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Once finished and published, the printed book will be priced at $34.95 (plus tax and shipping). However, you can pre-purchase the printed book below at a discounted price of $24.95* (40% off)
*This offer is only for delivery within the United States. Once the book is released on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and other retailers, online purchases can be delivered to non-U.S. addresses.
Why is the Book Delayed?
IMPORTANT: The book was originally scheduled to be completed (writing) by the end of 2014 and published in 1Q2015. However, we believe that quality and usefulness is much more important than an early release date. That last sentence is true, but it’s a little fluffy. The real reason that the release date is delayed is because the author hasn’t finished writing the book yet, although he is still working on it and has written over 80% of it so far.
Why the delay? There are four big reasons and the rest are minor excuses:
- He sold his award-winning restaurant that he started and ran for over a decade. Preparing a business to be sold and then going through the process is a huge project.
- He also moved his home and office, which caused a huge disruption of preparing his home for sale, building a new one, selling the house, storing his family’s life into storage pods, moving and unpacking. The office moved involved a nightmare of buying but not receiving office furniture for many months.
- He ran for public office and the campaign took a solid year in which he did very little writing. Yes, he won! And this has added on an additional 20+ hours to his week of responsibilities.
- He also borrowed two chapters of the book into separate books. He wrote (converted) the first one (“How to Name Your Business“) so his new publishing company could complete the book life cycle before helping other authors do the same. He wrote (converted and enhanced) the second book “Locking the Cookie Jar (How to Protect Against Embezzlement, Identity Theft, and Hackers),” so his consulting company can generate additional income with seminars to help financially keep the gears turning.
The good news is that each chapter is getting edited shortly after it’s written and, now, the corresponding website pages are also getting populated (partly) along with the chapters. When will it be finished? That’s a really good question. Someday we can all have a good laugh about it. In the meantime, the author is trying to carve out more “butt in chair” time as he juggles his businesses, his community service, his clients, family, and an occasional Fire Your Job, Hire Yourself Conference to really help our audience get a jumpstart on their dream of business ownership.
“This is a HUGE project. Research and writing is taking a lot longer than I expected. I am much more disciplined about writing at least weekly, but the chapters are still taking significantly longer to research and write than I expected and I left the hardest chapters for last. Hang in there! It is still a priority but I can’t write daily like I originally did as I need to keep my businesses afloat. When it is finished, it will be more than worth the wait. I promise.” –Scott Alvord
Pre-order the Printed Book
Soon (not yet), we will provide an order form below to preorder the printed version of this book for $24.95 (instead of the regular $34.95)–that’s 40% off! We have to charge 7.5% sales tax ($1.87) and a flat $5 for shipping anywhere in the United States. That’s a total of $31.82 to arrive on your doorstep!