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A new book with 23 illustrated stories about giving yourself an unconventional education in a conventional world.
A new book with 23 illustrated stories about giving yourself an unconventional education in a conventional world.
A new book with 23 illustrated stories about giving yourself an unconventional education in a conventional world.
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    EXCLUSIVE ONLINE PREVIEW. Browse the full book online. I'll send you a link, it's up for 4 days, and then it's gone.

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    E-BOOK. Formatted for every device: Kindle, Nook, tablet, smartphone, and computer screen.

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    THE BOOK. One shiny new copy of the paperback book, shipped to your door.

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    THE BOOK + E-BOOK (EARLY BIRD). You get one shiny new copy of the paperback book, plus the e-book. (Only 50 copies are available at this early-bird rate!)

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    THE BOOK + E-BOOK. You get one shiny new copy of the paperback book, plus the e-book.

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    ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR A FRIEND. I'll ship one paperback to you and another to your friend (or family member, or arch-nemesis). Plus you each get the e-book.

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    FOUR 4 FORTY. The best deal for sharing copies with friends. Four paperbacks shipped to you, plus four e-book downloads.

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    CUSTOM SHIRT. You get a silky-smooth American Apparel t-shirt (either unisex or women's fitted) printed with your choice of illustration from the book. Plus you get the paperback and e-book.

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    3D-PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS. You get three physical illustrations from the book: emblems to remind you to continue your self-directed learning every day. Plus you get the paperback and e-book. (Sorry, we're not able to ship these outside the U.S.)

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    CUSTOM NOTEBOOK. You get an extra-large (7.5" x 9.75") black Moleskine notebook imprinted with the "Carry Your Own Carrot" illustration. Plus you get the paperback and e-book.

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    THE WHOLE ENCHILADA. This is a combination of the $50, $60, and $80 rewards: you get the t-shirt, 3D-printed illustrations, notebook, paperback, and e-book.

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    SKYPE WITH BLAKE. We'll have an hour-long conversation in which I'll answer all your questions about becoming a better self-directed learner. This can be private (just you and me) or public (recorded and posted on YouTube). Plus you get your choice of the t-shirt, 3D illustration (U.S. only), or notebook reward.

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    BLAKE IN PERSON. I'll fly to anywhere in the continental United States and give a 1.5-hour presentation to your group about The Art of Self-Directed Learning, plus Q&A afterwards. (You must provide airfare, housing, and local transport. We'll negotiate a specific date that works for both of us. International and special requests, please e-mail.) Plus you get The Whole Enchilada, 10 signed paperbacks, and an e-book to freely distribute to your group.

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