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Join My Book Launch Team and Get Six Unique Opportunities

For awhile, some of you have been asking me if I’ll ever publish a book that doesn’t have to do with writing. Well, here’s what you’ve been waiting for…

Jet Launch Photo

Photo credit: Charles McCain (Creative Commons)

A year ago, Moody Publishers contacted me, asking if I was interested in publishing a book. I said yes, and a year later, we’re a month out from the release of my first print book, Wrecked. (I’ll be sharing more about this later. For now, hold off on buying it; I’ll make it worth your while — promise.)

The launch

A lot of work goes into successfully launching a trade book, and frankly, I can’t do it alone. I have too many ideas, and I need your help implementing them.

Most projects I are crowd-sourced because I believe in the importance of empowering your “tribe,” so that’s nothing new. However, we’re going to do something really different with this team, and I’m excited about it.

This group is going to be special. I plan on personally pouring everything I have into it, enabling the team to spread this message. We’re also going to experiment with some innovative book promotion ideas, which you’ll get to see first-hand.

If you ever plan on doing something like this yourself some day, the experience will be invaluable. Plus, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

What you get

If you sign up to join the Wrecked Launch Team (and get accepted), here’s what you’ll get for your time:

  1. An advanced electronic copy (PDF) of the typeset manuscript that you can read a month before anyone else will get a copy.
  2. A free copy of the paperback before it releases.
  3. Exclusive access to a private Facebook group, where we’ll share promotion ideas and you’ll have direct contact with me.
  4. The opportunity to interact with other launch team members and see the behind-the-scenes of a book launch.
  5. A special mention on my blog with a link to your website.
  6. A bunch of other freebies I can’t talk about yet (seriously cool stuff).

What I’m asking from you

If you’re picked to be a part of this team, I ask that you agree to:

  • Read and review the book online (e.g. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and/or your blog).
  • Spread the word any way you can during the week of August 1 (when the book launches).
  • Interact with the rest of the launch team and participate in the community to help come up with promotion ideas (we’re open to experimenting).

I’m going to be “all in” for this, so I ask that you take it seriously. Please don’t apply if you don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to helping get the word out.

Apply now

Because of how personally invested I’m going to be in this project, we need to keep the group to a manageable size. Therefore, we won’t be accepting everyone who applies. Applications close this Friday, July 6 at 5pm CDT.

We’ll be emailing individuals to let you know if you made the team. If you don’t hear from us in a week, you can assume you didn’t make it. Don’t worry; there will be other opportunities to get involved in the launch.

Update: This form is now closed. Thanks to the hundreds who applied! I’ll be posting the team on my blog, so make sure you’re signed up for updates. You can also download the first part of the book here.

Thoughts on this idea? Recommendations? Share in the comments.

*Photo credit: Charles McCain (Creative Commons)

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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  • I’m in. I just want to ride on the rocket.

  • Love this idea.  I’m in also and would love to help in anyway possible.  Read the free sample and it sounds great.  Hope to make the team. 

  • How exciting for you Jeff! Congratulations. Praying for your success. Praying for favor. Praying for a bigger platform so that God is ultimately exalted in ALL you do.

  • Oh, Jeff, what a fun idea and what a great way to use the community and goodwill.! I would have LOVED to be involved, in any small way, but unfortunately am out of action and internet-less from the 1st of August.

    • Bummer! Maybe next time. Thanks for being honest and realistic.

  • If this is anything like your Wrecked for the Ordinary, I’m totally in. Such my heart. Can’t wait to read and share.

    • Alene, it is. Can’t wait to tell you more!

  • Kristen

    Wow! I hope to be in!  The promo makes me want to be involved even more… love the premise and it fits into my blog/speaking niche perfectly!  Sounds fantastic and I am looking forward to at least reading!

  • Love it!
    Although since I don’t have an expansive platform…yet…I will be supporting by being one of the first to purchase the book when available!

    • Thanks, Freddie. You should still apply. You never know. 🙂

    •  ditto
      It worked for M Hyatt!
      Looking forward to the read and supporting you where it shows, $.

  • Sarah Elisabeth

    Whether I make the team or not, I’ll continue promoting you and your awesome work, Jeff. Riding the rocket sounds dangerously fun 😉

  • DS

    Excited for your next “launch”.  Prior commitments prevent me from volunteering as a launch member – but I’ll still be promoting 🙂

    How does it feel to be in the midst of assembling the launch brigade?

    • thanks, DS. honestly, it’s a bit daunting. i’ve never been so nervous!

