Goins, Writer

On Writing, Ideas, and Making a Difference

I’ll Pay You $158 to Get Wrecked

Update: Sorry. This offer has now expired!

As you may know, my first trade book, Wrecked, goes on sale today. I told you to wait to buy it — that I would make it worth your while. And now, it’s time.

Wrecked by Jeff Goins

I won’t spend any time telling you about the book. You can find all that, plus the 38 endorsements from people like Shane Claiborne, Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Mary DeMuth, Chris Guillebeau, Jon Acuff, and many more at the book site.

However, I do want to share with you why you shouldn’t wait any longer to get this book.

The wait is over

If you’re like me, you usually wait a few weeks or months after a book comes out before you buy it. Why? Because you want to make sure it’s good — and that it’s worth your money.

But you don’t have to do that with this book. Here’s why:

  1. People have already read and reviewed it — and they’re raving about it.
  2. It’s not that much money. It retails at $13.99, but you can find it on-sale at most outlets for around $10. Not too bad, right?
  3. I’m going to offer you a crazy bribe to buy it now — one you can’t refuse.

I’m excited to share this with you; can you tell?

The “bribe”

If you order my book, Wrecked, this week, I’ll send you six amazing gifts at absolutely no cost to you:

  • All electronic versions of the book, including Nook, Kindle, and PDF for you to read on the device of your choosing (a $31.47 collection).
  • Advance download of the unabridged audiobook — three months before anyone else will be able to buy it ($29.99 value).
  • The 10-week “action guide” for group or individual study (an exclusive guide valued at $12.99).
  • A complimentary copy of my latest eBook, You Are a Writer, an Amazon bestseller — in Nook, Kindle, and PDF formats (a $14.97 value).
  • Free download of my hour-long audio program, The Writer’s Studio, plus a companion worksheet (a $19.98 value) .
  • 50% off my upcoming online writing course, Tribe Writers (a value of $49.50).

That’s over $158.00 in free stuff for a book that retails at $13.99. So even if you don’t like it (which I don’t anticipate), you’re going to get a great deal.

Why I’m doing this

Traditional book publishing is a little funny. A lot of importance is placed on the first week a book is released. If it does well the first week, it has a greater opportunity for book stores to pick it up. If not, it may struggle to gain enough momentum to succeed.

These incentives are my way of rewarding my tribe and giving my book a fighting chance.

Look, I won’t be getting rich off this book. It’s not about that. What I care about is the message of Wrecked and getting it in front as many people as possible.

Will you help me do that?

How to get the book (and all the other stuff)

In order to be eligible for the six gifts, you need to do the following before Aug. 5:

  1. Buy the book this week at your favorite online or local retailer. The hard copy is priced at $13.99, but most places are selling it for around $10. You can get it at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, Christian Book Distributors, Parable, and other book stores.
  2. Email a copy of your receipt to wrecked@goinswriter.com. If you buy online, you can just forward the email receipt you get. If you buy at a brick-and-mortar store, you’ll need to scan the receipt and email it to the address above.
  3. Confirm you’re a real person. You’ll get an automatic response sent back to you when you submit your receipt.

Once we confirm your address, we’ll send a link to the exclusive download page where you can get your six gifts.

Again, I hope you’ll consider helping me spread the message of Wrecked by picking up a copy this week. If you pre-ordered one, consider buying one for a friend. Getting all this stuff will be worth it.

If you have any questions, please email jeff@goinswriter.com. Or check out the FAQ on the book site.

Ready to get Wrecked? Click here to find out more about the book.

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  • DrLinda

    Jeff – Shoot, yeah, I’ll buy your book. But NOT to get $158 worth of FREEbees. I’ll buy it because everyweek you pour into my life. You encourage me to write. You kick my butt when I get lazy. You remind me that I have something to say. That’s why I will gladly spend $10 to say thank you and help you push Wrecked up there on the charts. (And yes, thanks for the freebees!)

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Dr. Linda. The gifts are just my way of showing you how much I appreciate your commitment.

  • http://www.minimalistdreams.com/ Samantha

    I’m in. Planned to buy anyway at some point (probably when i finished reading the book I on with now) but thank you for the freebies to will write a review for you when I’ve read it. Good luck with the sales chart too.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Great! thanks.

      • Alecia Hodges

        I ordered it from Barnes and Noble yesterday. I’m looking forward to reading this!

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          Awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/stacey29lincoln Stacey Thacker

    Wrecked day is here!  Congratulations Jeff.  Asking God to bless your words!

    I’ll be telling everyone I know! 

  • http://twitter.com/MLSchwienD Michele Schwien

    Wa-hoo! I just bought mine.  Thanks, Jeff!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      wahoo indeed

  • http://incomepress.com Joey Kissimmee

    Hey Jeff. I got the book. Really it wasn’t for the bribe, although it is good. but to show my support brotha. I’ll be sending this out to my list as well. Can’t wait to read it brotha. Thanks…

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thanks, Joey!

  • http://www.greybarnstories.blogspot.in/ Julee Ann

    Heck, I couldn’t wait so I pre-ordered it for my iPad … but have a feeling I’ll want a physical copy of this one!  God bless!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Julee! The physical product turned out really nicely; I would recommend getting one!

  • http://twitter.com/WarrenStrat Brad Ellison – WS

    Alright, you sold me.  But like the other comments here, it wasn’t the bribe that did it. (Though that certainly didn’t hurt)  For me, it was including Jon Acuff in your short list of highlighted endorsers.  And because I believe that you are generally a good, Christ-following dude…which is my favorite kind of dude.  I’d love to chat with you about writing.  I’m considering starting my own personal (not company) blog and I’d love to hear your input.

    Good luck on the book release.  Keep on keepin’ on.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      appreciate it, Brad.

  • http://www.eileenknowles.com Eileen

    Woohoo!   Just ordered my copy!!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      saw that. thanks!

  • http://www.multiplyleadership.com Mark Jones Jr.

    Oh, Chris G recommended it? Well frankly, I’m not sure that guy is a man of principle, so now I don’t know whether to read it or not.  

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Really, Mark? Sorry to hear that. Chris has become a friend from afar and demonstrates only integrity in the dealings I’ve had with him. You may want to read the other 37 endorsements, though; hopefully, there’s someone in there that you agree with. I appreciate the feedback.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AZJMYGNAEWDGCVCX3Y24T5EET4 Laura McMom

    Bought it — even though it’s out of stock so I’ll have to wait! Looking forward to it, though.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Don’t wait, Laura! We just checked. They’re not out of stock. That should be fixed soon. In the meantime, you can order and get a copy soon.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AZJMYGNAEWDGCVCX3Y24T5EET4 Laura McMom

         I didn’t wait to order it, Jeff. I bought it that very morning. Just had to wait a few days for it to ship. But it’s here now!

  • http://www.positivelyalene.com/ Positively Alene

    It’s time to get Wrecked! Thanks for the great deal.

  • http://twitter.com/justinharmons Justin Harmon

    Damn..DrLinda beat me to the punch. I’m gonna grab your book tomorrow Jeff. The first chapter sucked me right in. You have also given me inspiration to one day write my own. Thanks for all your hard work. Hopefully this week shows the return that you have given all of us. (thanks for the freebees, icing on the cake, man!)

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, guys. I appreciate your commitment, which is why it’s so easy to reward you with these gifts.

  • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

    Congratulations, Jeff. This is a GREAT book and a GREAT promotion!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Mike!

  • Pamela J Williamson

    Dr Linda took the words right out of my mouth! Congratulations Jeff! Great book!

  • Casandra Perry

    Temporarily out of stock.
    The message I get from Amazon.com at 10:51 a.m. EST 

    Yay!!! :-D

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thanks, Cassandra. you can still order and get it on time though. I confirmed that we sent more books earlier this week.

      • Casandra Perry

        Jeff, update here…
        I did get the book and have read it. I am currently “stewing” it over and I’ll read it again before I post my Amazon review, but I really did enjoy it. The concept of being ‘wrecked’ is so well-defined. I have been ‘wrecked’ for a while now and not had a clue what to call it. In fact, I belong to a small group of women who are all ‘wrecked’ – one of us is a foster mom to just 3, now, but has had up to 7…one has adopted an orphan from Latvia, others have hosted Eastern European orphans who are not eligible for adoption. We’ve followed Jen Hatmaker’s program of waste reduction, 7, to clean out the clutter in our lives and make something good of it. After my second read-through, I’m going to drop _Wrecked_ on their heads and we’ll see what it inspires next…

  • Alice5403

    Just bought  kindle version as Amazon had sold out of hard copies. Can’t wait to read it after the reviews I read. Alice 5403

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Alice. FYI: They’re not out of hard copies. that’s a technical glitch. you can order one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonwert Jason Wert

    Grabbed the Kindle version.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thanks, Jason. Enjoy!

  • Julie

    What a great giveaway. I’m excited to get Wrecked as a hard copy book to give to a friend, and as an ebook to read on my Kindle. Thanks

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashansky Andrew Shansky

    Congrats Jeff!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Andy!

  • bradblackman

    Hmm, looks like Amazon is out of the paperbacks. Is it Nook-only on B&N?

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Brad, no. We have some glitches today (on B&N and Amazon’s end). You can order thru Amazon; they have copies, just a system glitch. We checked today. B&N paperback listing is back up.

  • http://www.youngaspiringwriter.blogspot.com/ Chihuahua Zero

    I’ll be ordering the book off Amazon! Hopefully, it’ll let me buy it without having to use a credit card.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      hmmmm….

      • http://www.youngaspiringwriter.blogspot.com/ Chihuahua Zero

        Don’t worry! It turns out I’m a little short of gift card money, so I probably will have to bug my mom so I can pay the shipment cost.

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          great!

  • http://www.inamirrordimly.com Ed_Cyzewski

    Congrats on the release Jeff and great job on this promotion! I have no doubt this book is going to do great.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Ed!

  • christmus

    I will buy the book this week.  I know it will be a great book, but I am buying it primarily to thank you for your generosity in sharing writing resources with me and many others.

    Gaye
    http://www.calmhealthysexy.com

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thank you, Gaye

      • christmus

         Wow, the book already has 77 5-star reviews!  And it is out of stock at Amazon; they will let me know when my copy will ship.   Congratulations!

        Gaye
        http://www.calmhealthysexy.com

  • http://twitter.com/elramey debra elramey

    Okay Jeff, you sold me!  Bought Wrecked and looking forward to it. 

    Best,
    D

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thank you, Debra!

  • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

    I bought the book.  I got the link to the freebies.

    What a great deal!

    Congratulations to you one more time!

    –Michael

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thanks, Michael!

  • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

    Just noticed the book is sold out on Amazon! Good job on the sellout!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks. They’re ordering more….

  • Scott

    The first thought I had when I read this was; “Dude, I feel ya”! I have ordered the book and have been reading it; two words AWE  SOME!! I like it so much that I have ordered a hard copy to give to someone. I will more than likely be ordering more and more to give away. Sorry you had a tough day, but it’s just a hiccup! You are making a difference my brother!! Thanks Jeff!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks!

      • Marcebret@hotmail.com

        Very interesting book and  thoughts ¿How can I get  it from Argentina,my place??
        Marcela

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          Do you have Amazon? Otherwise you could ask a local bookstore.

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          Amazon? Barnes & Noble? If not there, ask your local bookstore.

  • ColleenConger

    Just ordered your book from Amazon. Excited to start reading it. Seems here lately that life has been smacking me around. However, when I read another person’s inspirational story, it starts turning my thinking process around and brings me back to some sense of normalcy.

