Pay Attention to IGNORE EVERYONE

Ignore Everyone and 39 Other Keys to Creativity, a self-help book by cartoonist and popular blogger Hugh McLeod, landed in Amazon’s top 25 last week, and is now at #313, fueled almost entirely by mentions on blogs and Twitter. None of the libraries we checked had copies of the book.

The biggest plug came from mega-blogger Seth Godin, who called the book “brilliant” and highlighed McLeod’s willingness to write about sex and “to use language that would look good on Jack Nicholson.” Many other bloggers have praised the book or interviewed McLeod in the past week, and more plan to do so in the next few weeks, according to the publisher. The author himself attracts about a million visitors a month to his own blog, The Gaping Void, which he began in 2001 as a way to sell his art.

McLeod is also well-known on Twitter, where legions of his followers have recommended his book to others since its publication on June 9. (You can see all the “tweets” that mention #ignoreeverybody on Twitter Search.)

Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Hugh MacLeod
Retail Price: $23.95
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover – (2009-06-11)
ISBN / EAN: 159184259X / 9781591842590

UPDATE:

Also coming in audio from Tantor Media:

  • Narrator: William Dufris
  • Release Date: On or about July 20
  • Retail: $19.99; 9781400113392
  • MP3: $19.99; 9781400163397
  • Library ed: $39.99; 9781400143399

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