Well, I’m still finding out how it all works, but it’s fairly simple. Libboo has a number of authors, featuring their books. The more “buzz” you generate about those books, the more freebies you get. It’s a nice way to reel-in new readers and people in a platform were things look to be quite personal.
As a bonus, to jumpstart things, I’m offering my first three freebie ebooks which I think will make for some very good reading.
This is on a first-come, first-served basis. You need to sign up for Libboo as well:
Revolutionaries – by Jack Rakove
In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the New World, devoted primarily to family, craft, and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness.
None set out to become “revolutionary” by ambition, but when events in Boston escalated, they found themselves thrust into a crisis that moved, in a matter of months, from protest to war.
In this remarkable book, the historian Jack Rakove shows how the private lives of these men were suddenly transformed into public careers–how Washington became a strategist, Franklin a pioneering cultural diplomat, Madison a sophisticated constitutional thinker, and Hamilton a brilliant policymaker.
The Storytelling Animal – by Jonathan Gottschall
Humans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays.
Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives. Yet the world of story has long remained an undiscovered and unmapped country. It’s easy to say that humans are “wired” for story, but why? In this delightful and original book, Jonathan Gottschall offers the first unified theory of storytelling.
He argues that stories help us navigate life’s complex social problems–just as flight simulators prepare pilots for difficult situations.
Storytelling has evolved, like other behaviors, to ensure our survival. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, psychology, and evolutionary biology, Gottschall tells us what it means to be a storytelling animal.
Throw them all out – by Peter Schweizer
Politicians often come into office with relatively modest assets. As investors, they regularly beat the market and sometimes beat the most rapacious hedge funds.
Even without making stock trades, they often retire rich. How do they do it? Billionaires and hedge fund managers often make well-timed investment decisions that anticipate events in Washington. How do they do it?
When such former politicians and federal appointees as Al Gore, Dan Quayle, and Madeleine Albright decide to launch investment funds, wealthy clients sign up.
Why? Welcome to the insidious world of crony capitalism.
My Libboo handle is librorum – yeah I like fancy latin – and here’s my profile . Be so kind and follow me if you want to. I’ll be giving away more freebies every chance I get!