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** This contest is now finished. The winners were announced here **

<Oprah voice> It’s book contest time!!!! </Oprah voice>

This time around, I’m giving you a break from books that tell you how to market your web site. Instead, how about an awesome book that tells you how to market YOU?

Step Into The Spotlight: A Guide to Getting Noticed was written by publicity coach Tsufit (think one name, like Madonna or Cher) and is a must read–and we have 3 copies to give away!

Why should you care about this book? Well, it’s not enough to be an expert at what you do. You have to be known as an expert at what you do. This book will help you to get more publicity, more speaking gigs, more clients, better clients, higher-paying clients!

I started reading this book on the way back from PubCon and was actually glad when my connecting flight was delayed–it let me finish this engaging and easy to read book.

How to enter this contest? Simply leave a comment below and we’ll randomly pick 3 winners (deadline for entry is 6pm ET this Wednesday).

That’s all you need to do! And, if you don’t win, you can grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or online.

  • I just looked under my chair and there was no book there … I guess I’m not a winner.

  • josh

    I’m a sucker for a free book offer!

  • Looking forward to this book

  • Liz

    Sounds good, make me a PR superwoman.

  • Thanks for running this contest- looks like an interesting book.

    Avi Kaplan’s last blog post..Thank You Stacey Monk of Epic Change

  • Andy,
    Glad your flight was delayed!
    Thanks for your kind words about the book.
    Author, Step Into The Spotlight!

    Tsufit’s last blog post..Color Yourself In!

  • Sarah Fowler

    Sounds like a great read and I have a likely-to-be-delayed flight or two coming up (haha).

  • Chris

    New book! Pick me! : )

  • I would love your consideration for the book!

    Manoj’s last blog post..Tealeaf Introduces Mobile Analytics Solution with Mobile Session Replay

  • Twitter updates are a great way of keeping up to date especially when there is a free book offer!

  • Andy Beal, you’re my hero! I’d love a copy of this book. Thank you!

    Morgan’s last blog post..Cardboard Shredders: Put Those Empty Boxes To Good Use

  • I always need new commute reading!

  • This seems like a really really good book. I also went and read the info about it over at amazon too. Thanks for the post Andy…

  • Michelle Tackabery

    I so need this book, Andy. Really.

  • Looks like an interesting book!

    *raises hand*

    Pick me! Pick me!

    Mike Blitz’s last blog post..Review: Stargate

  • Erin

    I love free books (and sometimes I actually have the time to read them)!

    Count me in for the contest!

  • Ooooh, I’m always up for a good marketing read! And with an author named Tsufit, it MUST be a winner!

    Christa’s last blog post..Motrin and the mommy-blogging outrage: A case study

  • Patricia Farouk

    Count me in. I want to learn how to ‘brand’ myself.

  • I think anyone would be interested in a book which would open the door to marketing their business properly.

  • Hi there, As a Virtual Assistant and Freelance PA I really need your book so I can learn more about marketing me! me! me! please help…… I would love a copy for free.

  • Great meeting you at the Chamber of Commerce, hope to win a book so I can stand out in the crowd too.

  • Miriam Vasen

    Tsufit coached me into feeling like a superstar and market myself on my strenghts that she was able to pinpoint better than me

  • Darrell Hein

    Pick MEEEEEEEEEEEEE…….. !!!!

  • Isabel

    I would love a free copy! I actually bought a copy myself, started reading it and then lent it to a friend. She lives out of province and I haven’t been able to get it back. So, if I get the free book, then she can keep my copy. It truely would be a win-win situation. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • It takes a winner to know a winner.

  • Anna Di Pede

    Have worked with Tsufit and think she’s great – would love to read her book.

  • This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to get noticed!
    I can certainly use more publicity, more speaking gigs, more clients, better clients, higher-paying clients!

  • I work the showbiz/business interface myself, so here’s hoping….

  • As an actress (working) and book reviewer, I am very interested in this book! I wonder if…..

  • Leslie Miller

    An awesome book: I would love to give a copy away

  • Vikki

    Great Idea.

