Pre-order Before December 15, Get Special Bonus!

I’m very excited — the paperback version of Better Than Before hits the shelves on December 15.

I love the bold new cover.

To celebrate, I’m offering a special deal. If you pre-order the book now, I’ll send you a special email package I created: “21 Days, 21 Strategies to Change Your Habits.” 

Every day for 21 days, you’ll get an email from me, with a description of a different habit strategy to try.

So let’s say you’re trying to get yourself to go to the gym regularly. Each day’s email will outline a different strategy you might consider, as you’re searching for ways to help yourself stick to that good habit.

Sample 21 Day Habits Strategy

Don’t worry, the emails aren’t long and overwhelming! A short description, some examples, a video to watch if you want — just enough to get you thinking about how you can apply the strategy in your own life.

Leading up to the paperback, I’m offering “21 Days, 21 Strategies to Change Your Habits” for free, to thank people who order the paperback (or audio-book or e-book).

After that, it won’t be free anymore. Like the other 21 day projects.

So, as they say in practically every commercial ever, “Act now! Take advantage of this special offer!

Also, for writers, pre-orders really give a boost to a book. They help create buzz that makes a difference with booksellers, the press, and other readers. So if you do pre-order, I very much appreciate it.

If you want to start a new habit, once you’re ready, the best time to begin is now. But if you’re not quite ready, it can help to think about your plans for the new habit, in advance. The more you plan for it, and think of the ways you can strengthen it, and avoid undermining it, the easier it will be, once you’re ready, to stick to it. These emails will give you lots of practical ideas (I hope).

When we change our habits, we change our lives.

Here’s the link with details about how to get this special pre-order offer.

  • Barb Wilson

    I preordered this yesterday and filled out the form last night but I have not received my first strategy email?

    • gretchenrubin

      I’ll investigate. Sorry!

  • Lori D

    Are there any changes or additions to the paperback version from the hard cover?

    • gretchenrubin

      No, the content is the same.

  • barb

    I’m confused! Maybe we got a different version in Australia but the version I bought several months ago was paperback.

    • gretchenrubin

      You’re right! That’s Australia. It wasn’t available in the US.

  • Janine Guida

    I ordered the hardcover when it came out (love it!). May I still get the 21 days plan?

    • gretchenrubin

      Yes! email me.

      • Kelli Johnson Hoffmann

        I’m in the same position as Janine. I bought the hardcover copy awhile back(and have been rereading since I started listening to your podcast, which I also love!) Can I join in on this 21 days?

        • gretchenrubin

          Sure! send me an email, and I’ll sign you up.

        • gretchenrubin


  • I look forward to reading. I love books on happiness 🙂 although if this book makes me any happier than I already am I may need medication!

  • Kelly Fick

    Is the new book different from the audio book? I have been listening to the audio book, love it! Would love the 21 day email.

    • gretchenrubin

      It’s the same book.

      • Kelly Fick

        Do I need to send a number from cover to join in on the 21 days email plan?

  • jennyr

    hey gretchen i emailed you earlier today (pretty much as soon as i received the email promo from you) as i have both of your books,bought in new zealand, and loving them…but so far have had no that means i have missed out on your offer of the 21 day project? i love your gutted but hopefully you may have the 21 day promo again..happy holidays form down under 🙂

  • Diana

    I just ordered the audio book through audible… when will the 21 Strategies to Change Your Habits be ready for purchase and download?