I received this question on my Ernie Zelinski Facebook Page from one of the fans of my books:
- Do you have any of your published book on Kindle?
This was my answer:
No, I don't have any of my published books for Amazon's Kindle, not for the time being anyway, even though Amazon has specifically requested that How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free and The Joy of Not Working be placed on Kindle. What's more, I don't have any books of mine for sale as ebooks at this time.
Fact is, I don't follow the crowd. I found out a long time ago that just because everyone is doing something is often a reason not to do it.
I have my important reasons for not placing my published books on Kindle that I don't necessarily want to reveal.
Perhap you may think that I don't know what I am doing. Perhaps I do. I can still use methods such as viral marketing and an enhanced Facebook Page for How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free to promote my books and beat out the competition.
Fact is, in an oversaturated market for retirement books, my How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free is the bestselling retirement book in hardcopy on Amazon and beats out the name brand books such as the AARP Retirement Survival Guide, What Color is Your Parachute for Retirement, and The Wall Street Journal Comp Retirement Guidebook. My retirement book has been out since March 2004 and has now sold over 100,000 copies in English and another 35,000 copies in 8 foreign languages.
This should be some evidence that I know what I am doing.
Results don't lie, in other words.
These creativity quotes and success quotes apply to how I have become a best-selling author with 650,000 copies of books sold worldwide, having been published in 21 languages in 28 different countries: Incidentally, I conduct my foriegn rights sales by myself and have a much better record on this than major publishers.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. — Aristotle
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or “get rich” in business by being a conformist. — J. Paul Getty
To rebel in season is not to rebel. — Greek Proverb
Creativity comes by breaking the rules, by saying you're in love with the anarchist. — Anita Roddick
Creativity varies inversely with the number of cooks involved in the broth. — Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. — Stephen Leacock
Very few people do anything creative after the age of thirty-five. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before the age of thirty-five. — Joel Hildebrand
The wrong way always seems more reasonable. — George Moore
There are two principles for creative success — one general and one definitive. The general principle is that everyone has the ability to be creative and make a big difference in this world. The definitive principle is that almost everyone has volunteered to be exempt from the general principle. Choose to be in the minority and you will have little competition in your quest for creating something spectacular. — from Life's Secret Handbook (Reminders for Adventurous Souls Who Want to Make a Big Difference in This World) by Ernie Zelinski