The UPS guy dropped off a big box the other day, and for once it wasn’t an Amazon Prime shipment of cat food and paper towels.
This time it was the early shipment of my first advance copies of The $100 Startup!
1. You can now sign up for your choice of 22 initial cities on the tour. Tickets are free! Come on out and say hi.
2. I’m giving away 100 free books to people who will help with the book launch in May. Want one? Just leave a comment.
As mentioned here, I’m really looking forward to going back on the road to meet readers on the second Unconventional Book Tour. The events are essentially a series of informal meetups, where I talk for about 20 minutes and the rest of the night is attendee-led. (There are also cupcakes—at least most of the time.)
Action: You can now sign up to attend one or more stops on the 100startup.com site. Our initial calendar includes the following cities:
8 New York City
14 Chapel Hill
25 London, UK
29 Santa Cruz
30 San Francisco
31 Los Angeles
I would LOVE to see you somewhere. If you’ll be near one of these places, please sign up! (And yes, we’ll be adding more cities later based on demand and availability.)
The Giveaway — Win a Free Early Version of The $100 Startup
We’re sending a number of review copies of the book out to various media outlets, but I’ve also set aside a number of copies for our readers. If you’ve been a part of AONC for a while and agree with our message, I’d love to send one to you.
Would you like to receive an early copy? Post a comment here, letting us know why you want one and what you’ll do to help us promote in May.
What you get: your own advance copy of The $100 Startup, currently on media embargo and not available to the public until May 8—but you’ll get it at least two weeks in advance.
What we need: if we send you one of the early copies, we’d greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out about the book after May 8. When the books go out, we’ll explain more about how you can help.
Coming next: After a long trip to Sudan and Turkmenistan, I’m now home in Portland and working full-time to prepare for the book launch in just 37 days.
On April 16 we’ll launch a pre-order “book sale” where I’ll be fully introducing the book and offering a number of bonuses for early orders. We’ll also be publishing the book trailer and introducing many of the people from the book.
Things are on track! I hope to see you on the road, and if you want to be part of the behind-the-scenes effort, post a comment here.
Update: Thanks, everyone! Our biased judges and feline assistant have emailed 100 winners. Everyone else, I appreciate your support too and hope to see you on tour.