Vote for New ‘Maverick Startup’ book


Need a quick favor…

Working on a new book for Entrepreneur Press called Maverick Startup: 11 X-factors to bootstrap from zero to 6-figures (and beyond)

I think it’ll be coming out early next year. The publisher and I are using crowdsourcing to design the new cover. (btw – if you haven’t tried you should consider them. I’ve used them on a lot of projects and always pleased.) We had the founder, Matt Mickiewicz, at a previous Underground – he was incredible.

If you could take 1 minute and cast your vote – I’d appreciate it. And if you leave a comment here (after you’ve voted) – I’ll randomly choose 3 of you guys to get an autographed copy of the book when it comes out. 😉

(Note: I don’t know if the publisher will be going with the final voting on here but it’ll help with direction.)

**** Update 3/15/12 ****

The publisher ended up going a different direction but the voting helped to see what you guys liked. The book is coming out April 1 – pre-orders are available now.

Here’s what the new book looks like:

And for the autographed copies, the winners are Noah, Sybil and Edmund. Thanks everyone!


  1. October 17, 2011, 11:52 am

    First one is my fav.
    Third one (with you on the cover) is next.
    Then top right corner.
    Don’t like the cartoon one.

    The book sounds great.

  2. Ken
    October 17, 2011, 12:38 pm

    Voted for the white and orange cover…crisper, cleaner more cutting edge. I don’t think a cartoony look is the way to go.

  3. October 17, 2011, 12:42 pm

    @Noah – hey, looking forward to connecting. You’re doing some good stuff.

  4. AJ
    October 17, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I’m a van of the first one (silver/orange) than the others also. Very clean and catches the eye well.

  5. AJ
    October 17, 2011, 12:46 pm

    I’m a fan of the first one (silver/orange) than the others also. Very clean and catches the eye well.

  6. Sybil
    October 17, 2011, 1:26 pm

    Ditto….white and orange….classic!

  7. Janice
    October 17, 2011, 8:18 pm

    I liked the feeling that the flying business man evoked. I think that the words “start up” could be emphasized because I don’t think Maverick is instantly recognizable to most folks. Thanks.

  8. October 18, 2011, 8:28 am

    Hey Yanik the third one is not too bad but I don’t think any really capture the essence of Mavericks. When I think about your business I think exclusiveness, fun, and a little mystery. Black Green and White colors. I’m not a graphics guy but I put this cover together. Check it out. Maybe others will like it as well. I would buy this book in a sec :-)

  9. March 15, 2012, 3:33 am

    Hi Yanik,

    I really love the one with the bulb. It looks very nice and I am sure a lot of people will like it too. The cartoon one is not really that awesome in my viewpoint. Anyway, I am really looking forward to get that book.


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