January 2nd. It’s a big day at TPHQ today as “How to be a Productivity Ninja” gets an official (re)release with Icon Books.
As many of you know, the book was originally released as a self-published book in July 2012. Before I released it, I had a couple of conversations with big publishers and wasn’t impressed with what they were telling me or offering me. A year or so later, once the book existed as a real ‘thing’ (!) I was approached by Icon Books, a smaller publisher (who I confess I had never heard of before) and they told me their plans for the book: give it a small edit, give it a stonking new cover, get it into Waterstones, get it into WH Smith, get it around the world.
Well, they’ve done all of that. It’s in shops as of today. I’m super-excited by it reaching a whole new audience.
18 months on from finishing and releasing the original book, I’m still immensely proud of it. It was both one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever worked on, as well as one of the most challenging. I’ve also had amazing feedback from people that it’s changed they way they work, live and think. I still get those emails regularly and each one is as special as the first one I ever got. I’m currently working with Icon on a couple of ideas for follow up books, so watch this space!
For now though, if you’ve read ‘Ninja’ already, please help me spread the word. Add a review to the Amazon page (link below). Tell your friends, find it in bookshops and tweet pictures. Buy them for your work colleagues.
And if you haven’t read it yet, please buy it this week! You can buy it from Amazon here.
It’d be great if we can get it into the top 10 business charts of Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith, which will encourage them to stock it more… and so on and so on in a virtuous circle of ninja-ness.