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Losing Access to 750,000 Public Domain Books

You have probably heard by now that Microsoft has shut down it’s book scanning venture, also known as Live Search Books. Hopefully you were able to take advantage of the 750,000 Public Domain books offered there because now they’re gone…at least for the time being.

Not all is lost however. Some of the books are still available over at, so that should be you new second favorite place to find Public Domain book content (Google Books being #1, of course). So what’s happening to all those Public Domain books? Microsoft is providing digital copies of them all to Publishers, which means that you will likely be unable to have access to those editable PDFs for free ever again.

I personally downloaded hundreds of books from Microsoft’s site, up until the time they closed down. Hopefully you did too. But again, I want to remind you that there is ALWAYS new Public Domain content being added to thousands of websites around the internet, so we users of that content should still be up to our ears in “the good stuff” for years to come!

Is My Affiliate Evolution Worth It?

Very often we’re programmed to think that low-priced products are cheap or are a gimmick, and I think there is good reason for that caution. Very often, those suspicions are correct. However, there are some notable exceptions to the rule. One such exception is Russell Brunson’s Affiliate Evolution ( In this new package (being offered for just $10), Russell reveals an affiliate technique he uses called the “Commission Bump.” But this isn’t some cheap “black-hat” marketing trick that is going to get slammed by Google next week. It’s actually a very smart business model that will work well in nearly any niche. It’s the same model that Russell’s entire business runs on and the same model I’m moving my own business toward.

 So why would Russell reveal this secret strategy for just $10. I believe there are a few reasons for it:

1. He genuinely wants to see you succeed online. Having had several opportunities to speak one-on-one with Russell over the past few years, I genuinely believe that. There is a growing demand for marketers to put their money where their mouth by presenting quality info for free or at a low cost. This removes the excuse that many newbies offer for not succeeding online (that excuse being, “I can’t afford the good information.”). I use this method often in my own business and it’s a smart one (there are a bunch of free and low-cost Public Domain-related reports and more over at Tony’s Yard Sale =>

2. He wants an opportunity to present his higher-end products to you. Is he out for your money? Yes and no! The $10 dollars you to invest in the Affiliate Evolution program goes to the affiliates. Russell doesn’t even get that money. He only profits on the back-end. Yes, that would require you to invest even more money if you CHOOSE to (it’s not required), but the comparative value you would receivefrom additional investments is also much greater. This is no different than being offered a warranty plan at Circuit City for your computer or the opportunity to “upsize” your value meal at the fast food restaurant of your choice.

So what does this mean for YOU? It means that for the cost of two frozen mochas or a large pizza, you can gain access to a “working” business plan you NEED in your business, rather than a ton of sugar, caffeine and calories which you DON’T need (no…you don’t). You’ll also receive all the other bonuses being offered as a part of the package, making it an incredible offer (really).

I strongly believe that you should invest in this package, so much so that I’ve added a bonus of my own to the mix that is well worth more than the $10 dollars you’ll spend. On Wednesday, June 4th at 7:00 pm, I am hosting a special, advanced training session where I’ll be sharing some of the latest Public Domain techniques that I am currently using to build my online and offline businesses. Many of these effective strategies are fresh ideas that are not being taught anywhere else and I guarantee that they’ll raise some eyebrows.

 The ONLY way to be on that call and to learn these advanced (but not hard) strategies is to: 

=> INVEST in Russell’s Affiliate Evolution package through THIS link: =>

Then, go to my new customer support site ( and… 

=> SUBMIT a ticket with your receipt to the “Affiliate Evolution” department there (make sure you choose “high priority”). 

Once I’ve verified your purchase…

=> I’ll e-mail you a special link with all the information for the teleseminar.

You will also receive another surprise bonus…my latest e-book, “From Striving to Thriving Online,” where I share to very powerful methodologies you MUST use to succeed online.

BTW…the price on My Affiliate Evolution is being increased to $97 this Wednesday, June 4th, so I would NOT delay any longer!

Success Comes From Following Good Leaders…

Here is the third in a series of Public Domain video shorts…


What Making More Money Has Come To…

Here is another classic Public Domain clip. I love these things!


Man’s Evolution


I’m Having a Cookout…Come On Over!

Hey there…

 I’ve put together a little soiree for Memorial Day weekend and you’re invited! I’ll be there with Kola…we have hamburgers and hot dogs and a whole lot more!


Tony’s Memorial Day Weekend Summer Kickoff Extravaganza

See you there!

Culture Shifting Creativity

I recently received an e-mail commenting on one of the methodologies I shared on the Creativity Teleseminar ( for activating your creativity in new ways. The methodology was one that I refer to as “Culture Shifting.” The Culture Shifting methodology is an interesting one, and one of my favorites. I’m looking forward to explaining it more during the Creativity Code (  teleseminars next week. It is actually one of the methodologies that has provided some of the greatest breakthroughs for me personally, once I understood it.

We in the West have such a misguided perspective that everyone thinks just like we do…and that’s not true at all. Consider the example I shared during the free teleseminar about how many indigenous tribes are a verb-based society rather than a noun-based society like we are. Then ask yourself the following questions…

  • If I had to look at this situation, business, product, etc. from the sole perspective of verbs (action words), what would it look like?
  • How would it be different if described ONLY with verbs?
  • How does my product, sales copy, etc. engage the customer?

