In addition to charming you with his suave style, sweet dance moves, and amazing falsetto melodies, Justin Timberlake can teach you a thing or two about how to rock your book launch.
For those of you under-the-rock-dwellers, Mr. Timberlake recently released his third album, the 20/20 Experience, and sold 968,000 copies in the first week.
That’s a lot. Even for Justin.
Most of the agencies that project numbers for these sorts of things estimated Justin’s third album in seven years would move about 500,000 copies at best, given the market for music these days. (How many people still buy whole albums when you can grab a single on iTunes?)
So what made the 468,000 copy difference?
Justin Timberlake ROCKED the heck out of his product launch.
What can we learn from the master?
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- The Justin Timberlake School of Rocking Your Book Launch http://ow.ly/kbgzj @duolit
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- Making the Most of the Worst That Can Happen http://t.co/B24YWC9pVv RT @janice_hardy
- More Lessons from Indie Publishing http://ow.ly/kbg3n via Editor Devil
- 3 Ways To Create An Antihero Your Readers Identify With http://ow.ly/kbg7F via @woodwardkaren
- How Your Competition Can Help You Find New Work http://ow.ly/kbhfi via Write to Done
- Is That Satire or Are You Just Happy to See Me? http://ow.ly/kbhtP via Indies Unlimited
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- 7 tools to make or break your Twitter experience http://ow.ly/kbm2v via @TeamMegaphone
- Why We (and Our Characters) Fall in Love: Part 2 http://t.co/CRSDXaTBXg via @jhansenwrites RT @janice_hardy
- How to Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas and Inspiration http://ow.ly/kbnPE via @melissadonovan
- How to Survive and Thrive in the Publishing House Slush Pile with Shelly Ellis http://ow.ly/kbnWC via Romance University
- Using Twitter as a writer and how I’ve grown my Twitter network http://ow.ly/kbmTG via @TeamMegaphone
- Arguing for a Disempowered Protagonist and Sadistic Fate: http://t.co/6rMchAandF @scriptmag RT @elizabethscraig
- 3 Cases of Confusion with Introductory Adverbial Phrases http://ow.ly/kbsjv via Daily Writing Tips
- Is there a magic pricing strategy for e-books? http://ow.ly/kbt63 via @bookmarketing33
- The Ebook Pricing Sweet Spot http://ow.ly/kbtsP via @DigiBookWorld
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