As soon as I announced that I was writing Think Like a Rockstar, a lot of people began asking me if there would be a book tour. Of course there will be! I have been holding off on locking down dates till we got a bit of clarity about the book’s production schedule. We now know that Think Like a Rockstar – How to Create Social Media and Marketing Strategies That Turn Customers Into Fans will be available for pre-order in August, and will be on-sale in April of 2013.
Now since this whole writing/publishing a book deal is new to me, I’ve begun to learn just how incredibly important it is that your book get as many copies pre-ordered as possible. Here’s why:
1 – Higher pre-orders signal to book resellers like Amazon and B&N that they need to order more copies.
2 – Higher pre-orders signal to your publisher that they need to do a larger print run.
3 – Pre-orders count when the book ships, which can greatly impact your book’s sales numbers in the first week it’s on-sale. Which also greatly impacts its chance of making all those bestseller lists!
So, that means I am going to do everything I can to encourage pre-orders of Think Like a Rockstar from August through April! Which means I am going to do a LOT of speaking. And I’m going to do everything I can to make it as easy and affordable as possible to bring me to your company or event to present Think Like a Rockstar!
If you want to be a part of the Think Like a Rockstar Book Tour, there’s three options available (All rates are for speaking in the continental United States only and don’t include travel):
1 – You can book me to present Think Like a Rockstar for $1,000.00. This is HALF what I normally charge to present Think Like a Rockstar, and this rate is only valid for the remainder of 2012. Half this fee will be due 60 days before the event, the balance due when I arrive at the event. So for example if you wanted me to present on Aug 1st, I’d need $500.00 by June 1st, and the remaining $500.00 would be due when I arrive at the event.
2 – You can book me to present Think Like a Rockstar for $500.00 plus pre-ordering 50 copies of Think Like a Rockstar through Amazon. The $500.00 fee will be due 60 days before the event. The best part about this option is Amazon won’t charge your credit card for the pre-orders until the book goes on sale (April 2013). Think Like a Rockstar will be paperback, so the price will likely be $14-16 dollars. Also note that you can always take the books and resell them to recover most of your cost.
3 – You can book me to present Think Like a Rockstar if you pre-order 100 copies of Think Like a Rockstar through Amazon. Again, Amazon won’t charge your credit card for the pre-orders until the book goes on sale next year. And you can always take the books and resell them to recover almost all of your cost!
I am offering such low rates on presenting Think Like a Rockstar because I want to build as much momentum as possible for the book prior to its launch. The presentation will be 60-75 minutes including 15-30 mins for Q&A. We can also add this with other services, for example if you’d like to bring me in to present Think Like a Rockstar PLUS do a Live #Blogchat, I can work out an impossibly affordable deal for that.
The bottom line is that I want to make it so affordable for you to bring me in to present Think Like a Rockstar that you can’t say no! I’ve already confirmed a couple of events in October and February 2013, but can’t announce them yet as the organizers are waiting to make that announcement.
If you have any questions about these options and want to discuss locking down a date, please email me. Or if you really want to have me present Think Like a Rockstar but none of these options work for you, email me and tell me what your situation is, I’ll try my best to work out a scenario that works for us both!
BONUS: I will do Option #1, presenting Think Like a Rockstar for just $1,000$500 to the FIRST taker(plus travel)! I can only do this for $500 one time, and it’s dependent on you paying the $500 by June 1st. After June 1st, the offer goes away. Please email me if you are interested in discussing this or any other option to have me present Think Like a Rockstar at your company, event or organization.