Updated on 07.07.10

The Simple Dollar Is in Bookstores Today… And Here’s Some Free Bonuses for Buyers!

Trent Hamm

tsd bookMy new book, The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams, is now available in bookstores (I just saw it at a Barnes and Noble in the Des Moines, Iowa area and at the Borders in Ames, Iowa)! You can also buy it right now at Amazon.com or order it from Barnes and Noble.

I’ve already shared a big collection of reader stories from people who have already read the book and made positive changes in their lives because of it.

Now I want to add a little bit more value to those people who have already purchased the book – and those who are on the fence about it.

If you buy the book before July 14, I’ll give you all of the Simple Dollar downloadables… free.

You’ll get 31 Days to Fix Your Finances, The One Hour Project, Twenty Big Ideas, and Building a Better Blog all for free. Each one of them is like a small book, delivered electronically for you to print and do with what you please.

Even more, I’ll also send you my upcoming fifth downloadable, tentatively titled The Simple Dollar Cookbook, for free. Like the others, it’s an electronic book, but this one will include dozens of the best recipes from The Simple Dollar with pictures, formatted so that you can easily print out any individual recipe you wish from the book.

All you have to do is send a picture of your receipt from buying The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams to simpledollarbookdeal@gmail.com before July 14. If you bought it from a web retailer, just forward the email receipt they gave you (you can edit out personal info if you wish).

So, if you’ve already bought the book, just send along the receipt (if you’ve lost it, just take a picture of yourself holding the book and tell me where you purchased it). If you’ve not picked it up yet, now’s a good time to do so.

Once I’ve received all of the emails and checked them all, I’ll start sending out the e-books back to the address that sent me the receipt. (This may take a week or two, depending on how many people take me up on this offer.) When the cookbook is released, I’ll email that one separately (I’m hoping to finish it in September after the Summer Meal Series has finished).

This is mostly just a perk for loyal readers of The Simple Dollar who have picked up the book, too. You guys are awesome.

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  1. Vicky says:

    What a great special! Guess I’ll be heading off to the book store on my way home from work…

  2. James says:

    Congrats Trent! I’ll try to pick it up when I can.

  3. David @ The Frugality Game says:


    It’s a huge deal to see that book in print. One of my friends recently got to that point, and I was excited to see his book in the store, even though I didn’t even write it. I can’t imagine how great you must be feeling right now. Way to go!

  4. Anne says:

    Congratulations, Trent! Awesome news. Keep it up.

  5. George says:

    Congratulations! What a thrill to see your own book in print!

  6. Landon says:

    Can’t wait to read your book, Trent. Congrats!

  7. Crystal says:

    I’ll be buying it on my way home! VERY happy for you! Woo hoo! Congrats!

    (I’ve been looking for something special to spend my last birthday book card from my mother-in-law before she passed, and I knew I wanted to spend it on something I’d keep as a reference forever, like I have with the TWG. Trent, you’re it!)

  8. Jimy says:

    Congratulations Trent. The cover picture is very interesting and self-explanatory of what you book is about.

    I truly enjoy reading your work.

  9. Kate says:

    Awww..There’s no way that book is going to be available here in NZ before the 14th of July ::::is sad:::
    I’m looking forward to reading it tho… I aim to get our public library to buy it too so more people can read it.

  10. Julia says:

    Ok…you got me.

    Congratulations on your book!

  11. bob says:

    Congratulations Trent! That’s a great accomplishment. Now get back to work and get me financially educated :)

  12. almost there says:

    Congrats, hard work pays off. But title should read ..Here’re some free…

  13. Bob says:

    Congratulations Trent, but you’re still in debt and your title says you’re not…

  14. JP says:

    Very cool! Will this be available on the iPad/iBooks?


  15. Congrats Trent, you must be so proud! You truly are an inspiration!

  16. Matt says:

    Excellent news Trent. Just wanted to give you a heads up that your book has been available for 2 weeks in my local Barnes and Noble bookstore in Leominster, MA. They have it sandwiched between 2 copies of 365 Ways To Live Cheap!, your other book.

