WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? IT'S YOUR LIFE! by Jim Donovan is Available Now
On February 5, 2014, Jim Donovan made the remark that he would "be famous in about ten minutes."
So, why isn't he?
Donovan has sold thousands of books worldwide, yet sales in the United States account for only a small portion of those sales.
What is he doing wrong? Perhaps nothing. On the surface, it seems as though Donovan is doing everything right.
"I know people like my books," jokes Donovan. "They're in 22 countries. Someone must want to read them!"
Indeed, someone does.
The majority of Donovan's sales come from Japan. The Japanese people have embraced Donovan and his books, and are itching for more. He has more books in print in Japan than in the United States.
"Toyota's CEO, Cho Fujio, gave me a wonderful review for my second book, "This is Your Life, Not a Dress Rehearsal," says Donovan.
This is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Most writers would be grateful for a favorable write-up in the local book club newsletter, let alone an endorsement from the CEO of a major international corporation.
But what is Donovan really about? Book sales are a bonus, but Donovan has a mission that has nothing to do with sales or revenue.
After having reached rock bottom, Donovan went on a mission to rebuild his life and learn how to achieve success. He became a self-help junkie, devouring every book and audio he could find. He applied those ideas and saw significant changes in his life.
In 1996, Donovan was inspired to share his message and wrote and self-published his first book, "Handbook to a Happier Life." He later sold reprint rights to that book to a large publisher and has since gone on to write six additional books, which have been published in 22 countries.