Posts filed under “Bailout Nation”

Finally! Bailout Nation Publishes Today

(For those of you sick of hearing about the book, register, then “deselect” bailout nation as a category — you will never see another post on the subject again!)


At long last, the date is finally here: The book officially publishes today, May 26, 2009.

Some pretty encouraging news so far on sales.  As of lunch today, we hit # 278 in Amazon sales rank (all books).  And, we were #50 in the Business & Investing category.

That’s a great start, but I’d like to bust into the top 100 of all books, and the top 10 of biz books.

I have been discussing to Wiley about doing some special promos for blog readers, and we came up with a few ideas. A new promotion will roll out each week.

For starters, its a free book plate — order from any of the sources on the site (Amazon, B&N, Borders) and the first few 100 get a signature plate for their book. Yes, I am manually signing 500 of these.  Go to this link to register for the signed plate insert.

> Sales Rank: #278 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

Popular in these categories: (What’s this?)

#3 in Books > Business & Investing > Investing
#4 in Books > Business & Investing > Economics > Economic Conditions
#4 in Books > Business & Investing > International > Economic Conditions

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

The Back Story to Bailout Nation

Tomorrow is the official publication date of Bailout Nation. This is the back story to how and why the book came to be. > Long story short:  After Bill Fleckenstein’s GREENSPAN’S BUBBLES was published, McGraw Hill asked him to do a follow up to that book. He wisely said no. However, Bill suggested they contact…Read More

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New Website: BailoutNation.Net

For those of you who are getting sick of hearing about the book, rejoice:  The new site is launching tonight.  All of the book related stuff will eventually find its way there. (Some will end up here in Books). This is just the home page — it should populate over the next few days ….Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts

Bailout Nation in Singapore Bookstores

Pau Bryant writes: Thought you would be interested to know Bailout Nation is on the shelves here in Singapore, and on the “highlights” shelf – photo evidence from Page One store attached (price SGD43.82). Notice the company it is keeping on the right? >

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

Bailout Nation: Where Are the Bloggers?

Felix Salmon asks an oddly interesting question: “As befits a book from such an assiduous source-citer as Ritholtz, Bailout Nation comes with 17 pages of endnotes, most of them with URLs. But here’s the funny thing: the number of blogs cited is tiny. Paging through the notes, I see Barry citing himself a couple of…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Weblogs

The Strange Death of American Capitalism

I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I woke up to find the first review of Bailout Nation was written, by Eddy Elfenbein of Crossing Wall Street. It is very long and thoughtful and I am thrilled with it. Excerpt: In Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Books

Roger Lowenstein on Charlie Rose

Fascinating discussion with one of my favorite business writers: Roger Lowenstein on Charlie Rose, circa 1995 discussing Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist. I quote Lowenstein’s When Genius Failed extensively in Bailout Nation. I’d love to get a copy to him, but I cannot find his email address anywhere (except Portfolio, which is now…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Financial Press

Greetings from . . .

Now shipping: Bailout Nation I got about a dozen emails just like this one below last night from various friends around the country! > Greetings from We thought you’d like to know that we shipped your items, and that this completes your order. You can track the status of this order, and all your…Read More

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Bailout Nation: Coming Soon!

I just got the very first copy of Bailout Nation print copies from Wiley. It looks fucking fantastic. The first printing hit the warehouse today; They go out Monday to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and bookstores everywhere. I am totally psyched! I have a bunch of promotions I am working with Wiley on —…Read More

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How Will Chrysler Bankruptcy Affect Insolvent Banks?

The Chrysler bankruptcy is a fascinating development in the great financial crisis of 2008-09. It may be a enormously significant milestone in the evolution of the banking crisis and the response from the Obama administration. Or, it may be that autos and banks are perceived so differently in D.C. that not much can be read…Read More

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