Promoting The Mind Illuminated

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    Anonymous

    I’ve been a listener of Culadasa’s dharma talks for two years now and am very excited about the imminent publication of his book! I pre-ordered the book today and was impressed by the testimonials section on Amazon which I think is very strong. Great job on that!

    I thought of a few ways to promote the book, so I thought I would post them here. Feel free to look into or ignore them as you see fit.

    One of the best ways to gain exposure these days is through podcasts. I don’t listen to many Buddhist podcasts, but I do have a few suggestions.

    Most obvious is the “Buddhist Geeks” podcast. As far as I am aware this is the most popular Buddhist podcast on the internet, and I think they would be happy to have Culadasa on.

    Another idea is the “Duncan Trussell Family Hour.” Duncan Trussell is a Buddhist standup comedian, and his podcast has tens of thousands of listeners. He has previously interviewed Sharon Salzberg, John Kornfield and other Buddhist teachers.

    Finally, though a long shot, is Sam Harris’s “Waking Up” podcast. Both Sam Harris and Culadasa share a lot in common, being former neuroscientists with interest in meditation. However, it might be difficult to gain his attention.

    Besides podcasts, another idea would be a Reddit AMA (ask me anything). These are usually pretty popular. It could possibly be on /r/meditation, /r/buddhism or /r/IamA.

    Those are all of my suggestions. If anyone else has ideas on how to promote the book, perhaps you could share them here.

    #371

    Hi Paul

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve emailed them to our PR folks. Hopefully they’re on it.

    Be well

    Matthew

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    Chris Gagne
    Member

    I think the Reddit AMA would be brilliant. +1 to that suggestion.

    #471

    Anonymous

    Speaking of Reddit, these days I see someone mentioning The Mind Illuminated nearly every time I visit /r/meditation. It’s the most frequently recommended book on that subreddit right now, which I find quite exciting because it has a fairly large audience and high branching factor, so a lot of new people will learn about the book.

    #490

    Blake Barton
    Keymaster

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for sharing the information from Reddit. It is good to hear that The Mind Illuminated is receiving positive publicity on that site. I think word of mouth is very important.

    Thanks,
    Blake

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