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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466382007
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466382008
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Danny Iny has been an entrepreneur for longer than his entire adult life. He quit school when he was fifteen to start his first business, and has been doing it ever since. Along the way he ran the Montreal Marathon, got an MBA, and married the most wonderful woman in the world. He's also worked with companies of all sizes, from the very huge (Nokia, Google) to small businesses and entrepreneurs who are just getting started. These days, he is a prolific blogger and teacher in the Firepole Marketing training program, and enjoys working one-on-one with client businesses to improve their marketing and make more money. Oh, and he's also the published author of a book about effective communication in writing, university guest lecturer, and the CEO of a start-up company called Bowl of Goals. In addition to all of the above, Danny is a super-friendly guy who makes a point of responding to every email and message - so go ahead and follow him on Twitter, or just send him an email and say hello!

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Danny Iny has been an entrepreneur for longer than his entire adult life. He quit school when he was fifteen to start his first business, and has been doing it ever since.

Along the way he ran the Montreal Marathon, got an MBA, and married the most wonderful woman in the world. He's also worked with companies of all sizes, from the very huge (Nokia, Google) to small businesses and entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

These days, he is a prolific blogger and marketing educator here at Firepole Marketing.

He's excited to be the co-author - with Guy Kawasaki, Brian Clark, Mitch Joel, and a lot of other people you'd probably recognize - of a book called Engagement from Scratch! How super-community builders create a loyal audience, and how you can do the same!

Most recently, he released the free Naked Marketing Manifesto, and is currently working on turning it into a full-fledged book.

Customer Reviews

The book is an easy, interesting, informative and fun read.
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What's not to like about a book that helps you get where you want to go, and is fun to read at the same time.
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This book will lead you to understanding what it takes to build and keep people coming back for more.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

48 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Fielding Mellish on December 16, 2011
Format: Paperback
Once upon a time I had some questions about building a community. Then I read this book. Now I do not have anymore questions. What I have instead is a great motivation and confidence. I am not ashamed to admit that I am ex-skeptic who became a believer.

As far as learning by reading other people experiences goes, this book goes all the way. And then some more. That is why I think about it more as "experience of community building" than "reading a book". Book itself was amazing and answered 90% of all general questions I ever had on this topic. But then I sent mail to Danny and asked him about remaining 10% of my questions. And what did he do? He answered them in speed and quality that left me speechless. And not just once, but two times in a row.

By doing so he showed me with his example, how person who wants to build community behaves. At the same time he gave me first hand experience how it is to be on the receiving end i.e. how people feel and react on such behavior. I was able to understand the value of taking time to care and communicate with each and every person (something all authors in the book mentioned), regardless if she is a known member of your community or just a prospective follower. It was a free coaching lesson and I would be lying if I would say that he bought me with this. He just made me more than happy to sell/surrender myself.

I am sure there are other good books out there on this topic, but after reading this one, I do not feel a need to check another book. I feel ready and eager to start building some community of my own. All my questions on this level are answered.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Peter Svans on December 3, 2011
Format: Paperback
Would you take investment advice from someone who's broke?
Or would you take relationship advice from someone on their fourth marriage that's already heading for the weeds?
Well, why would you listen to someone who is less than super successful in the business side of your life??
There is so much detailed knowledge shared by super successful people that you'd be mad not to buy this, read it cover to cover, do it and then keep coming back as a reference book. The value of knowledge shared here by people who have done and are doing it is immeasurable!
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Bill on June 17, 2012
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GThis book appears to be an audience building gimmick. You learn shortly after paying for the book that it is available free at their website. The author asks you to promote the book and ther website several times. Very short essays by various bloggers, each with their own promote page/paragraph. The jist of the book is to tell how to build your audience by building content and sharing posts with other bloggers. The book suckers you/me to buy the book whereby we expand the audience of the authors. I've read 7 books in the last month on social marketing and community building and this is the worst. I was surprised to learn that the author/company is a household name.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Pearson on December 17, 2011
Format: Paperback
I just bought Guy Kawasaki's Enchantment but when this came along I decided to read it first. I'm not a beginner but I figured it would be good to fill in any gaps. And it definitely did.

It was very helpful to get so many different perspectives, and not all in agreement. I was able to easily sift through and take what I needed and what fit my needs.

I feel more confident in my Social Media endeavors now and as a result, they are more fun!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Walker D. on December 18, 2011
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Being new to this business, I found the book to be both instructive and encouraging. There are a few common threads evident throughout that will cause the uninitiated to have that "Aha momemt" and the experienced to continuously nod their heads in agreement. This book contains a wealth of knowledge that is a must-have in any of our bookcases. Thank you, Danny, for this wonderful compilation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Fountaine on December 16, 2011
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It seems today that many books are either a rehash of old ideas, or a collection of a few ideas with a whole lot of fill. This book is neither of these things. I appreciate the time taken to assemble this collection of great ideas, practical ideas, proven techniques. Excellent and useful today!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thea Westra on June 3, 2012
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I'm going back into this book to read it again and I'm taking notes this time.

There is so much terrific information, and from such a range of internet business owners who have contributed, that I couldn't take it all in the first time around.

I got myself the Kindle version of Engagement from Scratch! How Super-Community Builders Create a Loyal Audience and How You Can Do the Same! and there's a Paperback version of Engagement from Scratch!, as well.

The 'real world' examples given inside this book are incredibly valuable. Each author writes as if speaking to you personally, based on a wealth of personal experience, each having built their own large communities online.

The information is not technical and is written in easy to grasp layman terms. Suitable for start ups and for anyone with many years of online experience.

This book is not full of cliches and glazed over information. Every article is written from the heart with a clear intention of making a difference to all web owners.

Whether you write a blog or build web content on your own site(s). This is one purchase you won't regret.

It has REAL information for REAL internet businesses, for long term growth and connection with your audience. The book gives you more than just a way to think, it also includes many practical tips and examples.
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