Twitter for Good: Download Free for 24 Hours Only!

It’s here, folks. The day I’ve been working my butt off for.

To celebrate my book’s launch, here’s my big, bold surprise:

For 24 hours only you can download the electronic version free on a number of platforms, including Barnes and Noble and Amazon (the two live with the promotion as of this writing, I will update later to include all platforms).

What do you do to download a free copy?

  1. Go to one of the platforms where Twitter for Good is available for free.
  2. Download it, and tell your friends.
  3. Return back to write a review!

Need it explained again?

Starting at 12:00 AM (midnight) PST on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 Twitter for Good: Change the World, One Tweet at A Time will be available as a FREE electronic download for 24 hours only.



Where can you find it free for 24 hours on September 6?


Barnes and Noble

(I will update this list as other platforms become available!)

Did you miss the free offer?

Don’t fear! Enter to win a copy here.

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30 thoughts on “Twitter for Good: Download Free for 24 Hours Only!

  1. You need to change the download to a Nook Book to get the free version. If you dont have a Nook, you just need to create a BN account and download the appropriate APP…phone, desktop, tablet ect.

  2. Hi Claire,

    I think that there is a whole lot of confusion about your free book download, me included. Hopefully this will bring some light to the confusion, well at least mine.
    You claimed that we could download a free copy of your book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, yet when I went there they want to charge for downloading it.
    Your link on your site says download the free book, yet when we download that it only gives us the first chapter of the book, not the free copy you advertise we will get.
    Even when I did find the free download version hidden away, it too only let me download the first chapter as well.
    Finally you claim that the free download will be available for 24 hours starting at midnight Tuesday(yesterday or last night as it were). Well its not Wednesday the 7th at midnight, which would be today at midnight, 24 hrs as you said, so the time period hasn’t even expired yet your telling everyone sorry they missed the opportunity to download your book for free!!!???
    Can you see the misleading and incorrect information you are providing to us all. it frankly borders on False Advertising, and at the least is totally misleading and unprofessional.
    So its no wonder you have a lot of people upset at this whole thing.

    I believe you need to appologize to the poople emailing you that are upset for misleading them the way you have. At minimum they deserve to have this whole situtaion properly explained to them by you.

    Totally Disappointing Claire!!


    • Keith — I think you’re confused.

      The free download was available from 12:00 am PST Tuesday to 12:00 am PST Wednesday on a number of platforms (amazon, barnes and noble) in the US and UK. Many thousands of individuals downloaded it. Sounds like you missed the window. The platforms themselves decided if it was free.

      My website only offers a free “sample” or “free chapter” of the book.



    1.0 Introduction:

    Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group (IECDG) is a community based organization with 30 active members. It started in June 2008 in Kilombero District Morogoro Region Tanzania and its registration number is 0348/37. The Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group structure is headed by a board which its members are elected after every four years. Under the board their is an executive committee headed by the chairperson who is also the organization Chairperson who is elected after a period of four year. The executive committee also comprises of other five members; secretary, Programme officer, Treasurer and two members. The Organization annual meeting meets twice in a year while the Executive committee sits on monthly bases. The Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is active in all villagers in Kilombero District.

    The main objective of Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is to protect the environment and its natural resources through educating villagers in Kilombero District who are the most affected when the environment is destroyed.
    The environment has been recently most affected by the influx in the District of herdsmen and their large herds of cattle hence damaging the land its vegetation as well as the water sources. Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is trying to protect and replace the damaged environment through:

     Facilitation of village communities to seek membership in the organization so that they meaningfully practically effectively participate in protecting the environment sustainability.
     Involve villagers to plant trees
     Develop strategies to replace what has been destroyed so far.
     Advise the Government to annect laws that will protect the environment and its natural resources for future generation use.
     Current Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is facilitating village community to protect the environment through holding public meetings to educate villagers on how the environment has been damaged .Also the organization is managing tree seedlings and tree planting in villages in the District.

    o Furthermore the organization is protecting identified water sources in the District.
    o Advocate to the government to strongly protect the environment for future conservation. Future plans include:
    o Expand more environment protection activities to cover all villages in the District.
    o Train women on alternative sources of fuel – charcoal from rice husks is the priority. Seedling establishment to meet the demand of the villagers.
    o Tree planting to replace the lost trees in the villages.

