The 51 Hour Book Giveaway of Goodness

By Nomadic Matt | Published January 9th, 2013

how to travel the world nomadic mattOne month from now, my book, How to Travel the World On $50 A Day, will be released in paperback. For those who don’t know the story, I originally offered this as an e-book before it was picked up by Penguin Publishing. I worked for a year to turn it into an amazing 272-page, 60,000+ word guide to all things budget and long-term travel-related (hence the title)! The book contains never before discussed tips, tricks, and travel stories. There’s a lot of information and detail in the book you’ll never find on this blog.

I’m really proud of this book. It’s surreal to think I’m going to be able to walk into a book store and see my name on the shelf. Or that I might even run into someone buying my book! Wouldn’t that be completely awesome?

But today I want to announce an amazing pre-sale giveaway for my book. For the next 48 hours starting now (12:00 pm EST) until 3 p.m. on January 11th, 2013, I’ll be offering the following special pre-order packages, featuring extra goodies, travel discounts, time with me, and more with each order. (Note: This was extended by 3 hours because the website was down for a bit this week!)

THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED. THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING. 

Book Packages

The Basic Set (price $10 USD, value $90)
Purchase one copy of the book and get:

  • $75 USD off a round the world ticket from Airtreks

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

The Triple Threat (price $30 USD, value $240+)
Buy 3 copies of my book and get:

  • $75 USD off a round the world ticket from Airtreks
  • 10% off any G Adventures tour

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

The Fiver (price $50 USD, value $270+)
Buy 5 copies of my book and get all the above plus:

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

Ten Copies (price $100 USD, value $400+)
Buy 10 copies of my book and get all of the above plus:

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

The Quarter Life Crisis (price $250 USD, value $602+)
Buy 25 copies of my book and get:

  • All of my e-books
  • 50% discount off Benny Lewis’s Language Learning Guide
  • Signed copies of all 25 purchased books
  • $75 USD off a round the world ticket from Airtreks
  • 10% G Adventure tours
  • 10% off Context Travel tours
  • 10% off Rail Europe passes
  • 1 hour trip planning phone call with me

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

The Fifty Shades of Matt (price $500 USD, value $1000+)
Buy 50 copies of my book and get all of the above plus:

  • 1 Moleskine notebook
  • 2 hours of trip planning with me
  • Lunch with me! I’ll come to your city and we’ll have lunch….on me. (Limited to those within the United States)
  • 3 nights at a hostel of your choice in the city of your choice
  • 1 Hostelworld Gold Card (Save $2 USD off booking fees)

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

The Centennial (price $1000 USD, value $2500+)
Buy 100 copies of my book and get:

  • 1 Moleskine notebook
  • All of my e-books
  • $75 USD off your round the world ticket
  • 10% off G Adventure tours
  • 10% off Context travel tours
  • 1 free Rail Europe Global pass
  • 1 Hostelworld Gold Card (Save $2 USD off booking fees)
  • 5 nights at a hostel of your choice in the city of your choice
  • 2 hours of trip planning with me
  • Free access to my upcoming blogging course (Note: This is not my mentorship program, but an online virtual class that will be released next month.)

Purchase Here: Barnes and Noble | Amazon

All coupons are valid until December 31st, 2013.

THIS PROMOTION HAS ENDED. THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING. 

I really hope you will purchase this book. I don’t come out and explicitly ask for anything from you all but the success of this book means everything to me. To use a poker term, I went “all in” and what happens with this book will determine the future of this blog. If I’ve helped you save money on your travels and realize some of your travel dreams, this is your chance to return the favor and help me realize one of mine. Knowing that readers of this blog support this venture means the world to me. Even if you don’t need the book, gift it to someone and help them to experience the wonders of travel that have brought you and me so much.

So I thank you in advance for any and all of your support of my book release. With your help, let’s make this book #1 in travel and help more people broaden their travel horizons.

comments 25 Comments

Ben

I have read your blog off and on for over a year now and found it both inspiring and enlightening. I just have a couple questions regarding the various packages. Is there a deadline for using the perks? I.e. if I were to get a package with 10% off G Adventures, would I have to book a trip by a certain time this year or is the offer permanent until used. Also, is there a limit to which tours could be booked?
Thanks,
Ben

NomadicMatt

All coupons are valid until the end of the year.

I use Kindle. Is there a ebook version?

NomadicMatt

Yes, if you go to the Amazon page it says “Other versions” and you can get to the Kindle version.

Thanks Matt, I just bought for kindle
Good luck!

Wandering Mike

While certainly congratulations on a book release are in order. And anyone who gets this far should be proud. And I have been following your emails a bit. But it does sound like this isn’t really a “giveaway” as much as “if you buy the book or package, you get coupons for stuff that is worth more than the price of the book”. If it is a giveaway, I think it could be a bit more clear in the email and lead in on this page. Just a thought. Congratulations again on the release.

Wandering Mike

and feel free to delete the preceding comment and this one if you like. My intent is not in any way diminish your efforts.

Is the book better in paper or electronic? Does it have workbook style guides with sections I would want to come back and reference or is it good to read novel style on a Kindle? Just deciding which version to buy. Thanks!

NomadicMatt

There’s no graphics in the book so either would be fine.

Josh

Which Rail Europe pass do you get with the 100 books?

Liz

Congratulations Matt! I’d like to know about the Rail Europe pass too for the hundred books. What pass is this? I might be in for 100 for the right pass :-0

NomadicMatt

You get a 10 day in 2 month period pass or one of equal or lesser value that matches your trip needs!

Come to Texas for your book tour!

Congratulations!
You are an inspiration!

KILLER DEAL! Looking forward to hearing more about your blogging course!

Ben

Hey Matt,
My girlfriend and I are about to launch on a 1 year backpacking adventure, and plan to use your book to help us. Is there a way to get a paperback and kindle version in 1, or do you have to buy them separately?
Thanks, and happy trails!

NomadicMatt

Unfortunately, you have to buy them separately. That’s a decision the publisher makes and I have no control over.

Ben

No problem, we’ll go electronic then. Thanks for the quick response, as well as all the inspiration and tips!

Ben + Amanda, wanderfull.us

So my my travel budget is a little tight right now. I was in the supremarket today and I was debating a $10 dollar bottle of wine, or Matt’s book. Right away I had to choose your book, over cheap wine and a hangover. I came home preordered it, and I shit you not 10 minutes later my buddy came over unannounced with a bottle of wine. So now I get you book and an err…hangover.

Congratulations on your book! I do think I need to know the secret techniques for me to afford traveling the world in tight budget.

Congrats, Matt. That must be such a good feeling to know you’ll be published. I don’t need a copy of it right now, but I’m happy to promote it through our social networks.

NomadicMatt

You can always give a copy to your friends! :)

See you sometime in NYC?

gert

hi Matt,

your website is amazing. we are planning a family trip for 1 year backpacking through asia, and south america and would like to set up a blog as well. Can you tell me if we can buy the books online on a canadian website? i would like to buy the how to travel the world, how to build a blog, and how to make money with a blog in paperback versions.

thank you Matt,
gert

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