THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.
This post is going to be a little different from my usual fare and quite brief. My book The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self is set to hit bookstores on November 6th, and today I’m announcing a contest for readers who want to win an autographed copy.
Because self-promotion doesn’t come easily for me, to find the motivation for it I must constantly remind myself why I wrote this book in the first place: not just because I love the act of writing itself and not just because my ego will find itself mightily pleased by a large number of sales, but also because as a physician I’m uniquely positioned to see firsthand every day just how much suffering there is in the world. It really is a staggering amount. And after two decades of practicing both medicine and Buddhism, I’ve concluded that my life can aim at no more important a purpose than trying to reduce it. Though I think many will read my book and simply enjoy it, I also think many others will find ideas in it they haven’t encountered before that will actually help them become stronger in a way that genuinely improves their lives. It’s for those people especially that I’m doing everything I can to get the word out that this book exists. With this contest, then, I’m asking you to help me help them.
The rules of the contest are as follows:
- Mention The Undefeated Mind either on Facebook or Twitter (or both), including a link to my author’s page (bit.ly/LM6uaO), which features not only a summary of the book but a free PDF of the first chapter.
- For tweets, also include the hashtag #theundefeatedmind.
- The three readers who garner the most number of retweets and the three readers who garner the most number of Facebook shares will each receive an autographed copy of the book when it comes out in November.
- The contest ends Sunday, August 26th at 12 pm.
To see how many retweets your tweet gets, simply hit the “expand” button under your original tweet. To see how many shares you garner on Facebook, simply look under your original Facebook posting. Emails containing screenshots with proof of your number of retweets and/or Facebook shares must hit my inbox (alickerman @ gmail . com) no later than 12 pm CST on Sunday August 26th. I’ll announce the winners at the end of next week’s post.
Finally, in the same spirit with which the book was written, for the 3 readers who generate the greatest number of retweets or Facebook sharees above 250, I’ll donate $250 to the charity of their choice.
Thanks for sharing!
Next Week: Judging A Book By Its Cover