Print version now on sale!

Yesterday was a big day as we officially launched the paperback version of Beyond Blogging. Sadly, I don’t have a copy yet – one of the vagaries of living on a dessert island!

Nathan video’s unwrapping the first ever copy for me, and I’d like to share it with you. Here’s the link: Nathan unwrapping the first copy of Beyond Blogging in paperback

Just click “Add to cart” to get pricing on all the versions of Beyond Blogging.

Twitter Prize Draw

We had the grand prize draw for your Twitter tweeting contest last night – live on Twitter – where else?

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And here are the winners:

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Press Release

Press Release

Beyond Blogging Launches to Internet Frenzy

The Electronic Book Beyond Blogging launched on the 28th of December, creating a massive post-Christmas buzz online.

The book features interviews and case studies with 15 of the world’s most successful bloggers, and then pulls together the learning into a road map for anyone considering entering the world of weblogs.

The subjects of the study command huge on line empires, generating millions in income, with audiences that would put most major newspapers to shame. They include:

Chris Brogan – the social media marketing expert and NYT best selling author
Gary Vaynerchuk – the famous “Wine guy” from Wine Library TV
Chris Guillebeau – Author of The Art of Non Conformity and currently on a quest to visit every country in the world
Penelope Trunk – Founder of Brazen Careerist and infamous Twitter user
Darren Rowse – Australian owner of blogging empire B5 media
Pete Cashmore – Forbes internet celebrity and founder of Mashable

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Update from Mike

Nathan has had a really productive couple of weeks and is getting ahead of me! I’ll catch up!

Reading through the work we have both done this week has allowed me to start to draw some commonalities from our featured and case study bloggers.

They all worked really, really hard for the first couple of years. I know that may seem obvious, but there remains a strong belief that blogging for an online living is all about sitting on the beach while the money rolls in.

That might be possible after a few years, but to successfully launch a blog as a platform to earn money requires serious hard work for a sustained period, and some of the stories of churning out ten or twelve posts in a day, getting up at 4am to work before going to a normal job and simply burning the candle at both ends, have both inspired me and filled me with some awe.

These stories are exceptional, and I can’t wait to share them with you!

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Gary Vaynerchuk on Going All In

I wasn’t going to share this publicly, but I decided to give you a sneak peek of what you can expect when you join the Beyond Blogging pre-order list (sidebar on the right). This is a 20 second clip in which I ask Gary what the defining moment of his business was and when he knew he was going to be a success. Listen to hear his interesting answer.

About the Project

Beyond Blogging examines the story of over a dozen A-List bloggers, thanks to a series of interviews and case studies, to bring you the truth behind what it takes to become a successful blogger. Over the course of our 6 interviews, we’ll cover a variety of blogging tactics, including text and video, in order to bring you a complete strategy that you can implement based on your own interests and abilities.

Authored by Nathan Hangen and Mike CJ, Beyond Blogging will take you behind the scenes to cut out the fluff that prevails in many books and Internet Marketing products. With well over 200 pages of actionable content, Beyond Blogging is expected to be the biggest blogging book of this decade.

The book, which we’d like to refer to as Think and Grow Rich for bloggers, is due to print during the Christmas season and will be available via Amazon.com in both print and digital versions. However, if you grab a spot on the pre-order list below, you will be able to grab exclusive content unavailable to the public, such as audio from the Gary Vaynerchuk video, promotional materials, and sample chapters. Stay tuned for more details.

Possibly the most exciting portion of Beyond Blogging is the list of A-List bloggers joining us for our case studies and interviews section. We’re going to be giving in depth, nitty gritty details about the past failures and successes of these bloggers so that you can take what works and mold it for your own blogging business. Think of this as Think and Grow Rich for bloggers.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary is best known for his rise to fame as the host of Wine Library TV. He’s taken a family wine business and turned it into a million dollar empire in a matter of a few years. With his upcoming book Crush It due to hit bookstores in October, he’s living proof that you can be wildly successful by following your passions.

Chris Brogan

Chris is perhaps the most people-oriented blogger on the planet. Although you could call him a New Media expert, he is much more than that. He has provided inspiration and guidance to thousands, while still having time for his projects – Podcamp, and the New Marketing Labs, which also hosts the Inbound Marketers Summit.

Chris Garrett

Chris is the co-author of the book Problogger, with Darren Rowse and is an internet marketing consultant, among other things. He is perhaps one of the most successful and underrated blogging and new media consultants in the industry and has helped thousands of people with his advice and strategic planning sessions.

Chris Guillebeau

The other Chris G…Chris happens to have one of the coolest projects going online, which he calls The Art of Non-Conformity. He’s working to visit every country in the world and has been sharing the details of this amazing quest and others with thousands of readers through his blog, newspaper articles, and Unconventional Guides. Chris is the perfect example of a blogger finding a niche that serves both themselves and their readers, a goal that has captivated the minds of his audience.

Penelope Trunk

Penelope Trunk is the CEO of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool for next-generation professionals. Her blog is edgy, honest and often controversial, and is read by a huge audience, making it the number one career blog out there. Brazen Careerist is also the title of her best selling book on career guidance.

David Risley

David is the founder of PC Mech and DavidRisley.com, which are the blogs he used to create a 6 figure empire. David is an internet marketing expert and has proven that he not only knows how to create a blogging empire, but that he can help others do the same. He’s released a series of project designed to help bloggers get off the ground running and dump the life of the 9-5.