UPDATE: Now with twice the chance of winning! (see below)
Seth has a new book out called “Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us”. Many weeks ago I pre-ordered the book, joined Seth’s Triiibes.com social network site and waited for the book to be released.
In a move that isn’t all that surprising (given Godin’s outside the box marketing skills), a copy of Tribes arrived in my mail before the book was released. It was a free advanced copy. An included letter said:
Here’s an advance copy of Tribes. An early copy, for you, before anyone else gets one. Please read it and keep it. And when the one you paid for comes, I hope you’ll give that one away. In two weeks or so, when it arrives from the bookseller, take that second copy and spread the word. If all you do is file it away, I’ve failed.
So give it away is exactly what I’m doing.
Leave a comment on this post. It doesn’t have to be profound and deep. It doesn’t have to suck up, and it doesn’t have to convince me to pick you to get the free copy of Tribes. Next Saturday (Oct 25) Sunday, Oct 26 (my daughter wants to pick the winner and she’ll be back from a band competition on Sunday) at noon Arizona time, I’ll put the names of all who comment on this post in a hat and draw one. That person will get a copy of Tribes, on me and Seth Godin.
There is only one rule. You can’t keep it. Read it, add your name in the front inside cover and pass it on. Give it away however you want, but you have to give it away.
It doesn’t get any easier than this folks. Simply leave a comment and next Sunday a copy of Tribes could be jetting its way toward you. I’m half-way through and find the book very thought provoking. I’m sure you will too.
Update: And now, thanks to the generosity of Wayne & Pat Harriman, Realtors and runners of the wonderful Wallingford Wired weblog (how do you like that alliteration!) your chances of winning just doubled!. Wayne (quite possibly without Pat’s permission) has offered up their extra copy of Tribes to give away. So we’ll be giving away not one but TWO copies by random drawing! Thanks Pat & Wayne! (and I hear others may soon run similar contests…)