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All Weekend Look Book Bomb – The Revolution: A Manifesto

I got word from the campaign earlier today that approximately 20,000 copies of Ron Paul's new book, The Revolution: A Manifesto, have been sold so far! The book is still #1 on Amazon, and made its debut on the NYT best seller list at #7, which tracks the previous week. Publicity on all Ron Paul and other freedom loving sites has been tremendous which has no doubt led to this surge. Thank you all!!! As a result, the so-called "mainstream" media is now starting to pick up on our buzz. Let's really try to push sales over the weekend. A really big showing will lead to even more, and bigger, free publicity. Can you imagine interviews with Oprah or Larry King??!!!

Continue to Digg Ron Paul's official announcements, especially his new video, and official press release. If you haven't yet picked up a copy, buy one! And don't just buy one, check out fanofwalt's excellent suggestions on HOW to buy the book - linked here, and also reprinted below.

When you're in the bookstore, ask the salesperson if they have it stocked? Have they heard of it? Have they read it? How are sales going? Do they know who Ron Paul is? Chat them up about it! Definitely read fanofwalt's entertaining post about it.

More ideas:

If you're trying to save money, or if you're going to buy in bulk, you can get the best deal at Amazon. They're pricing the books at $11.55 per copy, 45% off the cover price of $21.00. Also, if you buy a total of $25 or more at Amazon, you get free shipping. Other good books to put you over the $25 limit include Dr. Paul's A Foreign Policy of Freedom Peace, Commerce, and Honest Friendship, Judge Andrew Napolitano's A Nation of Sheep, and Naomi Wolf's excellent book The End of America.

If you're a member of a book group, suggest that The Revolution be the next book your group reads. Buy extra copies for friends and family members. Stock up for future gifts. And of course, get a few copies for your local library. And not just the public library, as SilverRayn5 suggests below - your local High School library. Young people are the ones who really need to be reading this book, as it can make a profound impact on their lives.

If you're tapped out, then tell your friends to buy copies! The book still has a five star rating after 169 reviews on Amazon! If your friends all have copies, then ask your local library to buy copies.

Read these excellent suggestions from SilverRayn5 about what her Meetup group is doing:

Request that your local library purchase a copy - by SilverRayn5

One of our local Meetup group members requested that many of us send in a request to our local library to buy Ron Paul's "The Revolution: A Manifesto." It was such a good idea that I could not resist sending it out to everyone.

I have copied my note to request our library order it.

By the way, I borrowed some of this copy from the Ron Paul website and then changed it a bit to make it a bit less opinionated so that the library personnel (who might be liberal minded) would not toss my request. The importance is on getting the libraries to ORDER the book!

Author: Ron Paul
Title: The Revolution: A Manifesto
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (April 2008)
ISBN-10: 0446537519
ISBN-13: 978-0446537513

This book is about the principles of individual liberty, sound money, the Constitution, and the foreign policy of the Founding Fathers. It is a reintroduction to Americans which is simply written so that readers can hear and judge these great American principles for themselves and apply them in their lives. Readers can learn about the politics and principles the Founding Fathers established and that they need not be satisfied with the choices the system offers them every four years. Another way really is possible.

Please purchase this book for the library.


I would encourage everyone to follow suit and contact their local libraries with a request to order the book and make it available to the public.

In addition, buy as many copies as you can. I've already started buying them and setting them aside as Christmas gifts! I plan to even buy several and donate them to local high school libraries.

Freedom is the best gift of all!

Best regards,


fanofwalt gives us some advice on HOW to buy the book:

Still need to buy your copy of "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul? Don't just quietly lift the tome from the shelf and shuffle off to the register! Read this first!

Already got your copy? Great -- now read this anyway!

Here's the plan:
You can do this on your own, but would be even more powerful were you to set this up as a strategy within your Meetup group. Each RP supporter (that would be YOU) calls or walks into a B&N or Borders, etc. -- make it one specific store (i.e., "the B&N on Main Street in Springfield").

