by Braden Kelley
The reactions to my new book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons have been very positive. There have already been fifteen reviews of the book on Amazon and several university professors are looking at possibly using the book as part of their courses at different schools.
Thank you to all of you whom have already purchased and read and reviewed the book. It is very gratifying and motivating to see people investing their money in taking the book home with them and investing their time to read it.
I worked very hard to make the book both accessible and valuable, a book that can be useful to both current innovation practitioners and those just looking to either learn more about innovation or to jump-start their own innovation initiatives inside their organizations. And while I didn’t intentionally design the book to serve as a course text, reading back through it I find that it is actually quite well-suited to this purpose given its systematic approach.
I wanted to craft a quick message of thanks to those who have already purchased the book while also continuing my mission to make innovation insights accessible by alerting anyone who might be holding back from purchasing the book to two possible ways of getting a copy of the book to read for free.
Option #1 – Educators
If you are an instructor at an institution of higher education and would like to get a free evaluation copy of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, you can do so by registering with my publisher John Wiley & Sons or logging in with your existing Wiley account details, and requesting an evaluation copy to be sent to you.
Option #2 – Citizens
Most libraries allow the citizens they serve to request that they order a particular book, and usually if they do order it you will be the first one to be able to check it out after they acquire it. This allows not only the person making the request to read the book for free, but also lots of other members of your community. I don’t know about your library, but the selection of innovation books at my city and county libraries is quite limited, but they both now have copies of the new Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. For those of you that live in New York City, The New York Public Library just ordered and received five copies of the book.
Why not ask your local library to order it?
Thank You For Your Support
So, from the bottom of my heart let me just say thank you to all of you out there that take the time to read my articles here and on the American Express OPEN Forum and my new book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire. For those of you who are regular readers of Blogging Innovation, stay tuned for a third way to get a copy of my book for free as very soon we will be running a giveaway with three signed copies up for grabs as prizes linked to you telling us what your favorite five Blogging Innovation articles of all time have been so far. Stay tuned!
And in the meantime, if you’re looking for a book on Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, I encourage you to check out the new book A Guide to Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing, edited by Paul Sloane, with a foreword by Henry Chesbrough, and with contributions from 30+ authors including yours truly, and many other great names including Stefan Lindegaard, Stephen Shapiro, Jeffrey Phillips and more. It’s available now from Amazon UK, Amazon France, and Amazon Germany and should be available on Amazon.com, Amazon Canada, and Amazon Japan around the end of March (but it is available for pre-order on those sites already).