Screw It! Let's Do a Book Tour!
OK, so I'm rethinking this new conventional wisdom that book tours don't work for non-fiction, non-celebrity authors. I keep getting so many emails and tweets from people who are enjoying the book and want to go to a reading or party and the bulk are NOT in Silicon Valley. I've decided to put together a book tour on my own. I think this book is an important window into entrepreneurship in the Valley and I want to discuss it with people who are reading and enjoying it. Isn't that why I spent a year writing it?
So I'm proposing 10 cities in the U.S. NOT counting LA, NYC, or SF, because those cities are already getting events. Des Moines, Portland and Memphis have slots already, so that leaves seven open ones. I'm looking for places that have a thriving entrepreneur scene and a cool indie book store or bar that would sponsor the event. Since I don't have Gotham on board with this plan yet, it's possible I'm footing the bill for some or all of it, and I want to make sure I'm picking the best cities where there's true demand for a fun event with real substantive conversation and debate about the state of Web entrepreneurship across the U.S.
Pass this blog around. Write in via comments or sarah at sarahlacy dot com. Tell me why your city should win, what kind of event would work and who are the "human routers" in your local entrepreneur scene who can pull in a crowd. (Marc Andreessen's term for Ron Conway-- who knows everyone.) And I'll personally make it happen this summer!
An unforgettable portrait of the emerging world's entrepreneurial dynamos Brilliant, Crazy, Cocky is the story about that top 1% of people who do more to change their worlds through greed and ambition than politicians, NGOs and nonprofits ever can. This new breed of self-starter is taking local turmoil and turning it into opportunities, making millions, creating thousands of jobs and changing the face of modern entrepreneurship at the same time. To tell this story, Lacy spent forty weeks traveling through Asia, South America and Africa hunting down the most impressive up-and-comers the developed world has never heard of....yet.
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