My editor called yesterday and nearly gave me a heart attack. My book 397 Ways To Save Money cracked the Amazon.ca Top 100 Bestseller List placing at #93 overall. I was also the #3 top selling personal finance book in Canada. (thud)
I’m still a little numb and slightly confused over making this list. Throughout my life I’ve managed to steer clear of popularity lists, well, unless you include my high school yearbook mock election list where I ranked very highly. But I digress.
Busting onto the Amazon.ca Bestseller List is a very cool thing for this shy nerd. My editor, Kate, was very impressed when my book briefly passed Eric Carle’s Very Hungry Caterpillar, saying this was “no easy feat.” (or feet?) I have no doubt. Caterpillars are hungry little munchers with enough legs to leap any list in a single bound. So I am humbled and very honored to be near any hungry bug on Amazon. I’m not sure I’ll catch Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love though – I hear it’s on Oprah’s list. 😉
Free Excerpt: 397 Ways to Save Money
You can now download a Free PDF that includes an excerpt of Chapter 4 from my book. Feel free to share this with anyone you think would be interested in it. This PDF doesn’t look, feel, or smell as nice as the print book, but the content is the same.
The subject of Chapter 4 is Shopping. In this chapter I share some straightforward (and savvy) tips on shopping wisely so you can get what you want, buy what you need, and get home from the mall still saving money. In this chapter I also share my own shopping Buying Tactics and give you some Selling Tactics if you find you’ve got some extra stuff hanging around your home waiting to be converted to cash. I show you how.
My neighbor just finished reading this chapter and informed me it “pissed her off.” I was a little stunned that tips on saving money while shopping could “piss” anyone off. But she said, “I could have been doing these things years ago and saved thousands.” I gave her a hug.
Welcome New Readers
I just wanted to give a shout out to all the new readers who have found Squawkfox over the last week. I’ve been on the air waves, in papers, and blogged about over the last while so I’m thrilled to meet all those who have found me via these sources. Please feel free to jump in and comment on any post and check out the New? Start Here! page on this blog to get caught up on some favorite posts. I’m really happy to meet you!