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Free-Webinar Reminder—
Deadline Is Today

If you pre-order my new book, In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive, by May 8, 2015, you will be able to attend an exclusive webinar at which you can ask me questions about the material in the book. The webinar, arranged by the Ayn Rand Institute, will be held sometime in August and is open only to those who have ordered the book by May 8.

The book challenges the idea that self-sacrifice is a virtue, that we are our brother’s keeper and that the task of government is to take from the “haves” and give to the “have-nots.” It dispels the misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism. It shows that the genuinely selfish individual is not some amoral predator, but a person who renounces the unearned and who is committed to living a principled, honest, productive life.

In Defense of Selfishness also demonstrates how altruism demands, not that you respect the rights of your neighbors or that you deal with them through benevolence and goodwill, but that you subordinate yourself to them—i.e., that you accept a duty to serve the needs of others.

 

The publication date is June 2. But ordering the book before publication, rather than after, influences the initial print run and gives the book a much better chance of success. Sales figures for the first week—which include all pre-orders—can be critical in determining the amount of exposure a book receives.

 

To sign up for the webinar, simply send your order-confirmation number and email address to events@aynrand.org, placing “webinar" in the email Subject line.


Pre-order now at http://amzn.to/1sd2EQP (Amazon) or at bit.ly/1DI1izY(Barnes & Noble).

 

Free Webinar

If you pre-order my new book, In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive, before May 8, 2015, you will be able to attend an exclusive webinar at which you can ask me questions about the material in the book. The webinar, arranged by the Ayn Rand Institute, will be held sometime in August and is open only to those who order the book before May 8 (including those who have already ordered it).

The book challenges the idea that self-sacrifice is a virtue, that we are our brother’s keeper and that the task of government is to take from the “haves” and give to the “have-nots.” Written for a general audience, it dispels the misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism. It shows that the genuinely selfish individual is not some amoral predator, but a person who renounces the unearned and who is committed to living a principled, honest, productive life.

In Defense of Selfishness also demonstrates how altruism demands, not that you respect the rights of your neighbors or that you deal with them through benevolence and goodwill, but that you subordinate yourself to them—i.e., that you accept a duty to serve the needs of others.

Ordering the book before publication, rather than after, influences the initial print run and gives the book a much better chance of success. Sales figures for the first week—which include all pre-orders—can be critical in determining the amount of exposure a book receives. 

To sign up for the webinar, simply send your order-confirmation number and email address to events@aynrand.org, placing “webinar" in the email Subject line.

Pre-order now at http://amzn.to/1sd2EQP (Amazon) or at bit.ly/1DI1izY (Barnes & Noble).

 

 

 

 

In Defense of Selfishness—Update

In Defense of Selfishness: Why the Code of Self-Sacrifice Is Unjust and Destructive is now 99 days from publication—June 2, 2015. I’m working on the final page proofs, which should be finished by the end of February. The jacket copy is complete. The index is done and it looks great—which is a non-biased comment on my part, since it was prepared not by me but by my wife, Sandra. And endorsement blurbs are coming in to the publisher. I must note that I’ve been extremely pleased at how professional, and how easy to work with, the editors at Palgrave Macmillan have been.

The book will initially be out in hardcover and on Kindle, as well as in an audio version. You will  even see it at some Hudson News airport outlets.

My agent, Mendel Media Group, has secured foreign-translation rights with Finnish and Russian publishers, and is optimistic about getting agreements with other foreign publishers.

No news yet on any movie-rights :)

You can pre-order the book here♦♦