Here is what is going on in other cities racing to get 500 people to sign up and get Seth Godin (Wikipedia entry) to speak:
– Phoenix: 68 people have signed up, 431 more needed
– Salt Lake City 14 people have signed up, 485 more needed
Massachusetts and Boston are also in the race, though I haven't found any information yet.
We have several Utah companies who are sponsors, but need more. We will put a flyer in each book (2500) with the sponsor's name and logo on it. The main sponsor will get one whole side of the slick.
We're almost done with a badge for bloggers. My idea is to get MLM distributors to invite their downlines, since Utah is the MOTHERSHIP. Then they can have a training meeting and give away books to anyone who didn't make get to attend.
If you can help spread the word, please do! May 24th is the day he'll speak when there are 500 pledges. Here is the pledge: http://www.pledgebank.com/SethGodinUtah
For more background on Seth Godin: SEO Book interviews Seth Godin about his books.
I'm trying something new this May.
Usually, when authors tour, they trudge from bookstore to bookstore…Well, I love to do speaking gigs, but rarely get the chance to do events that are open to the public and relatively inexpensive.
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.
I just signed up. It would be good to see others involved in this effort blog about it as you have.