IT HAS LAUNCHED! The Sketchnote Handbook officially launches today, November 30th, worldwide. It feels great to see this project coming to life.
The book begins shipping next week, so if you have pre-ordered, keep an eye on your email and snail mail boxes.
The central message of The Sketchnote Handbook is simple:
You can create visual notes that are a fun, engaging, valuable reference. Anyone can do it — especially regular people who feel they can't draw. Sketchnoting is about ideas, not art. This book gives you tools to start sketchnoting right away.
A year of hard work has gone into this book and video project. I'm excited to see this going out into the world. I can't wait to see this book help people find a new way to take notes at meetings, conferences and workshops.
Help Me Get the Word Out!
Here are 3 ways you can help make the Sketchnote Handbook a success:
1. Buy a copy of the book. The publishing industry puts a ton of emphasis on the first few weeks of a book's launch, so now is the time to order your copy of the book for yourself and as Christmas gifts. If you have a company and would like bulk pricing, talk to my friend Jon Mueller at 800-CEO-READ.
You can buy the book from any major bookseller:
2. Share the book with your friends. Mentions on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, App.net and other places are great ways to share the love. If you have a blog, I would love to see your review posted and will happily mention it on Twitter and here in an upcoming post of book reviews.
I've created a press kit of images you can use to write about the book — all of the images are there for you to embed right into your article or review, so go ahead and use that resource.
I've also created some sample tweets you can use, to make sharing really easy:
The Sketchnote Handbook has launched! More info at http://rohdesign.com/book and be sure to use code SKETCHNOTE at Peachpit.com to get 35% off thru 12/31/2014.
The Sketchnote Handbook is now available! buy the book! - http://rohdesign.com/book Download a free PDF of chapter 4 - http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/9780321857897/samplepages/0321857895.pdf
3. Write an Amazon review! Amazon reviews of books determine much of what Amazon thinks of them, impacting bestseller and other lists in their system. Your review doesn't need to be long. You can leave a review on Amazon — even if you haven't bought the book from them.