    The proposal:
    The proposal is intended for training of women on making charcoal from rice husks as an alternative source of energy to be used for cooking and generation more income to women.

    2.1 Problem statement:
    In Kilombero firewood is the main source of energy which families use extensively for cooking. Women are responsible for collecting and using fire woods. With the influx of herdsmen and their flocks of animals in Kilombero District the environment is firstly being destroyed. This trend is greatly having an adverse effect not only the environment but also on women in particular as reliable sources of energy from trees is at risk. The Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is seeking financial support to train women in making charcoal from rice husks. Currently husks are thrown and are not used. The production of rice husks in Kilombero District is high most villagers produce paddy and while processing paddy to get rice husks are just left out and not used. Statistically 100 kilograms of paddy will produce 40-45 kgs of rice husks. Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group aims to use the rice husks to produce charcoal and use this charcoal for cooking. Charcoal from husks will provide and alternative source of energy and income to women in Kilombero District. This process is a new idea and technology which requires determined commitment to undertake and get adopted by villagers women in Kilombero District a task Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is prepared to undertake and manage with effective results to the target group. Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group is determined to impart this knowledge to women so that they produce charcoal to be used as an alternative sources of reliable energy which shall greatly save the environment and provide women with a sources of income to the households.

    2.2 Project Area:
    Targeted area is Kilombero District Council which is in Morogoro region, Tanzania. All villages in the District shall be covered in phases given financial resources and person to Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group. Thirty villages will be covered in phases 1.

    2.3 Participants.
    Tentatively 1200 women from villagers will attend the charcoal making training. The villages include Uchindile, Mpanga, Masagati, Utengule, Kidete, V/sitini, Kamwene, Matema, Mlimba, Kalengakero, Chita, Mngeta, Mchombe, Mbingu Namawala Mofu, Igima IdeteLumemo, Lipangalala, Kibaoni, Kiberege, Mkasu, Mng’ula, Kisawasawa, Mkamba, Nyange, Nyandeo, Katindiuka, Machipi and Kihogosi

    2.0 The training:
    The training is intended to be provided to 1200 women by the Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group on how rice husks are used as raw material to produce Charcoal.

    The training will involve the following steps:-

    1. Rice husks collection.
    2. Kiln setting
    3. Rice husks feeding in the kiln.
    4. Husks processing.
    5. Adhesive liquid preparation.
    6. Charcoal preparation, drying and storage ready for use.
    7. Charcoal marketing.

    o The training will focus on women in every village for 3days. About 40 women will attend
    o attend. Women will be selected in collaboration with the village government leaders. Appropriate Rural Technology institute.
    o Facilitators will be from appropriate Rural Technology Institute the based in Dar-es-Salaam and the Ifakara Environment and Community Development Group
    o Training manuals – The topics on (1) Charcoal making process, (2) Charcoal marketing Handouts of these training materials will be made available to al

    3.1 Training Objectives
    Objectives of the training include:-

    1. Train women on charcoal making
    2. Charcoal marketing as sources of income to women
    3. Environment protection and sustainable management.

    3.0 Training strategy and methodology.
    Training will be conducted through topic presentation to participants and practices will be done by involving all targeted women. In each village a demonstration using a kiln will be done so that each participating women get chance to make charcoal from rice husks. Husks will be collected, processed and finally charcoal will be produced used and marketed. Monitoring of the activities of the training will be done while the training is going on. At the end of project evaluation will be done by external evaluators in collaboration with Ifakara Environment and Development Group respectively.

