What's going on with Summit Success: Training for Hiking, Mountaineering, and Peak Bagging?A few weeks ago I posted a video on Facebook mentioning that I was experimenting with a training protocol for the second volume, tentatively titled "The Kilimanjaro Workout" and was beginning compiling an outline for the book.
Since then I've run a Kindle Countdown Deal, begged for Reviews, and asked for shares, likes, and tweets to give it a boost from my loyal fans on my Seven Summits Quest Facebook Page. I know that several hundred of you have purchased the book, I know that much. I know that one of you has reviewed it on Amazon, and three on Goodreads have "starred" it, but Goodreads doesn't mention if you've actually read or purchased a copy or not, where Amazon does. It's easy to just start adding stars right and left on books on Goodreads without even reading the description.
|Putting it all to the test - Everything in my books I have actually done to verify that it works|
I learned the hard way with this book that a 16 week training program by a non-celebrity is not going to get reviews, since the majority of people will actually insist on reviewing themselves:
Since you established the criterion that you would only give me a review after you successfully achieved the plan involved, you are part of that review, like it or not. It makes a 1-Star review look like this:
"I loved the engaging and motivational and inspiring writing, but I'm giving it a single star because I like to go out drinking a lot and having to actually train 90 minutes a day with a hangover put a cramp in my style." -- Reviewing the Reviewer on LinkedIn Pulse ARTICLE HERE
Since it's impossible to get an accurate review, Amazon sticks it way in the back of search results, behind those with a hundred mind-bending impossible circus trick exercises, or with a hundred re-purposed blog articles from various buddies to pad the text.
That being said, I have decided to pursue an online Mastermind Training Group on a monthly subscription basis. The survey RESULTS HERE pointed out that $10/mo was the viable price for subscriptions, but alas, almost nothing I asked about in the description can be done at that price so I'm up in the air about it. I'd love to offer something, but I do have rent to pay. What do you think?
Here's the video from Facebook with some information about all of this
Check out this short video about the Summit Success: Training for Hiking... book, now on Amazon, possibly for only a limited time. Talking about training groups and what happened to Book 2 in the series? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NC2WBPK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00NC2WBPK&linkCode=as2&tag=imbizwebcom&linkId=MQEFRPPD6IKGU235
Posted by Seven Summits Quest on Thursday, April 2, 2015
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