My New Make Money Online Book Is #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List!

Woo hoo!!! My new book just hit #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list!! Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered the book! This couldn’t have happened without you! Here’s a copy of the press release that my publisher just sent out on the news wire.

NEW YORK, New York. (April 1, 2010) – Morgan James Publishing, is pleased to announce that Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul by John Chow and Michael Kwan, has hit number 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list. What’s even more amazing about this accomplishment is that the book isn’t even out yet. This is the first time in NYT history that any book has made the Best Sellers list on pre-orders alone.

Book cover “I can’t believe it! I knew I had a loyal readership but I didn’t expect them to show this much support. It’s amazing!” said John Chow from his home in West Vancouver. Michael Kwan fainted when he heard the news and wasn’t able to comment.

Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul doesn’t hit bookstores until May 1 but retailers have been swamped trying to keep up with the demand. Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of said, “Never before have we seen this level of interest for such a niche product. Reaching one million pre-orders a full month ahead of release is quite the accomplishment. A well-deserved kudos goes out to John Chow and Michael Kwan.”

To help meet demand for Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul, Morgan James Publishing has added two extra shifts to their printing plants to make sure every book outlet has enough copies on opening day.

About John Chow
John Chow (, a damn fine person, friend of the community, Ultimate Fighting Championship contestant, member of the Save the Whales Foundation, the man who controls the black market on baby seal pelts and member of the “probably yo’ daddy” foundation. New York Times besting selling author.

About Michael Kwan
Michael Kwan ( is a freelance writer based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He graduated with honours from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Psychology and English Literature. During that time, he worked as a contributing writer and co-editor for [email protected], the official newsletter of the UBC Arts Co-op Program. Today, Michael’s freelance work is mostly found online with a focus on professional blogging and technology reviews.

About Morgan James Publishing
Morgan James Publishing ( provides entrepreneurs with the vital information, inspiration and guidance they need to be successful. A division of Morgan James, LLC, Morgan James Publishing, The Entrepreneurial Publisher, is recognized by NASDAQ as one of the world’s most prestigious businesses and is reported as being the future of publishing.

If you’re one of the few who hasn’t reserved your copy of Make Money Online: Roadmap of a Dot Com Mogul yet, then you better do it now to ensure you get your copy when it launches next month. To everyone who already ordered, thanks again. The drinks are on me!

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76 thoughts on “My New Make Money Online Book Is #1 on The New York Times Best Sellers List!”

  1. Gary says:

    Wow, congrats!

    1. Typhoon says:

      What Congrats? 😮 You can smell that this is an April Fools joke..There is no such news officially from New York Times.

      “1 Million Pre-orders” easily sounds fishy to me.. 😮

      1. Free Picks says:

        lolz i though JOhn is serious

      2. I saw that coming from the title…haha

    2. Happy April Fools too!

      1. elie palima says:

        This is a joke??

        if it was, it got me.. LOL.

        if it isn’t well, Congratulations to you john and michael!

        I hope you could give a FREE copy of the book for us.. LOL

        1. Great one John …

          You made us Fool 🙂

  2. Doug says:

    I believe it until I read 1 million pre-orders, lol. Even the iPad didn’t do that well.

    1. John Chow says:

      The iPad didn’t do as well because it cost $500! This book cost only $10.85 at Amazon. 🙂

  3. Chooey says:

    Haha I smell an April fools joke 😉

  4. LOL @ the grammatical error in the first sentence… Nice try John

  5. An April Fools Joke?!…Right!?… I was buying into it off & on as I read…What a joker that John Chow! I liked the part where Michael Kwan passes out! Funny Stuff!

  6. Definitely a good April Fools!

  7. S Ahsan says:

    Congrats John,, its impressive. I feel sorry for Michael kwan :(..

  8. S Ahsan says:

    Btw, one of my blog just died today.. so its good for you and bad for me! arg!!!

  9. Geeky Ninja says:

    haha, I really wish you’d get on that list, but well, A good April the 1st to you too John 🙂

  10. rayutube says:

    The book was a damn fine read. Love the part about the panda. 🙂

    1. What book lol? It hasen’t even been released yet!! 😛

  11. Richard says:

    Will there be a Kindle Edition for your book?

  12. Enoch Fung says:

    Michael Kwan fainted when he heard the good news? *suspicious* lol

  13. Clement says:

    Folks, this is an April Fools Joke.

  14. Andrew says:

    If you sell so many books in stores, you can follow up with “how to make money offline” too 🙂

  15. Rhys Davies says:

    Honestly, you had me going! Then I remembered the date…. your an evil man john!

  16. Vincent says:

    Who took the trouble to write the fine press release? Michael Kwan?

