Well, not really, but it kind of seems that way. You may recall that a few days ago I gushed about Guy’s latest book as “the book that hits the sweet spot for everyone who has a personal or professional interest in the ebook revolution from the author’s or publisher’s side of the equation.” The book is entitled APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book, and even at its original Kindle price of $9.99 then, a sufficient number of our readers and authors picked it up that it shot up from #1,859 to #743 in the Kindle sales rankings, and rose to the level it deserves in Amazon’s “Authorship” category: #1. We’ve yet to do a sponsored post for the book, so it’s worth saying here that Guy hasn’t paid us a cent to go ape over APE.
Kawasaki and his collaborator Shawn Welch have just completed an update of the book, and if you have already purchased it you can grab the very useful new stuff at no charge by going to Manage Your Kindle. Just find the book in your Kindle Library, click on the “Update Available” link next to the book’s title, and then follow the update prompts. The book was already “great.” Now it’s Tony-the-Tiger Grrreat!
And just for today, if you haven’t bought it yet, there’s even better news. As you already know if you check out our Kindle Daily Deal post when it goes live every day about 7 a.m. EST, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book is the lead book in today’s Kindle Daily Deal from Amazon at just $1.99! Now that’s a deal! (That bump from #1,859 to #743 after our KND post was nice, but it’s nothing compared to what the authors will see as a result of the Kindle Daily Deal at that sweet $1.99 price. We don’t want to jinx you, Guy, but I see Top 10 in your future!)
Once this book gets to the Top 10, I think it will be pretty slow to drift back toward the mid hundreds, because as much as any book now on the market it is a book that can help millions of people do better at the work they love to do. And we know that every one of those people is a reader. That’s the kind of book that will sell a lot of books in 2013, but with a couple of updates a year it may well sell more in 2015 and even more in 2017.
And oh, by the way, if that’s not enough Guy for you today, you can tune in to him as this week’s guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me podcast.