SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The crowd wound around the entire first and second floors of the spacious Wine Library store on Saturday. By noon, over one thousand fans had entered the store. Most of those in line came to buy a book and meet its author, Gary Vaynerchuck who also helped grow his family’s business, the Wine Library, from $4 million to $60 million in sales.
Vaynerchuk’s most recent book is “Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too."
The wait to get a signed copy of the book was easily over an hour but the mood of the crowd was jovial. The wait appeared to be worth it for the fans as Vaynerchuck spent a little time with each person often signing multiple copies. Lots of “selfies” were taken.
Many of the fans are listeners of his podcasts as DailyVee, a daily show documenting his life as a businessman. e also recently launched his podcast, The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience. On his website, he says, “The future is audio and voice. The same way I felt about social media in 2006/7/8, I feel about podcasting, audio and voice today.”