Starting Something New: Autographing Books in Bookstores

Today many of us are buying our books online, and because of this on the where to buy page I haven’t even listed physical bookstores. That’s unfair… My book is available from many brick-n-mortar book sellers, and today I’ve decided to start something new: with all the travel (often in conjunction with the speaking) that I do, I thought — why not start walking into these physical bookstores, autographing the copies of my book that they have, blogging and tweeting about it, and helping them sell more of them.

So, today I went to the closest Barnes and Noble store (in Alexandria, VA), and autographed a copy of my book, which they kindly immediately put on display with a sticker “Autographed Book”:

The above autographed copy, should you be interested in grabbing it, is available at Barnes & Noble Booksellers on 3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, VA 22305. The B&N price is nearly identical to Amazon‘s; so, you may actually reserve your copy online, and then go pick it up in-store.

Jeff Molander Reviews the Affiliate Management Book on ReveNews

Another thoughtful and honest review of Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day has just gone live on ReveNews.com, one of affiliate marketing’s oldest, trusted and unbiased sources [more about it here].

The new review has been authored by Jeff Molander, an affiliate marketing luminary, adjunct professor at Loyola University, author and professional speaker.

Here’s just a quick excerpt from his review:

Geno’s promise is simple: to show anyone interested in running an effective, profit-focused affiliate program how to research, launch, manage, and grow it — and he delivers. It’s not an easy promise to make because affiliate marketing is filled…FILLED…with potholes and dangerous black holes! Geno’s ability to address the darker, risky aspects of affiliate marketing is to be admired. More importantly, he’s providing a practical way to cope with them.

…Geno spends time with his readers helping them in ways that I’ve not seen before in a book on this subject. For instance, he walks you through a SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threat) analysis, including what it is, why you need to do one, and how to make sure it serves your ecommerce business. It’s practical from beginning to end. Geno never lets you forget why you’re doing what you’re doing and helps you develop habits to power success.

You may read the full version by clicking the screenshot below:

Video Review of Prussakov’s Affiliate Marketing Book by Shawn Collins

Not too long ago, Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day was reviewed by a world-famous affiliate program management expert and affiliate marketing veteran, Shawn Collins. Not only did the co-founder of Affiliate Summit conference blog about the book — calling it “exhaustive on the subject” of affiliate program management and “a great investment for any affiliate manager” — but he was also kind enough to record a video review of it.

With thanks to Shawn, we are bringing you his video today:

If you don’t have a copy of the book yet, it’s not too late to order it. 😉

All Inclusive Marketing’s Sarah Bundy Reviews the Book

A well-known Canada-based OPM (which stands for an outsourced [affiliate marketing] program manager), Sarah V. Bundy of All Inclusive Marketing Inc. has just published her review of Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day. Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from her today’s blog post:

Geno leaves no stone unturned in his book, and I can honestly say that this book should be required reading for anyone who calls themselves an affiliate manager. I have ordered more copies for the office so our affiliate managers can have access to them any time they wish.

…I have read many books in the industry before this one, including both Shawn Collin’s book “Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants” and Geno’s previous book “A Practical Guide to Affiliate Marketing”. Both were very good, but still far from being the gem this one turned out to be.

Our affiliate team agrees, this book deserves a 5 star rating and will be a great internal resource for us, even as experienced affiliate program managers.

You may read the full review by clicking the screenshot below:

Affiliate Management Book Reaches New Bestseller Heights

Some two months ago I wrote about Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day starting to hit bestseller lists. Today I am pleased to report that it is reaching new heights on lists of best selling books.

For instance, for the first time ever, the book has become the #1 best selling book in Amazon’s “Direct Marketing” category:

Additionally, it’s Kindle edition has occupied a prominent 3rd place among the top rated Kindle eBooks of the “Web Marketing” category:

It’s definitely good to see all of the above. Onwards and upwards!!

Eric Nagel Publishes Review of Prussakov’s Affiliate Management Book

Yesterday Eric Nagel, the winner of Affiliate Summit‘s 2011 Pinnacle Award in the “Best Blogger” category, has published his detailed review of my Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day book. Here’s one of my favorite excerpts from it:

Evgenii (Geno) Prussakov’s “Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day” could very well be the textbook for a course in Affiliate Program Management… This book takes you month by month, week by week and even day by day through starting or improving your affiliate program…

While I keep saying this is a textbook, Geno writes with a personal touch, that makes it read more like a blog. It’s like he’s talking to the reader, as he addresses “you” in the text and refers to himself and personal experiences.

The amount of information Geno has compiled is staggering, giving definitions, examples, comparisons and citing reports to back his claims.

Read Eric’s full review by clicking on the below screenshot:

Small Business Trends Review of Affiliate Program Management Book

Earlier this week Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends posted an in-depth review of “Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day”. Here is just an excerpt from it:

Evgenii “Geno” Prussakov (@eprussakov on Twitter)  has written a book that is ideal for small businesses and entrepreneurs who’ve thought about setting up an affiliate program, but don’t know where to start.  Geno walks you step by step through researching, launching, managing and growing your affiliate program. …if you consumed just one lesson per day, Monday through Friday, it would take you 4  and 1/2 months to get through all the daily lessons.  Of course, there’s nothing to prevent you from moving through it faster.  You easily can consume multiple lessons each day, as I did.  Lessons are just 2 to 10 pages each, with screenshots included.  But the one-hour-per-day learning format allows you to pace yourself if you wish.

What I Liked Best

My favorite sections are the sections on “mistakes to avoid” and ideas.  There are 10 Mistakes to Avoid with Banner Ads; 15 Mistakes Committed by Merchants; and 25 Affiliate Program Management Mistakes.  I also liked the bonus section on ideas for promoting your affiliate program.

For the full review, you may either use the link quoted in the very beginning of this post, or just click the screenshot below: