I’m proud to announce the pre-order bonuses for my upcoming book Building a Second Brain!

Pre-orders are the absolute best way to support me and the work our team is doing in the world. 

As I’ve shared previously, pre-order sales are the most important signal of a book’s early momentum, and every single copy adds to the tidal wave of enthusiasm we’re hoping to ride across the media landscape.

Pre-orders send a powerful signal to every corner of the publishing industry that people want this book. That signal of interest can become a self-fulfilling prophecy, incentivizing booksellers to display the book more prominently, which in turn leads to further sales.

Why does that matter? Because all of this early activity helps get this book translated to more formats and more languages, which ultimately helps it reach more people with the benefits of a Second Brain system.

We’ve spent months dreaming up the most tantalizing goodies we could think of, including an exclusive masterclass, signed books, guided tours of the most valuable notes in my own Second Brain, a customized notebook, and even access to our premium 5-week online course.

I’ll be blunt – if you’re ever going to purchase anything from us, pre-ordering books is by far the most affordable and helpful way to do it.

Why should you consider buying multiple copies of this book?

If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with multiple copies of a book, here are some ideas for how you can use them:

  • As gifts for people you care about, such as on birthdays and holidays
  • Host a book club with your friends, neighbors, or coworkers
  • Give them to your team or department for their professional development
  • Give them to the attendees of a conference, summit, or retreat you’re organizing
  • Provide them as giveaways to your community, event, or social media followers
  • Gift them to your clients and customers as a thank you for their support
  • Donate to a library, youth center, church, or non-profit (with a potential tax deduction)

As you can see, there are countless ways you can use multiple copies of a book like this one. It will train you in new ways of learning, working, and creating, but those changes are most powerful and sustainable when you bring others along on your journey.

We are partnering with Porchlight Books to offer a variety of incentives and special services for bulk pre-orders:

  • Discounts ranging from 20–37% depending on how many books you buy
  • Individual fulfillment services so you can ship books to different people without having to handle them yourself
  • Domestic and international shipping options (paid by you or the recipients)
  • Custom landing pages for redeeming books (for events, companies, or summits)
  • Customized deliveries (stickers, bookmarks, personalized messages, etc.) so you can add your own company or event branding
  • Invoicing and Purchase Orders if needed by purchasing departments
  • Tax-exempt sales (such as educational and non-profit sales)
  • Customer service by real humans
Please visit the Porchlight website below to make your pre-order purchase (applies only to the hardcover edition). If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

All of the bonuses below apply to pre-orders only, which can be made up until the official U.S. release date on June 14, 2022 (though later dates may apply in other countries). And they are available for any purchase, at any price, in any format, from any retailer, in any country, with your submission of a valid receipt here:


Questions? Please scroll to the bottom of this page for answers to the most frequently asked questions.

#1 – The Expanded Edition: Pre-Order 1 Book

Estimated Cost: $23 USD for hardcover, $15 for ebook
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  • Get access to the complete replay of a 3-hour virtual masterclass delivered by Tiago teaching the essential 12 steps to building your Second Brain, following the methodology outlined in the book
  • 20% discount on the hardcover retail price


#2 – The Book Club Edition: Pre-Order 5 Books

Estimated Cost: $112 for hardcover
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Everything from the previous tier plus…

  • 20% discount on the hardcover retail price
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Tiago’s Second Brain, including Evernote, Notion, and Obsidian and how he uses it in his writing, business, and daily life
  • A digital copy of Tiago’s book Extend Your Mind, containing all the background research that went into the making of Building a Second Brain in a convenient, distraction-free reading environment
  • Official discussion prompts for each chapter designed to help you facilitate a book club at work or with your friends


#3 – The Team Edition: Pre-Order 20 Books

Estimated Cost: $448 for hardover (Limited to 250)