Ask at the information desk for The Revolution: A Manifesto. Even if it's on the display table at the front of the store, make a point of going to the information desk and asking the clerk to locate the book for you. This will help let shopkeepers know that there is demand for the book. I did this...even though the book was on the display table literally right in front of the info desk. :) Funny thing is, it still took the clerk over ten minutes to locate it himself, the both of us traipsing throughout the store in search of the title. Bet he'll remember where it is now!

If your local bookstore doesn't have the book in stock? Walk up to the info desk, request the book, then when they tell you they don't have it, tell them you'd like them to order it for you. You may not even have to pay for that up front, by the way, and my local B&N says there is no obligation for you to come back and buy it once the order arrives (though it would reward the store if you did follow through with your order, and also solidifies the veracity of your request). If you were to order some obscure, hard-to-find title, however, they might hold you to the purchase, but I've never encountered that myself.

Now don't do this as a group. Don't have one person from your Meetup order twelve copies. That will be interpreted as one compartmentalized group interested in the book. Each person (again, that means YOU) go in individually (and not several people at the same time!) and request that the book be ordered. This sends the message that several people in town (rather than "one group") are interested in getting the book.

Finally, if you already own a copy of the book, pass the freshly purchased book along to a person unfamiliar with RP (which is something we hope to accomplish anyway, right?), and ask them that they, upon completion of their reading, also go place an order for the title at the same bookstore and "pay it forward". :D They may or may not do this, but they definitely won't if you don't ask them to.

At the end of the day, the store's cash register receipts will show X number of sales for the book no matter what (raw data), but the clerks -- and the manager -- will know there has been a lot of demand from people not only purchasing the book, but asking specifically for it and even placing orders for it (informed data).

Oh, and in your downtime, when you're ready to curl up with your own personal copy of the book? Don't do this nestled up in your easy chair at home! Get your body into a more public location -- either that same B&N or a Starbucks or some other gathering place where people hang out. Let people see you reading the book. Hold the book in such a way that people can see what it is you're reading.

Yes! You get to read your book and you get to be a live advertisement for the title!! Be sure to have some RP lit handy with you when you do this. :) And now, I'm imagining customers milling through the coffee shop area of the bookstore, and noticing individuals here and there, each reading the same book...and what message that might send...

Help create an awareness of the demand for this title! Each supporter do this! And pass this message along to your Meetup and other Meetups you belong to (because of course, you belong to more than one Meetup).

Quick Review:
1. Pass this message on to your own and other Meetup boards/RP sites
2. Go to your local bookstore
3. Ask for the book, even if it's in the store and you know exactly where it is
4. If it's in the store, buy it (for yourself, or pass it along to someone who needs to get informed!)
5. If it's not in the store, order it
6. Relax over a caramel mocha (mmmmmm) and read the book in public
7. Pay it forward!

Total cost: the price of one book, a coffee (optional), and not much of your time, most of which will be your own time to relax, anyway.

Benefits: you get a book, a coffee (still optional), and the chance to DRUM UP AWARENESS and ADVERTISE Ron Paul's book FOR FREE while enjoying reading it yourself.


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If none of the above is your style, then just order a copy from Amazon and read it in the comfort and privacy of your home. That is good, too.

Are we having fun yet?!

Thank you all for such a tremendous and wonderful journey. And of course, thank you Ron Paul.

Report any other suggestions, and / or your success stories from the weekend here!

Michael Nystrom

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I just purchased my copy yesterday at the Barnes and Noble in my sister's city and took my sister with me! I actually looked and DID NOT see it out anywhere. I went and asked for it instead of looking myself! The clerk didn't even wait for me to name the title, all I had to say was Ron Paul's...and he was already looking it up and took us right to the book. Keep on asking and getting this book out there!

PyraBang for Liberty

Ordered mine on April 30th, shipped today!

