Announcing My New Book – The Domain Investing Handbook!

The day has finally come, after over a year of work I am excited to announce the release of my new book, the Domain Investing Handbook. When I set-out to write this book I had no idea what a big project I was taking on. My goal was simple – create the book that I wish I had when I started Domaining back in 2007. What I thought would only take a few months to complete in 2010 continued into 2011 with hundreds of hours of work and over six different full-scale revisions.

Now, on my 30th Birthday, I am proud to release what I can honestly say is the best piece of writing I have ever released in my life. The book covers everything from the basics of Domain Investing through Developing, Monetizing, and selling revenue domains. I have put extra care into outlining every single success and failure I’ve had along the way, what I learned from them, and how you can build a consistent monthly income stream with domain names.

Domain Investing HandbookThis week is the soft-launch of the book, I am announcing it on my blog and sending-out review copies to bloggers in the Domaining, Affiliate Marketing, and Web Design community. In two weeks the full-scale launch will begin which includes targeted press releases, social media campaigns, and much much more.

Now for a fun story that I think all of you will enjoy. Up until this week my plan was to call this book, Domain Monetization – The Definitive Guide. I own the domain name DNMonetize.com and since my previous book, Domain Flipping is on DNFlipping.com I thought this would make the most sense. However something bugged me about this, the book is about a whole lot more than monetization, it’s about investing. Also by the time I finished the book it really felt like much more than a book, it was a Handbook, something I could see people printing out and having on their desk, a trusty guide to use for their first year in the industry and beyond.

Then it hit me, I don’t own the killer domain for the book. I immediately went over to Go Daddy, entered DomainInvestingHandbook.com in to the search box, closed my eyes, and when I opened them I saw the .com, .net, and .org were all available. That’s right, I registered this domain name two days ago, and if someone else owned it I would have gladly paid four-figures for the name – it describes exactly what this book is, and of course it’s a .com!

So there you have it. I still can’t believe it’s done. Daina has compared me writing this book to the dissertation process that her and her fellow PhD-mates go through. It really has felt a bit like a dissertation and after hundreds and hundreds of hours I couldn’t be more proud of the results. I have worked hard to make this book have a little something for everyone.

I would like to thank all of the incredible people who helped me edit this book and make it what it is today. I am going to be adding a page to the book and a section to the website once I hear back from everyone on exactly how they want their name to appear and what website (if any) they want to promote. While I had planned to publish this book while I was in my 20’s I missed the deadline, but I’m excited to have this as my first major achievement in my 30’s, and not a day too soon!

I hope that all the time and energy I put-into this book helps each and every one of you either start or grow your Domain Investing business. As I say in my book, these are the good old days, enjoy them!

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  • Peer April 13, 2011, 7:31 pm

    Congratulations Morgan!

  • Kevin M April 13, 2011, 8:05 pm

    Congrats to you Morgan. I may have to drive over the hill and take you out for a cocktail to celebrate this and your B-Day! (or you could come over here!) 😉

  • Gnanes April 13, 2011, 8:32 pm

    Congrats Morgan. & Happy Birthday 🙂

  • PPC Ian April 13, 2011, 8:45 pm

    Congrats, Morgan! I can’t wait to read and review your book on my blog!
    All the best,
    Ian

  • Leonard Britt April 13, 2011, 8:48 pm

    Congrats & best wishes as you launch this publication. Will it be available as an ebook and physical copy i.e. Amazon.com? Any chance Barnes & Nobles will give it shelf space in the investing section? 🙂

  • RH April 13, 2011, 9:12 pm

    Congrats Morgan. Happy and healthy birthday. What is the price of the book ? Will there be affiliate program ?

  • Adam Strong April 13, 2011, 11:17 pm

    Happy Birthday man. Nice work

  • Bob McGough April 13, 2011, 11:34 pm

    Congrats Dr. Linton! H30B2! Have already learned a ton from you and look forward to reading The Book. Contact me if you’d like me to review your book. Kindle version? Best, Bob

  • Joe April 14, 2011, 1:11 am

    Congrats, Morgan!

  • Kathy April 14, 2011, 4:20 am

    Congratulations Morgan…
    As a new domainer I believe this is just what I am looking for.
    Hope it’s priced reasonably 😉
    Good luck with it…
    Oh and…”Happy Birthday”…what a great time to release it!
    Kathy

  • Sharon Hester April 14, 2011, 6:38 am

    Congrats Morgan and 30th Happy Birthday! Can’t wait to read the new book! So exciting! You are doing great things…I don’t know where you find the time 🙂

    Sharon

    PS…just to jog your memory, we met on the DNCruise last year.

    • Morgan April 14, 2011, 7:20 am

      Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! So far the response has far exceeded my most optimistic expectations – great to help so many Domainers grow their business the right way!

  • Jon April 14, 2011, 8:21 am

    @ RH – The price of the book is $69.99 (special price)….

    @ Morgan – Happy birthday dude!.

  • Joe April 14, 2011, 8:33 am

    Will it be released as an ebook as well?

  • Sai Pola April 14, 2011, 8:35 am

    Hi Morgan,

    congrats…you finally made it! I am eager to know how you move from soft launch to the real one in two weeks.

    Kindly document each move esp the pr, social, media etc. It would help guys like us when we have a major launch on what landmines to avoid.

    Regards,
    Sai Pola

  • Mars Davis April 14, 2011, 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday Morgan!

    I look forward to reading your “Dissertation” on profitable Domaining!

    Congrats! Mars

  • Andrew Rosener April 14, 2011, 12:29 pm

    Congrats Morgan! I hope it sells like wild fire for you!

  • Stan April 14, 2011, 9:15 pm

    Congrats ….how do previous book owners get the special deal you mentioned in November?

    • Morgan April 15, 2011, 8:13 am

      @Stan – the deal in November was on the third edition of my Domain Flipping book which will most likely be coming-out in Q3 of this year and focused completely on domain flipping.

  • Tom April 15, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Congratulations on finishing your book Morgan. That alone is quite an accomplishment, but I think the real accolades will come after everyone has had the opportunity to read it, especially if you feel it’s the best writing of your life.

    • Morgan April 15, 2011, 3:56 pm

      Thanks for the kind words @Tom!

  • Tyson April 15, 2011, 6:29 pm

    Hi Morgan,
    This looks like an awesome resource. I am excited to read it. Can I get a review copy?

  • RH April 16, 2011, 3:26 pm

    Morgan is this just an ebook or will this book be in stores too ?

  • Richard St Cyr April 17, 2011, 8:08 am

    Hi Morgan,

    I ordered your book, can’t wait to read it. One problem my address was not included, can you
    send the book to Richard St Cyr – 277 Chestnut Hill Rd – New Boston, NH 03070.
    I sent payment through Pay Pal

    Thanks,
    Richard St Cyr

  • mike May 27, 2011, 6:03 pm

    Hey Morgan,

    Is the book an ebook or a physical book

    • Morgan May 28, 2011, 10:29 am

      Hi @Mike – it is an eBook

  • mike May 27, 2011, 6:03 pm

    Hey Morgan,

    Is it an ebook or a physical book?

    Mike