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The Wizards of Web leverage the power of the web to market web marketing book
Posted By Persuasion Architects On May 30, 2005 @ 12:51 pm In Online Persuasion | 1 Comment
Book Hits NY Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists in Two Weeks With No Advertising
New York, NY – June 1, 2005 – How does a web marketing book make the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com bestseller lists without advertising, national bookstore distribution, a major publishing house, radio interviews, television interviews, or print interviews? Ask the co-authors, web marketing experts
Bryan Eisenberg & Jeffrey Eisenberg , who proved their expertise when they accomplished this feat with their new book “Call To Action: Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results” , released May 9, 2005 by Wizard Academy Press.
Call To Action” may be the first book to become a national bestseller without nationwide bookstore distribution,” said
Jeffrey Eisenberg explains, “We created a buzz by pricing it lower than any 326 page hardcover has been priced in over 30 years. Then we asked all our online colleagues to mention us in their newsletters and blogs by offering a pre-release 3 for 1 special so that people would gift the book”.
Sales skyrocketed dramatically when uber-blogger Seth Godin  wrote in his blog: “… don’t wait even one minute before checking out: Call to Action: How to Improve Your Conversion Rate … Despite the godawful cover, this book is an astonishing bargain. The book is straight forward and gives you direct, clear insight into what’s wrong with your site and what to do about it. No fancy metaphors or engaging banter. Just the nuts and bolts and the facts to back them up. I can’t conceive of a website that won’t benefit from the ideas inside. Still reading this blog? Stop! Go check out this book.” "
Word of mouth is incredibly powerful for great products," said Andy Sernovitz, CEO of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. "The strategy here was perfect. They got the book into the hands of the people who could and should be talking about it."
Bryan Eisenberg and Jeffrey Eisenberg are co-founders of Future Now, Inc.,  a marketing boutique focused on helping clients convert their website’s traffic into leads, customers and sales by applying Persuasion Architecture, copywriting, usability and web analytics to design, redesign and optimize websites and other online marketing efforts. The book chronicles some of the successful techniques Future Now, Inc. has used to help clients like ; Dell, GE Volvo, Overstock & Disney.
Bryan Eisenberg, best known for his ClickZ.com column . “We knew we had something special going on when we were up to #5 on Amazon.com on the release date.” To date, over 90% of the sales for the book were placed online.
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URLs in this post:
 Bryan Eisenberg & Jeffrey Eisenberg: http://www.futurenowinc.com/aboutus.htm
 “Call To Action: Secret Formulas to Improve Online Results”: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1932226397/qid=1117472103/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-8923271-1543312?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
 uber-blogger Seth Godin: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2005/05/do_you_judge_a_.html
 Future Now, Inc.,: http://www.futurenowinc.com/
 used to help clients like: http://www.futurenowinc.com/clients.htm
 ClickZ.com column: http://clickz.com/experts/author/index.php/19333_all
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