I published my small book on inflation indexed bonds Explore TIPS around this time last year. Back then I had no idea how it would do. I heard most self-published books sell no more than 100 copies. I used Amazon’s CreateSpace service because it has low fixed cost.
The results far exceeded my expectation. 700 people bought this book in the last year. Well known financial advisor and author Larry Swedroe wrote a favorable review. Boston University professor Zvi Bodie also gave it a thumb up. Both reviews are unsolicited. Being an anonymous author, I could not have dreamed to receive attention from these thought leaders.
If you bought my book, I thank you for your support. I hope you found the book helpful. I also would like to hear from you what I should cover in the book but didn’t. Which parts are not clear or too difficult to understand?
The book’s customer reviews section on Amazon is a little lonely. 700 people bought the book but only five expressed their opinion. Please don’t be shy. Whether you liked the book, please add your review to Amazon. It will help me and others tremendously.
If you haven’t bought the book, here’s a deal. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, I’m offering 50% off on the PDF edition for the next 30 days. Instead of the regular $9.95 price, you pay only $4.95. If you prefer a paper copy, Amazon sells it for $10.65 right now. Either way, you get to learn how to protect your investment from inflation with TIPS.