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ViralHope Weekly Update – April 12th, 2010

I thought it would be helpful to have a ViralHope weekly update, where I will highlight some of the news about the book in the past week as well as take a peek at the week ahead.

THIS PAST WEEK

  • Our sales at Amazon were so good during our first week that they reduced the price by 28% (at their own expense) with the thought they would sell more books. So now is a great time to buy ViralHope.
  • We had five positive reviews put up on Amazon during the first week, four 5 star reviews and 1 four star review.
  • There was a lot of tweeting about ViralHope and a number of people blogged about the book (you can find the links to the different blogs at the end of this post). Much thanks for all who spread the word!
  • Out of about 4,000,000 books that are sold on Amazon, we climbed to the #11,529 spot, and averaged between 15,000 and 25,000
  • ViralHope is holding it’s value well, as you can see from the diagram above and on Amazon,  a used book is just about twice the cost of a new one.  A used book is $17.12 while a new one is $10.76.  Pretty crazy don’t you think?

UPCOMING WEEK

  • The Ecclesia Press will most likely have a missional special starting sometime this week, so stay tuned or subscribe to one of the following twitter accounts, Ecclesia Press, ViralHopeBook or DreamAwakener.  You could also join the ViralHope Group on facebook.
  • I have an interview with Alex McManus on his radio show – All Things M –  about ViralHope.  It will play live at 8 a.m. Pacific, 11 a.m. Eastern.  It will also be recorded so you can listen to it at a later time if you desire.
  • Since the price of ViralHope has been reduced, take advantage of the reduced price and purchase a copy this week.
  • If you have had a chance to read through ViralHope, please take a moment and post a review on your blog, on amazon or wherever you feel led to post a review.

BLOG ENTRIES THIS PAST WEEK – Read them if you haven’t had the chance yet

1. Viral Hope
2. ViralHope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs
3. Viral Hope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs (and everything in between)
4. ViralHope and the Ecclesia Press
5. Viral Hope Drops!
6. I was just published in a new book called “Viral Hope.” Check it out!
7. Viral Hope Arrives!
8. New Book-ViralHope: Good News from the Urbs to the Burbs
9. What Does the Gospel Really Look Like?
10 Viral Hope
11. ViralHope is here…
12. ViralHope

If you know about an article or blog about ViralHope that I missed, just let me know and I will post it next week.


4 Responses to ViralHope Weekly Update – April 12th, 2010

  1. Joe Racek says:

    JR,

    Yes, the used book value on Amazon.com is definitely a good sign! I absolutely love my copy, but I’m willing to sell it for just $16.12 to beat the competition. Spread the word. :)

  2. jrwoodward says:

    Joe,

    You are a humorous guy. You should get an account on Amazon and sell your used books cheaper.

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  4. Bill says:

    Just finished ViralHope. Great – thanks for putting it together. Just did a short statement recommending the book of course on my blog.

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