The concept can get a bit deep, but I hope you can see how a view like that could put a creative spin on what you’re working on or doing. I’ll give you another really simple, but powerful example. When I say the word “Rain”, you are most likely inclined to think noun…it’s the droplets that fall from the sky. But rain is SO much more:

  • There are smells attached to it
  • It’s active (falling from the sky)
  • It contains life that results in the growth of our plants
  • Science has proven that water can be “programmed” with positive and negative energy
  • And so on.

Now take THAT idea and apply it to product creation! It’s NOT just a product:

  • It contains information, some original, some not, but not just words…active knowlege
  • It touches the lives of others and creates interactive emotions, results, etc. resulting, perhaps in one or many people finally “getting it”, the result of which means their bills get paid or achieving the freedom they deserve
  • The product sets a tone in someone’s mind that could result in a new friendships or the finding of an answer they didn’t know they needed
  • The product creates a feeling of trust in your customer, which is vital to business success
  • And MUCH more… 

These are all actions tied up in ANY product. Now let me ask you this: How would seeing YOUR new product from this perspective…from the perspective of a verb….change how you create it, market it, talk about it, etc. See the difference? It’s NOT just a product (noun), it’s a product (verb)…active, interactive, connecting and changing those it touches. It’s powerful!

Now here is the REALLY cool thing about Culture Shifting…the VERB example is just one example that comes from this methodology. There are other perspectives equally as powerful that reside within the unique worldviews of others. I’ll be sharing more about those in the Creativity Code Teleseminars next week. You REALLY need to sign-up for them…it’ll change your business!


Creativity Teleseminar Replay Posted

Hey there. I’ve posted the Creativity Teleseminar from Monday night for your listening enjoyment. We covered a LOT of ground and shared some key insights on the methods I use to connect with Creativity. Why is creativity SO important? Simple! It’s the one thing that can take ANY situation and turn it into a WIN-WIN situation for you…if you know how to activate it and use it! You can find out HOW to do that by listening to the Creativity Teleseminar here (it’s free!):

While you’re there, make sure you check out the Teleseminar Special. On May 27 & 28, I am taking the subject of creativity even deeper with The Creativity Code. Listen, success in business (or anything else for that matter) comes down to a simple code. I call it the Creativity Code. The Creativity Code is simply this:

Creative Innovation + Inspired Action = Abundant Success

In the Creativity Code, I’ll be picking up where I left off with the first Creativity Teleseminar (which is why you need to listen to it) and dig deep into the 30+ methodologies I use for activating my creativity and how I apply it to my business and personal ventures. To get in on the fun (and take your business and personal life to the next level), check out the Creativity Code:

See you there!

Creativity Teleseminar Info

Hey everyone,

I’ve uploaded the information you’ll need for the Creativity & Innovation Teleseminar that’s happening Monday, May 19th at 7:00PM. To get all the details and to watch a cool video where I reveal one of my favorite methods to boost creativity, head on over to:

See you there!


I Got Banned By Google Books…

I can’t believe it…I got banned from Google Books…kind of. Here’s what happened…

I discovered that Google Books had a collection of terrific books related to a certain niche I’m interested in (sorry…I can’t reveal what that niche is). Anyway, let’s just say that Google Books has a LOT of books on this topic (hundreds). So last night, I decided that before “Lost” came on, I would start downloading as many of the books as I could. When I hit around 80 books, I got an error message when I tried to download the next book. The warning said that they suspected that I was a potential threat to the server or an automated system and so I was blocked.

Done…Yikes! Not Good.

So do you want to know what happened next? I switched from my IE browser over to Firefox to see if the ban was in effect there too…and it wasn’t…yeah…I was good to go again. But then I got to thinking…this “ban” thing must be controlled by cookies or something. The “403” page I got mentioned something about it, so I decided to flush my cookies to see if that would fix the problem in Internet Explorer. It didn’t work…at first. I tried to download a book right away and still got the error message. But here’s the weird thing…five minutes later, everything worked again. So I’m planning my next batch of downloads for tonight…he he he.

Moral of the story?

Try not to download more than 80 books in one sitting…grin…if you need to, just dump your cookies or switch browsers and keep going. Boy am I glad this wasn’t a permanent deal.


Hey…I’m planning a little something on Monday evening that I wanted to let you know about. One of my great passions in life (besides the Public Domain) has been the study and power of creativity. Creating nearly 600 book covers during my career as a graphic designer kind of forced me to become a student of the creative process. Over the years, I developed some very effect methods for tapping into the creativity that lies within each of us.

The other day, after a conversation with one of my friends, I sat down and began to list all the different methods I’ve used to gain that creative spark, and I was surprised to discover that there were thirty different methods I use or have used to “tune in” to my creative forces.


These three forces are incredibly powerful and can literally change ANY part of your business or even your personal life…IF…you know how to access them. Most people don’t. Perhaps your one who thinks you don’t have a creative bone
in your body.

Not true! And I can prove it!

On Monday, May 19th at 7PM, I am going to host a teleseminar where I am going to share about the creative process…you’re NOT going to want to miss it. I’ll send you all the details over the weekend, but I just wanted to bring it to
your attention now. It’s going to be a lot of fun! And best of all…it won’t cost you a thing to attend.

So if you’re…

=> Having trouble with product ideas
=> Struggling with what markets to consider
=> Having trouble shutting off your head at night
=> Confused about how to approach your business strategies
=> Struggling to gain the freedoms your deserve

You need to attend this F.R.E.E. Creativity Teleseminar. I’ll be talking about a lot of methods and techniques that I’ve NEVER shared before, except with my closest friends (like only 2 or 3 people).

Watch for the details…I’ll post them on Sunday!