I ordered my copies on April 30th and just got a notice from Amazon today (May 6) that it is being shipped today.

I wouldn't worry too much about the turntime they posted for delivery. Just order and it will probably get to you a LOT sooner than they are posting :-)

The Revolution

Barnes and Noble in Manchester NH is sold out. More copies are on order.

Is Amazon Holding Back Orders???

The website states that orders will take 7 to 10 weeks for delivery...What's up with that???

I doubt Amazon is holding back orders

Why would Amazon hold back orders?

It's probably out of stock and will remain so for 7 to 10 weeks.

"Know what you know, know what you don't know, and understand and appreciate the distinction."


Don't Worry

Amazon will not be without the book for an absurd 7-10 weeks, you can be sure of that. From the Lew Rockwell blog, a few weeks ago (when Amazon was saying similar things):

What Amazon's Crazy Signals Tell Us About Ron Paul's Book
Posted by Thomas Woods at April 17, 2008 07:06 AM

Amazon is once again saying The Revolution: A Manifesto will be in stock within 8 to 10 weeks. This is a crazy, nonsensical statement, since the book's official release is less than two weeks away. But let me share some of my own experience to shed some light on this.

When my Politically Incorrect Guide to American History came out, it far exceeded everyone's sales expectations, including Amazon's. When that happens, Amazon's system panics that it won't be able to satisfy all orders right away, and it begins saying crazy things. Suddenly my book "usually ships within 4 to 6 weeks." But by the next day it was "usually ships in 24 hours." And the next day, once again, it was 4 to 6 weeks. I frantically complained to the publisher, and they explained that this was how Amazon's system coped with the unexpected. It had plenty of books, but had simply gone into panic mode.

Now I have never, ever seen anything on Amazon say it will ship within 8 to 10 weeks. This must mean that the demand for Dr. Paul's book, even before his marketing campaign has gotten started, must be far, far greater than they anticipated. I am sure the book will ship from Amazon relatively promptly.

Second Printing?

Have they had to run a second printing yet?

I ordered my copy

I ordered my copy of the audio book today--I thought that it might be useful in educating some unwashed masses.

Also, just wanted to mention that when I visited a Borders to purchase the book for a friend, they were sold out. I asked why that was so, since the book was #7 on the NYTImes bestsellers list. I am inclined to visit other bookstores and inquire about RP's book and see if the other stores have it in stock. I'd be interested to know if this is a systematic problem and if the other books on the NY Times bestsellers list were sold out as well.

Of course, I suppose, RP's book could be selling so well that they're having a problem keeping it in stock.

"If we want to live in a free society, we need to break free from these artificial limitations on free debate and start asking serious questions once again." -Ron Paul


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Amazon Shipping Estimate 7-10 weeks

There much have been a slew of orders. Go Ron Paul Supporters! I wonder if Amazon ever had a bestseller with that long a delivery estimate. Ron Paul's message will prevail!

Bring an Amazon Printout

The big stores WILL start stocking more copies once the May 11 NYT comes out (on which Dr. Paul debuts at #7). In the meantime, print out the Amazon page and circle the #1 sales rank to show the bookstore person in case he tries to make you seem like the unreasonable one.

Best prices

I found the site for bulk orders, but it is still less expensive to buy the book from Amazon.com for $11.55 per, and they have free shipping for orders over $25.00. I just ordered 10 books, and they are to be shipped on May 14. I am so excited about this book's potential impact on many people who don't know what Ron Paul stands for. The best news is that he now has name recognition, and this book only will expand that, and once people read this book, the rEVOLution is going to explode!

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

My Barnes and Noble

My Barnes and Noble experience was horrible. After searching all the obvious places for the book..new release table.etc, I had to go to cust. service. The attendant was obviously an Obama supporter. I asked for the book by title and she was like "Revolution of a manifesto"? and I had to spell it out for her. As soon as she saw it was Ron Pauls book, she was all snotty and had to act like it was a chore to show me the book tucked away alphabetically in the shelves of Politics:current affairs section. Bought my two copies! Complained to the manager about her bad customer service.

