Second Edition of THE BOOK (status and excellent news)

September 30th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

I’m on LinkedIn — Now What??? is ready for a second edition.  Many of you have seen my questions on MVPF, or on LinkedIn, asking for input.  I want to give you a quick status update, but first, some excellent news!

I talked with my publisher about this and we agreed everyone who has purchased the first edition should get the second edition ebook for free.  FOR FREE! I’m really jazzed about that because I wouldn’t want to have to buy the new edition every single year (I’m that cheap), and as a customer, would appreciate the free ebook so I can peruse and see what’s in the new edition.

Cool, eh? I’m not sure how the logistics will play out, I’ll leave that to Happy About.

As far as the status, here’s where we’re at:

I’ve gone through and made around 500 changes, and introduced new material.  I’ve been asked to drill down more on the advanced search, Groups, and how to use LinkedIn as a job seeker and/or a sales professional.  I also have a very cool bonus “thing” I’ll announce later, and I’m really jazzed about it.

I sent the manuscript in for editing, and have to (a) redo most of the images (all but two are outdated), and (b) add more new content.

The cover will be changed to include “second edition,” and a few other minor changes.

Then for a final review, and I think it will be ready to send to the printer.  I have NO idea how long all that takes, but I’m hoping it can roll off the presses soon.

For now, if you purchased the first edition, go hunt down your receipt, and I’ll let you know how to get the free ebook when we’re ready for that!


  1. 3 Responses to “Second Edition of THE BOOK (status and excellent news)”

  2. By Teena in Toronto on Sep 30, 2008 | Reply

    Excellent book! I read it a couple weeks ago!

  3. By Karen Erdrich on Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    Not only do I have the 2nd Ed (havent started it yet), but its AUTOGRAPHED by the author (thanks Jason – great to meet you last Sat.)

  4. By Jason Alba on Mar 18, 2009 | Reply

    @Teena, thanks :)

    @Karen, thank you, glad you found this old post and left your comment – also very nice to meet you on Saturday in NYC!!

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