      • DS

        Understandbly so.  But – you’ve got a ton of folks pulling for your success.  Not to mention – I think there’s a behind the scenes post, article, or something about going through this very process.

        Keep up  the hard work – and thanks for bringing us along your journey.

  • Sounds exciting, Jeff! You have been one of my greatest mentors when it comes to the craft of writing. I can’t wait to see this book blast off. 

  • Can’t wait for the book Jeff!! So exciting. First you become a dad and now you are a published writer. What’s next? You going to Disney World?? 

    • Actually… that’s our family vacation next year (minus the kid). 🙂

  • DUDE!! I couldn’t be more excited for your book, Jeff. And I think leveraging your tribe (much like Michael Hyatt did) is a great way to ensure an epic launch.

    • Thanks, KC. This is all an experiment for me. We’ll see how it goes.

  • Oo, oo, pick me!

  • This is a great idea. It’s a win-win for writers as we get to watch and learn about promotion via yours. I hope to be on the Launch Team, if not, I’ll still be watching…and reading, of course

  • Really great opportunity. I wish I had the time to learn from you as I hope to one day launch a book. Sadly I don’t have the time- nor do I use FB.
    I wish you the best and will still promote your book any way I can.
    God bless.

  • I’m here to support you as well Jeff.  Thanks for all the mentoring you’ve done for me as a writer.  If I can help in any way I’m In!  (Will apply … although the network is not as big as it will be when I help you grow!)

  • I’m totally in man!  Whether I make the team or not, I am in like flynn.  I will support you no matter what, forgetaboutit!

  • I wish I could  commit to your team, but I am not confident of being true to it.  I am excited for you, though.  Because my husband has been a pilot and loves flying, I am trying to figure out what your photo means and how it applies?? Experimental?  No pilot?  I enjoy your site immensely.

  • Whether you pick me or not … (I did apply) … I am watching you!  And man its cool!  Thanks for all the inspiration Jeff.

    BTW … finally got the War of Art (at your suggestion).  And it’s been the perfect SLAP to my hard … resistant … head.

    Thanks for the push … again!

    • Nicholas:  Isn’t War of Art an eye-opener?  Oh. My. Gosh.  It’s the strangest (best) book I’ve read in a long time.

      I had a ton of light-bulb moments as I read it.  Fantastic resource!

      • Absolutely.  I am still chewing on each page.  Candidly … its a mind blower!  

        • I hear you.  This is a book that you need to read several times in order to ‘get it’.  I think I’m on my third or fourth time. 

    •  Turning Pro has pushed me over the edge!

  • Congrats Jeff. I’d love to bring you back to BlogcastFM to talk about this book launch and we can cover the other one you recently released too. 

  • April Tara

    After reading the description of the book, I’m even more convinced that I definitely need to be a part of this!

  • Melin Williams

    I plan on getting Wrecked, no doubt. I don’t have the time to be able to help out in your launch team because I’m already involved in something very similar with Mike Dellosso. I just wanted to encourage others to give it a shot. Being a member of something like this is a phenomenal experience! I wish you the best of luck in the project!!

    • Thanks, Melin. If you can, wait till launch week. There’ll be some gifts for those who buy the book the week it releases. More on that soon!

      • Melin Williams

        Though I typically pre-order books I’m excited about, I’ll wait out as patiently as possible. Looking forward to this very much. 🙂

  • I applied to become a member of the launch team.  It would be so awesome to serve as a catalyst for what I believe might just become a best-seller.  Seriously.

    If I don’t get selected, that’s okay too.  I’ll still be cheering from the sidelines and helping in any way I can.

    Kudos to you!

    • thanks, Michael. I just want to give the book the best chance it has to succeed. I believe in the message.

  • Lisa R

    Wow! Sounds like a great book! I’ll help in whatever ways I can. I lived this book between the end of 2010 and now with what happened to me and my family.

  • This sounds really neat, Jeff. Thanks for the (potential) opportunity to be involved.

    Katie

  • Hey, I’ve just got to ride that rocket!!!

    • great. now i gotta go find a rocket or everyone’s going to be disappointed!

  • count me in… 🙂

  • Awesome!  I look forward to seeing your writing in other areas!  You are a gifted and skilled writer…I’m sure Wrecked is going to be a keeper!  I’m applying for the team immediately after clicking “Post as jbledsoejr”! 🙂

  • Kimmesser

    Can’t wait to read the book. I feel like I’m somewhere there–between Wrecked and figuring out what to do with it and about it. Focusing on my own writing while helping other writers and artists achieve their dreams is one of the ways I’m stepping towards a new future. Blessings as you continue the process. I’ll definitely be cheering this book on!

