Look, I'm an old man at 38 years old, and I'm sick of these stupid promotional tricks that Michael Port is using to try to get his book to be the number one best seller of the day on amazon.com
Giving away a CHANCE (just a chance, no guarantee you will win) to win a bunch of prizes, from vacations to other books, makes the realist in me STOP AND THINK TWICE, before I click the buy button.
If his book is so good, why does he need to create this silly contest on May 5th, 2006 ?
A quick scan of the reviews of this book, it seems to me that all the reviews are loaded, that is they were written by his clients, friends, or other "coaches" who are trying to advertise themselves and their websites.
Do you think I am dumb, that I'm going to fall for this? No, I'm not. I found two realistic reviews elsewhere, one said the book was terrible, the other said the book lacks real sales and marketing advice, and I belive those much more than the gush gush "this book is great" reviews that are written by friends.
No thanks. I choose to find a better book that stands by itself, a book that doesn't rely on swarmy promotional tactics to get itself bought.
What are your thoughts?