if not; you got screwed, if so ... how do we know it's indeed any good, as your judgment about it is no longer independent?

no pun intended, but whenever there's a book out going like: the secrets, how they got rich and all that kind of talk; I just think: crap!

although it's intriguing of course; 40 successful bloggers and of course the same questions for each; I like that, it puts everything in perspective ... but those kind of hard selling titles are putting me off, makes me think it's just another rip off book.

Jonathan Snook said on February 22, 2009

@Michiel Van Kets: I don't get a percentage of the profits but considering my level of effort vs the author, I don't in any way feel that I got screwed.

In any case, the way to find out if anything is good is to try it for yourself. In fact, if you reread the post, you'll notice that I've left my opinion of the book itself almost entirely out. Separate from that, having a slew of people saying "best book evar" still gives you no guarantee that you'll enjoy the book. (In fact, your expectations are likely to be set so high, that they'll fail to be met.)

Here's the thing: try not to think too hard about conspiracy theories. This is just a book that a guy, Stephane, put a lot of his time and money to make happen. If you think you can learn something from it (and is worth the $17) then by all means, buy it. Otherwise, it seems hardly worth the effort to complain about it a€” especially if you have no intention of even checking it out.

Tina said on February 28, 2009

I haven't heard of the book before reading your post about it. I'll have to look for it! It sounds interesting.

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Dape said on March 18, 2009

Blogging is one way we communicate with each other for one reason or another. The book that you mentioned looks quite interesting because as you say it gives various accounts from different people on there experience of blogging. I Recently bought a book called 'Blogger' a guide to Blogging. The book basically gave a basic guide on how to make money from blogging via third party advertising. To be quite 'frank' or 'David' in my case it was the most boring book I have ever read.in my life. Then it dawned on me the Authors sub title 'make money from blogging'. Yes I thought, you certainly made some money out of me Blogger, or should it be called blagger, thanks for the experience.

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