Though we’ve done quite a few book giveaways lately, I realized I’d never given away my own. So let’s do that!
Win a copy of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive
I’ve got 3 copies of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive to give away. If you somehow missed all the times I’ve gone on about it on this blog, it’s my business book where 60 Amish share their ideas on running a company, including topics like marketing, management, family life, frugality, relationships, and so on. It was published earlier this year (March).
Now one thing these publishers expect you to do when they publish your book, is to promote the thing. So that’s what I spent a good chunk of the year doing. At times it was even pretty fun, or at least interesting.
Two memorable events were 1) a talk I gave to a whole big collection of steely-eyed Amish business people in Ohio, and 2) an interview with Irish National Radio, from this summer (I was worried I wouldn’t be able to understand the Irish language, but it was strangely similar to English).
If you’re familiar with the book contest format here, I usually do an interview along with the giveaway, where I try to think up smart questions to ask the author. Well I’m kind of tired of thinking up questions for the time being, plus it would be a little weird to interview myself, don’t you think? So this time you get to interview me.
How to enter
Here’s how to enter the contest: just leave a question in the comments section either a) about Amish business, or b) about writing or researching the book, ie, the process of creating it. Can be about just about anything in those 2 categories (except for questions about odd and unusual writing habits, sorry I can’t disclose any of those). I’ll randomly draw the winner from your questions. That is it.
Now, this is a business book, and I realize not everyone out there runs a business. But most people know someone who does. So–you could also think of this as a chance to win an Xmas present for someone who might get a kick out of an Amish/business read.
We’re going to make this a quickie contest. I’ll post the 3 winners 3 days from now–this Friday December 10th. That way I’ll have plenty of time to mail books to the winners before the holidays. I’ll post answers to your questions that day too (or at least the best ones!).
To get the ball rolling, I’m going to share a short bit from Success Made Simple. This is excerpted from chapter 8, “The Big Picture”: