Written by Paul Angone Every twentysomething needs a little black book of secrets.
Our twenties are filled with confusion, terrible jobs, anticipation, disappointment, cubicles, break-ups, transition, quarter-life crisis, loneliness, post-college what the heck, moderate success sandwiched in-between complete failure, and we need a worn, weathered guide stashed somewhere close by to help shed some light on this defining decade.
101 Secrets for your Twenties is that book and is now available for sale wherever books are sold!
Well kind of.
It released on Monday July 1st and within the first 24 hours sold out on Amazon!
Thank you to everyone who has taken to the Interwebs to share about the book's release to make it such a success.
As of right now the book is ranked in the top 300 of all books being sold on Barnes and Noble! I think with your help we can make it all the way into the top 101. What do you say? Please share about the book through social media and snag a copy for yourself.
And if you do buy a print copy anytime before July 10th, I want to say thank you in a tangible way. I will give you the 101 Secrets expanded ebook with bonus secrets, digital prints, stickers, and the chance to win $80 worth in gift cards and a Kindle Fire or iPad mini, thus totaling more than $639 of free stuff.
Sound like a fair trade? Keep on reading to see the full details.
LA, New York, Chicago, Oh My!
However, first I want to give you a quick inside look at how the launch week has been so far as I've gone from LA, New York, and Chicago for three separate amazing launch events. I have gotten a total of 10 hours of sleep in three days and I couldn't be better!
The 101 Secrets pre-release party in LA on Saturday night was unbelievable. It was a surreal honor to have a gallery full of amazing people all there to celebrate this book.
My wife and I stayed up until 2 a.m. the night before putting the finishing touches on our 101 Secrets for your Twenties 16 by 10 foot, yarn, nail, paint 3D book cover, which served as an awesome photo-shoot backdrop. How do you like it?
There's no way this book happens without my wife's support so it was awesome to celebrate this together with our family.
Then we packed everything up, got out of the venue at 11 p.m., drove home, unpacked everything, went to bed at 3 a.m., woke up at 6 a.m., (have I mentioned my wife is insanely amazing) and drove to the magical land called Los Angeles Airport where the line for Southwest check-in went through the lobby, snaked outside, and ended somewhere around the Santa Monica pier.
New York City
Next up came the small rural town called New York City where I teamed up with website builder Wix.com, the NY Creative Interns, and the one and only Jenny Blake, to throw an epic launch extravaganza celebrating the launch of Jenny's new website JennyBlake.me and the release of 101 Secrets. The Wix Lounge was filled with hundreds of amazing people and I couldn't have dreamt a more perfect launch party for the day of the book's release.
A HUGE thank you to Wix.com and NY Creative Interns for their amazingness in helping make this event a smashing success. Thank you Jenny Blake for the honor of co-headlining an event with you. Then as well thank you to all the guests who braved the rains and snagged a copy of the book. I've never signed that many books at once in my life!
Then after the party, 101 Secrets for your Twenties even found itself even being prominently displayed in Times Square!
The next day it was up at 5:00 a.m. to barely catch the train to Newark, to barely catch my flight to Chicago. Then I was back at it again, this time speaking at Enerspace Chicago to the 20Something Bloggers community about the book, and then tips on how they can turn their blog into a book deal. Another night, another amazing experience. Not too shabby of a view either.
Purchase 101 Secrets and Possibly Win Prizes Worth up to $639
Again here are the links to buy 101 Secrets for your Twenties on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. If you purchase a print copy of the book and email me your receipt at paul[at]allgroanup.com (Amazon receipt, picture of physical receipt) before July 10th, I’ll personally send you:
- The expanded 101 Secrets for your Twenties eBook with bonus secrets (releasing and sent later this month).
- Three digital secret stickers to print for your iPhone, etc.
- Two digital 8×10 secret prints
- Exclusive access to me for a 45 minute online webinar where I will talk about the secrets to rocking your 20s, writing, secrets to getting published, creating an online platform/brand and any other questions you have. (Time and Date: Sometime in August)
And then for every book purchased that you send me the receipt for, you’ll be entered to win one of four Twentysomething Survival Kits that consists of:
- Two extra copies of the book to give to friends so they know they’re not alone (Secret #32)
- $15 Starbucks gift card for members of any coffee quadrant (Secret #30)
- $50 gas card for the road trip you need to take to fix everything (Secret #28)
- $15 iTunes gift card for the purchase of non-sad songs only (Secret #65)
Then one lucky person of the people to send in a receipt will be chosen on July 11th to win the GRAND PRIZE: A twenty-something survival kit + Kindle Fire or iPad mini to help build the brand that is you (Secret #23)
Winners will be announced, by July 11th.
Share the Secrets
It’s been an eight-year dream to see this book happen. I can’t thank you enough for your help, support, and encouragement along the way. And if I ever have the pleasure of meeting you in person I’m thanking you with a great big hug.
Too much? Maybe a handshake then?
This book is part humor, part pearly-wisdom pearls, and part field manual, and I think it has the potential to offer heaps of encouragement, hope, and Laugh-Out-Louds that can’t be contained.
This book has the potential to impact millions of twentysomethings. Please help me in sharing its message on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Pinterest, etc.
Let's make 101 Secrets for your Twenties the worst kept secret in the world.
Paul Angone is the creator of All Groan Up, a community for twentysomethings searching for self, faith, and a freaking job. Snag a free copy of his ebook 21 Secrets for your 20’s and follow him at @PaulAngone.