One Week From Release of How To Value Invest, Advance Copies Sent Out, Smashwords Update, Paperback Proof Copies

One week from release of How To Value Invest I wanted to share some quick updates with everyone.

Advance Copies

I have sent out the advance copies of the book to around 130 people whom I respect and admire to hear your thoughts and feedback.  I mainly sent the advance copies to other value bloggers, value investors, investment firms, media members, and people who Tweeted me about wanting an advance copy of the book.  If you fall into one of those categories than you might want to check your email (Maybe the spam folder as well) for a copy of the book.  If you did not receive a copy I am sorry but I had to limit the amount sent out and hope you enjoy the book once it comes out next Wednesday September 4th.

Smashwords Update

For those of you out there who like to buy things from Smashwords, the Apple Ibook store, Barnes & Noble, Nook, and a few others I am sorry but if you want to read How To Value Invest you will have to either use Kindle or a PDF reader.  I found out yesterday when submitting the book to Smashwords for approval that it does not accept tables in the formatting of the book so the book will not be released on Smashwords or its affiliates because I would literally have to rework the entire book.  Please email me if you use one of those services and cannot get Kindle or a PDF reader of some kind so we can work out another way to get you the book.

Paperback Proof Copy

Yesterday I received the paperback proof copy of How To Value Invest from Amazon affiliate Createspace with pictures below.  It is very surreal to see the book in person finally and I am so excited to share it with everyone next week and hope you all like it.

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*Fixed* Download The First Four Chapters of How To Value Invest Now.

Now that we are a little more than a week away from the release of How To Value Invest on September 4th I wanted to let everyone preview the introduction and first four chapters of the book.  Below is the download where the only “cost” to receive those chapters is a Tweet and follow on Twitter.  Remember to preorder if you want the three additional chapters that I cut from the book as well.

Download The First Four Chapters of How To Value Invest Below and after you finish reading make sure to let me know what you think about it.  I will include some of the feedback on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  The portion of the book below was taken from the paperback and is equal to 43 pages.

The book cover below is what you need to click on to access the chapters.  Also please let me know if the button is not working properly because I have had some issues getting it to work.

 

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Download The First Four Chapters of How To Value Invest Now.

Now that we are a little more than a week away from the release of How To Value Invest on September 4th I wanted to let everyone preview the introduction and first four chapters of the book.  Below is the download where the only “cost” to receive those chapters is a Tweet and follow on Twitter.  Remember to preorder if you want the three additional chapters that I cut from the book as well.

Download The First Four Chapters of How To Value Invest Below and after you finish reading make sure to let me know what you think about it.  I will include some of the feedback on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  The portion of the book below was taken from the paperback and is equal to 43 pages.

The book cover below is what you need to click on to access the chapters.  Also please let me know if the button is not working properly because I have had some issues getting it to work.

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Table of Contents For How To Value Invest: How I Taught Myself To Become An Excellent Value Investor And How You Can Too

We are creeping ever closer to the September 4th release of How To Value Invest and I am getting more and more excited to share it with you as everything keeps coming together.  It seems that those of you who have preordered are in for a nice surprise as well.  My original estimate of pages was ~210 with a max at 250, luckily for you it appears that I was way off.  The paperback and eBook versions of the book are ready and if the templates I am using are correct than the Createspace paperback edition of the book will be ~320 pages with the eBook version being somewhere between 150-350 pages depending on how big or small you make the words.  You will be getting an extra ~100 pages of content than what you were going to get.  More incentive to preorder for those who have been thinking about it but haven’t yet taken the plunge : ).  Directly below is the paperback version table of contents for How To Value Invest: How I Taught Myself To Become An Excellent Value Investor And How You Can Too.

