Celebrating Two Years of Simplify


Two years ago, we released Simplify: 7 Guiding Principles to Help Anyone Declutter Their Home and Life on the Amazon Kindle. By the end of the day, it was the #1 Self-Help book on Amazon. Eventually, the book would sell over 20,000 copies in its first year alone. One year ago, we celebrated its success by reducing the price to $0.99 for ten days. Again, it soared to #1. It continues today to remain one of the most influential books on the topic of minimalism as it inspires people to live more life by owning fewer possessions.

To celebrate its two-year anniversary, we have decided to offer Simplify for $0.99 for the next 10 days.

Simplify provides the inspiration and practical help to encourage you to simplify your home and declutter your possessions. Ultimately, it argues you will find more life by choosing to live with less. You’ll find more time, energy, and finances to pursue your greatest passions. And you’ll experience a new freedom by owning less.

The book retells our story of finding minimalism and the most important lessons we learned during the journey. But more importantly, it provides the motivation for you to begin your own journey towards a better life defining a rational minimalism that works for you. It invites its readers to discover a new life-giving truth. And it will likely change the way you live the rest of your life.

It has received praise from countless readers:

  • Leo Babauta called it “a must-read.
  • Albany Times Union said, “If you’re looking for specific advice on how to live well with less, this book is worth a look.
  • Tanna Clark, a professional organizer wrote, “I absolutely love Simplify! It is a simple, straightforward guide that brings new light to the term minimalist.”
  • In just the past two weeks, Frank called it “best choice I made,” and P. Luibl called it “exactly the book I needed to get motivated in clearing the ‘stuff’ from my life.

I’d love for you to join the movement and purchase a copy of the book today. It can be found on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords for only $0.99. After 10 days, it will return to its regular price.


If you have read the book and found it to be valuable, consider sharing this offer with others via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or e-mail. From the very beginning, the only promotion this book has received has been word-of-mouth.

If you do not have a Kindle, you can still read the book by installing the free Kindle software on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. It’s super-easy. And generally speaking, allows for less expensive book buying.

Joshua Becker

About Joshua Becker

Writer. Inspiring others to live more by owning less.
Bestselling author of Simplify & Clutterfree with Kids.

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  1. David Y says

    Oh great! I bought and read it about a week ago. Poor timing on my part. But, it was worth what I paid.

    Are you planning a special price for your other book soon(hint hint)?

  2. says

    What a special gift! Thank you, Joshua. I’ve been wanting to read your book and am grateful for your generosity. It’s on its way to my Kindle right now and I’ll spread the word too.

  3. says

    je lis le français et très peu l’anglais
    comment traduire un e book vendu sur kindle ou un pdf protégé de l’anglais au français ,?
    avez vous une traduction française de votre livre ?
    une petite mamie

  4. Jess says

    I just bought this and look forward to reading it after I finish making my dinner. I have recently become more and more interested in minimalism, though to a degree this is just my natural preference. I love walking around houses and apartments for rent and seeing all of the open space.

  5. Aaron says

    Hi Joshua,

    Really enjoyed the book. I’ve been reading yours and a lot of other minimalism blogs over the last few months and it’s really helped me focus on what matters to me.

    I’m applying the ‘keep only what you love and use’ maxim and systematically minimising my possessions. There’s so many things I’m keeping around just for nostalgia or ‘just in case’ value, but curating these objects just isn’t worth the time, space or effort.

    Minimalism has also helped me organise my time so I always have space to learn and relax.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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