    Thanks again Jeff for being a writer and putting your heart out here for all of us to read and be encouraged!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thank YOU, Colleen!

  • Jenn

    Thanks! I’ve never actually read anything of yours before (even this blog!) but Jon Acuff mentioned the promotion, and I decided to check it out just to see where the “trick” was. Then I read about the book and realized that it addressed (almost word for word) the question that has been nagging me for the last few months. I’m looking forward to reading (well, actually, listening to) it!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome!

  • http://fbiedermann.blogspot.com/ Fiona Biedermann

    I bought your book – e-version because I don’t like having to wait for hard copies to be delivered, it wasn’t for the freebies anyways. Just wanted to say that I’m loving what you’ve written so far, I think you’ve voiced what so many of us feel.
    Your words reach out and grab your reader so that makes you pretty awesome in my book. Thanks

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thank you, Fiona!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      thanks, Fiona!

  • JoannahMiley

    Sorry I missed this great promotion. I just downloaded it for Kindle, and I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the inspiration Jeff!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Joannah, if you buy today we will still honor the promotion

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome. If you got it before the 6th, you can email your receipt to wrecked@goinswriter.com.

      • http://joannahmiley.com/ Joannah Miley

        Thanks Jeff. Got the book, and my code for the freebies. Looking forward to reading, listening, and writing!

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          Great!

  • Jehwriter

    I bought the book and tried to forward the Amazon receipt to you but your email is “invalid recipient.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathleen.couch Kathleen Couch

    Just found your blog!  I will be downloading your book to Kindle, because this is the easiest way for me to get it, since I am an expat in Sweden for the time being.  I started a blog in April, one of my goals is to let people know the best travel experience is when you can “give of yourself.”  This will really help me express this.

  • http://www.youthmin.org/ Ben Read

    Dang, I think I missed it. I bought the book on friday and sent in my receipt but never got anything back, oh well, still looking forward to reading the book.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      oh, man. you shouldn’t have any problem. just shot you an email!

  • http://twitter.com/drdwill David Willoughby

    I’ve sent the receipt several times, including forwarding B&N receipt and still no confirmation email.  I’m beginning to think my email was going to your spam folder.  I give up.  Got the book in the mail yesterday though…excited to read it.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      David, so sorry. Please email me at jeff@goinswriter.com, and we’ll take care of you. (FYI: chances are the email went to your spam folder. Did you white-list jeff@goinswriter.com?)

      • http://twitter.com/drdwill David Willoughby

        It’s all good.  Thanks for the freebies.  By the way, I was happy to buy the book, regardless of the freebies.  The book is an excellent value on its own.

        Thank you for your inspiring words.

        • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

          thank you for saying that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1622544917 Emil Zimmermann

    If I was to summarize this book in a single word. it would be: CATHARSIS In every dictionary the content of this book should be copy-pasted behind the word catharsis.

    Nothing I have ever seen or read

    Amazing, amazing, amazing

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Thanks, Emil!

  • http://www.wwjw.com/ Best Shopping Directory

    I’ve sent the receipt several times, including forwarding B&N receipt and still no confirmation email.  I’m beginning to think my email was going to your spam folder.  I give up.  Got the book in the mail yesterday though…excited to read it.

  • http://www.wwjw.com/ Best Shopping Directory

    If I was to summarize this book in a single word. it would be: CATHARSIS In every dictionary the content of this book should be copy-pasted behind the word catharsis.
    Nothing I have ever seen or read
    Amazing, amazing, amazing

  • Paula

    “Wrecked” was highly recommended to me by a friend in the UK.  I downloaded it to my kindle and read the entire book in two sessions.  WOW.  I am a couple of decades past my twenty-somethings, to put it mildly, but the book opened places in my mind I didn’t know existed.  Thanks for wrecking us all!