Free hard-copy books for reviewers

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 can deliver it instead of shipping it, 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.