Table of Contents

Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

Chapter 1 …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

Chapter 2 ………………………………………………………………………………………………14

Chapter 3 …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20

Chapter 4 Vivendi, June 2012. Asset Reproduction and Sum of the Parts Valuations.  Spin offs and Asset Sales                                                           27

Chapter 5 L.B. Foster, July 2012. EBIT and Net Cash Valuation, EV/EBIT, Site and Book Recommendation.                                                                                   44

Chapter 6 Altria, August 2012. Free Cash Flow and Revenue and EBIT Valuations. Debt, Pensions, Interest Rates, Litigation, Competitive Advantages, Off Balance Sheet Commitments, Site and Book Recommendation.                              62

Chapter 7 Jack in the Box, October 2012. Price to Book and Tangible Book Valuation. Why You Must Do Your Own Research, Hype, Comparison to Competition, Catalysts, and Site Recommendation……………………………….. 91

Chapter 8 Second Dole Valuation, November 2012. How to Value Land, Property, and Equipment, Combining Two Valuations Together, and Management Issues…………………………………………………………………………………..  120

Chapter 9 Wendy’s, November 2012. TEV/EBIT, Relative Valuations, Management Issues, Cap Ex, Share Buybacks, Contrarian, Negative Equity, and Book Values…………………………………………………………………………………… 135

Chapter 10 Brazil Fast Food Company, December 2012. How To Calculate ROIC, Great Management, Competitive Advantages, Net Operating Loss Carryforwards (NOL’s), Relative Valuations, OTC, and Pink Sheet Companies…………   164

Chapter 11 Unico American Corporation, January 2013. Insurance Company Different Terms, Techniques, and Valuations, Float, Leveraged ROA, Site Recommendations, Negative EV, EV/EBIT, and TEV/EBIT……………… 202

Chapter 12 Bab Inc, March 2013. Incorporating NOL’s Into Valuations, Relative Valuations, Management Issues, Excessive Compensation, Customer Reviews, and Overpriced Products………………………………………………………………. 232

Chapter 13 Paradise Inc, March 2013. Finding The Value of Land, Property, and Equipment, Hidden Assets, Cash Conversion Cycle, Small Niches, Moats, and Relative Valuations……………………………………………………………………….. 249

Chapter 14 Bab Inc Versus Paradise Inc Conclusion, March 2013. Margin Comparison, Earnings Yield, Making Tough Decisions, Cash Conversion Cycle, and Protection of Downside………………………………………………………….. 266

Chapter 15 Conclusion: Challenge To You, How I Do Research, Mindset, Patience, Character and Personality Traits of Value Investors, and When To Sell a Company. ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 288

Epilogue …………………………………………………………………………………. 314

Book cover by Lilam

Remember that if you want the three chapters I cut from the book for free to preorder before the release date of September 4th or you will have to buy one of the premium packages to receive those chapters.  Please keep in mind that I am still tweaking things and still have to submit the book for approval to Amazon, Smashwords, and Gumroad so if the templates I have used thus far are wrong then this could change completely.

How You Can Get An Advance Copy Of How To Value Invest and How Everyone Could Get The Book 50% Off At Launch

How You Can Get An Advance Copy Of How To Value Invest

I  wanted to let everyone know how you can get an advance copy of How To Value Invest.  I have hand-picked 100+ people who I plan to send the book too but if you would like a copy of it as well please follow me on Twitter, Tweet about how you are looking forward to the book, and/or retweet and share the page on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. First 100 people to message about the advance copy and show me will receive an advance copy of the book on August 28th, a week before its normal release.  Preference will be given to people who follow me on Twitter so if you do not follow me yet make sure to.

The only things that I ask if you do get an advance copy is that you obviously do not share the file anywhere.  I would also love if you could take 30 seconds out of your day to review the book on Amazon when you are able to review it and on other book retailer sites, write a testimonial that I can share on my blog, and share your thoughts about the book on your own blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc to help get the word out.

How Everyone Could Get The Book 50% Off At Launch

Right now there is going to be a 25% discount off the books normal price when it launches on September 4th but there is a way that could turn into a 50% discount for everyone.  Between Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, and blog followers, there are about 700 people following this blog.  If the total number of followers between those three entities rises to 5,000 by the time the book launches the book will be discounted by 50% for one week after launch.  If the total number of followers rises to 10,000 before launch the book will be discounted a total of 50% for two weeks after launch.

So if you would like to get the book 50% off please share this blog with everyone you know, follow me on Twitter, connect with me on LinkedIn, and enter your email address to follow this blog.