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ProBlogger the Book – Sample Chapter Now Available

Posted By Darren Rowse 17th of April 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Problogger-Preview-174X300Last week when I announced the release of ProBlogger the Book I mentioned that we’d be making the first chapter (the Introduction and chapter 1) available as a sampler download.

It took us a few days longer than we anticipated to get it up but it’s now available.

To get it all you need to do is go to the book site, sign up for our weekly blog tips newsletter and you’ll get the opportunity to download the pdf sampler instantly. You’ll also get a weekly blog tip emailed to you – although you’re free to unsubscribe from that at any point.

Those who already subscribed to the list should have received an email in the last few hours with instructions on how to get the pdf.

The download is 37 pages (including a few title ones) and will give you a good taste of what the full book is like (including the table of contents so you can see what else is covered).

Also – I wanted to give a public thank you to another Chris Garrett (it’s confusing that there are two UK bloggers by the same name). This Chris is a blog designer who designed the ProBlogger Book page. Thanks mate!

Lastly – I want to thank the many readers who have already purchased the book and who have been promoting it on their own blogs. On the day we announced it we got into the low 400’s in terms of the highest selling book on Amazon (I wish I’d taken a screen cap) which was pretty exciting seeing as the book wasn’t available for another 3 weeks.

Don’t forget that the book is pretty heavily discounted at Amazon ($16.49) and Barnes and Noble ($18.74) at the moment during the ‘Pre-Order’ phase.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. I started taking screen captures but didn’t want to annoy all the people following my flickr screen so ended at two, I understand it went even higher after I went to bed. Probably for the best, I don’t need yet another stat to become addicted to! :)

  2. Wow,
    I am so excited to read this book, can’t wait till it is released
    Great idea writing a book by the way Darren, all your stuff has really helped my website and I know your book will too

  3. Darren,
    Wow those stats for Amazon are impressive – I can’t wait to read the book!

  4. I preordered when you first mentioned it. Now hurry up and send it already! This waiting stuff is so yesterday! ;-)


  5. I downloaded it this morning! Can’t wait until I get the book!

  6. Well, great move giving away a sample for free in everyone’s point of view, your book gets more exposure,we get to ‘sample’ it and see if its worth buying.

    Thanks for the free sample!

  7. Congrats on becoming the #2 blog on Technorati Favorties

    considering the blogs you are a head of, this is an achievement worth talking about

  8. I too preordered the book the day it was mentioned – only £7.99 on Amazon UK — so snap it up NOW, anyone who hasn’t already!

    Hugely excited to get the sample chapter, thanks guys :-) I’ve only read the first few pages while on my lunch break (at work at the mo) but looking forward to reading it all this evening…

    Many congrats again on having the book out, Darren and Chris, I hope it meets with the outstanding success you both deserve! (Not least because I’m sure the advice in it will be of immense benefit to many bloggers.)



  9. richard says: 04/18/2008 at 12:22 am

    I ordered your book as well, looking forward to it


  10. Congrats on your successful book! The ultimate blogging success going from the web to the the print media.

  11. great idea to let us see what is the content of the book. I was hoping this would come soon enough. Frankly i was in two minds simply coz i prefer net articles rather than reading books. But once i have a taste of the recipe, i can decide to go ahead and buy it. Thanks mate.

  12. Thanks very much for this opportunity.

  13. Thanks Darren will download ASAP! I think this book is going to be great! Can’t wait till the release date.

  14. I’m buying it the day it comes out. This is my favorite blog!

  15. I didn’t even bother to wait for the sample–I preordered my copy days ago. If the book is half as good as the blog, it’s well worth my money.

    (And if that’s not a vote of confidence, I don’t know what is!)

  16. I literally can’t wait for this book to come in the mail :)

    I really enjoyed the sample chapter and how you guys posted your previous experiences in business. Can’t wait till I get to tell my own story…. patience & passion is key I agree… oh I rhymed! ^^

  17. Darren,
    I have just looked on and noticed that you have added the table of contents here, looks great.
    Good luck with your book, I wish you well.
    You are my source of inspiration.

  18. The book sounds great, but does it include information on selling blogs? i.e. valuing the blog, finding a buyer or a broker to help you sell, etc.

  19. NZ Reality TV – yes there’s a whole chapter on buying and selling blogs – chapter 6 and 20 or so pages.

  20. Fantastic! Thanks for the prompt response Darren.

  21. Great first chapter! you guys have an amazing talent to explain things in very simple terms!

  22. Just subscribed.

  23. It is great to hear that you give free sample. Congrats on your book.

    I will subscribe for the sample. :-)

  24. Darren, any affiliates for this book ? like referral url ?

    Let me know

  25. Cynthia (Adobe) says: 04/19/2008 at 3:01 am


    I think it’s very smart of you to provide a teaser chapter for free from your book. You may also consider using a new service that just launched into beta – Ads for Adobe PDF. This is a free service that matches contextual ads to your PDFs and you generate revenue from the ad clicks. Think of it as Google AdSense for your PDFs. This could be a way for you to generate some additional revenue for your content beyond just the book sale. You can check it out at:

    Or feel free to email me at ctill[email protected] for more discussion.

  26. I will love to buy the book. Went to Amazon to check for the book but there’s a message there that saids that the book is not available yet. Congratulations Darren.

  27. Just ordered it on Amazon. Planning to use Amazon affiliate links as well. Can’t wait to get my hands on it. For some weird reason though, I kept thinking it was an e-book in spite of “Wiley” staring me in the face all the while ! Finally hit me when I saw “Paperback” on Amazon… :)

    The TOC is intriguing, and the sample chapter was also good, all 37 pages of it !

    Thanks, mate.

  28. This website has been a great help to a newbie like me, looking forward to reading the book!

  29. Will it be available for the Amazon Kindle

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