As I’ve mentioned briefly before, I’m finishing up a book called Superhuman Social Skills. I think that this is going to be the best and most impactful book I’ve written, so I’m really trying to make it great. I’d like to ask for your help with that, and to give you the book for free as a thank you.
I’ve spent the last few days talking with three guys who are absolute experts on launching books: Noah Kagan, Charlie Hoehn, and Taylor Pearson. One thing they all stressed with me was that I should involve my readers from the beginning, and make sure that the book is tailored towards them. Ideally I would have done that before I started, but it’s a bit too late for that.
I’ve put together a really short survey, just six questions. If you could take a few minute to answer them, it would mean a lot to me. Whether you have great social skills, poor social skills, or anywhere in the middle, your responses will help shape the book. I’ll personally read every answer.
I’m also creating a Thunderclap campaign. It’s a cool service that will synchronize one tweet/facebook post across everyone’s accounts. So if you help me out by joining in, Thunderclap will post one message about my book to your twitter or facebook on launch day.
Giving away the book on launch day works because when you switch it to be a paid book the next day, it keeps a lot of the momentum from the first day. I’m a little bit terrified to do this, as my books do really well on their first days and I’m giving up a bunch of money up front by making it free. However, I do like the idea that idea that all of my readers can get the book for free, and that’s what pushed me over the edge to try it out.
So, to recap:
1. I’m putting out my best book yet, Superhuman Social Skills, and I’m giving it away for free on the first day.
2. I’d love your input into the book by taking this survey.
3. I’d also love your help getting the word out by joining this Thunderclap campaign
Photo is a cool sculpture in Dublin
Two weeks left on Libertad Apparel’s Wool Shirt Kickstarter. I have one and love it. I wore mine to a wedding a couple weeks ago because it has a really nice formal look.
If you haven’t done the free money thing, you should! I’ve already sent $37.50 to a bunch of readers. For those still waiting, I send the $37.50 as soon as your bitcoins show up in your account, which sometimes takes a few days.