SOURCE: Peirce Stern, Author

Peirce Stern, Author

April 23, 2012 09:00 ET

Young Author Peirce Stern Sells 670 Copies in 3 Days

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 23, 2012) - Over its three-day free promotional period, a new investment book titled "Reins of Hysteria," sold 670 copies. The 23-year-old first time author woke up Friday morning to find the eBook's Amazon Rank had climbed to #1 in Banks & Banking, #2 in Investments, and #456 in Free in Kindle Store. This was particularly unexpected because Amazon has not yet had time to finish the paperback's product page. The free promotional period ran from April 19-21.

About the book
"Reins of Hysteria" is a nonfictional dark comedy aimed at guiding investors through the misconceptions and misdirections that run banking today, and teaching them how to invest wisely. By the end of the book, the reader will not only gain a strong, practical understanding of the current dynamics in business and finance, but will even be able to outshine their banker on questions that have been plaguing him in his personal life, and nagging him in his sleep. Why can stocks with no theoretical value trade at $600/share? Why did the dollar temporarily gain value in a U.S. specific financial crisis? Stocks, bonds, cash, or capital -- where is the safe money in a global recession?

Accessible to the average investor, but also capable of teaching professionals a new trick or two, the book does not assume prior knowledge of business jargon or math, but it does require a sense of humor, as evidenced by the legal disclaimer on the dedication page.

"Reins of Hysteria" is available on Amazon in paperback ($19.99) and eBook ($9.99).

About the author
Peirce Stern is a comedian at heart, but professionally was a strategy consultant for chemical companies, a tutor, and a writer. As a consultant, he analyzed global supply chain issues, merger & acquisition opportunities, and emerging market dynamics for Fortune 500 companies. He graduated from Cornell University in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering. For more information please contact or visit the website

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