This is very exciting!! Best of luck with your launch!
Thanks Pablo and Aris!
Currently we don’t have plans to do a WWOTF-specific reading group syllabus in time for the start of school, but I’d be excited about possibly working with you on one if you’re interested — let’s continue over email :)
Awesome work, and best of luck!!
Yes it has!! 🎉Thank you to all who contacted their assembly-member :)
It still needs to be signed into law by Governor Hochul — I’ll likely make another post soon about how to email her office to increase the likelihood of that happening.
Hey all, if you use the discount code PREORDER25 on Barnes and Noble before April 22, you will get 25% off What We Owe The Future. The link is below:
They do not count for the NYT bestseller list, but they do count for your respective national bestseller list
The price is set by the publisher, so for now there’s nothing we can do directly reduce the price of the book on Amazon, etc. (In the future, an EA publishing house could make sure EA books are priced more accessibly! See Fin Moorhouse’s post here)
In the coming months, we’ll likely partner with bookstores to do pre-order discounts (eg. 25% off), and EA groups can use funding to purchase copies of the book for their members. So if pre-ordering now is price prohibitive, there will be other opportunities later on to pre-order.
Yes, it will!
Yes, the covers are final
A quick note about the use of “bad faith criticisms” — I don’t think it’s the case that every argument against “taking money from internet billionaires” is bad faith, where bad faith is defined as falsely presenting one’s motives, consciously using poor evidence or reasoning, or some other intentional duplicitousness.
It seems perfectly possible for one to coherently and in good faith argue that EA should not take money from billionaires. Perhaps in practice you find such high-quality good faith takes lacking, but in any case I think it’s important not to categorically dismiss them as bad faith.
Yes, it will once launched! (Will is doing the audiobook)
Not for now! It’s valuable to have pre-orders a different booksellers, and we think the distribution of where people naturally end up ordering from is likely to be optimal.
Ah, thank you for pointing out the outdated e-book link! (Just edited to remove.) The bestseller list switched from having just e-books as a category to a combined print and e-books category, as you describe. It’s still advantageous to order the hardcover since this list is given more attention for new books, and it is more difficult to hit the combined print and e-book list, since it involves competing with more books.