AUGUST 15, 2008 -- East
It is with great pleasure and excitement I am writing today to announce the formal agreement between myself and Sortis Publishing of Gilbert, Arizona, regarding the U.S. and Canadian print rights to Taming the E-mail Beast: 45 Key Strategies for Better Managing Your E-mail Overload (and Regaining Your E-mail Sanity).
I knew from the instant that I started down this "e-mail sanity" path more than 3 1/2 years ago that I had really tapped into something that was both desperately needed and of great value. My "Taming E-mail" programs -- both conference speaking sessions and longer-form corporate/organizational training programs have been a big hit since introducing them to my corporate, university, and conference clients several years ago, and have become one of my top-2 most requested programs (see related news release on recent conference results here).
When I announced a couple of years ago that I was going to take this program and turn it into a book, I immediately received a very strong and supportive response from program attendees, clients, and members of the publishing industry. After speaking with several agents and publishers since the completion of the manuscript, Sortis Publishing quickly rose to the top of the list. Following on the success of their first book in their Front Line Business Book Series, Tactical Entrepreneur by Brian Hazelgren, Mike Webb, publisher at Sortis, sought me out to find his next successful publishing venture, and we will be working together over the next couple of years to bring my Taming E-mail systems and strategies to the masses. Sortis has a distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor, the world's largest book distributor, which should allow the new Taming E-mail business paperback to be available in virtually every bookstore in the U.S. and Canada upon publication, as well as on the major online retailers like Amazon.com.
We will be working together on an aggressive publicity and promotion campaign to make Taming the E-mail Beast a big success, and more details (including some special pre-publication offers) will be coming very soon. Thus, you might see me in your town, on the web, in your newspaper, or on your radio station in coming months. Look for more news on this exciting paperback launch soon, including a special offer on my Taming E-mail audio program that I'll be sharing in this month's Timely Tips (register for Randy's free Timely Tips monthly e-newsletter here to stay informed of new developments, programs, and events related to Taming the E-mail Beast. You can also request a free 3-Chapter Sneak Preview of Taming the E-mail Beast here.
teaching graduate students at The Katz Graduate School of Management, University of Pittsburgh
More information on Randall Dean
and his programs can be found on his two web sites: http://www.randalldean.com and http://www.emailsanityexpert.com