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Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe [Kindle Edition]

Bryan Allain
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Book Description

Bryan Allain has spent the last decade building communities around bands, authors, and his own writing career. 

In Community Wins, he shares what he's learned through stories, lessons, and action items designed to help you take your online tribe to the next level.

The 60-page action-oriented workbook covers:
  • Why your tribe IS and ISN'T all about you
  • Managing the tension between big dreams and realistic expectations
  • The reason you need to embrace rejection
  • How to build intentional relationships with influencers
  • Rethinking the way you look at obstacles
  • Determining when to outsource tasks and projects
  • How to make deadlines matter
  • and much more...
More than just a manifesto on the value of tribes, Community Wins is a powerful tool that will help you take your community to the next level.

Hard work, talent, and great ideas all matter. But in the end, Community Wins.

Editorial Reviews


"Bryan's book is more than a manifesto on creating a community; it's the definitive manual for growing an online audience." - SAM DAVIDSON, author of Simplify Your Life

"I've learned so much from observing how Bryan networks with others and builds community and it all comes through in this practical, hands-on, you-can-do-this manual." - CRYSTAL PAINE, author of The Money Saving Mom's Budget

"Bryan Allain has done it again! Community Wins presents concise, proven methods to creating an online tribe." - CHAD GIBBS, author of Love Thy Rivals and God and Football

"Few people understand community building like Bryan Allain. He's done it for bands, organizations, and even his own personal blogs. Now he tells you how to do it."  - JEFF GOINS, author of Wrecked

"Community Wins is full of sharp writing and applicable ideas. It's described as an 'action-oriented workbook' and the shoe absolutely fits." - SCOTT MCCLELLAN, director of the ECHO Conference and author of Tell Me a Story (March 2013)

About the Author

A blogger since 2001, Bryan is the author of two books on blogging and social media: 31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo and Community Wins. His first humor book, Actually, Clams Are Miserable, was released in November 2012.

Bryan's writing has appeared in print in RELEVANT Magazine and online at The Burnside Writers Collective and The Daily Beast. He was the author of one of the "15 Most Memorable Tweets of the 2012 Election" by Time Magazine alongside President Obama, Lady Gaga, and Alec Baldwin.

He writes occasional doses of nonsense & inspiration at and provides coaching and resources to bloggers at He lives with his wife, Erica, and their two children, Kylie and Parker, in Lancaster County, PA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 237 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Killer Tribes (October 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009VIKF4S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,867 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The last time I took 12 pages of notes was.... October 24, 2012
By Mike M.
Format:Kindle Edition
I started this book last night with the intention of spreading out the read over the course of the next 5 days or so. Turns out, I only needed two. Community Wins by Bryan Allain is about as practical as it gets. Unlike many other books along the lines of tribe building, Bryan delves deep into his personal experiences (even giving the example of re-prioritizing projects so he could get Community Wins done first which is like eBook Inception or something) and pulls out not only practical insights, but a whole slew of applicable questions and practices for the reader to create their own winning community.

The book is constructed in a workbook format in order to be the most helpful tool it can be. With 21 chapters, there's plenty of application to go around and with this insightful manual in hand, you can be well on your way to creating a thriving tribe of your own. I take notes on almost every book I pick up and I can't tell you the last time I took 5 pages of notes on one title. In two nights with Community Wins, I finished with 12 pages filled. If 12 pages of newfound insights aren't enough to jumpstart any project, then I don't know what is.

Community Wins was a fantastic, practical, and actively applicable read. I 6 Star recommend it. Amazon's holding me down.

(Just beware of the giant man-eating raccoons that Bryan subliminally hid in the text. He told me himself. But you should be good)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Resource for all Writers/Leaders October 29, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't normally write reviews. But when you encounter resources you believe can assist in the growth not just of yourself but many, many others, you simply have to share that with others. `Community Wins', the new e-book from Bryan Allain, author of '31 days to finding your blogging mojo' and creator of `Killer Tribes', is such a resource.

In a direct but positive way, Allain gives anyone attempting to grow a blog, website or platform of any kind a set of directions to building not just community, but online community. Much of it is taken from his own experiences of building communities, running conferences and juggling them a full-time job - and he has lessons which all of us need to hear.

Allain understands the importance of community in making a difference. None of us can go through life on our own, and we cannot make an impact on our own either. Allain gets this completely, and proceeds to show us exactly how we can both build community and make an impact.

What really makes `Community Wins' stand out is not simply in it's short, easy-to-follow chapters. It comes when Allain at the end of each chapter invites the reader to take on challenges of their own.

