The challenge to sell 200,000 ebooks in 30 days is really starting to demonstrate with startling clarity, which is beyond even my initial expectations, just how powerful the groups you belong to can be. And yes, for those who are attending the BusinessXchange Christmas Cooperation event, this is going to give you a preview of the presentation I’ll be giving. For those not attending, it takes place in Blandford Forum at 7.45am on 8th December 2009 and, if you are in Dorset, is an excellent networking event.
I have had some really interesting, enticing and generally encouraging conversations with a huge range of people, just since yesterday even and have also got the support of my first charity, the BCCT and I’ll be giving you more information about that later in the week. Suffice it to say, on the whole, the experiment has met with a heavy groundswell of support already which is evidenced by the numbers of people talking about it. Of course, the proof of the pudding is going to be if it translates into actual transactions and purchases, but I’m happy to wait for that to kick in as the project gains momentum.
I’ve also been careful not to overload my own friends and colleagues too much yet because I know that there will be a lull at times, and I need to keep the enthusiasm going too. However, there have been some notable successes too, including managing to get to the first page of Google search results with the title of the e-Book, LinkedIn Made Easy, in JUST 4 days – that is unheard of in my book, but serves to really prove the point about the power of social networking.
So, to today’s latest statistics:
- The total number of books sold – 12
- The number of books sold online – 10
- The number of books sold for directly to people instead of online – 2, thanks Jonathan and Nigel
- The amount of money raised for charity – £24.00
- The amount paid out to affiliates too – £0.00
- The number of LinkedIn connections I have – 375
- Some basic website statistics, such as number of visitors and pages viewed so far today – Visitors – 145, Pages Viewed – 407