On this episode, I talk with Troy James author of The Money Island. Troy is a former sports and music agent, who has been witness to greatness and talent up close. It was the 40 weeks of annual travel that convinced him to retire and pursue writing. Perhaps it was in his blood.
Troy is distantly related to author John Grisham.
When his book first came out, Troy asked his small publisher to only list his first name. This created a confusion, but it was marketing genius (one of the top agents called to say they admired his marketing).
Facebook refused to give Troy an official author page, rather unofficially linking him to the movie “Troy”. Finally giving in, Facebook gave Troy an official page.
He then issued a press release to announce that Facebook finally realized that Brad Pitt and Troy are not the same person. Yahoo picked it up and he was trending for a day creating book sales. He has now gotten the attention of Hollywood which was the plan all along.
Troy will be leaving next week for Belgrade, Serbia for an international book fair and will be booked.
You can find out more Troy and this book by visiting www.themoneyisland.com.