Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Random Memory...

Once when I younger and more gullible I bought a book from an ad in the back of a magazine about how to get rich. When I got the book I was very excited.

The book basically said to write a book about how to do something then sell it. Which of course was exactly what the author of this particular book had just done.

At first I was pissed. “Just write a book he says!” what a rip off! But since I spent 10 bucks on it I went ahead and kept reading. His book did go into great detail on how to find print shops to print your book, how to buy ads in magazines and newspapers to sell your book including a lot of detail on how to haggle with ad sales people to get good advertising rates. Then there was a whole chapter on how to organize your mail room, tips on sorting incoming mail and how to process your book orders, how to package your books cheaply and still protect them from damage and how to get the best postage rates when mailing your books.

For some reason all these years later I still debate with myself, was I ripped off or not?

7 comments:

Crazymamaof6 said...

i would say no. it was interesting right?
and valuable if say you were looking to write a book and sell it? totally not what you were looking for at the time but still not a total waste. and say you met some one and this came up in conversation. you could probably have a fabulous conversation with info gleaned from this book.
an yet another one of those things that sounds too good to be true. and it sucked you in!watch out. you might be a sucker for a good line. i'm just sayin'! ;)

tammy said...

Depends....did you ever write your book?

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

CrazyMomma- You are right as usual. My radar scan is on full power keeping my eyes open for and pending storms!

Tammy- This is about as close as it's gotten. Please send me $10. :)

Nicki said...

Thats pretty ironic that he wrote a book teaching people how to get rich by writing a book teaching people how to do something. I wonder if he really got rich?

Sauntering Soul said...

I'm leaning towards saying yes, you were ripped off.

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

Yeah, you were ripped off. Serves you right for being so darned gullible . . . *snicker*

Tanya said...

Well have you written a book yet?