    4.0 Logical Frame work/Project Planning Matrix.

    Results Results Indicators Initial/Primary Results Activity for each individual Results.
    1. Attendance of participants in trainings ● Women attend all trainings in each village for 3days. ● Good attendance of part pants. ● Invite trainees
    ● Conduct the training
    ● Monitor the training process and results.
    2. Facilitate the training ● Live and effective participation in training sessions. ● Opinions and
    are put into practice by women. ● Discuss topics
    ● Implement decisions
    β€’ See results
    3. Produce charcoal ● Charcoal produced and available. ● Physical charcoal available ● Each participant attend training
    ● Participants produce charcoal practically
    4. Increase women income ● Purchasing power increased among women. Women can buy more needs than before β€’ Each women uses charcoal from rice husks
    β€’ Women run charcoal selling centres

    5.0 BUDGET:
    Total budget for the project is Tshs. 55,400,000.

    The budget breakdown is as follows.




    6.1 Training material typing
    ● charcoal making process 20pgs
    ● Charcoal marketing 10 pgs
    Photocopying training material documents 30 pgs x 1200 participants.
    Training preparation – Invitation letters 1200 women
    – Transport to 30 villages
    – Allowance coordinator 10 days

    Training kilns 30 (one for each village)
    Trainers fees 2×3 days x 30 villages
    Food for trainees 40x3days x30villages
    Transport (fare) coordinator 1x30villages
    Transport (fare) coordinator 1x30villages
    Monitoring and Evaluation costs.
    Training Report 10 pgs





    6.13 Transportation of charcoal kilns 30
    Training Rooms/Halls
    Allowance for supporting staff 100,000/=
    30,000/= 3.000.000/=
    TOTAL TSHS 55.400.000/=

    Equivalent $ 36,933.3

    BANK ACCOUNT NO.0152261766200


  4. Hi Claire, the link takes me to the Amazon US site. However, there is nothing to say it is free and it says the cost is $9.99. How do I access the free download?



    • Now it’s not only not free, it’s gone up to $17.35! What’s going on? Your message wasn’t clear if it was midnight Mon/Tues or midnight Tues/Weds…

  5. Hi Claire,

    Congrats on the launch! Happy to review and, yes, I do need it explained again. I went to both sites you mentioned and cannot find the free download option.

    Best, Tim

  6. When I got on Barnes and Noble, and it too listed $15.89, but then I decided to look under the Nook section and type in “Twitter for Good”, and it shows up as a free download.

    I’m reading it now, and it’s looking good so far. πŸ™‚

  7. Looks like a fascinating book! Although when I clicked on Barnes & Noble (I’m a nook user), it was listed for $15.80. Is there a code to put in? Thanks!

  8. I was honored to receive an advance copy to review; it was fabulous! There was just enough basic information to make the book accessible to a fairly new Twitter user, yet replete with a sufficient number of sophisticated strategies to satisfy even the most experienced Tweeter. Thank you, Claire; I don’t know how you manage to do all you do, but please don’t burn yourself out!

  9. Congrats Claire! The book is awesome and a lot of social pros and newbies will thank you upon reading it. I don’t know how you find the time to do everything you do, but keep up the great work. You’re helping a lot of folks. Good on ya’!

  10. Claire

    What a great offer! Sounds wonderful. Only problem; I just had my ereader stolen. And I am in the middle of the Brazilian rainforest. Any chance of accessing it by pdf?

    Good job, and good on you!

  11. Claire,

    Congratulations on publishing your book! And thank you for featuring the Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking and our annual Twitterthon. We hosted events on 09/09/09 and 10/10/10, so yes, we’re looking at another one on 11/11/11. Of course we’ll look at the lessons learned from our past Twitterthons.

    And of course we’ll read Twitter for Good before we do anything!

    Congrats and thanks again,
    Diana Scimone
    The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking

  12. Hello Claire,

    Congratulations. Seems like a great read. I would love a copy. I performed the steps you mentioned above but can’t seem to get it off amazon or barnes and noble. Atleast the free version you mentioned.


    • You need to change the download to a Nook Book to get the free version. If you dont have a Nook, you just need to create a BN account and download the appropriate APP…phone, desktop, tablet ect.