Some people say that a book is a “best-seller” when it sells 5,000 copies or more within one year. Well, the #Workout book sold 4,000 copies in less than half a year, despite the fact that–or maybe because–the entire book is available for free. The free copy was downloaded almost 20,000 times.
By actual readers, the book has been described as:
#Workout by Jurgen Appelo is one of the most practical management books I’ve ever read. Highly recommended!
– Lee Winder, United Kingdom
A must-read not only for managers, but also for everyone in the organization.
– Lemi Orhan Ergin, Turkey
Reading Management 3.0 #Workout makes me feel like I have finally arrived in the 21st century!
– Ivo Peksens, Latvia
This book by Jurgen Appelo is both beautiful and valuable. I call it art!
– Stefan Wunder, Germany
Nice, huh? 🙂 That’s why I’ve decided to step up the pace. We can do even better! I don’t care if people buy the book, read it for free, or give it away to others. As long as they do something to get better management with fewer managers.
Do you want to join me on my Virtual Street Team in February?
Team Member Benefits
As an exclusive member of my Virtual Street Team, you get:
Personal access to me via a private channel
Several direct on-line chats with me
A free Kindle or ePub copy of the #Workout book
Free signed copies of the book and my previous two books
Team Member Requirements
From February 1 to 28, as member of my hand-picked virtual street team, you help me…
Spread the word about the #Workout book through your blog and social networks
Help comment on published articles about the book
Get influencers to tweet about/like/refer to the book
Get other bloggers to review the book or to comment on it
Get articles and interviews published on high-profile websites
Get more people to write (genuine) reviews on Amazon and GoodReads
Get the book featured in various on-line groups and forums
Do anything else you can think of that gets more people to read the book
If you become a member of my team, I’ll share some good resources with you and give you access to our private channel. More details will be discussed there, because I still have to write them all up! And maybe you have better ideas than I do about reaching out to unhappy people in bad organizations with a good book. But whatever we do, it will be an interesting learning experience! 🙂
p.s. Jump on it quickly! I’ll have to close the doors when the team room is full.