Free books

Here’s the deal: if you are one of the first 25 people who choose to provide a “validated purchaser” book review on Amazon, I’d be delighted to send you a signed copy of the physical (paperback) book for free.

All you have to do is:

  • Obtain a Kindle copy (use the link below)
  • Read it at least enough to write an honest review. This offer isn’t contingent on you providing a 5-star review.  Although if you are thinking it needs to be a 3 or below because of a particular error or something I may have overlooked, please let me know.  Being an e-book, it can be fixed in a jiffy.
  • Send me an e-mail identifying the review as yours (lots of people use screen names for reviews, so I wouldn’t necessarily know).

You’ll get a signed copy, with a grateful inscription, of the paperback book.  It may not be immediately, depending on whether I have any on hand, but it should be within 2-4 weeks, maybe less.

If you don’t want to do all that you can still get the book at its current price (maybe Amazon has a sale going on, who knows?) you can get it from the link below also.

Books available for this deal:



Let It Simmer: Making Project, Portfolio and Program Management Practices Stick in a Skeptical Organization

Simmer Down: How to Deliver Great Projects Despite Impossible Deadlines and Unreasonable Budgets

It might be more than 25 people, depending on how things go, especially if you are in the DC-MD-VA area where I don’t have to pay postage, but 25 is the commitment.

Unfortunately, due to exorbitant postage rates elsewhere, this offer is only valid for addresses in the US and Canada.

I would of course be grateful if the review was also posted on Goodreads and other such sites, but since Amazon is the big kahuna, that’s a necessary part of the deal.