Post Book Launch – News

So many of you have expressed interest in how the book launch went, and have helped me in the process, so I wanted to send a brief update and let you know what’s happening.

First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me spread the word, and make RISE a success! Your help made a big difference.

Since the launch some very cool things have happened:

We broke into the the top 30 Leadership Books on Amazon during launch week!

RISE was also recently listed one of  The 10 Business Books to Read this Summer on the American Express Open Forum website!

Also some other great stuff…

1. Book Clubs have formed
2. Amazing Success Stories Told
3. Great Reviews & Interviews
4. New Ways to Share

1. Book Clubs

One of the most gratifying experiences is that several organizations are using RISE as an employee leadership development framework.

They bought copies for the whole organization and created a discussion guide to talk about 1 or 2 chapters each month.

Each month someone has the job to apply the lessons in RISE to their unique environment, and recommend some specific leadership actions to improve. This is awesome!!

2. Success Stories

Thank you to all of you who have sent me notes about how you have used RISE to create a breakthrough in your career and life.

This is why I wrote the book!

I wanted to inspire peoples’ imaginations about what is possible, and then give them the specific tools and insights to give it a try.

So BIG Congratulations on the promotions, the raises, the successful job transitions, and the newfound confidence you have achieved.

And thanks so much for letting me know! Please keep these stories coming.

I know often times these breakthroughs and transitions are very personal, but if you are comfortable doing so, I would love it if you would share your stories, insights and experience on the Facebook page for RISE or write a short review on Amazon.

3. Great Reviews & Interviews

Rise has been reviewed in many places, and I’ve been on lots of radio shows talking about how to take more direct control of your business and career success. We are in the process of collecting all the media coverage to put in one place on the website.

For now, here are a few really good ones:


The San Francisco Book Review
RISE…Destined to Become a Classic

Radio Interviews:

The Cranky Middle Manager Show – Weasel-free Career Advice
The Engaging Brand – Don’t forget to succeed

4. New Ways to Share

Also since the launch I have created some new ways to get and share information about the book.

1. Free eBook

There is now a free downloadable eBook, in which you’ll be able to get the full Chapter on Ruthless Priorities, one of the key concepts in the book.

2. New web page
There is a new page dedicated to the book at

You can find everything you need to learn about RISE, share it, purchase it (or get the free download) on this page.

3. Facebook page
There is a new facebook page Rise by Patty Azzarello.  Click to “Like” the page and you’ll get updates on a wide array of business topics, and pointers to new leadership and career resources in your facebook stream. (Not too many, I promise!)

Could I ask another favor?

Now that the book has been out for a few months, and many of you have had a chance to read it, I would really appreciate it (again) if you could share these new resources with your network.

I know you are super-busy, but if you could do even one of these ideas, it would really help further spread the word. And let me know how I can help you in return!



1. Send the link to the new web page for RISE to your network and encourage them to check it out.

Post On Twitter:

Get a free eBook chapter of @pattyazzarello’s RISE… <-- Worth reading! Or This is a Business Leadership book worth reading: from @pattyazzarello Post On facebook:

Post a link to and share a personal note about the book.

Thank you all so much for your wonderful support!

Please keep the success stories coming!


You can find Patty at, follow her on twitter or Facebook, or read her books RISE and MOVE.

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