One of my favorite parts about blogging is the people. I love connecting with you guys on here, twitter, facebook and through email, but my favorite part is meeting up in person. So when I get an opportunity to do so, I jump at it.
Tuesday night, Mr. Chris Guillebeau himself came through Bloomington, Indiana as part of his 63 city Unconventional Book Tour. We had about 20-30 people come out [including ManVsDebt himself] and it was a really good time. Chris & Baker both spoke for about 10 minutes about the book and gave a little background to their stories. There were cupcakes, wine and a bunch of good conversations with smart thinkers and some new friends. Somewhere in between all of that, Chris somehow found time to shoot the following video with me for you guys.[Can’t see the video? Here’s the direct link]
Unconventional Book Giveaway
Here’s a secret – I think book giveaways are boring. They usually just end with the blog owner giving the book away and then…..nothing. That’s it. Next blog post. Nothing. So I wanted to do things differently. The giveaway won’t “end” when the books are given away, that’s when it just begins to start.
Back when I won a review copy of Chris’ book, I already had a copy on order, but I told him if I won I would take it & leave it at a bookstore or coffee shop. I’m going to do that, and I want to involve you.
The basic idea is simple:
- Win a copy of the book
- Get the book in the mail and read it.
- Pass it On
Insert Secret Mission Here That Will Rock Your Face
For the people that get a copy of the book. Inside the book there will be instructions, and a link to a site with some secret information for your mission and some some other stuff for the guys that win. If this sounds kind of vague, it’s supposed to [I’m tapping into my inner spy].
I’m not going to hound you if you win and just read the book and put it on your shelf, but I think ideas are more powerful when they’re shared, so hopefully this will be a fun way to encourage that. Chris’ book has helped me a lot and I’d love for it to help you & others.
So You Want A Copy?
I’m giving out 2 copies to The League and 2 to all the fans of BIT on Facebook [I’m giving the last one out in person].
Sign up here:
If you’re only on 1 of the 2, you can find the links to sign up for the other here:
If you’re on neither, you should probably sign up for at least one [all you have to do is click “like”]
If you’re on both already, congratulations. You’re officially my favorite.
Also, if you sign up for the newsletter, you’ll get a sweet email series I’m working on in the next 10 days.
Like I said, even if you already have a book, you can still sign up and try to win, because the whole point of this giveaway is to “give it away.” Novel idea, huh? So sign up [I’ll give you the whole weekend & pull names on Monday], pass it along and get in on a secret mission. It will be fun, I promise.