We are moving to a new home and we would love for you to visit us there. All of the tour posts and promotional articles have been moved and we are able to offer some new perks for our blog readers. It should also be easier to find what you need on the blog. It is very easy to subscribe - email or RSS feed - and we have a new search option.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolutions - What Are Your Resolutions??

It is that time of year again :)

These are some of the things I'd like to focus on and accomplish in 2009 --

1 - Finish final editing for Book Promo 201 -- currently with my publisher for layout
2 - Finish and start to promote - ebook about utilizing Amazon more completely
3 - Finish and start to promote - ebook about selling books on Ebay
4 - Continue to promote my virtual tour and Web 2.0 promotional business
5 - Write the second book in my Cape Hatteras mystery series
6 - Compile class lessons and begin to promote and teach promotional classes based on my two author promotion books
7 - Find time to go to the beach for at least a week :)
8 - After my next mystery is complete - write my next historic suspense or a contemporary suspense
9 - Possibly write a restaurant promotional book that I have in mind

10 - And, of course, I want to lose weight, but the other things are more possible :)

My biggest personal hope for 2009 is to be able to have some time for myself in the next year - the 80+ hour work weeks need to go :)

Nikki Leigh

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Win A FREE Copy of How Obama Won

You are invited to enter a drawing for a free print copy of How Obama Won by Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Simply go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/How-Obama-Won-by-Earl-Ofari-Hutchinson/40633748914 and become a "fan" to be entered in the drawing. If you are interested in sharing information about this exciting new book with your site visitors, contact us for more details - howobamawon@gmail.com

Nikki Leigh

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Interviews Jesse Jackson Live on Wednesday 5-6 pm PST

Listen Live on Wednesday December 31st from 5-6 pm PST while Earl Ofari Hutchinson interviews Jesse Jackson Sr. Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks out on what civil rights leaders should ask and expect from President-elect Barack Obama. Jackson talks with KPFK-Pacifica's The Hutchinson Report host Earl Ofari Hutchinson.


Monday, December 29, 2008

More online shoppers take the word of anonymous product reviewers

As authors we face reviews on Amazon and other book buying sites. Do consumers believe anonymous reviews? Do they make purchasing decisions based on reviews? Do you make decisions based on reviews? I guess another part of the question is, how useful or harmful are these online reviews?

Nikki Leigh

More online shoppers take the word of anonymous product reviewers


As online shopping grows more popular, consumers are increasingly relying on the opinions of people they've never met.

These opinions, offered by names such as "Anonymous," or "Skater" or "Crazy Cat Lady," cover all kinds of products, no matter how expensive, cheap, big or small. (Twelve people have reviewed a lint roller refill on Drugstore.com.)

In the Internet's ever-growing social community, people trust one another more than advertisers. And retailers are increasingly figuring that out. Businesses are incorporating customer reviews into their marketing campaigns, providing links to top-ranked products and in some cases, flirting with the idea of making the reviews accessible via cell phone in brick-and-mortar stores.

"Online reviews have changed everything. It sounds so perfect. Anyone and everyone can share their experience with a product or service," said Michal Ann Strahilevitz, marketing professor at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. "It is as if all online shoppers have an instant community of friends, recommending the good and warning about the bad."

But the system isn't perfect, she said. Some people rate everything they try; others never rate anything. Also, merchants and competitors can disguise ulterior motives behind fake names.

"Generally, the greater the number of reviews, the more likely the average is to be accurate. Comments also help. If extensive comments are made, and the writing style varies, that is a good sign," Strahilevitz said.

The next frontier in user reviews will come as luxury retailers adopt them and as ratings systems become more elaborate, experts say.

Seattle-based Amazon.com, a pioneer that allowed reviews when it launched in 1995, lets users rank each other for credibility. The company also uses tags to distinguish top reviewers and people who use their real names.

"When we first did it, we got letters from publishers saying, 'Maybe you don't understand your business. You make money when you sell things,' " Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos told BusinessWeek four years ago. "Our point of view is, no, we make money when we help customers make purchase decisions."

This holiday season, Amazon assembled a team of six real customers to give advice on goods and dubbed them the "tell-it-like-it-is consumer advocates." The reviewers received free products as part of Amazon Vine, a company program that gives products to select Amazon customers in return for their opinions.

Increasingly, retailers are realizing what Amazon knew early on: When consumers make smart decisions, retailers benefit, said Patti Freeman Evans, a vice president and research director for Forrester Research.

