If you’ve been coming here for a while, you know I’m pretty picky about what this space is used for. I don’t do reviews, I don’t sell stuff, I don’t do anything that I think would be a waste of my space or your time. So that’s why I’m using it today to tell you about my friend Jason’s book. (But you just said… Yep, I sure did. This is not a waste of space or time, trust me.)
But first let me tell you about my friend Jason Boyett.
There’s this funny thing that happens in the blogging and publishing world where you find people you feel like are your friends just because of their words on the page reaching your heart, your humor, your self. But they don’t know you from anyone else that reads them, so it’s not really a friendship. But sometimes, if you’re so lucky, it is. That’s what happened with Jason.
He and I met through an online writing and networking group, and I was immediately drawn in by his complete honesty about faith struggles and by his ridiculously sharp wit. And then, when I’d only known him a few weeks, I suddenly found myself in need of work– and he found some for me right away. He and I are both freelance writers, and this kind of work is both awesome to have and easy to lose. He barely knew me, and he jumped at the chance to help me.
So that’s what I’m delighted to be able to do for him today.
A few years ago, Jason published the smart, funny, and actually helpful Pocket Guide to the Bible. Then, in order to re-release his book with a new publisher, Jason had to buy back all the old copies from his old publisher. That’s 9000 books. Dude.
He was able to store them at a church for a while, but last week, he lost that space. He also lost some contract work. Shit. So today Jason has a little over 1,400 copies taking over his garage, and he could use a little more cash than copies of his own book at this point. And the stupidest thing is, as long as they’re there, you can’t read ‘em. And Jason does good work.
Over the next 2 weeks (starting today and going through Monday, May 20th) we want to sell all 1,400+ copies of Jason’s books for him so he can finally get his garage cleaned out and start using it as a garage instead of a giant book closet.
Just to be clear, we have no stake in this whatsoever other than trying to help a friend. In other words, we’re not getting any cut of the profits. We just don’t want our friend to keep having to be a literary hoarder.
And I told you this wouldn’t be a waste of your time– this is it means a sweet deal for you.
(Yes, we volunteered him without asking.)
The book is fantastic for group study too. So if you’re a pastor, small group leader, or Sunday School teacher, we’ve got a great deal if you want to buy in bulk. You can get an entire box of 48 books for only $48. That’s only $1 a box!
We’ve got you covered.
Buy a box of 75 and it’s only $70. That’s less than $1 a book!!
You seriously can’t beat this deal.
But there’s one catch – YOU CAN’T BUY THEM ON AMAZON.
Yes, the book is available on Amazon (and you can check out a preview there), but it’s the re-release, not the copies piled up in Jason’s garage. Plus, those copies aren’t signed. But don’t worry, both versions are exactly the same.
So, help us help our friend.
Go to the Big Cartel page we’ve set up and buy a copy of Pocket Guide to the Bible today. Better yet, buy a box!
Just remember – this awesome sale only lasts for a couple of weeks or until all the copies have been sold.
Whether you buy a copy or a case, you’re helping a great guy and getting a great book. You can also help us out by tweeting and Facebooking the crap outta these posts. Thanks, friends!
UPDATE: We sold every single copy in just three days! Thanks so much for your support!