Greetings Friends, Readers, and Awesome People of AONC,
Today I’m excited to announce the upcoming launch of my new book, THE $100 STARTUP. This has been a labor of love for a long time, and I’m looking forward to having it out in the world starting May 8, 2012.
What It’s All About
The goal of the book is to provide a blueprint for your own escape plan. What if today was your final day of working for someone other than yourself? What if all of your time was spent on things that mattered to you? What if you prepared for this lifestyle not in some distant future but RIGHT NOW?
That’s what THE $100 STARTUP is all about. It’s a comprehensive plan for freedom.
THE $100 STARTUP is the final report of a multi-year study that began with the Empire Building Kit and continued through hundreds of interviews and thousands of pages of data. Yes, I finally put my questionable college education to good use in designing a study and interviewing unexpected entrepreneurs of all kinds.
Early Pre-Order Bonus
We’re putting together a big campaign for rollout as we get closer to May, but for now, here’s a quick and easy pre-order bonus.
The book is now available at Amazon.com and your favorite local bookstore. If you pre-order two copies (one for yourself and one for a friend) on or before Tuesday, March 13th, we’ll give you a $25 gift certificate for anything in the Unconventional Guides store. The book is already being discounted heavily, so with the free bonus you may pay almost nothing for it.
Update: this bonus is now over. Next month we’ll have at least two other promotions to support all bookstores, including independents. Yes, there will be Kindle and iBooks versions available too.
And hey – I’m Going On Tour! When the first book came out, I announced that I was going to visit every state in the U.S. and province in Canada. The tour was an incredible experience. I’m a natural introvert, but I loved meeting readers all over North America, many of whom traveled long distances themselves to come to events. Naturally, we’re doing it again… but this time, it’s going global on the world’s first 7-continent book tour. Two weeks after the book goes out in North America, it will launch in the U.K. and most commonwealth countries (Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, etc.). Deals are already in progress for foreign versions in Germany, Brazil, Indonesia, and China, with many more to come. I’ll be planning the overseas stops shortly, but first we’re doing 25 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Here is the tentative schedule for Week 1 –> May 8: New York City
May 9: Philadelphia
May 10: Boston
May 11: Arlington
May 12: Washington, D.C.
May 14: Raleigh/Durham
May 15: Atlanta
Note: We’re still working on various details, and these dates may change. A tour site where you can sign up for your preferred city will be available soon.
Update: the tour is also now over but it sure was fun!
But that’s not all!
I won’t be going to all 50 states this time (apologies to West Virginia), but I definitely plan to make more stops than just the initial cities listed above. It’s a 7-continent book tour, and yes, we WILL be going to Antarctica at some point.
My question to you—I’m arranging some of the initial events with my publishers, but I also hope to visit other cities where a significant number of awesome people are interested in hosting a group meetup.
If you’d like to help arrange a $100 Startup tour stop (it will be fun and interactive, not a boring “book reading”), let me know by posting a comment. Why should we come to your city? Will you help to make it happen?
Over at World Domination HQ, the cat and our biased judges will do what we can to pick as many additional cities as possible and get this party started.
Where should we go on The $100 Startup road show?
Illustrator: Mike Rohde