Everything from all previous tiers plus…

  • 20% discount on the hardcover retail price
  • A first edition hardcover version of Building a Second Brain signed by Tiago
  • Official BASB bookmark and stickers for your laptop, notebook, or window
  • Tiago’s Book Vault: a private collection of notes on the Top 20 books that have most impacted his work and life, in exactly the format and style he recommends for digital notetaking


#4 – The Course Edition: Pre-Order 50 Books

Estimated Cost: $980 for hardover (Limited to 50)
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Everything from all previous tiers plus…

  • 30% discount on the hardcover retail price
  • Access to the Building a Second Brain Online Course: Essential Edition, delivered twice per year over 5 weeks via Zoom (valued at $1,500 USD)
  • An exclusive BASB notebook, including a customized design following Tiago’s top recommendations for digital-friendly paper notetaking

    #5 – The Coaching Edition: Pre-Order 100 Books

    Estimated Cost: $1,820 for harcover (Limited to 20)

    Everything from all previous tiers plus…

    • 35% discount on the hardcover retail price
    • Access to the Building a Second Brain Online Course: Premium Edition, delivered twice per year over 5 weeks via Zoom (valued at $3,000 USD)
    • Have Tiago join a 45-minute Q&A session with your book club, meetup, team, or virtual event to get all your questions answered


    #6 – The Keynote Edition: Pre-Order 500 Books

    Estimated Cost: $8,820 for hardcover (Limited to 10)
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    Everything from all previous tiers plus…

    • 37% discount on the hardcover retail price
    • Access to the Building a Second Brain Online Course: Executive Edition, delivered twice per year over 5 weeks via Zoom (valued at $6,000 USD)
    • Full keynote presentation delivered by Tiago (virtually or in person) at your conference, summit, retreat, or event, including working with you or your team to customize it for your needs and goals



    How can I redeem my pre-order bonuses?

    Submit this form by June 30, 2022 to be eligible to receive your pre-order bonuses. You’ll need to submit the receipt as a proof of purchase which clearly shows the date of purchase, the vendor, the number of books you purchased, and the purchase price.

    How much do bulk orders cost?

    The estimated cost for each tier above is calculated using the listed retail price in the U.S. for the hardcover version ($28 USD) minus the discounts offered by Porchlight. Other formats, sales outlets, and regions may offer a different price and will still qualify for all bonuses.

    How much are these bonuses worth?

    The “estimated values” used above are not made up numbers. In all cases we’ve used the actual price that we charge our customers for the item.

    How do I share extra copies of the book?

    Porchlight Books offers a variety of individual fulfillment services to help teams and organizations distribute multiple books without having to handle or ship them. For example:

    • Custom landing pages with a unique URL you can share with your employees or event attendees, where they can submit their shipping information privately and securely
    • Domestic and international shipping options (which you can pre-pay, or ask recipients to pay)
    • Customized deliveries (stickers, bookmarks, personalized messages, etc.) with your own company or event branding
    • Invoicing and Purchase Orders if needed by purchasing departments

    If you’d like to order multiple copies of the hardcover but don’t want the physical books, please email us at [email protected] for suggestions on how to donate them to a school, library, or other worthy cause.

    can I make bulk pre-orders of the ebook edition?

    No, bulk pre-orders for the ebook version are not currently being offered by retailers.

    When will I receive my bonuses?

    We will begin sending out bonuses within two months of the book’s release date on June 14, 2022. While we’ll make every effort to deliver them as soon as possible, we can’t promise exact delivery dates for either digital or physical items.

    How will I receive physical bonuses?

    We will ship all physical items using standard shipping. We cannot guarantee there won’t be additional customs tariffs or import rules in order to receive physical items. Any such costs or restrictions are your responsibility.

    When can I redeem my online course access?

    All bonuses including access to our online course apply to Cohort 14 (April–May 2022) or later cohorts, with no expiration date.

    When can we schedule live and virtual appearances with Tiago?

    All live or virtual appearances are subject to mutual scheduling.

    What should I do if I have other questions?

    Please email [email protected] with any questions not answered here.

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