Hello from the hustle and bustle which is South by Southwest!
I am delighted to let you know that my Escape from Cubicle Nation book, officially hitting the shelves on April 30, is now available for pre-orders. All of you dear blog readers have been so tremendously supportive of me while I was writing it that I wanted to do something special for the first big launch.
So starting this very minute, the first 500 people who pre-order the book and send me your confirmed order number will get another, spanking new, personally signed copy of the book as soon as it rolls off the assembly line.
It may still be wet the ink will be so fresh.
OK, I’m exaggerating. But you will most likely be the first in your cube farm to sneak a copy into the lunch room under your arm.
I have been delighted so far with the early response to the book.
The cool cover has quotes from my High Council of Jedi Knights members Seth Godin, Rich Sloan, Bob Sutton, John Jantsch and Martha Beck. Guy Kawasaki wrote the foreword.
Publisher’s Weekly said this:
Inspired by her successful blog of the same name, life coach Slim
shows readers how to navigate the terrifying yet gratifying transition
from corporate drone to entrepreneur. She strikes a perfect balance
between emotional encouragement and practical advice: “Hating your job
intensely,” she writes, “is not a business plan.” What’s here is: the
nitty-gritty of getting a business off the ground, legal
considerations, making the best use of social networking sites, the
components of a business model, organized creative brainstorming,
financial advice, shopping for self-paid insurance and benefits, and
helpful anecdotes of real-life entrepreneurship. With her humorous
insights into corporate life and an appealing no-nonsense yet empathic
tone, Slim deals swiftly and incisively with anxiety, fear and
hesitation. Readers will cheer as she teaches the tricks behind
finding “what makes you purr”—what
people will pay you to do, what you have a great passion for and what
you are genetically encoded to do. This is a standout in the
start-your-own business genre.
My publisher, Portfolio/Penguin Group, calls it “a classic “sleeper” – a book by a non-famous, first-time author with huge potential.
So here are the rules (please follow them so you don’t miss out on the gift!):
- This is for U.S. ORDERS ONLY — I am SO sorry my global friends! I promise to do something special for you too! Stay tuned.
- Order from the bookseller of your choice (these links go directly to the book):Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble
Indie Bound (to find a local independent bookstore)
- Send your order confirmation number to a special email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are one of the first 500 to order, you will be sent a link to a web page where you can submit your address in order to send your special gift.
- If I may be so bold, I ask that you please spread the word to your office mates, neighbors, relatives, Twitter buddies, Facebook friends, LinkedIn connections, golfing pals and baristas. Basically, anyone whom you think would benefit from and enjoy the book!
- To whet your appetite, here is a link to download the first chapter!
Download Ch 1 escape from cubicle nation
Thank you so much in advance for your support. It is truly a dream come true to have written a book, and I hope you find it encouraging, pragmatic and useful.
I find such good insights and information in your blog, so I was excited about your book. I read it cover to cover yesterday and passed it on to my business partner this morning (now I have to wait for my second copy to arrive from Amazon!). Thank you from two novice entrepreneurs for so much help. Your book is inspiring, informative, funny, and is the boost we need to make that final break from the day job.
I’ve just seen that it’s also available to preorder on Amazon.co.uk!
Really looking forward to reading this, and then gathering enough courage to act on it! Just a shame that I can’t get my hands on it until July.
I left my cubicle in an investment bank for the last time on friday, feeling happier than I’ve been in ages. Reading the first chapter made me happier still.
Somehow, I had tricked myself into thinking that something had to be wrong with me since I was unhappy with 110 hour work weeks filled mostly with meaningless tasks to satisfy the vanity of senior managers.
Realizing that the job I had worked absurdly hard to get and keep made me miserable was tough. I’m trying to find I new direction now, no idea where I’ll end up, but this book will surely be handy. So thank you.
Congrats on the book!
I’m just starting out researching how to plan my escape, and blogging about it too.
Blogging about my experience is cathartic in a way, in addition to helping re-learn the ropes of working on websites since most businesses these days need an online presence or operate entirely online.
Congratulations. I’ve seen a lot of buzz about this book in the blogosphere. Maybe it’ll be appropriate for a Referral Key blog.
“Your Trusted Referral Network”
Naomi Dunford name-dropped you in her blog.
I ordered your book from Amazon and I keep checking my mailbox for it every day even though I know it won’t arrive for weeks.
“Read on.”? Yeah right, you tease.
Good thing I read Sonya’s remark. I think I’ll hold off on torturing myself 🙂
Your journey has been a cool thing to watch…and so much to be learned from!
Hey Pam – best of luck with the release! When you need a break from the ensuing madness we are here for you in the Caribbean. 🙂
Congratulations on your first book! Looks like it will be GREAT!!! 🙂
Congratulations! That’s so exciting. I love your blog, and if your book is a faction as goo, it’ll be AMAZING! 🙂 Can’t wait to get reading.
Congratulations! We have waited with eager anticipation for this book like last year’s “Why Work Sucks” from Cali and Jody. We think you are revolutionary and bold and cannot wait to read it!
Congratulations, Pam! Can’t wait to spread your message to the people that I know. I just ordered my copy – you are my inspiration. Thank You!
Amazon.ca has it up for pre-order as well. Yay for Canada 🙂
Because I just started a home-based consulting business I can’t afford it! xD
Congratulations Pam and very best wishes for your great book … may it’s message spread globally.
I’ve just put together my Life Dreaming Team (a kind of Jedi Council)and am about to spend the next 6 months taking another leap into the unknown … creating it all.
Isn’t life just full of fun?
Hope you have a blast touring the book and sharing your insights.
Can’t wait to read it and will let people know about it on my blog here in Ireland.
Way to go, Pam!
Looking forward to some good reading…
I have been browsing through my RSS reader on my webtop and there are so many people talking about this book! Congratulations and I can not wait to read it.
I’m soooooo angry at you right now!
I downloaded the sample, started reading it, got into it and then it stopped! How dare you get me hooked like that! lol!
Can’t wait to see the full book. Great job and congratulations!!!!
Pam, I can’t wait til you do something for us non-US readers but BIG congratulations from South Africa
As I send out my book proposal today, I am filled with good cheer for your first book.
So what is the next one about? 🙂
Congrats! May your message spread like wild flowers across the corporate community inspiring new color to worn out methods.
Happy for you about your first book and it is so appropriate for this time in our country.
I wish you much success!
of Key Business Partners
Congrats on your first book; hopefully the first of many!