We recently crossed the astounding milestone of 100,000 copies sold of my book Building a Second Brain! That’s just in the U.S. and UK, and over the next few months, it will go on sale in 20+ other countries and languages around the world. I have to be honest: every goal that I ever imagined for this book has been fulfilled.
This research project started with a simple question that has crossed every author’s mind: How can I tell which books are successful? TV shows have Nielsen ratings, music albums have the Billboard Top 100, and movies regularly publicize their box office earnings, but not books. Bestseller lists like The New York Times are notoriously subjective, while more objective ones like Amazon and The Wall Street Journal only provide rankings, not raw numbers.
My book Building a Second Brain is now released and available for sale to the world.
I put everything I know and everything I am into it. This book is the end result of 17 years of wanting to write a book, 10 years of building a business, 6 years of teaching a course, and 3 years of writing.
In 21 short days, the 4-year project of bringing Building a Second Brain to life will come to a conclusion.
We will find out once and for all how much potential this idea has to enter the mainstream conversation around what it means to be productive and creative in today’s world…
My book Building a Second Brain comes out in 60 days. Cohort 14 of our course started a week ago with over 1,300 students enrolled. Our team of over 30 staff and collaborators is humming along like a well-oiled productivity machine.
On every front, we’re seeing unbelievable momentum and excitement for our work.
I’m incredibly proud to announce we’ve signed our first two non-English foreign publishing deals for my upcoming book Building a Second Brain!
The book will be available in China and Taiwan, both with major non-fiction publishers who have worked with many of the top Western authors to have their books translated and widely distributed.
We’ve just signed our first international book deal to publish Building a Second Brain….in the United Kingdom!
The initial wave of pre-orders in the United States has turned publishing heads around the world, and my literary agency has reported a surge in interest and enthusiasm for BASB in multiple countries.
Last week I asked you to be among the very first people to pre-order my new book Building a Second Brain….and boy did you deliver!
The book quickly climbed the bestseller charts in the early morning hours last Tuesday, hitting the #1 spot in all 3 of its categories on Amazon.
It’s not every day that 4 years of nonstop work hinges on one moment.
But today’s one of those days!
I’ve dreamed of writing this email for many years, and I can officially say it:
You can now pre-order Building a Second Brain.
It was the fall of 2005. I was a 20 year-old student at Saddleback Community College near my hometown in Orange County, California.
Over the previous year, I had exhausted nearly all of my college savings by attending one of the most expensive universities in the country, in faraway Washington D.C.
I can hardly believe it, but my manuscript is officially in production and pre-orders for my book Building a Second Brain (BASB) will open in just TWO WEEKS, on Tuesday, Nov. 16!!!
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The #1 question I’m receiving these days is “When does your book come out?”
(If you’re just joining, I’m writing a book based on my online course Building a Second Brain)
So I’ve decided to give you all an update on how it’s going and what I’ve learned so far.