"Consumers who actually read these reviews and find them valuable are more likely to be more loyal to that store, shop more frequently with that store and are less likely to return the item," Evans said.

All retailers aren't necessarily comfortable with negative reviews, but they are learning to get over it.

"What they've found is there's a lot of value in that negative review," Evans said. "Wouldn't you as a retailer want to know if there's a problem with the product?"

David Lonczak, chief marketing officer of Bellevue-based Drugstore.com Inc., said reviews have helped his company to better communicate with suppliers. In one case, a manufacturer added an inner seal to a product because reviewers complained about leaks, he said.

"The user-generated content, whether written or video or otherwise, has become more and more dispersed and more and more available and it has started to prove to be quite valuable," Lonczak said. "Shoppers are looking for, 'What is real, what can I believe? I can't touch the product or feel it or smell it, how can I be sure what is right for me?' "

Drugstore.com, which has a sister site, Beauty.com, has allowed user reviews since 2003. Since they upgraded their system earlier this year by partnering with PowerReviews, daily input is up 250 percent, Lonczak said.

Drugstore.com sends e-mail reminders to customers, asking them to submit reviews. The site labels reviewers who have bought products as a "verified buyer."

"We know that customers are depending upon their peers to help them figure out what works and what doesn't work," Lonczak said. But, "we don't want the ability of anybody to come to the site and write a review, or a manufacturer dissing another manufacturer's product."

San Francisco-based PowerReviews helps Web sites with their online customer review platform in exchange for the right to put those reviews on Buzzillions.com. Its clientele has reached 550 and is growing.

PowerReviews co-founder and CEO Andy Chen says the turning point came three years ago when even brick-and-mortar retailers began to realize that a bad review isn't the end of the world.

The most frequent question that company executives still ask him is, "What do I do with negative reviews?" He tells them that negative reviews add credibility.

If a company deletes a negative review, the consumer who wrote it will notice and get a bad impression. Also, four-star rated products sell better than five-star ones, Chen said he's found by studying data sets provided by clients.

"If they see no one who's unhappy, they immediately think they can't trust the entire set of reviews," Chen said.

PowerReviews moderates reviews and deletes less than 4 percent, Chen said. The goal is to encourage constructive debate, not verify accuracy.

Thus, if someone loves a product but hates the customer service, that review is deleted because it's not about the product. Or, if someone posts where to find the same product cheaper elsewhere, it is deleted, Chen said.

Other than that, the reviews stay.

"We love misspellings because misspellings mean it's a real person that wrote it, not a marketer," Chen said. "You wouldn't believe how many ways people spell comfortable. ... Grammar mistakes, funny punctuation, misspellings, typos -- that's how people speak."

Profanity and hate speech are not allowed, he added.

Multibranded retailers, such as REI, have learned that bad reviews do not drive away sales but shift them to a similar product on the site, said Chen, whose company works with Seattle-based Recreational Equipment Inc.

Despite widespread adoption, anonymous reviews still draw criticism, especially from bad review victims. At its worst, anonymity encourages vicious lying. But at its best, it is self-correcting and frees people to be honest.

Former New York Times book critic Richard Bernstein wrote a letter to Bezos to tell him that Amazon's reader review system encourages cowardice.

"It's the anonymity that Amazon grants to its reader-reviewers that I objected to, on the grounds that anybody who wants to say something nasty about somebody else's work ought to have the little bit of bravery needed to say it under his or her name," Bernstein said in an August letter that ran in the International Herald Tribune.

Indianapolis-based Angie's List, which compiles user reviews on contractors, service companies and health care providers, does not allow anonymous reviews. Consumers pay a membership fee to join.

"We work really hard to not let folks game our system," spokeswoman Cheryl Reed said. "We think it's a distinction that makes a huge difference. ... Companies can't put themselves on the list, nor can they report on themselves. We do allow them -- free of charge -- to respond to reports, though, and we display the responses next to the report in question."

But anonymous review are the norm, and seem here to stay.

Four-year-old Yelp.com, based in San Francisco, boasts about 4 million reviews of restaurants, bars and businesses that draws about 15 million visitors a month. Yelp even lets people rate itself. "You suck ... but I still love you," one wrote.

Seattle-based Onlineshoes.com has embraced user reviews. For CEO Dan Gerler, a shoe industry veteran, the reason is simple: He relies on the reviews himself. "Consumers have the greatest faith in other consumers."

P-I reporter Andrea James can be reached at 206-448-8124 or andreajames@seattlepi.com. Read more about online retail at blog.seattlepi.com/amazon.


