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Very proud to be launching the latest book from Insurgent Publishing today - The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy - exclusively through Kickstarter. 

Grab your copy and sweet bonuses here before they’re gone: 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/insurgent/the-growth-hackers-guide-to-the-galaxy

A bit about this book and why it matters…

The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy is the first comprehensive resource for non-technical marketers to learn how to market like a growth hacker. 

The book is packed with 100 of the best growth hacks in the universe (market tested and proven), each one meticulously deconstructed and explained in an easy-to-implement step-by-step process (no engineering degree needed).

It also includes 12 case studies from some of the fastest growing companies in the world, including Shopify, Canva, Hubspot, Zenefits, Frank & Oat, Drip, thegrid.io, Adespresso, and Moo among others.

The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy is cowritten by two marketing experts and growth hacking junkies, Mark Hayes and Jeff Goldenberg, and I couldn’t be more excited to work with them on this project.

Oh, and we’ve already received a ton of great feedback, including praise from the likes of Sean Ellis, Dan Norris, Massimo Chieruzzi, Mark Evans, and Sam Mallikarjunan, among others.

Check out our crowdfunding page here and get access to limited time bonuses exclusively through Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/insurgent/the-growth-hackers-guide-to-the-galaxy
Insurgent Publishing is raising funds for The Growth Hacker's Guide to the Galaxy on Kickstarter! Accelerate your business growth with these 100 proven growth hacks used by today’s leading marketers and startups (no coding necessary)
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An idea is a spark, but you still have to cut down the tree, haul the fire wood, and find the gasoline.
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What we'll cover today:
> The state of the $15,000,000,000 USD publishing industry (that's billions)
> How to apply a proven bestseller book launch sequence to your writing
> 3 hacks to properly format your book for physical and digital print
> Amazon SEO hacks to get your book to rank higher in Amazon's search engine
> Case study of several recent bestsellers I've launched (with insider information on how we got them to where they are at the top of the charts today)
> BONUS: Q and A to answer all your questions
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"The Complete Guide to Crowdfunding Your Next Book"

- get this 10,000 word guide absolutely free - 

In November, I crowdfunded my book Collaborate via Publishizer (www.publishizer.com/collaborate).

Within 2 weeks, I fully funded my book, raising over $7,500.

Not a huge amount but still a success and an accomplishment I don't take lightly

Before I started my crowdfunding campaign, I spent weeks studying and researching the most successful book crowdfunding campaigns in the past few years.

Now that I've fully funded my project, I wanted to share everything I learned through my research as well as how I put it to work for my crowdfunding campaign.

If you're an author considering crowdfunding a book, read this before you do.

If you're an artist, writer, or entrepreneur and are considering crowdfunding your next project, this article will shine a light on the pros and cons of doing so.

If you have no idea what crowdfunding is, check it out - you might learn something.

I hope you enjoy...
Thinking about crowdfunding your next book? Check out The Complete Guide to Crowdfunding Your Next Book by Tom Morkes (completely free).
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I deployed to Iraq as a Convoy Security Platoon Leader.

My mission was to secure and protect logistics convoys every night as we resupplied our neighboring bases.

I played the role of the fulcrum, supporting the lever (the combat arms units we supplied).

This relationship transcends war and applies just as readily (and importantly) to business, art and writing.

This is why.
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world."
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crowdfunding my new book.  72% funded in less than 2 days!

grab your copy today before they're gone:
Go from struggling solopreneur to successful business owner in 30 days or less through the power of collaboration.
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Just went for a run in my old hometown of Holland MI. This place is pretty amazing in the fall (two weeks ago it was even more amazing)
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Step-by-step live training to show you how to launch a bestselling book. In today’s training, you will learn:
How to generate 10,000 downloads day one
How to create an audience of fans eagerly awaiting your book launch (even if you have no audience to begin with)
How one author has continued to generate $5,000 in revenue from a single book (all because of a successful book launch)
And much, much more
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Courtney doing handstands and scorpion pose.
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Collaborate day 6:

83% funded!

Just need:

96 more pre-orders of the digital edition
or...
36 more pre-orders for the limited edition hardcover print + audiobook
or...

17 more pre-orders for all of the above + the eCourse I'm building on collaboration, which will retail at $197 (this one is called the "No Brainer Package" for a reason).

The bonuses are going quick.

Still a few big bonuses left for those who are interested.

Get it while it's hot:

https://publishizer.com/collaborate/
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4 days in and...
79% funded
$5960 raised
138 Facebook Shares
41 Twitter Shares

And only a few more exclusive rewards left.

If you haven't pre-ordered Collaborate, get your copy today.

//thanks to everyone who has supported and shared this book. means the world t me. THANK YOU.

hat tip to +Ryan Hanley  for the help on the campaign, as well as +Guy Vincent for the awesome platform. 
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thanks +Guy Vincent  :)
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So many people ask me how to build a business if they're lacking (1) money, (2) an audience, or (3) technical skills.

While the conventional answer is to build one or all of the previously mentioned assets, +Jon Nastor shows us there's another way to make it happen (and multiply your results in the process).
If you've ever wanted to start a business but felt like you didn't have the time, money, or resources, then success hacking is for you.
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President at Insurgent Publishing
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Writng, Publishing, Instigating
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  • Insurgent Publishing
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Founder of Insurgent Publishing, a boutique publishing company. We publish unconventional nonfiction for the creative outliers of the world.
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Author, Publisher and all around Instigator.
Introduction
Graduated Deans list from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a double major in Russian and Human Geography.

Spent 5 years as a commissioned officer in the Army, including 12 months deployed to Iraq.

Held multiple leadership positions, including Battalion Convoy Security Platoon Leader in Iraq, Battalion S-3 for the GSB in a Special Forces Group, and Headquarters Detachment Commander (where I got to jump out of helicopters more than I would have liked).

Currently the president of Insurgent Publishing, where I work with incredible writers and artists to bring to life ideas that matter.

If you want to get inside my brain, check out my blog TomMorkes.com, where I apply what I learned leading troops in combat to entrepreneurship, art and writing.

Interested in working with me, getting published, having me speak at your conference/meetup, or write for your publication?  Shoot me an email (check out TomMorkes.com for info).
Education
  • United States Military Academy
    Human Geography, 2004 - 2008
  • Voronezh State University
    Russian
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