If you tell us

where & who she was, I could call in a couple of complaints.

Their job isn't to judge. It's to provide friendly customer service. Period.

Obama = O.ne B.ig A.ss M.istake A.merica



The DP is proof that the grassroots support for Ron Paul and his peaceful message of individual liberty is large, real, and not going away!

Good for you.


Lisa C.


Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!


"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"



~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

Sold out in Harrisburg B & N

After enjoying dinner out with my sisters tonight near a Barnes & Noble bookstore, we decided to check on RP's book. We checked on all the tables of new releases, and it was nowhere to be found. My sister asked the clerk about the book, and she informed her that it was already sold out, but we could order it. We then went to the information desk and looked up the book on their computers and left them displayed on the screen and then departed the store. Anyway, there are a lot cheaper on line. B&N price is $21.00. I am still looking for the website where you could order them by the case. Can anyone help me on that?

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

"Nothing is as it appears; everything is smoke and mirrors"

Bulk Orders

This site can get you copies in bulk, but you save on Amazon's price only if you order in substantial quantities: http://www.ronpaulrevolutionbook.com

What can be done about Medved's lies?

I posted this under Ron's announcement video; not sure what is the correct forum, but here it is again:

I happened to turn on Michael Medved's show for about 1 minute today (since I can hardly stomach the hypocrisy in general) and there was a caller who was asking about the gold standard. Medved's response was roughly as follows:

Medved: You must support Ron Paul.
Caller: No, I don't.
Medved: Well, maybe we shouldn't have gone off the gold standard, but to suddenly return to it is a very bad idea. And Ron Paul has just written a book called "Revolution: A Manifesto," and the whole book is about returning to the gold standard.

I was screaming in my car! (again)

I've read the book, and returning to the gold standard is hardly "what it is all about." I don't think this is an honest mistake. It's a lie carefully designed to misinform and turn people away from the book and its message.

Anything we can do?

My B&N story


I went to Barnes & Noble in Encino, CA this afternoon...

I asked the guy at the checkout, he sent me to Customer Service.
I asked "Where is the Ron Paul book", she says: "You say that like I should know about it", I go :" well, it just came out".
She looks it up on the computer, "hows that spelled R-A-N..." I go "no, R-Oh-N", she types it in as one word, I say "that's two words".
"Oh here it is... Should be here on the "New Releases" table", we walk over... Hmmm? Not here, maybe the other table? No. She consults with another sales person. We walk to the very wayyyy back of the store, on a bottom shelf... "Oh here they are!" I say "Odd place for the #7 book on the NYTimes bestseller list!". I ranted about a democratic conspiracy to suppress the truth, she says "I guess there just wasn't room on the table". I say "Awww, that spoils all the fun!"

We've got work to do out there people!!!!

p.s. I paid DOUBLE the online price! ;-((((

In Stock - May 10

Looks like we'll be hitting the local bookseller for a week or so. I take it this means Amazon is out of stock until 5/10

Aussie & everyone else - use the Internet to buy the book!

Local bookstores can be unreliable. Go online and get your books!


Just got confirmation

that the book has been shipped.. expected to arrive here (Australia)on the 9th of June... only ordered it the other day.
will be a longgggggggg wait...

I ordered mine over a week ago.

Was hoping to get it yesterday to read over the long weekend, but NO.

I usually get books in one week.



Lisa C.


Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!

I love it

The grassroots maximizing every effort. As Franklin said - "Little strokes fell big oaks".

I.m in Melbourne Australia

My local bookstore could not find it in any catalogues.

I put two copies on order anyway.

Can international book stores get it?

Jim Stewart

Yes, they can get it through their distributor.

It will be cheaper and faster to buy online.


Lisa C.


Ron Paul "Sign Wave Across the USA" -- November 5th!