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Will It Fly? Becomes a Bestseller! Shout Outs to All Who Helped

Will It Fly? Becomes a Bestseller! Shout Outs to All Who Helped

By Pat Flynn on

My new book, Will It Fly?, is now a bestseller!

It hit #1 in all business related categories on Amazon this week, including #1 in Entrepreneurship, #1 in Startups, and even #1 in Self-Help/Motivational. Furthermore, the paperback copy of the book got up to #80 Overall Best Seller (out of all books!), and the Kindle version climbed to Top #22 Overall Best Seller in the Kindle Store.

And at one point, both the Kindle and Paperback copy were both #1 and #2 in the Entrepreneurial category, which was super cool to see:

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It’s still pretty crazy to me to see it do so well in the rankings, surpassing several authors who I admire and very well-known books that have been around for ages. Of course, I’m coming off the excitement of the launch and the true test is how well will the book do over the long haul, but based on many of the comments from readers, it’s setup to be a big game-changer and one that should have some good legs to it.

Almost a dozen people have called it “the next 4-Hour Work Week,” which is an incredibly amazing comment to hear, especially since it was that book that helped change my life, and I’m hoping mine will do the same for others for a long time to come.

Thank you—all of you—who have helped support the book in one way or another. Whether you purchased a copy, many copies, or simply shared it with others, I’m incredibly thankful for you and your support.

Update: I also found out a week after publishing this post that Will It Fly is now a Wall Street Journal Bestseller! 


And if you have yet to pick up the book, click here to get it now!

Where Will It Fly? Was Featured

I wanted to take this opportunity to give a shout out to those who helped promote the book. Some of the links below are to interviews on podcasts and blogs that were planned months in advance, and others reviews and mentions were done without me even knowing it, which is awesome!

If you happen to write a review about Will It Fly on your blog, or feature it in a podcast of your own, shoot me an email at [email protected], and I’ll include that link and highlight it here too.

Will It Fly Book: Business Validation Strategies from Pat Flynn [LNIM090] (Late Night Internet Marketing)

YOU150 – Conquering Self-Publishing & Asking Ourselves ‘Will It Fly?’, with Pat Flynn (YouPreneur with Chris Ducker)

MBA506 Guest Teacher: Pat Flynn – How to Define Your Ideal Customer (The $100 MBA)

Starve Wars – Will It Fly w/ @PatFlynn (Jared Easley on Starve the Doubts)

Test Your Business Idea Without Wasting Time & Money with Pat Flynn (Jaime Tardy and

Freedom Hackers Q&A With Pat Flynn [Webinar] (Kimra Luna)

Will It Fly? An Interview with Pat Flynn (Hal Elrod)

How to Test Your Next Business Idea (Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield)

SFN140: Got a Business Idea? Make sure that it will work, with Pat Flynn (Start from Nothing with Andy Drish)

Will it Fly? with Pat Flynn (Build Your Tribe with Chalene Johnson)

Pat Flynn on How to Know If Your Business Idea Will Work (Ray Edwards)

#TLS #118: Proactively Parenting with an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Pat Flynn (The Lively Show with Jess Lively)

101: Will It Fly? How to Validate Your Business Before You Invest, With Pat Flynn (My Wife Quit Her Job with Steve Chou)

Building Business Ideas That Succeed: How to Preflight Your Ideas (The Social Media Examiner Show with Michael Stelzner)

434 – How Do You Know If Your Idea Will Succeed? An Interview with Pat Flynn (Podcast Answer Man with Cliff Ravenscraft)

Are you as good as you’re gonna get? (48 Days with Dan Miller)

SA 86: Pat Flynn Wants You to Fly (The Social Authority Podcast with Amy Schmittauer)

Pat Flynn | Will It Fly? [Episode 483] (The Art of Charm with Jordan Harbinger)

1198: Will It Fly? Pat Flynn Shares How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don’t Waste Your Time (Entrepreneur On Fire with John Lee Dumas)

Pat Flynn: How To (Profitably) Launch Anything (Freedom Fast Lane with Ryan Moran)

Pat Flynn Asks, “Will It Fly?” M&M Podcast 15 (Money & Media Podcast with Philip Taylor)

092: Pat Flynn: Validate Your Idea Before You Leap (The Portfolio Life with Jeff Goins)

Pat Flynn: Will It Fly? How to Validate or Find a Profitable Topic For Your Online Business (Entrepreneurs Journey with Yaro Starak)