  • Lucy

    I bought the book and highly recommend it … lots of great ideas and very easy to read … have loaned my copy out … would like to win so I can always have one on hand …

  • I hope I win!

  • Lora

    I’ve met Tsufit and she is amazing. Her book is as high energy as she is! Congratulations to all the winners (my fingers are crossed)

  • When Tsufit recommends it, how can I not read it?

  • I know Tsufit personally and recommend her book to anyone who wants to get noticed. She is a fire brand and definately hard to forget.

  • Lol, I’m useless with numbers but glad I got past the anti spam!

    I’d love a copy of Tsufit’s book to come all the way to Scotland so hope I’m lucky.

    Go girl!!

  • I wish you would sign your name to your emails, Tsufit – I have 400 newsletter subscribers and hundreds of radio hosts. I can’t remember who you are. But the book sure looks interesting and who doesn’t want to be noticed in this busy world?

  • Zina Chmielowski

    I heard Tsufit speaking – wonderful!
    Looking forward to read her book.

  • I’m ready to step into the spotlight! Or am I? Maybe I’d better see what the book says!

    Rick Aster’s last blog post..Commercial Clutter

  • Amaia Lopez

    This seems like a great book because everyone in my office is getting excited about it. I also want to win! Thanks for the opportunity!!!!!

  • Hey Andy…

    Saw your tweet about this contest. Thought I’d give it a shot.

    So now… would you mind pushing that light over a little… a little more… and YES! That’s me in the spotlight!

    Blue skies

  • Wow, this looks like an invaluable resource. Pick me pick me!

    pratt’s last blog post..Going to Pubcon?

  • wowwww great,,, oprah πŸ˜€

  • This is a great book! Bought my copy in August and there are a lot of great marketing ideas! If you don’t already own your own copy, or win it, then you must purchase a copy! I have networked with Tsufit for over four years! She has given me great advice on improving my 60 second infomerical!

  • I have a very bad luck at winning contests..But I’d take my chances….

    Saad Kamal’s last blog post..Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang Decides to Step Down

  • I read Tsufit’s blog and and excerpt of the book. I think it will be very helpful and informative.

    So, I hope I win a copy!

    Praveen’s last blog post..New Stock Market Terms

  • Darlene

    I would love to read this book!!!

  • Heather JaMES

    Awesome…great for dating/business/just looking in the mirror and being happy! without orange feathers!! thanks tsufit.

  • Tsufit is great, and I can attest to the quality of the book. If you don’t win, do yourself a favor and buy a copy. It’ll be worth it. Tsufit has a unique approach for helping people turn their diverse experiences into powerful personal strengths.

  • I need this book so bad, I will even sing a song lalallalalal thanks:)

  • Erika

    I’d love this book. I have met Tsufit in person and she is a great character, I am very curious about her book!!

  • Tsufit’s website is great, you just have to logg in and you get to read her interesting blog!

  • Tsufit is amazing! She came out to my last event and though she wasn’t the main speaker eveybody was talking about her. (She’ll be one of our upcoming speakers!) Get this book. I have read it and used it over and over and over…continously! It’s a must!

    Cathie Dalziel’s last blog post..The GLOW Project

  • Looks like a great book!

  • Thanks for the heads up on what looks to be a great book! One way or the other I would be happy to read it (though winning a copy would be great). Thanks!

  • I have met Tsufit at my local SOHO Womens networking group. She was/is amazing,– honest, to the point and very transferable stuff. This book is a must read for everyone who wants to really rise above the crowd, and be noticed. I would love to receive this book.

  • I was wandering through my 639 e-mails and what should catch my eye? A Tsufit alert! And a chance to win her book. Tsufit, if you’re out there, “I love this shtick and hope I win!”

  • It takes a winner to know a winner

  • I’d love a copy! Thanks go to Tsufit for letting me know about the contest!

