Chris’ book version of the Crash Course has been out for almost a month now. So far it’s receiving strong praise, and we have Chris busy on the media treadmill promoting it. Now we need your help to catapult the book and its message into the mainstream consciousness.
Here’s why: Book sales in the early weeks following a book release matter greatly. These numbers have a huge influence on how many books the big retail distributors (Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Borders) decide to stock. The more books they put on the shelves, the more get sold – which then gets the media’s attention. If we’re fortunate, a virtuous cycle ensues. We believe (obviously) that this material deserves the widest attention possible.
The book is a much deeper dive into the critical material contained in the video series, updated for the many developments (both in the world and in Chris’ analysis) that have unfolded since the videos were first created in 2008. The early reviews are unanimous in this regard. The book also contains a lot of new predictions from Chris on topics like resource scarcity, obstacles to economic growth, and the vulnerability of our complex energy system – which already look astoundingly prescient, given the volatile events characterizing 2011 so far (escalating food and energy prices, the Fukushima disaster, mid-east unrest, skyrocketing gold and silver prices, continued dollar weakness, bailouts for Portugal and Ireland, etc.)
Whether you’ve already read the book or not, you can definitely help our efforts in using it to create awareness of the core Crash Course tenets among mass audiences. Here’s how:
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