Sunday, December 28, 2008

New Posts on My Promotional Blogs

I have quite a few promotional blogs where I created interviews for authors to help them promote their books. The full list is at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2008/04/free-promomtional-options-for-author.html. If you would like to use these to promote any of your books - feel free to read this post for a full list of the links and for instructions.

This week I posted the following interviews and chapters -- enjoy :)








I'm starting to run out of interviews to post -- hint, hint :)

Nikki Leigh

How Do You Think Obama Won?

There are many theories from the media, the pundits, blogger and regular people about How Obama Won. Would you like to share your thoughts? Feel free to post your comments here and tell us what you think made the difference. What helped Obama win?

Nikki Leigh

PS - Are you on the waiting list to be notified when How Obama Won arrives? Are you interested in signing up for our affiliate program? Complete information is posted in the right hand column of the blog at www.learnhowobamawon.blogspot.com.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Getting So Much Done

Just had to drop in for a minute to let you know what I've been doing :) I'm getting so many things done that I wanted to do - but couldn't find the time.

I have a blog that was created just to promote my novel - Lilah and the Locket (http://outerbankslilah.blogspot.com) and it generates hits on my website every month. But I wanted a blog where I could blog about the next book in the series - you're welcome to take a look and get a sneak peak at my next novel - http://capehatterasseries.blogspot.com

I also have wanted to move the author promotional interviews to a new blog and since I learned how to export and import blog content on Blogger -- its very easy and quick -- that gave me the perfect tool to move those interviews - http://authorpromotion.blogspot.com/

Then, I've noticed that there will be many things that I want to add to Book Promo 201 - but that would hold up the release of the book forever - so what about creating a blog where I can post new things as I discover them. The blog will be a great follow up resource for people who buy either of my books and could entice people to buy the books in the future :) This blog will contain my promotional articles, some announcements and follow up promotional tips and articles -- http://promo101articles.blogspot.com/

Next - I need a blog to promote the Misty Cove Series -- will keep you posted about that one.

Nikki Leigh

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Struggling in Tough Economic Times? You Need to Attend This Call

Monday December 22

Mark Tewart visits with Nikki Leigh today on Promo 101 Create and Promote - www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh Call-in Number: (347) 215-8201 - 3 pm EST. They will discuss Mark’s background, his book, sales tips and much more. We welcome your questions. Are you struggling in this economy? Do you need to hone your business and/or sales skills? You should listen to this call - live or download the show that evening - in these uncertain economic times, its more important than ever to build our sales, relationship, people and promotional skills. Mark Tewart has all sorts of information to help you to move yourself to the next level - even in this economic climate.

For the most up to date information for all tours, visit www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Dyan Garris in Interviewed by Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Friday December 19

Dyan Garris is interviewed by Alisa Cooper at 1 pm PST - A New Spirit of Business - The Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce - http://www.achieveradio.com/holistic. You can listen live or download the show later from the archive.

For the most up to date information for all tours, visit www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dr Ava Launches a Cyber Search For The World's Best Lover - Can You Help Us Find The Winner?

Dr Ava Cadell, founder of Loveology University will tour cyber space in January to share information about Loveology U, the wide variety of ebooks, audio and courses that she offers. We will focus on her Tantric Sex Workbook & Audio and we are also on the hunt for the World's Best Lover and we need your help.

The Tantric Sex Workbook & Audio and The World’s Best Lover Competition:

In Loveology University's Tantric Sex Certification Course, you will learn the definition of Tantra and the different kinds of Tantra. Discover how to practice Tantra as a single person verses a couple and the best way to introduce a partner to Tantric sex. There are plenty of Tantric sex techniques, but more than that, you’ll understand how Tantra can help to heal a hurt relationship and treat common sexual concerns. These sensual secrets are sure to please your mind, body and soul.

For women, Tantra can empower and fulfill their sensual needs. For men it can open up a whole new world to intimacy and it can give them the tools to become multi-orgasmic. For couples it's an opportunity to create a more meaningful and intimate connection. So, get ready to explore new sexual territory, expand your ideas about your relationships, intimacy and sex.

World’s Best Lover Competition

Love Guru Dr. Ava Cadell, founder of www.loveologyuniversity.com, invites romantics to submit a FREE entry listing why their lover is the best. They receive a FREE certificate for their partner attesting to this loving tribute. This is a perfect Valentine’s gift at no cost. Each person who submits an entry will also receive a FREE copy of the ebook 52 Sizzling Sex Secrets. Deadline for submissions is February 6th, 2009. The winner will be announced on February 13th and they will win a $2000 scholarship for Loveology University or $1000 cash.

