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  • ‘4 Hour Workweek’ Author Tim Ferriss Is Becoming An Audiobook Publisher

    ‘4 Hour Workweek’ Author Tim Ferriss Is Becoming An Audiobook Publisher

    Tim Ferriss, author of self-help bestsellers The 4 Hour Workweek and The 4 Hour Body (as well as an angel investor), is getting into the publishing business. He already took a step away from tradition by publishing his most recent book, The 4 Hour Chef, with Amazon. With his new venture, Tim Ferriss Publishing, he’s looking to acquire the audio rights to existing books, produce new… Read More

  • BitTorrent Taps A Bigger Role For Books In Its Content Push

    BitTorrent Taps A Bigger Role For Books In Its Content Push

    Last year, author Tim Ferriss turned to BitTorrent to market his newest book, the Four-Hour Chef, when the biggest bookseller in the U.S., Barnes & Noble, refused to stock the Amazon-published title. Ferriss’ campaign proved a success, with the book selling 250,000 copies on the back of some 2 million promotional content bundles — chapters of the book and supplementary… Read More

  • Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

    Obvious-Incubated Lift Lands $2.5M From Spark Capital, SV Angel To Help You Build Good Habits

    After nearly a year in development, Lift launched its first mobile product in August behind an ambitious goal: Boost human potential by helping people achieve their goals. It almost sounds New Age-y, but co-founders Tony Stubblebine and Jon Crosby are serious about doing their part to change the world and support personal achievement. The founders aren’t alone. From the get-go, Lift has… Read More

  • With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

    With Amazon Publishing Stonewalled By Retailers, Tim Ferriss Taps BitTorrent To Market His New Book

    Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, and a stalemate between Amazon and big retailers, including Barnes & Noble, over the sale of books from the online giant’s publishing imprint is giving a fillip to BitTorrent — once a hotbed of piracy, and now a straight-laced and legal content distribution network — as a platform for marketing books. Tim Ferriss, one of… Read More

  • Shopify Teams Up With Tim Ferriss, Eric Ries, FUBU Founder To Help You Build A $1M eCommerce Biz

    Shopify Teams Up With Tim Ferriss, Eric Ries, FUBU Founder To Help You Build A $1M eCommerce Biz

    According to the Interactive Media In Retail Group, global eCommrece sales will surpass $1.25 trillion by 2013. As eCommerce continues to explode, Shopify wants to help you get a piece of the action. The startup’s platform allows individuals and businesses to set up their own customizable, online storefront in minutes, quickly integrate PayPal or other payment processors, on the way… Read More

  • The 4-Hour Body: The Real App You Are Working On Is An App Called Yourself (Review)

    Tim Ferriss is a 33-year-old Silicon Valley angel investor, consultant, Singularity University advisor, and former entrepreneur who in 2007 published a book called The 4-Hour Workweek; in 2008 won Wired‘s “Greatest Self-Promoter of All Time” prize; and last month published a sort-of-sequel, The 4-Hour Body. His books seem roughly equally divided between really worthwhile… Read More

  • Keen On… Tim Ferriss: How To Turn Your Body Into A Startup (TCTV)

    Keen On… Tim Ferriss: How To Turn Your Body Into A Startup (TCTV)

    Tim Ferriss is one of the world’s leading transcenders of limitations. Best known as the author of the 2007 monstrously successful self-help guide The 4-Hour Workweek, a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller that has accumulated over 1000 reviews on Amazon, the Princeton-educated and globe-trotting Ferriss is also a legendary bodybuilder, life hacker and re-inventor of… Read More

  • Tim Ferriss Joins Startup Evernote As Strategic Advisor

    Multi-platform memory enhancing service provider Evernote (granted, you have to use it to know what that means) has added author, speaker and angel investor Timothy Ferriss to its already quite impressive circle of company advisors. In case you’re not familiar with Evernote: its self-stated goal is to give its users near-perfect memory by allowing them to save and find their ideas… Read More