Thursday, June 16, 2011

Help me meet my sales goal

I am uncomfortable asking folks to buy my book. If you follow me on Twitter (@JarrettRush) you may find that hard to believe, but it's true. Every time I post something there that's "buy my book" related, my finger hovers over the tweet button for just a second before I pull the trigger. My concern is that I'll become the guy I hate, the one who says nothing other than "buy my book." I've unfollowed those guys. I know how annoying they can be. I say that so hopefully you'll know how hard it is for me to type the next sentence.

Buy my book.

Here's why. I have sales goals each month and this month we are short of meeting it. It's a modest goal, honestly, and we aren't that far behind. Actually, if 10 of you would buy a copy then we'd be a little bit ahead of the pace.

I'm asking for your help now because Gina and I are going to be out of town the next week and I'm not going to be as visible online as much as I am usually. I'm hoping to have internet access where we are headed to, but there's no guarantee I'll be able to log on. So, I'm turning to you, my Internet friends. If you like me here and/or like me on Twitter or on Facebook, buy a copy of my book. Support me with your 99 cents. Links to several sites where you can buy the book are under the "Where to read me" tab up above. If you don't have an ereader, you can buy Word documents or pdf files from And if you do buy a copy, let me know in the comments so I can publicly thank you.

Now, to those of you who've already bought my book, thanks. You're not off the hook, however. I need your help,too. I need you to be my voice next week, and all the time really. If you've read my book and enjoyed it, tell others about it. Tweet about it to your followers. Put up a post on your blog. Mention it to a colleague over lunch. Tell a friend. Help me get the word out and help me make my modest sales goal. I don't have anything to offer than my gratitude, but I would truly appreciate the support.


  1. Thanks for shaming me, Jarrett!

    I'll let you know what I think.

  2. Hah. Wasn't trying to shame anyone. Just asking for help.

    Thanks for grabbing a copy. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. To tell you the truth, this is pretty good. The best $.99 I've spent on anything in god knows how long, and easily the best self-published I've read in a while.

    About 75% of the way through and regretting I have to put off finishing the last quarter until tonight.

  4. Jarrett, CFL was a great story - I'll be more than happy to try to spread the word. Not only next week, but in general. Even got you under my Featured Works page on my blog (


  5. Thanks, Steve. I really do appreciate the support.

  6. Been there, done that, wrote the review.

    Now, it's time for you to help me, Jarrett. Publish the next book so I can read more!!!

  7. Thanks, Margaret. I'm working on the next one now.

    And yours is creeping up my TBR pile.