I’m looking forward to finally launching my new book, Open Leadership. The official launch date is Monday, May 24th which is right around the corner. I could never have gotten to this point without the help of many, many people, and especially you, the long-time readers of this blog. So a big thank you!

Now it’s time to celebrate, and to get the word out. First, the celebration part!

I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble flagship store for a public signing on Wednesday, May 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm, 555 Fifth Ave (between 45th & 46th Streets), New York . I hope you can make it, but even if you can’t, please spread the word! (http://bit.ly/cxPqy1)

Second, here’s what you can do to help make Open Leadership a bestseller:

– Read/watch the press and reviews of Open Leadership. I’ve collected press coverage and reviews of the book in handy place.

Tell your Twitter followers, blog readers, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts. Add a review at your favorite online retailer, on GoodReads, or “like” the book on Facebook. If you write a review on a blog, photos and images are available on the reviewer resource page of this site. And be sure to let me know about it so that I can add it to the review page.

Promote the FREE Introduction to the book. The Introduction to the book is available online and for download on Slideshare.net. It includes a case study of how the American Red Cross was able to become more open and embrace social technologies — and in so doing, activated a distributed fundraising machine using primarily social media. Share, embed, forward the Introduction freely and broadly — it’s a great overview of the book for people who want to get a quick look.

– Buy the book — but please buy it starting Monday, May 24th. Bestseller counts are by the week, starting on the Monday of every week. If you’re going to buy the book, then please try to buy it between May 24th and May 30th — every book bought during that week will help drive Open Leadership toward the bestseller lists.

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