How to Turn Your Product Daydreams Into Reality (Problogger Podcast with Darren Rowse)

312 | Will Your Business Idea Fly, An Interview with Pat Flynn (Internet Business Mastery)

377: Pat Flynn: Test Your Business Before You Invest (The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O’Neal)

How to Get Your Big Idea Off the Ground (Michael Hyatt Blog)

Change Maker: Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income (Teachable Blog)

Will it Fly? Pat Flynn Knows the Answer (Write to Be Read with Ani Alexander)

GBL059: My Advice to Those Dreaming About Starting an Online Business (Get Busy Living Blog with Benny Hsu)

Pat Flynn’s New Book Soars (Dot Cannon from Two Maverix)

Will it Fly? Book Launch Team and Book Review (Testing the Muse)

Will It Fly (Make Money with Words with Karmen)

Will It Fly: Book Review (The Seasonal Diet with Sarah)
WNOP 070: Jak przetestowac swoj pomysl na biznes, aby nie zmarnowac czasu i pieniedzy – opowiada Pat Flynn (Michal Szafranski)

Will It Fly Book Review (Pat Flynn is So White) (Franki from FBK Write)

How to Test Your Idea Before Taking the Plunge (Sam from My College Life Coach)

How to Validate a Business Idea  (Will from Will You Laugh)

Testing Your Business Idea (Frank from Franc C Jones)

Will It Fly: Book Idea Validation, Author Game Plans, and More (Dave from Kindlepreneur)

Will It Fly? Book Review: A Must-Read for Entrepreneurs by Pat Flynn (Luis Correia from Buzz Nitrous)

Reviewing Will It Fly by Pat Flynn (Curtis McHale from

Episode 150: How to Quickly Validate Your Idea (Betsy and Warren Talbot from An Uncluttered Life)

Pat Flynn Will it Fly Book Review – Entrepreneurs Best Business Friend! (Online Earning Mentor)

I’d Also Like to Thank…

The launch team, of course, who had an amazing impact on the success of this book. Plus, a whole lot of people who picked up pre-order copies of the book who I promised to say thanks to publicly here on the blog. This includes:

Adam Preiser:

Jason Logsdon:

Shimeka Williams:

Monica Louie:

Walt Breuninger:

Tyler Philbrook:

Sam Gavis-Hughson:

Dave Koziel:

Mark Mason:

Scott Maderer:

Brandon Richardson:

Susan Rampson:

Chris Gilbert:

Meggan Hill:

Stephanie Dennis:

Joe Baird:

Beth Anne Schwamberger:

Jason Resnick:

Vicki Mager:

Jeff Lord:

The 5DayDeal Team:

Jeff Agostinelli:

LaTesha Burroughs:

John Meese:

Mitzi Eaker:

Dylan Tanner:

Karen B:

Ken Blevins:

Christine Murphy:

Anil Agrawal:

Robin “Kaley” Shorter:

Joseph Paun:

Ryan Rhoten:

Ree Klein:

Grant Brott:

Tripp Fuller:

Sarah Heredia:

Todd Faulk:

Rick Coplin:

Bill Gordon:

Fumnanya Bernard:

Bennett Coughlan:

Bryan Kesler:

Erik VanLandingham:

Matthew Smith:

Christian Karasiewicz:

Rho Lall:

Matt D’Angelo:

John Pullum:

Kenny Azama:

Evan Paquette:

Molly Mahoney:

Heather Green:

Tanya McGill Freeman:

Layne Johnson:

Ethan Robish:

Oxana Holtmann:

Keith Shimon:

Lily Fouts:

Jeremiah Candelaria:

Chris Goosman:

Joella Castillo:

Shira Nelson:

Jared Caya:

Ben Shatto:

Teri Black:

Kathleen Thompson:

Heather Newton:

Dane Gilson:

Lee Hills:

Sally Miller:

Karen Smith:

Brian CdeBaca:

Ryan Grant:

Ryan Maher:

Megan Finkelstein:

David Neff:

Paul Osborne:

Nick Horowski:

JJ Mayo:

Ian Gordon:

Chris Conley:

Connie Ragen Green:

Megan Harrison:

Tyler Power:

Jacob Yanez:

Travis Wilkerson:

Shane Addinall:

Travis Allison:

Shoukri Kattan:

Jeffery Wood:

John Biglin:

Meredith Eisenberg:

Jonathan Looi:

Julia Darcy:

Alton Skinner:

Deborah Helen:

Frank Jones:

Nathan Ballash:

Kurt Libby:

Christopher Olaes:

Charlie Cichetti:

Adam Wallschlaeger:

Haydee Montemayor:

Rob Jordan:

Allura Slater:

Ryan OLoughlin:

Samantha Hoppes:

Joe Barnosky:

Joshua Seadia:

Danielle Spataro:

Trevor Larcheveque:

Keith Champion:

Dave Mooring:

Brandon Jubar:

Jill Morenz:

Samuel Augustin:

Matt Barfield:

Robert Farrington:

Diana Lopez:

Jonah Kelly:

Rob Peters:

Erik Johnson:

Doug May:

Kinsey Roberts:

Mikel Billstrom:

Nathan Shearer:

Lucinda Lions:

Meredith Hurston:

Sue Sundstrom:

Christina Gmyr:

Michael O’Sullivan:

Dave Tng:

Mihai Herman:

Nils Smith:

Gisèle St. Hilaire:

Edward Prieto:

Rob Orr:

Vince Carter:

Nick Weisenberger:

Courtney Slaziik:

Brent Warner:

JP Camara:

Sam Montoya:

Michael Hall:

Roxanne Gilmore:

Paul Fredette:

Iris Gonzalez:

Ron Kelleher:

Safiyah Satterwhite:

Robert Taylor:

Eddie Ferguson:

Benji Walklet:

Astrid von Weittenhiller:

Shannon Bradford:

Mama Natural:

Seth Price:

Pete Nicolay:

Jon Toy:

Jason Linett:

Jason Heninger:

Christian Akesson:

Jake Mensing:

Sarah Hammond:

Gary Ware:

Heidi Bender:

David Hooper:

Benny Hsu:

Jose Maldonado:

Yasir Shah:

Scott Wasserman:

Ronen Bekerman:

Marietta Stalcup:

Paul Tinsley:

Albert Thomas:

Maria Murillo:

Karin Joan:

Mike LaPierre:

Fernando Ramirez: PowerUpMM

Laura Mabille:

Joona Tuunanen:

Julie Santosuosso:

Lawrence Davis:

Martin Diaz:

Randy Braatz:

Lana Camiel:

Jon Albano:

Matt Handal:

Nikki Massie:

Victor Miller:

Carin Clark:

John Shirk:

Lise Halskov:

Yehudit Steinberg:

Amy Smith:

Tommy Venuti:

Wes Winsor:

Walt Sparling:

Monica Metz:

David Conklin:

Nicola Semple:

Mark Schinnerer:

Michelle Stephens:

Mike Bayer:

Marc Johanssen:

Katanna Castille:

Joseph Muench:

Tracie Kim:

John Zenkert:

Kevin Tang:

Angel Anderson:

Randy Overly:

Gerard Gonzales:

Skye Coleman:

Wayne Morgan:

John Guidroz:

Lain Ehmann:

Andrea Tabler:

Nayo Carter-Gray:

Gilda Avila:

Peter Kang:

Teresa Shindle:

Roger Graves:

Hank Osborne:

Peter Morrison:

Dina Virrueta:

Greg Harrington:

Jens Hilgedieck:

Paul Potter:

Benjamin Arellano:

Anthony Surrette:

Jennie Kesselman:

Matt Lichtenwalner:

Mitch Vogel:

Eva Rawposa:

Josh Haroldson:

Owen Anderson:

Jason Hobbs:

Matt Lovell:

Anthony Niebo:

Rebecca Franklin:

Nate Comerford:

Jeff Prewitt:

Susan Marett:

Linda Curty:

Khaleef Crumbley:

Dan Horner:

Gary Foote:

Lauree Sayne:

Peter Lowles:

Kenneth Titus:

Charlie Cichetti:

Kat Abianac:

Alessandra Colaci:

Wendy Kim:

LaTonya Walker:

Barry Stott-Brookes:

Lindsey Aleson:

David Parra:

T Wong:

Cath Andrews:

Jose Mario Hilario:

Keith Mc Manus:

Sebastian Czypionka:

Jonathan Hall:

Karo Paszkowska: TrustKoaching

Seph Fontane Pennock:

Ross Worden:

John Richmond:

Hannah Rose:

Alessio Rozzi:

Rich Sadler:

George Laurentiu Saioc:

Jamie Francis:

Vandana Taxali:

Allan Ngo:

Mayank Gupta:

Jacquie Treagus:

Daniel Pallaras:

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