Today, Amazon started shipping readers their copies of microMARKETING: Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small. I'm sure B&N, Borders and 800-CEO-READ aren't far behind.So I suppose I should say: I'm pleased to announce that I can now add the qualifier "published" in front of the word "author" whenever I tell people I've written a book (which I will no doubt do more than a few times at tomorrow night's Austin book launch tweetup).
Now, if you're a regular reader you've probably seen so many posts about the book that you assumed it was on shelves months ago. Nope -- but it is now (web store shelves, at least, with hard copies showing up at your local brick-and-mortar some time over the coming couple of weeks). And I hope you'll show your support by purchasing a copy or two -- or ten...
But I also hope you'll take me up on an offer -- for a free, signed copy. I'll send a signed hardcover out to the first ten people to drop a comment.
But wait, there's a catch. Not much of a catch, but a catch nonetheless.
Here's the thing: your opinions about the book matter. In fact, they matter a lot -- especially to other people trying to decide whether to shell out their hard-earned cash. So here's the deal -- if you're one of the first ten people to comment on this post AND you're willing to read the book and post a review to Amazon, I'll send you a signed book.
All you need to do is wait for it to arrive, crack the cover, then write an Amazon review. Look: I really hope you love the book. But what you post to Amazon -- good, bad, mixed or otherwise -- is up to you. I'm not buying positive reviews; just making it possible for some members of my community to spit the truth.Sound like a fair trade? Then comment below.
But before you do, let's make sure you qualify:
- You'll need to provide a real name and a working email address, so I can reach out and get your mailing address. No spammers, scammers or people who don't have a strong grasp on the electronic mail.
- You don't work with me at Powered, cuz that would be sketchy. We're also not related and (for safe measure) you probably shouldn't be someone mentioned in the body of the book or someone whose endorsement appears on the jacket.
- You're in the United States. Sorry global citizens, but I've gotta foot the bill for sending these books your way so I need to keep an eye on my pocketbook.
- And of course you have to be able to make the time to plow through the book, and be willing to share your thoughts on Amazon. To be clear, you're welcome to blog or tweet or share thoughts on Facebook too -- but the main goal is to get some Amazon-love.
Still sound interesting? Drop a comment.