Guy Kawasaki

Note: This giveaway has ended. Click here to read about the winners.

It’s a TeleRead Giveaway!

The name of author and entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki has held a lot of weight for a long time in the go-go-go entrepreneurial start-up scene—especially among the tech community in Silicon Valley, where Kawasaki lives, works, and cranks out book after book about social media, marketing, the entrepreneurial mindset, and succeeding wildly at business ventures large or small.Guy Kawasaki

But with the recent publication of his latest tome, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book, Kawasaki has ventured into the realm of digital self-publishing. He describes the book as a “comprehensive and realistic guide to self-publishing,” and if you’re interested in putting out an e-book of your own, this is one handbook you absolutely, definitely want to have in your arsenal.

Kirkus Book Reviews calls APE an “indispensable guide,” and “essential reading (and reference) for modern authors, regardless of experience.” Marketing guru and self-publishing whiz Seth Godin says the book offers “nuts, bolts, and inspiration too.” Former Random House editorial director Jason Epstein says, “This book will become the standard guide to this new publishing universe.”

But here’s the really exciting part: For our first TeleRead Giveaway of 2013, Kawasaki has kindly agreed to donate three fantastic prizes to three lucky readers. Here’s what you can win:


(1) Grand Prize:

• A Google+ Hangout with Guy Kawasaki, who will give a free consultation on any self-publishing project you’re currently involved with.

(2) First Prizes: 

• One paperback (print) copy of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur
• One e-book version of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur (winner’s choice of EPUB, Mobi or PDF)

Here’s How To Enter:

Entering the contest is simple—just follow these steps:

1. Follow us on Twitter @teleread

2. Repost the following on your favorite social media account: 

I might win a #HangoutWithGuyKawasaki or a copy of APE because I follow @teleread – Details at http://tiny.cc/eh99sw

3. *If you’re interested in winning the Google+ Hangout with Guy, tell us about your current self-publishing project by leaving a brief comment below (100 words or less, please).

(Note: If you don’t leave a comment, you can still win one of the first prizes by following steps 1 and 2.)

(*The Google+ Hangout self-publishing consultation with Guy Kawasaki will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 9:00 am to 9:45 am Pacific Standard Time.)

TeleRead’s APE Contest will run for one week, from 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2013, to 3:00 p.m. EST on Friday,  March 8, 2013. Winners will be announced at www.teleread.com on Friday,  March 8, 2013.