    Danielle Chonody’s last blog post..5 Ways to Connect with Customers Via Community Groups

  • Gary Silverman

    Sure would like this book… I winder how it compares to Jill Lublin’s Get noticed … Get Referrals

  • I met Tsufit and was so impressed with her energy and vitality. It would be fabulous to have her words of wisdom at my fingertips. Thanks for the offer!

    Kate Jones’s last blog post..Kate featured on CBC Metro Parenting on Metro Morning

  • Natalie

    Would love to win something this week, Tsufit’s book would do just fine!

  • I pre-ordered the book from and patiently waited until it launched. Read every word ~ some twice, as I wanted to make sure that I retained all of the valuable information.

    After finishing, I was telling my other fellow speakers/writers about it and of course, in a weak moment, lent it someone – who has not returned it! Why is it people keep books, but promptly return Tupperware?!?!?

    So I am missing my copy and would love to have another one ~ and this time keep it safte! Thank you! Susie Galvez

  • Karin Angele

    Hi! As an actress, I’m very curious about this book and can’t await to read it. ….It might hit right the point….!!! I think, there’re no coincidences…. Tsufit looks already very inspiring, now it’s the time to read her words.
    ….looking forward to it.! πŸ™‚

  • I am but a humble freelance writer. Perhaps if I read this book, I’d be a little less humble and a little more successful.

    Dan at BFS’s last blog post..Give Me Techo Advice IV: multi-question edition

  • I want to win
    Not any book – that book!

  • Hakeem Salaam

    I know this book will give you the insight to be a star at what you do!!!

  • Having taught presentation skills in the past, I’m particularly keen to see Tsufit’s take on doing it well.

    Gary Schlee’s last blog post..Talk Is Still Cheap

  • Roz

    Just gotta have this book to share with my visitors … it has my name in the cover – see?!

  • I was just adding Tom is “trying to figure out how to get on Oprah” on my facebook page and this email came in! Look at all the comments! Wow.

  • I am launching my site early in the year and could REALLY use some tips on how to market my products consisting of a variety of pet memorials (urns, stones, photomemorials, creamtion jewelry) for those who have lost their beloved pets of any kind–dogs, cats, horses, gerbils, rabbits, anything. I offer grief counseling and an amazing list of links to help my customers get through their hard time. Please give me your book!

  • Rick Paris

    This is perfect timing, I am on a fast track to public speaking and the human potential movement. Personal development is my niche.
    Thanks so much for the nice opportunity!
    Rick Paris

  • Susan Crammond

    Just at the beginning of finding my new career, after many years as an at-home mom. This book could definitely help!

  • If the book is half as funny as Tsufit herself, it is a must read.

  • Jonathan

    As I mentioned on the last book contest, I’ve never won anything and you alone have the power to change that.

  • Randomly pick me… :^p

    Brian Gilley’s last blog post..Big ‘ol List of the Best Website Analytics and Web Stat Tools

  • G. M. Kumar

    Let me know how can I be recognized as an expert? Anything to help me to make my way through glass ceilings and feelings would be worth reading even if I have to pay for it.

  • Tsufit’s newletters are great and I’d love to win her book. I am ready for more spotlight!

  • Louis

    Too late to step into the spotlight? πŸ˜‰

  • Having seen Tsufit in action, and having glanced through her book, I’m sure it’s an absolutely fantastic read! If the book is anything like the woman, it is absolute dynamite!

  • Doreen Finley

    Amazing book, it changed the way I make my 1 minute presentations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Tsufit is AWESOME!!! This is a book that I recommend highly.

  • Conrad Toner

    As a fellow Canadian who used to see Tsufit on TV I can’t wait to read this new book.

  • Faye Stone

    I currently have it on hold at the library but it might be awhile before I get to read it. If I hadn’t lost my job to a company closure 6 months ago, I’d have purchased it by now. Tsufit’s newsletters are great – I can’t wait to read the book.

  • Thank you in advance for this wonderful resource!I look forward to receiving it!

  • Thank you in advance for this wonderful resource! I look forward to reading this book.

  • Michael McClure

    This book has been on my reading list for weeks but I haven’t picked up a copy yet. I plan to pick this one up soon but you could save me the time and trouble if you simply pick me and send it along. I’d be most grateful.

