Hidden Treasures became a national bestseller last week! I only found out by a fluke… and may have been the only one on earth to notice. Here’s the strange story:
Okay, so my objective this summer was to finish creating the extensive Family Time & Money Freedom home study course as shown at our Prosper Your Family site before school started, because I’d be home schooling three of our children, and I knew the time I’d be able to spend on it would be reduced significantly. (The homestudy course is being created and designed to be an affordable, more convenient alternative to our $1500 3-day seminar.) Anyway, seeing my summer rapidly coming to a close, my husband said, “Leslie, go check into a hotel for the next two days and see how much you can get done.”
So I did.
Me, my laptop, a pile of materials, and virtually NO distractions for nearly 48 hours. It was like getting a month’s worth of work done in a blink. I missed my kids and struggled to leave, but two days at one shot was going to be a better alternative than one more month into their school year.
At about 1:00 am I needed a break and had a thought to go check Amazon and see what’s going on with Jackrabbit Factor lately. While it ranked #5 at BarnesAndNoble.com during our launch two years ago, the best it ever did on Amazon was #116 out of more than 4 or 5 million books.
No, I’m not about to tell you that it beat its own Amazon record. In fact, when I checked, I think it was somewhere around #50,000 (which is still in the top 1%, so it’s really nothing to complain about).
No, the thing that surprised me the most was that Hidden Treasures had become a national bestseller at #74 in the Money and Values category.
I didn’t expect to see that… but how glad I am that something nudged me to go look. I may have never known. I followed it occasionally for the next few days and it eventually climbed to #35. Here’s a screenshot.
Here I’ve spent the last 2 years promoting Jackrabbit Factor as our flagship product to appeal to the widest audience, and Hidden Treasures shows up as an Amazon bestseller without taking the time to campaign for it.
As one reader put it: “I couldn’t put it down. I’m glad I read ‘Jackrabbit Factor’ first …but ‘Hidden Treasures’ is the one I will be going back to over and over.” Mark. So I still recommend Jackrabbit first, but for those who want more meaty explanations of how it all works, Hidden Treasures really fills in the blanks.
An interesting note about Hidden Treasures… we finished the audio cd of the book a couple months ago, and as I was reading it at the studio, I came to some parts that I felt needed some updating. I’ve learned a few things since it was published in 2005, and added that insight to the audio. But then I felt like the paperback should also reflect those changes, so I updated the book as well.
By the way, if you want the updated version of the paperback, it is NOT available in stores until the old stock runs out, but it IS available right now at our online bookstore.
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