    I’ll be picking this up over the weekend, it’s been a tight past month in my household but we’ve learned how to stretch things out, and a lot of your blog entries have been very helpful.

  17. Joan says:

    I’m in. It’s funny, I’m going on a cross-country work trip next week and was just thinking, “I should get something good to read on the plane.” Now I know what that’ll be!

  18. Amber says:

    I am currently at the airport waiting on a flight, and your book post came through on my reader; I have only been reading your site a couple weeks, but your post are so good why wouldn’t I want the book? So despite the fact I brought six bboks with me (college) I walked over to the Hudson News stand with three heavy bags in tow and after 20 minutes of searching the racks still no book. :( Anyway I am sure you didn’t need all the details…but I was excited. Maybe I will be able to find it before I fly back home.

  19. Maureen says:


  20. Sherri says:

    Congratulations on your achievement.

  21. anne says:


  22. Heather says:

    Congratulations Trent!! What a great accomplishment. I am super happy for you and your family! I hope the book is very successful for you!

  23. Alexandra says:

    Awesome!!! I am heading straight to the bookstore to copy all the pertinent information in my handy-dandy notebook without paying for the book itself. Thanks Trent!

  24. socalgal says:

    Trent, I did not leave the negative review on Amazon.com. It is someone that calls herself “SoCalGal “A”‘–not me. I intend to buy the book later this week. Please don’t get bummed by idiots who do not even read the book, but feel it is their right to just be nasty.

  25. TODHD says:

    This is a huge achievement, congrats

  26. Derek says:

    Does purchasing the Kindle addition also count toward the additional freebies?

  27. Robin Wilson says:

    This looks great Trent. Do you know when it will be available in the UK? The amazon.co.uk page (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0137054254?tag=onejourney-20) is showing it as available for pre-order at the moment.

    I’d like to make sure I don’t miss the July 14th deadline for the free downloadables!

    Thanks again,


  28. Jessica says:

    Congratulations Trent! I can’t wait to read the new book! oh, and fyi, if any other australians out there want to buy the book online, booktopia.co.uk is cheaper than amazon as they don’t charge postage :-D

  29. Brent says:

    Just got my book today in the mail. I can’t wait to read it!

  30. Courtney says:


    First, congratulations! What an accomplishment.

    Second, as your book would be of interest to libraries across the country, you may want to ask your readers to utilize the “suggest a title” feature of their local library systems. I just recommended it for the Loudoun County Public Libraries in VA. It’s a great way to boost your sales (as libraries frequently purchase multiple copies) and reach more readers.

    Good luck with the book. I’ll definitely be purchasing a copy as soon as I can.

  31. rb says:

    I look forward to reading your book.

  32. Mary says:

    Hmmm. I smell a fish. I thought I was the first to post, but anyway I left a comment saying how come there were already used copies of your book for sale at Amazon.com, when the book was just released that day (wondered if it was from the people that got a free copy). I also said if I got the book I wouldn’t sell it, it’d be a reference book. Anyway, wonder why you had to delete my post.

  33. Jen says:

    Hi Trent,

    Any update on this? I sent in my receipt on the 8th and haven’t heard about the e-books. Sorry to be a pest, I am just so excited to read them. BTW, your book was GREAT… I really enjoyed your mix of personal story telling with very sound financial advise.

    Thanks for everything you do!

  34. Lacubriousone says:

    Did anyone get their e-books? I’ve attempted to contact Trent via email and FB but I haven’t gotten a response. I bought my book on July 7th and sent an email that same day.

  35. Brent says:

    I have not received any email back from Trent either regarding this e-books. I bought the book the same day this post was made. Surely there were a lot of emails to send out to purchasers, but I didn’t think it’d take this long…

  36. John says:

    @ Brent

    I’m in the same boat Brent. I’ve emailed Trent twice asking about it and haven’t received a reply. I wonder what the deal is.

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