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Tim Ferriss BitTorrent Bundle Downloaded 211,000 Times

Bestselling author Tim Ferriss took an unorthodox route this month, using the file-sharing site BitTorrent to promote his new book. For the last seven days, BitTorrent members had exclusive access to excerpts, unpublished writing and multimedia materials related to The 4-Hour Chef.

Today, BitTorrent revealed some statistics: “The Tim Ferriss 4-Hour Chef Bundle has now been downloaded 211,000 times. From BitTorrent, 85,000 visitors clicked to check out the book in the Amazon store, a huge number for the category. The audience has been highly engaged as well: 13% of visitors to the featured content page on BitTorrent clicked out of the site to watch the YouTube trailer, contributing to 1.4MM views16% clicked to the 4-Hour Chef site.”

In 2010, Ferriss hit the Amazon bestseller list with The 4-Hour Body, a book traditionally published through Crown Archetype. A number of bookstores have said they will not stock his new book since it is published by Amazon.

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Tim Ferriss To Promote New Book on BitTorrent

Bestselling author Tim Ferriss will publish The 4-Hour Chef next week through Amazon Publishing and he will use the file-sharing site BitTorrent to promote the book. Through the partnership, BitTorrent members exclusive access to excerpts, unpublished writing and multimedia materials related to the book.

In 2010, Ferriss hit the Amazon bestseller list with The 4-Hour Body, a book traditionally published through Crown Archetype. A number of bookstores have said they will not stock his new book since it is published by Amazon. Here’s more from the site:

it’s poised to be the most banned book in US history. The 4-Hour Chef is one of the first titles underneath Amazon’s new publishing imprint; boycotted by U.S. booksellers, including Barnes & Noble. Disruptive voices should be heard. And traditional publishing’s probably about ready for a shakeup. So we’re partnering with Tim and readers like you to promote The 4-Hour Chef through BitTorrent. On the day the book launches, our community will get exclusive access to media from Tim: content from the book, as well as unpublished material. We’ll be distributing the writer’s process: the photos, drafts, videos and recipes that shaped Tim’s journey. And we’ll be asking users to support Tim and the Amazon imprint.