FINAL UPDATE: With everyone's help, "The Age of Conversation" made it all the way to #262 in all books sold on Amazon and #36 in all Business books. Amazing! When final tallies are made, I'll be back with an update on how much additional money we made for Variety. Communities online can move mountains — this is just one more example of that.
UPDATE: It's Saturday, and I just bought my copy. Here's the link to buy "The Age of Conversation". Currently, it's at #917 on the Amazon charts, so the bum rush is working. (It was at #3,559 just a few hours ago — it's really rising in rank.) Thanks, everyone!
In 2007, more than 100 bloggers (103, to be exact) each wrote a chapter for "The Age of Conversation". I'm a proud contributor to this book for many reasons. It's inspiring to be connected to so many bloggers/thinkers/writers from all over the world. This was a ground-breaking project spearheaded by Gavin and Drew, who have been bold enough to start a sequel to this book (more details on this soon!). Also, all proceeds from this book have gone to Variety, the Children's Charity, and we've raised way more than our original goal of $10,000 for them.
In a last-ditch effort to raise additional money for Variety and to close out "AOC volume 1" before "AOC volume 2" gets started, Chris Wilson is orchestrating a "bum rush" on the Amazon charts for the book. If you would like to purchase "The Age of Conversation", please do so this SATURDAY (not before, not after). If you want to purchase MORE than one copy, purchase them on SATURDAY ... one at a time.
Why? By purchasing books one at a time on this one day, it goes higher up the Amazon sales ranking charts. (I did not know this until recently — interesting, eh?) This higher ranking will bring the book more attention, and we're hoping that more people will buy it and that the charitable proceeds will sky-rocket.
Thanks, as always, for your support.