Perspective Audience for The Tantric Sex Workbook and The World’s Best Lover Contest:

Couples, singles who date online, people who want better sex lives, life coaches who want to become love coaches, nurses, students, massage therapists, counselors and newlyweds.

Topics for The Tantric Sex Workbook and World’s Best Lover Competition

Valentine’s Day, romance, love, relationships, intimacy, better sex, love coaching, loveology, tantra, tantric love, sex and much more.

About Dr Ava Cadell, Founder of Loveology University:

Love Guru, Media Therapist, Author and World Speaker, Dr. Ava is an accomplished author of seven books. When TV shows want ratings, they call Dr. Ava who has appeared on numerous national shows including Good Morning America, Extra, Montel, Geraldo, Anderson Cooper 360, Scarborough County, Fox News Live and a variety of shows for MTV, VH1, Discovery, Lifetime, TLC, ‘E’ and A & E.

Through her private practice in LA, she counsels people on personal issues that range from anger management, fear of intimacy, communication problems, performance anxiety, infidelity, love and sex addiction, lack of desire, power struggles, and parental concerns.

Dr Ava's Full bio - http://worldsbestlover.blogspot.com/2008/12/about-dr-ava-cadell-founder-of.html

Dr Ava’s website – www.loveologyuniversity.com

Check out Dr Ava’s speaker information and media details on YouTube -

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=6kU5SrT1H1Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=u9l-c3GXhdo

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Talks on Anderson Cooper Tonight - 12/18

Thursday December 18th at 10 pm EST - political analyst and author, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is scheduled on Anderson Cooper. They plan to talk about Obama and Rick Warren, Caroline Kennedy and a possible senate seat and they may talk about Dr Hutchinson's new book How Obama Won. For much more information about How Obama Won and Earl Ofari Hutchinson - visit www.learnhowobamawon.blogspot.com

Nikki Leigh
Award Winning Author & Web 2.0 Publicist and Consultant

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mark Tewart Author of How To Be A Sales Superstar

Take a few minutes to look over these links to learn more about Mark Tewart and his best selling book - How to be a Sales Superstar. He is being hosted by Joyce Anthony this week and she is sharing information about Mark, about How to be a Sales Superstar and much more. In tough economic times, we can all use information to become a better sales person (no matter what sort of job we have). Just think - if you're more effective in your job, you will be more valuable to your employer.

Tuesday December 16

See the first post by Joyce Anthony about Mark Tewart and How to be a Sales Superstar - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/index.blog/1864736/mark-tewart-shares-on-how-to-become-a-sales-superstar/

This is the second day with Joyce Anthony on her blog http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/index.blog/1864999/mark-tewart-talks-with-books-and-authors and the focus will be on How to be a Sales Superstar

Wednesday December 17

Today Joyce posts an Interview with Mark Tewart about himself, his life, his book and his work on her blog - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog/index.blog/1865313/questions-and-answers-with-mark-tewartsales-superstar

Thursday December 18

Joyce will post her review today on her blog http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog for How to be a Sales Superstar

For the most up to date information for all tours, visit www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Honest Scrap Award

I received the Honest Scrap Award today from L Diane Wolfe! It seemed like a great opportunity to do something fun and frivolous on a rainy, cold, dreary day.


Below are the guidelines when winning the Honest Scrap award:

1. List 10 honest things about yourself (make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!)

2. Pass the award on to 7 bloggers who will be brutally honest with their answers

So let's start with the 10 honest things about myself:

1. Chick flicks usually make me cry, but I really prefer a good drama or thriller

2. When I sit down to watch a movie - I'm usually doing at least 3-5 other things

3. Anyone who knows me now would never believe I was a very quiet and shy child - really :)

4. People who belittle others to make themselves look good - drive me nuts

5. People labeling every thing as a "condition" and using that as an excuse to do nothing - drives me nuts.

6. I can spell out loud, but have to start at the beginning of the word. Maybe twice :)

7. As a kid I wanted to be an author and a teacher - so teaching others to write and promote would be the final step in reaching those early goals :) Done one, need to do the other.

8. The fact that friends, family and neighbors assume I do nothing all day is irritating - but there is a reason we are warned not to assume things :)

9. There are very few things I can eat or drink that don't make me physically ill - makes meal time a nightmare - but there's always water and crackers :)

10. I'd love to help people realize that sons aren't more important or valued than daughters, but even in the 21st century there are too many people who feel this way, even in the US and even in my immediate area.

