"I will pay $50 to hear Seth Godin speak in Utah and receive 5 copies of his new book, The Dip but only if 499 other people will do the same."
— Phil Burns, WordMob.com
Deadline to sign up by: 30th April 2007
161 people signed up, 338 more were needed
Country: United States
Place: Salt Lake City (view map)
This event is being put on by WordMob, a Utah group of Web 2.0 geeks working hard at building a stronger business and technology community in Utah.
http://www.wordmob.com for more information!
From Seth Godin's Blog:
The Dip Tour
I'm trying something new this May.
Usually, when authors tour, they trudge from bookstore to bookstore. It's grinding and a little demeaning (here's a tip: if you see an author in a bookstore, don't go near him unless you're prepared to buy the book (or at least hide it somewhere in the store.)) The whole interaction isn't very pleasant for the reader either.
Well, I love to do speaking gigs, but rarely get the chance to do events that are open to the public and relatively inexpensive. So I figured I'd combine both.
Here's the deal. In each city I'm able to get to, if you buy 5 books (in advance), you get to come hear me give a speech for free. OR, if you prefer to think of it differently, if you pay $50 to hear me speak, you get five books for free.
Why five books? So you'll give four away. That's why I wrote the book. So you would buy copies and give them away. You register online, you pay in advance, you're guaranteed a seat and you're guaranteed your copies, available when you show up. We can't do refunds, because the books are a pain to move around, so please be sure you can come when you sign up.
Phil Burns, the Pledge Creator, joined by: