Manalapan, Fla. – Never tell Frank McKinney the odds. The man USA Today dubbed the “real estate rock czar” is accustomed to breaking sales records for the multi-million dollar mega mansions he creates. Now he may have pulled off a feat never seen before: landing three books in completely different genres on the bestsellers list at #1, #2 and #3. And he did it just before their official release date on February 13.
On February 4, 5 and 6, McKinney saw preorders of his new self-help/inspirational book The Tap climb an astonishing 302,566 percent on Amazon.com, as it leapfrogged almost a million other titles among the online bookseller’s inventory to hold the top spot as Amazon’s bestselling inspirational title.
It wasn’t alone on the lists, with Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes, and the Good Luck Circle, McKinney’s first foray into young reader fiction, landing at #2 in children’s fiction books about animals. The fantasy inspired by tales created during walks to school with his daughter also came in at #5 for teen adventure/thriller books.
Amazon shoppers also snapped up copies of Burst This! Frank McKinney’s Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies, which hit #3 as the top real estate title.
Bestselling charts are big news in the publishing industry, yet McKinney gratefully calls them “chicken feed” – literally – since proceeds of all three books go to his Caring House Project Foundation which can buy a chicken for $8.15 to help create a self-sustaining existence for poor and homeless families. Founded in 1998, the foundation’s outreach includes providing orphanages, schools, homes, food resources, potable water, and social facilities in impoverished countries such as Haiti.
“I’m very gratified that readers are responding so well to my new books during this uncertain time,” McKinney says. “In its own way, each speaks to the challenges that the economic downturn has created. Burst This! counters widespread defeatism, helping investors predict and prepare for upswings and corrective cycles, while The Tap teaches how to succeed in the business of life and the importance of sharing your blessings by experiencing life’s great ‘tap moments.’ The ride-of-your-life adventure of Dead Fred promises to both race and gladden the hearts of readers of all ages as it takes readers to a deep fantasy world while feeding one’s creativity and imagination.”
Savannah Whaley, (954) 776-1999, ext. 225
Pierson Grant Public Relations
Bust This! Frank McKinney’s
Bubble-Proof Real Estate Strategies
372 pages, hardcover
$24.95 U.S., $28.95 CDN
The Tap by Frank McKinney
312 pages, hardcover
$19.95 U.S., $23.95 CDN
Dead Fred, Flying Lunchboxes,
and the Good Luck Circle
by Frank McKinney
336 pages, hardcover
$18.95 U.S., $21.95 CDN