Buy the book "How I Made $290,000 Selling Books," only $290,000 on Amazon


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/31/buy-the-book-how-i-made-290.html


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#3

Such a great metaphor for the “how to get rich” a-holes whose secret to getting rich is selling “get rich” books to suckers…the biggest a-hole of this ilk, of course, can now write “How to become the president (and make a mint without lifting a finger!)” books to survive his 14th bankruptcy…


#4

Eh, I’ll just wait to check it out at the library.

Loses book, and has to pay inflated price plus one year library fines.


#5

you can actually declare bankruptcy over library fees.


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#7

Really good music and the sense of humor is perfect. Thanks for the tip Ruben Bolling!

EDIT: to correct a very dumb error– thanks @cubby (hopefully I got that right)


#8

The order link was up for me. The book was in my cart for a moment. They only had one copy however, and i didn’t want to stop someone else from enjoying it.


#9

I also love Vulfpeck, First new band I’ve been ‘into’ in well over a decade. The guys in the band are exceedingly funky and I love their music, but some real magic happens when Antwaun Stanley joins them. He’s been there the five times I’ve seen them on stage, and I was happier for it.

That said, the R.B. who has the byline on this article is Ruben Bolling, not Rob Beschizza.


#10

Dammit, Reuben, now I need to loop “Animal Spirits” for the next 8 hours.


#11

The alternate title could be “How I lost $(value of one’s time)*(time it took to create and upload to Amazon) Selling Books”, assuming no one is stupid enough to pay up.


#12

it let me checkout (I didn’t hit the final go-ahead).


#13

They’re amazing. I saw them live a few months ago and it was one of the most clever, funny, and engaging shows I’ve ever seen.


#14

1612 is a stroke of genius.


#15

Maybe Martin Shkreli will buy it so he can do precisely this.


#16

It doesn’t matter if anyone pays up. You just show $290,000 in sales and $290,000 in Receivables. Your financials look great, and as long as they aren’t audited, you can claim to have “sold $290,000 worth of books”.

(edited to add, “Yes, I’m an Accountant”.)


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Same dudes that made $20k from a silent Spotify playlist.


#19

nodding head

waggling feet on bar stool

i needed something new to listen to so badly.


#20

I am rather surprised that the link to the book wasn’t a boingboing affiliate link. Talk about having no faith!