teach the guy like me!!!
I've been waiting for this to come out in paperback form. Can't wait for my autographed copy to come in the mail. : )
I bet it'll be worth big bucks some day.... You're going to be so famous.
Dood, I just sent Steve Pavlina an e-mail saying he should become a professional PUA. This is what he wrote back:
I'd need to meet some of the people in that community first. The only one I've met so far is Zan Perrion. If you know of any that are going to Vegas soon, please tell them to get in touch with me.
You need to head to Vegas! You can fine tune your poker skills there too.
Just bought my autographed copy. I'm not even really involved in the pick up community anymore but I figured this was a good way to support my favorite site.
Hope to get my copy soon!
Nathan: I used CreateSpace, an Amazon service for self publishing. It's not very expensive, although they do take a big cut of the sale (over 50%).
PPP: I covered that in a previous post. The gist of it is that I'm not going to be the best poker player in the world, so I'm going to focus on something that I will be the best at (Life Nomadic).
Llamas: Yes. you would get the physical book as well automatically. Make sure to use the link in this post. No, no protein supplements.
Dave: I'm not trying to make a ton of money on it - just enough to make it worth my time to ship them all myself.
Gmilit: Other than give those who read my blog an advance copy at a good price, no. I like to do nice things for my customers, but if I offered free copies to past clients I would probably end up paying more for those copies than I'll make selling new ones here.
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Step 3. Profit
I used to be the kind of guy who finished every book. Then I grew up and had better things to do with my time. Like read better books if the current one is shit.
Last week, I "finished" two books by throwing them out. I was 70 pages into the first one, when the ratio of new-agey-bullshit to that-one-concept-sounded-good tipped over. I skimmed the chapter list, determined the few interesting sounding ones, skimmed those, and decided to not continue reading. I threw the book in the trash. I then picked up the second book by the same author, skimmed the list of chapters, and threw it away immediately.
The thing is that I dragged these books to another continent in an airplane before finding out they were shit. A little investigation would've saved a lot of space in my suitcase (not that I needed more space).
If the goal is to gather information (vs. entertainment or getting into the mood to do something specific), selective reading is great. For another book, the quality of each chapter dropped considerably. By the time I reached the middle of the book, I started skipping sub-chapters and later even chapters. I got all the good parts, and saved an hour or two.
Interestingly, skipping and skimming is harder on a Kindle. Then again, it always seems like the Kindle books are way more expensive than getting a used dead tree shipped to your house. Would love if the Kindle had most books I want to read, and if they were more reasonably priced. $10 for an eBook when the dead tree is $0.01 plus shipping? That's $7 just for the comfort of not having to have the physical thing lying around.