  • Monique

    I am a student and freelance journalist. So, you know what that means, money is low-perpetually. If I could win this to pep up my approach to business it would be a blessing! Thanks

  • Wow! I can see myself chatting to Oprah right now!

  • Count me in please!

    Internet Marketing Access’s last blog post..How To Create An Ebook And Where To Start

  • Patricia Tate

    I met you several years ago and I so happy to see you have published a book. I would to have a copy.

  • Theresa Bray

    Oprah is a very inspirational hostess to many. She has touched a lot of lives, and this book I’m sure would be of a great asset to anyone who reads it.

  • Kerry PIle

    I like your style. I’m already learning about “getting noticed”.

  • I have this book,reading it again, and I tell every entrepreneur that I meet about it! It is a blesssing to me. I’ve
    changed my attitude and it is paying off! Most of all, I’m having a great time being The Star that Tsufit taught me to be!
    This is just the beginning…the sky’s the limit! I want this book to give away to someone who cannot afford to buy it.

  • I am an artist who would like to receive more information on how to promote my art. I would like to understand marketing strategies and how image plays into this. I believe that Stepping Into the Spotlight, will have helpful information.

  • David Craig

    I have a new PR biz in STL. Getting things done, but can always use fresh input. Yes, I would love to win the book! Thanks!

  • Hi,I bought the book Step into the Spotlight as soon as I heard about it.Great book,it would make a great gift too.
    Regards, Rick.

    Always wanted to hear Oprah say that….cuz I am, you know.
    And when I unleash my “getting noticed” power…unstoppable!

  • Love the “Oprah voice”, and I’m sure I’d love the book too.

  • never won anything before – will the past predict the future?

    Raz Chorev’s last blog post..Personal branding advice to use now

  • You know, that’s the best spam protection device I’ve seen! I really noticed that!
    But I suppose I only really need the book if you don’t notice me… Classic Catch 22…

  • The marketing answer is of course to give people a reason to listen, and then create an infrastructure that will amplify their ability to spread the message. Added value means I may be the lucky winner.

  • Hi, Thanks for setting up this game to win free copy of Tsufit’s book – a win win situation indeed. I acknowledge your creativity, and your greatness.


    Elaine’s last blog post..Taking Control Of How You Age

  • hello marketing pilgrim !

    ablakaboom…and a very special day to all of YOU reading this comment

    can i have my book now? ;o)

  • hey would like to win tis book since im in the process of reinventing myself and will move from Europe to the US….. hope i win and good luck with your other endeavours.

  • Sibylle

    I cannot wait for good tipps to market ‘me’ πŸ˜‰

    Good luck to everyone!

  • Who can’t use some extra self on personal branding and promotion. Throw me into the mix too please.

  • I don’t need to be included in the contest because I already have a copy (and even read it) and really enjoyed the book!

    Just felt like bragging πŸ™‚

    Saul Colt
    Head of Magic

  • I am thoroughly enjoying Tsufit’s book right now. I bought it a short while ago and I have been using her tips already. I was able to get onto Breakfast Television recently and used her advice to get me there. I look forward to more TV appearances and with some of the tips in this book, I too will be able to get my book Car Advice For Women (and Smart Men) into the mainstream. Thanks Tsufit !!!! If I win, I have a perfect spot for this book. Hugs…..S>

  • It looks like a really interesting book. I’d love to read it.

  • Andrew

    I’m slipping: a true story.

    I took yesterday (Tuesday) away from work to spend with my wife on her birthday. This morning my manager informed me that he was not aware of my absence until the end of the day. “You’re normally so quiet that I didn’t notice you were gone.”

    Please accept my entry for this contest. I believe this book could only help.

  • Exactly what I need! I never get noticed enough. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  • Vanessa

    This look like a great read!

  • Jennifer

    Wanting to make my way into show-business, this is a book I could really use!

  • Here’s my entry.

    Keri Morgret’s last blog post..They Did What To The Site?