What’s Up With The Book?

June 25, 2007 by Joe Ponzio

As of today, June 25, 2007, the book is complete-though unedited and rough. It is currently under review by Literary Agents-the people who handle the day-to-day management of authors’ affairs and shop books to publishers.

Right now, F Wall Street is a 210-page, conversational guide to investing in stocks from a business perspective. It will teach you how to value a business, how to identify a buy price, and how to check up on your companies once a year-completely ignoring the stock market.

An independent, 3rd-party critique of the book said:

Assessment:

The purpose of a book critique or viability check for a manuscript is to have an opinion on the strengths and weaknesses of a piece of writing and to determine whether or not the manuscript is worth publishing. In the case of F Wall Street, the book is definitely worth publishing.

Strengths:

Clear thesis: The ground for investors is shifted from gambling in stocks to investing in businesses, in a long-term view based on the axiom that stock prices will always follow the value of the company in the long run (summarized in the Immutable Law of the Markets).

Reader-friendly tone: Straightforward, enthusiastic, plainspoken, humorous; well targeted for Gen Xers

Pace: lively and to the point

Bottom line:

An excellent book, even for someone like me, who has no interest in “playing the stock market,” but who likes to earn money

I’ll keep you posted on the status of the book.

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