So much cool stuff going on… A month ago this blog turned 5, this post also marks our 6,000th post. But the big news is that today I am proud to announce that Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes and Google Play all have an updated version of our book, Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. We’d like to thank you all for your support of the book, the reviews you wrote and endorsements to friends made it so we were able to do a major update.
So what’s new? We added a bonus chapter that talks about how you can incorporate the book into your daily life and make progress building a fanbase every day. Some services changed, added features or went out of business and we updated them accordingly. Some new services came on the scene and we wrote them up. We also added a few new pointers, tips and ideas we had in the last year. Lastly, we gave the book another read through, tightened up some sentences and fixed a few typos. All in all it amounted to adding 20 more pages to the book bringing it to a 730 page book.
If you have an eBook version of the book simply refresh your copy in your eBook reader (though remember if you need to delete it to update it, it may erase your highlighted sections and bookmarks). If you have a hard copy sadly they aren’t so easy to update but some of the content we added will be going up on this blog in the coming weeks.
If you can help support us by spreading the word on your social networks or writing us an amazon review, it is greatly appreciated.
I would first like to thank you all for supporting this blog and our book. Because of how much support and kind words we have received from it, I am happy to announce a second edition of updated and new information is coming soon. In the next few weeks, we’ll be putting the finishing touches on the second edition of Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. However, before we put the icing on the cake, I want to make sure we give you all everything you’re looking for. So if you have any ideas for the following, please let us know in the comments. If you have any thoughts on the following things, we would especially like to know -
- Are there any subjects we could have covered deeper?
- Did we miss anything?
- Is there anything we can add that could be helpful to you?
Thanks so much!
One week out and we have some cool reads if you want to read more about our new book.
We are very excited to pass on one of the first reviews we have gotten for our new book. Read the full review here.
“At a bit over 600 pages, it’s hard to take in as a whole yet so far I cannot find anything I would describe as padding or filler. It’s simply an amazingly complete guide to taking charge of your music career in hardcore DIY fashion… The general vibe I get is one of being very clear about the fact that they’re speaking to musicians who want to take charge of their career in order to be able to make their own decisions. In the process they advocate building a solid, lasting foundation that takes advantage of the overwhelming array of online tools available for DIY artists… If you had to go with just one book on DIY music biz, this would be the one.” – Clyde Smith (Hypebot.com)
After four years of research and writing, we are proud to announce the release of Get More Fans: The DIY Guide To The New Music Business. Todd and I set out to make the most comprehensive guide to the techniques, tools, ideas and methods that go into building a fanbase and came up with the 700+ page guide you see here. We wrote a book that leaves no stone unturned when bands wonder what they could be doing to get more fans. We couldn’t be more proud to put this book out and would love for you to take a look at it. Lots of famous musicians and music business people have already said insanely nice things about it.
Here’s what we suggest you do.
If you are really feeling generous, here is how you can help.
- We would love for you to help spread the word. Over the years I know we gave many of you advice and free time and have tried to help you promote your music without asking for anything in exchange. Right now, we need all the help we can get and you can help me by taking 60 seconds of your time. Any Facebook post, Tweet, Tumblr post, Instagram picture, or email to friends wo would be interested in this book really helps.
- If you are really feeling giving, we desperately need Amazon Book Reviews. Two sentences and a 5 star review does us a world of good helping us to promote the book. It is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, we would love to hear from you, if you know someone who we should get this book to, are curious about it, just want to say hello, give comments on it, point us to writers, reviewers or whatever, please write us. We put four years into this book and need to get it everywhere we can.
Thank you for your help and for listening.
Jesse and Todd