paul wheaton wrote:I think you are saying that it could be a gift to your clients?
A few members of my community are looking to start a "Zero Waste Society" that would have monthly meet ups to share ideas and inspiration. I've been asked to present at the first meeting to give information about my composting business and future market garden venture.
I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to hand out some of Paul's books! I have 12 physical copies. I was thinking of handing out 5 at this event (maybe more if people are keen?).
Im taking mine and dropping them off at waiting rooms around town.
The key to me is getting it out there in a repetitive nature. Multiple eyes on one book.
So maybe rather than "give it away" to people in the group, ask them to read it and pass it forward.
Bill and Melinda Gates (Yes, I think they can afford it, but it's a more powerful gesture than just me telling them about it in one of their gazillion emails in the web form...)
Mom and Dad
habitat for humanity
Greta Thunberg (this was someone else's idea, I forget who)
Pax at Twin Oaks
Dancing Rabbit (probably already has?)
Perelandra Center for Nature Research
local City councillors
my immediate neighbors
my landlord (oh landlord, riddle me this, why do you hate money? electric baseboard heating?? really??)
I went to a BNI meeting (business networking - ack); it's a regular weekly thing since I moved here 5 months ago. An attempt to build my client base and grow with like-minded entrepreneurs. They constantly surprise me with their heart and values. Anyhoo - long story short - I offered one of my books out to see if anyone else might be curious, and there was a feeding frenzy and suddenly I have no more copies!!! It was heartening!! So now I'm off to order a bunch more to give away as pressies since I can see people are thirsty for it.
Humbled, gratified, and majorly proud to be a part of the efforts.
I donated one of my copies to my local public library. I don't think that they're used to people donating books...
I did recommend it to the library and they sent me an e-mail yesterday saying they have purchased a copy, so it will now be part of the Coos-Curry County library system. Hopefully it gets a lot of reads.