There is an unbelievable arrogance in trying to write something, even more arrogance in expecting someone to pay money to read it.
- David Foster Wallace
Creating Your Best Work
Sometimes you create something you’re so passionate about, something you’re so happy with, something you believe will add so much value to other people’s lives, that you feel compelled to give it away for free. You simply want to get it in as many hands as possible because you know it will add value.
This is why I decided to give away the best thing I’ve ever written: my short story collection, Falling While Sitting Down, which has received nothing but 5 star reviews so far. I’m happy and thankful people are enjoying it; I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life. And I’m thankful so many people are willing to support my work (I’d greatly appreciate a review from you if you enjoy the book).
I’m giving away Falling While Sitting Down free for the next three days (1/21 — 1/23 only). In order to make it free on Amazon (where it’s most popular), I had to sign an exclusivity agreement for 90 days, which means it’s available exclusively on Kindle.
Don’t own a Kindle? No problem! This book can be read with the Free Kindle Reader App for your Web Browser, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, or Android Phone. And if you really, really want a PDF or ePub version, you can email me your Amazon download receipt and I’ll send you the PDF or ePub files for free (I have to have the Amazon receipt to provide you with an alternate version).
Don’t read fiction? This book is free for three days—why not give it a shot? This collection is about much more than a few simple stories. It’s about what it means to be a human being in incredibly complex times; it’s about dealing with loneliness and discontent while balancing hope and despair; it’s about trying to escape a past that won’t go away; it’s about finding meaning in one’s life. Ultimately, it’s about trying to keep it together while life is falling apart. It’s a short book (about 25,000 words), which can be read in a sitting or two.
When I published this book in October 2011, it debuted at #3 on Amazon’s Bestselling Short Stories List. Now, with your help, we can get it in many more hands during the next three days. That’s why it’s free.
Are you willing to help? If so, please download Falling While Sitting Down for free, read it, and ask your friends to download it for free. If you enjoy it, I’d greatly appreciate a review on Amazon (those reviews really help).
Download Falling While Sitting Down on Amazon for free today. (Amazon generally limits the free price point to the US and select countries.)
Two More Free Books
Two of my friends agreed to join me in giving away some of their best work during these three days. You can also pick up the following titles for free:
Julien Smith’s The Flinch. Julien Smith has delivered a surprise, a confrontation, a book that will push you, scare you and possibly stick with you for years to come. The idea is simple: your flinch mechanism can save your life. It short circuits the conscious mind and allows you to pull back and avoid danger faster than you can even imagine it’s there.
Colin Wright’s How to be Remarkable. This book contains over 100 actionable tips on how to get more out of your life, personally and professionally. Over 100,000 people have downloaded and read the first edition, and this second edition has been updated and optimized for comfortable reading on the Kindle.