I've been trying to figure out what I can do to help Hilaritas Press sell copies of the latest RAW title, Natural Law: Or Don’t Put A Rubber On Your Willy And Other Writings From A Natural Outlaw. It's an excellent book and I want to see it get a fair chance. (If you arrived late to this blog, the book reprints the long title essay, long officially out of print, but the bulk of the book consists of pieces never assembled into a book before. See my interview with the book's editor, Chad Nelson.)
I'm still coming up with ideas, but one thing I did Monday was buy a copy of the book on Amazon and send it to Tyler Cowen, the prominent public intellectual I've mentioned before on this blog. If Tyler actually read the book and liked it, the potential upside could be huge; a mention on his popular blog Marginal Revolution, would really be helpful. The worst case scenario (and probably the most likely one) is that Tyler never says anything. I suspect many publishers and authors send him books. But then, I will have helped the RAW Trust sell another book, so it's still OK.
I might be willing to buy another copy and send it out if I get a good suggestion about who else might be likely to read it and reach an audience with a recommendation. And if anybody else wants to try buying a copy and giving it out as a review copy, please post a comment here. All comments to this blog must be approved (it's the only way to prevent prostitution ads and other unsuitable spam from being posted here), so if you try that two weeks from now or a month from now or whatever and post a comment here, I will see it.
I would ask the folks who do RAW-related podcasts to consider seeking an interview with Chad about the book. If you bought the book and liked it, please consider plugging it on social media or your blog or whatever. I'll continue to post about the book here.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?
A few years ago, I bought a copy of Illuminatus! and sent it to Ted Gioia, and that worked out rather well.