I Received Three Special Boxes Yesterday!

September 19th, 2007

Three boxes with LinkedIn help books! (these are not the actual boxes)My wife comes down stairs with a big smile, hiding something behind her back.

It was my book… the real, shiny, white and red book! She asked for my autograph :p

It was surreal to flip through the pages of something that I had spent hours on — to see what a layout professional could do was really neat. What a cool experience!

Amazon - I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What??? (LinkedIn help)Also, the book got listed on Amazon a few days ago, so if you’ve read it or blogged on it, and you have an Amazon account, please go leave a review there. Monday is the day the hard copy ships (if you want the eBook, order it from the Happy About publisher’s site), so I’ll do one more post then, and then I’ll move on to other things :) For now, though, I’d like to bring attention to some of the bloggers who have posted about it since last time:

Megan Fitzgerald is the expert that I would go to for any information on expat career advice. She works with expat professionals and expat entrepreneurs, is a career coach, and a personal branding strategist (and a JibberJobber partner). I’ve worked with Megan in various capacities and have found her to be passionate, knowledgeable, helpful and a real delight (why the big deal with expat for me? Because I almost was one, and still have a lot of interest in moving overseas for a while). She says: “I strongly recommend this book for those who don’t want to waste time trying to figure out LinkedIn’s myriad of features on their own” … read more here.

Clint James doesn’t need an introduction on this blog… here’s a snippet from his post: “LinkedIn caught my eye while I was doing my job search in April and while I picked it up and played with it there never really was any part of it that truly caught my fancy. But recently I read a book by Jason Alba at JibberJobber.com and I am on fire for this site! Most sites aren’t as good as say, Experience.com, about telling you what to do once you have signed up, and Alba has written the missing owner’s manual one of the hottest career sites. ” … read more here.

Joe Neitham, an IT recruiter in Singapore, very kindly says “… and I believe that anyone who is serious about networking through LinkedIn must grab a copy of this book…” … he also says some pretty nice things about me :)read more here.

Your HR Guy, who was another blog that was mentioned (along with the JibberJobber blog) by the Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal, says the book is “what I consider to be the consummate guide to navigating through the waters LinkedIn.” … read more here.

Mike Thomas, chief machete swinger at The Daily Machete, coins a new term (eat your heart out Jessica Alba, because he’s not talking about you!!) “Another “Albanian” strength – his clear, down-to-earth writing style – may also pose a challenge for the average reader. How can good writing pose a challenge? Simple: his words are too smooth, which can make his book a quick read. But breezing through “I’m on LinkedIn — Now What???” would be a disservice to readers. Despite being content-rich, Alba’s writing style can lead you to believe you’ve absorbed everything upon first reading it. The best advice? ” … you’ll have to read the best advice here.

Daniel Schawbel writes “Millions of people around the world use LinkedIn, but most either don’t use it properly or have little experience with many of the features. By reading this book you will have a great foundation for…” … read more here. (sorry for not putting this up the first time I posted!)

And a head nod from Jack, at MarketingMe, who even calls JibberJobber a “neat site” :) :)

Thanks to all who have supported this venture, with e-mails, blog posts, comments, tweets and phone calls! It’s fun to be at this point, and I’m sure the best is yet to come :)

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9 Responses to “I Received Three Special Boxes Yesterday!”

  1. Dan Schawbel says:

    I posted on it yesterday!

  2. Jason Alba says:

    oops, sorry Dan! It’s on there now :)

  3. Megan says:

    Jason,

    What about those of us with the e-version of your book? Can we get an e-autograph too? Please post so we can download with the book :) (I would say you are on the home stretch for RS status so this actually not such a bad idea, eh?)

    Thanks for the kind words….A full blown post on the incredible value that JibberJobber provides is coming in October when I get back from vacation….I am very thrilled about providing this level of service to my clients!

    Buona giornata!

    Megan

  4. Deb Dib says:

    Jason, I provide my C-level clients with a suite of “must have” books for their work with me — I order them from Amazon and they get them at the start of our work together. Now Discover Your Strengths and Career Distinction are staples.

    Now your book will be added to the mix. In fact, I plan to use it as the backbone of my C-level LinkedIn coaching.

    Is there a specific day that would be good for us all who want hard copies to purchase them from Amazon to help raise your popularity level? I know that others launching books have done that. I want to get some hard copies, but will wait for the right day if there is one you suggest…

    I posted a review on Amazon today – it should appear in a couple of days.

    Deb Dib, CEO Coach and eager reader :-)

  5. Krishna De says:

    Congratulations Jason – so whats the address of your publicist?! Would love to speak to them (you) about hosting a virtual book tour for you which we can then podcast. Let me know if you are interested.

  6. Darlene says:

    Congratulations Jason!!! I am very excited for you!! Definitely let us know if there is a day you want us to purchase from Amazon. I think it is a great idea!! Love the picture!

    Have an AWESOME day today! :)

  7. Jason, you are on the top of the world my friend! I will be sure to support you and pick up your book soon!

    Does Amazon allow paypal?

    Keep up the great work, you motivate me to stay the course!

  8. Jason Alba says:

    @ Megan – you are welcome, and thanks for the idea – I’m going to have to do an e-autograph :p

    @ Deb – thank you, that is very flattering! I really hope that your clients can benefit from this book. I think I’ll have a date of Sept 24th, since that’s the official date that it starts shipping :)

    @ Krishna – definitely interested :) You can contact me directly and I’ll introduce you to the publisher.

    @ Darlene – thank you, you have always been an excellent supporter!

    @ Demetrius – thanks, another great champion of my work :) As far as I know Amazon does not allow you to use PayPal, but you can use PayPal on my publisher’s site: http://www.happyabout.info/linkedinhelp.php

  9. Krystyna says:

    Jason, Dream comes true. Congratulation for publishing book, I’m looking forward to get. I think, for your signature I have to wait until 2008 year; Blog conference in Chicago. Anyway, I’m patience, I will.
    All the Best.

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