Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, author of “The Long Tail” and co-founder of BookTour, was kind enough to include me as one of twenty five people to receive four autographed copies of his new book, “Free: The Future of a Radical Price.”
They arrived today. One, I get to keep. I’ll be reviewing it in depth here on this site.
I’ve been charged with giving the other three to three people who will read the book and, as Chris says, “speak their minds in… innovative and impressive ways” once they’ve read it.
So. Who among you is best suited for that? I mean, I can think of three people right off the bat, but those folks are so similar to me in mindset and attitudes that the result might be a little too similar to my own eventual review.
In other words, all of my good friends in the podcast-novelist game should sit this one out. I’ve got that covered.
I’m looking for three people to surprise me. Maybe you don’t know anything about the Free model of doing business and promotion. Maybe you think it’s ridiculous, the bane of society and a detriment to economic evolution. Maybe you’ve always thought this was a good idea, but wanted to understand it more before you jumped in and tried it yourself. Maybe you’re using it already, but in a way I’m not familiar with or would never have guessed.
Are you out there? E-mail me before July 7, 2009 and tell me a little bit about who you are and why you want to read “Free.” Tell me how you’ll talk about it once you’ve read it — on your blog, in an article, in a newspaper or on the radio or television, or some other way.
I’ll mail a hardcover copy of “Free” to each of you via UPS before July 9, 2009. Be sure to let me know when you receive it, and once you’ve read it, let me know where I (and Chris) can see what you’ve said about it.
That’s it! I’m looking forward to sharing “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” with you.
Update — the three copies of “Free: The Future of a Radical Price” are going to Paula Berinstein, Ginger Campbell and Mark Leslie! Paula, Ginger and Mark, when you talk about the book online, be sure to link back to this post, please!