Here are 7 blogs (in no particular order) I believe deserve this award now. Remember, this award is given to those who have the gut to say it as it is, to tell the Honest Scrap:

Dyan Garris


Kathleen Gage

Donna Sundblad

Terry L White

Susan Wingate

Joyce Anthony

How to be a Sales Superstar by Mark Tewart

Every aspect of our daily lives are affected by sales, even though we may not think in those terms. When you buy any product or service, various sales people are involved in the background. Even your utilities are affected by the sales process. Sales people have gotten a bad “rep” for years, but that isn’t necessary. We all know people in the sales industry that are superstars. The question is – how do you become a sales superstar? Mark Tewart is a definite expert who has the answer to this question and he is sharing his thoughts and tips in his new book “How to be a Sales Superstar”.

Read my review here - http://www.evancarmichael.com/Book-Reviews/2820/How-to-be-a-Sales-Superstar-Break-All-the-Rules-and-Succeed-While-Doing-It-by-Mark-Tewart.html

On Monday December 22nd, I'll interview Mark Tewart on my internet radio show. I'm going to try to do something different this week. When we look at the current economic situation in the US and the world - we know that many businesses are in precarious positions. So, I'm asking people to send me their questions. I can ask my own questions, but I'm willing to ask your questions during the show. Mark Tewart has a wealth of great information to share and I'm glad to have the opportunity to share it with my listeners.

For people who aren't in business - think about the unemployment numbers. They are higher than they have been in many years. If you had tips to help you do better in your current job - even if you aren't in sales - wouldn't that make you worth more to your current employer?

Feel free to send me your questions and for people who cannot listen to the show live, you can visit the site www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh and download the show. We will be on air Monday December 22, 2008 at 3 pm EST. If you have questions, please forward them to nikki@nikkileigh.com

Nikki Leigh - Award Winning Fiction and Non Fiction Author
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Monday, December 15, 2008

Virtual Blog Tours - December 15th

Monday December 15

Mark Tewart visits with Coach Camille - www.blogtalkradio.com/coach-camille - Live at 6 pm EST - Call-in Number: (347) 326-9317 You can download the recording to listen after the show.

Gurutej is interviewed on Co-Creator Radio with Mary Eck – 10-11 am CST - http://www.co-creatornetwork.com - Call-in: 512-722-1938

Kathleen Gage hosts Dyan Garris at http://www.dailyawareness.com/2008/12/guest-blogger-shares-insights-on-energy-balance-through-chakras.html

A special four day event for Mark also begins today with Joyce Anthony. She shares some information about Mark’s background today on her blog - http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/blog

Dyan Garris is interviewed on Nikki Leigh’s Promo 101 Create and Promote – at 3 pm EST www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh Call-in (347) 215-8201

For the most up to date information for all tours, visit www.virtualblogtour.blogspot.com

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dyan Garris Visits Promo 101 Create and Promote

Dyan Garris visits Promo 101 Create and Promote with author, Nikki Leigh on December 15, 2008. You can listen to the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh at 3 pm EST. If you have questions, feel free to call in and ask Dyan personally. We’ve all heard of The Secret and the idea of manifesting and the Law of Attraction. However, some people have been unable to manifest. Dyan Garris can help you understand what’s wrong and how to move forward. These are some of the topics we’ll discuss.

  • So, what is the Spiritual Toolbox?
  • Remind our listeners about the original items you created for the spiritual toolbox?
  • Tell us about your Manifesting Therapy. What is it? How does it work?
  • What sort of people did you have in mind when your developed this therapy?
  • Tell us about your new DVD for automatic chakra balance.
  • Can you explain your chakra balance certification class?
  • Tell us about the set of CD’s – how do they work?
  • Explain chakra 8 and beyond?
  • How can people hear samples of your music?
  • What is the point of the spiritual toolbox
  • This is quite a variety of items – how do they work together?
  • Tell us about Voice of the Angels magazine

The last interview with Dyan Garris on Promo 101 has been the most popular show, this could be the next most popular show – will you be there?

December 15, 2008 – www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh at 3 pm EST.

How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32 by Wade Slome

Mid January through mid February, Wade Slome, author of How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32 will tour cyber space. We all know that the financial markets are in uncharted territory at this time. That’s why you need someone who understands what’s happening – to give you solid advice. We're starting to coordinate Wade Slome's tour - are your blog readers the sort of people who need and want the information he is sharing?

