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Why Pre-ordering a Book Helps Both the Author & Reader + How to Get My New Book Bonuses

Today is the when I finally tell you it’s time to pre-order my new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve. If you order it today, you’re going get some great bonuses. Here’s how it works.

Why Preordering a Book Helps Both the Author and Reader

I’m giving away over $200 in free bonuses to anyone who orders the book before it comes out. To get them all you have to do is:

  1. Pre-order any version of the book at whatever retailer you prefer (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound).
  2. Forward your receipt to rads@goinswriter.com.
  3. Check your inbox for a link to instantly access your bonuses.

That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? You can pre-order your book right here, and once you submit your receipt, I’ll take care of the rest.

Why you should pre-order a book

But why should you pre-order a book in the first place? Maybe you’ve seen authors asking for this and don’t know why they do it. Well, here are a few reasons (in no particular order):

1. Pre-ordering a book helps the author

Maybe you don’t really care about this. But if you like this author and want this person to keep writing books, then supporting them during a book launch isn’t such a bad idea.

Preordering helps the author like this: When you preorder a book, it tells bookstores people want this book, which makes them typically stock more copies of the book, which of course means more people see it and buy it.

2. Pre-ordering guarantees the lowest price

Many book stores including Amazon offer a “preorder price guarantee” which means if you preorder a book and the price drops, you will get the best price. It’s like buying something at full price then seeing a discount the next week.

If you preorder, the book store will honor the lowest price. In the case of my book, it’s currently 34% off on Amazon right now.

3. Pre-ordering means you (sometimes) get bonuses

Authors will occasionally give away a special bonus with their new books. This can be something small like a bookmark or a sticker, or it can be something more valuable depending on the author.

In the case of my books, I always try to give away a ton of value as a way of saying “thanks” to all my early adopters. With Real Artists Don’t Starve, I am giving away an entire online video course absolutely for free, plus some other stuff.

So those are three reasons why you should preorder a book. Now. Deep breath. Here it is. Why you should pre-order my new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve.

How to get $200 in free book bonuses

If you pre-order the book before 11:59 PM PST June 6, 2017, you will receive three bonuses worth over $200

Bonus #1: Real Artists Don’t Starve online course ($100 value)

In this 12-part video course, I will share how you can make a living off your art, whatever it is, elaborating on the principles in the book and sharing my own knowledge and experience from working with thousands of writers and creatives over the years. It really is possible to make a living doing this stuff. I’ll show you how.

Bonus #2: Expert interview transcripts ($50 value)

Learn from the hundreds of experts and Thriving Artists I interviewed during the research of my book. These are people you’ve never heard of before who are killing it. Not just famous musicians and artists and authors, but everyday people just like you who are thriving in their creative work.

Bonus #3: Exclusive community access ($50 value)

Get special access to a private Facebook group where I will answer your questions regularly and you can connect with others reading the book. I do a group like this for each of my books, and they’re always a fun way to connect with each other around the ideas in the book and dig a little deeper. Think online book club where you get exclusive access to the author — at no extra cost.

Get your bonuses now!

Again, just a reminder on how to claim your bonuses, all you have to do is:

  1. Go preorder the book now (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound).
  2. Forward your receipt to rads@goinswriter.com.
  3. Check your inbox for a link to collect your bonuses!

That’s it! I have waited years to write this book and can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. You don’t have to starve for your craft. You can do more than survive as an artist — you can thrive.

If you’ve benefited from my work over the years, I would appreciate your support in picking up a copy of the book and helping me get the word out. Thanks!

Note: These bonuses go away completely on June 6. Grab a copy of the book before then to not miss out.

What would your life look like as a Thriving Artist? Share in the comments.

About Jeff Goins

I write books and help writers get their work out into the world. I am the best-selling author of four books, including The Art of Work. Each week, I send out a newsletter with free tips on writing and creativity.

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  • Book already pre-ordered, mail already sent. Can’t wait to read it!

  • Bonnie

    Hi Jeff! Thanks for the bonuses! Looking forward to the book as I am an author–written 6 novels, published 2. Hope you are well!

    • Bonnie

      Oh yeah. My life as a thriving artist? Living off of my writing income. Funding the publishing and living expenses. That’s the first goal.

  • I’m a published poet and working on becoming a novelist. I recently bought a book of yours on Amazon.com and was quite pleased with it. Downloaded your free ebook as well. The title ‘It’s Not Too Late’ really speaks to me since it’s something I worry about. I’m no longer a spring chicken, and also it seems like some of the opportunities I might have had have passed me by.

    As to the question— I don’t even think about being rich as a writer. I want to share my ideas, and I wouldn’t mind enough money to meet my needs so I can get off disability (I have a form of autism.)

    I certainly enjoy your blog posts and hope to read your blog more often. Thanks for the free ebook, and I’m planning on preordering your new book.

  • Andrea Joy Wenburg

    Awesome. This book is needed. Thanks Jeff! I’m looking forward to hearing more from you about the subjects in your book in the bonus video course.

    • Hey Andrea! Thanks! Hope you like it.

  • Hi Jeff. I just ordered the book off Amazon. Look forward to reading it.

  • I liked the idea of not starving as an “artist” so much, when you first mentioned it, that I wrote a promo song about it. Your book title sparked my songwriter cells. Now, you gotta admit, that’s having an influence. Right? Looking forward to reading it

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