This has been a difficult year for many people (minus a few like me who have been very blessed, but I won’t get into that because I’m sure someone would want to pop me in the nose for even mentioning that). Fortunately, I have a gift you can gift everyone, which in turn, is a wonderful gift for me. I just published my second book, The Happy Squire: Christmas Stories to Encourage & Inspire, and I need help giving it away. Yes, I meant to write “give it away,” and yes, I make a terrible businessman, which is why my career is the helper category. I’ve made the book, I have it as a FREE download, now I need help getting the word out. My gift to you is a gift to give your friends and possibly your friends to give as a gift to their friends, and so on, which is ultimately a gift to me… my book is less confusing than that.
I once gave my wife a wrapped gift that was another wrapped gift with a tag, “A gift you can give Chad.” I thought it was clever/hilarious… she didn’t; she thought it was dumb/rude; not the first time that’s happened. Hopefully this gift you will be much better received because it would be incredible to make the world a little merrier this year.
The soft cover book is for sale on Amazon, but it’ll be a FREE download Thursday Dec 10 to Monday Dec 14. Unfortunately, Amazon only allows me five days for giving it away (they’re better business people than me). If you’re thinking, “Isn’t 5 days Dec 10 to Dec 15?” then you’d be like me – wrong. Five days is until the 14th. What I’m doing goes against everything brand focussed entrepreneurs care about. Maybe I’m too old-fashioned or passive, but I’d rather just do something nice for people without wanting something in return, especially after a year like this.
(I will have a post Dec 10 with details for downloading)
Are You a Friend or Fan? It would be an incredible blessing for you to tell your social media followers about the FREE download.
Are You a Business Owner? It would be an incredible blessing if you can “give” your customers my FREE downloadable book as a way to make you look good and bless your customers.
Are You or Someone You Know an Instagram/Twitter/Facebook Champ? My biggest hope is that people with large followings will give my book as a gift.
What is the Book About? This book is a collection of the Christmas short stories I’ve used in talks and blogs over the years all cleaned up and packaged in one very pretty book (thank you https://hushhushphotography.ca/about/ for your help with the cover). What’s amazing is Rita Carrey did the forward. She talks about what it was like growing up in the Carrey household and why she loves Christmas so much. Her forward really helps round out the book, so there really is a little something from everyone.
Holding the book in my hand, it feels really good because this is a book I feel proud of. Part of feeling proud was learning that any use of Rudolph is considered copyright infringement, so after last minute replacing two stories I had originally included about Rudolph, I won’t be sued for this book – yea, for not being sued.
Rita not only did the forward, she arranged for us to do an interview with her friend Bob Cowan from CHCH news and thanks to someone bailing on their booking, our interview was bumped from Dec 22 to this past Tuesday, which is a lot better when I’m trying to promote a free download Dec 10-14.
If you have read this far, thank you so much for caring about me and considering how you can help me make this a merrier Christmas.
Rev. Chad David, ChadDavid.ca, Learning to love dumb people (like me)