These are a couple of reviews –

“Don't listen to the talking heads on TV. Instead, let Wade Slome tell you what it's really like to run one of the largest mutual funds in the country. And don't be fooled by all the zeros, the lessons he learns along the way are applicable to anyone with a stock portfolio, no matter the size.” --HarukiToyama (President - Toyama Capital Management LLC)

“You might want to dislike a guy who has so much success at a young age, but I think you'll agree that Slome's accomplishments are achieved through hard work and attention to detail, in addition to a natural instinct for investments. Sometimes the good guy wins!” --Mike Kerrane (Director of Credit Trading - JPMorgan Securities)

Wade Slome’s Own Words -

This book pure and simply is an investment book that targets wealthier and even semi-sophisticated readers. Since I distill confusing concepts, the reader can be a relative novice or a more seasoned investor. The first two chapters create a backdrop for the reader to understand the motivations and genesis of my personal investment philosophy and strategies.

Who Would Be Interested in This Book -

There are several groups of people who would be interested in reading this book.

1) Curious People: A segment of the population is “curious” about the challenges and logistics of managing billions of dollars. Do you wonder what it would be like to manage a professional baseball or football team? Or what it would be like to manage General Electric or Exxon?

2) Investing Jocks: Given Wade Slome’s credentials, experience, and education investing jocks will be interested in getting advice and learning strategies they can successfully apply to their personal investment portfolios.

3) Potential Clients: Busy professionals or confused investors that do not have time to invest , that are looking to outsource their investing responsibilities will be interested in learning more about the person they are considering to hire. There are many different areas in the book where Slome talks about himself, investing, and market trends that the reader will feel more confident and trusting with regard to who he is and the strategies he implements.

Why Would They Be Interested –

Investing is an extremely topical subject now with the financial crisis we are experiencing, and readers are looking to experienced professionals to interpret and advise them through these unprecedented times.

Its one thing for people to get advice or explanations from “Joe Stock Broker” or financial planner that is selling his company’s products for a commission. It’s another proposition to get advice from somebody who has 9 letters behind his name, obtained an Ivy League education and successfully managed one of the 10 largest growth funds in the country. If you were creating a football playbook, would you seek advice from a high school coach or an NFL coach?

Benefits to the Reader of How I Managed $20,000,000,000 by Age 32

1 - Education and understanding

2 - Strategies for investing their personal portfolios.

3 - Gain the necessary knowledge and confidence needed to select a professional advisor by asking the relevant questions.

Wade Slome’s business website - www.Sidoxia.com


Virtual Tour Schedule -

January 19 -- Yielding Wealth http://www.yieldingwealth.com/ Guest Post

January 21 – The Wealthy Speaker Show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paullawrencevann Call in number: Call-in Number: (646) 595-4797 (7:00 pm EST)

January 23 -- Single Guy Money http://www.singleguymoney.com/ (Guest Post)

January 26 – Blog Business World http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com Interview

January 28 – Get Rich Slick http://www.getrichslick.com/ Interview

January 29 – Living Off Dividends http://livingoffdividends.com/ -- Review

January 30 – Living Off Dividends http://livingoffdividends.com/ – Guest Post

February 2 - Promo 101 - Create and Promote – http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nikkileigh Call in number: (347) 215-8201 (3:00 pm EST)

February 4 – Christian Finance -- http://christianfinance.wordpress.com/ --Review

February 5 – Llama Money http://www.llamamoney.com/ -- Guest Post

February 6 -- Everything Finance http://www.everythingfinanceblog.com/ -- Insights from Wade Slome

February 9 -- Financial Dominance http://www.financialdominance.com/ -- Interview

February 10 – Blog Business World http://www.blogbusinessworld.blogspot.com – Review

February 12 – Living Almost Large http://www.livingalmostlarge.com/ Review

February 16 -- Journey to Millions http://www.myjourneytomillions.com/ Guest Post and Review

February 17 – Living Off Dividends http://livingoffdividends.com/– Review

February 20 – Jay Peroni Blog http://www.jayperoni.com/2009/02/an-interview-with-wade-slome.php - Interview

February 21 – Jay Peroni Blog http://www.jayperoni.com/2009/02/how-i-managed-20000000000-by-a.php - Review

February 23 – Christian Finance http://christianfinance.wordpress.com/ – Interview

February 24 – Jay Peroni Show http://www.jayperoni.com/radio-show.php - Radio Interview

February 25 – Money Monk http://www.moneymonk.net -- Book Excerpt