I’ve been mentioning it occasionally for over two years. It’s been the largest single business project I have ever worked on in my life. It is the most important thing I have ever written in over 20 years of writing. It’s a step-by-step manual on how to develop the Alpha Male 2.0 lifestyle, as it applies to your mind, your life, your women, and your money.
I have been avoiding publicly answering questions about this for various reasons, but we’re finally nearing the finish line so I can start talking about it, at least a little. (That means those of few of you who are enraged that I sell things to make money can skip this post.)
This post is to answer the questions I’m getting as we approach the publication date. Here we go:
When will the book be available?
My objective is late this month (September) or early October. But! That’s not a guarantee and this post is not an official release date announcement, so don’t hold me to that. There are many other people involved in this project and delays may happen. When I have a specific date I will post it here at the blog.
The status of the book as of today is:
– The book is completely written and going through its final round with the editor (proofing, footnotes, etc).
– Graphic artists are working on the charts and graphs for the book, of which there will be many.
– A title has not yet been selected (that’s one of the last things you do when you write a book).
What will it be about?
It’s a step-by-step manual on how to construct the Alpha Male 2.0 lifestyle. This means being able to do whatever you want, when you want, without having to check in with anyone.
The first section of the book will be about personal strategic planning. This includes things like clearing your mind of Societal Programming, building a Mission, setting “non-SP” goals, and making plans of action to improve and streamline your life.
The second section is about your woman life. This includes seduction, dating, and relationsihp management, all within an Alpha 2.0 context. Both casual and very serious relationships are discussed.
The third section is about building an Alpha Male 2.0 business. This means developing a low-work, high-income, location-independent, minimal-overhead small business that improves your life and enhances your freedom rather than stressing you out.
The fourth section contains several other topics as they relate to freedom and masculinity, such as how to raise children within an Alpha 2.0 framework, travel, and psychology.
As you can tell, the book is extremely comprehensive and covers a lot. It is the most comprehensive and life-altering piece of work I have ever developed. I mean that.
How long is it?
If you format the font and text like a normal paper nonfiction book, it’s about 350 pages with 27 chapters. It’s a very dense, information-rich book.
Will it be paper or digital or both?
The “paper” version will be available in hardcover and Kindle. There will be no softcover.
The digital version will be in PDF, MOBI, EPUB, and hopefully Apple iBooks formats.
How much will it cost?
Very cheap. The digital/Kindle versions will be around $10. The hardcover will be around $20. I have not decided on final pricing so these are estimates only and are subject to change
Regardless, because it’s a more general-topic book it will be priced at much less than my Blackdragon ebooks, which are more specific and niched. The more niched the information, the more expensive it is; that’s just how this works. So the good news for you is that this particular book is going to be very inexpensive.
Is it new stuff or stuff you’ve written before?
Mostly new stuff.
Granted, if you’ve read everything I’ve written online in my life, i.e. everything on this blog, my business blog, my personal blog, the Sedfast forum, all of the BD ebooks, and all of my SMIC newsletters and podcasts, then yes, there will be some repeat. This is unavoidable with a comprehensive work like this. But even you will glean 70-80% new information from the book. Some of my beta testers for the book were guys who’ve read quite a bit of my stuff and even they derived new value from it. (If any of you beta testers or editors are reading this, you can comment about the book below as long as you don’t give any specific information on its content.)
In addition to the how-to information, I start every chapter with a story from my life that relates to the content in the chapter. This includes not only some successes but many embarrassing failures and other odd experiences. The vast majority of these stories are things I’ve never talked about publicly.
So yeah, the vast majority of it is brand new stuff.
Can I get a free copy to review for my blog?
If you’re just some random guy, probably not. If you have a real blog that’s been around for a long time that lots of people actually read and not something you just started recently, then absolutely yes, I’d love to give you a copy. Contact me so I can get it out to you when it’s ready.
Will you provide bonuses to first-time / limited time buyers?
Oh yes. Anyone who buys it over its opening weekend will be getting lots of valuable free goodies.
Will you be offering free sample chapters?
I will probably have the first chapter and the table of contents as a free download at some point soon.
Will you be doing/allowing bulk orders?
Yes. I already have some of these lined up, plus I’ll be flooding local bookstores. Contact me for any info on bulk orders.
Will it be available in bookstores?
Not really. It’s a long story but the tl;dr is that I had an agent who really screwed up, and we would have had to wait another 18 months (at least) to start all over again with a different agent or publisher. I didn’t want to wait that long.
Both hardcover and digital versions will be available on Amazon and at my web sites (including this one). If you live on the west cost of the USA you’ll probably be able to get it at (non-chain) bookstores in Washington State, Oregon, and possibly California. I will probably put a list of west coast stores at the Caleb Jones Blog when we publish.
Will there be an audiobook?
It depends. If the book sells well, yes. I’ve put a lot of money into this baby and a 350 page book translated to audio is not cheap to do, and more importantly it will take a lot of my time even if I’m not the one voicing it (which I will not be; I don’t have the time). Therefore an audiobook isn’t something I’m doing until I know for sure there’s a real market for the written book.
That being said, I am confident the book will do well, since all the indicators so far have been wonderful and actually beyond my expectations. But indicators could be wrong and books are tricky, especially this one. Never before have I combined business success topics with woman success topics, so in many ways this book is an experiment. As such, it could flop. I don’t think it will flop, but it could. We don’t know for sure until the real sales numbers come in. If the sales are great after the first few months, then yes, we will do some kind of audio version. If not, then no, and I’m on to my next project.
There will be more information on the book very soon, right here at this blog. I’m very excited about this and can’t wait to get it done. More on this soon.