But I’m most excited about my next partner: you.
But what happens if the bookstores, libraries and wholesalers simply don’t want my book? I create my own bookstores, of course. That’s where ’The Army of Rumrumis Campaign’ comes in:
From the launch date of my book until midnight HKT a week later I’ve decided to make this an open contest. The first person to reach any of the goals below is when this contest will end. Interested readers can sell the PDF version of Ideas And Experiments in Lifestyle Design through their own “bookstore” for half (50%) the original price (that’s $5). Feel free to use any artwork on my blog to further help you reach your goal. You are also free to use any of the “text” I’ve written in “the book” menu above.
PAYMENT TERMS, RULES & REGULATIONS
I will only be accepting PayPal payments for this campaign. Please note that also means that all major credit cards are acceptable. Anything that PayPal accepts, means I accept it too.
The way this works is, if you are interested in taking part in the campaign, I will create a unique payment URL for you to use. This is the URL you will share with all your friends, family, etc…When a sale is made, your unique ID will appear in my PayPal history list so that I can track your numbers. Obviously I will not be sitting in front of my PayPal all day counting your numbers, so you will be required to keep count of how many books you’ve sold. When you’ve reached any of the numbers shown below (i.e. 63, 125, 250 or 500) please send me an email to email@example.com to claim your prize. Once a prize has been claimed, I will cross it out from this post so you can re-focus your efforts.
If you plan on doing offline campaigning to raise the funds, then I suggest you collect the cash, then make a one time full payment using your credit card (depending on your card limits of course). Please note however that if you choose to do it this way, you will need to supply me with a list of the email addresses of the people who paid so that I can send them the PDF version of the book.
#1 – Grand Prize for most books sold (500 books minimum): An all-expenses-paid overseas sabbatical with me. I always have a blast. Though details are TBD and dates will be mutually agreed, it’s likely we’ll be doing a high-end trip through Cairo, Egypt.
#2 – Runner-up Prize for second most books sold (250 books minimum): I will pay for your flight to Hong Kong to see my favorite spots and enjoy a free shisha on me (Valued at US$32) - Room & board + personal expenses are to be handled by the winner. Dates will be mutually agreed upon.
#3 – 3rd Place Prize for third most books sold (125 books minimum): I will send you a palm sized Android tablet for you to use on the go!
#4 – 4th Place Prize for forth most books sold (62 books minimum [rounded down]): A 1 hour Skype call (webcam optional) where you can ask me any questions about the ideas & experiments mentioned throughout the book.
I hope you’re as excited as I am and I’m really looking forward to travelling with one of you soon! Please follow me on Twitter and ‘Like’ my Facebook page to find out exactly when my book is launched so you can begin selling the book. If you would like to get your unique PayPal URL today, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send one over. The earlier you are prepared, the better chances you have of reaching the 500 books goal.