To answer difficult questions about the relevant topic.

Big questions, which demand honest answers.

The book demands you engage with it. It expects you to respond, not simply sit down and take it all in. If a person is to get the full benefit of this book, you have no option but to participate and engage with it.

Without doubt, I have learned more from fully engaging with this book than I ever would simply from just reading it and putting it down.

Allain hits you head on with questions like

"What drives me to get my ideas out there?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Firecracker October 24, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I titled my review "Firecracker" because this book may be small, but it packs a big bang for your buck.
I have read several books on the same topic and they have been useful. What I liked about Community Wins is the practical nature of the information.
There is a fabulous balance of inspiration and application. Anyone who has little or no knowledge about how to create a platform or find their own "tribe" will be guided in ways to start effectively. For the experienced, there is a whole new dimension for them to explore in what it means to go "deep", "wide" or even "higher" in their growth.
So, don't just take it from me, get your own copy and "get your read" on--you won't be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Friendly, practical wisdom for growing your community October 25, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
The introduction to Community Wins feels as if your friend with a quirky sense of humor is talking to you. (He uses the term "community" the same way that Seth Godin uses "tribe".) Bryan makes it clear that this is more of a workbook for a community leader than a recipe for building a community.

The chapters are short enough to absorb quickly, and each one ends with a set of questions to answer about your own business, community or "tribe". He offers very practical suggestions, sprinkled with humor and good sense.

I really like the authentic and humble attitude that Bryan Allain writes with. It makes him feel like an approachable, honest and trustworthy friend who is happy to share his hard-won experience with you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Community wins November 25, 2012
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This book is real and focuses on relationships instead of numbers. Bryan has proven that this approach works. He's willing to share what has worked and what hasn't. Bryan combines great insight with actionable steps to help you build your tribe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Community Wins Definitely Wins!! November 4, 2012
By Candi
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started to read this book last night thinking that I would read a few pages here and there and maybe get a little bit of info to help grow my blog community, well that didn't happen. I read the ENTIRE thing over the course of about an hour and loved it, taking notes the entire time. Bryan Allain has fantastic ideas for those of us who are serious about growing our community. I woke up this morning re-energized and ready to improve!

I highly recommend this book to anyone with a blog or business looking to expand your online presence.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Good community building guide, weak on the online element.
I found this book a little basic, a little fun, and for the price, not so bad. Allain appears to be writing for maybe an older audience than myself (mid-20s) and those raised in a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Skylar Goldman
5.0 out of 5 stars action steps for the win!
I love love love the simple action steps on each chapter. What a helpful, thoughtful, challenging book. Highly recommended. Worth every penny.
Published 6 months ago by Hans Schiefelbein
1.0 out of 5 stars no actual content
Pretty vacuous. Like this review. (Hey, if he can get away with writing a "book" like this, I can get away with a review.)
Published 13 months ago by Rodney Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Since perfectionism is a trap, I would feel like I was entrapping...
I just finished Bryan Allain's ebook, Community Wins: 21 Thoughts on Building a Thriving Online Tribe, and if you like thought provoking questions along with action items for the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Well shoot...
Bryan has effectively destroyed many of the obstacles I was allowing to hold me back from many projects. Without those excuses, I have nothing but to start.
Published 23 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars The gold standard in community building!
This is one of the best practical guides to building community I have ever seen! It's proven to not just be a quick read to help me understand certain ideas, but it's also a... Read more
Published on May 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, thought-provoking
This is a great ebook. I recommend it for anyone looking to engage more people online through their blog. Read more
Published on January 2, 2013 by Beth Morey
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Bryan Allain Home Run!
A home run of a book about working to develop your personal tribe.

Contains suggested actions and also discusses the passions and dreams needed to develop a tribe. Read more
Published on December 11, 2012 by Anthony
3.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to take notes
What a great book! I love the action steps at the end of each chapter. It's not just a read through. Brian makes you stop and think. Read more
Published on November 25, 2012 by Sundi Jo Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help for community builders everywhere!
Bryan Allain's "Community Wins" is a fantastic resource for anyone whose life is involved online (so let's just say everyone). Read more
Published on November 21, 2012 by Nev
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More About the Author

Bryan's writing has appeared in print in RELEVANT Magazine and COLLIDE Magazine and online at Stuff Christians Like, The Burnside Writers Collective, and The Daily Beast. A blogger since 2001, Bryan writes daily doses of nonsense & inspiration at and provides coaching and resources to bloggers at

He lives with his wife, Erica, and their two children, Kylie and Parker, in Lancaster County, PA.


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