A week ago, I received an email asking me if I was interested in contributing a chapter to a book. The book is about Social Media, my home turf, and that caught my attention. I shot back a quick reply saying an ‘yes’ from my side.
It was only after I did a little googling about Jeffrey Gitomer did I realize what a big honor this really is. So, who’s Gitomer, you ask? He is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 3 million copies.
10 out of his 11 book have been #1 Bestsellers on Amazon.com. The other book ranked #2. His books have appeared on more than 700 best sellers lists, including The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.
On September 15, 2006, Jeffrey made an interesting bit of history. For the first time in 117 years, one author had four books on The Wall Street Journal Best Seller lists simultaneously.
Then on May 6, 2008, Jeffrey launched the 3rd edition of his perennial best seller, The Sales Bible, and it again went to number #1 on Amazon.com. Not bad for a 15-year-old book.
That’s impressive, huh?! Now tell me why I shouldn’t be excited! The chapter that I’m contributing is on podcasting. It’s an area that I’m passionate about and have been doing it for a few years now at http://Kiruba.TV. I’m writing down my experiences and what sort of an impact it is making. My chapter will have real-life examples and a pragmatic look at its uses.
The deadline to submitting my chapter is January 5. While I’ve been doing my homework for a while, I’ll have to step on the gas to make the deadline. I’ll keep you updated on how its shaping up. Now, back to writing.