    1. fas says:

      Who else :p

      Happy fools day

  17. wow congratulations john…you finally made it

  18. You had me up until the “About” section. Happy April Fools Day! 🙂

    1. LoL no no that’s not the joke, the about section is actually an abstract of the about page on this blog, check it out lol

  19. Patrick says:

    Definitely an April’s fools joke. Now I have to go play one on my wife.

  20. Haha, If I weren’t just came from Problogger, I will buy it too =)

    1. Why lol what’s going on on pro-blogger?

  21. Free Picks says:

    WOW that good, if it is not a April Fool :;p

  22. Wow that is great news.

    We are happy for you John.

  23. Where are we drinking at ?? ahahah

    1. Blood .. Heh?!!! 😆

  24. Happy April Fools Day!!!

  25. Haha…..That’s a good one….I too am a member of the “probably yo’ daddy” foundation!

  26. Mathew Day says:

    OMG! that’s great news, you should forget about this internet thing and become a Full Time book writer. 😉

  27. Say No says:

    So you beat Problogger. Good Job

  28. Karl Thomas says:

    John this is really awesome! Congratulations on your success! Most semi famous internet marketers will publish book but they will never be #1 on the new york times best seller list like yourself.

    Congrats on your success and I wish you much more success in the future!

  29. Hello John! I am new to this blog and am definitely looking forward to reading some great posts from you! Congrats on making it to #1!!!

    1. he didn’t really make it lol

  30. Viqi French says:

    That’s a classic, John Chow!

    I was considering blogging a congrats to you … until I remembered today’s date. 😉

  31. Hahaha… April Fools!


  32. Lee Ka Hoong says:

    Haha, Darren Rowse has similar april fool strategy on his blog too! You almost got me until I read the “Reaching one million pre-orders”, that’s incredible! lol!

    Happy April Fool John!


  33. April Fool blog post which may sell and bring money. Great John.

  34. Haha, pretty clever of John and I was just reading his earlier book – surprised why that wasn’t the Best Seller? had killer content :p

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  36. At first, I had a feeling the JohnChow’s populariy and reputation can possibly realize that top selling instance. But when, I read that it got 1million on pre-orders. Oh man! I begin to smell something fishy. It’s April 1’s day. But anyway, I know your book will soar. Good luck and congrats in advance.

  37. Jim Mills says:

    Congratulations on your number one best seller!

  38. jtGraphic says:

    Happy April Fool’s day. At 10.85, that’s only $10,850,000 🙂

  39. Nice one John…and nice try 🙂
    I almost fall for it…

  40. What’s sad is that you had me going & it’s not even April Fool’s Day anymore. I did catch the “1 million” part like others also!

  41. wilson says:

    Its not a joke folks, the link to amazon is a live link and you can place order for that.

    1. He is using plugin for that where all keywords will convert to allocated URL.

      I think it is Ninja plugin, if I am not wrong.

  42. I believed it until I read the part about Michael Kwan fainting.

  43. I think that I am going to go ahead and get me a couple of this book because I am looking for a couple of different ways that I can further monetize my income streams

  44. David Lee says:

    Haha, good one! John never lets 1st April pass by without a joke… good one!

  45. Vance Sova says:

    Hi John,

    I have pre-ordered the book. To most of the people who commented here, who read your blog or pretend to be doing so I have to say this:

    You just pay a lip service here because you don’t even bother to check out what John has to offer. I’m not sure about the bestseller list but the book can indeed be pre-ordered on Amazon and that’s exactly what I’ve done.

    Put your money where your mouth is.

    Back to John: Now that I will have the book in my hands sometime in May, I hope that you will autograph it for me and perhaps even give me an interview.

    I hope that you can answer it here, since I’m putting the record straight as to whether or not you are making fools out of your readers.

    They’ve made fools out of themselves this time except for one or two smart people who actually clicked on your link.


    1. hey, you do know this was an April Fools joke?? hahahhahah wow

  46. Where is John … we would like to see his smiling face or may be a video will be great.

  47. 0-hero says:

    Any digital format available? Due to I’m living in Thailand, a shipping cost is quite a lot, about $10 (as high as a book itself). This release in digital format (not a kindle, could be pdf)

    Anyway, Congratulation for you, john. I’m happy for you.

  48. Heheheheheh! I only saw this now, and only when I got to the comments did I realise it was an April Fool’s joke. Good one John, you sure had me going for a second there!

  49. musicNmovies says:

    As of 5th April 2010, The book has SALES RANK as below Sales Rank: #193,363

    So, definitely, its a BIG JOKE !

  50. I just went a few days back into your blog John and found this…nice!

  51. It’s funny reading this post after April 1st and not noticing the date right away.


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