  • Great idea here Jeff. I’m sure lots of people will want to support and partner with you for this.

  • Caitlin Crest

    Hey Jeff!! As I mentioned to you during Derek’s awesome webinar, your little book, and your wonderful emails and blog have changed my life. I already tout your godliness every chance I get, and I’d be honored (and OH SO EXCITED) to assist in furthering the reach of your genius!

    Pick me!! Pick me!! 🙂

  • I like your style and energy. This sounds like an exciting learning opportunity for anyone on your team. The writing world is changing so quickly, one neends to be innovative. I have only one hundred sixty-eight followers, which wouldn’t be a huge help, especially since I’m not on other social media.

    Possibly you might consider (or have already) doing a first day blitz of all teams at once.

  • awesome Jeff! I was just wondering a few days ago about this book. Look forward to reading it. 

    • awesome, Pridge. I think you’ll like it.

  • Katiakantzia

    Jeff, Congratulations! I am in too, grateful you consider me! I will continue promoting your book as much as I can, but I am certain that I will continue to learn plenty from you Jeff and Jeremy and  Bob and all the other… teachers!

    My book will soon be published as I said earlier, so I need to learn as much about this process as possible!

  • Wishing I could join, but time and energy are two commodities I decidedly do NOT have. Good luck.

    • I understand, Jessica. Thanks for being realistic.

  • It worked well for Michael, and you got a behind the scenes look, so I know youll kill it. I’m excited for the new book and applying 🙂

  • Jeff, this is awesome. I hesitate to say this as I know it’s not your end goal, but congrats on getting the call from Moody and congrats on getting this far.

    Contributing as much as you have to the tribe is surely going to come back around soon!

    • Thanks, Matt. It’s nice to be noticed once in awhile.

  • You know I’m in and will help in any way I can.

  • What a great way to encourage community even more. 

    Just to clarify, do you have to be on Facebook to be on the launch team? Or are other ways of interacting with the launch team acceptable? 

    Whether I end up on the launch team or not, I’m looking forward to your book!

  • Suzanne_mickelson

    I am so IN! I have never done anything like this and am thrilled at the possibility of being considered. You have inspired me to say “I am a writer” so I will be promoting Wrecked if I’m on the team or not!

  • I wish you success.  I fasted from Facebook, and then I closed my account. But I will promote your book on my blog after I complete it.

    You may not be old enough to remember the old TV commercial, “Anticipation, making me wait” ketchup commercial. But now that song is stuck in my head.

  • Jeff, I just read the intro and first chapter.  You have my support!!  Beautiful, inspiring truth.  

  • Jeff, congrats on the book!  Sounds like one that dovetails nicely with my passion to help people live their best possible life.

    BTW, unless I’m missing it, there’s no date on this post or specific date mentioned for the deadline. I wasn’t quite sure whether I had missed the deadline or not. 

    • It’s this week, Paul. You haven’t missed it, but it expires today!

  • JeanneLauree Olsen

     How did Jennifer Kushell ink a six-figure book deal and make Secrets of the Young and Successful a New York Times Best Seller
    a few years back? She became a great media resource on the topic of
    young entrepreneurs. How? Kushell did lots of her own research. She
    created interesting quotes, unearthed statistics and found visual aids
    for journalists.

  • Not sure I have enough of a follower count but I am interested in the topic and will get the copy when you say “buy”

    • Steve, you should still apply and see. You never know!

  • Dorothy Courtis

    Just read the first 30 pages. Wow, Jeff, this is good stuff – timely and necessary. I’m in the UK so how can I get hold of the book when it’s released?

    • Dorothy, you can order it online, I believe.

  • Good work, Jeff. I hope your book does great! 

    fv

    Psalm 115:1

    • Thank you, Frank. I appreciate your reading and endorsing the book.

  • BethMcKamy

    I’m not applying because I am not a innovating ideal kind of person, but can’t wait for the book to come out. I love everything you put out there Jeff, and this new book will be no exception!!

  • Jacqi Stevens

    Looking forward to reading the full text. Wanted to make it on your launch team–and had spread the word–but somehow missed the 5 P.M. CDT part when I saw your tweet today…

    Best wishes to you. I know this book will fill a great need!

    • Thanks, Jacqi! I’ll be sharing some other opportunities to get involved next week. Stay tuned.

  • Thestyling

    Jeff, ever since first sighting of your blog I have appreciated the author reality experience you share and look forward to each notification as a gift. thx. M

  • ah crap! I missed it =/