Being Bruce -: New Book Now at Pomegranate Books and Another Awesome Review on Amazon

Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Book Now at Pomegranate Books and Another Awesome Review on Amazon

As of yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, Wilmington, NC area residents have a second local place to purchase copies of 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery.

Now you can buy my book at Pomegranate Books, located at 4418 Park Avenue has the book in stock. Pomegranate Books, which describes itself as a "progressive, independent bookstore in Wilmington, North Carolina, run by avid readers", is a comfortable, friendly bookstore with knowledgeable staff. They are highly supportive of local authors and host author workshops and meetings often. Check out the Pomegranate Books website at

31 Days to Networking Event Mastery is also available at RBR Books in Leland, NC, located in the Waterford Shoppes. RBR Books is another comfortable store owned and run by book lovers, in this case Clif and Laura Bridgers. RBR Books website is

Of course you can buy 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery on with this link, but there's no deal buying it on Amazon, it's sold for $9.95 on Amazon and at the local bookstores. And even though Amazon ships quickly, you can get the book immediately at the local stores.

As time goes on we may place the book in a few other small local bookstores where you can buy it off the shelf, likely it will be available in one more local location very soon - I'll keep you apprised of that.

In the meantime, the book also got another strong review on Amazon. Here it is, quoted in full:

"With 20+ years of experience as a leader in a Direct Sales company, I'm always on the lookout for effective training tools for new recruits. Bruce Brown's "31 Days to Network Event Mastery" is a compact but complete instruction guide for maximizing networking opportunities - such a critical skill in today's business environment. Each tip presents a "nugget of wisdom" that might at first glance seem obvious to the experienced networker, but at close read is a clearly stated objective that not only tells you what to do, but why it's important to do it! We all have a lot to learn from this book.

It's my plan to provide new recruits with this awesome guide at the beginning of their careers, but I'm also going to use it to "re-kindle the fire" within my existing team. What a terrific new resource!" - Nancy Duetzmann, Ansonia, CT

Yesterday I had a great time recording the book for the audio version. We'll have that ready in a week or so, but it was fun doing the initial recordings. (Today we'll listen to them . . . that may be interesting.) Here's a shot of me getting ready to record (and btw, I had more queries about the microphone than about the book - so to head off more questions on that, it's an entry level Alesis brand microphone that I bought in a kit. And yes, James, it does have a USB plug).

So thank you sincerely to all of you who've already purchased one or more copies of the book (I think it's cool that already at least two small companies are buying copies for all their sales staff). Here's a way you can help, if you'd like: whether you buy 31 Days to Networking Event Mastery locally at Pomegranate Books in Wilmington or RBR Books in Leland OR on Amazon, you can still post a review on I'd sure appreciate that because it helps sales to people who don't live in our area. Also, if you buy locally and like the book, please tell the people at the bookstores, because they'd like to know and that way they're likely to recommend it to others.

Of course, the book itself is all about making the most of live networking events, something I'm enthusiastic about because I know it helps my business and, if done correctly, can help many other business people as well. I love to speak about this topic and have already done radio interviews, with more scheduled. I'm also booked to speak at events from Wilmington to Myrtle Beach. If you'd like me to speak at your group, or know of a group where it might help to learn about strategic networking, please give me a call or pass my name on. I'd appreciate that, too.

Have a very happy and safe New Year.