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June 13, 2007

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I will vouch that David Meerman Scott has published a book so his mom will know. He just posted a YouTube video having everyone who attended his keynote show his mom the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2kov_tJrpw I attended the Vocus User Confe... [Read More]

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Joe Wikert

Hiya David. OK, tell your mom I'll vouch for you. Not only have I seen your book, but I've read it and loved every bit of it! Btw, I see it's still doing exceptionally well on Amazon -- way to go!

T Demop, Blogging for Business

It's tough to convince mothers. Mine won't believe anyone would ever buy and read anything I write. She doesn't even attempt to read mine, although she has a "coffee table" copy.

Nice video -- better book though :)

Jacquelyn Lynn

I think this is a problem all of us non-celebrity non-fiction book writers share, and not just with Mom, but with a lot of our family and friends. I had 10 published books under my own name (plus several ghostwritten bestsellers) when an acquaintance said, “So, when are you going to write a book?”
David, let us know how your Mom likes the video.

David Meerman Scott

Hi Jacquelyn

So I'm not alone!

Mom is still travelling and without a computer. I hope that she will see the video this weekend.

David

Dianna Huff

David, How do you come up with all these clever ideas? This one is a hoot!

David Meerman Scott

Hey Dianna,

I'm not afraid to experiment. Many of the things I try simply fall flat, but now and then something clicks.

David

Denise wymore

Congratulations on making the Top 100!!

I broke the 10,000 mark for about an hour. It was very exciting. I had to get some help - an interventon of sorts - to get me off my Sales Ticker habit. Now I check it about once a week.

Jane

David, I didn't attend the VOCUS users conference, but a friend of mine did, and she picked up an extra copy of your book (which you signed!) for me. I've read it twice now. It's my new bible for my business. Thank you!

Timothy Fish

Here is a worse problem for you. My Mom walked into her local bookstore, told one of the workers that she wanted to buy my book. The guy looked it up in the store's computer and then tried to sell her a different book. Fortunately, when people go to Amazon.com and tell them that they want to purchase either Church Website Design or Searching For Mom there is no one to try to push some other book. I think there are some companies that are going to be losing a lot of money if they don't start selling more long tail books.

Kathleen

I imagine that nebulous or mythical book or not, your Mom is in your corner. Some of us aren't so lucky, not that I'm bitter, I'm used to it. I'm the "underwater basket weaver" of my family in spite of writing the most highly acclaimed book in my industry and selling it on my blog that I've managed to establish as the "go-to" site of the business. They don't read that either. After 10 years, my family still can't fathom that I make money (more money than they do) typing on a computer all day. And about something as worthless as "fashion" no less :).

Jesper

Its a terrific book. I enjoyed reading it and lookforward to any future publications from you.

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