Share this on:
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view unclaimed's profile
    Posted January 27, 2014 by

    More from unclaimed

    Publishing CEO Gives Away Free Books?


    Tom Tate, CEO of BLVNP Publishing, puts on another hat: that of author and advocate. His release of Fast & Easy Back Pain Cures Proven to Work, a collection of articles on back pain remedies ranging from the basic to the exotic, comes with an irresistible offer: in the first quarter of 2014, readers who can prove they have read the book may either have their money back, or arrange for the proceeds to be given to either one of Tate’s favorite charities, One Laptop Per Child or Kiva.  “Proof” of having read the book includes sending the author a copy of the receipt, along with evidence of sincere reading and understanding of its content, including intelligent queries e-mailed to the author,  and insightful and honest reviews on Amazon or Good Reads. Tate is even open to other kinds of substantial and more creative proof (like photographs of the reader with the book), as long as it is clear that the reader has gone through the material. While it may seem counter-intuitive for a publishing CEO to simply hand out a potential money-maker essentially for free, the offer appears to be one that was easy for Tate to make; himself a former sufferer of debilitating back pain, he states his main goal as spreading the message and for his readers to be helped. “If every single person who buys the book takes advantage of this opportunity, then I will make zero on it,” he claims in the book’s introduction. “In fact I will lose money based on production costs. But I’ll be just as happy…” Whether this is savvy promotion or an honest way to get his back pain message across, or both – the opportunity for a good, FREE read is something sufferers of the affliction shouldn't want to miss out on.  For those interested in the deal, get reading, get reviewing and get pain-free at:

    • TAGS:

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.


    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story