If you were a Glowforge owner as of Dec 24 and requested a book, you’ve almost certainly received it already. In the unlikely event that you haven’t, you can email email@example.com.
We sent this email out this morning - I’m including it here in case people want to discuss! Now with bonus animated action GIF holiday card.
I wish I could ship a Glowforge to you right now for the holidays. As the beta units start rolling out, it feels so close! But your Glowforge isn’t perfect yet, and we’re not going to send it to you until we’re sure you’ll love it when we ship. (We’re on schedule for next year!) But I can send you something right away.
Last year I finished writing a book, “Hot Seat”, about startup companies. It’s published by O’Reilly, and it’s very important to me. It’s a compendium of dozens of stories of startups, from huge successes to terrible failures. It has the story of every company I’ve started, up to and including the founding of Glowforge. But O’Reilly decided to price it for senior executives - $29.99 for a paperback! - so most people won’t be able to read it.
I’d really like you to have it.
As a Glowforge owner, you are now a part of this story. Startup companies are about believing in something that doesn’t exist yet, and making them real. Your belief in Glowforge has made this product real. Please accept this book, as a gift from me to you.
Click this link before Jan 1 so I can send you your free book. (link removed since this is publicly viewable - if you need the link, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thank you for being a Glowforge owner! (And if you have any questions, be sure to check out community.glowforge.com, where there’s incredible laser information and advice being added every day).